Monday, 3 August 2020

Playful Alphabet Dies meet Rainbow Glimmer Paper

Playful Alphabet Dies Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

I needed an 18th birthday card for my nephew. I know, tough crowd, right? Most of my stamps were unsuitable but I thought these Playful Alphabet Dies would do the trick perfectly.

It may be a bit of an overstatement but, to me, the Playful Alphabet Dies are a game-changer. Without wishing to state the obvious, you can spell out anything on your cards – personalising them and creating sentiments that aren’t available within our stamp range. You can even send a cheeky message to a friend... but if it’s too cheeky, perhaps don’t tell the nice folk at Stampin’ Up!®

Playful Alphabet Dies Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

Yes, I know we’ve had alphabet dies – and stamps – before, but there’s something about these which makes them so much more versatile. For me, it’s the chunky, simple font and the small size. Each letter die is about 3/4" but, because of the chunky font, they aren’t too fiddly to handle. Those who know me will know I don’t do fiddly.

But the thing that swayed me towards this set of dies is the way they look SO good when you use the negative... so in many cases you get two projects from one. Not so much here, as I only needed a card to contain a cash gift but I could have made a gift tag using the letters I cut out.

Playful Alphabet Dies Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

What I did do was place some small cut-offs from the FAB.U.LOUS new Rainbow Glimmer Paper behind the letters. This is gorgeous and best of all, it doesn’t shed! I cannot stand glitter bits everywhere, not just because they’re annoying but for environmental reasons.

Using the dies in this way is a really handy way of using up any tiny pieces of glimmer paper, Designer Series Paper, cardstock etc that you just can’t bear to throw away. Come on, I know I’m not the only who hoard little pieces “just in case”!

Playful Alphabet Dies Stampin Up Allthingsstampy Helen Read

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