Tuesday, September 17, 2013

WELCOME...

To the first ever Die-Versions Blog Hop :)

I'm Mary one of the ladies on Die-Versions's Design Team and I have TWO Birthday cards to show you today.   

For today's cards I will be using the following three Die-Versions' dies: 
Happy Birthday Corner Concepts
Patterned Pumpkin Whispers
Northern Maple Whispers.













For me fall goes hand and hand with birthday, because the majority of my extended family has fall birthdays.  So I'm always on the look out for products I can use on fall birthday cards.    

For this card I started with pattern paper for my background... I taped the Happy Birthday die cut on the top left corner of a 3"x 4" piece of pattern paper and place foam squares on the back for dimension.  I added a die cut Patterned Pumpkin, which I paper pieced from two pieces of color glitter paper.   As a finishing touch I added pearls and rhinestones to the middles of each flower in the pumpkin.























For this card I once again started with pattern paper for my background... I taped the Happy Birthday die cut on the top left corner of a 4"x 4" piece of pattern paper and taped the element directly onto my background pattern paper.  My next layer was the Northern Maple die cut, which I taped directly onto the last layer.  So far I haven't given dimension to any of the layers, so on the paper pieced Patterned Pumpkin die cut I placed foam squares before attaching it to the card.   




























I actually filmed the making of these cards.  Here's the video:








I hope you enjoyed your time on my blog and that you come back soon.  Here's some information regarding the blog hop...  GOOD LUCK!

The blog hop contest will run from September 17th to September 22th.  Winners will be posted on September 23rd on all the blogs. The prizes are...
   
  1 $50 Die-Versions gift certificate
  5 $10 Die-Versions gift certificates

Hoppers will need to comment on all the blog stops and then on the last stop (Die-Version's blog) and tell us which die out of all the projects they saw was their favorite.  The winners will be randomly chosen from the Design Teams' blogs so make sure to comment at ALL stops as well as on facebook to increase your chances of winning.   I wish you luck :)

If you came from Lori's blog, your next stop should be Penny's blog.

Anne Temple http://www.annemade-anne.blogspot.com/
Emilia van den Heuvel (Emmy): http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.com/
Grace Tolman:  http://tolmanchronicles.blogspot.com/
Liz Chidester:  http://thescrappiest.blogspot.com/
Lori:  http://loriskreations.blogspot.com/
Mary Moisan:  http://madebymarymoisan.blogspot.com/
Penny Ward:  http://www.pennywardink.com/
Tanya Johnson:  http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Die Versions Store Blog:  http://www.die-versionsblog.com/

56 comments:

  1. I ordered the birthday corner but have not used it yet... thanks for sharing a card using it.... got me thinking :-)

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  2. Great idea to use the happy birthday-corner this way. Thanks for the inspiration. I also have this die, you gave me inspiration. But no fall dies for me.

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  3. Lovely cards and the sparkly pumpkins look so adorable!

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  4. Hi - I really like the layers you use on your cards. The pumpkin and maple leaf are beautiful! Thanks!

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  5. I'm glad you used that birthday corner cause I was wondering what to do with it to keep it from sticking up above the card. Sometimes my 70 yr. old brain goes into a fog. LOL. My favorite of the 2 is the plain pumpkin because I'm a follower of "the less is more concept".

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  6. I agree with Linda's comments. I had a hard time with the BD die as I only kept seeing it in the edge of the card. I forget how to think outside the box...........or just forget, to think! Thank you for sharing and making me think!

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  7. These are both so pretty. Especially love the glittery background on the second one.

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  8. Liking the pumpkin and maple leaf die...

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  9. ok I totally love how you think! THANK you very much for putting pics up of the dies you used. That really helps. I love how you incorporated them. I looooooove glitter.fun fun fun

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  10. Love how you combined all the dies!! And the video is an added bonus!!

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  11. I love the delicate - ness of these dies. (that may be a new word!) I love the sparkle you put on them as well as the bling!

