Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Last Day of the July Challenge

Des R Us has many dies available for your happy use.  The challenge this month is "Anything But a Card and this is your last day to participate.  The challenge closes at 9:00 p.m. Pacific today.  Be sure to get your submission in on time.

Arlene made these cute tags to top a gift for her friends and relatives.  She has close-ups of the cups on her blog at A Bit of This and That.

Close-ups below

Monika here :) I made a wedding album :)

Dawn made a card:

The Die Cut Divas Thank All the Participants and our Sponsors

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sweet Friend gift bag

Dawn T here to share another project for our Anything but a Card....

Today I have a gift bag.

I found this kraft gift bag when I was cleaning out the craft room the other week.  I'd forgotten I had them - not even sure where I got them!  I took some cute paper and die cut a tall scalloped rectangle with a Spellbinders die.   I had the friend die cut (a Winnie and Walter cut with my ScanNCut.) sitting on my desk.  I used a Copic marker to colour it up.  I also coloured the die cut circle.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.    I had fun making this one .

Dawn T and the Divas

Friday, July 27, 2018

Anything But a Card could be a Bookmark!

Welcome back to Die Cut Diva's!  For the monthly challenge, Anything But a Card, I made a bookmark for The Man.  I struggle with masculine gifts, cards, well, anything, so this was fun to make!  Remember, you could win a voucher to Dies R Us if you win the challenge!
Here is the bookmark I made.  I think the black and white pallet makes the rose panel look a bit less feminine, don't you?
I'd love it if you popped by to my blog, Art Without Anxiety, to see what products I used and how I constructed the bookmark.

Have a wonderful day, my die cutting buddies!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

You are Loved

Hello die loving friends!

For this challenge, Anything but a Card {sponsored by Dies R Us} I decided to make a banner for a friend that's been going through a rough time lately. I hope you like it!

I hope you've had time to join in the challenge this month; working out of the box is so much fun!
If you'd like to check out how I made the banner, and see what products I used, please stop by my blog, Art Without Anxiety.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 23, 2018


Welcome back to Die Cut Diva's.

Our sponsor this month is Dies R Us

Monika here to share another  "Anything but a card" project. 
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

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Star Frame

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

Today I created a tag using an Avery Elle die set called " Star Frame".

Check out my blog DipNDots Creations for more info.

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

Dawn B.

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