Jul 7, 2020

Flower Pot Card

Hey there!
It's Judy here with a flower pot card project.


The main die set I used for this card is really for
creating a pop up style card, but I altered
to create a flower pot on the front of the card
that has a little bit of dimension.




I cut 1 piece of the pot dies instead 2 and basically cut that piece
in half with a tabs on both sides to fold back forming the pot.
I colored the pot with Spectrum Noir Markers.
I cut the other pieces, flowers, butterfly and leaves
 out of various scrap card stock pieces


I layered the flowers and creased them and the butterflies
for a little dimension. Pearls were added.



I made a frame with a rectangular piece of green card stock
and used a rectangle die to cut the center out.



I used a 5 x 6.5 inch card base and added the printed paper
as the background.
I added the frame layered on to a piece of white card.


I added the pot next and adhered with foam tape'
The flowers and leaves were arranged
and butterflies added to the design.


I finished with a pearl border on the bottom of the card.



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. 
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Jul 6, 2020

Graduation Shaker Card




inside

Hey everyone, Anne here from Anne-Made and today I'm sharing a shaker card I created for the Dies R Us Inspiration team.  This graduation card, which uses her school colors, is to celebrate the high school graduation of a friend of mine.

The following dies were used to create this fun shaker card:

MFT: Caption Numbers (Any of these would also work.)


 I die cut each of the pieces beforehand.


In order to create a frame, I used the largest and third to largest die from the Dotted Nesting Rectangles set.


Save the center piece for the inside of the card.


The background was die cut from mirrored cardstock as was the main Grad Cap.  Be sure to save all the negative pieces of the Grad Cap to place them back.  My trick for doing this is to add a piece of regular Scotch tape on the back.  The sticky side is automatically facing upright, so all you need to do is add the negative pieces and they are permanently in place.


I partially die cut the Grad Cap a second time so I could fussy cut out the tassel in the appropriate color.  I then adhered this on top of the main Grad Cap.


I chose smaller numbers to commemorate the year, but any size can work.  


I added glitter to the frame I created using the Glueless Glitter technique that I talk about fairly often. The steps are simple: 1) add Versamark to the die cut; 2) cover with Clear embossing powder and heat set; 3) add Versamark over everything again; 4) Cover the area with your choice of glitter; 5) Heat set one final time.  You know it's ready when the glitter begins twinkling (that means it's melting into the embossing powder).  Easy, peasy!  

This photo shows the glitter having a bluish tint but's a silver holographic color. This was due to the angle I took the photo.  If you look carefully, you can also see that I have already added my acetate to the back of this frame. If I had taken the photo straight on, it would have captured my camera's reflection 😀.


Now you're ready to assemble.  I adhered the group of grads to my mirrored cardstock and added my shaker glitter (the same mixed sized glitter that I used on the frame) and some small seed beads.

Next, I added dimensional foam to the back of my glittery frame and adhered it on top of my mirrored cardstock.  I also added some dimensional foam to the back of the Grad Cap and adhered that in the upper right corner.  The year was adhered in the bottom left corner.  I used Cosmic Shimmer Specialist Glue (you can find this at DRU)  because it hold really well on  glittery surfaces and it dries clear.

On the inside, I die cut the girl silhouette from black cardstock and the Congrats message from more of the mirrored cardstock.  Adhere both of these to the center piece you created when die cutting the frame.  Finally, add this piece to the inside center.  Be sure to leave a little room for a written message as well.

Here's one final look at the finished project: 


I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Head back to the Dies R Us Blog tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration from the DRU Inspiration design team.


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Jul 3, 2020

Red White and Blue

Hello craft friends,

Mary here with a watering can full of red and white flowers on a background of blue for a patriotic weekend card. 



I used the following four sets of dies on my card: 

the Grand Water Can by Poppy, die cut from white card stock
the Lacy Poppies by Elizabeth Craft Designs, die cut from white and red card stock
the Star Spray by Creative Expressions, die cut from red card stock
the Lg Staghorn Coral by Frantic Stamper, die cut from white card stock

This card requested a few die sets, but once all the elements were die cut, came together super fast.  I  started by covering the background with blue pattern paper leaving a small white border, next placing the watering can (with a little foam tape in the center) and arranging all the die cut elements into it.  This fun card is going on our mantle this holiday weekend.  Do you use cards to decorate your space?


