Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Frames Rise to the Occasion

Rita uncovered these die cut frames from a while ago and brought me a sample. They've been sitting on my table for a few weeks now, right next to my Big Shot. Huh. I know, right?


I picked out a few embossing dies and ran those frames right on through the Big Shot. Next, I did some heavy-duty direct to paper inking with CS® Earth and Sapphire inks.



YUMMY. Just sayin.


I coordinated the nested frames with papers from my stash and stamped greetings that fit nicely into the frames. Suddenly I had a nice stack of A2 sized cards ready to go to Operation Write Home! (Or, perhaps, I'll keep one or two in my stash to send out.)


The die cuts are on sale for a smokin' deal 'til they're gone, so pick some up today! They are so cleverly designed to nest perfectly and are printed on both sides, leaving tons of color combo options. But the embossing and inking really kicks 'er up a notch.


Does pretty much every paper crafter have one of these embossing-capable machines now? Are they as common as 12" paper trimmers? Just curious.

Leave a comment below if you'd like to be entered into our drawing as we continue our super-fun "12 Days of Giveaways"! Your entry will put you in the running for a beautiful Sorrento Club Stamp Kit with Project!

Do something creative today!
Tricia

58 comments:

  1. Thanks for the idea Tricia. I happened upon these same frames when I was going through some of my Club Scrap paper stash. Now I have a new idea to try.

    Chris

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  2. These are GORGEOUS! You've really inspired me to pick through the pile!

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  3. Stunning use of the frames! My embosser is right next to my trimmer! Going to have to play a little more I see.

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  4. Excellent use of the frames! Yes, I got my Cuttlebug a while ago, and it's been a great crafting tool...

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  5. These are amazing...so elegant! Great idea. I have a Wizard, I need to pull out and play with.

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  6. Tricia, okay, just when I thought you couldn't downright astound me with any more creative genius, you go and pull this one out of your hat!! WOW!
    I do have a Big Shot and LOVE it and will be pulling out my embossing folders and these frames to do some of my own cards!! Thanks for continuing to inspire me!!

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  7. These are wonderful. Really love the blue and brown together.

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  8. Holy smokes what a wonderful idea and to use the frames for cards instead of pages.... I'm inspired and heading upstairs to the craft craziness. And yes, I think the embossers are becoming just as common as trimmers. LOVE mine. :)

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  9. OHMYGOSH, I have a gazillion of these from various kits. What an astounding idea. Thank you so much. And yes, my Cuttlebug is my favorite tool. Embossing folders provide so much bang for the buck. Amazing!!!

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  10. I've got several frames that I didn't know what to do with. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  11. I ditto what Julie said. You are amazing, Tricia. I'm so thankful for your influence!
    Marsha

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  12. Frames? Who knew there were so many ideas? I may have to order some,.....Thank you Tricia ( from me).... Squeal (from my checkbook)!!!

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  13. Everyone I know has a Big Shot or other die cut system. I think in my neck of the woods I was one of the last to give in and boy have I enjoyed using it!
    Great frames,
    Cathy Gray

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  14. Oh I have some of these in my stash from a long-ago CS kit! I loved them then (shhhh..I hoarded them) and now, here they are. Thanks for showing us how to update them.

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  15. Beautiful cards Tricia! If only I was a cardmaker..... lol! But I'm sure I can come up with a way to use this on a scrapbook page!

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  16. Tricia, I never did make good use of those die cuts, but your ideas are inspired! Can I send you mine to run thru your Big Shot? LOL

    And that stamp about the Raisin cookies made me laugh out loud. Hadn't seen that one, but that is so me! How dare anyone fool me into thinking I'm biting into a CChip cookie when I'm not?!

    Beth Moran

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    1. I know Beth, it happens to me, and it really makes me mad. Conversely, I prefer to have raisins in my bagels and get very disappointed when they turn out to be chocolate chips.

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  17. Awesome way to use those County Fair frames! shhh... don't tell DH that I have several different diecut/embossing machines :D .

