Wednesday, 23 August 2017



Hi Everyone!

Hope you are sitting
comfortably and ready for 
the first of this week's
fantastic makes

Today Hazel Harler is
going to show us how to
manipulate a die so you
only cut part of it......
If that doesn't make sense
it will do, just read on.....

 "My latest project is a pop up gift card holder, 
I made one for a birthday but they are a great idea 
for Christmas - it'll be here before we know it........

I used a piece of card 12" x 6", 
the card was scored down the middle and 
an inch each side of the middle. 

You can also use a card blank, 
just score 1" each side of the fold.

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To cut a slot for the gift card I folded 
the card in half and used only part of a die.

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As well as cutting the slot I used the 
die to cut out a whole piece.

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Put some glue either side fo the slot, 
after I put the card together I realised 
that I should have put a line of glue just on 
the edge of the folds to stop the gift card
 going all the way through.

The finished fold.

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I used a Honey Doo Crafts stamp set to 
stamp some flowers onto white card.

 I coloured some card by putting some 
Distress Oxide onto a craft mat, 
spraying it with water and smooshing 
the card through the ink.

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 I used a stencil with worn lipstick Distress Oxide
 - I'm very sorry about the state of my stencil,
 it's very old and been used a lot.

 I cut the card into three and stamped the 
Honey Doo flowers, I used a water brush and 
Distress Oxide to colour the flowers

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I used double sided tape to stick the
 card and the die cut to the inside of 
the card blank.

I cut out the flowers and coloured them 
and some ribbon with Distress Oxide ink.

I added the ribbon and glued the flowers 
to the card, I finished the flowers off with
 some dewdrops in their centres.

The last thing to do was to put 
the gift card into the slot."


Card 12" x 6" or a card blank.
Honey Doo Craft stamps.
Distress Oxide.
Archival ink for stamping.
Wet glue.
Double sided tape.
Dew Drops or gems.
Sentiment stamp.

Hazel that is a lovely 
Gift Card Holder and
thank you for showing how 
to die cut a slot.

I really am hopeless when it
comes to die cutting just a a
little of the die - it always seems
so simple and having followed
Hazel's pictures I have
actually managed it........
There's hope for all of us yet!

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

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