Dies are the most versatile tool for card making.It gives more professional look to your cards.There are lots n lots of designs are available in market,so you may get confused what to buy and what not to.If you are in your beginning stage of collecting dies,anything is fine.Once you got handful,you must be careful in selecting your dies,because lots of designs are repeated with slight difference,so that you don't waste your money on similar designs.And other thing you can do is,have a second look at your dies.Other than just cutting n using as it is,if you give a second thought n think for a while you can achieve different results with your dies,interestingly they will look like the other dies available in market:).In this case you will give 100% of your money you paid,satisfaction n most importantly you don't have to waste the money in same type of dies and can buy different ones:).So in this series of tutorial i am going to show how you can use your dies in different ways,so keep watching.
First is using your spellbinders dies(even other dies)for making borders.Have you ever wondered what to do with the first two(smallest)dies you get in the nestabilities?we mostly use the last two biggest size dies and other remains unused.Here is the solution,use the 1st or 2nd size dies for making borders,just cut the dies as it is,and then cut them in to two equal half,apply glue for half of the part and stick it to the panel.
Next is,using your spellbinder die to cut only one end.Doesn't this looks like PTI'S half n half dies?,i actually wanted to buy those,since they where quite expensive i was thinking whether to buy or not.Then blinked a bulb in my mind,n i have tried it with spellbinder dies,since its hallow in the center it so easy to do this.
This is how you should place your card stock in the die,your paper should be at least 3/4" less than the die size,so that the sides don't get cut.
Here is the end result,i have tried with different dies.Isn't it fabulous,i love spellbinder dies,they were so versatile.Lots more idea will be posted in future with these amazing size,keep watching n do leave your feed backs:).