There are so many ways you can make die cut Instax style photos for cards with one of our dies – this frosty version is beyond adorable!
Instant photos are enjoying a HUGE come back right now and we’ve seen this style replicated on cards by our designers like this one and this one. We knew our fun Group of Friends stamp set would inspire selfie cards and when we saw how many people loved that concept, we added our Polaroid Tabbed die set so you could make these with one cut. We made sure we added the mini photo size, too, so you can add die cut Instax style photos for cards and scrapbook pages anywhere you wanted them!
Today Lisa has upped the ante with two snaps one one card using our brand new and perfectly named Cute Snowmen Set. Let’s see how she made this card and pick up a few tips and ideas!
Lisa stamped and colored her choice of the frosty friends on that Cute Snowmen set in purples and blues to coordinate with a gel print background she had in her stash. She then cut them out with our coordinating die and set them aside to practice their poses.
Speaking of that gel print, Lisa wanted us to mention that she’d created this richly colored and dynamic piece with acrylic paints in blues and added those dimensional details with more paint through our Snowflake Stencil. She cut this with one of the dies from our Mini Slimline Nested with Stitch set.
She then ran this through her Minc with an almost used up piece of metallic gold foil. Lisa says “There was just enough foil on it to add a little sparkle to the panel!” PRO TIP: If you don’t have a Minc machine, you can still add this sparkle. You can apply some gold leaf flakes, use dabs of VersaMark and heat emboss with metallic gold powder or, when you are creating the background piece, add metallic paint into the process. Whatever you use, it will look fantastic!
Lisa layered her die cut background panel onto a pieced of white card stock cut to ⅛” larger and then onto a blue panel ¼” larger than that (or you can just adhered yours to your card base) and adhered them together with her tape runner. She added these to her mini slimline card base.
Next she cut two of the Instax style photo frames from white card stock. At the same time, she cut some white glitter paper with our Slimline Hills die and trimmed down two pieces to adhere inside the opening in the frames. She then added the frames to her card with dimensional adhesive, positioning them slightly askew for some fun visual motion.
Then she added her little snowmen inside the frames, allowing them to overlap the edges for more of a fun feel. She then accented around the frames with just a few oversized snowflake sequins.
For her greeting, Lisa used an unexpected element. She says “I store my stencils in sleeves but always save any packaging that I might be able to use. The blue card stock backing was the perfect color to stamp my sentiment in embossing ink and embossed it in white and fussy cut it out.” You never know where you will find your next card component!
She popped it up onto the card with extra thick dimensional adhesive so it could overlap the frame and added a few more clear sequins for some light reflection and sparkle.
Seriously, isn’t this just SO stinkin’ cute? Here’s a closer look at the two Instax style photo frames.
First frosty fella:
The pair of chilly chums:
And another peek at the whole thing:
And now that we think about it, this card would make another fabulous batch making card! PRO TIP: Use printed paper as your background as a short cut if you are looking to save some time.
We can think of lots of ways to use these die cut instax style photos for cards or in your scrapbooks – little “galleries”, a photo banner, as a pop out element. And think about all The possibilities are endless and we hope you get a chance to experiment with them yourself!