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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Bird told me by Dunja Dücker

Hello Everybody and very welcome,

this is my turn to show you my first inspiration for Die-Namites.
I'm super excited and proud to be here. My name is Dunja and
I say hello from Europe - Germany :) 

Thank you so much that I can be a part of this amazing team!

Well, I want to show you a non cutesy card today.
I hope you'll like it, the wonderful Die also...


For this card i have used the Die BIRDS ON BRANCH.
It is one of my favorites for now.

 

Birds On Branch

 

I'll be back in a few days...make sure to stop by tomorrow. 
One of my lovely Teamies will show you another great inspiration :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a great sunny day and stay cool :)

Much Love, Dunja


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Winner is.....

OK...so NOBODY got all 3 dies right....
Most had atleast one...
So I decided to throw
ALL THE NAMES in the pot....
and the winner is


Steph....if you email your addy to....
dienamites@gmail.com
we can get your prize
right out to you!!

Oh....did you want to know which 4 dies
I DESIGNED....
here they are...
Knobby Branch
Leafy Branch
Catttail
Grassy Cattail


Dress up your gifts with a Die-namite accent.

Hi Die-Namite fans!

  Taniesa here bringing you an idea to step up your gift giving with one of my favorite Die-Namites die cut shapes, the Grassy Cattails


I Love using solid color wrapping paper or in this case plain kraft mailing paper. This allows for the decorative card or tag to really shine. I decided to tie up my package with pretty pink ribbons and a tag created using the Grassy Cattails Die-namites Die.


I cut two of the shape out of kraft cardstock and then colored in with copic markers. I added a bit of glitter pen accent. I wanted the backing of the die cuts to be slightly transparent so I took white vellum and my copic markers, I colored a section of the velum with the green copic in two different shades for both.


I then attached the die cut shape on top of the velum using just a little bit of liquid adhesive. I cut around the shape which went really quick. I glued the die cuts and the flowers down with some glue dots and tied it up with some velvet ribbon to the package. 



 Wouldn't you love to receive a gift like this? It's such a simple yet stunning way to dress up your gifts. Surprise your next gift recipient with a die-namite wrapped gift!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Happy Birthday

Susie here with another post for Die-Namites. 
I am madly in love with the Tulip Trio die and I can't wait to show you how I used it today.  


Here is my card where I have adhered my die cut card stock onto heavy weight vellum sandwiched between my card base and my patterned paper. But wait - there is a secret here.  Read on to peek behind the scenes.


I die cut three pieces of red card stock and one piece of white.  I removed the entire die cut from the red card stock, but on the white, I selected which pieces to remove.  This is how my die looked once I had taken out the selected pieces:


Here is my magic trick:  I inserted the white pieces into one of my whole red die cuts.  As I placed the pieces in, I used just a bit of tape on the underside.  Then I colored the white inset pieces using Copic markers.

I flanked this completed die cut with another red one on the front and one on the back.  So now I had a die cut sandwich that was easy to apply to my vellum window using liquid adhesive.  Here is a close up:


I will say that this took some extra time to complete, but it was worth it.  The final card really packs a punch.  And just to make sure it did, I added some Star Dust Stickles and a bit of self adhesive bling too.

What will you make with Die-Namites dies?  We can't wait to see!!

Susie

Friday, July 26, 2013

Guest Designer Stacy Rodriquez!!!

Hello everyone and happy Friday to you!  Stacy Rodriguez here on the uber fabulous Die-Namites blog today.  I was so excited when Lynne and the wonderful peeps at Die-Namites sent me a few dies to play with and wanted me to share my creations here on the blog!  OH MY.......have you seen to newest and greatest that they just came out with???  They are all a MUST have.

So i'm a mini album kind of girl and that is what I am going to share with you today.  The first mini album I used the Scrolly Corner die.



I love the detail of this corner die and knew it would simply rock on the cover of my mini album.  After I figured out where I wanted the bingo card on the cover I then played around to figure out where I wanted to place this scrolly corner.  Here is what I came up with.


I have a little close up photo for you, notice the little enamel dots in the center of the flowers.


The next Die-Namites die that I created with was the Daisy Bunch.


There are so many things that you could do with this one.  I didn't cut mine apart on this project (but plan to on another project) but left it whole and placed it off to the side as if the daisy bunch were coming out of the embellishments on the cover.



