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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Tiny Things & Shadows

I recently purchased a couple of Paper Artist die sets from HOTP - 10 Tiny Things & Shadows (picture or some above), and 9 Tiny Christmas Things & Shadows (picture of some below).  These are some great dies.  I had fun trying them with different materials (patterned paper, card stock, glittered fun foam) & colors & intermixing them.

I wanted to share a quick tip for using these.  The detailed dies have what I call the "outie" and several "innies".  I wanted to use the outie from one color/material and swap the innies from another color/material.  For instance, the Christmas stockings were cut from white card stock & red glittered fun foam and innies were swapped as you can see in the picture above.  Some of the innies are very small and easy to lose, so I found it worked best to choose the two pieces I wanted to mix and cut them one right after the other.  Then, I took one of the outies (with innies removed) turned it upside down on my craft mat and applied a piece (or more) of plain transparent tape (scotch tape) to the back of the outie and then trimmed away the excess tape around the outside edge.  This gave me an outie with sticky tape where the innies needed to go so it was then very easy to put the innies in place.

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