Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Love You Sweet Phrases Card

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you a romantic card that I made using the Love You - Sweet Phrase. I decided to use this die cut in two different colors and combine them to create a special effect in my card.

The base of my card is Tip Top Taupe color and the second layer is Very Vanilla. For the die cut Love You, I used the Real Red and Tip Top Taupe colors. I added this to the base using dimensionals.

I used some paper flowers in natural colors to create a romantic look. I tied all the flowers around a Victorian lace bow.

The best part of this die cut, the Love You - Sweet Phrase, is that you can use it in many ways; you can change the colors of the letters or keep it empty, but it'll always look great.

I hope my card inspired you to create your projects using die cuts. They are very versatile and bring a lot of possibilities. You can see all the dies designs here and today I am sharing my discount code with you martha15 to get15%off in Die-Versions Store, I am sure you will find all the great dies you could ever want. 

See you soon!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Celebrating Fall with Die-Versions Dies

Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen here and today I am sharing a couple of fall cards with you.  Fall is my favorite season! I love the cooler temperatures, beautiful colors and football! I am having so much fun with my gorgeous new dies from Die-Versions that I could not stop at just one fall card. My first card above features the lovely “Patterned Pumpkin” die from Die-Versions. I die cut it out of polka-dotted orange and green paper and also out of black fun foam. I layered them together for great dimension. I stamped the background piece with a Stampendous background stamp called “Dream Text” with brown ink. Then I embossed the piece with a swirly leaf embossing folder from Darice. I sponged on some Wild Honey Distress Ink and attached to a brown card base. I attached the pumpkin and also the “Friends” die cut from Die-Versions.

My second card features two smaller fall dies from the Wee Petites collection. I die cut the two maple leaves and a pumpkin out of chipboard.  I melted several layers of embossing powders from Stampendous and Stampamania on the leaves and pumpkin, and then stamped each with a rubber stamp while the embossing powders were still molten. I embossed a gold and green cardbase with a fall words embossing folder from Sizzix, and attached the colorful leaves and pumpkin.

Thanks for visiting the Die-Versions blog. I hope my cards inspired you to try some of the great Die-Versions dies. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Partridge Branch

It's hard to believe that there are only three more months till Christmas!  If you haven't started your Christmas cards yet, now is the time :-).  Anne here and to help motivate you, I created a Christmas card using the Partridge Branch die.

After die cutting it from white cardstock, I used my Copic markers to color this image.  A Wink of Stella (Clear) brush pen was used to give a soft sparkle to the plume and to the pears.  The frame, which was left over from another project, was covered with Cloud Nine velvet glitter and the background was dry embossed using a Crafters Companion embossing folder (Christmas Merriment).  The card front was also dry embossed, using a Spellbinder M-Bossabilities embossing folder (Dainty Dots).

To create my sentiment, using the same color Copic as the bird plume, I colored a piece of scrap cardstock and die cut the DV Sweet Wordlet Tis The Season

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September is Prostate Awareness Month

Hello!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I am honored and thankful to be on the DT team for Die-Versions.  I thought for my first project that I would share a card I made.  September is Prostrate Awareness Month and what a way to honor my ahhhhmazing Dad (Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR).  He lights up a room with is whistle and smile! 
I started off using the Awareness-Heart from the Whispers Collection and knew I wanted to make it light blue for the Prostrate Awareness. 
 I took Versa Magic Brilliance ink and inked away.  The brilliance line doesn't always photograph nice, but in person I assure you it gives a gorgeous shine and shimmer.
I knew I wanted to make this a shaker card (who doesn't love a shaker card).  So I then took transparency film and attached it to the heart.  Added some foam to make it stand away from the cardstock.  I then added some random blue glitter, sequins and microbeads.  I purposely added a few pink hearts because after all my Dad was the first guy to ever have my heart.
I then pieced everything together and attached my shaker portion to the main card.  I absolutely love how this turned out and what a way to honor my Dad.  Cheers to him being a survivor!

Thanks so much for taking time to read my blog post!  I'd love to hear any feedback you may have or any questions.   Please be sure to check out the other blog posts for the Die-Versions amazing design team here.
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Happy Halloween Skeleton

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

For this card, I used the new Whispers Skeleton die. Isn't he fun??!! I taped off a section of the paper and then inked it with Distress Inks in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot. The bottom layer of paper was inked with Spiced Marmalade.