On both of these die cut pieces the paper cut out so nicely, nothing got stuck or tore which totally rocks!  I ran my pieces through my Xyron adhesive machine because I wanted to make sure that not even the smallest piece would come up off of my project....worked like a charm!

Supplies Used:
Die-Namites- Daisy Bunch & Scrolly Corner
Teresa Collins- Memorabilla & Family Stories Collections
Xyron- 510 Create A Sticker
We R Memory Keeps- Cinch binding
May Arts- Pink ribbon

I just want to say thank you again to the wonderful crew from Die-Namites for inviting me for the day and sharing some amazing dies with me.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!
~Stacy



Thursday, July 25, 2013

A simple card for the holidays.

Hi, Taniesa here, bringing you a super fast, super simple card for the holidays that looks like you took a bunch of time. You might now I am pretty fond of the Berry Flower die-namite die. It has a beautiful spring summer feel to it and is so versatile. So much so that I decided to see if it could work as a Christmas design.


Here is the finished card. I made three cuts of the Berry Flower and stacked them to make a poinsettia.


I added some glitter detail to the flower with my Copic glitter red pen around the edges of two of the cuts and completely on the top piece. I then stacked them together and stuck a textured brad though for the center of the flower.



I added a large glue dot to the back of the flower and attached it to a band of green glitter cardstock. That piece went on to a iridescent white cardstock card base. For the finishing touch I took my green copic glitter pen around the edges and flicked a little bit of red and green spray ink at the top right corner and the bottom.


I hope you enjoyed my simple yet fun card for the holidays. I hope it will inspire you to create your own handmade cards this holiday season. Try using your die cuts in different ways then which they were intended, it might just surprise you and give you more out of your existing die shapes.

-Taniesa



Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Quick Card with Die-Namites Dies

 Here is a super quick and fun card!
I created this morning using my stash/mess of supplies from workspace!
I used the same supplies simalar to the ones I used in my Tag Art here.


I used this amazing Die-Namites Die called

Sunflower Serenade

Here is a close up of the Sunflower Serenade die!
Whats awesome is I cut this die out of E-Flute white paper!
So when I ran this combination through my die cutting machine,
 it flattened out the raised fluted paper (looks like wood grain texture)!!


I just love kraft cardstock!
  I grabbed some Canvas Corp kraft 4 1/4 x 6 card base.
Then I added a bit of layer base 1/4 smaller,
glimmer misted, stucco/gesso with demask mask.
Added some more glimmer mist (never have to much),
"grunge card feel"!!


I found some white petal flowers of course I had to color them,
along with some seam binding!!
Added a vintage mother of pearl button.


I used Tattered Angels Glitter Glam in Bordeaux,
 to color the sunflower images in the die.
I used Olive vine glimmer mist to color the vines/leafs
and
Distress stain in brushed pewter to color the frame boarder.


Simple but quick card that now I can give it away to someone special!

Hope you enjoyed this quick card created with supplies on my desk!
Thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

Supplies:
Die-Namites Die-Sunflower Serenade
Canvas Corp-Black/Kraft Swirls cardstock
and E-Flute in Kraft & White
Ranger-Distress Stain-Brushed Pewter
Tattered Angels-Glitter Glam in Bordeaux
and Glimmer Mist in Raven, Tattered Leather,
Aquamarine and Olive Vine
Stucco
Gesso
Prima mask-demask
Vintage Mother of Pearl Button
and
white flowers from my stash.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sending Thanks

Wow did you all see the post yesterday......oh I can't wait to play with those new dies!!!  I'd also like to say a HUGE congrats to Lynne, how awesome that she had the chance to design four of the new dies!!

This past weekend my Uncle gave up a relaxing weekend at his cottage to come here and help us build our new garage.  I owe him so much thanks for all his help, we couldn't have done it without him.

To say thank you I made him a card using the Berry Flower die, and I'll slip a little gift card inside so he & my aunt can enjoy an evening out.



I really wanted to make it look like the flower was growing right out of the card so I started by cutting the Berry Flower from the off white paper, using both the die cut part and the negative piece.  To really show off the flower I layered a dark green paper behind.


To add more dimension to the Berry Flower I started by inking the edges of the flower with brown ink.  Next I wanted to add a little shine, so I added some Tarnished Brass Distress Stickles.


