Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

January 10, 2017

Tuesday Tutorial-Sapphire Basic Set A

Hi Everybody,

This little starter set of small dies are designed to be used with the Sapphire, but they can be used in any of the small die cutting machines that are on the market.  

These little machines are so handy to keep on your work top to cut sentiments, tags or even some flowers. They take up no space at all but are just as strong as the bigger die cutters

You may have been lucky enough to get your Sapphire from C&C and this is the set of dies that came with the machine at that time. That machine is exclusive to C&C but the Prizm is the same concept and both are by Spellbinders
So here is a really quick and simple card idea for those little dies

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Cut two panels with die #7 from Matting Basics A and create a hinged card
With die #7 from Matting Basics B cut another panel in dotty blue card
With die #6 from Matting Baiscs A cut another white panel and emboss in the folder that you have
(Please remember that die #1 is always the smallest)
Add the embossed panel to the dotty card with foam pads between the layers
Cut all the square dies together to create two frames and the other pieces as you need
Stamp your sentiment onto the small oval and layer it onto the tag die
Add the tag with foam pads to the embossed panel
Add ribbon through the loops on the tag and secure behind the panel
Layer up the frames to overlap each other with foam pads were needed
Layer up the butterflies along the body line and add the flourish as the butterfly trail
Add all this to the base card

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, a fabulous little card, I didn't think it was worth getting the small machine but yesterday I was in and out cutting things some small and it would have been very handy, so will definately think about getting one when we come back from holiday we are off to Tenerife on Friday and don't want parcels lying around.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Good morning Christina

    This is a really pretty card. Love how you've integrated the squares and added the black flourish to the butterfly to also incorporate the squares

    Thank you for the tutorial

    June x

  3. Lovely pretty card Christina.
    Elaine H X

  4. I love this card. I bought the sapphire when you first demonstrated on C&C. I have used the dies many times and as you say I find it very useful. Wouldn't like to be without it now! xx

  5. Lovely card! I actually won a set of these dies from Spellbinders, but I have rectangles instead of squares! It is a wonderful design plan with either, and I will be trying it soon! thank you for all of the wonderful inspiration.

  6. such a pretty card. have been thinking of getting a little machine as i have been buying a lot of small dies lately. xx hugs.

  7. Thank you Christina. I do have the Sapphire and these dies from c+c but nt used the dies as yet. Great idea.
    Love Val in Spain xxx

  8. How pretty, Christina and I love the card you have used. Looks fresh and clean.

  9. Thank you for sharing this tutorial, it is really appreciated

  10. very pretty card, like how you used the little dies.Thanks for sharing.

  11. A pretty little card Christina....luv Ursula xx

  12. Love your card and the dies. I was just thinking those little squares would work on planners. I have a small machine and they are we easy to use and so handy.

  13. Very pretty card. I do not have those dies but similar ones that I can use. Thanks for sharing Dianne

  14. Hi Christina
    A great card and a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Good Afternoon Christina- This is a great looking card. I like the way you put it all together as well. Perfect bling for Butterfly body. The card is very nice.

  16. Lovely card Christina. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Lovely card Christina. When you first look at these small dies you wonder what you can make with them but your shows demonstrating the little machine and dies were great inspiration. Love how the flourish embellishes the butterfly. Xx

  18. Very pretty and simple. Will be making one like this when I get home this afternoon.

  19. I love the timeless elegance here, Christina. I made a similar crossword card for one of my Grandsons for his birthday, in December, and included as many words, for things he loves, as I could. I didn't measure the words before die cutting the letters and ended up with more than the front of the card could accommodate! He didn't know about the missing words and loved the format.


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