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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Using Extra Die Cuts

                     Good Morning and welcome to another Quick Tip Tuesday.

If you're like me, you have lots of extra Cricut cuts stored somewhere in your craft area.  Even though I don't use every cut I make (some are the wrong size, or practice cuts, or whatever), I hate to throw them away - ya never know when they'll come in handy.  One thing I've found is that extra cuts make terrific masks.  Just grab some repositionable double-sided tape, place the cuts on your paper, then use ink to dab, or an airbrush or mister to spray over them.

I used a make-up sponge to dab ink over the taped-down images.
And, here's a card using the technique:
I like the way it makes an interesting background for this super-quick card.  I just used paper scraps, then ribbon and an embellishment from my stash.  So, come on, what can you create with your extra die cuts?
                                                    Hugs and Happy Crafting,
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  1. I have totally done this technique in the past but have never thought about making mats for my cards like this. Wonderful!

  2. What a great use of your leftover cuts! Great idea, cute card! TFS! I'm going to try this out now!

  3. Neat idea, thanks for the TIP....

  4. That is an excellent idea! I have many stored away. Thank you!
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  5. This is a great idea!! I hate to throw the 'extras' away and now I know how to make good use of them!! Thanks!


  6. love this idea. I've used the negative space for a title. I'll have to post it now.


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  8. What a great idea! I throw all my extra cuts out as I hate clutter - but I might keep a few to try this out! The mats look fantastic!!

  9. Ohhh so a good idea!

  10. This is such a Fantabulous idea!!! :) I have a bunch of these and can't wait to try it!!

  11. Great idea. Thanks.


  12. love this technique! I love doing it with glimmer mist! it is a good why to use scraps too, simpy use the leftovers to create template images!
    Rock Girl


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