Puzzle-icious Die Cutting

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.

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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:

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(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:

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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!

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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!

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How cute are those tags?

Thanks for stopping by! Want more die-cutting insets? Check out these postings here and here.

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