Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Christmas Card

Hi
Archana is on the blog today presenting one more beautiful Christmas Card using Die-Versions Die.


Whispers - Mistletoe
Whispers - Mistletoe

Here is my card..







Thanks for stopping by and Hope you will like this card.
Please visit my blog for more details!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Winner of the Die-Versions + Great Impressions Blog Hop!!

Hello Blog Hopping Friends!!

I would like to announce the winner of the Die-Versions Gift Certificate from the Blog Hop......drum roll please!!!!   The winner is Sherri K. who commented on Lori's blog.

Beautiful cards! I love the sweet scarecrow and fantastic scene! The elf is adorable and love the holly die! 
Awesome inspiration! 
Sherrie K 
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Congratulations Sherri!!  You are going to have so much fun shopping!!  Please contact Patti at:  mamagilliam@gmail.com to get your code to redeem your prize!!

Don't forget to check out the Great Impressions blog to see if you are a winner there!!

And if you haven't checked out the Blog Hop it is worth seeing all the AWESOME creations that both Design Teams made!!  You can still see the creations by going here:  Die-Versions + Great Impressions Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Please scroll down to see today's Blog Post by Irit!!
Lori

Layers all over with Die- Versions

Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again and today I am going to show you a card with 10 layers, but still thin and delicate (as much as it can be).


This is a fun , maybe even masculine card, made with a lots of layers and I mean A LOT!
I counted like 10 layers here, and still this card is not very bulky (thanks to not adding flowers... LOL)
I used Marion Smith papers only and some cardstock for my die cuts.


5 Die Versions dies were used on this  card:
Funky Octagons background
Let's celebrate today Sweet Spot
Torn edge spiral Whispers border die
Love Sweet frame
Heart Burst Whispers die
All dies were die cut from   thick cardstock and inked with distress inks. The sentiment die was also heat embossed with black embossing powder.
I added a single metal pin with a butterfly , some glitter clear glue and two small pieces of washi tape (just to connect the layers in the more secure way)


Friday, September 26, 2014

Using Die- Versions dies for Mixed Media scrapbooking is easy

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second September post here .

This time I am going to share my new Mixed Media scrapbooking page made with not one, not two, but 4 Die- versions dies and they just fit this layout as a glove on your hand.



I made waves imitation with Ovals Background die and used parts of my cuts inside the hand cut circles over the page. Then I added some micro beads inside the die cut pieces to make my so called " sand".


The Great Day sweet spot was a sub- title of this page and was added on the lower left corner cut from patterned paper again.


The huge  Old Globe  -East die was died cut from patterned paper and glued over another patterned paper piece. But then I heat embossed part of it, inked it and added some  white shades over the piece and it looks like a real globe with all those colors and a texture.

The last one, but not the least, is this Lace Dots  border added randomly on the top and the bottom of this page just to connect the whole page together and to add some green color to this almost monochromatic layout.
I hope you like my scrapbooking page and understand that Die- Versions die are not just for card makers! No way! Any scrapbooker or altered artist can use them in a lot of ways and to maximize the value of the dies.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gingerbread Wishes


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

How are you on this Tuesday, the first day of Fall??  Did you go to the Die-Versions + Great Impressions Blog Hop yesterday??  If you missed it ~ make sure you check it out!  The 2 Design Teams did an AWESOME job on their projects!!

Now I don't know about you, but for me it isn't Christmas with out some Gingerbread!!  Gingerbread just screams Christmas to me so today I am going to share with you my card that I made with the absolutely adorable Gingerbread House die!!


I just LOVE this die so much!!  But then again, why wouldn't I since I love anything Gingerbread!!  For this A2 card I started with a light blue cardstock for the base, next I added a piece of polka dot paper.  All the pieces for the Gingerbread house and the candy are included in this die.  So first I cut out the brown paper for the base of the house and chimney.  Next I cut the windows and trim out with cinnamon paper.  I cut some blue paper for the windows, and I cut out the icing or snow with white paper.  I cut out all the candy pieces in white paper and colored them with my Copic Markers.  The hearts over the door and windows I cut out with two different shades of pink paper.  For the senitment I cut out the Sweet Wordlets "Tis The Season" in green paper and attached that to the card.  So what do you think?  Does it scream Christmas to you too??  Don't you just want to start taking all your gingerbread ornaments out and decorate?  I sure do!!

