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Hey everyone!  Anne here and today I'm sharing my final post with you as a Design Team member.  I've created a card featuring the Cat On The Fence die.



I started out by die cutting this die from the front panel of my card base so that there is an opening.  (The die cut is actually located on the inside of the card.)  Next I ran the front of the card base through an embossing folder and then colored it with various colors of Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.



I masked front of the card and then added more colors of Nuvo Embellishment Mouse to the inside.  This gives me the backdrop for my silhouette.  Once this was finished, I closed the card front, added glue to the die cut, and dropped it down from the front.  That way, I've got perfect placement.

On the inside of the card, I randomly stamped my sentiment all over.  For additional details on this project, please visit my blog, Anne-Made.

I'm sad to be leaving the team but I know if you visit the Cheapo Dies blog daily, you'll get lots of great inspiration.


Monkey Barrel


Vickie Y sharing a fun, colorful barrel full of monkeys!

I die cut 7 monkeys and colored them using Chameleon markers; the background was created using wet watercolor paper and distress spray stains; when dry, I die cut using the Stitched Scallop Rectangle die.

Dies used from the Cheapo Dies online store:



Going Banana's

Hi, Diane filling in again today with a super, quick and easy card
just about perfect for a little one!


I used the Cheapo Dies MONKEY for my 'main attraction'.
I die cut him from brown linen paper and added him to a scalloped polka dot circle.
The background paper is some I have had forever.
The banana button I received as a 'gift
 a long while back..silly and cute little thing!


I thought he was just 'begging' for google eyes and big ones at that!

Visit the Cheapo Dies online store as there are LOTS of new dies just in!!
Come back tomorrow for more fabulous inspiration using these dies!!


Coral Reef by Gloria Lee

Hello everyone!
Happy Tuesday!!!

Gloria here today, I want to share with you a shaker card using Coral Reef die from Cheapo dies.

Here is what I came up with :



To create this card, I die cut the coral image and seashells images from white card stock with Cheapo dies. I then colored them using Copic markers.



I made a shaker very easily with clear bag. I put glitter and sequins in the clear bag. I made a big circle with Unbranded Dotted circle die and attached the clear bag under the big circle. 

For the water background I blended a watercolor paper with Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink using mini blending tool. Adhere the colored coral on the blended paper and adhere under the clear bag.


mounted all elements on A2 size white card base using double-sided tape.

Cheapo dies used :

      

You can find this gorgeous dies and more in the Cheapo dies online store.
And also, stop by facebook group for more inspirations.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



Daisy Heartfelt Thanks Card by Melinda

Hello crafty friends!
Hope you are having a wonderful day! Today I am sharing a pretty and soft card I created.
daisy card
Here is a look at my completed card. I started with a white, A2 cardstock base. I then added another white mat and then some soft colored patterned papers.

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The main image is this beautiful die from Cheapo Dies. I cut it out of plain white cardstock and then used my Copic markers to color it. I layered the die cut onto some soft cream cardstock and then layered all of that onto a square cross stitched die from the set.

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I then sprinkled some pearls and gems around the outside.

heartfelt sentiment
I finished off the card by creating this sentiment and then cutting it out of the oval scallop stitched die from the set.

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Here is one last look at my card. I think it turned out really nice and makes the perfect card for my stash.

Cheapo Dies Used
daisy

oval scallop die set

square cross stitched

Be sure to head over to the shop and pick up some of these wonderful dies! 
Thank you for stopping by. Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!

Cheapo Design Team Call...CLOSED



Cheapo Dies Design Team Call

Cheapo Dies is a new die cutting company. We began our journey by reselling unbranded dies. We are now focusing mostly on our own in-house designs which are designed by a team of artists employed by us and manufactured exclusively for us.


This DT will be working with our exclusive line of dies which can be found here


WHAT IS EXPECTED: You will be asked to sign up for specific days of the month, and have a project ready for that day's blog post and Facebook feature. You will also be required to post in your own blog linking back to our store. We have 7 people on the team so you will be responsible for 4  to 5 posts a month, depending on how many days each month your day falls on.  If you have 5 days a month, you will reuse a die you already have.
At this time  we are looking for 3 designers.
The days I have open are Sunday~Wednesday~Friday.

The DT term will be from Sept 15th  2018 until February 15th 2019.
You may be asked to stay a second term if both parties agree.


YOUR BENEFITS: Every month you will receive 4 dies to work with each month. Additionally, you will get a special code that will give you 25% off throughout the store.

TO APPLY: We would like to see 3 projects from you showcasing cutting dies.
We welcome both US and International applicants but perfect written English is a must.

To apply, please email the following information to dianegreghov@att.net
Please don't send anymore then is what is asked for below.
Also please don't email me to see if you are selected as I will notify you if you are, 
that saves me a lot of time and I will post on both Facebook and the blog the
new DT selections...thanks bunches!!

  1. First and last name
  2. Country of residence
  3. Photographs of your three projects
  4. A list of your current social media accounts ( blog, facebook, etc)...you MUST be on Facebook and you MUST have a blog
  5. Current and past DT experience, however experience is not necessary., 
DEADLINE: CLOSED.

For any questions please e-mail us to the address mentioned above.

