Thursday, March 14, 2019

2 Hello Cards, 1 Feminine, 1 Masculine

Hello Friends and welcome back! I've got 2 very different Hello cards to share for my final DT post at the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog.

Hello Beautiful!

Both cards use several of my Favorite Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson.
For this Hello Beautiful card, I've combined some older SW dies with some newer SW dies.

DRU Products used;
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Noble Collection - Double Stitched Squares

Frames and Tags Collection - Rose Flower Square

Mini Expressions Collection - Hello and Hi

Frames and Tags Collection - Stitched Flags


Other Products used:
White, Black Cardstock, Acetate, Satin Ribbon, Roses EF by Sue Wilson, Silver Embossing Powder, Rose themed Button, Sentiment Stamp (for Beautiful word).

How-To Details
Dry Emboss Panel and Die Cut framings with Stitched Squared Dies. Next, die-cut the Rose Flower several times out of Black Cardstock, Red CS and Green Cardstock. Paper pIece the Flower and leaf then readher. Layer flower with extra cuts for depth and add framing. Die-cut the Hello word several times and adhere layers. Next Heat emboss the word beautiful with silver EP and die cut with the stitched flags dies. Adhere on bottom of frame. Make handmade bow and add a silver flower button to the center. I've used a heat gun. Lastly, I sprayed silver shimmer mist to the whole design.
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Hello Friend!

For this card, I've also combined the newly released SW Herringbone BG die with older dies for a fun masculine look.

DRU Products used;
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Background Collection - Herringbone

Australian Collection - Background

Frames and Tags Collection - Pierced Flags

Expressions Collection - Hello

Mini Shadowed Sentiments - Best Friend

Other Products used:
Blue, Chocolate, Kraft Cardstock, Vellum Paper, Flat-back Silver Gems
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How-To Details
Layer your Herringbone die cuts twice. Add Vellum over this panel. Next die-cut, layer and adhere the Hello sentiment panel several times (this adds great dimension). Then die-cut the Flags and the Friend word. Adhere as shown and place under the Hello Panel. Next Die-Cut the Australian BG twice and back it with blue cardstock around edges. Then adhere that edge over the BG to frame. Finally adhere to your card base. The finishing touches are silver flat-back gems and silver spray mist.
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That's it! Hope you'll give these fun dies a try! :) For more inspiration, please stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, here are the DRU links;
Click HERE to go directly there to join the FUN!

"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"


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I'd also like to enter these projects into following FUN challenges;

As You Like It Chall - Dies or Stencils - (dies - as do most of the work)
Color Throwdown - Color Challenge
Crafting By Designs - For the Boys (Hello Friend Card)
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Chall - Flowers
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - To Die For
House That Stamps Built - Tic Tac Toe (card uses Paper Piecing, Texture, Button)
Incy Wincy Designs - Use Ribbon
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Boys/Men (Hello Friend Card)
Make My Monday - Something New (Newly released Dies used here)
Mod Squad Chall - Layered
Path of Positivity - Anything Positive /Option Friendship
Sisterhood of Crafters - Ladies/Girls
Shopping Our Stash - Celebrating Friendship
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Optional Embellishments
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Inspired By Words
UnstampaBelles -Men/Boys- Twist use staple or Peg
Use Your Stuff - Stitching / Real or Faux

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Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Creating! :)
America

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Multiple Cards by America, created with Sue Wilson's January 2019, New Cutting Die Releases

Hello Crafty Friends. Welcome back!  Hope your creative week has been great. 
Today I'm sharing a few new cards that I've created with Sue Wilson's new die releases.  Have you seen them?  Oh my!  I LOVE them!  Sue's amazing new die designs include fabulous backgrounds and some awesome triple-layering sets that are sure to WOW!  These dies are a must have for sure! You can check them out here; In2Craft, Creative Expressions, DRU and also on Sue Wilson's own Blog, called  "Participate In Craft", found HERE.

More to come, but take a peek at these makes that I've come up with so far...
A Shaped Birthday Card

I was going for a different look with this daisy flower crunched, bent & curled. Looks funky - but it was so fun to watch it curl-up with a heat gun. SW Products used; New release Frames & Tags Collection Millie, Frances & Tags Pierced flags, Finishing touches Delicate Daisies complete petals, Necessities - A Little Birdie Told Me (sentiment), CE papers by Sue Wilson - Classic Elegance Collection Paper Pad. Other products used: Flat-back pearls (placed randomly around card, sentiment and in the center of my funky flower. Papers are Heavy White 110lb Cardstock, Vellum (used on alternating cuts for flower) and Blue foil paper (from the dollar store).