Well I hope I have inspired you to create something yummy today!  Be sure to stop by the Die-Versions Blog often for new project ideas!  And make sure to share with us on our Die-Versions Facebook page any of your projects that you make using your DV dies!  We love to see what everyone creates!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Lori

Monday, September 22, 2014

Die-Versions + Great Impressions: A Blog Hop


Welcome to the Die Versions + Great Impressions designers' blog hop!  

We've got both talented teams hopping today with a chance to win prizes from both of these craft suppliers!  

Our theme for this hop is "Tis the Season" so get ready to see some beautiful fall, winter, and   holiday creations!  

You should have started here on the Die-Versions blog.  If you get lost along the way, the entire hop list is shown below, and will also be available on the Great Impressions blog.  We hope that you started at the beginning for the maximum chances to win!  

There will be two lucky winners – Die-Versions & Great Impressions are each giving away one $25 Gift Card!  The more you comment, the more chances you have of winning!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Your next stop in the hop is Ellen Parker's blog!  
We hope you're inspired all along the way, and that you grab all the goodies used from the Great Impressions and Die Versions stores!

Edit:  If you come to a page along the way that says 'this page does not exist', please click HOME. It should take you to the correct page on each blog.  Sorry for the trouble!  The links below should be correct.


MASTER HOP LIST

 Happy Hopping!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Warmest Holiday Wishes...

Happy Friday!
Thanks for stopping by today.
It's my day to post for the Die-Versions blog, and I've chosen, once
again, to work with the 'Deer Ornaments' Whispers DVW-388.
This is one of my favorite dies from our Christmas release.


I used a mirror finish gold cardstock for this, and it's beautiful in real life, but the photos don't take so well!  I hope you can imagine how it really looks!

Speaking of Warmest Holiday Wishes....we hope you will join in on the 'Tis the season' blog hop (where you will see lots of seasonal items for fall and winter!)
on Monday, Sept. 22nd.  The Die-Versions team and the Great Impressions Stamps team will be hopping together!  We received stamps from Great Impressions to create with, and they received dies from Die-Versions to create with - should be an amazing hop!
Start at the Die-Versions Blog!!!


While you're out and about today, be sure to do some shopping at Die-Versions!
The best gifts are those 'to me, from me' gifts, right?
Hopefully, you are following the Die-Versions blog, for daily inspiration
from the DV Dynamo's!

Have a great weekend - see you Monday!!!

Other supplies used:
Repeat Impressions Sentiment Stamp '2208-G Warmest Holiday...'
Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
Gold Mirror Finish Cardstock
Maroon Cardstock (Hobby Lobby)
White Cardstock - Hammermill 100# - local print store
Perfect Layers Mini Rulers from Perfect Papercrafting (to get my beautiful gold mat!)
(see my sidebar for details)

Hugs,
Patti J.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Season's Greetings card


Hello Die-Versions fans!

Emmy here today with a new winter creation to share. This time I mixed our latest Christmas in July release with a Sweet Wordlets seasonal die -


I took a 10 x 15 cm dark blue card base and mat the ruffled light blue cardstock panel on the front. Then I sprayed the white cardstock panel (9 x 14 cm) with light blue paint spray and spattered some dark blue paint on it. 

When the paint has dried, I doodled the frame and adhered the ready panel it to the card base. 


To create the large snowflake I used DV Whispers Die "Delicate Snowflake". I die cut the snowflake from dark blue and from white cardstock, and adhered it to my card using mounting tape. To finish off my design I added the blue button in the middle. 


For my title I used the Sweet Wordlets "Seasons Greetings" die


I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Emmy




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Mistletoe

Click on photo to enlarge 

Won't you meet me under the Mistletoe?  Anne here with today's card which features the Mistletoe Whispers die from the latest release and the Die-Versions Compliments-Holiday 1 die.


