Friday, August 29, 2014

Merry Christmas


Happy Friday, everyone!! Lisa here to share a project with you using one of the gorgeous dies from the latest Christmas in July release.


For this Christmas tag, I used the Whispers Delicate Deer die. I cut it first in cardboard so it would have some dimension, then black cardstock and brown cardstock.


The Merry Christmas Sweet Wordlet was covered with Sparkle N Sprinkle Fire Engine Red glitter. It was also cut in black for a shadow effect. The trees on the bottom are from the Whispers Mountain Village Border. They were covered with SNS Victorian Christmas glitter.

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 Monday for more inspiration from the design team :)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Fathers day - again - with DV dies



Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again and this time with another Father's day card. Those lovely dies I got in June are just so perfect and I decided to make another card and this time  in the dark grungy mood.
I used Tim Holtz Kraft papers, inked and distressed and made a few DV cuts to make this card.
The Enchanced spot - Happy Fathers Day- was heat embossed with dark red and brown powder. The Memories Express edge  strip was also heat embossed with a mix of powders and I also added some pigments over it.
The ls\ast cut was this Torn Notebook Edge Spiral  strip. All other pieces are heat embossed chipboards. This is a good card for a Dad who loves to travel, such as my DH. But then everyone loves to travel, don't they?




Please be sure to check the DV blog everyday for more ideas of how to use  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, August 27, 2014

Simple Joys...

Hello!
Happy Wednesday to all.

It's my day to post for Die-Versions, and I'm pleased to be showcasing one of the
dies from the holiday release.  

Die-Versions "Snowflake Corner" Whispers DVW-399, Sparkle 'N Sprinkle Winter White Embossing Powder EP409, Patterned Paper from an old DCWV Mat Stack
I've used this "Snowflake Corner" die before, but it just keeps calling to me...

  One of the things that I love most about a snowy winter day, is that there isn't much one can do, except read, create, and reflect.  One thing I do a lot of, when crafting, is think about our many
blessings, and pray for folks in need.  As my hubby and I age, we are quickly
learning that joy, indeed, does come from the small, simple things, so this Northwoods sentiment
was the perfect finish for today's card.

Hoping that your Wednesday is wonderful!
I'm neck deep in wedding table numbers, place cards, menus, and programs, for our DS's upcoming wedding.  It's been fun, but there's never enough time, right?

Be sure to check out the Die-Versions blog daily, for inspiration from the talented DT!
Hurry over and shop at Die-Versions for your beautiful holiday dies!  You won't be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sweet Spots with love

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here again and this time I am going to showcase my eternal DV love: Sweet spots!
I have like 6-7 of them and I love them deeply. They fit both OOP projects and card and layouts and ... actually they are good for everything.
So here is a first one- Bon Voyage spot used over the altered travel things box. I made this as a box to put eye  mask, some Aspirin, some candies and actually anything we need during the long exhausting flight.
 The spot was cut of the patterned paper and I tried to make this box as flat as possible so we can use it. 





The second project for today is this lovely Celebration card made with a couple of cuts made with Let's Celebrate Today die , layered one over another and this is a kind of a sentiment that is easy to make and very fancy after all.




Please be sure to check the DV blog everyday for more ideas of how to use  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

Monday, August 25, 2014

Let It Snow card with Emmy


Hello Die-Versions fans!

Emmy here today with a new card featuring our newest release "Christmas in July":



I mat the dark blue card base with a layer of white cardstock first, and then with a layer of pattern paper. 

I distressed the edges of both layers and stitched a frame on the top one.

Then I decided to embellish the sky with Santa's sleigh. I covered a piece of white cardstock with double-sided tape and die cut the sleigh. Then I removed the second protective layer of the tape and covered the die cut with white glitter.


For my sentiment I used Sweet Wordlets "Let It Snow" die with pattern paper.


Here is a close up with all the different layers on my card.


I hope you enjoyed today's post!

Come back tomorrow for more inspirational creations from our design team!

Emmy

Friday, August 22, 2014

Holiday Icon Ornaments

Happy Friday, everyone!! Lisa here to share a project with you featuring dies from the latest Christmas in July release.


I love the Holiday Icon Ornaments dies from this release. Like their name, they make perfect ornaments for the Christmas tree. So I created a few different ornaments to share with you.


