Friday, September 15, 2017

September Hop: Inlaid & Lifted Die Cut Cards

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Welcome to A Year of Card Techniques Blog Hop where each month we feature a different card technique. We’ve assembled a team of card makers who range from new to advanced, so you’ll see a great variety of cards and ideas.
Die Cuts are certainly popular in the crafting world and there are so many from which to choose. But they can be expensive, so we’re looking at additional ways in which we can use them; specifically, inlaid and lifted die cuts.   Hopefully, we’ll inspire you to try an idea or two that we’ve shared with you.
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I have two projects for you today.  One using a sentiment die, and one using a frame die.  So first the sentiment die . . . 

This one uses pattern paper with raised die cut sentiments, and those little smiley faces match the sentiment.  Very simple . . . just cut and pop those sentiments from a pattern paper. 

My second card is stripes of a different fashion.  I used washi tape to create a piece that I later die cut with my frame dies.  Very simple, just use a scrap piece of cardstock, and line up some coordinating washi tape.  When complete, use a set of dies to cut varying sizes . . . and then raise some layers.  I chose to raise the sentiment, and the middle layer.  (But I played with the reverse!)
Love the dimension.  And the gold foil, embossing powder and sequins.  And a great use of washi tape! 

I am the final spot.  Hope you had fun and thanks for stopping by. See you next month with another fabulous technique!
And I hope you find some time to create! 
Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:
Supplies Used - Smile
Cardstock:  Neenah and Bazzill
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey
Stamps:  Piece of Me from Lil' Inkers
Dies:  Smile Word Die from Lil' Inkers
Ink:  Memento
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Tiny Attacher Staples and Stampin' Up Circle Punch

Supplies Used - Kindness
Stamps:  Uplifting Thoughts (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Versamark
Paper:  Card Base w/Gold Foil; Solar White (Neenah)
Accessories:  Washi Tape from stash; Gold Fine Detail Embossing Powder (Ranger)0; Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Deco Labels (Stampin' Up Framelits Die);


  1. I really like the sentiment die used this way and I will definitely be appropriating this idea, Debbie. I enjoy hopping with you each and every month!

  2. Thank you Debbie for showing us these beautiful cards. Now I finally know what do with my Washi tapes LOL. Great idea and I didn't even think of using word for this technique. Like every month, it is a pleasure hopping with you and I am looking forward to next month. Thank You

  3. Great idea for using some of the washi tape that's piling up in my craft room! And I love the subtleness of the sentiment stamp and patterned paper. Such nice cards - thank you!

  4. These are both great cards. I love the colors and paper used on the first one. Thanks for hopping.

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  5. Wow! Fabulous cards! Love the bright colors and dimension.

  6. Love the added dimension! Great cards!

  7. Great cards. I like how subtle, yet effective the popped up sentiment is.

  8. Beautiful cards and usage of washi tape!