Nov 26, 2018

Christmas Birds

Hello crafting friends. Did you catch the wonderful special order sales Dies R Us had last week?
It's Lena here today, sharing two pretty Christmas cards with you, that use international dies.

In case you don't know, every so often, Dies R Us runs a big sale on international dies. During these times, you will find dies from companies such as Marianne Designs, Lea'bilities, and Joy Crafts among others. The best way to know about these fabulous sales is to subscribe to the Dies R Us Newsletter.  When you go to the store's home page,  scroll down to the bottom.  There you will find a box where you can enter your email address and be put on their mailing list.

When these sales come along, I tend to splurge a little and grab more than just a few dies :-) This first card that I'm sharing with you today is made with a die by Marianne Designs called Petra's Botanical Star.  Isn't it gorgeous? And the best thing ... it can be used all year round, not just for Christmas. It all depends on the image and embellishments you use :-) The Christmas bird images I'm using today are from a Christmas Bird Cutting/Decoupage sheet that my SIL sent me. They're so beautiful, I knew I had to use pretty dies to showcase them :-)

For the second card, I used a die also from Marianne Designs, this one is called Anja's Circle, and again, just like the first card, this die can be used for any occasion by changing the image and the embellishments.
Another great plus - they're so quick and easy to put together, yet it makes your cards look like you spent hours working on them.

I don't have a pictorial to share with you today, because it really is that simple. Just cut the dies out of which ever card stock you want and add an image, flower or sentiment of your choice to the centre. Then add a few embellishments and you're done :-)

Here is a quick recap of the dies I used for card # 1:


And these are the dies I used for card #2:

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I hope I was able to show you how versatile these dies are and to inspire you to make a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too.
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That is it from me for today.  I'll be back next week to share another card, or two, with you.
Till then,
Crafty hugs,


  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS Cards Lena!!! Love those Marianne dies ... I have a few in my stash that I'd forgotten about ... thanks for inspiration!

  2. These are stunning! Those dies are beautiful!

  3. Beautiful dies make beautiful cards!


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