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Friday, 8 March 2013

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
It is that very special day of the week ....Friday Die Day!
I've got a truly lovely die set to share with you - A2 Curved Borders One.
These are part of the Card Creator series.
You receive 6 die templates - 4 decorative edge designs and 2 decorative inserts.
They each measure 6 inches long and if you look closely you can see double notches (registration marks) at either end of the dies - these are for alignment for continuous cutting - clever eh!
This is what they look like cut/embossed.
I have decided to make a little gift card wallet - not a tag!! 
Apologies for the shadow in my pictures.
A piece of cardstock, scored twice and outer panels folded inwards.
Attached one of the decorative die cuts to the left hand panel.
Layered up the others on both sides.
Switched it to landscape and added some decorative paper (Carta Bella).
You would insert a pretty gift card - not an Oyster travel card!  
I was at the studio and raiding my handbag for something...and unfortunately this was all I could find.
Of course it could be a money wallet too.
A close up of those lovely curved borders.
And...the good news is that I have a set of these to give away!
Again these are ex demonstration dies so no packaging.
Just leave me a comment on today's blog post - 
perhaps what you would use the A2 Curved Borders One for.  
These are available in my Amazon shop along with A2 Scalloped Borders One - tempting....
Bella is enquiring whether I pay overtime...only in Bonios! 
Have a wonderful weekend.

79 comments:

Rosie said...

You do use dies well, Christine. I had wondered how these worked and looked. Great! Thank you. Now off to Glasgow SECC to get cardmaking goodies.

jucrook said...

Wow these look great. Clever the way they can be lined up for longer borders. A very stlish way to make a flap on a card/tag. You're lucky to have Bella as your office assistant and that she is nice and cheap to pay! Ju

jucrook said...

Oops I meant stYlish! Ju

Liz Thomson said...

Love what you can do with these lovely borders and I think these would look beautiful to edge wedding invitations so fingers crossed. By the way your studio looks fantastic and if ever I am in the area I would love to pop in and perhaps try out one of your classes. Liz x

Janice said...

Morning Christine

What a lovely set of dies these are! It's great that the design can be extended too.
Thank you for your tutorial, I love the card/money holder. As always, you've chosen very pretty paper.
I would use these dies to decorate a set of notelets with a matching gift box to give as a present.
Thank you for the chance of winning the dies and have a good day.
Janice x

baconbits said...

Morning Christine,
What a lovely set of dies really great that they can be extended easily. I was looking for inspiration for a birthday and even though i do not have these dies i do have the others and therefore should be able to achieve a similaer look - but these dies will definately be on my wish list.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Great set of dies, they would finish off any project perfectly to add extra interest, and what pretty papers too. Dont't let Bella work too hard today.
Chris X

Lacelady said...

Oooh Bella, I'll give you a whole bag of bonios if you pick my name out. These dies are delicious, and I love what you did with them.

Cinders61 said...

Hi Christine. I look forward to Friday Die Day each week. I don't own any borders or edgeabilities so I was really interested when I saw these with a curve. They really are lovely. Have a great day. Gillian xx

Belinda said...

Hi Christine, I make little keepsake books for each of my class of 5 year olds, memories of their school days with photos and journaling. These borders would finish them perfectly. Your blog is full of wonderful inspiration and lovely projects, many thanks.
Belinda xx

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Patj said...

These dies look so beautiful I can't wait to get my hands on them, what lovely patterns, Spellbinders are keeping me poor, I will have to speak to the Prime Minister and ask for a raise in my pension.
Keep all your ideas coming.
Love Bella she looks such a sweetie, I have a basset she's a bit larger than Bella.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

These look wonderful Christine! I love my Edgeabilities and these look even better love the curves! Have a fab weekend hugs Susan x

barbiepinkfairy said...

These are really nice and to be honest not something I would have thought of buying but can now see the potential! I think you could make some groovy tags with them! I think it's good to keep Bella busy!!!

Teresa said...

Always read your blog -gives me loads of inspiration. My nephew is getting married next year and needs save the day cards. Wouldn't they look lovely with curved edges? Thanks Teresa

Elaine said...

