Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

August 23, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Floral Sapphire Card

Hi Everybody,

Did you manage to get the little Sapphire Machine when it was offered on C&C?
 It really is a useful machine and takes up no space at all on your worktop. And yet it has the ability to cut through card like butter with any small dies that you may have in your own collection.

It was offered for sale with Set B which is 13 dies that you can use as soon as you get the machine.
It is with this set that I have made this small but really pretty clean and simple card
If you didn't get one and the Sapphire is now sold out then there is an alternative with 
Spellbinders Prizm

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:
With die #7 (from the main dies only) in Matting Basics A cut two pieces and create a hinged card
With die # 7 in Matting Baiscs B cut another panel to layer onto the base 
From the rectangles in the Sapphire B set use the largest and place it into the mat panel and cut 
There is no need to emboss this as we are going to do that in the next step
With your embossing folder add the card and run it through your larger machine
Add foam pads to the back of this panel especially around the aperture to support it.
Find some pretty paper that will sit inside the aperture and glue this direct to the base card so that it can be seen through the opening
The foam pads will keep the embossed panel raised away from this paper panel as you add it to the base card
Stamp the sentiment of your choice onto some white card and cut it out with the middle rectangle die from Set B and add a foam pad underneath this too
Position this into  the centre of the aperture

Decorate with Diamante around the opening and add a Diamante flourish to look as if it is running through the opening

Decorate further with flowers and glitter and the shiny centrepiece to the flower and that's it ... clean and simple, quick and easy !!

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, what a very pretty card love the embossing folder don't think I have this one must check it out if it still available don't have the small machine either but the small plates for the calibar are so handy.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Lovely card and Tutorial Christina.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  3. Great card, really like the embossing folder you have used.


  4. I really like the simplicity of this card yet it's quite pretty. This card is a great reminder that not every card has to take a lot of time and multiple layers to be beautiful!
    Sandra Smith

  5. Morning Christina,
    A very pretty girly card.

  6. Lovely card Christina....luv Ursula xx

  7. So love that embossing folder design, so different

  8. Lovely card Christina- like you, I have the Sapphire machine and find it so useful.xx

  9. Hi Christina
    Thanks for showing us how to make this lovely card. I have the Sapphire and must admit it really is very usrful
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  10. Hi Christina

    Good tutorial and pretty card

    June x

  11. I love my little machine Christina. A gorgeous card.
    Linda xxx

  12. Lovely card Christina. Thank you for sharing and for the tutorial. Very helpful.

  13. Great tutorial. I am a fan of the flower arrangement

  14. Love this card. Could we have a video tutorial for it please.

    Margaret xx

  15. Gorgeous the embossing folder!!! Thanks for sharing Christina!

  16. Pretty card, love that embossing folder. Thanks for the tutorial.

  17. Love the simplicity of this card and its achievable even if you don't have the right dies. Thanks for sharing and continuing to inspire every day.

  18. Lovely card Christina. I especially like the embossing folder. Thanks for the tutorial.

  19. Very pretty card Christina. I don't have any of the smaller machines but my Cuttlebug is ideal for smaller dies and most embossing folders. The flowers are beautiful too. X

  20. A Really elegant card Christina, and thanks for showing us how make it! As usual, your flower arranging is just perfect!
    Karen xx

  21. Gorgeous!!! Love this card!!!

  22. Gorgeous card Christina, thank you for your clear tutorial X X X


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