Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Fabulous Polished Diamond

Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here to share with you a card that I made using different products. I started with the Whisper Polished Diamond.


Ever since I saw this die cut on the DieVersions Store I wanted to have it. I cut the Polished Diamond three times using Very Vanilla Card Stock, then I painted it with Glimmer Glaze Cowboy color from Tattered Angels. It dries very quickly and it's very easy to use with die cuts because it includes a brush, just like the nail polish.


I pasted the painted Polished Diamonds over a layer of Very Vanilla card stock. Then I stamped the sentiment using Delicata Metals Ink in color Bronze Burst and covered it with Clear Embossing Powder. To finalize this layer I sprayed all the surface with Golden Orange Glimmer Mist, Peony Simply Sheer Matte Mist Watercolor and Dragonfly Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels to create a distressed look.

I added a thin Rose Red border to one side of very vanilla layer and pasted this complete piece over the Island Indigo card base using dimensionals and Voila, my card is finished!

Make sure to check out the Die-Versions Blog often for more wonderful projects created by the Design Team. Please share with us what you create with your Die-Versions dies on the Die-Versions Facebook Page. And remember to use my discount code martha15 always in our DieVersion Store to get 15% off in your order.
I hope I have inspired you to make something fun today!
Thanks for stopping by!!!



Feathers and Embossing Powders


Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen here again and today I am sharing a card featuring Die-Version’s gorgeous feather die and several embossing techniques I learned from Fran of Stampendous. I die cut the Die-Versions feather die twice out of chipboard and placed them on a craft sheet on an electric griddle. I layered thick clear and then several colors of embossing powders, let them melt and then stamped them with a background stamp. I also placed the card front on the electric griddle and sprinkled gold and light blue embossing powders around the edge and let them melt. I attached the feathers with glue dots and tied them with baker’s twine.

Remember you can get a 15% discount on any of Die-Version’s great dies by simply using my discount code karen15 when you check out at the Die-Versions website unless the dies are already on sale.

Thanks for visiting the Die-Versions blog. I hope our projects inspire you to try some of the many great Die-Versions dies available at the website.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Birthday Cowboy


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Today I would like to share with you a Masculine Birthday card I made using several Die-Versions dies.


Ingredients:

Twine
Kraft card stock
Faded Jeans Distress Ink
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Assorted paper from my stash
Close To My Heart Copper Brad

I started with Kraft card stock for the base of this card.  Next I took the blue patterned paper, inked the edges with Faded Jeans distress ink and placed that on top of the base.  Next I cut out the Birthday Circle in black paper and bandana paper and I pieced that together and added that to the card.  Next I cut out the Southwestern Boot die in both brown and black paper and pieced that together and added that to the card.  Then I cut out the Southwestern Skull with ivory paper and the Southwestern Cactus in green paper.  I inked the edges of the Southwestern Skull with Antique Linen distress Ink and added that to the card.  Next I cut off one of the branches on the cactus, wrapped some twine around it to look like a lasso and added that to the card.  Now doesn't this look like a perfect gentleman's card?  Well it maybe better suited for a Cowboy!

Don't forget when you go shopping at Die-Versions to use the discount code lori15 for 15% off your purchase.  This can not be combined with any other sales or promotions.

Be sure to check out the blog often for more inspiration by the Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Just Riding By

Hello Craft Friends,

I have two cards showcasing the pretty Whispers Retro Scooter die for you today.

For my first card, I created a watercolor city park scene using Distress Inks and the Whispers Four Season Tree die.



My second card, is a fun birthday card for a friend.  I used die cuts from the Whispers Big Balloons die, the Sweet Wordlets Happy die and the Express Banners Birthday die.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit today, leave me some feedback or links to your projects using some of our great dies.

Don't forget to use the code mary15 for 15% off your order (not valid with sales or discounts) when shopping at Die-Versions.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Blessings


Easter is only a few days away, so today I'm sharing a card created with the new Holy Bible die.  I die cut it first in white cardstock and then fun foam.  Be sure to save the small crosses as they are the perfect accent size.  (You can see where I used one on them by the sentiment on this card.)

I colored the pages and the fun foam small crosses with a gold leaf pen and the rest with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.  The cardstock piece was adhered to the fun foam for added dimension.   


Once the gold leaf was dry on the fun foam, I inlaid them back into the Bible.  The sentiment was created on my computer and printed onto vellum.  I heat set the ink with Clear embossing powder.

After adding a strip of ribbon across the focal panel, it was pop dotted and adhered to the card base for even more dimension.  This CAS card is pretty straightforward and would be quite easy to create multiples of.   I think this die would also be great on a First Communion card, a sympathy card, or even a Newlywed card, just to name a few other ideas.

