One of the pleasures of attending an industry craft show is seeing new products and meeting new people. One of my favorite finds this time has been the stamp company Concord & 9th, which is less than two years old.
The Happy Card Frame die, with its interchangeable components, offers so many creative possibilities. The smaller die frame has a gap in it where there is no cutting blade. After you cut out the frame, the card portion is still attached. Then you add an insert die in that gap (in the above card the insert is the “happy.” There is also a pretty flower, which you’ll see in a minute). You line up the sides of the insert with the gap in the frame. When you run the die through again, with that extra piece in place, you cut out the sentiment and it is attached to the frame. Cool, huh?
But don’t listen to me … check out the excellent video here!
(Again, check out the video.)
Here’s the die set using the flower insert (flip the die around so the connection is now at the top of the card instead of the bottom):
There are so many other ways to mix and match the components (see the video!) For instance, you can also cut out that portion of the die and use it separately:
Pretty sweet, eh?
Stay tuned for a sample of the Love Notes Envelope Die — it’s a good one!
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