Monday, October 08, 2012

Frantic Stamper Precision Dies Blog Hop - Day 1

To celebrate the release of our brand new and incredibly versatile Frantic Stamper Precision Dies we are hosting a blog hop. Today is the first of three days that the members of our design team will be posting projects they have made using the dies (at least as part of our formal blog hop), and sharing a little about their experiences with them.

We will also be having some blog candy for one lucky hopper. After you have hopped each day, come back here and post a comment about one of the projects you saw. Tomorrow morning we will randomly draw from among the participants and send that person either set 1 or set 2 of our square dies, winner's choice!

Before we send you hopping, though we would like to share a technique for creating a matte inside a 1.25" opening using a 1" Single Square die.

It is a natural that the series that are based on the same sizes work together seamlessly, but these dies have the extra feature that the square holes cut by the 1.25" based dies are the exact size of the 1" Single square die, 1.25"!

First cut the main holes with the 1.25" die of your choice from series #2. Then use the holes from that layer as a template for cutting the mattes. Simply place a single into the hole (it is an exact fit!) and tape in place with removable tape, and die cut. If you have only one single, cut one matte hole at a time with multiple passes through your die cut machine. Otherwise, place a 1" Single square into each hole and cut all your mats at once.

Here is a simple card Kathy Berger made with this technique. We hope you will enjoy it.

Get your dies at, and let the creativity begin!

Without further ado, we get the first day of our hop going with a visit to Linda Phinney's blog. Enjoy your hopping!

Just in case you run into a snag, here is the full line-up:

Make sure you come back to leave your comment and have a chance to win! And be sure to check back tomorrow for more hopping!


  1. I love the page from Kathy its beautiful and I like the way die is use in E, with photos in it.

  2. At long last! The versatility is endless with these little gem squares!
    Thank you for creating these new dies!

  3. Anonymous8:07 AM

    I really like the cards that Sharon did using the single and turning it and interlocking it with itself.I also like the old window.I like the versatility of using them all together.Thank you .

  4. Loved the card that Kathy made with the #2 Series, triple square die. Really loved the entire series of these dies, so much you can do with them. Congrats on the new dies!

  5. Anonymous9:12 AM

    I love the different ways you can use these dies. Love the scrapbook page the ideas or endless. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    Donna B

  6. I'm a huge 'dies' fan and have quite a collection, but am always on the look out for that set of 'go to' dies. I have found those sets, here, at Fran's! With the fabulous range one can churn out the perfect card time after time and the team have certainly got the creative juices flowing! Well done designers!

  7. These dies are marvellous! Thank you for this game!

  8. These dies look great, so versatile! I'm impressed how Jennifer Willis made a cross using two dies, and how Kathy Berger made the E. What a great product.

  9. These dies look like great fun! I love to have lots of little pieces to play with and move around. The design team has shown many inspiring examples. My favorite card today is the one where Sharon Jeffs made the star shapes from the square frames she cut by using both sets.

  10. Whoops! That last comment should have been for Tuesday. (I'm looking at this very late Monday night.)
    I also liked Sharon's card on Monday, the one with the Twister board and the shaker box.

  11. I loved the cards Sharon, and the ability to nest the two square cut. The map window Cathy and her page I also like a lot. I made ​​the channels is available in 1 inch also allows me to make my inchies without me préocuper cuts. I think I'll be a fan and I can not wait they are available in France. The challenge is always to make a choice because my budget does not allow me to buy them all! combining, however, this may give superb achievements, and having visited all the blogs proves me. Hope to win perhaps? it would be with great joy.
    (I am from France and use translator)

  12. What a great hop! The idea that caught my eye was on Kathy Berger's "Paper Fanatic" blog. She made a Christmas card with the new dies used to make a window. I love that you could see Santa by the Christmas tree through the window. Cute! I saw many more great ideas, too. These new dies are awesome! :D

  13. I love window cards so everything I think is wonderful. If I have to pick a favorite I think it would be the 1,2,3 Shaker card.