Friday, August 15, 2014

Celebrate Card, using Creative Expressions French Collection Dies by Sue Wilson

Hello friends and welcome back!  
 Today Im sharing a "Celebrate" Card that I created in warm grays and white colors. I used the fab Creative Expressions, French Collection, Provence Dies by Sue Wilson.

So lovin' these quality dies for their intricate cuts...  
same card, different angle, different lighting ...

These fabulous SW dies layer up so beautifully. I cut the Provence Craft Die into two panels and separated it for expanding the dies edges. The layers are on dimensional tape. The Metal Accent Flower was originally black, but I changed its color with a silver liquid metal marker to match the DP's grays. Sickles and Glitter outline main panel and outer panel. Also added rhinestones to the Ribbon and panels and stickles glitter to edges for the finishing touches.

Stamps: TPC Studio, Whimsy Greetings "Celebrate" Clear Stamps
Paper: White Heavy CS, Warm Gray DP - Best Occasions - Mixed Media Pack
Paper Size: 5  x 7
Ink: Stampin' Up! Black
Accessories:  Creative Expressions  French Collection, Provence Craft Dies designed by the lovely Sue Wilson, Cuttlebug EF, SU Oval Punches, CM Corner Punch, Stickles, MS Glitter, Rhinestones, Satin Ribbon, Girlfriends-Metal Accent Flower
Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering
These gorgeous dies coordinate so beautifully with one another. Give them a try!  

Stop by to see Sue's fabulous Products and Video Tutorials at Creative Expressions HERE;

Creative Expressions August 2014 Blog Hop

Speaking of Creative Expressions, they are currently having a BLOG HOP party at Creative Expressions News Blog! Check it out HERE and be sure to play for your chance to WIN some lovely prizes that include New Christmas Stamps.  The blog goes from 15th August at 06.00am and ends 19th August at 5pm.

**************************EXCITING NOTE **************************
The NEW CHRISTMAS Craft Dies Launch starts this coming week on Sue's Blog. Be sure to stop by to see these gorgeous sets HERE.
And lastly, I'd also like to enter this card into the following Friday challenges:

    1.  SplitCoastStampers - Inspirational Challenge - Denim Tones Color Palette above
    2. Brown Sugar – Anything Goes
    3. Craft for the Craic  - August - Craft Item You Have Never Used Before (I finally used this gray satin ribbon that had been sitting in my stash for years)
    4. Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
    5. Stamplorations Challenge Blog -  Stamps and Die Cuts
    6. Stempelsonnen Challenge - Anything Goes
    7. Sweet Pea Stampers - Embossing - Wet or Dry
    8. Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
    9. Fantastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
    10. 7 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes
    Thank you for visiting. I love hearing from you!
    Happy Creating! :)


    1. this is so chic and so gorgeous America.
      Gr Karin

    2. Beautiful card, love the grey colour scheme and wow how the lighting changes the photo :)

    3. Love it! Thank you for playing in our challenge at

    4. wow...this is fancy schmancy America. Gorgeous!

    5. This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 48 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

    6. Hey America - it's been awhile since I have seen your stunning cards! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations~

    7. Beautiful card!!! Thanks for joining us this time at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!

    8. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for the Sweet Pea Stampers embossing challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

    9. Gorgeous card! So many layers

      Thanks for joining us over at Craft for the Craic.
      DT Katya x