For my project today I’m showing how to get creative with die cuts and manipulate them to make different images. I used rectangle and decorative shaped dies to create the pretty shaped tag and used the single flower die to extend the size and shape of the flower. It’s always fun think out of the box and find ways to extend how we can use our dies. I slipped in a few step by step photos for you to see how I made the changes. I used the Rubbernecker Nested Rectangle Small Stitch, Marquee 2 with Stitch, Organic Shapable Posy, Leaf Group, Tiny Flower Buds, Small Flowers #3 and Blooms Your Way.
Create the Tag
- Cut the rectangle using the third largest die in the set.
- Slip the top of the rectangle inside the marquee die opening and leave the bottom of the rectangle on the outside of the marquee die.
- Line up the center of the marquee die on the center of the rectangle.
- Place the marquee die and rectangle cardstock on the cutting platform.
- Run the machine just far enough in to cut the top portion and create the decorative tag top.
- Notice how well the stitching pattern from both dies lined up on the tag.
- I want to give credit to Julie Warner for showing how to create different shapes with dies.
Create a New Flower
- See the original shape of the Organic Shapable Posy below.
- Cut the flower section four times using bright pink cardstock and form the petals using a large round stylus and molding pad.
- Cut a small rectangle using matching cardstock to use to attach the flower sections together.
- Note: Attaching the flower sections to the rectangle allows me to create a larger flower base.
- Apply glossy accents to the back of each flower center and attach them to the small rectangle piece.
- Next line up the two additional flowers, offsetting the petals and attach them to the flower base using glossy accents.
- Punch a 1/2″ circle using white cardstock and cut the tiny flower buds using white cardstock.
- Form the 1/2″ circle using the large round stylus and molding pad and form the flower buds using a small tipped stylus and molding.
- Apply a double layer of mounting tape to the back of the circle and place in the center of the flower.
- Cover the domed circle using tiny flower buds and attach using glossy accents.
Assemble the Card
- Stamp the sentiment on the tag using black ink.
- Cut a rectangle layer using bright pink cardstock and attach it to the card base using strips of mounting tape.
- Attach strips of mounting tape to the back of the tag and attach it to the pink layer.
- Cut two sections of the leaf group and attach it to the tag using glossy accents.
- Use glossy accents to attach the large flower to the tag base.
- Attach small purple flowers to the branches using glossy accents.
- Cut tiny yellow flower buds and attach them to the purple flower centers using glossy accents.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my “how to get creative with die cuts” post and that you have been inspired to think of new ways to use your dies. I didn’t have a large tag and decided to create one with what I had. Check out my Christmas Cabin post for another example of how I used dies I had to create something different. Thank you for coming by and I hope you hare staying safe and sound.
Here are the dies and stamp used for this project.
Here are the tools and supplies used.
How to get creative with die cuts.
Kittie, this is SO CREATIVE & reminds me to GET CREATIVE with my dies! You took it ALL THE WAY to the TOP with the tag & even the FLOWER! AMAZING & BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE the swag you created too! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! AND THANK YOU for the reminder!!! ;)<3
That makes a great tag shape and love the way to get dimension for your center of the flower! Lovely!
Great ideas. We certainly have enough time for creating through play.