Saturday, May 5, 2012

So many ways to use the framelits dies.......

I have found lots of different ways to use the new framelits dies to make quick and easy gifts and of course cards with the matching stamp set. As money gets tighter in many households people are looking for ways to make unique gifts and save money at the same time.

I have to confess that I love homemade soap, its not just the wonderful blend of colours but the divine smell. I use the largest framelit die to make a gift holder to pop the soap in, embossed it thru the Big Shot, added an embellishment on the front and tied some ribbon thru the handles I had made with a punch. A very cheap gift which only cost me one sheet of A4 cardstock, a button  and a small pice of ribbon and of course the soap.

The Trade Aid shop have yummy soap for $2.99 so the gift can cost you less than $4 all up. For the Trade Aid soaps we used sticky strip to hold the bottom of the box in, for the one in the photo I used Tombow glue to hold the soap in as it did not come in a box.



Next we made the lip balm holder shown in an earlier post but covered our lip balm in the new Twitterpated paper (absoluetly gorgeous I have to say) and used a punch to make a handle. Its also one of the papers that is on the special this month where you buy 3 and get the 4th one free. This special goes to 31 May and does not include specialty papers.



Next was card made using white cardstock. Now everyone has plenty of this but many of us never think to make a white card. Again I used the matching stamp but cut the blue framelit out of a scrap of cardstock, coloured in my stamped image with a blender pen and my stamp pads, added a scrap of the new ruffled ribbon in the mini and 2 pearls and hey presto a simple quick and easy card.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and that it gives you some imspiration.
Till next time
Happy crafting
Tee-Jay



3 comments:

  1. Hi Tee-Jay, thanks for sharing these great ideas, they look great!!

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  2. These framelits are fab, aren't they Tee-jay! Love what you have come up with here. I must admit to making a handbag too. Just haven't got around to posting it yet!

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  3. You have been busy. These look amazing and I'm sure the lucky recipients will love them.

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