01 August 2022

Dies R Us #198 ~ Summer

 Hello and welcome to another challenge, starting today, at Dies R Us.

Challenge #198 ~ Summer
(as long as you use a die that is sold at Dies R Us) 

My little granddaughter loves Mermaids, so for her 8th birthday, I made her this card.

I began by using the stencil and cutting out the base of the card and the mats. I traced it in such a way that I could make a shaped card.  In other words, I placed the stencil on the fold of a card and did not cut it on that side.  Next I die cut all my bits and pieces from the different die sets.  I have listed all the supplies I used later on in this post.  Lastly, it was just a matter of adhering all the bits and bobs in such a way that it created this underwater mermaid scene 😀

On the inside, I just inked the edges and used left over die cuts to continue the theme on the inside.  That was it, a sweet mermaid card done for a sweet girl.

Here is the list of supplies I used to make this card:

I purchased the Marianne Design dies during one of the International Dies sales events that Dies R Us have every so often.  The best way to know about these sales is to subscribe to their newsletter HERE

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.  

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Crafty hugs,


  1. This is adorable Lena! How lucky of you to catch a mermaid and put her in a bottle. ;0) I just got this bottle stencil but haven't had the chance to use it yet. Can't wait after seeing your sweet inspiration!!

  2. This is just as cute as can be. I know your granddaughter loved it too!

  3. That's such fun, a mermaid in a bottle is a wonderful idea and I bet your Grandaughter LOVED it xx

  4. Fabulous shaped card and fun mermaid, great inside too!! thought I had already left a comment here but guess not, geez I must be losing my mind lol...this getting old stuff is for the birds!!


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