Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Octopi/Octopodes/Octopuses

Hello crafty friends,

For my post today, I have two cards featuring the super cute new Octopus die:


The card on the left was quick and easy... pattern paper for the card front,  die cut octopi/octopodes/octopuses (?) from pink card stock and a die cut Hello.

The card on the right took a little longer.  It's my take on a card I saw Sandy Allnock's create called Zentangle Stamped Octopus.  I loved her card so much that I just had to make one for myself.   I put my own spin on the card's design.  First, I used variegated blue pattern paper for my card front, because I can't seem to keep white cards white.  I die cut a few Octopuses from white card stock, dry embossed them with a tiny circle folder and inked them w/light blue ink.  Next I glued them to the card front and using several small circle stamps, started stamping in all the open spaces.    


Once I filled the card front, I added a few blue sequins and my version of Sandy's card was done.

Thanks for stopping bye 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.

Monday, January 30, 2017

It's a Boy Baby Giraffe Card


Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen Hasheck here again and today I am sharing a baby card I made with the brand new “Giraffe” die from Die-Versions. I think this baby giraffe is too cute and I die cut him out of blue polka-dotted designer paper and attached him in the center of a round card. I added “It’s a Boy” cut with the “It’s a Boy/Girl” die. I die cut Die-Version’s Baby Confetti out of blue, pink and yellow scraps and glued them on all around the circular edge.

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! 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Something for boys

Hi all!
Alicja here and today I would like to show you my newest projects with Die- Versions dies. To see the entire release, click HERE.
It is something for little boys. First is set- card and tag and second is a card with a Rocking Horse.
Let's take a look at my projects:
 This Teddy Bear is so sweet, isn't it?
 When I cut this die, I decide to coloure with a black pen  nose of bear which original is pressed:


Curly Words - HelloWhispers - Stitched Nesting SquaresWhispers - Teddy Bear
And second project today is a card with this beautiful Die- Versions die:

Whispers - Rocking Horse
Please, invite our Die-Versions Blog to check out projects created by design team and share with us what you created with yours
Die-Versions dies on the Die-Versions Facebook Page.  Remember to use my discount code alicja15 always in our DieVersion Store to get 15% off in your order.
I hope I have inspired you to make your projects!

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Alicja

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Proposal



Anne here and the card I have to share with you showcases several dies from Die-Versions.  The Heart Proposal die was recently released and I thought it paired well with the Express Edge "Save the Date" die.  The sentiment uses the Curly Fries font die.

I started out by die cutting the Heart proposal twice, once from Sticker Paper and once from white cardstock.  I fussy cut out the couple, added adhesive with a Nuvo Glue pen and allowed the glue to dry a bit and become tacky.  Once it was tacky to the touch, I added Nuvo Gilding Flakes (Sunkissed Copper) to the couple and then adhered them on top of the exposed adhesive from the Sticker Paper die cut.

Remove all the backing paper from the Sticker Paper die cut and cover the entire thing with a piece of Deco Foil. To make sure it was well adhered, I burnished it into the adhesive with my fingertip.  It works beautifully and I didn't need a laminating machine 😀.  Although in the photo it looks as if the heart portion is both copper colored as well as red, it's the reflection from the Gilding Flakes.

Before die cutting the Save The Date die cut and the letters from the Curly Fries font I applied VersaMark and Candlelight embossing powder to a piece of scrap paper and heat set it.  The I die cut the Express Edge as well as the specific letters I wanted.  To make the "YES" stand out a bit more, I colored it with a marker and then rubbed some of it off.  This way the copper colored background still shows through a bit.

This layer was adhered to a piece of mirrored cardstock and as a finishing touch, a strip of tulle with a knot tied into it was added to the bottom.  (Tie the knot...get it 😂😂😂.  Sorry - couldn't resist!)

Be sure to come back and visit the Die-Versions blog often to see what the rest of the team has created for you.  And remember, you can always get an extra 15% off your Die-Versions purchases (everyday sales price) when you use the code anne15.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ROSE BLOSSOM CARD

Hello crafty friends, today I have a new die cut and card to share with you, Rose Blossom watercolor card. This die cut is from DieVersion and I decided to cut it on watercolor paper to have a better effect on my flower. Take a look at my card:


I used very vanilla card stock and was very quick and easy the process to elaborate this card.
  1. Cut the card base. The size is 4-1/4"x11" with score in 5-1/2".
  2. Cut a second layer using the same color of cardstock. The size is 4-1/4"x5-1/2" and cut a rectangle inside of the layer using your paper trimmer and leaving 1/4" on each side.
  3. Cut the Rose Blossom die cut using watercolor paper.
  4. Paint the flower using distress ink and aquapinter. I used the colors Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple.
  5. Stamp your images on the card base. I used images from the stamp sets Hello Autumn and Everyday Sentiments from Joy Clair Stamps.
  6. Paste the frame created with the second layer using dimensionals.
  7. Paste the Rose Blossom using dimensionals.

