Hi friends, 2-for-1 cards are always fun to make and you get to have twice the fun, isn't it? With Spellbinders French Braid & Hexagon Panels Etched Dies from the Home Sweet Quilt collection, I did just that.
Also, recently Spellbinders had put out a massive past Card Kits bundle - with 7 kits, the bundle cost $150. Such a steal deal, so I had to get it. I am so sorry I should have let you know sooner but life has been so chaotic lately. I hope you forgive me. I used the You Are Stellar kit, but what I did with these cards, can easily be done with any card kit - mainly you need two coordinating papers, preferably some that would look like fabric designs + a few ephemera pieces, and/or die cuts. I did use the Spellbinders Quilty Hugs Sentiments Clear Stamps from the same Home Sweet Quilt collection, but I am sure you will find many sentiments in your stash that could work just as well.
I started by doing all the die cutting - I cut each design with the quilt die and then 2 white rectangles with the blank rectangle base. On each base, I first adhered the outline and then pieced in cutouts from each design to make it look like a quilt. With this die, I created one design to be like a 'V' and another to be like a 'W'.
On the one with the V on the quilts, I added a few die-cut stars, the star die came from the same 'You Are Stellar' kit. At the base of this landscape card, I repeat stamped the words "My friend" with Archival black just for some added interest. On the inside, I stamped a sentiment - "Shine like the star you are" from the You Are Stellar kit.
On the second one, I used one of the ephemera pieces - a cloud, to stamp the main sentiment and then scattered a die-cut moon and some stars around. On the inside of this one, I added a sentiment from the Quilty Hugs set.
Oh also, these dies look like they are meant for slimline cards, but the longer side of these rectangles is 5.25" so I actually created A2 cards with these. And yes, both the card bases also came from the You Are Stellar kit.
Do you like to create 2-for-1 cards often? What about stamping on the inside? Is that something you like to do often too? What about mixing and matching dies from different sized sets? I am curious :-) Do let me know in the comments below.
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That's all for today's projects. I hope you like these. :-)
Big hugs! ~Varada