Friday 2 January 2015

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

Happy 2015!
Oh that sounds so strange, I'd only just got used to saying 2014!

If you've arrived here looking for the Seasons Giving Blog Hop please scroll down -
my giveaway is open until 5 January.

Also - apologies if you experienced any problems with the links yesterday,
they should all be working fine now :)

Throughout this year there will be Friday Die Days to introduce
you to different Spellbinders dies and show a few techniques/ideas.

Today's FDD is Sparkle.
This is a Shapeabilities die and consists of two die templates, an inset and border
measuring: Inset: 5½ x 2” and Border: 5⅝ x 2⅛”
This is how it looks cut/embossed.
I've used the border die to create a backing of white - not so easy to see against
a white background!
It's a kraft gift bag this week.  I adhered the die cuts vertically down the middle.
I then added a happy birthday from Sentiments 3.
Always good to wait a while for the glue to dry before taking photos - doh!
A gemstone and a snowflake charm for finishing touches.
As it is such a beautiful die it did not need a great deal more.
(The lighting changed in the cabin hence the colouring of the die cuts now look blueish).
Some close up pics.
This is an intricate die and it is definitely advisable to use Quick Release Paper
(I've just discovered Ultimate Crafts and it is brilliant, details are here).
Remember it may be necessary to move the die around your plate and run 
it through your Grand Calibur more than once to achieve the perfect cut.
Also you could just use the inset die to create an embedded pattern,
I like this idea for envelopes.
Sparkle is available on the website here.

Take care friends, I'm back tomorrow.

23 comments: said...

Hi all
Thank you it is nice to see how the dies cut, and a good idea on their use. Happy new year to all Kitty

Pat said...

Good morning
This is an original way of using this lovely die, thank you
Pat x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. What a lovely way to use this pretty die. it is always great to see how you use dies, so inspiring : )
I agree with Kitty, I really appreciate the clear shots you always show of what each die looks like when cut/embossed. It is not easy to see just by looking at the actual die. Thank you for doing this each time : ) Take care.

PharmacyMichele said...

Great project, I decorated a few bags for christmas gifts and it was because of seeing ideas on you blog. I got quite a few comments on them -all positive which was great, so Thank You for your inspiration.


nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
A lovely die and a great idea to cheer up a bag .
Have a good day.
Elaine H X

Sandra Biggs said...

Hi Christine
Loving this die.
Looking forward to more inspiration in 2015, thank you.

Craftychris said...

I so love this die! It turns a simple bag into a fabulous gift bag! So cool! xxx

marg said...

Hello Christine
I love when you show Dies, I have looked at this one, but now again as you have shown it in all its glory, it looks so pretty.
So on my list!
Take care
Love Marg

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Really pretty gift bag,lovely die.I love FDD it always gives me ideas. Thank you.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
A great top tip, I have started decorating my own bags too, it's so nice to be able to personalise them and using Spellbinders make them so individual.
Chris xx

Unknown said...

Morning Christine, what a lovely die. Must look for this one. X

Carole Z said...

Great FDD Christine and love how you decorated the bag! Hugs Carole Z X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely die, looking forward to seeing all of the new dies in use.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, Thanks for this idea. love Jean Z xx

Unknown said...

Wlovely die Christine. I really like the way youve used it in this bag.
love val in spainx

Janice said...

Great FDD Christine, what a pretty die, very intricate detail. I'm guessing the tool 'n one comes in very handy to remove all those little bits!
Great idea to decorate the bag too.
Janice x

Bejay said...

Good afternoon, Christine and a very happy new year to you and your family. wow...what an unusual die for today. I love the fact that you can cut out a solid design to use as a contrasting colour backing and I love how you decorated the bag with it. x

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful ideas I Love the color choice and the added snowflake adds that pop. thanks for all the Friday die days you give us so many amazing Ideas. I love love dies. thanks for the chance to win.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, A lovely bag embellished with this gorgeous die set, I love it !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Jackie said...

Hi Christine
Love how you decorated the bag
Have just read the newsletter and seen that you will be going to Wigan
Not too far from me.
Look forward to seeing you there
Jackie x

Linda Osterwise, DT said...

I love the die cuts you used on your gift bag - very inspiring, and thanks for the tips.

hazel young said...

Lovely die set and love the bag xx hazel

Anonymous said...

Stunning gift bag x

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