Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!!

Hello Die-Versions Fans,
Happy 4th of July!!
In honor of Independence Day I want to share with you this card!!

For this card I started with kraft card stock for the base of the card and I added a piece of red paper with inked blue edges.  Next I cut out the new Independence Bell die 3 times, once in white, brown and copper paper and I fussy cut it and pieced it together.  I attached it to a Bo Bunny Anthem Noteworthy journal box and attached that to the card.  Next I cut out the Sweet Wordlets Happy die in white paper and I cut out the 4th using Missy Micro font and then added that to the card.  Now doesn't that make you feel Patriotic??  I know I sure do!!

So on behalf of all of us at Die-Versions we want to wish you a Happy & Safe 4th of July!!

Now I also wanted to give you a little heads up about and upcoming Blog Hop between Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle and it is called the Awareness Campaign and it goes along with the new July release of Cancer Awareness Dies.  

The Joint Blog Hop will go live on Friday, July 31st at 9:00 pm EST and a winner will be announced on August 4th!  You won't want to miss out on all the creative inspiration you will get from both of these very talented Design Teams!!  So please be sure to mark your calendar for July 31st at 9:00 pm EST and be ready to be amazed!!  

Thanks for stopping by and have a very Happy & Safe 4th from all of us at Die-Versions!!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Here's to you America!

It's my day to post, and it seemed only fitting to showcase
a couple of my favorite patriotic Die-Version dies!

For my project today, I've used Die-Versions "Festive Rocket" Whispers DV-473, and "Independence Kids" Whispers DV-467. The sentiment is a stamp from Repeat Impressions.

Here's a close up of the "Independence Kids" die that I used. You will note that I die cut from three different colors, layering one on top of the other (moving each layer a bit to the side) for dimension.

These dies were just calling out to be used in a unique way. The pattern for this Diorama card was lying on my work space, and that's how this card evolved!
This is the view from the front of the card.

Here is a side view, showing the dimension.

And here, I've laid the card down, giving you a bird's eye view of the card.

The fun thing about this card, is that it folds flat for mailing! If I had not used the rocket die as I did, an A2 envie would hold it. I had to choose a larger envelope due to the overhang of the fireworks!

Here, you can see the flap folded (not yet sealed). I placed the twine on top
to hold everything in place for the sake of photos!

Speaking of is one more storage tip! I had OOdles of my grandmother's old wooden thread spools.  She worked for years in a fur store in downtown St. Louis. I can remember being allowed to go to work with her a few times. It was awe-inspiring to touch all of those amazing furs! Anyway, as the spools whittled down to just a couple of yards, she was told to take them home and use them.  I've saved them for years, and one day, I thought how fun it would be to be able to have them out and visible!  Since I had a lot of Baker's Twine, that is what seemed best to use them for.  I also had this pretty etched candy dish (I don't use the lid, as I like it to be open and ready to grab a spool) that seemed oh, so perfect. Now, my beautiful twines are all wrapped onto nana's spools, in a glass display 'case' that otherwise would be hiding in a cabinet! 

Well, thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you will become a follower of the Die-Versions blog,
and do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions store - they have some wonderful new releases!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hula girl says " Hi" to you all- with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my very first July post in my blog.
 This time I am going to share a Mixed Media card. Yes-  this card was made with stencils, texture paste, inks, embossing powders and glitter. So this is a true Mixed Media piece. But on the other hand, this card is a card. With a focal point (also a bit cluttered) and a small sentiment and it's not this heavy stamped/misted/painted Mixed Media piece we are used to  think of when we see the term " Mixed Media".
So this is my kind of Mixed Media: lots of mediums and no mess. And then I just added a couple of Die Versions June release dies as my  large focal card point.
Both Hula girl and Tiki boards  were die cut  from simple thick white cardstock.
The Hula girl was layered over double sided adhesive piece and glitter was added over the open adhesive (now you can see it inside the die cut ). The Tiki boards die was covered with clear embossing ink and then I used at least 5  colors of embossing powders and embossing glitters to get this look. I also added a simple heat embossed with yellow powder punched circle as a " sun" on the back of my die cut cluster. The " sun rays" background was made with a stencil, texture paste , embossing powders and  color mists.
 I hope you like this card and the techniques I used with Die Versions new dies.

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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy 4th of July Week

Hello crafty friends,

I'm looking forward to the upcoming 4th of July weekend.  My In-Laws throw a small party every year and I truly enjoy it.  I love chatting w/their friends.  Growing up my parents didn't do any entertaining, so I've always been in awe of the stories about my In-Law's parties.

I'm not sure which of the three patriotic cards I made I will be attaching to my In-Law's host/hostess gift, but I think any one of them would be very welcome.

Card #1 - I used the cute Beach Turtle Whispers die as my star player on this card.  I die cut it from watercolor paper and used Distress Ink to watercolor my element red and blue.  I added Glossy Accents over the turtles for some added interest.   The tag was also watercolored on watercolor paper. I printed the text on that's on the tag before cutting it into a tag.

Card #2 - I used the beautiful Dolphin Fun Whispers die on this card.  I die cut 3 red elements and 3 blue elements from pattern papers.  I started by positioning one of the red elements on the center of my card and arranging the others into a grid. I only needed 3 of each, because the parts I cut off on the right side were I used on the left side.

I stamped some stars on the white spaces (I'm can't seem to make cards w/white spaces) and added dots of Stickles.

Card #3 - I used the Cove Whispers die on this card.  This die is currently out of stock, but should be back in the stores soon.

This was probably the easiest card off all three to make.  It took minutes.  I started by printing a flag image to about the size of the die (3.5"x4") and die cutting the element from it.  I made a quick video of this.

I stamped some fireworks in white on the background, right on the blue grid pattern paper.

When I set out to make these cards, I challenge myself to make patriotic cards with each of these dies, because I feel that most dies can be made to fit most themes.  Of course, an Americana/Patriotic theme is a pretty easy one to achieve :)   Until next time

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hooray For the Red, White & Blue

Happy Monday!! Lisa here, and since we will be celebrating Independence Day in the USA on Saturday, I've created a couple of cards using the new Whispers Statue of Liberty die from the June release for the occasion :)

The Whispers Statue of Liberty is one of my all-time favorite dies (I seem to say that about all of the dies, but it's true!!) I remember the first time I saw the Statue of Liberty in person...I was ten years old on a family vacation. I was blown away!! She was so massive and beautiful and I was mesmerized :)

I cut the Statue of Liberty three times, once in red, white and blue. I only adhered the bases together so that the stars would look like fireworks shooting off the card. I added the stars that were cut from the die to one corner. The "4" is a Downhill Font die and "th" is A Little Mint Font die.  I cut the Statue of Liberty one more time in white and then added the stars to the bottom.

And another version of the Statue of Liberty on star paper. I covered her in Moonrise Glitter Tinsel from Sparkle and Sprinkle and oh my, the sparkle is amazing!! You can see it better here...

To see all of the awesome new dies from the June release, click HERE. And we would love to see your creations using Die-Versions products on our Facebook page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

More Fun with Die-Versions!


I'm here today to share a fun card made with a Die-Versions new

I had to Google these flowers, to see what colors were prevelant,
and what I found were mostly pinks and yellows, with a few whites.
I decided to have some fun, and go with the yellow (which had pink
centers, on Google) and a very bright pink.

Here's what I created:

I think it will cheer up my Chemo buddy, don't you?
What gal doesn't like a bit of pink bling, now and then!

Hope you will become a follower of the Die-Versions blog,
and do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions store - they have some wonderful new releases!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,