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Hello my crafty friends and followers. I have been feeling a bit under the weather with temperatures that are up one day and down the next, and my allergies aren't making things any easier to deal with. Between COPD and allergies I'm not real sure which one is causing me problems these days.
I do have a bit of good news though. Through all this confinement to my house I decided to try out one of the Creative Expressions die by Sue Wilson. They were a bit outside the price range I am accustomed to investing but nonetheless I went forward with my purchasing mumbling and complaining the entire time and then they arrived and I did my happy dance while the memory of the price I paid floated away.
They are really very nice and excellent quality and the cut was clean after two passes. I did get confused when one of the dies didn't cut but silly me it was an embossing die included to compliment the cutting dies. I can't explain the many ways you could use this die but I did see several on YouTube and pinterest and then decided to give a go.
Here is my bright and cheerful card that I think turned out pretty cute. Oh and did I tell you the dies are large enough to create a 6 x 8 card easily. Anyway let me move along to the sharing part.
I created this card using Creative Expressions "Noble Dies" Collection - Classic Adorned Rectangles.
The collection comes with an embossing die as you can see in the white frame. I also used the small oval die for the sentiment and the center die was the intricate die in the center of the card.
At the bottom of the card I used one of my EK Success edgers to create the flourish outline.
On the inside I used the same colors and added a piece of designer paper stamped with a sentiment and silhouette butterflies. For the personal message space I used the negative from the original die I used on the front.
This was the first of many cards that I hope to create with my new dies but for today this is truly all I have energy to do.
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