I wanted to try something a little different for the background, so I cut some patterned paper into 1/2" and 1" strips.  After distressing the edges with Distress Ink (Pine Needles), I began to paper weave the strips, alternating the widths.  I have to say, it was quicker and easier to do than I thought it would be and I like how it makes a puffy background.

The Mistletoe die cut was colored with Copic markers.  I applied Dimensional Glue to the berries and then covered them with Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  As the white glue dried, it left an opaque white berry (just like the images of mistletoe that I googled).  Adhesive was only added down the center of the die cut as I wanted the leaves to naturally pop up from the background.

The bow was covered in Gypsy Red Velvet glitter and I added a small pearl to the center after the glue had dried.  The sentiment was also outlined with a bit of Spica glitter pen, but the photos didn't pick up that subtle shimmer.



Thanks for visiting today.  Please come back often to see what the rest of the team has created for you.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Making vintage titles with Die Versions by Irit

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome  our blog ! 
Irit is here and this time I want to show you my vintage altered projects made with Die Versions titles.
There are a lot of possibilities to make  titles for your projects working with different DV  dies. 
This time I used two of them to make totally different look for titles of a combine project of mini book in the box.
For the box I picked  Express Edges Memories strip die and die cut it from patterned paper. Then I inked the  title to more intensive color using distress inks and added it as a part of   my two words title.
(the first word was made with old stickers used as a mask and the same ink I used for the die cut title).



For the mini book I used Sweet spot " The good old days" circle and made the cut with the same patterned paper; then I inked it with the same ink as the one used on my box. The circled title was a perfect fir for  other round shaped used on this mini book cover, such as a clock and a lion head handle.



 Here are the dies I used for this project:




I hope you got some " title" inspiration and will try it on your altered projects or scrapbooking.
See you soon again.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Deck the Halls


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


For this card, I used the Deck the Halls Sweet Wordlet from the Christmas in July release. It was cut once in red cardstock and once in black for a shadow effect. The Sweet Petite Carolers were popped up with foam tape for dimension. The music notes were cut from the Whispers Music Tree die. The button on the ribbon is a Wee Petites Button die.


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, September 11, 2014

Pumpkin Picking!!


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Lori here today and I want to share a scrapbook page I made this weekend at a crop I went to!  It is from 1994 when my oldest daughter, who is about to turn 27, was little.

 
For this layout I used the "Oh Scarlet" font for the title, the Whispers "Pumpkin Flourish" die that I cut out in green and orange paper and pieced together, and the Whispers "Patterned Pumpkin" die that I also cut out in both orange and green paper.  I really love the delicate look of the vines on both of these pumpkin dies!! 
 
Please be sure to stop by the Die-Versions Blog every day for some new inspiration and please be sure to share your creations with us on our Die-Versions Facebook page, we love to see what everyone makes with our wonderful dies!
 
I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Elegant Poinsettia


Anne here with today's card which features the Elegant Poinsettia, part of the latest release from Die-Versions.  I die cut the shape from Super Adhesive Sheets and white cardstock and applied the Double Flocking technique to the flower.  (You can view my Double Flocking technique tutorial here).


I started off by exposing the flower center and added Canary flock from Sparkle N Sprinkle to it.  Next I took an Exaco knife and cut the protective sheet between the flower petals and the greenery.  Palm Leaf flock was burnished into the adhesive for the leaves and Cherry Sparkle was added to the flower petals.  Be sure to burnish the flock in well with your fingertip.

I wanted a bit more dimension to the flower, so I began to gently fold it between each of the flower petals.  This gave it the depth that I was looking for without using dimensional dots.  Zva Creative gems add the finishing touches.

Don't forget to visit often to see what the rest of the DV Dynamos have created for you.



Monday, September 8, 2014

My Christmas Wreath

Hello crafty friends,

I've had wreaths on my lately... maybe from too much time on Pinterest... LOL.   Last Christmas was a tough one for me, because for the first time in 13 years I was back to working outside the house and there just didn't seem to be enough time to do everything I was used to doing.   So when the Holidays ended and my house was un-christmas'ed (is that even a word?)... well, I'm making it a word.   Mentally I was done with Christmas and I never scrapbooked any of our Christmas photos.  Nine months later, I'm finally ready to work with my Christmas photos and start on my Christmas 2014 cards (more on this in a later post on my personal blog).

