Friday, May 30, 2014

For The Newlyweds


Happy Friday everyone!! Lisa here to share a card with you today featuring the Whispers The Proposal die from the May Wedding Bells and Father's Day release.


For the background of the card, I used the Whispers Bricks Background die, keeping some of the bricks in place. The Celebrate Express Banner was cut twice...once in patterned paper and once in black and then offset for a shadow effect.


Two sizes of Heart Doodles Wee Petites dies were used...one for the sentiment and one that was covered in glitter and added to the top of the gem swirl. The Whispers Daisy Flair die was cut in vellum and tucked among the flowers. A Wee Petites Button die was added to the center of the bow.


The Whispers The Proposal die was popped up with foam tape for dimension. Gems were added to the dress and you can't tell in the photo, but they were brushed with a glitter brush so they sparkle in person :)


You can check out all of the dies from the May 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, May 29, 2014

Happy Father's day - again- from Irit


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last- for May release- blog post.
Today I am going to show you another Happy Father's day card made with a couple of May  new dies and one old die too and a few trendy items added to my card.


First the dies I used for this card:
The adorable Dad's  closet die was cut to 1/3 and 2/3 to fit this vertical card and I just made my " closet" in two levels.  The sentiment I used here is a new Enhanced Spot " Happy Father's day " die layered over the old Sweet Spots Angel Wing Scalloped Circle.





And now for some trends as promised:
Kraft  and yellow colors- trend #1
Washi tape - this dotted frame was hand cut  from washi covered cardstock piece- trend #2
Cloth line wooden clips- covered with a small pieces of the same washi tape- trend #3
Metal wire- this thin yellow one I have for ages in my stash- trend #4
Newsprint over anything- here it's over those Candy dots- trend #5
Anyway, all those trends are just the add- ons to our gorgeous dies! This card is made with  dies and for dies!

Please be sure to check the DV blog everyday for more ideas of how to use the new May Die-Versions dies!  Our Design Team has really done a wonderful job with these new dies and I know you are going to love their projects and want all the dies too!!  And don't forget to share your creations with on us on the DV Facebook page.

See you soon again!
Irit

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

First Dance

Hello Everyone,
Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day long weekend.
It is time to show you all a new beautiful die which I used for this project and I am sure you will like it.

So here you go....






For this Card I have used two new dies.

Whispers - Summer Flowers Background            Whispers - Trellis



I am totally in love with these dies. I hope you will like them too.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

For the Bride

Hello crafty friends,

I have two cards to showcase today and they are both for the bride.  My first card is a bridal shower invitation.  It's glittery and full of pearls.
I used washi tape for my card background... I just ran washi tape along the card edges and on either side of the center section.  I die cut two Slim Dress Whispers from white glitter paper and added tiny peals to the bottom of them.  Also using white glitter paper I die cut "shower for the bride" from the Red Carpet Font die.  This was a super easy card to make and it's so pretty in person.  

I used the Slim Dress Whispers die again on my second card along with the Hearts Background Whispers die and I'll tell you a little secret about the Hearts Background Whispers die cut.  It's looks like vellum, but I didn't have vellum on hand, so I used parchment paper.  Now you are probably smiling, because you know something I only just realized...  parchment paper does not adhere to anything.   The only thing holding the parchment paper down is the dimensional foam adhesive I added to the back of the frame and dress that touches the background paper in a few places. 
Here's a quick look at the dies I used on these two cards.   
Until next time... 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mr. & Mrs. Card

Hello Die-Versions Fans,

I have a Wedding coming up the end of June that I am going to and I just made a card for it, but I made it two different ways and I can't dedice which way I like it better!  So I was hoping that all my Pals out in cyberland could help me to make the decision!!  Here is my original card:


For this A2 card I used the new "Mr. & Mrs. Background" Whispers die to cut out some pastel vellum paper that I had on hand.  I started with a white cardstock for the base of the card and then I put the "Mr. & Mrs. Background" on the card.  Next I took the center heart and ran it thru my Vagabond with an embossing file and then I put the heart back into the center of the card.  Now I really liked the way this looked, but then I decided to try another die along with this one and this is what I came up with:


For this version I took the new "Wedding Canopy" Whispers and cut it out in white paper and then with two little snips of my scissors I cut out the bride and groom and added them on top of the embossed heart!  And now I don't know which one I like better!!  Tell me in the comments below which version of the card you like better, because I can't decide which one to use for the Wedding I am going to.  I really love both the "Mr. & Mrs. Background" Whisper and the "Wedding Canopy" dies!  They are both so elegant and you can make a beautiful card in just a few minutes!!

