Monday, August 31, 2015

Christmas Time Card


Hello Die-Versions Fans!

Emmy here today with the last post for August! I know it is a bit early for Christmas, but I just can't stop creating with our newest release - all the shapes you need for the holidays!

Here is a bit of inspiration from me - 

To create my card I used Die-Versions Whispers Three Kings Die


The pattern papers are from Kaisercraft Yuletide collection. All the layers are adhered with mounting foam tape.

Here are some more close ups from my project:



I die cut the Bethlehem star twice to create a 3d effect - once from brown cardstock together with the rest of the image and another time from gold cardstock.



I hope I managed to inspire you  today!

Keep creating!

Emmy xxx


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pumpkin Patch

 
 

Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Today I want to share with you this card I made with the super cute new Whispers Pumpkin Patch die!  For this card I started with kraft paper and addes some orange & black checker board paper.  Next I cut out my Pumpkin Patch die with Core'dinations green and orange paper.  I distressed the leaves and pumpkins with some sandpaper and then I took my black maker and added some dots and lines on the pumpkins and leaves and then I mounted it on some shiny black paper trimmed it down to a nice 3 1/2 inch square and added that to the card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Craftin Desert Divas Ghostly Greetings stamp set with black ink onto the green paper and then I cut the tails on the banner and placed it on the card.  Now don't you just want to go hunting for pumpkins?  I sure do!  Going to the Pumpkin Patch are some of my fondest memories of times with my daughters!

Well I hope I have inspired you today!  Be sure to check out the DV Blog often for more creative ways to use your dies!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In The Forest



Have you seen the newest release from Die-Versions?  It includes both Halloween and Christmas dies!  Anne here and for today's project I used the beautiful In The Forest die.

To start off, after die cutting it from white cardstock, I heat embossed it with Velvet Sparkle embossing powder.  Although it was extremely difficult to photograph (especially with the metallic silver card base), it is gorgeous in person. 

The background was dry embossed using a Spellbinder M-Bossabilities embossing folder (Dainty Dots).  Staz-On ink (Cotton White) was then rubbed over the raised areas, creating my falling snow :-).

The sentiment was created using two of the Sweet Wordlets (Happy and Holidays), which were die cut from a Super Adhesive Sheet and then covered with Cloud Nine velvet glitter.


The triple looped bow was the result of combining two very different pieces of ribbon together.  The silver (thin one) ribbon did not want to cooperate, so I used double sided tape and adhered it to the center of the blue strip of ribbon.  As there are cut out areas in the silver ribbon, I covered the entire strip of ribbon with more Cloud Nine velvet glitter to get rid of any stickiness.  This is also a great way to add glitter to any type of ribbon.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wicked Witches

Happy Tuesday!! Lisa here to share a project with you using one of the newest dies from the August Release.


For this card, I used the Whispers Brewing Friends die. Aren't they fun??!! I started out cutting the die in purple foam, and then cut it in several other colors to add color and dimension to the wicked witches (I chose to think of them as good witches, brewing up a happy potion, so they are wicked in the awesome sense ;) The button on the ribbon is a Wee Petites Button die.



You can see all of the fun dies from the August release HERE. And we'd love to see your projects using Die-Versions dies on our Facebook page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

If the hat fits

Hello crafty friends,

Today I have two cards both show casing the newly released Witch Hat die.  This die is just the perfect size to take center stage on a card and that's exactly what I did.


On this card I die cut the Witch Hat die from black glitter card stock and 2 layers of black card stock and stacked them to make a thicker element.




I also die cut parts of the die from orange glitter card stock to make them pop or stand out from the hat.  I added a black ribbon, a "Happy Halloween" sentiment popped up on foam with a pop pop ribbon tucked under it.  Since my backgound pattern paper had stars on it, I used star sequins as a finishing touch.

On this card I die cut the Witch Hat die from black and backed it with the same green pattern paper I used for my background.  I added a second layer of Halloween pattern paper and some black ribbon between the two layers.  I used strong double sided tape to secure the ribbon, but added mini staples in several places for added interest.






