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Tip:
- Clear stamp messages can be cut apart to use in different ways. Simply line the stamps back together when the original layout is desired. This allows more flexibility (if you are brave!).
- Use painters tape to hold your paper and die in place while die cutting.
- When stamping a large background image, lay your cardstock down on the inked stamp, and use a piece of scrap paper over it to rub in the ink so your hands stay clean.

Suggested Materials:
CL629 Snow Much Joy, DI047 Snowman die, DI048 Classic And Ornate Frames die, 331067 Chevron Background, 331074 Calico Borders, AF226 Soft Granite ink, AF101 Black ink, VC250 VersaMark ink, AF217 Unicorn pigment ink, PS595 Grenadine Layering Paper, PS610 Snow Layering Paper, PS507 Kraft Notecards, PW110 White Embossing Powder, CH161 Felt Poinsettia and Leaves, GW210 Rock Candy Stickles, colored pencils, brads

VIDEO: Holiday Die Cutting
By Shari Carroll

Use Hero Arts Frame Cuts and coordinating stamps for holiday cards that are quick, easy and adorable!


Instructions:
Watch the video below for a complete how-to. (Click the fullscreen button in the lower right to see it larger.)


Here's a recap of the card instructions:
  1. Stamp snowman from Snow Much Joy on Snow paper. Die cut with Snowman Frame Cuts die and color with pencils.
  2. If desired, cut greeting stamp to fit around snowman's hat. Stamp with VersaMark ink on Grenadine paper and emboss in white.
  3. Die cut both the Grenadine message strip as well as a white tag using the Classic and Ornate Frames die set. Line up and adhere together.
  4. Add a border to the message tag using Calico Borders stamp set and Soft Granite ink.
  5. Stamp Chevron Background in Unicorn ink on a Kraft notecard.
  6. Create a snowbank accent for the card by cutting freehand a curved snowbank shape. The negative piece can be used for a layered snowbank.
  7. Add all elements to the card as shown, as well as poinsettia accent, Stickles and additional paper strips to finish.