Remember to use the code anne15 to get a 15% discount on all your dies at Die-Versions.  Add the code to your shopping cart when you're ready to check out.  And don't forget to visit the Die-Versions Blog to see what the rest of the team is creating with these new dies.


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Happy Easter

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by. Kara here today to showcase the Easter Egg die.
 
I started off my project with purchasing a 9x9 shadow box.  I then went to the dollar store to purchase my grass and 'real' eggs.
 
I took the Happy Easter Egg die and cut in pink.



I then placed my egg die cut in with the grass 



After I had everything in place being very careful I placed the backing to the shadow box and what a beautiful masterpiece.  I had this idea in my mind for quite a while.  The Easter Egg die is so versatile.  It can be used in so many different ways.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope this had given you a creative spark to craft!  Be sure to stop by the blog each day for inspiration from the amazing team!
When shopping at Die-Versions be sure to use kara15 for 15% off your purchase.  This can not be combine with any other sales or promotions.
Have a BEAUTIFUL day
~Kara
 
 


Monday, March 21, 2016

Peace on Earth

Happy Monday and happy spring...or fall for our southern hemisphere friends!! Lisa here to share a project with you using several different Die-Versions dies.


I know it's the second day of spring, but I'm getting a head start on my Christmas projects :) I made some Christmas cards and a gift box to hold them.


For the cards, I used the new Whispers Angel of Peace dies. I popped them up with foam tape for dimension. The circles are the new Whispers Stitched Nesting Circles dies. They were also popped up with foam tape.


The sentiments are Sweet Wordlets Peace on Earth and Sweet Wordlets Believe dies. The buttons on the ribbons are a Wee Petites Button dies.


For the gift box,  I used a Whispers Madonna Ornament. The sentiment is a Sweet Wordlets Merry Christmas die. Another Wee Petites Button die was used on the ribbon.


You can see all of the dies from the Newest Release HERE. And we'd love to see your projects using Die-Versions dies on our Facebook page HERE. If you use the code lisa15 you'll receive 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order.

Thanks so much for stopping by and come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team!! Have a great day :)

Friday, March 18, 2016

Happy Easter!

Hi crafty souls, Alicja here today! 
I would like to show you my new project for Die- Versions Blog. I made an Easter card and prepared goody bags for my children at Polish school.
Beneath all those die-cuts I glued one colour paper. This way I had funny easter eggs.






I hope my students like it!
Die I used:
 Whispers - Happy Easter Egg
 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.
 
Don't forget to use the code alicja15 for 15% off your order (not valid with sales or discounts) when shopping at Die-Versions
See you soon!
Alicja

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Birthday Fishies

Hello craft friends,

My family has a ton of Spring birthdays, so I'm always thinking of new ways to use my birthday dies. On this card I combined the Whispers Koi Fish die and the Whispers Birthday Circle die to create a bright fun birthday card.

step1... die cut your background.  I used the Whispers Diamonds Background die.

step2... die cut two Whispers Birthday Circles from two different colors of  card stock.  Paper piece the elements of the two Whispers Birthday Circles so they alternate colors.

step3... die cut three Whispers Koi Fishes and arranged them around the center Whispers Birthday Circle.

This card required a lot of die cutting, but not a lot of time.  It took me about 30 minutes to complete. I used watercolor like card stock from Momenta for all my die cutting, which gave me the variegated watercolor look without having to watercolor all my elements.      

Thanks for stopping bye, leave me some feedback or links to your projects using some of our great dies.

Don't forget to use the code mary15 for 15% off your order (not valid with sales or discounts) when shopping at Die-Versions.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Happy Spring tag


Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my second March post in Die Versions blog.


Today I am going to share my Spring tag and for this tag I used two new, just released Die Version dies.
This is a kind of a Mixed Media tag as the background is stamped, heat embossed and water colored.
The die cuts are also cut from a simple white cardstock and colored with paints. I made a kind of a scene with half of the  Iron Gates die and layered the Easter Branch behind it.


I think that those two new dies will be my best friends for the next few months!!
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.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Spring Egg Tower Easter Card


Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen here again and today I am sharing an Easter card featuring Die-Version’s fun Spring Egg Tower. I started with an aqua blue card base and embossed it with a SU embossing folder. I die cut the Spring Tower out of sticky two sided tape paper and added various colors of fine glitter to the Easter eggs and chick.

Remember you can get a 15% discount on any of Die-Version’s great dies by simply using my discount code karen15 when you check out at the Die-Versions website unless the dies are already on sale.


Thanks for visiting the Die-Versions blog. I hope our projects inspire you to try some of the many great Die-Versions dies available at the website.

