Punch it up!

Are you ready to take your cards and layouts to the next level?  Here are my top ten tricks for adding an impressive pop of dimension to your projects.

10. Add layered die cut images by cutting your Cricut shapes in either multiple sizes or colors.
9. Use foam tape or pop dots to lift an embellishment with ease.
8. Sew on your layout.  This is super easy with our Stitch Guide and Foam Mat.
7. Use shimmer trim (now available in silver, black, bronze, red, teal and purple) or washi tape.
6. Ink the edges of your papers and embellishments.
5. Add 3D flowers to your layout with your Cricut.
4. Add layered stamped images.
3. Add yo yos (also known as medallions or rosettes)

accordion folded circle embellishment

Accordion folded circles are often called yo-yos, medallions or rosettes

2. Add ribbons, bows or baker’s twine.  Check out the beautiful bows in the Ariana collection!
1. Add overlays with your Cricut Artbooking cartridge.

What are your favorite tips for adding dimension to your cards and layouts?  Please post them in the comments!

Dimension Does It!

Have you ever made a card or scrapbook page and felt that it was missing something?  Maybe your layout was a little flat? One of my favorite techniques for taking a project to the next level is adding dimension.  Is there an element on your card or layout that you want to pop?

Here is one of my favorite techniques for creating that WOW factor pop. Some stamped images lend themselves to being cut into multiple layers.  Try putting adhesive foam tape between the layers and put that image in the spotlight!  The Classy Doily Stamp makes a beautiful background for cards and embellishments, but it really shines with this technique.

Classy Doily Stamp

Classy Doily Stamp

Classy Doily in 3 layers

Classy Doily in 3 layers

To create this embellishment, cut one matching shape from the Cricut Artiste cartridge for the bottom layer.  Stamp the image on this layer to form the base.  Stamp the image a second time and cut the image along the pointed star shaped outline.  Adhere this layer to the base with 3D Foam Tape.  Stamp the image a third and final time and cut out the top.  Adhere this layer with foam tape.

Give this technique a try and let me know which stamp set you used to create your layered piece by posting in the comments.  Add dimension to your projects with layered stamped images and enjoy the WOW factor!