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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Vicki's Diemond Dies, "Be Thankful"

Vicki here to share my November inspiration project with you! This is my favorite time of year, so creating with a fall color theme came easy to me.

All month long we are featuring fabulous die-cuts from our sponsor, Diemond Dies.  You can visit their website HERE, for a complete list of available die-cuts.  Thank you, Diemond Dies for your generous sponsorship!

The designers at Craft-Dee BowZ will be posting throughout the month, both on the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog and their personal blogs, using different Diemond Dies (some designers will be posting several times) to inspire you.  To be eligible to win the beautiful die set pictured in the post at the top of the Craft-Dee BowZ Blog, be sure to come back to THIS POST  in the blog and leave a comment.  Since there will be many projects posted in the blog 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.

"Be Thankful"
This door ornament is a lightweight wooden banner cut out from the local craft store.  I covered it with cork and layered some burlap over it for texture. Next, I embellished it using Diemond Dies Fall Leaves , Diemond Dies Fern Leaf and Diemond Dies Pine Branch die-cuts.  Wow, these die-cuts are amazing!  I was really impressed with the quality and the ease of paper release when using them.  They cut the glitter specialty paper with no problem.  I tucked in a sticker sentiment and added a few fall sprays and acorns for color. 

Fall Leaves Set

Fern Leaf

Pine Branch
The double, multi-loop bow turned out spectacular! Have I said how much I love my Craft-Dee BowZ tool recently?  Well, if I have, sorry, because here it is again...."I love my Craft-Dee BowZ tool!"  This tool makes creating bows so easy.  I used to shy away from making bows that I could never seem to tie to my satisfaction.  With the Craft-Dee BowZ tool, the frustration is gone and my bows are fabulous.  You can order your tool today by clicking on the "Buy Now" icon in the left sidebar of the blog.  Donna has made some wonderful video tutorials that are available to help you along while using your new Craft-Dee BowZ tool!

Stay tuned for upcoming December Blog Hop!
Play along with our monthly challenge for the opportunity to win a 25 yard spool of ribbon to create amazing bows!  Click on the "Monthly Challenge" tab at the top of the blog for details.

Don't forget to visit the post just above mine for the opportunity to win a set of Diemond Dies!
I hope you have been inspired to create something with a bow embellishment!


vinita jain said...

Wow! A wonderful wooden door banner!!! Love cork sheet as a BG with burlap texture showcased those dies beautifully, I can feel the happiness while creating it with your double loop bow!!!

Donna Maligno said...

Nothing says Fall like this stunner, Vicki. Love all the texture and layers you incorporated into it. Those branches look so real and your bow is magnificent!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a stunning door banner. Those dies are perfect for fall going into winter. Your bows are the perdect topping on this project!!

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful decoration. Love those dies and the bows look fabulous.

Andrew Roberts said...

Hi Andrew form Diemond dies DT this is a wonderful creation I love the colours and the dies were used perfectly thanks for sharing

Renee M said...

This is such a great idea! Renee - Diemond Dies DT

Gina said...

What a beautiful alternative to the traditional door wreath. I love the way you used the dies with all the beautiful fall colors. Thanks for sharing

Diemond Dies Design Team member

Ani said...

Oh, WOW! Amazing!

cleanerjanh said...

Hi there, you did a great job using the dies with the bows. Janice: Diemond Dies Design Team Member

Leonie said...

This wooden banner is absolutely beautiful! =) I love the colours and how you used the dies. Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration.
Leonie, Diemond Dies DT member.

Karen McAlpine said...

Great door decor!! Love that fern die!!

Oksana said...

This is beautiful! Great use of the dies!x

Gail said...

This is so pretty on the door. I'm wondering if you would like to share it and I'll provide mya ddress. You can have it for November and I'll use it for December. Here in Phoenix, AZ, we don't have cold winters and snow so our winters are more like autumn everywhere else in the US. I love this project. This is an awesome idea and can be any holiday depending on the colors and ribbon used. OMGosh, what about Easter ribbon done in a gorgeous bow with pretty pastel papers and leaves. Oooh, and I even have some plastic tiny eggs on wire that I got from Hobby Lobby that I've been hoarding...You have just inspired me to get off my tush and be creative!!! Hugs, Gail

CraftyPaws said...

I see that that pine branch and fern leaf die are must haves! Gorgeous and so lush!