Thursday, January 4, 2018

Winter Time Thanks

Good morning friends and Happy New Year!  
I've got some cute critters today from Marianne Designs to help you say "Thank You".

 First let me say that these little critters from Marianne Designs Collectables are all too cute for words!  
These dies are frequently offered on Special Order for a short period of time at the Dies R Us online shop.  I've been adding to my collection of critters ever since I started designing for DRU and each one is a delight to put together.

Here's what I did:
I started by heat embossing some snowflakes onto white cardstock using silver embossing powder.  I blended in Distress Oxide Inks in Worn Lipstick and Abandoned Coral.

Next I cut Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes  and added a bit of Distress Oxide Ink to the edges.  This particular die is currrently out of stock but you can find many landscape dies in the store including a Memory Box Gentle Stitched Landscapes.  

I cut several Poppystamps Stitched Pine Trees  out of green and white cardstock and assembled them using Glossy Accents.

This is the Dachshund from Marianne Designs.  All the Marianne Designs Collectables critters are so easy to assemble.  I added some white stitching to his scarf using a white gel pen.  Doesn't he look handsome??
Here's the finished card:

This is the Deer from Marianne Designs.  It comes with dies to make him stand up or lay down.  So cute!!  Here's a link to another project I made using this darling deer:  Oh Deer!

And last but not least, this is the snuggly Polar Bear.  He even comes with a santa hat!

Be sure to sign up for the Dies R Us newsletter so you'll be the first to be notified of their special order events as well as other great sales.

I hope you're inspired by today's project.  Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks for stopping by!


Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Birgit, these are all adorable, and I love the backgrounds with the colors you've chosen to blend in around the snowflakes. I also like the look that those trees give to your cards; I had never seen them until now and they are perfect with your Marianne dies. Wonderful colors on your critters for such dimension. LOVE all of these!

I Card Everyone said...

Birgit these 'thank yous' would require another thank you! So sweet!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Really cute and adorable critters. Your cards are so amazing in every way.

Colleen said...

I love these backgrounds Birgit and oh, your little critters are so cute, what wonderful thank you cards!!

Janice said...

Love these cards Birgit! You have created fabulous vibrant backgrounds for the wintry scenes and animals.
Wishing you a happy New Year.

Lisa Elton said...

I like those sweet little trees!! These are adorable Birgit!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness they are all just adorable, of course since we had a dachshund he is sweet with his scarf but I love them all, great backgrounds you have made with them!

Denise Bryant said...

These are all so cute! Love the critters! I have the Stitched Pine Trees dies also and haven't even used them yet! They make a great scene! I am thinking the fawn is my favorite of the animals.

Sharron said...

Adorable thank you card, Birgit! Those critters are amazing and I love the scenes you've created.

Donna Phelan said...

Oh My Goodness! Beyond CUTE! They are all so adorable! Great dies! I just looooooove how that Polar Bear is looking at me! Well done!