Thursday, April 25, 2013

It's All in the Detailz!

Hi Crafty Friends! I am so delighted to get to show off a couple of projects I made with some exciting new products from Lifestyle Crafts. The Detailz line of dies cut and emboss for some really gorgeous and fun die-cuts. 

I created two birthday cards. The first uses the new Party Detailz dies. Here is the full card:

Detailz dies can be cut, embossed, or both. I wanted to show how, with Letterpress Paper, you can also emboss without cutting. 
To do it, simply add another piece of Letterpress Paper on top of the one you want to "emboss" and, voila!, you've got a deeply etched and gorgeous impression, like on this party cake!

I wanted to feature all the dies in the Party collection, so I decided to leave off the sentiment on the front and embellish the inside of the card. Here is the inside:

I adore the pennants. Each one is unique and are so cute! These were cut and embossed using regular cardstock.

The frame below uses the new Labels Detailz Dies.

Next up is the second birthday card I created. This one makes use of the new Flags Detailz dies

After stamping my clouds and airplane, I created this fun banner for the plane to "trail" behind it in the air. I love the little embossed detail on the flag!

Some of you may know this, but I recently completely destroyed a Vagabond die-cutting machine using the platform it came with. My sandwich was too big and my guess wasn't a very good one as to whether or not it would work. With my new Vagabond, I wanted to be very careful. 

I was so stoked to try out the new Genius Ultimate Platform from Lifestyle Crafts. It has been an absolute pleasure! No more bent cutting plates, no more guessing, and the magnetic platform keeps my dies from sliding around! Plus, it works in most manual die-cutting machines like the Cuttlebug and Big Shot. It also comes with some pretty cool, exclusive nesting dies.

Party Birthday Card
DiesParty Detailz diesLabels Detailz Dies (Lifestyle Crafts); Patterned Paper: Dots & Stripes (Echo Park); Stamps: Birthday Bash Sentiments (PTI); Specialty PaperLetterpress Paper (Lifestyle Crafts); Other: Genius Ultimate PlatformGenius Rubber Mat (Lifestyle Crafts)

Flag Birthday Card
Dies: Flags Detailz Dies (Lifestyle Crafts); Patterned Paper: Sweet Girl (Echo Park); Fibers: baker's twine (The Twinery); Stamps: Fly Away (PTI); Other: Genius Ultimate Platform, Genius Rubber Mat (Lifestyle Crafts)

I hope you enjoyed my Detailz Dies projects with Lifestyle Crafts. As an affiliate, I get to offer my readers an exclusive coupon code for 20% off when shopping in the Lifestyle Crafts Store! Please enter Promo Code: BEAN at checkout for your savings. Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

Miriam Prantner said...

The detail on the embossed pieces is fantastic! LOVE the cake card!