Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Today I have designed a card around a new Marianne Design wreath I just received from Joan's Gardens. It is the "Ivy Circle" (CR1213) die. The frame I used behind the wreath is the Marianne Design (CR1203) square. This die also comes with a set of flower dies. The birdhouse is from the Marianne (LR0206) set. I created some different daisies today and I'll show you below how I did it.
You can use any daisy die or punch. Above you can see the punched daisy then on the bottom I just folded them in half, kind of off-setting the petals. I used a brown "Dew Drop" for the center of each flower to represent the "cone". Some of the flowers I added a small drop of glue between the folded layers, and other I didn't so they appeared to have a little more dimension. It is always fun to try and create different types of flowers with your dies and punches.
I love the new Cheery Lynn "Reflections Boutique Mega Dies". The one I used for this card is the "Lace Square Heart Mega Doily" (DL189). There are a lot of different Mega Doily sets you can choose from.
These dies are so much fun because you can create so many different size doilies or cards. There are six dies in this package. Each die is "half" of a square, rectangle or whatever shape you purchase so you can create many different sized doilies.
This is a photo of the instruction sheet that comes with these dies to explain how to use them. It is really easy to follow. I was creating a square "doily" to place behind my card so I used the instruction along the top. You tape the die down on one end and run it through the machine, then you pull the die off and line it up to cut the other half. The pictures are very clear on the instruction sheet. You don't need to punch around the page like you do with border punches. You can also fold your card stock in half and create a card with a die cut border around three sides - this is pictured on the lower right side of the instructions. Yes, they do cut through a folded piece of card stock. I did have to use the "CuttleHug" and a small shim across the top edge to get it cut all the way through the first time I ran it through the machine. So quick and easy! The sentiment I used is from the new JustRite "Vintage Rose Medallions" stamp set.
All these products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens. Joan just posted four different packages of new leaves by Marianne Design that I am sure we are all going to love. Be sure to check them out.