Shaped card TIP: Use the largest of a die set like I've used the largest from the new Millie die-set here. To create the base,  simply fold the card base paper in half, then place the die over it, but leave the die hanging off/over the base edge just slightly, then run it through your machine to die-cut. This will leave you with a card-base fold in the shape of your chosen die. You can also add a second die-cut layer over this base panel (using the same die you've cut the base with), to cover-up any over-cut edges and smooth out the top panel's look.

Triple Layered Thank You
New Triple Layering Collection "Tina" Die.
Also uses these older SW dies; Expressions Collection: Bold Thank You, Shadow Box Collection: Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B and Stitched Lattice Frames. Other Products; White Cardstock, CE’s Card-stocks in blue shades, Acetate, CE -Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Jewels - Diamond Gem Brad and a bow made from twill Ribbon.

Tweet Friend
 Uses the following newly released dies; Triple Layer Collection Hummingbird and the Layering Background Elsa. The Sentiment is from the Necessities Collection - "A little Birdie Told Me" die set.  The Framing created with Background Collection - Triple Column, the Shadow Box Collection Stitched Lattice Frames and Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B. Only other Products;  CE Gold Mirrored Cardstock, Pink and White CS and Flat-back gold gems. 

 Triple Layered Best Wishes
Created my own background by alternating cuts using "Anna" die’s center dies directly onto the Background panel. Then die-cut extra layers from shiny black and Gold Mirrored Card-stock to place over and under those same panel cuts for the triple layered look. The middle and top panels are also multi-layered for extra dimension and adhered diagonally on foam-tape. The Perspectives “Best Wishes” is die-cut multiple times from Gold Mirrored Cardstock and spray adhered over a Vellum strip. (Note how using Vellum helps to set-off the sentiment from a busy background, while still allowing the lovely die-cut design to show through the Vellum?). This is one of my favorite ways of adding sentiments to designs. Topped-off BG with square die-cut frames using SW’s Noble Double Stitched Squares die set. Finally, adhered gold flat-back gems to centers & corners as the finishing touches.

You are Mermazing!

Super sparkly IRL with all the Holographic Glitter in the Background and the shimmery papers. Uses these New SW Cutting Dies; Necessities - Can’t Wait To See You, Background Collection - Triple Column.  Also uses these older die sets; ,Shadow Box Collection - Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B and Stitched Lattice Frames. The key for depth here here was cutting out from different papers, coloring and layering.

Best Wishes in Lace 

I think I'm most excited for Sue’s new Triple Layered Dies ...  the possibilities are endless. Here’s a card with the new Triple Layered "Matilda" Die set.  It's been used for both the background and the over-layering.  Almost looks like lace, doesn't it? :)  The furthest background panel is also dry embossed with SW’s Blossom Brocade Embossing Folder for the added texture. A silver lined bow and silver flat-back pearls seemed to be the perfect finishing touches here. 

Many Thanks!

Created with these new Sue Wilson cutting dies; Triple Layer Collection - Dragonfly,  Background Collection - Herringbone, Mini Shadowed Sentiments - Many Thanks.  Also combined with these older SW die sets: Frames and Tags Pierced Flags, Industrial Chic - Butterfly and Dragonfly die Sets,  and Shadow Box Collection - Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B. Love Navy Blue and Gold combos.

It's a Girl!

Created with SW’s new Triple Layer Collection “Wildflower” die set,  Frames and Tags Collection - "Millie" die set. Also uses the Shadow Box Collection Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B dies,  New Arrival - It’s A Girl, and Frames and Tags Pierced Flags. These are all multi-layered for depth.
For a little shimmer- I’ve used Gilding Polishes on the flowers, the sentiment & the background circles. Papers are Heavy White. Cardstock and Sue Wilson's Paper Pad Collection.

Hello
I’ve been playing around with Sue’s new Dies and combining them with older dies for different looks. Sue Wilson die sets used;  Background Collection Basket Weave, Expressions “Hello” Die, Finishing Touches Layered Carnations set, Finishing Touches Fern Fronds.  
Other products used;
CE Gilding Polishes in 5 colors; (doubled-up on the polish colors for the flowers for a look of depth).
Gold gems (added to every section and carnations).
Gold brads (for holding the shaped carnations together).

