Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thank you to our February Sponsor

Thank you to Hero Arts. Hero Arts was Die Cut Divas' first sponsor and we thank them for their sponsorship in 2017. They are situated outside the city of San Francisco in Richmond, California.

Hero Arts is open Monday & Wednesday
 10am – 3pm at their Richmond factory

Arlene's card takes her to Hawaii, where she would love to spend some "thank you" time.

Monika sends a "Thank you" to our sponsor and you can catch her at her blog here.

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Cindy would like to thank Hero Arts in the form of a tag.

Michelle would like to thank Hero Arts with a memory-

Dawn has a congratulations card using Hero Arts DC202 Cocktail party stamp and die cut and DC149 Congrats

Monday, February 27, 2017

Palm Fancy with a Touch of Pink

Just a touch of pink.
The challenge at Die Cut Divas is to use Pink or Red
Our sponsor is Hero Arts

I made a simple card, but I think it turned out rather good.  I really haven't used my Dylusions sprays very much and I had a go at it.  I die cut some white card stock.  taped the die-cut down with removable tape, started at the bottom with the lime, worked up with the blue and ended with the pink.  I pulled the die-cut up and decided to spray the palm with one solid color.  I wiped excess off and let it dry.  Since I wanted to leave some of the white behind it, I adhered the die-cut so peaks of white could be seen under the blue palm leaves.  Hope you like it.

Hero Arts Palm Fancy Die - always a favorite of mine
Dylusions Ink sprays - Fresh Lime, London Blue and Funky Fuchsia

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Christmas Has Come Early

Cathie here with some more inspiration using Hero Arts Digital Kits. This time it is Christmas Swirls. You guessed it, I thought I would try and get the jump on my Christmas Cards this year, I say I will do this every year and never quite do it. I send out atleast 50 Christmas cards each year as I use it as an update and a way to reconnect with family and friends all over Australia.

Because I post alot of them I do like to keep them to the one layer to decrease the postage costs, so using the same layout and stamp but multiple coloured card stock this is what I created:
House of Borowski, Hero Arts Christmas Swirls
Simons Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
If you would to know more details about these cards and see the other colours I used please head over to my blog at 

Until next time - have a great day!

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Welcome back to Die Cut Diva's.

Our sponsor this month is Hero Arts

Monika here to share another  "Red or Pink" project. 
I made a card for Valentine's Day
Card decorated gold hot embossing, twine and foamiran roses.

Materials used:

Stamps: Hero Arts

Dies: Spellbinderw: Rose Creations
                 Cheery Lynn: FLRS-13 Flourish 13
      Cheery Lynn: B304 Ivy Strip
Nellie's" MDF076           
Rosy Owl: Kocham Cię  

Papers: UHK Gallery: Weekend - Saturday Afternoon
UHK Gallery: Weekend - 2PM          
Bee Scrap: Tupot bosych stóp          
Other: Gold embossing powder

Come and join in to fun and make some "Red or Pink" projects!!  
Looking forward to see your creations in the challenge gallery!

Hugs Monika and the Die Cut Divas'

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Peace and Joy

Hello everyone! Can you believe we have a week left of Feb? My family and I are enjoying the unseasonably warm weather here in IL. With the irony of the warm Feb weather, I've made a Christmas card. It played well with our theme of using red or pink.

To see the detials on the card please stop by my blog Monica's Craft Corner.

Can't wait to see what you all have to show us with your projects this month. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica and the Diva's

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hello card

Today I would like to share a card I made "case-ing" Jennifer McGuire (her post is here). This card came together so quick, and uses the Hero Arts Hello Sunshine Daisies stamp set.

I don't have any plain rectangle dies in my collection, so I used a stitched rectangle set from My Favorite Things, and I think it turned out pretty good.

For more information, you can visit me here.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Poetic Petal Georgia O'Keeffe style


Cindy here.  How are you doing?  I'd bet you heard of Georgia O'Keeffe and her famous floral painting where she zooms into the center of a bloom.  I thought I mimic that effect on my card.

Our challenge for February is Red or Pink in your project.  I've decided to color one of the flowers in the Hero Art Poetic Petal Digital Kit in warm pink.

To give more attention to the flower center, I used my VersaMarker to highlight certain parts, and heat embossed with Gold glitter emboss powder.


Copic Markers (Y15,Y17,YR18,R14,R39,RV04,YG00,YG25)

Our sponsor this month is one of my favorites, Hero Arts.

Come join in the fun and play along our challenge.

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Kids Birthday Cards

So I am the mum of two school age kids and I find I don't get much notice when it comes to their birthday party invites - could be that they leave them in their bags until the week before. So I thought it would be great to have some simple kids birthday cards on hand so they were ready to go anytime. I thought the new 
would be perfect for this.
Kaisercraft Nested Label
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
To see the other cards in this set head over to my blog at 

Have a great day.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Be Happy Butterfly.

Hi there.   Dawn back again to share a card using our Sponsor's product.... and in this month's challenge theme... Using Pink or Red.


We are lucky to have Hero Arts as our sponsor this month.  One of our lucky entrants will win a $25 gift voucher to spend in the Hero Arts store... and how exciting is that.   The wonderful Jennifer McGuire recently did a video showing all the latest release.  SEE HERE.