Thanks for stopping bye.  Until next time

Thursday, August 20, 2015

I love Halloween

Hello crafty friends,

I do indeed love Halloween and I have several family member who love it as much if not more than me.  My family and I take turns each year attending either my brother's or my brother-in-law's Halloween parties.  How do you celebrate Halloween?

I haven't been a witch for Halloween in many years, but I didn't let that stop me from using the cool new Witch Hat die on this layout I created.

I die cut four Witch Hat dies from black card stock and arranged them on the diagonal on my layout.

I love die cuts, because they are so easy to incorporate into any project. You can make them the star of the show or supporting actors.  Regardless how you use them, they will give your project a big visual punch.

Thanks for stopping bye today.  I'll be back tomorrow w/a new Halloween project.  Until then


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NYC that never sleeps with some patriotic dies


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last August post  in Die- Versions blog.

There are a few places around the world that you can love or hate.  New York is such a place for most of us. Some are just fascinated by this huge never ending city; some, like my husband, visited it a couple of times and would never come back. For me New York is the whole world! I love this city and I am in love with it. I can come back twice a year and still find new places to visit, new food to try or new shops with unbelievable sales. I love the streets, the smell and the lights of this unique city. So making New York deco was a great fun and I think that with Paper 
House themed products and new patriotic Die Versions dies  it was just a piece of cake.
 I hope that you love my cake 
 And I even made a small tutorial for you, just in case you want to make your own NYC book.

Product list:
Dies- Die Versions- Bursting StarsFestive Rocket, Liberty Eagle
Patterned paper: NYC  never sleeps, New York map- PHP
New York 3d stickers-PHP
Chipboards- Tando Creative
Other: glaze, glitter, paint, red and gold cardstock leftovers.






Step by step instructions: 1.Cover the chipboard cover with City that never sleep paper on the front and with New York map on the back.
2. Cover the inside of the cover with the same paper.
3. Paint the chipboard tray with light teal paint and glue over the right side of the book cover. 
from.Add all stickers as shown. Die cut the Festive Rocket from gold cardstock and cover it  with red glitter glue. Adhere this die cut over the cover frame as shown. Now die cut this Liberty Eagle and cover it with a thick layer of golden glitter and adhere over the previous die. 
4.Die cut Busting Stars from red cardstock and black cardstock and make 2 layer die cut embellishment in the window  inside the tray as shown. Cover it with some clear glaze for the shiny look
5. Ink brick chipboard piece with dark blue ink and glue on the left cover side. Add 2 stickers as shown.
6. Paint the scalloped chipboard frame with the same teal paint; glue the "New York the city that never sleeps" paper cut inside the frame and glue the frame over your cover.
7. Add "Subway sticker" over the frame. Die cut the fireworks and the eagle from gold cardstock and cover with glitter. Adhere it over the frame on the cover.







Enjoy your New York experience! I am back there in just 2 months!




Tuesday, August 18, 2015

If the Shoe fits...




Hello Die-Versions Fans,

If the Shoe fits....WEAR IT!!  And don't forget your Hat and Broom!!  I am here today to share with you a project I made for Halloween using the new Whispers Witch Shoe die.  For this project I cut out the Witch Shoe die 4 times using different colors of Core'dinations Glitter paper and I pieced the shoes together and added them to different color Halloween papers.  Once that was done I inked the edges with black ink and then mounted them on some back paper.  Next I mounted the black paper onto some Graphic 45 paper and again mounted that on black paper.  I cut out the title using the Metropolis Font using some silver shimmer paper and I placed that on the black shimmer paper and cut it out using my CM wavy border paper trimmer, next I cut out the silver shimmer paper the same way and added the black banner on top of that and then I placed that over the shoes.  I really love the Metropolis Font for when I am making Halloween cards or layouts, it just adds the right touch!  So now I have this nice sign to display in my entrance way!  Don't you just love it??  I sure do!!


Please be sure to check the DV Blog often for more creative ideas on how to use your dies!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Design Team Call


BENEFITS: One to-die-for "goodie bag"  with a split of the upcoming release of Die-Versions dies. A site-wide discount code, usable on every order you personally place through Die-Versions.com.
 
