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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!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Tippy Thursday - Joy Craft Border Dies

Sometimes you see a die and wonder what it will be like cut and embossed.  So I thought I would show you a set of dies from Joy Crafts that I bought last week from Liz at Make a Lasting Impression (you will find the link on the sidebar if you would like to see more of this company's product).
These are the dies cut and embossed.
I found that they cut better using the sandwich  A / C / Die cut side up / card / B

The dies are cheaper than the Spellbinder dies and they are not as sturdy, but the cut and embossing I found quite satisfactory, and the designs are lovely.
This is how I used  one of the dies to make a card base
.  Despite the poor picture, I think you will see they are very effective.

My thanks to all who have left comments this week, your imput is greatly appreciated.  Unfortunately at times I cannot get back to you if you have a query or suggestion if you do not have a blog, or leave me an email address.   So I will continue to leave messages for you either on my Tippy Thursday post, or on the comments page where you left your query.  Hopefully this will work - if not....I'll think of something else!

Alexandra:  Your suggestion was interesting and I think I have tried or seen something similiar, but I would love to see your work and if possible share it with other Cuttlers.  Could you leave me a contact on the comments page please.


Diane said...

I too have these dies and have been wondering just how to use them. Now I know!! Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Diane :-)

Unknown said...

these are really effective Ikki - and would look great with a bit of DI's on too... thanks for showing...

Paula x x x

Lynne K said...

Thanks for the sandwich tip. I have a couple of Joycraft dies, & have been struggling to get them to cut well, but I've been using A/B/card/die cut side down/C so I could see where the die was. I'll try it your way and see if I get a better result.

peter said...

Hi Eileen

I love following your blog it's so ful of interesting ideas and info.
I have a little award for you on my blog if you would like to collect it.

Peter XX

Nessie said...

I have the butterflies from Joy and you are right, they are not as sturdy as the Spellbinder's dies - but if yu handle them with care, they are quite beautiful