Friday 9 January 2015

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

It's Friday Die Day and it's Christmas!
Oh how I wish it was...anyone else experiencing January blues with this horrible weather?

Even though Christmas is over I am featuring Christmas dies today -
 2012 Heirloom Ornaments but showing you something a little different. 
I cannot take credit for this idea, the very clever Debi Adams,
a Spellbinders Concept Designer designed this and she has kindly
given me permission to use it as Friday Die Day. 
Thank you Debi!

There are five die templates in this set and they measure:

1: ⅝ x 1¼”
2: 1¼ x 2¼”
3: 2 x 3⅜”
4: 2⅝ x 4⅝”
5: 3⅜ x 6″

 This how they look cut/embossed.
I've used die #4 and cut/embossed 5 in pink and 3 in green,
also #3 to cut 5 in pink.
Inked the edges lightly.
And then some curling - the larger ones curled under the smaller ones
curled upwards.
Now beginning to glue the centres together until....
it begins to look very much like a flower!
The finishing touch is Blooms One for the middle.
Now that doesn't look like a Christmas ornament at all!
You can use any combination of the dies depending on the size of flower you wish to make.
Debi's flower is Christmassy and appeared on the Spellbinders Christmas website banner below.
You can find Debi at her blog here

2012 Heirloom Ornaments are on the website, in fact at a very special price for
a limited time!  Details are here.

Have a wonderful weekend - let's stay in and craft as the weather forecast is pretty awful!
Take care friends.

23 comments: said...

Hi All.
WOW that is beautiful. Thank you, take care all. Kitty.

Chris said...

Hi Christine,
A great idea, it just shows the versatility of spellbinders dies and some thinking outside of the box.
Have a good day.
Chris xx

Lynn said...

Morning Christine, what a wonderful idea for a seasonal die. I often look at my dies and try yo think of different uses, unfortunately, some are too Christmassy! Sitting in my lounge listening to very strong wind outside, wish I could stay here in the warmth, but sadly my boss wouldn't like it. Have a great day. Lynn xx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Love the flower. It proves that you can easily make use of some Christmas dies all year round, the poinsettia is the same. I hope the gales stay away. Stay safe everyone. Take care.
p.s. just reread my comment and am glad I did as I think you may be a tad old to get the wind Christine!

PharmacyMichele said...

Wow-what a great project. Very different use of christmas dies.
Soon to head off to work in the hideous weather but its not as bad as Scotland is getting.


JJ said...

Beautiful Christine, great you can use this die all year round and not just for Christmas.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Christine,
What a genius idea, I am all for reusing dies all year round, good to see a die 'earn it's keep' !
Thank you for the constant inspiration Christine,
Have a lovely weekend,
Sandra xxxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
This is a very clever use of the dies. It pays to think outside of the box.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine.
The flower today is lovely,such good use of a Christmas die.
Thank you for FDD.
I hope you have a good day. Take care. x.

SusanP, Kent said...

Fantastic demonstration that an Ornament is not just for Christmas! It makes a lovely bloom reminding me of a lotus flower (sort of). Happy FDD. It's sunny today too.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Christine
Love how this die was used to make a flower. It's good to see what else can be done using christmas dies. Makes the purchase so worth while. Stay safe in this wind. Hope my washing stays on the line.

Unknown said...

Very pretty flower, Christine.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
Wow what a great idea to be able to use this die all year round. I have this die set and it only comes out at Christmas time. Will give this a go.
Thanks for sharing

Laura O said...

this die does make a fab flower ,Laura O

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, How very clever this is, I have these dies, so I will be trying this, looks beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LoraineC said...

At first I thought Oh no Christmas, but what a clever idea, thanks x

BJ Searcy said...

Christine, Just Beautiful, I love all the flowers made with Spellbinders, another one to add to the list! You did Debi's idea with style and grace, love the colors!

AnneRD said...

What a clever idea Christine, thanks for sharing this with us. Anne x

Carole Z said...

What a fab idea Christine, thanks for sharing, hugs Carole Z xx

ElizabethS said...

Hi Christine, that is brilliant and shows that the spellbinders dies can be very versatile. You just have to think outside the box...or know someone who can think outside the box...hehehe.
Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea , I would never ever have thought of it , have a great weekend xx

hazel young said...

Lovely dies and great idea as can be used all year round xx hazel

Craftychris said...

What a fabulous and beautiful idea! It makes those Christmas dies so versatile, thank you xxc

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