Guest Designer - Birdhouse

Hello Everyone and Happy Sunday!
Guest Designer Darlene with you today sharing another fun creation using Cheapo dies.
Here's what I have for you today ...



I just thought this sweet Birdhouse Tag die would be so much
fun to color and create with  . . .


and, I was right!
I simply did my initial die cutting from a scrap of
white card stock then proceeded in coloring it using Spectrum
Noir alcohol markers.


My first thought was to create a 'sky' background using
Tim Holtz Distress or Oxide inks but then I happened to
lay it aside onto a scrap of black card stock and it just POPPED!
Hence the black background ... what do you think?

I started looking through my designer papers and found this
pretty plaid which I thought helped pull out all the colors I've used.


Black matting and a touch of white Nuvo crystal drops and
my card is complete!  I love having some pretty 'generic' cards in
my stash for those moments when you need to send someone
a quick note ... this will be PERFECT!!

 If your not familiar with Cheapo Dies, you are missing out!!!
Here's a listing of their store, blog & FB links to help you get familiar:

Thanks Cheapo Dies for having me as your Guest Designer!
And thanks to all of you for stopping by today!  
Here's wishing you a FABULOUS week ahead!

Sunflowers


Hello Cheapo Dies Fans!!  Lori here today and I have this fun card to share with you that I made with the Exclusive Cheapo Dies Sunflowers die.


For this A2 card I started with White card stock for the base of the card.  I took the blue paper, inked the edges with blue ink and then added that to the card.  I took some watercolor paper and the Cheapo Dies Sunflowers die and cut it out.  I colored it in with Copic markers and added it to the card.  I took the sentiment and some black ink and stamped the sentiment on the top right hand corner.  I took some yellow & white bakers twine and wrapped that around the card several times and then took the bee charm and tied that onto the bakers twine.

Be sure to stop by the Cheapo Dies Blog often to see what the Design Team have created with these awesome dies!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Lori

Playful Kittens



Hey everyone!  Anne here and it's Friday! That also means it's my day to share a new project with you.


I used the Playful Kittens die.  This was die cut from watercolor paper and watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush watercolor markers.



I actually die cut it a second time from a scrap of white cardstock so I could cut off the ball and string of yarn and add real twine around the ball and let it string along.  This gave it tons of dimension.

The sentiment was from a Concord and 9th stamp set and stamped with VersaFine ink.  I then heat set it with Clear embossing powder.

Until next week....




Apple Basket


Vickie Y sharing a fall card with you today.  Fall is just around the corner and when I think of Fall I think of apples by the basket full!  I used the Cheapo Dies Apple Basket Exclusive die cuting it twice once using a woodgrain designer paper and cut once using red cardstock to inlay the red applies into the basket.  i also used the Unbranded Stitched Nesting Banners dies.

Dies used from the Cheapo Dies online store:


Unbranded Cutting Dies - Stitched Nesting Banners

Birdcage Card by Melinda

Hello crafty friends,
Melinda here and today I am excited to share this pretty card with you.
birdcage card
Here is a look at my completed card. I started with a Navy cardstock base and it is a standard A2 size. It is also a top folding card. The background is a piece of super pretty patterned paper from the Wandering Ivy Paper pad from Kaisercraft. I also used a piece of Navy cardstock and embossed that with a beautiful flourish embossing folder from my stash.

birdcage closer view
The center of this card is this lovely birdcage. I cut it out of some Silver Rinea Foil paper and it cut beautifully. I layered it onto a piece of gray cardstock that I embossed with a small polka dot embossing folder and then layered all of that onto the scallop circle stitched die.

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Here’s a closer look at the sentiment. I created it and printed out and then cut it out with the smallest rectangle scallop stitched die.

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I finished off my card (as I often do) with a cute little bow from some seam binding ribbon.



Cheapo Dies Used

Scallop Stitched Circle Die Set


Be sure to head over to the shop and pick up some of these wonderful dies! 
Thank you for stopping by. Until the next time, have a wonderfully crafty day!

To You

Hi there, I hope you are having a 'whale' of a good Tuesday!
Speaking of  'whales', I have the cutest little 'whale' card ever!


I die cut my whale from a fun polka dot paper
(whales can have polka dots, right?)
then adhered him down on black card stock which
I fussy cut around (easy)!


I added a few 'bubbles' using sequins,
then stamped my sentiment.

An easy but cute card, perfect to pop in the mail for a birthday!


Thank you for visiting with me today!

Fire by Gloria Lee

Hello everyone!
Happy Monday!!!

Gloria here today, I want to share with you a card using Fire die from Cheapo dies.

Here is what I came up with :



To create this card, I die cut the image from white card stock with Cheapo dies. I then colored them with Copic markers. 


I added Glossy accents and small star sequins on the colored die cut. I die cut a circle with Unbranded Dotted circle die. Adhere the colored die cut on the white big circle die with Glue pen. For the sentiment I used scallop stitch oval unbranded die.


I mounted all elements on A2 size white card base using double-sided tape.

Cheapo dies used :


You can find this gorgeous dies and more in the Cheapo dies online store.
And also, stop by facebook group for more inspirations.
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


 

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