Feb 23, 2019

Pretty in pastels

Hello my fellow crafters! Monica here, and I'm back on the blog today to share this beautiful soft card with you using several of the newly released Sue Wilson dies from Dies R Us.
There are a few of the dies listed below that are part of the new release but are currently out of stock so please be sure to check back for a restock and be sure to get your hands on these gorgeous dies!
So with out further delay here is my card :)
Also please be sure to check out my youtube video which will be listed right below the photo so you can see the card and dies up close and I will also briefly go over how I created the card.
Hope you enjoy!



YouTube Video





Products Used








Sue Wilson - Mini Expressions Belated Birthday Wishes - #CEDME029
Sue Wilson - Finishing Touches - Forget Me Nots - # CED1519
Sue Wilson - Frames & Tags - Jocelyn - #CED4372


Thank you so much for stopping by & Happy Crafting!!

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Feb 22, 2019

Birthday Card

Hey all!
I am back to share a birthday card with lots of dimension with you. I used Fancy Pants Life Is Beautiful 6x6 Paper Pad for this beautiful card:


I created a base for my card using a few papers from the paper pad and added some machine stitching. I cut the Boho Flower 3 times. I layered 2 together for my main flower and then cut 1 in half to add to the top and bottom of my card. I LOVE the Olive Branch die and will be using it  a lot in the future! I finished off my card with a few enamel dots and a sticker for my sentiment:


I used these goodies from the store:


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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Feb 21, 2019

Over the Hill Birthday Card | Elizabeth Craft Dies


Hi Everyone! Kristina here today with a masculine or over the hill birthday card using some Elizabeth Craft and Pinkfresh Studio dies. 

To lay the base for my card I create a tone on tone background by die cutting the Pinkfresh Studio Geo Floral cover die out of white card stock, and adhering it down to a panel of the same white card stock. 

Then I created all of the candles in the Elizabeth Craft Birthday Candles die set with black and white card stock, and adhered them across the front of the card panel with foam squares.

To finish, I stamped and heat embossing my sentiment on black card stock with white embossing powder, and cut it into a strip which I adhered with more foam squares. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies


Elizabeth Craft Birthday Candles
Elizabeth Craft Birthday Candles
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Pinkfresh Studio Geo Floral
Pinkfresh Studio Geo Floral
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Feb 20, 2019

With Sympathy

Hello from the very cold, very snowy Midwest!  Kristina H. here with not one but TWO sympathy cards to share with you today.  I needed a sympathy card recently and realized I didn't have any in my stash.  Here is what I came up with.


The first card I made was the blue card base with the blue sentiment.  I didn't actually intend to make two cards but I just couldn't let the cut out butterfly piece go to waste!

My very first tip is to use the metal shim plate with your die cut machine or whatever they give you for intricate dies.  You definitely need it for the the sentiment die and the butterfly piece.  I tried it without it and lets just say it was a bit of a cluster.

I started by cutting a blue square with the largest square die from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Squares.  Next I cut the patterned square with the largest square die from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Dotted Scallop Squares.  I lined up the Amy Designs Sympathy Corner die where I wanted it on the patterned paper and ran it through my die cut machine.  


After that I sponged around all the edges of the paper with a matching blue ink.  Then I cut the die out again but this time with a solid, pale yellow cardstock.


I went ahead and glued the patterned paper onto the solid blue square.  Before I glued the yellow die cut piece in place, I went over the opening of the blue paper with a Wink of Stella glitter gloss marker.  I sponged a little yellow ink onto the edges of the butterfly and also added a bit of Wink of Stella.  It is kind of hard to see them in the picture below but they are so sparkly in person!



Next I moved onto the sentiment.  Another tip, use Stick-It adhesive sheets on the back of your cardstock before cutting out these intricate dies.  I totally forgot I had it until I went to make the second card.  That makes it MUCH easier to adhere.  I kinda made a mess with the first one adding liquid ink to the back of the dies.  Ok, the sentiment.  The die I used is With Sympathy from Impression Obsession.  I love their line of sentiment dies.  They are so lovely!

I found a lighter blue cardstock piece and cut the sentiment twice.  I wanted to have just a bit of dimension with the sentiment.  To the die cut I used on top, I sponged a blue ink starting at the bottom and fading out as I worked up towards the top of the die.  Once I was happy with how it looked, I glued the two die cuts together.


