Friday, March 30, 2018

Hello Coffee! Good-bye Dies R Us...

Hello Coffee! and Hello to the new design team members you will be meeting next month.  As for me, this marks my last post as a Dies R Us Design team member.  I have greatly enjoyed my extended stay on the team.  It has been a pleasure to create with the wide variety of  brands in the STORE .  I have been introduced to some fantastic designers to which I will be loyal to for years to come.  I am also very excited about all the "other" products I have recently purchased such as Distress inks and the very helpful Tutti Designs Poke ToolsThanks to the Dani, Darlene and all the DT members for a great run!

Today I am using my latest purchase the Karen Burniston Coffee Cup Pop Up dies.  I find these pop up dies to be fairly easy to assemble, however, I always find a video to watch before I attempt it myself.  You can view Karen's own video or find another version.  I usually watch two to catch all the nuances of a new complex die. I found the actual mechanism of this pop up to be very different from others I own.  It is really neat and allows a place for a gift card.

I did not plan on using this as a gift card holder so I centered my coffee cup, but you can place this pop up mechanism where ever you desire on the fold.  It is awesome!

Here's a closer look at my cup.  The napkin the cup sits on has some really neat embossing that is hard to see in the picture.  I tried to highlight it a bit with ink.

I used only dies that came in the set except the Karen Burniston Greetings Hello and the Frantic Stamper Stitched Cut Corners background for the front of the card. 

Dies R Us product:

Karen Burniston - Dies - Coffee Cup Pop-Up
Karen Burniston Coffee Cup Pop Up

Karen Burniston - Dies - Greetings
Karen Burniston Greetings
Frantic Stamper - Dies - Stitched Corner-cut Tags
Frantic Stamper Stitched Cut Corners

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you all around in blogland!


Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

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  1. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, I love your card, Jo x

  2. That pop-up coffee cup is amazing! I see what you mean with the napkin detail, too. Great use of these with your colour choices and design. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  3. Fantastic! Love the pop up!
    Thanks for getting caffeinated with Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers!

  4. I love that pop up coffee cup - thank you for sharing with the sisterhood's Need Coffee challenge

  5. A great coffee creation! Thanks for playing at Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers! Sharon Guest DT

  6. Love it!! Thanks for sharing with the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.

    Majo - DT ♥

  7. Love this card, Karen's dies are awesome. Thanks for joining us at the sisterhood of snarky stampers for N is for Need Coffee.

  8. Love it !! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at Creates and Makes
    WIshing you good luck to win beautiful digistamps !