My card using an older Hero Arts stamp and cut set that has this beautiful butterfly stamp and die

I embossed my white background with an all over butterfly design (very hard to see in my photo)
Here's a better look

I stamped and coloured my butterfly with Copics and die cut him out.  I added a lot of wink of stella glitter and used the excess pink on my brush to add to the centre of the embossed butterflies.
My sentiment comes from the Be Happy stamp set - another of my older Hero Art sets.  

I'm ecstatic to see so many wonderful entries this month.  Thanks to everyone who has entered.... and over half the month still to go...

Dawn & The Divas 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Classic Valentine

Welcome back!!

Cindy here to share a classic Valentine's Day card.  I received a lovely Cut and Emboss Folder (die cut and embossing folder all in one) for my Secret Santa exchange (Hero Arts Flickr group) from Heather; it is so pretty and I can't resist playing with it.

Our sponsor this month is Hero Arts!


And the challenge theme is Use Red or Pink in your project.

The dry embossing is really pretty, and the heart shape cut out draw your attentions to the focal sentiment.  I stamp and clear heat emboss sentiment and rose from the Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Love by Lia set inside the cut out.  Then layer the embossed panel over with foam adhesive.  And voila!!  If you're thinking that I have the word 'forever' inside, you'd be absolutely correct!!  :)


Stop by my blog, I have another card to share there created using the same Cut and Emboss Folder.  Would love to hear from you.

Cindy and the Die Cut Divas

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Love you...

Good morning or evening... depending on when you may be stopping by. I'm here to share my first card for our February challenge- use Red or Pink. I'm not generally a fan of pink,but tend to use it for Valentines day cards.

To see more info on my card please feel free to stop by my blog- Monica's Craft Corner.

Monica and the Diva's!

Hero Arts- Triangle pattern background, stamp and cut, and white satin pearl embossing powder
Distress inks- Fired Brick, Festive Berries and Worn Lipstick
Clear Embossing powder

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

One of My Favorite Stamps and Dies from 2016

I had two very favorite stamps and dies sets from 2016.  The coffee cups and cuts offer so many possibilities that I want to use them year round.  Then I couldn't put down this poinsettia stamp, either using it with the outline die or all three dies.  I've used this die on boxes and cards and am still loving the versatility.  I guess I have a start on next Christmas.  I kept it rather simple here.  You can't see the paper I stamped this on, no matter how many times I tried to catch swirls in this swirly pearlescent paper. The honey colored panel is a bit shiny too.

Hero Arts Poinsettia Stamp and Die C\ombo
Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Rectangles
Copic markers

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sew Nice

Welcome! For my project today, I'm using a Hero Arts Digital kit called Make it Your Own-

My grandmother was a professional seamstress, my mother sewed almost as much as her mom, and I've followed the family tradition by sewing too! I love to make clothes that are different from store bought, and this digital pack from Hero Arts brought back so many memories of being a little girl in one giant sewing room.

For more information on the materials I used on this card, please visit me here.

Friday, February 3, 2017

My friend :)

This month's challenge theme is "Use Red or Pink in your Project",
and our sponsor is Hero Arts

Monika here to share my card with you today. 
I made a card for my secret friend.
Card decorated gold hot embossing, pearls and foamiran roses.

Materials used:

Stamps: Hero Arts

Dies: Spellbinderw: Rose Creations
                 Cheery Lynn: FLRS-13 Flourish 13

Papers: Rapakivi: Winter Elegance

Other: Gold embossing powder

Come and join in to fun and make some "Red or Pink" projects!!  
Looking forward to see your creations in the challenge gallery!

Hugs Monika and the Die Cut Divas'

Thursday, February 2, 2017

January Challenge Winner

Sponsorship Badge

Announcing the Winner of January 2017 challenge is:

Andrea's Paper Antics 
Congratulations Andrea.  Please email the DCD's at the us at thedcdivas@gmail.com and we'll get your prize organisied. 


DT Favorites

Michelle loved the patina that Autumn at Sew Paper Paint created on her card-

Cathie loved the gorgeous colouring and the technique of hanging your image outside your die cut.

Cindy loved Sherri's clever using of number to convey message without stamping sentiment.

Arlene loves the enchanted feel of this tag by Simone.

Monica loves the dimension of the heart and how the elements are put together on Linda's card.

Thanks to you all for playing along with us.  You are ALL winners in our eyes.   Looking forward to seeing you join us again in our February Challenge.

Dawn and The Divas

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February is A month for Using Red or Pink

Our Sponsor this month is Hero Arts, our first sponsor
of Die Cut Divas when we first began our sponsorship program in February, 2015.

THEME: Use Red or Pink in your Project

February boasts Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day. I didn't think I would limit it only to Red though, so the theme or challenge is use Red or Pink on your project.

The Prize is $25 Shopping Trip at Hero Arts

See our DT samples for inspiration.

Arlene loves the coffee cup stamps and matching dies and has a second card showing you can use the dies for the summer..  See Arlene at A Bit of This and That.

Michelle likes flowers & butterflies, so this is perfect for her at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Dawn has gone all out hearts - Dawn's World

 We look forward to having you join us.  Don't forget you must have used your Die cutting machine to either die cut or to emboss with.   And check out our rules HERE.

Arlene and the Divas