Good morning. these dies are fab and a great idea with the wallet. Would love to be in with a chance of winning . Have a good day x

nmty said...

hi Christine, great tutorial today, these dies give a fabulous effect. the gift wallet project is a great idea and I think I would try to use them to frame a photograph on a scrap page!

thanks for giving us the chance to win. good luck everyone.

lv norma

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, You really know how to show these dies ,this wallet is so pretty,love the papers too.
Friday Die Day and a chance of winning these dies,what a great start to the weekend. Take care. x.

nattyboots said...

Morning Christine

You have started my day with a smile not only with your fab tutorial and wallet but also the fact that Bellas on overtime { give that girl a bonio }haha.

Getting back to the dies in Question, they look great and will be at the top of my wish list
I need to start my Golden Wedding Anniversary cards soon [ 80 of them ] and i think these dies would make them look so swish and stylish .

Take Care
Elaine H xx

val jones said...

Hi Christine. What beautiful dies. truly scrumpious. You've chosen a wonderful way to use them.

I panic and my mind goes blank when I'm put on the spot but i know when i sit at my desk all sorts of wonderful ideas would come to me.

Have a lovely Friday.

Val in Spain xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, WOW, I love how you have used these dies in a wallet, I would use them for just that, a money wallet, I always give money to my Daughter and Grand-daughters at Birthdays and Christmas, so they can buy what they would like, and these would be 'just the ticket'. I love your inspiration, and thank you for the chance to win.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

scofessex said...

Morning Christine

I love the designs on these dies and your wallet is so useful. Thanks for the inspiration.
SC

Supernan Sue said...

Hi Christine
These dies are really lovely, I have been wondering how best to use them, and once again you inspire me, thank you
Have a good weekend
Sue x

Sally said...

Hi Christine

Another lovely craft idea. I see the dies have some little pin holes/marks in them, so you could also add stitching, which would add another texture to the finished card.

Have fun at your class tomorrow, wish I could be there.

Take care
Sally x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a great die day, looked at these dies but did wonder how they could be used. The wallet idea is great, I think they would give interest on any project. Would have to get my thinking cap on and have a lot of fun experimenting.
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Lynda said...

Hi Christine
I would use them as clouds and hills. As usual love your ideas.

Lynda

Sandra said...

Good Friday morning Christine,
Well this week ha flown by! I have been sat looking at the posts from Tuesday to today as I have been able to view!
Wow what a fab video of the shops progress, brilliantly done, I have loved sharing this journey with you!
I am determined to make the journey and come visit you
in your studio!
Today's die is simply sensational, I love them, I could think of loads of different ways to use them.
Thank you for yesterday's explanation of the whole mixed media thing. brilliant idea as its easy to assume that everyone is familiar with the fancy terminology used these days!
Looking forward to this weekends posts already, thank you Christine for taking the time out of your hugely busy schedule to inspire us daily.
Crafty hugs,
Sandra Riley

patis68 said...

I love Friday Die Days and the curved borders today are just to 'Die' for!! With our large family I often make gift wallets and these would add that special touch. Love Carol.

Carolyn Bell said...

Hi Christine, what a great idea, rather than just putting money in a card.Love Carolyn

cats said...

Morning Christine,love the curved borders and what you have done with them.....why have I not seen them before !?.....I think I need them lol.
Christine xx

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, wow what lovely borders, 1st time ive seen them too, love the gift wallet. Emma

SusieB said...

Hi Christine, Oh my goodness, another set of dies written on the wish list.

I can see a use for them with seed wallets (which i thought was a brilliant idea and have made a few). Also they maybe be able to be used on handmade notebooks to divide the book into sections or i think I would have a go at edging gift bags with them, or using round the edge of a box lid, or if you cut them out of material maybe they could be used as an edging for cuffs ??? So many ideas.....

Have a great weekend

Sue XX oh and Bayley and Ozzy my two golden retrievers who want to say Hi to Bella!

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
I love the dies and how you have used them - also love the colours of the gift wallet.
I think they would make a lovely interesting edge to the pages of a layered memory/word book. Even to the front open edge of a card - something different..
Thanks for the inspiration.
Regards
Caroline MacH

loftylass said...

Wow Christine - these dies are another 'must have' where have these been hiding???
Love Friday die day - oh the possibilities with the extended usage..... Thank you for showing these gems. Have a good day.
Hugs
Heather
x

Teresa said...

they're amazing, very different, love them, well done (as always) xxx

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CraftyJo said...

