Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pond Scene

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.   Kara here from Create By Kara to showcase the Spring Pond die.
I simply took Strathmore Bristol Watercolor (smooth surface) paper and cut my die with the Vagabond 2.    I then used Zig Clean Brush Markers and a Water Brush to apply the color.  This is a super simple card, but I have a family member who loves the outdoors and flowers so she will LOVE it!
For the background, I took another piece of watercolor paper and with blues made a water and sky look.  I traced around the die cut with a pencil so that I just placed the blue where I needed to.  After assembling the card, I opted for an orange background so it would make the dragonfly pop a bit.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Lori here today and I want to share with you a card that I made with an older Die-Versions die called Whispers Tiki Boards and the newer Font called Curly Fries.  I love the Tiki Boards die and the Curly Fries Font and I think they go together perfectly!!

For this 5 X 7 inch card I started with orange card stock for the base of the card.  I then took some brown wood grain paper, inked the edges with brown ink and added that to the card.  Next I cut out the Whispers Tiki Boards die in several different colors of paper and inlaid all the pieces to get the look that I wanted.  I added all of that to some kraft card stock and distressed the edges and then inked the edges with brown ink and added that to the card.  Then I took my Curly Fries Font and cut it out with orange paper and spelled out Aloha on some more kraft card stock.  I distressed the edges and inked it with brown ink and added it to the card.  Now don't you feel like you are in Hawaii?  I always think of Hawaii or some other Island when I use the Whispers Tiki Boards die.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Baby Girl Congratulations!

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Kara here from Create by Kara to showcase the Baby Border die available here.

The Baby Border die has so many possibilities.  I created a Congratulations card for a Baby girl.  It is a simple card, but girlie!  I even created a video to show how I did the process.  I am a beginner on videos.. but I thought this one would be a great way to start.  You can find the video here on YouTube.
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Iron Cross Sympathy Card

Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen here again and today I am sharing a sympathy card featuring Die-Version’s beautiful Iron Cross die found here on the Die-Version’s website. I die cut the Iron Cross out of a thick white cardstock which also embossed the diamond shape of the die. I applied Fossilized Amber Distress Ink to the cross lightly with my Clarity Stencil Brush and placed it back in the die cut cross negative space in the card front. I also used the same ink and Clarity Stencil Brush to add some soft color to the diagonal corners of the card front. I die cut and attached Die-Version’s “With Sympathy” from their “With Deepest Sympathy” Wordlets Die. I like how the words are separate so I can choose which words to use or not use.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

For babies

Alicja here again. Today I have two baby cards to share with you.
I really don't like to waste things. Sometimes, when I clean up my desk I like to make something new with things I found. This time was: pieces of papers, punchers, die cuts, flowers, ribbon pieces, gems and others.
That is how I did my last cards: gather all rubbish from desk, add beautiful Die-Versions die cuts and... make something special ;-)
First card is for a boy with horse:

 And second one with bib for a girl:

Whispers - Rocking HorseWhispers - Bib
And what about you? Do you use rubbish from your desk like me?
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See you next time :)

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Together: Mini Album with Die Versions

Together Mini Album Tutorial

This is a tutorial that was mostly made to show you the easy way to bind small cardstock pages to a self arranged mini  4 1/2*6 1/2'' mini album.  So the instructions were mostly made to show  you how to arrange the binding system with a couple of add- ons on other techniques. I didn't make the full step bu step tutorial for the over  page arrangements as this was actually an issue for another tutorial.
So here we go!
1. Cut three thin chipboard  pieces to two pieces of 4 1/2*6 1/2'' and  cut the third piece to 1  1/4*6 1/2'' size.
Cut the patterned paper to the size shown  to cover  three cardstock pieces. Make the small gap between the chipboard  pieces to allow the paper folding without tearing it. Cut the corners as shown.

2. Glue the outer cover and add an inner patterned paper cover and glue it as shown.

3. Cut another strip of chipboard to 1 1/4*6 1/2'' size and cover it around in the same way as was shown in step 1.

4. Roll natural twine around the covered piece from the previous step as shown. I made 6 strings for my mini album, but you can add one or two more. Each string will give us 4 album pages later (one folded cardstock and both sides.)So those six strings make 24 mini pages for the album.
Tie the knot and secure with 3d foam tape as shown.

5. Glue the binding  system to the inside  of your album.To add a page you just make 9*6 1/2'' piece of double sided cardstock, fold it into a half and insert under one line of twine.With 6 folded pieces added we will have 12  double sided small pages.

6. From this step on I just made a couple of shots to show the major techniques used. The first one was making the outer cover matting and for this technique I used the Bo Bunny collection package (yes, I love to recycle), Rebecca Baer stencil, DecoArt Crackle paste and a lot of waiting time to let this matting dry. Actually after the trimming and embellishing the cover a very little piece of it is seen.

7. Those are the major (almost everything I used ) embellishments that I die cut for the album.
I used Die Versions dies as they fit this vintage spirit of this album a lot. The black Die Versions shapes used are Bird Bath, Birdhouse Branch and Victorian Kids.
  The black shapes were die cut twice. The  back was die cut from white thin chipboard and the front from black cardstock. When glued one over another I tried to keep a very thin outline of white to be seen to add the dimension. Later each and every  one of black pieces was covered with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for the shiny look you can see on the cover.
The lockets and a key pieces were die cut from white cardstock and  later heat embossed with copper powder and some blue paint was added for the patina effect too. I used the following Die Versions dies here:

8. And now for the finished album. 
This is a cover with stencilled matting, huge chipboard that was heat embossed into this copper vintage look. Black die cuts made the  scene of a couple in the nature (the album name is Together as you can see).

And now a few inner page where Die Versions dies were added:

I hope you like my small tutorial and my mini album and my use of not so new, but the best ever Die Versions dies!

I hope that you like both of my cards and see you again soon with more Die Versions inspiration.
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