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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Eleven Cards - One Die Set {Scrapy Land}

Hi!and a special welcome to new follower Marlene Atkinson.

The icky germies have pretty much left our home, and the ME and CMP which became activated because of the viruses, are now also abating! Yippee! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers - it meant so much!

I'm so excited to show you ELEVEN different cards using a single Sue Wilson die set. Sue's "border and corner" die sets are fun and easy to use on any card size. The borders look fabulous even on small cards. All my cards are from ONE of the sets:

Welcome to my projects for the 11th Scrapy Land Challenge! 

The Challenge is open until February 15. 
The theme is "ANYTHING GOES using any die manufacturer which Scrapy Land sells" (electronic die cuts do not qualify)Scrapy Land sells over 40 brands of dies, including overseas products. Each week different items are on sale.

(pssst! there are always so MANY items on sale, that I have learned to look for products alphabetically by manufacturer name in the Sale Section).

  plus free shipping over $45!

My card features the following Scrapy Land dies.
(for all the dies used, please see the product list at bottom)
To see all the beautiful Sue Wilson Border-Corner-Tag die sets, click here
My eleven cards use this set:

Sue Wilson - French Collection
Corner, Border, and tags

All cards are made with old, long-forgotten products from my stash: 
designer papers, stamp sentiments, and 3-D stickers, 
making these cards relatively fast to put together.

First are some samples of using the corner element only.

Corner element facing down:

Corner element in the four corners:

Corner element used as a medallion (or doily):

Next are "business size" cards using the border as a double border 
(top and bottom):

One is dry embossed:

The other is distressed lightly with ink:

Below are two cards using only one border on the same size cards 
(one is light green with distressed inks, the other is a darker green without the ink):

Now to see cards using the tag only. 
The tag can be cut up to use the elements as background pieces on gift tags, 
or even horizontally for a pretty layer behind other layers:

Assortment of using the variations of die cuts:

These cards are size 5x7. The border was cut on both ends to accommodate the smaller size.

Here I glued the tag onto red CS and then trimmed around the die by hand:

Tag die cut with 3-D sticker:

Tag and Single border:

While Sue Wilson is known for her large, beautifully elegant cards, my card designs show her dies are great for colorful, fun designs as well, to make quick and great-to-mail cards, too (using a single postage stamp)!

Products Used:

  • Scrapy LandSue Wilson - French Collection - Corner, Border, and tags
  • Scrapy Land - Sue Wilson - Spanish Collection - Corner, Border, and Tags (background for a sentiment on top)
  • Scrapy Land - Sue Wilson - Italian Collection - Umbria (the round section with the medallion card)
  • Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large (Large, meaning they are fatter) (used with tags for sentiments)
  • Spellbinders Floral Ovals (for sentiment)
  • Martha Stewart Holly Leaves punch around the page (one of my favorite punches!)
  • KandCompany papers and stickers
  • SU solid cardstock colors - assorted.
  • Inks: Assorted VersaFine and Distress Dye Base inks

Fun Challenges I'm playing in:

  1. A Gem of a Challenge - #137 Lots of Layers 2/12 (2/14)
  2. Sister Act - #91 Anything Goes 2/4
  3. Winter Wonderland - (Jan 30) Lots of Layers 2/4
  4. Completely Christmas #48 Make a Square or Rectangular Card 2/5
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #3 - Anything Goes 2/13
  6. Crafting from the Heart - #45 Anything Goes 2/8
  7. Craft Your Passion Challenge - #247 - Anything Goes 2/8
  8. Clear it Out Challenge - (Feb 8) Anything Goes - stash is all "virginal" - old patterned papers, old stickers, old lacy ribbon - and 6 month old virginal die cut set 2/9

Warm Florida Stamping Hugs,


Jane Savage said...

What an amazing, inspirational selection, Donna! A fabulous showcase for that gorgeous die set! xxx

Paula said...

Donna, these are beautiful. Sue is one of my favorites although I don't own any of her dies YET! You said you love my die collection, well I love yours as well, and if we lived closer together we could share! Loving all your cards my friend.

Lori Kobular said...

Donna ~ you are amazing! You made so many gorgeous cards! I love them all and I really love those Sue Wilson dies and I think you have just enabled me to make another Scrapy Land purchase!!

Benzi said...

Donna, you are sooooooo creative. Eleven beautiful cards from one die set. Wow! And, each card is beautiul crafted. You are just amazing. I enjoyed seeing each card.

Anne Temple said...

Wow, so many fabulous looks with just one main die set. These are all fabulous and so creative. Now I want this set too :-).

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Wow Donna, you sure have been busy. Each card is gorgeous and elegant. Great use of that fabulous die set. You have a great talent for putting layers of beautiful papers, die cuts and colour together. I hope you are doing well, Hugs, Shirleyxx

brenda said...

