Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Bursting with Ideas...

Happy Tuesday,

I've titled todays post bursting with ideas as firstky todays card literally bursts out and secondly because I am bursting with ideas for this year.  I have been drawing, testing refining and finishing loads of new products for this year over the Christmas Period and I've still got loads of ideas coming its amazing wart a break and the support of some brilliant people Special mention to Jane and Peter smith who both help in very different ways!

Back to todays card and I have to admit this idea was suggested to me at a demo last year however I'm really sorry I can't remember who ( please feel free to claim responsibility if you are reading this!)  The suggestion was cutting the smaller corner die from my sandwich box die set 4 times in a square and then folding out the resultant panels.  Well here is the finished card!

I cut the opening panel in silver lustre card against the fabulous Yale Blue lustre card cutting a smaller square panel shaping the panels with a ball tool to hold their shape, thats the great thing about this die it can be tessellated in many ways to make different shapes and patterns, for the centre.
I added a set of frames in the same Yale and Lustre card using the Press Cut stitch dot squares and plain squares for the nested frame look.


I added my Starflower Dies ( Now back in stock at the Warehouse so should be available soon Im hoping to have some on my Hochanda show on the 8th & 9th January) cut alternately in the Yale and Lustre cards.

I put a large flower in the centre and a spray of three in alternate corners.

Whilst this is a deep card with lots of layers it easily fits inside the Sandwich Box when made up so its easy to make a matching box that fits the gift.  A card like this is, to me at least, a gift!



Enjoy...

35 comments:

  1. Morning John, oh yes this is fantastic, what a great idea whoever it was who suggested it, I also love this lustre card, amazing.

    Oh I am so looking forward to the new things this year.

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

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  2. Hi John.
    Thank you a brilliant card and so pretty.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

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  3. WOW-what a stunning card. Whoever suggested that style obviously knew you could turn their thoughts into a beautiful card.

    Michele

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  4. ANOTHER WOW JOHN
    Stunning card so pretty.
    Jan

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  5. Absolutely stunning card John. The lustre card looks beautiful.
    Annette x

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  6. Wow! oh! Wow! oh! Wow! John, LOVE it.
    Really looking forward to what you have in store for us.
    Have a great day
    Patricia xxx

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  7. Hi John,Wow Wow Wow what an absolutely stunning card,just wonderful.I love everything about it,colours composition just everything.It doesn't sound like you rested much over the Xmas break but I suppose that is good for all your fans as means lots of goodies to come.!!! Anyway stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

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  8. Great card John, lovely.
    Joycex

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  9. Hi John
    A glorious card, imagine someone's face when they open the box and take it out - wow!
    B xx

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  10. Another mantelpiece pleaser - this is a stunning card John.

    Hugs Helen xx

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  11. Really beautiful John. Nightmare to post though LOL. xxxxx

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  12. Absolutely stunning card John. Xx

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  13. Morning John, what a great card, thank you for showing it, and a great idea whoever thought of it.
    Wendyx

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  14. Really awesome John.
    Love Valxxx

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  15. A lovely card and I really like the idea of those pieces folded out. Very effective. xxx

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  16. What a way to start the new year, John. This is stunning.

    Anne (Northampton)

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  17. Hi John, oh this card is just awesome, love the idea of the opening panel. The shade of blue is gorgeous. Have a good day everyone. Bx

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  18. Wow what a stunner, love everything about it, and that blue card is beautiful.
    Looking forward to ordering my flower dies now they are back in stock.

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  19. Happy New Year John

    This is a fabulous card, love the colours and design

    June

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  20. Hi John well a great start to the year love the colours you have used and a great design love from Jackie xx

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  21. Hi John wow love the card today also love the colour's used.
    I have just ordered your sandwich box Die I had a gift voucher from Joanna Sheen.
    Once it arrives I will have a go at both box & card. Have you done a video for the card.
    Thank you HAPPY NEW YEAR John.
    Hug's Lynda x

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  22. Oh wow John this is a stunning card I love the design and the dies are amazing. I have just ordered some of your dies I am so excited. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this coming year it is going to be so exciting. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  23. Beautiful card John stunning design I love your flowers I will have to buy them there gorgeous

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  24. Stunning just stunning You will have made whoever suggested this idea very very proud
    Looking forward to your new goodies and ideas

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  25. Wow John, this card is a real show stopper, so unusual and the flowers are a perfect enhancement. Great colour choice.

    Lisbeth

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  26. Hi John, This is really gorgeous.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  27. John this is totally stunning and fabulous. the flower in the middle looks great and i could just imagine this looking fab with a milestone birthday number in the centre too. I really must get shopping and buy this die.

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  28. Hello John,
    This is gorgeous, love everything about it and I'm looking forward to seeing what surprises you have in store for us.
    love Maureen x

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  29. Hi John stunning card I love the colours & the way you used the dies

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  30. I love this. Can’t wait to see your new ideas.

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  31. Hello John,
    Sorry I’m late again and I will explain tomorrow!
    What a gorgeous card! Thank you so much. Looking forward to what you are going to bring us in 2018.
    Love Myra xx

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  32. Just lost my comment. This is a beautiful card John and one I will try to copy. My you have been busy these last few days. Looking forward to seeing what new products you will be bringing us. Take carexxx

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