Saturday, 30 March 2013

Beyond the Big Bloom

Hello and Happy Easter to all our crafty readers :0)

Instead of a seasonal project for you today I've been playing with my 
new Paper Smooches dies... the Big Bloom die to be exact, and I've come up with 
two extra uses for it besides the intended flower shape...

Using the middle sized flower with the Bold Blooms stamp set is the obvious way to use this 
die set and the three different sizes allow you to add dimension when building your blooms. 
I am quite impressed with how the die cuts so close to the stamped shape... I used the technique from this post to make sure I placed them precisely before running through the Bigshot.
I kept my blooms simple and used the loopy leaf die to make my posy of flowers :0)

Now how about using the three different sizes to build a tree??!!
Love the dimension you can make with them or use singly as three different size trees...
I've used a tree trunk from Spring Groves over the large shaped bloom aperture and 
hung a bird box from Hang Ups to make a new home card :0)

I thought I would experiment cutting the blooms in half and 
made fluffy clouds with them.... I think they work quite well in some Lawn Fawn 
patterned paper with a punched out sun for a quick get well soon type of card.

I love when a die can have so many uses.... I feel it's earned a worthy place in my craftroom :0)
I'm still thinking of more ... how about you??

Thanks for visiting today 
Jenny x

Paper Smooches stamps sets used
First card : Simply Said, Bold Blooms, Leafy Greens
Second Card : Spring Groves, Hang Ups, Alphadot, Summer Groves
Last card : Sunnyside up


misteejay said...

Great cards. I just love that tree - what a super idea.

Toni xx

Papercutsandinkyfingers said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE is all I can say Jenny. They are awesome! Now I want that big blooms die! Nice to see some inked edges ;-) xx

shirley-bee said...

Love these clever ways to use the flower die!

Jen W. said...

A trio of beauties! Especially lovin' that awesome tree card!

Traceyr said...

wow I didn't realise you could do so much with one die.

I might have to invest in this set. I ♥ the designs of your cards. Brilliant.


Beanie said...

So versatile! I love the font of the sentiments, especially the @new Home'.