Friday, July 3, 2015

Here's to you America!

It's my day to post, and it seemed only fitting to showcase
a couple of my favorite patriotic Die-Version dies!

For my project today, I've used Die-Versions "Festive Rocket" Whispers DV-473, and "Independence Kids" Whispers DV-467. The sentiment is a stamp from Repeat Impressions.

Here's a close up of the "Independence Kids" die that I used. You will note that I die cut from three different colors, layering one on top of the other (moving each layer a bit to the side) for dimension.

These dies were just calling out to be used in a unique way. The pattern for this Diorama card was lying on my work space, and that's how this card evolved!
This is the view from the front of the card.

Here is a side view, showing the dimension.

And here, I've laid the card down, giving you a bird's eye view of the card.

The fun thing about this card, is that it folds flat for mailing! If I had not used the rocket die as I did, an A2 envie would hold it. I had to choose a larger envelope due to the overhang of the fireworks!

Here, you can see the flap folded (not yet sealed). I placed the twine on top
to hold everything in place for the sake of photos!

Speaking of is one more storage tip! I had OOdles of my grandmother's old wooden thread spools.  She worked for years in a fur store in downtown St. Louis. I can remember being allowed to go to work with her a few times. It was awe-inspiring to touch all of those amazing furs! Anyway, as the spools whittled down to just a couple of yards, she was told to take them home and use them.  I've saved them for years, and one day, I thought how fun it would be to be able to have them out and visible!  Since I had a lot of Baker's Twine, that is what seemed best to use them for.  I also had this pretty etched candy dish (I don't use the lid, as I like it to be open and ready to grab a spool) that seemed oh, so perfect. Now, my beautiful twines are all wrapped onto nana's spools, in a glass display 'case' that otherwise would be hiding in a cabinet! 

Well, thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you will become a follower of the Die-Versions blog,
and do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions store - they have some wonderful new releases!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,


  1. I love your 3D card Patti!! It is so special and I love the patriotic dies! What a great idea for using your Nana's old thread spools! I think I have some of my Mom's and my Nana's thread spools hidden away somewhere, I think I am going to search for them today to use for my bakers twine ~ they are getting tangled together in my basket! Happy 4th of July!!

  2. This is fabulous, Patti!! I love the 3D design!! It's so patriotic and beautiful!!

  3. GREAT card Patti and I LOVE your grandmother's old wooden thread spools (what a keepsake).