Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dies R Us Challenge September 1, 2020! (Back to School)

Hi, Friends!

It's time once again for the Dies R Us Challenge!  And, the theme is (Back to School)!  It's hard to believe that it's that time of year again!  Lots of changes this year for the school kids and teachers. I know that here they will be wearing masks.  I believe some will be going a few days and the other days be at home with their learning.  Such a change our world is going through at this time.  The big question is when will all return to normal.  Lots of prayers are needed for the school kids and teachers for the school year! 

We ask that you use at least one die on your project for the challenge.  Come and join the fun and have a chance to win a gift certificate...enjoy creating!

I decided to make a card using dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.    I colored the scissors, ruler, and pencil with copics.  I added apple washi tape for the borders.  The checkered frame is from IO.  The teacher sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.  And, the #1 die is from Sue Wilson(Creative Expressions).  A stitched ribbon to finish the card.

For the inside of the card, the sentiment is from Paper Sweeties.  The apple was fussy cut using paper from Simple Stories.  

All dies and inks that were used for my card 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. Love the apple Washi & the ABC! Great coloring & card, Maria!

  2. Fabulous card inside and out, love the checkered frame you have used. Yes school is going to be very different this year for all, will we ever be back to normal...I sure hope so!!

  3. This is over the top, adorable Maria! You brought all of those dies together perfectly. What a bright and happy card this is!

  4. Love the rainbow ABC's at the top of your card. The apple border looks adorable! And the inside is wonderful! What Teacher wouldn't love getting this card!!

  5. What a fabulous design, great layering and vibrant and fun colours on your stunning card x.

  6. So bright and colorful! I love that cheery lynn set!

  7. OMG this is just awesome! LOVE the bold school colors and all the apples! GREAT ideas and fabulous design!

  8. Fabulous card! I love the ABC and your design is wonderful!

  9. This is adorable and the inside looks as good as the outside. Love how you used primary colors too :-)

  10. Super fun card with all the markings of school. Love how bright and colourful it is, especially how you did the abc.

  11. Great design. Love th primary colors and all the school elements.