I found as I played with the die that if I cut the tabs off of it, that I could easily layer it on a card front. Just pop up the layers using Journey Foam Squares. Here's my first example which is layered:
Fun Stampers Journey Holidays Mini Catalog
Winter Hills Die DI-0249
I see this die being used for so many occasions not just Christmas. Perfect for a forest scene, a snow scene, Christmas card, Thanksgiving card and more. Even a tent stamped off to the side for a camping card. The ideas/options are endless.
The card base is Green Olive and the trees are Whip Cream card stock. I sponged the trees with PanPastels, then used Silks to add a bit of shine to the card. Embellished it with Journey Sequins Holiday Elements (red flowers and snow flakes).
Then I started playing with the die a bit more and realized that it would make a GREAT Tri-Fold card. The photos below are just some Whip Cream Card Stock that I cut out for a test card. Then I sponged it with PanPastels to see how it would look. It's a keeper I think, don't you?
Tri-Fold card closed.
Tri-Fold card: One side open.
Tri-Fold card: One side open, different view.
Tri-Fold card: Both sides open.
Visualize the trees done in a Green Olive Card Stock on the Tri-Fold or the Whip Cream Card Stock sponged with PanPastels on both front and back of the tree panels.
I found that the Journey Craft Glue (liquid) was perfect for putting on the tabs and then positioning the piece into place.
Fun Stampers Journey Products Used:
Journey Sequins Holiday Elements AC-0116
PanPastels of your Choice --- 4 sets to choose from
Confectionary Days PanPastels JM-0079
Rich Sorbets PanPastels JM-0082
Party Pop PanPastels JM-0081 (used these on the sunset)
Mother Nature PanPastels JM-0080 (Used these on the trees)
Winter Hills Die Set DI-0249 Set of 2
Each die measures 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Oh Holy Stamp Set SS-0380 Set of 6 stamps
Oh Holy Die Set DI-0231 Set of 6 dies (I did not use these on the card)
Oh Holy Bundle BD-0159 (stamp set + dies)
Craft Glue AD-0111
Black Licorice Ink Pad IP-0041 .... Refill RI-0044
Journey Foam Squares AD-0084 Small OR AD-0085 Medium
Journey Gold Silk IP-0096
Journey Silver Silk IP-0090
Journey Platinum Machine TO-0090
Whip Cream Card Stock CS-0040
Green Olive Card Stock CS-0113
NOTE: Did you notice the difference in the trees themselves on the two cards. The layered card I just cut the trees out. On the Tri-Fold card, I first cut them then leaving the paper in the dies I then embossed them. It creates a highlighted/embossed edge when you do this. Here's the Journey Platinum "sandwich" to do the embossing after you run the dies through your machine:
Sandwich from the bottom up to emboss a cut image:
Die with cut paper still attached (be sure cut side is facing up)
Tan Embossing Mat
Green Embossing Plate
I believe you can cut and then emboss with any of "our" thin metal dies. It adds another dimensions to your cut designs.