Happy Monday! Today I made a couple cards using some pretty cool dies by Sizzix. The dies are called Fold-A-Long dies. They are easy to use and the results are pretty amazing! I made two different cards, the first card was a little more complicated but the second card was really easy and quick to make, but you would never know by looking at it.
The first card I made was a Birthday card, this card is for a first Birthday. I started with some pretty pink card stock in 12″ x 12″, first cut the cardstock in half for a piece 12″ x 6″, next score and fold the cardstock in half for a 6″ x 6″ folded piece. The video below demonstrates how to use the dies.
Once you cut the card base you unfold it to reveal a cool fold out card. You receive 6 dies in the set, the second largest die is a cute label die that fits into the center of the card. For this card I used a stamp/die set that I have in my stash from a company called W Plus 9. I colored the images with Spectrum Noir markers, the colors I used are: GB1, GB3, GB4, GB5 and GB10. I used pop dots to apply the first image to the label for the inside of the card. I stamped some wording on the label then applied the giraffe. I wanted this particular card to be very sturdy and I wanted it to lay flat, so I added magnents and an additional layer of card stock, I used Angel Craft double sided tape to help keep everything together. I also used the other dies in the set to create a little flap on the front of the card, I used a magnetic closure for this part as well. I added some felt trim on the front of the card, and some little enamel hearts.
I was very happy with the results, so here is a look at the finished card:
For the second card I used the same Fold-A-Long die set, but I used some of the new Graphic 45 paper, Rare Oddities. I wanted to show how a patterned paper with more interest could make a simple, quick card, that doesn’t look simple or quick at all. First I cut and folded the paper in the same manner as for the first card.
After I had the card base cut, I cut the label for the center, I centered it on one of the papers to capture a part that was interesting, I used a moth from the Tags and Pockets to decorate the inside label, I used pop dots to adhere it. I added some washi tape to the inside and outside of the card. For the outside I cut another shape from a pattern that was less busy, cut it where the fold lines are and adhered it to the right side of the front. I used some more of the elements from the Tags and Pockets to dress up that side and I fussy cut them to fit the card shape, I also fussy cut one of the paisleys from the paper and used it on the card. Finally I added a heart from Thinlits die set Phrase Love with Hearts and attached it to the front of the card along with one of the tags.
I really like how easy this card was, but how detailed it looks with such little effort. Here is a look at the second card:
Here is a list of the products I used that are available for purchase at www.ucutathome.com
660373 – Sizzix Thinlits Fold-A-Long die set, Card Rounded Label
660369 – Thinlits, Phrase Love w/Hearts
ACT1412 – Angel Crafts, Angel Craft Tape, 1/2 inch
4501153 – Graphic 45 Rare Oddities, 12″ x 12″ Paper Pack
4501160 – Graphic 45 Rare Oddities, Tags and Pockets
I used the Sizzix Big Shot (660425) and the Sizzix Precision Cutting Plate (660320)to cut all my shapes.
I also used the following items from my stash for this project: W Plus 9, Party Animals stamps and dies, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Positively Pink Ink Pad from Stampin Up, Pink Card Stock and Heart Pattern Card Stock, Pop Dots, Enamel Hearts and Washi tape.
I hope that you enjoyed my blog post this week, until next time, Thanks and Happy Scrappin!