Thursday, July 31, 2014

Not just for Holidays: new release dies used for everyday cards

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again, last post for July is mine as usual due the long shipping time of dies to Israel.
This is our Christmas in July release here on Die- Vesions, but today I do something different.
 I am going to show you my use of Xmas die for non Holidays card and it actually WORKS!
This is July new release Delicate Star die and it was used as a main point of this Good friends are like stars sentiment. I made a cut from thick silver glitter cardstock and made my background with washi tapes only.
The small stars are heat embossed chipboards.

Hope you got my point: any Die - Versions die can be used " out of the box". Just try to find a good sentiment and make the connection over your project.
The new die can be found in the Die-Versions store!

While you're there, be sure to check out the rest of the holiday release as there are 34! new dies in the shop!
And...while you are here, be sure to sign up to follow our blog! 
We have daily inspiration from the Die-Versions Dynamo's!
Other products used :
Cardstock: AC
Stamp: Inspired by Stamping
Inks: Clearsnap
Pearls: FWAB
Chipboards: Tando Creative
Other: Washi tapes

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Holly Branch

Hi Die-Versions Fans,

Lori here today and I am going to share with you a card I made with one of the Die-Versions Christmas in July dies called "Holly Branch" Whispers and a few older dies like "Poinsettia 2" and the Believe Sweet Wordlet.

For this A2 card I started with kraft cardstock and inked the edges with Olive Pastel Chalk Inkpad.  Then I cut the patterned paper to 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches, inked the edges with the same Olive Pastel Chalk Inkpad and attached that to the base of the card.  Next I cut out the "Holly Branch"in green paper twice and inked the edges and with Golden Glitz ink and attached them to the card.  I just love the way the holly branch swirls on this die!  It has such a delicate look to it!  Next I cut out the "Poinsetta 2" die in red paper.  This particular die has many pieces to add a lot of dimension to the poinsetta flower.  It has three layers to the flower and I inked each layer with Golden Glitz ink on the edges and then lightly over the petals to help make the lines on the flower stand out.  Then I put all three layers together with three brads and attached it on top of the two holly brnaches.  Next I took a Sakura red glaze pen and added some berries to the holly branches.  Then I cut out the Believe Sweet Wordlet in red paper, inked it with VersaMark and then added some clear embossing powder and heated it with my heat gun. It really makes the Believe shine!!  I don't think the shiny Believe and the gold giltz on the flower petals shows up real good in the picture, but it is striking in person!  So what do you think?  I think the "Holly Branch" goes perfectly with the "Poinsetta 2" die!!  I am really pleased with all the dimesions this card has!!

Please be sure to stop by the DV Blog everyday to see more creations from the Design Team!!  And don't forget to share your projects with us on the DV Facebook page!  We all love to see what others create with our dies!!  We all learn from each other!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Winter Blessings with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and as I finally got my gorgeous delicious new release dies, I can even make my posts in time.
 Die - Versions is celebrating Christmas in July and those  are my share of those new fantastic dies.
So here are those beauties on my two new winter cards.
As I don't celebrate Xmas, I just made winter cards for all occasions and it works just perfect with those great Die- Versions dies.
The first card was made with a couple of background layers: the white is dry embossed and the upper blue is stamped and misted over the heat embossed background.

Then I made 3 cuts of this gorgeous Whispers Delicate present die with black, dark blue and white cardstocks and made a single shape with old and forgotten brads. It's very easy to connect all three cuts with brads without making and holes with this die cut shape.

Then I added a single dark blue die cut using the new delicate Scrolly Bow die and embellished the top of the present die with a fancy bow. A stamped small tag was added on the bottom together with a couple of 3d stickers and this card was done. Lots of techniques, but very easy to make card after all.
My second card for today is a winter card again and this time I used a new released most adorable Whispers Winter Cottage die and made a cut from glittered dotted cardstock. The empty holes in the cut shape were covered with glitter  glue for the snow effect.

The snowflakes background is dry and heat embossed all together and the sentiment was made with a couple of stickers. The last touch are those fancy pearl swirls and my winter card is done.

I hope you like my use of those fantastic new July release dies and see you in a couple of days with more inspiration.
All can be found in the Die-Versions store!

