Sep 1, 2019

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Aug 17, 2019

Thank You Card by Steph

Hi everyone, Steph back with another project for Dies R Us.

I fell in love with this Butterfly Dance die from Tutti Designs.  It is so intricate and yet perfect for the front of a card.


Using the die, I die cut both white and pink cardstock.  


I wanted the butterflies to appear in flight so I fussy cut the butterflies from the pink panel.   The edges of the white panel were inked with brown ink as were the pink butterflies.


Adding a pattern panel to a pink card, I adhered the white die cut panel to the card using the Best Glue Ever.  The center of the butterflies were glued to the card leaving the wings free.


Finally, I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment.  
Using 3D foam squares, I adhered the sentiment to the lower right corner.




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Tutti Designs Butterfly Dance
Tutti Designs - Dies - Butterfly Dance






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VersaFine Clair Acorn Ink
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad - Acorn

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Aug 16, 2019

Fruity Shakers

Hello Wendy here with some yummy fruity shaker cards to share with you all, I can't resist creating shakers when I find some fun shaker bits to play with . I took inspiration from the bits of fruity fun in these sliced lemon & oranges along with the sliced watermelon

First off I did spend a bit of time die cutting, but I think it was totally worth it ... I cut everything from white card stock and colored the pieces with Copic marker that way I could use whatever color I wanted
After die cutting and coloring I decided I wanted my shaker to be a see thru style , so I cut my card base in the shapes I wanted (I did free hand some shapes for this card ), added an acetate window and then built the shaker well that holds the bits

Pictures show the card laying flat and then standing to show the see thru window...

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 Supplies I used
glue pen
Fine tip glue applicator





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Aug 15, 2019

Memory Box Perched Bird Birthday Card


Hi Everyone, Kristina here today playing with this gorgeous textured birdie die from Memory Box. My other hobby aside from crafting is bird watching so I fell in love with this die right away. I love all the intricate details that Memory Box includes in their dies. 


The Process

  • I die cut the bird die 1x from Paradise Blue card stock and 2x from white card stock. 
  • I die cut a circle slightly larger than the Memory Box die to serve as a platform.
  • I removed the inside space from the blue die cut leaving only the frame and the bird, and adhered it down to the die cut circle.
  • I removed the inner negative pieces from the white die cut and inlayed them into the adhered down blue die cut, like a puzzle, to create one seamless image, but in 2 colors. 
  • I used precision scissors to cut the branch and bird off the two white die cuts leaving only the circle frame, which I glued down over the blue circle frame one on top of the other. 
  • I adhered this down to a previously created background using a Gina K stencil, distress ink, and Gina K glitter glitz gel, which I had trimmed down to 4x5.25.
  • I adhered the whole panel down to a Paradise Blue a2 card base, and added a simple stamped sentiment to finish the card. 


Thank you for stopping by today! 

Supplies




Memory Box Pirched Bird
Memory Box Perched Bird
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Aug 14, 2019

Faux Floating Frame

Hey there you fabulous crafty peeps!  Kristina Hein with you today to share a technique I'm calling faux floating frame.  I'll get in to the reasons why in just a bit.  The technique creates two cards so here they are!




So why did I call it faux floating frame?  Well, you see, I had every intention of making this a floating frame card...but I didn't think it all the way through.  I am using the Jumbo Beautiful Rose die from Frantic Stamper.  You see, this die is a very delicate and fine line die.  Pretty much impossible to put foam tape behind the pieces to give it the floating look.  I improvised!

First step-since the die was so delicate, I wanted to actually color the paper first.  I traced the outline of the die onto some Bristol cardstock several times.


Second step-I added distress inks with a blending brush.  I used Dusty Concord and Bundled Sage.


Third step-I fitted the die back into the pencil outlines and cut them all out.


Fourth step-I laid all of the die pieces out onto a piece of A2 sized white cardstock.  I used Press n Seal to hold everything in place.  Then I cut off everything that was left hanging over the edge of the cardstock.  This picture was taken with the Press n Seal still holding everything together.


This was about the time I realized I wasn't going to be able to do the regular floating frame technique.  I peeled the Press n Seal and the die pieces away from the cardstock.  I then went around the backs of all the dies with a liquid glue.  I lined it back up and pressed back onto the cardstock.  After I made sure it was dry, I took a stitched oval die from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Ovals set and cut it out of the center.  This left me with two pieces.


Sixth(ish) step-I cut a piece of purple cardstock using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched rectangles.  I then splattered on some shimmer spray.


Seventh step-I added foam to the back of the oval piece and played around with some of the extra bits I had left from trimming the original piece down.  Once I liked the layout, I glued the extra flower bits in place.  I cut the Best Wishes die from Tutti Designs out of white cardstock.  I then glued it in place.


Final steps-I glued the purple layer onto a white cardstock base.  I then added the oval piece and some Silver Lining Nuvo drops and called it done!


The steps are pretty similar for the green card except that I used the frame piece instead of the oval piece.  I also made it a side fold, landscape style card.  I added gold splatters and Honey Gold Nuvo drops.  The celebrate die is from Karen Burniston.  I cut a white layer and a purple layer.  I offset the white layer just a bit to give it a shadow.


I love how they turned out and I hope you like them as well!

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And last but not least, supplies used:

Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Squeeze and Roll
Zig 2-Way Glue Pen - Squeeze and Roll
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Honey Gold - Nuvo drops
Honey Gold - Nuvo drops
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Jumbo Beautiful Rose die - Frantic Stamper
Jumbo Beautiful Rose die - Frantic Stamper
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Celebrate - Karen Burniston
Celebrate - Karen Burniston
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Best Wishes - Tutti Designs
Best Wishes - Tutti Designs
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Silver Lining - Nuvo drops
Silver Lining - Nuvo drops
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Stitched Rectangles Elizabeth Craft Design
Stitched Rectangles Elizabeth Craft Design
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Stitched Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
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