Happy Friday! Sure hope your weekend plans involve a bit of crafting :). I've pulled out a few of my favorite Papertrey Ink dies today and have a couple of cards ready for you showing a fun and unique way to put your supplies to use.
I've used the Made with Love Tag Dies and have selected a smaller die to punch a hole right through, revealing a window of sorts where you can tuck stamped images, a button, a felt embellishment, sequins, or many other things.
For my first card I've used a large heart die from the Hello There die collection to create my window...hearts are my favorite shape and always seem to add a touch of warmth and love. I then stamped my sentiment using the Fancy Pants Sentiments stamp set and added tiny flowers from the new Ivy & Bloom stamp set.
Here are a few photos showing each step. I began by die cutting my two tag layers. I always love adding patterns in somewhere, so this two-step tag is perfect for that. With my solid tag layer on the top, I am left with a bare surface waiting for my sentiment, and the fun pattern can be seen peeking out from underneath.
I then placed the heart die over the top of the top tag layer, ran it through my machine, and this is what resulted.
Next I die cut a second heart from coordinating patterned paper. I added dimensional adhesive to the backside of my top tag layer (after stamping my sentiment) and then assembled my tag.
You can repeat this same process using so many wonderful Papertrey Ink dies. I love coming up with different combinations using this technique.
This next card uses more of the Made with Love tag dies, and instead of using a shaped die, I selected a smaller frame die that could nestle right in the center of the tag. The Fun Frames dies are perfect for this and one of my most favorite die collections. I've used the larger Fun Frame behind my tag with the smaller in the center.
I used a sentiment from the Pen & Ink stamp set in the center of my window and embellished with stamped and die cut flowers from the Sweet Life set.
I hope you'll dig out your well-loved dies and look at them a little differently now! There are lots of creative and unique ideas just waiting to be explored.
All of the Papertrey Ink supplies I've used are listed for you below. Thanks for stopping in!