Are you looking for ways to stretch your dies? Ways to get more from your basic shape dies when creating handmade cards?
We can help because Carissa is here with some fantastic card designs that demonstrate how basic shape dies can create stunning card designs!
Today I’m sharing four (more) ways to use basic shape dies, like the new Essential Shapes from the Essentials By Ellen line. If you’re wondering why I said four “more” ways, it’s because I’ve shared a similar post in the past. I find the basic shape dies some of the most versatile in my craft room and I love finding new ways to create with them. I also think they’re an essential part of any well-stocked craft room.
I love the new Essential Shapes (Circles, Ovals, Squares, Rectangles) from the Essentials By Ellen line, because they take the idea of basic nesting shapes up a notch. Not only do you get lots of basic shapes that are perfectly sized for your A2 card projects, each pass of the machine also leaves you with a beautiful, delicate frame. Genius!
Today I’ll be sharing four projects, all created with the Essential Shapes Dies. I’ll create cards featuring a “spotlight” (partially framed) image, a framed window, a pressed foil frame and finally a rainbow…created with the Essential Shapes. I hope this gets your creative juices flowing as you realize just how valuable and versatile these dies are.
Today’s projects also feature many of the new Essentials By Ellen stamps and dies released in March. There are so many fun new stamps and I had a great time playing with all of these images.
Be sure you check out today’s video. I’ll be walking you through the creation of these four cards, and giving you some tips and tricks to make your crafty life easier along the way!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed these projects and put the new Essential Shapes through their paces the next time you create. I think you’re going to love them!
Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!
XOXO, Carissa Wiley