Don’t you love surprises? Don’t you love FUN surprises? (Because let’s face it: surprises like a spider in your bathtub… those ones aren’t fun). Well, today I have a pretty fun surprise…
Paper Crafts is releasing a new super fun special issue this week, called Die Cutting for Paper Crafters… an entire issue devoted to creative and innovative ways to use your dies… imagine how thrilled I was when I was asked to participate! Trust me when I tell you this issue is *full* of amazing inspiration.
I am super excited to be participating in a blog hop celebrating the release of this issue, along with a group of wonderfully talented designers. You should have arrived here from Mary Dawn Quirindongo’s blog. If not, you can always go back to the Paper Crafts Connection blog, and start at the beginning!
For today’s hop, we were challenged to use our dies to cut through something other than paper. Because why should paper get all the fun? When you start to use your dies on other materials, you expand your crafting arsenal – and we all love it when we have more stuff to play with, right?
For today’s card, I chose to work with some self-adhesive, glittery fun foam… you know the stuff. Your kids build all kinds of bookmarks and door hangers with this stuff. I had some on hand (I wish I could tell you it belonged to my girls, but no… I am a magpie girl, and couldn’t resist it’s sparkly beauty during a trip to the craft store!), and it cuts like butter.
And since this sheet was self-adhesive, I could cut it with an intricate die, and it still stuck to my project easily, and cleanly!
I just ran my sandwich through my Big Shot the same as I would with paper, since the foam is spongey. I also ran it back and forth a couple of times to make sure I got a nice, clean cut…
So, since we agreed that fun surprises are the best kind, how about another one? Paper Crafts has generously offered one of these issues to one of YOU! All you have to do is leave a comment on my post before Tuesday, November 20th, and you’re in the running!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to hop to your next stop… the incredibly talented Vanessa Menhorn!