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  18. ooooh! Gotta go pull out some older frame sets I know I have somewhere. Great idea. These are gorgeous!

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  19. Thanks Tricia! I knew I would be able to use my frames in a new way . . . Thanks for some new ideas !!

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  20. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

    Beth

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  21. Thanks for the inspiration! I have accumulated a ton of frames over the years as I rarely use them. Now if only I could make some time to play...

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  22. I REALLY need to get some of these!!! So pretty!!

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  23. Great idea--I still have a fair number of those frames.
    Marilyn

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  24. I Love these cards ~ what a great idea! I have a Big Kick and a Cuttlebug ;)

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  25. Fantastic idea! I am pretty sure I have some of those frames laying around here somewhere...

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  26. Thanks for the ideas. I never thought of using them on cards. Love it.

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  27. That is freakin' brilliant! Yes, I have a Cuttlebug bu I never think to use it for embossing.

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  28. Great idea! I have Big Shot and love new ways to use old items ,
    Julia mclaughlin

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  29. oops, that was me, lucyg up above. I guess I'm not signed in. grin

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  30. Ok, now I'm gonna emboss everything!!

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  31. Very cool, I LOVE the blue ~ it really makes em pop!

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  32. These are so awesome...I love the one about a friend and peeing your pants. That may just have to get done in vinyl. TFS

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  33. Love the designs and inks. I do wish there was more time in a day after the inspiration I am getting from these blogs

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  34. Wonder why I love this club? Ideas like this. So simple and yes I have these frames and have not used, but Tricia thinking out of the box and suggesting running them through the Big Shot with an embossing template...GENIUS! Will be doing that right away. btw, love the Santa hat on the Club Scrap logo!

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    1. Glad you liked the idea and that you like how we've "decked the halls"!

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  35. These are really cute. I must be one of the few that doesn't have an embosser. Might have to check them out.

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  36. oh my gosh, tricia! i have those frames too - used them a month or two ago in our forum's card sketch challenge. But I never thought about running them through the Big Shot. Too Cool!

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  37. Fabulous idea Tricia!! I have a bunch of those frames and it sounds so doable. I can't wait to try this. Marcia

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  38. These frames look lovely! I don't have a Big Shot but I have a similar thing that embosses. Fun to play with :-)

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  39. Hmm no embosser here. I think if you took all my kitchen electrics and my scrapping electrics they would already fill a closet, I think I need to be on a no-electrics diet ;)

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    1. Ironically, my big shot is plug free--operates on calories only. I think that's a good reason to have something like that. It's a real fat burner.

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  40. wow, can't believe those plain die cut frames turned into such beautiful things! They are fantastic!
    Lisa K.

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  41. Wow! Love how you turned those frames into a lovely work of art Tricia.

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  42. Great idea.....will be borrowing=:)
    Thanks!!

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  43. I don't know how you do it, but this is another stroke of genius!

    I use my Cuttlebug all the time for both embossing and die cutting!

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  44. I agree, Tricia. They are yummy!!

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  45. Great idea Tricia, and thanks to Rita for re-introducing them. Sometimes it's those "simple" things that make you go WOW.
    And yes, I think an embossing/die cut machine of some kind is in many craft rooms...mine included.

    Pat Czaplicki

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  46. Another great idea Tricia. I love it when you find a new use for something in our stash.
    Marian Biegel

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  47. Great idea. Can't wait to try it with my Big Shot. I like using the textures and I'll be ready to make some more OWH cards soon. Thanks for the idea, Tricia!

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  48. Barbara S - FuzzyloverDecember 18, 2012 at 7:50 PM

    I love embossing - your cards really turned out nice.

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  49. What a clever idea!! These turned out great!

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  50. Wow!!! What an amazing transformation! Gorgeous cards.

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  51. Wow! Now I want to pull out my Cuttlebug. But.... must finish Christmas albums first! :)

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  52. I recently bought my first one! A Big Shot - what a neat idea and of course I have those frames too.
    Connie Catlin

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