Basic dies and punches are great to have in your stash, but they often go under used. Here's three ideas for using them as the building blocks on your cards. These easy handmade card ideas using basic shape dies will become your card making go-tos.
Easy Handmade Card Ideas Using Basic Dies
1. Layer a sentiment on basic shapes
This "Hello" card is a great card to mass produce and can change with any sentiment. You can keep all the shapes the same size or vary them in size and type. Don't forget you can stack up several pieces of diecut cardstock to create dimension that will survive the mail unscathed. Kate used two each of the shapes and three each of the "Hellos" for dimension. Just glue them together before adhering to the card.
Stitched Rectangles and Squares dies from Stampin Up!, Hello from my Favorite Things
Step up the "Hello" card and make it a birthday card by changing out the sentiment and the paper to some glitter cardstock and a foil background.
Hero Arts Infinity Squares dies
2. Layer Multiple Sizes of the Same Shape
Here's another card that's great to have in your stash and also can be changed up with different colors and shapes. Use several sizes of the same shape to make gradient embellishments.
Rainbow Circle Card Supplies: Bazzill Card Shoppe in Candy Hearts, Lollipop, Wax Lips, Citrus Slice, Circus Peanuts, Candy Corn , Sour Lemon, Marshmallow Chick, Gold Coins, Apple Crush, Caramel Apple, Gumdrop, Robins Egg, Candy Necklace, Jawbreaker, Sour Grape, Gummy Bear, Jelly Bean
Hero Arts Infinity Dies
3. Use Basic Shapes to Make a Background
Lastly, you can use your basic shapes to create a background. Kate used four shades of blue to create this gradient background.
Square Punch/dies Daisy dies from Hero Arts
These easy card ideas are also great ways to use up cardstock scraps!
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