Sunday, June 3, 2012

Accucut Grandemark Challenge

I love all diecuts ...from thin wafer dies to the big wooden dies like the Accucut system.  Accucut dies are fantastic when you are cutting thicker materials like chipboard and foam core. Recently Accucut posted a product challenge, you can read more about it here. 

Here are some projects I submitted to the challenge (warning long you may be hitting that scroll down key a few times...)

I know it's way too early to think about the holidays but I loved playing with My Mind's Eye 12 Days of Christmas collection to create this fun display.  The frame is the Accucut Victorian frame, normally you would have the centre shadow box flanked by 2 sides but here I extended it to create an accordion style display by connected two units together.
Accucut Victorian Shadow box frame
Next is a chipboard House album using the large house die, and different sized tag dies as pages.  The paper collection and diecut embellishments are by Kaiser Kraft Fine and Sunny collection.

Scrapping in style? make a pretty dress using soft pink ribbon, flowers, and pearls.  The Accucut dress die was used to cut out of white felt as the base material.

Go through your recycling box and use them in your crafts! here is a tag using recycled corrugated cardbox and newspapers

Stretch the use of your dies.  I re-purposed the standing Treat Box die into a window card.  The die will score a fold line in your paper but cover it up and no one will ever know that the paper is scored.  Folding the diecut shape centres the window to make the card:

Accucut Treat Box die
For a simple and fast wall hanging, take a canvas mounted on a wooden frame and run that through your Accucut.  It is important to check that the height of your wooden frame is less than the height of the actual die.  Centre the die under canvas/pattern paper, roll (because the wooden frame is less than the height of your die it will not obstruct the roller), and voila you have made an instant shadow box of your diecut shape.

Accucut butterfly

I love making minis containing pages with a fun little twist.  Here is a Wedding Story envelope album.  The square envelope and castle dies are the main elements of the mini.  The pages are diecut and folded so that the over all shape of the castle can be seen but some of the pages are made to open gate-fold style.

Love starts
with a Smile

Grows with a Kiss

Ends with a Tear
Accucut Castle Die set
Lastly, I made a baby wall frame out of the 9 circles mat.  This die is perfect because it has 9 little areas to decorate and play up your project's theme.  I cut the 9 circles frame out of foam core, felt and the transparent overlay   (transparency is by Fancy Pants).  Each circle contains a little something all cute and baby and of course you can add photos in place of the embellies.

Accucut 9 circles mat
So that's a wrap to my week! Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. OMG! i wish i could fit those dies in my BIG SHOT! love them! good work!


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