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Floating Die Cut Frames + GIVEAWAY

Hello again! Today I am showing how to create cards with floating die cut frames. You can do this with many different die cuts and it gives an impressive look. And guess what? This technique results in two cards at once!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

My first pair of cards features the Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I stamped and die cut many of these gorgeous flower clusters using my MISTI Stamping Tool and Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine. Next, I arranged many of the flowers close together and pressed a piece of Glad Press N Seal (SSS | AZ) to hold them together. After die cutting a rectangle from the center, I was able to transfer the die cuts to a notecard with foam squares behind each. After removing the Glad Press N Seal, every die cut is perfectly in place.

Here you can see that it looks as if the die cuts are floating to form a frame on the card. I added Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream Jewels and a simple sentiment from the Altenew Flourishing Zinnia Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

My second card has the “insides” from the last card. The sentiment is from the Altenew Flower Vine Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

My next pair also showcases the Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). This time I created a frame-look with a circle die.

I really like the perfect frame of die cuts that you get with this technique.

And the matching card has die cuts arranged in a perfect circle…

My last pair of cards uses the new Altenew Delicate Primrose Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). After stamping and die cutting lots of the flowers and leaves, I used the same technique to form the frame.

I again used sentiments on both of these cards from the Altenew Flourishing Zinnia Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Flower Vine Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).

BLOG HOP

Today I am part of the Altenew December Release Blog Hop. This release has something for everyone! You can find them all HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.

The next stop on the hop is the blog of one of my favorite crafty friends – May Park. You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.

GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/18/2018. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” some time after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

Also, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with from Altenew or with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Ruffled Flowers Stamps & DIes
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Delicate Primrose Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Delicate Primrose Stamp & Dies
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Flourishing Zinnia Combo
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Flower Vine Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Glad Press N Seal
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Altenew Silver Lake Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Altenew Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Hero Arts Rectangle Inifinity Dies
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Creative Corners
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares
[ SSS | ELH ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream Jewels
[ SSS | SHP ]