Last year my focus in the craft room was to find tools that I wanted to use to create cards. I found several sets of edge dies that checked that box.
As you can see, I started with the card stock base, folded into an easel, and added the edge die to allow for a border at the bottom. I then took my leaf punches to add interest. The matching leaf stamps were added inside the punches and then along the bottom edge of the card.
The great thing about edge dies is that you have complete control over where to place them. This particular one was used on a set of 6 cards and each card came out with a different amount of space at the bottom. I used the same papers, inks, punches, and stamps on all of the cards and envelopes.
I do have to say that the recipients of the cards were very impressed with the results. Something that made me smile.
If you are looking to try new things, I suggest you go back to your stash and see what you have in hand. Can you use them to make something different? What have you tucked back into a corner or a drawer and haven’t played with yet?
I’ll be doing more playing in the craft room this year so keep an eye out to see what I come up with.