Thursday, 25 January 2018

Cocoa Bean Lustre Card...

Happy Thursday,

Another card using the Sandwich box die set today.  I think you will all of guessed how much I love this set I find it so Flexible!

Im busy working with samples of the next Die release so don't worry there are new dies coming soon!
I simply cut the 2 larger panels form the set into a piece of cocoa bean lustre card.  I then embossed a piece of the gold lustre card using the die in my machine with the embossing sandwich only ( so It quilts and doesn't cut)  I then added the cut peice over the top.

Next I made the centre panel using the smaller corner die which is exactly half the size of the larger panel.  I repeated the process was the same as the back piece and matted and layers this on top.
Finally I added a circle cut form the same card adding a spray of my starflower leaves around this.  I made one large starflower for the base and adding matts and layers to finish the card.



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you a lovely creation.
    John what are all you designers doing to my poor bank balance lol.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Morning John, looking at the colour of this wonderful creation I can almost smell the coffee percolating....yummy. Such a beautiful card, I absolutely love these die sets, now what is coming up I wonder, would love to know.

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

  3. That’s such a lovely background the sandwich box. Hope we’re going to use it on the workshop. May be tempted to buy!

  4. Beautiful card John. You never fail to amaze me how many different cards you make with this die.Look forward to your next launch.

  5. Beautiful card John and love the quilted look on the background.
    Marion S x

  6. Beautiful card. Like the quilted background.
    Annette x

  7. Great card today, love it.


  8. Hi John
    Yet another beautiful card with this die.

  9. Morning John,
    Another fantastic card, love everything about it.
    Love my Die set it is so versatile.
    Have a good day
    Patricia xxx

  10. Morning John, some lovely cards with this fantastic die.

  11. Hi John
    A beautiful card, love the card colour (which is strange since I don't like brown)
    B xx

  12. Will have to try this, John. As Jan said, I hope we get to use it at the workshop.

    Anne (Northampton)

  13. Hi John this is a stunning card. I love the way you have used the dies. I can't wait to see what other dies are coming. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  14. A beauty today John love the card the dies are brill
    Thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxx

  15. Morning John,
    Beautiful card.

  16. Hi John. Love this card. So many ways you can use these dies. Very versatile. Thank you. Take carexxx

  17. Good morning John beautiful card I love the quilted look

  18. Very nice. I love the Starflower Leaves too John. They're so small and dainty. xxx

  19. Hi John
    Love your quilted technique. Lovely card.
    Hope you have another beautiful flower die set coming in your new die release!

  20. Hi John,Absolutely wonderful card.I am going to make this one for sure..Stay healthy and happy,Lots of Love Barbara Dxxx

  21. Hi John, like the colour combination you have used today love from Jackie xx

  22. Hello John,
    Another lovely card.
    I like the way you got the quilting effect.
    Jayne xx

  23. Thank you John for another beautuful card.

  24. Hi John,
    oh my this card is so gorgeous and very stunnig.
    I love the colours used and the super gorgous design.
    Never thought of making a wreath out of those leaf dies that a a brilliant idea.
    I need this die as it's so versatile.
    Definitely my next buy I'm sure.
    Oh hubby is going to have a fit if I keep on buying. LOL.
    I'll blame it on you John. LOL.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  25. I love this card and the clever use of the leaves especially. X

  26. Hello John, a really beautiful card today, love the wreath around the aperture, and one of my favourite techniques "quilting" with the die, very effective and if your line up is perfect it looks like you have paper pieced it. Have a great day everyone. Bx

  27. Hello John,
    Another gorgeous card with great techniques. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Maureen x

  28. Hello John,
    Okay! I’ve surrendered! I’ve seen so many lovely boxes and cards made with this Die Set I ordered it today! I would like to blame you, Patricia , Maureen and Saba!
    Hope you’ve had a good day!
    Great card!
    Love Myra xx

  29. I can’t get over how versatile these dies are I especially like the different sizes in the “fret” work and this card is gorgeous

  30. Marie from Longridge26 January 2018 at 11:33

    A truly beautiful card John. I'm amazed at the number of different cards you have made from the sandwich box. Did you have all these in mind as you created the dies or did they just shout to be showcased?
    Love to all
    Marie P.