Sunday, December 16, 2018

Die Cutting Ideas & Tips, Christmas Industrial Chic Wreath

 Hello and welcome back to my Blog! Hope you are finding time for crafting while also enjoying this beautiful Christmas Season! :)
 Christmas Wreath Joy
 Papers:  Manila Folders, White Cardstock
Ink: None
Techniques:  Die Cutting, Layering
Accessories: Gold Flat-back Gems and Wide Golden Ribbon (used under the die-cut background), Dies used on this Industrial Chic Festive card are all by Sue Wilson; 
Festive Collection Industrial Chic Poinsettia
Festive Collection Industrial Chic Wreath
Shadow Box Collection - Stitched Lattice Frames
Shadow Box Collection - Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B
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AMERICA's TIPS and IDEAS to try...
1- Use your dies as backgrounds like I’ve done here with the Poinsettias.
2- Embellish with same die-cuts to continue the look. Only other embellishment add-on here are the gold flat-back gems.
3- Back your die-cuts with large wide ribbon cuts or pieces for texture & accents.
4- Use the ribbons to die-cut Flower Layers like I’ve done here with the 3 Poinsettias.
5-Die-cut frames to size & place these over your backgrounds to close off the cut edges and clean-up the look.
Extra tips; Use your extra Manila folders laying around for card bases & to layer-up your die cuts for depth & dimension. The sturdy thickness is perfect and cuts beautifully. May save you $$ too! Sometimes i will also use craft foam sheets for added dimension. They will stretch when die-cutting but bounce back into the cut shape. Foam Sheets work beautifully for layering too! If you look closely at underlayers, you’ll notice I’ve used both here.
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Cutting Dies used on this Industrial Chic Joy Wreath Card;
Sue Wilson, Festive Collection, Industrial Chic Poinsettia
Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Industrial Chic Collection - Poinsettia
Sue Wilson, Festive Collection, Industrial Chic Wreath
Sue Wilson Designs - Festive Industrial Chic Collection - Wreath
Sue Wilson, Shadow Box Collection, Stitched Lattice Frames
Sue Wilson Designs - Shadow Boxes -  Stitched Lattice Frames
Sue Wilson, Shadow Box Collection,  Scalloped Lattice Frames Set B
 Sue Wilson Designs - Shadow Boxes - Scalloped Lattice Frames - Set B
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I'd like to also enter the following FUN Blog Challenges
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goeses
A Perfect Time To Craft - Always Anything Goes
Archiscraps - Anything Christmas
Card Mania - Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Christmas Card-  Anything Goes
Country View Crafts' Challenge - Christmas
Crafter's Cafe - Use Lace and/or Christmas
Crafts Galore Encore - Always Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas -  Winter / Winter Holidays
Dies R Us Challenge - Anything Christmas
DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
Do-Al(l) Kreatives Christmas / New Year
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Festive
Happy Little Stampers Christmas - Anything Goes + option Snow
Happy Little Stampers -Always Anything Goes with Dies
Love to Craft -Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog - Christmas- Anything Goes
Mix It Up Challenge- Anything Goes
Paru's Card Making Challenge - Christmas
SanDee / Amelie's Steampunk -Anything Goes/Steampunk/Industrial
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up- Anything Goes Christmas
The Crafting Challenge - Christmas
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes

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That’s it! Hope you’ll give these ideas and tips a try!
Thanks for stopping by today!  I love hearing from you!
America

26 comments:

Darlene said...

Just gorgeous America and some VERY GOOD tips you have shared! Always a pleasure to see your creations! Merry Christmas to you & yours!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Christmas’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Nan Leonard said...

Lovely card America. I am sure your card will bring Joy to anyone receiving your Christmas wishes. Thank you for participating in Creative Crafters "Anything Goes" Challenge. Merry Christmas.

LCSmithSAVED said...

Stunning! Thanks for playing along at Archiscraps.

stamping sue said...

Lovely gold and white card. thank you for joining MIUCB challenge.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Michelle Nutter said...

What a gorgeous card-love your tips! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow I love your Die Cuts project it looks absolutely gorgeous and absolutely fantastic.
Lovely work, the final finished creation is amazing.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you. Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

Julene Matthews said...

Thanks for joining us at Archiscraps. This looks beautiful.

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful and elegant Christmas card. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Michelle Windsor said...

Just love this great Christmas card .
Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


klisters├Şster said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous Christmas card with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges. Merry Christmas hugs, Susan

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! I LOVE how you have mixed styles up with your dies, this is an awesome card and so VERY Beautiful too. Thank you so much for joining us in our Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge at Morgans Artworld this week. We would love to see you again in our next challenge.

Faith Morgans Artworld DT
Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

Morgans Artworld
morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk

Arlene said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this card, clean crisp and so beautiful. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Samantha Squires said...

A beautiful card. Love the classy white and gold colour combo. Thank you for taking part in the December "Love To Craft Challenge. DT Sam x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

Alexander Kretschmann said...

Wow.. what an amazing Christmas card! Really stunning. Love that you used so many gold on your card.
Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck. Hope you will join us next month again.
Please keep in mind that you have to be a follower in order to win the prize. When you already following us everything is fine.

Crafty greetings
Alex

*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#24 –Christmas or New year}
*DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#24 – Christmas tree}
*DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {on break till January 2019 }
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Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters. We hope to see you again.
~ DT Sherry x

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
~ DT Sherry x

Doris Klein said...

What an awesome creation! Really beautiful...

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

Hugs and please come back soon!
Doris
Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*DT* Die Traumfabrik
*GDT* Die Kreativtanten

Time on My Hands said...

Love the wreath on this card and the touch of gold. Thanks for joining us at Archiscraps.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love your make!! Thanks for the tips!
Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

SUSAN DT

DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Alina Florea said...

Great concept and original, too! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

Alina DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

Le Creazioni di Manuela said...


Grazie per aver partecipato alla sfida The Crafting Challenge D.T Manuela

Maria said...

Your card is gorgeous! Lots of wonderful detail and pretty color combo! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us for the challenge!

Dale Tiernan said...

I like your colour scheme and fine details. Dale (DT at Unstampabelles)

rachel said...

Beautiful make - so detailed! Thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel x