Saturday, June 10, 2017

HLS anything goes with dies...


So today I am playing along with one of the June Happy Little Stampers challenges - Anything Goes with Dies -

I recently needed to make a quick batch of cards for male friends / family. I decided that I was going to use my Technique Tuesday Hipster Birthday stamp for all of them - to make it easier...

All I had to do was figure out the background.

JT gave me the awesome Chevron plate die by Sizzix as part of our annual $20 challenge. I love it, but it is a BEASTICLE to cut out!!

I bought a metal shim and it has made it easier, but there are still some pieces that won't come out - so that is accidental and not me being arty!!

Because the background is so bold, I decided that I would just affix the stamped sentiment to the card using coordinating staples (I LOVE coloured staples..).

Super simple, but very impactful and I made a whole bunch of these in various 'male' colours.



  1. Great card, what a shame that die is a swine to cut, even with the metal shim. Have to admit I love my metal plate for intricate dies, even if it does like like it's been beaten up now! I'd never have known that there were bits that should have been cut out if you hadn't mentioned it x

  2. Nothing wrong with a little accidental artiness I say! That sentiment is adorable and I had no idea coloured staples even existed!

  3. I like your background die - great masculine card
    thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers die challenge


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