I am pretty new to using dies because mainly I have crafted using my die cutting machine but I have been more interested in using dies lately and this was a perfect opportunity to do so. I am in love with them already. The dies cut so perfectly. I love the details you can get with the dies that you don't get with using a die cutting machine.
I did utilize my machine for a few things. This project I used my machine to create the box for my spider project using the TC134 spider die set.
I used some clear acetate sheets to create an open front on my box. I adhered the spider web using some scotch quick dry and placed the spiders on as well.
I wanted to make a bow for the top of the box and so I used some black ribbon that was wired. This makes it so easy to manipulate the bow to make it look good. I used wire I had on hand to wrap around the middle of the bow and then I decided to take it and create floating spiders on the top of the box. This was my favorite project out of all of them I made. I love to make 3d projects and using the dies just gave this treat box an extra pop.
I also made a couple quick tags to just make a little extra goodies with the dies. The first one I used the spider as the base again for my button flair and used the word EEK on it. Some cute ribbon and you got yourself a cute tag.
The second tag was a bit more labor intensive but still quick. I used part of the cob web and a spider and adhered them to my cardstock then I used some tin pipe tape to cover the tag. I used small cuts to make it look pieced together. I then used a stylus to go around the die cuts and then also did some squiggles with the stylus and dots to look like it was all grommeted together. I then took some black acrylic paint and went over the entire tag and then wiped over it with a paper towel. Used a little bit of distress ink around the edges.
Using dies from TC132 Pocket Page Halloween die set I created a cute little treat bag. I made the bag with my silhouette and then one of the bags I used the scallop base piece and cut some of the candies out of it, then using the same candy dies I cut them in various colors to inset into the scallop card. I pop dotted some of the cuts onto the card to make them stand out a bit. I heat embossed the sentiment "Got Candy" from a stamp set I have. I created a little skull paper clip to attach to the top of the card. I thought this would be cute to use in your planner or just to add a cute little accent to the bag. I am a planner girl so I always try to create cute clips to use.
The second bag was done pretty much the same but no inset pieces. Another skull clip was made for it in a different color just for fun. These little bags would also be cute if you cut a slit in the top and bottom of the card and put pixie sticks through them. A great way to send a cute little treat bag and add some candy to it.
I really loved the skull die so I created a quick little picture frame and popped some sentiments on it for a quick little way to decorate your desk. Pop a few pictures of your kids or grandkids. The base was created on my silhouette cameo.
Last projects were using TC130 Wicked Witch die set. I immediately knew after seeing them I wanted to create something using this cute little coffee cup that you can fit keurig cups in or put some candy treats in it. I cut the skirt 3 times to bring it around the entire cup. Using some left over laminate I had I wanted to create a base that the legs could be attached to so they were basically floating. I just cut some strips of the clear laminate and bent the end to attach it to the top of the lid. Then attached the legs.
I also cute the legs twice, once using black cardstock so I could use the shoes from that piece and also use it to layer under my pattern piece to show through the little spiders I die cut out of the legs.
I made a button flair and popped it on a spider to dress up the front of the cup.
I had a lot of extra cuts so I decided to make a quick card and at the fold attach the witch legs on it so it would also stick up. I used a cute sentiment for the front and then stamped again the broom so I could fussy cut the broom to add a little depth and color. I attached a few sequins and black twine around the middle base piece.
I hope you enjoyed my projects. It was an honor to be guesting for Top dog dies. I love the dies. They cut so nicely and create extra interest that my die cutting machines cannot which is why I loved utilizing both for most of my projects!
Sentiments from Cardz TV stamps
Sequins and treat cup from BellaCreationz4u on etsy
Thank you Top Dog Dies!! I really enjoyed doing this!