December 10, 2014

Two Ways to Use ...

Hi Everybody,

This pretty die template is the Spellbinders Butterflies and is one of their expandable range

I have been informed that this die is available and so if you see it grab it quick as once it is gone ... it will be gone forever 

Helen Aiken has just found it here at Sunrise Crafts  for you   Butterflies Pattern

Todays post is to show you two different ways in which I have  used  this die.


For this one I have simply cut the whole die from some pink card and used it as it is, and teamed it with a soft cream

I created a frame around the cut piece with Matting Basics and added it on foam pads to give dimension

I wrapped it all in pink ribbon before adding it to my base card.

Then I  added the bow with a dazzler for the knot and a little sentiment that can be for any reason you wish.

The outside edge of the frame has been surrounded by a white pearl strip that is self adhesive and it is from Want2Scrap

I have added a small heart to each of the Butterflies


For the second card I cut the whole piece in green and then carefully cut out the butterflies.

I spattered the butterfly embossed background piece of  cream card  and added it to the same green card as the Butterflies.

The Butterflies have been layered two together and the wings bent upwards slightly

Each Butterfly has a pearl body and small trail just to add the finishing touch

The verse on the second card is from Sheena Douglass  "Little Bit Sketchy" range

And there you have a very easy card that looks nothing at all like the first card and yet uses the same expandable die template.

I hope you will enjoy playing with any of the Spellbinders that you have in your collection and looking at them in ways other than their intended use.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Lovely cards.I will eagerly await the availability of this die,sure to be added to my ever growing Spellbinders.
    Thankyou for sharing your expertise and ideas.

  2. Christina, they are beautiful cards looking forward to be able to get this die.
    Regards Liz

  3. Two beautiful card Christina!x

  4. two gorgeous cards and the die looks fab, xxxx

  5. Morning Christina,
    Tow love the cards, but the butterfly one is my favourite.

  6. In a word Fantastic! So beautiful Christina
    Margaret corgi owner

  7. Oh my goodness, isn't this die just beautiful ? yet another on my ever increasing wish list .
    Both cards are beautiful Christina and i really like the sentiment from Sheena .

    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  8. Hello Christina, Two beautiful cards, I love both equally. The only good thing about not having them yet we have you to show them off to their full potential, so that when they are for sale, we know how to apply them to our work.
    X Ros

  9. Hi Christina
    Two stunning cards today. Loving this die. My favourite is the second card as this actually shows off the die to its best advantage.

  10. You are teasing us Christina with this beautiful die. I am partial to the second card, I love the look and the soft colors. Thank you.

  11. Hi Christina
    Two very beautiful cards. Love the die
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  12. I love these expandable die range, I have a few of them and they are so this is another one to add to the collection when available....lovely cards showing how versatile they are....thanks Christina.....luv Ursula xx

  13. Good Morning Christina. Ooooooo and Ahhhhhhh. Very Pretty Cards! Enjoy your day.

  14. Gosh, this is a fantastic die, Christina and I love both the cards you made from it. I just wish I could afford to buy one but, sadly, even £12.99 is way too much for me right now. It's such a shame as it sounds like there won't be any more made, so I'll never be able to get one.

  15. Hi Christina two beautiful cards for today Beryl xx

  16. Wow Christina both of these cards turned out awesome...
    It amazes me what can be done with one die...
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. Beautiful Christina, Love how you used the die
    Have a good day Maria x

  18. Hi Christina your creativity and imagination is amazing where do you get all your ideas, we are so lucky that you share your beautiful work with us. I have made beautiful cards for my family and it's all thanks to you. Your success is well deserved.
    Kind regards.
    Anne Owens (Liverpool).

  19. I will definitely watch for this die. It makes such a beautiful card.

  20. Wow beautiful card Christina,I love the butterfly die. Your creativity is amazing thank you for your inspiration.
    Hugs Lynda xx

  21. Sorry a bit late with my comment, bad Internet signal again. Both of these cards are very pretty. Favourite for me is the blue.

  22. Christina,
    Goegeous cards, love the butterflies, and yes, that die is hard to come by. You have done an amazing job on both cards.

  23. Thanks Christina, two equally gorgeous cards, thank you for sharing your tips x x x

  24. Hi Christina,
    Love the cards, fantastic die, will have to get one.
    Di x.


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