Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

March 15, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Astoria Collection

Hi Everybody,

For todays tutorial I have moved to some of the newest dies from Spellbinders and these are from Stacey Caron Designs. They are part of her Art Deco Collection and these are Astoria  

Everyone of these dies is completely up my street as I simply love large and intricate dies that you can really get your imagination working with and I have enjoyed playing with them
Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:
With die # 7 cut two white panels to make the base card
With #5 and #3 cut one of each in white
(Die #1 is always the smallest)
With the two largest panels score one of them along the long side about half an inch down
Keeping both pieces flat add glue along this scored part and attach the other card to the strip making sure that the shape of the card is level. Set aside as this is the base
With each of the dies to the Decorative Elements cut one of each in your chosen color.
Add the largest colored piece to the base card with foam tape in between, being careful to match the shapes together
Layer each of the colored panels onto the  corresponding white one with foam tape in between the layers
Wrap some white ribbon around the middle sized panel looping it through the fancy edges
Build up the layers now onto the base card and stamp and heat emboss your sentiment
Add in a small bow and glue a diamante embellishment over the knot.
Arrange the floral display in a pleasing way.
Sprinkle the flower with glitter for added sparkle

Thursdays YouTube Tutorial will feature another card made with this Art Deco Collection

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, absolutely gorgeous I hadn't seen these dies but Becca Feekan used this one on her card on Friday and I fell in love with them.
    Nancyd xxx

  2. Lovely card, very pretty.


  3. Another WOW WOW WOW cards so very pretty and exotic, love it
    Cheers Kaye

  4. Christina I really like these Astoria dies, can't wait to get a set, thanks Ann

  5. A lovely card Christina and excellent Tutorial.Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. A beautiful card Christina! Great tutorial too!
    Sandra Smith

  7. Morning Christina,
    A lovely card, I'm loving the new dies.

  8. Love the fab design and details,just

  9. My kind of card- only problem now a days is the postage cost! xx

  10. Hi Christina
    Thanks for another great tutorial. These dies look really good as does your card.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  11. Good Morning Christina :) Ohhhhhh what a treat! Another Beautiful Signature Christina Card to view today! And a wonderful tutorial as well! Thank you so much for both and all the hard work you put into it for us. Enjoy a glorious day. Big Hugs.

  12. Morning, Christina,
    I think I'm falling in love with these new dies. I'll have to start saving up for them. Sadly there are other things I need to buy before I go mad with craft essentials tiles for the kitchen floor, new pillows, a new microwave - mine has gone rusty for some reason - and believe it or not...a new Christmas Tree! I fell in love with one last year but was too late to get it. Now I've found a supplier with a couple left in stock and I want to get it at last years price lol. After all the new household things are bought, I'm going to seriously attack my Spellbinders wish list and place an order with Papermill Direct for some of their wonderful card, I got a sample selection from them and was VERY pleased with the quality. :)
    Bejay xx

  13. Hi Christina, been back in uk for 3 weeks.
    love todays card. WHat a beautiful die.
    Love Val in Spain x

  14. Lovely dies and you have made a beautiful card with them. Thanks for the tutorial, will check and see what I can use from my stash for a similar card.

  15. This card is simply did a great job using the dies....I like the soft pastel color and thanks for doing a real close-up of the card...
    well done Christina

  16. Hi Christina, another beautiful die in the collection, love the card and very clear tutorial X X X

  17. A beautiful card today Christina, love the clean crisp colour decorated beautifully.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  18. I just love what you do. Absolutely beautiful.
    Thank You for sharing your visions

  19. Morning Christina. Thank you for your tutorial for such a beautiful card. X


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