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January 26, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Small dies

Hi Everybody,

In the die sets that you have in your personal collections do you often come across the small ones and don't know what to do with them ? Maybe this is something that you could try with any of them. I have used different shapes on my cards to show you some of the ideas I came up with

Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
Create a Hinged Card   for your base by cutting two white panels from die #9 Matting Basics A
Cut another layer of white card from die #8 Matting Basics B and emboss to add texture and interest to the layer
(Please remember that #1 is always the smallest die)
Create some coloured card with the  Brusho Crystal Colours  by sprinkling the card with crystals from the pot and spritzing with water. Leave to dry.
You can use any other form of water colours or simply used some patterned and coloured card that you have in your "Stash"
From the smallest dies in the sets that you have cut as many of the shapes as you would like to add to your card front. I have used hearts, stars, diamonds and octagons  ... which I have had for a long time.
But you can use any that you have ... circles, squares, flower shapes etc. 

I have stamped the sentiments onto strips of white that will fit around the  embossed layer and then placed a thin strip of the coloured card long each side.
Add your chosen shapes in a pleasing display then add the whole lot to the base card with foam in between to raise the panels up and your done 

I added in some of the baked Ikea dots that I told you about last year

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a fabulous idea as you say we never seem to use the smallest dies in our sets must get them out and try this and the ikea dots still a great idea.
    Nancyd xx

  2. These cards are lovely & have given me some ideas on how to use the small dies in my collection.


  3. Hi Christina,
    Love your cards ,such great ideas for those smaller dies, and yes, i love my Ikea dots they are so useful for filling in a space , thank you for the Tutorial .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  4. Hi Christina lovely idea and i will be having a go.
    Marion H

  5. Morning Christina,
    Great use of the smaller dies. I have treated my self to some Brusho's they are great fun to use.

  6. Great ideas as usual Christina, thanks Ann

  7. Good Morning Christina :) Yet, another Brilliant idea you've shared today!! Thank you sooooooo much!! I'm definitely going to have to try that. I use my baked beads all the time too. Enjoy a fabulous day. Big Hugs.

  8. A great reminder to reach for the small dies or dies we tend to use less frequently. You created cards with interest and beauty without having to be elaborate
    Sandra Smith

  9. Brilliant ideas you have shared Christina


  10. Hi Christina
    What a brilliant idea. Will be having a go. Thanks for the tutorial and giving us some new ideas.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  11. I just love this idea and your cards are amazing...what a great way to use up scraps of paper too....thank you Christina for sharing this card making...well done on all of your cards...

  12. Hi Christina
    very interesting way to use the small dies and I have a lot of them will have to try them. Yvonne N.

  13. What a cute idea and I love the look of the Brusho Crystals.

  14. Hi Christina a great idea and lovely cards.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  15. A superb idea Christina, thanks for the tutorial...will give that a try sometime....luv Ursula xx

  16. Thank you Christina. You always give us such useful ideas to think about and use. Have a wonderful day. Marietta

  17. Hi Christina,
    What a fun tutorial for today. Sorry for the late comment, it's 7:15 and I've only just got around to reading my emails. Oh yes, I've got quite a few little dies I could look out and use for this project and I'll be able to play with my Brusho crystals as well - still haven't got the additional pack of ten colours as I'm thinking of getting the wonderful watercolour set first :)
    Bejay xx

  18. Very pretty cards Christina, You could also used the heart card for Valentine day cards! Thank you you for all the beautiful Cards you do and Sharing with us all! xx

  19. Hi Christina, another set of great cards, you are right about the small dies we have and never use them, this is a really good idea.
    Regards Liz

  20. Great idea Christina. I have so many small dies that I've never even thought about using. Pat x

  21. A very good idea. As you say it's hard to think what to do with the tiny dies but this is good. Thank you

  22. Very nice cards Christina, Thank you for the ideas for those smaller dies.


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