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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Have a Blessed Christmas

Hi Everyone,
It's Barbara here and I am leading off  November with projects that use dies from Diemond Dies along with my bow. This month all the designers at Craft-Dee BowZ have a real treat for you, we are all using Diemond Dies in our projects. Diemond Dies is a company committed to producing American made dies with popular styles that will appeal to scrapbookers, card makers, altered artists, and general paper crafters.  Whether your style is clean and simple, vintage and shabby, or something in between, they have dies for you!

The designers will be posting throughout the month using different Diemond Dies (some designers will be posting several times). To be eligible to win the beautiful die set pictured  in the post above, be sure to come back to the post above and leave a comment. Since there will be many projects (posts) throughout the month, for every comment you leave on that post, your name will be put in a pot, giving you more opportunities to win.  And don’t forget, give the designer some love on her blog too.

Diemond Dies offers a really great selection. Check out the selection that they offer, here.  Today I am spotlighting the Pine Branch die in my project. This is a great time of the year to use this die.

When I received this die, I envisioned a wreath so that's what I designed for you.

And I really wanted the wreath to stand on it's own so to speak, so I made an easel card.
And here is the card opened. I added a multi loop bow to the side of the wreath. The Craft-Dee BowZ tool gives you the flexibility of making your bows in various sizes, to better fit the project you are working on.

This is a view from overhead, to give a view of the base and the wreath opened.

Here is a close up of the wreath 

Now its time for you to start thinking about your cards and projects. Hope this gives you some ideas.

I will be back Thursday spotlighting another die and the card I made, so, I hope to see you then..

Stamps:  Ornaments - Sparkle N Sprinkle (Nesties Ornaments); Sentiment - Heartfelt Creations (Christmas Sentiment Circles)
Paper/Card Stock
:Green CS, White CS
Dies Used: Diemond Dies - Pine Branch
Ribbon,Gold Detail Embossing powder, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam, Glue Gun, Snowflakes, Beaded Garland.


vinita jain said...

Barbara, An awesome creation with using new die and amazed to see how beautifully you used it and made a gorgeous wreath out of it, really stand out Easel card with a multiple loop bow!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is stunning Barbara - just love that die!

Vicki robertson said...

Fantastic card, Barbara! Great idea to make it an easel card. I love these die-cuts!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is gorgeous and I adore the wreath design. And, that looks to be a big pine branch. I might have to check into that one myself.

Gail said...

Wow, this is a fantastic pine branch. I love how it splits off into 2. It sure came out clean when you diecut it. These dies are at the top of my list to get! What a wonder holiday wreath! Totally fabulous!

Donna Maligno said...

Great use of this die! Love the way you created the easel with this.

Jean Bullock said...

How creative. I have never seen an easel card like this and I love it. Now I want to make one. The pine branch is awesome. So delicate.

Jean said...

Such a beautiful card!!

Rhonda said...

I just love that pine branch! The card is lovely and that die has so much versatility.

n. olson said...

All I can say is "WOW". What a beautiful card.

Marla said...

Wow what an amazing project and wreath. TFS

Leonie said...

I love your wreath easel card, it came out absolutely beautiful :-).
Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.
Leonie, Diemond Dies DT member.

Oksana said...

Wow, how clever and such an innovative way to use the die!x

Gail said...

Wow, I'm not sure I could pull this off. This is absolutely gorgeous. I'd do better if I had yours to learn from in front of me. Need my home address? This is stunning. And if you get tired of that bow and change it out, definitely send me that bow. XXOO, Gail