Stop back often for more inspiration from the design team. 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 :)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Season's Greetings Card

Hello Die-Versions' fans!

Emmy here with a new creation to share today! I don't know about you, but for me the count down until Christmas has started! So, I decided to create another Christmas card with the dies from our newest release.

Here it is: 

To create my card I used two different Die-Versions' dies - 

For my card base I used gold cardstock and pattern paper from Kaisercraft's "Holy Night" collection. 

I die cut the Starry Nativity Ornament two times - once from gold cardstock and another time from black cardstock, Then I exchanged the die cut elements to create a double-coloured embellishment.

For the title I fussy cut the banners by hand and adhered the words on top of them.

All the other embellishments are from the foil paper and die-cut pack complementing Kaisercraft's paper line.

I hope I managed to inspire you today!

Have fun crafting!

Emmy xxx

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Stamped Birthday Card

Hello everyone, I am Martha Lucia and it's a pleasure to share my creations with you.  I am one of the new designers and it's a honor to be part of this wonderful team. 

Today I have a birthday card that I created using the Birthday Cut Out. I love this kind of die cut because with this I can cut the word anywhere I want on a page or card. 

This is a regular size card, 4-1/4" by 5-1/2" and I used the Delightful Dijon card stock for the base. The second layer is Whisper White and I there cut the Birthday Cut Out in diagonal style. Behind this I pasted a layer of designer paper, I used the same paper to create the bow to decorate the front of the card. I added a button on the center of the bow to make this more attractive and special. 

After I cut the Birthday Cut Out, I stamped the main image of the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set from Stampin Up using Wild Wasabi Classic Ink. I decorated the little flowers of the stamp using rose and pink sequins. To complement the sentiment I stamped the word Happy using an image from the Tin of Cards Stamp Set by Stampin Up and Island Indigo Classic Ink. I pasted the entire layer with dimensionals or double side tape.

I hope my card inspired you to create and use the Cut Outs in your projects. They are very versatile and bring a lot of possibilities. You can see all the dies designs here and today I am sharing my discount code with you martha15 to get 15%off in Die-Versions Store, I am sure you will find all the great dies you could ever want. 

See you soon!!!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Spider Web

Anne here with this super fun Halloween card.  I started off by die cutting the recently released Spider Web die using white cardstock for the web and a shimmery black cardstock for the spiders.

The stone wall background was created using a Crafters Companion embossing folder (Dry Stone Wall).  I inked up the inside of the folder with Distress Ink (Fired Brick) before running the grey cardstock through my machine.  Love how the ink transfers onto the paper when you do this technique.  The spiders come in two sizes with this die and I added a little red hourglass on both of their backs and googly eyes to the larger one.

Next comes the fun part.  I heat embossed my spider web with Glow in the Dark embossing powder.  The glow in the dark powder gives you a really cool effect.

This is what it looks like in the dark.  Very fun to see, but very hard to photograph.  I can never find the right button to push in the dark and then I have to keep it steady so that it isn't blurry.  I let a little light come through so that you could still see the rest of the card.

The funky pumpkins were fussy cut from patterned paper and Spica glitter pens were used to give them a bit of sparkle here and there.

Be sure to come back often to see what the rest of the design team is creating with these new dies that were recently released.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Craved Pumpkins

Hello crafty friends,

Mary here again with some more Halloween ideas using our Halloween dies.  Today I have this water color canvas to showcase.  It measures 12" tall by 18" wide.

I started by finding a couple of free pumpkin images on the internet and printed them on water color paper.  I let the inks completely dry and using Distress Inks I water colored them w/yellows and oranges.

On some of the pumpkins I cut the centers off and inserted my die cuts  (witches, skeleton and pumpkin vines) behind for a craved look.  On others I just glued the die cuts (web and house) on top of the pumpkins.

Next I colored the top of my canvas with blue and purple Distress Inks.  This took a while and gave me a good arm workout :)  The Halloween stickers around the top on my canvas came next and following them, I added the hanging spiders and the witch.

