eat more bananas

Hi everyone! A big ol’ Happy Friday to you! I hope you’ve had an exceptional week! Can you believe we’re headed into August already?! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created an adorable clean and simple birthday card featuring the super cute Elizabeth Crafts Jungle Leaves die set carried in the store. I originally thought child birthday (specifically one of our youngest grands) but I know some adults who would love it, too! ;)

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, layering panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and a slightly larger layering panel from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock, and rounded the bottom right corner on all the pieces. I stamped that adorable little monkey, his bananas, and the sentiment in brown ink on the layering panel, colored them with alcohol markers and adhered the panels to the card base. I stamped his right hand a second time on a scrap piece of white cardstock, colored it, fussy cut it, and set it aside to later paper-piece onto the vine. Using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Jungle Leaves die set, I die cut vines and leaves from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock and CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock, layered them together for a little dimension, and adhered them to the card front. The finishing touch was paper-piecing that tiny little fussy-cut hand onto the vine with the Crystal Katana Pick-Up & Glue Tool. I LOVE this tool for maneuvering small paper-pieced items into place!

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the green cardstock, stamped the sentiment in green ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock.

And one more peek… what an adorable card! The die cut jungle leaves worked perfectly with this stamp set! Love it when that happens!

Dies R Us products used:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Jungle Leaves die set
Crystal Katana Pick-Up & Glue Tool

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Gumdrop Green cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Jellybean Green cardstock
Stamps: STAMPlorations Chikoo Goes Bananas stamp set, Pretty Pink Posh Everyday Greetings stamp set
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 405, 461, 466
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories:  Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive,

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,
lesliesig

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,
lesliesig

Christmas ATCs (Coins)

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! We are doing the happy dance out here in Colorado, as we’ve had a little bit of rain just about every day this week and we’re waking up to temps in the 50s. It’s absolutely wonderful! ;) Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a set of four Christmas Artist Trading Coins using several amazing Memory Box circle dies! Yep, if you know me, you know I’m an ATC fiend with a growing collection that I started several years ago, and I typically don’t trade them because I’m greedy that way, lol!

Using the Memory Box Joy Circle, Dove Circle, Peace Circle and Fancy Deer Circle dies, I cut the elements for the fronts of the coins from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Amethyst cardstock and CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock. Then I punched eight 2-1/2″ circles from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock (two for each coin for added stability) with my Fiskars punch, along with circles from several different patterned papers from Polly’s Paper Studio. I created the sentiments on the laptop, printed them on Solar White cardstock, and cut them into strips. I used glitter washi tape on two of the backgrounds, and adhered the die cut elements and sentiments to the patterned paper circles, then adhered those to each coin base. Here are individual shots of each coin:

Dies R Us products used:
Memory Box Joy Circle
Memory Box Dove Circle
Memory Box Peace Circle
Memory Box Fancy Deer Circle

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Amethyst cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Hot Fudge cardstock, Polly’s Paper Studio patterned paper
Stamps: Computer-generated sentiments
Dies/Punches: Fiskars 2-1/2″ Circle Punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, Eyelet Outlet Purple Glitter Washi Tape, Eyelet Outlet Skinny Blue Glitter Washi Tape,

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,
lesliesig

Hello Kitty!

Hey everybody! Well, another week has almost bitten the dust – they are passing by so fast it’s making my head spin! 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 super sweet CAS kitty card featuring the most adorable Tutti Designs Cat In Basket die paired with some pink enamel hearts and iridescent bling! Perfect for a cat lover!

I cut a standard A2 size side-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis Natural 110# cardstock (which is perfect for an almost one-layer card) and rounded the bottom right corner. I cut the Tutti Designs Cat In Basket and a single narrow strip from CutCardStock Magenta 80# cardstock. I stamped the sentiment in pink ink, stamped it again in Versamark and applied Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder. I adhered the die cut and the strip, and added two pink enamel hearts. Using the Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool, I added quite a few tiny iridescent gemstones to finish off the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock and embellished it with leftover strips of CutCardStock Magenta 80# cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Natural 110# cardstock for a tone-on-tone effect, stamped the sentiment in pink ink and layered the panel on the magenta cardstock.

And one more peek… this is so stinkin’ cute I can’t stand it! What an absolutely ah-DOR-able die! Wouldn’t it be fun to die cut a bunch of these cats in a basket in different colors to create a set to give as a gift?!

Dies R Us products used:
Tutti Designs Cat In Basket die
Versamark
Crystal Katana Pick Up Tool

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Natural 110# cardstock, CutCardStock Magenta 80# cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory 80# cardstock
Stamps: The Cat’s Pajamas Good Meowning stamp set
Ink: Catherine Pooler Pucker Up ink
Dies/Punches: Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder, Bearly Arts precision craft glue, Eyelet Outlet Enamel Hearts, ScraPerfect Iridescent Gemstones

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,
lesliesig

Happy Holidays Trifold Window Card

Hi everyone! Happy Friday – I hope you’ve had a wonderful week! Can’t believe another week is almost behind us! 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 fun trifold window card. This came in a recent Splitcoast Stampers newsletter (tutorial is HERE if you’re interested) but I already had handwritten notes in my tutorial folder from a few years back which followed basically the same super easy process. I have made several horizontal trifolds over the years and this vertical one with the window is particularly fun. I used the amazing Birch Press Design Wreath Layer Set as the focal, along with a sentiment and bow from the Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits, some pretty coordinating Christmas papers, and lots of bling.

