Apr 16, 2021

Secrets are Hidden Inside

 Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today sharing a secret today.  You'll need to read on to see what is hidden inside,


I created a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" horizontal card from gray cardstock.


Using Lawn Fawn Picture Window Die set, die cut all the included pieces in the appropriate colors.  Place the heart on the center score line and die cut.


Place assorted die cut elements about the heart, some behind and some in front of the heart to give depth and dimension to the card.

Adhere the heart window to the card.  Stamp Whimsical Whisps along the inside panels in gray ink.  Finish off by adding Stickles.


For the front cover, die cut 3 sizes of Lawn Fawn Rectangle dies.


Assemble the layers and use the Lavinia stencil with Tattered Rose Oxide Ink on the top panel


Also use the Lavinia stencil with Tattered Rose Oxide Ink to add a slight definition to the card front  before adhering the center panels.


Stamp sentiment on the front panel and add to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Dies R Us supplies:

Lawn Fawn Center Picture Window Die


Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Dies

Distress Oxide Ink - Tattered Rose

Lavinia Stencil - Foliage



Lavinia Stamp - Once Upon a Dream

Lavinia Stamp - Secrets

Lavinia Stamp - Whimsical Whisps



VersaFine Clair Ink - Morning Mist




Apr 15, 2021

Cheery For You Greeting Card in Purple

Greetings die cut fans, Chris here from Psychotic Ramblings of a Serial Scrapper and today I am excited to share my first creation for Dies R Us .  The cheery card features Sizzix's Geo Trio.   As I am always looking at new way to use my dies, I decided to try cutting my die in a "repeating" fashion to create multiple windows!  





I was in a "purple' mood and chose purple shades for my 5 x 7 card, but you can easily adapt the card to any color or size. So lets get started. 

Start by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 4 3/4 x 6 1/2. Die cut along one edge leaving a small border.   Re-position die leaving about the width on one hexagon and re-die cut as shown. below. 


Re-position die and die cut to create the third window. 
Move and die cut again to create the 4th window.  
The resulting die cut is so pretty and lacy! 
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Grab your card stock in 2 coordinating colors.  Choose one piece to mat your die cut piece.  Cut mat to 6 3/4 x 4 7/8.  From your second cardstock, cut two pieces that are 4 3/4 x 1 1/2
Using your ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever with the No Clog Writing Tip, add a few dots of adhesive on the back side of your die cut piece and adhere strips of card stock as shown. 



Matt die cut onto your cardstock.  

Finish your card by adhering to a 5 x 7 card base and adding a jeweled flower sprig and a sticker sentiment.   I hope you enjoyed this project! ~Chris

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Apr 14, 2021

Happy Spring!

Hi all, it's Christi here with another spring card. Since moving I have found {and am STILL finding!} a bunch of craft and card making items that I'd forgotten all about.  Some of it needs new homes and some of it needs to be used! I found this package of white flowers I had gotten from the Dollar Tree ages ago and that is how this card started!

What I Used to Make my Card:
5" x 7" white card base
DCWV 180 Floral Fair Cardstock Stack {available but not on the DCWV site}
Tutti Rose Frame Die, #TUTTI-178
Tutti Birdies Trio, #TUTTI-102
Distress Oxide Inks in Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose and Brushed Corduroy
Lawn Fawn Tree Before 'n Afters Stamp Set, #LF2018
Picket Fence Studio Blending Brushes, 6 pack
White Flowers from Dollar Tree {any small white flowers will work}
Die-Namics Stitched Fishtail Banners

The Dies I Used
Products I Used


As I said, finding these flowers inspired me to actually USE them, so I started going through my dies and found the two from Tutti Designs that sing spring to me.  Instead of deciding which one to use, I decided to use both; I like how the Birdies Trio fits in the Rose Frame.  Next came the paper I was going to use; I had previously looked through my patterned paper and pulled out a few sheets I liked.  Luckily, in the same paper pad, there was a yellow shade of paper that matched my chosen design wonderfully.  I started the card by cutting the frame out of my previously picked paper, then the birds out of the matching yellow.  One thing to remember when using dies from across the
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pond, they may not fit our standard card sizes, so I moved to a 5" x 7" card base and centered the frame and birds and glued them to the base.  I colored the flowers with the Distress Oxide Inks {I love the fact that you can make these inks as dark or as light as you want to; I inked the flowers with a small blending brush until the color matched the patterned paper!}, then cleaned off the center gems so they'd sparkle. Lastly, I finished off the card with the sentiment that I had stamped onto white card, using the Brushed Corduroy ink,  and then cut with a stitched fishtail banner.  

These colors are outside of my comfort zone, I typically struggle with pastel colors! This year I am trying to step out of my comfort zone and experiment with making projects that include colors, techniques, and subjects I am not comfortable with {I am actually going to USE the items I've purchased to make a light up card!} and I would love it if you'd join me on this journey!  Thanks SO much :)

Fondly,
Christi

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Apr 13, 2021

A Sweet Spring Card

Hi, I’m Sue SK of Ully Cat’s World and a new member of the Dies R Us Design Team.


 This sweet spring card is a z-fold card that when flat fits in an A2 (4 3/8 in x 5 ¾ in) envelope.

 

It uses two dies – TuttiDesigns Easter Gate and PoppystampsHello Poe Script.


 1.  Cut three gates from white cardstock, saving the waste pieces from between the fence pickets to use as fence rail extensions. (See bottom left gate).

2.  Trim arch and left flowers from gate/fence and save off-cuts from second die-cut.  

3.  Trim off areas of gate to make into fence. (Compare right fence to left gate.)

4.  Repeat steps 2 & 3 with third die-cut.

5.  Glue a fence section to each side of gate. Use the waste pieces as fence rail extensions and flowers to glue the pieces together.


 6.  Fold right side of fence as shown. 


7.  Color the flowers, vine and grass using fine tip markers.

8.  Taking one of the waste birds, trim off excess paper from feet and tail. Cut a wing from scrap and glue onto bird. Color bird.

9.  Glue bird’s eye back into gate piece and glue colored bird over bird on gate. Use fine tip pen to add dot to eye. Glue third scrap bird onto back of bird on gate.


10.  Glue the two waste arch/vine pieces to the back of gate arch. Add fence rails as needed to support where fence pieces were added to gate piece.


11.  Cut a blue piece of cardstock 10 inches x 4 inches. Score at 3 ¼ inches and 5 5/8 inches.


12.  Color the background to add grass using a green marker and clouds using white watercolor crayon.

13.  Die-cut two of the “Hello” sentiment in light and dark colors. Glue light on top of dark, off setting to create a shadow.


14.  Glue left side of fence to left side of card, matching bottom edges and left corner.

15.  Glue right small folded flower/fence section and fold card base onto glued section.


16.  Glue sentiment onto from of card.


Don't forget to decorate your envelope and get more use out of your dies by using the off-cuts as stencils. 


17. 
Using the waste piece from under the arch and gate, tape closed the bird's feet and tail. Stencil using ink and sponge dauber.


18. 
With a fine tip pen add details to the bird.


Hope this card brings a smile to your face and provides some inspiration to your crafting.

 

SUPPLIES Used from Dies R Us:

Tutti Designs - Dies - Easter Gate 

Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Acrylic Glue - 125mL
Sizzix - Big Shot PLUS Machine Only - White and Gray + 10 BONUS DIES

 

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