December 30, 2015

Not a Square !!

Hi Everybody,

On Monday  I featured a card that used the Square dies from Craft Stash and this card is using the exact same dies.

I have used them in a different way that disguise the fact that it is a square die set.

Here we have the Scalloped Square Frames cut across the diagonal and added with foam pads into a diamond shape and added to the top and bottom of the 5x7 card base

The background panel has been dry embossed with European Tapestry  from Spellbinders.

The Diamanté flourish is from Want2Scrap and I have added it either side of the sentiument.

The   "Thank You"  is part of a set of dies also from Spellbinders called Phrases Two  which I have cut several times out of silver mirror card and craft foam to give it height

A pretty card with lots of texture to it and that makes it more interesting than flat, plain, empty spaces.

About Tutorials ...

The other day I gave you the link to the tutorial that was on Spellbinders Blog Post and it did not work ... my apologies ... here it is again 

Making a little gift box with the Flourish Frame Pocket  

Please remember that all the tutorials that I have done are clickable links for you to go to that page

They are also added to the appropriate  sections titled Video Tutorials at the top of the page or Tuesday Tutorials in the right hand column and they will always be accessible for you to use.  The list of tutorials is getting long and I hope you will revisit them for ideas if ever you get stuck

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx.


  1. I really appreciate that you are sharing projects with the same dies used in different ways. I have so many dies I used once and don't use again. I appreciate the new ideas and the challenge to think outside the box. This card is a lovely example. I also enjoyed your tutorial on Spellbinders. The box is beautiful!
    Sandra Smith

  2. hi Christina, what a novel way to use the square dies, very effective
    hugs lyn

  3. Morning Christina, an ideal card for this time of year with all the thank you cards we have to do and so different from the square. I managed to see your tutorial the other day can't remember if I just went onto spellbinders but it wasn't fab. Tutorial.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Very pretty card Christina, I love purple and the gift boxes are adorable.

  5. Lovely card, great way of using a square diecut.


  6. Hi Christina love the card, thanks for reposting about the pretty basket I thought it was my tablet playing up again. I do love going through your tutorials again as often you like the idea of one design, but it needs the right recipient. I've just made again the card with the nightlights on the side I just love it, thanks Ann

  7. Hi Christina such a clever use of the die a really nice card, loving the colors with the deeper ribbon bow .
    Elaine H X

  8. How lucky is that to be the first to comment on such a pretty card in one of my favourite colours. It is dull and wet here so after I take down and pack away the decorations I shall be crafting all day and just might do my version of this card.
    Enjoy the day,
    Hazel c uk

  9. A very pretty card, and a great way to use the square dies!

  10. Good Morning, Christina...well, morning at least I can't believe it's just gone 11:00 and it's almost dark enough for me to have to turn the light on!! Anyway, I do love this card...a LOT! I keep telling myself that it's okay to chop up my die cuts to make something 'different' but I always seem to chicken out at the last moment. I think I need to look through the dies I have to see which ones I can alter to play with. I've saved up to get a new die storage unit so hopefully, as I put them away in their new home, I'll find some that I've been neglecting and see what I can do with them, after all...any mistakes and I've only lost a sheet of card haven't I lol.
    Bejay xx

  11. Good Morning Christina :) Beautiful Card this morning! Very Clever use of the die. What can seem so obvious to one, it's an aha moment for others, as this was for me. Beautiful basket tutorial as well. Sooooooo, precious! Would make a sweet little Easter Basket from a wonderful Great Grandma. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy a fabulous day. Big Hugs.

  12. It is nice to see dies being used in ways they were probably not created for, and although I don't have this particular die, I shall try using one that I have in this way.
    Margaret xxx


  13. Your card is very pretty...I like the idea of using a die for more than one purpose....tfs
    well done Christina

  14. Beautiful card Christina. Thank you for sharing this. Lovely idea

  15. What a pretty card!! I love that you changed the appearance of the square die!! This is such a classy card! TFS!

  16. I must admit I have not tried cutting up die cuts to change the effect, must try it as this is amazing....a beautiful card. Christina when I need inspiration, etc I come back to your blog and look through videos etc to find that inspiration and I know I will...thank you for your wonderful work that you share with us....luv Ursula xx

  17. This is quite different and very pretty, love the mauve colour. Thanks for the information on the little flourishes frame pocket.

  18. Hi Christina, thank you for sharing this very elegant card with us. Great use of the die and I love the beautiful shade you've used...just wonderful. Janelle x


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