Wednesday, March 30, 2011
~ Reverse Die-Cuts ~ thrifty recycling in papercraft
I made this card the day before my exam (instead of slogging away on the scales like I should have been doing) ......... because I had this *brilliant* idea (nothing really brilliant about it, really) ........ see, I had this die-cut set from Melissa Frances...
... that I used up a looong time ago. But I saved the "negative" sheet, you know the stuff left after you use up the insides? If you trim around what's left, you get this...
That frame... and you can just stitch all around it to create a cute little box for your buttons to nest in.
Another card with another negative-frame... I love how it looks like a little window, with these cute banner stamps strung across! But I'll tell you that banners are BIG-TIME troublesome to make (that's cause I'm lazy) ;o)
Cherry-and-olive buttons! from here! and that sentiment, from Masculine Motifs.
I like to make tri-colored scrunchy bows. They add a little too much bulk to the card, but oh-welly... ;o)
One more card........ and I'll be done.
Twill roses are really fun. I used a strip that was from a failed-bow (have you ever heard of those? :o) ...) and just rolled, and tucked, and glued. Easy-peesy, and no-need to make it perfect. That's another one of those negative-frames under the rose. They're versatile, and add an extra-special element to any card.
Hope you have a happy day!
Will be back on April 1st for Clear and Simple Stamps' April release!
Posted by Viola Mahr at 9:51 PM