Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Try Me Tuesday

Do you like shaped cards? Did you know you can make a card out of almost any die very easily?! That's what today's "try me" is all about. Making a card from a die that is not meant to be an actual card. For my card I used the Capture Frame die (it comes with an arrow die, also). I simply turned it on its side and used the frame as a window.


It's a simple process to make a card base from any die. First cut a piece of cardstock at least twice as long as the die you are using and score in the center. 

Fold. Place the fold just inside the cutting line of the die, as shown here.

Run through your cutter (I have a BigShot) and there you have it! Ready to decorate, embellish and ink up how you wish. You can decorate the front as is, or you can do like I did with this one and cut a separate piece the full size of the die and adhere it to the front so the stitching shows on all four sides.

For the candles on the inside of my card, I just cut strips of coordinating papers and added yellow bling for the flames. The banner behind is from the Vintage Label and Banner die set. Add your sentiment and twine if you like.

This is such a fun and easy way to make a unique card shape. If you haven't already tried this technique I hope you will. You can use a multitude of die shapes for this idea. Here is another way to use this technique on a card I did some time ago.

Product List:
My Creative Time, Capture Frame die
My Creative Time, Vintage Label and banner die set
My Creative Time, Round Speech Bubble die
My Creative Time, Wow, So Many Candles stamp set
My Creative Time, Chocolate Greetings stamps
My Mind's Eye, Kraft Funday Happy Days 6x6 paper pad
Twine, button, bling, acetate for window

9 comments:

  1. Your card is super cute!! Love your window idea so very clever and creative of you you really outdid yourself on this one. You are sure one talented gal!!

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  2. Too cute, love it Shar...especially the candles!!!

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  3. Shar ~ this is really a CUTE way to use this die too! I LOVE it flipped on the side!!!! FABULOUS details too! What a fun little challenge for us!

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  4. Shar, you are the best! Thank you SOOO much for showing us newbies these little tricks you have!! And you are such a great teacher...you explain the steps well and the pics are so helpful! You are so talented and gifted...thanks for passing along your techniques!

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  5. Wonderful job on your card. The inside is clever with the candles and flames...they look sweet through the window. The speech bubble is so fun! Fabulous card.
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  6. What a super FUN card Shar! Totally LOVE the shape and the cute candles!!!
    AWESOME job!

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  7. This card is fun and colorful, love it!!! Thanks for showing the process, great idea!!!

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  8. Your birthday card is AWESOME Shar, SUPER DUPER job my sweet friend!!! :)

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Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar

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