Therefore, today I have a Christmas layout to share with you.   For the past few years my husband's side of the family gathers at my In-Laws the Saturday before Christmas to celebrate the season and open our stockings.   This year in addition to our big family photo, I also took individual family photos.   When it came time to scrapbook them I want to include the individual family photos, but as supporting players to the large family photo.

The dies I used were not ones that were assigned to me, but dies I likes so much that I knew I would buy for myself.  Here's are the dies:

The Merry Christmas Whispers die is beautiful.  I love the font and the size.  For my layout, I die cut it once in non texture black cardstock, which I later coated with my black Wink of Stella pen.

I'm still toying with the idea of die cutting a couple more and stacking them to create a thicker element on my layour.  What do you think, check out the layout below and let me know if I should make it thicker?





The Holiday Icon Ornaments Whispers dies are so much fun and if you get them, please take my advise and get the Holiday Word Ornaments Whispers dies at the same time.  I didn't and regret it.


I used four of the six ornaments dies on my layout.  I die cut them from non texture black cardstock and from non texture white cardstock,   I hand cut the inside images from the white die cuts and color each of them a different colors.  I coated them with my clear Wink of Stella pen and glued them over their black cardstock counter parts. I coated the remaining ornament black rings with my black Wink of Stella pen.  



To create my layout, I started by printing my circle photos 2.5", because I wanted to them be just a little bigger than the ornaments dies. If you don't have a way to print circle shaped photos,  Print them normally and use a circle die or punch to create circle photos.

You may have to print a few tests photos to determine the best print size in order to get your desired circle size. And keep in mind, some photo just will not fit into a circle shape.  The large group photo on my layout, didn't fit into a circle, because there was not enough open space surrounding the people.  I tried, because initially I wanted a large group circle photo in the center.

Ok, once I had my photos and my dies ready.  I gathered up all the other wreath embellishments.  Since I couldn't get my main photo to print as a circle, I modified my plans and moved the wreath off center.  I went to the kitchen, got a large plate and drew a pencil circle to help me keep the circle shape as I added embellishments.

I started creating the wreath by placing the Merry Christmas Whispers die in the location I wanted. Next I added my circle photos on foam squares for dimension.  The Holiday Icon Ornaments Whispers dies came next.  Some I popped up with foam squares, some I place directly on the paper.  Once my basic wreath was form, I started adding other embellishments to fill it up. Surprisingly, creating the layout went fast.  It took me two hours to make this layout and that's not bad.  I love how it turned out.  If you are interested in the background pattern paper I used.  It's by Glitz, the B side of "Yours Truly Motif".  I'm currently crazy over wood grain pattern paper and I loved this white wash pattern so much I picked up a pack of 25 sheets at the Scrapbook Expo...LOL.

Well, that's it for me today.  I hope you have enjoyed your time here today.  I love feedback, so please leave me a comment.  Until next time...

Friday, September 5, 2014

Believe in Angels


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Happy Friday!  Today I am going to share with you a card I made with one of the new dies from the Die-Versions Christmas in July collection and several older dies, now here's my card:

 
For this A2 card I started with a light green cardstock for the base of the card, next I added a piece of 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches of green striped paper to the base.  I cut out the Whispers Angel Ornament in white cardstock, and then the "in" word using the  Missy Micro font and the Mermaid Font to cut out the "Angels" in white paper.  Next I took the Express Edges Believe die and cut out the pink striped paper and then added that to the card.  I took some Glossy Accents and added that to the "Believe" word.  Next I added the Whispers Angel Ornament to the card and I put some Diamond Stickles on the chain part of the die cut and on the "in Angels" words to make it stand out a bit more!  So how do you think it turned out?
 
Make sure you stop by the DV Blog everyday to see more creations made by the Design Team!  And don't forget to share with us what you make using the DV dies on the DV Facebook page.

