Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dies R Us Challenge(Team A)


I'm very excited to bring you the wonderful news about the
new challenge blog over at Dies R Us!
Challenges will be posted on the 1st and 15th of each month by two
designs teams!

Please note the easy rules listed in the left sidebar at the challenge blog site.
The challenges will end on the 13th and 28th of the month.  The winner will be
announced at the beginning of the next challenge post.
That lucky winner will receive a $10 Gift Voucher
to the Dies R Us store!

OH and one more thing ... Team Leader Darlene is having a LAUNCH DAY GIVEAWAY over on her blog ... go check it out ($19.95 value).

The DT projects will be using a variety of dies available at the

If you have not checked out the store yet, please do so!  There is
a long list of popular dies available for your paper crafting needs...
and, at great prices, too!
Here is my card that I created to inspire you...
For my card, I started with a pink base.  I stamped a butterfly image onto the beaded oval die cut from Spellbinder's.  The image was colored with copics.  The flowers, leaves, and banner are also from Spellbinder's.  I used Tim Holtz distress ink to sponge the yellow color onto the backgrounds.  The butterflies were punched using a Martha Stewart punch.  The ribbon is from Paper Sweeties.  Twine, button, and pearls to finish off the card.  The dies I used for the above card, which can be purchased in the Dies R Us store, are the following...

So, friends, I would love to see what you create for the first challenge over at Dies R Us!  The theme is...Anything Goes!  Easy peasy, huh?  Dust off those dies and enter your gorgeous
creation in the challenge!
I am on Team A and here is the list for my fellow team members! 
You will be amazed and inspired by their awesome creations using die cuts! 
 A Team Members

Team B will post their creations on the 15th!

B Team Members

 Thanks so much for visiting here today!

Paper:  PTI, Crate Paper, Coredinations
Stamp:  Sweet 'n Sassy(butterfly), PTI(sentiment)
Ink:  Memento:  Tuxedo Black
         Distress Ink-Tim Holtz-mustard seed
Dies:  (see above)
Pearls:  Doodlebug, SU
Ribbon:  Paper Sweeties(baby pink berry)
               Paper Sweeties(primrose cookie dough)
Twine:  PTI
Punch:  Martha Stewart-butterfly, border punch
Button:  SU


  1. This really brings a smile! What a gorgeous shabby chic card, Maria! Love the bright colors and all the details. Adorable butterflies and pretty blossom. Your layered shabby bow is fabulous. Great job!

  2. Fantastic card! The color combo is wonderful. Beautiful details.

  3. Beautiful card, Maria! Love the bright colors together.

  4. Beautiful card, Maria, and such a wonderful mix of dies. It really looks like Spring.

  5. Maria, stunning card, well done! I love the colours combinations "from ages" :) Hugs, Barbara

  6. WOW such a happy & colorful creation Maria! Love all the details ... so much eye candy! Thanks for sharing my giveaway in your post! We are so thrilled to have you as part of the Dies R Us family! Great job! Have a wonderful day!
    HUGS from OHIO!

  7. Striking card, Maria! Love the bright cheerful colors and the pearl detail. It's so cheery - just what I needed on this dreary, rainy day in NY.

  8. Great card Maria! Love your color combination and layering. I'm very happy to have you as my teammate.


  9. Maria this is beautiful. What I love about this card is the color combo, that lovely layered flower and the die you uased as a background for that pretty butterfly. I guess I love every detail of this card:)
    Congrats being on the team!

  10. This is adorable!! Fabulous happy colours!

  11. What a cute card...great colors, they just pop.

  12. OMGOSH the colors are WONDERFUL and I Love the butterfly! Fab card, Maria!

  13. Will check out the blog & store--nice to have another option of where to find products. Your card is beautiful--love the color combo, Maria!