Are you ready for 24-hour Craft Day on HSN starting tonight at midnight? Crafter’s Companion will be debuting 9 new Create-A-Card dies and because these products tend to sell out quickly during the shows, I wanted to share a few different ways that I used them before they air. Six 5″ x 5″ background dies and three 5″ x 2″ sentiment dies are bundled into three-piece sets and available for purchase on hsn.com now!
This card uses the new “Floral Lace Heart” die and is actually CASEd right from the packaging! I loved the spring-like colors and simple design, so I made my own very similar version, exchanging the sentiment shown for a “Thank You” instead. The white cardstock here is actually watercolor cardstock…with some experimentation I found that this works beautifully with intricate dies.
The inner panel is cut to 5.75″ x 7.75″ from a piece of patterned paper found in the English Country Garden 12 x 12 paper pad. For an interesting place to add my message, I adhered a pink scalloped heart behind the die-cut card front.
The Create-A-Card dies also make great gift boxes. Here I cut the “Country Garden” design in the center of a piece of 9″ x 9″ Rose Pearl Shimmering Cardstock before scoring and creating a box top. Then I added four panels of Pearl Ivory Shimmering cardstock containing the “Thank You” sentiment.
Some subtle inking with white pigment ink brought out some more details in the box top. After adhering ivory cardstock under the design, I bent the butterfly wings upward for dimension.
With the help of a pre-cut and scored Step Easel Card base similar to this one, this owl card came together in no time. I simply ran the card base through my Gemini with the “What A Hoot” die, and added a few die-cut frames.
To create the side panels and darkened owl, I just trimmed up a second die-cut of the full design (cut 1″ off of each side and fussycut the owl). The owl was inked around the edges with brown ink to add some dimension before adhering it directly on top of his counterpart on the card.
To finish off the card, I added white panels behind the die-cuts, a few pearls, and thin white satin ribbon. With dies this large and intricate, anything more starts to seem fussy to me.
I hope you have a chance to catch some of the shows on HSN tomorrow as well as some of these dies before they sell out!