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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Taggin' It

Hey there everyone, Stacy here with you today on the amazing Die-Namites blog.  Today i'm sharing a fun little tag that I created.  The Die-Namites Dies are a super cute way to add that little something extra to any project that you are working on.  I created a tag, and then I wanted to add a Floral Corner to it, but I wanted it to wrap around the button in the corner.  Let me show you the tag first.



Like I said I loved my tag, but I wanted to spruce it up with something around the button in the lower left corner.  I grabbed my Die-Namites Floral Coner die and cut it out of pink cardstock.  I then inked it with my Walnut Stain Distress Ink so that it was not so bright, but had the little vintage feel to it.  Here is a peak at the die that I used.


How about a little close up of the corner so you can see what I was talking about around the button.



The nice thing about this piece is i actually snipped it with my scissors in order to wrap it around the button since that part of the die is a connected piece.  You wouldn't even know that unless I told you!!!  You can do so many things with your dies to make them work for you!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, have a wonderful day!
~Stacy

Monday, September 29, 2014

Easy Shimmer and Shine

Hello It's Tyra and I'm here to share another of my favorite ways to accent die cuts.   As you many of you know Perfect Pearls is a pigment, often used with a special embossing/resist ink to create a pearlescent effect.  But did you know that combining this pigment with water results in a glimmering paint,  especially lovely for Die-namites dies?

Die-Namite Dies Used:









Steps:
  1. Die cut my embellishment, using heavy card stock (80 lb or more) or mixed media paper. (you are going to load your die cut with a lot of pigment so be sure to use heavier card stock as thinner card stock may warp.
  2. Combine pigment and water.  You only need just a little water to create a brilliant, dazzling paint. I like to use my water brush to control the amount of water added to the pigment.
  3. And paint! Load your die with the pearlized pigment paint.  There's no method for painting the pigment on. This is super easy, folks! I love easy :) 
  4. Allow your altered die cut time to dry.  I left mine to dry overnight.  You can also use an embossing heat tool to speed up the process!
  5. Ta da! your radiant die cut is ready to take center stage!









Do you recognize this beautiful die? I used it in my first blog post!  I love the versatility of Die-Namites dies when used with different color mediums and design approaches (e.g. clean and simple, mixed media, shabby chic and everything in-between)! Each die cut takes on an entirely different look! 

 Using pearlescent/glimmer paint is a nice touch for special occasion and holiday cards. I hope you enjoyed my easy take on adding a little glam to your die cuts.  Thanks so much for stopping by! Tyra


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Winter Floral All-Occasion Card with Susie Bentz

Hello and welcome!
Susie here today with an all-occasion card I created featuring the Winter Floral die:

Here is the sketch:
This is the die I used for my project:

The "dare" portion of the challenge was to use the color orange on the project:
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Here are some details on how I used the Winter Floral die cut.
Because I decided to not remove the "petals" from the die cut for this card I put tiny pieces of washi tape on the back of the flowers to hold them in place before I removed it from the die.
Once I removed it from the die, I cut it apart like this:
And because the inside of the card should be as pretty as the outside I continued the bird theme... 
 

...using the Bird On A Wire die to create a stencil...

...and now there is a lovely place inside to leave a personal note!
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So - how would you like to play along with our challenge?

There are  THREE WAYS TO ENTER...
Entry #1 YOU MUST....use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
Entry #2 USE the sketch! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly)
 as a card, layout or altered piece!
Entry #3 INCORPORATE the dare into your creation.
Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.
 You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog,
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and
a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog.
PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.
 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a
$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.
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Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie

Supplies:
Want2Scrap 72 Count Orange Rhinestones- Self Adhesive
Want2Scrap Decorative Pin
Quick Quotes Khaki PowderPuff Chalking Ink
Kaisercraft Honey Chai 6.5" Paper Pad
Stencil Film
Sheer ribbon
Washi tape

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Die-Namites September Sketch and Dare Challenge ~ Annmarie Colbert

Here is my take on this month's sketch challenge.


I cut the Caterpillar Branch DN-1184 out of black & orange glitter paper. I then cut the flowers away from the vine and glued them on top of the black flowers.
 

I cut out the Pumpkin Patch Die DN-1070 and I colored the leaves with May Green. When I started to arrange the die cuts on the card, the pumpkins were not going in the direction I wanted them to go, so I cut them away from the vine and reattached them so they would flow down from the vine.







  
There are THREE WAYS TO ENTER….. the Die-Namites Monthly Challenge!

Entry #1 YOU MUST….use at least one Die-Namites Die in your creation.

Entry #2 USE the sketch! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly) as a card, layout or altered piece!

Entry #3 INCORPORATE the dare I into your creation.

 Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing for each entry into the challenge.


You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog,
with mention of the Die-Namites Die used and a link back to the Die-Namites Die blog.

Supplies Used
DCWV Glitter Stack
Pumpkin Patch DN-1070
Caterpillar Branch DN-1184
Faber-Castell PITT Pen May Green 170
Gelato Tangerine
Crochet Doily Black
Recollection White Embossing Powder
Teresa Collins Christmas Cottage Stamp Set

Thank you for stopping by!
Annmarie Colbert
 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mya

There is a layout with a picture of my daughter. I like using Die~Namites dies to decorate a page.
They make a good addition to add beauty to our creation


Close up

There is the die that I used on this creation

I hope you like it! 

