Hello Spellbinders’ fans! Are you ready for another dose of inspiration featuring our January 2019 You’re My Type Card Kit of the Month? We’re back with our new monthly series called “Using Just Stamps & Dies”. Just a reminder, these posts feature quick and simple cardmaking tutorials using just the die set and/or stamp set from our Card Kits of the Month.
Today we have a special treat for you – a few card making ideas & video tutorial all made using a typewriter die from our January Card Kit of the Month. We also have additional inspiration (gorgeous cards!) from our guest designers at the end of this post!
Watch video tutorial below or on Youtube to learn how to make these projects:
Love. Hugs. Kisses Card
I die-cut a gold glitter cardstock border using XOXO die. I also kept the positive “x” die cuts and used them to make a faux cross stitch border in the top section of my card.
To create a background I dry embossed white cardstock panel for my card using Love Stripe embossing folder. I also cut another strip of pink cardstock to layer over the white one and added a piece of patterned paper from my stash over it. Finally, I foam mounted my typewriter on top and added a few die cut gold glitter hearts.
For my next card idea I used patterned paper to die-cut my typewriter from. Don’t limit yourself just to colored cardstock – use the pretty pattern papers for die cutting as well!
I die-cut the word LOVE in the piece of paper coming out from the typewriter and also added a bunch of delicate glitter flowers and leaves.
For my background I dry embossed a beautiful hearts background using I Heart embossing folder and simply foam mounted the typewriter on top. I added a strip of gold glitter paper to coordinate with some of leafy die cuts I have embellishing my typewriter.
Notice how I decorated the center of the typewriter with a little heart – that’s where the make of the tool is usually mentioned so I felt it was a good spot to add a white glitter heart to dress this card up. Finally, I added a little MWAH spelled out using some old alphabet stickers from my stash.
I’ll Be Yours & You’ll Be Mine Card
For my card idea #3 I decided to used little journaling cards you’d find in 6×6″ paper pads with the typewriter instead of a die cut message. I die cut cut a rectangle using the die included with the typewriter, but also added that little journaling card.
For the background of this card I dry embossed a piece of patterned paper using same I Heart embossing folder to show you a different use – you don’t always have to dry emboss white or colored crardstock, patterned paper can be dry embossed as well!
For my typewriter I added some foam adhesive from the back of the typewriter to secure some of the die cut keys so they wont fall out. I wanted to keep some inlayed in my typewriter and not punch all of them out this time.
I added gold glitter paper backing to my typewriter, placed it at the bottom of my panel and added several gold glitter die cut leafy branches coming from the typewriter to the top of my card. I loosely adhered them in place, and that finished my card!
Dreams Come True Card
For this card I decided to do some background die cut using the word dies in this kit. There are 3 dies that read XOXO, LOVE and U+ME, they are all intended to go with the typewriter, to be die cut in that letter that fits inside the typewriter, but you can use them on their own like I did for a border on my 1st card or like I did here to die-cut a background.
I layered a piece of light pink pattered paper under the die cuts to have a bit of pink show through. For the typewriter I used patterned paper and also added two journaling cards from 6×6 paper pad from my stash – they are so cute and went together with the typeweitter perfectly.
I layered a gold glitter die cut under the blue one and offset it slightly. I trimmed my typewriter to create a partial one as I wanted to have it positioned off to the side of the card. I foam mounted the typewriter in place, I added some beautiful florals and leaves as well as a letter M in the center where the branding goes and I adhered this panel onto an A2 white side folding card base.
I had a blast making these cards with the Typewriter die from the You’re My Type January 2019 Card Kit. This die is only available as a part of the kit which is a membership subscription program. Current members get first dibs on the monthly designs, become a member so you don’t miss out!
We have more inspiration to share using the typewriter die & stamp set from our fabulous guest designers!
by Bibi Cameron
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