Die Highlight: Rounded Rectangles

by Nathalie

Hello, Altenew friends! Nathalie with you today with a few new ideas using the new Rounded Rectangles Die Set.

This new die set is simple, but oh so versatile, as it can be used not just on your cards but for memory keeping.  The round design of the rectangles makes them the perfect shape on backgrounds and as a focal point on projects. Let me show you a few ideas using the Rounded Rectangles Die Set!

Create a Border

@Altenew_DIE HIGHLIGHT: ROUNDED RECTANGLE DIE SET by Nathalie DeSousa

This layout uses the Rounded Rectangles Die Set to create elements for a border. The dies can be nested so that they create die-cut frames. This time, the three smaller dies were used to cut a paper from the Our Family Collection into frames.

The frames are aligned at the edges of the layout so that the colors match on the two sides. The picture is framed with simple white Rounded Rectangle die-cuts. In order to make the frames a focus on the page, the decorations were kept simple; just a few Wild Flora stamped images.


The final touch was a stamped title using the Tabbed and The Best Thing stamp sets, and a few coordinating enamel dots. A simple and clean page that features the Rounded Rectangles Die Set as a border.  Now let’s check another idea!

Create a Background

@Altenew_DIE HIGHLIGHT: ROUNDED RECTANGLES DIE SET by Nathalie DeSousa

The rainbow of Rounded Rectangles frames created the perfect focal point for the fun photo strip. This colorful arrangement of frames created a dynamic page that is pleasant to the eye.

The frames are created from two colors of each of the Gradient Cardstock packs, this results in the vibrant background of the page. Only the two smallest rectangle dies are used to create the frames so that they are proportional to the size of the pictures.

The frames are set in a rainbow order forming a soft rhomboid shape on the page.  A bit of foam adhesive helps to add dimension and movement to the layout.  All the small die-cuts from the Live Your Dream collection form clusters at the corners of the picture.

@Altenew_ DIE HIGHLIGHT: ROUNDED RECTANGLES DIE SET by Nathalie DeSousa

A few stamped sentiments from the Tabbed stamp set and enamel dots bring extra color to the frames. While the Welcome Home die set and the Live Your Dream alphas completed the title work of the page.  Now let’s look at an idea for all the small Rounded Rectangles die-cuts.

Create a Card

@Altenew_ DIE HIGHLIGHT: ROUNDED RECTANGLES DIE SET by Nathalie Desousa

What to do with leftover die-cuts? Well, let’s transform them into cards! I used double-sided tape to create a formation of three rectangles of the same color tone. Since I had dark and light color die-cuts, I created this formation with the same shade of color (dark /light).

I cut the sentiment from the darker group of die-cuts using the Fancy Hello Die, and then glued it to its corresponding color tone group. The key is to align the colors of the rectangles with the lines within the die-cut word. The rectangles grouping is attached to a card panel with foam adhesive. A little gloss accent just emphasizes the colors of the die-cut sentiment.  The following video will show you how the scrapbook and cards came together. Watch it below or on Altenew’s YouTube channel.

I hope this gives you some ideas on how to use the super fun and versatile Rounded Rectangles Die Set on your next project. Remember to share your creations with us so we can be inspired by your work.

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1 comment

Inkin' Chickie February 3, 2020 - 11:38 am

I like how you created the rectangles for your background and then used the inner cuts to create some additional cards. The overlay of the hello looks very nice.

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