Monday, March 30, 2015

Decorative Easter Straws and Holder

I wanted to create something fun for my kids during Easter as a decoration for the table and also functional as a straw (but it could also be used purely as a centerpiece decoration for a table or the straws on their own as cupcake toppers).  The best part is the slide on the straw is removable once the straw has been used and slid onto another straw to be used again next year!!

Here is a step by step tutorial for how made the fun little holder and cute Easter straws using the wonderful Unique Laser Designs wood shapes, Canvas Home Basics papers and rope, Tattered Angels mists and paints, Die-Namites Dies, and Xyron Adhesive.
Here are some up close pictures of the straws and holders, look how the wood shapes just shine with the mists on them.

Here I used the wonderful Die-Namties Die in Spring Grass to create the effect at the bottom of the jar, it is just too cute!!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter, and enjoy these fun little ideas for your kids or party this Easter.


Supplies Used
Cardstock - Canvas Home Basics
Rope  - Canvas Home Basics
Wood - Unique Laser Designs
Mists - Tattered Angels
Die Cut - Die-Namites Dies
Die Cut Machine - Cuttlebug
Punches - EK
Ink - Prima
Adhesive - Xyron
Straws - Recollections

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Regal Heart Card

Good morning, it is Pam today sharing my Thinking of You Card using the gorgeous Regal Doily Die (DN-1119).

I love inks and distress techniques on my projects so my Thinking of You Card has both ink and distress. I began by first distressing the edges of my paper pieces, inking them and adhering them to the front of a Kraft card base.

Die cut pattern paper using Die-Namites Regal Heart (DN-1119). Once the heart is cut out adhered it to the top piece of Kraft paper and fussy cut around the heart. Ink around edges of Regal Heart. Wrap a piece of sheer ribbon around the distressed and inked mat. Place on top of card with pop dots. Add Regal Heart to the top and add brown epoxy dot.

Here is a closer look at the Die-Namites Regal Heart (DN-1119), lovely isn't it?

Until next time...I hope you try your hand at getting inky and distress with Die-Namites Dies. Thanks for stopping by. Pam

There still are a few days left to play along with 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Flowers and Butterflies!!

Flowers and Butterflies....
the things of Spring and Summer
and I say....BRING IT ON!

The face of my card was created by
die cutting Butterfly Frenzy out of Kraft Cardstock

and tracing around the diecut image on the card,
with a sharpie, diagonally, repeating as necessary.
I then spritzed the card with Simply Sheer Mist ~ Fresh Orange
along with the original diecut Butterfly Frenzy.

I then painted inside the lines with
a bit of Cranberry Zing ~ Glimmer Mist.

To make the Butterfly Frenzy fit the
card better, I cut one of the lower butterflies
off and placed him in the upper right corner,
added a few twine bows, mini flowers and leaves
to complete my look.
I then added the words ~ BE HAPPY!

Have you checked out this month's
There is still PLENTY of time to play along!!


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Product used:
Die~Namites Dies ~ Butterfly Frenzy
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Kraft Cardstock
Cranberry Zing ~ Glimmer Mist
Fresh Orange ~ Simply Sheer
Petaloo ~ Mini Pearl Daisies and Leaves

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dreaming of Spring Card with Caterpillar Branch by Peggy Lee

Dreaming of Spring!!
Yes I am even though this past
 Friday was the first day of spring....on the calendar it was.
Not here in the White Mountains of New Hampshire...
we had snowflakes-let's just say
 I am so ready for spring to come and stay.

Dreaming of Spring with warmer temps were heavily on my mind.
I decided to create my own spring in my card using
I just love how simple, clean and colorful it came out.

Here was my inspiration of the little caterpillars
and the spring pretty!

Caterpillar Branch

Let me walk you through my process on
creating my spring card....
First you see the end result of the Die-Namites Die-Caterpillar Branch,
die cut, colored and also for depth I fuzzy cut out parts and popped
them up and curled the flowers for interest and life like.

Color Tutorial
I started with die cutting the "Caterpillar Branch" out of 
white card stock.
 (I like to do this with all my dies and keep them handy for projects)

 I used my ShinHanart Touch Twin Markers.
I started with spa green, color #GY235
coloring the stems and leaves.

Here is my hint of spring-flowers...
I used Tender Pink color #RP198
colored the base of the flower.

I used Cherry Pink color #R5
 for shading and layering of color.
Repeating with Tender Pink and
 Cherry Pink till I was happy.

For the caterpillars 
(forgot to photo I was so into the coloring, lol)
I used Pastel Green color #Y49,
Warm Grey color #WG4 and
Mahogany color #BR96
I did the same repeating and layering as
I did for the pink flowers.

I glued the base "Caterpillar Branch" die cut colored piece down
to the card front. Then fussy cut out images to pop up for depth.
Added pearls to the flower centers as well as
stamping a sentiment.

"Good Times

are even better
when they are

That's it, simple and clean card...that says hi spring is coming!

Thanks for stopping by today,
Happy Spring

There is still time to join in on
You can find more details, here.


CTMH-ShinHanart Touch Twin Markers-
GY235-Sap Green, Y49-Pastel Green, RP198-Tender Pink,
R5-Cherry Pink, BR96-Mahogany and WG4-Warm Grey
CTMH-Sentiment Stamp
CTMH-Black Ink

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tulip Garden by Tina

Hello Everyone!
It's Tina today on the Die-Namites blog.  I am super excited because today is my first post.  I look forward to bringing you inspiration and getting to know you all.

Today I am sharing a card that is using the Tulip Garden die. 

For my card I used plain cardstock with the Tulip garden die, I then used a pattern paper for the second layer to add dimension. I then used the other side of the pattern paper to create a border which was the waste after cutting with the die.  The papers are from Authentique 6X6 paper pad: Favorite.  The butterflies are from the local dollar store.  I used distress ink from Ranger.  TLF!


Friday, March 20, 2015


Hello everyone, Martha Lucia here sharing with you one card that I made using the Beautiful Flowers Die Cut. I love how I can cut different materials with this dies, but today I will show you how I used it on cardstock.

My card is very clear and simple, I created it using two layers of Whisper White card stock. The size of my card is 5-1/2" x 4-1/4". Over the second layer I cut within two horizontal parallel lines to create a clear space. I stamped my sentiment over the card base just in the center of this space. I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

To decorate my card I used the Beautiful Flowers Die Cut. First I cut two pieces of this in River Rock color and then, using the same die, I cut some flowers in other colors, to paste these over one of the River Rock pieces.

Finally I pasted one of the river rock pieces over the card base , then the two parts of the second layer and lastly one river rock flower with the color flowers pasted. To give it a more delicate touch I put a little pearl on the center of the flowers.

Here is the die cut that I used. The Beautiful Flowers is a shape with approximately 2-13/16"x2-7/8", a really good size for any creation.

I hope you enjoyed this project and this inspired you using your Die~Namites Dies.

Thanks for stoping by,


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Beautiful Flowers - DN 1147
Whisper White Card Stock
River Rock, Bashful Blue, Poppy Parede and Melon Mambo Card Stock
Stamp Sentiment
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue