Thursday, October 31, 2019

Get More From Your Border Dies

Hello, Everyone!

Nicolette here with you today to share with you a way to get more from your border dies.  I don't know about you, but I love finding different ways to use my crafty products.

Border dies are a fun way to create frames for your cards when you don't have the right size frame from another set or you just want something different.

You may think this isn't anything new, however, have you ever used the left over portion of the die cuts to enhance a border or to create a whole new border?

That is what I am going to share with you today.

White Cardstock - 5 1/2" X 11" scored at 5 1/2" to create card base.
White Cardstock - 4 7/8" x 4 7/8 to adhere border die cuts to create frame.
White Cardstock Layer - 5" x 5"
White Cardstock Layer - 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Green Cardstock Layer - 4 5/8" x 4 5/8"
White Cardstock - 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" (Background Stamp)
Green Cardstock - 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" (Scallop Circle Die Cut)
White Cardstock - 4" x 4" (Stitched Circle Die Cut)
Green Cardstock - (4) 1" x 6" Strips; (1) 1 1/2" x 6" Strip
White Cardstock - (1) 1 1/2" x 6" Strip; (2) 1" x 6" Strips
White and Green Cardstocks for Leaves

Using the Small Scallop Border Die, die cut 4 borders from the (4) 1" x 6" green cardstock strips.  You will not be using the actual border die cuts but rather the remaining portion you would normally throw away.  You can save the actual border die cuts for a later project.  I save mine in the packaging the die comes in.  Trim off the sides so the scallop portion is remaining.

To create a new decorative border, die cut the 1/ 1/2" x 6" green cardstock strip using the same Small Scallop Border Die.  Lay the die on the cardstock close to the edge and adhere in place using low tack tape.  Run it through your die cutting machine.  Remove die and set border die cut aside.  Turn the cardstock and adhere the die again to the cardstock using low tack tape, this time matching the scallops across from one another.  There should be about 1/8" between scallops.  Run through your die cutting machine again.  Remove die and set border die cut aside.  Once again, you will not be using the actual border die cut.  Trim sides of cardstock.  Now you have created a whole new border.

Using the white cardstock strips, you will repeat the steps above, however, this time you will be using the actual border die cuts except one that you will set aside.

Adhere scallop border die cuts to the newly made green border die cuts using adhesive of choice.

Adhere new borders to the white 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" piece of cardstock.  I like to lay my borders down first to figure out exactly where they need to go.  Adhere the top and bottom borders first then adhere the sides.  Trim edges at an angle (see photo) so they will not show past the next layers that you will attaching.

Stamp the basket weave background stamp from the Stress Free Zone Background Stamp Set using Pear Tart Memento Ink on the white 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of cardstock.  Adhere to green cardstock and adhere to remaining white cardstock layers.  Adhere to card base using foam tape.

Die cut white cardstock using largest circle die from the Stitched Nested Circles Die Set.  Adhere newly created borders offset from each other using adhesive of choice.  Lay border strip over die cut circle to figure out where you would like it to go.  Do not adhere to circle yet!

Lay the stitched circle die over the border strip and adhere with low tack tape.  Run through your die cutting machine.

Die cut green cardstock using the largest scalloped circle die from the Pierced Scalloped Circles Die Set.  Adhere border to white circle die cut.  Adhere to green scalloped cardstock.

Stamp sentiment from the Filler Words - Cursive Clear Stamp Set onto white circle die cut.

Stamp and color succulents from the Wood Planks Background Stamp Set.  These may be succulents, but I think they make beautiful flowers, too!  Trim around images leaving a 1/8" white border.  Die cut green and white cardstock using the Two Branches Die Set.  Adhere leaves offset from each other.  Adhere circle die cut to card using foam tape.  Adhere leaves and stamped images using foam tape.  Adhere silver rhinestones to border.

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Pear Tart Memento Ink Pad
Versafine Only Black Ink Pad