Nov 29, 2019

Wish Upon a Star

Hi there, Shona here today to share a mostly white on white card, using the Precious Marieke Star Circle Die.

Here is the die that I used today, the Precious Marieke Star Circle.

Precious Marieke - Warm Christmas Feelings - Star Circle

I began by die cutting the star circle die from both white cardstock and silver mirror cardstock. 

The negative star spots of the white version were filled in with the stars from the silver version. The little stars were quite fiddly to insert into the spots. They were held in place with little pieces of tape on the back. I used my stamp platform to stamp the sentiment from an old Sparkle N Sprinkle set. The platform allowed me to position the stamp exactly where I wanted it on the white card base in Versafine Clair Morning Mist. This was heat embossed with Silver Detail.

The circle was then attached using little foam pads behind the bigger stars and bits of foam pads behind the little stars. A few self-adhesive clear rhinestones were attached to finish off my card for today.

Below is a list of the products used in my card today:

Nesties Christmas Trees Set 420 (SNS)

Silver Detail embossing powder
Clear Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Foam Pads
Silver Mirror Cardstock

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Nov 28, 2019

Merry Christmas Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a quick minimal stamping card.

It's mostly die-cutting. But, that's what makes it quick and easy. 
You can assembly line this card for sending out several of them.

Let's get started!
I gather all the materials for creating the card.  I then die the string of light 3x, several white bulbs, and several holographic bulbs in several colors. I die cut two sentiment banners and created a small frame using a rectangle die. I pulled out two pieces of colored cardstock and one white. Along with a side folding card base.

Next, I layered the white bulbs onto the string of lights, followed by the color bulbs. I repeated this to all the strings of light.

Then, I decided on my placement for the lights. I adhered the lights to the back of the frame. I overlapped some of the light onto the frame for a touch of whimsy.

I adhered the frame onto the white cardstock panel. I then trimmed off the extra white cardstock. Leaving just the red frame edge. Next, I adhered the red frame panel onto a green panel. I adhered the card front panel onto the card base.

I stamped the sentiment onto the white cardstock banner and adhered it onto the red glitter banner. I adhered the sentiment banner onto the center of the card front using foam adhesive.

Now - the card is complete!
Materials Used:
Lawn Fawn - Mini String Of Lights Dies

Lawn Fawn - Winter Otter Stamps

Lawn Fawn - Bannertastic Dies

Card Deco - Rectangle Nesting Dies
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad - Nocturne

Best Glue Ever

Thermoweb - 3D Foam Squares - White .25" 176/Pkg

Recollections Brand 110lb Cardstock: White 
Recollections Brand 65lb Cardstock: Light Green, Medium Green, and Dark Red
Jot Brand Holographic Paper: Gold, Pink, Purple, and Orange

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

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Nov 27, 2019

Simply a Blue Christmas

Happy Wednesday! Vicki here and while you are prepping for Thanksgiving I've got one of the simplest Christmas cards you could make happening.

This wonderfully ornate Framed Ornaments from Tutti Designs made the most delicate, but simple Christmas card.

Just look at the detail of it!on this! Gorgeous and it looks fantastic with my alcohol ink background which make the color combinations endless.
The die cuts to 4.25"x 5.25" so the mat measuring is simple and the using the same color card base is one of my favorite things to do.

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Nov 26, 2019

A Blizzard of Kisses!

Hello, crafty friends!  It's Julie with you today.  I very much enjoy the pre-orders and special events that the Dies R Us Store has to offer.  I have gotten to try out some brands of dies and stamps that I don't find in my local (limited) craft shop. I, for one, look forward to seeing what the weekend will have to offer.  To find out about the pre-orders and special sales, sign up for the Dies R Us newsletter.

One of the last several weekends,  the Dies R Us Store offered stamps and dies from Picket Fence Studio.   I had seen this particular stamp and die set, but jumped at the chance to purchase and work with it.

This card uses 'Have a Wonderful Wintery Day':

Here's a picture of all the supplies used for this card:

I don't often get out my watercolor supplies, but this little snowman seemed to need it.  I used watercolor pencils on him.

Here he is, all colored up:

I don't always purchase the matching dies for stamp sets, but in this case, I'm really glad I did.  The stamps are small, and I would not want to try to fuzzy cut around those stick arms!!

My camera got switched to manual, so I apologize for this blurry photo. I wanted you to see, though, how the die is positioned over the colored stamp, and held in place with washi tape.

Hopefully, you can see all that!

