Monday, March 1, 2021

Dies R Us March Challenge

Hi everyone! The Dies R Us Challenge is anything goes with dies from the store.

I had some leftover cut outs from Christmas cards so I used them to make a "wintery" card. 

I took a piece of black and white checked paper for my background. Then I cut out a grey rectangle from Tutti Designs, heat embossed the white sentiment and added the Tutti Pine Forest. The forest has some white speckles I added with a tooth brush and some white ink. The lil snowflakes are just from the cut outs that drop off when you cut out the trees!

Here's a list of the dies I used:

Have a great day!


We are looking for crafters who love working with die cuts and inspiring others
for our Dies R Us Inspiration Team.  Open only to the US at this time due to long delays in shipping internationally.

If you're not familiar with our Dies R Us Inspiration Blog please pop over and check it out.

What you can expect:

DT members will get a 40% discount off all products in the store.

~ Private Facebook group where we communicate with each other.

~ Personalized DRU Watermark to use on your photos.

~ You will be featured on our social media posts and the DRU Inspiration Blog

What we expect:

DT members must have an active blog and a Facebook account, where you can share your creations and help promote our store. Other social media outlets are a plus.

~ Members will be required to post 2-3 projects per month. 
~ A calendar will be set up in advance, so you can work ahead if you wish. Each team member will have assigned days to post both our blog and the Dies R Us Business Facebook page. Any other groups you would like to post in would be much appreciated, but not required.
~ Projects need to utilize products we sell in our store and linked back to the store.

~ Clear, sharp photos of your projects for your blog posts are a must.  You will also need a photo editing software to add your watermarks. Blog posts should include multiple photos (or a video) of how you created your projects.

Able to work with established schedules, meet deadlines and follow posting guidelines.

To apply:

~ Please email 3 projects where dies are used as the main focus of the project.

~ Please include in your applications (a blog and Facebook account are the only must haves):  Blog Address, Facebook Page, Instagram, any other social media accounts you wish to share, and where you live.

~ Please send your submissions to the DT Coordinator, 
Anne (

~Please include "DRU DT Call" in the subject line.

DT term is for 6 months:  April 1, 2021 through Sept 30, 2021

We will accept submissions until noon (Eastern time), 
March 15, 2021

This Call is open to USA residents only at this time.
(All team members are responsible for shipping costs.)

People who apply need to have a nice collection of current dies, as our store is based on selling dies and inspiring others using them.  We also carry a large selection other products in the store such as papers, inks, stamps, etc., which you can also showcase ... keeping the DIES as your main focus.

Good luck to all who apply! 
We look forward to reviewing all your submissions.


Diane said...

What a beautiful wintery card this is, love the buffalo plaid in the background, very well designed!

Darlene said...

This is just AWESOME Laurie! Love your choice of colors! Great job!! Hope you're staying safe & well!

Anne Temple said...

Beautifully done. Love the colors!

Maria said...

Such a lovely scene with the beautiful trees in blue! Love the black plaid background, too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card design and I love that tree line die you used on it. Looks great with the plaid too.

LeAnne said...

Cute and FUN! Cassidy learned how to do speckles recently....and now my Stamparatus (and other items on my desk) are nicely "decorated"!

Birgit said...

What a pretty winter scene you've created! Love the blue pine trees with the black and white plaid.

Lori Kobular said...

I love the black and white paper behind the pine trees! It looks amazing!

Leslie Miller said...

So cute! I love the plaid, the blue trees, and those tiny white specks. Never thought of using a toothbrush. Another idea to jot down!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautifully done as always, Laurie.

Julie Odil said...

Oh, how pretty, Laurie! We finally have some signs of spring in the Northwoods of WI. There's still plenty of snow, but it is melting a bit every day. The maple trees are tapped, the geese are returning, and the sun has some warmth -- all great signs!

Carol L said...

I just love the colors and design here, and the subtle sparkle on those trees looks festive and so very pretty! Great card!