While we tend to only use stamps and dies for their "intended" purpose, if you all have learned anything about me, you've learned I like to try and think out of the box. Who says we have to use the gift card die for a gift card. THINK OUT OF THE BOX, PEOPLE!!!
I'd like to hear what other ways you all have used this die...
Stamp Sets -
- Service and Sacrifice (115992)
- Starring You (111696)
- Real Red Classic Ink (103133)
- Brilliant Blue Classic Ink (100691)
- Real Red Stampin' Write Marker (100052)
- Brilliant Blue Card Stock (100721)
- Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
- Real Red Card Stock (102482)
- Brushed Silver Card Stock (100712)
- Stampin' Up! Pop-Up Look Here Die (115966)
- Stampin' Up! Top Note Die (113463)
- Large Star Punch (110710)
- Star Punch (109045)
- SNAIL Adhesive (104332)
- Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
For the Inside -
- Cut a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Brilliant Blue card stock and score at the 4 1/4" mark.
- Use the other half of the Brilliant Blue card stock and use the Look Here die to cut out the structure. You will need to pass the die through the Sizzix machine twice as an 11" piece of card stock is not quite long enough to cut the little tab. TIP: I found that if I waited to fold both the card base and the die cut until I absolutely needed to, it was easier to manage the delicate nature of the die cut.
- Laying the card base in the portrait position, apply SNAIL to the top and side rails of the die cut to the center fold line. I slipped a piece of Brushed Silver card stock under the arrow cut out in the upper corner of the card before I glued the top portion down. Lightly position the die cut over the card base matching the center fold lines and firmly press the top and sides in place. TIP: Determining the center fold line of the die cut in advance makes it much easier once it's time to glue the two pieces together. The center fold line on the die cut is the FIRST fold line between the two arrows.
- Cut out the die a second time in Brushed Silver card stock and cut out the arrows. Glue them over the Brilliant Blue arrows. This gives more strength to the die and makes the arrows POP!
- Gently make all your fold lines on the die cut and the base card.
- Next glue the actual card/picture holder portion of the die cut together being careful not to get glue on the two tabs. Position the bottom portion of the die cut in place to "dry fit" the die on the card base making note of the size of the border left on the card base when the die is in position. TIP: This will make it easier to position when the glue is applied.
- Apply SNAIL Adhesive to the bottom portion of the die cut and lightly position on the bottom half of the card paying particular attention to the border mentioned in step 6. Apply pressure to secure in place. WHEW, THAT'S DONE!!! ALL DOWNHILL FROM HERE!
- Punch out three Whisper White Large Stars and three Real Red Stars. Using SNAIL apply the red stars to the white stars and then glue the stars in place over the arrow heads. TIP: Place your picture in place before you glue the stars in place to be sure you don't position a star and cover someone's face in the process! Imprint your sentiments on Whisper White card stock and glue in place. TIP: I always match the size of the card stock to the size of the wood block and use the Stamp-a-ma-Jig to position the sentiment perfectly in place.
- Flip the entire card vertically so the front of the card is closest to you.
- Cut a 1/2" x 4 1/4" strip of Brushed Silver card stock and mat it on a 1" x 4 1/4" strip of Real Red Card stock. Glue in position on the left side of the card front.
- Cut out a Whisper White Top Note die cut and edge with Real red using a Stampin' write marker.
- Imprint the star clusters from the Starring You set in Brilliant Blue Classic Ink.
- Punch three Brilliant Blue stars using the Star punch and adhere using Stampin' Dimensionals.
- Imprint the "You Did It!" sentiment on Whisper White card stock using Brilliant Blue Classic Ink (See the tip in step 8 above for the card stock size) and mat in Real Red card stock. Adhere using Stampin' Dimensionals.
- Adhere the Top Note die to the card face using SNAL adhesive.
This die could be used as a Christmas card replacing the stars with snowflakes. I'm sure there are a million other options I haven't thought of - YET!
Go to my Stampin' Up! website to purchase all the supplies for this project!