Nesting Dies Week!

Nesting Dies

A new product for American Crafts, Nesting Dies are the perfect way to make your very own die cuts from whatever papers you choose! They work in most name-brand die cut machines and this week we're going to showcase projects featuring these new tools! Meghann Andrew (Blog: Meghann Andrew | Instagram: @meghannandrew | Pinterest: @meghann_andrew | Twitter: @meghannandrew) has a lovely layout and card to share with you today:

Meghann Andrew


Love This Moment_AC Blog
Supplies: Skipping Along Paper (366761)- Daydreamer, Jump Rope Paper (366753)- Daydreamer, Treasure Hunt Paper (366752)- Daydreamer, Pastels (AC712P12-48)- Cardstock Pack, Tropicals (AC712P12-49)- Cardstock Pack, Brights (AC712P12-50)- Cardstock Pack, Neutrals (AC712P12-52)- Cardstock Pack, White (AC71259)- Cardstock, Charcoal Cut Out (366058)- Thickers, Harper Transparent Letter Stickers (366064)- Cut & Paste, Penciled Rub-On Transfer Sheets (366076)- Cut & Paste, Accent & Phrase Sticker Matchbook (366778)- Daydreamer, Matte Puffy Accents (366777)- Daydreamer, Wood Veneer Shapes (366781)- Daydreamer, Toothpick Hearts (366159)- Polka Dot Party, Adhesive Flair Badges (85624)- Yes, Please, Adhesive Resin Flowers (366203)- Polka Dot Party, Enamel Dots (366785)- Daydreamer, Dies (366731)- Daydreamer

How to: Die cut the word 'love' six times out of different cardstock colors. Die-cut the word six more times in a grey cardstock. Glue the colored pieces to the grey pieces slightly offset, to give the appearance of a shadow. Die-cut the bow in red. Die-cut the scalloped rectangle from a piece of patterned paper. Set all die-cut pieces aside. Print three photos at 3"x4". Frame your favorite with white cardstock. Adhere a piece of patterned paper 3-1/2" x 12" to another piece of 12"x12" patterned paper, at the bottom third. Adhere your scalloped rectangle to this strip, centering it. Next, adhere your photos horizontally along the patterned paper strip, adhering the layered photo last with three dimensional dots so that it stands up. Next, adhere your 'love' die cuts along the center of the layout from the very top to the scalloped rectangle. Pop one 'love' up using three dimensional dots. Pop your sixth 'love' up underneath your photo & add a label & letter stickers to finish your title. Use rub-on arrows to point to your title. Adhere your die-cut bow to a heart toothpick embellishment & top with an enamel dot. Tuck under the label in your title. Add small embellishments around your 'love' die-cuts above your photo, like flair, enamel dots & wood veneer. Stamp the date using a roller-date stamp at the top.

Love You Card_AC blog
Supplies: White (AC71259)- Cardstock, Pair Paper (366821)- Plus One, Sidekick Paper (366813)- Plus One, Co Pilot Paper (366810)- Plus One, Friend Paper (366825)- Plus One, 6×6 Paper Pad (366767)- Daydreamer, Dies (366860)- Plus One, Dies (366731)- Daydreamer, Black (62311)- Precision Pen, Peony (96019)- Glitter Paper Tape, Aqua (96021)- Glitter Paper Tape, Gold (96039)- Glitter Paper Tape, Cherry (96001)- Glitter Paper Tape

How to: Fold a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of white cardstock in half. Trim a 4"x6" journaling card down to 5-1/4" long & adhere to card front. Die-cut 7 envelopes using 7 different patterned papers. Adhere a square of glitter tape to the heart opening on each envelope. Adhere 6 envelopes to the journaling card in a grid. Die-cut the word 'love' from cardstock & print out the words 'you' and 'every day' onto white cardstock & cut out. Using three-dimensional adhesive squares, adhere the 7th envelope and the words 'love' and 'you' to the front of the card. Adhere 'every day' to the inside of the card.

Giveaway day

How would you like a chance to win three sets of Nesting Dies – from the Amy Tangerine Plus One, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer, and Maggie Holmes Styleboard lines? 


Leave a comment on this post by Friday April 4th 2014 and tell us what die shape you'd like to see added to the American Crafts collection. Winner will be announced Friday!