Friday, March 7, 2014

OWH - Die-Versions Bloghop!



Oh! I do love bloghop time! Thanks for joining me today. If you came here from Patti's Blog you are certainly headed the right direction! You may also start at the top over at Stars & Stamps!

I'm so excited to share my cards today that I made with the cute Die-Version's OWH dies. I used the cute "Me + You Forever" Sweet Phrases - DVPH-005. You can definitely pick this one up over at Die-Versions along with many, many other adorable things!


I love the hexagon shape - it goes so well with lots of other hexagon shape/patterned things that are so trendy right now. I used my die on white paper and mounted on a mat of black for the card above. The die cuts so cleanly that it left me some perfectly shaped letters from the "negative space." I used them to make a second card...


I also used some Darcie and ProvoCraft  Cuttlebug embossing folders today, and two cute little heart-shaped blings. Everybody loves heart-shaped bling, right? I do think that these dies make some really nice looking clean-and-simple cards. 

...and now for a little prize time... leave me a comment and tell me which of the Die-Versions dies you have seen today that really caught your eye. I will pick a random comment-er and send you the "Happy B-Day" die shown here:


It is so darned cute but I didn't even have time to use it yet. So brand-new in the package, this die will come right to one lucky winner. (Don't forget to leave me a way to contact you!)  I'm happy to send this great fundraiser die to a good home! I'm also happy that you stopped by today. Hope you have a very fun hop!

Now hop on over to see what Anne has done with her Die-Versions dies! Have a wonderful weekend!


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90 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Nancy I love your cards!! Great job!!

Joan Smith said...

Your card is so stunning I love it.
You really have the eye for design.
Super creative job!!

Becky S. said...

The ones that are really catching my eye are the little ticket-shaped ones--so I WOULD LOVE TO WIN the Happy B-Day ticket die! Wow....Didn't realize I'd have a chance for that, too. These are great dies. I also really like the eagle one.

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are so awesome!! I love how you used the cut letters to make a second card!! So creative!! So happy to be hopping with you!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Anke said...

I like both your cards. So clean and simple. This is my style! Thank you for sharing.

Patti J said...

Nancy, I love these! So cheerful! Great job with the Die-Versions dies! It's been fun hopping with you!

sherry varga said...

Your cards are so darn cute. I am going to have to get these dies.

Julie said...

I love heart shaped bling!! And I love these cards :) Thanks so much for participating in our hop today, Nancy! (PS, skip me in the candy draw!)

Patty said...

Fabulous cards!! Picking one fave die is very difficult, but if it has to be one, I would say I LOVE the boot & helmet die!!

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are so cute. Love the embossed backgrounds.

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Great use of positive and negative cut outs and bling. Sentimental and lovely. My favorite die so far is the boots and helmet one.

Gabby Sews said...

Great cards! I love the way you used the left over pieces of the die to create another card! I think the dog tags are my favorite die of the fundraiser set. Thanks for sharing!

Jen R said...

I think I like the happy b-day better for the two die cuts...but they make for a hard choice!! Your cards are wonderful! I like simple statements of papers and designs that make the sentiment stand out! Radloff jen at cable one dot net Thank you for supporting OWH!

just jill said...

I love your textured backgrounds. They add such whimsy to each card. Nice job!

Archana Joshi said...

So so pretty card. I love the way you used that die with two different ways. TFS
Hugs,
Archana

greggers said...

Love how you used the dies on your cards! I also like the embossing on the backgrounds. Nice job. TFS

Stamp S'More with Linda said...

Great inspiration from your samples. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Caldwell said...

Nancy I love the way you used the inside of the die to create a sentiment. The dies that have caught my eye the most are the Ticket's they are so versatile. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Caldwell said...

forgot to include my email. cdebbie672@gmail.com thanks.

Pammy J. said...

Both of your cards are beautiful and I love that little heart embellishment!

Marsha C said...

I think the one that really caught my eye was the combat boot & helmet die. No, maybe it was the dog tags...no, the ticket dies. Oh dear, it's hard to decide. These dies are so specific to our OWH needs.

Thanks for suggesting using the letters from the original die. Great idea!

mcoke72@yahoo.com

Steampunk Suzy said...

Thanks for sharing such delightful cards with us tfs

Dee Earnshaw said...

Your cards are lovely. So simple with the embossed background card. Thanks for sharing

Marie H said...

Fun cards, thanks for sharing!

Donna Inks said...

These are great cards! I love how the embossing folders complement the dies so well. I have to tell you the Medal die is at the very top of my wish list! Thank you so much for all that you do for Operation Write Home!

Shelley C said...

one die, two cards, love it!

Pat said...

