You’ve Been Framed!

You’ve Been Framed!

Hi there

Thanks for popping . Been a fab day! Went to Clarity Towers this morning, and had a super creative art planning session with Lucy and Lisa. I love working with those girls; they get it. And they get me. You can’t beat a proper meeting around the table.

This week our Offer of the Week is pretty special too. This is Papercrafting at its best and easiest! A while ago, we designed an excellent and oh so useful collection of Fresh Cut dies using Tina Cox’s original artwork – and added popular additional sentiments in the middles too.

There are so many possibilities with these dies! Let’s step it up today. Look at the card below and then check back with the dies. Can you see this die? No? Mmmm. Let’s investigate…

The above card has been created using Shenandoah Petite Toppers and the “On Your Special Day” Floral Frame Die. You can use the same technique but with one of the other floral dies for a completely different look, or a different piece of card. There are 96 to choose from! Especially if you took advantage of last week’s Offer of the Week!

Right. Here goes.

  • Take a piece of Shenandoah Petite Topper and attach the “On Your Special Day Die” towards the top.
  • Run through your die cutting machine
  • Trim down so that it is a 5″ square – you can trim it down to 5″x 5″ first if you prefer.
  • Using another piece of the same card, attach the same die together with the 4th from the outside Nested Square Die.
  • Run through your die cutting machine.
  • You will have a thinner panel as seen below:
  • Use a pair of scissors or a Pergamano Ruler and Craft Knife to remove the smaller corner on both pieces.
  • Don’t throw it away – we will use that bit later! Waste not want not.
  • Use a black medium nib Posca (waiting on a delivery!) or Sharpie pen to edge the frame on all four sides.
  • Using our Roll-a-Tape glue runners, attach the larger panel to a 6×6 white card blank
  • Layer the smaller panel on top with the floral corner in the opposite corner
  • Die cut a sentiment of your choice and attach using Perga Glue.
  • Remember the piece we cut off earlier? Perfect for using on the back of your envelope

Such a simple card to make! You could make a set of notelets with matching envelopes, using different Designer card and various sentiments. What a fab gift that would make for a birthday or Christmas. And it wouldn’t take long either. You could even add the matching insert using the 12×12 inch papers.

Our Offer of the Week is available HERE. This collection is half price until next Monday. (Plus your Club discounts too)

We’ll blog a couple more step by steps this week, so you see how versatile these fresh Cut Dies are.

Stay safe

Love always

Barb xxx

17 thoughts on “You’ve Been Framed!

  1. Thanks for the ideas, really useful as I’ve got some (or all? Must check) of these dies! Nothing like a die to get you out of trouble simply and quickly once you know what you’re doing ! X

  2. Bought these dies when they were showcased on The craft store. They have been quite useful but hadn’t thought of doing this. Thank you.

  3. Thanks for the step by step. I have those dies but have never used them so looking forward to more ideas this week. Thank you. Hx

  4. Hi Barbara I love your card. Those dies are right up my street. It is my birthday soon I might have a little treat. Have a great evening. Take care. Hugs xxxx

  5. Love this idea. I have all these dies and have used them for lots of quick cards, but this a different idea again.

  6. Brilliant idea. I’ve got a few of these dies, so they’re going to have to come out for an airing this week. Thanks for the inspiration

  7. Hello Barb, another fabulous creation, the paper is perfect for this type of card, and the dies are just so versatile as you have shown here. Love it. Take care and stay safe everyone. Bx

  8. Lovely – and you have the other little corner for the insert too! Can’t wait to have a proper meeting again with all my team members together . In fact, as of next Monday there will be 4 new people in my little team who we have never met with in person as they started in lockdown, so the first meeting together will be very special.

  9. Forgot there was a ODS this week but having already got the dies from when they first came out I will watch Paul for some new ideas on how to use them. I placed my order for the Paisley plate at the weekend so will catch up with Paul’s Groovi SHAC later as we also lost the internet yesterday for a few hours just half way through the FB live.
    Hope you are enjoying your break although it sounds as if you have been busy with other things. A change is as good as a rest they say so look forward to seeing what you have planned for us on Monday.

    1. Got myself all mixed up – dies are the offer of the week & Linda’s new plates are the ODS so lots to look at this week again. Thanks Clarity for keeping us busy.

  10. I have these dies bought when they first came out, great to introduce them again so we will be able to try them in a new way. Look forward to more step by steps with them. This one is

  11. Beautiful. I did something a tiny bit similar on my granddaughters birthday card. Love this one though, it looks a quick one to make in an emergency and still look stunning.
    Thank you Barb xx

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