I hadn't really seen a use for these dies before this posting - now I can see just how pretty and versatile they are! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

These dies are beautiful, I have a couple of sets of straight ones and they are so useful. Think I would use them in layers on a card to give a lace effect. Love the money wallets too I give money as gifts all year. Would love to win them, if not they will go on my ever growing wish list
xxxx

Maddie, Nottingham said...

Good morning Christine, love these dies but have to say I have problems using the edgeabilities (not sure why) but these look lovely and interesting. They would be handy to halve the background on a card especially if you only have the small M Bossabilities which do not cover the whole of a large card and could be a lovely swirl across the middle. Yes I may have to purchase these at some stage. Have a lovely day.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I love FDD's. I was only looking at these on SB wesite this morning nd thinking how great are they!!..I would love to receive these as a prize pls..Now what can I bribe Bella with so she picks me? A nice big buchers bone perhaps?..lol..Have a great day, and thanks so much for FDD. I really look forward to seeing new ones each week..xxx

Cazann49 said...

*and* *butchers* lol was so eager to get my comment on, didn't check spelling..lol..xxx

Oksana said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely set of dies and you have made a pretty wallet. I think they would also make a lovely edge to the side or the bottom of a card! Have a good day.xx

Ita said...

Hi Christine thank you for the inspiration,and great step by step,i think they could be used for lots of projets,and would look nice in inserts??scrapbook pages if you had photos of people at the beach you could use them as waves.my brain has just shut down lol I did not think I would use these edgeabilities but you have given me ideas thank you
Smiles
Ita

Eileen Lucas said...

Good Morning Christine. I love you sharing ideas on how to use our dies in various ways, it truly sparks inspiration. I love the paper you used and the die just pretties it up even more. I would love to use this die on edges of all kinds of cards but also love your idea with the little wallets, pretty presentation.

Linda said...

What a lovely creation
hugs Linda

lestim said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely way to give a gift card. I love the papers you have used so colourful, can you let us know where they are from. Best wishes, Lesley x

Nikki Payne said...

They look stunning! I love your idea.... quick and perfect for a forgotten birthday :)
Can't wait to play with mine.
Thankyou so much for the comment on my blog :)
Nikki x

Carol J said...

Hello Christine. Well done! you have managed to cheer up the most miserable morning ever. Damp and dreary. The curves are beautiful. Just like mine. ;) Love Carol xx

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Christine, you've created a lovely wallet. The dies are very swish. Thank you for doing the giveaway - so nice of you.

Belinda x

Barbara Fulton said...

Hi Christine
WOW what a wonderful wallet. I've purchased a set of edgeabilities (straight ones not curved)and my creations looks a little boring compared to yours. Again you've inspired me. If I'm lucky enough to win these I'll be using them to make my sister's wedding invites. Fingers crossed. Barbara x

Janice said...

These are lovely dies... makes an ordinary card look amazing. A good idea as a card/money holder. With the dies having pin holes as part of the decoration, I would probably try and do some stitching effect on them to match my stitching patterns that I do on my cards. The extendable part is a bonus as I like doing larger cards at the moment. Have fun tomorrow. Janice x

hazel said...

Wow Christine love these new border dies. Love the gift voucher you have made too and lovely papers too. If i was lucky enough to win a set of these dies i would use then for card making scrap booking and for cutting fabric fro my sewing projects they would make some great shapes bag flaps. Think i need to buy these sharpish as i have so many ideas xx hazel

rlovew said...

Beautiful holder. What a lovely set of dies. I would use them in card making.

Anne O said...

Hi Christine
Unlike many of your bloggers, I had not seen these dies before. They are beautiful and I love the way the interlock. Perhaps I might get my hands on them soon,
I'm posting a bonito-scented message!
Best wishes
Anne O

Anonymous said...

Love all your ideas Christine, you are so innovative, these borders look really great and I would love the chance to play with them just to see what I could come up with. So far I have only used spellbinders for card making but your ideas are making me think of all the other things out there. Carole N x
ps x for Bella too

Toni said...

Hello Christine, another lovely project today and lovely use of the fabulous dies. I'm sure they can be used for so many different things and I they they would always look lovely used on top of pretty papers, in contrasting plain colours. also as frames around a lot of different things, photo's embelishments, stamped images. More for the 'I want' list, it gets longer each time I look at your blog, which is everyday.
Toni xx

Anonymous said...

