Still have die cut leftovers? Check out this project!
No matter how we try to plan, we always have die cut leftovers, am I right? And I don’t know about you but it’s really hard for me to throw any away! Even if they are tiny – somehow they aren’t “scraps” anymore but actual little things. I shared with you in this post how I used up some die cuts I’d assembled into an actual flower bouquet and today I want to show you how I used up some itty-bitties. I have to say, I think it’s quite pretty!
The Embossed Frame Layer
- Cut an A2 Sized card base and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer using white cardstock.
- Secure the white layer in the embossing folder and run through the die cutting machine.
- Place the white layer back on the cutting platform, secure the scalloped oval die in place with a piece of masking tape and cut the opening.
- Cut a pink oval frame mat using pink cardstock and an oval die one size smaller than the scallop die.
- Apply pieces of mounting tape around the front of the pink frame opening and attach it to the back of the white layer. Note: Take a look at my Frame Tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I make my matted frames. For the tutorial I attached the mat frame section directly to the back of the frame layer using ATG adhesive.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame layer and attach to the card base.
The Oval Wreath
I had lots of tiny multicolored flower buds and small green branches from other projects so I tried my hand at making an oval wreath. I’ve made lots and lots of round wreaths over the years but never an oval one. It was a happy experiment and I love how pretty it is with all the different flower colors.
- Use the smallest oval die to cut a small green oval layer.
- Cut the outer border of the oval layer using your snips to create the oval wreath base.
- Place the tiny flowers on the molding pad and form them using a small tipped stylus.
- Attach the tiny flowers to the branches using glossy accents. Pro Tip: Reverse tweezers takes the work out of picking up the flowers and attaching them to the branches.
- Cut the ends off of each flower branch to shorten them for attaching them to the wreath base.
- Begin by attaching the first branch to the oval wreath base using glossy accents.
- Pick up the next branch, tuck it under the top leaves of the first branch and attach using glossy accents.
- Continue all the way around the wreath base. Pro Tip: I left a small space of the wreath base open for to attach my bow.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the wreath base. Note: I normally attach wreaths directly to the card base using glossy accents. Since I separated the pink mat from the white frame layer using mounting tape I wanted the wreath to stand away from the base and even with the frame layer opening.
- Attach the wreath inside the oval frame opening.
- Finish by attaching a pretty multi loop bow to the wreath using several glue dots. Pro Tip: I prefer using sheer organza ribbon on a delicate wreath like this. The bow adds so much to the project but the sheerness of the ribbon looks airy and soft.
- Check out my Multi Loop Bow Video to see how I make my bows.
Now – are you looking around for more die cut leftovers because you want to try this out? I suggest keeping a little dish or box on or near your work area to drop these little leftovers into and when you see you have a good batch, try out making a card like this. You won’t ever feel guilty about throwing away your little creations and you’ll end up with a bonus card to send!