Maggie Holmes shares her new line. See how to assemble the bow, and “disassemble” the camera from the die cuts that go along with her new collection.
Anthony Ryan, winner of Project Runway, season 2, shares the ScanNCut electronic cutting machine made by Brother. He shares a couple fashion pieces he designed and made with the ScanNCut and shares a few other ways it can be used with paper for parties or scrapbooks.
Want to get more out of your die cuts?
Whether you use a Cameo, a Cricut, a Sizzix, or any other die cutting tool, you might be able to get more uses from your cuts than you realize.
Every project pictured in this post used something that was leftover from the cuts I made for other projects.
You know that old Great Depression quote?
Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.
Well, I don’t know if we have to go quite that far, but there just might be a lot more you can do with the pieces you’ve cut than you realize.
The funny thing is, I usually like what I do with my leftovers even more than what I did with the original cuts!
So while you’re making your cuts, whether it be from an electronic cutter or a manual die cut machine, think about how you can use your negative “throw-aways,” as well as your positive pieces. Or vice-versa!
BTW, we just released a video tutorial where I share a number of different ways you can get more of your die cuts. You’ll see those favorite pieces of mine that came from my leftover cuts and a step-by-step demo of a super awesome (but easy) technique, pictured below.
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See new products from Silhouette at CHA 2013 — cardstock that is just right for your Cameo; clear stickers that are printable (and great as labels!); double-sided adhesive sheets so you can create glittered die cuts without glitter paper. This works with flocking, too!
Watch the video to see these products, some projects, and a demo of how to make a glittered die cut with the new double-sided adhesive sheets!
See this great new line of dies and embossing plates from Brenda Walton via Sizzix at CHA 2013. Brenda put together a fabulous little party setting with all the things she made from her dies!
See a demo of the new Fiskars Fuse Creativity System at CHA 2013. With this tool you can die cut and letter press in a single pass through the machine.
See Spellbinders demo their new Gold Imperial Die. With these you cut, emboss, deboss, and letter-press all with one die.
I love using the Cameo Silhouette cutting machine! I used it to make the peppermint candies you see hanging against the wall. Then I took the sheet of white cardstock leftover from the smaller circles and used it for a scrapbook page, which I’ll share later.
Trinity had a small get-together with a handful of friends for her birthday, and since she danced the Marzipan scene in the Nutcracker last month, I went with a Marzipan ballet theme, focusing on peppermint.
The cut I used was Candy Peppermint Swirl by Samantha Walker (available in the Silhouette online store). I customized the cut because I didn’t want the twisted wrapper that was part of the original design.
Megan Elizabeth has had a lot of success training on how to use the Cricut and now she’s come out with paper that is sectioned off so you can make layered cards and projects with one single piece of paper in any electronic die cutting machine! Take a look!
Exciting, exciting news! You can now cut many of your Tim Holtz Stamper’s Anonymous stamps with the eClipse! In this video, Tim tells us all about it, shows some examples, and also shows us his other new creations for die cuts and embossing!