Monday, June 1, 2020

Dies R Us Challenge June 1, 2020!(It's Dad's Day/Masculine)

Hi, Friends!

Happy June 1st!  And, it's the first challenge of the month for Dies R Us Challenge!  The theme is (It's Dad's Day/Masculine)  We ask that you use at least one die on your project.  Come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate!  Enjoy creating!

I decided to make a Father's Day card with the silhouette die from Frantic Stamper.  My Dad and two brothers were great fishermen!  I can remember my Dad taking us out on Lake Erie fishing and coming back home for a big fish yummy!  Even though my Dad is no longer with us making this card brought back many fun memories.  

I made a monochromatic card with the blue colors.  The waves were made with a punch.  The clouds were made with a stencil from Pretty Pink Posh.  The white clouds are from Paper Sweeties.  The sentiment is from Mama Elephant.  The heart die is from Lawn Fawn.  And, the checkered frame is from IO.

The inside sentiment is from Mama Elephant, also.

I have another card using the same die cut from Frantic Stamper...

For this card, I used a stamp set from Your Next Stamp.  The waves were stamped and outlined with a white gel pen.  The wave stamp is from Paper Sweeties(Mermaid Wishes).  The scallop frame is from Lawn Fawn.  The clouds were made with acrylic white paint using a cloud stencil from Pretty Pink Posh.  Twine to finish the card for my brother-in-law, Ron.  

All dies that were used for my cards with links are listed below.  I hope you create a project using dies and join us for the challenge!

Dies R Us has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

My teammates have some fabulous inspiration for you today.  Sit back, relax, and take a look.... (you can click on their name to go to their personal blogs and get more detailed information about each project)

    Design Team

Maria—that’s me!

Thanks so much for taking time to visit here today!  Have a great day!


  1. Wonderful memories for you and two fabulous masculine cards with great scene making x.

  2. What a great card for a fishing enthusiast. Fabulous inspiration for this challenge!

  3. What a heartwarming card. Great sentiment on this!

  4. I'm glad you have those great memories of your dad and the time you spent with him. This is a great die to document that time and I like all the special touches on the cards.

  5. I LOVE everything about these cards - the monochromatic colors, the dies, the memories! Super FAB, Maria!

  6. FABULOUS card and how nice that it invoked such wonderful memories! Love your monochromatic style ... GREAT job my friend!

  7. Such a fun fishing card. It is nice reflecting of good memories.

  8. What terrific cards and so lovely that it brought back happy memories creating them.. Have a sweet day

  9. You make the cutest scenes with die cuts, Maria! You're also making me put that IO frame die on my wishlist!

  10. Both of these look great. Perfect for any fisherman :-).

  11. What a great pair of cards, and I especially like that sentiment on the 2nd card - so perfect for a man who enjoys fishing. Thanks for sharing the memories of your dad with us - I'm sure those times are now treasured again and again :)

  12. Great cards! I love the fishing scenes!

  13. Growing up, my dad loved to fish, too. Sweet cards and memories. Fun punny sentiment.

  14. Fabulous cards you have created with the dies and perfect for any guy that loves to fish!!

  15. Great cards, perfect die for the fisherman in the family