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Jul 2, 2020

Birthday Dreams

Hello Everyone

Happy Canada Day & Happy 4th of July to all of you.




Alycia here from My Craft Addiction. Oh Summer is here !!

I chose a birthday theme. Why?  I was dreaming of sitting on the beach and going snorkeling with my husband.  I am a huge animal lover and the sea is very peaceful to me.

I Sea It's You Birthday card reminded me of the sea.  Using the Shadow Box Card Die you can make the smaller card into something cute. The Shadow box Card Ocean Add-on die makes the sand and waves fun to cut out to add to your shadow box. Using Acetate I have made the heart look like it is floating in the background.

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Jul 1, 2020

Lily of the Valley Edger Card

Happy Wednesday, friends!

It's Nancy, from The Nickel Nook, back with a new project share!

 This is another quick and easy card
but the choice of die makes it look like so much more!
I've used the Creative Expressions - Paper Cuts Collection -  Lily of the Valley Edger.
The edger die is so beautiful and intricate!

Here's my card:


Isn't that die-cut edge pretty?
I simply made an A2 card base from turquoise cardstock. 
I cut a piece of black cardstock slightly smaller than A2.
I laid the edger die along one side and ran it through my machine.


Then I simply adhered the die-cut piece in place, on the front of the card.
To finish it off, I added a glittery ribbon bow!


There are so many beautiful edger dies in this Paper Cuts Collection!
Head over to the shop and take a look at the selection HERE!

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I'll be back soon with another fun project!

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Jun 30, 2020

Wedding Card in Gold and White

Hey there!
It's Judy here with some inspiration
for creating a classic and elegant wedding card.

I decided to use plain white and gold glitter card stocks
and a white 5 x 6.5 inch card base.

I used several die sets.






Using the Sue Wilson die set I created borders
around a rectangular piece of white card stock.
This took a little bit of time but I like how it came out.
This die set is very versatile as you can use
the dies in many ways to create various edges.



I added gold glitter card to the white card base
and layered the border edged piece on to the gold.


Next I added a rectangle die cut in gold.
Then came the oval frame die cut, which was
adhered with foam tape.
The bride and groom from the wedding canopy
was added inside the frame.
I die cut the smaller "Forever" sentiment, added
to a small rectangle and popped across the lower edge 
of the oval piece.





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.





Jun 29, 2020

Sweet Birthday Wishes



Hey everyone, Anne here from Anne-Made and today I'm sharing a fun fold birthday card I created for the Dies R Us Inspiration team.  


open to reveal area for personal message

The following dies were used to create this card:


Tonic Studios: Mixed Edge Rectangle Layering Basics.  Any of these would also work.




I also used the AALL & CREATE stencil called Lushly Leafy. Although DRU doesn't have any of their stencils at the moment, they do carry some of their amazing stamps.  

The sentiment stamp is by My Favorite Things (Bitty Birthday Wishes), but any thin sentiment stamp or die cut would also work well.  The sentiment strip was die cut using a My Favorite Thing die that coordinates with the stamp set.

To start off, I created the colorful background using the stencil and Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. Once this was completed, I began die cutting the fishtails. 

There are a couple different things you can do if your dies are the right width but the length isn't long enough. You can cut the strip of paper a tiny bit wider than the die and thread the end of the strip of paper above the cutting edge at the back end of the die.  Or you can make sure the top cutting plate for your machine is placed before the end of the die.  That way it won't cut the back side and you can trim it to whatever length you'd like.  That's what I did for these fishtails.

I alternated the sizes and added both solid cardstock colors and patterned cardstock.  I stamped my sentiment and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

As you can see above, the fishtails open to reveal another solid cardstock fishtail die cut.  This is where you can write a personal message. 




I hope you've enjoyed today's project.  Head back to the Dies R Us Blog tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration from the DRU Inspiration design team.


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 $10 gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.


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