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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

We Have Moved!

The design team and I have a new blog home and a new name:

Thank you so much for your wonderful support at the Die Cuts R Us design team blog! Die Cuts R Us is now so much more than just "die cuts". We have crafty friends that work with so many beautiful techniques and supplies, that we just have to get "with the program". As soon as the title "a crafty little place" came to me, it was perfect. That is exactly what my store is: a crafty little place. I work very hard to provide the best products possible, with the best possible price, and most importantly with the best customer service possible. I am so grateful for each and every one of you.

Our blog name is the only thing that has changed names; Die Cuts R Us, the store, remains the same.

So come on over, and visit us at our new blog home; the crafty doors are open!

Have a happy crafty day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Winner's Post for Double Duty Challenge

Can you believe this is the last Winner's Post that will be here? Don't fret though, our new home will be filled with fun challenges each week and a fabulous new group of winner's for each challenge.

As always we had some amazing entries and you made it doubley hard to choose a winner and a top three. Still, it had to be done. I'm please to present to you this week's top four (I know...I just couldn't get it to just three...):

Ann of Raindrop Echo 

Katie of KD-Creations

Cheryl of She Stamps

And our overall winner is:

Ladies don't forget to grab your buttons and display them on your blogs...you've earned them!

Please stop by each of their blogs and leave them a great big CONGRATULATIONS for placing in the challenge. Each of these ladies did a fantastic job. We are so glad to have had you join in the last challenge here at the DCRU DT Blog.
Please join us Tuesday for  A Crafty Little Place Challenge. We have a special fun sponsor for the coming challenge so stop on over and check it out Tuesday, May 4th!!!


Saturday, May 1, 2010

GDT - Tanya Johnson

Easel card with Box
by Tanya Jonhson

1. Cut the following size pieces of cardstock


2 - 4'' x 6 7/8''
1 - 6 3/4'' x 5 1/4''

Easel Card

1 - 8'' x 5 3/8''

1 - 4'' x 5 3/8''

2. Score the 4'' x 6 7/8'' piece of card at 3/4'' and 6 1/8'' on both pieces

3. Place glue the small edges of the each piece to each other

4. Form a wrap for the drawer to go in

5. Take the piece of cardstock that is 6 3/4'' x 5 1/4'' score 3/4'' in on each edge

6. Form the drawer (you may have to cut one slit on each corner to make flaps

7. Create the easel card by taking the 8'' x 5 3/8'' piece of cardstock and scoring at 4'' and 6''

8. Decorate the top and base of the easel card as desired. Here I took a couple spellbinders to use as a base for my image

Final project

Supplies used:
Mango Luau DP from BoBunny
Green Flower from BoBunny (coordinates with Mango Luau)
Butttons/Rhinestones from BoBunny (coordinates with Mango Luau)


Tanya thank you so much for putting this fantastic tutorial together for us. It is just the coolest little project! You can find Tanya's blog at www(dot)little-scrapper(dot)blogspot(dot)com or,
 just click HERE .

Don't forget to come back Monday and check out the winners of our Double Duty Challenge. We've had some fantastic entries again this week. Pop on over by clicking HERE and check them all out through the Mr. Linky link.

If you haven't had a chance to see the BRAND NEW PUDDLEJUMPERS and the other Amazing stamp sets from Claudia & Company, pleae take a moment to stop by DCRU and check them out. These are seriously adorable and they now have sentiments too! Two of those sets were designed by our very own CLAUDIA!!! She has put together the nicest sentiments not only in English but also Spanish for our Latino friends. I'm super excited about this for her and I hope you'll give her a little love here on the blog!

Have a happy and blessed weekend!


Friday, April 30, 2010

April Card Kit - LUSH Part 3

Hello all you Mini Card Kit fans!!

If you aren't sure what a Mini Card Kit is... I'm gonna tell Ya!!

This year, Claudia had the idea of offering her customers Card Kits.  
She constructed the perfect little bundle of everything needed to 
create a wonderful array of greeting cards.
Now whether you are a beginner card maker or a seasoned designer...these card kits are perfect!!
Perfect for beginners because it offers you a great taste of all the supplies needed for a 
great card making session.  For the Seasoned designer/card maker...the kits 
offer a great addition to your already established card making supply.

Anyway you look at it, either from a beginner or advanced perceptive, one thing is certain...these kits 
are just the right amount of paper, card stock, embellishments and ribbon.  
Just the right amount to give you a little sample of what you will want
or need to order more of.
It's hard to tell online whether or not that paper is high quality, or a color that you will really 
like, but buy purchasing Claudia's Card Kits and Paper Sampler Packs...you will have 
NO Doubt that Claudia carries only Top Quality, Name Brand.  
She is very selective and brings us only the best in the paper crafting world!

Now you have seen my April Card Kit - LUSH Part I and Part II posts, but you 
haven't seen everything the kit offers.
This is my last post featuring the April Mini Card Kit, but if you hurry you will 
have plenty of time to get a kit before they are all gone!!

The April Mini Card Kit here at DCRU is made up of the  
My Mind's Eye LUSH Paper Collection!!

