Thursday, November 15, 2018

1 Die, 5 Cards, 10 Ways

Hello and welcome back! I have an exciting DT project to share for my post at the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog. Using just ONE main Die to come up with new looks on 5 cards using these in 10 different ways!This fabulous die called "Erin" from the NEW Celtic Collection by Sue Wilson. 
 
I've used it in two different ways on each card below. Check it out!

GET WELL SOON
For this Card, I have die-cut the Erin die 4 times.  Split one inhalf for the background look and layered the toher three in center for depth. A layer of Vellum was placed over this to hold the Get-Well Sentiment.

FRIEND
I have cut it multiple times and snipped the outer loops to create a squared die-cut Background. I have also snipped it for the top panel using only the loops as edges on the mini square holding the Friend Sentiment.  It is also backed by Vellum for a softer look. 

FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL
 The Die-Cuts here are off-set and layered for depth then framed. The die was also used for creating this Backgroumd by repeating the cuts multiple times!

THINKING OF YOU
Die was used to create a deep embossed background that was then  topped with another diecut for an letter-press/impressed look. I have also taken the same die-cuts outer loops as used as edges here.

WITH  SYMPATHY
The die was used to emboss my background here by repeating the process multiple times on the same piece of shimmer cardstock piece. I have also gone a little further and created a flower out of the loops that are within the inside of the Erin Cuts as petals. I've used the same paper and backed the petals with vellum and topped off with a pearl. Soooo much fun so many ways...

Card Set
This 5 Card project could easily make a fun gift-set!

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS and this Die is definitely becoming a favorite of mine already! :)  Hope you will give some of these ideas a try!

DRU PRODUCTS USED;
Sue Wilson Designs - Celtic Collection - Erin
 Sue Wilson Designs - Noble Collection - Double Stitched Squares

Sue Wilson Designs - Finishing Touches Collection - Fern Fronds



 That's it! What do you think?
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Thanks for stopping by today!  I love hearing from you!
America

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A Birthday Card-Set with Impression Obsession Cut-out Dies

Hello and welcome back to my Blog. I've got a Birthday Card-Set to share for my DT post over at the DRU Inspirational Blog.  I'm using some fun Impression Obsession mini cut-out dies!

Card 1
 Card 2
Card 3
 
Impression Obsession - Dies - Circle Birthday Cutout Set
Other Products Used; 
Creative Expressions Foundations Gold Mirrored Card, Foiled DP Card-stock Stack, White Card-stock, Photo Paper, Gold Flat-back Gems, Foam Adhesive
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 How-To-Photos
Mat Designer Paper over a panel of White Card-stock - (doing this makes paper sturdy and helps to hold-up the die-cuts better).
Add foam adhesive to this layer and adhere to the white card base for dimension.
Next, add foam tape to the back of your white double-layered Happy Cutout. But before doing this, be sure to die-cut the "Birthday" word through the first Happy Panel and back-it with a small piece of gold mirrored card-stock before adhering both white Happy cuts. This will show the gold through the Birthday word.  After adhering the 2 White Happy Panels together, add foam tape to the backs as this creates depth. Then place over the DP.
 Isnt it fun how the lovely DP can be seen through the large Happy word cut-out?

I also added a golden Frame over the Happy word to separate and showcase the I/O cut-outs best.

At this point, die-cut several of the I/O Birthday cutouts to triple layer,  (I've die-cut these from the same DP to continue the look and adhered across), and begin to asssemble over the Happy openings.

Finished the look by ashering random gold gems on each card.  The end look is a clean and simple but with eye-catching interest.
That's it! I hope you will give these fun cutting dies a try!  :)

Note; This project leaves you with lots of fabulous extra cuts like these below that'll be so great to have for using on future projects!
Thanks for stopping by today! We hope to have inspired you and love hearing from you!
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I'd like to also eter this Card-Set into the following FUN  Challenges;
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
Crafting With An Attitude -Always Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Stripes and dots / Mood Board
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - Inspired By Word
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!
America

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Celebrate Card with Ribbon Flowers

Lovin’ Sue’s New October Collection! Especially the fabulous layered Carnations die set!! These layer so beautifully! For this “Celebrate” Card, I’ve cut the carnations out of Coconut White Card-stock, and wide holiday ribbons in golds & laced burlap. (This is a good idea for using-up those giant rolls of Christmas ribbons!) I then placed a golden brad through these flower centers to hold together. I’ve added adhesive pearls over the brads holding the flowers together & the background panel as the finishing touches. The ribbon is also behind the background panel and pierced flags to continue the look throughout.