I would love to see your projects using Die-Versions dies on DieVersions Facebook page HERE. If you use the code martha15 you'll receive 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order.

Thanks so much for stopping by and come back soon for more inspiration.

See you soon!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Birthday Wishes

Happy Monday!! Lisa here to share a couple of cards with you today using dies from the newest release. To see the entire release, click HERE.


For these cards, I started with a Whispers Bricks Background die cut in heavyweight cardstock.


Next, I used a Whispers Butterfly Collage die, but it's a little hard to see. Tucked under the flowers is the new Whispers Flourish die.


The butterfly is a Wee Petites Buggy die, and it was covered in Sparkle N Sprinkle Crystal Ice glitter.


For the sentiment, I used one of the new Whispers Tag Set dies.

Die-Versions Dies Used




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Thanks so much for stopping by!! Come back tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team :)

Friday, January 20, 2017

Thanks card


Hi Die-Versions Fans,


Today I am going to share with you a Thanks card that I made with two of the newly released dies!  If you haven't checked the new dies out recently you really should they are all awesome and so easy to work with, they cut like butter!

Here is my card:


Ingredients:



Assorted paper from my stash
Victorian Velvet distress ink

For this A2 card I started with white card stock for the base of the card, I took a piece of patterned paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and added that to the base.  I cut out the Whispers Pretty Border die with some dusty rose paper and added that to the top of the card.  Next I took the Whispers Wishing Star die, which the minute I saw it I thought of flowers instead of stars, and I cut it out with three different papers, dusty rose, green and yellow and then I pieced it all together and I made two of these and placed them on the bottom of the card.  Now doesn't it look like a flower vine?  I sure do!  Lastly I took the Sweet Wordlets Thanks die and cut it out with some green paper and added that to the card.

Be sure to check out all the wonderful NEW dies here!!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori


Thursday, January 19, 2017

LOTUS BLOSSOM CARD

Live Laugh Love Die Cut Card! Hello crafty friends, today I have a new die cut to share with you. It is from DieVersion and was released recently and I really love this design. I love flowers and this is totally my style. Take a look at my card:

  I used Island Indigo and Whisper White card stock for my design and making this was very easy.
  1. Cut the base of the card. The size is 4-1/4"x11" with score in 5-1/2"
  2. Cut a second layer whisper white.
  3. Cut the Lotus Blossom die cut on the second layer. Place the die cut where you want the design.
  4. Stamp the sentiment Live Laugh Love. This is a message from the stamp set I'd Pick You by Skipping Stones.
  5. Tie some loops around the second layer or negative part.
  6. Paste the second layer over the card base using dimensionals
  7. Paste the Lotus Blossom flowers that you cut on the step 3 and paste in place using Xyron Adhesive or any other adhesive.
  8. Add some white sequins to embellish the card.

I would love to see your projects using Die-Versions dies on DieVersions Facebook page HERE. If you use the code martha15 you'll receive 15% off your regular price Die-Versions order.
Thanks so much for stopping by and come back soon for more inspiration.
See you soon!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Spring Rose with Metallic Tissue Paper Background


Welcome to the Universally Crafty Die-Versions Blog! Karen Hasheck here again and today I am sharing a card I made with the beautiful new Rose and Leaves die. This lovely die is just one of many fantastic new dies just released by Die-Versions. I die cut the rose and leaves out of dark pink, light pink and green cardstock. I wanted to keep all the pieces together to be able to easily paper piece them so I put a piece of Glad  Press and Seal under the cardstock when I cut the three colors. The Press and Seal kept all the pieces together right where they belonged as the rose was assembled. I die cut the rose shape out of  the front of a piece of tissue paper I had colored with Brusho Coloured Crystals and embossed with gold embossing powder. Here is a link to the Metallic Tissue tutorial I did on my blog. This background is flatter than the others I did because I ran it through my Tangerine die cutting machine to die cut the rose shape. Then I inlaid the rose outline, inside petals and green leaves, and layered the front onto a pink A2 card base.

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, January 13, 2017

Mask and Roses

HAPPY 2017 crafty friends,

Here's the first card I'm showcasing today.  I used the beautiful Romani Mask Whispers die, which I die cut from purple glitter card stock and three lovely die cuts of the Rose & Leaves Whispers die.  I die cut the roses from chunky white glitter card stock and used a Zig Brush Pen to add a hint of puple to the rose's petals.  The rose leaves I die cut from green card stock.  I added a die cut Happy Birthday greeting using the Happy and the Birthday Sweet Wordlets dies and finished the card w/a few purple sequins and dots of white enamel.   



On my second card using the fun Romani Mask Whispers die,   I took a hint from the pattern paper I found and went for a party card w/two masks on holders.  The masks were die cut from purple glitter card stock and from red foil card stock.  



