Tuesday, May 23, 2017

My Creative Time: To Die For Tuesday

Hi, today is To Die For Tuesday over on the My Creative Time Blog. The design team is showing how to use Emma's amazing dies in new ways. I used my dies to cut out the center of the Frame Die to create a shadow box look on the front of my card. I love how it turned out!

The pattern paper mat was cut out using the Stitched Rectangular Frame Die. The flower was cut out using dies from the Stitched Daisy Die set and the Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies. All of the flower pieces were cut out using stiffened felt. The flower center was colored in with a Copic marker. The word "thanks" was cut out using a die from the Thank You & Frame Die Set

To create the shadow box window with the Frame Die,  several dies were used to cut out the center of the die cut. 

1. After the Frame is cut out, use the Stitched "Capture" Frame Die to cut out the middle of the frame.  

Partially cut out one side of the middle by only running the die through the cutting machine half way. 


Then very carefully, flip the die to the other non-cut side and match it up to the grooves of the cut lines. Then partially cut out the other side. 

2. Use the die from the 4x4 Journal Die & More Die Set to cut out the next area on both sides.

3. Use the smaller of the Treat Label Dies to cut out the bit of curved area at the top of the die cut on both sides. 

Then you will have your cut out Frame

Then the Frame was pop dotted all the way around it and added to the card to create the shadow box look. 

Products Used:

Simple Stories Pattern Paper
Paper Studio Card Stock
Creatology Stiffened Felt
Copic Marker
Clear Sequins
Pop Dots

Thank you so much for stopping by!!

For more design team inspiration, please head on over to Miss Emma's blog


  1. OMG Miss Emily What a Gorgeous Card. Your Daisy is so pretty!! Loving all the layers, the plaid paper & the contrast with the Crisp white and all the clever & Creative ways you used Miss Emma's dies. Your card is Spectacular!! YOU so did a Super Outstanding Creative job!! YOU so ROCK!!

  2. Wow, Emily! This is brilliant!!! Gorgeous card too!

  3. This is just really pretty. You did a fabulous job!

  4. Emily, your card is so beautiful!! I love the pretty flower.Love the fun dies!

  5. Awesome tutorial and card! Very clever way to make the frame a frame!
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  6. Very pretty card! And love your you created the frame! TFS!

  7. Such a cute card! Thanks for giving me inspiration to look at my dies with a new eye.