October 28, 2014

Waste Not ... Want Not ...

Hi Everybody,

The pretty card is created from Spellbinders Trendy & Simple Collection

It is called   Glass Effects   and it is a design that would suit any occasion or gender, color or style

Dress it up or leave it plan and either way the card will work for you.

And the simple words are from  Sentiments Three  and are very handy if your handwriting is not neat or you don't enjoy stamping.

This card features the part that the die cuts ....

... but if you are a careful with the removal of the positive part of the die then you can make another card.

You will need some double sided adhesive sheets to add to the  bits that you would normally poke out of the die and just throw away

I have made a video to show you two ways to use it and there is no waste of card with this at all.

The video is not long but it shows you the fun way to get more for your money with one simple die.

And if you make the card in another color then it would be suitable for the men in your life too.

I have used a Silver ultra fine glitter on mine but you could also use Gilding Flakes with this technique for another look to your design

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Lovely cards-I'm trying to gind somewhere that stocks this background die as I think it will be very useful.


  2. Brilliant, love this, great for a "man card"
    Thank you for the Video

    Patricia x

  3. Morning Christina
    Lovely cards and ideas ,i will view the Video later with my coffee .
    Have a good day
    Elaine H X

  4. Morning Christina,
    Another great video thank you. Love the cards.

  5. Hi Christina, brilliant video as usual, I love your waste not want not ethics and to be honest I really think there is nothing to choose between them, both lovely.
    X Ros

  6. Hi Christina
    Love the cards and will definitely watch the video later. Think this die will be very versatile and will be sending for it
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  7. Hi Christina,
    Beautiful cards, two for one, very well done.
    Di x

  8. Amazing idea Christina, thank you for sharing the video with us...quite a versatile die, but Spellbinders do think about these things !!! Luv Ursula xx

  9. wow love this die. i will put it on my wishlist. thanks for the great video!

  10. Great video and great cards...
    Well done Christina

  11. Hi Christina. Love these cards as they work for everyone,so hard to find for a man sometimes.Will look out for the die. Thanks for the video
    Maria x

  12. Lovely cards again Christina. That die template wouldn't catch my eye at all BUT with your 'card making magic' added in, it becomes a definite 'hmmm maybe - yes, it could be very useful!' Thank you Christina for the great video and a look at your wonderful samples.

    Mary Mac

  13. 2 cards for the work of 1 is terrific, and yours are beautiful. Thank you for the gray ideas. BethAnn M.

  14. Christina,
    Great video, great technique, great cards. That die does lend itself for a masculine card, love that. I so do enjoy your videos, hope to see more soon.

  15. I can agree with Mary- this die would not have been one that sparked my I interest, but because you showcased these lovely cards using it, I now see that it is a really nice looking, versatile die! Thanks for the tutorial- much appreciated! :-)


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