Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dies R Us - Pretty Packages

Hi Everyone!
Today I have a creation made for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!
The card I have made is designed using dies from the Dies R Us Store.  If you've not popped over to the Dies R Us Store recently, DO IT NOW!  So many newly released dies that you won't want to miss out on.  

And, OH MY GOODNESS the sales they've been having!!  Of course if you aren't already signed up for their newsletter, you'll want to do that because that's they only way you will be informed of the AWESOME unadvertised sales that you can participate in and get some amazing deals ... great for gift giving too!!!

Anyways onto today's card . . .

The dies I have used in the creation are:

Sue Wilson Frames & Tags - Stitched Flags - CED4317

Sue Wilson Designs - Frames & Tags - Stitched Flags

Memory Box - Gift Wrapped Poinsettia - #99478 which is unavailable at the present time but very similar to 
Memory Box - Poinsettia Ribbon - MBD-99182
 Memory Box - Dies - Poinsettia Ribbon

Cheery Lynn Designs - Poinsettia Strip - #B324

Cheery Lynn Designs - Poinsettia Strip

AND Cottage Cutz - Elegant Poinsettia Spray - CCE-036 which was purchased through one of those special Newsletter Sales I was telling you about at the start of this posting.

Sorry I have no photos of the 'process' in making this card!  Hubby was working on my computer when I was creating and I totally forgot to take some photos along the way ... so distracting when he's in my cave but sometimes it's necessary!  LOL

Here are a couple close ups that you might like to see . . .

Even though the Memory Box Poinsettia ribbon has the poinsettia as part of the die, I did two things ... I colored the pieces that cut out (petals) using Tim Holtz distress inks and reinserted them into the die cut ... but also die cut, sponged and shaped a poinsettia from the Cheery Lynn Designs die strip and placed on top to give it more texture and dimension.  

The little green viney pieces were cut from the Cottage Cuts die (didn't use the flower ... just the vines).

I used two of the stitched flags from the Sue Wilson set to create my 
sentiment panel.  A touch of gold stickles add the sparkle that is always necessary
for a holiday card!  

Challenges to share in:
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #138 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #340 - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #236 - Christmas
Use Your Stuff Challenge #243 - Christmas card or Scrapbook page
 613 Avenue Creates Challenge #191 - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge #50 - Anything Goes Christmas

Please remember, each an every day of the month there's a new inspiration sample shared on the blog by this fabulous design team.  Please be sure to pop in regularly.

And, don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .


Donna Phelan said...

Aptly named! I adore these beautiful Poinsettias, they're gorgeous! And what a fabulous design, a pretty Christmas package! I also love how you added the bits of greenery too! Fantastic!

Karin van eijk said...

Darlene gorgeous card
Gr Karin

Team Clark said...

Darlene, you are the die layering queen! This is just gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, both of those poinsettia dies make such a fabulous combination! They match up so beautifully. The Gift Wrapped Poinsettia looks awesome. I do have the Poinsettia Ribbon and used it lots last year. There's so much to love and want all the time. I could go nuts! You are way too much of an enabler. Beautiful card, Darlene!

Sheryl said...

How gorgeous is this. I just love it, simply elegant.
Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create.
Hugs Sheryl DT member

Beebeebabs said...

Wow your card is absolutely beautiful thanks for sharing!!!

Beth McCullough said...

Stunning card Darlene!

missgailly said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

Olga Jewell said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Oh my goodness! What beauty I find here this morning! I would love to raid your die corner! LOL

laurie said...

Stunning Darlene! I just love how you made those beautiful Poinsettias. Thanks for joining us at The Christmas Card Challenges!

Susan Powell said...

Those poinsettias are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at UYS, good luck!!! Amy DT

Haven_mom4 said...

I totally understand the distraction factor. All of my husband Cub Scout material are stored in my crafting space. Pretty card thanks for joining us at use your stuff

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our Christmas Cards Challenge and good luck!
Monica - CCC DT

Tammy L said...

It is a beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
Tammy - DT Co-ordinator

Ine Swinkels said...

very nice.
Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Mandy LaCroix said...

Gorgeous card !:) Love those blooms :)
Thanks for sharing over at the Christmas Card Challenge!

Catie Cuddles said...

Wow that poinsettia die is amazing.

Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
Happy Crafting!
Catherine X DT
PS. Sorry I am late popping over to see your card.... but better late than never?