Friday, July 13, 2012

I'd Be Lost Without You

Today I have a fun sneak peek for you! On Monday, Lifestyle Crafts is releasing its marvelous Maritime line of dies and I am excited to share some projects I created with one of these cool dies. Plus, as an Affiliate, I get to offer readers an exclusive 20% discount code for use in the LC Store (which you can use today!)

When I saw this Compass Die, I was hooked. It's so striking and I thought I could use it with both cards and layouts -- plus, another unexpected use as you'll see below. I created this masculine card to send to my sweet husband because the sentiment is true -- literally; I have a terrible sense of direction!
The Compass Die measures 4.25" x 4.25" when assembled.

I die-cut a window in my patterned paper using the Nesting Circles and popped up the compass for some variation in dimension. Some sponging and a sticker alphabet sentiment had me finding my way to a striking card that I think will surprise my husband when he gets it.

Next, I discovered something that will definitely be coming in handy for the holidays. I absolutely love it when dies have multiple uses, and this Compass one can actually be used to create some very pretty ornaments! 

I had some glittered cardstock that proved perfect for my ornament. I simply die-cut the paper three times and scored down the middle of each, adhering them together to form the ornament shape. I used a small piece of silver glittered paper to die-cut the center star three times as well and added those for a nice little accent.

Lost Without You Card
Patterned Paper: Bon Voyage collection (Imaginisce); Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy (Stampin' Up!); Stickers: Alphabet (Cosmo Cricket); Dies: Nesting Rings, Compass Maritime Die (Lifestyle Crafts)

Star Ornament
Specialty Paper: Glittered Cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Fibers: Silver Cord (Stampin' Up!); Dies: Compass Maritime Die (Lifestyle Crafts)

I hope you enjoyed my projects today -- the entire Maritime collection will be available for purchase on Monday, July 16. If you do any shopping in the Lifestyle Crafts Store, be sure to enter Promo Code: BEAN for a 20% discount. Have a schnappy weekend!

1 comment:

Diane - said...

Regina great projects and what a cool die! Very useful for Many ideas, I'm sure. So cute. hugs