Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

August 02, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial - Old Meets New

Hi Everybody,

Having a collection of dies is no good unless you put them to good use and just because you buy new dies doesn't mean that you need to discard the older ones. So for todays card I am using the new Labels 56 and combining it with one of my old time favorites Label 8 Decorative Elements
Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:
  • Flowers, Leaves and centres from Wild Orchid Crafts
  • Glitter from Glitter Magic
  • Ribbon from Mei Flower
  • Card from Papermill Direct

With die #7 from Matting Basic A cut two white layers to create a hinged card
With #7 from Matting Basic B cut one in pink
With #6 from Matting Basic A cut another white panel and emboss it with your folder.
The folder will not be big enough to take all the card so emboss one side and then turn the card around and emboss the portion that is not done.
 It may leave a join mark but we are able to cover that with ribbon 
(Remember that die #1 is always the smallest)
With #4 from Labels 8 Deco Elements cut one in pink and add foam pads to the back of this
With dies #2 and 3 cut these layer with the larger one in pink
Add a sentiment to the smaller panel  in black ink and heat emboss with clear powder
With #3 cut this panel in white and add foam pads to the back of each one
Layer the Labels 8 Deco panel to the white embossed layer and then add both to the pink layer and wrap with ribbon.
Add all these layers to the base card and layer on the rest of the panels to assemble the card
The flowers I have added are a mirror image of each other at the top and bottom of the centre panel.
And if you struggle with your floral displays then here is a video that may help you with your arrangement ...  Adding Flowers To Cards 

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Lovely card, very pretty. I forget about using some of my older dies so thanks for the reminder.


  2. Another winner, old and new makes a great combination. I am so inspired by your flower arrangement that I am watching a great amount of flower making tutorial. I hope that I will be able to produce something as beautiful as what you are so generously sharing with us. I did purchase a lot of spellbinder dies since I have started to follow your blog. They are wonderful to work with.
    Thank you again for sharing all of your knowledge.
    Christine form Ontario Canada.

  3. Morning Christina, a gorgeous card and a very clear tutorial.
    Nancyd xx

  4. Beautiful card made I've always loved combinations of pink and white and this is no exception.
    Thanks for sharing christina

  5. Beautiful card, and the flowers are gorgeous.

  6. Hi Christina another beautiful card.
    love it.
    Marion H

  7. I am guilty Christina, i always forget my older dies when i have new ones, Such a beauty of a card i love it all.
    Elaine H X

  8. nice card. love nestable dies

  9. Love the colour scheme - so delicate and pretty.
    Thank you
    Sue Mac

  10. Morning Christina,
    A very pretty card, I think we all tend to forget our older dies.

  11. Hi, Christina,
    Another winner for this week's tutorial. I love the way you've mixed older dies with the newer ones, Spellbinders dies play very well together don't they :)
    Bejay xx

  12. Hi Christina

    Such a very pretty card

    June x

  13. Hi Christina
    Another beauty abd will be watching the video later as I struggle a little bit arranging flowers on a card. Thanks for the tutorials and videos
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  14. Good Morning Christina :) Ohhhhhhhhhhh how BEAUTIFUL is this!! Thank you so much for all the work you put into your wonderful tutorial. Enjoy a fabulous day Dear Lady. Big Hugs.

  15. Stunning card Christina, love the design.
    Linda xxx

  16. Love the colours, design and pretty flowers. Stunning

  17. Beautiful card, so romantic with the soft colours and the lovely flowers :))
    Thanks for the tutorial!

  18. A really super creation Christina, thank you so much for sharing...luv Ursula xx

  19. Another good tutorial - a pretty card xx

  20. Such a beautiful elegant card. Love the pretty pink and the dies look fabulous. Hugs Jennifer xx

  21. gorgeous,like the sentiment too. Diana x

  22. So beautiful nd great tutorial.
    Love Val in Spain x

  23. Beautiful Card, your Crads are always Beautiful!! Thank You for Sharing! x

  24. Another lovely card! The Labels dies are some of my favorites and I really like this combination together.I've been reorganizing my dies so I can use them better. It really does make a difference when you can easily put your hands on what you are looking for I felt like I was organized before but my dies are much better now. I'm using the Very Elle pastiche sleeves and magnetic sheets. My dies are very easy to find now and I'm loving that.

    Thank you for another incredibly beautiful card, Christina!
    Sandra Smith

  25. Hi Christina
    Gorgeous card, thank you so much for the tutorial X X x

  26. Christina this is a stunning pink and white card. I do have Labels 8 in my collection though not Labels 56 so must try my own version of this using an alternative. Your flowers as always are beautiful but will watch your tutorial tomorrow. Thank you xx

  27. Beautiful Christina that pink and White is stunning, decorated to perfection.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  28. Such a beautiful card. Love the soft pink, the embossing, and your addition of flowers. Very pretty!

  29. Beautiful card and thank you for the brilliant tutorial.

  30. Love this pink card, so pretty

  31. Hello Christina- Lovely card & I am glad you used the older dies as well. This tutorial is very nice & a great reminder that it ok to mix old dies with new ones . Lovely card & great sentiment & beautiful flowers & decorations. Thanks Christina for sharing your tutorial with us.


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