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February 10, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Trendy and Simple

Hi Everybody,

This is a relatively new addition to the Spellbinders range and this one is Floral   from the Trendy and Simple Collection

So with just this one die and a little sentiment I have created a really pretty card to share with you.

If the colors are not your choice then alter the look with some that are.

I have used Cream, 2 shades of Turquoise and a pale pink to make mine and it is a very fresh combination.

Don't forget that the number 1 (#1) in any Spellbinders set is always the smallest.
In the cream cut two from  #7 5x7 Matting Basics A  to make the base card.

In the darker turquoise  cut one #7 5x7 Matting Basics B

In the lighter turquoise cut one #6 5x7 Matting Basics A

Emboss this top layer with any folder that you have in your "Stash" just to add a little more interest to the card
 From the Floral pattern I have cut four layers.

One will be added to the card with foam pads

The other three will be used to cut out the flowers in the die cut and these will be layered onto the base

Decide which layer and color you want to add to the base card

I used foam pads that I had to cut down to make them fit and this will juts give some height to this layer

Then once you are happy with the look wrap some ribbon around these layers before you add them to the base card

Then all you need to do is layer up the flowers with random colors from the other die cuts

Place them on the card wherever you would like them and add a sentiment of your choice.

Add pearls to the centre of the flowers and the knot in the bow and there you have one very pretty card

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. I am learning so much from you Christine. I am so pleased that I found you on You Tube and then blogger

  2. WOW! Oh! WOW! Christina todays card is absolutely stunning, love it.
    I feel a purchase of the Floral Die coming on.
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

  3. Lovely card, very pretty.


  4. Hi Christina, this is a very pretty card with a lovely change over colours which come together very nicely. I love how you have used the flowers from the same back ground die in the different colours. x

  5. Hi Christina, love tuesdays tutorial and as i am awaiting this die I'm really itching to try it. I think it's a very clever idea to be able create the flowers from the same die. As i read your blog on a tablet i find it hard to see details such as embossing with as much background as card. Thank you Ann

  6. very pretty card and the floral die is lovely. thanks for the tutorial Christina. crafty hugs.

  7. Hi Christina really enjoying the tutorials ,and today's card is stunning ,
    not got this die but can feel a purchase coming on.
    Marion H

  8. Good morning Christina, this is such a pretty card, and the majority of what you see is one die, very economical.i did purchase the matting dies when I had a little money spare and to be truthful I thought my layers were good until I used the dies and then the cards became far superior. As you said you can change the colours to suit yourself, and once you own the dies it's just card stock to produce beautiful cards just like yours Thank you X Ros

  9. Morning Christine,
    A very pretty card, love the way you have used the little flowers from the die.

  10. I am enjoying the pretty spring colors Christina, and the die is very pretty.

  11. Good Morning Christina. What a Sweet and Cheerful card this morning! Thank you so much for sharing. Love the Tuesday Tutorials. Just checked the C & C schedule for USA and I think you'll be coming on in about an hour. Will grab my cuppa and join you. Enjoy your day!

  12. Hi Christina
    Another stunning card today. This die is lovely, and I love how you've the flowers on this one from the extra cut outs.

  13. I love the colors, and the flowers are so pretty! Actually, I loved the photo before you put the flowers on, as well, if a simpler look is needed. Thank you

  14. I will have to use some of the dies from my stash, having outlaid a bundle for the Victorian collection last year, plus assorted other dies since, but adaption is one of your 'things' so it should be different but not to bad then ;) lovely bright colour pallet. x

  15. Thanks for another amazing tutorial Christina, much appreciated, the card is really lovely....luv Ursula xx

  16. Beautiful card Christina and a fabulous die. Pat x

  17. A really pretty card Christina, love the colours and design
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  18. Hi Christina, thank you for the step by step tutorial, I really must get my act together and give it a go, very pretty card, I really like your colour choices x x x

  19. Pretty, pretty, pretty...I love the die that you used
    It can go with any color or no embellishments...
    The flowers and the ribbon is just perfect for this card.
    Well done Christina

  20. LOVE this! I have been on the fence about this die but after seeing this I know that I NEED it! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Love the colours you chose and the gorgeous die, thank you for the tutorial x

  22. Hi Christina
    What a lovely card. Thanks for the tutorial with such a pretty die. On my wish list for the future.
    Love and best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  23. Hi Christina,beautiful card love the colours you have used and using the flowers from the die is a really good idea, I am enjoying the Tuesday tutorials and thank you for them. Thought I had the matting and layering dies but mine are smaller when I checked, bought 2 sets a while ago but think they are A2 size!!
    Regards Liz.

  24. Very pretty. I love turquoise. I pinned.

  25. Hi Christina,
    A very beautiful card I love you colour choice it's lovely.
    Hug's Lynda Brock xx

  26. Hi Christina,
    Thanks for the tutorial....I made this card last night, but with a few changes to it. I used flowers from Wild Orchard, and put my bow and ribbon around the bottom of the card, and my sentiment at the top. Once again thank you.

  27. Love it. It is so intricate.


  28. I love the look of that floral die, so pretty on you card. Dianne Crowe


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