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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dies R Us challenge #77! Use your sentiment as the main Focus!

Hello sweet friends! 
Welcome to a new challenge at Dies R US! Our last challenge, we focused on layers and building up our projects. Well now for this new mid-month challenge, we want our focus to be on the actual sentiment. There are so many awesome sentiment dies on the market that are trending right now and today, my DT sisters and I will show you some amazing dies that will help you to create some really beautiful cards in just a few minutes!

So here are the cards that I created for today's challenge. Yep, I made two cards!

I decided to create two cards in the same style but just switched out the sentiment and accent color. I knew I wanted to go with a black and white look. All of my cardstock is from Stampin Up. So for this first card, I created an A2 sized card base from some Flirty Flamingo and using that same color, I die cut the sentiment using the Sue Wilson Design-Expressions Collections- Best Wishes Die. I took my clear spectrum sparkle brush pen and went around the entire sentiment except the actual letters to give some sparkle. I wanted the actual sentiment letters to stand alone and just have that classy look to them. The white layer was ran through my Pirouette embossing folder by Anna Griffin, along the one edge. Then I used the Lawn Fawn- Stitched Rectangle Frames Dies and used the 2nd largest to cut it out. The black layer was also ran through the Pirouette embossing folder. I took the clear spectrum sparkle pen and went all around the edges to give it a lot of sparkle. I knew the white piece would hide the rest, so the edges were the only parts that I added sparkle to. I then added the white layer to the black and adhered it to the card base. Sequins in the same shade of color were added to finish it off. 

For the second card, I switched the accent color to this beautiful old Bermuda Bay. Such a beautiful color! I also switched out the sentiment which was die cut using the Tutti Designs- Swirly Thanks Die. This card was completely done the exact same way as the first, using the same Pirouette embossing folder, clear sparkle pen for sparkle and sequins in a shade of the same color to complete it. I wish you could really see just how sparkly these cards are in real life, so sparkly! It is just had to get it on camera.  Here are a few more photos.


  And that completes my cards! All of the dies that I used are highlighted in the links above and can be found in the Dies R Us store HERE

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! Thanks again for stopping by!

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Until next time, Enjoy life's blessings~


  1. Both very petty and that embossing folder is devine.
    hugs, Angie xx

  2. Both cards are fabulous Jo ... thanks for awesome inspiration!

  3. Fabulous cards Jo that will come in handy I am sure and love all the layers inside and out! Have a great day!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Have a nice day!
    Valerija xx

  5. WOW! Beautiful cards!!I love the pretty embossed background, sparkle and word dies! Awesome job my friend!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  6. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  7. Awesome cards with the sentiment die cuts!! Love the embossing along the bottom, too!!

  8. They are both so stunning, Jo!! I love the embossing...such fabulous texture!! The dies you used are beautiful!! The colors are awesome!! Love them, my friend!! So gorgeous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. What awesome cards! love the layers!

  10. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  11. Gorgeous cards Jo! I love the pretty layers and fun whimsical feel!
    The embossing looks great also!
    Hope you are doing well~
    Sherrie k

  12. LOVE that the Sentiment is the Focal point of your cards! They look great with that embossed background! Have a wonderful day! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  13. Wonderful. Love the die cuts and embossing. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles


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