Hi, Thanks for dropping by.

My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

In the Cupboard you will find ideas, news, tips and techniques to help you get more from this fab little machine. So come in - join the fun and Cuttle with me!

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Nellie Snellen - Extending a rectangle die

I have received a query about my post yesterday and so to make my instructions more precise I have a few photos for you.

Emboss your strip of card

Position die

Run through the Bug to this point and then run back again 

so far....so good....you have your first cut

Place your die at the other end of the strip - part of the first cut will need to overlap the new cut and at this point it is important that they line up exactly

make your second cut

to this point - then run back again

your extended rectangle!

Sorry if I confused anyone with me brief instructions, hope these pictures will help you.
AND, thanks for letting me know - I would rather you tell me if I have made the instructions to brief, then I can put it right.  Sometimes I do something automatically and forget that I have been doing it for a long time and that others may not have!  Have a good day....


ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Thanks so much, Ikki, for giving the very detailed and pictured explanation, it makes it easier. So greatly appreciated. Just love the first card that you made with this method. You are very innovative! I love the way you think outside the square (or in this case the rectangle!) Shaz in Oz. :)

Andrea, said...

This looks great Eileen and I love the other card which you made using this technique. I am so pleased you have found a stamping style which you enjoy, I love messing with inks etc. Will you be coming on Tues evenings? I have been a couple of times and it would be lovely to see you there.
Have a good weekend

Nessie said...

Ikki, thank you so much for the detailed instructions, now I have got it! I just couldn't figure out the 3/4 part - now, after seeing the pictures - it made sense to me. Thaks you so much for your effort to help me, I will definitely give it a try. I do not own Nellie Snellen dies, but I am sure that my Nestabilities will do the trick as well. Have a lovely weekend!
Nessie from Scotland

Scrapcat 1 said...

I understood the first post but the pictures from this post make it so much clearer. Thanks.

Caroline said...

Much clearer thankyou!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Hi Ikki - thanks for the more detailed instructions (and thanks for visiting my Blog and leaving the link to your Big Scallop die card).

Anne said...

Thank you for this. I don't own Nellie Snellen Rectangles but I do have the squares. I tried this method with them and Voila rectangles!! Wonderful now I can get more use out of them.


Unknown said...

well done Ikki - and thanks for sharing your 'know how' as always.

Paula x x x

mrs ann said...

Thank you, great tutorial!!,I love pictures but then again, I always loved my comics!!x

Nessie said...

Dear Ikki,

As promised here is the cardI made:
Thanks again for your instructions and your visit on my blog. Hope, you are stopping by again?!

Greetings from Scotland!

Shoshi said...

Hi Ikki,

That's so brilliant. I suppose you could also do it the other way round, i.e. use a rectangle die to create a square. Or use a square to make a rectangle. Either way, it extends the versatility of the die and saves money - which I'm definitely in favour of! Really clever. I shall learn a lot on here.