Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Congratulations Easel Gift Box


Happy Wednesday!! I hope you are having a wonderful last week in April!! Lisa here and I have a gift box easel card to share with you today. For the tutorial on how to put them together, click HERE.


I used a Whispers Lacey Dots die along the sides of the box and for the easel stop. Congratulations is a Compliments Everyday die, and it was cut twice for a shadow effect. The heart above it is a Wee Petites Heart Doodle die.


A Whispers Heart Burst die was used in the background. The middle heart was cut from red paper and popped up with foam tape. The couple is a Whispers The Proposal die. It as also cut twice for a shadow effect and popped up with foam tape. A Whispers Daisy Flair die was cut in vellum and added around the flowers.


Be sure to mark your calendars for May 5th for the Die-Versions Mother's Day Blog Hop and Card Challenge to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month and Moms!! You could win a Die-Versions gift certificate!!


We would love to see your creations using Die-Versions stamps/dies on our Facebook page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Mushrooms


Anne here and I have to tell you that I've had more fun using the new Mushroom die set.  For today's card I experimented with fun foam and a heat tool.

All you need to do is die cut the fun foam using the dies from the Mushroom set, heat up the fun foam with your heat tool, and watch it shrink before your eyes!  It's a super easy technique and it really works.

Both the red capped mushroom and the white capped mushroom (pictured in the photo to the right) were die cut using the same large mushroom die from the set.  How long you heat the fun foam dictates how much the foam piece will shrink.  I also experimented with different color foam and found that my white fun foam shrunk more than the colored fun foam did.  (The foam eventually stops shrinking and you know it's time to quit.)

Once I had all my pieces shrunk, I colored them with Copic markers and added some Wink of Stella to the caps for a bit of sparkle.  The random white dots were left overs from the white foam.

The sentiment is also die cut from yellow fun foam and is the Hello Express Edge from Die-Versions.  I love that the fun foam allows you to curve the sentiment instead of just being straight.  The background was created using various Distress Inks, a bit of water, and a spritz of homemade shimmer.

So dig out your fun foam and start die cutting and shrinking to your heart's desire.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Flying Kites

Dear All,
Archana is here on the blog today and I am super excited to showcase another super cute die from February release. Which is..

Flying Kites

I just love traditional kits. My dad used to make them and distribute them to the kids from our neighborhood. I have lot of memories attached with Kites. I wish this kite will take me to the other side of the globe and I will meet my parents :-)

Her is my simple card...I hope you will like it.

Thanks for stopping by!
Love,
Archana


Friday, April 24, 2015

Inspire Card


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Here is my card to share with you today:


For this A2 card I started with a white card stock for the base of the card.  Next I cut out the Whispers Brick Background die with Core'dinations paper which I sanded down and then added it to the card.  Next I cut out the Spring Bike die in blue paper, I used a black marker to color the seat, grips and wheels on the bike.  I cut out the basket and flowers and colored it with Copic markers and attached the bike to the card.  Then I cut out the Whispers Butterfly Garden die and colored that with Copics and attached that on the card.  Then I added the butterfly and inspire tag on the top part of the card! 

I hope I have inspired you to create something today.  Please be sure to stop by the DV Blog often for more creative ideas! Share with us on the DV Facebook page any thing you create with DV dies!  We love seeing your projects!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Bike


Anne here and today I've created a card using the new Spring Bike die.

I started out by die cutting the bicycle in cream, black, and red so that I could paper piece parts of the bike onto the red base.  The basket and flowers were die cut three times in cream so they could be stacked on top of each other for added dimension.  Sometimes it's easier to die cut several pieces and adhere them together rather than adding a pop dot to the back, especially if it's a small area that you want more dimension on.  The top layer of the basket and flowers were colored with Copic markers, Wink of Stella glitter pens, and Spica glitter pens.

I cut off the bike seat, tires, and hand grips from the black cardstock die cut and adhered it to the red bike.  All of the silver pieces of the bike were colored using a Wink of Stella glitter pen.  Glossy Accents was added to the red portions of the bike so it would look like the red beach cruiser bike that I have :-).  Lastly, I die cut the Spring Bike one more time out of black fun foam and adhered it to the back of the finished bike for dimension (and a touch of shadow near the flowers).

The sentiment banner was created using a rubber stamp from Simon Says Stamp (Always Edge Set AE6) and was heat embossed with White Detail embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I also sprinkled on some Buttercup Petal embossing powder on top of the sentiment to give the banner a speckled look.  As a final touch to the banner, I used Sparkle embossing powder and the Bling Your Brad technique on a heart shaped brad that I had.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Love it card with Irit


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new Die Versions post.
Today I am going to share a lovely " Love it" card  made in this kind of a vintage style with a new, just released DV  Closed Umbrella die.
I used PHP papers and stickers and added Umbrella die cut made with two cuts (kind of a shade or interest). I also added the Bricks background and it was meant to be cut on the sided only.  I think that those die make this card a perfect Mother's day or Valentine gift.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Make a Wish


Happy Monday!! Lisa here to share a couple of birthday cards with you using several Die-Versions dies.


