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February 09, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Victorian Numbers

Hi Everybody,

We have used the Alphabets on several cards on the past few months but for today I thought we could dig out the numbers a see what we can do with them.  I am sure that many of you have these dies ... or numbers of some description ... and this is a pretty card to make for a special birthday or anniversary.

 Spellbinders Supplies:

  • S6-001 5x7 Matting Basics A
  • S6-002 5x7 Matting Basics B
  • S4-540 Victorian Numbers
  • EL-002 Regal embossing folder
  • GC-200 Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
  • Raspberry Adapter Plate
Other Supplies:
With die #7 Matting Basica A cut two pieces of white card and
With die #7 Matting Basics B cut one layer in some pretty card
With die #6 Matting Basics A cut another layer in white
Add your chosen numbers to the white card in the top right hand corner. Space them out as you like and tape them to the card so that they don't slip and cross each other in your die cutter
Tape the numbers that you wish to use for the birthday onto the patterned card, 
Add them in the opposite corner where they will not interfere with the white card and cut them out
Stamp the sentiment onto the white card and then emboss it. 
You need to stamp first because the card will be un even once it has been embossed and difficult to stamp
 Add the white embossed layer over the patterned layer with foam pads in between.
Cut the foam pads if you need smaller ones and space them evenly around the numbers to support them on the card
Add in the pink numbers near the sentiment. I have covered my numbers with glossy accents and sprinkled them with glitter. 
Once they are dry I  threaded a silver key on to the Bakers Twine and wrapped it around the layers, tying a small bow into the twine
With foam tape in between I added it these layers to my base card.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Like that idea, clever lady
    cheers Kaye

  2. Hi Christina, what a perefect card for any age and male or female.
    Thanks for the great idea.
    Love Val in Spain x

  3. Lovely card, great use of the number dies. This would be great for a 50th/60th birthday-thanks for the inspiration.


  4. Wonderful idea, looks very pretty, xxx

  5. Loving this idea and card Christina nice idea to add the charm it makes it extra special.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. I love this card. It's gorgeous. So simple yet so effective.

  7. What a fun card for a birthday :))
    Very pretty!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  8. Great idea Christina- just in time for my Grandsons 21st. Now I know what I will be making, Will use his birth date as the numbers. Thanks a load! xx

  9. Morning Christina,
    A good way to use the dies, very clever.

  10. Morning Christina, this a great card and very pretty my granddaughters 21 st is in two weeks this would be a fun idea and use the numbers to put the year she was born in too thanks for all your inspiration Christina.
    Nancyd xx

  11. Good Morning Christina :) Lovely Card this morning. Great Tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing. Enjoy a fab day. Big Hugs.

  12. Hi, Christina,
    What a clever card today! I don't know why it is that so far I have no number dies in my stash...they are now on top of my Spellbinders wish list along with the 5x7 matting basics sets. I'm thinking of cool ways to make a card like this, maybe hiding the actual birth age in with the rest of the numbers but putting different coloured card behind them :). I can't wait to get the supplies I need to try this one out, it looks like fun.
    Bejay xx

  13. What a novel way to use the Numbers dies. Lovely card
    Margaret xx

  14. Thank you for the tutorial Christina, an unusual idea, one I had never thought of....turned out a really lovely card....luv Ursula xx

  15. Very pretty card like how you used the number dies different.

  16. So simple but so effective.
    Thank you,
    Sue Mac

  17. Very nice turned out really pretty...well done Christina

  18. Love, love, love your card. It's perfect for a young woman turning 21!

  19. Love your tutorials, this is a very pretty card.

  20. Evening Christina. Wonderful idea for using these number dies. Will try this myself. X

  21. Very clever use of the dies.

  22. A very creative use of number dies. The result is a beautiful card!
    Sandra Smith

  23. Very clever idea. Love this. Don't have these numbers but have others so will give it a try. Thank you

  24. A wonderful idea. This is a fantastic layout to highlight a special year birthday.


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