Friday 1 June 2012

Friday Die-Day!

Hello friends
It's Friday and today's Die-Day is featuring....
When I first saw this die set I was impressed by the amount of dies - you get 13 
(lucky for some in this case!) and how useful it would be for so many projects.

Here they all are...

And here they are cut/embossed, I've stencilled one of the wings so that you can see the beautiful detail.
 Here I've cut/embossed the wings using waxed paper, it looks so effective.
 Now a little idea/technique using shrink plastic.  For those of you that haven't used shrink plastic I can guarantee it takes you back to being a kid, we used to shrink crisp packets in the any of you remember doing that?
I've stamped onto the shrink plastic using a script stamp and StazOn ink.
 I then used the heart and tag shape from the Home Sweet Home set, 
it cuts perfectly with your Grand Calibur™ 
 Using a heat gun (mind your fingers!) apply heat to the shape, it takes on a life of its own,
curls, twists and just at the point when you think.."this hasn't worked!" ....
It flattens.  
You then have a tiny hard plastic shape which you can use as an embellishment, jewellery and more.
Just before I go I will share with you a tag I created in about 5 minutes using the demonstration die cuts, I think it would work well tied to a new home gift.
As usual, please send any requests for Friday Die-Day - I promise to get round to them.
Take care friends and have a great weekend.


Missmizog said...

Beautiful. Thank you so much for these tutorials.

Unknown said...

Hi Christine love Friday die day so informative and you show ranges of die to tempt us to try.


Elizabeth said...

Absolutely brilliant Christine. Thank you for making this tutorial when you have such a busy schedule, it is much appreciated. Love all your ideas, you are so clever.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Elizabeth x

Lucycat said...

Another great tutorial I really love Friday die days.
We all know how busy you are but when can we look forward to seeing you on create and craft?. x.

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great tutorial thank you, look forward to Fridays and seeing what you can do with dies. Love the shrink plastic idea going to try this one.
Have a good weekend.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Brilliant Christine the only problem I can foresee with Fridays is that they will cost me a fortune because I always want the dies when I see what you do with them!! Hugs Susan x

nattyboots said...

Such a good idea with the shrink plastic Christine ,thanks for the tutorial another set of dies i want now , "oh dear" have a lovely day ,Elaine H X

kelly said...

Hi Christine,great tutorial and your tag looks great! Love the shrink plastic and yep I did experiment with the crisp packets too.they were made into key rings!
Have a great weekend and just think if you don't have to work on a bank holidays, you only have to work Wednesday next week!
Take care,Kelly

hazel young said...

Morning Christine, i wasn't really taken by these dies when i saw them on air, but think i am now love the ideas of the shrink plastic embellishments, might have a play later xx hazel

AnneRD said...

Thanks for showing what can be done with this die set which I would not have put on a wish list. Have second thoughts now! Anne x

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine and thanks for another inspiring post

I love shrink plastic but havent used it for ages.

I thought those wings could be used as leaves

Sue xxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I love your "Die Days" because seeing the images cut out makes it a lot easier to be able to tell if we would use them on our cards/scrapbooking..:)..Didn't think I would use these, but after seeing your tag, they will definitely go on my wish list!..Have a great weekend with your family...xx

Ann said...

Your ideas are lovely, I've been mulling over buying this set,it's a set with so many uses.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine
thank you for a lovely tutorial, I am going to get my shrink plastic out & (try) & make some buttons.
Sandra (craftynan0

Disco Queen said...

Hi Christine, love the script stamp on the shrink plastic. Thanks for the tutorials.

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, how innovative are you making that tag, it is wonderful. I think it is excellent set of dies, I just love the wings and that little heart button is my favourite. I have not used shrink plastic for ages! Thanks for the tutorial (and your visit). Hope you have a wonderful Jubilee weekend. Crafty hugs, A x

Sarah said...

Happy Jubilee!!
I love shrink's such fun to watch it curling and shrinking!
I had my blossom nesties out yesterday and they cut funky foam beautifully....please have a look!
Sarah xx

Ita said...
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Ita said...

Hi christine thank you for the tutorial, it inspires me ,I love the daily blog and the card is fab.,

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Great ideas, I havent used shrink plastic for ages, I must have ago, love the idea of using the script stamp. Your right they make lovely embellishments. The tag is lovely, thanks for Friday Die Day.Enjoy the Jubilee Week end. Carolyn x

nmty said...

hi Christine, love the ideas with today's tutorial. I am learning so much! Thanks
enjoy the long weekend.
lv norma

Carole Z said...

Thanks Christine, brilliant tutorial, enjoy the Jubilee Weekend! Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial again Christine - am beginning to wish Friday die day came every day. Love the idea of the script and shrink plastic. Have a great Jubilee weekend!

Cinders said...

Hi Christine,
Great tutorial and yes I remember shrinking crisp packets with my mum under the grill and making badges with them.
Best wishes
Caz x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
I love the idea with the shrink plastic, that idea would be lovely to create our own buttons too, just colour before shrinking and then you can create to match your project.
I have been looking at a couple of sets that have wings and still have not decided which one to purchase. I am desperate to have some wings in my die arsenal. Can you tell me the actual size of these wings please when cut?
Take care and thanks. Hugs Linda x

Sarah said...

Hi Christine - love these dies and thanks for the tutorial.

Sarah x

Janice said...

Excellent tutorial again Christine, thank you so much.
Janice x

Craftychris said...

Thank you for the tutorial on this set which I am definitely getting as it seems so useful! The wings are gorgeous xx

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