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A sideways look at dies!

Marianne bird cage die cut

Sara challenged us all at Cardmaking Paradise to look at our dies in a different way. Apart from the obvious shape what other shapes can be made from that die?

As you can see above I have a Marianne bird cage die; very beautiful in its own right but if I cut the top off it I am left with the following:

top of bird cage

bottom of bird cage

The top bit looks like a basket when turned upside down and the bottom part could easily be a window. So running with the basket idea this is the card I made:

Flower basket

What dies have you got that could be made into something else?

Thank you for dropping by πŸ™‚

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12 thoughts on “A sideways look at dies!

  1. Jill Poole on said:

    Brilliant use of the birdcage die xx

  2. Ooh…that birdcage die is GORGEOUS, Lynn!! Great possibilities when it’s taken apart too! The basket is lovely and your card is beautiful!…Nancy :o)

  3. Please excuse the bracket…I’m a little bit out of practice! πŸ™‚

  4. How Divine! Love your card with the basket of flowers – bird cage top. Just look at that. More due for your money and that is always a bonus.

    Love you – Leslie

    • Isn’t it great when our ‘things’ are more versatile giving us more bangs for our bucks πŸ™‚ Thi die was expensive for its size but saw some lovely samples done with it – no baskets of flowers though! – that I just couldn’t resist it. Hugs xx

  5. Scrapmate on said:

    This is a great idea. I have this die and the basket and window are great bonuses. I will have to have a look at my other dies now.

  6. billiescraftroom on said:

    Ohh waht a good idea. I had a Cuttlebug die that I folded in half as it looked like a book hinge then πŸ™‚

  7. Think it is a great idea Billie, I bet there is a book hinge die on the market but you saved yourself a packet but having a die that can be used as is or as a book hinge πŸ˜€

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