May 20, 2019

Ballerina Birthday

Happy Monday crafting friends. I hope it's the start to an awesome week for you!
Did you catch the sales that Dies R Us recently had on international dies?  I hope so, because I have a sweet card to share with you today using several of them. 


If you didn't catch this last sale, don't worry too much, I'll tell you how to get them next time.  Dies R Us runs a big sale on international dies every now and then. During these times, you will find dies from companies such as Marianne Designs, Lea'bilities, Nellie Snellen, 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.  You really won't want to miss these sales :-)

So now let me show you how this card came together:


I started by die cutting and embossing the card frame, Petra's Amazing Circle, and the ballerina, Balet Dancer from Lea'bilities.  While the cuts were still in their dies, I sponged the embossed areas with Memento Angel Pink ink.


Next, I used copic markers to colour the ballerina, and using tulle and pearls made and decorated her tutu.


Lastly, I die cut and embossed the tulip bouquet. I made the flowers a shade darker by using a copic marker.  All that was left to do was to adhered all the layers, bits and pieces together to create the card.  Since there were so many delicate pieces, I used a Fineline Applicator bottle to apply my glue.I did emboss the center circle with a Swiss Dot embossing folder to add a little texture behind the ballerina.

I'm going to give this card to my little granddaughter, who turns 5 in a couple of weeks.  She loves her "dance classes"!  She does ballet and tap and is the cutest little dancer ever! Yes, this is Grandma Lena, so I am allowed to think so :-)

Here is a quick recap of the materials I used.  You won't find the international dies in the store right now, but you can put them on your wish list and as soon as you get the notification of the Special Order Sales, you can place your order. They are very good quality dies, cut beautifully and are very reasonably priced with the specials that Dies R Us offers.

And of course, if you don't want to wait for these special offers, you can simply enter the items you're looking for in the "search" bar in the store's website and you'll find lots of different options. 











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.


May 19, 2019

Happy Father's Day Card


Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a simple Father's day card.

I mostly used dies and one stamp to create this card. 
I feel that you can remake several of these for all the Father's you would like to celebrate.


Let's get started!

First I gathered the supplies and die cut the trees, deer and the HAPPY sentiment. Next, I trimmed my cardstock for my card front panel - the brown is standard A2 (4-1/4"X5-1/2") and the cream one is a 1/4" smaller than the brown. Then, I stamped my sentiment.

I wanted my trees a bit thinner than the die cut so I simply cut them with my scissors and then I ink the edges slightly- to define the edges better.

Now, I am ready to create the card. I adhered the cream cardstock to the brown cardstock. Then, the trees to the card front panel. Starting from the left to right biggest to smallest.

Next, I adhered the happy die cut sentiment to the card front panel. 

Then, I inked the edges of the deer with a bit of the same Distress Oxide ink I used on the trees. This time I went a bit more on the ink.

Next, I adhered the deer just above the word happy. Then, I trimmed the stamped sentiment into a fishtail banner and inked the edge of the banner. I adhered it to the card front panel.  
Then, I added a bit of white detail to the deer with a Gelly Roll pen.

Now, the card is complete!

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

Supplies Used:
ScrapMan - Dies - Deer

Lawn Fawn - Birch Trees Dies

Distress Oxide Ink Pad - Vintage Photo
Best Glue Ever

Other Supplies Used:
Hero Arts - Stamp & Cut Happy Set DC150
Recollection Brand Cardstock:
Cream, Brown, Tan, Kraft, & Medium Green
Versafine Ink: Onyx Black
Sakura Gelly Roll White Pen
Low Profile Foam Adhesive

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Annie

May 18, 2019

Sweet Friend Glittered Card

Hi everyone, Steph back with another project for Dies R Us.
I've got a fun glittery card for you today.



Using the Oriental Screen die, die cut pattern paper or cardstock.  I chose to die cut pattern paper because I wanted a pattern on this top layer.  Place the die cut on an adhesive sheet and cut it to size.  Then pour on different colors of glitter, one color at a time.  Remove the excess glitter and add a second color.  Repeat until the entire card is covered.  Mat the glittered panel with cardstock and wrap with twine.


