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Good morning and happy Friday!  I'm popping in today with a Papertrey Ink Design Team Tips post.  Now that we've wrapped up the Mix & Mat die series, I thought it would be fun to look back over the whole collection! 

We get quite a few questions about these dies in the forum and DT email, so I thought I'd also put together a short video to hopefully answer all of those questions in one place.  We get questions about how they work together, should you cut them apart, how hard is it line them up again if you do, etc.   Here's a short video where I touch on all of those topics.  

While I had my collection of Mix & Mat dies out (wow, that's quite a pile of dies when they're all together!!) I thought I'd put together a few projects.  This first card is a fun Valentine card using those cute giraffes from the Jungle Buddies set.  

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I used three different Mix & Mat die sets.  Remember that fun plaid with the branch border that's really great for holiday projects?  Well, swap out the outer branch border for a different border from one of the other Mix & Mat sets and that plaid can be used for any occasion.  Here I used the cute scalloped die from the Mix & Mat: Confetti set.  The stitched border is from Mix & Mat: Berry Boughs set.  All of the outer borders, inner borders, and inserts from ALL of the Mix & Mat sets can be used interchangeably!  

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I added a few clouds to my giraffe scene, which were cut with the Blue Skies dies, and also some grass, cut with the Cover Plate: Mighty Jungle dies.  The sentiment along the bottom was stamped with the Keep It Simple: Valentine set.  

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 My next card uses three more Mix & Mat dies from different sets.  I paired them with some bright, fresh herbs from the Herb Garden kit for a get well card.

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The cornered frame die I used here is from the Mix & Mat: Herringbone set.  This one has a bit more of a masculine feel, but by switching out the herringbone insert and using the scalloped inner border instead of the stitching lines that come with the Herringbone set, I get a much different look.  That's the really fun part about the Mix & Mat collection...there's something for any type of project -- from masculine to feminine and elegant.  And then you factor in the mix and match options between the sets and there are so many different combinations and looks! 

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To finish off my card, I stamped a sentiment from the new Warm Regards set, and layered my finished Mix & Mat panel over a sheet of patterned paper from the Herb Garden kit.

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 It was so fun to look back over the entire Mix & Mat collection - I hope this post helped answer a few questions you might have had about the collection and maybe gave you some fresh inspiration!  Do you have a favorite set from the series?  What's the next one on your list?  Thanks so much for stopping by today -- enjoy your weekend!  

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