I used the following dies on this project:

Sweet Petites Wicked Witch

Thanks for stopping bye today.  I'll be back soon w/a more Halloween ideas.  Until then

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Nativity Ornament Card

Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Today I want to share a Christmas card I made using the new August Release Whispers  Nativity Ornament die.

For this 6 x 6 card I started with cranberry card stock for the base and then I added the patterned paper to the base.  Next I cut out the Whispers Nativity Ornament die three times, one with gold glitter paper, once with Graphic 45 star paper and then once with the sparkly red paper.  I cut the bow out and added that to the top of the gold ornament and I pieced the star paper behind the Nativity to look like the Star of Bethlehem shining in the night sky when Jesus was born.  Then I cut out the Sweet Wordlets Believe with the same sparkly red paper and placed that on the card.

If you haven't checked out the new August Release you have to now!!  There are so many wonderful dies for Halloween and Christmas!!  I love them all!!

I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful today!  Don't forget to go to the DV Blog often for more great ways to use your dies!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Napkins and Masking Fluid Backgrounds Plus Die-Versions Dies

Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions blog! Karen here, and today is my first blogpost as a member of the Die-Versions Design Team!  I am sharing a couple cards with you today that feature some of my favorite background techniques and (of course) some gorgeous Die-Versions dies.

My first card above started out as a black swirly cocktail napkin. I attached it to cardstock using a hot iron and cling wrap. Here is a link to a tutorial on how to do that. After the napkin was attached to cardstock, I applied Versamark all over it, sprinkled on heat and stick powder and melted it with a heat gun.  I immediately covered it with fine clear glitter and shook off the excess. Then I sprayed the glittery napkin with a fixative so the glitter stays in place. I attached the background to a black cardbase. The best part of the card is the gorgeous die called Trellis, which can be found here on the Die-Versions website.  I attached it to the front of the card using a spray adhesive.

My second card features the Christmas Word Tree which says it all, right?  I cut it twice and layered the white over the red. I cut the star again in a glittery gold and attached.  I created this background by spattering masking fluid which I watered down so I could easily use a small paintbrush to flick it on watercolor paper. When the masking fluid spatters were dry, I sprinkled on two blue shades of Color Burst and spritzed with water. After that was dry, I rubbed off the masking fluid for the look of snow coming down. I tore a snow drift and attached the Christmas Word Tree to complete the card.
I am finding all I need to create awesome cards are great dies and pretty backgrounds. Check out the Die-Versions website for all the great dies you could ever want.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Merry Christmas ornament with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my last post for September in Die- Versions blog. 
I made all my post in the first half of a month as I am leaving for my USA vacation. So this last one is a Christmas ornament made with a chipboard frame, lovely Christmas stamp from IBS and those fantastic O'Christmas Tree(s)  from the new Die- Versions release.

I die cut 2 trees and then glittered them with a mix of green and gold glitter.
Then both trees were arranged over the chipboard star and some red pearls were added as " ornaments".

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.

Friday, September 11, 2015

RIP Tombstone

Have you started your Halloween cards yet?  Halloween will be here before we know it and Die-Versions has released some great new Halloween dies (along with new Christmas dies) this season.  

Anne here and for today's card I used one of the new ones, RIP Tombstone, and an oldie but goodie, Wicked Witch.
After die cutting the tombstone, I saved some of the negative pieces so that I could color them with Copic markers and insert them back into the appropriate areas.  The easiest way I've found to do this is to add a piece of regular tape to the back of the die cut.  The open areas will have the adhesive you need to hold it in place.  Another trick I use quite a bit, especially if there are vine tendrils or wispy edges, is to not adhere every single end to my base.  That way, the vines look as if they are dimensional and not flat on a page.

This was a quick and easy card to put together since the ghostly background was already created on a piece of patterned paper.  All the layers were distressed and torn in places before adhering to give this card an even more creepy look.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Happy New Year with Irit

 Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second Die- Versions post for September!
This time I made the Happy New Year card with just one new released die- but WHAT A DIE!
Just one single Angelic  die made the whole card (with the little help of glitters and embossing powders) and one single Rubber Dance sentiment stamp , even just a part of the sentiment).

I die cut the Whispers- Angelic  die from copper cardstock and adhered to the double sided glue sheet. Then I added a mix of embossing glitters and heat embossed them.
Then a thick layer of clear embossing ink was added over the whole piece and I heat embossed it all over with clear embossing powder.
The sentiment was stamped  with the same powder color and glued with 3d foam glue on the corner.

