Friday, July 24, 2015

Dies R Us - Christmas in July

Hello Friends!
There's no time like the present to get started 
on those holiday cards!
I couldn't wait to receive some of the new holiday dies released 
from Memory Box and available in the Dies R Us Store.

Today I've created a card as an inspiration sample for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.  I've used both a NEW die and a couple OLDER dies.  I love being able to combine dies to create a quick and impressive card creation!  I think I've succeeded in doing that today ... hope you think so too!

These newly released dies go in & out of stock quickly so be sure to get your order placed while they are available!  Today I've used one of the new Memory Box snowflake dies called Dazzling Snowdrift Corner #MBD 99272 which unfortunately at the time of this posting ... is out of stock.

 This is really a fun die!
The snowflakes actually cut & pop out for additional versatility on your card (as I have done today).  First I die cut my corner die from white card stock ... then from a scrap of the medium blue I used for my background panel, I die cut just the 3 larger snowflakes.  I lightly sponged Tim Holtz 'faded jeans' distress ink onto the blue snowflakes and inserted them into the my corner die panel where the white snowflakes were popped out from. 
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Maybe this closeup will help ...

After getting the corner created to my satisfaction, I decided to use a couple of the white snowflakes from the original cut along with these adorable Memory Box 'Precious Mittens' #98663 and of course a sentiment.  In this case, I chose the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Merry Christmas Set' #B186.
Of course every holiday card needs a touch of sparkle so I grabbed my red Stickles and added a dab here and there to 'pull it all together'!  

AGAIN ... be sure to get your holiday dies on order NOW!
The prices at the Dies R Us store are fabulous  ... as are the shipping charges ... and the selection is AMAZING!!!!

Don't forget about our CHALLENGE BLOG ... please come join in the fun!  Today's card actually fits with the current challenge which is CHRISTMAS IN JULY!!  You have until the 28th to get your entry in and YOU could be the winner of a gift voucher to the store! 

Challenges I'd like to share in today:
Pile It On Challenge #78 - Christmas/Winter in July
My Time To Craft Challenge - Christmas in July
The Stamping Boutique - Red, White and/or Blue
Emerald Faeries Challenge #69 -  Christmas in July
Live & Love Crafts Challenge - Christmas in July 
Paper Creators Crafts Challenge - Christmas in July

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have a fun & fabulous weekend!
As always . . .


Jacee said...

Wonderful festive design Darlene
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Planetsusie said...

This is so pretty, I love the dies you have chosen. Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Christmas in July) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Ann said...

Great use of diecuts - those mittens are just adorable! Thank you for joining us at My Time to Craft!

Joann Williams said...

Wow, this card is gorgeous! I love al the dies that you used to create this beautiful card. So so pretty!

Diane said...

Pretty~Pretty~Pretty!! Love the color combo, and have the corner snowflake die on my ever growing "want/need" list!! And I don't think I have those mittens die enabler!!

Pam Sparks said...

so pretty Darlene! I made this up all in white, never thinking to make the inside pieces a color! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marnie said...

Awesome card Darlene. Love how you turned it into a Holiday Card!!!! Thank you for participating in the Memory Box Challenge!

Sandra Mathis said...

Nice play with the dies; the mittens are adorable! Thanks for joining LLC for our Christmas in July challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

Jo said...

Fab card, great selection of dies.....think I need to go die shopping lol. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
You can find my candy here
You can find my atc swap here

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous Christmas card, such a lovely colour combination.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator this month.

Karen said...

This is such a beautiful use of Christmas dies! (I have a long wish list from the new Christmas goodies!) The snowflake corner is especially stunning and the mittens are precious. I love how you nestled them within the snowflake. :o) Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Live & Love Crafts!

Hugs and blessings,