Jul 16, 2019

Let Your Dreams Set Sail

Hello again! It's Lisa back with another beach themed card using lots of Dies R Us die cuts. Did I mention this is my favorite time of the year? I just love everything about the beach and I can never get enough of it. 

I was inspired by the beautiful white sandy beaches and kept the colors simple. Blues, grey and green  palm tree tops. 

I recently received these stitched clouds and well you will being seeing more of them soon....

I die cut 2 sets of blue clouds, 2 shades of blue and 1set in white with an extra small one. 

As for the shore birds, I didn't separate them for fear I might lose one die cut. So I keep them the way they come from the manufacture and die cut one piece in white then color them with a copic marker. 

The palm trees and grass are from Cheery Lynn Designs. I layered the grey on top of the green and added the tiny coconuts in the centers in white. Hurry to get yours too...

Hope you were inspired and enjoyed! 

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Jul 15, 2019

Christmas in July :-)

Happy Monday crafting friends. Lena here today to share a Christmas card with you.

As you can see, it was very easy to put together and easy to mass produce if the need arises.
It only uses a few dies, an image of your choice and a sentiment for the inside.

Here is the list of the materials I used to make this card.
Each is linked to the Dies R Us store, for your convenience.

These are not currently in stock, but if you enter "Candles" in the search bar of the Dies R Us store's website, you will have many different candles to choose from.  Here are a couple of my favourites:

For the inside, I cut out another Christmas Bauble Frame and used the following stamp for the sentiment:

I stamped the sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

To adhere this beautiful but delicate frame to my card I used the Finline Applicator Bottle. The thin nozzle is just perfect to glue small dainty pieces.

That is it from me for today, crafting friends.   I hope you enjoyed your visit and that I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along with us 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 1st and 15th of every month.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.

Jul 14, 2019

Hello Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a featuring some Hexagons and Leaves dies.

Let's get started

First, I trimmed the Kraft cardstock to 8" x 9". Then, I scored the cardstock from top to bottom at 4"I then creased the card base. 

Next, I taped the card base to a clipboard and using the stencil I applied some of the Glitter Paste. I then gently peeled off the tape and place the card base onto my craft table and I did some splatters with the Heidi Swapp Bronzer Colorshine. I then set it aside to dry. 

Next, I die cut from heavyweight White cardstock the following: 2 of the tall leaves, 1 small hexagon, 2 hexagon frames (I created those by nesting the hexagons and running them through the die cutting machine together), 4 hello words. I also die cut 1 hello word from the Metallic Copper cardstock.

Then, I took one of the Leaves and some Distress Oxide Ink and colored the leaf. I simply smudged the ink onto my craft mat and added a bit of water. Next, I ran the leaf through the watered down ink. I heat set it with my heat tool. Then, I added a bit of Heidi Swapp Chartreuse Colorshine. I use the nozzle wand and add the color where I want it.  

Now, the card base is dry and it's time to build the card.

I start by running the Hexagon frames and the hellos through my Xyron 3" Sticker Maker. Then, place the frames - the large one first, then the smaller one just overlapping and towards the top. Next, I adhered the leaves. I add a bit of Xyron Mega Runner at the bottom of the leaves and a bit of foam adhesive in the center of the leaves (I simply trimmed a small sliver of foam adhesive).

Next, I adhered the small hexagon with foam adhesive onto the card. Making sure that the leaves are just tucked under the hexagon. Then, I stacked the 4 white hellos together. Next, the Copper hello on top of the 4 stacked hellos to created a nice firm chipboard piece. I then place it onto the small hexagon.

The card is almost done. For a finishing touch, I added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops in Copper Penny. Next to the leaves and the sentiment and around the card.

Now, the card is complete!

Materials Used:

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Pair Of Leaves 2

Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dies - Stitched Hexagons

Lawn Fawn - Yay, Kites! Dies

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Bundled Sage

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Metallic Copper Penny

Heidi Swapp Multi-Design Stencil
Heidi Swapp Bronzer Colorshine Spray
Heidi Swapp Chartreuse Colorshine Spray
Xyron Adhesive - Mega Runner 
Xyron 3" Sticker Maker
Artist Loft: Plastic Pallet Knife and tray
Recollections Brand Cardstock: White, Kraft & Metallic Copper
Glitter Paste: I made my own by mixing the following: Artist Loft Gloss Gel Medium,
Daler & Rowney Acrylic Gesso, Accent Jewel Crown Acrylic Paint: Barque Pearl, 
Artist Loft Glitter: White Shimmer

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you found some inspiration!

Don't forget to come and join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.