Scrapbook die cuts – Scrapbooking – What is a die cut, die, embelishment, accent – What are the diferences?

Scrapbooking – What is a die cut, die, embelishment, accent – What are the diferences?

Die cut – is a usually machine cut image. It may be lettering, animals, flowers… Pretty much anything. Sometimes they are already completely cut out and ready to use, but commonly they are sold in a sheet and just require you to push them out of the base cardstock. Die cuts can be further embellished with chalks, paints, pens etc to create an original piece for your page. Here are some links to sites with die cuts.

http://store.scrapbook.com/bagrdiecucut.…
http://www.stuff4scrapbooking.com/die-cu…
http://www.scrapbooksupercenter.com/hoto…
http://adoptionshop.com/adoption_product…

Die – is usually a metal device which when used with a cutter provides a die cut image. Portable die cutters and dies can be purchased for home use. Here are some dies and die cutter links…
http://www.scrapwitch.com.au/articles/pe…
http://www.scrapjazz.com/topics/Techniqu…
http://www.sizzix.com/shop.cfm?function=…

Embellishment is anything used to embellish or decorate a page. These can be store bought or hand made. Embellishments include eyelets, brads, ribbons, flowers etc…

Accents and embellishments are interchangeable terms, but many people use the term accent to refer to a special detils used on the page to bring all of the elements together. For example a flower which matches the photos and contrasts with the cardstock…

Hope this helps and happy scrapping,
mum2MH



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