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.


  1. Wow, Lena! This is breathtaking! Stunning display of colors and design. I think I need all of these dies now.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! And I love how you added the pearls and tulle to the ballerina!

  3. ADORABLE and your little ballerina will LOVE it! My sister & I took dancing (tap & ballet) starting at ages 3 & 4 ... until teenagers.


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