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I think that people are very familiar with paper-piecing and using patterned papers to "color" their stamped images.  Well, die-piecing works just as well!

For this card, I used the Mountain Village Frame die (98684).  When you cut it out, it looks like this:

After I cut out the scene in white, I repeated the process again with kraft and blue paper so that I would have a sky and mountain range that I could piece into the frame.  These are the pieces I used for my card:

Whenever I make Christmas cards, I think long and hard about how many cards I am going to make.  I design cards very differently if I am making one, five, twenty, or a hundred cards.  I thought that if I were making a huge number of cards or wanted quick thank you cards, I would just layer the white mountain scene onto a sapphire blue notecard and add a bit of glitter glue to the mountain caps and the horizon:

For a mid-range number of Christmas cards, I cut out the white frame and pieced together the sky and mountains with colored papers (and added glitter glue):

For the most elaborate card, I sponged some color onto the mountains and sky, added some color to the trees with chalk, and pieced together the houses and road.  (For the house bases I used leftover kraft pieces I had previously cut and for the roofs, I used leftover white pieces and colored them with a red marker).  To finish it, I added more glitter glue (of course):

Want a chance to win the Mountain Village Frame die?  Leave a comment on the post, and one winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, July 14th to win it.  Good luck!


How fabulous!

WOW! Now that is a FANTASTIC Die. How cool you can get the 3 looks you created! I totally agree on the "ease" of the card based on how many need to be mass produced!

Thanks so much for sharing this!

Fantastic tutorial! Thank you so much for posting.

This is a lovely die and your cards are beautiful - thanks for the tutorial. x

would never have come up with an idea like that thanks a lot

Never thought of doing that. Lovely card

Very cool die! I like all three cards! Great ideas about thinking ahead before you venture into making loads of cards. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Cool idea! Great card.

Невероятно красивая и кропотливая работа!

Wow! That is such a cool idea!!

Super ideas for using this die - love all your creations !

Beautiful as usual. Cant wait ti try this

I have never seen die piecing before, what a great idea and this die works so well with it! Would love to have it for my collection!

Beautiful Christmas Card and what a great way to piece together that die. Definitely want to try it.

Yet another great use of a fabulous die. I didn't think about that, but I'm glad YOU did!

SOLD! Mountain Frame die must be mine. Hey, maybe I can win it!
Thanks for the inspiration and the wisdom.

Wow! I have never heard of die piecing before - this looks incredible!

Oh, I'd so love to win this frame. I love your idea of piecing the card colours. Maddy x

I would never have thought of such an awesome idea. Thank you! Now after seeing this I have to have the mountain die.

Great tips and I'm happy to say I have tried this technique before....when you have arthritic hands, you do most anything to minimize fussy cutting. I love dies for so many reasons....especially Memory Box. They always cut so clean and crisp.

Thanks for the step-by-step time saving tips! I typically figure out a card design and get lost in the details and start wondering why I decided to make 100 of them taking 1/2 hour or more each! Sometimes they just need to look fabulous!

Nice technique. I'll give it a try. Love the die too.

Wonderful techniques! I am inspired by your work!

Wonderful card and great piecing technique! Thanks for all the ideas & inspiration. ;-)

That's simply awesome! Thanks for showing us so many ways to use one die. I'm excited to try this! Memory Box dies are the best!

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