Friday, May 31, 2013

I'm So Grateful for You!

Hello! Today I have a card for you and a little how-to.  Let me show you my card first.  Enjoy!

The die with the sentiment on it comes from a set from My Favorite Things called Framed Greetings.  See it here.  I got this set at least a year ago and I have used the word sentiments several times, but when I first got it, I tried to line up the dot border on the die panel, and I could never get it lined up right.  I knew there was probably a trick, but I never thought about looking it up when I was at the computer.  Well, one night recently, I was poking around Pinterest and saw the solution!  Here is what they did.  They used the die to die cut the shape out of a scrap piece of paper.  Then they stamped the dot border on the piece that would be going on the card.  They positioned the scrap paper template over the stamped piece, lining it up exactly, and taping it down securely.  Next, they slipped the die into the template opening face down and also secured this with tape. Ran it thru a die cut machine and it lines up perfectly!  It worked!  If you need a visual, step by step, see here.  What do you think of my card?

Paper -My Minds Eye The Sweetest Thing Tangerine 6 x 6, Cardstock White, Peach
Stamps - My Favorite Things Framed Greetings Stamp & Die Set
Ink - Memento Black
Tools - The Stamps of Life Scallop Die set 1 or 4
Other - Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Pearls by Queen & Co.

I will be back tomorrow for the Saturday sketch share!
Happy Stamping!


terry said...

Beautiful card, Tina! Love the design, color cmbo and the die shape. Also, thanks for the great tip on lining up the die!

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