Tuesday, December 23, 2014

What is the view out YOUR window today?

Hello my friends!
Only a few more days before Santa's arrival ... are you ready?
Well I must admit I'm 'getting closer' to being ready but still NOT QUITE THERE YET!  LOL!

It's my turn today to share some inspiration using dies from the Dies R Us store over on our Dies R Us Inspiration Blog so I'm kind of 'multi-tasking' at this point in time by creating my inspiration piece for the design team as well as having more cards ready to send out.

I'm afraid some of my friends and family will be receiving their Christmas cards late this year but you know what they say ... "better late than never!"  With that being said, I thought the quickest way to create these last minute (yet beautiful) cards would be by using a printed image and my die cuts.  
What do you think?  

 I found this beautiful, scenic image over on Pinterest and made it the basis for my cards.

Here are the items used on this card:
Paper:  Maja Designs Vintage Frost Basics
Accessories:  Stickles 'diamond', sentiment & stamp from same paper pack

It's so difficult to capture the sparkle on our holiday creations so here's a little closer look at the sparkle on this card.  I just LOVE this poinsettia die ... so quick & easy and looks beautiful every time!  By simply 'conditioning' the back side of the petals with my stylus, the flower really POPS and will still lay flat for mailing purposes.  

Here's a second card using the same image and paper but I've created a totally different scene by utilizing a variety of holiday dies.  Which card is your favorite?

Here are the dies used on this card:
Cottage Cuts #CCE-049 'Winter Wonderland Deer'  (Special Sale Offer not currently in the store.)

As you can see above, Dies R Us does offer SPECIALS from time to time throughout the year for companies that are not always carried in the store on a day to day basis.  YOU can get in on these special offers by signing up to receive our newsletter and opening an account at the Dies R Us Store.

We already handle a LONG LIST of popular die company dies and we are adding more all the time!
Did you get in on the wonderful Holiday Specials??  WOWZA!!
We not only have an amazing selection, but fabulously low shipping rates!
If you haven't already ... please come browse around the STORE ... you won't be disappointed!

A couple other points of interest are:
NEW SAMPLES DAILY from the team over on our Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
NEW CHALLENGES on the 1st & 15th of each month at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
I hope you'll pop over and check out both sites ... you're sure to find inspiration and fun!!
Challenges to share in:
 Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational Challenge - Christmas

Now I'd better get these cards in the mailbox before 2015 shows up!  LOL!
Merry Christmas Everyone!
And, as always . . .


  1. Both of your cards are lovely but the first one is my favorite simply because of the snowflakes and poinsettia. Merry Christmas from me to you and yours!

  2. Stunning card, Darlene, wouldn't it be nice to see that out your window. Have a very Merry Christmas. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  3. Both of your Christmas cards are beautiful! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a joyous new year.

  4. I love the poinsettia in white! Great job on your card. Thank you for joining in on the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs


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