Thursday, April 3, 2014

Nesting dies with American Crafts

Hello all!  Yesterday I had a post up at American Crafts with a couple of layouts featuring the new nesting dies that came out at winter CHA.

Love This Layout

I had fun with this layout.  I had this sweet photo of my dog Lilo and I just had to use it on a
layout!  Nesting dies are a great way to jazz up your layouts.  I use them to create fun titles and embellishments.  I also love that they are small and convenient so that I can take them along with me when I go to crops.

supplies: Dear Lizzy Daydreamer dies (366731) - Dies,  Daydreamer 6x6 Paper Pad (366767) - Cardstock,
Puffy Matte Stickers- Hearts (366777) - Dear Lizzy, Daydreamer Wood Veneer Shapes (366781) - Accents & Phrases,
Adhesive Back Enamel Dots (366785) - Dear Lizzy, Daydreamer Chipboard Shapes (366789) - Bits, Daydreamer Cardstock
Stickers (366776) - Accents & Phrases, Daydreamer Adhesive Metal Badges (366795) - Flair, Scallop Heart Border Punch 
(KOP-63000) - Knock Outs, Spiral Notebook Border Punch (KOP-63054) - Knock Outs, Tiny Alpha Cardstock Stickers - Typed
Transparent (366065) - Remarks, Wood Buttons & Epoxy Accents (85598) - Buttons, Textured Cardstock (AM710-468) - 

To create this layout I started off by using watercolor paints on a white cardstock background.  I then used the nesting die hearts (that come in two sizes) to make my fun colorful background.  I placed the smaller heart inside the larger heart before die cutting to get the double heart cut.  I loved playing with these shapes, so cute!

Happy Place Layout

I also die cut the love and xoxo words and the small camera.  Photo is of my two children featured right with their two cousins.

supplies: Buddy (PLUDS-66812) - Cardstock, Assistant (PLUDS-66806) - Cardstock,
Pair (PLUDS-66821) - Cardstock, Counterpart (PLUDS-66807) - Cardstock, Doubles (PLUDS-66808) - Cardstock,
Party of Two (PLUDS-66815) - Cardstock, Match (PLUDS-66819) - Cardstock, Twosome (PLUDS-66820) - Cardstock, 
Friend (PLUDS-66825) - Cardstock,Peer (PLUDS-66826) - Cardstock, Puffy Matte Stickers (366842) - Remarks, Die-Cut 
Shapes (366849) - Bits,Fabric Brads (366852) - Elements, Plus One Associate (366860) - Dies, Plus One Adhesive Metal 
Badges (366906) - Flair,Typed Transparent Tiny Alpha Cardstock Stickers (366065) - Remarks, Polka Dot Party Epoxy 
Stickers (366198) - Accent & Phrase, White Textured Cardstock (AM710-81) - Cardstock, Wood Buttons & Epoxy Accents 
(85598) - Buttons, Dear Lizzy Daydreamer dies (366731) - Dies,

I hope you enjoyed my nesting dies post.  Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Just beautiful! Love these dies too!

  2. Loving those backgrounds! I have so many dies I need to break them ALL out!! Gorgeous layouts!

  3. You always have the most amazing backgrounds!

  4. that background in the first one rocks big time!

  5. These layouts are so awesome, Gina! You really rocked the new dies on these!!