Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pumpkin Patch


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Today I want to share with you this card I made with the super cute new Whispers Pumpkin Patch die!  For this card I started with kraft paper and addes some orange & black checker board paper.  Next I cut out my Pumpkin Patch die with Core'dinations green and orange paper.  I distressed the leaves and pumpkins with some sandpaper and then I took my black maker and added some dots and lines on the pumpkins and leaves and then I mounted it on some shiny black paper trimmed it down to a nice 3 1/2 inch square and added that to the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Craftin Desert Divas Ghostly Greetings stamp set with black ink onto the green paper and then I cut the tails on the banner and placed it on the card.  Now don't you just want to go hunting for pumpkins?  I sure do!  Going to the Pumpkin Patch are some of my fondest memories of times with my daughters!

Well I hope I have inspired you today!  Be sure to check out the DV Blog often for more creative ways to use your dies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In The Forest

Have you seen the newest release from Die-Versions?  It includes both Halloween and Christmas dies!  Anne here and for today's project I used the beautiful In The Forest die.

To start off, after die cutting it from white cardstock, I heat embossed it with Velvet Sparkle embossing powder.  Although it was extremely difficult to photograph (especially with the metallic silver card base), it is gorgeous in person. 

The background was dry embossed using a Spellbinder M-Bossabilities embossing folder (Dainty Dots).  Staz-On ink (Cotton White) was then rubbed over the raised areas, creating my falling snow :-).

The sentiment was created using two of the Sweet Wordlets (Happy and Holidays), which were die cut from a Super Adhesive Sheet and then covered with Cloud Nine velvet glitter.

The triple looped bow was the result of combining two very different pieces of ribbon together.  The silver (thin one) ribbon did not want to cooperate, so I used double sided tape and adhered it to the center of the blue strip of ribbon.  As there are cut out areas in the silver ribbon, I covered the entire strip of ribbon with more Cloud Nine velvet glitter to get rid of any stickiness.  This is also a great way to add glitter to any type of ribbon.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wicked Witches

Happy Tuesday!! Lisa here to share a project with you using one of the newest dies from the August Release.

For this card, I used the Whispers Brewing Friends die. Aren't they fun??!! I started out cutting the die in purple foam, and then cut it in several other colors to add color and dimension to the wicked witches (I chose to think of them as good witches, brewing up a happy potion, so they are wicked in the awesome sense ;) The button on the ribbon is a Wee Petites Button die.

You can see all of the fun dies from the August 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!! Have a great day :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

If the hat fits

Hello crafty friends,

Today I have two cards both show casing the newly released Witch Hat die.  This die is just the perfect size to take center stage on a card and that's exactly what I did.

On this card I die cut the Witch Hat die from black glitter card stock and 2 layers of black card stock and stacked them to make a thicker element.

I also die cut parts of the die from orange glitter card stock to make them pop or stand out from the hat.  I added a black ribbon, a "Happy Halloween" sentiment popped up on foam with a pop pop ribbon tucked under it.  Since my backgound pattern paper had stars on it, I used star sequins as a finishing touch.

On this card I die cut the Witch Hat die from black and backed it with the same green pattern paper I used for my background.  I added a second layer of Halloween pattern paper and some black ribbon between the two layers.  I used strong double sided tape to secure the ribbon, but added mini staples in several places for added interest.

Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time

Thursday, August 20, 2015

I love Halloween

Hello crafty friends,

I do indeed love Halloween and I have several family member who love it as much if not more than me.  My family and I take turns each year attending either my brother's or my brother-in-law's Halloween parties.  How do you celebrate Halloween?

I haven't been a witch for Halloween in many years, but I didn't let that stop me from using the cool new Witch Hat die on this layout I created.

I die cut four Witch Hat dies from black card stock and arranged them on the diagonal on my layout.

I love die cuts, because they are so easy to incorporate into any project. You can make them the star of the show or supporting actors.  Regardless how you use them, they will give your project a big visual punch.

Thanks for stopping bye today.  I'll be back tomorrow w/a new Halloween project.  Until then

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NYC that never sleeps with some patriotic dies

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last August post  in Die- Versions blog.

There are a few places around the world that you can love or hate.  New York is such a place for most of us. Some are just fascinated by this huge never ending city; some, like my husband, visited it a couple of times and would never come back. For me New York is the whole world! I love this city and I am in love with it. I can come back twice a year and still find new places to visit, new food to try or new shops with unbelievable sales. I love the streets, the smell and the lights of this unique city. So making New York deco was a great fun and I think that with Paper 
House themed products and new patriotic Die Versions dies  it was just a piece of cake.
 I hope that you love my cake 
 And I even made a small tutorial for you, just in case you want to make your own NYC book.

Product list:
Dies- Die Versions- Bursting StarsFestive Rocket, Liberty Eagle
Patterned paper: NYC  never sleeps, New York map- PHP
New York 3d stickers-PHP
Chipboards- Tando Creative
Other: glaze, glitter, paint, red and gold cardstock leftovers.

Step by step instructions: 1.Cover the chipboard cover with City that never sleep paper on the front and with New York map on the back.
2. Cover the inside of the cover with the same paper.
3. Paint the chipboard tray with light teal paint and glue over the right side of the book cover. 
from.Add all stickers as shown. Die cut the Festive Rocket from gold cardstock and cover it  with red glitter glue. Adhere this die cut over the cover frame as shown. Now die cut this Liberty Eagle and cover it with a thick layer of golden glitter and adhere over the previous die. 
4.Die cut Busting Stars from red cardstock and black cardstock and make 2 layer die cut embellishment in the window  inside the tray as shown. Cover it with some clear glaze for the shiny look
5. Ink brick chipboard piece with dark blue ink and glue on the left cover side. Add 2 stickers as shown.
6. Paint the scalloped chipboard frame with the same teal paint; glue the "New York the city that never sleeps" paper cut inside the frame and glue the frame over your cover.
7. Add "Subway sticker" over the frame. Die cut the fireworks and the eagle from gold cardstock and cover with glitter. Adhere it over the frame on the cover.

Enjoy your New York experience! I am back there in just 2 months!