Friday, May 04, 2018

A Golden Happily Ever After...

The wonderful folks at In2Craft, based in the UK, have challenged me to create with the fabulous Sue Wilson Frames and Tags Isobel cutting die.... Here is what I came up with...

A mostly ALL GOLD Happily Ever After ...

same card, but in different lighting to show off the intricate die-details
Card Recipe
Stamps: none
Paper: Heavy Gold Wrapping Paper (backed with spray adhesive for added weight), Cream CS
Paper Size: 5x6
Ink: none
Accessories: Gold Flat-back Pearls, Pearl beads (for flower centers) & the following Cutting Dies by Sue Wilson; Frames & Tags Isobel (from Sue's April release), Special Occasion Collection Ornate Framed Happily Ever After, Finishing Touches Delicate Fronds & Exquisite Poppy Die set.
Techniques: Multi-Layering

A little TUTORIAL on creating die-shaped cards...
Hope the pictures are self-explanatory, but if not, here's the typed version too: SImply run your die through your die-cutting machine as normal, but use a folded piece of cardstock instead of a single sheet. Then place this folded card under the die leaving the die just slightly off the card's edge. Then run it through and die-cut it according to your machine's die-cutting sandwich plate instructions. This will give you a card fold in the same shape of your die. Then die-cut another 2 panels in full die size and adhere one to the card base and the other one behind the card base. You end up with fun card bases in the shapes of your dies! Hope this makes sense and that you'll give it a try!

Don't you just love the intricate details of these gorgeous cutting dies by Sue Wilson?  Her designs are incredible. Here are the dies I've used w/individual links to the In2Craft store in the UK
Frames & Tags - Isobel

Wondering WHERE TO BUY the FABULOUS Sue WILSON's Dies?
In the USA, you can find Sue Wilson's products at;

Just click on the Store Logos above to go directly there!
If you are a Sue Wilson FAN like me, then hurry on over to VISIT this FUN crafty group of SW enthusiasts at this Facebook PAGE;
"Sue Wilson Fans in the USA and around the Globe"
I'd also like to enter this card into the followng challenges:
 A2Z Scrapbooking Linky Party - Shape Shift
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments, Always Anything Goes

Ike's World Challenges - Anything Goes / Monochrome
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket - Use Embellishments
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations -  Anything Goes
Creatalicious  - Anything Goes, option/Sentiment
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes, option Dies/Stencils
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Leaves
Use Your Stuff - What are you creating?
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes

A big thanks to the wonderful folks at In2Craft for their amazing generosity and kind words! :) Hope this has inspired you a little. Thanks for looking and happy Creating!


  1. Beautiful and elegant card. I love your use of gold. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  2. Oh my, this is GORGEOUS. I love it. Great work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  3. Back again, and again, this is gob smacking gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  4. What a beautiful card! I agree - great atrwork!
    I'm pleased to invite you to participate here -
    Wish you good luck!

  5. Wow, what an amazing card, love all the gold. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge this month.

  6. Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  7. Very adorable card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  8. This is stunning, absolutely stunning! So glad you entered at a2z scrapbooking!

  9. Thank you for joining at Create and Inspire.
    Hugs, Irene (Made In Borgo)

  10. Just gorgeous America! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Leaves’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
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  11. Love the gold. So elegant
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Crafting by Designs
    Mel DT

  12. Gorgeous creation, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at The Creative Crafters! Hope to see you again!
    ~ DT Sherry x

  13. The dies you used on this are gorgeous! The gold is so elegant and fancy!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our anything goes challenge.

  14. WoW !! I am so in love with this stunning card. It is AWESOME ! :-D
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE xx

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  15. Beautiful card love the gold and all the intricate details----Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  16. WOW, that is incredible, the gold makes it pop and the detail is amazing. Thank you for participating at Ike's World Challenges

  17. Wow... your shaped card is amazing - I love the cut and the wonderful embellishing.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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    LG Alex

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  18. Gorgeous!, l love it!!
    Ángela DT for

  19. stunning design. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge. Good luck, and I hope to see you again. Maggie, DT.

  20. This is beautiful, I love the use of gold, and the moulded flower is perfect. Thankyou for joining the Creative Moments Challenge. Heather

  21. Awesome!! Thanks for the photo tutorial, and playing our May challenge at a2z.

  22. Gorgeous and elegant card. Loving all the perfect details. Thanks for joining us at a2z Scrapbooking.


  23. You're rocking the shaped card challenge at a2z scrapbooking! gorgeous!

  24. Wowzers! Fantastic! Thanks so much for participating in a2z Scrapbooking's May "Shape Shift" challenge! Sorry for the late post - have been having internet issues.
    Leslie, a2z DT
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  25. A wonderful creation!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional add a sentiment” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

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    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…