EXPECTATIONS: You will be required to complete 3-4 projects, a project consisting of a layout, cards, or an “off the page creation”, a month. Additional projects may be required for New Release Blog Hops. You will be provided with a monthly calendar, with your scheduled blog posts/Facebook feature dates along with any cross promotions. Along with your assigned posts, we ask that you help promote Die-Versions Dies on Facebook, forums, galleries and any other social platform you participate in. The design team term shall last for 6 months. 
 
APPLICATION: We would like to see THREE projects from you. One scrapbook page, two cards. You can use any dies you may have to show off your love of dies and to show us your style!
 
SOMETHING TO REMEMBER: If you apply for the Die-Versions Design Team, we assume you have a computer, a camera and access to email at least once every 24-hours. If that's not the case, then this might not be a perfect fit for you.
 
EMAIL US: Please email the following information to dieversionsdt1@gmail.com by August 31, 2015 and put Design Team Call in the subject.
 
1. first and last name
 
2. city/state of residence
 
3. your three photos {one page, two cards}
 
4. a link to your blog and any online galleries
 
5. a brief paragraph about yourself - for instance, do you work outside the home, are you addicted to this craft, do you have a blog, have you been on other design teams, do you think die-cutting is essential to life, etc. Anything that you think we should know about you!

INTERNATIONAL APPLICATIONS WELCOME!

We look forward to your application. If you have any questions feel free to email us at dieversionsdt1@gmail.com.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Fight It

Happy Friday!! Lisa here to share one more Awareness project with you featuring dies from Die-Versions July Awareness Release. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Awareness dies will be donated to cancer research.


For this card, I used the Die-Versions Whispers Fight It die. It was heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Lana Pink Embossing Powder. The ribbon was then cut out and heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Cotton Candy Embossing Powder. The sentiment was cut from the paper and popped up with foam tape. The button on the ribbon is a Wee Petites Buttons die.


To see all of the awesome dies from the July Awareness release, click HERE. And we would love to see your creations using Die-Versions products on our Facebook page HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Making Mixed Media projects with Irit


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second August post. This time I decided to show you a couple of Summer projects that can be made with our gorgeous Die Versions dies.
August means Summer for us here in Israel. Summer means shore and sea. Yes, we live near the sea and also I personally don't like sand and sun as the country we do love it a lot. So today I made a card that is totally dedicated to celebration of sea  and sun and it's totally different from the usual cards that I  make.
 First I don't usually make cards that celebrate general things, such as seasons, nature or life in general. Then usually I don't make cards that have scenes  stamped over the themed patterned paper. So this card card is not my usual one, but I like the result a lot.
First I made the die cut with a word CELEBRATE CUT- OUT DIE   from the patterned paper and outlined it inside. This is so far one of my most favorite dies from this year releases and I use it a lot as we always have something to celebrate.

Then I made a stamped scene with brown pigmented ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. As you understand ALL STAMPS are from Inspired by Stamping new releases.
As you can see one single die cut made this whole card as it's on the top and so much visible!


This is my second project for today and this time I decided to try  stencil over stencil technique as my background and to add  Die Versions  die as my focal point over my Mixed Media tag.
The first layer was made with flower  stencil and distress Ranger inks. I just grabbed a few of my inks and mixed some colors to make this colorful background using a simple cosmetic sponge.
The second layer was made with Gel Medium and bubbles  stencil and after it was dry (quite a lot of waiting time) the bubbles became clear and I just added green mist all over the background and wiped the clear bubbles to get this almost white look.
As the main focal point I added Die Versions Island cove Whispers die cut  (this is just a  part of the bigger die with a small  house on it, but I just used a part of the die cut on the tag). The die cut was covered with a mix of glitters and I added a small metal bird charm over the tag too. Some ribbon was glued on the bottom of my tag and some was tied on the top.



I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!  Please be sure to check back to the DV Blog often for more great ideas on how to use your dies!  And please share with us what you make on the DV Facebook Page.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Awareness Ribbon Words



Anne here with a look at the new Awareness dies from Die-Versions, paired with a couple stamp sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  I wanted to show many of the different colors that are associated with cancer.  Here is a chart that lists various colored ribbons for various cancers.


