Card Making with Sizzix Framelits

June 22nd, 2012

Here we are going to focus on Framelits from Sizzix and the many ways they can be used in card making.

Sizzix brought the original Framelits out last year. These are shaped dies – circles, hearts, etc. some set with straight edges and some sets with scallop edges, and some with curvy corners. They were a big hit so at the end of February Sizzix added to the Framelits range a more ornate Framelits set of dies.

The new die sets all contain 1 ornate frame die and at least 2 straight edge dies (depending on style) giving 4 straight edge die cuts and 1 ornate frame die cut. As with the original Framelits dies, these are excellent value as there is so much you can do with them.

The options with them are many.

Use the ornate frame to create a backdrop for a small card topper or a 3D decoupage design.

Create an ornate frame by using the ornate die with the straight fame in the next size down.

Create a backing card mount just using one of the straight cut frames in the set depending on the size of mount you require.

Create a straight frame by using 2 of the straight dies together.

Mat and layer pretty cardstock by running different card and each of the dies through you die cutting machine then build up using 3D foam pads or silicon glue.

Here are just 2 of the ornate frame dies.

The ornate edge of each die is cushioned in fine foam to produce the delicately intricate pattern when cut.

The lovely card (above) was made by one of our customers, Jacqui, who is a keen rubber stamper and has a gift for making cards that are just that bit different.

The card is for a jubilee card and  uses the Damask Ornate Framelits die on the left of the card. This imaginative card combines the ornate shape made from a solid colour card, interesting backing paper, ribbon, and rubber stamping on a scallop edged card.

Framelits can be used in the Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Grand Calibur and Vagabond die cutting machines.