While you're there, be sure to check out the rest of the holiday release as there are 34! new dies in the shop!
And...while you are here, be sure to sign up to follow our blog! 
We have daily inspiration from the Die-Versions Dynamo's!
Other products used :
Cardstock: Best Creation, AC
Stickers: Paper House Productions
Glitter: Ranger
Pearls: FWAB
Embossing folder: Sizzix
Stamps: Inspired by Stamping, WOW! Embossing Powders
Inks: Clearsnap
Mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang
Ribbon: May Arts

Monday, July 28, 2014

Christmas Town

As you know,   Die-Versions is celebrating Christmas in July with it's newest release.  Anne here with today's card and it incorporates two of the 34 new dies released this month - Tis the Season Sweet Wordlet and Christmas Town Scene Whispers die.

This new die just shouted that it needed I gave it lots of sparkle.  I first die cut the Christmas Town Scene from black cardstock, covered the die cut with VersaMark and then heat set it using Velvet Sparkle embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Love how this sparkly embossing powder looks on dark cardstock.

Next, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than my scene and repeated the process of heat embossing it with Velvet Sparkle embossing powder.  After adhering the white cardstock to the back of the black cardstock, I used markers to color some of the glittered areas.

Using the new Tis the Season Sweet Wordlet, I die cut the sentiment from white cardstock and used the card base to give it color.  A quick and easy way to insert those tiny little filler parts of the letters is to apply adhesive to the back of the words and then insert the little pieces.  To eliminate the rest of the stickiness behind the sentiment, I added Lavender Iris glitter and burnished it in with my fingertip.  Not only does it cover up the rest of the adhesive, it also adds a touch more shimmer to the project.

Paper piercing and ribbon are the finishing touches to this pretty quick and easy Christmas card.

Be sure to visit often to see what great projects the rest of the DV Dynamos continue to come up with.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Peace on Earth

It's my day to post for Die-Versions, and I have been SO eager to work with my newest dies!
We received our Christmas dies last week, and oh my goodness - you are going to
want them all!  Seriously!!!
 Today, I am working with three of the new's what I made:

Dies used were "Peace on Earth" Sweet Wordlets DVSW-043, "Snowflake Corner" Whispers DVW-399, and "Deer Ornaments: Whispers DVW-388.  All can be found in the Die-Versions store!

While you're there, be sure to check out the rest of the holiday release. I am
completely and totally smitten!

And...while you are here, be sure to sign up to follow our blog! 
We have daily inspiration from the Die-Versions Dynamo's!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Perfect Paper Crafting - Perfect Layers Mini Rulers (check out my sidebar for details!)
Hammermill 110# Cardstock
Colorbok Blue Cardstock
Tombow Mono Liquid Glue
Recollections Dimensional Foam (Michael's)
Black, Maroon, and Glitter Cardstock (Hobby Lobby)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Watercolor Christmas

Hello crafty friends,

Today I'm showcasing the Delicate Deer Whispers and the Delicate Tree Whispers dies.  These two dies work so well together that it would have been a shame not to combine them :)

This card is actually very easy to recreate.  I die cut the Delicate Deer Whispers out of glitter brown card stock and the Delicate Tree Whispers out of green card stock.  I set them aside while I worked on my card base layers.

The first layer is simply a piece of pattern paper trimmed to give me an 1/8th of an inch white border on the card.  The second or top layer is a white piece of card stock on which I tried out a new (to me) watercolor technique I saw posted on the Scrapyland blog a few days ago.

I started w/a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a few Distress markers (fired brick, spiced marmalade, peeled paint, dusty concord and faded jeans).   Here are some process pictures:

I wanted each section of the embossed image to be a different color therefore, using the embossing folder as a guide, I drew pencil lines for the different sections.  

I placed my clear stamp block over my piece of card stock.  I colored each section w/a different ink color and sprayed the whole thing with water when I was done coloring. The color pooled on the clear stamp block, which is what I wanted.

Next... I turned over the clear stamp block, being mindful of the now wet inks and pressed it onto my white piece of card stock.

Here's what I got then I lifted my stamp block off. I have to admit that I didn't get the Christmas-y colors I was going for, but overall, I liked the results, so I rolled with it :)

As a side note... the clear stamp block had enough ink on it left to get a second coat onto another piece of paper.  I used watercolor paper for the second inking, but plain card stock for the first.  I set this piece aside to dry, because it was very wet.

Once dry, I embossed the paper, placed all my elements on the card and voila!

