Friday, July 3, 2020

DRU - Red White and Blue

Hello craft friends,

Mary here with a watering can full of red and white flowers on a background of blue for a patriotic weekend card. 



I used the following four sets of dies on my card: 

the Grand Water Can by Poppy, die cut from white card stock
the Lacy Poppies by Elizabeth Craft Designs, die cut from white and red card stock
the Star Spray by Creative Expressions, die cut from red card stock
the Lg Staghorn Coral by Frantic Stamper, die cut from white card stock

This card requested a few die sets, but once all the elements were die cut, came together super fast.  I  started by covering the background with blue pattern paper leaving a small white border, next placing the watering can (with a little foam tape in the center) and arranging all the die cut elements into it.  This fun card is going on our mantle this holiday weekend.  Do you use cards to decorate your space?


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Friday, June 26, 2020

DRU - Ocean Waves


Hello crafty friends,

Mary back with a fun summer card that showcases the Layered Background Ocean Wave dies from Creative Expressions containing two dies both measuring 4.4x3 inches.  Additionally, I used on old Die-Versions' Seahorse die, which is not currently available, but here's a link to one that is.   If you want more options, here's the result of a search for "seahorse".   I also wanted to show you some options if you are looking for some dotted rectangle dies  


Here's the video on how I created this card:



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Friday, June 5, 2020

DRU - Butterflies and Poppies

Hello crafty friends,

Mary here today showcasing the Lawn Fawn's Layered Butterflies and Elizabeth Craft Designs Lacy Poppies die sets again, because I just can't stop using these dies.


  Here's the video on how I created this card:



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Friday, May 29, 2020

DRU - Butterflies

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I'm on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog today showcasing Lawn Fawn's Layered Butterflies and Spellbinders Sentiments Five die sets.


The Spellbinders "hello" is not currently available, but there are several other "hello" options.

Here's a quick video on how I created this card:


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Friday, May 8, 2020

DRU - Happy Frames

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Mary here today showcasing the Happy Frame by Elizabeth Craft Designs ECD-1499. 


The die cuts one of four panels/sides needed to form an 8x8 inch square frame.  You can control the size of your finished frame by trimming 4 or 2 of the die cut panels ends' off  to form a square or rectangle.  I go into detail on how to do on the video below, as well as showing you how to assemble the frame.


I created three double sided glitter card stock die cut stars and added them into my happy shaker frame, but I still have room to add a gift card for a graduate... the slim frame would be a great size for a fun way to give money.  The 8x8 frame would be the perfect romantic gift with a photo of a beach at sunset w/a promise of a trip there soon. 

As promised, here are several options for stitched rectangle dies sets.  

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Friday, May 1, 2020

DRU - Poppies

Hello crafty friends,

Are you a fan of poppies?  I'm a little obsessed with them lately and recently picked up the Elizabeth Craft Designs Lacy Poppies die set and Lawn Fawn Pretty Poppies die set.  I'll showcase the Pretty Poppies in a future post, focusing on the Lacy Poppies in this post, along with the Poppystamps Grand Watering Can and the Paper Smooches Foliage 2 die sets... alternative leave die would be the Laurel Leaves, because I think the tall poppies need a tall leave.  Looking at the card now, as I write this, I feel the leaves I used are not tall enough.  Let me know what you think or if you have a better leaf die suggestion.


Check out the video below to see how this card came together.  I would greatly appreciate you considering subscribing to my YouTube channel.  Thanks :)


Bonus card, because you can't make a poppy card without making some of them red!


Black and white pattern background paper with die cut red lacy poppies make for a very happy card.


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Friday, April 10, 2020

You Make Me Smile

Hello crafty friends,

I'm back with this fun card using the Frantic Stamper Kiki the Koala and ScrapMan Monstera's Leaf dies.


This was an easy card to make, but first... isn't this koala bear the cutest thing ever?  I started the card by die cutting the koala bear from white Strathmore Mixed Media 400 paper (my "go to" paper for almost everything).  I used distressed inks to color it.  Next I die cut several of the leaves and also used distressed inks to colored them.

Once I had all the element ready, I tried different pattern papers and color backgrounds, but ended up using a tropical leaf stencil to give the illusion of more leaves.  I arranged the Koala in the center on foam and surrounded him with the die cut leaves.  The sentiment is by Impression Obsession.

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