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Monday, August 3, 2020

Little banner dies...

In Love Arts sent me a set of four small banner dies called Small Belt Label Dies, and I think they are going to come in very handy. I love that they are each a different shape.

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Here are a couple of cards I made with them:

This card features all four of the banners in the set. When in doubt, use them all, right?

These dies are small and solid--you cannot see your pre-stamped or pre-printed sentiment through them. Since I like to print my sentiments first (these were printed with a computer) and then cut them out, I made a little template to help do that. I cut each die out of a larger piece of cardstock. Then I used that negative space to line up where my die would go over my sentiment. I used some washi tape to hold my template in place, then set my die into the negative space. You can feel when it nestles into place. I taped my die in place and ran the whole shebang through my Sizzix. As you can see, it worked perfectly!

These were all cut out of white cardstock. I colored each banner after they were cut using a blending brush and ink pad. I also popped back into place on the pink, yellow and aqua ones a heart, star and oval cut from coordinating cardstock.

Each of my little banners were popped up on foam squares.

On the inside, I added a stamped sentiment and a couple strips of lavender cardstock to match my card base.

For my second card, I stamped "Love" on a white panel and then dry-embossed it with a Sizzix (I think) embossing folder.

I actually cut out the little heart banner first this time and then stamped it. I popped it up on foam squares and added a flat-backed rhinestone in the heart opening.

I used the banner die to cut out the three little hearts, popped them up on foam squares and added a teeny, tiny flat-backed rhinestone to each one.

This card has a blank, white panel on the inside. I may add a stamped or computer-generated sentiment later, depending on how I decide to use this card.

Well, that's it for me today. I managed to get my laundry done and now have to think about preparing dinner. Why do husbands have to eat every. single. day? Couldn't they skip a day or two now and again? LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Those are nice little label dies. It is nice to have an alternative to just fishtailing a banner. Great job with the banners and colors. And now you have 2 potential Valentine's Day cards. Way to think ahead.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Those area great dies! Love the different little designs on each and you are making really good use of them! Great cards!

Glittered Paws said...

Very nice dies, and love the size. They are very versatile as well. For some reason my hubby wants to eat every day too. What is wth these men. LOL