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Shaped card dies feat. Elizabeth Craft Design’s “Storybook Collection”

Hey Craft Mastersons!!

Ya know, with all the tons of new product we’re getting in we’ve come to the conclusion that we just don’t have the real estate๐Ÿคฏ Cindy’s daughter, Melissa, is in charge of product placement. Poor thing! We are just going to have to storm the castle of the nice printer people next to us, plant a flag, and comandeer their shelving! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ™ƒ Ya gotta come see for yourself!

One specific new product line caught our eye- Elizabeth Craft Design’s “Storybook Collection” โค๐Ÿ‘‡

Get all this amazingness for only $99!!

So, if you are familiar with Whimsy Stamps, Avery Elle, Cottage Cutz, Lawn Fawn, etc you’ll notice that these dies are a good bit larger. The characters are all about 2″x 3.5″. If you love to create scenes BUUUT suffer from “Butterfinger syndrome” you may want to try these. The bigger the die cuts the easier to finagle. Let’s play with the Princess…

First off, the dies are so versatile…

Ta Daaaah! I’m a princess!

To manipulate her into a fun pose try this: build her on a semi-adhesive surface that’s tacky enough to hold her pieces but not so sticky that it rips your paper.  Contact paper, seal n press (from the dollar tree) and washi tape are all good options. With washi create your own semi-adhesive surface like this…๐Ÿ‘‡

Layer strips of washi into a sheet large enough to play on…
Adjust her how you like until you are ready to glue. For this pose we cut her dress in half at the waistline and put her torso behind her. Now shes lying on the grass, counting forget me nots, dreaming of her Prince ๐Ÿ˜Š

When you cut out all the dies she looks like this ๐Ÿ‘‡

See those tiny circles. They can be challenging to cut and maneuver. Make your life easier with Nuvo Drops. They allow you to squeeze out perfect dimensional circles. Oooh, and there are all sorts of colors and styles. Their latest: Dream Drops ๐Ÿ‘‡

Omg Each drop with a pearlescent finish. So gorgeous!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿฅณ

Nuvo drops can come out of the bottle a little wonky, but they settle into perfect circles as they dry. If you’re worried they won’t settle properly finger flick the bottom of your project to even the surface. Some people feel more comfortable applying the Nuvo first to a non stick surface and then letting them dry…๐Ÿ‘‡

If you choose this method then just adhere it to your project like you would a gem or sequin.

The storybook collection also features two dies specifically for creating shaped greeting cards ๐Ÿ‘‡…

Let’s play:

The mushroom goes perfect with the coordinating “Once Upon a Time Accessory Dies” set ๐Ÿ‘‡
Don’t forget to decorate the back of your mushroom house
The mushroom card die set comes with a die that allows your character inside to pop up. We cut out a circle and then used the pop-up die on that circle. Then we plugged it into the crease and attached our princess
No need to use traditional colors
We loved our double sided paper so much we didnt want to cover it up
To accomplish this use your die cut machine to include a flap to the cover page mushroom. Then cut two back cover mushrooms
Adhere the flap to one mushroom and then hide the flap by sandwiching the second mushroom. Keep reading to see how we used this technique to create an interactive drawbridge…

Check out this castle die!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿค—

The bricks are heat embossed with Milled Lavender Distress Ink and clear embossing powder
The swirls are cut from the line’s coordinating butterfly die which is part of the “Once Upon a Time Accessory Dies” set
The sentiment is from the coordinating “Prince and Frog Sentiment” stamps ๐Ÿ‘‡
Includes the brick stamp
To cover the windows with Nuvo Crystal Glaze just squeeze a generous glob in the center and carefully guide the liquid into place with your pointy tool
For the castle
For the towers
The characters are designed to be placed on the side of the card
The die scores his mouth and nose so we just darkened the scored impressions with a thin gel pen. His eyes, belt gem and cape fastener are Nuvo drops. The less tiny working parts to die-cut the better.
We designed the drawbridge to open
To give the drawbridge a flap align the die with the edge of the paper
When you place your cutting mat do not cover the end of the die
That flap will sandwich between a second drawbridge you matte to the actual castle

The drawbridge stays closed because it can tuck easily behind the prince’s cape.

If any of the character spills off the side of the castle you may want to make the backside more appealing by covering it with a solid pattern paper…

How impressed will your recipient be?!?! Such a novel card design! And no heavy brain power required! Just assemble and bam! Recipient feels the love, you feel they feel the love, and everyone goes home feeling lovely… just like in The Andy Gump Show…and Lassie ๐Ÿ˜โค๐Ÿถ

Thanks for stopping by! Links provided below for these dies!

And remember, every day we have a sale going! We call em “Daily Deals.” To see current and future deals just head to our website…

Have a brilliant Saturday! Happy crafting!!

โค The Paper Bunnies

The Storybook Bundle

Castle Card Die

Mushroom House Card Die

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