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, along with a CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock folded panel, a Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock layer, and diagonally-cut patterned paper layers. I adhered the patterned papers to the CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock panel, added a diagonal embellishing strip, and then die cut a large circular aperture in the layers with a Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Circle die. I traced the aperture on the front flap and then cut a slightly larger circular aperture on the front flap and adhered the layered panel to it. I added a bow created with the Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits to the bottom of the aperture along with a stamped sentiment.

I adhered the CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock folded panel to the inside of the card base with the fold at the bottom, opened it up, and adhered the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock layer. I embellished this layer with strips of green glitter paper and the holly patterned paper from the Christmas cardstock pad along with a narrow red cardstock strip. I adhered the sentiment cut from the Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits with Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, then folded it upwards into the card base, closed the front flap, and adhered the Birch Press Design Wreath into the opening. The finishing touch was the addition of tiny clear gemstones to the wreath and some larger ones to the diagonal strip, along with a large red gemstone in the center.

And one more peek… this was so much fun! Now to decide who will receive it in the mail! I’m starting to earmark certain Christmas cards for certain people! I like to be ahead of the game, lol! ;)

Dies R Us products used:
Birch Press Design Wreath Layer Set
Sizzix Christmas Ribbon Thinlits
Tutti Designs Dotted Nesting Circles

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Green cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red cardstock, CutCardStock Canvas Texture Galax 4×6 cardstock, American Crafts 6×6 Christmas cardstock pad
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, Flourish with a Bling clear rhinestones, large red gemstone

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,
lesliesig

BOAT (Break Out Another Thousand)

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week and have something fun planned this weekend! Just stay safe! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun masculine card for that boat lover which features the amazing Twisted Rope Background Die from Tutti Designs! I love this die – it makes the BEST masculine cards!

The standard A2 size landscape top-folding card base was cut from CutCardStock Twine 80# cardstock along with layering panels cut from CutCardStock Basis Navy 80# cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Red 80# cardstock. I die cut the Twisted Rope Background from the twine cardstock and adhered it to the navy panel with spray adhesive (the fastest and easiest way I’ve found to adhere ‘lacy’ type die cuts) and then adhered the panel to the red layer. I layered the sentiment on red cardstock and adhered it to the front panel, and added a red anchor brad before adhering the piece to the card base.

I cut the inside panel from CutCardStock Twine 80# cardstock and embellished it with strips of the navy, red and twine cardstock (for a tone-on-tone look), stamped the sentiment in blue ink, and layered the panel on navy and then red cardstock.

Dies R Us products used:
Tutti Designs Twisted Rope Background Die

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Twine 80# cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Navy 80# cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Red 80# cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Anchors Away stamp set
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Elmer’s Craft Bond Spray Adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Eyelet Outlet Anchor Brads

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,
lesliesig

Santa says Merry Christmas

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve had a great week and you’re looking forward to a nice and relaxing weekend! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a fun Christmas card using one of my new favorite Sizzix thinlits sets! This is the third time I’ve used it and it gets more fun every time! The first one was a practice run and then the next two were used for DT projects!

I die cut all the Santa pieces from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Red Flash Silk Glitter 4×6 cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, and CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock, assembled him and set him aside. I cut a 6″ square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock and had to do a little fancy footwork on the back flap because 5-1/2″ square is the largest size card base one can get from a single sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock. ;) I cut a red cardstock background panel, adhered several strips of light and medium green cardstock cut in varying widths along with a strip of washi tape, and adhered the panel to the card base. I adhered Santa and then stamped the sentiment in a vertical fashion on the right side, creating a fun and unique element for the second part of the sentiment to generate a little interest.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips cut from the red and green cardstock and a strip of washi tape, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on green cardstock.

And one more look… sure am loving how this turned out! Did I mention how much I love this Sizzix die set?! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #5 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Mood Board (playing twist – green)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #5 – Anything Goes
4. Classic Design Challenge: #5 – Anything Goes
5. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: May Anything Goes
6. Let’s Craft and Create: #171 – Anything Goes w/ optional No Patterned Paper (playing twist)
7. Your Scrapbook Place: May Anything Goes

Dies R Us products used:
Sizzix Jolly St. Nick Thinlits

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Red Flash Silk Glitter 4×6 cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Night cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Chestnut cardstock, CutCardStock Curious Metallic Gold Leaf cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, CutCardStock Sandcastle cardstock, Papertrey Ink New Leaf, Green Parakeet and Red Poppy cardstock
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy Add-On stamp set, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 3/4″ circle punch
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Scotch ATG, Eyelet Outlet Ho Ho Ho Washi Tape (no longer stocked)

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,
lesliesig

Happy Father’s Day

5/3/21 Winner at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges!