To start out, I die cut the Awareness Ribbon Words out of white fun foam.  Then I applied VersaMark to each fun foam ribbon and covered them with embossing powder: Jazzy Orange (representing Kidney Cancer), Green Apple (representing Lymphoma), and Lemon Chiffon (representing Bladder and Sarcoma/Bone Cancer).  As I've shown you in previous posts (you can see an example here), when you heat fun foam, it shrinks.  That's exactly what I wanted; a smaller ribbon that was colored.


To create my background on the blue circle,  it was stamped using sentiments from both the Sparkle N Sprinkle Survivor stamp set as well as the Awareness stamp set.  I then heat embossed the center stamp (also from the Survivor stamp set), with Gold Detail embossing powder (representing Childhood Cancer).

The larger and smaller multicolored circles are actually from a paper towel that I used to soak up excess Color Burst water colors.  In order to get the paper towel to die cut easily, I first adhered it to a piece of cardstock using a spray adhesive.

The outside edges of the two squares were covered with Sunny Daze glitter (smaller square) and Green Apple embossing powder (second largest square).  To give the card base a bit of shimmer, I spritzed kraft cardstock with Smooch Spritz.

I also wanted to remind you that a portion of proceeds from the sale of the Die-Versions Awareness dies and SNS Awareness stamp sets will be donated to cancer research.  Every little bit helps in reaching the goal of eradicating all cancers completely.

Thanks for joining us today.  Hope to see you back again soon for more wonderful projects by our very talented team of ladies.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Awareness Square and Believe


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

I am going to share two more cards with you today using the new Awareness dies.  For this first card I cut out the Awareness Square with the polka dot paper and then I mounted that on black shimmer paper.  Next I took some white cardstock for the base of the card and I added the lacey pink paper to the white cardstock after inking the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink.  Lastly I placed the black square in the center of the card. I really love this die with the big ribbon in the middle and all those wonderfully encouraging words framing it!  Now for my next card:



I took some white paper and added the printed pink paper after inking the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink.  Then I cut out the Whispers Flight of Fancy die in green printed paper and I used some VersaMark ink and stamped the I am a Survivor stamp from the Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp set and heat embossed it using Petal Pink embossing powder and added that to the card.  Next I cut out the Whispers Awareness Believe die with white paper, covered it with Versamark and then heat embossed that with the same Petal Pink embossing powder and added that to over the other die cut.  I took a pink daisy brad and added that to finish off my card.

I also wanted to remind you that a portion of proceeds from the sale of the Die-Versions Awareness dies and SNS Awareness stamp sets will be donated to cancer research.  Let's find a cure for all the different cancers out there!

I will be sending off all my Breast Cancer Awareness cards to Fighting Pretty an organization that helps women to feel strong and beautiful during and after cancer treatment.

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Monday, August 10, 2015

Find the Cure

Happy Monday!! Lisa here to share a shaker card with you today. Hopefully you were able to join us for the Die-Versions / Sparkle N Sprinkle Awareness Blog Hop earlier this month. If you did, you saw some amazing projects using the new Awareness dies from Die-Versions and the new Awareness Stamp Set from Sparkle N Sprinkle. My card today features products from both.


For my card, I've used the Die-Versions Awareness Square Die, and turned it into a shaker. The center ribbon was cut out and heat embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle Cotton Candy Embossing Powder. Find the Cure is from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Awareness Stamp Set.


Here's a better picture of the amazing shine from the SNS Embossing Powder. The lacy border along the bottom is a Die-Versions Whispers Lacey Dots die. The button in the center of the ribbon is a Die-Versions Wee Petites Button die.


