Hello everyone, it’s Bibi Cameron here and I’m thrilled to share ideas and inspiration using some of the gorgeous die sets from 3D Holiday Vignettes by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders. For today I used Grand Snow Globe and Santa Claus Layering die set.
I think these die sets are D I V I N E … they take 3D die cutting to another level as they cut and emboss the paper. They combine an elegant design with amazing intricate detail to easily and effortless produce a stunning 3D shadowbox card that fold flat for easy postage.
- The card assembled measures 4-1/2” x 5 – 1/4 “ inches
- When folded it measures 5-1/4 “ x 6”inches.
- It fits in a standard 6×6″ envelope.
Grand Snow Globe die set includes:
- Large frame die: 5-1/2 ‘ x 4- 1/2. designed to cut all the layers for this project and to use together with other dies in the set.
- Large decorative die to cut intricate detail on the whole panel. This die doesn’t cut the outline.
- 3 -1/2”inches circle die. To cut the circular aperture in the center of the card when needed.
- 3” inches intricate circle decorative die with the sentiment: Christmas Greetings. (This die doesn’t cut the outline)
- 1” inch poinsettia die.
- Small die to cut 2 x 3/4” inches leaves.
- Rectangular die ( to create the side panels of the card/shadowbox)
- Rectangular die to cut the slits on the side panel of the shadowbox.
This is the kind of project that might be a little bit hard to explain but it is extremely easy to make.
First at all, I watched Holiday Vignettes video on the Spellbinders YouTube Channel . It will help you to see how the dies work in 4 minutes. Then, the hardest part to make this project might be choosing the cardstock colors.
I would only use white cardstock to make this kind of project. Maybe I would also add gold or silver card stock but today I decided to use three cardstock colors.
Die cutting the panels:
- I die cut six panels out of 3 different cardstock colours ( 2 green – 2 white – 2 gold )
- I used the green panels for the front and back of the card.
- I also die cut the side panels using two dies in the set and green cardstock.
- For the second panel of the card I combined the large outline frame die + the large intricate die + the solid circle die ( white cardstock) .
- For the 3rd , 4th, 5th panels of the card I used the large frame die + the large intricate die + different decorative circle dies on Grand Snow Globe and Santa Claus Layering die set.
- To die cut the backing panel of the card, I only used the larger frame die in die set.
Assembling the card:
- Score and burnish the side panels flaps.
- Insert the inner panels flaps into the side panels slits.
- Gently pull down the flaps into the slits to lock the panels in place.
- Use scissors to cut the flaps of the front and back panel of the card and adhere the panels to the side panels.
I made a super simple shaker card and also a golden topper that can be used on cards boxes or tags.
Once I die cut the paper using the Santa Claus die, I place the die over the paper again and I run it on the die cutting machine together with an embossing mat to make the embossed image pop.
It is hard to see the embossing in pictures but is gorgeous in person.
You can also use the decorative dies as stencil and apply ink to reveal the embossed Santa, add some sparkle and as simple as that you will create a beautiful Christmas tag.
Craft Perfect Spearmint Green, Craft Perfect Gold mirror cardstock, Craft Perfect Gold glitter cardstock, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Red- white twine.
That’s all for today. I hope you enjoy the projects.
Thanks for having me.