I started with the Whispers Bricks Background and cut it in half, before popping it up with foam tape. A Whispers Heart Burst die was placed behind the bricks.


A Wish Compliments Everyday die was used for the sentiment. The bike is a Whispers Pedal Power die. I popped it up with foam tape for dimension as well. A Wee Petite Button Die was used on the ribbon.


You can see all of the dies from the new release HERE. And be sure to stop back tomorrow for inspiration and ideas on how to use our products. We would love to see your creations using Die-Versions stamps/dies on our Facebook page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Hop and Challenge on the Blog soon!!

Mark Your Calender....

Lets Go Fly a Kite

Hello crafty friends,

Today I have the following two cards featuring the Flying Kites die:































This kite die is a very versatile motif and can be used in many different theme cards.

On my first card, I paired the kite die along with the Spanish Hola Express Edge die for a fun and cheerful hello card.

On my second card, I colored each of my kites differently to link them to the stamped sentiment I wanted to use.

Here are close ups of my two cards...


Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Puddle Fun


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

With all the rain we have been having lately I decided to make a cheerful rainy day card:


For this A2 card I decided to use book print paper for the background to get the gray rainy day feeling.  Next I cut out the Rainboots twice, in green and pink paper, and pieced it together and then I added some glossy accents to them and added them to the card.  Next I took my BG10 Copic marker and colored the bottom of the card to look like a big puddle.  Next I cut out several of the Sweet Petites Duck and placed them on the card along with the Sweet Petites Goose colored to look like the Momma Duck leading her babies home!  Then I stamped the raindrops and colored them with the same Copic marker.  Next I cut out the Little Lime Font in blue paper and added that to the card.  Now doesn't this make you want to go out and stomp thru some puddles??  No!  Me either!!  But I bet the kids would!!

Make sure to stop by the DV Blog often for some more inspiration and share what you make with us on the DV Facebook page.  You can check out all the new Spring dies at the Die-Versions Store.

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Flying Kites

Hello!

Hope you are all well today!
I needed a birthday card for a dear friend, and wanted to play a bit
with this new Die-Versions "Flying Kites" Whispers DV-441.

Once again, I cut the die from the background paper, and again from
three designer papers, and cut and pieced them into the die
opening on the blue background.  Rather than to fussy cut all of the bows,
I used a marker and colored them.  After coloring I dotted them with
my Sakura white gel pen.  Easy peasy!

This technique is a bit time consuming, but I find it therapeutic, and think
it makes such a fun statement...AND is flat for mailing!

What do you think?


Hope you enjoyed this card, and will give this technique a try!

The fun sentiment seemed perfect - it's by Unity Stamps.

Be sure to check out the Die-Versions blog each day for inspiration,
and check out the Die-Versions store for new products, sales, and lots of
temptations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Straw Basket



The Straw Basket is one of the latest dies released from Die-Versions.  I decided to fill my basket with spring flowers, specifically the tulips from the bicycle basket on the new Spring Bike die.  I die cut the flower portion multiple times and colored the flowers with Copic markers.

I also die cut the basket twice.  Once from fun foam and once from patterned paper.  I used the negative portions of the patterned paper to fill in the gaps on the fun foam.

The glittery background was cut from sticker paper and, after adhering the basket, covered with Lavender Iris glitter.

My sentiment was die cut using the DV Peppermint font, using the same patterned paper that was used for the basket.  I also added a touch of Spica glitter pens to the letters to give them a subtle sparkle as well.


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lovely Basket Card

Dear all,
As I mentioned in my last post how much I love this basket die and since spring is here this one is the must on my cards I guess :-), Archana is here on the blog today, Hello !!
So again ...
Straw Basket

And look at this beautiful butterfly..:-)



Her is my card and I really hope you will love it.


Thanks so much for visiting the blog today!!


Friday, April 10, 2015

Mother's love card for Mother's day with Irit



My new Spring card made with Die Versions new, just released die named Straw Basket. This die is a perfect one to die cut and to fill with any kind of flowers  you have at hand.
I used Paper House Productions 3d stickers from Mother's day set and added the sentiment over the die cut Kraft label. The basket was die cut twice and arranged as a kind of a white shadow around the Kraft shape.
 With Mother's day around the corner this can be a perfect die to use and a perfect card to your Mom.


Thursday, April 9, 2015

It's Your Day with Whispers Mushroom Set

Hello crafty friends!

Emmy here today with a new card to share! Spring is coming, even in the Netherlands and Die-Versions newest release is filled with amazing spring dies - from the cute Frog in the Pond to the lovely Birdhouse Branch - they are all to DIE with :-)


And some close ups:




Here are the dies I used on this project:



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I hope you enjoyed today's post!

