Hope you are sitting
comfortably and ready for
the first of this week's
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.
To cut a slot for the gift card I folded
the card in half and used only part of a die.
As well as cutting the slot I used the
die to cut out a whole piece.
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.
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.
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
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.
Archival ink for stamping.
Double sided tape.
Dew Drops or gems.
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!