Cathia 


Sunday, September 21, 2014

"To Be Free" Layout using Die~Namites Sketch & Dare Challenge by Peggy Lee


I decided to play along with this month's Sketch & Dare Challenge.

I just love this Sketch and Dare was to use the color "orange"!!

Here is the Sketch and Rules to follow along....and here is the details and 
place to link up your projects, here.


There are  THREE WAYS TO ENTER...
the Die~Namites Monthly Challenge!

Entry #1 YOU MUST....use at least one Die~Namites Die in your creation.
Entry #2 USE the sketch! It can be interpreted (loosely or exactly)
 as a card, layout or altered piece!
Entry #3 INCORPORATE the dare into your creation.

Each participant will receive one entry into our random drawing
for each entry into the challenge.

 You have until the last day of the month to post your creation on your blog,
with mention of the Die~Namites Die used and 

a link back to the Die~Namites Dies blog.
PLEASE add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog.

 A random winner will be chosen from eligible participants for a

$25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies.
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"To Be Free" Layout
Here is my take on the sketch & dare challenge....I created a scrapbook layout!
What is awesome is I used scraps of paper I had laying around near my desk...using my stash of flowers, twine and paper doily! Great way to use up your stash/scraps.


I was up to the dare challenge with using the color "Orange" and
let me says it's not that easy. 
I die cut the die out of white paper and using Distress inks colored the 
leaves and flowers on the die cut piece. 
Also I cut out pattern paper in the same shade colors and adhered behind the die cut pieces.

Flowers and Leaves



Thanks for stopping by today,
hugs
Peggy Lee 
http://pegbaker.blogspot.com

Supplies:
Ranger-Distress inks in rusty hinge, wild honey, dried marigold, vintage photo,
shabby shutters, peeled paint and forest moss
Perfect Pearls mists in heirloom gold
CTMH-papers, stamps and pearl gems
Doily
Twine

Friday, September 19, 2014

Silly Face Girl Layout by Tonya Gibbs




   I wanted to create a layout that was as bold and bubbly as the child in the photograph.  When brainstorming for this layout, I kept thinking about carnival and festival colors. Rich  and vibrant tones with lots of texture.  I am so loving bright colors these days.  But this was reaching, WAY outside  my comfort zone! 

In today's layout share I'm going to use these three AMAZING dies from Die-Namites.  In my opinion, all of these dies are MUST haves. I use them in nearly every project! 






I cut the Five Petal Flowers Die from a Pre-Gessoed Cardstock and then painted the flowers only with Bubble Gum Gelatos® Double Scoops® from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. Once the flowers were dry I trimmed away the negative pieces.   Then I cut a second die cut from green cardstock that was sprayed with Gold shimmer.  The Pink flower cutouts were paper pieced on top of the green die cut.  This gives you neatly colored flowers.

For the Large Ivy Die I used a combo of the Lemon and Metallic Mint Gelatos® Double Scoops® from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®. After they were dry, I traced around the die shape to give my leaves more presence on the layout! 




The Spring Doily Die was cut from gold cardstock and used to frame out my photo! 



Here is a process video of me creating this layout. 






I love these bright colors and think they really portray the personality of my Niece.
She is always so bright and cheerful!
Tell me in the comments below, which dies are your favorites
and on the must have list!

Thanks for stopping in today, 

Tonya Gibbs





Wednesday, September 17, 2014

9/17 } Magical Fun

Hello everyone, Stacy here with my first project to share with you as part of the Die-namites design team.  I had so much fun with this card.  The card was inspired by the amazing sketch challenge up for this month.  You can find out more info HERE on how to enter.


Since Halloween and Fall are right around the corner this was the perfect challenge for my card. For this card I used the paper collection from Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale which has alot of orange in it (perfect for the challenge)!!!  I also loved the image with the sentiment on it for the center part of my card.


I used a dark green Bazzill cardstock to cut out the Grassy Cattails and placed those up in the left corner.  I layered  the Flowering Branch cut out using brown cardstock over the top, then simply added a Petaloo flower in each corner.

Here is a close up of the amazing detail of the two dies that I used.


Below you can see the dies that I used.....hop on over and grab these, they are AMAZING!!!





Supplies Used:
Xyron - Mega Runner & glue dots
Graphic 45 - An Eerie Tale
Bazzill - cardstock (black, green & brown)
Ranger - Distress Ink (walnut stain)

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today,
don't forget to check out the September Challenge HERE!!!

~Stacy

Monday, September 15, 2014

September Hop with Swirlydoos

September Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from 's Kim's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful September collection:

Vintage Love


And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly
compliment our September scrapbook kit!



Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any September kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out?
 become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again,
but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*


 Never miss one of our kits again!


We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
Die~Namites Dies is a PROUD sponsor of SWIRLYDOOS!!

Our dies are made in USA from 100% steel and work with all major die-cutting tools in the market. Die-Namites feature small little "poke holes" through out the die to help you get clean cuts and easily remove the paper from the die once your cut is done. 

One lucky RANDOMLY chosen winner will
receive a $25 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites.com

If you haven't already......LIKE AND FOLLOW US

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Hi Swirlydoo FANS!!!

This month I used
Die~Namites Dies September Sketch Challenge
for my creation!


Here is what I came up with.....



The challenge was to use ORANGE!

I used the following Die~Namites Dies



and


Here are a few closeups of my card.....




So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, 9/16 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 9/17. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.
My special word is : opportunity


The party continues over at Maggi's blog. Have fun!