March 23, 2017

Die Cutting Essentials 22

Hi Everybody,

Today this magazine is on sale in selected supermarkets and craft shops or WHSmiths and this is one idea of how to use the really useful Happy Birthday die that comes free with it.

You can also get it direct from this link  

In the video I make this card ... and I tell you what I am doing. So for those who prefer me to speak then here it is back to normal

The video is 

The lace and flower are from WOC

This pretty round card is using the same die and it looks different when you vary the colours and shapes

This one has been dressed up with flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts

And they have been given the glitter treatment to make them sparkle

The little fabric butterfly is also from WOC

For this one I have used chalks to colour the areas of the die cut.

Don't forget to spritz with a little water to set the chalks or it may rub off the card

All pretty cards and that die cut is a good one to keep on hand for any of your birthday cards

And remember that you can always take your scissors to it and snip away the bits you don't want.

But don't throw them away because they may come in handy on another card

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, Wow four beautiful cards today how lucky are we.
    Nancyd xx

  2. Lots of lovely cards & a great video.


  3. Lovely cards Christina,
    Elaine H X

  4. ah yesssss ... like the voiceover again! Thank you.

  5. Love these cards Christina every one beautiful thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  6. Good morning Christina

    A very pretty collection of cards this morning plus an excellent video tutorial :)


  7. Super cards made with this die, thank you for showing us how to use it.

  8. The cards are gorgeous :))
    Thanks for the video!

  9. Good Morning Christina :) Woman, you truly are Card-Making MAGIC! All of these cards and the ones on the video are just Beautiful!!! Love, Love, Love!! Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your day Dear Lady. Big Hugs.

  10. Hi Christina
    Just watched the video and it looks a very useful die to have. You have made some very pretty cards but there again all your cards are outstanding
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  11. All of the cards are beautiful....well done on all of them and tfs

  12. Good Morning Christina- This looks to be a very useful die. The different styles of cards you made are very lovely. You created very lovely cards. Thank you for sharing. I need to go look at your video soon.

  13. All beautiful cards. Snipping the dies really gets them to be so much more versitile.

  14. Four very different cards today Christina, using one die, they are beautiful....luv Ursula xx

  15. Lovely cards, will check out your video tonight. Love the look of the die.

  16. Hi Christine - another great success. Got my Die today and looking forward to trying it out. Please, please keep the video's etc coming - my small craft group and my self love them - Thanl Upi Sp <icj XXXX

  17. Hi Christina
    Thank you for showing us the cards you've made with this Die. It's useful to give us some inspiration.

  18. Evening Christina. Four beautiful cards today. Very useful die with the magazine. X

  19. Hello Christina. Please can you tell me where you get your pretty lace and pearl embellishments.
    I love your card ideas and have tried a few. As I am not a confident person and won't consider selling any of my creations I am going to take them to a charity shop as I have read on your blog that that is what some people do.

    1. I tell you in the blog post that the lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts Cxx

  20. Hi Christina
    What a beautiful selection of cards, thank you for sharing x x x


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