Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Window dies

Did you know that a window die can be rather flexible in how you use it?  I had the opportunity to teach a class recently using the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Window One.

I started with a card using this adorable die in the traditional fashion below:

This card is pretty straightforward - I used an embossing folder for the green layer, then pop dotted the window on top and punched some tiny flowers and leaves and added them as a window box element.

This next card combined the following dies:  several Spellbinders scalloped squares,  Sizzix flourish and leaf dies,  an MFT rose die,  the window die, and some Cheery Lynn corner dies for accent.  By cutting the bottoms off the window dies and placing them on a square card, this is the effect you achieve.  I know there's alot going on here, but this card just kept calling for more!  I did use two different embossing folders as well on the square layers.  And to top the whole effect off, I made a multiple loop bow using the Craft-Dee BowZ.  You might want to check out the Craft-Dee BowZ website as I have my Design Team post something new every week.  We will also be sponsoring another blog hop next month for your viewing pleasure - something light and spring-y!

Well I hope I've inspired you to use some of your dies in a non-traditional way.  I'm a firm believer of making my dies do more work for me a/k/a "more bang for your buck".

I'd love to hear what you think of these projects, so drop me a line, won't you?

Ciao for now!

Ciao Bella! 


starqueen said...

Hi Sunny,
Ohh -la-la! From the sweet and simple to the sublime...your "to die for" cards got it goin' on! I love to see dies multi-tasking. Thanks for sharing!

Donna Ellis said...

Great tips, DD, and beautiful cards (I love the lavender one with the pretty symmetry) and the pretty green window card with darling little flowers! hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

Oh, I bow down to you, oh creative one. Love the effect on the second card. The little window box and flowers are so sweet in the first. Thanks for sharing.

Sara Sandberg said...

What a great idea! And beautiful cards! I especially love the rose in the middle. x :)