Sometimes it pays to think outside the box.
Often if you look beyond the given shape of a punch or die you can see MULTIPLE different ways to use it.
Blushing Bride card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
Stamped background: 4″ x 4-1/2″
Balmy Blue scalloped rectangle: 2″ x 3-1/8″
Blushing Bride Banner: 1″ wide
As I was looking at my favorite die set – the Stitched So Sweetly dies – I noticed what a nice scallop the rectangle dies had along the edges. You can see what a single rectangle die-cut looks like on the card above. Nice, right?
Well, then I took the largest rectangle and cut out just one side of it… and Voila! I had a nice scallop edge for along the right-hand side of the card.
Two ways to use the same die right there!
Of course, I did use two different sizes of scalloped rectangle dies, but you get the point.
Also, note that the blue piece of card stock on the left side of the card is NOT the same piece of card stock as the scalloped blue piece on the right side. It’s two separate pieces taped behind the stamped white piece.
And now I challenge you… go grab a die or a punch and try to look at it in a new way. How can you use it a little bit differently than it was intended?
Supplies Needed to Make this Card:
*The Parisian Beauty Cling Stamp Set no longer available – stamp a background with other stamps you have or use patterned paper!
P.S. This card was part of a set of one sheet wonder cards made with the March 2020 template from the One Sheet Wonder Card Club. See the full set of cards I made here.
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