Today I'll be sharing one of the ways to use the boxes from your Sizzix dies. I love acetate, but it's not cheap so why not use it where you can find it--->packaging! I found several ways to use it. Today, I'll share way #1 and throughout the week I'll share the rest. Sound like a plan? Ok, so on to the deets...
WAY TO USE IT #1: Clear Embellishments
You've seen those "ghost shapes" they sell in the stores. Now you can make your own quick, easy, & inexpensively using the tools you've got. I tried different tools to see which I could use. Here are the results:
What WORKED :) Here are some examples
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders- no problem! Sizzix Dies (Original & Bigz), Die colors (red, black, green, yellow), Sizzix Embosslits, SU! Punches, Paper Shapers (EK Success), Martha Stewart Punches, Cuttlebug Dies
NOTE: I didn't try all punches from these brands, so I can't say they will all work, but all of these cut easily and cleanly - the first time I tried it. Use care when you try it.
What DIDN'T work :(
Sizzix Sizzlits, Spellbinder dies (only embossed, not cut), Marvy Uchida Punches.
NOTE: Maybe they may work with some tweaking, but I just tried what worked quick & easy (the first time I tried it.)
Here's what I created with one of my samples:
Now, does that look like something created from recycled packaging? I stamped on the acetate with Staz-on white and inked the edges so it stood out from the background. I painted gold shimmerz on the flower I added bling. I stamped the card with En Francais & embossed the little flowers along the edges with the cuttlebug strip. To adhere, I added foam tape within places in the flourish where they could be hidden. Vellum dots also work great and you can also use brads, eyelets, & buttons too.
Well, I hope this inspires you to recycle your packaging. Stay tuned for Way to Use it #2. Thanks so much for peeking today- gotta go!
Paper: Lemon Tart (PaperTrey Ink)
Ink: Lemon Tart (PTI), Staz-on White
Stamps: Sweet Serendipity (Sassafras Lass), En Francais (SU!)
Tools: Sizzix Top Note Die (SU!), Sizzix embosslit- Simple Flower (SU), Embossing Folder Border (Cuttlebug)