The final touch was curling the petals of the flower while I dried the stickles with my heat gun, making it pop right off the page!!

Don't forget to use the negative space you have after you've cut out your dies, you can create some really fun looks with it!

Thank you for stopping by today, if you didn't see yesterdays post you might want to check it out, Lynne has a giveaway!!

Monday, July 22, 2013

.....THEY ARE IN THE HOUSE!!!

I don't know about you....
but TODAY IS THE DAY
I've been waiting for!!!

our NEXT  RELEASE of
DIE~NAMITE DIES!!!

SOOO.....without further fan fair!
Here are the little beauties in 
ALL THEIR GLORY!!





Now the REALLLY COOL thing is....
I, Lynne Forsythe, had a hand in
designing 4 of these LOVE~LY dies.

If you can guess which 4 are mine....
I will personally send you ALL 4!!

Here is a little sneak peak to
help you with the guessing process!!


Be sure to leave a comment with your guess....

The New Die~Namites Dies
are available at the Die~Namites Store!!

I will be picking a winner on Monday, July 29th.




Friday, July 19, 2013

Just Because You are Amazing!

Susie here with another fun post for Die-Namites. 

I am super excited to share with you what I did with the Daisy Vine die.  




 Here is my card - just waiting to go off into the mail to someone special:


This card isn't hard at all to make - but it really packs a punch.  I die cut my card base first to make the oval opening.  Then I did the same for the front and back layers of the card front.  I also made an oval border for the card front.

I layered everything together and sandwiched in a small piece of a transparency.  Then I layered my Daisy Vine die cut (which by the way cuts like butter!!) onto the transparency.  I was able to tuck in a few edges and it fit like a charm. Here is a close up of the backside of the card front. 


And here is a close up of the transparent opening with my layered die cut.



I also covered the inside of the card with a dotted paper and it shows through perfectly.  To finish my card, I added my heat embossed sentiment (on vellum) and  then added some red Stickles to my beautifully die cut Daisy Vine.

Enjoy your day and then stay tuned for lots more from our design team.  

And I'll be back soon too!


Susie

Thursday, July 18, 2013

"A Little Tag Art"

I have been inspired lately with tag art.
So, I couldn't resist anymore
 I grabbed some chipboard and cut out a tag messured 4x6.
Coated it with gesso and with using a mixture of stucco/gesso
I used a mask to give the tag texture...
 

I used this adorable
Rosy Rose
 
Then I started using different colors of glimmer mist
with a fan brush scrapping
the top of the tag to create
drippage!!!
 
 
I did the same steps on this little canvas mini shape
in green glimmer mist tones.
 Also used the same step of stucco/gesso with the mask. 
I glued the canvas piece to the tag.
 
 
Here is a close up of the Rosy Rose.
I decided to cut two of the rose dies out of buckram fabric..one for the overlay
and one for the solid rose (this one I left the cut pieces in).
 I used multi-medium matte to seal the cut layers together.
Cover the solid rose die cut with Glimmer Glam-Bordeaux, a beautiful pink!
I covered the overlay die cut with many different layers of color:
glimmer glam, glimmer mist
 and then last with the brushed pewter stain!
ohhhhh love it...
 
 
I created a little dangle with beads, lace
and
vintage button (mother of pearl) my fav!!
 
 
Really loving this Die-Namites Rosy Rose Die,
 here is a close up of the overlay layer.
 
 
Lastly, I added some wire, to able to hang my tag.
A~dorable!!


Thanks for stopping by today!
Peggy Lee
 
Supplies:
Chipboard Tag
Kaiser Craft Paper
Prima: Demask Mask
Canvas Corp:
 Canvas Mini Shape Pocket & Mixed Media Glue
Petaloo: Flora Doodles Mixed Blooms-Blue
Ranger:
 Distress Stain-Brushed Pewter & Liquid Pearls-Bisque
Tattered Angels:
Glimmer Mist-Tattered Leather, Slate, Raven, Graphite,
Marshmallow, Pashmina & Olive Vine
Simply Sheer- Army Green & Baby Blue
Glimmer Glam-Bordeaux
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi-Medium Matte
Stucco & Gesso
Wire
Lace, Bridal Netting, Seam Binding, Beads & Vintage Buttons