Notice that the colors soften quite a bit once they dried.  I really LOVE this look and I will definitely try it again.

Until next time

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Be Merry in July !!

Hello Dear All,
Archana is here with you today..presenting one super cute die from our New Release! I am sure you will like this die too. It is really really perfect size of cards, mini albums, scrapbook layouts and what not.

Whispers - Mistletoe

I had so much fun using this die. One more thing is this die is not only for Christmas or Holiday projects. You can use it on any theme as a leaf background. I am going to use this so many times for sure.

Please visit my blog and leave me some comments. If you like my work please be a follower :-)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Merry Christmas in July

Hello crafty friends,

Mary here today w/a card featuring the newly released Delicate Tree - Whispers:

I started this card by die cutting my tree from green glitter paper.  Once die cut, I covered the back of the die cut with score tape and attached it to a solid piece of card stock.  Next I pour glitter over the whole piece.  I used the score tape backing sheet to burnish the glitter into all the openings of the die cut.  I hand cut the now solid tree and backed it w/foam squares and a few red gem stones to the front.

I set my tree element to the side and started working on my card base.  I covered the front of my 5"x6.5" card with a piece of 6"x6" wood grain pattern paper, but notice that to make my pattern paper fit my 6.5" tall card I used the piece left over from the 5" wide side.  Did that make sense? You can tell that the paper's orientation is different, but w/some patterns that's OK.

Once the card was covered,  I went to work on the rest of my elements.  I stamped my train on white card stock and fussy cut it (oh, yes I did) and believe me you develop a fast appreciation for dies when you do any fussy cutting.   I did a little bit of coloring on the train.  I'll give you a tip... do the coloring before the fussy cutting, because it's not funny messing up the coloring on a piece that you have fussy cut.

Building the card was easy from this point on.  I glued the back of the train element onto the card front, tucked the tree into the center and added double layer of foam squares to the front of the train, so that it had a little more dimension than the single layer foam backed tree.

My last addition to the card was the die cut Merry Christmas from one of my all time go to Christmas dies,  the Holidays Compliments 1 die word set.    

Here are the dies I used on this card:

Delicate Tree - Whispers

Holidays 1 - Compliments

Until next time

Monday, July 21, 2014

Scrolly Bow

Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Today I am going to share with you a card I made using a new die from the July Christmas Release and an older Christmas die.  I think they go together perfectly!! 

For this card I cut out the "Christmas Word Tree" Whispers in shiny green paper.  Then I cut out the "Scrolly Bow" in red shiny paper.  I started with a sage green piece of cardstock for the base of the card and I inked the edges with Golden Glitz ink.  Next I took a piece of brown patterned paper and cut it to 5 1/4 inches by 4 1/4 inches, used the Golden Glitz to ink the edges and then placed it on the card off kilter.  I cut off the brown paper hanging over the edge and then inked those clean cut edges.  Next I took a 4 inch by 4 inch square of sage green patterned paper, inked the edges with the gold ink and placed that on top of the brown paper.  Then I took the "Christmas Word Tree" and placed that in the center of the green patterned paper.  Next I took the "Scrolly Bow" and placed that on the base of the tree.  Don't they look like they were made for each other?  Next I took some of the gold ink and inked the star, and then I placed the Bo Bunny metallic brads at the bottom of the card and the Bo Bunny 25 Embellishment at the top of the card.  So what do you think?  Don't the Tree and the Bow go together perfectly?

Please be sure to stop by the Die-Versions Blog to see what the other talented Design Team Members have created!  And be sure to post your creations to the Die-Versions Facebook page, we love to see what you have made just as much as you like to see what we on the Design Team make!!  We all learn from each other!!

I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful today!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Snowflake Corner

Hello Die-Version Fans,

I am so happy to be kicking off the new July Christmas Release to you all!!  I am going to be showing you a card that I made using two of the new dies, "Snowflake Corner" Whispers and "Tis' The Season" Sweet Wordlets.

For this A2 card I started out with a plum cardstock for the base of the card, it actually matches the color of the swirl on the bottom left corner of the patterned paper.  Next I cut out the Snowflake Corner twice, once in brown paper and once in silver paper.  I cut the snowflakes off the silver branch and applied them to the brown branch and then placed the branch on the top of the card.  Then I cut out the Tis' The Season sentiment in silver paper and attached that to the card.  I just love the delicate branch with those beautiful snowflakes hanging from it!

