Friday, March 1, 2024

Prepare to DIE(cut!!!!)

This fortnight at Jingle Belles we're making... Holiday Cards to DIE(cut) For! So break out your newest dies, your oldest dies, your favorite dies... (or maybe even those really really teeny tiny complicated ones that you only use once a year?!) ...and come join us.*

I adore this Tim Holtz/Sizzix Snowglobe #2 die set, but it has 26 separate dies, so as much as I love it, realistically, I only actually attempt it a couple of times per year. But there is NO arguing with the results, because seriously HOW CUTE are those tiny houses?! Apparently, the last time I used it, I organized the dies into three groups and wrote a cheat sheet (see pic below) to remember what pieces to cut from the same patterned paper and what to cut from a variety of different papers, and that considerably streamlined the process, so it's possible you'll be seeing it a lot more in future. This might be the ultimate die set for breaking out all the paper scraps of one color and going to town... or in this case... going to a tiny color-coordinated village, lol! I swapped out the trees and stars from the set in favor of Eyelet Outlet Snowy Pine Tree and Snowflake Brads.

Our Jingle Belles Holiday Cards to DIE(cut) For challenge will run until Wednesday evening, March 13th, and we'd love for you to stop by, check out the inspiration, and start planning your diecut-centric card!

*FYI: You can also use punches or items cut from electronic cutting machines like Cricut or Silhouette!

1 comment:

  1. holy cow - 26 dies? clever on you for leaving yourself some notes. I mean it's really lovely all done - you wanna make more of those but i could def see being discouraged with the sheer amount of die cutting. but... of course with diehards like you and me.... LOL we write ourselves some notes :-) Its really pretty and totally worth it in my mind.


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