Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How to Use the Stampin' Up! Framelits in a Different Manner - Part 1

Would you be interested in using your Stampin' Up! Hearts  and  Labels Framelits different from the standard method?   Would you  like to create a FRAME around the negatives resulting from using the Framelits?  Also, do you wish the size between the Framelits was 1/8" rather than 1/4"?  If so, let me share some alternatives with you.  Today I will share one alternative, and Thursday another.

ALTERNATIVE 1:  CREATE A FRAME ON NEGATIVE CARDSTOCK PIECES


1.  Cut a piece of cardstock to the size you need as is determined by the layer (i.e., 1st, 2nd, etc.) of your planned greeting card.

2.  Place your selected heart or label framelit onto the center of this piece of cardstock ( from step 1) for cutting out the framelit using the Big Shot. (A heart framelit is used for this demonstration).

3.  Prepare a Big Shot sandwich with the cardstock and framelit in this order, and run the sandwich through the Big Shot:
  • Multipurpose Platform, Tab 2
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)
  • Piece of Cardstock
  • Framelit
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)
4.  Remove the cutout (in this case, the heart) from the framelit and stash it away, keeping the negative cardstock.
















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5.  Place the framelit into the negative piece of cardstock, with the framelit cutting side face up and underneath the cardstock.



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










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6.  Create another Big Shot sandwich according to the following:
  • Multipurpose Platform, Tab 2
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)
  • Framelit
  • Negative Piece of Cardstock (framelit inserted inside according to above)
  • Standard Cutting Plate (Acrylic)
  • Paper Shim
















  • Run the sandwich through the Big Shot two or three times. 
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9.  This is the result:




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













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10.  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.


Isn't this cool? 

You may choose to embellish the frame around the heart as I did on a previous card share on which I added Crystal Effects.  Here's the card.

COME BACK THURSDAY FOR THE SECOND ALTERNATIVE!  TOMORROW I HAVE SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL FOR YOU!









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