5/03/2016

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.














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