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Die Week: Giving It To You Straight

Hi everyone!

Teri here, and I'm geeked to be sharing a project as part of Die Week here on the Technique Tuesday blog. 

We are showcasing projects all week that were made with TT's DIY Steel Dies. One style of dies I really enjoy are the Straight Talk dies. These fun dies can be used on their own or used with Technique Tuesday's Say It stamp sets. Love it when things can be used together! 

I used the Straight Talk - Hugs die to make all of the Hugs words on this card.

Hugs card by Teri Anderson for TechniqueTuesday.com

And those stamped words? Yep. They are from the Say It - Hugs clear stamp set.

It was pretty easy to create the Hugs words! I cut strips of cardstock and die-cut the Hugs word out of them. One of the cool parts of the Straight Talk dies is they are small dies, but you can use your scissors or a paper trimmer to make nice, long lines with the words.

The process works a bit like this.

Die-cut a word.

Straight Talk - Hugs die from TechniqueTuesday.comThen use your scissors or paper trimmer to extend the line.

Straight Talk - Hugs die from TechniqueTuesday.com

You end up with something like what you see here.

Hugs card by Teri Anderson for TechniqueTuesday.comSince I used these lines on a card, I started out with pretty small strips of cardstock. I want to say they were about 4 1/4" x 1". But I could have easily made big strips to use on a scrapbook page. I just would have wanted to start with 12" long strips of cardstock. Just like before, I'd cut the word out of them and then I'd use my scissors or paper trimmer to extend the lines.

By the way, you might be wondering about those hearts on my card. They were cut with the Nested Hearts steel dies. Hugs and hearts go hand in hand, if you ask me.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow. Another Technique Tuesday Creative Team member will be here with another project made with our dies! Hope to see you then!


PS. Speaking of the Straight Talk - Hugs die, you can get it for free this week. Spend $30 or more on TechniqueTuesday.com by Sunday, June 21st, 2015, and Technique Tuesday will include it for free with your order. There's no need to add the Straight Talk - Hugs die to your cart, but be sure to write "Hug Me" in the Comments field at checkout so we know to include the die for free with your order when we ship it.


Super fun card! I love the rainbow colors, the hearts and how you staggered your "hugs"! Thanks so much for sharing!

What a great card!!!

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