To Die For Challenge at Connie Can Crop

This month at Connie Can Crop, the challenge is to use a die cut in your project.  There are so many die cuts available today, and when you add an e-cutter to the mix, the choices are just about limitless!  Nevertheless, it was an easy decision as to what I would use…a cut file created by our sponsor this month:

I love the cut files at Dreaming Tree.  They are so unique, a real “cut” above the rest.  Despite all the detail in their files, you never have to worry that things might not be sized properly or won’t fit together.  And a video tutorial is provided, so you’re never on your own when cutting or assembling.

I opted to use the Stingy Jack Lantern II, which is also available as part of the Collector’s Starter Bundle.  This bundle is a great way to get a nice selection of Dreaming Tree files at an equally great price.

When I first looked this lantern I really wanted to make it, but I was leery of having to color the vellum so it would have that same smooth, well-blended look.  Turns out I needn’t have worried because the file includes a .pdf with it so you can just print it out on vellum.  How cool is that?

Here’s the lantern:

Halloween Lantern wm 1

I love the distressing on the panels!  It was suggested by Leo in the video tutorial and it made for a lot of depth and dimension.  Here’s the opposite side.

Halloween Lantern wm 3

And here it is lit up and ready to put on a show for Halloween:

Halloween Lantern wm 5

I can’t wait to work with more Dreaming Tree files throughout the month…so stay tuned!  I’ve made Dreaming Tree projects in the past, too.  If you’d like to see them, you can do that here, here and here.

Now it’s your turn.  Make any project you wish so long as you use a die cut or e-cutter.  Then link up your project on the Connie Can Crop challenge post.  One winner, picked at random, will win a $20.00 gift certificate to the store.  You can get some really great files with that!

8 Responses to “To Die For Challenge at Connie Can Crop”

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  1. Carol says:

    Kim, this is just amazing. I cannot imagine how difficult this is. It looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Denise Sayers says:

    This is so cool. I am ready to try a 3-D project when my life slows down a little.

  4. Sue says:

    Excellent job on this. Why didn’t I think like you and print the vellum parts on vellum? I tried to color mine and it didn’t come out well.


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