Friday, August 26, 2016

Bon Voyage

For today's card, Anne here and I'm showcasing several Die-Versions dies including some that are in the Farewell category.

They are the Old Globe - EastMy Micro font, Bon Voyage Sweet Spot,  Lucky Scallops, and Old Suitcase Sweet Petite (retired).

To create the Old Globe, I used the Painting with Embossing Powders technique.  (You can click here to see other posts using this same technique.)  Start out by adding some VersaMark to the image and then pour your first color of embossing powder on top and heat set.  Then begin adding more colors right on top of the original color and heat set from below.  There's no need to add more VersaMark between colors as you are melting the powders from the bottom.  This is also another way to add dimension to your piece.  The frame for the Old Globe consists of Blackened Bronze and Copper Flame mixed media embossing powders.  For the land, I started out by adding Madagascar Green as the base and then added MossChocolate Sparkle, and Magic Speckle until I was happy with the results.  The water is Ocean Marbled embossing powder and the Old Suitcase and Bon Voyage sentiment were heat set using Tuscan Star embossing powder.  (All the embossing powders are manufactured by Sparkle N Sprinkle.)

I love using the Painting with Embossing Powder technique because there isn't a right or wrong way to do it.  Just keep adding color (and dimension) until you are happy!

There are lots of great dies listed in the Farewell Sale. (I already own lots of them :-).  So if you'd like to get any, you better hurry before they are gone.

If you'd like to earn 15% off your total purchase, be sure to add the code anne15 to the coupon box when you check out.  This discount is good on all the everyday prices.  Have fun shopping!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

More Christmas in August with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Die Versions post.
I know that it's just August. But when you make project form print you mostly craft Christmas in March. And so it was with a few of my projects that I am going to share in a couple of next months.
I still don't know if this fancy tag was print published as I didn't get the issue, but the issue is already in shops, so I can share it and you can try to make a similar  gift tags in advance.
The tag was made with Canvas Corp 7 Gypsies paper and a lot, and I mean ALOT, of Die versions die cuts.
I used two sets of nested dies here:
Nested Stitched circles and Nested Stitched Combo.
The circles were arranged on the top of the tag and the sentiment was layered over rounded squares die cuts.
Usually the basic dies are for matting. I use them as the main embellishments over some of my projects and I am totally in love with this nested stitched line. I still need to buy some more that I don't own yet!

And those are dies used to make this tag:

Whispers - Stitched Nesting Combo

Whispers - Stitched Nesting Circles

I hope that you like both of my cards and see you again soon with more Die Versions inspiration.
I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!  Please be sure to check back to the DV Blog often for more great ideas on how to use your dies!  And please share with us what you make on the DV Facebook Page.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Retro Happy Birthday!

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Kara here from Create By Kara to feature the Retro Happy Birthday die.    The retro line is so fun I decided to play around.  I do apologize, but the Retro Happy Birthday is out of stock right now.  Check out the other Retro Dies available here.
To create my background I used the shaving cream technique.  I watched a few YouTube videos to get the feel for it.  This is a super messy technique, but oh so pretty.  I knew I wanted a 'retro' or tie dye look.. so I chose the reinker colors I thought would look best for that 'style'
I did these before I went to bed so it would be dry the next day.  I do have to say the shaving cream smelled wonderful!  LOL
Here is what I ended up with.  You get TONS of prints out of one shaving cream session.  I could have done even more by adding other colors near the end.
I then cut the Retro Happy Birthday die on pink paper to make it stand out.  I glued it down and applied Spectrum Noir clear sparkle.  This can dress anything up and who doesn't love a glitter look!  I then finished it off with some new Ranger enamel accents. 
Have a great day!  Be sure to stop back for more Design Team inspiration!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Happy Tuesday!! Lisa here to share a couple of cards with you today featuring several Die-Versions dies.

For the bottom layer of dies, I used a Whispers Ornamental Fence die (not currently in stock) covered with a Whispers Stitched Nesting Squares die on the top and a Whispers Hexagon Background die on the bottom.

The middle panel was created with a Whispers Butterfly Punch Border die (not currently in stock). Along the edges are Whispers Flower Border dies. Celebrate is a Compliments Holiday 1 die, popped up with foam for dimension.

Die-Versions Dies Used
Whispers Ornamental Fence
Whispers Butterfly Punch Border

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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Offset Butterfly Wedding Card

Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen here again and today I am sharing a pretty wedding card I made with Die-Version’s dies. I started this card by cutting the Whispers Big Butterfly die out of the side of a white card front and also out of another piece of white cardstock. I colored the beautiful butterfly piece with Nuvo’s blue, pink and green Embellishment Mousse and popped it back into the negative die shape on the side of the card. I put acetate behind the openings, but if I did again I would probably skip that step. I attached the die cut card front to a yellow card base after die cutting Die-Versions Mr. & Mrs. Sweet Wordlets out of the center. I die cut and attached two Whispers Oriental Fans to the corners and added some pastel sequins to complete the card.

Remember you can get a 15% discount on any of Die-Version’s great dies by simply using my discount code karen15 when you check out at the Die-Versions website (unless the dies are already on sale.)

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! 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Hello Die

Hello crafty friends,

Lets talk word dies.  If you were to ask me what my favorite dies are I would probably say my cat and penguins dies, because I love cats and penguins.  But if were to ask me what my most used die is, I would have to say my HELLO dies.  I have them in several sizes and in several fonts.

I make cards for many reasons, I find it relaxing, it's my creative outlet, it bring joy to me and to those who receive them (at least, I hope it does).  The majority of my cards are fun HELLO cards.

When Die-Versions released their word dies... I was all smiles and quickly purchased them all up, because I knew I would get my money out of them.   This HELLO die is currently one of my favorites and it's been finding it's way into almost every card I've made this summer.

On some cards the HELLO die is the star of the show.  On other cards, such a this one, the HELLO die plays more of a supporting role, but still a very much needed element.   Also notice that even thou this is a birthday card... my front sentiment is HELLO.

Thanks for stopping bye today, leave me some feedback or links to your projects using some of our great dies.  Don't forget to use the code mary15 for 15% off your order (not valid with sales or discounts) when shopping at Die-Versions.