Well Written and Stitched Rectangles Dies


This is a great, versatile card that I wanted to use to highlight the Stitched Rectangle and Well Written Framelits Dies.  These are both available in the current Occasions catalog, and they are (in my humble opinion) indispensable!!  They cover any and all occasions, and many different design styles.  They are both sold as part of bundles or separately.  The stamp sets sold with both of these are fantastic, and if you buy the bundle you save 10%.  Check it out!  We will be using the stamp set Well Said along with the word dies to create virtually any sentiment for any occasion.

I also chose to use the stamp set Waterfront from the Annual Catalog.  This one is a real winner - it is very versatile also and is fun and easy to use.  You can choose to make a scene at a mountain lake, or an oceanside, or anything else your imagination can come up with.  Take a look at this set, you won't be sorry.

I wanted to use Fresh Fig, my favorite In Color 2017-2019.  This is a great set of five colors that will be retiring in June.  They will retire to make way for five new In Colors, but it's always a little sad to see them go.  The good news is that there is still time to buy most of the products in these In Colors.  But once they are sold out I assume they are just gone, so if you can't live without any of these, pop on over to my store and do a little shopping.  Here are the links to the cardstock, but as with all SU! colors, there are many coordinating products in these same colors.

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First, I wanted to make a card to bid a Happy Retirement to a coworker.  I decided to use Fresh Fig for both the card base and the Stitched Rectangle frame for the front.  I cut the frame using the largest and 4th largest rectangles, the dimensions of which are 3 3/4" x 5 1/8" and 2 5/8" x 4" respectively.  The process to make the frame is to place the largest die on the cardstock, then nest the smaller rectangle inside the larger, making sure that all borders are even, and then run that all through the Big Shot in one run.  To be sure that my dies stay put, in addition to using the magnetic platform I also use a fully sticky Post It note.  After I had the die I then cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to use for the image.  It measures 3 5/8" x 4 7/8.  It just needs to tuck behind the frame.  Finally, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla for a card insert, measuring 4" x 5 1/4".

I used the Waterfront stamp set to create a very common daydream - that of sailing off to a desert island to sit in the sun and relax.  I used Sahara Sand, Fresh Fig, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso inks to stamp the image.  I used second generation stamping to mute the colors a bit.  This is a photopolymer stamp set, so precise placement is easy . After I had the image stamped, I first adhered the frame to the stamped piece of Very Vanilla with Foam Adhesive Strips, and then adhered that entire piece to the card front with liquid multipurpose glue.  I did it in that order to be sure that I had the frame exactly where I wanted it around the image.  Then I stamped the palm trees on the Very Vanilla card insert and adhered that to the inside.  Finally, I adhered some of our Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets to a scrap of Pear Pizazz and then cut out the word "happy".  With the Well Written dies you can use multipurpose liquid glue or the fine tip glue pen, but the easiest and best way are to use the adhesive sheets.  They are very economical and easy to use.  I stamped the word retirement from the Well Said stamp set, and then placed the "happy" on the frame. I adhered the entire front onto the cardbase with liquid multipurpose glue and Voila!  Fit for any retiree.  I used a now-retired wooden button, but we have many natural embellishments that you could substitute.

The second card is the same construction, only with a mountain getaway scene.

Thank you so much for visiting The Stamping Zoo!  Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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