May 17, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Circular Floral Card

Hi Everybody,

Many of you collected the Grand Dies when they where available and  made really good use of them for larger cards. Sadly they have been retired from Spellbinders website but that doesn't mean that we have to forget about them and if you have them in your collection then it is time to dust them off again.
Spellbinders Supplies:
Other Supplies:
  • Flowers/Leaves
  • Glitter
  • White/Dotty/Striped Card 
These are the dies that I am using and they are numbered the same in any set from Spellbinders with #1 always being the smallest. 
(Please bear in mind that Grand Dies are much larger than the normal sized dies)
With die #3 from the Grand Circles cut two pieces of card in white for the base
With #1 from the Grand Stately Circles cut another white layer
With die #2 from the Grand Circles cut two pieces in different patterns. I have used stripes and dotty card for mine. Choose one of these and stamp and emboss a sentiment onto it
 You will also need one more  in this size in white 
With the two that you have cut for the base you will need to fold one of them back about half an inch down and score. And on this same piece you will need to level the bottom off so that the circle will stand  Only do these actions on the piece that is going to be the back of the card
 Don't fold the scored part all the way back as it needs glue adding to the small area and then marrying up with the other piece. This is now your base card.
With the other patterned panel and the white one add the border die across them and cut and emboss.  Placing the die about two thirds up the card will give you a good depth to these two layers.
Add foam pads to the back of each piece and start to layer together.
My foam pads are about 1mm thick and give really nice dimension to my card.
Add the Grand Stately Circle to the base and then add your patterned circle to the top.
Layer the two cut pieces so that they are offset and add them also.
Add in your flowers so that they make a pleasing display and to curl the stems on the flower buds I have wrapped them around a BBQ stick
Tuck in the leaves as you like and add some sparkle to the petals with the glitter

More tomorrow ... 

Hugs xx


  1. Beautiful card, love the border die. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Morning Christina, absolutely gorgeous think I still have the grand decorative nestabilities don't think I got the plain ones but I could do something similar with them, it's true we don't use our old dies enough thanks for the inspiration.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Truly no die is useless.with new concepts and ideas an old die would always come in handy. Thanks for sharing Christina.

  4. Beautiful card, really lovely. The grand decorative circles are one of my favourite dies.


  5. A gorgeous card Christina!Love it!

  6. Gorgeous card and lovely papers used Christina, sadly i have no Large dies , but will have a look out for them when i am on E/bay { you never know }.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  7. Hi Christina love this card and have these dies tucked away somewhere.
    really must give it a try .thank you for bringing us these great ideas .
    Marion H

  8. Morning Christina,
    Lovely card, it's nice to see older dies being used.

  9. A beautiful card Christina, I was one of those who collected the 'grand dies' and love using them as I like to make big cards...this one is fab and thanks for the tutorial....luv Ursula xx

  10. Good Morning Christina :) Yep....I'm an early bird this morning. Fell asleep in the recliner with one of my little doxies on my lap and there I stayed all night. Beautiful Card this morning!! Absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing. I never got the Grand dies, as I only have a Cuttlebug. or is it Cuddlebug..... You know... I don't even know. Oh boy. Ok... Old-timers is finally here! But anyway, they wouldn't fit my machine. But lucky the folks who do have them. What beautiful cards to be made! Going camping for a few days. Will have some catching up to do. Enjoy a fabulous day! Big Hugs.

  11. Morning Christina

    It's good to see 'old' favourites again. Pretty card like this one

    Smiles :)

    June x

  12. You have lovely ideas Christina. Such a pretty card.
    Love Val in Spain x

  13. beautiful card. it is nice to get out the forgotten dies. like going shopping. hugs xx

  14. Love round cards and my grand dies so must
    have a go at this very pretty card.
    Many thanks,
    Sue Mac

  15. Another great design, so many great ideas
    Thank You

  16. Lovely card Christina,like what you did with the large circles.Never did get the large dies.

  17. Fabulous tutorial and such a gorgeous card.
    Linda xxx

  18. Shaped cards do have that extra something and your card today is so pretty. Unfortunately I don't have any of the 'Grand' dies - never mind. If I spent as much time making cards as I spend admiring yours I'd have quite a stash!
    Kentish Sue

  19. Beautiful card and a great tutorial....well done Christina and tfs

  20. Very pretty and different, love the look of the boarder die. Thanks for the tutorial. Dianne

  21. A really beautiful card and very informative tutorial, thank you.

  22. lovely card Christina. I have 3 or 4 large dies and only use them occasionally - usually for wedding cards. Must try using your idea next time! Thanks a lot xxx

  23. I always love your cards but his one is just outstanding. I love the shape and the papers and dies that you've used I haven't got any of the Grand Nestabilities, more's the pity. Pat x

  24. Evening Christina. This is a very pretty card using the larger dies. Unfortunately I don't have any of these dies but the tutorial was very interesting. Thank you x

  25. Thank you Christina for this tutorial using the large dies. I asked you for ideas using these dies and am honored you have done so. A lovely card I am going to try to make. I love the cardstock and wish we could get it here. Maybe one day. Thank you again. Marietta

  26. A lovely card using fabulous diies. I did purchase the Grand dis and truly appreciate new ideas for using them. Thank you so much for the tutorial too.
    Sandra Smith

  27. Hi Christina, what a lovely card you are teaching us today! I have the Grand decorative set, but was hoping to get the plain set another time! I am rather annoyed with myself now, that I never got around to it, (other things took priority) and I had not realised that they were now retired! I never managed to get half of the range they had, and they were fabulous dies! I could kick myself! lol! I love this card idea, so I am already thinking of a way around my little problem here ;) I will have to get my thinking cap on I reckon! Thanks Christina, for another great tutorial!
    Karen xx

  28. Beautiful circle card, Christina. I forget and tend to overlook the circle cards. I love the delicacy of this one. Thanks.

  29. I have been following and enjoying your blog for some time now. This CARD HAS BLOWN ME AWAY. It is so beautiful that I want to purchase the Dies and make one right away. It starles you with its simple beauty and sentiment. Thank you


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