Hi friends! Today I am going to share a technique that will help you get more use and versatility from your frame dies such as Nestabilities. I will show you how to safely use your dies to partially cut a frame or window. You can use this technique on cards, tags or scrapbook pages and is really useful for shaker cards!
I will also show you how to make the cute drink umbrella from a scrap of patterned paper. Watch the video to see how it’s done!
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- White Cardstock
- Vintage postcard, photo or advertisement (for inside of card)
- Peg Stamps from Rubber Stamp Tapestry: Aloha, Seashells, Crab
- Dye based inks
- Blending sponges or color dusters
- “Frame” style die cut like Nestablilities
- Craft knife and mat
- Thin patterned paper
- Bamboo skewer or toothpick
- Circle cutter or 3.5″ circle to trace and cut by and
1. Trace die cut inside of frame on card.
2. Stamp images and let some fall inside of the traced die.
3. Use a craft knife to cut around the images inside the frame.
4. Tuck the cutting die under the cut image and align with pencil marks.
5. Run through die cut machine.
6. Embellish card as desired.
So tell me, will you try this technique? I hope you do because it will multiply the use you get from your dies. Learning new ways to use older supplies is a great way to stretch your stash and keep the hobby fun! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!