Exploring the Versatility of Die Cuts from Everyday Boxes. #tutorial #craft_from_trash #recycle
I don’t know if this is genius or if I stumbled onto something everyone already does. I was getting ready to throw away a box and noticed the blank areas that could be die-cut. I will never look at a box the same way again and I am kind of kicking myself wondering about all the boxes I have already thrown away.
Use your washi tape to create colorful sentiments. #sentiment #words #washitape
As a crafty person, you probably already have a collection of colorful washi tapes in your stash. But have you ever thought of using them to create custom die-cuts? With just a few easy steps, you can create an image or pattern using washi tape and then use a die-cutting machine to cut it into a word or phrase of your choice. This DIY project is a fun and colorful way to add personalized touches to your paper crafts, such as cards, scrapbook pages, or even home decor.
Die cut a pair of Christmas tree earrings using shrink plastic three different ways.
Fun for the holidays, fun for gift-giving, make a pair of Christmas tree earrings with a die from Scrapbook.com, and shrink film. I’ve shown three different designs all made from the same die. The green earrings are using alcohol ink, the rose gold earrings used a stamp pad, and the silver and black pair were stamped with a rubber stamp.
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To make the earrings I used the smallest die from the Nested Tree Dies and shrink film from Grafix. I used white and silver shrink film.
Nested Tree Die
Shrink film – white, silver
Rose gold stamp pad
Stazon ink pad
jewelry making tools and findings
Alcohol ink marker (green)
As the film shrinks, the colors become more intense. While there was a pattern on the rose gold trees, it is all but gone once shrunk. However, they did take on a more metallic sheen almost like glitter. Do you have a favorite pair?
Make sure you stop at every crafty post along the way for Christmas magic and inspiration!