Monday, March 24, 2014

Greetings

Crafty friends,   For my last official post w/dies from the March 2014 release, I have two birthday cards.

Ladies first, so here's a simple card featuring a large stamped imaged and the Sweet Phrases Just For You die.  Have you noticed that the die cut is not in the shape of a ticket?  Well, I wanted more of a tag then a ticket shape, so I took my die cut and squared off the edges.  Then using a corner rounder punch, I rounded off the corners.

I never hesitate to tweak my die cuts to fit my needs.  In fact, this idea just popped into my head... the Sweet Phrases Just For You die can easily be cut in half to separate the "just for" from the "you". The "just for" die cut part can be used on a card or layout w/a large stamped "YOU".    

































My second card features the following dies: Sweet Phrases Happy BDayCorner Concepts Happy Birthday and Whispers Medal.   Once again i tweaked my die cuts by not using the "Happy" from the Corner Concepts Happy Birthday die.


I hope you have enjoy your time on our blog today and that I have inspired you in a small way to look at your dies with fresh eyes.  Until next time, with a new release (how FUN)...

7 comments:

  1. Mary ~ Both of your cards are adorable! But I really love the second one with the Sweet Phrases dies coming out of the pocket! Really cute!

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  2. Both of your cards are so fabulous, Mary!! The shiny bow on the first is awesome!! Love the pocket with the tickets and the birthday down the side!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I love my glossy accent :)

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  3. Both of your cards are truly awesome gosh you really got very clever and creative with the dies thanks for all the great info of how you did what you did. Love your cards and girl your gift turned out so beautiful love too that jean pockets.
    You sure are one talented gal!!

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    1. Thank you Joan... so sweet of you to comment. That big gift stamp is probably 15 years old :)

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