Wednesday, April 3, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown - Tags n' Twine

I am so excited and honored to be chosen as inspiration for this week's Midweek Throwdown Challenge Tags n' Twine!   I am so proud to create cards for our deserving heroes and their families.

As I thought about what I would blog about, I was caught by the Featured Friday Question "Do you have buyer's remorse"?  As a long time quilter, knitter, crafter... (you get the idea), I have lots of tools, supplies and lots of buyer's remorse!  When I got into card making, I vowed to be conservative, and not get carried away buying that "great deal".  It's worked for the most part!

At any rate, I love matting in my cards, especially with die cuts.  Unfortunately, alot of the single dies do not lend themselves well to matting, at least not readily.  Case in point is this week's card, the die is not a nestie.  So I improvise, die-cutting the middle layer, then using the die, I trace an outer mat and then trace/fussy cut the inner sentiment.  I get more bang for my crafting dollar, more use of a single die and less buyers remorse!

I hope this card inspires you to use your dies more often and think outside the box!  Happy scrapping!

DP and Embossing Folder:  Paper Studio
Die:  Spellbinders Grommet Tags
Twine:  Recollections
Sentiment:  Computer generated


  1. Oh my goodness! What a GREAT idea!!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I WILL be using this technique for sure. :)

  2. What great, colorful card! Saw it as this week's challenge example on the OWH blog and wanted to stop by and leave some love. Love the colors and layout, but most of all I really like the technique you used to tie down your label shape. May have to try it out in the future. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. I really like the way you did your tags and thanks for the idea of using the die to get a mat, will have to try this. thanks for sharing.

  4. What a great card! Thank you so much for the tip about single dies. I have several that I don't use much because I like to mat them. I am definitely trying this!