Fall is in the Air?

Happy Thursday everyone! Robin here with my inspiration of the week for Dies R Us, your on line super store for dies! Maybe I was just wishing but when I went for my walk this morning I thought there was a touch of Fall in the air. Who knows; maybe I just want this drought we are having finally OVER!

I started with a tall vertical card base with a bottom opening. The beautiful tree die I used is Memory Box Yorkshire Tree and Yorkshire Tree Background. The tree was cut from kraft card stock and I used a pattern paper for the leaves. After adhering the the two parts of the tree together I placed the tree on a contrast green card stock that I machine stitched along the edges. The tree layer was placed on the card base using 3D foam. I stamped the sentiment on a homemade label, added bakers twine and finished the card with nail heads.

I hope you have enjoyed my design for the week and please visit all our Design Team members weekly inspirations. 

Don't forget our bi-monthly challenge!!! You have the opportunity to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us shop. Just go to our Dies R Us Challenge blog and see what our next theme will be, make a card or paper project, up load it to our gallery and who knows, you might be the next winner!

Until next week, thanks for stopping by,


Simply Elegant

Happy Friday everyone! Robin here with my weekly design for Dies R Us,  I am amazed by all the background dies we have to choose from. 

This die does it all! No need to embellish or add much to finish this elegant card! The Elliana Background die, from Memory Box was cut from a dark brown CS and then lightly sprayed with Pewter Perfect Pearls. I glued the die cut to a complimentary piece of printed paper, attached a simple grosgrain ribbon and adhered to my kraft paper card base.

A simple floral element was stamped along with my sentiment, A Special Wish and then both were cut out using Spellbinders Classic Ovals. I can see using the Elliana die for so many occasions; it would be beautiful for a white on white project!

Please check out our challenge blog, we have two challenges a month with different themes. The theme for this month, challenge two, is Stitching. Don't be left out, send us an image of your card that uses dies and stitching, you could be one of our monthly winners!

Until next week, thanks for stopping by,


Congratulations, it's a Girl!

Hi everyone, here is my design for the Dies R Us, Team B, Stitching Challenge! Our challenge was to incorporate some form of stitching on our cards; it could be machine, hand or inked stitching. And that's our challenge to you! Create a card using dies and stitching!

My inspiration for this card came from the Penny Black stamp set, Sweet Beginnings. Since I choose a "pink" theme, all I could think of was lots of lace! I die cut the side lace with Taylored Expressions Lace Chain, pierced the edge and then hand stitched the edge with pink pearl cotton. The top and bottom were die cut using Taylored Expressions Floral Eyelet Border. The long sentiment and contrast were cut using Spellbinders Long Scalloped Rectangles

I stamped the, Congratulations, sentiment on to the smallest Cheery Lynn Fishtail Banner and finished the card with small pink pearls and a bow. 

This was a fun challenge and I hope you are inspired with all our design team members cards. Just visit the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and enter your designs. Don't forget you just might win a gift certificate to our store!

Thanks for stopping by,


It's Never too Early!

Happy Thursday everyone! Robin here with my inspiration of the week for Dies R Us!  It's almost the middle of August, where did this year go! I am seriously thinking Christmas cards, NOW! I know how my time disappears the closer we get to the holidays, so this would be a great time to get all my cards made, addressed and stamped!!! If you need to make cards quickly, look to the many large background dies that Dies R Us carries!

The die I used for my design today is Merry Christmas To All by Memory Box.  I used a pretty Christmas red for the die cut and then cut again from white.  I used the negative space, from the white CS, as the top of my card, backed it with vellum and then glued my Merry Christmas on top. I used a chunky red and white bakers twine for the simple bow, added a few sparkly embellishments and then added the top, using foam tape, to my card base. ALL DONE, woo hoo!!!

There are many more large background dies for the upcoming holidays in our store, so check them out! Plus, shipping is FREE for orders $35 and over!

Thanks for stopping by,


Lavender Bees

Here is my inspiration of the week for Dies R Us! I have been having fun lately using multiple colors of ink on one stamp. I'm actually getting the hang of it and am loving the results! My card started out by stamping Gathered Blooms by Memory Box with Distress markers in shades of lavender and green.

I cut the stamped image and contrast using Spellbinders Large Labels.  My card base was cut with a bottom opening; I then cut off 3/8" from the front and added Washi Tape to the inside of the card. I quarter rounded the corners to match the stamped image. 

The cute bees are Memory Box Jolly Bumblebees and I used vellum for their wings! The card was finished with Memory Box A Little Thanks word die. This card was very easy to put together!

Don't forget…at Dies R Us shipping is FREE on orders over $35 in the US and $50 for international orders! We also have a super fun challenge blog AND you could win a gift certificate to Dies R Us!

Until next week, thanks for stopping by, Robin


Change it UP!

Here is my design of the week for Dies R Us!   Do you ever make a card and then wonder what to do with the dies you purchased? Well, just change the colors and paper!

I started with the Memory Box Tupelo Circle but you could use Memory Box Catalina Wreath using two different papers. The butterflies, cut from complimentary paper, are  Oriel Butterfly and Lunette Butterfly,  from Memory Box.

The card was finished a "thank you" sentiment from Memory Box; pearls and nail heads embellish the wreaths.

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Until next week, thanks for stopping by, Robin