July 29, 2014 • Anna Griffin
Our Fretwork Dies were a very popular item on July 23rd and sold out before we got to show you all the fabulous projects we put together with them… but don’t “fret!” Here’s an extended sneak preview at this spectacular set along with some project inspiration just for you.
These four intricate cutting dies are inspired by the cut work used as architectural details in houses and buildings. They feature medallion, flourish, lattice and lace designs. These dies will cut and emboss paper in two steps, while the flourish only requires one pass for die cutting.
Here’s a quick review of the order of the Cuttlebug “sandwich” you will make when using these dies. You’ll want to do two passes through your machine- the first pass will die cut the paper and the second will add incredible embossed detail.
To die cut: A plate, rubber mat, B plate, die face up, paper face down, B plate – run through the Cuttlebug.
To emboss: Remove the rubber mat and last B plate, place the mat on top of the paper and put the B plate back on top – run through the Cuttlebug again.
Here’s an instructional video for the visual learners out there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhU3YVKSPlc
Now, we showed you a few Fretwork Dies projects in our original preview prior to our shows on HSN, but here’s some additional inspiration that you didn’t get to see on air!
That’s all for today! Comment below and tell us what you plan to make with these delectable die cuts.
See you next time,