Hello, Sizzix friends! It's Vivian here to share with you my 15 Days of Inspiration Celebration Sweet Cards that celebrate summer. If you missed my recent video tutorial on using your dies to make stamps, I have a quick accompanying tutorial for this project that shows you how easy it is.
For our hop, I had an opportunity to play with patterned papers, embellishments, and stickers from Doodlebug's Hello Sunshine Collection. It's such a fresh and cheery assortment of designs that I know that the colors and patterns in the resulting cards will surely brighten my recipient's day! The clean white die cut blossoms and leaves on these cards come from the Sizzix Bigz die Tree w/ Flower, Heart & Leaves and the Sizzix Sandwich for those is simply your cardstock and die between your two cutting pads. If you'd like to make stamps with any of the various elements in this die, you make the exact same sandwich, except you use fun foam instead of cardstock.
See the strip of blue fun foam in the photo above?
The heart, leaves, and flower on this Bigz die are really cute, perfectly scaled in size to add a sweet stamped touch to your cards.
Making stamps with your dies is a fantastic way to make your die cutting tools work double duty for you! And if you are like me and sometimes lose stamps in the accumulating clutter in your studio, no problem here. Just die cut another!
This strip of stamped hearts brings out the orange in the Hello Sunshine papers, embellishments, and stickers. How cute is that "tweet tweet" sticker to say "hi!" I love the texture in the impression from the fun foam stamp - it's fresh against the white, but it also lends a folksy feeling to the card...
As does the stitching.
These cards came together really quickly - strips of uber happy patterned paper, simple white die-cut embellishments, folksy stamped elements made using the same die, and sticker sentiments.
If you want to win fun prizes from Sizzix to make your own summer crafts, enter below:
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- Fun foam
- Stamp mount