Friday, November 28, 2014

Fun with Fonts...

Hello!
Can you believe it's the last Friday in November?
Seems this year has just flown by.

I'm here today with a post showcasing two of the Die-Versions amazing
font and word dies.  After I created the Ho Ho Ho frame last week,
I decided to look for some more fun words to work with.

For these projects, I used Die-Versions "Elegance" Font DV-411


For this card, the word 'greetings' was carefully trimmed away from the word 'seasons'.
When adhered to the card front, I placed it straight on the card, rather than at an angle.
Now I have a card that can be used for any occasion!


These next two projects were so much fun! Michael's had these little frames in their $1.50 bin.
I purchased three of them!  Here are two, that are all ready for the holidays.
Please pardon the photos - I just can't seem to get rid of glare - my CRoffice has
several sections of 4' ceiling lights.




I hope you've enjoyed seeing the fun that words and fonts can be!

Be sure to follow the Die-Versions Blog, for daily inspiration, and we'd
love for you to shop at Die-Versions!  A little Christmas 'to me, from me', right?

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Miss You {cut out}



Anne here and today I'm featuring one of the new Cut-Out dies from Die-Versions, the Miss You Cut Out.  


To create the card front, I started out by dry embossing the DV Blocks Background die.  Then I covered the raised areas with VersaMark and heat set it using Stampendous White Pearls embossing powder.  Next I die cut the Miss You and added a strip of black cardstock behind the panel.  Dimensional dots were used to add dimension and raise this panel from the card base, which is also white.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone here in the US.  

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Cute bears and a flying Santa


Hello Die-Versions fans!

Emmy here today with yet another Christmas card. I've been really busy the last month and I believe that this year finally I will be able to send only hand made cards to all my friends and family!

So, here it is:

The card design is with the cute Friends Forever bears, but when I created the 3d effect, I though that there is something missing. So, I die cut the flying Santa image two time using gold and white cardstock and Die-Versions Whispers "Santa's Reindeers" die.


For my title I used Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets "Tis The Season" die and white carstock. I adhered double sided tape to the cardstock and run it through my machine. After I die cut the image, I removed the second protective layer and sprinkled red glitter on top of it.


Here is one more close up:


I hope you enjoyed today's post!

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

Emmy 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

"Owl" MISS YOU

Hello crafty friends,

Today I have this fun card to share with you:



I started on my owl element by die cutting the Little Owlette Whispers die from a green and brown pattern paper.  I backed the die cut with a piece of brown card stock and fussy cut around it.

Next I die cut the MISS YOU into a 6x6 piece of wood grain pattern paper, which I trimmed afterwards to fit my card base.  I attached this die cut element directly onto my card base.

I wanted a branch element for my owl to sit on, but since I didn't have one, I reached for the Baseball Stitching Sweet Petite die.  It added just the little extra pop I wanted.

To finished my card I used the newly released Wacky Mac Font die for my "very much" sentiment or "much very" in this case, since I glued my words in the wrong order and didn't realized it until my husband walked by a few minutes ago and pointed it out... LOL

Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time




Monday, November 24, 2014

Easy made die cut Mixed Media

Hello our dear crafty friends !
This is my Mixed Media project made with some stamps , a lot of Die -Versions dies and some mediums and stamping made as my background.


The whole project today was an experiment as I never used so much adhesives, even for die cutting combined with embossing powders   and some of the effects are cool, some are hard to make and some were just impossible  and not even added to this piece.
So here we go!


I used the thick white cardstock as my " canvas" that was heavily stamped and heat embossed.

The brick wall was made with a Die- Versions Bricks Background die  and  adhesive permanent sheets for an easy adhering of big die cut pieces.  First I made the heat embossed background using this die cut as my mask.

 As the die cut was already covered with embossing ink I heat embossed it  adhered in two pieces to make my outer brick wall.

The main  Butterfly Flourish  die was cut twice. The lower layer was cut with 3d Foam White creative sheet and also the cut was easy, as the die is very delicate it was a hard work to release all small pieces from inside. I am sure that using less delicate die makes the work easier. The second problem with this  foam cut was when I heat embossed it: : it shrinked! Also I really love the result the flowers and the butterflies are much smaller that they were originally.
So I made another regular paper cut from the same die , coloured , heat embossed   and glued over the first die cut layer.
As you can see the whole piece is made with a mix of dies just to show you that Die-Versions dies are great for Mixed Media art work too.
Make sure to stop by the DV Blog often to see what wonderful projects the Design Team is making!  And please share with us what you make on theDV Facebook page!  We love seeing what everyone creates!


