Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Fun with Layered Dies - Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Plaid

Hi Folks! Layered dies are a favorite of mine since everything's been figured out for you already, and the new Kaleidoscope Plaid Etched Dies from the Spellbinders Sparking Christmas Collection are the latest in easy-to-assemble magic!

The three dies in the set combine to form an awesome plaid pattern when you layer them all together. These are released as part of the Christmas collection, but this is totally a die set you can use all year round. You are only limited by the colors you choose.

The die cut sentiment is one of several in the new Christmas Mix & Match Sentiments die set. It's such a nice, clean script font.

Here's how all the dies look layered together. Fun Christmas colors for a fun present, with some sparkle showing thru! Or, you can absolutely pick different colors to make presents for birthday, anniversary, graduation (use school colors).

You can make four of the plaid rectangles to completely cover an A2-sized card, or you can go the opposite way and cut them into a shape ...

Like a Christmas tree! For this guy I trimmed off two triangles from each side of the rectangle. Love how festive it looks, and think it's a great way to change things up.

For the background, I blended ink and then flicked a lot of water drops to get the snowy look. The snow drift is made by cutting a curved mask from copy paper and placing that on the card base before blending the ink.

What to do with the triangle plaid pieces removed? Toss them? No way!!

Put them together to form another tree!! Two for one! #winning

To hide the seams in the middle, and to make the design a little more interesting, I used one of the word dies and adhered that right over the seams. I like how the "C" in Christmas hangs off the base and makes a fancy little trunk for the tree.

I have to say I was really happy with how quickly these plaid designs came together. One tip in using this set of three dies is to cut all three dies on a colored sheet of paper three different times. That way you can quickly mix up the colors and get three different plaids.

Thanks so much for stopping by, as always!
- Kelly

Supplies used (affiliate links used, thanks so much for your support!)

Christmas Mix & Match Sentiments
Kaleidoscope Plaid Etched Dies


  1. I like the modern twist you put on these Kelly, they're really fun!

  2. I love plaid too Kelly, in fact I am wearing my favourite plaid shirt in shades of purple & black as I type this. I think these dies are something I'd like to have in my craft room. I love the Christmas trees you made using them. Your cards are wonderful!

  3. I love plaid and I can see how this would be very versatile. Thanks for sharing your designs and tips with us, Kelly.

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