January 1, 2013

Paper Crafting - with Lifestyle Crafts

Hey Everyone - Happy New Year!  It's still an awesome Take-A-Look Tuesday - just scroll down a post for that.

I just had to pop in and tell you what I cranked out with the new Love Notes die series from Lifestyle Crafts - - the projects were make with my Epic 6 diecut hand-crank machine and dies from Lifestyle Crafts.  Remember you can get a discount using the code SUGARBEE.

Isn't this little mailbox the cutest?!?

 It came together really easily - One main piece that folded, then an insert piece for the back and the flag.  I can see this being the perfect touch for lots of Valentine Decor.  I also think my girls will LOVE it- they love all things mini.

Next up, a quick and easy card...
I simply ran the light gray paper through my cutter with the Heart Cutout Die - - then it cut all those hearts out.  Then I just backed it with some pink paper to make the cut-out area really pop.  Again, this came together super fast - my kind of project!!

Other options in the Love Notes release...I know you are already thinking of amazing craft projects you can make with these dies....

In case you need a review of how the die-cut machine works, here's a brief tutorial on a couple of  different projects.  Also keep in mind that you can use Lifestyle Crafts dies in any hand-crank die cut machine - wahoo!


Baby Shower Garland

I used the doily rosette die cut and took pictures of the process in case you wondered how die cuts work.  You roll them through the hand crank machine, and it cuts the outline and scores all the fold lines:
Then fold along all those fold lines:
 Glue the ends of the strip together and push the middle of the bunch down - voila, flower!

Then just make a bunch and hang them - I used twine and loved the texture it added.  I also love how the doily flowers are 3D and not flat.

 That die came in the Fall Core Collection 2:

 And of course since that collection came with a box, I had to try it out.  Again, here's what it looks like after I cranked it through:
 And then hot glue the tabs to form a box:
 The unique part of this box is the flip top lid - love it!!


Remember, you can find all the dies I used at Lifestyle Crafts and they can be used in almost all hand-crank die cut machines!!  Here's a handy clickable button if you want to check them out:



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