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!

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Nestabilities - Label 4 - Aternative cuts

Over the past week I have shown you how make 2 alternative die cuts, so why not make it 3!
The Label 4 die is one of my favourite shapes, but you can use it in another way.....

on a piece of card, tape the top of the die

Make sandwich:  A  /  B  /  Card  with taped die cut side down  /  C

You will notice that the C Plate is only placed on the die where the cut is wanted.
The uncovered part of the die is passed through the machine first.

The cut

Trim down the side and you have a shaped tag!
(When I use this method, I stamp my image first, then cut)

or you can turn the die and have a different shaped tag!!

If you wanted to make an even bigger shape you could do the same on the other edge.

See you tomorrow, 


Penni said...

You really are very clever - thanks for sharing.


Jackie said...

Thank you for that Ikki, I have this set and I love them, never thought of this :o)
Jackie xx

Jan scrap said...

Excellent idea, I dont know how you come up with so many! I've been racking my brains for weeks trying to think of a way of making tags with a shaped top using dies. Thanks to you, problem solved. TFS

craftimamma said...

Great idea Ikki. TFS.

Lesley Xx

Carolynne said...

So clever...... well done, another thing to try with my nesties.

Carolynne xx

Christine said...

Thanks for yet another idea using Nesties, keep them coming
Christine xx

Julie said...

Great,this is like the cut I used for my Sunflower card,doesn't it give great results!!!!

Ladybug said...

Your ideas are wonderful!! Hello from Canada! (became a follower!) :-)

Lynne K said...

Brilliant idea! Thank you.

Merry said...

So clever......

Julie said...

Ikki,you called by my blog and left a comment about my Toadstool card,I started following your blog ages ago when you asked if you could have my "Sunflower Card Nestie Tutorial" on your blog.
I thought you'd decided against it,lol !

Julie said...

Thanks Ikki,that's fine, you're linking it back to me are you? Just let me know when you've posted it,Julie.

Alexandra said...

Thanks for even more ideas Ikki, you're so clever, always thinking outside the box. Our dies are so much more after visiting here.
Alexandra x

Netty said...

Brilliant idea, thank you.

Max said...

Another super idea showing how versatile the nesties can be. Thank you as always for sharing.

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