Essential Gemini round-up – 10 die-cutting, foiling and embossing posts
Crafter's Companion – 23/08/19
Hands up, who loves our Gemini range? We certainly do – so much so that we were keen to share a list of ten of our favourite blog posts and videos about it! There are some links that are ideal for beginners, some that are packed full of inspiration about our launches and some that are ideal for more experienced crafters, so make sure you have a read through and see if there’s anything you fancy taking a look at.
Stick around to the end of the post too, because we’re going to be giving you a sneaky glimpse at one of next week’s launches. It’s super exciting, so make sure you take a peek!
1. Die-cutting tips and tricks
To kick things off, we thought we’d start with your first port of call – a tips and tricks post! This blog post features a range of information about die-cutting, including what you can cut, what else you can do with dies and how to care for your machine. It’s a brilliant read for getting to grips with the basics.
2. Get your glitz on with the Gemini FOILPRESS
As well as our Gemini die-cutting machines, did you know we had a hot foiling machine too? The Gemini FOILPRESS is amazing for adding metallic, foiled details to a variety of projects, so click the link and have a read to see what you think!
3. Gemini Nesting Die spinning love card
Nesting Dies are amazing for a range of projects and they’re especially great for matting and layering, but in this project post, the dies have been used in a different way. Take a look to see how to create a 3D spinning heart for a Valentine’s card! It’ll give your card projects that extra little something.
4. How to use the Shaker Card Stamp and Dies
Speaking of cards that have a little extra something about them, you absolutely need to check out the Shaker Card Stamp and Dies! Each of these sets will help you to create incredibly fun shaker cards for a variety of occasions. Take a look at the post to find out how they work.
5. Projects that pop with the 3D Embossing Folders and Stencils
While we love our Gemini for the crisp cuts it gives us when die-cutting, it’s also brilliant for embossing. You can either use your dies and an embossing mat to emboss, or try out our embossing folders. We especially love the effects of 3D folders, so have a read of our blog post to find out more about them!
6. Charismatic cards with the Cascading Alphabet Dies
Creating personalised card projects has never been easier than with our Cascading Alphabet Dies. These hugely popular dies were designed to help you create a fun cascading letter effect, so we thought we’d put a post together that’s packed full of inspiration, plus a little how to guide.
7. Metallic merry makings with the FOILPRESS
We’re all about versatility here at Crafter’s, so while the Gemini FOILPRESS is great for foiling on to card, there are actually so many other ways it can be used. From foiling on acetate to re-using the negatives, we compiled a whole list of ideas and inspiration for you to enjoy!
8. How to use the Gemini Wrap Dies
For this video, we’ve recruited the help of the lovely Craig Laird. In this six minute video, he demonstrates how to create a stunning wrap band by using the Gemini Wrap Dies. They’re ideal for cards, gift boxes and bags, so if you’ve been planning on doing some gifting, make sure you take a look!
9. FOILPRESS and Spectrum Noir butterfly birthday card
While this is project is more suitable for slightly advanced crafters, it’s absolutely perfect if you’re looking for a bit of glitz and glamour. As well as FOILPRESS Foil and Dies, it also incorporates our Spectrum Noir Sparkle Liquid Inks, which will be right up your street if glitter is your thing.
10. An introduction to the Double Sided Flower Dies
We promised you a little look at something exciting that we’ve got coming up and here it is! The Double Sided Flower Dies feature an exclusive and innovative double sided design to help you make the die-cutting process even quicker. Make sure you watch the video to get a glimpse of the first installment in this design!
We could definitely go on about or Gemini range for hours and hours, and there are so many other posts and products that weren’t featured in this post, so make sure you have a browse on the website. If you own any of the products mentioned in this post, make sure you show us how you use them by sharing photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.