This is a page out of the new AccuCut catalog. yay!
Are these adorable or what? ahhh... So many different images to mix and match. You have these fairy images to use, and then also separate hats, wings..ect.. to add to your own photos if you want.
You know how I love altering photo holders.. ... and creating shadow boxes... well, I came up with an idea for a die that I thought would be really versatile and fun for alot of different projects. So... I worked together with Crafty Secrets and AccuCut to release 2 dies for winter CHA. These dies work GREAT with Crafty Secrets new Altered Fairy Scraps and today is our Design Team Preview to show you how well they work together. ( see "Fairy" Creative Scraps below)**Each of the Creative Scraps come with two sheets. ( so be sure to check out both sides)
(See that little crabby girl?... Oh my gosh.. she looks to cute with at party hat on.. holding that "Party Pooper" sign.) lol
Okay.. back to the dies. Here's the scoop.....
They are available in a Portrait or Landscape style, each of them has a center shadow box style ‘stage’ to showcase a multitude of creative themes and styles. You can create photos keepsakes, 3D cards, shaker boxes, altered art and dioramas ... you name it.
Both dies will be available from AccuCut and discounted 25% off for orders placed at the CHA Show. Crafty Secrets will also be selling Kits, with or without the Fairy Scraps included.
You can ask your favorite store to order these dies and most stores will let you use their dies if you buy the paper you want to cut from them. AccuCut sells to a variety of retail stores, teachers, kit clubs and consumers. They will be available to order online in Feb.
3D Shadow Box Portrait Die # VC101SJ $165.00 (25% off at CHA Show))
3D Shadow Box Landscape Die # VC102CD $165.00 (25% off at CHA Show)
Well, my first two samples are on the AccuCut catalog page up at the top of this post..but I'll post them larger ,here on my blog, over the next week.
This one is one I just finished this morning.
I love how well these dies work with these Fairy Images.. whether you want a warm "vintage" look, or and fun colorful cheery one.
I've done these samples as "free standing" altered pieces..but they make great dimensional cards, or even altered hangings. (Oh trust me ...my mind has been reeling with different ideas I have for these dies.) lol
hmmm... wonder who that cute little girl is?? lol
These assemble so easy. I've found Scrapbook Adhesives double sided tape works perfectly!
Okay.. now an example of the "landscape" die
For this one I used other Crafty Secrets images and embellished with Crafty Secrets stamps.
As I look at these samples.. I just have to say again.. how lucky I am to work with Sandy (owner of Crafty Secrets) , and Cindy Van Koll ( Crafty Secrets talented graphic designer). They are creative minds behind Crafty Secrets.. and constantly inspire me!
You can see the dimension here.
Both dies can close if you are wanting to use them as a dimensional card. Here is just one of the ways that can be done.
· The idea below ... for a little tea light lantern.. is something Sandy thought up.
She said.. "if you connect four of the front pieces, add a bottom and, you could make a lantern". hmmmmm... interesting. So.. here's my take on her idea.
The images are stamped on vellum.. so the light from the battery operated tea light.. will show through.
( Stamp set is the new "Couple of Cuties" set.
I'm so excited to check out what the girls have created. Here are the links to their blogs. Thanks girls!!!
· Pam Hooten
· Heidi Blankenship
· Marisa Grosson
· Michele Kovack
· Michelle Van Etten
· Melissa Phillips
· Heartwarming Vintage Blog
As if that isnt enough inspiration.. my sweet and talented friend Catherine Scanlon.. who is an amazing artist and author ,created a beautiful project with one of my dies for me. Thanks Kitty! Be sure to check it out also. HERE
Thanks for letting me share my excitement with you!!!