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January 07, 2015

Spellbinders Labels Forty Tutorial

Hi Everybody,

As part of my commitment to Spellbinders as their UK Ambassador I write a short tutorial for their blog once a month.

It was my turn at the end of December and I created a pretty card in yellow  titled   Labels Forty - Happy Birthday Card

But I thought it would be a good idea to show another way to use the same set of dies and so ensuring that you get your monies worth from the dies that you buy.

For this card we are going to use the largest die from Labels Forty to create the base
You will need to cut two of the largest #5 and fold one of them over by about half an inch, glue them together and that creates your base.

Then with the same large die I added in the #3 from the Decorative Elements  and this made a frame in white

Using some low tack tape will stop the dies from slipping as you put them through your die cutting machine

The next step is to create the decorative frame the will sit on top of the white one you have just made.

I used the largest decorative one and added in the next size down #3 and cut this in turquoise.

Glue them both together for a really pretty frame

Both of these can then be added to the base card with foam pads and the pads  won't show through because of the white layer to the frame.

Create more layers using #2 from the Decorative Elements in turquoise and another layer in white using #2 from Labels forty.

Using foam pads between these layers will give dimension to your card and make it much more interesting

The pearl flourish is from Want2Scrap

I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts  and for those new to my blog they are a UK company but they will ship abroad

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and will visit again,  and it will be my turn  again to be add another to tutorial to the  Spellbinders Blog  towards the end of this month

I will be sure to let you know when it is due.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Gorgeous card Christina, and the colours are gorgeous. Brilliant instructions too.

  2. Hi Christina
    I saw the yellow one on spellbinders web site and it is a very pretty one as is this one too. Love the tutorial.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  3. Morning Christina,
    A very pretty card.

  4. Hello Christina, this is a great tip for all crafters, as it eliminates thechance of sticking in the wrong place, or being to fiddly to adhere without showing. Can I ask do you always buy the fancy dies along with the label. I can't remember a card from you that doesn't have an enhancing matching die?
    X Ros

  5. Good morning Christina another beautiful card and an excellent tutorial, where do you get all your brilliant ideas, they are stunning.
    Margaret corgi owner

  6. Love what you have done Christina, your tutorial is very clear and very helpful, thank you for all your help x x x

  7. Very lovely card Christina, and I am jumping up and down because I have all these dies and I see more ways to use them that I didn't notice before, like making the frame. The label dies all have so many possibilities.

  8. I love the turquoise color! The dies are beautiful; now I just have to find some. Thank you for your ideas.

  9. Good Morning Christina. It's minus zero degrees here in Gaylord, MI and "they" keep giving us snow. I guess that's because Gaylord is a snow belt. Some years I've had snow up to my waist and I'm 5' 8". Thank you for the wonderful tutorial and the very pretty card. As always, you started my day with something beautiful. Enjoy your day and stay warm.

  10. Very pretty! Love the pop of blue!

  11. Beautiful as always, Christina. The blue you picked is really vibrant but I bet you've done another one in pink lol. Thanks for the step by step instructions. I'm sure that we'll all be giving this one a go. x

  12. Love the way you're made the frame and it could be applied to so many dies. Lovely card Christina, very pretty turquoise. Pat x

  13. Hi Christina, your beautiful card has arrived - yay!!! Thank you so much, I am sure other winners of the Friday Freebie would agree with me that whilst your blog photos look gorgeous they are even better in the flesh. Beautifully embellished and your lovely finishing touch of lining the inside to compliment the outside gives the card a much more flattering finish. I have sent you an email as well. Thanks again Christina x x x

  14. Beautiful card Christiana. Thanks for the tutorial..

  15. it's always nice to see how this card was made and it turned out so pretty
    Well done Christina

  16. Lovely card Christina love the colours and the flowers.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  17. What a lovely bright blue card, wish I had access to more Spellbinders dies. I went over to the Spellbinders site and found your yellow card. I do like the way the yellow card is layered together. I must watch for these dies in our local store.

  18. Hi Christina
    Another stunning card today. I have done a hinged card like you use for your other cards, however, I never think of doing a card using another die. Thanks for the inspiration.

  19. Thank you Thank you!! You are such a love to show and share all your lovely talents with us.
    xoxo Nana

  20. The card is so pretty. You used my favorite color of blue. Great tutorial. Thanks so much!

  21. A pretty card Christina, thanks for explaining how it is done, great....luv Ursula xx

  22. Hi Christina,great tutorial,and very nice card.

  23. Beautiful! I just received the Labels 40, Labels 40 Decorative Elements and Labels 40 Decorative Accents dies and am so excited to use them! I am hoping to find time this weekend to play with them and am going to use this tutorial for my first card with them! Thank you for the inspiration!

  24. Christina,
    Great tutorial, clean and simple. Fabulous card, great color.


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