Apr 22, 2019

Welcome Baby Boy!

Hello Dies R Us friends. Lena here today to share an Explosion pop up card with you.

You might be wondering whether red, white and blue are the best colours for a baby card, and believe when I tell you that I had to think hard about it too. For me, pastels are always the colours I use when making baby cards, but this card went to a very special friend who is joining the "Grandma's" club pretty soon :-) Since she lives in Holland and I wanted to send something with a little American flair, I decided to go with the red, white and blue and frankly I think it turned out cute.  What do you all think?

I used Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop Up die to make this card. Once you've picked your papers, it's really easy to put together.  I've linked Karen's tutorial video for your convenience.   For the message mat, I used a pretty rectangle from Karen Burniston's  Tag Book Pop Up.

The word "Baby" was cut out twice using a die from Marianne Designs.  I cut it out  once in blue and once in white so that I could offset it to give it a little dimension.
The rope finishing border is also a die from Marianne Designs.

As I mentioned before, crafting friends, every so often, Dies R Us runs a big sale on international dies. It's during these special sales that 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.

I thought I would share a quick pic of the front of my card.  Unfortunately, while in the middle of making this card, my electric die cutting machine broke and had to be sent in for repairs. So as you can see, I had to resort to other crafting media - a little stitching, a little electronic die cutting and a few heart punches for good measure.  But this just goes to show how versatile dies really are.  They mix and match beautifully with other crafting media.  Dies R Us sell many gorgeous baby dies that you can use on the front of your card or even add a little more to the inside.  All you need to do is go to the Dies section of the store and enter baby in the search bar.  Here is a link for quick access.

Quick recap of the dies I used:

 Explosion Pop Up - Karen Burniston

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.


  1. WOW! This is just beautiful Lena! My wishlist just keeps growing!!! thanks ... lol!!

  2. This is fantastic! I love the colors you chose.


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