Some Tips on creating Flowers from Ribbons...
I've used a new Sue Wilson layered Carnations die set here but this will likely work with most flower dies. For these Carnations, I’ve die-cut out of Coconut White Card-stock, and again from Wider holiday ribbons in golds & laced burlap. (This is a good idea for using-up those giant rolls of Christmas ribbons we all have!) I then placed a flat golden brad through the flower centers to hold together. I’ve pinched and scrunched the flowers for the dimensional look. I did not spritz but you could to make it easier to mold into shape. Hair spray works great to hold the flower in its final shape too! Hope you give this idea a go! 


SW Dies used; Layered Carnations, Celtic Circles BG, Isobel’s Celebrate word and Pierced Flags.

 October Collection - Finishing Touches - Layered Carnation
 October Collection - Celtic Circles

Frames & Tags - Isobel
Sue Wilson Designs - Pierced Flags

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I'd like to also enter this card into the following FUN Blog Challenges;
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
 Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe - Feminine
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes

 Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes

Fab 'n' Funky - Ribbon or Lace
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Paru's Card Making Challenge - A touch of gold
Pause Dream Enjoy - Any Cards 

Papercraft Challenges- Die cuts/Punches
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Optional Spooky
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes

 The Flower Challenge - Must Use Flower - Add Sparkle
 Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
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Have a wonderful weekend!
America

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Feel Better Soon!

Hello and welcome back.  I hope you are having a great creative week!  I've got a get-well card to share for my DRU's Inspirational Blog DT post! Take a look at the fun scenic layers. The card features the fabulous Weeping Willow Archway Tree Die by Poppy Stamps along with some of my most used Sue Wilson go-to cutting dies!

Feel Better Soon

And the following Creative Expressions Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson...
Frames and Tags Collection - Pierced Flags
Sue Wilson Designs - Shadow Box Accessory - Feel Better Soon
 Sue Wilson Designs - Shadow Boxes - Scalloped Lattice Frames - Set B
Other Products Used; 
Darice Embossing Folder (for the tree) Metallic Cardstocks, White Cardstock, Gold Brad, Blue Sheer Ribbon, Foam Adhesive
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 How-To-Photos
Start by die cutting the Weeping Willow Frames 6 times from metallic cardstocks.  From the Dark brown diecut frame, snip the tree out and dry emboss it for texture. Next adhere and layer all frames together, leaving the embossed tree on the top.

 The sentiment is multi-layered for added dimension.
 I love the Ray of Light die. It was cut in both blue metallic and Mirror Gold Cardstock. This will be in the background behind the willow tree for added interest and depth.
Now cut out thin outer framings to cover your scene. I've done this by die-cutting the frames fom the Shadow Box Collection Frame Sets. I also double layered mine for added weight/stability.

 Your frames and card will start to come together like this.  Dont worry about finger prints or marks on the mirrored card as these will wipe off easily.

Once all layers are put together, simply add ribbon of choice for this look!
 

That's it!
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FRIENDS OF DIES R US PINTEREST PAGE
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 ARE YOU a Sue Wilson FAN?
Check us out on Facebook. We have a fantastic inspiring group where SW fans like you interact, share ideas, tips, tricks, tutorials, and fabulous makes using Sue's wonderful products! Click here to go directly to Facebook and join us there!
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"

https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeExpressionsSueWilsonUSAfans/
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I'd like to also enter this card into the following FUN Blog challenges;
 A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Always Anything Goes  
Craft-Dee BowZ-Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
.Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes

Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Create your own Background
 Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Outdoors/Nature
Fab 'n' Funky - Ribbon or Lace
 Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges- Die cuts/Punches
 Paru's Card Making Challenge - A touch of gold
Pause Dream Enjoy - Any Cards
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Optional Spooky
 The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge  - Always Anything Goes 
Words 2 Craft By - Leaves 
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Thanks for stopping by today! I love hearing from you!

America