Here's everything die cut.  I used snowflake dies from Lawn Fawn, and a stitched circle die, also from Lawn Fawn.  The sentiment is included in the 'Have a Wonderful Wintery Day' Stamp Set.

I'll leave you with one more photo of the wonderful wintry card!

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Nov 25, 2019

Happy 100th Birthday!

Hello Dies R Us crafting friends. Lena here today sharing a masculine birthday card for a 100th Birthday.
I made this card to send to my hubby's uncle who celebrated his 100th birthday during the weekend.  

I used a bunch of dies to make this card, but it was all pretty straight forward. Place dies in die cutting machine and feed it through 😀  All with the exception of the Twist Panel Pop Up from Karen Burniston, but she has such an awesome tutorial video that there is nothing to fear in making this card.

I started this card last week by stitching the pattern onto a piece of linen card stock.  Next I made the twist panel mechanism by following Karen's video. Once that was done, I got out a few more dies to decorate the card.  I began by using decorative corner dies for the front.  Now the dies that I used are from Di-namics and no longer available, but it was what I had on hand.  However, if you search "decorative corner dies" on the Dies R Us home page, you will find loads of them that will work just as well.  I personally love the die sets from Sue Wilson. Most of them include a small decorative corner die.
I cut out the champagne bottle, champagne glasses and the 100 numbers out of dies all by Marianne Design.
For the idea that the champagne glasses actually have champagne in them, I cut the glasses out of vellum and out of gold shimmer paper.  Then I cut out the glass part only, from the gold shimmer paper, and adhered it to the back of the vellum.  In order to get a smooth adherence I used the small Xyron machine. This left a uniform sticky layer on the glasses and made them very easy to put together.  Then I went over the glasses and the champagne bottle with a Wink of Stella clear pen.  All that was left was to cut out some balloons.  Not only were these balloons the perfect size, they also come in fun shapes.  They're from the Explosion Pop Up die set also by Karen Burniston.  All that was left was to "sprinkle" the card with miniature gold stars which came from the same sticker sheet as the sentiment.

Listed below is a quick guide to all the dies I used, each with a link to the Dies R Us store for your convenience.  I would also like to remind you that Dies R Us have special order sales from time to time.  This is when you really need to be signed up for the newsletter.  It's the best way to know when these sales are in effect, and if you love international dies as much as I do, then it's during these sales that you need to stock up 😀

 Twist Panel Pop Up - Karen Burniston

Explosion Pop Up - Karen Burniston

Champagne Bottle and Glasses - Marianne Design

Pins Numbers - Marianne Design

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Nov 22, 2019

Merry Shiny Christmas Card

Hi there friends and fellow crafters. LeeAnn here with a shiny Christmas card I have made for my Mother In Law.
Unfortunately my process photos were lost for this project, however I can tell you how I did it. 

First I cut a card base using Black 110 lb card stock to 5.5" x 11", scored at 5.5". I then cut a panel from Gold Mirror card stock 5.25" x 5.25" to leave a nice border. 
Using a Memory Box die set called "Pinpoint Stitched Snowflake Circle Frame" I cut this twice, once from Black 110 lb card stock and once out of Lawn Fawn White Glitter Card stock. 
I used Silhouette double side adhesive on the back to hold these panels together since each layer was separate, and then using Nuvo Silver Gilding Flakes, I smoothed them into the crevices. 
I used a Hero Arts "Merry" die and cut it 3 times from White card stock and once from the same Gold Mirror card stock as the base to bring that color back in. All panels and the layers for the sentiment were adhered together using ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever, which dries clear.

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Nov 21, 2019

Christmas Gift Card Holders

Hey there!
It's Judy here with you today
sharing a set of 3 gift card holders
I created using 4 die sets.

I started by putting together the gift card holder itself
using a piece of 3.5 x 8.5 inch piece of patterned card stock.
I scored on the long edge at 2 & 6 inches.
I folded at the 6 inch score and adhered on the 2 sides to create
the pocket that holds the gift card. 
I folded on the 2 inch score to create the top flap of the gift card holder.

Next, I used the dies to cut the pieces used to decorate the holders
using white card stock and metallic red and green card stocks.

I added velcro under the upper flap to secure the holder closed
and a "Merry Christmas" sticker along the lower front edge.

Each of the dies I've used are linked
to the Dies R Us Store below.

Tutti Designs Nesting Stitched Banners

Precious Marieke Horn

I hope I've provided some inspiration for you to
 play and create with your dies and we'd love for you 
to come and join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. 

There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. 
For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.