Friday, November 21, 2014

Celebrate - again- with Cut out dies and new fonts

Hello my dear crafty friends!
This is Irit here again with another new card made with a new, just released, cut- out Celebrate die and a new lovely font called  Spaghetti.
 This time I tried to be more artistic and made this kind of a Mixed Media card with Gelli Plate print background and a mixed   sentiment, made with a cut out die and some die cut letters. I made it as
 " Celebrate yourself" one . We often forgot to celebrate ourselves and just celebrate our family and friends. So once a year make it for yourself!
   This time I used just a strip with cut out  sentiment and not the whole piece of paper to cover the background. I glued this strip with 3d foam dots and added this totally funky letters from the new font.


Want to make some similar cards? All new cut out dies and fonts are in Die Versions shop!
Just go and grab some!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birthday {Cut Out}



Anne here using the new Birthday Cut Out die (this is the sample project you see on the inclosed packaging when you purchase this die).


I folded my double sided cardstock in half to create my card base, and die cut the word directly onto the bottom of the front panel.  When it's closed, you can see the decorative pattern peeking out from the inside of the card.  I added a quilled flower and some rick-rack ribbon and created a quick and easy card.   You can't get much simpler than that :-).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

THANKS

Hello crafty friends,

Today I'm showcasing the THANKS Pop Up die, which I'm finding very versatile.

My first project is a Thanksgiving table place card.  I used die cuts of the Northern Maple Whispers Die and for my banners the new Wacky Mac Font.  I made the THANKS element by die cutting the Pop Up in the center of my piece of pattern paper and instead of attaching the flaps to the inside of a card, I folded them back onto each other, creating a free standing triangle of sorts.    I LOVE how this turned!
Here's a side view:

My second project is a card and this time I used the THANKS Pop Up as intended.  I die cut the pattern paper and attached the flaps to the inside of my card.  I added some punched card stock trim and a die cut Whispers Vase of Roses die.  Once I colored my die cut, I cut it into two sections, so that the bottom vase section fits inside the pop up element.
 
Here's a side view:
 
I also used the THANKS Pop Up on the front of this card.  To get this look I just framed the die cut w/pink card stock.  Another way to used this die would be to just used the letters by themselves.
Here's a set of photos showing how I die cut the THANKS Pop Up onto the inside pattern paper.

On this photo I'm showing the die's fold line.

Fold the paper you want to cut in half... with the pattern side out.  Also, if the pattern as a direction make sure the letters on the die follow the same direction.  My flower pattern paper looked better vertical, so when I lined up the die's fold line to my paper's fold I made sure the thanks would cut in the right direction.

This photo shows me using a piece of washi tape to hold the die onto the pattern paper.


This photo shows the die's position after I unfolded the pattern paper, which you have to do before running it though your die cutter.  My paper's width was 6 inches.

This photo shows me reinforcing the die cut's fold line, which I did on both sides of the paper, so that the die cut would fold easily.








Lots of photos on this post, but I hope they help when using the die.  Until next time

Monday, November 17, 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Hello, and happy Monday!

I'm here with my Die-Versions post, and wanted to share an altered item today.

I wanted to create with my new 'Elegance' Font.  While at a local craft show last
weekend, a friend and I saw the cutest newsprint project using Fa La La...

So....what other little words pertain to Christmas? Yep!  Ho, Ho, Ho!!!

This is another Dollar Store find - it was $2 and started out as an unfinished three window frame.
It was a fun project - hope you like it!

Die Versions "Elegance" Font DV-411
Here's what I did:

A coat of red paint
Some Amuse printed cardstock
Some cute patterned paper
Some black, red, silver, and white cardstock
A last minute touch of fluffy stuff on the hat, and voila!
An old buckle punch, and a couple of circle punches

Voila!
A fun and festive holiday decoration!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you'll do a bit of shopping at Die-Versions - love their dies!!!
And, be sure to sign up to follow the Die-Versions blog, where you will find daily
inspiration 'to die for'!!!

Be sure to check out yesterday's post, for the winner of the 'Anything Goes' Blog Hop!!!!

Hugs,
Patti J.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Blog Hop Winner!

Happy Sunday!

