Friday, 1 February 2013

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
First of the month...we are hurtling towards Spring now.
Friday Die Day and this week I'm going with romance.... 
You receive 6 die templates with this set.  
They coordinate with Classic Heart so you can do some pretty layering.
This is how they look cut/embossed.
Red - very Valentines!
Now something a little different - do you use rub-ons?
Do you spend quite a long time pressing them through with a lolly stick?
If so, here is an idea.... position your rub on onto your paper/cardstock.
Place a further piece of card underneath just for thickness.  Run this through your Grand Calibur
with your A Base Plate and C Cutting Plate.
The pressure transfers your rub-on! 
(Please note:  Rub-ons tend to vary by manufacture, some transfer perfectly others can 
be a little stubborn so it may take a couple of runs through the Grand Calibur - also the style of 
rub-on can make a difference - just lift the edge gently to see if they have transferred properly).
I then cut/embossed two hearts - one white and one red with the rub-on in place.
Welcome back tag!  Where have you been??
I've covered the tag with some spotty paper and inked the edges.
Stamped cream cardstock with a 'newsprint' stamp and applied a panel.
Added some spotted ribbon and the two hearts layered.
Finishing touches - two little flowers, a tag stamped and twine.
Yes...that's my tag die that I lost and now found - such a relief!
A close up pic.
Before I go - I've had a request to feature my bookends that I created for Spellbinders some time ago -
here is the link and this is a picture of them...

Have a lovely weekend dear friends.
I'm back tomorrow.


Lacelady said...

Very pretty use of the scalloped heart die, Christine. Glad you found your little tag die, it finishes off the big tag nicely.

baconbits said...

Morning Chrisitne
All hail the tag - welcome back.
Such a pretty tag.
HAve a great friday.
Amanda x

Wilma Brown said...

Love your tag and these dies are great. Love FDD and look forward to the dies you introduce us to.

Wilma x x

Carole Z said...

Lovely tag Christine, this die gives such a pretty effect, Carole Z X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, I love this tag, beautiful colours, gorgeous textures and the hearts and flowers are beautiful. I love it. Thanks for the tip with rub-ons, will give that a try.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
Today's tag is really pretty,thank you for all your tips and ideas . I really love FDD. Take care x.

hazel said...

Lovely tag Christine love these scallop dies and your bookends are lovely too xx hazel

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
this die is so versatile as are all the dies.
Love the tag, so perfect as usual.
Those book ends are superb worth another look at them.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Nice to see the tag back this is so pretty, love it.
Can I ask you who's the newsprint stamp from please?
Have a good day.

Love you book ends.

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, lovely tag and fabulous tip for rub ons, love the book ends too. Emma

Phil D said...

Lovely lovely - you are so talented and your new craft venture seems fantastic. Every good wish from your Irish admirer Phil

Phil D said...

Lovely lovely - you are so talented and your new craft venture seems fantastic. Every good wish from your Irish admirer Phil

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I really love FDD and enjoyed this weeks one with the beautiful tag. BUT then I scrolled down and saw the fabulous bookends that I asked about..:)..THANKS SO MUCH!!.I thought they were beautiful the last time, but they are stunning!! Thanks for taking the time to look them up for me..:).HAVE A GREAT DAY. Lots of Love

Ita said...

Hi Christine, great tip about the rub ons any time I tryed to use one it never worked so will try this,and WOW ,STUNNING , book ends, i think you should make more and sell them,at the shop or on e.bay.
I also love the tag.

Janice said...

Great tag and wonderful bookends. I haven't seen them before, they are lovely. Janice x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine - Lovely tag and brilliant idea for rub-ons will be trying this next time.
Val C xx

Janice said...

Hi Christine

Your tag is gorgeous, I love everything about it, plus you've used a set of dies I own! I must add it to my list of things to give a try.

The bookends are fabulous, I must have missed them before. As for the rub-ons, what a great idea, I have loads in a file that I bought when I first started making cards. This is a good tip and reminder for m to rescue them and use!
Thanks so much for FDD, it's good to see it back :-))
Janice x

Carolyn H said...

Hi Christine, What a great tip to run your rubons through the GC. Love the tag very much, thanks for sharing.
Nice to see the bookends again too.
Are you hoping to finish off the little corner shelves this weekend?? cant wait to see the window etc when its all put together.
C B W Carolyn x

Planetsusie said...

I think this is lovely Christine - I love these hearts, I haven't bought them because I didn't think I would use them - don't you change your mind when you start blogging??? Think I neeeeeed them now! Love the spotty dotty paper as well, gorgeous.

Big hugs to you

Sue Pxxx

Sandra said...

Yay for Fdd!
I love those scalloped hearts and I loved what you did with them!
Do you stock much on the way of rub ons Christine? It's something I don't come across very often.
I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Sandra x

Terre Fry said...

Such a classic die template and still one of my favorites. I should dig it out of my stash and use it more often, love your tag it shows the die template so well.

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