Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

February 02, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Vintage Lace

Hi Everybody,

I have been a collector of Spellbinders for many years now and these are some of the first ones I ever bought.  I always bought the Accent dies that matched the Motifs and that way I could get the most out of all the sets.

This particular set is the Vintage Lace Accents and Motifs and they are now retired from Spellbinders website. If you shop around to other places you may still be able to buy them but I wanted to include tutorials with older dies as I know that many of us have them in our collections
Spellbinders Supplies:

  • S6-001 5x7 Matting Basics A
  • S6-002 5x7 Matting Basics B
  • Vintage Lace Motifs
  • Vintage Lace Accents
  • S4-114 Standard Circles LG
Other Supplies:
With die #7 Matting Basics A cut two panels and create a hinged card  for your base
With die #7 Matting Basics B cut another panel in your chosen colour 
From the Vintage Lace Accents and Motifs cut the largest circular dies in white and from the border strip cut six pieces in white.
From dies #4 and #6 cut these circles in blue to layer under the lace panels
Add the border strips to the blue panel spacing them out evenly across the panel.
 Have a dry run before you glue them into place so that you are happy with the look and the glue them in place. Trim the edges for a neat finish.
I hand cut another blue panel to fit slightly smaller than the base and layered this lace panel onto it so that it also leaves a small border.
Layer up the lace circles with their corresponding blue ones and use foam tape in between the layers
Stamp and emboss your sentiment and add to your card front.
Wrap all the layers with ribbon before adding to your base card and place a double bow in the centre
Cover the bows knot with a dazzler and dot pearls around the sentiment for effect

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a beautiful card must check my dies to see if I still have these I gave away a lot of my old dies to a friend that was just starting out and I didn't seem to use them hope not these ones not to worry.
    Nancyd xx

  2. That would have to be one of your best, I love it
    Would love to find those dies
    cheers Kaye

  3. Beautiful card-I have both sets of dies so I might try to re-create this card.

  4. That card is so so beautiful Christina, thanks Ann

  5. How lovely your card is Christina, beautiful color and style.
    I can always follow your Tutorials as you explain so easily, Thank You.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. Hi Christina,
    So lovely, no gorgeous. Love the techniques.
    Di B. x

  7. Hi Christina lovely card and great to see the old dies being
    used .i have these and many more that i have forgotton about.
    Marion H

  8. Morning Christina,
    A lovely card, it's nice to see older dies in use.

  9. Hi Christina.

    I love all your cards .... watch every day on your site to try to make one of them.

    This is a cute birthday card for a good friend.

    Corry (from Holland)

  10. Yep I remember those early days of Spellbinders, and hey ho, I have this set, so will set about trying to make this most beautiful card Christina, you are such an inspiration, I am loving all these revivals...thank you so much....luv Ursula xx

  11. that's a beautiful card Christina. thanks so much for the tutorial. xx

  12. Good Morning Christina :) Beautiful Card and wonderful Tutorial! Thank you for sharing and for all you do for us. Enjoy a lovely day. Big Hugs.

  13. that is lovely Christina, I like the way you used the borders to make a pretty background. Love the colours too xxx

  14. Another pretty card - with spellbinder dies choices are endless! xx

  15. Hi Christina,
    What a pretty card! I love it when you use your older dies, even if we can no longer find them on sale. These are exceptionally beautiful and delicate.
    As always, your step by step instructions show us just how easy it is to make something wonderful :).
    Bejay xx

  16. I have these dies, thanks for showing me another way to use them. your card is gorgeous.

  17. Just a beautiful card Christina.....tfs

  18. Hi Christina,
    very pretty card and love how you are using the old spellbinders dies for I have a lot of them will have to start useing them again.Thanks

  19. Gorgeous card and beautiful design!

  20. Hi Christina
    Gorgeous card love the colours & design
    Hug's Lynda xx

  21. Beautiful! I also purchased the Accents and matching Motif dies from Spellbinders so I love seeing cards using these dies. I'm happy I held onto them and appreciate that you are sharing new ideas to old friends.
    Sandra Smith

  22. I am thinking I may have a die that will make background lace (may not be as nice as yours). Thanks for the inspiration. Beautiful. Dianne

  23. Well, you've done it again - do so love your blue creations.

  24. Hi Christina, beautiful card, great use of the older dies.
    Regards Liz.

  25. Hi Christina, a beautiful card and the dies are really beautiful too.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  26. Lovely card Christina. I don't have these dies but do have something similar. Thank you for your inspiration. X

  27. I love it! I pinned.


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