We don’t normally post on the weekends, but we have a special announcement to make today!

In case you missed it, we participated in a great co-op blog hop last Wednesday. The Repeat Impressions Rock Stars teamed up with the Die-Versions Dynamos for an awesome blog hop. It was fun to see the wonderful stamps and dies used together!

Both groups of Design Team members worked so hard – their creations are fabulous… and wow, what a variety!  You can still hop, for fun and inspiration!

Today, we reveal our winner of a $20 Die-Versions Gift Card! 

We thank all of you who participated and took the time to leave us so many kind comments.

Both Repeat Impressionsand Die-Versions each selected a random commenter from the hop to be awarded a $20 gift card from their respective companies.

Our winner was drawn randomly from Lisa's blog!

The lucky winner of the Die-Versions gift card is:  

Di!!! 

Congratulations, Di!  

Please email me: mamagilliam at gmail dot com to get your prize information!

To check out the winner of the Repeat Impressions Gift Card, check out their blog, The House That Stamps Built!


Thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Friday!! Lisa here to share a project with you using two of newest dies from the October release, as well as several other Die-Versions dies.


For the outside of the card, a Happy Birthday Corner Concepts die was placed in the top corner and Whispers Ring of Hearts dies were added to the side and bottom. A Whispers Party Hat die was adhered to a sheet of double-sided adhesive and then the covered with Sugar Coating.


The inside of the card features the new Pop-Up Gift Boxes die. Isn't it fun??!! On the left side, a  Whispers Big Balloon die was used. On the right, Celebrate was spelled out with the new Typewriter Font die.

You can check out all of the dies from the October 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, November 13, 2014

Celebrate - with new Cut out dies

Hello my dear crafty friends!
Irit is here today and I am going to share a very new, just released, die from Die- Versions and this is the new Cut Out dies.
I really like this kind of dies: easy to cut, easy to manage and easy to make a very fancy card in no time.
So here is my card made  with Celebrate die:

 I just made a cut with a die and a big piece of patterned paper and then added this cut over another matching paper. Then I added a few cut with DV older dies. I made the lace strip with Loopy Lace  strip and added it under the cut out word and added a few die cut buttons  from Wee Petite Buttons over the card.
Last, but not least, I added a nice 3d sticker  that fits the colors and the theme and my card was done.

 Want to use those gorgeous dies? They all are in Die Versions shop!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

'Anything Goes' Blog Hop with Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions

Welcome to the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions Blog Hop!  

We hope you are ready for some great inspiration - our theme is 'Anything Goes', and what awesome creations there are to see!
  
And...what's a blog hop without prizes?
  
There will be one lucky winner of a $20 gift card from Repeat Impressions
and one lucky winner of a $20 gift card from Die-Versions!  

Let's get hopping!

You should have begun your hop here on the Die-Versions blog!  
If you get lost along the way, you can find the entire hop list on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' blogs!

Be sure to start at the beginning, so you have the maximum chances of winning!  

The more you comment along the way, the more chances you have of winning!

 Winners will be announced on the Die-Versions and Repeat Impression blogs on Sunday, November 16th.

Our designers have been working hard, and we hope that they have inspired you to be creative, and that you'll do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions and Repeat Impressions' websites!

Thanks for stopping by today!  

Your next stop on the hop is Cheri Weston!

Have a great day!

Here is your full hop list!  Have fun!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Verterans Day & Cut Out Congrats!


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Die-Versions and I would like to Thank all our past and present military heroes on this Veterans Day!!  We appreciate your sacrifices, service and dedication to the USA!!  We salute you!!


For this A2 card I used the Sweet Phrases Hero die and the Sweet Phrases Thank You die and cut them out with some of my red, white and blue papers and it will be sent out to Operation Write Home for "Any Hero" mail.  And now on to our regularly scheduled projects!!

Today I am going to show you a two cards I made with the new Cut Out Congrats die from our new October Release!  Here is my 1st card:


For this card I started with ivory cardstock for the base of the card.  Then I took a piece of Pink Paislee Core Impressions Hexagon embossed paper and ran it thru my Vagabond with the Cut Out Congrats die and I attached that to the ivory cardstock.  Next I took the Whispers Mr. and Mrs.Background die and cut that out in off white patterned paper and I took the big heart from that die and placed it in the middle of the card.  Next I cut out the Whispers Wedding Canopy die in the same off white patterned paper and I added that to the center of the card.  Next I sanded the hexagons on the Core Impressions paper.  So what do you think?  I really love the way this Wedding Card turned out!

