How to Use One Die Cut in Two Projects

Posted by Chrissie Tobas

Learn how to stretch your die cuts with this easy handmade card DIY project. One die cut can be used to create two beautiful cards.

Don't throw away those die cuts once you've used them as a stencil! Save time and paper and re-use it on a different card!

Supplies You Will Need:

Holiday Die Cut (Die'Sire Joy used)

Kraft cardstock

White cardstock

Watercolor paper

Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise spray

Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink

Ranger Mini Blending Tool

Gold Rhinestone Stickers

Rhinestone Stickers

Quick Stik

3D Crystal Lacquer (or Glossy Accents)

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I don't know about you, but I love using die cuts. I probably have more of them than I should!!!!

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I decided to make the most of my die cuts and create two cards using the same die. I cut out a Die'Sire die out of Kraft cardstock. You can use any die you have on hand for this.

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I then placed it on watercolor paper and put it in a catch box. I use an old shoe box to protect my area.

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I sprayed it a few times with some Dylusions spray and let it dry. You can use a heat gun if you want to speed up the process.

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I took off the stencil. You can see that I have a sprayed die cut and some negative space left on the piece of watercolor paper.

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I adhered the die cut down to a Kraft card base and then used a mini blending tool to add some white ink to the base.

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To finish off the card, I placed some rhinestones on the front and I added some Crystal Lacquer to the "JOY" area to make it pop out a little bit.

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For the second card, I just added the sprayed image to a white card base. That was it! It was quick and easy! I got two cards for the price of one! :)

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I hope you will give this a try. This is a great way to mass produce cards for the holidays! And if you are looking for more inspiration, check out the Idea Section of Blitsy! Plus, there are tons of shopping ideas and Giveaways in the HoliDIY Hub!


Happy Crafting!