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My take on Crealies Patchwork Dies

It all started when I was in JoAnn’s and picked up a copy of “Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine“.  The one that is published in the UK.  I love that magazine and sometime I can find them at JoAnn’s.  In Issue 147 they showed some cards created with Crealies Patchwork Dies.  I loved them….so on the hunt I went to purchase them here in the US.  Sadly I couldn’t find anywhere to buy them here, I was so bummed. I then visited Pintrest and saw all the wonderful things people were creating with Crealies Patchwork Dies.

Well my creative mind started being CREATIVE.  I opened my Silhouette Studio software and after a few days I had created a Circle Patchwork Card, Square Patchwork Card and Octagon Patchwork Card.  Probably not a beautiful as their dies, but it worked for me.  I just love the way these turned out and though I would share the files if anyone else is interested.

What is really nice about these cards is you can also use up a ton of scraps.  I just love decorating them all in different styles.

The sad thing I figured out after putting the circle ones together was they don’t stand when finished with 3-D embellishments.  They seem to want to roll towards the heavy directed side.  My favorite is the Octagon style. You can’t tell unless you look
closely, they top 2 layers on each card are mounted with foam tape 1/8″ think.  It adds just enough dimension to the cards. I’ve used distress ink, pearls, created flowers, cut doilies and lot of other supplies to give them just a wonderful 3-D look.

Now because they are 5″ x 5″ cards, it does take extra postage on the envelope.  The USPS considers a square envelope a special mailing…but to me they are so different it just is worth it!  Below, you will find the download to the studio files and close up pictures of each of the cards so you can see the detail better.  I hope you enjoy these and find them as much fun as I did. View closeups of all the cards. To get downloads of the Silhouette Files, for these cards, please click on the links below!  They are FREE!

Please do not share or post this file anywhere on the internet without permission.  If you have friends that would like this file please ask them to visit my blog for their download.


**A New Idea** Thanksgiving Easel Step Card

I know….it’s been a while since I posted anything…I promise I will get better at this.
Here is my problem…I love creating, so when I create I should post, but, I’m too creative. I just want to move onto the next idea. I know that isn’t fair to you guys, so I’ll get better.
As you may have know already, I love doing the larger cards.  Thanks to the US Post office, it can be a real pain to mail the 8 x 8 cards.  But I recently found out the 6 x 6 aren’t too bad to mail although they do require .70 stamp, so I will be moving on to them soon.
For now though I have stuck pretty much to the 5 x 7 cards.

Here is today’s creation.
I had a blast doing these.  We know the easel cards have been around for a while, but I wanted to make them in a 5 x 7 card so off to the drawing board I went.  I had 2 special people I had to make Thanksgiving Card for, so I created these.
I have created a FREE Studio cutting file for the card base and also a pdfwith directions I used to create them. As a bonus, I have also create a FREE PNC Studio file for the Thanksgiving Embellishments.
I hope you find this very useful in creating a different type of card.