Monday, August 4, 2014

Creating shaped borders with non-border dies...

Good morning, all! I have another new Make It Monday video up this morning at Papertrey Ink. Today I'm showing how to create shaped borders to your cards without using border dies. You can use almost any dies in your stash for this technique! Visit Nichole's blog to see the video: Make It Monday #175. My girls start school in one week, so I've got school on the brain lately. Shopping for school clothes and school supplies has me in the mood to make something special for the new teachers.

I've used the Apple Prints dies and coordinating stamp set, along with Teach & Inspire stamp set. You'll want to work with some dies that have a coordinating stamp set to go along with it, so you can stamp the shape into the cut out and make the shaped edges look seamless.

During the last monthly release, I made a card with this technique using Life Is Beautiful stamps and dies, you can see that one here, just to get more ideas of what you can do with this fun technique. I hope you have fun with it! Join us in this challenge, and you might win a $25 gift card!

18 comments:

Cris Cunningham said...

Danielle you are so talented! I love this technique...the card, and the fabulous colors you use on all your projects. Thank you for sharing! Hugs:)

SallyB said...

This is a lovely idea! I really like this stamp and die set! Thanks for sharing!

karenb said...

Wow! What a beautiful technique and card! This is one of my all time favorite MIM's!!! Love it!!! :)

Donna Cala said...

Fabulous! The colors are so lovely and I love all the different patterns and layers that you used.

Jennifer K said...

This is such a fun technique. I absolutely love it. And now I'm left wondering why I don't have Apple Prints. Must rectify that immediately! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Debra said...

Beautiful card Danielle, and a great idea!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are so crisp and clean and sensational, Danielle! Something to be treasured by the new teachers, who will appreciate your thoughtfulness!! Hugs, Darnell

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Diana K said...

Seriously, Danielle, I cannot stop looking at these cards. Gorgeous layering and colours. Do you ever sell any of your cards? I would love to buy one of these!

Erin S said...

Beautiful!!! I just ordered Apple Prints after seeing this!! I love your work.

heather gilmour said...

These cards are awesome! The apples are so cute. You are very talented, the colour combination is great!
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Helen F. said...

Oh Danielle, your card is so yummy ;-)
I love the color scheme and those apples as a border are too fabulous!

Martha said...

OH, Danielle, what an absolutely GORGEOUS card and FABULOUS Make It Monday video! Thanks for sharing with us. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful creations.

Since I've been out-of-town a lot this summer, and leaving again this week, I've missed several MIMs. I'm hoping to create something before leaving tomorrow...because your video is too inspiring to pass up!

Nancy said...

Not only do I love the cards you created with this wonderful technique but, I just love the format of your videos. It is just the right speed, has detailed instructions, and detailed pictures. So easy to fall along. Thank you!

Betty Wright said...

I just love this idea and look. Love the blend of colors you used. Beautifully done, Danielle!

OmasCrafts said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I really love the sentiment you used. I need to look into this stamp set.

lainey said...

What beautiful projects! Really puts me in the mood for Fall and Thanksgiving!

nancy jane said...

I so wish the timing had been right for me to play along with this MIM. It's a great use of dies and you make the process easy to follow in the video. So, how do feel about being single handedly responsible for the rush on Apple Prints? Nicely done! Thanks for bringing it back to our attention.