I had a chance to catch Danielle's Make it Monday video over at the Papertrey Ink blog (Nichole's blog) and loved the idea so much, I had to play along and try it out for myself. This technique is creating a shaped edge on a card by using dies that aren't necessarily meant to be used for borders. Here's a link to the post with video: Card Borders and here's my card:
I used the coffee cup die which at first I though would be easy but then I realized I only have one die for one cup so I had to do a little creative thinking about how I was going to approach this. I started by cutting my border using the die for the top cup first, then running it through my Cuttlebug a second time with the cup die at the bottom. The third cup in the middle is an actual die cut that is added to the card with a little foam tape for some dimension.
I lined the inside of the card with some Happy Spots paper and even added a seam binding bow, just like Danielle's card - although my bow didn't crinkle as nicely as hers but still created a cool look. I think this would be a great card to pop a Starbucks gift card into and give to a friend - just because :)
Have a good day and a fantastic weekend!
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