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Build Your Own Greetings

by Sally Traidman March 20, 2018 12 Comments

I probably send out more birthday cards than anything else, but with an alphabet you can send any greeting you wish.

I love how versatile alphabet dies (and stamps!) can be. I was recently making a birthday card with this technique, then thought I should make some Easter cards for my grandkids, too. EASY. Just take every scrap of paper you own and start die-cutting with our Luggage Tag Alphabet dies. Add extra pizazz with sparkle paper or pre-printed papers or foils.


You can stitch the letters on the card (you know how much I love stitching!) or “inlay” them. First, die cut the greeting on white.

Back with yellow.

Then fill in the letter "holes" with your die cut letters. And of course there is always foam mounting them for depth, if you want your message to be raised above the paper.

So start saving those small scraps, especially sparkles and foils, and have some fun with this easy technique!





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Barbara Wolters
Barbara Wolters

March 29, 2018

So love this idea Sally! Added the alphabet dies to my Hero Arts Wish list. Looking forward to doing something with my “little scraps” of special paper.

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

March 22, 2018

Love these colorful card ideas!

Helen
Helen

March 21, 2018

Great idea you’ve shared here! Thanks.

Billie A
Billie A

March 20, 2018

Great dies. I like this idea and it’s hard to find that right side so it all fits. This set look perfect. Great cards.

Debbie
Debbie

March 20, 2018

Cute idea! I love the die cut letters stiched on the card! Thanks for the cute St. Patrick’s Day postcard!

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

March 20, 2018

Hero Arts, thank you for the answer on my question about the hight/width of the letters.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

March 20, 2018

So fun! Great tips Sally!

Hero Arts
Hero Arts

March 20, 2018

Hi Henriëtte – The die cut letters measure 7/8" tall. The width varies depending on the letter. Most of them are around 1/2" wide. Hope that helps!

Elaine
Elaine

March 20, 2018

So excited. I recently purchased a Sizzix alphabet set at a resale shop and now you have inspired me to put it to good use.

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

March 20, 2018

Lovely :)

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

March 20, 2018

Great idea Sally and I never thought of using my scraps for letter of other small die cuts. Love the cards!
Can you tell me how hight/wight the letters are?

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

March 20, 2018

Love it. Thanks for ideas on using what we have.