Monday, January 16, 2017

Spring Rose with Metallic Tissue Paper Background

Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen Hasheck here again and today I am sharing a card I made with the beautiful new Rose and Leaves die. This lovely die is just one of many fantastic new dies just released by Die-Versions. I die cut the rose and leaves out of dark pink, light pink and green cardstock. I wanted to keep all the pieces together to be able to easily paper piece them so I put a piece of Glad  Press and Seal under the cardstock when I cut the three colors. The Press and Seal kept all the pieces together right where they belonged as the rose was assembled. I die cut the rose shape out of  the front of a piece of tissue paper I had colored with Brusho Coloured Crystals and embossed with gold embossing powder. Here is a link to the Metallic Tissue tutorial I did on my blog. This background is flatter than the others I did because I ran it through my Tangerine die cutting machine to die cut the rose shape. Then I inlaid the rose outline, inside petals and green leaves, and layered the front onto a pink A2 card base.

Thanks for visiting the Die-Versions blog. I hope our projects inspire you to try some of the many great Die-Versions dies available at the website!

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mask and Roses

HAPPY 2017 crafty friends,

Here's the first card I'm showcasing today.  I used the beautiful Romani Mask Whispers die, which I die cut from purple glitter card stock and three lovely die cuts of the Rose & Leaves Whispers die.  I die cut the roses from chunky white glitter card stock and used a Zig Brush Pen to add a hint of puple to the rose's petals.  The rose leaves I die cut from green card stock.  I added a die cut Happy Birthday greeting using the Happy and the Birthday Sweet Wordlets dies and finished the card w/a few purple sequins and dots of white enamel.   

On my second card using the fun Romani Mask Whispers die,   I took a hint from the pattern paper I found and went for a party card w/two masks on holders.  The masks were die cut from purple glitter card stock and from red foil card stock.  

I'm a big fan of these two new dies.  They cut beautifully and create a wonderful main element on a card.  


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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Vintage Sewing Machine

Anne here and today I'd like to share a birthday card I created for my mom.  Since she's a quilter, I wanted to incorporate that theme.  While checking out the web for various sentiments that go with sewing, I came across this one:

Blessed are the children of the piecemakers...For they shall inherit the quilts!  

This is such a true statement! Needless to say, I have quite a few of her wonderful quilts.

This design is so versatile and could easily be used for lots other occasions besides a birthday.   It all depends on what you add to the inside :-).

The following Die-Versions dies were used to create the card:

Magical font

I started out by die cutting the vintage sewing machine twice from black cardstock.  I heat embossed the top layer with Dark Night embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Love this dark blue color.  It looks different depending on how it catches the light. I adhered this to the second black layer and offset it for a bit of a shadow effect.

I ran the Nesting Flowers die cut (I used the largest die from this set) through my machine using a Cuttlebug embossing folder (Script Texture).  Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) was used to accent the raised portion as well as all the edges.  I also tucked a couple pieces of tulle under this die cut.

The "You're" and "Special" were die cut using the A Little Lime font and the SEW was die cut from the Magical font.  I added a lot of bling to the letters using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker (Starry Night).

To finish the birthday card, I left the right side of the card base longer so I could add a string of buttons.

On the inside of the card a retired DV die - Happy Birthday Present - was used and accented with more Sparkle markers.

Be sure to come back often and check out what the rest of the team has created for you.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Birds in Love

Hello Die-Versions Fans!

Have you seen the NEW Die-Versions dies??  They are totally awesome!!  The minute I saw this new Whispers Birds in Love die I immediately thought of a Vintage Valentine!!  So here is what I came up with:


Kraft card stock
White shimmer paper
Dusty Rose paper
Lemoncraft House of Roses paper
Black ink
Victorian Velvet distress ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card, then I took a piece of Lemoncraft House of Roses paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet and added it to the card.  I took the Whispers Birds in Love die and cut it out twice, once with white shimmer paper and once with Dusty Rose paper, I cut out the heart on the Dusty Rose die and placed that on the shimmer paper and added that to the card.  I took a black pen and colored in the eyes.  Next I took the Whispers Pretty Borders Hearts die and cut it out with more of the Dusty Rose paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and added that to the bottom of the card.  I took the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings stamp and stamped that on the card with black ink.  To finish it off I inked the edges all around the card with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  Now doesn't this remind you of a Victorian Valentine??

So I wasn't sure if the birds showed up enough so I added some silver stickles and this is how it looks with stickles:

So which do you like better?  With or without stickles?  Which one looks more Victorian?  I can't wait to see what you all think!!

Be sure to check out all the wonderful NEW dies here!!

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Easy baby cards with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends! 
Today I want to share some lovely baby cards. 
My new  grandson (#3) was born in December and a lot of my daughter's friends have new babies, so Baby cards were a must lately.
So here are two cards I made for a Baby girl and Baby boy in a similar style using Scrapberry's cardstock and Die Versions best ever Baby dies.
The girl card in as usual in pinks with a twist of light teal and green.
I die cut the Stork  twice and made it in two colors as for a girl I wanted it in pink.

The baby boy card is in usual blues and a bit of red and I used the Rocking Horse  die as my focal point of this card.
 It shows you how  easy is to make a fancy, lovely card with just one single delicious die!

Both cards are easy to make and all you need are those Die Versions fantastic dies to make those cards in no time!
Die Versions dies used:
Whispers - Stork

Rocking Horse- out of stock

Monday, January 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Love Cards

Happy Monday!! Lisa here to share a couple of Valentine's Day cards with you, using dies from the newest release. This is an amazing release with all kinds of unique and beautiful dies!! You can see all of the new dies HERE.

The focal point for my cards is the new Whispers Lovely Kids die. Aren't they the sweetest??!! I just love this die!! I cut them once in black and then again in sparkly black paper, popping up each layer for dimension.

Tucked among the flowers is the new Whispers Flourish die. This one is a favorite of mine!!

A die from the new Whispers Tag Set was used for the sentiment. This set is another favorite :) The ten tags can be used for so many different uses. Love is from the Compliments Everyday set (not currently in stock). I cut it in three layers for dimension.

On the inside, I used an Express Edge XOXO Die.

Die-Versions Dies Used

Compliments Everyday (not in stock)

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