Tuesday, August 14, 2012

There's More Than One Way to Use a Die

Hey there, Crafty Friends! Lifestyle Crafts just released its Pool Party Collection of dies and I am delighted to get to share some of them with you today. Plus, as an Affiliate, I get to offer readers an exclusive 20% discount code for use in the LC Store (details below.) Also, there is a great sale going on right now on special Core Collection favorites...think 55% off with discount code!
I know that sometimes I'm hesitant to buy a die because I'm not sure how often I will use it. So, I'm always really happy when I find more than one way to use my dies. Today, I thought I would show how I used a few of the same dies to create two very different projects.
I love the new Umbrella Die and the Cloud Border Die (which is long enough to use on a scrapbook page) and I used both on two cards.

The first card is a bright, happy summer beach card. The umbrella is super cute and I created a little scene with it as the centerpiece.

I die-cut some light, fluffy clouds and also added the new Waves Border Die (one of two) and the sweet little Sun Die.

Next, I decided the umbrella would be just perfect for a shower (either for a baby or a wedding) and I changed up my colors accordingly.

The Cloud Border Die (which also includes the Sun Border Die) was perfect here, but I used some patterned paper instead of plain white cardstock.

To make this a shower card, I took my sweet sentiment quite literally and punched out a multitude of hearts. I also flipped the handle of the umbrella to give it a more finished look than from the one in my beach scene card.

So there you have it. Two very different cards using the same dies!

Relax Card
Stamps: sentiments from Coconut Grove set (Taylored Expressions); Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko); Patterned Paper: Splash (Echo Park); Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah), Pool Party, Delightful Daffodil (Stampin' Up!); Dies: Cloud Border Die, Sun Die, Umbrella Die, Waves Border Die (Lifestyle Crafts)

Showered With Love Card
Stamps: sentiments from It's in the Bag set (Taylored Expressions); Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento (Tsukineko); Patterned Paper: Sweet Day, Dots & Stripes (Echo Park); Cardstock: Classic Cream (Neenah), Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up!); Punch: Hearts (Martha Stewart); Dies: Cloud Border Die, Umbrella Die (Lifestyle Crafts)

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1 comment:

Diana Fisher said...

These are amazing cards! i love the layers and the bright colors! Fabulous!