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Bright & Beautiful Card with SEI

Bright & Beautiful Card with SEI #SEI #Sizzix #Flipits #Framelits

Every year I go to the CK Scrapbooking Convention in Charlotte, NC.  This year I went and I took a Sizzix die class, not because I didn’t know how to use dies but because I wanted to take a class from one of the Sizzix designers, Stephanie Barnard.  She was super nice and ran a great class.  I enjoyed it so much that I bought this die!  So, unlike some things that I buy when I’m at scrapbook shows, I’m actually using this.  LOL!

BTW, ignore that pink ink I got on my hands.  I’m not bruised…just temporarily inky from having done this project.

Bright & Beautiful Card with SEI #SEI #Sizzix #Flipits #Framelits

I thought this Azalea paper by SEI would look great on this card and I was right!  I’m so glad I used it for this!

Bright & Beautiful Card with SEI #SEI #Sizzix #Flipits #Framelits

Curious what the plate “sandwich” is for using these dies?  (A sandwich is what people call the layering pattern of the cutting plates for a manual die cut machine.)  You know how I remember it?  I check this other post that I wrote.  I’m not even kidding.  I actually come to my own blog to remember how to do things.  True story.  I won’t make you wonder though.  If you’re using a Cuttlebug it’s plate A, plate C, the die then the B plate.

Bright & Beautiful Card with SEI #SEI #Sizzix #Flipits #Framelits

Cutting and assembling that die is pretty easy, so we’ll move on and I’ll show you how I embellished it.  I’m using these Desert Springs page elements from SEI.  I took apart the one that looked like a stamp and just used the center of it.  Don’t be afraid to alter your embellishments!  See those three flowers?  I cut the one on the right off and layered it so it would fit the card.  Do it!  Make those embellishments bend to your will…or you know…just cut them.

Bright & Beautiful Card with SEI #SEI #Sizzix #Flipits #Framelits

This part is a little more complicated.  I cut a strip of paper to 3/4″ and then cut it in a curve to fit around the circle.  I actually used a circle die to help me draw a curve.  I ran those through the little 1″ Xyron Sticker Maker.

Bright & Beautiful Card with SEI #SEI #Sizzix #Flipits #Framelits

Then I had this!  TA DA!!

Bright & Beautiful Card with SEI #SEI #Sizzix #Flipits #Framelits

Bright & Beautiful Card with SEI #SEI #Sizzix #Flipits #Framelits

Isn’t it cool that this is one side of the card and the other side is completely different?  I love that!

Bright & Beautiful Card with SEI #SEI #Sizzix #Flipits #Framelits

The SEI paper and embellishments really work on this card!  What do you think?

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I wrote this post while participating as a member of the SEI Design Team.

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2 Comments

  1. Joy, What a great opportunity you had...the designer herself, wow. I love that little die, have it on a wishlist...maybe for Christmas. I think you did a grand job. Thank you for the Silhouette answer...still have not found an extensive cheatsheet like I have for Cricut.
  2. Joy, I bought your videotape on vinyl earlier in the year. I have enjoyed vinyl more than I ever enjoyed working with paper. I do thank you for that! It was nice seeing you again online today. Jill

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