Friday, March 11, 2016

STITCHED NESTING SQUARES


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Today I am here with you to share a card that I made with the new release Die-Versions Stitched Nesting Squares.


Ingredients:

Gathered Twigs distress ink
Kraft card stock
Clear embossing powder

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card.  Then I took the new Stitched Nesting Squares and cut out the squares in different paper from the Wild Rose Studio Vintage Rose paper pack, I thought  this paper pack would really make the Stitched Nesting Squares stand out. Each square has stitching along the edge, although you don't really see the stitching real good in this picture.  After I cut out all the squares I inked the edges with Gathered Twigs distress ink and glued them all together into the quilt block pattern.  When I first got this die set I knew I wanted to make a quilt card!  Next I took a piece of the brown pattern paper, inked the edges and added that to the base of the card and then I put the quilt block on the card.  Next I stamped the sentiment from the Jillian Vance Quilt Quotes Stamps and stamped that with brown ink on some kraft card stock and then heat embossed that with clear embossing powder, cut that out, inked the edges with the same brown ink and added that to the card.  Lastly I inked all around the edges of the card with the Gathered Twig distress ink.  So what do you think?  Does this look like one of your Grandmother's old quilts!

When you go shopping don't forget to use the code:  lori15 to get a 15% discount on your regular priced purchases!  Don't you just love a discount?  I know I sure do!

Stop by the Die-Versions blog often to see more creative ways to use your dies by the Design Team!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Thursday, March 10, 2016

STITCHED NESTING CIRCLES

Hello dear friends, Martha Lucia here to share with you a fun card that I made using the new Stitched Nesting Circles. I really enjoyed these die cuts because their sizes are great to create a complete scenery.


For today's project I cut the stitched nesting circles in different sizes and colors that I pasted over the decorated base of the card. The base is crumb cake and I added a second layer of designer paper on the left side. 

My first intention was align all the circles but at the end I decided to paste these in different positions to make my card more interactive. 


I stamped a funny image from the stamp set Hippo Birdie Two Ewe from Skipping Stones Designs over one of the Stitched Nesting Circles using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored this with Prismacolor pencils and created a banner to stamp the sentiment using the same stamp set and card stock, Whisper White. As final touch I added a few drops of Yellow Crystal Drops.

Make sure to check out the Die-Versions Blog often for more wonderful projects created by the Design Team. Please share with us what you create with your Die-Versions dies on the Die-Versions Facebook Page. And remember to use my discount code martha15 always in our DieVersion Store to get 15% off in your order.
I hope I have inspired you to make something fun today!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Stained Glass Cross Background


Anne here with today's post.  When I saw the new Cross Background die, I knew I wanted to try and replicate a stained glass window.  I thought about coloring cardstock with my Copic markers and then applying glossy accents to it.  But then, I remembered my YUPO synthetic paper and how vibrant alcohol inks look with it.


I used the Copic marker refills to create the background.  I really wanted the cross to stand out, so I chose a bright yellow (Y35) and a couple shades of blue (B04, B26) for the rest of the background.  I lightly drew pencil marks where the cross would be located and then began applying color using a felt pad.

One of the really cool things about YUPO paper is that when you go over the same area again, it gives you a different pattern.  You can also completely change the way it looks if you don't like the results.  In the close-up photo you can really see the variegated patterns.

The sentiment is from a stamp set by Sparkle N Sprinkle (Spring Window) and it was heat embossed with Clear embossing powder.   The small cross to the left of the sentiment is actually one of the negative pieces from the new Holy Bible die.  (I'll be sharing my project with this die in a couple weeks.)  I added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker to it to really make it shimmer.

If you'd like to receive a 15% discount on your total purchase from Die-Versions (and who doesn't like a discount?), be sure to use the code anne15 at checkout.  The discount is good for the everyday sale prices and you can use it over and over.



Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Fancy Egg Easter Card


Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen here again and today I am sharing an Easter card featuring Die-Version’s beautiful new Fancy Egg die cut. This die is part of a brand new release you can find here on the Die-Versions website. I rounded the corners of a white A2 card front, sprinkled green embossing powder around the edges and melted it from under the piece using an electric griddle. I cut the Fancy Egg die out of lavender and blue designer paper and layered those over the same colored oval shapes. I attached the eggs and stamped “Happy Easter” from Repeat Impressions.

Remember you can get a 15% discount on any of Die-Version’s great dies by simply using my discount code karen15 when you check out at the Die-Versions website unless the dies are already on sale.

Thanks for visiting the Die-Versions blog. I hope our projects inspire you to try some of the many great Die-Versions dies available at the website.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Mr. & Mrs.

