Mar 15, 2020

Dies R Us DT Call - Inspiration Team

Hey everyone, we are having a new DT Call for the Inspiration Team.  We are looking for 10 new DT members.

You can read all the details HERE ... or click on the DT Call page (right sidebar).

Ends Noon - March 15, 2020

Feb 28, 2020

Embossed Heart Butterflies

Hi there, Shona back to share with you a monochromatic card, using the Memory Box Large Circle Burst die and the Poppystamps Embossed Heart Butterfly.



Here are the two dies I used today:




I had a piece of purple card stock laying on my desk that I had die cut with the Circle Burst last week. I was thinking monochromatic for my card today and I was thinking pink, so instead of using it as a die cut, I used the piece as a stencil. Using a finger dauber, I applied Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick through the stencil.


I then die cut the Embossed Heart Butterfly and after cutting, I ran it through the machine again with an embossing pad to emboss the hearts. Leaving the die in place, I daubed the Worn Lipstick to the little raised hearts. I repeated this three times. 


Fuchsia metal antennae were attached to the back of the butterflies with tape. The sentiment from Sparkle N Sprinkle set Pansies was stamped with Versafine Claire Morning Mist. I used my stamp positioner for this, to be able to stamp a couple of times to get a clear impression.


The sentiment was then heat embossed with  Sparkle embossing powder.


The three butterflies were attached with foam tape for dimension. 


Below are the products that I used on my card today:

SNS Pansies Set 826
Sparkle (EP107) 
Fuschia metal thread
Mounting Foam

I hope you've enjoyed your visit today!

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We have some exciting news to share with you. Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses located in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts ((https://www.didicrafts.com/).
It will ship to both the US and Canada. Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different. Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

Feb 26, 2020

Dreams Soar Slim Line Card

Hello Crafty Friends - I am here with a watercolor slimline card featuring

I fell in love with is Octolady. She is just so interesting.
 I wanted an underwater scene without a lot of extra items distracting for the Octolady.

I stamped the image onto some Strathmoore Bristol Smooth cardstock with 
Ranger Embossing Powder: Super Fine Clear. I heat set the image.

Next, I used my Arteza Real Brush Watercolor Markers to apply a base coat to the 
AALL + Create Stamp: Octolady.  Then, I used my Artist Loft: Metallic Watercolor paints and applied a topcoat. Next, I filled in the background of the panel with blue watercolor paint. I did a few splatters with the metallic paint and Imagine Crafts: Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Frost.
 
Then, I trimmed the panel down and matted it with a piece of medium blue cardstock followed by another mat of cardstock in purple. I adhered the panels to the slimline card base. I stamped the sentiment onto some of the purple cardstock and adhered it to the top right-hand corner. For a finishing touch, I adhered some sequins in opalescent under the sentiment and the bottom left-hand corner.

Materials Used:
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VersaFine Clair Ink Pad - Nocturne
Imagine Crafts: Sheer Shimmer Spritz: Frost
Ranger Embossing Powder: Super Fine Clear
Imagine Crafts: On Point Glue
US ART QUEST-Goodbye Static Pad
Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock
Arteza Real Brush Watercolor Markers
Artist Loft: Metallic Watercolor paints
Recollection Brand 110lb Cardstock: White
Recollections Brand 65lb Cardstock: Medium Blue and Purple
Paper Studios Brand: Paper Trimmer
Paper Studios Brand: Heat Tool
Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

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


Before I write the list of the supplies I used, I wanted to share some exciting news with you. Dies R Us now has a sister store called Didi Crafts, which has warehouses located in the USA and Canada. Didi Crafts carries some of the same products as Dies R Us, but most are different and you will be able to purchase a huge variety of crafty supplies for a variety of crafts. Having this sister store means that our Canadian crafting friends won't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. Isn't that great?! Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Don't forget 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.


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Cowboy Up

Vicki here again this week! I live in the country and have sunrises and sunsets just like this. It's God's Country!

This was such a simple card to make and so fast! I created a background with die inks and a torn sheet of paper helped create the hills and field. I stamped a horse and foal grazing in the field and used black card stock to cut out the die. It's a gorgeous card and will make great Father's Day cards.



Here's the link to the die: Paper Rose- Farmer with Boy


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Feb 25, 2020

A Little Birdie Told Me Thank You...

Hello, friends!  It's Julie with you today from Muddy Paws and Inky Fingers.  I never seem to have enough thank you cards on hand, so I made another one for today, using a die set from Spellbinders.


Here's all the supplies I used:


Here's a picture of everything die cut, and the bird inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink, and the sentiment inked with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Ink:


There are many birds in the Dies R Us Store that would workout this one by Memory Box would work particularly well.  This "Thank You" sentiment from Dee's Distinctive Designs is very similar to the one I used, but of course, a whole different sentiment would work just as well.  The stitched rectangle die is from Lawn Fawn.  The bird and letters were glued in place with The Best Glue Ever.

