Creative Hacks on Stretching the Nesting Frames Dies

by Virginia Lu

Hi, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I don’t know about you, but I am quite fond of the nesting dies. In fact, I am obsessed with them. They are your basic shape dies and you can always reach out for them if you are ever stuck on ideas. In today’s post, I am sharing more creative and innovative ways to use these dies, such as the Nesting Frames Dies.

My first card shows a rather clean and simple way of using the 6-piece Nesting Frames Dies. By placing the 2nd and 3rd largest dies over the Gold Foil Cardstock, you can easily create a “frame”.

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For the flower elements, I used Altenew Artist Markers Refills (yellow, peach, coral, and pink) to create my own alcohol-inked paper. After white-embossing Fabulous Florets Stamp & Die Bundle, I assembled the flowers around the frame.

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Within the frame, I added some green splatters (Frayed Leaf Ink Spray) with the help of Feeling Dotty Stencil.

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For the extra pops of colors, I took out the Green Fields Enamel Dots and that completes the card.

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My next card has a wider frame. First, I applied the Wild Flora Washi Tape on a piece of white cardstock. I took out the largest and 3 largest dies and made the die-cut.

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I then stamped the leafy background with Build-a-Flower Torch Ginger and placed the stamped flower over the large frame.  The sentiment was then stamped in Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink.

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I love the bold prints of Wild Flora Washi Tape. The best thing is it was so quick and easy to create a frame!

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I strongly encourage you to get any of your nesting dies out and start to think outside the “frame”! Thank you for stopping by!

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Nesting Frames Die Set
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Build-A-Flower: Torch Ginger
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Fabulous Florets Stamp & Die Bundle
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Fabulous Florets Stamp Set
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Fabulous Florets Die Set
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Wild Flora Washi Tape
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Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink
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36 Artist Markers Refill Set – Altenew
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Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder
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Gold Foil & Gold Mirror Paper Bundle
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Feeling Dotty Stencil — Altenew
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Green Fields Enamel Dots
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Cindy C. April 10, 2020 - 09:50

Oh I see…… thanks for sharing the ‘hack’ and the beautiful projects!!

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barbara lassiter April 10, 2020 - 10:23

I used this idea for some of my Easter cards and love the effect! Your cards are beautiful and I particularly love the way you colored the flowers!

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Anita Trippi April 10, 2020 - 10:28

Such great ideas and the way you put them together is just striking!

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Karen P April 10, 2020 - 10:37

Brilliant!

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Linda Sheller Huffman April 10, 2020 - 10:38

As Always beautiful cards! I especially like the new Ginger Set!

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Carol McCready April 10, 2020 - 11:04

Beautiful cards! Love the washi tape frame.

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Tara Prince April 10, 2020 - 13:35

Beautiful cards!

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Margaret R April 10, 2020 - 14:01

I love nesting dies, too! Both cards are lovely, but I’ve never tried the layering technique of the second one. I really like that and will be trying it today!

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Shelly April 10, 2020 - 14:21

Beautiful cards, Virginia! Love the ways you used the nesting dies!

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Annette Gordon April 10, 2020 - 14:39

I love how you created that gold frame. Stunning! Thanks for the tips.

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Sue D April 10, 2020 - 14:51

Pretty cards with the framing from these dies.

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Denise Bryant April 10, 2020 - 15:21

Beautiful cards! Love the pretty look with the frames!

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Anonymous April 10, 2020 - 15:22

Gorgeous cards, Virginia. I never think to make frames with my nesting dies. Thanks for the tip!

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Vera Feldman April 10, 2020 - 15:26

Love all those flower cards – thanks for sharing

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Linda BL. April 10, 2020 - 16:04

Lovely cards. Both of the frames really accent the cards. Thank you for the reminder to get out my nesting dies and use them more. I never think yo use them to ctreate frames, as others have mentioned. The leafy frame is really striking!

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Dawn T April 10, 2020 - 16:16

Great ideas Virginia. Must remember to do frames with my nesting dies

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RobiW April 11, 2020 - 00:37

Great ideas! Thanks for reminding me of this cool technique!

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Inkin' Chickie April 12, 2020 - 20:38

Wonderful examples to create the frames from nesting dies.

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