Stretching Your Dies

Hello and welcome. Today’s card is inspired by a card set created by the ridiculously talented, Jennifer McGuire. Not only is her work so inspiring, but she is the kindest person you’ll ever meet. You can see her card set and video HERE.  Jennifer die-cut all the dies nestled together for her projects and I tried the same technique using THIS Stitched Circle die from Simon Says Stamp

The die comes connected and I hadn’t cut it apart to separate all the circles yet, which worked in my favor because it made cutting several from THIS paper so quick and easy!

I cut all of the circles in half and then nestled them in rainbow order, adhering some down with foam adhesive on to a 4×4 top-folding white note card. I cut the clouds using THIS die from THIS felt by Papertrey Ink. The clouds seemed too large for this image, so I trimmed a bit off to make them work…another great way to stretch your dies!

I cut the Lawn Fawn “thanks” die from black cardstock and covered it with Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents for some shine. I adhered it below the rainbow, stamping a sentiment from THIS Neat and Tangled stamp set underneath using black ink. Super simple.

I hope this inspires you to look at your stamps in a new way. A big thank you to Jennifer for showcasing me on her blog….so blessed to call her a friend. I’m glad you could stop by and have a great day!

52 Comments

  1. Leslie Hanna
    January 25, 2015

    My SSS circle dies are still stuck together, too. I like them that way for the reason you stated here. I love that you raised up every other arc. So pretty!

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  2. Kit
    January 25, 2015

    What a great card. I saw it on Jennifer's blog and had to come here to find out more. Thanks!

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  3. debbyj
    January 25, 2015

    Saw your card on Jennifer's blog and I can't wait to try it out. I just got circle dies and wanted to get a rainbow die, but now I don't have to. Thank you for saving me money on that die-now I can get another I have been looking at!!

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  4. dotferrero
    January 25, 2015

    Great way to use dies…I have rectangles, stars, circles and other multiple shapes…thanks.

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  5. Arlene
    January 25, 2015

    Fabulous card and bright cheery feel and look of it.

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  6. Pam
    January 25, 2015

    Just popped over from Jennifer's blog. This is fabulous! Now I know why I haven't cut my circles dies apart yet. Brilliant!

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  7. Mary Roberson
    January 25, 2015

    Found you on Jennifer's Blog. Love the shine you achieved with the
    Wink Of Stella & Glossy Accents! Super cute card~love the bright colors:)

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  8. Judy Sander
    January 25, 2015

    Traveled accross blogland from Jennifer's to see what she loved. She's right, you are awesomely talented and I love your take on the stacked dies. So cute!

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  9. Manuela B.
    January 25, 2015

    I also saw your card on Jennifer's blog and wanted to tell you how cute it was. TFS!

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  10. JanetB
    January 25, 2015

    Great idea! Love the rainbow with stitches, and the clouds. Thank you, and Jennifer, for your link.

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  11. Andrea La Vigne
    January 25, 2015

    I saw your card on Jennifer's blog, and had to come take a closer look. I love that rainbow with the stitching detail. And the fact that you could get two cards for the price of one, by cutting the circle die cuts in half. The black greeting adds a nice bit of pop and contrast, too. Tfs!

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  12. Tami
    January 24, 2015

    Pretty card! So glad Jennifer put a link for your blog!

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  13. Donna Dacy
    January 24, 2015

    I like your card. I saw it on Jennifer's blog. Great idea to make a rainbow with the circle dies. It worked out great. Beautiful card. TFS.

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  14. Sherry W.
    January 24, 2015

    Also saw it first on Jennifer's blog. What a great idea. Well done.

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  15. luluvision
    January 24, 2015

    Love your card! First saw it on Jennifer's blog. Rainbows are a favorite! Thank you for sharing!

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