My next card is a Congrats on your New Home:


I wanted to show you on this card that you can place the Cut Out Congrats die any place on your card!  For this A2 card I started with a hot pink cardstock for the base of the card.  Next I cut a piece of pale pink paper to 4 inches by 5 1/4 inches and then I took the Cut Out Congrats die and placed it on an angel on the pale pink paper and I taped it in place with removable tape and then I ran it through my Vagabond.  Then I attached that to the card.  Next I took a piece of shiny copper paper and cut out the Whispers Keys and Keyhole die and placed them on the card.  Then I took the Mister Micro Font and cut out the letters with the same copper paper to make the sentiment "on your new home".  Lastly I took some Tim Holtz Distress Stain Antique Bronze and swiped that around the edges of the card.

I hope you have enjoyed my cards today and that I have inspired you to create someting today!!

Please check out the DV Blog often for more inspiration from our Design Team and be sure to share your creations with us on our DV Facebook page.  You can see all of the new dies in the October Release here.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Lori

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pop Up Card - Celebrate

Hello Everyone,
Archana here is on the blog and I am so excited to show you the new die I have used for my card and I never used pop up card dies before. I am sure you will also love these dies. It is really fun to make your cards so unique. Sometimes it is hard to ship bulky and well decorated cards and if you want to make tones of them for events then it is hard. So here you go...your recipient will be happy to when they open this.
For this card I have used one of the new October release Dies





Please visit my BLOG to see kind of step by step picture tutorial for you how this works. But all the instructions came with the dies.

















Thanks so much and hope you like the card and find it easy to make.

Love,
Archana




Friday, November 7, 2014

So Grateful...

Good morning!

I'm here today with another post for Die-Versions!

My uber-exciting package from Die-Versions for November, included a fabulous new font!
I couldn't wait to get creative with it.  A while back, I found some bargains at our
local Dollar General store.  Don't you just LOVE bargains?

I chose to create with the one above today.
 (it was actually on sale 50% off, making it a $1.00 bargain!)

Some pretty fall designer papers, leaves, and yummy vanilla scented candles were used, 
and...

Here is the end result:

Candles not lit yet...

Lights out - candles lit!
Look at that beautiful font!  I totally LOVE this, and can see myself using it many times in the future!  It's called Die-Versions "Elegance" Font DV-411.  It contains upper and lower case letters, numbers, and I think 11 punctuation marks!  Talk about a bargain!  The font pieces are sized from 1/4" to 1/2", and fall out of the die so beautifully!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope that you will do some shopping at the Die-Versions website, and
hopefully follow the Die-Versions blog, for lots of daily inspiration!

Happy Friday, and have a great weekend!
Patti J.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Christmas Spirit


Hello Die-Versions fans!

Emmy here today with a new Christmas card to share - 


To create my card I used Kaisercraft collection "Yelitide".


I decorated the corner of the card using die cuts from the Collectable pack, matching the paper line and a few holly branches cut with Die-Versions Whispers "Holly Branch" die.


For the title I used Sweet Wordlets "Season's Greetings" die and beige pattern paper.


I hope you enjoyed my post!

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

Emmy


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Miss You, Miss You, Miss You

Hello crafty friends,

Mary here today with a quick Miss You card.  This card took me 20 minutes to make.  I used a blank card, my paper trimmer, a piece of pattern paper, a piece of red card stock and the new Cut Out Miss You die.

















I started by trimming the piece of pattern paper that was to be die cut to the width I wanted.  I placed the die in the vertical center of my pattern paper and using a small piece of washi tape to hold it's position, I made my first die cut.  Next I carefully aligned the die above and below my first die cut for my second and third die cuts.

I found it very simple to align the die and get my multiple cuts.   Once my three die cuts were done, I trimmed the top and bottom of my pattern paper, so that I had a nice even border.  I matted the pattern paper w/red card stock, leaving a tiny red border and mounted the layered element onto my card front, which I had already covered w/the same pattern paper I used for my die cuts.  The thing you can't see in this photo is that I used foam tape to pop up the top layer from the red card stock.  I'll have to take a quick angled photo of that and post it later for everyone to see how nice the added dimension looks.


Here's the Miss You die.






















I'm working on a few other projects w/this die, so until next time