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Layering Die Cuts

I hope everyone is enjoying all the full reveals from Craftin Desert Divas for this new release! I have to say that this month, they knocked it out of the park. When I first got a glimpse of the stamps and dies being release I giddy. There is literally something for everyone in this release, so be sure to head over to the Facebook New Release Event, so you stay up to date on all the full reveals, Giveaways, Freebies, and when the new release goes live in the shop! (Trust me you will want to! It seems that dies and stamps have been selling out quite quickly the past few months!) If you want to see how I used the brand new Window Pane Die Set and some die cut layering to create a fun shabby chic scene on two cards, be sure to watch the video tutorial below!

**If you want a closer and more in depth look at this die set, be sure to head over to the CDD YouTube Page where you will find the New Release Highlight Video, giving you all the details on this brand new die set!!**

CDD New Release Highlight Video: Window Pane Dies

ENJOY!!



Starting with the new Window Pane die I die cut two of the window shapes from white card stock. While I had my die cutting machine out I also used the wreath shape from the Stitched In Circles Die Set to die cut several of those from different shades of green, 2 from a darker shade and 4 from a lighter shade of green. I also wanted to go ahead and get my sentiment banners cut and stamped so using a coral card stock I cut a piece that was 3″ x .5″ and trimmed both ends at an angle. Then I put in score marks 3/4″ from each end then 1/8″ from the first score mark. This would allow me to fold the ends of the banner in for a more 3D effect. On each banner I used Versamark Ink and white embossing powder to stamp and heat emboss sentiments onto each one. I used the Simply Said Stamp Set and the “Congrats!” and “Hello” sentiments specifically.

Finished Card 2

These scenes were so easy to put together. First, I layered up the wreaths by gluing three die cuts together – Two lighter wreaths sandwiching a darker green wreath. While those were drying I adhered the window pane die cuts onto patterned paper with fun foam and double sided adhesive and trimmed around each one so no paper was peeking out from behind. Next, I adhered the wreaths onto the center of each pane and added the sentiment banners with more fun foam. Finally, I added a twine string and little bow to each wreath and secured them down with hot glue.

Finished Card 5

To finish off these two cards, I adhered each window pane panel onto an A2 top folding kraft card base using some pretty strong double sided adhesive to make sure everything, including the twine, stayed put. And to top everything off I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Sugared Almond to each wreath. I applied little tiny dots in groups of two or three to appear as berries on the wreaths!

Finished Card 4


So again, if you haven’t checked out and clicked the “Going” button on the New Release Event be sure to head over there now to stay up to date! These cards were so much fun to make and are perfect for any new homeowner, to say hello, or any occasion for a shabby chic/country lover!

If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on today’s card, you can find them all linked below! (Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you) Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time with me today! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!


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Window Pane Dies (Available 3/16)

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Stitched in Circle Dies

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Simply Said Stamp Set

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Nuvo Crystal Drops Sugared Almond
P1849332PM1L__57409Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

P1644348PM0L__35474_largeVersamark Ink Pad
I2990815IT0L__92497_largeRanger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder

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Heat Tool
I2635353IT0L__37188Glue Gun

I2674616IT0L__22815Glue Sticks
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