Teeny Things!

July 28, 2015 at 9:45 am 10 comments

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Hi! How are you?
Whether you’re at work or enjoying a vague lie-in, I thought we’d look at making the most of the small things.
The smaller bits of kit that are the add-ons.
The under dogs, Cinderellas…you get the picture!
I’ve brought back a favourite die today as it’s back in stock at Make The Day Special Stamp Store

But we’re going to look at the little eyelet designs that come in addition to the main die. You could obviously place them over the holes created by the die or make a whole card just using them!
I’ve left them connected together. Unless I really want an individual placed shape, these smaller dies have a habit of disappearing in my craft space, so the bigger the shape, the more chance I have of keeping tabs on it!photo 4-27

I’ve simply laid out the dies onto my card, turning them to create a more interesting pattern and die cutting them in a swirly form.

photo 3-39I then cut out lots of colours from odd bits of card and paper that hadn’t quite reached the bin! I overlapped shapes and added centres into the holes by adhering a layer of acetate behind the front of the card, so I’d got something to anchor them all onto

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Simple really- and perfect for a guy or girls card. One of the shapes looks like a bolt and the other a cog, so you could really make some interesting shapes. One of the ideas I had was to create a fluid DNA type pattern that would be great for a man-card, but that’s for another day. The stamp set is Really Rosemaling and I love the font they’ve used for the sentiments

Hope you’ve been inspired to dig out your little shapes and make something completely new with them!
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Service as normal, will be resumed when I get even 5 minutes to breathe, never mind sit down and think. These summer holidays need renaming… perhaps ‘summer shattering’, ‘supposedly good weather weeks where we attempt (and often fail) to make an interesting time for our kids’ or maybe ‘summer work even harder weeks?’ What would you call them?! šŸ˜‰

Keren xx

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  • 1. craftytrog  |  July 28, 2015 at 9:50 am

    Clever use of those little bits Keren! Fab card.
    Good luck with surviving the hols…brings back memories!
    Alison xx

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  • 2. Sue Brannan  |  July 28, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Clever x

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  • 3. tsurutadesigns  |  July 28, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    um wow! you have so much patience and it pays off. Your card is super fantastic.

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  • 4. conil  |  July 28, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    “Fatal” that’s what I would call them. Don’t think when the kids were young that I ever sat down during the summer. Actually, just fell, exhausted, into the bed each night only to lie there an think about all the things that weren’t being done. Come the dawn, dragging my beaten body out of the bed to start all over again. Anyway, that’s what I would call these “holidays” you speak of. I call this card you made AWESOME…I, clearly, need to really look for these sad little extras and try to make them stars. Although, I hardly expect to do as well as you’ve done on this card. It really is so clever and fresh.

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  • 5. Laura Pryor  |  July 29, 2015 at 12:01 am

    FABULOUS!!!

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  • 6. Miriam Prantner  |  July 29, 2015 at 12:59 am

    How fun! I really love this scattered look, it looks effortless, but I know all that adhering is a pain!

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  • 7. Ros Crawford  |  July 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Why does the rain always come when school holidays begin??? I really feel for parents like you trying to keep the children amused … Anywho, your card is fabulous as always … Colourful and unique … have a good week!

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  • 8. Bev  |  July 29, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    You’re so right. Those Cinderella bits and bobs do get lost among the main and/or larger dies. As soon as I get caught up on my commenting, I’m going to find some of those in my stash and think of clever ways to use them. Your card is amazing. No, really amazing. Done in perfect colors, and in a fantastic design, it’s a stunning card. Can’t wait to see your next creation with all these little bits!

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  • 9. vicki dutcher  |  August 1, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Awesome card – I popped over to congratulate you on your latest gig, Clearly Besotted! How exciting~

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    • 10. kerenbaker  |  August 2, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Thanks so much Vicki- it’s been a lot of fun so far.. Just wait until you see the sets!!

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