Die cut 2 circles, stamping phrases with both black and green ink.   As I didn't want a full circle, I stamped closer to the left side.  This way I could cut off the right side and align it with the right edge of the card. 


Finally, I added the phrase to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.



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May 16, 2019

Creative Expressions Chevron Card Accents




Hi Friends! Kristina here today with some super quick and simple cards, that look more complicated then they are thanks to some fun accent dies from Creative Expressions. I love this die collection which comes with multiple options to add that little extra detail to your card making ( they'd make great banner pieces too! ). Each design comes two ways, an inward and outward pointing fishtail end.



To put the cards together I adhered an a2 sized piece of patterned paper down to an a2 top fold card as a base. I choose a piece of coordinating colored card stock, cut it to the same size, and ran it through an embossing folder for texture. Instead of stamping I went with some sentiment images from a card kit and mounted them onto some glitter card stock before adhering down to the top 3rd of my solid card stock panel. From here I used the fun chevron dies from Creative Expression to cut off the bottom portion of the panel, so that when glued down to the base, the patterned paper I adhered earlier gets to show through.



This example shows a variation of the dies with a more inward pointing arrow or fishtail



This shows the outward more arrow-like edge. I think these would also look great vertically with patterned or glitter paper peeking out the side.


Thank you for stopping by today! If you want to snag this die set for yourself I've got it linked below!

Supplies


Creative Expressions Stitched Chevon Elements
Creative Expressions Stitched Chevon Elements
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May 15, 2019

Hey Gorgeous!

Happy Wednesday my crafting friends!  Kristina Hein here to bring you today's project.


I just love how you can take an all white die and create something so colorful!  The floral die is Botanical Spray from Frantic Stamper Inc.  Here it is before coloring:


And here it is all colored up!


Here are the lovely Copic markers I used.


Once I finished coloring the floral die, I got to work on creating the sentiment.  This time I used the Hey Gorgeous die from Pinkfresh Studio.


I cut the shadow layer out of a bright green glitter cardstock.  The fine black word layer I cut out of black paper that I sprayed some shimmer spray onto.  I applied Stick It to the back of the black cardstock before cutting out the letters since they are so fine.  Then I peeled off the backing and adhered to the glitter shadow layer.  Now for the card base.

The card base itself is made out of Neenah Solar white 110lb cardstock.  Next I cut a layer of black cardstock using a stitched rectangle die from Elizabeth Craft Design.  I played around with the placement of the floral die cut until I found the perfect spot.  Some of it hung over the edge of the panel so I strategically cut here and there.  I then just tucked the cut off pieces back in different spots.  No sense wasting any of that loveliness!  I used liquid glue to adhere all of the it to the black layer.  I used the same liquid glue to adhere the "gorgeous" word into place.  For the "hey" portion of the word I used foam tape so it would pop out above the floral die cut.  

After I took a step back and gave it the once over.  I decided that it just felt too plain for my taste.  I splattered white paint all over the black panel.  Once it was dry, I went in with White Blizzard Nuvo drops.  I placed a few random drops and then added some to the flower centers.  Once the drops were dry (I waited several hours to be sure!) I glued the black panel to the card base.  And I called it done!

Check out all that sparkle!


And one last photo...



Supplies Used:

Stick It Adhesive sheets
Stick It Adhesive sheets
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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SBC | EH
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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SBC | EH
Therm O Web Foam Tape
Therm O Web Foam Tape
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SBC | EH
White Bizzard Nuvo drops
White Bizzard Nuvo drops
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Botanical Spray Frantic Stamper
Botanical Spray Frantic Stamper
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Hey Gorgeous Pink Fresh Studio
Hey Gorgeous Pink Fresh Studio
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Stitched Rectangles Elizabeth Craft Design
Stitched Rectangles Elizabeth Craft Design
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~Kristina H.