Tech Tip: creating your own “thickers” or cardstock embellishments

By Jung AhSang

July 13, 2016

Hello crafty friends!  For my tech tip today, I will be showing you how to create dimension using dies and a die cutting machine.  Essentially, we will be making our own thinkers / cardstock embellishments. If you don’t have a die cutting machine, you can easily use the same technique with your punches.

1.  First, choose a die you’d like to use, and some cardstock or pattern paper.  For my layout, I wanted to make a yellow “sunshine” title.

2.  Die cut your embellishment at least 4 times.

ahsang SC sunshine 3


3.  Add some glue to each die cut, and carefully glue the layers together one at a time.  You might want to use a fine line bottle for your glue, and a pair of tweezers to help you line small pieces together.

ahsang SC sunshine 4


Here, you can see the dimension that gluing several die cut pieces can add.

ahsang SC sunshine 5


…and here is the title in my layout (I also made a little sun and a tiny star using the same technique):

ahsang SC sunshine 2

ahsang SC sunshine 1


I think that the dimension adds such a bigger impact than a single layer die cut would add.  I guess that is why we all love cardstock stickers!

For my layout, I used the July kit Today is the Day.  The white corrugated cardstock and the sequins were from the May kit Here & Now.

I hope you get some crafty time in friends, and I hope you will give my tech tip a try!

One Comment on “Tech Tip: creating your own “thickers” or cardstock embellishments”

  • Plaiseng to find someone who can think like that

    July 19th, 2016 at 7:04 pm

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