01 June 2021

Dies R Us #170 ~ Congrats Grad

   Hello everyone, and welcome to our latest challenge at Dies R Us.
Challenge #170 ~ Anything Goes! 
(As long as you use a die sold at the Dies R Us store)

And just like that we are halfway through 2021 and many young men and woman are beginning a new chapter in their lives.  I made this card for a very sweet young lady who will be off to college in the Fall.
The school colours are maroon, black and white but I wanted something a little more feminine, so I settled for just using a little of the maroon (although in the pics, it shows more red and maroon).

I began with a piece of pattern paper from the English Garden Paper Pad from StudioLight. Next I die cut all my elements and assembled them on the card. I cut the stack of books in the various colours and then paper pieced so that I would have the different coloured books.

 On the inside, I used another pattern paper from the same paper pad and cut out the sentiment.  Again, I paper pieced a few accents in maroon to bring in some of the school colours. 

Now for the list of supplies I used, all linked to the Dies R Us store, for your convenience.

Marianne Designs - Vines (Special Order Event)
Studio Light English Garden Paper Pad

Did y'all catch the latest European dies sales, Dies R Us had recently? I did and as always, I got a few new goodies to play with. It was through one of these sales that I got the Marianne Designs dies that I used on this card.  The best way to know about these International dies sales is to subscribe to the newsletter. You will find the subscription box on the home page at Dies R Us.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month. Visit our challenge blog, where my team mates showcase their creations to give you a little more inspiration.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.

Till next time,
stay safe and healthy!


  1. A wonderful grad card inside and out! Awesome world, vine, and book die! How sweet to place the butterfly on the books! The young lady will will appreciate this lovely card I’m sure!

  2. Fabulous grad card inside and out, thanks for the inspiration as I need to create a few myself!

  3. Such a sweet card for a sweet young lady, starting a new chapter in her life. I'm also fawning over your new tropical blog look Lena! Wish I was on that beach right now! Your blog is such a happy place to visit.

  4. WOW what a fabulous design with these dies! Everything ties in together so well and love that sentiment ... very clever!!

  5. Wonderful graduation card. Love the butterfly on the stack of books :-)

  6. Lena, this is so well done and a great graduation card. Love it.

  7. What a great graduation card! I like that globe!

  8. What a very pretty graduation card!! Love it!! Have a great day,


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