Thursday, March 14, 2019

Hello Cards

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.
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
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

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.
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"


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

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Creating! :)


  1. Both are amazing, America. I am always grateful your sharing the instructions. Lovely depth on your cards, great layers and gorgeous colours. Kisses, my talented friend.

  2. Beautiful cards. Love all of the great dies. [Bunny]

  3. They are both gorgeous, great designs layering those gorgeous dies!

  4. Two beautiful cards. Very elegant.

  5. These are both gorgeous!! I love the textures on both backgrounds. And all the dies you used are fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  6. Both cards are very nice! I love the bow on the first one and the texture on the second. Thanks for joining us and good luck with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Crafty Creations Challenges

  7. Lots of details here. Love the blue and brown.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Cath x

  8. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian.

  9. You already know how much I LOVE your creations America and this one is just so lady like sweet! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘One for the Ladies/Girls’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  10. Both variations so beautiful ! Terrific cards!Thank you very much for joiningus over at Try It On Tuesday! Happy weekend!

  11. Stunning cards! There's so much inspiration here. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  12. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  13. Hi America, both super cards with lots of detail. Great to see you join our ribbon challenge at Incy Wincy - hope you come again, CarolG

  14. Two gorgeous cards with lovely details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday
    Avril x

  15. A beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday

  16. Great masculine card! Neat die cuts too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  17. Both projects are beautifully executed. The layering on the first card is simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  18. Lovely cards. Thanks for playing along with us over at Use Your Stuff.

  19. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  20. Wow! Both cards are fabulous -- So happy you linked up to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge over on The House that Stamps Built.

  21. Fab cards - beautifully put together.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  22. Wow, I can clearly see why they are your favourite dies. You have created 2 very nice projects!
    Thank you for joining Creative Moments!
    💝 from Africa!

  23. Very beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts!

  24. Both cards are very different, but so wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

  25. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Creations Challenges for our latest challenge. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy {Crafty Creations Challenges}

  26. Beautiful cards. I especially love the herringbone die on the masculine card. Thanks for sharing with Crafting by Designs.

  27. Oh WOW - they are gorgeous. My hands were itching to go online and purchase these dies. Just hauled them back in time as my wallet would be permanently impaired if I did! I love that colour combo for the male card -so mouthwatering. Thanks for sharing your inventiveness with us at Unstampabelles.

  28. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for sharing and for celebrating friendship with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!!

  29. A great masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz.

  30. i love BOTH the feminine and masculine cards... they are beautiful! thanks for SHOPPING OUR (friendship!) STASH (x2!) this week! ♥

  31. Thanks so much for sharing your really lovely piece with us for this theme, just fabulous! Hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Squirrel xx

  32. Great card. Thanks for sharing your masculine card with us at Unstampabelles.

  33. What an elegent card. Love these inticate dies. Thank you for joining us at UnstapaBelles Challenge in March. Hope you'll join us again soon. Keti (DT)

  34. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it with us over at UnstampaBells Challenge and I hope to see many more of your beautiful creations soon :)


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