I hope I have inspired you today, and don't forget to tell me which card you like better! 

Please be sure to check the DV blog everyday for more ideas of how to use the new May  Die-Versions dies!  Our Design Team has really done a wonderful job with these new dies and I know you are going to love their projects and want all the dies too!!  And don't forget to share your creations with on us on the DV Facebook page.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Lori

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Let's POP The Champagne

Because dear crafty friends,  today I have two cards featuring the Champagne Flutes Whispers to get us into a festive mood.  So lets start with an anniversary card... maybe for a golden anniversary, since I used gold has my primary color and teal has my secondary color.

I started by wrapping the edge of the card with some gold and silver glittery washi tape.  I love this stuff, but I have to warn you it's not very sticky.  I made this card yesterday and saw the tape was flitting at the corners when I took photos of it this morning :(

Here's a closeup of my gold glitter paper die cut Champagne Flutes Whispers.  Also in the background is a cut die Lucky Scallop Whispers die and I'll let you in on a little secret.  I didn't have any vellum on hand, so I used parchment paper.  But guess what? You can't glue, or tape  parchment paper (LOL).  So I ended up attaching the die cut w/a tiny staple and the dimensional adhesive on the back side of the flutes further secure the parchment paper die cut to the card.

Also used on this card are two gold glitter paper die cut Happy Sweet Wordlets and one teal glitter paper die cut Anniversary Express Banner.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Gents Background

Hello Die-Versions Peeps!!

Hope you are all starting to get your Father's Day plans ready!  Today I have a card for Dad that I would like to share with you:


For this A2 card I started with a green cardstock for the base of the card.  Next I added the patterned paper.  Then I used the new "Gents Background" Whispers and cut it out in brown cardstock.  I just love this background with the bow ties and moustache criss cross pattern! Next I cut out the "love" and "you" from the Everyday Complements die in a shiny brown paper.  Then with that same shiny paper I cut out Dad using the "Little Lizzie" Font.  Then I stamped the Hip, Hip Hooray moustache and cut that out and then pop-dotted that on the card!  What do you think?  Is it already for some wonderful Dad?  I think so!

Please be sure to check the DV blog everyday for more ideas of how to use the new May  Die-Versions dies!  Our Design Team has really done a wonderful job with these new dies and I know you are going to love their projects and want all the dies too!!  And don't forget to share your creations with on us on the DV Facebook page.

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

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Happy Father's day from Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends !
 Today I am going to share a card I made with a few of new, just released,
 Die - Versions dies  for Father's day.


As we all know, making  masculine cards is a very challenging work. We all struggle with those masculine themes and colors. But if you own a few of DV new released dies, made to make your crafty life easier, you can make a lovely card with minimum supplies and a minimum  work.
This Happy Father's day card was made with a piece of Tim Holtz Kraft cardstock over the teal cardstock base, with half (keep the other half for another projects) of  Funky Octagons Background die cut from the same teal cardstock.

The die cut sentiment - Enhanced Spots Happy Father's Day- was die cut from the same cardstock, but then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and got this rich teal glossy look. I added Sweet Spots Angel Wing Scalopped Circle  die cut from the basic black cardstock over the zipper trim and thin twine.  The last die cut was this new Sweet Wordlets " I love you"  sentiment, but I skipped the word " I" and left two others.


I think this is a good masculine card in basic colors and  with a strong masculine effects ( zipper trim, wooden buttons, jute string ).
Hope you like this card and love our DV new May release.

Please be sure to check the DV blog everyday for more ideas of how to use the new May  Die-Versions dies!  Our Design Team has really done a wonderful job with these new dies and I know you are going to love their projects and want all the dies too!!  And don't forget to share your creations with on us on the DV Facebook page.

