Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WOYWW: die cuts and foam board

I entered this challenge a while back and so many of my blog buddies post here I will enter again. The thing that stops me is there are sooooooo many entries, I couldn't possibly visit them all. Here on the east coast it's 7 a.m. on Wednesday and there are already over 100 entries.
Enough let's get it going. Here's what I discovered.

Did you know you can die cut foam board? How fun is that. You probably did know, but I didn't.
I went through my old collection of Sizzix dies and cut out theses  stars, stocking, ornament and light bulb. I should have taken more pictures but I wanted to get this posted. You don't need dimension dots for these. Another brilliant idea..I can use the scraps with double sided tape.

Next I cut out hearts, so cute,  and then tried the thin dies... but they only leave a deep impression. I tried several different "sandwiches" that did not work, so I tried some foam sheets.  That worked great!

 Sorry for the blurry pics, I was so excited my hands were shaking. Seriously I do have a difficult time holding the camera steady.

I will continue to experiment with different dies and felt, foam or cardboard.You'll have to stop back to see more pictures and how I use them. 

Be well my buddy bloggers and craft on!  ~ Carole


  1. We love foam cuts, in fact, we haven't tried any of our new dies with foam, thanks for the nudge.

    Thanks for visiting the bears this week.

  2. awesome cuts with foam! You know, you can mount those and use them as stamps, too! can't wait to see what you do with them.

    betsy @ 123

  3. Great idea. I still have tons of old Sizzix dies, now I am going to have to dig them out and give that a try.Can't wait to see the finished pieces, guess I'll just become a follower
    Krisha #40 for the west coast (CA)

  4. you can make great orniments from those! TFS!

  5. Oh looks like your having lots of fun experimenting, but that's the whole point isn't it... enjoy
    Happy Wednesday
    Hugz Minxy #7

  6. die cut and kiss cut vinyl stickers is make sweet of your home and it helpful in wall decor.

  7. Never thought to put other stuff through with the dies, I may try felt to make some flowers. Thanks for stopping by my blog, WOYWWing is so much fun!

  8. Barb again-thanks for following me, I'm following you!

  9. Looks really good - I've not tried that before - thanks for sharing and visiting me

  10. Experimenting is such fun when you get to discover something new that changes your crafting. Happy WOYWW, hugs Buttons #6

  11. hi Carole
    dont worry about visiting everyone, time is too precious. I vist my followers, people who comment and those with the same ending number as me if I get the time. THanks for the tip with the foam board.
    janet #58

  12. Looks like fun. Can't wait to see what comes of all the cuts.
    Hugs, Dangina

  13. It looks like you are having some serious fun cutting everything. I myself do that from time to time to stock up on some supplies. It is also good when you rediscover the old dies and use them. They were expensive back then too.

    Happy cutting this week.

    Eliza 88

  14. Welcome to WOYWW, Carole! I do what Janet does and so do many others, so it's not too much of a "job." Plus, I take all week to do it and I don't think anyone minds that. A comment is still a comment and we all appreciate them.

    You are doing a great tutorial here on the other ways to use your die cuts. I'm bookmarking this post and staying tuned for more!

    Thanks for always visiting and supporting me with your sweet comments! Have a great WOYWW! Darnell #59

  15. if you visited everyone and commented you sure would not have time for anything else

  16. I cut the heavily glittered foam that is self adhesived for the grankids to do art projects with their friends.
    Last Xmas I did up bags with a bunch of glittered foam diecuts to make into art packages for new immigrants kids.

  17. ohoooo foam...must try that!! They look great, will look even better when you've finished them! Yes, I wanna have a go now...I always say that, there's so many crafty things to do and never enough time! Thanks for my snoop! Have a crafty week! HaPpY Late WOYwW!
    ((Lyn)) #25

  18. They'll make wonderful solid stamps too, these foam die cut shapes. The dies will only cut stuff about the same thickness as itself because the 'blade' is highest pointin the flat part of the die.


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