Be sure to check the Die-Versions Blog everyday for some inspiration!  And don't forget to share with us your beautiful creations on the DV Facebook page.

Oh!!  And don't forget to check out all of the wonderful Christmas dies in the July Release here!!  You are going to love them all!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Hello everyone,
Here is Archana, sharing this tag. I used two beautiful dies which are...

Whispers - Perfume    Whispers - Pretty Wings

And here is the tag...

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sweet & Sassy

Hello Die-Versions Fans!!

Happy Tuesday!!  Lori here today and I would like to share with you a card that I made using the new Sweet & Sassy Sweet Spot from the" Life As A Diva" Collection.

For this card I started with blue cardstock for the base of the card.  Next I attached a piece of glittery patterned paper.  Then I stamped the Julie Nutting stamp on white paper and colored her in with Copic markers and then backed her with a light green paper.  With the same green paper I cut out the Sweet & Sassy Sweet Spot and put that on white cardstock and cut around the edges abd added that to the card.  I really love the Sweet & Sassy Sweet Spot, it just seems perfect for anyone who has a teenage daughter!!  Because teenage girls can go from Sweet to Sassy in ten seconds flat!!

Please be sure to stop by the Die-Versions Blog daily for more awesome creations! And don't forget to share with us your beautiful creations on the Die-Versions Facebook page.

I hope I have inspired you to create something today! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pretty Wings!

Happy Monday!
It's my pleasure today, to bring you a project created using the Die-Versions 'Pretty Wings'
butterfly die.  What a beautiful die to work with!

Die-Versions "Pretty Wings" Whispers DVW-383

I needed a very quick card, and immediately thought of this die.
Black and white is a timeless color combination, and the white on white theme is so popular now...
A strip of extra wide Washi tape, a sentiment from Our Daily Bread Designs, a few
pieces of black bling, and voila!

Be sure to check out the Die-Versions store - I know you want this butterfly, and...
there's a brand new Christmas release in the works!  
Hope to share with you soon!

Hope you will also become a follower of the Die-Versions Blog!  We have a couple
of great blog hops scheduled in the next few months.  Just think of the
inspiration that two teams will bring!

Have a great day,
Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

The good old days book cover

Helo my dear crafty friends! Irit is here and today I am  going to show you my altered Mixed  Media project made with some good old dies.  Actually those dies are not so old after all, but not from the latest release.
So here is my altered chipboard self made book cover (the inside? I will probably add a pre- made art journal inside as making your own is a hard work after all)

I made this cover with Tando Creative chipboard set that was just some bare chippies and then made the  cover with  stamping over metal cardstock, heat embossing the stamped images and adding some metal tapes in between the pieces. Then there was a time for embellishment cluster and it's all made with our gorgeous Die Versions dies.

I made this cluster using 3  DV dies: Good old days Sweet spots
Heart Burst Whispers die
Daisy Flair die
All dies were die cut from metal thick cardstock and heat embossed with a mixture of metal embossing powders to give them this " real" metal texture.
I hope you like this " not a card" project and will try some Mixed Media made with DV dies in the future.
See you soon again!
And those are the dies I used to make this project

Friday, July 11, 2014


Happy Friday, everyone!! Lisa here to share a couple of cards with you using several Die-Versions dies, including my favorite die from the June release - Whispers Hairdo.

I just love the Whispers Hairdo die. It was cut in black and then purple for a background. Believe is a Sweet Wordlets die, cut once in orange and once in black for a shadow. The papers are from Bo Bunny. The flowers were sprayed with Dylusions inks to match the papers. I have another card to share with you today, using dies from the Shapes Diva Set.

The vase and birdcage are from the Shapes Diva Set. Get Well Soon was cut from the Compliments Everyday die set. I cut a big x into the paper and then rolled the edges to reveal the back side of the paper.

You can check out all of the dies from the latest release HERE. And we would love to see your projects featuring Die-Versions dies on our Facebook page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Please come back next week for more inspiration from the design team!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tutu Dress for little ballerinas

Hello Die-Versions fans!

Emmy here today with a new project to share! I really love the June 2014 release "Life as a Diva" - it is so girly and sweet! 

I used the Sweet Frames Hello die to frame the cute tutu dress and the Sweet Wordlets "Adorable" die.

