I love using dies that create inset pieces. Putting the pieces together reminds me of doing puzzles as a child, which I loved to do.
Here are some quick cards that show how fun and easy it is to create cards using simple die cuts.
I went crazy over these Highlight Frames from Simon Says Stamp.
First, here’s a look at the three shapes that come in the set.
I placed the dies on a piece of scrap silver cardstock and cut the shapes.
I then used the dies on various other scraps and inserted those pieces into the silver base to create this card:
(Sorry for the wonky photo!) To insert the pieces I first put a piece of packing tape on the back of the large silver piece. I put the tape so the sticky part would be face up as you looked at the card, showing through as you look at it. Then I carefully inserted the die cut pieces into the cut portion — just like fitting together a puzzle. The pieces stuck to the tape. (Hope that makes sense!)
I then attached the entire piece to the front of my card.
Here are two other examples:
This one is a bit different because I didn’t inset the die cuts, I just glued them to the front. As you can see, this method made it a bit tricky to get the lines down straight. I need to work on that!
The dies are quite versatile in that you can turn them to use in different directions.
After doing all that die cutting, I had some random leftovers. So what’s a gal to do? Make tags of course!
How cute are those tags?