Thursday, August 26, 2010
A New Favorite: Heartfelt Creations Stamps with Spellbinders
Last week I went to the Scrapbook Expo in St. Charles and spent way too much money! One of the items I splurged on was the Heartfelt Creations Stamps with Spellbinders. They had the most beautiful samples at their booth and you can find the on line at their website too! Look for their Gallery tab.
Now you know I don't buy many dies as an avid Cricut fan, but something about these dies that work with stamps appealed to me. Maybe it was the flowers, the bling in the center or the stamps. So here is how they work, you stamp with the Heartfelt Creations stamps, and color your image if desired. Then you carefully line up your stamped image with the die and run it through your die cutter. No hand trimming and the perfect cut!
I watched their video and would add the following tips for the new Heartfelt Creations user:
1) Stamp some practice images, and don't color them until you get the hang of lining this up in your machine.
2) Use the Scotch tape on your clothing first, before taping your die so it doesn't move (I got this tip from their video and it is important!).
3) Make the template as they suggest, and give your self an extra quarter of an inch one side. This will be the hinge side, where your tape will remain, as you remove your cut image. See the photo below with the wider white portion to the right, this is what I call my hinge side.
4) Run the scotch tape over both ends of your template for more precise cuts. Be sure to allow this extra room when stamping.
5) Have a piercing tool or tweezers handy to gently poke your cut image out of the die after cutting.
6) Move your die around the plate to get the best ware on your plate in your die cutter.
7) Use the Gala Glitz to Bling it up and finish it off!
The top card used the following supplies:
Hearfelt Creations Posy Patch Flowers Pre Cut Set
CTMH Best Wishes Stamp, Hollyhock ink to color flowers
Creative Memories Cricut Reminisce Accents Cartridge
Basic Grey Eva Papers
Spellbinders Custom Die Template for Heartfelt Creations
All of the same supplies and
Hearfelt Creations Posy Boquet PreCut Set