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, September 9, 2015

Spooky House

Happy Wednesday!! Lisa here to share a project with you using one of the new Halloween dies from the August release.

For this card, I'm using the new Whispers Spooky House die. This is such a fun die!! I love the little owl on the chimney :) I cut him out in orange so he'd stand out. The background was created with distress inks and a handmade cloud template. The house was popped up with foam tape for dimension. The button on the crinkle ribbon is a Wee Petites Buttons die.

Stop back often for more inspiration from the design team. 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, September 4, 2015

Scare You Later!!

Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Lori here today with another Halloween card!  For this card I used my Whispers Witch Shoe die and then my Friend and DV Teamie, Mary, sent me some Whispers Witch Hat cuts and I just love them! Thanks so much Mary!! Doesn't the Witch Hat and Witch Shoe go together so nicely?    For this card I started with kraft card stock for the base, then I took a piece of green paper from my stash and inked the edges with black ink and added that to the card.  Next I took my Witch Hat that Mary sent me, it was cut out with black paper and I took my Versamark pen and inked the spider webs and then used some white embossing powder to make the spider webs stand out.  After I heat embossed that I put Versamark all over the Witch Hat and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then mounted that on the orange glittler paper and then fussy cut it out.  Next I cut out the Witch Shoe twice using black and orange glitter paper and I inlaid the orange pieces in the black shoe and then added both the Witch Hat and Witch Shoe on the card.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I took the black and white striped ribbon and glued that along the top of the card, doesn't it remind you of Witch Stockings?  Then I made the orange and black bow and added that to the card with some glue dots.  And now don't you just want to get all your Halloween decorations out? I know I sure do!  I love Halloween because it is such a fun holiday!

Don't forget to check back often for more inspiration on how to use your dies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Halloween Rocks!

Hello crafty friends,

I'm still going strong with our Halloween dies. Just can't stop creating with the Witch Hat -Whispers die, plus a few awesome die cuts sent to me by Design Team friends Anne, Lisa and Lori... THANK you ladies!

Today I have two "craved" pumpkin cards. Both of the pumpkins used on these cards were found online... they are free coloring pages. They were both colored orange with several Distress Inks. The following dies or die cuts were used:
Witch Hat Whispers
Skeleton Whispers
Spider Web Whisper

On the witch hat card, I die cut the witch hat once from the center of my pumpkin and once from a piece of yellow card stock. I paper pieced the two different color die cuts, because I wanted the look of a glowing craved pumpkin. I added a few sections of die cut spider web and a couple of spiders

On the skeleton card, I was working with a die cut, instead of a die, so I colored my skeleton the same color as my pumpkin and attached him on the back of the pumpkin with just a bit of the head and feet touching the fussy "craved" pumpkin center.

I closed the opening with a piece of plastic (a recycled product bag).  Added foam, my shaker filling and backed it with a piece of yellow card stock.  Attached the "craved" pumpkin shaker element to my card front and added an orange ribbon to the pumpkin and a Happy Halloween stamped sentiment.

Thanks for stopping bye today, I hope I have motivated you to get some of these dies, because they ROCK!

I love Halloween, therefore I own a TON of Halloween dies, stamps, stickers, ribbon, etc, etc, etc,   This Witch Hat is the only Witch Hat die I own. I love it's size and it's versatility... cut off the spiders and web and you have a wizard's hat.  I did not receive the skeleton for my team assignment, but having gotten a few die cuts of him last week... I can honesty said that I will be buying him asap.  I've seem other skeleton dies were the "bone sections" are separate... I love that he's one piece.

Well, that's it for me today... I'll be back in a few days with more, yes you guess'ed it... more Halloween cards :)  Until next time


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Celebrate Winter in September with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my first September Die- Versions post.
Today I begin to show my new release Holidays dies and I really love the possibility to make Holidays cards/projects and not a specific Christmas ones for those of us who celebrate another Holidays.
 So this card is a Winter style, very general for any winter Holidays Celebration and was made with one single new die, cut from silver cardstock and some Indigo Colorways line PHP products only.
This is a die I used to make this card:
Whispers - Reindeer Sleigh

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.