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Friday, 14 February 2014

Friday Die Day

Hello friends
Today's Friday Die Day is a Valentine's theme...well it had to be!
The featured die is Lace Hearts.
You receive four heart die templates in this set along with a key and accent.
Please note you can use the two larger hearts as solids or interchange
with the two lacy centres.  
 This is how they look cut/embossed.
 An idea for the key is to use Engraving Foil/Card -
I have this available in copper, silver or gold here.
You only need a small piece, cut/emboss and then use a sanding block lightly. 
The result is a nice old fashioned copper key.  
Love the tiny heart cut out from the key handle. 
Today it is a card. 
Using A2 Matting Basics B, I nested a smaller die horizontally inside a larger vertical die.
A postbox design as I call it.
 Once cut/embossed I chose a kraft card base.
I have not adhered it yet, just looking at size...
I stamped a sentiment in the bottom right hand corner.
Delving down my scrap box I found some appropriate patterned paper
and adhered a piece to the card base.
 
Attached Crafty Foam Tape to the reverse of my white 'post box' die cut
and adhered to the kraft card base so the patterned paper showed through the window.
 Really simple to finish - attach a die cut Lace Heart with a little black peg.
 
Some close up shots that show how beautiful the heart is.

 Wishing you all a love-filled Valentine's Day.
Take care friends - have a brilliant weekend.

42 comments:

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine. I love this set of die, the hearts are so unusual and the key beautiful. Enjoy your day. Love and hugs,
Maggie x

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, so simple yet so stunning. Have a lovely day. Kathryn

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
Wonderful card today, I'm so glad Friday Die Day is back, you give us such great ideas.
Have a good weekend.
Chris xx

Clai01 said...

Happy Valentine's day Christine to you and all your family.
Glad Friday die-day is back too as today's card says it all.
Thanks for posting x

Rosie said...

Great card. Love Friday Die day.

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Great card, I love the postbox design. The hearts and key are all wonderful. I love Friday Die Day : ) Have a good weekend. Take care.

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, Happy Valentine's Day! Love the dies today, that key is gorgeous, another die set for my wish list... and your fabulous card too! Have a lovely day and weekend, hugs Carole Z X

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Stunning dies Christine and you have showcased them beautifully - thank you! Susan x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love your card today, really liking the postbox effect. These heart dies are so pretty. Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Anonymous said...

Morning Christine lovely card lovely dies. Happy Valentines Day to all. Sophy n Gran

hazel young said...

Lovely die set and fabulous card so simple but so effective. Have a great day xx hazel

Debbie Tinks said...

Love the card and dies have a great day x

Maid of Kent said...

So enjoy FDD you always have such fab ideas. Those hearts are lovely must have a good look at them. Happy St. Valentine's Day. Crafty hugs Ann x

Jane Willis said...

What a versatile die set - especially now you've shown us such a great way to use it!

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the card and I have just bought these dies and they are beautiful .Love to all Jean Z xx

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I love your card today,great tutorial, You always give such good ideas. Thank you. Take care. x.

marg said...

Hello Christine
I love this Die its so beautiful and cuts well.
I have used it with the new Home Sweet Home Die as a gift for a new home owner!
LoveMarg

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, gorgeous card and heart. Thank you for the craft caddy which arrived y/day, super quick delivery! Looks great going to put it together at the weekend. Emma x

Maggie said...

Hello Christine, What a lovely card. Wish I'd seen that yesterday - too late for today:) Have a great valentine's day. xxMargaretxx

ros hodgkins said...

Hello Christine, I have looked at these heart dies and didn't realize that the inner's are inter changeable. The made up card is clever and frugal.
X Ros

Sally said...

Hi Christine, This card is lovely, so simple yet effective.
I had promised myself I would not buy another
single die, until I had used every single die I have already got...but I may have to break the promise.

Have a great weekend.
Sally x

Anonymous said...

Just need that heart die now you have shown it. Well it will be on my wish list!! Your creativity is amazing as always. Take care, good wishes to all and have a nice weekend
Phil D

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Christine

What a lovely card. I love the idea of using the post box die.. I have this one and wondered what to do with it
The heart dies are beautiful

Sue xxx

Lacelady said...

Love the die set and the card, though I cant justify it, as I already have the SP heart nesties.

Happy Valentines Day to you!

Laura O said...

very nice card today ,Laura O

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Lovely card today, beautiful set of dies. What you have shown us using the key die is brilliant! So pleased that FDD s back 😉
Have a god day.
Janice x

SusanP, Kent said...

I adore the Lace Hearts die and it's great to see it featured on Friday Die Day! That key is so cute. Your card is beautiful and I love it! Thank you for showing how useful the Matting Basics are. I don't have any of these, but I'm certainly thinking about buying now - it beats measuring and cutting by hand for layering etc. Oh no, here comes the rain again!
Sue

Alma said...

Hi Christine, this is a beautiful set of dies and your work is so inspirational - just what i need at the moment. I have taken a few months off from crafting and need to get my creativity back in force.

Have a great week end.
Alma x

loftylass said...

Hi Christine.... love the card. I like how you made the 'post box' I would never of thought of that... doh! Oh I do love Friday die-day. Thank you.
Hugs
Heather W
x
(p.s. My kit has just arrived... hope I can fit in some 'play-time this week-end) x

baconbits said...

Afternoon Christine
Wonderful, simple and stunning
I love it
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Wonderful card today. So glad you re started die day Friday. You show us different techniques using dies we already have.

J Fleming said...

Hello Christine,
I love these dies and I don't have any hearts in my stash.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and the boys. x

Beck Beattie said...

Such a sweet card Christine just beautiful xxx

LoraineC said...

Such a pretty card, happy Valentines Day. I have varying stages of the kit glued hoping to finish putting it together tonight, it's taking shape xx

val jones said...

Love this Christine. The aperture really looks great and the heart dies are s lovely.
Love Val x

Ann said...



Hi Christine

A truly beautiful Valentines Day Card. Love the post box effect.

Sending you all love on Valentines Day have a really great weekend.

Hugs Annxxx

Craftychris said...

ooh this is stunning! I love that die set and how you have used it is fantastic! xx

CraftyJo said...

This is so cute Christine, love those dies.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Wow !! these dies are gorgeous, the card is really lovely and the key is stunning.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Anonymous said...

Happy valentines day! The stamped message and card came out really nice. Good ideas. Sara W

Elaine said...

Love these dies ! Gorgeous card x

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