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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dies R Us Challenge #68 "Something New"

Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to the month of March and to a new challenge at Dies R US ! I can almost smell the flowers and I am already starting to hear the birds chirping away early in the morning! Okay so today's challenge is to create a project using something new that you haven't used before. Well during the holidays, my sweet friend Darlene from Dar's Crafty Creations had sent me this beautiful die as a gift!! I knew that this would be the perfect time to get it out because the theme is to use something new! And I am so glad I did open it up and use it. It is a gorgeous die! It truly is so beautiful, thank you Darlene! Here is my design team project....

I cut out the Tutti Designs- Swirly Thanks Die  out of some black cardstock and then took some of my gel pens and colored in the leaves and flowers. I also added in some very thin lines to the inside of the letters but it is kind of hard to see in the photo. The color against that black really looks beautiful in real life. I adhered this beautiful die to a piece of white cardstock that had been run through the swiss dots embossing folder. The white panel was a negative scrap piece that I had left over from a previous project. I also cut out that gorgeous gold stripe cardstock using the largest frame from the  Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies.

 I adhered the white panel down to this panel using some foam adhesive for extra dimension. I had some WOC roses laying around so I took a bunch of them in the lilac and light pink and adhered them down throughout the "thanks" die. I just love how these flowers bring out that die even more! Then to finish off the card, I added a bit of Spectrum clear sparkle pen to the flowers. I also added that double heart charm and tied a bow to it using some black and white twine. Very simple card but so pretty. All the dies that I used on today's card are highlighted as links and can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE. Here are a couple more photos for you....

Well that is all I have for you today my friends. I appreciate you for taking time out of your day to visit me and see what I am up to. Please don't forget to stop by the Dies R US challenge blog to see what the rest of my design team sisters have created for you today. And make sure to link up your own project too! And for more inspiration, check out the Dies R US Inspiration blog . You will find yourself browsing for awhile. There are so many gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. Thanks again for stopping by!

Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. Beautiful card Jo...love how these dies make such a focal point and love your addition of the Roses!!

  2. You are very welcome ... so glad you like it! Your card is beautiful and I love the added flowers & hearts. Have a fabulous day my friend ... spring is right around the corner!!

  3. Such a gorgeous design Jo! Really love the elegant swirls and texture with the flowers on your card! Thanks for sharing! HUGS :)

  4. Lovely die cut and pretty flowers for your wonderful card, Jo!!

  5. Love how you added the roses and embossed background!

  6. This is so gorgeous, Jo!! I love how you embellished the pretty thanks die with the flowers!! The embossing is fabulous and the papers are so elegant!! Beautiful card, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. I love the gold stripe cardstock. The WOC roses are stunning!!The love & thanks dies are so pretty!Gorgeous card my friend!! YOU ROCK!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  8. Love the roses on the pretty die cut. Great background too.

  9. So PRETTY! LOVE the word die and the lovely flowers... Really Elegant!



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