Looking for inspiration?  Every month, we challenge ourselves to look at the                           Accucut dies in a new way.  Here are some card and scrapbook projects using                       one of the dies available in the house.  

Accucut Die of the Month: September 2017

We are definitely getting ready for the One of a Kind Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Expo in Madison.... and that's why we've chosen this die.  Even though we used it recently, it will be one of the card shapes you can make if you come visit us at the expo!

Of course, even if you can't come to the expo, you can always use this die at the house.  It has quickly become one of my favorites.  With a change out of colors and mats, you change the feel of the card completely.  Also, with 6 panels, we have a ton of "real estate" with which to add embellishments, pockets, glitter... did we mention glitter?

Travel Card

OK... I admit it... I may have over-purchased on the "save the date" cards for my upcoming wedding.  I have a few extra Eiffel Towers.... or I have hundreds.  But whatever.  Here's a card I made with some travel paper I had laying around, as well as my Eiffel Tower.  I love the pocket in the middle panel - maybe for a gift card for someone travelling.  

On the flip side of the middle panel, we placed a piece of plain card stock cut by the die.  This helps break up the "noise" of that patterned paper.  It could also have been left empty to achieve the same effect.  

However, my favorite element is definitely the fact that the main image extends above the front panel.  I did that by cutting that element with the die at the same time that I cut the other pieces.  That way, it has the exact same angle as the panel behind it.  

Boy Birthday

Again, we used patterned paper for this card to make it boy-ish.  Note: I like to use all kinds of colors on all kinds of cards, but I know my boys love blue and orange.  We also used the blue in the patterned paper (already there based on how we cut it) to stamp our sentiment on the front.  For this card, just like many of my cards, I let the paper take me in the direction it wants to go, rather than force my ideas onto the page.  

After all was sad and done... I felt like the middle panel (both front and back) needed some extra celebration.  I left enough room on the white (with one balloon) to write a sentiment.  And then, on the orange, I floated some glittery balloons on the whole panel.  Stickles are awesome.  

Cupcake Card

We are back to a main element on the front panel, and this one is actually another die in the Hobby Home collection.  We have a mini cupcake wrapper and insert that fits perfectly on this card.  The candle was made the "old fashioned" way - stamp, cut out, add glitter.  

So, with that embellishment, you can write on the cupcake insert that still slides in and out of the wrapper, or you can fix it so it doesn't go anywhere while the card is being opened.  Either way.  The rest of the card just takes advantage of the easy way this die makes a great looking card.

My favorite part?  The "Wish" script sentiment in the upper right corner of that last panel.  First, it gives us a lot of room to write to the recipient of the card.  Second, I love all the scripted words in our rubber stamp library, and the use of this one adds a real "wow" to the front of this card.

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