15 July 2022

Dies R Us #197 ~ Madonna

Hello and welcome to another challenge, starting today, at Dies R Us.
Christmas in July is when my Christmas fun begins.  It's all about Christmas from now on, taking a little bread for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  I've already spent a few hours going thru the stores admiring all the new Christmas decor that has come out for this year, while humming Christmas songs in my head. 😀

Challenge #197 ~ Anything Goes
(as long as you use a die that is sold at Dies R Us)

If you enjoy paper piecing then this Madonna die is the die for you. I cut it out of white, blue, beige, and gold cardstocks. Using the white as my base, I paper pieced the other colours. I think it's beautiful.  I didn't want the focus to be taken away from this die, so I went looking thru all my background dies and frames and thought that this Ice Flower Frame would be perfect.  Just paper pieced a few gold stars as accents and my card was done.  If you're running short on time and need to mass produce, this is easy, simple and beautiful, in my opinion anyway 😀

Here are the couple of dies I used.  I linked them to the Dies R Us store for your convenience.

Well, that is it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a little of your day with me.  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.  There is a prize to be won with every challenge, you could be the lucky winner! If you have a minute, please visit our challenge blog, where my team mates showcase their creations to provide you with some wonderful inspiration.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.  

And don't forget to visit our sister store, Didi Crafts.  It has warehouses in the US and Canada. This means that our Canadian friends no longer have to worry about huge taxes or expensive shipping fees.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies,  and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Crafty hugs,


  1. This looks so elegant with the gold and all the paper piecing. Beautifully done!

  2. Oh, that's gorgeous. Beautifully paper pieced and the colours remind me of wedgewood china, bet they've never done a Madonna piece! xx

  3. This card turned out beautifully, Lena! The paper piecing is lovely with the gold accents, and you used the perfect sentiment too. Look at you, getting ahead on all your holiday cards. I really should follow suit and do the same. Thanks for always inspiring me!!

  4. Beautiful Christmas card! So elegant!

  5. Oh Lena, such beautiful paper piecing, it makes this die really stand out, good for you to get ahead with your holiday cards, it sneaks up on us so fast!!!


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