Saturday, March 25, 2017

A Happy Hello

Good Morning!  Happy Saturday!
 
Back again on the Dies R Us Blog to share an all occasion card with you today!
 
 
This card measures 5 1/2 inches squared plenty of area to load up with lots of pretty dies.  I started with a little stitching on my pretty Designer Paper.  Easy to do and adds so much interest I think.  The focal panel was cut using a Die-Namics Cross Stitched Rectangles die cut.  On either side of that I added a Die-Namics Dizzy Border die, which I split right down the middle, placing half on top and bottom.  This panel is also backed with a piece of Fun Foam, which makes the whole panel quite sturdy.      
 
 
I created my circle frame by layering 2 different size Spellbinders Standard Circle dies.  Behind that frame I cut one of the Distressed Windham Collage dies by Memory Box.  I cut this several times making sure it was wide enough to cover the space of my circle frame.  I then topped it with the beautiful Row Of Poppies die by Memory Box.  These were layered Kraft on Black card stock.   
 
 
One last die, the Curly Words - Hello by Die Versions.  This die is also layered, Green on Black card stock.  I also added the leftover Kraft poppies to the inside of my card. 
 
 
 
 
Try using your dies in a manner in which they were not intended
and your dollars will go twice as far. 
 
Here's what I used:
 
 
Memory Box
Distressed Windham Collage
 
 
 
 
Memory Box
Row Of Poppies
 
 
 
 
Die Versions
Curly Words Hello


This card will also be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Monday, Layer It Up and Simon Says Wednesday, Use More Than One Die Or Punch.
 
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 
Enjoy~~


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Celebrate

Hello again!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Papertrey Ink, Window Chipboard Sentiments and Simon Says Monday, Layer It Up.

 
I used the Papertrey Ink products; Celebrate die from Uncorked Words and lots of the little accent stamps from the Shakers And Sprinkles Kit.  I cut the word Celebrate 4 times and layered them together to create my chipboard piece.  Then I covered it with Versa Mark ink and Clear Embossing Powder to make it shiny. 
 
 
 
You can see the dimension here, popping through the die cut 'celebrate' window.
 
 
 


 
Inks in; Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi.
 
 


 
I would recommend using a larger word die, if possible, with this technique.  Mine was a tight fit.  I cut the white base card stock twice more, a tad above and a tad below, just by a hair each time, to try and add a bit more wiggle room.  It's okay.
 
Thanks for coming by, I hope you find something to celebrate today.  Even if it's just buying some flower seeds when it still feels like winter. lol
 
Enjoy~~


Just Because

Happy Friday! 

Just spent some nice quality time with my Mom.....I am so lucky!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Stamp TV, Flowers And Dots, Simon Says Monday, Layer It Up and Simon Says Wednesday, Use More Than One Die Or Punch.

 
 
I used the Gina K Designs stamp set, Fill It With Flowers.  I paper pieced and fussy cut out the Tea Cup.  Designer Papers by Pebbles, Garden Party.  My dies are; Shakers & Sprinkles by PTI and MFT's Dotted Scallop Border.  Sentiment tag is also hand cut.
 
 

 
I really love the mix and match of these Designer Papers......complete with Polka Dots.  A lone Adhesive pearl, colored with a Copic Marker and Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen for some added sparkle and shimmer. 
 
Thanks for popping in, the kettle is always on!
 
Enjoy~~




Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Begins

Good Monday Morning!  Spring begins today!  Yippee!
 
Back on the Dies R Us Blog to share a pretty Spring Garden card with you all. 
 
I can't stress this enough, if you have the best dies that our Dies R Us Store sells, then you can surely create a beautiful card....no doubt!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at; Simon Says Wednesday, Bit O Green and Paper Smooches, Greenery ( Pantone's Color Of The Year 2017)
 
Here's today's feature:
 
 
 
Many, many dies used on this creation.  Let's start from the beginning.  I created my rolling hills using the Stitched die from Paper Smooches.  I then added the Burlap Border by Cheery Lynn.  I always try to look at dies from every angle.....sure it's a great die for adding texture, but turn it all around and see the different possibilities.....here it is now a pretty white trellis for my Spring flowers.  I then topped my 'trellis' with this fabulous Ivy Corner Flourish also by Cheery Lynn.  I die cut several and then snipped them apart, placing them where I wanted them to grow.    
 

 
 
Then I added a white picket fence, isn't that every one's dream?  This Picket Fence is perfect, it's by Amy Design.  Adding a wheelbarrow full of pretty posies just made sense to me.  The Wheelbarrow is by Impression Obsession and was cut in silver and black card stocks, which were just layered together.  After stamping my sentiment, I still felt this needed a bit more, so I added the Lace Corner Deco H die by Cheery Lynn.  Sentiment stamped in Black Licorice ink, by Gina K Designs
 
 
 And now for some planting!  


 
 
The pretty posies in the wheelbarrow are from the Large Madison Window set from Poppy Stamps.  I die cut the flowers and vines from different color card stock and filled my wheelbarrow.  All of the flowers, large and small, have seed bead centers.
  

 
The larger flowers on my trellis are Cherry Blossom Branch by Cheery Lynn.  I could have used the 'vine and branch' that came with this die but decided to use that pretty Ivy instead.   Adhesive Pearl accent, Flower Punch on inside.
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!
 
 
Enjoy~~
 

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Roses Of Green

Good Morning!

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Power Poppy, Let's Go Green, Simon Says Wednesday, Bit O Green and WOW! Embossing Powder, Spring.



 
 
I used the Power Poppy stamp set, Everything's Even Rosier.  Stamping in Versa Mark ink and Black Embossing Powder I heat set my images. I then water colored them using Distress Inks and a water brush.  Spellbinders Decorative Labels 8 die cut panel.
 


 
 
Sheer Green Ribbon, Gold Twine and Wheelbarrow Charm for accents.  I also added some Sakura Glitter Pen and lots of Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter for sparkle and shine.  This thing glistens!
 
Thanks so much for dropping by.
 
Enjoy~~


Friday, March 17, 2017

You Make Me Happy

Good Morning!  Happy St. Patrick's Day! 

This card (a non-St. Paddy's card) will be entered into the Challenges at;  Altenew, Inspiration Photo WOW! Embossing Powder, Spring and Simon Says Wednesday, Bit O Green.




 
 
I used 2 stamp sets from Altenew, Beautiful Day and Painted Poppy.  I stamped the flowers in Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed with White Powder.  I water colored the images using my regular Stampin' Up! inks.
 

 
Stamped my sentiment and proceeded to spritz Heidi Swapp's Color Shine in Blush and Butter all over.  These add a pretty little sparkle and shine and a touch of color.  Iridescent Sequins for accents.
 
A quick and easy creation.
 
Thanks for stopping in!  Now go get your green on!
 
Enjoy~~


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hello Sunshine

Good Morning!

Today's card will be entered into the Challenges at; Power Poppy, Let's Go Green and Simon Says Wednesday, Bit O Green.

 
 
I used the pretty sunflower stamp by Power Poppy, In Praise Of Sunflowers.  I stamped the image using Versa Mark ink and Green Embossing Powder and heat set it.  Water Colored the image with inks in Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz
 
 

 
 
MFT Stitched Traditional Tags and Bracket Edge Duo dies and Penny Black Border Edgers die.  Eyelet and Sheer Green Ribbon, Twine and Sunflower Charm for accents.  Nuvo Crystal Drops in Dandelion Yellow.
 
Thanks for popping in.
 
Enjoy~~