featured product: a muse studio tall alphabet die set

With the brand new A|S holiday catalog going live this week I thought it would be fun to showcase one of the new products that will be available starting August 15—- the Tall Alphabet Die Set ($19.95)….

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The set of dies is quite small, which makes it perfect for card and scrapbooking projects alike. As you can see, the letters come attached to each other with a fine wire but with a little bending you can break them apart. I thought I would show you a couple of cards I made using these little letter dies…

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This first card features the largest dot border from the Polka Dot Patterns stamp set. I took a panel of white card stock and stamped a row at the bottom in eucalyptus, cleaned my image and stamped a row in bermuda ink, then cleaned it again and stamped almost two full rows in sky ink, hoping for a bit more of an ombre look but happy with the results anyway. I used a Labels 8 die and cut the bottom of the panel into a curved shape, ran a piece of vellum in my polka dot embossing folder through my Sizzix Big Shot and glued that panel to the bottom of the polka dot panel. I tied a bermuda satin ribbon to the panel and then created my little “hello” medallion by running some sugar and slate card stock through my Sizzix to create the medallion and then cut the new Tall Alphabet Dies on a scrap of bermuda. I chose to use my regular tape runner adhesive to apply the letters. I lightly ran some adhesive over the letters and then used my Xacto knife to carefully position the letters into place before pressing down with my finger to secure them. You can use a wet adhesive (like the Quickie Glue Pen) or a Xyron sticker-maker too…there are lots of options for securing these little letters to your card base.

In this next card, I chose to cut the sentiment into the card stock panel and utilize the negative space rather than the actual die cut letters themselves. The letters I can save for another card project.

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I started with a sugar card base and ran the front panel through my Sizzix polka dot embossing folder. I took a piece of printer paper and cut it into a 4.5×2.5″ piece. I covered the printer paper with plenty of adhesive and arranged strips of scrap card stock in cool colors across the panel. I then trimmed the ends off to be left with the cool rainbow panel you see on the card. I then carefully arranged the letters across the bottom of my rainbow panel and once they were in place I secured them with a strip of washi tape so they wouldn’t move before I could get them through the Sizzix machine. After running it through the die cutting machine, I gently peeled off the washi tape and the letters came with it, leaving this message of “thanks” cut into my panel. I used my white gel pen to create a stitched line around the design, then foam squares to pop it up off the card base. The final embellishment is a paper clip tied with some polka dot organdy in sugar.

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Here is a little bit closer look at the details of this card. I’m very pleased with how it came out and I know I’ll be using the dies and the negative spaces to create more fun cards like this in the future.

Comments

  1. Thanks for showcasing these Dies. I tend to overlook using alphabets but these are a great size for a card sentiment. I love your cards, too, as always!!

  2. What great ideas and cards!! There’s nothing you can’t “spell out” with this die set!!