Sunday 3 March 2013

Project 70: Die cut bicycles and cameos


As I'm still relatively new to die cutting I rely on Claire for advice and guidance. Oh and for stealing her great kit.

She has this stamp and die cut set with bicycles that I am just loving. You stamp the image first and then the die cuts the shape around it. A bit fiddly for day to day crafting but great for playdates and special occassion cards.

The headline card uses some die cut tags that I bought as my first nesting die set. The papers are Martha Stewart and the Hippie Chick matte stack. The stamp is a new one that my mom and dad got me for my birthday. (NB - Claire was really jealous of this stamp so if you're reading this Mom or Dad - get in touch and let me know how she can find one of her own so she doesn't steal mine.)

The next two played around with some layouts I saw in a magazine. I really like the way the striped paper feels a bit retro.

The cameo dies are really great. I got 5 in a set (yes, these were my second die purchase in a week) and it came with a frame but we mainly stuck to the nesting die set. The layered version is more true to the sketch we were replicating but the spotty one was an opportunity to use the scrap from cutting the die as a frame. Claire gave me the tip about coloring some of the petals on the white flower to match the die.

Finally this isn't a true die-cut as I hand-cut this with a blade around a stamp set that my friend bought me for my birthday. I was really into vertical stripes this weekend! I added the greeting to the far side offset with a button and flower.

In this one you can see Claire's cameo card with mine: we were going for old lady-style floral wallpaper and I thought that they looked sweet against my vintage tea cups that I keep on my cake stand.

I'm prematurely 80, I know this already.


  1. Great selection of cards.
    Welcome to the world of die cutting. You'll keep wanting to get more and more.

  2. Great minds think alike, your post is 20mins ahead of mine :) Still love the headline card and the Eiffel Tower. DO WANT the stamp...Cx

  3. Alison - yes I'm finding it a slippery slope not to spend all day looking at new die sets! I blame Claire entirely for that.

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