My Diecut Dilemma

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Posted 3/17/2013 by Thracian in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 12,633
March 2001
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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:01:37 PM
I've been doing some organizing this week, and I decided to put all of my large diecuts in a craft pocket. More than two dozen diecuts later, I have decided that organizing them isn't my dilemma. The real issue is that I need to start using them!

I'd love to get your tips for creative ways to use these.

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PeaNut 537,853
January 2012
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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:10:01 PM
use them to make a mini album. MINI

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PeaNut 12,633
March 2001
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Posted: 3/18/2013 11:07:56 AM
That's a fun idea, except I never do mini albums. I always have grand ideas about doing them that never come to pass. I'm strictly a 12 x 12 scrapper.

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PeaNut 395,153
October 2008
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Posted: 3/18/2013 11:15:29 AM
Have you tried watching this Glitter Girl video? Demanding Diecuts Maybe that will give you some ideas!

As far as using them...I've only done that a few times. I just build my LO on the die cut if it's close to 12*12 and then attach it to a coordinating piece of paper. You could also cut them in half or thirds and use them like a border along your page.


PeaNut 574,604
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Posted: 3/18/2013 1:14:25 PM
I usually just mount the die cut on a piece of contrasting cardstock or patterned paper and use it like I'm layering regular patterned paper.

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PeaNut 471,001
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Posted: 3/18/2013 5:33:26 PM
See, to me, those aren't diecuts (I mean, I know technically they are diecut papers, but I don't think of them as "diecuts".

Those are papers. I store them with my paper and use them as paper. The same way I use paper - as a background or to layer.

Maybe a change in your thinking about them would help you use them more.


PeaNut 3,602
April 2000
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Posted: 3/18/2013 8:21:27 PM
I agree with MyShelly. Try to use one of those background papers on your next layout. I have either just centered them on a contrasting color cardstock or cut them in half/thirds and use them as a background layer.

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PeaNut 263,641
June 2006
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Posted: 3/18/2013 9:34:58 PM
I look at those and I don't see diecuts, I see cool journaling accents. Maybe I scrapbook differently than a lot of other people, but I use these kinds of things ALL the time to both accent a page as an embellishment (on their own or layered with other items), and/or to add journaling, captions, titles, etc.
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