Hello! Today I am sharing 5 fun ways to use stitched rectangle dies creatively. These ideas could be used with many different die shapes!
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There are many ways to use stacking dies creatively, but this video focuses on five ideas for using stitched rectangle dies – the My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set 1 (MFT | SSS) and My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set 2 (MFT | SSS).
#1: CARD BASE
The first idea is to use a large stitched rectangle die to create a unique card base. Be sure to watch the video on how to do this (it is difficult to explain!)… it is simple. The result? A card base where the front has three stitched edges and the inside shows a bit on the front…
I used the My Favorite Things Cross Stitch Tag Die (MFT | SSS) to create holes for the colorful stitching on the center element. (Watch THIS video to learn more about this.) I than added stacked “hugs” die cut letters to a vellum heart. I like how the faux stitched edges of the card tie in nicely with the real stitching. (The letters I used are discontinued.)
Another simple way to use rectangle stitched stacking dies (or any dies!) is to create an impression. This is an excellent way to add texture to a one-layer card. For my example, I used the My Favorite Things A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax Die Set 2 (MFT | SSS) to make two impressions… creating a focal point for the stamped images.
#3: GO WONKY
Sometimes using only part of a die cut completely changes the look of a card. Here I used a rectangle stitched die to cut “wonky”… so I had a crooked white panel to add to my card. The look is playful and unique.
This lovable dog is from the My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays Stamps (MFT | SSS). Isn’t he the best?! I added him to a My Favorite Things Stone Gray Cardstock notecard stamped with small snowflakes.
#4: SENTIMENT STRIPS
You can even use stitched stacking rectangle dies to create stitched sentiment strips of almost any width of length! The video shows how. 🙂
This card features My Favorite Things Black Tic Tac Toe, White Tic Tac Toe, and Mixed Heart Pieces,. These elements are so fun! The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things Xs and Os Stamp Set. (You can get all of these elements in the fabulous My Favorite Things X’s and O’s Card Kit, too.)
I like adding non-square/rectangle elements to my cards. So… I used my stitched rectangle stacking dies to create triangles! It is easy to do and great for using up scraps.
These are just 5 of the many ways you can use stacking dies. I hope you give them a try!
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