I used the Whispers Tutu Dress Die to cut the silver dress stand. Then I decorated the swirls with Liquid Pearls.

I hope you enjoyed today's project!

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Celebrate Love

Anne here with another way to use the new Sweet Petite Princess die.  I treated the die cut, which was cut from white cardstock, like it was a stamp.  I colored the image with Copics and then added two different PK Glitz glitters to the dress portion of the die.

The background was stamped with a script image from Cornish Heritage Farms and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.  This created a resist for my Pan Pastels that I used for the background.

The Celebrate and Love are Sweet Wordlets  and the border die cut is Crochet Lace - all from Die-Versions.  I also colored some sequins with my Copics to coordinate the colors and added a strip of ribbon to complete this quick and easy note card. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Life As a DIVA!!

Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Happy Tuesday!!  I hope everyone has recovered from the big 4th of July Weekend!!  Today I want to share with you two cards that I made using the new Diva Express Edge die.  Here is the first one:

For this A2 card I started with white cardstock for the base.  I then cut a piece of patterned paper to 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches and I inked the edges with Close To My Heart Desert Storm ink and then attached that to the card base. Next I stamped an Art Impressions stamp on white paper and colored it with Copic Markers.  Then I inked the edges with the same ink and placed that on top of a piece of peach colored paper.  Next I cut out the Diva Express Edge die twice, once in the aqua woodgrain paper and then again in cranberry paper.  I put the stamped image on the on top of the aqua woodgrain paper and I used the cranberry Diva to offset the aqua Diva and I glued the whole thing down on the card.  So what do you think?  Is my Diva a "hottie" or what?

Here is my second card:

For this A2 card I started with white cardstock for the base and then I cut a piece of beige patterned paper down to 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches and attached that to the base.  Next I cut out the Diva Express Edge die with pinkish paper and added that to the card on an angle.  Then I used the Crochet Lace Whispers and cut that out twice in ecru paper and placed one right under the Diva word and then other one right under the pinkish paper edge.  Then I used the Pretty Hat Whispers and cut that out in the same pinkish paper.  I put two pink flowers together with a brad and placed that right in the middle of the flower on the hat.  I love the way the flowers add some dimesion to the hat!  Now it is already to send out to some special lady!!

Please be sure to stop by the Die-Versions Blog everyday for some wonderful ideas on how to use our dies!!  And we really want to see what you create with your dies so please share them with us on the Die-Versions Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful today!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Pretty Wings...

It's my day to bring you some Die-Versions goodness!

This card is made with the Die-Versions "Pretty Wings" Die.  This is one of the prettiest butterfly dies that I've ever seen, and I was so excited to see it in my last envelope from Die-Versions!

This photo shows the card closed.  This is a 6 x 6 card base.  I've measured in from
each side about 1.5 inches, and cut up to the fold on the card base.  The flaps
on the sides were adhered to the card back, leaving only the center
as a fun little easel!
The small strip in the center of the butterflies is actually the "Crochet Lace" Die (DVW-322).
I've cut it out, and cut it in half, placing each half together, and covering the
seam with a ribbon scrap.  I totally LOVE this border die!
Die-Versions "Pretty Wings" Whispers DVW-383

Now, here's a view with the easel up.  Isn't that just the most fun?
The sentiment inside says "Wishing you a blessed & wonderful day".

Next up is a FUN and girlie card!  I've always LOVED shoes - wish my old feet would still
tolerate heels like these!  This die, "Shoe Collection", is so great - the set has every one of these shoes!
Of course, it can be cut apart if you want to use just one shoe, but as it's small, I just left it together,
punching a full set of each color.

The sentiment on this one is computer generated.

This 'Diva' release was so much fun!  I can't wait to create with these dies again!
Hope you'll head over to the Die-Versions store and see what's new!
While you're here, we hope you will become a follower of the blog!  There's lots
of daily inspiration to be found here, by the DV Dynamo's!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Bazzill Cardstock
a|muse Chevron Cardstock
KaiserCraft Pearls
Black Nailheads (Michael's)
Our Daily Bread Designs "Flourished Verses"
Sherri Baldy "Besties" Image
Tombow Adhesives
Black Cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
White Cardstock (Hammermill 100#)
and, of course... my Perfect Paper Crafting Perfect Layers Mini-Rulers for my mats
on the pink card! (see my sidebar for details on how you can save money!)