Saturday, 1 August 2015

Project No. 5 - Deco Labels Framelits Greeting Card

Hello, Crafters.

It's the weekend again and I hope you have a fantastically crafty one!

Today is the last project in my Week 8 Challenge - Uses for Die Sets. Well, maybe not quite! I made two projects yesterday, one was this card and the second I'll share with you tomorrow. It's a tatty cardboard box I use to store an assortment of glues in. It would have been easier to dispose of it and get a new one but, I'm a paper-crafter and knew I could renovate it. I used the Deco Labels Framelits for part of the decoration, so more about that tomorrow.  

For project 5, I decided I would make a shaped easel card using the dies and I'm really pleased with the result. Using this die set the finished card is smaller than the normal size I make. The finished size is 4 1/4" x 3 5/8" and fits into one of our note card envelopes - the width, just about and the length has about 3/4" spare. 

To start with, I die cut a normal-size card in Blushing Bride using the no. 4 die by placing the edge of the die just above the fold. I folded one side in half towards the centre, to form the easel support. Then I did a single die cut, also in Blushing Bride. I used no. 2 to cut one Whisper White and no. 3 to cut two in Whisper White. 

Not sure what happened to the colour of this photograph!!
The Best Day Ever sentiment is from the Birthday Blossoms and was stamped off to the right hand side of the smallest die cut. I stamped three flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set and three from the Pictogram Punches stamp set. They were all punched out using the corresponding punches.

I stamped Happy Birthday To You from the Circle of Spring Stamp Set and punched it out with the 1" circle punch and layered it a Whisper White scalloped circle punched with the 1 1/4" scalloped circle punch.

All stamping was done with Blushing Bride ink on Whisper White card stock. Finally, I adhered everything together!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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