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Spellbinders Precision Layering Basics Shaker Frame

Spellbinders A2 Precision Layering Dies Shaker Frame Carta Bella Gather at Home by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders Precision Layering Basics Shaker Frame with Carta Bella Gather at Home

Hello, Friends!  I’ve ben having so much fun playing with the new Spellbinders Precision Layering Basics Dies!  Last week, I introduced you to the Mini Slimline Basics Dies.  Today, I want to share the A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) Precision Layering Basics Dies.  This set of 16 thin metal dies creates precise layers for your A2-size (4.25 x 5.5-inches) cards. It will cut perfectly spaced layers of 1/8-inch. When combined with the S5-494 Precision Layering A2 B set, you will achieve a 1/16-inch border. No more measuring, the work is done for you!

How to Create a Shaker Frame with Precision Layering Dies

Since I tend to make larger 5″ x 7″ and 6″ x 6″ cards, I looked for a way to use these dies on a larger card base.  After a little thinking and experimenting with scraps, I realized that you can use these dies to create fabulous frames and shaker frames on larger card bases!  Eureka!  Here’s how to quickly and easily create a shaker frame with the A2 Precision Layering Dies.

  • First, figure out how large you want your frame opening to be.  I decided a 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ opening would give me the “window” I wanted.  So I selected the Layer 5 die from the “B” set.
  • Now select the Layer 1 die from the B set.  This will give you a 1/2″ border on your frame, making it easy to add foam tape around the sides.
  • Next, center the Layer 5 die inside the Layer 1 Die on your piece of patterned paper.  Secure with a little tape on the sides to keep everything neat and square.
  • Now die cut!
  • Cut a piece of clear cardstock with the Layer 1 die and adhere to the back of the frame.
  • Finally, add 3 layers of foam tape to the back of the frame.  Place your shaker elements on your background paper and press the frame in place.

How easy is that?

Cinch and Go Blossom Flowers

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Cinch and Go Blossoms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

If you missed the Cinch and Go Blossoms Flower Shaping Tutorial on Make & Take Tuesday, you can watch it now to see how I made these lovely flowers.  This time, I added a flat back pearl to the center of each flower.  I used a teacup die from my stash because it fit the card better than the new APG DOM January  Teacup Die.

A Peek Inside

Die cut a smaller teacup from patterned paper to dress up the top half of the card.

Naturally, I added a treat pocket.  Don’t I always add a treat pocket?

This one has a sweet bookmark, tea bag, honey stick and chocolate tucked inside.

I hope I’ve inspired you to break out your crafting goodies and make something beautiful today!  You can find this card in my ETSY shop, too.

Look for a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card

Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card Spellbinders Cinch and Go Blooms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Make & Take Tuesday: Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card Dies and Flower Shaping Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  It’s Make & Take Tuesday and we’re going to make this super sweet Carta Bella Gather at Home Mini Slimline Card.  I have some new Spellbinder Dies to share with you, and we’re going to explore some flower-shaping techniques together.  It’s a jam-packed Make & Take Tuesday! Grab a cuppa and a snack, and let’s get this party started!

Mini Slimline Precision Dies

If you’re a cardmaker, you probably spend a good bit of time measuring and matting layers. Getting the width of those mats “just so” takes a lot of time.  So I was thrilled to discover the new Spellbinders Mini Slimline Dies.  Part of the Precision Layering Basics line, this set of 12 thin metal dies creates precise layers for your mini slimline card. It will cut perfectly spaced layers of 1/8-inch. When you combine the A set with the B set, you will achieve a 1/16-inch border. No more measuring, the work is done for you! Oh, happy day!

You can also use the dies to create accent layers on your cards, as I did here.  Here’s how I put this sweet and simple card together:

  • First, cut a 6 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base from sage cardstock.
  • Next, score the base at 3 1/2″ and 7″.  This will create a 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ mini slimline card with a 1 1/2″ pocket flap on the inside.
  • Now cut a dark green mat layer using the largest A die.
  • Then cut a sage check layer using the largest B die, and stitch the 2 layers together.
  • Create the accent panel the same way, only this time use the #6 dies from each set.
  • Back the accent layer with foam tape, center and adhere to the card.
  • Locate the letter board ephemera bit.  Glue 2 banner bits on the left hand side,  back with foam tape and adhere on the left hand side of the accent panel.
  • Now back the circle sentiment with foam tape and adhere over the letter board.
Handmade Flowers with Cinch and Go Blossoms

Spellbinders Classically Becca Cinch and Go Blooms by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The Make & Take Tuesday tutorial will show you how to make these pretty posies using the Cinch and Go Blossoms from the new Classically Becca release.  Becca’s flowers are always so easy to make.  And they are versatile!  You probably saw the white cluster flowers I shared last week on my Carta Bella Flora 4 Friendship Folio.  Well, today, we’re shaping these lovely blossoms a whole different way!

A Peek Inside

How much do we love the patterned papers in this Gather at Home Collection?  If you love pretty florals, cute mugs and country style pitchers, you need to check this collection out.  It’s wonderful!

Here’s the little treat wallet that I tucked inside the pocket of this sweet and simple card.  Make the pocket by folding the extra flap up.  Secure the sides with folded paper gussets.  Easy peasy!

Make & Take Tuesday Flower Shaping Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the goodies I used to make this card and see how I shaped the Cinch and Go Blossoms, please enjoy this little video tutorial.

I hope this post has brightened your day and inspired you to dig into your crafty stash to create something beautiful today!

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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