Hello friends and happy Tuesday! I'm very exited to share today's cards and video with you because these were completed at the special request of a dear reader, Monica. I met Monica a couple years ago at a library class I taught in northern Connecticut. Soon after our initial introduction, she moved to Florida, yet we have remained in contact and I'm delighted that she reads my blog regularly and even put in this special request!
I hope you will all enjoy today's "quilted" cards and step-by-step YouTube
video (located at the end of this post).
These cards may seem very challenging, but I promise they are really not that difficult! Yes, there is a lot of time and die cutting involved, as well as a lot of "putting the pieces of the puzzle together" but, the good news is you get to create four cards at one time! And, if you like to create designs and patterns, you just might find this rather peaceful.
*Be sure to follow the dryer sheet tip in the video below, because that will save you from undue headaches and hair pulling!
Here is a step-by-step tutorial video that I created showing you how to make "quilted" cards using some of the various quilt shape dies by Gina Marie Designs.
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If you're anything like me, you love to craft, but you're also always looking for ways to save money doing something you love. It's no secret that this can be an expensive hobby, especially when you want ALL the things! Today I'd like to share with you one of my go-to places for great deals on those steel cutting dies. Cutting dies are often very costly, especially when you purchase nesting sets, intricate designs or full cover plates. Gina Marie Designs offers a variety of excellent quality dies for significantly more reasonable prices. While you can find everything from rubber and photopolymer stamps, to stickers and rhinestones and other embellishments available on the Gina Marie website, today I will focus specifically on dies.
The most often used die I own from Gina Marie Designs is the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles. This five-die nesting combo is the perfect accent border for your cards. Below I have highlighted three differently priced, though very similar dies. You can see the cost comparisons below for yourself, but the Gina Marie Designs die is less than half the cost of comparably similar products!
Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles:
Here are some of the cards I've made using the Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies:
The second most often used die I own from Gina Marie Designs are the Stitched Nesting Circles. Again, you will see based upon the comparison's below that the Gina Marie Designs version is 50% less than the competition! 50%!
Stitched Nesting Circles
Here are some of the cards I've made using the Gina Marie Designs Stitched Nesting Circles:
While those two dies are the ones I used most often, I do have a variety of other Gina Marie Designs dies to include the Flower Burst Quilt Die:
There are so many more great deals available than what I have showcased here today, so I hope you will visit Gina Marie Designs and take a look for yourself. I promise you will save money, well, unless you buy ALL the things! Happy thriftier stamping!
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