Last Sunday Emma and three of her girlie friends came over to do some arts and crafts. There were lots of talks, giggles, a bit of play and a lot of crafting. I was actually a bit surprised. I thought they’d do a bit of craft work and then spend the whole day playing. The girls had a great time but I think the highlight of their craft moment was when they got to use the Sizzix machine and WPlus9 die-cuts to create all sorts of goodness. They cut out some snow flakes, Christmas trees, tags, hearts, and more.
One often used die-cut was the the clear cut stackers: Heart Shapes. They then used the hearts on a black canvas grocery bag and on cards. I played a long a bit too with them and my creation was the above Christmas ornament.
I LOVE how the die-cut cut fabric like butter. I just ran everything through once and got the perfect cut. For the heart, I used a stiffer felt. I have two types, one is softer than the other, and I find that the stiffer one is a lot better for these types of projects.
So, this is my little bit of inspiration using the new die-cuts (Heart Shapes and Rounded Rectangle) from WPlus9. Die-cuts are fab. They’re my new most favorite craft gadget and while it’s still nice to do my own trimming now and then, die-cut tools sure make projects a lot more polished.
Do spend a bit of time to see what the other DTs did with this month’s release sets! I personally LOVE every single pieces that I received from Dawn and I cannot wait to do more craft projects with them besides paper crafting!
- Cristina Kowalczyk
- Elise Durenberger
- Jean Martin
- Jinny Newlin
- Kerrianne Gwin
- Lea Lawson
- Sarah Martina Parker
- Dawn (Owner)