Jun 30, 2021

Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die Cards {A threefer!}

Hi friends! I hope this post finds you well! Since I have three cards to show you why don't you grab a drink and hurry back! I got seriously carried away with the Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die while making cards for the Dies R Us inspiration page; I guess I was inspired!  I hope these cards inspire you a bit as well.  Here we go:  


What I Used to Make my Cards
White Card Bases
Altenew Spring Shower Cover Die
Pink, light yellow, light blue, light purple, light green and white layering card {thinner card}
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Dimensional Dots

I began my cards only planning on making one but as I cut out all the different colors I wanted to use I realized the negatives were too pretty to throw away so one card became three.  As I mentioned, I cut the die a total of six times using the colors listed above, in a thinner card than I would typically use.  I began working on the "hello" card first as that was the primary card I had in my mind. I kept some of the white cut outs in the panel I was going to use as the top of my card and filled in other places with the colorful die cuts I'd made.  I also layered some of the die cuts to make different flowers. That's where I got into trouble! I made so many flowers with the leftovers there was no way I could throw them out!  I even used dimensional dots on some of the flowers on the two other cards I made.

I did use a different sentiment for each card as you can see; the "hello" I used is from Hero Arts Stamp & Cut set, #DC151.  The second card, "hello summer" uses a die from Impression Obsession, Hello Summer, #DIE688-B and finally the "miss you" card uses another Altenew die {Dies R Us doesn't have the Hero Arts set or the Altenew word die at the moment, but there are plenty other words dies in stock to choose from}.  I also used a circle of blue paper that I had on my desk for the hello summer card to help me make the wreath.

Here are pictures of each card:

"Hello" card

"Hello Summer" Card

"Miss You" Card

I hope my cards inspire you to get some die cuts and start creating! If you don't have the dies you want, or need, to make your vision come to life please take a look at what is available to play with at Dies R Us! Thanks SO much and see you soon! Christi




Jun 29, 2021

Under The Sea

Hi it's Sue of Ully Cat's World with an underwater tunnel card.

The card uses three of the Memory Box Collage dies to create the gradually smaller frames that make up the tunnel of an underwater world of bubbles, seaweed and coral.  (You could use just one of the dies to cut the three frames and decorate each layer differently.)

I started with two different shades of blue card stock cut at 7 x 5 1/2 inches and scored at 1 inch, 2/3 inch and 1/3 inch from each edge. I cut a third shade of blue 7 x 4 1/2 inches and scored at 1/3 inch from both edges. Fold darkest top piece at 1 inch scoring on both sides. Fold the next two pieces at all of the scored lines.

Next I inked up the seaweed and tinted around the edges of the openings with two shades of green Distress inks.

While I cut and inked a number of decorative pieces from the Collage and School of Fish dies, I ended up only using a few them in this card. (I often cut and prepare extra decorative pieces in a batch fashion and keep with the dies to save time later.)

The octopus is a two piece die that lends itself to being on an Action Wobble Spring. By adhering the two parts together with a foam dot, the eight tentacles are at different levels. The spring comes with self-adhesive and is stuck to the back of the octopus’ head. A black pen colors his eye. (I found that adding an extra foam dot to the back of the spring made it so the octopus could be in front of the last frame of seaweed.)

To assemble the tunnel box, I took the card base with the shell front shown in a previous blog and adhered a printed paper to left inside of card base. Then with the sticky red double-sided tape to the left flap of the outside die-cut panel with the largest opening, I adhered it to the inside of the card. (I glued in placed a glitter net over the front of this panel before I adhered it inside the card.) Place red tape on both side flaps between the 1 inch and 2/3 inch score lines on both flaps. Attach the left flap to inside of first panel’s left flap lining up with 2/3 inch score line on first panel. Attach third panel to inside of second panel’s left flap lining up with 2/3 inch score line on second panel.

Adhere a background to the card base back inside before attaching the octopus. Peel tape on right flap of middle panel and adhere to inside of first panel at 2/3 inch score line. With octopus over the last panel, peel and adhere the right flap to inside of middle panel flap at 2/3 inch score line.

there should be a thin strip of the white card base visible at right of the panels which you can trim off if desired.

The inside sentiment Fairy Hugs Stamps - Sea Quote was stamped on vellum and attached to the inside of the card with glue dots.

Hope this fun card has provided some inspiration for your crafting. 😊


SUPPLIES Used from Dies R Us:

·         Memory Box - Dies - Bubble Coral Collage

·         Memory Box - Dies - Deep Sea Octopus

·         Memory Box - Dies - Deepwater Collage

·         Memory Box - Dies - Kelp Collage

·         Memory Box - Dies - School of Fish

·         Fairy Hugs Stamps - Sea Quote

·         Action Wobble Springs - 12 Pack

·         Scor-Pal - Scor-Tape 1/8"

·         CosmicShimmer - Specialist Acrylic Glue - 125ml

·         Gelly Roll Pens - Black - Set of 3

·         Sizzix - Big Shot PLUS die cutting Machine

Other Supplies:

·         Colored cardstock and clear vellum scraps

·         Three shades of blue sheets of card stock

·         Underwater patterned paper

·         5 x 7 inches white card base

·         Foam dots

·         Red-backed, super sticky double-sided tape

·         Glue dots

·         Green and brown ink

·         Tuxedo Black Memento dye ink

·         White glitter netting


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