Thursday 26 May 2022

Lots of Dies

Recently I have been adding to my stock of dies, but I am pleased that I sat down and made a card with each of my new dies, so I have written this post to share them with you.

I do really love dies and none of these cards have any stamping on them at all, that's not counting the insert and envelopes, which I tried to find coordinating stamps for.

Card 1.

These dies are part of a set called Happy Days by Tonic Studios. I simply cut them from white cardstock and glued to a background I made with Distress Oxides on glossy paper. Nothing else added.

Card 2.

These lovely daisy type flowers dies are by Spellbinders and they were cut from some patterned paper that has a sparkle to it (a gift from the wonderful Gundi). The happy days die was cut from the same paper as the middle flower and backed with plain card using the shadow die. The background is again Distress Oxide on glossy paper, but this time I added some stencilling using the maidenhead fern stencil (a gift from the wonderful Loll). I added some tiny flower gems to the flower centres as a little finishing touch.

Card 3.

I couldn't resist this heart cover plate by Sunny Studios, isn't it cute? The daisy die is by memory box, which I stacked twice, coloured the centres yellow and filled them with glossy accents.   It is mounted on another piece of glossy paper blended with Distress Oxides and I finished it with a few shiny black gems. The sentiment is a die by Crafts too.

Card 4.

This is another die by Memory Box called cherry blossom frame. The background is the same as the previous cards and the sentiment is a die by Creative Expressions. Those little flower gems made an appearance again too.

I really enjoyed making these cards and the bonus is that they were all very quick and easy to do or QACAS as Darnell would say.

I am sharing:
Card 1 at Die Cut Divas May challenge anything goes
Card 2 at Addicted to stamps and more die cuts or stencils
Card 3 at Happy Little Stampers May challenge anything goes with dies
All 4 at NBUS challenge 38

I will finish with a very serious note to myself - you do not need any more dies.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 


Viv said...

A lovely set of cards Hilary - your new dies are gorgeous! x

crafty-stamper said...

Great selection of cards Hilary love all your beautiful new dies especially the first one and the large heart cover plate
Carol x

GerJanne said...

Hi Hilary,
It's a great idea to look in this way to your dies. And the cards are lovely and beautifully. Sometimes a wonderful die is enough to create a marvelous card! The flowers of memory Box are beauty's.And te big background die from Sunny studios .... I Love it!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I really love dies too, more than stamps... :) and your new addictions are very beautiful!! You made fabulous cards with them! The first one is my favourite, how sweet and elegant! Love that die set and the blended background makes the design just pop!
The second one is cheerful and love the unique design with that sentiment that connects the flowers! Very effective! The flower gems add light and catch the eyes!
Absolutely LOVE the cover plate you added to your stash. I need some cover plate, find them very elegant and useful, so my wish list is a bit more long now (but it has already the size of a bed sheet!! LOL ) The cute daisies in the pastel frame are so sweet!
The last one looks very elegant, MB dies are always fabulous. Love the stencilled background and the touches of the flowers gems!! The Sue Wilson's sentiment adds also more elegance!!
Hugs, have a lovely weekend!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful selection of dies, we never need but must have :)

papierelle said...

Which card should I choose now? I have no idea, they all turned out so beautiful.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

You've been busy, Hilary!! Just love all your die cut beauties but especially card two with the yellow stenciled background! Thanks for sharing both at Die Cut Divas and NBUS!!

Vicky Hayes said...

A wonderful selection of dies Hilary and what gorgeous cards you've made with them! The heart cover plate is spectacular and has slithered onto my wish list... you are such an enabler! I love the look of the floral dies with the blended backgrounds. Vicky x

Cat Craig said...

Hilary, the cards are all lovely and you've used the dies to perfection.

I Card Everyone said...

I love that you've shared all your newest dies with us, Hilary - you are SO right about that darling Sunny Studio cover die: I do like it very much - and I can see you using these wonderful floral dies for years to come!
Four darling die-cut cards!

nancy littrell said...

So much to love on all 3 of your beautiful die cut card designs, Hilary:-) TFS your detailed descriptions of your techniques. supplies and especially your new dies:-) I think my dies wish list has just grown, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Ashwini Rao said...

Looooovvee these die cuts! They all look really sweet! I think you did a wonderful job with them, keeping the card itself neat and simple so the lovely die cuts are highlighted. I don't know which one I like the most - they are all really lovely! :)

Linby said...

They are all so lovely. My fave is the first one closely followed by the cherry tree die. I am tempted to source them, but I definitely have enough dies! I treated myself to some from Tonic the other day so I best get on and use them following your good example!

aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely stunning arty cards, all of them are so beautiful xx

Leslie Miller said...

I like that last little note to yourself. How many times have I told myself the same thing? I love dies, too, and get on a kick. Still have a few not yet used. These are really lovely dies and cards, Hilary. Your backgrounds are beautifully blended. I do have the maidenhair fern stencil and love seeing it looking so subtly pretty on your blended background. You did a super job of matching up some stamps for the envelopes and insides. Thank you for sharing all this beautiful inspiration!

Greta said...

Beautiful dies & cards, Hilary! Good for you putting them right to use! I think the 3rd card is my favorite, but all are lovely!

foleysfriend said...

Great collection of cards. The background on the first "happy days" card is lovely - my favorite colors! The background helps to make the pretty die cuts "pop". Nice job. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas.

sue n.

Sarn said...

It's great to get new stash isn't it? Your new die collection looks fab on these lovely cards. xxx

Arlene said...

Oh my, you were indeed very busy and such wonderful cards too. I do love the distress background of your first card - love those colors. Great dies too. So glad you entered the challenge at Die Cut Divas.

Pat said...

Wow Hilary I love all these beautiful dies and your designs with them are all brilliant! Lovely to see you showcased over at the NBUS Challenge with the bright and pretty card...the last of the four you have made, and I think the cherry blossom frame is delightful, and the CE sentiment die goes perfectly. x

Ros Crawford said...

Please forgive my absence but what a joy to see these beautiful cards today. Love the way you've used those new dies

Izzy Scrap said...

What a beautiful array of cards ! They are all gorgeous and you've got so beautiful dies. I especially love Card 3 with the tiny hearts background. Splendid ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at ATSM.