March 19, 2017

Spellbinders Graceful Fans (Video)

Hi Everybody,

Thank you all for your feedback on my new style videos and they have had a real mixed response. Some like it and others don't but a lot of people say they didn't like the music.  So in this one I have  toned it down to a more gentle tune.

I won't be doing all the videos like this just the occasional one with a quick card. It keeps things fresh and interesting to change them around a little. I am very flattered that many of you like the sound of my voice (I hate it)

There have recently been a lot of new border dies from the wonderful Becca Feeken and they are all intricate and a pleasure to work with .

And so I thought that a video was in order to show you how I made this really pretty card

This link  Spellbinders Graceful Fans   will take you through to the video and the steps needed to make this top card.

I hope you enjoy this new style video more
The bright gold card is part of a pack from Craft Stash and it gives a real luxury look to the white card and it is easy to cut

The ribbon I already had in my supplies and I used it to create the double bow.

So there are a couple more ideas using the exact same items just arranging them in a different way each time

The way I tie the  bow is shown in the video Tying A Bow  and it is quite easy to do.

Once you get to play with these dies I am sure that you will come up with lots more ideas for yourself.

But as you can see they are very versatile and the gold card sets them off beautifully

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Morning Christina, two absolutely gorgeous cards off to check out your new video.
    Nancyd xx

  2. What a beautiful die mind you it would look pretty ordinary if you didn't show us wonderful things to do with it, love the cards

  3. I purchased Becca Freeken's entire collection of border dies and have been so happy I did. The fan border is a favorite and your cards are fantastic! I enjoyed the video and even though you aren't speaking, you do take it slow enough to be able to follow your steps. I have seen videos where they move really fast and you can't catch all steps unless you stop and start. I also liked the music better.

    I've seen your bow tying videos before but watched them again for a brush up. I have bow tying tools but being able to create a quick bow with just your ribbon and hands, is always helpful. Thank you, Christina!

  4. Three lovely cards Christina. I like how you have used the die and the different look to each card

  5. Great cards, loved the video & really like the "new style "- music is much better, less distracting.


  6. Gorgeous cards Christina, love the fans it will be one for my wish list, big hugs x x x

  7. beautiful cards Christina. and i too enjoy hearing your voice. very soothing. hugs

  8. Loving all the cards and Dies Christina, will watch the video later.
    Thank you
    Elaine H X

  9. Wow Christina love these cards the edge dies are beautiful these would be wonderful wedding invitations thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxxxxx

  10. Gorgeous cards!
    Thanks for sharing them in your video!

  11. Morning Christina

    I love the selection of today's cards and enjoyed the video tutorial, thank you!

    June x

  12. Love the elegance of the card designs, especially the top one

  13. Hi Christina
    These cards are all elegant and beautiful. Just watched the video and looks like this die set is another must have. Enjoyed the video.
    Best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  14. Lovely cards today. Becca Feeken will be in our area shortly at a store I have been visiting (with I could join her). I too hate the sound of my own voice when listening to a recording but I do love to hear the explanation on a card video. So much nicer to hear someone chat with me. Dianne

  15. Love the cards you have produced Christina and love your videos. Thanks for the tutorials. Kind regards Anne Owens xxx

  16. Beautiful cards. I do not have those borders but I do have others and did not really know what to do with them so I will give this a try. You are full of ideas and a great library for card makers.
    The music on this one is perfect. You might not like your voice but now you are assured that, we as students, are in love with it's sweetness and gentleness.
    Now we will be in for a twofold surprise: music or voice and a beautiful card.

  17. Hi Christina
    Love these elegant cards. Love the borders. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Very very pretty cards Christina, have also just re-watched your bow tying videos, you make it so easy, been sitting here doing it along with you and they are just beautiful...thank you again...luv Ursula xx

  19. Absolutely love the colour. Your videos are so helpful. Thanks for all you do for us. Diana

  20. Good Morning Christina- I will need to look at this video. These cards are gorgeous . They are just beautiful & elegant. Great colors. Thank you for sharing with us.

  21. Love both these cards and the video. Thank you.

  22. Hi, Christina,
    I love the different cards you've made with this die set. I've not bought many new dies recently but I think this one is going to go on my list :).
    Well done on the video...I still love your commentary more than the music though lol.
    Bejay xx

  23. very beautiful cards. The music was much better, but I think something a little softer would be better.

  24. Who would have thought to use a fan card base to make several beautiful yet different cards! i never glad you are here with ideas!

  25. Beautiful cards Christina. Haven't watched video fully yet but the music is so much better today. Had to turn volume off on your last one!!!!
    Must also watch your bow video as I'm always struggling to get them right.

  26. Yes fully agree with you that the fans need the gold card to set them's a great die - hurray for Becca!
    I've also used patterned paper and it was quite nice but I prefer the gold....thanks for sharing the them all.


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