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Monday, September 30, 2013

Pumpkin Patch Card "Harvest Happiness"

With all the amazing colors of fall here in New Hampshire,
with pumpkins starting to pop up everywhere for the beautiful
season of fall that's upon us,
I couldn't resist to create a simple
 and quick card...


This is a white on white card
to help break it up I ran one of the white layers
through an embossing folder...honeycomb...
inked the edges.
Added a little sweet
"harvest happiness"
sentiment.

Pumpkin Patch


I die cut the Pumpkin Patch out of white card stock.
Grabbed my Copic markers and 
Started to color away...starting with the lightess color
fading to the darkest color...then repeating!


I just love this Die~Namites Die....
popping it up to give depth and movement.


Thanks for stopping by today,
happy fall
Peggy Lee


Friday, September 27, 2013

Merry Everything!

Happy Friday Die-namite friends!

Today I am excited to share with you two of the newest release dies in action! I am using the Beautiful Bow die and the Pine Bough die.

These both are so fun to work with and I can think of lots more projects that I want to use them in but I am still working on making my 2013 christmas cards. Here is the photo of the card I put together using these two fabulous dies.




 I used a brown glitter glue for the pine cones as well as sprinkled on some additional gold glitter on some of them. I took two colors of red cardstock for the bow cuts and layered the darker color on the bottom to give a shadow effect. I also used some foam dot adhesive to pop the bow up from the pine bough's. I love the added dimension of the wood grain cardstock.




 I have to say this latest release is by far my favorite. I just love Christmas paper crafting! I hope this inspires you to try some of  the beautiful christmas dies we have in the View the new arrivals! now!



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Kissing Ball


Susie here with a new post for Die-Namites.

 This is my card using the brand new  Kissing Ball die.




And here is the Die-namites die:

 

When I first cut it out, it was pretty enough, but then I decided it would be more dazzling if I used three different papers and paper pieced my die cut.  The kissing ball itself is cut from some gold patterned paper.  The branch is cut from brown card stock and the bow from red card stock.  It was super easy to paper piece this.  Here is a close up:



I used Bo Bunny papers for my card background.  This was such an easy card to make that I decided to add it to my Operation Write Home cards.  I am making four more just like it to send. Dies make it so easy to make cards in multiples for charities like this.

I would love to see what you make with Die-Namites dies and the different techniques you discover with our wonderfully versatile dies!

Susie

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Exploding Box with the Scrolly Corner



Hello Everyone,

I hope you are doing well? :)

It's my turn today, to show you another inspiration with the amazing 
Die Namites Dies. I created an Exploding Box. It is a gift for 
my fathers birthday. And i've used the great 

Scrolly Corner

I placed it on the corner at the top of the box
and decorated it with some flowers. The Stamp 
is from Vildastamps. I love that cute little boy ;) 
I colored the image with my distress Ink Pads
and some Twinkling H2O Colors.
The Paper I've used are from Inkido.






Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Don't forget about the  
Sketch/Dare Challenge.You still have 6 days 
to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to get your hot little hands on MORE Die~namites Dies. 
 
All Infos can be found HERE.Good Luck to everyone!


Have a wonderful autumn day :)




Monday, September 23, 2013

.....and the WINNERS ARE.....

Well are you ready for the winners???

First, I would like to THANK the
Die~Namites Dies Design Team for

the WONDERFUL inspiration they put
our there for everyone to enjoy!!!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE.....

The winner of the $50 Gift Certificate from
Die~Namites Dies is
HEATHER MARIE KINDT!!!
Congrats Heather!!

The winners of the $10 Gift Certificates are
Kim Lange
Ionabunny
Linda Carson
Terry Larsen
and 
Dee!

Another HUGE round of applause.

Thank you to everyone who HOPPED along with us!!

Please email Lynne at dienamites@gmail.com

Friday, September 20, 2013

WE BE A HOPPIN'!!!!

Welcome to our 
NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP
Die~Namites Dies has just released
32 new Fall and Christmas themed dies!


We are sooo HAPPY that you have chosen
to join us for the event, September 20-22, 2013

Our theme is...
“It’s beginning to look A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!”
As you are hopping along be sure to 
leave a little love on each of the Design Team blogs.

Make sure to leave a comment on the
Die~Namites Blog for an entry to win
the Grand Prize of a 
$50 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies
along with
5 ~ $10 Gift Certificates.

You will receive additional entries for 
Liking us on Facebook,
Signing up for Email Notifications
and sharing this Blog Hop on Facebook.


So enough about the logistics.... 

Head on over to Lisa's blog.....and LET THE HOP BEGIN....

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Simply Dressed

Bit of a late post here today, but better late than never!

I don't call myself a card maker even though yes I do make cards..not really sure what that's about, but with all the cards I've been making lately I think it's time to admit that I'm officially a card maker!

When I'm surfing the web (mostly Pinterest) for inspiration I find myself drawn to more simple cards, they just seem so elegant and classy.  I decided to create a simple card, keeping the colors neutral except for the Butterfly Wreath die to really make it the focal point.


Although I wanted the overall design of my card to be simple I didn't want it to be boring or flat, so I dressed up the Butterfly Wreath with a few extra touches.

The first step to dress it up was layering the butterflies with a different color paper, then I added a little sparkle with some Stickles. 


The I added these cute little white flowers finishing them off with some brown pearls.
 

As you can see by dressing your dies up with a few 'accessories' can take your die cut from flat to fabulous in no time!!

That's all for tonight, but be sure to join us tomorrow for our BLOG HOP!!

