Friday, February 24, 2012

Four Ways Friday #81 - Movers & Shapers

This week's Four Ways Friday focuses on the Movers & Shapers dies!
The Movers & Shapers Curly Label die does a great job of cutting windows in your cards!  The die also coordinates perfectly with the Curly Label punch!  Here I die cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and added some spritzing with an Always Artichoke marker and the color spritzer tool.  I stamped a few flourishes from the Established Elegance stamp set and knotted a piece of Always Artichoke seam binding around the card and through the window.  I stamped a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock with images from Established Elegance and the greeting from Kindness Matters (a set that is available for free with your Sale-a-Bration $50 purchase!).  I then punched out the stamping using my Curly Label punch and added it to the inside of the card using dimensionals.
This card began with the "waste" from the first card!  When I die cut the first card, I was left with a die cut label in Very Vanilla.  The Curly Label die cut is ever so slightly larger than the Curly Label punch, so it makes a wonderful layer!!!!!  Here I once again stamped with images from Established Elegance and Kindness Matters using Always Artichoke ink on Always Artichoke card stock.  I then punched the stamping out with the Curly Label punch and layered it on top of the Very Vanilla label with glue.  I added an adhesive pearl to the label.  I stamped the card base and then added a piece of Victoria crochet trim.  Next, I stamped a Mini Vintage Tag with an image from Tiny Tags and added it to the card with a safety pin from Vintage Trinkets.  A spritz with Always Artichoke ink and the color spritzer tool finishes the card!
There are many different dies available for your Movers & Shapers die base and the shapes make beautiful additions to your cards!  Here I die cut the bird using First Edition Specialty designer series paper and the bird from the Holiday Windows Movers & Shapers (a set that comes with 4 small dies to use with your Magnetic Movers & Shapers die base).  I sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip ink and then added it to a card I had made using my Framelits Labels Collection.  The greeting and flourish are from the Elementary Elegance stamp set - another set that is available for free with your $50 Sale-A-Bration purchase!!!! :)
You can also die cut double windows with your Movers & Shapers!!!!!  Here I ran the card through the Big Shot with the heart die from the Punch Windows Movers & Shapers (a set that comes with four magnetic Movers & Shapers dies - a heart, star, modern label, and scallop oval).  I then moved the magnetic die so that the next heart would overlap the first and ran it through the Big Shot again to create the overlapping hearts.  The die coordinates beautifully with the large heart punch, so I punched a few hearts and embellished them and added them to the inside of the card.  Some pleated satin ribbon and a piece of card stock punched with the eyelet border punch finish the look!
I hope you've enjoyed this week's Four Ways Friday!!!  Have fun with your Movers & Shapers dies!!!!!  I hope you have a beautiful, peaceful and creative weekend!!!!!


Anonymous said...

I just love your Four Ways Friday series! But I can't believe it's Friday, already!! Where did the week go?? I haven't splurged on the Movers & Shapers dies, yet. They're definitely on my wish list, now. Beautiful cards. Love them all, but my favourite is the one with the bird. Somehow, the lines of the bird nicely complement the Framelits die. But you already knew that! Have a relaxing weekend, Michelle! --Doris

Lucy said...

Thanks for another round of wonderful possibilities. You never disappoint.