Hello fellow crafters!
It’s Karen from Close To My Heart, and I’m so excited to be on the SCT blog today and share a fun post with you! Today, I’ll be showing you a very special Thin Cuts metal die and all the ways it can be used! We love it so much, we featured it as the main item in our National Stamping Month campaign.
The Multi Square Windows metal die is a great way to add a wide variety of elements to all sorts of projects! This metal die is great for peek-a-boo stamping, multi-scrap crafting, and even shaker windows! No matter how you use it, it’s a great addition to any project! It’s small enough to be used on a card face, but looks amazing in scrapbook pages, too. Let’s take a look!
For our first example, I’ll show you four simple cards, using the Thin Cuts Multi Square Windows metal die in four different ways.
This first card is fairly plain, but there’s some great beauty in its simplicity. I just LOVE the white on white! Whether you want to use vibrant colors for this die-cut or you choose to take a simpler approach, this metal die is one of my favorite go-to dies!
The next card I want to show you takes a trimmed-down Multi Square Windows metal die-cut and turns it into an adorable Valentine’s Day tic-tac-toe card! By trimming the die-cut carefully with fine-point scissors, you can create a whole new element for any card or page!
This next card uses a variety of small scrap pieces to create a fun background and some of our smaller stamps. The Multi Square Windows Thin Cut works with many of our smaller My Acrylix® stamp sets and in this card, you can see how we used the Gobble Til You Wobble stamp set to complete the look.
The last card I want to show you today features a fresh take on the shaker window technique. By using the Multi Square Windows die-cut as the overlay for this shaker window, you can create multiple smaller windows, all on the face of one card! With sparkly sequins on full display, this fun Halloween card is a delight to create, and to give!
Now that you’ve seen how this metal die can be used on card faces, I want to show you how you can incorporate these Multi Square Window die-cuts in your scrapbook pages! In this first page, I trimmed two columns of a Multi Square Window die cut and attached various scrap pieces from the Every Little Thing paper packet, along with some small photos to create an effect similar to a set of photos you might get at a photo booth. This element helps to bring a unique vibe to this scrapbook page, making it even more personal by incorporating more fun photos of this fun family fishing trip!
The last project I’d like to show you incorporates seven Multi Square Window die-cuts as a background for the main photo on this page. Up until now, these die-cuts have been used more in the foreground of each project, but they can easily be used for background elements as well. By arranging these die-cuts behind the photo, I was able to introduce additional pops of color into this page while keeping the fun Saffron grid pattern on show.
I love the Multi Square Window Thin Cuts metal die, and I hope this post has given you some inspiration on how you can use this and other metal dies in your own projects. As a special perk for Scrapbook & Cards Today blog readers, we’ll be giving away the Multi Square Window Thin Cuts metal die to 3 lucky readers! Be sure to comment below to win by November 15th! Good luck.
Thank you, Karen and all our friends at Close To My Heart, for joining us today to share such beautiful and inspiring projects along with a fabulous giveaway to round out the day!
Last time our friends from Close To My Heart were here, they offered the Every Little Thing—Scrapbooking Stamp Set for three lucky SCT readers. The three winners are…
- stunning set and LOVE how you used it on your gorgeous layouts – thanks for the chance ~ Dee Earnshaw September 21, 2019
- Thanks for the tutorial on stamping techniques. Beautiful layout, love Close To My Heart products, great quality in all your products. ~ Pam Olson September 22, 2019
- This is a beautiful layout and a great reminder to use stamps in scrapbooking. I have loved CTMH for a long time but haven’t seen a catalog in quite a while. I may have to find one! ~ Robin Keith September 25, 2019
Congratulations ladies! Please be sure to send us your full name, mailing address and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “CTMH winner” in your reference line!
Have a wonderful Saturday!