Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Anne here and today we are heading back to the sixties with this Retro LOVE die, one of the newly released Retro dies that showcases the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  I had lots of ideas for this die, but decided to pair it with the ultimate hippy car - the original Love Bug.

To start out, I die cut a basic shape and then die cut the Retro LOVE die inside that to create an inlayed effect.  Although the basic shape looks quite dark, it was heat embossed with combination of bright red, white, and black chunky embossing powder called Checkers by Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Instead of melting it completely, I left it more textured.

The Retro LOVE was again from white cardstock which was colored with various Distress Inks.  Clear embossing powder was added for a shiny look.  This was then inserted into the original piece and a strip of cardstock was added to the back so the negative areas of the die would also have color.

I die cut the "O" from the die a couple more times from glossy paper colored with Nuance water based dye powders by Magenta for the peace sign and fussy cut that part out.  I also saved the flowers (negative pieces from the original cuts) and sprinkled them about.

The digi (VW Beetle) was colored with Copic markers and "Bug" was die cut twice using the DV Middle School font: once from black cardstock and once from scraps left over from the glossy paper colored with the Nuance powders.

Peace Out!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Disco Fever Part 2

Happy Monday!! Lisa here sharing a couple of cards with you using dies from the October Retro Release. This is such an awesome release and if you use the code lisa15, you'll get 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order!!

I am having so much fun with these dies!! Disco music plays in my head as I cut them out :)

I used the Whispers Retro Disco Ball for this card. I cut it out first in black sparkle paper and then black craft foam for dimension.

The Whispers Retro Dancers adorn this card. I found the papers in my stash...possibly old DCWV? It had the retro feel I was looking for. Disco is from the Whispers Retro Disco Ball die.

You can see all of the dies from the Retro Release HERE. And we'd love to see your projects using Die-Versions dies on our Facebook page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team!! Have a great day :)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Flash Back to the 70's

So are you feeling Groovy or Out of Sight??  Maybe you are ready to Get Down & Boogie??
It is time to grab your Platform Shoes and head on over to the Psychedelic Shack and Boogie!!

For this A2 card I started with kraft card stock for the base and added the 70's Peace Sign paper.  Next I used the new Whispers Retro Shoe die and I cut it out twice, once in lime green and once in hot pink.  I pieced the shoe together, added it to a piece of brown paper and then backed that with more of the lime green paper.  Next I took the love sticker and added that to the top of the card.

So what do you think?  Is this card far out?  It makes me flash back to the 70's!  When you had to stay cool!

Don't forget to check out the DV Blog often for some more far out ideas!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll catch you on the flip side!!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Make a Wish Disco Card

Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen here and today I am sharing a bright circle card I created featuring the Retro Dancers die from the October release. I am old enough to remember the disco craze and these dancers just make me smile. I cut a circle card with a larger Spellbinders circle.  I sprinkled my favorite colors of Brusho Coloured Crystals on watercolor paper and spritzed them to activate the colors with an iridescent gold spray from Tattered Angels. After the Brusho piece was dry, I cut out the circle card front, and also the “Make A Wish” sentiment from Die-Versions. I attached the Retro Dancers die cut in black and added a few punched stars.

Remember you can get a 15% discount on any of Die-Versions great dies by simply using my discount code karen15 when you check out at the Die-Versions website.

Thanks for visiting the Die-Versions blog. I hope my card inspired you to try some of the many great Die-Versions dies available at the website.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Today I want to share a fun Christmas card that I made using a bunch of Die-Versions dies!

Here is the list of dies that I used for this card:

Whispers Retro Jukebox
Whispers Delicate Tree
Whispers Winter Wonderland
Marker Micro Font
Whispers Angel Ornament
Wee Petites Super Stars

For this card I started with white card stock and I added a piece of brown patterned paper.  Next I cut out the Whispers Delicate Tree with green shimmer paper and I placed that on another shade of green paper and then fussy cut it out and added it to the card.  Next I cut out the Whisper Angel Ornament with silver glitter paper and then I cut some of the Angels out and added them to the tree.  Then I cut out the Whispers Retro Jukebox in three different colors and pieced the Jukebox together and added that to the card.  Then I took the Marker Micro Font and cut it out with yellow sparkle paper and added the sentiment and the tiny stars to the card.  Lastly I cut out the Wee Petites Super Stars in the same yellow sparkle paper and then I added the 8 point star to the top of the tree.  So what do you think?  Can't you just hear Brenda Lee singing that classic song "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree"??

Make sure to check out the Die-Versions Blog often for more wonderful projects created by the Design Team. Please share with us what you create with your Die-Versions dies on the Die-Versions Facebook Page.

I hope I have inspired you to make something fun today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Celebrate with the Sweet Petites Birthday Border

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a Birthday Celebration Card using the gorgeous Sweet Petites Birthday Border.

This is a very special border because you can create a monochromatic look or a collage of colors like I made with this die cut. I decided to use it with different colors of designer papers. For this look I first cut the base in a single color of card stock and then I cut each part of the designs and pasted them over the base as layers to give it a party look.

The base of my card is Garden Green and the second layer is Whisper White. I stamped a big sentiment from the Super Scrip set of Altenew Stamps using Kaleidacolor Bouquet Inks and I added some gold sequins on top. I added the Birthday Border using some dimensionals to create more impact.

You can find this amazing Sweet Petites Birthday Border  in our store or HERE, and don't forget to use my discount code martha15 to get 15% off in all your order.

See you soon and come back during the week that always we are sharing new projects with you!