The April mini card kit includes:
6 sheets of 8.5x11 Prism Papers cardstock 
8 sheets of 6x6 My Minds Eye Lush Collection patterned paper
1 package of Kaisercraft Pearls
16 Prima Ivory small flowers

3 yards of coordinating ribbon (3 styles, 1 yard each)
All of this for only $9.99...WOWZERS!!
Here are the last 5 cards I was able to make using the April Kit.  Remember, I have 
already shown you 7 cards and a 6X6 scrap page...12 cards and 1 Scrap Page in all!!
Yep all that from one little mini card kit...I promise!!
 Card Size: 4 1/4" X 6"
Stamp : So Random Sentiments by Claudia Harvey
Card Size: 3" X 5 1/2"
Stamp : So Random Sentiments by Claudia Harvey
Card Size: 3" X 5 1/2"
Stamp : So Random Sentiments by Claudia Harvey
Card Size: 4"  5 1/2"
Stamp : So Random Sentiments by Claudia Harvey
Card Size: 3 1/4" X 4 1/4"
Stamp : So Random Sentiments by Claudia Harvey

Ok, so I know you are probably wondering where I got those awesome Sentiment 
stamps.....Welllllll, I am super happy to announce that my dear friend and our very 
own Claudia Harvey is now added stamp designer to her resume!!!  
She has designed these super fun sentiments called  
So Random Sentiments
Fab name huh?!?! 
Well, you have her and her 12 year old son, Christian to thank for that cool name!!
Bravo Christian!!
Yipppeee and big Congrats to Claudia!!
I love them so much...I even found a perfect one to add the my already showcased 6X6 Scrap Page:
Now, my page is complete!!

Here is a photo of everything I made using this fabulous April Mini Card Kit:

 Keep in mind I DID NOT use anything other than the supplies in the kit, other than the stamps and the copics to color the stamped images.  That's right everything you see was from the kit!! What a value!!
And here is everything I had left over...Yep...I have left overs. 
Hard to believe huh?!?!

 Trust you HAVE to get these kits they are AWESOME!!
And for only $9.99...You can't beat it!!
These So Random Sentiment Stamps will be available for purchase tonight at 
12 midnight est along with the other stamps from Claudia and Co. in the May Release!!  
I love the newest Puddle Jumpers...I think they are my favorite and I cannot wait for you all to see them!!
We are also introducing a new stamp artist, Maree Truelove!! 
She is super talented and her images are super fun to play with!!  
So be sure to join us tonight at the Claudia and Co. blog at midnight for the start of the  
Claudia and Company May Release Blog Hop!!

Also, don't forget to join us at A Crafty Little Place for all the FUN coming soon!!

Now hop on over to the DCRU Shop and get your own April Mini Card Kit!!

I hope you enjoyed my Post!!

Hugs and Blessings - 

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Crafty Cricut Time :)

Happy day everyone! It's Sammye Jo, your Inspiration hostess for today :)
It's no secret that I LOVE my Cricut Expression and all the goodies that go with it!
I think I use it daily. (For real. lol)
Did you know that Claudia carries several items for your Cricut! I know we all tell you about the card making goodies and embellies, but there are lots of GREAT Cricut products available at DCRU at 45% off regular price. NO JOKE!
A few of my favorites!
The markers! These are a STEAL at DCRU.  The doors to creativity fly open when you buy your first pack! Seriously. Just think about it. Everything you can cut, you can DRAW right onto the page!  I made this 2 page layout using my markers and the Don Juan Cartridge (also available at DCRU and it is HARD to find sometimes!!!)
Another fav in the DCRU, the TOOL KIT!

So very handy to have for all those little cuts! And the scraper makes cleaning of the scraps from the mat a breeze!
Another fav in the Cricut Department is the vinyl! DCRU Offers it in 5 different colors! I did a tutorial here back last year about using your Cricut and Vinyl to apply on a candleand another Cricut and vinyl post here!
Here are some super fun things I have made with the vinyl and my Cricut!
There are so many possibilities!!!!
And, if you do not own the Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge, you should!!!

SO many cool cuts, ecspecially if you have kiddos!
Sharon, a Cricut Pro :) made this fab card using it!!!! How cool!
So, all you Cricut buffs out there--- what is your favorite Cricut cartridge, accessory, etc? Please share!!! We would love to hear from you!!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Challenge #36 - Double Duty

Okay as if it wasn't fun enough to do a DCRU Challenge we've made it even better...a challenge that lets you create TWO projects! You choose what you do, cards, lay outs, gift card with matching tags...whatever floats your boat.

Our DT used the American Crafts Everyday and Backyard DP to create these little beauties:




Recipe (Items found in DCRU Store):
Back Yard and Everyday Collections DP (American Crafts); Puddle Jumpers Emma and Lucas (Claudia and Co); Petite Oval, Petite Scallop Oval, Classic Rectangle, and Labels Trio (Nestabilities); Paper Piercer; Copics & Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Ribbon (May Arts)



AC Dear Lizzy Rub-Ons
Spellbinder Nestabilities



Items available at DCRU:
This will be our last challenge here at the DCRU DT Blog. Lets go out with a bang!!!
We really want you to play along with us so get busy, have some fun and link up right here with Mr. Linky by Sunday, May 2nd at 9:00 PM.
Don't forget that Challenge 37 will be at our new blog site A Crafty Little Place beginning May 4th.
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Monday, April 26, 2010



Thank You ALL for your submissions, for your support and participation week after week!
We look forward to seeing what you bring us each challenge!
Our Top Winner is:

Top 3

And the Top 3 Winners are:


Be sure and grab your winner buttons for your blogs!
See you tomorrow!!
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