December 17, 2014

Three ways to use ...

Hi Everybody,

Today I would like to introduce you to this beautiful die template from
Spellbinders Victorian Collection 
 it is called  Heirloom Oval (click the link)


 The set is in three parts and it can be used in many different ways.  Here I have tried to show you three ways to make this die work for you so that you get the full value from your purchase.

The first card has used the die to create the base  which has been hinged at the top to use in portrait view.

Then another layer is cut with the filigree pattern and layered on the top with foam pads.

I used the smaller centre part raised again with foam pads and added a simple pre printed greeting topper from Anna Griffin

The ribbon, hat pin and the  Wild Orchid Crafts  flowers all compliment the card which is very simply decorated
The second card has used the three largest dies to create the filigree pattern cut in white.

I then used the outer edge and the inner one to cut another frame in pink but without the filigree pattern in it and glued these two together

I cut another complete shape in white and added a verse to this before adding in the frame I have just created.

Then add all of this to your matted and layered base card and decorate as you wish.  I have used Crinkle Ribbon and WOC flowers ... plus the hat pin
The third card creates the base card and hinges it on the long sides to use in Landscape view.

A frame has been created as in the second card and added with foam pads to the base.

I have decorated with WOC flowers and added in a pearl flourish from Want2Scrap

All my flowers have been sparkled with Glitter Magic

I hope I have helped you to see that by varying the Orientation  the color and the decoration you can create really pretty cards that you will be proud to give

And now I am on my way to the Create and Craft Studio to show you the Teal Grand Calibur tomorrow

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx




43 comments:

  1. All 3 cards are just beautiful Christina! As you say the orientation and change of colours transforms them

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  2. Hmmm, must find some free time in my retirement to play with the vintage collection of dies!!! People keep asking how we are enjoying retirement and I keep answering that we are still waiting for it to happen. Of course, we picked the worst time of the year (crazy time) to retire. Christina, I don't think you have retired, you have just changed your jobs, albeit to something you love, but that is what any job should be, eh? Something you would do for free, and the pay is a bonus ;) Ty again for some exquisite cards. Love them. X

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  3. Love love,love this die , i have just got to have it ....
    Beautiful cards Christina especially like the White one .
    Right ..... i am off to search for the die .

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

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  4. Morning Christine,
    Wow! stunning card, the die looks very pretty.
    Lydia
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  5. What beautiful cards ,love the peach coloured one.
    the die looks a good buy.
    Marion H

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  6. Hi Christina,
    Absolutely beautiful, love the 3 of them, it's hard to choose which one I like best, perhaps the apricot or is it the white, no the pink. I don't know, love the lot.
    Di.

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  7. Oh! Christina these are beautiful cards, fabulous die from Spellbinders.
    Regards Liz Turnbull.

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  8. Beautiful! I really, really need this die so I'm off to look for it. Look forward to your shows tomorrow - I have the teal GC and love it. Pat x

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  9. All beautiful. Thank you for all the inspiration you provide for us. Have a great time at C@C.

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  10. those are three stunning cards!!! well done, Christina, on sharing your wonderful talent
    hugs Lyn xxx

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  11. Hi Christina
    All beautiful cards made with a lovely die. On my wish list for the future. Enjoy C&C
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

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  12. I bought a lot of the Victorian collection but somehow overlooked the oval. What a gem, and beautiful card examples. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow on C and C and seeing all your lovely samples.

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  13. These are all stunning! Hope they bring these dies out in the US soon. Good luck with your TV appearance; I wish that we could see it here, but I can't seem to access your episodes BethAnn M.

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  14. Good Morning Christina. A most beautiful collection. Each one a stunner! I honestly don't know how you do it… day after day producing incredibly beautiful pieces. We are soooooo lucky to have you. Best wishes on your shows. Safe travels. A Big Hug too! Enjoy your day.

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  15. Three very different looks from this die. These are so pretty
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  16. Beautiful card Christine, love the new dies. Maxine T

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  17. Oh my word, Christina...these are totally beautiful! Something else that really needs to get on my Spellbinders wish list. x

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  18. I just had a thought about these, Christina. I think that one of the oval shaped cards would make a brilliant ruby wedding card for my sister with just a tweak of the colour scheme. Thanks for the inspiration...and I've got a couple of months to get the dies, which are a good price online :)

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  19. Beautiful cards! I really love that die!

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  20. I swore up and down that I have all the SB dies that I would ever need. So I'm not very happy with you and your absolutely gorgeous cards today!

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  21. gosh they are so beautiful. must have these dies when they are available in australia. i just love your work. so inspiring. thank you.

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  22. Lovely ways to decorate around the framing!

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  23. Hi Christina, I really didn't think too much of the slimmer dies, but they are stunning. So much so I will now but them so Thank You as oval is one of my favourites. I do appreciate the way you show all the dies off to their best abilities.

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  24. Hi Christina, they are just beautiful. All different looking thanks to the lovely colours and flowers. Thanks for sharing Maria x

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  25. I Love these cards, they are really Beautiful Christina. I really love your work.

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  26. This die is amazing, and what you have done with it has sure inspired me...the cards are just amazing...Good luck on C&C, travel safe, take care. luv Ursula xx

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  27. All three cards turned out so beautiful...the color and style is very easy on the eyes..
    Well done Christina

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  28. Stunning.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

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  29. these cards are just sooo fantastic. love love love them. could you do a you tube showing us how you make them?

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  30. Three magnificent cards Christina - I think the peach one is my favourite but who wouldn't be thrilled to receive any one of them. You really have 'the touch'.

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  31. Oh my so pretty. Hope some of the new dies come this way. Beautiful work as always. Thanks for sharing. Dianne

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  32. Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for the tips on extending your dies.

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  33. Hi Christina
    Three stunning card with one set of dies. Thank you for all your inspiration every day.

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  34. Just gorgeous Christina. Love all of those cards. I think my favourite is the one with green ribbon.

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  35. Christina,
    Gorgeous cards. Thank you for the demonstration, love learning from you. Can't wait to see you on C & C.

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  36. It takes me hours to make a card. It is the decorating for me. You are able to create stunning cards over and over again. These dies are brought to life by you. I will have to look for them. :) Thank you again.

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  37. Oh, Christina that die is on my wish list for my hubby towards my Christmas prezzies, I fell in love with it when I saw you use it on the show the first time, I feel like giving you a huge applause - stunning cards x x x

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  38. These cards are unbelivbly pretty. I'd love to have a go at one like these.

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  39. These are all three gorgeous cards!

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