Monday, 25 July 2016


Happy Monday,

I'm introducing the brand new paper cuts dies form Creative Expressions.  The festive range of four dies are simply stunning and are designed to emulate the effects you get with hand paper cutting but without the fuss!

I decided to seat, as I would, with box using all four of the dies cut in ancient copper pearl card and mounted onto an acetate box.

I thought this was a great way to show all four and introduce them before I launch them on Hochanda as the ODS at 8pm on Wednesday night!

The main die shown on the first side is the Christmas tree and to highlight the border I filled the space with silver PVA dimensional glue. this gives the mother of pearl frame that is visible when you look carefully lol

The next side shows the festive baubles die on the right and the reindeer on the left .

The final picture shows the fourth die the festive feast !

Over the next couple of days I will be showing a few more samples as Ive made loads!!



  1. Morning John, today's sample us gorgeous, i have seen these dies already for sale, there on my wish list xx

  2. Hi John. Fabulous shows yesterday, love your christmas designs. Like Julie, I've seen the new CE dies on sale but I like to see what they do before I buy so I'll be glued to the ODS on Wednesday. Sue x

  3. Morning John, oh I was right when I saw those creations in your craft room, I have the reindeer one, have cut it out and it look great, now I am looking forward to seeing your samples and what you do with the dies on Wednesday.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Hi John
    yes I was right to I saw this on your desk in your craft room it looks beautiful thank you tracyw x

  5. Morning John,
    Wow a stunning box, these dies look lovely.
    Enjoy your preparation for the shows.

  6. Morning John
    What beautiful box.

  7. Hi John, this box is beautiful, would look lovely with a battery tealight in. Take care. Bx

  8. Morning John,
    Looking forward to Wednesday for your Hochanda shows.
    Love yesterday's shows. What a team Creative Expression's have of talented crafters.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Tina T xxxx

  9. Hi John.
    Thank you these dies look lovely.
    Take care Kitty.

  10. These look different so your shows will be watched with interest. The three yesterday were great with loads of tips and great demos as ever - thank you and it cost me!
    Lace Summer School at Knuston this week - time to learn and gossip! Anne too.

  11. Beautiful craft project, looking forward to seeing the shows on Wednesday.


  12. Love the box display and I like the reindeer. Will be watching on weds. Luv jxxx

  13. Beautiful box John. Like the look of these dies. Look forward to the ods. Joyce x

  14. Morning John, fab. box and great dies looking forward to your shows.
    Nancyd xx

  15. Wow John this box is stunning. The new dies look amazing. I am looking forward to seeing more samples and your shows of course. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs xxx

  16. Hi John
    A gorgeous box, intriguing dies.
    I loved the Hochanda shows.Both Marie's card and your version were fabulous. I can't wait to see the demos of the pixie powder kitchen roll backgrounds.
    B xx

  17. Morning John, these dies look great, will have to watch your show and see all your projects with them them.

  18. Hi John. Just checking in before I set off for Somerset. Shows set to record but, wifi permitting, I may be able to catch up on your shows whilst I'm there. Have fun. SueL x

  19. These dies look great, John. Will record the shows as lace takes priority this week! Hoping for a good week for card sales.

    Anne (Northampton)

  20. The sample is stunning John can't wait to see some more thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxx

  21. Rose in Chester25 July 2016 at 09:28

    Hi John,
    Those dies look very modern/contemporary - useful addition to my arsenal. Will certainly watch the show, can't wait to see your samples and watch your demos.
    Hugs, Rse

  22. Hi John. These new dies look interesting. Love the box. Love Rosemarie X

  23. Hi John
    Looking good! Nice dies. Will watch out for your demos!
    Anne M xxx

  24. Good Morning John, that box has come out really well, not that using acetate is the easiest of things to use but your done a brilliant job of it. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  25. Morning John,
    The dies look interesting, I did see them advertised on a web site. Looking forward to seeing them in use. Love the box.

  26. I wondered how these dies would look once cut, now I know! Do like these end products.


  27. Not sure about these but love the way you have showed them xxx

  28. Fabulous shows lately and really looking forward to the next one on Wednesday. This look lovely and wish I had the brain to make one up but....:-) Take care,
    Maria x

  29. Wonderful.

    These dies would also make a nice 4 panel Christmas card ,Votive holder, window clings, or mobile.

    Happy thoughts,
    New York

  30. Hello John ,
    These look really interesting! Love what yo have done with them. Would make a nice lantern for a battery penates tealight or candle! I'm sure you have thought of that! Look forward to seeing more.
    Love Myra

  31. OOH i love those boxes, hope you are going to give the dimentions.
    I have had my eye on those dies and i love what you have done with them.
    Those would look lovely as a table decoration with some lovely yummy treats inside.

  32. Hi John
    Gorgeous project, the new dies look great x x x

  33. Love these John. Look forward to the shows.

  34. Eh up John
    Fabulous box. Will be interesting to see what else can be done with these dies.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x