Monday, April 27, 2015


Anne here and I have to tell you that I've had more fun using the new Mushroom die set.  For today's card I experimented with fun foam and a heat tool.

All you need to do is die cut the fun foam using the dies from the Mushroom set, heat up the fun foam with your heat tool, and watch it shrink before your eyes!  It's a super easy technique and it really works.

Both the red capped mushroom and the white capped mushroom (pictured in the photo to the right) were die cut using the same large mushroom die from the set.  How long you heat the fun foam dictates how much the foam piece will shrink.  I also experimented with different color foam and found that my white fun foam shrunk more than the colored fun foam did.  (The foam eventually stops shrinking and you know it's time to quit.)

Once I had all my pieces shrunk, I colored them with Copic markers and added some Wink of Stella to the caps for a bit of sparkle.  The random white dots were left overs from the white foam.

The sentiment is also die cut from yellow fun foam and is the Hello Express Edge from Die-Versions.  I love that the fun foam allows you to curve the sentiment instead of just being straight.  The background was created using various Distress Inks, a bit of water, and a spritz of homemade shimmer.

So dig out your fun foam and start die cutting and shrinking to your heart's desire.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Flying Kites

Dear All,
Archana is here on the blog today and I am super excited to showcase another super cute die from February release. Which is..

Flying Kites

I just love traditional kits. My dad used to make them and distribute them to the kids from our neighborhood. I have lot of memories attached with Kites. I wish this kite will take me to the other side of the globe and I will meet my parents :-)

Her is my simple card...I hope you will like it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Inspire Card

Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Here is my card to share with you today:

For this A2 card I started with a white card stock for the base of the card.  Next I cut out the Whispers Brick Background die with Core'dinations paper which I sanded down and then added it to the card.  Next I cut out the Spring Bike die in blue paper, I used a black marker to color the seat, grips and wheels on the bike.  I cut out the basket and flowers and colored it with Copic markers and attached the bike to the card.  Then I cut out the Whispers Butterfly Garden die and colored that with Copics and attached that on the card.  Then I added the butterfly and inspire tag on the top part of the card! 

I hope I have inspired you to create something today.  Please be sure to stop by the DV Blog often for more creative ideas! Share with us on the DV Facebook page any thing you create with DV dies!  We love seeing your projects!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Bike

Anne here and today I've created a card using the new Spring Bike die.

I started out by die cutting the bicycle in cream, black, and red so that I could paper piece parts of the bike onto the red base.  The basket and flowers were die cut three times in cream so they could be stacked on top of each other for added dimension.  Sometimes it's easier to die cut several pieces and adhere them together rather than adding a pop dot to the back, especially if it's a small area that you want more dimension on.  The top layer of the basket and flowers were colored with Copic markers, Wink of Stella glitter pens, and Spica glitter pens.

I cut off the bike seat, tires, and hand grips from the black cardstock die cut and adhered it to the red bike.  All of the silver pieces of the bike were colored using a Wink of Stella glitter pen.  Glossy Accents was added to the red portions of the bike so it would look like the red beach cruiser bike that I have :-).  Lastly, I die cut the Spring Bike one more time out of black fun foam and adhered it to the back of the finished bike for dimension (and a touch of shadow near the flowers).

The sentiment banner was created using a rubber stamp from Simon Says Stamp (Always Edge Set AE6) and was heat embossed with White Detail embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I also sprinkled on some Buttercup Petal embossing powder on top of the sentiment to give the banner a speckled look.  As a final touch to the banner, I used Sparkle embossing powder and the Bling Your Brad technique on a heart shaped brad that I had.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Love it card with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Die Versions post.
Today I am going to share a lovely " Love it" card  made in this kind of a vintage style with a new, just released DV  Closed Umbrella die.
I used PHP papers and stickers and added Umbrella die cut made with two cuts (kind of a shade or interest). I also added the Bricks background and it was meant to be cut on the sided only.  I think that those die make this card a perfect Mother's day or Valentine gift.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Make a Wish

Happy Monday!! Lisa here to share a couple of birthday cards with you using several Die-Versions dies.

I started with the Whispers Bricks Background and cut it in half, before popping it up with foam tape. A Whispers Heart Burst die was placed behind the bricks.

A Wish Compliments Everyday die was used for the sentiment. The bike is a Whispers Pedal Power die. I popped it up with foam tape for dimension as well. A Wee Petite Button Die was used on the ribbon.

You can see all of the dies from the new release HERE. And be sure to stop back tomorrow for inspiration and ideas on how to use our products. We would love to see your creations using Die-Versions stamps/dies on our Facebook page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!