Friday, September 20, 2013

Die-Namites New Release Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to our NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP Die~Namites Dies has just released 32 new Fall and Christmas themed dies!



We are sooo HAPPY that you have chosen to join us for the event, September 20-22, 2013
Our theme is...

“It’s beginning to look A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!”
 
As you are hopping along be sure to
leave a little love on each of the Design Team blogs.
Make sure to leave a comment on the Die~Namites Blog for an entry to win the Grand Prize of a
$50 Gift Certificate to Die~Namites Dies along with
5 ~ $10 Gift Certificates.
You will receive additional entries for Liking us on Facebook,
Signing up for Email Notifications.
So Let the HOP Begin
 
So enough about the logistics.... LET THE HOP BEGIN.... 

I'm so excited for the Blog Hop and all the new dies!!  Christmas is my favorite holiday, all the decorations & twinkly lights make me so happy.

December is the busiest month in my house with 2 kids celebrating birthdays, hockey in full swing and of course all the holiday festivities, so this year I'm trying to get a jump start on some Christmas projects. I was thrilled when it was announced our theme for the blog hop was Christmas, and decided to make something special for my Mom using the Pinecone and Elegant Holly dies.



I had  this plain wood frame that I picked up ages ago from the dollar store and this old photo of the kids with Santa & Mrs Claus.  I'd forgotten how little they all were once upon a time!

I didn't like the plain wood of the frame so I stained it using Vintage Photo Distress Stain, so quick and easy!


I added a few layers of pattern paper and the photo to the centre, then decorated the corners with the dies.
I cut the Elegant Holly die twice from green cardstock, then added some Distress Stickles in Forest Moss & Fired Brick to had a touch of shimmer to the die cuts.

 
For the top corner I cut the Pinecone die first from glitter cardstock, then did a second cut using the same green as the holly, finishing them off with some crinkle ribbon.

Here's a closer look at the Pinecone so you can see how pretty it looks cut from the glitter cardstock.

 
 
Now head on over to Taniesa’s blog. 
THANK YOU FOR HOPIN’ ALONG WITH US!

36 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Wow, beautiful Dies .
Thanks for the chance to win.
Gr Elly

Lori Kobular said...

Love that pinecone die!!

Heather said...

Really cute!

ginger jarnagin said...

I love how you added the blunt. Have to get these

Stephanie R/S said...

So beautiful luv the pine cone in white

Deidre Lee said...

Fabulous idea. Now to make something of my own!

Tonya Gibbs - Psycho Mom said...

ohhhhh I love that pinecone die. Great use of the die!

Noreen said...

A really pretty way to decorate a frame!

Noreen
craftlinky@ gmail.com

Steampunk Suzy said...

I love how you've upcycled this frame tfs

Susan Fortenberry said...

Thanks for the great ideas

SusanK said...

These dies are going on my wish list! Your holiday photo frame is just so special. What a family memory keepsake.

Kathy said...

What a cute way to dress up a frame! The pinecones in glitter rock!

Anke said...

Love the pineapple die.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Anke said...

Love the pineapple die.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Dee in N.H. said...

That is beautiful!!! And being a grandmother myself, I just know she will treasure that!

Lori Olsen said...

Love the pinecone die. It looks so good with the glitter cardstock.

Janelle H. said...

Love what you did with these dies and an old frame! Just perfect for the photo!

Janelle H. said...

Love what you did with these dies and an old frame! Just perfect for the photo!

Mindi Hammond said...

Hi Lisa

I love the way you incorporated the pinecones and holly on the frame. Those are two I have to have dies. Thank you for choosing them.

Mindi Hammond

Stephanie said...

Wow I love those two dies ad your altered frame looks fabulous!

Regina said...

the dies are lovely and makes a great embellishment!

ionabunny said...

Fantastic die. Love those pinecones. A gorgeous LO with that B/W photo

Linda Carson said...

What fun! Such a fabulous and creative way to dress up a frame! Love it!

Peggy Lee said...

Lisa omw girl I so love the simply homemade country feel of your projects...oh I need those dies...:)

Joanne said...

Luv these dies...very creative project.

Vicki said...

absolutely gorgeous. I love the look of the distressed glitter, looks so good. Those are awesome dies. Beautiful way to show off such a great picture!

Lynne Forsythe said...

Lisa your creations is SIMPLY AMAZING!!! just love all you did with the dies!!!

Dunja Dücker said...

wow wow wow. i LOVE the way, you have pimped the frame dear Lisa. Anyway, the die's looks so special on your creations, love the sparkling all over also.

have a wonderful weekend,
big hugs, Dunja

loulou said...

I love how you have used these wonderful new dies.

Terry L. said...

That pine cone is just precious. Beautiful frame!! thanks for chance

Taniesa Vlasak said...

Wow this is so beautiful. I never thought of dressing up a frame with die cuts! I definitely need to try this out!

Ute said...

I love these dies - especially the pine cone one - I don't think I've ever seen one like that. It's a die I will absolutely get for myself - after seeing that wonderful example. Thanks for sharing, Ute-HH

gayla said...

I love the frame!! Great ideas for using the dies! Oh I have to purchase some of these!!!

Macarena said...

OMG! The pinecone die is just amazing and looks so great on your wooden frame it almost seems it's growing there ;)
Hugs, Macarena

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