First I cut them in cardboard so they would have some weight and then cut two more layers in double sided sticky tape for each side. If you joined us for our hop last week, you saw the amazing projects that were created by combining Die-Versions dies with Sparkle N Sprinkle Glitters and Embossing Powders. I use the awesome SNS glitter for the ornaments. To get the two different colors on some of the ornaments, I just removed the sticky tape covering the icon, coated it with glitter, and then removed the outside border and added a different color.


I also created 3 dimensional ornaments by cutting four layers of the dies, scoring them in half and attaching them together.


On a couple of the images like the reindeer, one of the layers had to be cut with the designer paper up so that it would align with they were glued together.

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 Monday for more inspiration from the design team :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

3 Dies 3 Cards

Hello crafty friends,

Today I have for you three cards, each with a different featured die.   The Delicate Deer, the Delicate Tree and the Season's Greeting Script dies.



All three cards were made with the same supplies. All three cards were super fast and easy to make.

On the Delicate Deer card I used three pieces of pattern paper cut has fishtail banners. I die cut the Delicate Deer die from black card stock and glued him directly onto the fishtail banners.

On the Delicate Tree card I used two pieces of pattern paper, I covered the seam with a ribbon and matted on green card stock.  I die cut the Delicate Tree die from black card stock and attached it over the pattern paper with a few tiny pieces of black foam squares.
On the Season's Greeting Script card I used three pieces of pattern paper, which I cut into squares and arranged in a 3x3 grid. I die cut the Season's Greeting Script die from black card stock and attached it over the pattern paper with a few tiny pieces of black foam squares.



My favorite is the Season's Greeting Script card.  Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Singing Carolers

(click on the photo to enlarge it)
How sweet are these new Singing Carolers?  There are so many possibilities with this one.  Anne here and today, I've cut it out twice, once from glossy black cardstock and once from ivory colored cardstock.

I also used several of the negative pieces to create my scene.  All of the negative pieces that were reinserted were die cut from the ivory cardstock and then colored with Copic Markers and Spica glitter pens.  Dimensional dots were added behind the die cut to lift it off the patterned paper.



The new Deck the Halls Sweet Wordlet was added to the card using the very popular (at the moment) Die-Cut Inlay technique.  Basically, you die cut it from the patterned paper (be sure to save all the little negative pieces) and then again from the solid cardstock.  Inlay the solid cardstock into the patterned paper and add the negative pieces back to the letters.  A quick and easy way that I've found to do this is to apply a piece of tape behind the area you want to place the inlay.  This will automatically give you adhesive to hold both the sentiment and all the negative pieces.

To finish off the card, two strips of white cardstock, which were die cut using the Die-Versions Lacey Dots border, was added to the bottom.  A piece of thin white ribbon was added down the center (to hide the seam created by the two die cuts).


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Christmas Birds


Hello Die-Versions Fans!!

I hope you all enjoyed the wonderful Blog Hop this past weekend!  I know I was amazed by all of the beautiful projects!  Congratulations to Carolyn the Blog Hop Winner!!  I bet you have been having fun shopping!!

Here is my card for the Blog today:


For this A2 card I started with kraft cardstock for the base of the card, next I cut a piece of Krafty Christmas paper from Dovecraft to 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches and attached that to the card.  Next I took the Whispers Scrolly Bow and cut it out in red paper.  I used white paper to cut out the Whispers "Beautiful Bird Cages" die and I cut out the birds and the Merry Christmas Sweet Wordlets in the same red paper and attached them on the card.  Next I took a white marker and ran it around the edge of the paper to make the pretty snowflake paper stand out on the plain kraft paper.  I just love the Whispers Scrolly Bow!  It just adds that extra bit of elegance to any project!

Don't forget to stop by the Die-Versions Blog every day for more wonderful projects made by the Design Team Dynamos and please share your projects with us on the Die-Versions Facebook page.

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

Thanks for stopping by!!
Lori

Monday, August 18, 2014

X-mas Joy


Hello Die-Versions fans!

Its Emmy with you, with a card featuring our newest release "Christmas in July" - "X-mas Joy":


For my card I used different layers of pattern paper, ribbon and glitter glue.


For the sentiment I used Die-Versions Whispers Holiday Word Ornaments die. I die cut the ornaments from white cardstock and I colored them with silver and red glitter.


I hope you enjoyed today's post!

Come back tomorrow for more inspirational projects from our design team!

Emmy xxx

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Winner, Winner DV/SNS Blog Hop



First of all, we'd like to thank each and every one of you who participated in this fun Blog Hop!  We hope you had as much fun hopping as we did in creating the projects.  And thanks to all our new Followers of both companies on Facebook!