A portion of the proceeds from the Die-Versions Awareness Dies and the Awareness Stamp Sets from Sparkle N Sprinkle will be donated to help cancer research.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Friday, August 7, 2015

Awareness Square



Hello Die-Versions Fans,
 
I am going to share with you another Breast Cancer card that I made using the new Whispers Awareness Square. For this card I started with white card stock for the base and then I added a piece of tiny pink heart paper to it.  Next I took my Sparkle N Sprinkle Doulbe sided Tear-ific Tape 1/8 " wide and added that all around the edge of the card.  Next I took some Sparkle N Sprinkle Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter and added that to the tape.  It is a bit hard to see in the picture but it really shines pretty on the card!  Then I took the Whispers Awareness Square die and cut it out twice, once with solid pink paper and then again with the printed vellum paper.  I love the way the vellum paper looks like ribbons flying all around in the air.  I placed the vellum on top of the pink paper and then added that to the center of the card.  Next I took two glitter pink heart brads and put them at the ends of the ribbons.  I really like the way this card turned out and I am going to be sending this off with my other Breast Cancer Awareness cards that I have made to Fighting Pretty, an organization that has a mission to help women feel strong and beautiful  during and after cancer treatment.

If you missed the Cancer Awareness Joint Blog Hop that took place on July 31 with the Design Teams from Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle you really need to go back on the blog and check out the wonderful projects that everyone made! You can see all the wonderful cards here!!
 
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Awareness dies and the Awareness stamp sets will be donated to help cancer research.
 
Don't forget to stop by the DV Blog often for more creative inspiration!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Survivor Bra


Anne here and hopefully you were able to join us earlier this month for the Cancer Awareness Campaign joint blog hop with Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle.   Today's card continues that partnership and combines the DV Survivor Bra along with a SNS sentiment from their Awareness stamp set.

I started out by die cutting the Survivor Bra from white cardstock and coloring it with Copic markers.  I die cut it a second time from Sticker Paper to create the lacy cups. 

The lacy background technique was used for both the background as well as the lacy bra cups.  This is an easy technique to do.  Start with some Sticker Paper and lay down a piece of lace.  Cover the entire area with glitter (Mauvelous was used here) and burnish it in with your finger tool.  Remove the lace and cover the exposed adhesive with another glitter color.  I used Cloud Nine velvet glitter for this part.  The ribbon in the center of the bra was covered with more Mauvelous glitter and Silver Detail embossing powder was used for the hook on the hanger.   The sentiment was heat embossed with Black Detail embossing powder onto colored vellum and tucked under the oval. 
I also used the Bling Your Brad technique with Mauvelous glitter to have a place for the hander to hang from.  This card is so glittery and I felt that the old adage "less is more" definitely applied.   

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Awareness dies and the Awareness stamp sets will be donated to help cancer research.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

WINNER - CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN



First of all, we would like to give each of you a great big THANK YOU for participating in our Joint Blog Hop.  Based on all the comments we received, it was a huge success for such a great cause!

The Grand Prize Winner of a $25 gift certificate from Die-Versions and a $25 gift certificate from Sparkle N Sprinkle is.......


CONGRATULATIONS Theresa/Scrapper69  


Her comment came from Mary's blog:

Oh WOW!! Your projects are amazing!!! You're right about it affect our pets as well... My brother has lost 2 dogs to it.... it was very hard for him & his wife since they had no children... they're pets where their children... it was heartbreaking for them.... I love seeing the different version of encouragement in your cards.. :)

Theresa

Please contact Anne at icinganne@yahoo.com to claim your prizes.  Happy Shopping!

Please scroll down for today's blog post by Irit.  Thanks.

Hello sunshine card with Irit



 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my new post made with  quite a few of Die Versions dies.
For this summer card I made some over the patterned paper stamping with very small flowers from Twig and Berry wreath  set  from 2 PAPER DIVAS stamp company and stamped the whole wreath  over the circle punched piece with 2 colors of inks.
 The card was made on the die cut base using Die Versions  Ovals Background die as a background made of PHP patterned paper ; another Die Versions  Loopy Lace die  was  used as my vertical strip.  I added a 3d sticker sentiment that was a perfect fit to my card colors and added die cut  Love you piece using 2 of 3 words from Sweet Wordlet's I love you die.


I hope I have inspired you to create something fun today!  Please be sure to check back to the DV Blog often for more great ideas on how to use your dies!  And please share with us what you make on the DV Facebook Page.