2 Top Note Techniques Every Stamper Should Know!

By | 12/16/2012

I’ve been experimenting with my Bigz Dies and Framelits.  I found two new shapes that I can get using this tip with my Top Note Bigz Die.  I wanted to share them with you.  You need to know this!  I have 3 fun Top Note Project ideas for you today as well!

These are the two cards that I made out of one Top Note Die Cut!

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Here is how I did it:

  • Cut out your Top Note in the color you wish to use.  Remember that you only need the cutting plates when you use a Bigz Die.  You don’t need any part of the Mult-purpose platform!

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  • Now, without lifting or flipping the die cut over, turn it 90 degrees and center it on the Top Note Bigz Die. The video shows this really well!

top note fun1

  • Now cut it again!  You will get two parts you can use for 2 projects!  You’ve just created a new die shape, making your Bigz Die work harder for you!  You’ve also created a set of parenthesis that you can use as a fun element on a card or scrapbook page!  The better you center it, the better the parenthesis will be the same size!

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Here is a quick video tutorial in case you want to see it in action!

I’m not done with that Top Note Die! I have a Pinterest inspired project!

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I loved this project!  I used a green lunch bag, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock, Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (#126896), Silver Glimmer Paper (#124005), Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (#127802), and the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598).  The shoes are made from the Top Note Bigz Die (#113463)

elf shoes

For this project, cut your top note die cut in half lengthwise.  You will need your 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (#119850), the 3/4″ Circle Punch (#119873) and the 1/2″ Circle Punch (#119869).   Cut the circles out as shown below:

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The Labels Collection Framelits were used to create the elf outfit and the glimmer paper to create the buttons and pom-poms for the shoes.  The Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper (this is my favorite pattern!) made for great stockings.  I would totally wear those.  (Under pants so nobody could see and only I would know how fun I really am!)

How cute are these Top Note projects?  We are only limited by our imagination!  Experiment and see what you can come up with!  I have more tricks up my sleeve!

Are you ready to shop?  You can shop 24-7 in my online store!  Treat yourself to beautiful stamping supplies today!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Happy crafting!



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