Today I am excited to be giving an overview and review of some new dies by Spellbinders, under the Card Creator line, designed by my good friend, Cindy Echtinaw, who owns and runs Stamping Scrapping. Cindy and I have been online/email/phone call friends for a few years now. We have never met in person but I love talking with her. She's had her ups and downs but is an amazingly strong woman. Probably the strongest woman I know. And I am thrilled at having the chance the use her designs in many of my projects!!
|A2 Matting Basics A|
|A2 Matting Basics B|
The first thing I did when I got my packages was to take a sharpie marker and mark A or B on a corner of each of the dies. This way, if the sets get separated or thrown together (which they will), I will know which die goes with each set.
|Sets "A" and "B" labeled.|
|Set "A" showing 1/4" increments between the dies.|
|Set "B" showing 1/4" increments between the dies.|
|Sets "A" and "B" combined giving a 1/8" increment or border between the dies and your layers.|
As for making cards, I hardly ever just stamp and image on a white card, color, and send. I always start with a stamped image on a piece of white cardstock and then layer this on top of colored cardstocks or printed papers. Using these dies are perfect for layering!! No measuring, no checking to see if your lines are straight. Just cut and go!!