Easter Egg from Mini Dies


Posted on 21st March 2018 by Nicole Mullen
Filed under Seasonal Crafts, Easter Craft Ideas, Papercraft Disciplines And Techniques, Die Cutting Techniques, Design Team

Hi all,

Nicole here to share a fun technique that you could apply to many things, not just Easter. But in this case I have made an Easter themed card. I don't have any Easter dies or stamps, bar one mini set, so I wanted to find a way to make a larger card with more impact. So to do this I thought outside the box a little. On this card I used:

I started off by tracing an oval on a panel of the Hammered white card. This was so I knew the shape of my 'Easter Egg' and where to place the mini dies roughly inside of. I traced an oval die for this, but you could freehand draw it or lightly print one too.

Nicole Easter Egg Mini Die Cuts 1

I then gathered all the small dies I had. I don't have many so I had to be careful with my placement and get creative. The more you have the better you could make this look! I used washi tape to hold them in place while die cutting and then carefully repeated the process until I was happy with the look.

Nicole Easter Egg Mini Die Cuts 2

Nicole Easter Egg Mini Die Cuts 3

Once they were all die cut I was left with this shape pattern on the card. At this stage decide if you need any more work on it or decide to leave it be - this can often be the hardest decision!

Nicole Easter Egg Mini Die Cuts 4

I then took the Easter sentiment from my mini Easter stamp set and stamped Happy Easter on the white panel. Once this was stamped I then adhered a panel of the Lilac card in behind the white to make the cut outs really stand out. You could add multiple colours in behind, but I decided I liked the simple nature of the single colour in behind.

Nicole Easter Egg Mini Die Cuts 5

I did then add multicolored pearls into the center of most of the gems and add some Easter egg colour in this way.

Nicole Easter Egg Mini Die Cuts 6

I added this completed panel onto the purple grape card base and called it finished! I love how simple yet fun it is and how you could do this for any occasion.

Nicole Easter Egg Mini Die Cuts 8

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I hope you like this technique and give it a try!

Tagged: Easter Cards

1 thought on “Easter Egg from Mini Dies”


21st March 2018 at 1:27 p.m.

Such a easy concept. With great results. Love it

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