thank you for your friendship

Hi everyone! Well, another Friday has rolled around and I’m sure not complaining because every day is like a Friday when you’re retired! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a pretty friendship card featuring some paper piecing with the gorgeous Memory Box Twirly Circle die! Putting all the small pieces into the negative spaces of the frame reminded me a lot of putting a puzzle together. It was well worth the time it took, as I sure do love the end result!

I cut a square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Basis 80# Dark Purple cardstock and Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints which I adhered together. Using the Memory Box Twirly Circle die, I cut the focal element once from CutCardStock Basis 80# Dark Purple cardstock, once from CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Grape Jelly cardstock and once from Doodlebug Design Swiss Dots Rainbow Petite Prints. I removed and discarded all the inner pieces from the dark purple cardstock, and retained the outermost circle of pieces from the grape jelly cardstock as well as the innermost circle of pieces from the purple swiss dots paper. Then the fun began! I adhered the dark purple cardstock frame to the background layers and proceeded to place all the outermost and then innermost pieces into the negative spaces on the frame using the Crystal Katana Pick-Up & Glue Tool. I have to tell you that this tool is a lifesaver when handling lots of small pieces and parts! I added the Brutus Monroe sentiment to the focal element and the Dot Sparklers to the background, and then adhered the panel to the card base.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the yellow gingham paper and dark purple cardstock, as well as the center circle from the twirly circle die cut. I added another Brutus Monroe sentiment and layered the panel on the dark purple cardstock.

And one more peek… super happy with how this turned out! I can actually think of several friends this could go to! ;)

Dies R Us products used:
Memory Box Twirly Circle
Crystal Katana Pick-Up & Glue Tool

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Dark Purple cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Grape Jelly cardstock, Doodlebug Design Gingham-Linen and Swiss Dot Rainbow Petite Prints 6×6 paper pads
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Brutus Monroe Sweet Sayings Conversation Clippings, Stampendous Violet Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at the Dies R Us store! They not only sell dies… they also carry stamps, embossing tools and supplies, all kinds of craft supplies, slimline products and even Yupo paper! Be sure to join in the fun going on over at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog – there’s a new challenge theme posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky random winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us store! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Dies R Us Facebook Page for lots of creative inspiration and to keep up with the latest news! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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