Apr 19, 2019

Hoppy Easter

HELLO AND WELCOME  WENDY HERE WITH MY FIRST OFFICIAL POST AS A DESIGN TEAM MEMBER.
I AM SUPER EXCITED TO BE HERE AND HOPE YOU ENJOY MY INSPIRATION TODAY.




 IT WAS ONLY FITTING THAT I CREATE SOMETHING EASTER THEMED IT BEING GOOD FRIDAY AND ALL , SO I DECIDED TO CREATE A CARD USING LAWN FAWN STAMPS, IMPRESSION OBSESSION EASTER JOY WORD DIE AND A FUN INTERACTIVE ELEMENT FROM ART IMPRESSIONS...

TO START I COLORED THE IMAGE WITH COPICS & DIE CUT IT OUT , DECIDED ON MY DESIGNER PAPER ALSO FROM LAWN FAWN AND FOR EXTRA DIMENSION WHEN I CUT OUT THE WORDS I CUT SEVERAL OUT TO LAYER ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER ...LASTLY I ADDED GLOSSY ACCENTS FOR ADDED INTEREST AND FUZZY BUNNY TAILS .THE INTERACTIVE PART IS MADE USING ACTION WOBBLERS , I FELT IT WENT PERFECT WITH THE SENTIMENT 'HOPPY' EASTER






 



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Apr 18, 2019

Summer Sunflowers with Elizabeth Craft


Hi Friends! Who's ready for summer? I know I am. I have a clean and simple card for you today mixing a couple Elizabeth Craft Designs dies together. I got these two dies at the same time and my first instinct was to put the flowers in the glass and so that is what I did!

To get everything started I die cut the sunflowers and leaves and used a petal roller to give them some dimension. Once I assembled it together, I put a big glob of glue in the center and added some fun glass glitter to the flower center. I set that aside to dry while I put together the rest of the card.

I did a simple card stock border with some foiled washi tape peaking out the side, and a foiled sentiment using the spellbinder glimmer machine. Once my sunflower was dry, I added it to the die cut cup from the Summer Drink die set, adhered it down, and there you have it!

Supplies


Elizabeth Craft Summer Drink
Elizabeth Craft Summer Drink
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Elizabeth Craft Sunflower 2
Elizabeth Craft Sunflower 2
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Apr 17, 2019

Spring butterfly

Welcome to Wednesday!  Kristina Hein here today with a little something pretty to share with you all.



Isn't she a beauty?  It only took two dies to create it!  I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Butterfly Aperture and Frantic Stamper Inc Elegant Happy Spring Easter dies.

The first step is to cut a piece of watercolor paper down to 4 1/2" X 5 3/4".  You can certainly cut it larger but I wouldn't go any smaller.  I wanted to make sure I had enough paper to cut out the butterfly.  Next a I got out my supplies to create the watercolor panel.  I used Kuretake Gansai Tambai watercolors in a yellow, medium blue, teal blue and deep purple.  I started by going over the entire panel with my brush and a generous amount of clean water.  Then I started applying color with the yellow paint.  I rinsed it before moving to the medium blue, rinse, teal blue, rinse and then deep purple.  I went ahead and dried it with my heat tool.

Here is what it looked like after the first layer of color.



Watercolors have a tendency to lighten up as they dry so I knew I would need at least a second coat of the paints.  I repeated the same process and made sure to overlap the colors so they would blend together.  Heat set it.  Then I did it one more time until it was nice and vibrant!  I also splattered on some white pearl paint from the same set to give it more interest and I dried it one more time.



Next I got out the butterfly dies.  There is an outline die which cuts the entire butterfly shape and there is the aperture die which cuts out all of the butterfly inside pieces.  I used the outline die to cut the watercolor panel.



Then I cut a piece of champagne colored mirror card stock to just a bit bigger than the butterfly aperture die.  I used a bit of washi tape to hold it in place on the paper.  I suggest you use your metal shim with this die.  It has lots of pieces!  After it was thoroughly cut, I poked out all of the inner pieces of the die.  Now at this point I just had a rectangle piece of mirror cardstock with all of the butterfly bits poked out.  I ran it back through my die cut machine with the outline die in order to get the complete butterfly shape.  Voila!