Have a lovely day!

Emmy




Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Straw Hat



Hello Die-Versions Fans!!

Today I am going to share with you a card I made using the new Straw Hat die.
 
 
I started with red card stock for the base of the card and then I added the patterned paper.  Next I cut out the Straw Hat die several times and used pop dots to lift up the center of the hat.  I colored the ribbon and bow on the hat with a blue glaze pen, then I took some flower sequins and added them to the hat so it would look like a Spring hat!  I stamped the Happy Mother's Day sentiment on the bottom left using black ink.
 
Make sure to stop by the DV Blog often for some more inspiration and share what you make with us on the DV Facebook page.  You can check out all the new Spring dies at the Die-Versions Store.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring Bike

Hello!
Today, my handsome man and I are celebrating our 42nd Anniversary!
I'm not sure how or why he's put up with me this long, but I'm happy that he has.

Last fall, we bought a couple of bikes for a fun activity to do together.
When Die-Versions came out with this sweet "Spring Bike", I knew I had to make
a card with it today.



This photo gives you a close-up of the glossy parts!

I die cut it from white cardstock, and used Copics and Glossy Accents to
color in the parts.  This is too cute!  I'm hoping that they will create
some small 'basket fillers' for the different seasons.

The sentiment comes from a great stamp set by Our Daily Bread Designs (Item #E358), called Bicycle.

Be sure to check out the Die-Versions blog each day for inspiration,
and check out the Die-Versions store for new products, sales, and lots of
temptations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Patti J.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Count Your Rainbows


Happy Monday!! Lisa here to share a project with you today using my favorite die from the newest release: Whispers Rain Boots.


The Whispers Rain Boots were covered in Glossy Accents for that just rained-on look ;) The circular shaker window was cut out with a Party Time Sweet Spot die. The rainbow was created with a Whispers Lacey Dots die. You can't tell in the picture, but the strips were adhered to sticky tape and then the openings were covered with sugar coating for a pretty sparkle. Whispers Daisy Flair dies were adhered under the flowers.


You can see all of the dies from the new release HERE. And be sure to stop back tomorrow for inspiration and ideas on how to use our products. We would love to see your creations using Die-Versions stamps/dies on our Facebook page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hoppy Easter

Hello crafty friends,

I will be celebrating Easter with my In-Laws today, so I thought I would post an Easter theme card or two.
I found the "Hoppy Easter" stamp a few days ago in my Easter theme craft bin and knew it would pair up perfectly with the Frog In the Pond die.  A little more digging though that bin got me two lovely eggs stamps, which I stamped and hand cut.
For this first card, I die cut the Frog In The Pond, but discarded everything except the frog.  I gave him bunny ears (LOL), thanks to a punch I found in that bin.

I arranged the frog, a few of the eggs and a little journaling tag with my stamped "Hoppy Easter" sentiment onto the card.  I added a few extra finishing touches like sequin and stickles.  

 For this second card, I used the entire Frog In The Pond die.  I stamped the "Hoppy Easter" sentiment onto a tag, added a little green ribbon.

Once again, I arranged the frog, a few of the eggs onto the card.  I added stickles to parts of my frog die and honestly, I'm not sure if I like how that part turned out.    

Well, that's it for today.  Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time

Friday, April 3, 2015

Rainy Day

hello crafty friends,

I'm back today with a tag showcasing the new Rainy Day die.   I love that with this die you get a little peeking sun.   For my tag, I started with two die cuts of the Rainy Day die.   I kept the peeking sun on the center cloud element, but trimmed it off the other cloud element.  I was going for the look of sun rays and did some water coloring on a watercolor paper tag.  I'm about 70% happy with the results :)

I first water colored the whole tag w/blues.  Next I added some yellows and oranges.  I added some yellow to my clouds, making them look as if the peeking sun was brightening them up.   I used some clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents on them as well.


Here's a close up of the clouds:

 
I'm going to try and make a large version of this tag in my art journal.  I will post the results when I'm done.  I hope you are enjoying seeing projects with our newest release.  Thanks for stopping bye and until next time.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Frog in the Pond

Hello crafty friends,

I have a card to show you that's so sticking cute it would be prefect for anyone on your list.

This card was actually very easy to make.

I started by cutting my pattern paper layer and giving it a mat.  Next I took a heart die and die cut though both layers, creating a heart shape window.

Next I die cut the super cute Frog In The Pond die, colored it, gave him a smile and attached him to the underside on my heart opening.

I attached the layered panel directly to my card front.  I didn't use any dimensional tape, because it really didn't need it.  My final step was to stamp the "hi" and the little hearts within the heart's opening. Here are some close up photos:



I really love how this card turned out.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time