I love the simplicity of these beautiful cards. I think even I could do something similar. Thanks for sharing.

Elsie B said...

For some reason I'm partial to all the ticket dies I've seen today! Your use of the die cut and also the little bits for the second card is a great technique. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

LC879 at yahoo dot com is my email address in case I'm the lucky, lucky one to win!

Ann said...

Nancy, great cards! I love that you paired the hexagon with other hexagon shaped things. I really like how you used the inside portions on your second card just like in your video on Tues. Great job! I hope to get a bunch of these dies, but the first one on my list will be the dog tags! TFS

Andrea T said...

Nice CAS cards. I love them both. The boots and boot print dies really caught my eye in the hop but I suppose I would use the sentiment dies more. TFS

Barbra said...

Fabulous cards. Love all this hopping!

Rose Hackman said...

Clean and simple with class. I love the color combinations too. Great job!

Jeanette Fincher said...

Very pretty cards! I love how you used the positive and negative space!

Miss Marie said...

Great cards. Thanks for your support of our troops!

Sharon R said...

Cool cards. It's great that you can get two cards with one die cut out. Thanks for sharing.

Sue C said...

It's hard to choose a favorite. I love the 'hexagon' shaped dies. Wonderful ideas to incorporate the dies on cards for our servicemen to tell their loved ones back home they miss them.

I REALLY enjoyed the blog hop!!! I was SO inspired and anxious to make many new cards.

Thank you Nancy, and the entire design team for all your hard work for our servicemen! I'm proud to participate.

Becki with an i blog said...

I didn't see a die in this collection that I didn't like. My first pick is the boot prints or the eagle medal or the boots and helmet or.....

Lynne said...

Your cards are so cute. Love the way they make two from one. The eagle is my favorite die

Aimee said...

I really like both of your cards; I'm a CAS lover! I'm not sure I'd be able to use the letters like you did, though, because I can never seem to get them straight enough! And yes, I love the heart bling; it fits perfectly in both cards :)

Irit Shalom said...

Amazing job! Great use of DV dies! Love it!

Tammy said...

Great job, Nancy. I love red, white and black.

Cherie said...

My favorite die so far is "wish i was with you." It's great for a combo love/miss you card. I like the different hexagons you used in your first card.

Marie said...

Great new dies! Love your use of them and the negatives too!

Patricia Meadows said...

Love both cards. Clean and simple to me. I am going to have to have those embossing folders too. Thanks

Bounding said...

There are so many wonderful dies that it is hard to choose just one but your die of you + me 4 ever is so perfect for our military who leave loved sweethearts behind. And the fact that you can get two cards out of one pass in the machine is wonderful too. I like how you layered the black, the contrast is awesome. Well done!

Sue D said...

Wonderful cards. I like the embossing and the heart bling. I like all the ticket dies and the dog tags. Thanks for the chance at the die.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Cheryl L. said...

Beautiful CAS cards! Love the little touch of bling!

Jean Bullock said...

Clean and simple cards, beautifully done. Love that embossing on both cards. Makes them extra special.

Crystal said...

I love when people take the negatives from a die & use them for another card. No waste! The cards are adorable. Thank you.

Mary M. said...

Cute cards. This has been a great hop.

Rufus said...

Oh my you do like to present a challenge don't you? I love the ticket dies, but the eagle is great...then there's the dog tags, the boots...as you can see I've got quite the list! But if there is one thing I know it's that you can't possibly have to many ways to say Happy Birthday! Great CAS cards for OWH. Thanks for the chance at the Happy B-day die.
R/

Cheryl S. said...

LOVED both your cards but I think the hexagon one really catches my eye - must be the RED color! Hope I get a chance to use one of these dies on my own OWH cards. Thanks

Colleen said...

I love how you used the positive and negative parts and made two completely different cards!

Operation Write Home said...

Loving your cards Nancy! And thanks again for Tuesday's video, looks like lots of folks LOVED it too!

-Sandy

TK said...

I love your cards. I really like how the embossing with the die cut images and sentiments just make them so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Joan K said...

The color combinations of red, black and white are just so stunning! Great job of piecing the letters on the second card - not sure I have the patience for that, but it looks awesome!

Bert B said...
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Bert B said...

Nothing goes to waste! Love that 2 cards can be made with 1 cut! White, black and red are so classy together and these cards are awesome!
I have to say I have seen a few favorite dies, I had already gone and looked at Die Versions and ordered a couple. Had looked at the boots/helmet one and the dog tags but was not really sure what to do with them. This hop has shown me the way! that is why I love hops!

Mary Locke said...

Your cards are great! Thanks for sharing.

Crafty56 said...

Love the clean and simple look of your cards.

