Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Impression Obsession - All About the Dies - Day 1

For the next 3 days, the Impression Obsession designers will be sharing lots of ideas for using IO dies!   You can visit the I.O. Blog each day of the hop for links to the previews. Make sure to comment on all our blogs for a chance to WIN!  Each day one winner will get three dies of their choice!!

I'd better lead off with some Easter cards since that holiday is fast approaching!


This Basket die has so many uses, but the most obvious use is for Easter baskets... I tucked in grass (Grass Border) and eggs with one of the bunnies... I squealed when I saw these Bunny dies - bunnies are my favorite and this little trio is sooooo cute. The accompanying clear stamp set is adorable too.

The eyelet border at the bottom is Border Duo 2, cut from 4 layers of tissue paper and crinkled along a line of double-sided tape. I stamped the sentiment on a Flag die.


That little stringy Bow die is such a cute one too!


On the second card, I created a little Easter egg hunt scene, using the Grass die and the larger Egg, and a strip of torn kraft paper. The chipboard frame was painted white with acrylic paint.


Be sure to check out these other designers' blogs for inspiration -

Daniela @ For the First Time
Jeanne @ Inky Paws
Jenny @ One Krafty Kat
Julie @ Out to Impress
Kittie @ Kittie Kraft
Laura @ Laura's Stamp Art Journal
Vicki @ Summerthyme Studio

Remember to leave a comment! Hope you have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by!

61 comments:

Antonella said...

I love both of your cards and the way the long grass adds to the overall effect! The Easter basket is adorable!
Hugs, antonella :-)

Karen Noonan said...

Please,please,please, I want to win all the dies that Dina used in her Easter bunny card, it is just beautiful.

Diane said...

Loving both cards....have to have the bunnies and the grass dies....perfect cards for the "hop"...pun intended...lol!!

Deloris said...

Soooo cute! Love them!

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Oh my word! Darling darling darling. I've had that grass on my wish list! I think it about time to do something about it. On vacation, but defintiely finding time to check in.. An amazing sweet card. Wonder if I have time to sorta case when I get home..haha

RachelB said...

Beautiful cards! Love this little bunny too!

Anonymous said...

Adorable cards...love your color selections, too. Jan Douglas, Florida

Janet L. said...

Your cards are terrific! I love the grasses, the colors, the basket, bunny, eggs and all!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wonderful! Love what you did with the grass!

pam said...

As usual, i love your cards! The grass dies are so fun to use

Lynne said...

Use of grass in front of and behind the eggs is brilliant. Terrific color scheme, an all around great card.

di said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE both of your cards.

stamping sue said...

fun cards! my favorite are all the eggs in the field of grass.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous creations ! There are so many layers of die-cuts ! Love that grass die, a lot longer than I thought.

Carol Ann Ater said...

I love a card that tells a story and dies do just that. Love your cards.

Barb said...

Such cute cards. Spring can't come soon enough

Barb Green said...

Such cute cards. Very Spring like.
Barb

Cherylynn said...

Wow! I can't decide which card I like the best. I love them both! Awesome color combinations.

Cheryl W said...

Love, love, love your cards. The grass and the stringy bow dies are too much fun - they add so much delicate dimension.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Oh I love both those cards the dies are awesome and how I would love to win some . Thanks for the chance
Marilyn

Jackie said...

Those are gorgeous! I love the long grass and the bunny - too cute.

Else49 said...

Love, love the use of these dies. I could have used the grass in the Easter cards I made for the grand kids. Much nicer than my attempt at drawing grass.

Cheryl First said...

These cards are both so sweet! Love the way you've "hidden" the eggs in the grasses!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

So cute! So happy! Love the cards. :)

linda said...

very sweet easter cards; i love the bunnies and the little bow.
linda

Robin Sachs said...

Your cards are beautiful.

Jayne said...

Love this precious bunny and the grass. Such great dies.

Colorado Crafter said...

Wonderful card! I love the bunny die set and have had it on my wish list for a while now.

Karenladd said...

Oh my, this card is the cutest!! Love that bunny and darling basket!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Well both those cards are "to die" for!! hahaha, yes I had to say it:) Cute as can be! The grass and bow dies are my favs:)

Chrisi said...

So elegant and beautiful.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful & adorable designs Dina! Have a great day, Shirleyx

SHartl said...

Oh I am totally loving this sweet little Easter card! The bunny, the basket the grass....all adorable!

Gailanne said...

Amazing card...my favourite Easter card this year. Well done.

Kelly said...

Your cards are beautiful! So full of detail and life! Thanks for sharing.

hopefulcrafter said...

Both of your cards are just stunning, I just love them.

Shona said...

Sooo cute is right! These are the most adorable Easter cards!

Christine Kiehl said...

So sweet! I can think of so many fun things to do with that basket and I love what you did with the eyelet trim lace!

Denise Bryant said...

Darling cards! Love the sweet bunny and the basket with bow, and the eggs and grass! Such fun dies!

lisa808 said...

I love that basket die!

Amy McCue said...

I love the grass in the basket. So cute!

Suzette said...

I love the delicate bow - a (new) must have! Very nice card!!

Anonymous said...

Hoe cute are these cards!?! The colors are so fun and springy too. I love the grass - great in both cards! Love the bow and the lace on the first card. Thanks for showing us two different fun cards. Excuse me as I hop along.

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Ooooo, Dina, I love those dies. Wish I had them to make my Easter cards. Maybe next year? What a delightful card.

Beth Norman said...

You are always such an inspiration Dina. How unique for you to use the grass die to nestle the eggs.

Mary Ann said...

Love your cards,Beautiful,Love the dies,never used them but I am going to get me some...

Mary said...

Your cards are beautiful like always. The grass die is such a versatile one.

Sue D said...

Very cute Easter projects with these dies!

Paper Crazy Lady said...

That Easter bunny in the basket was so very cute!

Stacy B said...

Gorgeous cards Dina. I especially love the second one with the Easter Grass...great texture! And the border die punched in tissue on card 1 looks just like lace. What a great tip!

Katie said...

Such a cute and serene Easter card! I love that bunny popping up in the middle and love how you layered the basket over that spellbinders die. Also love your other egg card with the long grass! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

SherylH said...

Both cards are great! And such a great way to use the border die with tissue paper to make "lace" -- looks like the real thing.

MariaR said...

Your cards are so pretty! I really like the grass, it looks so realistic:)

Paula said...

hopping to win {pun intended} these lovely Easter dies.

Frances said...

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

Julia said...

Absolutely adorable!

Greta said...

Wow--your work is amazing! Love your style!

Designs By Sky said...

cute card TFS

Sandra said...

wonderful! love them both!
Sandra ltb

Anonymous said...

beautiful! love those dies!
Karen adams

Angela Restad said...

I love your cards they are amazing!