I've been using this one- its a christmas set - but I seriously think its too good to use only at christmas! (called 'Christmas Phrase Cards' ref 659973)
I have used it for festive projects, obviously - as part of my 'christmas book' (more about that tomorrow)...
On this page I cut a white panel, a kraft word block and a blue spotted word - love how all the elements layer up - and looks great laid over my snowflakes stamps.
On this page I just used a single word... (I'm definitely a 'less is more' type of person)
I started playing around with non-festive ways to use the dies and elements, using the Prima Epiphany 6x6 paper pad for these projects - great pad - lots of each design, double sided & a little bit distressed... but not grungy - nice.
What I like about the dies is that they can be positioned in just the right place over patterned papers to create perfect little scrapbooking cards, or panels for cards - so it you want to cut at an angle right in the middle of the page you can!... It so much quicker and accurate to die cut than to sit and measure the space - not lazy just time efficient!
The Stamp Attic
I got busy cutting bits and pieces: several panels using the different sizes of journal cards (creating perfect mat'n'layers (bottom left in picture), and circles as motifs.. the rectangular cards are ready for journaling or large words of photos...
On this card I mat'n'layered two panels, tearing off the bottom of the smaller panel. I chose this circle motif because of the hanging thread of the cages...
I marked the position of the hanging cord, so I could remove the circle and sew the line on my sewing machine
Here is the finished card - the circle a has been 3d mounted... Note about the sewing: my sewing machine was having a funny five minutes and the tension wasn't quite right which caused the odd stitching (in cream) down either side of the card...
The circle becomes an aperture to mount flowers, embellishments onto, and one of the words from the die set - nice for a birthday card (or if used with the right colours, papers and embellishments- a baby card)
I liked how this card looked (I'd added lines of stitching...) so I mounted it onto a 12.x12.5cm greeting card:
I sewed the die cut circle onto a card to create a simple panel:
I stitched onto all of the cards to add texture/interest, but the stictching can be seen on the other side of the card so I covered the stitching with washi tape (LOVE!)
I had fun playing with this set of dies - I like them very much - going to be using them A LOT - and are definitely not just for christmas.
Here are the cards - I also added some stitching - all these little additions and alterations makes them more personal, individual and less generic...
And now I am definitely finished- no more scraps to use!