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Season's Greetings

Hello crafty friends,

Today I have two cards both showcasing the beautiful Season's Greetings Script Whispers die.  This is truly a lovely die and I love the fact that I can use it for all my winter holidays, not just Christmas.

On my first card, I die cut the Season's Greetings Script from black glitter card stock.  I used scor-tape on the back of the black glitter card stock, basically turning the die cut into a sticker.   Next I cut my pattern paper to the size of wanted (4.5"x6") and die cut the  Season's Greetings Script in the location I wanted.  Keep in mind, my pattern paper didn't have text or a direction specific pattern, so I didn't have to worry about making sure my die cut was in the correct orientation.

Once again I backed my pattern paper with scor-tape.  Once the pattern paper was free of the die cut (be careful with all the curly parts of the die) I attached the pattern paper to my card base and inserted the black glitter die cut into position.

My finishing touch was to frame the pattern paper with a line of black glitter glue.   For the sake of totally honesty... getting all the tiny pieces of the pattern paper back into their spots took some time. My advised would be to take your time when lifting/separating the die cuts and save all those tiny pieces, so they can be inlay later.  Having the scor-tape or any double side tape on the back of the die cuts helps a lot.

On my second card, I used the die cut from the first card's pattern paper.   This time I started with a piece of white wash wood grain pattern paper (I recently purchased a pack of 25 sheets, because I love this pattern so much) that covered the whole front of my card base (5"x6.5").  Since I used scor-tape, my die cut was already sticky on the back, so it was super easy to attach, which I did towards the top of the card.

Next I reached for the Boughs-Bells Whispers die, die cutting it in green glitter paper and in red glitter paper. Using the green die cut as my base I glued the red bow on top of the green bow.  I added a few piece of metallic green pipe cleaners and using dimensional squares I attached the element to my card.

My finishing touch for this card was to cover the die cut with a coat from my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen.  Here's a picture of the shine it gives:


















Thank you for stopping bye our blog today.  I hope you have enjoyed your time and that you came back soon.  Until next time

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Angels are here!

Hello everyone,
Archana is up on the blog today introducing one more die from the Christmas Release!

It is - Whispers - Angel Ornament

Whispers - Angel Ornament

Here is my card using this beautiful die. This is pretty simple card but this die gives a festive touch to it. If you want to make so many cards for your holiday then just get these dies and make your cards since these dies are perfect size, you do not need to add on anything.


















Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pretty Wings...

Happy Tuesday, and Happy September!
Can you believe that August is gone?  

It's my day to post for Die-Versions, and I've chosen to once again showcase this beautiful die.
I love the delicate lines, and couldn't resist embellishing the body with a few pearls.
It's such an elegant die, that it needs an elegant embellishment, right?

Die-Versions "Pretty Wings" Whispers DVW-383


The butterfly is die cut from the same patterned paper as the border - doesn't it
look pretty, and vintage?

Hope your week is off to a great start!
Thanks for stopping by today.  We hope that you'll follow the blog while you are here! You will find lots of daily inspiration from our talented design team.  Shopping at the
Die-Versions store is great fun, as well!

I'll leave you with a question...what is one word that you'd like to see in a die?
Something new, that's not been thought of yet?
Can't wait to hear your words!!!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.


Other supplies used:
Kraft Cardstock
Our Daily Bread Designs Patterned Paper 'Blushing Rose' Collection
Our Daily Bread Designs 'Flourished Verses' Stamps
Brown Versafine Ink
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers

Monday, September 1, 2014

Seasons Greeting with Emmy


Hello Die-Versions fans!

Emmy here today with a new project to share. This time I mixed our latest Christmas in July release with older winter dies - 


For my card I used a red card base, which I mat with a layer of white cardstock and a layer of pattern paper. To decorate the card front I added a dotted edge using liquid pearls.


To create the half glittery snowflake I used DV Whispers Die "Delicate Snowflake". For my title I used Sweet Wordlets "Seasons Greetings" die
 

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have a fabulous week!

Emmy