Thinking of you

Uses the following Sue Wilson cutting dies;
Noble Collection -Doubled Stitched Circles, Background Collection - Basket Weave, Triple Layer Collection Lillian, Triple Layer Collection Wildflower, Mini Shadowed Sentiments - “Thinking of you” and Finishing Touches - Fern Fronds. Only other product used here were the added pearls to the centers of the flowers and ultra-fine glitter mist/spray.
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 Whew!  That's it!!  What do you think?  Which was your favorite? I really do hope to have inspired your creativity!  Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Crafting! :)
America

Thursday, March 07, 2019

With Sympathy, DRU, Sue Wilson

Hello Crafty Friends! 
Welcome back!  I've got a Sympathy card in a pretty blue tone...
It is a simple design that could be put together rather quickly and could easily be duplicated. Sadly, I'm in need of three separate Sympathy cards at the moment, so I will likely use this design again.

DRU Products used: 
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson
Frames and Tags Collection - Jocelyn

 Sue Wilson Designs - Frames and Tags Collection - Jocelyn
Sue Wilson Designs - Noble Collection - Double Stitched Squares

Mini Expressions Collection - With Sympathy
Creative Expressions Mini Expressions With Sympathy
Other Products used:
Blue Cardstock, White Cardstock, Vellum Paper, Satin Ribbon and Flat-back Pearls
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How-To Details
Die Cut the Jocelyn Die 3 times out of Vellum and 3 times out of White Cardstock.
Layer, adhere and arrange the cuts across the front of a 6x6 card as shown.
Then Die-Cut frames out of both White and Blue Cardstock. I also cut-out and extra framing out of white recycled cardboard (from 12x12 packaging sets), and adhere to back of layered frames for added dimension.
 Trim a strip of Vellum to adhere across the white frame then place blue frame over this to cover edges. Your sentiment will then be added over the vellum to separte it from the background.
For extra dimension to the framing, add foam adhesive to the backing of edges as shown. 
Then layer and adhere the 3 additional die-cut sentiments and place over the vellum strip. 
 Adhere entire framing over the background.

Finally add your bow and Pearls. That's it!
Hope you'll give this design a try!   :)

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This card was created for my DT post at the Dies R Us - Inspirational Blog. For more inspiration, stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, here are the Dies R Us links;
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG
FACEBOOK
INSPIRATION BLOG
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE
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ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN?Then hurry on over to check us out at this awesome Facebook group of FANS! We love to create, inspire, interact, share ideas, tips, tricks and tutorials of fabulous makes using Sue Wilson's products!  Click HERE to get there and come join the great FUN! "Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"

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I'd like to also enter this card into the following FUN Challenges;
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Classic Design Team OC - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes w/Handmade Bow
Crafts Galore Encore -  Anything Goe
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Happy Craft Chall - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Life in a Snapshot - Die Cuts
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Something New (used Newly released SW dies)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Papercraft Business Chall - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Your Favorite Color - (mine is this pretty blue tone at moment)
Scribbles Designs - 3 or more Layers
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Option Embellishments
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Chall - Anything Goes
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Thanks for stopping by today!
I love hearing from you and hope to have inspired your creativity. :)
America

Thursday, February 14, 2019

It's all about LOVE...

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope your day is filled with Love, Joy and Kindness!
I’m back to share a sparkling LOVE themed card, (using the negative of a die for a frame), and which created for my DT post at the Dies R Us  (DRU), Inspirational Blog..


CARD RECIPE:
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson


Expressions Collection - Alphabet Grid
Creative Expressions ALPHABET GRID Sue Wilson Expressions Collection Die Set CED5428*. Product Type: Die Cutting. Creative Expressions Crafting &
Sue Wilson Designs - Noble Collection - Double Stitched Squares

Frames and Tags Collection - Pierced Flags


Finishing Touches - Tranquil Poppy
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches - Tranquil poppy

Finishing Touches Collection - Fern Fronds
 Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches Collection - Fern Fronds
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Other Products used:
Holographic Glitter, Gilding Polish, Silver lines Ribbon, Silver Flat-back gems.
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How-To
Randomly sprinkle Holographic Glitters in 3 colors (or any other types of sparkling glitters) onto a black cardstock paper that's been covered with a double-sided adhesive sheet to adhere the glitter.

Polish a piece of white cardstock with a pink gilding polish.
Die-Cut the Alphabet Grid to use for the background 4 times out of silver mirrored cardstock and adhere all the frames together.

Save the square letters that are cut-out from these Alphabet Grid frames to use on other projects. (both the negative and positive cuts are great to use). Ive saved these and only used the negative LOVE letters here.
Cut a square piece of acetate and adhere it behind this framing.

