You know I prefer die-cutting to fussy-cutting, as I wrote in my Stop Fussy Cutting! Post. However, the Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set (#135095) and its coordinating Homemade Holiday Framelits™ Dies (#135857), are so fun together, I accept the need to fussy-cut to enhance the die-cuts.
One reason you may need to fussy-cut is that the images are so tiny, you’ll want to stamp them separately and cut them out so they don’t get lost. These images are perfect to cut out with Paper Snips (#103579). The Paper Snips have nice, thin, sharp blades so the tiny images are easier to cut with them. The only problem is keeping your fingers out of the way.
In my example, I made a Hallowe’en-themed card to congratulate my son on his new house. I’ll put the “happy Halloween” image on the inside! There are a full season’s worth of phrases and images in the Holiday Home Stamp Set! You can use it for Fall, Hallowe’en, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s.
The Holiday Home Set and Homemade Holiday Framelits™ come in a bundle at a 15% savings, by the way. You just order the Holiday Home Bundle (#137631) to get both of them.
Other Supplies Used: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Tangelo Twist (#133677), Basic Black (#121045), Wisteria Wonder (#122922) & Whisper White (#100730) 8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock; Basic Black (#126980), Perfect Plum (#126963) & Tangelo Twist (#133646) Classic Stampin’ Pads; Basic Black 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon (#119261); SNAIL (#104332) or Fast Fuse (#129026) Adhesives; Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430)
I used Stampin’ Dimensionals cut in quarters to raise the ghosts and pumpkins. I thought about using Glue Dots (#103683), but I wanted the images to stand out more. You can use both for graduated heights, but the cut-outs are really tiny, so be careful!
Would you like to try out Die-Cutting and Fussy-Cutting techniques yourself with a group of your friends? Let’s plan a PlayShop together (PlayShop stands for first we Play with my stuff, then we Shop!). You can earn free catalog merchandise (including exclusive hostess stamp sets and accessories) as well. Give me a call at (707) 695-3571 or e-mail Mary Varley at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s chat. I look forward to tailoring the project to you! If you’re out of town, don’t worry, I also do Online and Teleconference PlayShops.Read More