What a wonderfully inspirational post Donna, you have showcased the dies is so many different ways. I needed that inspiration so thank you.

B x

jimlynn said...

It would have taken me a month or more (if ever!) just to come up with one card and here I see so many! They're all so gorgeous Donna! Love all the different designs and the way you used the dies.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wpw Donna you did a awesome job gorgeous cards you have made.
fabulous papers love the christmas cards.
Gr Karin

Sue said...

Such a wonderful selection of cards made from one set. I love your designs and gorgeous colours. Thank you for the inspiration.
Glad you are starting to feel better now.
hugs Sue xx

Leanne said...

Gorgeous, not sure which one is my favorite, love that die. Awesomeness for sure. Great details, embossing and sentiments as well. Wonderful job! Thanks for playing our challenge at Li Patch of Crafty Friends.

Leanne DT
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Leanne said...

Gorgeous, not sure which one is my favorite, love that die. Awesomeness for sure. Great details, embossing and sentiments as well. Wonderful job! Thanks for playing our challenge at Li Patch of Crafty Friends.

Leanne DT
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Sue said...

WOW! What a lovely variety of cards.

Hope you have a good day. Sue

Lisa said...

These are stunning, Donna!! I love how you've showcased these dies!! All of the designs and details are just fabulous!! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!! And now I've added this die set to my wish-list!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Donna, what an awesome selection of cards you made! These dies are absolutely beautiful and I love what you've done with them. What impressed me most was how you used the corner die to make the medallion/doily - it looks amazing! The only size cards I make are A2 and 6x6 so I was impressed by the variety here. I'm so glad you're feeling better - no fun being sick, especially when you're already suffering. Sending hugs, my friend.

cotnob said...

Wow! What a wonderful selection of cards Donna, my husband would love these - I can just hear it now "see I told you that you don't need all of those dies"!
Joking apart, you have been so creative using just one set of dies in so many different ways and you've used lots of bits and pieces from your stash as well.
I'm so pleased to hear that you are on the mend, take care.

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous cards and a great selection. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Carol S. DT

Sarah said...

Wowsers Donna, what an amazing set of cards, such beautiful dies...not that I need more, I am on a mission to use long forgotten ones this year!! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow these are awesome and so beautifully designed, superb creations Donna
lorraine x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Amazing - all from one die set! That is such a great idea for the dies. I like the different theme within each of these sets. How fun to play with designer papers and a couple of dies and come up with such a beautiful array of cards. My favorite is the corner die that you made into a doily. Absolutely stunning Donna!

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

deine Karten sehen ganz fantastisch aus. Wow, wundervolle Stanzschablonen hast du verwendet. Ich bin immer begeistert wenn ich wieder Werke von dir bewundern darf.

Ich wünsche dir von Herzen alles Liebe und Gute. Hugs Silvi

Karen said...

Donna, I'm so happy to hear you're feeling better! I've been sending you so much love and oodles of prayers. You are a strong (and talented!) cookie. :o) Your cards are an extraordinary showcase for this collection! I love so many Sue Wilson dies, but do not own any. The elegance indeed pairs well with fun and cheery papers, too. You've perfectly showcased their versatility in style and design! All of your cards are gorgeous, my friend! I confess to especially loving the corner used as a medallion... it's exquisite beyond words, thanks to the incredibly detailed die. Thank you for the abundance of inspiration, my sweet friend! Have a blessed and beautiful day. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Deborah Artliff said...

Hi Donna what beautiful cards I have this die set and you have inspired me to get mine out and use them in away you have.
Debs xx

{Debs Cards– my personal blog}

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! Donna you did it and they are all wonderful. I ordered 5 of Sue Wilson dies but cannot remember if this is one of them. Your cards are fantastic and I love how what you did with all the dies. Thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, Donna! These are so gorgeous and love that die set. You certainly have fantastic ways of using it my dear! Each card is so elegant and lovely!

Karenladd said...

What a beautiful set of cards Donna. I can't believe you made them all with the same die set. Thanks for showing us how versatile this set can be. My favorite is the doily that you made out of the corner!! I will be looking at my dies in a different way after this!

pam said...

OMW Donna, what an amazing selection of cards you have created, love the all.
So glad you are feeling better now..
Hugs and Love Pam x

Stampsnob. said...

Oh WOW Donna eleven beauties. That is a great die set. Do I have to hate you now for already having eleven Christmas cars for 2015..............Lis

Tammy said...

Wow, so many beautiful cards! They are each wonderful and special! Gorgeous papers and die cuts!

MaryH said...