I have seen these dies advertised and wondered what you could.do with them. They are quite.unique as.theh are curved and not the usual straight borders. Thanks for the inspiration as I wouldnt know where to start. Bella does work hard so deserves her bonios I think.
Irene A

Anita Braddock said...

I love the look of the new dies they have so much details. I have some of the older ones and would love to use them on some very special cards and layouts. I would love to win thanks for sharing your Beautiful card love the details on your card. I tune in every Friday to see what you will show us. thanks for this. and for the chance to win.

Lesley said...

Wow, these are lovely, so different, I really like the way you have used them!!!!
Hugs Lesley x

Anonymous said...

Afternoon Christine - It's the first time I have seen these dies so it was lovely to see how you created your wallets. I do have the earlier edgabilities dies and find them extremely useful in cardmaking, either as a finished edge or used as ribbons. I think Bella earns her bonios so extra would be in order this week!
Val C xx

Carole Z said...

Wow these are fabulous...pleeese Bella, pleeeese! Carole Z :) X

Lynn Hardy said...

These dies are lovely, as is your gift wallet! I would use them to edge layers on my stamped cards, I think they'd also look great on a scrapbook layout - maybe framing a photo?

SUE said...


Hi Christine,

Woooow these border dies are beautiful I would use them to edge my cards and make perfect matching boxes to put them in, I love your tutorial, well done,

Sue x

Ann said...



Hi Christine

OOOOOOOH like the look of these borders I love your demo so useful for gift cards makes more of a prezzie thankyou for the inspiration

Hugs Annx

petula said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely gift wallet idea, looks fab done with these new dies. If I was lucky enough to win I would definetely give it a try and also I think they'd be brill for gatefold cards and edges of trifolds too. In fact I think the uses would be endless.
Thankyou for your inspiration.
Enjoy your weekend,
Love Pet :-)

Ros Hodgkins said...

Hi Christine I love the idea of these die borders as they can be for small edges as well being extendable for larger cards and as I don't have a Grand Calibur, it would help my cards to have the edge over other smaller cards (forgive the pun). Have a great weekend to all mums out there. X Ros

Carolyn H said...

Hi Christine, Spellbinders are producing more and more fantastic dies for us all to play with. Scrapbooking springs to mind again, what a fantastic edge thay will make for any size scrap page.
Bella - all this overtime, go for it pup,its worth extra walks as well as bonio's!!
C b W, Carolyn x

Linda said...

I am planning table favours at the moment and these dies look just the thing for edges on your Easter egg idea which I thinking of copying. Love the blog, my day would not start well without it!!!
Linda in south shields.

Cardgenie said...

WooHooo! These curvy borders are soooo cool. Gotta have 'em! Thanks for the chance. Jean

Rose in Chester said...

I LOVE THAT RED - and yesterday was a wonderful day because I got my new SB dies, including these curvy borders.
I'm sure I can use them for cards, too.
At the moment I'm very busy playing - thank God for the rain (not often I say that). And apologies to Bella - don't really mean for her to have muddy paws all the time.
Have a great weekend.

Wilma Brown said...

Hi Christine, late post, was ill yesterday. Bella is adorable, love our scrapbook page, the wallet is very useful too.

Wilma x x x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine.

Wow these are a brilliant innovation.

They will look stunning on the edges of wedding stationary

Crafty hugs


Paula from Telford x

Craftychris said...

ooh this is gorgeous - those dies are amazing! so useful. Thank you for the chance to win xx

yorkshiresue said...

Hi Christine
All I can say is Wow. I've looked at pics of these dies a few times but wondered what I could make with them but you are marvellous and made these dies look amazing and a must have
Thanks
Hugs
Sue XXX

Anita Braddock said...

I love the new dies and I have the older ones but the details in the new ones are amazing. thanks for sharing your card.

Anonymous said...

Ooh what lovely curves, love they way you have used them to Meet together on the gift wallet.

Lynne ..x..

Anonymous said...

These are so pretty - they would make a really feminine card. Thanks for sharing. AnnieS.

Susie Bentz said...

I just made (3) gift card holders this weekend for my son's coaches. These dies would have made them far more elegant! I love the print/color combo you chose...just lovely!

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