How can I use my flower dies dif­fer­ently? I’m bored of the same old look, but don’t want to spend out on new ones

Cardmaking and Papercraft - - Die-cutting -

so ver­sa­tile. By cutting into these pretty die-cut paper shapes you can give them a whole new lease of life. Try snip­ping into the petals to cre­ate dif­fer­ent shapes and then curl­ing them to add di­men­sion. You could also cut them into spi­rals and roll them up from the out­side edge se­cur­ing at the bot­tom with glue for great 3D roses. Or, why don’t you try us­ing them to cut felt, then layer them up to make brooches or card em­bel­lish­ments? You could also try cutting sev­eral lay­ers of tis­sue paper with your flower die, then se­cure in the cen­tre with a brad and scrunch them up, then shape the lay­ers to make fab­u­lous, fluffy flow­ers that girly girls will love!

sec­ond pan­els. Die-cut your pho­tos into slightly smaller cir­cles than your aper­ture, then glue a piece of string onto the back of one photo, then stick the other photo be­hind so they are back-to-back. Place the string be­tween the first and sec­ond panel, po­si­tion­ing the photo in the aper­ture and tape in place. Glue the left flap over the mid­dle, hid­ing the string in­side, then dec­o­rate the front of the card as you wish.

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