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve had an amazing week! Hard to believe it’s the last day of April already! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a super clean and simple Father’s Day card in a navy blue and white color combo. You know how guys are… the simpler, the better, lol!

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, along with narrow panels cut from Neenah Classic Linen Solar White 100# cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Navy cardstock, which I layered together and adhered to the left side of the card base. Using the Tutti Designs Fancy Tie die, I cut the tie twice from CutCardStock Basis Navy cardstock, layered them together for slight dimension and adhered them to the narrow panel. I stamped the sentiment in navy blue ink, which completed the card front.

For the inside, I also cut narrow panels from Neenah Classic Linen Solar White 100# cardstock and CutCardStock Basis Navy cardstock, layered them together and adhered them to the left side of the panel. I stamped the sentiment in navy blue ink and adhered the panel to the inside of the card base.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! This is the true definition of CAS!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. Addicted To Stamps and More: #404 – Any Occasion (Father’s Day)
2. Crafty Catz: #549 – Anything Goes (no twist)
3. Cut It Up: #224 – Masculine Cards
4. International Art & Soul: #107 – Card or Gift for a Man
5. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2117 – Anything Goes

Dies R Us products used:
Tutti Designs Fancy Tie die

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, Neenah Classic Linen Solar White 100# cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Navy cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Classic Man stamp set
Ink: Memento Nautical Blue ink
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot

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,
lesliesig

unleash your inner sparkle

Hi everyone! Happy Fri-YAY – hope you’ve had a great week! I’m delighted to be back on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created an adorable CAS fairy birthday card featuring the most adorable fairy castle – complete with fairies! I apologize about the angle of the first photo… foil is SO hard to photograph so I thought I’d angle downward from above which did help a little bit.

I created a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, along with a gold foil cardstock layer and a CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock layer which I adhered together. Using the ScrapMan Fairy Castle die, I cut the fairy castle from gold foil cardstock and adhered it to the upper left portion of the front panel. I added one green fairy and two pink fairies, and some iridescent gemstones. I then added a gold foil strip across the bottom and stamped the sentiment in black ink just above the foil strip. You’ll probably laugh when you notice that I used a unicorn stamp set from my stash – but it yielded the same fantasy/magical result so I went with it! ;) The final touch was adhering three medium size iridescent gemstones to the strip.

The inside panel consists of a gold foil cardstock layer and a CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock layer which I adhered together and embellished with a stitched rectangle die cut that I cut from Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock. I added a narrow strip of the gold foil cardstock horizontally across the top portion of the panel and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

And one more peek… I’m absolutely smitten with this fairy castle! Such an adorable card! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
3. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Birthday

Dies R Us products used:
ScrapMan Fairy Castle

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper:  Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Pink cardstock, Hygloss Gold Foil cardstock
Stamps: Cas-ual Fridays Stamps Be A Unicorn stamp set
Ink: Memento StazOn Jet Black ink, Tuxedo Black ink
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Eyelet Outlet Fairy Brads, Darice iridescent gemstones

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,
lesliesig

merry & bright

Hi friends! Happy Fri-YAY! It’s definitely a YAY day for me because I’m finally able to announce that I’ve joined the Dies R Us Design Team! Woo-hoo! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’m delighted to be on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog today with my debut DT inspiration project! I created a pair of Christmas cards featuring the absolutely gorgeous Birch Press Design Mini Snowflake Frame Layer Set! I am so in love with this entire line!

These two cards are very similar but slightly different. I die cut two sets of snowflake frame layers from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Aquamarine cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock and CutCardStock Silk Glitter Silvermist cardstock, assembled them, and set them aside. I reversed the top and middle layer colors – the top layer of the snowflake on the left is the slightly darker teal color whereas the one on the right is light teal.

I cut a standard A2 size card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock for each card along with front layering panels from CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and teal double-sided patterned paper which I layered together (reversing the sides of the paper for each card) and adhered to the card base. I then adhered a snowflake frame to each card front. I stamped the sentiment twice in Versamark on CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and heat embossed them in white. I cut them in strips and adhered them with Scotch 3M foam tape.

I cut inside layering panels for each card from CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, and adhered them together. I embellished each panel with a strip of teal double-sided patterned paper and narrow strip of teal cardstock used on the front, stamped the sentiment in teal ink on each, and adhered a panel to the inside of each card base.

And one more peek… I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love these cards! This die set is amazingly gorgeous and I was extremely lucky to have the patterned paper to match the light and dark teal Stardream Metallic cardstock!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2021 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: #4 April Birthday Challenge – Anything Goes
3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #86 – April Anything Goes
4. The Outlawz Festive Fridays Challenge: Christmas
5. Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Dies R Us products used:
Birch Press Design Mini Snowflake Frame die set
Versamark

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Aquamarine cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock, CutCardStock Silk Glitter Silvermist cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Teal cardstock, Sunny Studio Polka-dot Parade 6×6 double-sided papers
Stamps: Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal ink
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, ScraPerfect Perfect Crafting Pouch and Perfect Cleaning Cloth, Scotch 3M foam tape

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,
lesliesig