For the next step, I simply used a liquid glue all over the back of the mirror cardstock butterfly and glued it to the butterfly shaped, watercolor panel.  I did cut the butterfly body with a piece of black mirror cardstock and glued it in place as well.

Now I needed a card base.  I wanted the entire card base to be shaped like a butterfly.  I took a white, top fold, A2 sized card base and taped the butterfly outline die onto it.  The trick is to let a little bit of the die hang over the top of the fold.  This way you don't cut through the entire card base.



Run it through your die cut machine and now you have a butterfly shaped card!



The only thing left is to add a sentiment.  This is where the lovely Elegant Happy Spring Easter dies come in to play.  I took the word "spring" and die cut it three times out of plain white cardstock.  Then I glued all of the layers together.  Once they were dry I glued them onto the center of the butterfly.  The very last step is to glue the entire panel onto the butterfly card base.  That's it!  It would be fun to create all kinds of background panels to put behind your butterfly die.  Think of all the options!




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Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Squeeze & Roll
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Squeeze & Roll
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Tonic Studios-Retractable Craft Pick
Tonic Studios-Retractable Craft Pick
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Butterfly Aperture die
Elizabeth Craft Designs Butterfly Aperture die
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Frantic Stamper Inc Elegant Happy Spring Easter
Frantic Stamper Inc Elegant Happy Spring Easter
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8x8 Metallic - Confections
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8x8 Metallic - Confections
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8x8 Metallic - Jewels
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8x8 Metallic - Jewels
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Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
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SBC

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See you soon!
~Kristina H.

Apr 16, 2019

To Some Bunny Special

Hi, It's Lisa here today sharing with you my very first card for Dies R Us! I feel so lucky to be part of this new DT. Thanks you for picking me! I wanted to share this fun, bright Spring/Easter themed card using several die cuts. 


I started off with a plain piece of white cardstock for the base. It is a A2 size card 4.25 x 5.5. Then I placed bight blue paper in the background. I layered two "stitched hillside borders" with "stitched mountain borders" On top of that I then placed the "reversed stitched rectangle" I doodled the white dots on the edges. The "simple puffy clouds" I placed my sentiment on....It has been my latest passion for sentiments. The "floral bouquet kit" has the beautiful leaves and cute flowers. I placed some bling in the center. 


Last but not least, are the adorable "bunnies" from Impression Obsession. It is the first time I used them on a project. I'm excited to use them again soon! The "stitched hillside border" is also in the inside too. I usually just glue down the edges but not the center. So I can place a gift card inside. 

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Apr 15, 2019

Easter Basket


Hello Dies R Us friends. Lena here today to share an Easter box card with you


Isn't it cute? I used Karen Burniston's Woven Basket Box Card die to make the basket.  It's always so much fun to build a box card.  And, the best part is that once I decided what I was going to do, it didn't take very long to put it together.  I don't have a pictorial for you, but if you would like instructions to make one of your own, here is the link to Karen Burniston's video tutorial.  I used several dies for the contents of the Easter basket. I've listed them all below for your convenience.


I thought it would be fun to add another cute little chick to the front of the basket.  I used the other half of the egg to make it look like it fell from the chick in the basket :-)



 Here is a peek at the basket from the top.



On the back I added my greeting mat with the sentiment stamped with Onyx Versafine ink.


As you can see, it folds flat for mailing.  My card fits perfectly in an A9 envelope (7.25" x 5.25") and will not require extra postage.

As promised, here is the list of the dies I used with links to the Dies R Us store, for your convenience.





This die set used to come with a butterfly but now, it comes with a couple of cute bees.
Of course if you want to add a butterfly, there are multiple choices available at the Dies R Us store.
Go to "Dies" and enter "butterfly" in the search bar for multiple options.






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