I'm a big fan of these two new dies.  They cut beautifully and create a wonderful main element on a card.  

  

Thanks for stopping bye 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.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Vintage Sewing Machine



Anne here and today I'd like to share a birthday card I created for my mom.  Since she's a quilter, I wanted to incorporate that theme.  While checking out the web for various sentiments that go with sewing, I came across this one:

Blessed are the children of the piecemakers...For they shall inherit the quilts!  

This is such a true statement! Needless to say, I have quite a few of her wonderful quilts.

This design is so versatile and could easily be used for lots other occasions besides a birthday.   It all depends on what you add to the inside :-).

The following Die-Versions dies were used to create the card:


Magical font


I started out by die cutting the vintage sewing machine twice from black cardstock.  I heat embossed the top layer with Dark Night embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  Love this dark blue color.  It looks different depending on how it catches the light. I adhered this to the second black layer and offset it for a bit of a shadow effect.

I ran the Nesting Flowers die cut (I used the largest die from this set) through my machine using a Cuttlebug embossing folder (Script Texture).  Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) was used to accent the raised portion as well as all the edges.  I also tucked a couple pieces of tulle under this die cut.

The "You're" and "Special" were die cut using the A Little Lime font and the SEW was die cut from the Magical font.  I added a lot of bling to the letters using a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker (Starry Night).

To finish the birthday card, I left the right side of the card base longer so I could add a string of buttons.


On the inside of the card a retired DV die - Happy Birthday Present - was used and accented with more Sparkle markers.


Be sure to come back often and check out what the rest of the team has created for you.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Birds in Love


Hello Die-Versions Fans!

Have you seen the NEW Die-Versions dies??  They are totally awesome!!  The minute I saw this new Whispers Birds in Love die I immediately thought of a Vintage Valentine!!  So here is what I came up with:


Ingredients:

Kraft card stock
White shimmer paper
Dusty Rose paper
Lemoncraft House of Roses paper
Black ink
Victorian Velvet distress ink

For this A2 card I started with Kraft card stock for the base of the card, then I took a piece of Lemoncraft House of Roses paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet and added it to the card.  I took the Whispers Birds in Love die and cut it out twice, once with white shimmer paper and once with Dusty Rose paper, I cut out the heart on the Dusty Rose die and placed that on the shimmer paper and added that to the card.  I took a black pen and colored in the eyes.  Next I took the Whispers Pretty Borders Hearts die and cut it out with more of the Dusty Rose paper, inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink and added that to the bottom of the card.  I took the Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings stamp and stamped that on the card with black ink.  To finish it off I inked the edges all around the card with Victorian Velvet distress ink.  Now doesn't this remind you of a Victorian Valentine??

So I wasn't sure if the birds showed up enough so I added some silver stickles and this is how it looks with stickles:


So which do you like better?  With or without stickles?  Which one looks more Victorian?  I can't wait to see what you all think!!


Be sure to check out all the wonderful NEW dies here!!

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.

Thanks for stopping by!
Lori

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Easy baby cards with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends! 
Today I want to share some lovely baby cards. 
My new  grandson (#3) was born in December and a lot of my daughter's friends have new babies, so Baby cards were a must lately.
So here are two cards I made for a Baby girl and Baby boy in a similar style using Scrapberry's cardstock and Die Versions best ever Baby dies.
The girl card in as usual in pinks with a twist of light teal and green.
I die cut the Stork  twice and made it in two colors as for a girl I wanted it in pink.






The baby boy card is in usual blues and a bit of red and I used the Rocking Horse  die as my focal point of this card.
 It shows you how  easy is to make a fancy, lovely card with just one single delicious die!





Both cards are easy to make and all you need are those Die Versions fantastic dies to make those cards in no time!
Die Versions dies used:
Stock
Whispers - Stork

Rocking Horse- out of stock

Monday, January 9, 2017

Valentine's Day Love Cards

Happy Monday!! Lisa here to share a couple of Valentine's Day cards with you, using dies from the newest release. This is an amazing release with all kinds of unique and beautiful dies!! You can see all of the new dies HERE.


The focal point for my cards is the new Whispers Lovely Kids die. Aren't they the sweetest??!! I just love this die!! I cut them once in black and then again in sparkly black paper, popping up each layer for dimension.


Tucked among the flowers is the new Whispers Flourish die. This one is a favorite of mine!!


A die from the new Whispers Tag Set was used for the sentiment. This set is another favorite :) The ten tags can be used for so many different uses. Love is from the Compliments Everyday set (not currently in stock). I cut it in three layers for dimension.


On the inside, I used an Express Edge XOXO Die.

Die-Versions Dies Used

Compliments Everyday (not in stock)


To see all of the dies from the newest release, click HERE. If you use the code lisa15, you will receive a 15% discount on all regular-price purchases.


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