I want to invite you to join the Dies R Us Challenges.  They run every 2 weeks and have easy themes to follow. I also want you to check out  our new sister store, Didi's Crafts, specializing in European crafts, and shipping to Canada!

Here's one last view of my card:


I hope you check out this blog everyday for inspiration!


Feb 24, 2020

Batman Birthday!

Hello crafting friends.   Lena here today sharing a fun Batman Birthday card I made for my son-in-law.


I used the Flap and Closure die by Karen Burniston to make the card closure.
The word "Celebrate" is also one of Karen's dies. The batarang is from Google 😊


When  you open the card ... Batman pops up.
I used the Surprise Ball pop up die, also by Karen Burniston.
To make the ball pop-up I used thick black cardstock and a #12 soft stretch rubber band.


By using a brad before you adhere the "ball" to the card, you can make the "ball" spin :-)


I cut the bits and pieces to make Batman's mask by googling various images,
picking one and then adapting it to the ball pop-up.


 The ball flattens when the card is closed.  Since it doesn't add a lot of bulk, it's easy to put in the mail. 

Please click on the links for the video tutorial by Karen Burniston.  She shows you how to put both die sets together on this one video tutorial.

And here is the list of products I used, each linked to the Dies R Us store for your convenience.
Karen Burniston


Surprise Ball Pop-up
Karen Burniston


Karen Burniston


FineLine Bottle Applicator

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that I was able to inspired 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 each month.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.


Before I end this post, I'd like to remind you that our sister store is now open. 
Didi Crafts has warehouses located in the USA and Canada.  It has some products the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!


Feb 21, 2020

Fairy Dreams

Hi there,

Shona back with you today to share a sparkly little card featuring one of the fairies from the Tutti Mini Fairies die set along with the Memory Box Large Circle Burst.




I began by cutting the die with the MB Large Circle Burst. The sentiment from an old Sparkle N Sprinkle set Dream Catcher Maiden was then stamped in Versafine Clair Monarch using the stamp positioner. This was then heat embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. 


I then applied Versamark to the entire white front and heat set with Sparkle embossing powder, this gave the card front a sparkly, fairy dust look! (It's hard to catch with the phone - I'm still not back on my desk computer and so can't use my digital camera).


I found an old home made background, which I had made using Perfect Pearls, Pearlescent Pearl and Violet Color Burst and thought that made a magical kind of background, so foam mounted the white circle panel on top. This was then taped down to a white card base.


I die cut the little fairy from black cardstock, applied Versamark and heat set with Sparkle embossing powder, to add some shimmer to her too.


She was then foam mounted to the front of the card. 


Hope you've enjoyed seeing my share today. Below are the products I used in my card today:

Dream Catcher Maiden Set 865
Piece of Homemade Cardstock
Versamark 
Sparkle EP107

Don't forget to come 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.
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We have some exciting news to share with you. Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses located in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts ((https://www.didicrafts.com/).
It will ship to both the US and Canada. Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different. Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!


Feb 20, 2020

Little Kindness Card

Hello Crafty Friends - Annie here with a cute and easy card featuring Poppy Stamps and Dies.


Let's get started!

I gathered all the materials for the card. 

I die cut all the components and trimmed my cardstock and pattern paper. I die cut the trees twice.
I stamped my sentiment onto white cardstock. I matted the light blue cardstock onto the yellow pattern paper. 
 
Then, I adhered the green hill to the panel. Next, I adhered the light green trees onto the dark green trees. I wanted a lighter feel to the tree.
  

Next, I put the little sheep together. I used foam adhesive on the back of the sheep's body. I inlayed the head of the sheep. Then, I attached the legs with a bit of liquid and foam adhesive. 
Next, I adhered the hair and ears. 
  

Then, I used the Gelly Roll Pen in glitter to make small u shapes and dots on the sheep's body. 
I used a white Gelly Roll pen for the eyes.

I removed the backing from the adhesive and pressed the sheep into place. 
I adhered the card front panel to the card base.
 
Next, I adhered the flowers and the sentiment to the card panel. 
Then, I added a drop in each flower center of Nuvo Crystal Drops in pale gold.

Now, the card is complete!

Materials Used:
Poppystamps -Dies - Simple Sheep

Poppystamps - Dies - Sloping Hillside

VersaFine Clair Ink Pad - Nocturne
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Gelly Roll Pens - Clear Glitter - Set of 2

Gelly Roll Pens - White - Set of 3
DCWV Pattern Paper
Recollections Brand 110lb Cardstock: White and Black
Recollections Brand 65lb Cardstock: Dark Green, Light Green, and Light Blue


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


Before I write the list of the supplies I used, I wanted to share some exciting news with you. Dies R Us now has a sister store called Didi Crafts, which has warehouses located in the USA and Canada.Didi Crafts carries some of the same products as Dies R Us, but most are different and you will be able to purchase a huge variety of crafty supplies for a variety of crafts. Having this sister store means that our Canadian crafting friends won't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. Isn't that great?! Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Don't forget 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.


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