Stampin Up Framelits – Use Differently – Part 2

Yesterday, I shared an alternative method for using Stampin Up Framelits to create a debossed frame from a negative cutout.  Today, I am sharing another alternative method for using the Stampin Up Framelits.  This method provides a framelit size that is different from the usual.

If you have used any of the Stampin Up Framelits that are of the same design (i.e., Hearts Collection, Floral Frames, Window Frame Collection, and Labels Collection),  I’m sure you’ve noticed the size between each framelit is no less than 1/4″. 
 
 Hearts Collection Framelits DiesFloral Frames Framelits DiesWindow Frames Collection Framelits DiesLabels Collection Framelits Dies
 

Personally, I prefer the size between the Stampin Up Framelits to be smaller (i.e., 1/8″).  To that end, here is an alternative for you to acquire a smaller size.

 

ALTERNATIVE 2:  CREATE A STAMPIN UP FRAMELIT CUTOUT THAT IS ONLY 1/8″ LARGER THAN THE NEXT SMALLEST FRAMELIT (NOT THE USUAL 1/4″)

STEP 1. Select one framelit and desired card stock and cut out two framelits using the Big Shot. (Refer to yesterday’s post for the Big Shot sandwich.)

Stampin Up Framelits

STEP 2.  Lay the next smallest framelit onto one of the cutouts with the cutting edge facing upward.

STEP 3.  With a pencil, trace around the framelit.

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STEP 4. Using paper snips, cut along your tracing.

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Now you have a cutout that is 1/8″ smaller, except at the very top. I like the look better, don’t you?

Stampin Up Framelits

 

 Using this tool tip, your top framelit will provide more room on which to stamp.

 Stamping With Guneaux Designs

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen

 

STAMPIN UP FRAMELITS – HOW TO USE THEM DIFFERENTLY – PART 2

Stampin Up Framelits – Use Differently – Part 1

Would you like to know how to use your Stampin Up Framelits in a manner that is different from the standard method?   Would you like to create a FRAME around the negatives resulting from using the Stampin Up Framelits?

Today I will share one alternative, and tomorrow I will share another one.  For this demonstration, I am using the Hearts Collection Framlits; however, this applies to any of the Stampin Up Framelits. 

ALTERNATIVE 1:   HOW TO USE YOUR STAMPIN UP FRAMELITS TO CREATE A FRAME AROUND THE NEGATIVE CARD STOCK PIECES

STEP 1. Cut a piece of card stock to the size you need as is determined by the size of the Stampin Up Framelit you plan to use for your project.

STEP 2. Place your selected framelit onto the center of this piece of card stock ( from step 1) for cutting out the framelit using the Big Shot. 

STEP 3. Prepare a Big Shot sandwich with the card stock and framelit in the following order, and run the sandwich through the Big Shot:

  • Multipurpose Platform, Tab 2
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)
  • Piece of Card Stock
  • Framelit
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)

STEP 4. Remove the cutout from the framelit and stash it away, keeping the negative piece of card stock.

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STEP 5. Place the framelit into the back side of the negative with the framelit cutting side facing up.

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(You can see the metal cutting part of the framelit sticking through the cardstock.)

STEP 6. Create another Big Shot sandwich according to the following:

  • Multipurpose Platform, Tab 2
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)
  • Framelit (according to step 5)
  • Negative Piece of Card Stock (framelit inserted inside according to step 5)
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)
  • Paper Shim
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STEP 7.  Run the sandwich through the Big Shot two or three times. This is the result:

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Can you see the 1/8″ frame that has been created around the heart?

STEP 8. You can insert into the negative another framelit cutout (in this case, a heart shape from the Stampin’ Up! Twitterpated DSP). Now you have a heart cutout from a framelit with a heart-shaped frame created around the inserted heart.

Stampin Up FramelitsHow cool is that?

STEP 9:  You may choose to accentuate the frame around the heart by adding Crystal Effects as I did on a previous card share. Here’s the card.

 Stamping With Guneaux Designs

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly Polen

 

COME BACK TOMORROW FOR THE SECOND ALTERNATIVE FOR USING STAMPIN UP FRAMELITS !

Stampin Up Tea for Two DSP and Secret Garden Stamp Set

I love the floral design from the new Stampin Up Tea for Two Designer Series Paper (DSP). And the Secret Garden Stamp Set is one of my favorites from the Stampin Up Spring 2013 Catalog alone with the matching Secret Graden Framelits!  

 Tea for Two Designer Series Paper

This is the card I made using the new products.  (FYI, there is a tool tip at the end of this post.)

Stampin Up Tea for Two DSP

    This picture is a closeup of the beautiful images from the Secret Garden Stamp Set.

Stampin Up Secret Garden Stamp Set

 This picture shows the bow I made while weaving in some baker’s twine.

Stampin Up Tea for Two DSP

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SUPPLIES:

Stamp Sets:  Stampin Up Secret Garden and Friendship Preserves (for the sentiment)

 Secret Garden Clear-Mount Stamp SetFriendship Preserves Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Paper:  Stampin Up Tea for Two DSP (129311), Primrose Petals Core’Dinations Card Stock (129322), Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650), Whisper White Card Stock (100730), and Lucky Limeade Card Stock (122926)

Ink:  Lucky Limeade (126984), Primrose Petals (126858), Daffodil Delight Marker (119677), Memento Tuxedo Black, and various non-Stampin Up Makers for the center flower. 

Accessories:  Sanding Block (124304 – to sand the core’dinations card stock), Stripes Textured Embossing Folder (123128), Blossom Punch (125603  –  for leaves), Secret Garden Framelits (129372 or 131099 for the Secret Garden Bundle – clear mount), In Color Printed Designer Brads (122940), 5/8″ Crochet Trim (118481), Whisper White Baker’s Twine (124262 – soaked in a water and Primrose Petals Ink mixture)

Stampin Up Secret Garden Stamp Set

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TOOL TIP:  When cutting with any of the Stampin’ Up! framelits, a mat is created around the image being cut out.  The color of the mat is the same color as the card stock on which the image is stamped.  You can choose to use a framelit that is  the next size up to create a mat of a different color of card stock; however, I believe this process makes the mat too large.  To get a perfect mat of a different color of card stock that is a reasonable size, try this tip:

  • Cut out your image with a framelit,
  • Window Frames Collection Framelits
  • Cut around the edge of the image using paper snips to leave only the outline of the stamp image,
  • Window Frames Collection Framelits
  • Cut a mat from a different color of card stock, using the same framelit.
  • Window Frames Collection Framelits
  • Now you have a perfect mat of a different color and a small size!

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Stamping With Guneaux Designs

God’s Blessings!
Stamping With Guneaux Designs
by
Beverly polen

 Stampin Up Tea for Two DSP

Stampin Up Tea for Two DSP and Secret Garden Stamp Set