See you soon again!
Irit

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wedding Bouquet


As you know, Die-Versions' May release is all about Wedding Bells and Father's Day.  Anne here and I'm showcasing three of the new dies released this month: the Wedding Bouquet, and two Sweet Wordlets: Bridal and Shower.  (Don't you just love how you can mix and match these Sweet Wordlets?  I do.)

The bouquet was die cut from watercolor paper and colored with Distress Markers and a water brush.  I also added Bubble Gum and Sunny Daze glitters from Sparkle N Sprinkle to the flowers, words, and bow to have these pop more.

Once again, I've dry embossed my background using the Die-Versions Diamonds Background die (love that versatility).  I added a couple strands of ribbon, completing this CAS invitation.


Monday, May 19, 2014

Just Married...

Good morning!
Happy Monday to each of you. I'm filling in at the church again today, so I'll be MIA for the day!

It's my day to post here on the Die-Versions Blog, and I'm so excited with this month's release!
There are some stunning dies, and the theme for the month is Weddings.
I love, love, love the intricate lines and details in these dies, 
and OH MY GOODNESS, they cut so beautifully!

Here is my card:

This card uses Die-Versions Whispers 'Wedding Cake' DVW-361 and Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets 'Just Married' DVSW-038
And here is what I did to get this 'one layer' card...
Cut colored panel to measurement of your choice.  I used 5.25" x  2.75".  Center the cake die onto your panel and die cut.

This is what your panel will look like.

Cut the cake and words out of a coordinating color of cardstock and set aside.

Adhere the colored cardstock to your card front. Be sure to get your glue around the cut out area, so it will lay flat.

Put some adhesive on the back of your coordinating die cut, and place into the cutout like a puzzle piece.  Be sure to glue the correct side of the die cut - don't ask me how I know this, but note the glitter on this cake that's NOT on my finished card!  lol...
Cut the cake again, using a smal print of your choice.  I used some Amuse Studio yellow gingham, but a pretty floral would be oh, so perfect too!

Starting wherever you like, begin taking out pieces, and gluing them into the little openings.  For my card, I used my Tombow Glue Pen.  I have only had this a few weeks, and don't know how I functioned without it!
Last, but not lease, add the sentiment, again using your glue pen.

VOILA!

Easy peasy, right?  It's a bit time consuming, but I think it's a fun technique, and can't wait to experiment with some different dies!

Looking at this card on the 'big screen', I think I'll add a few tiny rhinestones prior to giving this card away...

Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check out Die-Versions blog - each day, one of the design team members posts some wonderful inspiration.  You will see everything from clean and simple to elegant, cards to altered items, or scrapbook pages.  Hope to see you there!

The Die-Versions store is FILLED to the brim with amazing dies, at reasonable prices.
Check them out - you won't be disappointed!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Always & Forever


Happy Friday!! Lisa here to share a project with you today using the new Whispers Wedding Dress from the May Wedding Bells and Father's Day Release!!


Isn't the new Whispers Wedding Dress beautiful?? I cut it in pearlized paper and then added a black shadow with pink vellum behind. It was popped up with foam tape, crystal gems were added and it was framed with a Prima Shabby Chic Treasures Baroque Frame. The papers are from Prima and the edges were distressed. A Whispers Ring of Hearts die is peeking out from the side. It was adorned with crystals as well. A Wee Petite Button die was added to the center of the bow. A Whispers Daisy Flair die was cut in vellum and tucked among the Prima flowers.


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

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

For a Great Guy


Anne here with today's card card which features the new Vest Card die just released by Die-Versions.  The die itself measures approximately 6.75" wide by 3.75" tall and the completed vest measures about 3.25" by 3.75".  There are score lines incorporated into the die, so the vest can close easily.




As soon as I saw this die, I knew that I wanted to cut some fabric with it.  The pocket and pocket flaps are separate, so you can die cut as many as you want.

I've added faux stitching all around and brads for a more authentic looking vest.  It would be cool to run this through a embossing folder to give it a quilted look too.  (I did do this, but the fabric I happened to choose doesn't hold the embossed design as well as I hoped.)