Cut a strip of vellum to place across the frame panel and adhere behind the edges. The sentiment will sit on top  of this vellum strip.

Die-Cut and dry emboss various Tranquil Poppy flowers from the white, green and the Polished Cardstocks. These are then trimmed, layered and adhered.

Assemble a floral spray by adhering together and alternating the different poppy flowers and fern fronds.

Die-Cut the Pierced Flags and adhere the LOVE letters onto the layered flags that sit on foam adhesive over the vellum.

Make a bow to place at bottom of floral spray that is parallel to the sentiment.

Final touches are the silver flat-back gems on the corners and sentiment flag.

For more inspiration, stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, here are the Dies R Us links;
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG
FACEBOOK
INSPIRATION BLOG
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE
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ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN?
Then hurry on over to check us out on FB! This is a fantastic inspiring FB group of SW fans just like you! Come interact, share ideas, tips, tricks, tutorials, and fabulous makes using Creative Expressions and Sue Wilson's amazing products!
Click here to get there and come join the creative FUN!
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"


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 I'd like to enter this card into the following fun Challenges;
Always Fun Challenges - Love / Valentine's
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes / Love it Up
 Aud Sentiments Challenge - Love Or Valentine Sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Love, Love, Love
Crafting By Designs - Love is in the Air
Crafty Creations-  Always Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenges - Feb- Valentine
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Double Trouble Challenges - Flowers
Die Cuttin' Divas - Use Dies / Love
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge  - Floral
Pile It On - Pretty In Pink
Paper Shelter Challenge  - Letters and/or Numbers
 The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday - Romance
Tuesday Throwdown - Falling Hearts
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Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you'll give these ideas a try! :)
America

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Golden Butterflies

Hello and welcome back!  I have a fun Butterflies card design to share that I've created for my DT post at the Dies R Us  (DRU), Inspirational Blog.

How-To
First, I die-cut a card base panel and dry embossed the entire base with a large butterflies EF for some extra texture.  Then, I Hot-Foiled the Butterflies with Navy Blue Foil directly onto another piece of White Cardstock. Doing this technique  "Hot-Foil Stamps" the outlines of your die designs.

Next, I Die-Cut the large butterfly off the edge of top white layer and backed it with a Navy layer to show the color through the butterfly. I also die-cut the smaller butterflies out of Gold Mirrored Cardstock,  adhered them in layers and bent the wings of each with tweezers. Doing that shapes and adds fun dimension.

After layering the Butterflies, I die-cut the "Hi" sentiment multiple times, out of Navy and Gold Mirrored Cardstock then adhered in layers and placed it over a die-cut layered Pierced Flag panel.

The pierced flag panel was trimmed and adhered at top edge. Gold gems were randomle placed throughout design and onto the centers of the butterflies for added interest.

 That's it! So easy! Hope you'll give this a try!
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D R U Products used...
Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson

Finishing Touches Collection - Petite Butterflies
Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches Collection  - Petite Butterflies
Sue Wilson Designs - Butterfly Frame Background

Frames and Tags Collection - Pierced Flags
 Sue Wilson Designs - Pierced Flags

Mini Expressions Collection - Hello / Hi Sentiment
Sue Wilson Designs - Mini Expressions - Hello & Hi
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Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson "Butterfly Dreams" Embossing Folder
Creative Expressions Deep Blue Foundations Card -also by Sue Wilson,  CE Gold Mirrored Cardstock, 110lb White Cardstock, Navy Foil, Gold Flat-Back gems.

That's it! Hope you'll give these fun Cutting Dies a try!
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For more inspiration, stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, here are the Dies R Us links;
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG
FACEBOOK
INSPIRATION BLOG
FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE
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ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN?
Then hurry on over to check us out on FB! This is a fantastic inspiring FB group of SW fans just like you! Come interact, share ideas, tips, tricks, tutorials, and fabulous makes using Creative Expressions and Sue Wilson's amazing products!
Click here to get there and come join the creative FUN!
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"


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I'd like to also enter this card into  the following FUN Challenges:
 2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
A Bit More Time to Craft  - Anything Goes

 A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenge - Butterflies

Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes, Option/Love It Up
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Always Anything Goes

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Add some texture
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Dies/Punches, or Hearts
Happy Craft Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
 Love to Craft - Anything Goes
 Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
 The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Make it Girly
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by tod hope to have inspired your creativity! 
I love hearing from you! 
America