October 08, 2014

One Die ... Two cards

Hi Everybody,

Being a frugal crafter I decided to make another card from what was left after cutting out the Bow Elegance die from some pretty blue card.

With careful positioning I managed to place the die where I needed it so that once the piece was cut I would have the negative to use on this card.

I added some really lovely paper behind to fill the space and then layered the other parts to the die set with foam tape.

The sentiment is from JustRite Stampers and is part of the Friend  set that matches Spellbinders Labels Twenty Nine

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  with the addition of some sparkle from Glitter Magic

Both types of ribbon are from Mei Flower and are  tied in  double bows

The pearls on both cards are  from Want2Scrap  and I have added it all around the edge of the frame.

This is the other piece used as a full card and the outer die used to create the solid base.

So from one sheet of A4 card I have got two pretty cards and nothing is wasted

The die is part of the Victorian Collection and is exclusive to Create and Craft until the end of this month ... but if you bought yours from the shows then you should have them to play with by now

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina
    Two lovely cards and a lovely sentiment,loving the bows too,just beautiful.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  2. I keep a file with negatives in for future use and you have made a beauty, xxx

  3. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful cards, it's so good to be able to use everything from a die, my dies arrived today 7 days after ordering and I'm in Australia, so pleased. Once again I love the cards and the colours.

  4. Morning Christina,
    Two very pretty card, a great way to user the waste.

  5. Good morning Christina,
    I do like your shaped card so much as it is so pretty and a lovely shade of blue into the bargain. I can see though that the "waste" card would be very desirable as well and the flowers are just the finishing touch for me as WOC flowers are so pretty and realistic looking. Thank you Christina,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  6. Good morning Christina, Two lovely cards today and I love the shade of blue you have used. Beryl xx

  7. Great idea to keep take cut away bit. I've done it a couple of times making a sort of frame from it. The results have been lovely. Thanks for your ongoing inspiration Christina.

  8. Two very pretty cards Christina....love both the colour ways...


  9. Hi Christina
    Love the cards. Great way to make two cards from one piece of A4. Must give it a try.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  10. Christina,
    I love both cards, they are gorgeous. I saw you show them on C & C and fell in love with the die...they are all gorgeous and so elegant.

  11. Good afternoon Christina
    I really love your shaped cards they are always so beautiful made all the more so by the addition of the flowers. WOC products are to say the least excellent although my bank manager may not agree!!
    Thank you so much.
    Margaret corgi owner

  12. What great looking cards from using the same dies....awesome
    Well done Christina

  13. Wow, and both cards look beautiful. Great to get two for one.

  14. Hi Christina wow these cards are beautiful and look really special love them.
    Kind regards,
    Anne Owens(Liverpool).

  15. Christina with one of her brilliant ideas again to pass on to us crafters, thank you so much.....both cards are stunning, thanks for the inspiration.....luv Ursula xx

  16. A couple of great looking cards, I love getting the most for my money and using both positive and negative pieces are fab.

  17. I love it, Christina...what a great way to make the best use out of as much card supply as possible :). The results are amazing and totally beautiful. Thanks for showing us. x

  18. Hi Christina
    Another stunner and how lovely to be able to use the waste.

  19. So beautiful they both are x

  20. I love it when we can use the whole piece of paper! I have so many left-overs, and I try hard to use them, but usually cut a new piece for a new project. Thank you. BethAnn M.

  21. very pretty cards Christine, hard to believe they came from the same die. They are both so different.


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