Happy Monday!! Lisa here to share a project with you today featuring one of the beautiful dies from the newest release.


I love the Whispers Iron Gates. They're so elegant, I thought they would make a perfect decoration for a wedding card. I popped them up with foam tape for dimension and...


covered them with glitter. I tried to get a close-up of the sparkle. The heart is a Wee Petites Heart Doodle die. It was also covered in glitter and popped up with foam tape. A Sweet Wordlet Mr. & Mrs. die was cut in gold paper, as was a Sweet Wordlet Happy and a Sweet Wordlet Anniversary die for the other card.


You can see all of the dies from the Newest Release HERE. And we'd love to see your projects using Die-Versions dies on our Facebook page HERE. If you use the code lisa15 you'll receive 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order.

Thanks so much for stopping by and come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team!! Have a great day :)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

With love

Hi crafty friends,
Alicja here today and I would like to share with you my love card. Cupid die is one from the beautiful dies from the newest release.
When I saw it I knew what I want to do with this die. Very romantic, pastel card with flowers and pearls.
First I prepared a base with scrapbook paper. Than I cut three stripes and stick it to the base of my card.
I cut cupid shape twice and stick together. I distressed edges of card with scissors and  brown ink:



I used:
 Whispers - Cupid
 I hope you like my card and want to have this die as soon as possible. Remember if you  use the code alicja15 to get 15% off the everyday sales prices on your total Die-Versions order.
See you soon :)
Alicja

Friday, March 4, 2016

Easter Projects

Hello Crafty Friends,

I have three Easter projects for you today: 


The first project is a 8x8 layout that use the following dies:

I created the layout by fussy cutting three sections of "grass" from a sage green piece of pattern paper.  Next I die cut all my elements... the house, three trees, the kids and two baskets. Next I played around with the positions of my elements.  I wanted the house to feel like it was in the background, so I placed the majority of it off the page.  I added tree and my kids on different levels.  Having the kids facing each other worked perfect for me, but remember you can already flip the die cut element so that it faces the opposite side. 


The second project are two table place card holders that use the following dies:
Lady Liberty Font


I kept these table place card holders very simple, so they were easy and fast to make.  They would work on any table setting, just change the patter paper to match the occasion. 
The third project is a card that uses the following dies:

Stitched nesting dies are very trendy and a ton of fun.  I'm so happy that Die-Versions as released a few sets.  I used the square set to created a multi square shaker card.  I added a stamp sentiment in the smaller square and the easter basket from the easter kids set on the outside of the larger square.


Thanks for stopping bye, leave me some feedback or links to your projects using some of our great dies.

Don't forget to use the code mary15 for 15% off your order (not valid with sales or discounts) when shopping at Die-Versions.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Happy Easter

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Kara here today to show you a unique way to use the Nesting Flower die and also display the Happy Easter egg die.
 
Start off by taking your Nesting Flower die and cut any shade of blue.  I did two different colors because no two clouds are ever the same.  Once you have the flower cut simply take your scissors and cut in half.  You can do many different sizes clouds with the flowers.  I always try to add dimension to my cards.  The top cloud I added some foam pieces to make it raised .  Don't be afraid to add some dimension!
 
I then cut out the GORGEOUS Happy Easter die.  This die cut out is stunning.  I traced the egg on white and cut that with my Brother Scan N Cut for my layer behind the egg.   I was going to add glitter and such to the egg, but truthfully it is so beautiful I decided not to take away from the die cut.
 
The dies I showcased are from the newest release and in my opinion must haves. 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope this has inspired you to get crafty.  Be sure to stop by the blog to see other great inspiration from the Design Team!
 
When purchasing from Die-Versions be sure to use kara15 to save 15% on your goodies.  This can not be combine with any other sales or promotions.
 
Have a great day!
~Kara
 
 


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Easter Blessings


Hello Die-Versions Fans,

Today I am going to show you a card I made with the newly released Holy Bible die.


Ingredients:

Gold ink
Tattered Rose Distress ink
Copic markers
Various paper from my stash

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card, then I added a piece of purple ombre paper that I ran thru a embossing folder.  Then I cut out the Holy Bible with white paper, inked the edges and the crosses with gold ink, colored the flower, and the ribbon marker with Copic Markers and placed that on top of the egg shape that I cut out.  Next I placed the egg on the card and cut out the Sweet Wordlets Blessings with some lavender paper and placed that on the bottom of the egg.

Remember to used the code lori15 when shopping at Die-Versions to receive 15% off your next regular purchase.

Be sure to check back to the blog often for more wonderful ideas on how to use your Die-Versions dies!

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori