I wanted to try something new to help me use my dies and stamps more. So I decide to re-organize all my die cuts and stamp images into categories.
I purchased this rolodex from the dollar store for $4 and placed a small piece of paper in every page with stamped images on it, place into its category.
Again I don’t use my Slice die cutting machine as much as I wish I would, so I thought maybe if I put some of the die cuts into the rolodex under the categories to help me see and inspire me with ideas.
I have been using this system for a few months now and have found it be very helpful and inspiring.
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New die I purchased off Ebay and just received in the mail. The next question was “what should I do with it?” I decided I would make a Father’s Day card for my kids to give to my husband.
First off I used all scraps of cardstock from my stash, therefore not sure I will be able to credit all materials used.
Card Front –
I cut the die out of an ivory cardstock and then shaded with Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap. I then took the die thru the my We R die cutter with the blue rubber mat and embossed the branches on the ivory colour cardstock.
Then I cut apart each branch and glue to the embossed cardstock.
All branches glued.
After punching & die cutting I have decided to go with the scalloped oval die and oval die (Spellbinders). Using my Hampton Arts stamp positioner, I stamped the “Happy Father’s Day” on ivory cardstock then pop it up on 3D adhesive.
Decision time, which embellishment do I use, one of the birds or the owl? I used the 2nd bird.
Inside card –
Die cut from brown cardstock with “WE love you” and because I am using the negative of the die cut, I want to make sure the bits and pieces from the “o”, “e”, “y”, “o”.
Then stamped the corners with a small push pin stamp.
Because I made an off size card (5×5), I thought I would make an envelop for it. Using my Martha Steward score board I created and decorated this envelope and added “DAD” to the on a scalloped oval.
Viola! Turned out pretty good…I think!
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