Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Shake Shake

Hello crafty friends,

I'm obsessed with Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off".  I just can't get it out of my head.  So both of today's cards are shaker card... LOL

On my first card, I took the Smile frame die and turned into my shaker.  Sorry, I know it's hard to see the "smile", because all the sequins fell to the bottom of the shaker.  I placed a branch from the Owl My Thanks Stamp and Owl My Thanks Die sets inside my shaker for added interest.

I also placed a second branch on the outside of the shaker and added a cute owl on top.  I stamped the "Hoot-arrific" sentiment from the Owl My Thanks stamp set and this card is ready to send.

On my second card, I first cut a piece of pattern paper for my front panel.  I took the Lucky Scallop die and used it to die cut the scallop window. Remember your dies can do double duty if you think of the negative space/shape they make.  The window (negative shape) made by the Lucky Scallop die makes a fantastic shaker window.

I stamped two of the flying owls from the Owl My Thanks Stamp set and added silver and white sequins.  This time I glued some the of sequins, so that when all the sequins fall to the bottom there are still a few in the "air".  

Something to think about (I learned this the hard way on my first card).  When attaching your open back shaker window directly to the card front, you will have to place your shaker bits (sequins, micro beads, etc.) in what will be the center of your shaker on the card's front, because if you place those bits on the inside of the shaker window, you can't turn the window upside down to attach it to the card's front. You end up having to keep the window face down and position your card front over it. And in doing that, you will not have a way to align the shaker window.  Does this make sense?

On both of these cards, I ended up placing my sequins directly on the card's front in the center of the shaker window and carefully (so the sequins don't move) attached the shaker window.

Thanks for stopping bye.  I hope you have enjoyed your time here and that you came back soon. My next post is in two weeks and it will probably feature dies from the new release.  It's been fun creating with Jan2015's release, but I'm looking forward to new goodies to play with.  If you would like to see more of my work just click here to visit my blog.  Until next time 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Pretty Wings and Love in the Air

Hello Friends!

I'm here today to share a pretty card that was created using the
Die-Versions stamp set, "Love in the Air" DV-9016, and
Die-Versions die, "Pretty Wings" Whispers DVW-383.

I've been a wee bit smitten with the new Bokeh technique, and thought I'd give it a try today, for this card.  I masked off a section in the center of a white panel, and just created oodles of circles of different colors and sizes.  I came back in with some white ink with the final circles.
When I had the background finished, I cut very thin strips of the black and aqua cardstocks, and
created a tiny border on each side of the sentiment.
Two of the beautiful butterflies were cut.  One was placed off the edges of the focal panel,
and the excess trimmed away.  The other was mounted at the top of the card with some Tombow glue, and the wings were lifted up for dimension.
The last step was to scatter a few sequins.  A girl has to have a bit of bling, right?

I can't wait to see what the next new release from Die-Versions bring!
Check back soon, as they should be here any day!

Hope you give this fun and easy technique a try for your backgrounds!

If you want to do some shopping for dies and stamps, be sure to check out the Die-Versions website! They have some wonderful dies that cut like butter, and are so affordable!
And now - they have sweet stamps too!!!

Have a wonderful day - thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Celebrate Saint Patty's Day!

Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Since this is the beginning of March I thought I would start the month off with a Saint Patrick's Day card!!

For this A2 card I started with the brown polka dot card stock for the base of this card.  Then I took the Cut Out Celebrate die and ran it thru my Vagabond, then I put a piece of green paper on the inside of the card so the green paper would show thru the openings.  Next I took some of the same green paper and I cut out the Whispers Shamrock Flourish and added that to the card.  The Erin go Bragh is a sticker I had in my stash and I just added it to some of the green paper and then added that to the card too!!  So I hope this puts you in the mood for "the wearin' of the green"!! 

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week!! Lisa here to share some birthday cards with you today.

These cards are all similar in style with different papers. A Die-Versions Whispers Ring of Hearts die was used as the centerpiece of the cards. Happy and Birthday are Sweet Wordlet dies. Wee Petites Button dies were used in the center of the bows.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cruise Adventures with Die Versions

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and this is my new layout made with Die Versions new stamps and dies set Sailaway set.
As a " well known world traveller" I have a lot of sea photos and this layout was made to use those new DV dies and stamps.
As you can see I stamped 3 tickets with 3 different stamps from this set. The cluster on the right middle of the page was  made with 3 stamped and die cut images and  colored a bit over the stamped pieces.
I also stamped the birds from this set on the top of the piece and doodled inside with white pen.
I also made a step by step instructions for this layout and you are welcome to try the similar one:

Product list:
 Stamps, dies: Die-Versions Sail away dies
Sail away stamps
Paper, stickers: Paper House Productions
Inks: Ranger
Mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Other: lace, ribbon, buttons
Sketch: SG Create
Step by step instructions:
1.Use paper with birds as your layout base. Cut the beach paper to 8*8'' square and adhere it over the basic paper as shown.
2.Cut a strip of a " wood like " paper from the same pad and punch it with circled punch. Adhere the punched strip vertically as shown. Add a strip of a blue lace tape and a piece of blue ribbon near the punched strip.
3. Glue the main photo. Make tag from another photo and mat it with the light blue paper left from the strip cut.
4. Stamp the sayings and make a hand made tickets from the stamped sayings. Adhere all three tickets as shown. Glue the 3d title  over the photos.
5. Make 2 embellishments clusters with stamped and die cut sea images. Add cork stickers over both clusters.
6. Stamp birds around the page with blue ink and doodle inside the stamped birds with white pen. Add random blue mists around the page. Glue a few buttons as shown.

Hope you like my small tutorial and see you soon again!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dashing Through the Snow

It's never too early to start on Christmas cards and a perfect way to do that is to use the new Die-Stamp sets from Die-Versions.    Anne here and today I'm showcasing another card using the Winter Wonderland die set and coordinating stamp set.

To start out, the sled and snowman were die cut from white card stock, stamped with the coordinating image, and colored with Copic markers.  I also added Stickles (Star Dust) to the snowman body and the snow flakes kicked up from the sled.  Next I die cut two circles from more white cardstock.  On the first one, I spritzed it with Dylusions Ink Spray (Calypso Teal) and the second one I cut up to create snow banks.  After adhering the snow banks to the first circle, I covered the whole thing with more Star Dust Stickles and then adhered the snow man and the sled.

The front panel was dry embossed using a Crafters Companion embossing folder (Christmas Merriment).   Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Broken China) gives the raised portions a touch of color.  Once this step was completed, I used a slightly smaller circle and die cut the center (be sure to save this piece for a later project) and layered the embossed front on top of the snowy scene.  The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of cardstock with Distress Ink (Broken China) that's the same as the card base and adhered below the focal point and then immediately covered with Ranger Clear embossing powder and heat set.  Then I stamped the small snowflake randomly along the rest of the strip.