Dear Blog Friends,
A few weeks ago I was really honoured to be contacted by my Blog and Spellbinders Hero Christine Emberson of Hope and Chances! She asked if I would be interested in making a project for her blog if she sent me a die to work with I said yes straight away! I know this may sound gushy but it was her blog that got me buying Spellbinders dies in the first place.
I was lucky enough to receive the brand new Dimensional Snowflake die, now this is a cut and fold die which is something I haven't used before. I got started straight away and instead of making One project I went a little mad and made four!
Above is the entire collection, if you click through to Hope and Chances today you will see my creations as Christine's Special Creative Guest.
Broken down I made
A trifold card featuring the three different dies in the set, this was an A4 sheet of white cardstock which I folded in three and cut three circles, getting smaller as they get to the front, out on each fold. I the adhered one of each size of snowflake into or over the 'hole'. The paper is Do'crafts Home for Christmas and the ribbon is Beresford's Pencil Stripe. When the card is folded all three snowflakes line up on top of each other meaning that the card works when pulled out of an envelope. Although it looks complicated this would be a great production line card as it is not too time consuming as Christine said imagine trying to cut these snowflakes by hand!
Secondly a box with tag ( how could I get inspiration from Christine and not make a tag!) The tag is made from the centre die from Spellbinders Elegant labels four This is decorated with 2 of the smallest snowflakes, one cut in glitter card and one in red. These show the wonderful dimension that can be gained with the tuck and fold element of this die set. The stamp is an old random one from Papermania I think. The box peeping out is made with Spellbinders Bracket Edge Box die in another Do'crafts paper.
Thirdly a Filigree card - something I seem to be making with increasing frequency!
This highlights the way with the cut and fold dies you can mix colours. I cut two of the largest die, one in red and one in Mirri card silver. I added the red die cut to the back of the silver and tucked the red ends of the snowflake through (if that's understandable) I added two each of the other sized dies on the front and loaded the snowflake onto a filigree card base in red and black.
Finally as a closet paper Engineer, I made some 3D hanging decorations which I will post separately next week as a Tutorial as there are a couple of different sizes and styles and these could be made in a host of snowflake style dies.
I have to admit when I was making these it was over 40degrees here and searching through my Christmas decorations for props was very strange! However Christine is currently at the Spellbinders Retreat in Arizona so I guess she is now feeling the heat!
I hope you have enjoyed my creations as much as I enjoyed making them