Saturday, January 30, 2016

Creative Expressions DT Card, plus 3 with TIPS

Welcome to Saturday!  It's my DT day to post for Creative Expressions and I have made another Card using the Hearts of Hearts Die.  Also showing 3 additional cards from this past week that I've created using CE's gorgeous Craft Dies by Sue Wilson.

My Heart is With You Card

 These white flowers were created with the "Foldover Flower Dies" and surrounded by multiple "Finishing Touches" sprays. 
Stamps: Anna Griffin Sentiment
Paper: Glittered Pink DP, Black CS, Heavy White CS
Paper Size: 6x7
Ink: none
Accessories: CE  Sue Wilson Floral Brocade Pinpoint Embossing FolderCE Craft Dies by SW; Heart of Hearts, Diagonal Collection Love Hearts Dies. Also Fine Granulated Diamond Dust.

(Tip  1 - for creating a "white baby's breath" look; Drop dots of PVA Glue and sprinkle with a coarse glitter. I've used a Fine Granulated Diamond Dust here (for the texture),. Drop glue over those dots three additional times - drying and sprinkling with glitter each time. Fun to do and dries super fast!)
(Tip 2 - use parts of your die cuts in different ways or as as accents on your designs - like Ive done here for the sentiment tag)
*** Creative Expressions PRODUCTS USED ***
I'm so excited about Sue's Craft dies that I've got 3 more makes to show;

Card 1 - Best Wishes Wedding
 I've layered the GOLDEN word multiple times (for dimension). Sits on a dry embossed striped panel. The Gemini border was die-cut on both front and back of card base. Extra layers were adhered and staggered for a lacey look on front. A bow and golden pearl button finish the look.
Stamps: None
Paper:  Designer Paper; Be Bold, Be Bright Foiled Sheets, Heavy White CS
Paper Size: 6x7
Ink: none
Accessories: CE Craft Dies by SW; Expressions "Best Wishes" Die and The Mini Gemini Corvus Die, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder,  Fine Granulated Diamond Dust,Pearl and Golden Button, White Satin Ribbons.
(Tip1 - multi-layer your edge borders and stack staggered for a lacey look. 
(Tip 2 - always cut the back card base too for a more complete look)

 Card 2 - Thank You!
Super excited about the buckle dies! I've cut the buckle and scalloped edges to create my separate paneled background and a tiny section to accent my tag here. Just having fun with it and imagine these buckle dies working great layered and placed in center of makes like I've done here.  This row/belt-like across the center almost looks leather-ish, heh?  ;)
Stamps: Creative Expressions - Petite Lavish Sentiments
Paper:  Heavy White Cardstock and Basic Grey DP
Paper Size: 6x7
Ink: Brilliance Browns, Marvy Markers (inked all edges of Buckle across center)
Accessories: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Finishing Touches Collection Scalloped Lattice Buckle Bar Die,  Sizzix Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Dazzler

 (Tip 1 - Use and Cut portions of the same die-cuts, like I've done here and placed on my sentiment tag here for a matching accent)
(TIP 2 - Color your clear dazzler blings  like Ive done here with matching Marvy Markers to match the my Designer Paper Colors)
(Tip 3 - THESE BUCKLES folded and buckled would work great as pretty napkin holders, or for using as handles on Easter baskets, or for creating a scene's fence, or lining up the buckle ends in straight lines for new octagon geometrical looks, or the ends could work as award medallions, or using as fun backgrounds like I did here, etc... Oh boy,  to create the possibilities! Hope you'll give these a try!
*** Creative Expressions PRODUCTS USED ***


Card 3 - A Snowy Winter Day
Stamps: none
Paper: Coordinations Blue sky - canvas textured CS and Heavy White CS
Paper Size: 6x7
Ink: none
Accessories: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; 2015 Festive Collection Snowflakes and Background, Sizzix Embossing Folder, Fine Granulated Diamond Dust and White Marble Coarse Glitter (for texture and sparkle), Dble-Sided Sticky Sheet, Rhinestones and Silver lined white Ribbon.

(Tip - Multi-Layering your die-cuts will give a lovely dimensional look to your projects and depth to your designs)
*** Creative Expressions PRODUCTS USED *** 

 Creative Expressions Blog
To see what the talented CE Design Team members have been creating, please stop by the Creative Expressions BLOG, found HERE 

 Sue Wilson Fans
If you are in the USA and you are a Sue Wilson FAN, then check-out this FACEBOOK GROUP for tips, ideas, where to find these CE products, general info and loads of inspiration! 

I'd also like to enter these cards into the following FUN challenges; 
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes, plus Sentiment 
Craft For the Craic - January B L U E S
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes 
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes 
Creative Moments - Anything goes 
Crafty Boots - Ribbon or Lace
Crafting for all Seasons - Ribbon and Pearls
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon and Flowers
 Die Cut Divas: Something New  (used NEW Craft Dies)
 Inspiration Destination - anything goes 
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique - Die Cuts/Punches 
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes 
The Crazy Challenge - Ribbons  
Word Art Wednesday - 218 Anything Goes 
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to have inspired you to use these  CE products and Sue Wilson Craft Dies!  I would really love to hear from you!


  1. well they all are gorgeoussssssss and stunning designs America.
    I love your papers and colour designs.
    Gr Karin

  2. wow teamie you have been busy! Love your DT card - they are all fab. But my absolute fav is snowy day.
    Lynn x

  3. Gorgeous cards, all of them! Love your work! JM

  4. Your cards are all very beautiful. The heart card is my favorite.

  5. What a beautiful project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes!" challenge this time!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    Really Reasonable Ribbon DT
    House of Cards DT
    Crafty Friends DT

  6. Oh my! Such lovely creations! All of them are just beautiful-I wish I could layer like that! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's Something New Challenge!

  7. Stunning work, each card seems even better than the previous one. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  8. What gorgeous cards the heart and the snowy day are my favourites definitely will try to replicate these, thanks for all your wonderful inspiration.

  9. Fabulous selection of cards .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  10. This is a stunning collection and how you have showcased Sue's beautiful dies. I especially love the gold one. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

  11. The pristine die cuts alone are so beautiful and our layout and color palette are quite outstanding. I really like the swirls. Thank you so very much for posting your very creative and inspiring art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 218th - FF AG challenge. I pray Blessings for you and your family; stay creative and be happy. Carole

  12. Your cards are fantastic, all quite beautiful. I love the way you used the dies.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  13. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TSB, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  15. Hi again I hit the wrong button so I took away my comments by mistake so I make a new one
    You are a real cardmaker!! The card are so beutiful and well done !! Really Amazing cardart!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs! Cicci
    Cicci Vid Pennan {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  16. Beautiful Valentine card!! I love your choice of die layout!Thank you for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!
    Ginny M

  17. Your cards are great. Lovely colours and layouts.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck Michelle (DT)

  18. Beautiful cards. I love these dies, thank you for the inspiration and for sharing at Creative Moments. Rebecca x

  19. What a great card set! Gorgeous. I love your color choices and fun layout. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our “Anything Goes” Challenge; I hope to see your work in our future challenges too!
    Jennifer, DT

  20. All your cards are so pretty! The third one surely takes away the January blues! Beautifully made! Thank u for playing with us at Craft for the craic. :)
    Suchi xx

  21. Hi!

    Really pretty cards! You sure make good use of your Cuttlebug!
    Thanks for participating with us at Crafty Ribbons in our recent
    challenge "fabulous flowers" and ribbon and welcome back!

    La Vikinga // Member of the CR Design Team