Monday, November 24, 2014

Easy made die cut Mixed Media

Hello our dear crafty friends !
This is my Mixed Media project made with some stamps , a lot of Die -Versions dies and some mediums and stamping made as my background.

The whole project today was an experiment as I never used so much adhesives, even for die cutting combined with embossing powders   and some of the effects are cool, some are hard to make and some were just impossible  and not even added to this piece.
So here we go!

I used the thick white cardstock as my " canvas" that was heavily stamped and heat embossed.

The brick wall was made with a Die- Versions Bricks Background die  and  adhesive permanent sheets for an easy adhering of big die cut pieces.  First I made the heat embossed background using this die cut as my mask.

 As the die cut was already covered with embossing ink I heat embossed it  adhered in two pieces to make my outer brick wall.

The main  Butterfly Flourish  die was cut twice. The lower layer was cut with 3d Foam White creative sheet and also the cut was easy, as the die is very delicate it was a hard work to release all small pieces from inside. I am sure that using less delicate die makes the work easier. The second problem with this  foam cut was when I heat embossed it: : it shrinked! Also I really love the result the flowers and the butterflies are much smaller that they were originally.
So I made another regular paper cut from the same die , coloured , heat embossed   and glued over the first die cut layer.
As you can see the whole piece is made with a mix of dies just to show you that Die-Versions dies are great for Mixed Media art work too.
Make sure to stop by the DV Blog often to see what wonderful projects the Design Team is making!  And please share with us what you make on theDV Facebook page!  We love seeing what everyone creates!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Celebrate - again- with Cut out dies and new fonts

Hello my dear crafty friends!
This is Irit here again with another new card made with a new, just released, cut- out Celebrate die and a new lovely font called  Spaghetti.
 This time I tried to be more artistic and made this kind of a Mixed Media card with Gelli Plate print background and a mixed   sentiment, made with a cut out die and some die cut letters. I made it as
 " Celebrate yourself" one . We often forgot to celebrate ourselves and just celebrate our family and friends. So once a year make it for yourself!
   This time I used just a strip with cut out  sentiment and not the whole piece of paper to cover the background. I glued this strip with 3d foam dots and added this totally funky letters from the new font.

Want to make some similar cards? All new cut out dies and fonts are in Die Versions shop!
Just go and grab some!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday {Cut Out}

Anne here using the new Birthday Cut Out die (this is the sample project you see on the inclosed packaging when you purchase this die).

I folded my double sided cardstock in half to create my card base, and die cut the word directly onto the bottom of the front panel.  When it's closed, you can see the decorative pattern peeking out from the inside of the card.  I added a quilled flower and some rick-rack ribbon and created a quick and easy card.   You can't get much simpler than that :-).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Hello crafty friends,

Today I'm showcasing the THANKS Pop Up die, which I'm finding very versatile.

My first project is a Thanksgiving table place card.  I used die cuts of the Northern Maple Whispers Die and for my banners the new Wacky Mac Font.  I made the THANKS element by die cutting the Pop Up in the center of my piece of pattern paper and instead of attaching the flaps to the inside of a card, I folded them back onto each other, creating a free standing triangle of sorts.    I LOVE how this turned!
Here's a side view:

My second project is a card and this time I used the THANKS Pop Up as intended.  I die cut the pattern paper and attached the flaps to the inside of my card.  I added some punched card stock trim and a die cut Whispers Vase of Roses die.  Once I colored my die cut, I cut it into two sections, so that the bottom vase section fits inside the pop up element.
Here's a side view:
I also used the THANKS Pop Up on the front of this card.  To get this look I just framed the die cut w/pink card stock.  Another way to used this die would be to just used the letters by themselves.
Here's a set of photos showing how I die cut the THANKS Pop Up onto the inside pattern paper.

On this photo I'm showing the die's fold line.

Fold the paper you want to cut in half... with the pattern side out.  Also, if the pattern as a direction make sure the letters on the die follow the same direction.  My flower pattern paper looked better vertical, so when I lined up the die's fold line to my paper's fold I made sure the thanks would cut in the right direction.

This photo shows me using a piece of washi tape to hold the die onto the pattern paper.

This photo shows the die's position after I unfolded the pattern paper, which you have to do before running it though your die cutter.  My paper's width was 6 inches.

This photo shows me reinforcing the die cut's fold line, which I did on both sides of the paper, so that the die cut would fold easily.

Lots of photos on this post, but I hope they help when using the die.  Until next time

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Hello, and happy Monday!

I'm here with my Die-Versions post, and wanted to share an altered item today.

I wanted to create with my new 'Elegance' Font.  While at a local craft show last
weekend, a friend and I saw the cutest newsprint project using Fa La La...

So....what other little words pertain to Christmas? Yep!  Ho, Ho, Ho!!!

This is another Dollar Store find - it was $2 and started out as an unfinished three window frame.
It was a fun project - hope you like it!

Die Versions "Elegance" Font DV-411
Here's what I did:

A coat of red paint
Some Amuse printed cardstock
Some cute patterned paper
Some black, red, silver, and white cardstock
A last minute touch of fluffy stuff on the hat, and voila!
An old buckle punch, and a couple of circle punches

A fun and festive holiday decoration!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you'll do a bit of shopping at Die-Versions - love their dies!!!
And, be sure to sign up to follow the Die-Versions blog, where you will find daily
inspiration 'to die for'!!!

Be sure to check out yesterday's post, for the winner of the 'Anything Goes' Blog Hop!!!!

Patti J.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Blog Hop Winner!

Happy Sunday!

We don’t normally post on the weekends, but we have a special announcement to make today!

In case you missed it, we participated in a great co-op blog hop last Wednesday. The Repeat Impressions Rock Stars teamed up with the Die-Versions Dynamos for an awesome blog hop. It was fun to see the wonderful stamps and dies used together!

Both groups of Design Team members worked so hard – their creations are fabulous… and wow, what a variety!  You can still hop, for fun and inspiration!

Today, we reveal our winner of a $20 Die-Versions Gift Card! 

We thank all of you who participated and took the time to leave us so many kind comments.

Both Repeat Impressionsand Die-Versions each selected a random commenter from the hop to be awarded a $20 gift card from their respective companies.

Our winner was drawn randomly from Lisa's blog!

The lucky winner of the Die-Versions gift card is:  


Congratulations, Di!  

Please email me: mamagilliam at gmail dot com to get your prize information!

To check out the winner of the Repeat Impressions Gift Card, check out their blog, The House That Stamps Built!

Thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.