Oh my goodness, have you taken a look at the limited release coordinating dies yet? I had fun yesterday with the Birthday Dies that coordinate with the free Sale-A-Bration Happy Birthday To You Stamp Set. After that I picked up the Special Day Dies that coordinate with the Special Someone Stamp Set. I already knew that there were dies to cut out the cute animals, balloons and flowers, but how did I miss the speech bubble?
IT’S THE RACCOON AGAIN
If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that I fell in love with the raccoon in the Special Someone Stamp Set. So it should come as no surprise that I started my project with him.
I first stamped the line drawing of the raccoon onto some Thick Very Vanilla Card using Soft Suede ink. Next I inked up the solid image and ‘stamped off’ onto some scrap paper. Then I stamped the image on top of the line drawing. By stamping off first I was able to get a lighter version of the Soft Suede ink.
With the Soft Suede ink pad already open I decided to stamp the “happy birthday” sentiment next onto Thick Very Vanilla Card. In no time at all I was ready to begin die-cutting my pieces.
SPEECH BUBBLE AND MORE
From the Special Day Dies I first cut out the raccoon using the coordinating die. Then I used the speech bubble die to cut out the sentiment.
As I wanted to create a little scene on my project I found some scraps of card suitable for grass and flowers. I began by using the 4 flower die to cut some Lovely Lipstick Card. I wasn’t sure I’d need all four flowers but I could keep any leftovers for another day.
Then I used the long edge die to cut some grass from a long scrap of Call Me Clover Card.
Just for a change I decided to cut my gift tag using the #C4 die from the Stitched Rectangles (counting from the smallest up). Then I used the same die to cut two pieces from my die-cut grass strip. After cutting the first piece I moved the die up a little so the second piece had shorter grass. Now my grass pieces had ‘stitching’ on the sides and bottom that would match the tag base.
To turn the die-cut rectangle into a tag base all I needed to do was add a hole at the top. In fact instead of a hole I added a ribbon slot using the new Label Me Fancy Punch.
Finally I was ready to put it all together starting with the ‘longer’ grass’ piece and Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow). Next I added the raccoon image followed by two of the flowers. After that came the ‘shorter’ grass piece fixed to the tag with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I added a flower using a small piece of a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional. To add some bling I finished each of the flowers with a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the centre.
For my ribbon I chose the 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim, simply threaded through the slot and held in place with a couple of Mini Glue Dots.
That just left my “happy birthday” speech bubble which I fixed into place with a few more Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I loved the Special Someone Stamp Set before, and I must say that the coordinating Special Day Dies just make it even more, well, special. What do you think?
For more inspiration here are links to my earlier blog posts using the Special Someone Stamp Set.
UPDATED 2020 – Sadly the Call Me Clover and Lovely Lipstick Card and Braided Burlap Trim are now retired and no longer available.
RETIRING PRODUCTS UPDATE! – On March 24th 2021 Stampin’ Up! revealed the Retiring List and the following products are now only available while stocks last:
- Special Someone Stamp Set
- Special Day Dies