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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Butterflies and Parasols

A very warm 'hello' to you, lovely blogging friends!
Today I'm sharing a little Dies R Us Inspiration!

Today's technique is:

"make it simple or doll-it-up"

(using the same featured dies in both simple and elaborate designs)

The featured dies:

The following Dies R Us Products are being used:

Memory Box Calla Oval Wreath 99449
Memory Box Delia Butterfly 98353 (body) (card 2)
Memory Box Lydia Butterfly 99089 (card 2)
Memory Box Sorona Butterfly 99091 (card 2)
Tattered Lace Curved Parasol
Crafters Companion Die'sire Butterfly Dreams (card 2)

I was pleasantly surprised the Calla Oval Wreath and Delicate Flower Frame not only CUT easily, but popped out of the dies! What a breeze!
They may be used separately, or together.

The Delicate Flower Frame (Size A2 U.S.) is shown as a background.
The pink card is simple with 3 dies filling its space. It measures 4" x 6".

The Calla Oval Wreath has been inked and brushed with a little glitter, then popped up,
to showcase the Tattered Lace Curved Parasol.
The Parasol is also popped up:

The Stampin' Up! Sentiment is heat embossed with SNS Raspberry Sherbet Cosmic Powder:

The second card is larger (6" x 6"), with a few extra frills:

Pop up the Wreath with dimensionals - ink it up if desired - glitter it up, too!
Pretty Pearlized Vellum supports the butterfly:

The butterflies are gorgeous:

Impression Obsessions darling little Spiral Flowers are enchanting!
Believe it or not, these are Mitra's LARGE size, so beware if buying on-line not to get the smaller version. I cannot imagine how tiny those must be.
Here is a photo with a ruler so you can see how they look once rolled:

Flower Close-up:

I picked up FOUR of Die'Sire's Edge-ables. Wish I had known about them sooner! They are VERY easy to use, and cut with a single pass. They may be used in a number of ways, and are designed to be edges which do not completely cut out the entire image.
Here are some sample cards and some of the other dies in this line.

And here is a photo of the die, and how it cuts:

Thanks for popping by today!

click below for:
Hope your week-end is extra special!


Products Used:

Challenges I'd like to play in please:

  1. Crafting from the Heart #119 Anything Goes 7/10
  2. Craft Your Passion #319 Anything Goes 7/10
  3. Crafty Cardmakers #167 Shabby Chic 7/10 (C15)
  4. Scrapy Land #45 Anything Goes 7/20
  5. Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges - July - Used 3 glitters and 1 EP 8/1


maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Donna, you made us some great samples !! These dies looks great for embellishment , and with the colours and the glammer accents your cards look amazing!!!

Have fun!!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful great job as always!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning cards and dies Donna.

gr karin

brenda said...

As always lovely work and perfect choice of colour Donna and fab use of dies.

B x

Sue said...

Hi Donna, WOW! What beautiful cards. I love the dies to make the flowers.

Hope you have a lovely day. Sue

Janice said...

Fabulous cards Donna, it's amazing how different they can look using the same dies! I really love the flower frame and oval wreath dies, so pretty together and compliment one another beautifully.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful cards Donna ! I loved the simpler version,pretty n girly that was until I saw the dolled up version ;) The tiny rose looks very nice :)

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Beautiful cards Donna, Love your Memory box dies !

Sjordan said...

Wow, these are so beautiful! What did you use to make the roses? Is it vellum? They look so pretty, almost like they are fabric! I love them. Wishing for more dies now of course! LOL

Donna Phelan said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I am loving all of that glittery goodness! I like how you have made 2 beautiful creations! The flowers and that butterfly...Oh My Word! Fabulous layers, fantastic creations!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Donna both your cards are breathtakingly beautiful
Dr Sonia

Linda Vich said...

Totally amazing cards Donna! Love your use of the intricate dies and the flowers. Both cards are beautiful but I especially love the pink one with the parasol—the shade of pink is so sweet!

Lori Kobular said...

Two beautiful and delicate cards Donna! I love the Parasol in Pink card and the lavender butterfly card is just gorgeous!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi, Donna! Your cards are beautiful! I love all the sparkle! I love the parasol and the butterfly! You have a way with the die-cuts, my friend! So much detail to enjoy!

D K Crafts said...

Hi Donna, two very beautiful cards, really nice dies and I love the colours you have chosen. Donna

Lisa said...

Oh wow, my friend, these are absolutely stunning!! I love the way you've layered the dies!! They look so amazing together!! The sparkle is perfect!! I have to keep studying the pictures to see all of the details (and I've added quite a few dies to my wish list!!) Love, love these, Donna!! They are truly spectacular!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! Big hugs sweet friend :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Leslie Miller said...

Wowie! Intricate, frilly, feminine, glittery goodness! I sure love that pretty parasol and thanks for showing the Die'sire die. Love how it cuts so you can raise the inner wings. Such gorgeous floral ribbon, too. I had some of mine out yesterday and then didn't use it as it just didn't work for my card. Sometimes I have to start with the ribbon and design the card around it. Your cards are always a joy and it looks like you have such a good time creating them!

Linda said...

How gorgeous, Donna! :)

Sara Barker said...