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  12. Great card. Thank you for the video.

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  13. Hi, Mary! Darling cards to take with you to your "October Birthdays". Love the pumpkin especially. Thank you for showing the tips in your video. de xo

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  14. I really think your cards are so pretty!

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  15. I love the glitter paper, it just is perfect for those gorgeous pumpkins!

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  16. Wow, I love these light coloured fall lay-outs!

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  17. Love the sparkle, and I love those dies with the sentiment around the corner!

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  18. Love the cards...thanks for the video, too!!!!

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  19. Oh Mary...your cards are beautiful!!! Hmmm...thinking I need the pumpkin die, thanks for the enabling!

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  20. I LOve Love! this die is so sweet. Beautiful card!

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  21. I just LOVE what you did here. The pumpkin and leaf dies are fantastic!!! A must have for sure. Thank you for sharing these. :)

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  22. Love that pumpkin die!! You made some great fall cards!

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  23. Love the pumpkin and the leaf die....and thanks for the video....

    Love your cards

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  24. Great choice of elements for your card...That 'happy birthday' really sets it off!

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  25. Hi Mary

    I love your cards. I really enjoyed the pumpkin and leaf dies. Autumn is my favorite time of year and those are right up my alley. I love the paper you used to make the cards with and how you embellished the pumpkins. Every nice ideas. I would love to have those dies.

    Thank you for sharing the video also that was nice.

    Mindi

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  26. Love these cards Mary and your video tutorial. Super fun. :)

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  27. LOVE the card. Top of my wish list is the Happy Birthday corner.

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  28. I like the whispers alot. The add a certain flare to the card. Thanks for sharing

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  29. Your cards are just beautiful! And thanks for the video tutorial as well! I must say, the pumpkin and leaf dies are fabulously elegant!

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  30. Man oh man, that Happy Birthday dies will sure gets a BIG work out in anyone's craft space. These are some Beautiful Cards. TFS.

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  31. Great cards for a fall birthday. Thanks.

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  32. I enjoyed the video too, as well as seeing the cards.

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  33. Gosh those whisper dies are so intricate with so much fabulous detail. They make for a stunning element on any project. Love your cards - thanks so much for sharing!

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  34. Thanks for the video tutorial...I love those dies...adding them to my wish list!!!

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  35. Haven't used a Corner Concept yet but this is really cute. I am inspired to order one and give it a try! Thank you!!

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  36. Love the pumpkin and leaf - great and different design for a birthday card.

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  37. Love how you have used these three dies on your sweet cards, Mary! The corner concepts are really cool, and I love that pumpkin!!!

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  38. Beautiful cards. Those are such pretty dies you used. Love the addition of the pearls on the pumpkin. The pumpkin is just fabulous!

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  39. I liked the idea of the how to video and the cards are pretty also

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  40. Lovely cards. Look like they are hard to make but the dies make it easy.

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  41. Your card is very pretty. The patterned pumpkin is awesome

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  42. cute card, think I'm going to 'need' the corner happy birthday and the pumpkin is calling my name as well

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  43. I love the bling! These are awesome cards :)

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  44. I love the pumpkin!! Great cards and ideology!!

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  45. oh, I love the pumpkin die, so shiny and filigree!
    best wishes, serafeena

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  46. You had three wonderful dies to work with - and you did such great cards with them. I love both the pumpkin and the leave - and -of course- the sentiment can be used all the time. Unfortunately I am the only one with a fall birthday in my family, otherwise I could use your birthday card ideas right away :-) Ute-HH

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  47. The corner concepts is really cool! You made such a lovely card!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  48. Beautifully done. Love the pumpkin with the pearls. The leaf is awesome. TFS
    DebiB

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  49. Love the dies that you used to make your beautiful autumn themed birthday card. That pumpkin is great.

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  50. Cute cards Mary! The pumpkin die is super cute.

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