I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with word dies. I love the idea of them but haven’t bought many. Often they seemed to be missing the centre of the letters and loops, making them look unfinished. So I can’t can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw the new Well Written Framelits Dies.
This 24 piece set includes 14 words in a script font, and they are readable! The words are: baby, birthday, bride, friend, groom, happy, hooray, love, miss, sympathy, thanks, welcome, wishes and you. Also there is & and ! , and 8 other dies for decoration. As soon as the Well Written Framelits arrived I immediately got to work on this thank you card.
SIMPLE BASE AND BACKGROUND
I began with a Piece of Thick Whisper White Card cut and scored using my Stampin’ Trimmer. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Next I cut some Daffodil Delight paper from the Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper stack. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached it to a layer of Gorgeous Grape Card.
I wrapped a length of Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon around the layers and secured the ends on the back using some Mini Glue Dots. Then I fixed the assembled piece to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Now it was time to get out my Big Shot and the Well Written Framelits Dies.
As this was to be a thank you card I used the thanks dies to cut a piece of Basic Black Card. Then I fixed the die-cut word onto the gingham background of my card with liquid glue.
Next I took a piece of Mint Macaron Card and cut it out using the flower stem die. Finally I used the small four-petal flower die to cut out 4 flowers from Highland Heather Card. This was a quick process as there are actually 3 of these dies included in the set.
The flower stem was fixed to the bottom of the gingham layer using liquid glue. Then I set to work on my flowers.
Using a dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends marker I coloured the tips of two of the flowers. Then I coloured the tips of the other two flowers with a light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends marker.
I assembled my flowers with Mini Glue Dots so the layers were offset. First I attached a ‘dark’ flower to each flower on the stem so the green flower looked like leaves peeking out. Then I offset the ‘light’ flowers on top of the ‘dark’ ones. Finally I added a small Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the centre of the completed flowers.
For the inside of the card I began by using liquid glue to attach a layer of Whisper White Card.
Then from the coordinating Well Said Stamp Set I stamped ‘for everything’ onto a strip of the Gingham Gala DSP. Using liquid glue I fixed the DSP to a layer of Gorgeous Grape Card. Then to finish off I fixed the sentiment inside the card towards the top.
All that was left was the Whisper White Medium Envelope. This was simply decorated with a piece of the Gingham Gala DSP attached to the envelope flap with liquid glue. Then I trimmed the DSP to shape with Paper Snips following the edge of the flap, and I was done.
WELL SAID STAMP SET
One of the other reasons I really like the Well Written Framelits is that there’s a coordinating stamp set.
Well Said is one of the new ‘cling’ sets and contains 51 stamps. There are individual words and also phrases which are perfect for the outside and inside of cards. The set is so large that it comes in two stamp cases.
The other thing to note is that in the Occasions Catalogue most of the stamps are shown at 60% of their actual size, with only 3 of them at full size. These three full-size sentiments are there to show how big the stamps are in real life.
The sleeves on the stamp cases are printed with all the stamps shown at full-size.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Well Said Stamp Set and Well Written Framelits together using a single bundle item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying them separately. I’ve included links to the both the bundle and individual items below so you can explore this option further if you wish.
NEW CLING STAMPS
Starting with the 2019 Occasions Catalogue, Stampin’ Up! will no longer be offering the old ‘clear-mount’ stamps. They are also phasing out wood-mount stamps and will release more information about that transition in the coming months. Instead they are now producing their red rubber stamps as ‘cling’ stamps. The cling stamp labels are really sticky and you won’t have to worry about them falling off your acrylic blocks. I love these new cling stamps and I’m sure you will too.
Here’s a short video from Stampin’ Up! that explains the new cling stamps. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, then please ask me.
OK, well that’s all for today. I hope you’ll be able to join me again tomorrow for another new papercrafting project.