Andrea La Vigne said...
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Andrea La Vigne said...

What great cards, and how neat that you got 2 cards from 1 die cut! I've been loving the hexagon-shaped dies especially. I knew about the blog candy from OWH, but your giveaway is a bonus! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win! If you need to contact me, my e-mail is artandcatloverinjville (at) gmail (dot) com

Paula S. said...

Very nice cards Nancy. red, white and black is such a striking color combo and a good combo for this sentiment... these could definitely go to either a guy or gal and would even make nice Anniversary cards. Thanks for participating in the hop and spreading the inspiration!

Marsha said...

Very nice CAS cards.

Jeanne Woody said...

Nancy, you are so smart to use the negative space letters to get a second card with one cut. i will definitely try that. Both of your cards are especially eye-catching in their bright color and simplicity. Just my style. :-) It is hard to choose the from the dies, but for some reason I am really drawn to the boots and helmet one. It is too cute. Nice work.

Misty said...

Love the cards and the fact that the negatives are so tidy as to be used for another card. I love ALL the dies, the miss you, dog-tags, boots......lol
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
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hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Annan said...

Great cards. Yay for using the inside and outside die cuts. Love it!
My favorite die so far has been the Sweet Phrases -Thank you tag shape die but all of the new dies are super!

sara said...

Just love your cards. love the colors too.

Diane Loughrey said...

Simplicity equals wonderful cards.

mtscrapgal said...

First of all I liked the simple but striking designs of your cards. How sweet of you to share goodies with us. I like the "you and me forever" die and the I miss your face one too. Thanks

WhoMom said...

Love the use of embossed paper for the background and that you could use both pieces in different cards. Nice cards and any hero would enjoy them.

Ann Abrahamson said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love how these dies give us a "two-fer" with the perfect letter cuts. I think my fave on this hop has been the Hero ticket (which I ordered) but that Happy B-day is great for anyone's birthday!. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win the die!

PoJo said...

Two cards from one cut - GENIUS! I like the way you paired the hexagon embossing folder with the hexagon die cut.

ptucker6 at cox dot net

lhalnan said...

Loved your use of ALL of the die!

rscholz said...

I love CAS cards and the dies you used on your cards really stood out. Thanks for sharing. It is hard to pick just one die, because they are all so wonderful, but I am liking the bootprint more and more. rkscholz at yahoo dot com

Michele from MS said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love the embossing folders and that you used the pieces from the 1st die cut to make the 2nd one. No scrap left behind lol! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us ~ msmith38652@gmail.com

Aundria B. said...

I've enjoyed seeing the boot prints used in some very creative ways but my faves are the hexagon and ticket-shaped sentiment dies so far - what a clever way to create a focal point out of a sentiment and with the cut outs to use on another card, like you did here - love it! aundriab76 at gmail dot com. Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards, for your support of OWH and for the chance to win this fun die!

Anne Slattery said...

I would have to say the boots and helmet die along with the HERO die are my favorite so far. This HOP has been full of inspiration and creativity. Thanks for sharing both of your cards and the opportunity to win a die.

Ute said...

Nancy, great idea of using the words on another kind - not waste a scrap of paper. Two cards with one die - great. Ute

Karen Engelder said...

Love both of your cards and the way you made a second card with the negative parts from the die, so cool. Both dies are great so it would be hard to choose, especially since I really like the idea of having words within a shaped die. :-)

Cindy's Card Co said...

I love the clean and simple look on your cards, the color combo is great also.

Samantha said...

These are gorgeous! I really like how you used the leftovers to make a second card. Thanks so much for sharing!

chignon said...

Nancy, I love how you used all the parts from the hexagon die. I am really enjoying seeing all the projects on the hop and love your thrifty idea of using the negative space on a second card! The one die that is at the top of my must have list is the thank you ticket. I need to make some TY cards and that die is just the ticket! heehee

Nancy M said...

Love your CAS style and how you coordinated the shapes on the first. The second caught my attention bc you didn't use hearts; that would have been so predictable, but you used stars!! TFS!! My wallet is sobbing and has been since I saw the dies lol but I'm on the hunt for the "miss your face" that Sandy A used on her hexagon card! Love them all, though!

Nancy M said...

Oops, sorry- if I'm the lucky winner (fingers, toes, arms and legs crossed- and yes I look very funny and type very slowly!! lol) I am @
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM thanks

Doudou said...

Jolies cartes!

Dotti Snell said...

One of my favorite color combinations. Lovely cards.

Robin said...

Simple and beautiful!

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love the bold graphics on your cards! Great idea!

kzladie said...

What a great job on all the cards. I love the idea of saving the negative pieces punched out for the next card. Thanks for sharing