I also added an extra pocket on the inside to hold a gift card.  I just die cut the fabric again and cut off the sides (that way I didn't have to measure :-). )  As you can see, I added some white stitching on the inside as well.

The photo on the right shows you the sentiment (or journaling) card I created, using the gift card as my template.  That way I can write a quick note on the back of this.  The sentiments (which are a sneak peek from a new rubber stamp set coming soon from Sparkle N Sprinkle) was stamped with Distress Ink and heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.


On the left is what the vest looks like when opened and reveals the gift card.

The diamond background (again to give it a quilted look) was dry embossed using the DV Diamonds Background die.  The strip of patterned paper is from Carta Bella (Giddy Up - Boy).  I've added a bit of twine and my card for this great guy is completed.

Love how this die could be for any occasion - Father's Day, Birthday, or Just Because.  Also love that it could be a stand-alone card as well when you cut it out of cardstock.




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Save the Date



Save the Date Express Edge is one of the new dies released this month from Die-Versions.  I'm not sure if it's a Southern thing, but sending out announcements about saving the date for an upcoming wedding is pretty popular around here.

What better way to announce an upcoming wedding than to have a sparkly wedding cake front and center?  This is an older release from Die-Versions called Cut the Cake and the background is a portion of the Morocco Background die, also covered in glitter.  


I recently discovered a super easy way to cover an intricate die cut with glitter.  You can check out Jennifer McGuire's video here.  She used it for a background and I've used it as a focal point, but the idea is the same.  I've done this technique the longer/harder/more time-consuming way (adding back each individual die cut piece) and believe me, this way is so much easier!  I adhered some Sparkle N Sprinkle 2 1/2" Tear-ific tape to cardstock and ran it through my machine.  It cut through the release paper like butter, leaving the cardstock uncut.  If I had added a shim, it would have cut through the cardstock as well.  

The Express Edge was covered with Glossy Accents and then Bubble Gum glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  The pink portion of the cake is also Bubble Gum glitter and the white icing is Bridal glitter (love the texture of this particular glitter.)  The photos don't do this sparkly Save the Date announcement justice.

Monday, May 12, 2014

May : Wedding month with wedding cards

Hello my dear crafty friends ! Irit is here today. As my new May release dies are still on the way, I am going to show you two cards with my lovely oldies , but goodies. 
As you may know, May is the first month of Summer weddings and it's a great to have some wedding cards  just in case. So here are two of my new cards, made with PHP paper and stickers and with our delicious Die-Versions dies. Both cards are very similar on colors and design and I used a background die ,Sweet  frame and a Express Banner die on both cards. 
For the first card I used Ovals background and Congrats Express Banner sentiment, both die cut from Kraft cardstock. The XOXO Sweet  frame was die cut  from white cardstock and used as an embellishment frame only without any photo.




For the second card I used April new released Blocks  background die and left a center non cut for the interest. The  For you Express banner sentiment was placed on the top this time and I used Love Sweet  frame over the die cut background.




Please be sure to check the DV blog everyday for more ideas of how to use the new April Die-Versions dies!  Our Design Team has really done a wonderful job with these new dies and I know you are going to love their projects and want all the dies too!!  And don't forget to share your creations with on us on the DV Facebook page.

See you soon again!
Irit

Friday, May 9, 2014

Just Saying Hello

Hi friends!

Don't you just love it when something really fun happens accidentally?
That happened to me, as I was cutting out a die cut to use for today's Die-Versions post...
I had a scrap of purple on my desk from a card I made yesterday.
I grabbed it up, and die cut "Crochet Lace", one of my favorite Die-Verisions dies!


                                As I looked down, I realized what fun it could be to use both pieces!

Die-Versions "Crochet Lace" DVW-322
Voila! - Check it out!!!

Die cut is at the top, waste is at the bottom!  Pretty cool, right?  I used a favorite stamp set from Amuse Studios - used an ink dauber, daubing ink directly onto my stamp. I also used my Perfect Layers Mini Rulers for my mat (check sidebar for details).

Be sure to check out ALL of the Die-Versions dies - they cut like butter, and are very affordable!  You won't believe the wonderful selection!

Be watching for a new release!  Coming soon!!!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.