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March 23, 2019

Happy Easter!

Combining Standalone Dies for New Looks


Hey Friends!

Today I’m sharing a card that combines standalone dies for new looks. Sometimes it’s good to think outside the box so you can get the most out of your dies!


Today’s project uses a whoooole bunch of products, but they’re easy to combine!

Take a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card panel in a Kraft color, and lay your Dottie Lottie stencil over top. You may want to tape it down with a piece of washi tape!

Using Distress Oxide ink and a blender tool, apply the ink on to your card panel. After that’s dry, take your ink blending tool and just “stamp” white pigment ink circles around the panel as well, creating a slight Bokeh effect.

Using the stitched circle dies, tape two of them together and then run them through your die cut machine, creating three separate circle frames and three inner circle pieces. Ink blend some additional colors on those inner circle pieces and then set them aside, and you can finish off the main background portions by mounting your circle frame pieces and inner circle pieces with foam tape and then adhering them on to your card panel.

Now, take your Stitched Dino Prints dies (which will now function as tulips!) and cut out several pieces of patterned paper using the smallest size. Then you can use the stalk dies from the Forest Builder set and cut out several stems. Color them (I used copics), and then glue them on to the back of your die cut tulip pieces.

Glue those down on your ink blended inner-circle pieces and then finish the card off with a sentiment! I chose an Easter one from the Special Day Sentiment Duos set and backed it with a piece of patterned paper to create a matte and popped it up with foam tape. You can also add a couple finishing touches to the card with Nuvo Crystal Glaze!

So don’t forget to think outside the box when you’re looking at your dies! Cause sometimes a dinosaur footprint can be a tulip! And circle dies can always be combined to create frames in addition to the regular circle pieces!

Thanks for stopping by today and happy crafting!



March 23, 2019

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