This is one of my favorite ways to use leftover die cuts!
Are you always looking for ways to use leftover die cuts? I know I don’t love keeping little parts and pieces around for long but during some of my recent flower card making sessions, I ended up with extra assembled flowers and I just can’t throw them away! Here’s one way to use those up and get a “bonus card” out of your efforts! Most of the flowers and foliage are from the recent Rubbernecker Release and others that I have had sitting in a bowl on my desk. To make this card I used the Nested Scallop with Holes, Mixed Flower Stack, Tulips and Stems, Gentian and Stems, Canterbury Bells and Stems, Buchnera and Stems, Branches and Leaves, Flower Buds, Tag Stitch and Kittie Says Phrases #1.
The Card Base
- Cut an A2 sized card base using white cardstock.
- Use dark blue cardstock to cut a 4.25″ x 5.50″ piece and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
- Cut the Nested Scallop with Holes using white cardstock.
- Place the two sections face down on your desk and attach them together using double stick tape.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the outer section of the layer.
- Apply strips of mounting tape around the edges of the inner section of the layer. Note: The two attached sections are pretty delicate due to the curved line and I don’t want the tape to show in the holes. I added mounting tape to keep the two sections secure for adding the weight of the bouquet.
- Attach the layer to the card base.
- Use green cardstock to cut two or three sections of the Branches and Leaves.
- Gather the leftover flowers and stems.
- Begin attaching the flowers and stems together using glossy accents. Note: Check out my “How to Make Paper Flowers Step by Step Video “ to see how I attach the flowers and foliage branches together to create the bouquet.
- Once the flowers and stems are attached together attach branches to the back of the bouquet using glossy accents.
- Apply a generous amount of glossy accents to the back of the bouquet and attach it to the white layer.
- Create the flower stems by cutting several thin strips of green cardstock and attach them to the front section of the bouquet using glossy accents.
- Trim the ends of the strips.
- Create a pretty white multi loop bow and attach it to the bouquet and stems using several glue dots. Note: Check out my “Multi Loop Bow Video Tutorial” to see how I make my bows.
The Sentiment Tag
- Cut the smallest tag in the set using white cardstock.
- Place the tag back inside the die and manipulate it to create a thinner tag and run through the machine. The outcome creates the stitching all the way around the thinner die cut.
- Stamp the sentiment on the tag using Nocturne ink.
- Trim length off the top portion of the tag, tuck it under the ribbon and secure it in place with glue dots and a piece of mounting tape.
There you have it – one of the best ways to use leftover die cuts to get one more gorgeous project out of your card making sessions! I am betting you will never look at leftover die cuts the same way!
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
5402-01D Tulips and Stems Die
5402-02D Gentian and Stems Die
5402-05D Canterbury Bells and Stems
5402-03D Buchnera and Stems Die
5404D Branches and Leaves Die
Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
Nested Tag Stitch 5149D
3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
Versafine Clair Nocturne Pad
Glossy Accents .5oz
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
Ben Collection 1/4″ X 50 Yard Plain…
New & Improved Mini MISTI Laser…
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12