Use Up Your Die Cut Leftovers!

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Still have die cut leftovers? Check out this project!

We know that when you use our dies to create elements for your handmade cards, you like have some die cut leftovers. We try to make sure that you get the maximum value for your money so we make sure we add as many of the little pieces we can to each die. But then what do you with all those little pieces? Most crafters just can’t bear to throw them away and it appears our very own Kittie Caracciolo feels the same way! 

In her post which you can see in detail here, Kittie created this stunning card using some leftover die cut flowers from her other dazzling projects. For this card, she used our Nested Oval Set, Nested Oval Scallop Set, and parts and pieces from our Branches and Leaves and Tiny Flower Buds.  The white layer was made using the retired Loving Thoughts Embossing Folder but any embossing folder you love can serve as a beautiful, white on white textured element to set off these flowers.

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We recommend you check out her post for her fabulous details and here are some highlights we feel we have to mention

Kittie uses a combination of tape runner and dimensional adhesive to put her frame layers together to make sure they add that fantastic depth and dimension she’s known for. She even has a  Frame Tutorial on her site to give you some added help.

Kittie used an oval die to cut the inside of her little frame and trimmed the outside edge with her detail scissors to get the precise size she wanted. Since there was a higher chance of the inside edge showing, she wanted a clean cut but because she knew the outside edge would be covered, it didn’t have to be perfect.

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As she almost always does, Kittie made sure she added some extra dimension to her flower die cuts by shaping them on a molding pad with her shaping tools. This tiny step adds SO MUCH to the look! Kittie also swears by her reverse tweezers when using these itty bitty shapes!

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Then she just added her little sprigs around the oval frame she created. She also made sure to leave a little gap where she wanted to add her bow because adhering a 3D item to another 3D item can be a challenge!

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Because her frames were layered and because she wanted that beautiful oval wreath to really pop, she added super skinny strips of foam tape to the wreath to adhere it to her card.

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Now all that was left was that pretty bow – you can learn how to make one on her Multi Loop Bow Video .


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Kittie suggests keeping a little container near your crafting space to collect all these leftover die cuts and when you have a good “supply” you can use them to make a card like this! 

Here are the items Kittie used today:

 
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Nested Oval Scallop Die Cut 5030D
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Nested Oval Die Cut Set 5004D
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5404D Branches and Leaves Die
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Tiny Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-10D
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Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
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Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
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Glossy Accents .5oz
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Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
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Scor-Tape .125″X27yd
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Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Are you beyond excited for this idea to use up die cut leftovers? We feel super lucky to have Kittie share this with us and all of you and hope it helps you get even MORE out of your crafting goodies and crafting time!

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