Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Happy Holiday - DRU Style

Hello Dies R Us Fans!
Well, it's Tuesday and it's my turn to hopefully inspire you over on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!  Did you see Mikha's awesome holiday creation yesterday?  WOW!  A shout out to Mikha for coming up with the idea to have the team do a week of Christmas in July creations to help us all get started on our holiday cards and, it ties in with our current challenge at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog, which is 'Christmas In July' .  It runs through Sunday, July 13th. 

Hard to believe Christmas is Less Than 6 Months away!  Yikes!  So, all week the team will be sharing Christmas flavored creations with you in hopes that we can help get you inspired to get those holiday cards started!  LOL!   Thanks Mikha!!

Here's what I've created for you today!

Dies used are:
Memory Box - Frostyville Border #98146

The design paper I've used is Graphic45 'Twelve Days of Christmas'.  Though difficult to see in the photo, I've used waterfall Stickles on the snowflakes and border to add sparkle ... so pretty IRL.  I've also cut the Cardinals and Holly die twice and did a little fussy cutting to achieve the red cardinals on the branch.

A few points of interest ...
  • Have you seen the new Memory Box & Poppy Stamp releases at the store?
  • Did you know by playing our challenge you have a chance to win a gift voucher from our store?
  • Did you know that if you find a die you'd like but it's 'out of stock' you can just click on the 'Put me on the Waiting List' and you will be email notified when it is restocked? 
  • Did you know from time to time the store has Minimum Time Offered Pre-Orders on dies from companies that they don't routinely stock?  Be sure to sign up for our Newsletter so you don't miss out on these sales!!
That's it for me today and I hope you find inspiration in my holiday creation.  I must admit, it was a little difficult to think of 'snow' & 'Christmas' when it's 90 degrees outside, lol!  But at least I've gotten my long list of holiday creations started!

Challenges to share in:
inky chicks #33 - Christmas in July
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Doodle Pantry - Make it Christmas or Make it Splash
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - A Winter Scene
Crafty Boots Challenge - Christmas in July
Fitztown Challenge - Pick a Holiday
Digi Choosaday Challenge - Punches and/or Die Cuts

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  It means the world to me!


  1. This is just gorgeous! Love that background paper and those die cuts are to die for!

  2. Your card really has a great vintage Christmas feel, I love the colours you have chosen. Thank you for joining in with all of the Christmas fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Love the plaid and the vintage look of it.....you sure have some neat dies!!! Very pretty card!!!!!
    Six months away...yegads...I am so not looking forward to that!!

  4. Great use of dies in this card, good color scheme too! Your project fits in perfectly for the current 'dies and/or punches' theme over at Digi Choosday Challenge, thanks for joining in the fun with us! Yvonne (DT)

    Digi Choosday

  5. What a fab Christmas card! I love all the reds. Makes the card so festive! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  6. Your card is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday xxx

  7. Great Christmas card. Love your design elements. Thank you for joining us at Fitztown this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy Creative Team.

  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon x

  9. Darlene, you have hit it out of the ballpark for me with this card!! My fav bird, the great vintage feel and colors of the card AND my fav Christmas die Frostyville! Wowzer! Thanks for playing with us at Doodle Pantry! Super card!

  10. What a super image & great card

    Thanks for joining our pick holiday challenge at fitztown today.

    Tracey CT

  11. Oooo . . . very pretty! I've already been drooling over that snowflake border die today, so glad to see it again. I just love that one and with I had it! Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

  12. Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A winter scene " good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  13. Gorgeous card and I see your delightful, fun sickles on the snowflakes. Beautiful combination of elements. Thank you for sharing and joining us in Doodle Pantry's July Challenge.

  14. lovely card
    Thanks for joining us at
    Digi Choosday for our Punches or Die Cut Challenge


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