Thursday, June 30, 2011

Using Fabrique design cards with the Slice Elite

Did you know that the Fabrique and Elite design cards are interchangeable in your Slice? The Fabrique cards are designed especially for cutting fabric with the Slice Fabrique, but you can also use them with the Slice Elite AND you can cut paper with them as well as fabric!

The designs on the Fabrique cards tend to be made up of multiple shapes which are great for appliqué work. However, they also work great for paper piecing projects! The design card booklets for the Fabrique design cards very helpfully let you know how large the final overall design will be, like this:

I find that many of the size 1 designs are perfect for card-making.

Here are a couple of cards I made with the Secret Garden Fabrique card. The designs on this card are simply beautiful, I think, with so many possibilities.

I used papers from the Making Memories Dilly Dally collection for this first card. I chose papers with different designs that worked together - much easier when you choose papers from one collection.

The floral design from the Secret Garden card was cut at size 1. I moved a few of the pieces from their original place (according to the picture in the booklet) because this just worked better for me on the design, and it's great to be able to do that.

The word "friends" was cut at 2.5" from the Dilly Dally design card.

For this card I chose a large rose design from the Secret Garden card, with papers from the Making Memories Je t'Adore collection. Again I cut it at size 1, then put the pieces together on my cardstock.

To add a bit of shimmer I used Glossy Accents on the large dots on the red paper.

The word "Hope" was cut at 2" from the Think Pink design card.

Have fun experimenting with the Fabrique cards in your Elite, and make sure you become a fan of the Slice Facebook page if you'd like to keep updated with more tips and projects!

~ Caroline ~

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