This week’s blogger challenge theme is “cut it out.” I realized I hadn’t shared the fun die cut project I had featured in the recent Paper Crafts magazine special issue, Die Cutting for Paper Crafters, so I thought I’d share it today for the challenge.
Clear and Simple Stamps to create the elements in this sweet shadow box that's the perfect decoration for a little girl's room. I started off by die cutting some green dotted patterned paper strips with a grass die, then layering the die cut strips at the bottom of a blue panel. I made a clothesline above the grass, using a piece of hemp twine and some mini clothespins. A different patterned die cut dress hangs from each pair of clothespins. The dresses were cut with a die from the Tiny Fashions set and then stamped with the matching outline image. I added a little embellishment to each dress, too. The final die cut element is die cut letters spelling out the recipient’s name. Once the pieces were in place, I set the finished panel inside a simple white shadowbox frame.
If you’re looking for inspiration using die cut elements, this special issue is a great place to start. I’m not sure if it’s still out on newsstands or not, but if it isn’t you can get it here.
Tiny Fashions stamp set, Tiny Fashions, Grass, and Lowercase Alphabet dies, Trendsetter Blue, I’m a Princess Pink, and A Blanc Check cardstock, Paint the Town Pink buttons (Clear and Simple Stamps); Victoria Park-Grass designer paper (Lily Bee Design); Miss Caroline-Dolled Up and On the Bright Side-One 6x6 paper pads (My Mind’s Eye); twine (Hemptique); mini clothespins; foam tape