Monday, October 8, 2012
FranticStamper Precision Dies Blog Hop - Day 1
Frantic Stamper has just introduced a brand new product! Frantic Stamper Precision Dies are designed to work together to create all sorts of windows in cards and more! As part of the design team, I had the pleasure of getting prototype and pre-release dies to play with, and I have to say that they are a total BLAST to use!
Today is the first day of a design team hop to help celebrate the launch of Frantic Stamper Precision Dies. You should have arrived here from Jennifer Willis' blog and will next head off to Sharon Jeffs' blog.
Fran at Frantic Stamper is offering Blog Candy for this hop; either Series #1 or Series #2 of the square dies, winner's choice! Since I am the last stop on the hop, just go to the Frantic Stamper blog and leave a comment about one of the items you see on the hop to enter the give-away. The winner will be chosen randomly from qualified entries on Thursday morning, and will be notified via the blog sometime that day.
The first card I created with the dies is a changing image card. The dies made aligning the holes for this card child's play; the whole card took just minutes to make! I used the Series #2, Triple square die (FRA-Die-02003) to cut my windows. It took only a total of two passes through my die cut machine and a couple of minutes to assemble to create the card!
Here is a quick video of it opening and the images changing...
I will be sharing how to make a similar card on the FranticStamper blog tomorrow. Be sure to check back then if you want to learn how to make this card!
Next I created a scrapbook page to commemorate the fact that my little girl is all grown up and currently a continent and an ocean away...in France! I used a combination of dies from series #2 and #4 to create the "E" (for Elizabeth) for me to frame my photos. The frame and all the craft foam mats were cut with a single pass through my die cut machine!
This is how the dies were laid out to make the
(Dies used from Series #2: FRA-die-02001, FRA-die-02002, FRA-die-02003
Dies used from Series #4: FRA-die-04001, FRA-die-04002)
Images from FranticStamper's own line of French-inspired cling-mounted stamps, some Stickles, and a butterfly sticker finished the page.
I hope you enjoyed today's post and that you will check back tomorrow! And be sure to check out the last stop on the hop at Sharon Jeffs' blog. You should also stop by and see these wonderful new Precision Dies at www.franticstamper.com.