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We are limiting the number of submissions to the Die Cut Divas' challenge blog to 4. The challenges will close at 9:00 p.m. Pacific time. Thank you as always for your wonderful submissions. Arlene and the Die Cut Divas.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Altered Box

The challenge at Die Cut Divas is sponsored by Dies R Us for July.  The challenge is anything but a card.  And the prize is a $10 Voucher.

   $10 Voucher Prize!!!

Here is my project:



 This is how it looked like before-

I used Spellbinders Labels Nine to cover up the writing, and a poinsettia (Spellbinders Poinsettia, but these would work as well). Not a lot of work to make a gift box or peppermint holder!

For more information, please visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

You SPARKLE - Mixed media T-light holder

Our sponsors of this month is

Prize $10 Voucher

Theme of this month is "Anything but a card"..
Here is what I created for this interesting challenge :)

 Detailing photo:

You can check complete project at Growing Craft

Hope my work inspires you and you participate in our challenge!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

I Used a Lot of Dies from Dies R Us. for this Calendar

It's a Dies R Us month for Die Cut Divas with an "Anything but a Card" challenge

Arlene here.  I'm always at A Bit of This and That.

I've had this Tim Holtz calendar for more than three years and with working, stamping and otherwise busy, I only took it out and said I'll get to it later.  Later finely came.  And YES, it took a lot of time to cover everything with patterned paper, then determine what die cuts to use on each paper, cut the images and finally arrange and attached them, keeping in mind what patterns and images might be next to the tab I was working on.  Most of the time, the tabs work well together.


All Completed Months Laid Out

All Completed Days Laid Out

All Completed Dates 0 - 3 Laid Out
(first set of numbers in calendar e.g. 01, 03 before turning to 10)

All Completed Dates 0 - 9 Laid Out

Finally, a completed Calendar
My BLUE MONDAY is a bit dark to show up well.

This was a lot of work, but it was well worth it. 

Lots of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies available at Dies R Us
Local King Rubber Stamps and Dies- only the snowman tab
Sizzix ABC - I used only the numbers
Crafty Sentiments Designs - boy on chair
February is a commercial card of a house

Arlene and the Die Cut Divas

Friday, July 13, 2018

Wine bottle label

Hi Dawn T here with an "Anything But a Card" sample today....

I have made a label for a Wine bottle

I have used an cut file I got from the Brother Canvas.  I used some dark kraft card to cut the base.  I couldn't work out to make the inner layer so just cut it out and trimmed a little bit off the edges.  I die cut a rose (Couture Creations) from some wine coloured card and back the roses with some pink painted paper and used Copics to colour the leaves with Copic markers.   The little label is an older Spellbinders die.

Do come and join us this month. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mini fold album - Love You

The challenge at Die Cut Divas is sponsored by Dies R Us.  The challenge is anything but a card.  And the prize is a $10 Voucher.

 $10 Voucher Prize

I loved creating this mini fold album with flaps for photos and messages.
Do check my complete project at http://growingcraft.com/love-you-mini-fold-album/

Buy similar supplies at www.diesrus.com

Get inspired and do participate!

You can get similar dies and craft supplies at https://www.diesrus.com/

Saturday, July 7, 2018

It Might As Well Be Something Useful

Since the challenge for this month is to make something other than a card, I needed to make a folder for my Toastmaster speeches and evaluations so I could identify my folder from others in my file cabinet.  I didn't want to go too crafty with this folder, but just needed a label.  The key is the key to unlocking your own success through Toastmasters.

I've done two different labels, the first one was my first attempt and the second label is for more folders for our Toastmasters' club for their online manuals.

Second label, which I like better than the first.

My folder with label below

Elizabeth Craft Design Stitched Rectangles at  Dies R Us for first label
Elizabeth Craft Design Alphabet 2 - Lower Case at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Design Steampunk Charms - 6 dies set at Dies R Us
Elizabeth Craft Design Labels & Circles not in stock (2nd label) - you can use any framing
File Folder
Vagabond die cut machine

Thursday, July 5, 2018

House Ornaments

The challenge at Die Cut Divas is sponsored by Dies R Us for July.  The challenge is anything but a card.  And the prize is a $10 Voucher.

   $10 Voucher Prize!!!

Here is my project:

I made these for my nieces to remember their pets by. Anna still has her collie, but Amanda just lost her pet bunny, Pez. These can be used as decorations, or ornaments on their Christmas trees. Lots of dies used on these!

For more information on this project, you can visit me at Just A Nutter Paper Crafter.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018


This month's challenge theme is 
"Anything but a card"
and our sponsor is Dies R Us

Monika here :)
I made an album for a baby.
Each page of the album contains the signature:
on the day of birth, I have already 1 month, I have 2 months,
I have 3 months ...... I have 11 months,
it's one year old, I have two years old :)

Come and join in to fun and make some
 "Anything but a card" projects!!  
Looking forward to see your creations in the challenge gallery!

Hugs Monika and the Die Cut Diva's

Monday, July 2, 2018

June Challenge Winner Announcement

The winner of the June challenge will be so excited to have a puppy all their own.

Frantic Stamper Inc.

The Prize is:a $19.99 value, Puppy Love.  Perfect win for our challenge, wasn't it?

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The winner is

#5 Kathy Schweinfurth!

Please contact Die Cut Divas to give us your name and email address so we may advise Frantic Stamper the name of our winner at thedcdivas@gmail.com.

DT Favorites follow:

Monika chose this lovely card #24

Arlene chose #53, Darlene Pavlick because it was so darn cute and the sentiment was just perfect.  The facial expressions match the sentiment.

Dawn was enamored with this cute card from Teresa (Red Obsessions Cards)

Michelle loved this little elephant from Linda S!

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Dies R Us Sponsors Anything But a Card

The challenge at Die Cut Divas is sponsored by Dies R Us.  The challenge is anything but a card.  And the prize is a $10 Voucher.

 $10 Voucher Prize

A Bit of DT inspiration follows:

Arlene made a page for her "notebook".To see how she created her scene, check out her blog at 

Soniya created this door hanger for our new challenge theme. Check her blog for more details:

Michelle made this to keep track of the year-