Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I am excited to share two creative ways on how to stretch a cover die.

Thanks to the ease and efficiency, cover dies are the go-to items for die-hard crafters. Cover dies, however, are not just for the cover! They can be used in SO many creative ways beyond the cover.

Today's post will help you look at your cover dies beyond the usual ways. Let's dive in!

How to Stretch Your Cover Die in Two Creative WaysHow to Stretch Your Cover Die in Two Creative Ways

The Peeking Leaves Cover Die is one that can be overlooked by its versatility.

For this card, I cut up the entire die and split it into two parts. Thanks to the frame die, the design looks cohesive and interesting. I started by inking the die-cut Peeking Leaves.

How to Stretch Your Cover Die in Two Creative WaysThe Wildflower Garden (Add-on) Stamp & Die Bundle was perfect for the grounded images. I stamped the flowers in Pink Pearl, Coral Bliss, Warm Sunshine, and Velvet.

How to Stretch Your Cover Die in Two Creative WaysOnce I had the vision in my mind, I secured the die and Wildflower Garden (Add-on) Stamp and Die with the 2 in 1 Precision Glue. 

How to Stretch Your Cover Die in Two Creative WaysI then splattered a few droplets of green ink and stamped the sentiment. It is quite a transformation, right?

Wait… that's not all. The next card will make you do a double take!

How to Stretch Your Cover Die in Two Creative WaysIf you guessed that I die cut two pieces of  Peeking Leaves Die, then you are correct!

I simply trimmed off the frame (without the leaf side) and put the two together. You'll get a very different look from the original cover die.

08082022-Peeking Leaves Cover Die-Wispy Joy Stamp & Die Bundle-One- Go Birthday Greetings Stamp & Die Bundle-002To add the focal point (and also cover up the joint section), I stamped Wispy Joy Stamp & Die Bundle in Vanilla Cream, Butternut, and Snapdragon.

I then added the new One-Go Birthday Greetings as the sentiment.  The color combo is based on this month's Inspiration Challenge. Isn't that cool?

08082022-Peeking Leaves Cover Die-Wispy Joy Stamp & Die Bundle-One- Go Birthday Greetings Stamp & Die BundleOne thing I'd like to point out is that the Metallic Cardstock die cut really well with intricate dies (like Peeking Leaves).

Lastly, I embellished the card with Warm and Cozy Enamel Dots.

08082022-Peeking Leaves Cover Die-Wispy Joy Stamp & Die Bundle-One- Go Birthday Greetings Stamp & Die Bundle-004What do you think? I hope that you will look at the cover dies in your stash with fresh eyes. It's truly fun to devise various creative ways of using the same product. Thank you for stopping by today!

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6 comments

Cindy C. August 8, 2022 - 13:35

Thanks for sharing the fun ways to stretch a die!

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Maureen R August 8, 2022 - 16:50

These are both really Beautiful!!!

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Geri S August 8, 2022 - 18:27

Oh I like these very much! Thanks for great tips/

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Altenew August 16, 2022 - 08:43

Hi, Geri! We’re so glad you liked it.

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Linda BL August 8, 2022 - 23:16

Really pretty. Love to see ways to stretch crafting products!

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Carol L McCready August 9, 2022 - 10:27

Thank you for the inspiration.

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