Now that I had all of my pieces ready to go, I got to building my card.  I cut a white card base out to make a 5  1/4" x 5 1/4" square.  I glued the blue/patterned layers on top of the card base.  This does cover the entire front of the card base.  Then I added glue to the back of the butterfly sympathy die cut and put in place.  I then added glue to the back of the sympathy sentiment and glued it down.  For a final extra touch I added three dots of Crystal Stickles.


Now I was left with the patterned paper butterfly die cut piece.  I still had all of my cardstock out so I thought I'd just go ahead and make a second card.  Same but different!

This time I cut the stitched square out of the yellow cardstock.  I did sponge around the edges with a yellow ink.  Then I cut out a piece of the blue cardstock with the dotted scallop sqaure.  I felt it was going to be a little plain so I second generation stamped a background with the matching blue ink.  I sponged blue around all of the edges.  I went ahead and glued it onto the yellow square.

This time I didn't die cut the butterfly out of the blue paper.  I just glued the patterned piece directly onto the blue paper.  I cut the same sentiment out using a cream colored cardstock.  I only cut it one time.  I did remember to use the Stick-It adhesive on the back of the cream cardstock before cutting out the sentiment.  For the finishing touch on this card I added three dots of Buttermilk Nuvo drops.  That's it!


I love how these look similar but different.  The second card went together much quicker than the first card.

Here is a close up picture of them both.


Supplies used:

Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Fine Tip
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Fine Tip
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Buttermilk Nuvo Crystal Drops
Buttermilk Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Amy Designs-Words of Sympathy-Sympathy corner
Amy Designs-Words of Sympathy-Sympathy corner
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Impression Obsession With Sympathy
Impression Obsession With Sympathy
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Elizabeth Crafts Designs Stitched Squares
Elizabeth Crafts Designs Stitched Squares
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Elizabeth Crafts Designs Dotted Scallop Squares
Elizabeth Crafts Designs Dotted Scallop Squares
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Stick It Adhesive sheets
Stick It Adhesive sheets
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Be sure to check out all of our great links below!

Just a quick note.  At the time I made this post the Elizabeth Crafts Designs Dotted Scallop Squares die set was out of stock.  The link should take you to the in stock Elizabeth Crafts Designs square dies.  Hopefully it will be back soon!

Until next time.
~Kristina

Feb 19, 2019

Simple and Easy Cards with layers




Hi .. How are you today. This DT project for Dies R Us showcases some cards that are easy and simple to made using some die cuts along with using layers of coordinating papers. When crafting I use my standard  Scraperfect Best Glue Ever with the non clog writing tip and if I am inking edges it's with Tim Holtz distress ink Vintage Photo.


Supply List:
Ink: Tim Holtz Vintage Photo
Machine/ tools: Vagabond, Mini Misti
Other: Cardstock







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Feb 18, 2019

Masculine Birthday - Asian Themed

Hello crafting friends and welcome back.  Lena here today to share a masculine birthday card with a little Oriental flair.


I love the way it came out and it was so easy to put together.  Let me show you how.


I began by taking a piece of cardstock and planning out how I wanted my dies to look the Oriental scene.  Next I used a piece of washi tape and masked off the card, about a 1/3 of the way down.  Then, using Memento's Summer Sky ink, I sponged in the sky. Next, using Memento's Teal Zeal ink, I sponged in the sea.  I made little white squiggles with a white signo pen to give it the appearance of little crests on the otherwise very calm sea :-)


Next I used the Oriental Frame from Amy Design and cut the frame for my scene.  Since this is a solid background die, and I only wanted the frame, I used a craft knife and cut out the center piece.  You can also trace the die onto a piece of paper, scan it and upload it to an electronic cutting machine and let the machine cut it for you.  After cutting out a few more details, and colouring them with copic markers, such as the Junk Boat from Frantic Stamperand the Puffy Clouds from Memory Box, I assembled my scene. All that was left was to add a few seagulls from a Hero Arts Stamp set.

Oh, I almost forgot, I cut out a second frame to use on the inside of the card.



Here is a quick recap of the materials I used to make this card with links to the Dies R Us Store, for your convenience.












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Till next time,
Crafty hugs,