Hello crafters, it’s Shari Carroll here with you! Today I have a new edition of our popular Did You Know series!
If it’s your first time seeing this feature, each month we bring you fun facts, creative tips, and even crafty hacks about your favorite supplies and brands; you can then use these awesome tips that you learn in your next crafting projects! Are you ready to learn some fun tricks? Keep on reading!
Basic Box Card Dies and Add Ons
Did you know that we have come out with an amazing die that creates a box card? When folded flat, it fits inside a standard A2 envelope.
More recently we have come out with several add-ons. We now have Clouds, Hearts, Stars, Grass, and a couple message dies to fit inside. You can mix and match them together to create fun-themed 3D cards.
Tip: Don’t forget to use some of your smaller dies, sentiment strips, and stencils to personalize your projects!
Have you wanted to try foiling but don’t have a heating element? Therm•O•Web has come out with very unique Adhesive Transfer sheets that only require a die-cut machine. The designs are beautiful.
You cut them out from the sheet, remove the back, and run it through your die-cutting machine to transfer the adhesive design to your paper. Then you place the foil on top and run it through your machine again. When you remove the foil sheet, you have a beautiful transferred design.
Tip: I’ve tried them with acetate and even vellum with amazing results.
I LOVE things that go together! Did you know that we have an arches series of Dies, Stencils, and Stamps? Our Dies are nested so you have a variety of sizes and the largest one is PERFECT for making an arched shape card.
The Stencils are also nested and are sized to fit inside the dies. They include the center masks for additional techniques!
Now that you have made your beautiful cards, it would certainly be a shame to cover them up with an ordinary envelope. What better way to give them away (with a sneak peek) by putting them in a translucent envelope?
These envelopes can be foiled, stamped and embossed, or left blank to show your artwork. Add in a sprinkle of sequins for extra color and fun!
Tip: To address these cards, use a permanent pen or marker. Labels are also a good alternative.
I hope these tips have helped you learn a few tricks for your upcoming crafting projects… Thanks for tuning in today and spending some time with me!