Heartfelt Romantique Garden Collection

I hope everyone had a wonder Thanksgiving! It's Black Friday and I am not going near a retail store or mall! I know, I'm a coward, lol. Speaking of Black Friday, Heartfelt Creations has a GREAT sale going on today! Don't miss out, it's only until 11:59PM, today! 

Today I am sharing one of my inspirations from Heartfelt Creations latest release, Romantique Garden. Just a beautiful collection of stamps, dies and papers!

I think the most difficult part of making this card was choosing the background paper...too many beautiful papers in the Romantique Garden Designer Paper Collection. Heartfelt's combination of stamps and coordinating dies makes card making a breeze! Just look at the detail in Heartfelt's stamps!

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog and check out ALL the design team members inspiration for this release! So many talented ladies with amazing projects! Plus complete directions are available for ALL our projects on the Creative Inspiration of the Week section of their blog!

Stop by next Wednesday for another inspiration from Heartfelt Creations! Thanks for stopping by...


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Turkey Day everyone! Robin here with my design of the week for Dies R Us! It's Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, so I am wishing all of you a "Thankful" day with family and friends!

Although I do try to make cards that go together quickly, this is not one of them! I make a few intricate cards for "special" family and friends; you know, the ones who appreciate your work and won't toss them out with the spent ribbon after the holidays, LOL. This beautiful snowflake is the Impression Obsession Large Snowflake die set. This die set actually has 4 cutouts for you to put together anyway you like.
I cut the snowflakes out with white card stock; then using the negative space created I adhered the white card to a red card base. Then came the tedious part, since the snowflake on the far right in the picture above is so intricate, I couldn't use my go to spray adhesive. So I carefully put small dots of glue in half the area and attached the first "flake"; it actually wasn't that bad. Would I want to make 48, no, but I am making 12! Then I added the small "flake" to the center and ta da it was done. A note to all, stamp your sentiment FIRST before you put all the work into your card, JUST IN CASE. 
The card was finished with rhinestones! I only have 11 more to make…no sweat!

Have a wonderful day and if the dishes are done, leftovers put up and you have your feet up stop by Dies R Us and shop, shop, shop!

Until next week, "Thanks" for stopping by today, 


"Tag" it's almost Christmas!

Happy Thursday everyone! Robin here with my design of the week for Dies R Us! This online store is the "Best" place to shop for all your die needs or wants!
For this "Tag" card I embossed a piece of white cardstock with a Snowflake embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. I then cut two tags using Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets 1, the red tag I embossed on the diagonal with a stripe embossing folder and sponged the edges with white ink.  The white tag was stamped with my sentiment and layered onto the red tag with foam pop ups. 
I cut my snowflakes using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes die set, layered them together as shown and then added to my tag with foam pop ups. I added a cute bakers twine bow and a few small gem stones to finish the card.

As always, if Dies R Us is out of stock on a die, add your name to the out of stock form and you will be notified as soon as they have it back in stock.

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Thanks for stopping by,


Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone and welcome to the second challenge of the month at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog! It's anything goes "Christmas" and what a perfect time of year to really kick into the holiday spirit!
My inspiration for our challenge uses the Spellbinders Picture Perfect die. I used a snowfall looking paper as my background and cut the snow scene from white card stock.  This die set also includes individual dies for the house, two trees and a super cute snowman! In a pinch, you could color the house, trees and snowman with markers. I put a touch of Wink of Stella on the little elements for added sparkle.

Hop on over to the Dies R Us Challenge Blog and check out the Christmas inspiration from our design team! Add your card to our gallery and you could win a gift certificate to Dies R Us

Thanks for stopping by and see you next month for our December challenge!


Autumn Trees

Happy Thursday everyone! Robin here with my design of the week for Dies R Us!  I am constantly amazed by how many companies Dies R Us carries.

My card was actually inspired by the background paper! I was trying to sort out my stash of paper, good luck there, when I came across this tree paper. I knew the perfect die to go with the paper! Using a similar paper to my background paper, I cut my tree with Memory Box Alessandria Tree and Alessandria Tree Background. I then glued the two parts of the tree together using spray adhesive. After distressing the edges of my background paper I sponged the edges with Shabby Shutters and adhered to my top fold card base. I stamped my sentiment and made my own banner; added a couple of brads and added to my card with foam pop ups.

The tree was added using foam pop ups and the trunk was glued to the banner!

Be sure to check out our Challenge Blog, we will have a new challenge starting in a couple of days! Just up load a card to the gallery and you just might win a gift certificate to Dies R Us!

Until next week, thanks for stopping by,   


Fall Birthday Card

Well, here is my first post for Heartfelt Creations! All us newbies were given carte blanch for our first posting and I decided to use one of my favorite dies, Tattered Blossoms! I'm still smiling from ear to ear; being on Heartfelt's Design Team is just a dream come true! 
I love the detail in the petals that you get with Heartfelt's combination of stamps and dies. All you do is stamp, die cut and have fun coloring; pretty darn easy!
Be sure to check out all the Design Team members inspirations, their projects are just beautiful! Full instructions for all Heartfelt projects can be found on the Heartfelt Creation's Blog.


Fall Colors!

Happy Thursday everyone! Robin here with my design of the week for Dies R Us! The Fall colors are everywhere, well maybe not for SoCal, our Fall colors are in the stores in the form of pumpkins, gourds, tablecloths, clothing etc. Our foliage stays pretty much the same except for a few trees and we usually plant color spots for the season; no frost here!

My Fall card started with layering the Poppystamp Scrolling Background onto a distressed orange paper; then adhering to a cream card base.  I stamped the Fall sentiment, from Impression Obsession, using Potters Clay ink onto a cream background. The sentiment was cut out using Spellbinders Small Deckled Rectangles. the edges were sponged and the sentiment was added to the card with foam pop ups. 

I couldn't find the "right" ribbon or twine for my card so I decided to use a strip from a piece of patterned (small text) paper; worked perfectly!  I added a few Memory Box Grape Vine sprigs cut from a mottled green paper (I love the detail in the leaves) and added to my card. The card was finished with a cute wooden heart and a simple twine bow.
As always, if Dies R Us is out of stock on a die, add your name to the out of stock form and you will be notified as soon as it is back in stock! Twice a month DRU has a challenge for you to possibly win a gift certificate; it's easy just make a card with the specified theme and post on our gallery. So check out the Dies R Us Challenge Blog!

Until next week, thanks for stopping by, Robin