Monday, February 15, 2021

Dies R Us - Anything Goes


 Hello Friends!

It's time for a new challenge over on the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
Remember, our challenges are now ANYTHING GOES as long as you use dies carried by companies at the Dies R Us Store!

Only a couple of dies were used on today's card and a whole lot of paper piecing fun!

I began with the Impression Obsession Layered Heart Frame ...

Impression Obsession - Dies - Layered Heart Frame

 I actually die cut it three times ... once from white, then red, then pink.  This gave me the opportunity to paper piece the hearts back in using two different colors and I have the other frames and pieces to create two more cards.  The frame is set up for an A2 card but I created an A6 card ... leaving me room for this fun sentiment die ... Sue Wilson - Perspectives - Hugs.

Sue Wilson Designs - Perspectives - Hugs

I simply LOVE this die set.  You can use it in SO MANY different ways.

As you can see here, I've used the POSITIVE cut for the word HUGS.  I die cut it a second time from black card stock in order to make it stand out a bit more on the background by giving it a 'shadow' effect.  I then used a white gelly roll pen and did a little faux stitching on the letters to once again, make them pop a bit more.  Lastly I popped it up using dimensional tape.

For the words above & below HUGS I've used the negative.  Leaving me all the little letters to use on those other cards I'll be making with the left over pieces from this creation.  LOVE when you can do that!!

Don't forget to check out sister store in Canada . . .
Dies R Us now has a sister store with warehouses in USA & Canada called Didi Crafts 


It will ship to both the US and Canada. Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different. Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

 I hope you will come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge 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
Challenges to share in:
 For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 
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  Hope to see you there!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .



  1. Wow, that really is a BIG HUG! Great card Darlene!
    Lia xx

  2. This is fabulous Dar! I love the bold contrast in colors you used. That heart die makes a great background. Awesome!

  3. Dar, that's a big hugs! This card is wonderful! I really had to study it to see how you put it all together.

  4. Love that heart backgroung die and big ole' Hugs!! So happy you joined us at CTD!!

  5. Love this paper pieced card and the big Hugs die cut.

  6. Oh, how fun and wonderful your card is Darlene!! Love the big hugs sentiment and heart die!! Awesome design and color, too, for you special "love" card...well done!!

  7. Awesome card! I love how you inlaid the hearts and that Hugs die looks amazing with the Black background and the White stitching!

  8. This is superb Darlene, love the colours the way layered the dies and how bold the whole card is. Thanks for joining Time Out x

  9. There you go with that fabulous SW die set again! And now you've added another to-die-for die in the background. I love how you layered and pieced it. Totally WOW, Darlene!

  10. This is such a cool and fun card. Love how you used all those dies!! Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  11. I love the different colors in the hearts background and the dimension on the hugs is great touch!

  12. Beautiful die with all those hearts and I love the mix of pink and red with the white.

  13. OMGoodness, I love, love this heart die. How did I miss it? I guess I need to get my head out of Fairyland and start paying more attention to these beautiful dies. How do you always do this? Another die for my wish list. Birthday is coming up soon, so my list just keeps growing :-) Love the way you paper pieced those hearts. Stunning effect. And that big HUGS ... carries lotsaluv :-)
    Stay warm and safe.

  14. Oh no, I just found two dies that I don't have that I am sure I need. Great card design.

  15. Love the big bold sentiment and that heart background! awesome!

  16. A stunning card and once again you have enabled me to add these dies to my wish list, stop it will you lol! Love the bold red hugs, it certainly makes a BIG statement!!

  17. Thanks for entering the contest over at Taylormadecardsforu! Your card is so adorable and I wish you lots of luck!!

  18. Love the stitching effect on this fab card. Thanks for joining in at Inkspirational Challenges.


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