Hi there, crafters!  It’s Guest Designer Karen Letchworth sharing another helpful technique and a couple of sweet cards that were created using some gorgeous stamps and coordinating dies from Inspired by Stamping.  I hope that you will love these sweet products as much as I do.

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This technique is one I often use when working with stamps and die-cuts together.  It helps you line up your dies and stamps so that you always get a perfect cut and guarantee that your stamping lines up with your cut lines.

Inspired by Stamping, Guest Designer Karen Letchworth, Fancy Labels 3 Die, Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set, Vintage Floral Paper Pad, Mixed Flowers

To do this, simply take your die-cut and adhere a piece of tape, securing the top side of your die onto the card stock from which you’ll cut a template.  Run the die through your machine once to cut out the shape, but keep the metal attached to the paper template (even though there is empty space in the middle).  You can now stamp your image onto a piece of paper in your desired color of ink and then lay your template over the stamped image.

Inspired by Stamping, Guest Designer Karen Letchworth, Fancy Labels 3 Die, Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set, Vintage Floral Paper Pad, Mixed Flowers

You will be able to line it up perfectly using the open space to see your stamped image and line it up.  Then, lay it down perfectly in place (so that you see the stamped image through the template/hole) and run it through your machine again.  You’ll get a perfect cut every time.

Inspired by Stamping, Guest Designer Karen Letchworth, Fancy Labels 3 Die, Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set, Vintage Floral Paper Pad, Mixed Flowers

I stamped a journaling spot from the Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set in Tim Holtz Lucky Clover Distress Ink, and then stamped the sentiment from the Fancy Labels 3 Stamp Set using Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink inside the journaling spot’s center.  Then, as explained above, I cut a template for the journaling spot using the coordinating Fancy Labels 3 Die.  I attached some Crochet Trim and flowers as an accent. Inspired by Stamping has everything you need to make one for yourself.

Inspired by Stamping, Guest Designer Karen Letchworth, Fancy Labels 3 Die, Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set, Vintage Floral Paper Pad, Mixed Flowers

My second card uses the same technique but was created with another stamp and die from the same sets.  I also used some of the sweet patterned papers from the Vintage Floral 6×6 Patterned Papers Pad as well as some Crochet Trim Collection II.  Inspired by Stamping has so many wonderful products that will help you make lovely cards like these.

Inspired by Stamping, Guest Designer Karen Letchworth, Fancy Labels 3 Die, Teeny Tiny Greetings stamp set, Vintage Floral Paper Pad, Mixed Flowers

Thanks so much for visiting today, and be sure to stop by again soon for more inspiration using Inspired by Stamping products.  Please let us know if you have any questions about the products used on these cards.

Karen Letchworth, Guest Designer

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[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. It’s just a way to offer you a complete supply list of all the products that I use and to help you create today’s card from start to finish.]

 

 

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2 thoughts on “GDT – Working With Stamps & Dies

  1. Mynn xx says:

    Lovely cards, Karen! Thank you for sharing these beautiful creations with us here at Inspired By Stamping! 🙂 Sending HUGS! 🙂 Mynn xx

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