Thanks for hopping by today! Today's featured die is the Mini Album by Brenda Pinnick. We received a fun bag full of die cut pieces to work with. I used mine to trace the shapes and transfer to double sided cardstock. But I have beautiful teal felt shapes for another project. And this die is added to my wish list! You could use this classic shape for many different projects. To get in the Christmas spirit, I decided to make a 3D ornament from this die cut. I will add more pics later...
After cutting all of the pieces by hand I can honestly tell you that die cut machines and dies are worth every cent spent on them!
You will need:
Big Shot die cut machine
Mini Album die by Brenda Pinnick
Textured Impressions folder- Damask
3 pieces of coordinating paper- I used some yummy ones from My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon
silver twisted wire
16 gauge aqua wire
double sided tape
- Die cut 2 solid and 2 patterned pieces from the largest die.
- Cut 2 solid, and 2 each of three other patterned pieces for a total of eight.
- Score or fold down the middle of each shape. NOTE: pieces are not exactly symetrical.
- Run all solid paper pieces through Big Shot using the Damask Textured Impressions folder.
- Alternating colors and patterns, fold all papers on the diagonal and score for a crisp fold.
- Add a small line of double sided tape to the back fold of each card and butt up against each other in a circle, pushing the centers together. You could also glue the spine together.
- Run a line of glue around the outside of the solid paper pieces and sprinkle with silver glitter.
- For hanger, bend a piece of silver wire about 18 inches and twine it around the large gauge wire to add color and depth. Twist into a spiral shape at the top and bottom. Bend piece into hanger shape.
- Run another piece of silver wire through the holes at top of card. Knot and curl ends of wire.
- Hang on your tree!
- I can see I need to print photos- wouldn't they be adorable set in the fold of the die? A photo each year of the child's school picture could be glued into the center of each small album piece.
What would you do with this die?