Dadgum it! Now there's another border I'm drooling over!! You have certainly maxed the use of this pretty one on each of these stunning cards. I wish my eyes could 'see' as yours do. I was going "Oooh" and "aah' with each beauty that scrolled up, but using the corner as the medallion as you did on one card, was just inspired! Big hugs to you for all this work. So happy that all the germies have left the premises and you can get back to doing what you love. TFS & Hugs too.

Patricia Chalas said...

Wao!! all of your cards are so cute and perfect!!

Leslie Miller said...

Eleven cards! Holy cow! What you've created here is genius at work, and all so beautiful, not to mention a huge head start on your Christmas cards. I'm totally inspired! I'm also glad to hear you're returning to a better place in your health and well being. You are a wonder!

Monica said...

Hi Donna,

This are fab cards... and flat, too. Lol.

I am so sorry that I have been out of touch. I did not know that you were down. I am relieved that you are better.

Life has been too hectic with just trying to settle in.
Aleeza's birthday is on the 7th but we are celebrating it the following week as there is another party she has to go to on her birthday.

I send you lots of love and healing,


Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Ohh So many beautiful cards..loved them !

maria's knutselplezier said...

Great amazing and elegant cards dear Donna , I really love them, great inspiration, I'm glad you are feeling better now, and I can see that in your stunning cards!!


Petra Swart said...

Oh, Donna, how great to hear that you are better!!! Such great news, my friend!!!
Your cards are simply amazing!!! What creative use of only one set of dies!!!! And there is the beauty that is standing on my desk, in between all the other lovely ones!!! Great use of all the long-forgotten stuff!!! Great selection of cards, Donna!!!!
Have a great afternoon/evening!!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow sweetie I am lost for words. These cards are all so pretty and awesome. What fantastic creations from just one die set.

So pleased that you are feeling better Hun.

applejack cards by sue said...

I am so impressed with your collection of cards. Those dies are incredible and look so different with each project. Everything is so pretty, thank you for sharing them with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT x

Becky said...

Eleven beautiful cards. And you have a great start on your Christmas cards! Win-win.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Donna, you've done it again! What an amazing variety from just one die set. And, as if I didn't already have more dies than I can use regularly, I simply MUST have this set! OK, now, tme for me to put on a DT hat -- Thanks so much for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a gorgeous collection! Your arm must be super sore from cranking out all of those die cuts! Very creative Donna! hugs :)

Helena (Gvendalen) said...

Beautiful all cards! Thanks for sharing your lovely creations for the Craft Your Passion Challenges - hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

CraftYourPassion said...

What a wonderful selection of cards.All so beautiful.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
Lisa x

Amelia Breytenbach said...

The cards are all stunning Donna. You used the dies in such a creative way on all the cards. Beautiful!

Gail said...

Thought I'd pop by to see how and what you're doing!
I get 'busy'!
Wonderful cards!

CraftyViolet said...

What beautiful cards and all from one die set. I give myself challenges as well but haven't done that one yet.

Thank you for your kind comments on my blog too. So happy to have you as a follower.

crafty-stamper said...

gorgeous selection of cards and beautiful die-cuts
Carol x

Shirley Chillman said...

Wahooo what a busy girl you have been Donna and everyone a masterpiece in it's own right. You have such a way in using all your dies on cards so that they look fabulous.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Raechelle Bellus said...

WOW! Each of these are stunning! I love how you have showcased the diversity of this set. Beautiful work!

E. Marie said...

Donna, these are really gorgeous. Love the cards and love the die.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Hey it is me just checking in. I sent you a reply to your query and have sent out three additional messages to see if you rec'd it. Since I still haven't heard back from you I figured I would touch base this way. Among other things I wanted you to know that May would would work great if you still have it open. Check your spam to see if anything came through from me.

Hugs and hope you are well,

Kelly Schelske said...

Wow! All of these cards are absolutely fabulous Donna!

Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! I sure hope to see you back for challenge #4!

Hugs, Kelly

Desire Fourie said...

Wow Donna this is a stunning series of Christmas designs. I am sure you are already sorted for Christmas 2015.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

April said...

I love this die set and your cards are gorgeous! Love them! xo

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what an amazing showcase certainly have inspired me to search the craft shops in my country for this die set!!
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

aussie aNNie said...

Just popping in to make sure you are okay and thanks for your visits, pity we can't have a cuppa..xx
{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Embellishments said...

Hi Donna :-) It's been awhile and I missed talking to you! Love the cards and sooo many with different designs.
{{hugs}} Steff

Jean Bullock said...

I love the cards. the colors are so rich! I especially like how you handled the sentiments. Well done. So glad you are starting to feel better too.

Sue said...

Stunning array of eye candy. What beautiful cards. Love this die set and in fact just ordered it last night, now can't wait to get it, have lots of inspiration from my stamping friend, Donna!!! Awesome collection.



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