Donna, both of your cards are drop dead gorgeous! I love the glitter on the oval and parasol on the pink card, and your embossing is impeccable! The purple card steals the show for me--maybe it's because I LOVE purple! Or just maybe it's that stunning sparkly butterfly that just takes my breath away! Oh, those pearls and those delicate flowers and that tiny rose...all so mouth watering! Gorgeous! Hugs!

applejack cards by sue said...

Really wonderful cards, I have the butterfly edgeable die so it was really interesting to see how you have used it. These are gorgeous examples. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous cards Donna, I always love how you use die cuts and also the glitter. The pink one would be great for a baby girl card as well. I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx

cotnob said...

These are stunning Donna, such pretty colours and gorgeous dies - your cards are always so beautifully detailed.

coldwaters2 said...

WOW, WOW, WOW Donna these are two beautiful creations, what wonders you have made here, the dies, sparkle and card designs are awesome, I love, love, love them
Lorraine x

Darlene said...

OMG what more can I say other than these are absolutely STUNNING! You are SO CREATIVE and share so much with the rest of us ... thanks so much!

Stampsnob. said...

Oh the featured dies are lovely The parasol is especially nice I see many uses for it Both cards are as usual stunning Lis

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards and you always know such wonderful ways of using dies. And I love the colors of them and the glittery look too.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Oh my goodness, such amazing cards! They are so beautiful and wonderfully arranged! Perfect colors as well!

Ina G said...

Absolutely stunning both your cards. Great results from the dies you have used for amazing layouts.Awesome colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Nancy Hill said...

Donna - Beautiful cards and love the butterfly with the purple glitter. Very nice instructions and love the collage of the dies. I have a few of these dies especially the spiral rose die and must get that out now and use it. Very inspirational and well done. Hugs! Nancy Hill

Judy McKay said...

Stunning cards Donna. Beautiful work. It has been a long time since we have talked. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy DT

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards, as usual. I love how you pull all the different elements together. I love those I-O rolled flower dies, but I don't think I'd have the patience to learn to use them. Thanks for sharing.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, Donna, what great cards you have made again, using some wonderful dies, my friend!!! The parasol is soooo pretty and all the delicate detail is just amazing!!!!! And all the butterflies - just fabulous!!! Love all the great shimmer on your cards and those little flowers are simply gorgeous!!!! Both wonderfully done, Donna!!!
Have a great day, my friend!!!

Angela Jones said...

Thanks for joining our Challenge at Craft Your Passion Challenges.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Seriously Donna, you must have carpal tunnel from all the cranking of your die machine handle...there's more die cuts here than I've used in the past year! WOW!!! You really rock this style and I am always so blown away by the beauty of how it all comes together!! Pink and purple are such lovely colours and your designs are so intricate and dainty! I bow to the die master!! hugs and happy weekend my friend :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such beautiful creations. Gorgeous glittery sparkle on all those delicate, feminine embellishments. Those little flowers are so cute, must have taken ages to make.

NanaConnie said...

Both of these are just so gorgeous, Donna! I love the "simple" one which looks much more complex than it is - one of my favorite things to create. :-D The second one is exquisite! Love the butterfly and the rose you added to it. Elegant touch. The sparkle on each one is magnificent. Love, love, LOVE these!

cheryl said...

Oh these are gorgeous both of them the dies I love thought my favourite would be the butterfly card but must admit I adore the parasol its so beautiful great colours too hugs cheryl xxxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are both really gorgeous Donna, I like all the die cuts and the sparkle
Kevin xx

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Donna - Both of these are SO amazing! I love both of them. They are both pretty and fun. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle's Creative Challenge - Chris, SNS DT

Peninia said...

Beautiful cards!

The Altered Paper said...

Simply stunning creations!

Valentina Ivanova said...

Great cards! Thank you for joining us at Craft you passion challenges this week. Good luck! Hugs, Valentina DT

Pia S said...

I love these, Donna, they're gorgeous, so exceptionally detailed and glittered up and I love that you made them monochromatic, as the designs don't feel fussy and cluttered even though there are lots of different things on here. I struggle making heavily decorated cards myself and I do appreciate visiting your blog for inspiration. Keep up the good work!

crafty-stamper said...

I love those beautiful new dies and rolled flowers -fabulous glitter,rose trim and beautiful butterflies
Carol x

MaryH said...

Beautiful use of these wonderful new dies. Love the layering and the coloring, and the design created using the combination of the dies. Those roses are fantastic, so thanks for the tip about the sizes. The dimension of the fluttering butterfly border is splendid and gosh,the pearlized vellum looks so shimmery behind the glittered butterfly. Marvelous look for each card, well done! Also love the brilliant color of the Bird of Paradise in the summer header! So tropical...TFS & Hugs. (also thanks for the blogger https info).

Karen said...

Donna, these are truly magical... what gorgeous dies! You have used them to perfection as you always do, showing us the beauty that can be achieved with each. They are so delicate and frilly.. two of my favorite things! :o) Thank you for the sweet inspiration, my friend. Sending extra love and hugs your way.

Hugs and blessings,

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous creations!
xx Olga

Shirley Chillman said...

Wow they are some very pretty dies and who better to display what you can do with them. Colour choices are also amazing. Clever ole Donna.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x


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