The grand prize winner of this joint hop with Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle will receive a $50 gift certificate from Die-Versions AND a $50 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle!!

In order to collect your prize, please contact Anne at icinganne@yahoo.com.

So without further ado, the winner is ...........

CAROLYN CARTER

Congratulations!!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Die-Versions/Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop



Welcome to the Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop!

The joint blog hop with Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle begins today (7am EST) and goes until Aug 17th (5pm EST), so there will be plenty of time to check out all the great projects created by both teams.  The theme is Christmas, so you'll get lots of great inspiration for your upcoming Holiday cards.

Die-Versions manufactures low profile dies made right here in the United States and Sparkle N Sprinkle manufactures rubber stamps, glitters, embossing powders, and flocking, also made in the US.  This is like a match made in heaven - low profile dies combined with lots of bling!  Doesn't get much better than that.

One winner will receive a Grand Prize consisting of a $50 gift certificate from Die-Versions and a $50 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle, for a total of $100.  The winner will be announced on Aug 17th on both the DV Blog and the SNS Blog as well as their Facebook pages.

In order to be eligible for the Grand Prize, please: 
  • Leave a comment on each Designer's blog
  • Follow both companies on Facebook (DV Facebook pageSNS Facebook page) if you haven't already so you can keep up to date on all the latest goings on.   (I'm sure that all of the Designers would love for you to Follow them too, but that isn't a requirement to win this prize.)  

You should begin at the Die-Versions Blog and end at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  We'd love it if you'd like to leave a comment at either the DV Blog or the SNS Blog telling us which projects were your favorites.  :-)

Enjoy this sneak peek of some of the projects you'll be seeing during the hop.


Here is the complete list of Blog Hop participants:

Lisa 
Anne  


We hope you enjoy this blog hop and it gives you lots of inspiration!  Don't forget to leave each of us a comment and follow both Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle on Facebook.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ornament!!

Dear All,
Archana here with you all and so sorry for the late post.
Here I am introducing you with really beautiful die called -
"Whispers - Delicate Ornament"
Whispers - Delicate Ornament

I had truly fun time making this card and using this super pretty die.
Here is my card -
















Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Happy Holidays

Happy Wednesday, everyone!! Lisa here to share a project with you today using a die from the latest Die-Versions Christmas in July release.


For this card, I used the new Whispers Delicate Snowflake die. I love the intricate swirls of this beautiful die. I cut it out of the paper once the sides of the bag had been scored. I then added clear plastic to the back and layered in a white snowflake. Now it's ready to be filled with all kinds of Christmas goodies :)


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 tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team!! And be sure to stop by on Friday for our Die-Versions/Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog Hop!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

May Peace be Your Gift

Good Morning!
I'm here today with my post for Die-Versions, and I have a fun new die to share.
This "Holiday Tag" Whispers DVW-391, just called out to  me when I first saw it.
It's meant to be a tag, but I decided to try something different.

This view shows the entire card.  I trimmed a bit off of the bottom so that it would fit nicely into an A2 envelope.

In this shot, you can see that I left the green deer in the die cut, but punched out all of the other little pieces.  This was the toughest part, as these pieces always want to fall right out of the dies!  I die cut the tag again in white, and adhered it directly over the green die cut.  I saved the large snowflake, a couple small bits, and the white deer, and added them to the bottom of the card.

I folded my card base, centered the die on the fold, and cut through only the top half.
So, when the card is open, the deer are sort of 'showcased' at the top.
Added a nice sentiment and a bit of bling!
I

I can't wait to try this as a Christmas tag! What fun!

Be sure to check out all of the new Christmas release dies at Die-Versions!
You won't be disappointed!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Gina K. Designs 'Very Merry Christmas'
Colorbox Chalk Ink 'Deep Green'
White 'Hammermill110#' cardstock
Green cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
Bling (Hobby Lobby)
Tombow Adhesive Tape Runner

Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome home with Die- Versions

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first post in August 
 . Today I an going to share my Welcome Home sign and I really hope that you like it.
The idea of this sign came from those kid's very first houses drawings; those rectangles or squares and triangle roof were my inspiration for this  project. As  I had those Ann Butler Faux Quilting stamps  that are all squares and triangles it was 
just " must to do" project. And here it is as a finished sign; add it to a big flower arrangement or put in a nice jar and it can be used again and again.