Lisa



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Every Leaf Speaks Bliss to Me

Susie here with a new post for Die-Namites.

Here is a look at the new Leafy Flourish die.  I wanted to see if I could do something I hadn't tried before with a die.  I wanted to try my hand at making a die cut inlay.
So here is the Die-namites die:


And here is the card I made using this technique:


I used my die twice - once on the deep red circle shape and once on the green paper.  I removed both die cuts from the papers.  I used the positive green die cut and inserted it into the negative red die cut space.  It laid perfectly in the negative space.  I used tape on the back of my circle to hold everything in place.

Then I cut a matching circle into my green embossed card front and did my inlay technique again.  This time I laid the red circle right into the negative space of the green card front.

I matted my card front and added my paper flowers and brads before attaching everything to a sturdy white card base.

  Here is a close up so you can see how everything looks like one smooth layer because of the inlay technique.  I hope you'll try it soon.


I would love to see what you make with Die-Namites dies and the different techniques you discover with our wonderfully versatile dies!

Susie

Monday, September 16, 2013

SAVE THE DATE!!!

WE ARE HAVING
A BLOG HOP!!!!

The Newest Round of Die~Namites Dies have been Released....
and we are celebrating by having a BLOG HOP!!!


SO......MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
SEPTEMBER 20, 21 & 22!!

It's beginning to look ALOT like Christmas!!!

Here is a little teaser of my creation.....


Hope to see you then.......


Friday, September 13, 2013

Lets talk organization!

Hi Die-namite Fans!

 Taniesa here again, bringing inspiration for you today in a different kind of way. We talk a lot about how to use all your wonderful Die-namite dies but how do you store them? I have a pretty simple and inexpensive idea for you! First, Let me show you what I was doing that was NOT working for me. 




It was pretty messy in that little drawer, not to mention I was outgrowing the drawer very quickly with all the beautiful new die releases we have had recently. So I went to Target to see if I could find something that would help me organize a little bit better. I spied these super cool coupon accordion files and I just knew they would be the perfect thing!




And I picked up a black storage box too.


My mess went from crazy chaos to streamline and compact.


Let me show you how I did it! First I removed the notepad that came with the file, you could leave it if you wanted but it adds a bit extra bulk. I am thinking that as my collection grows I will place a index card in that spot and list which dies are in that file.

Then, I took some white cardstock and made little folders that fit perfectly in each of the slots. You could make these a few different ways. The one on the left side was cut using an electronic die cutting machine, but that was taking too long as I needed to make several so the one on the right was paper cut to size, scored in the middle, folded and then I attached a tab punch (WRMK Tab Punch) with some mini staples. These two files are folders from another accordion file system I set up for other supplies, to see more you can visit my blog.


I removed the cellophane packaging from the die and card. I took the Die-namites card and attached it with some dry adhesive to the front of the folder. I also labeled the tab on the folder with the Die name.


Then I just slipped the die inside the folder and put that folder inside the accordion file. Little bonus tip: when you are using your die cuts make a few extra to slip into your folders, I do this in white as I can color it with copics for a fast fix. Sometimes I don't feel like pulling out my die machine.


Pretty cool isn't it? It is so nice to have every die have a place. Here is a look at all of the file folders in their place.



I store it with some other supplies in the black box I showed you earlier.


There you have it! I hope this has inspired you to organize your dies so they are quick to find, easy to put away, and makes the most of your crafting time!

Do you have another way you organize your Die-namites dies? If so I would love to hear about it! Drop a comment and a link to your organization method if you have one!

Happy Organizing!















Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fabulous Fall

With living in New Hampshire our weather has been cooler than normal for this time of the year! And fall in upon us which is fine with me it's one of the most beautiful times of the year...
Our leaves are changing already!
Which got me thinking I want to create a little fall wall art piece to start celebrating the season..
"Fabulous Fall"


 I grabbed the adorable 
Die~Namites Die-Daisy Bunch.
Which I first started with a kraft paper
and die cut the Daisy Bunch out...

Daisy Bunch

I had some chipboard coasters, I took one and sprayed it
with Dylusions ink spray-black marble
Gesso a white washed over that...using stucco and a brick mask.
I wanted the coaster to look like an actually wall...
so love this...
I sprayed the coaster with many different mists..to create the brick wall.
Now to the fun part...coloring the Daisy Bunch
with Distress Stains, Mists...
I also gesso over the kraft paper daisy petals...heat set them to bubble.
Then digging out my Twinkling H2O's little yummies...
in
Indian Copper, Pomegranate, Sunburst, Desert Clay
and Ice.
Just kept dabbing the colors over and over on the gesso petals.
Added some flat back mocha pearls..
Stamped the little title
"Fabulous Fall"
adding a little lace bow...
just a pretty little wall art to enjoy...

Thanks for stopping bye today,
Peggy Lee

Supplies
Die~Namites Die-Daisy Bunch
Twinkling H2O's-Indian Copper, Pomegranate, Sunburst,
Desert Clay and Ice 
Tattered Angels-glimmer mist in
Raven, Tattered Leather, Graphite, Marshmallow
and simply sheer in Army Green
Ranger-Distress Stain in Bundled Sage, Forest Moss
Distress ink-Vintage Photo
Perfect Pearls Mist-Blue Patina, Heirloom Gold
Dylusions-ink spray in Black Marble
Liquid Pearls-Bisque
Stucco/Gesso
Crafters Workshop Mask-Brick
CTMH-stamp Fall Harvest
Beacon- 3-n-1 glue