Each house was hand cut in a different shape , stamped and colored with Clearsnap inks,and arranged the house  in the final position.  The roofs were stamped with triangle stamps and I tried to fit the roof color to the house and to its neighbours.

I stamped HOME letters  on each house  and now the DV Bricks background was a must to add.
I made some cuts  from Kraft cardstock and added some randomly pieces over each house wall.
The Home stamping was just the second of the title as I was going to add DV Welcome die on the top.
Then I made a few cuts from Butterfly Flourish die , inked them into the same vivid colors and added around the houses.



Supply list: Die- Versions
Brick background
Butterfly Flourish
Welcome express banner
Other products:
Stamps- Ann Butler
 Inks- Clearsnap
Cardstock- American Crafts
Dies- Die Versions
Bling- Flourish with a Bling
Ribbon- May Arts

Please be sure to check the DV blog everyday for more ideas of how to use  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, August 8, 2014

Merry Christmas

Happy Friday, everyone!! Lisa here to share a project with you today using a die from the latest Die-Versions Christmas in July release. As fast as this year is flying by, Christmas will be here before we know it!!


For this card, I used the new Whispers Merry Christmas Script die. Isn't it beautiful!! It's such a fabulous focal point for cards. A Wee Petite Button die was used on the ribbon.


The Whispers Merry Christmas Script die was cut twice, once in black for a shadow and once in grunge board. I then applied crackle medium to script for some texture.

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, August 7, 2014

Angels are Watching...

Hello, and Happy Thursday to you all.
It's my day to post here on the Die-Versions Blog, and I'm excited to be showcasing
more of the new Christmas release!

This card features the "Angel Ornament" Whispers DVW-401 which can be found 
in the Die-Versions store.

The first version shows everything pretty clean and simple.  
The white die cuts easily stand alone.


In this second card, a bit of bling was used on the angels, and it made a huge difference!
I loved working with this die.  The die cut truly fell right out of the die.  
If you like angels, this could easily be your mass produced Christmas card!


As a card angel, I send a lot of cards to seniors, folks at church, and chemo 'buddies', I decided to go with a nice 'Angel' sentiment.  My friend Shirley, who has the most incredible variety of stamps, had this one out in plain view.
It's an old PSX stamp, but the verse is beautiful, and it's perfect with these gorgeous angels.

We hope you will follow our blog, so you won't miss any of the wonderful Design Team inspiration!

While you are surfing around today, head over to the Die-Versions store, and look at
the beautiful new holiday release - you won't be disappointed!

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.

Other supplies used:
Amuse Navy Cardstock (thanks Shirley!)
PSX E-2326 Sentiment
White Hammermill 110# Cardstock
White Stampendous Embossing Powder

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Delicate Tree


Anne here and today I'm using the new Delicate Tree die from the new release, plus eight more dies from Die-Versions.  These include the "star", which is part of the new Holiday Tag die, and the following Sweet Wordlets: the new Tis the Season and Deck the Halls, plus NoelBelieveHappyHolidays, and Merry Christmas.  You can always double click on the photo to enlarge it.

I've also got a quick tutorial on how to do the Double Flocking technique.  It's basically the same as the double glitter technique, but using flock instead.  I have to say it does feel so soft and it's quite sparkly with the added glitter that's in the flock.

Start out by adhering a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet to white cardstock and die cut the tree.  Depending on how thick the cardstock is, the die should hopefully only cut through the top protective sheet.  If it does cut all the way through, that's ok, just add some tape to the back so that all the pieces remain in place.  Begin by removing the protective sheet from the inner portion of the die (as shown on the left).




Next, cover the exposed adhesive with Glistening Emeralds Sparkle N Soft flocking from Sprinkle N Sparkle.  Burnish the flock in well with your fingertip.



Now take the remaining protective sheet off.  Cover the exposed adhesive with Irish Sparkle Sparkle N Soft and burnish well with your fingertip.  The end results should look like the photo below.  


Now for the rest of the card.  After the Christmas tree was all ready to go, I took a piece of red cardstock, applied VersaMark all over it, and heat set it with Clear embossing powder.  It transformed the dull red to something shiny and bright.  Next I die cut all the Sweet Wordlets and placed them on the tree.


The star/snowflake is actually one of the negative pieces formed when die cutting the Holiday Tag.  I applied VersaMark to the snowflake, covered it with Halo embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle and heat set it.  The patterned papers have been in my stash for a long time.

Be sure to visit the Die-Versions blog daily for more great projects from the DV Dynamos team.