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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tulips Card


I just recently got into manual die cutting and this is my very first card making use of dies. For so many years, I never wanted to invest in dies for the simple reason that I already have a digital cutting machine which can cut any design that I want. I refused to fall again into the extravagant cycle of constantly wanting to buy new designs like I did when I was into rubber stamping when after using the design for only a couple of times, I easily got tired of them and always wanted to buy new designs every time I made a new card. Since I started using the Silhouette SD machine more than three years ago and eventually the Silhouette Cameo as soon as it got released two years ago, I completely lost interest in rubber stamping. With the Print and Cut feature of the Silhouette Studio, I can easily create my own beautiful sentiments and messages using my favorite fonts as well as images from all various sources for the cards that I make matching exactly the same color of the color theme of my card.

BUT, the designs of these dies are simply amazing!!!!! They are so intricate and the detail of the embossing is just soooooo beautiful. I don't think there is yet any personal digital cutting machine that can emboss on card stock. That is my dream machine, one than can emboss, with crisp impression, on card stock just like a manual embossing machine can. I am most definitely hooked on dies now. I already have quite a collection from Marianne Design, Joy Crafts, Memory Box, Spellbinders, Sizzix and Cottage Cutz. I have not explored the designs of Cheery Lynn and Nellie Snellen yet :-).

What enticed me into dies are the fabulous and amazing cards that I have been pinning on my Pinterest. The fabulous Marianne Design dies really caught my attention and I became practically obsessed. The inspiration for my Tulips card was this card from Pinterest, I fell in love with this card!!! I bought the Marianne Design dies used on the card and copied the design of the card. I would like very much to properly show my appreciation to the person who made the beautiful card but when I clicked on the pinned item, it brings me to the Marianne Design website with pages of cards. After browsing about 30 pages, I could not find the card and just gave up. If anyone can recognize this card and point me to the direction of the owner, please post a comment and share the information with me so I can give her the credit for my inspiration.

I'm not sure if anyone would notice but I made a mistake with my Tulips flower. I created my own stems with the sepal part only to find out that the real Tulips flower does not have this. But I thought the die cuts look nicer with the sepal :-).

Getting the right measurement in allowing for the placement of the die on the layering of the card can be tricky. I actually cut the layers of the base of the card with my paper trimmer instead of my Silhouette Cameo but I created the templates for the different layers which I included in the free file that I'm sharing with my blog followers. Also included in the free file is the sentiment, 'Especially for You on Your Birthday'. The names of all the designs used on the card are indicated on the captions of the photos below.

Happy crafting
Ligaya











Spellbinders 'Scalloped Borders Two'

Marianne Design 'Fancy Edge

Marianne Design 'Corner'

Lala Land 'Filigree Corner'

Spellbinders D'Lites 'Corner Sprigs'

Marianne Design 'Daisy Basket'
I glued a strip of wide ribbon on the back of the basket to
hide the strip of paper holding the flowers and the leaves

Marianne Design 'Tulips'

My own design created in Silhouette Studio

From the Silhouette Store - 'Locust Leaf'

Manual embossing technique for shaping the leaves using one
of my favorite tools, the Paper Blossoms Stylus Set

Tip for positioning the flowers and leaves before adhering them
on the card and then covered with the basket: cut a strip of paper
and put double sided tape on both the front for gluing the
flowers and on the back for gluing the leaves



48 comments:

  1. Your sentiment is lovely :)
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Adele@adelescreations.com

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  2. Love the card. I love dies but need to use them more. I would love to have your file please. My Aunt is turning 93 next month and she would love this card. Thanks for sharing your files. Cindy cmumom@comcast.net

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  3. This is incredibly beautiful! Just stunning!

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  4. Gayle the card is a beautiful creation.I love getting email updates from you and would appreciate if you will send me the cut file and the sentiment.
    Blessings to you ,Jocelan

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  5. Hi the card is beautiful. I would appreciate your file thank you. My email is kathymis@westnet.com.au.

    Thanks again

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  6. What a gorgeous card, Gayle.
    I love dies too but they can be addicting.
    Your file would be lovely to have. myrnacochrane@gmail.com
    Thanks for sharing all your wonderful talent with us. I absolutely adore my Cameo and am so grateful for your help when I was thinking of getting one.
    Myrna

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  7. Gayle the card is gorgeous, and very stunning for sure. I can't find the download button though. Thank you so muc.

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  8. Hi Gayle, I am always so impressed with all that you do!! Everything is always so beautiful. I would love to have the design files. I know what you mean about making your own print and cut sentiments. I love stamps, but I don't always have the right one, go figure. Thanks for sharing!
    hugs, patty

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  9. Please can I also have a copy of the file. Your card as always is stunning. Yes I also have a Cameo but I'm afraid collecting dies is addictive :) My email address is k.rogers@xtra.co.nz

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  10. OMG! What a stunning elegant card, I know where I will be going shopping next, I do have a couple of the dies that you have used, but will be picking up the rest on my next shopping trip. Could I please get a copy of the file for your card. One of your many stalkers! Hugs!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  11. Such a stunning card! ! May I please have a copy of the file as well? I think I have to start collecting dies! A new fan :) debbmagee@gmail.com

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  12. I just found your blog and am blown away by the beauty of this card. I would love to have a copy of the file you are sharing and look forward to following your posts. Thank you!! ebenfield@outlook.com

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  13. Your card is so elegant in its simplicity. Simply beautiful. I too, would love the file. You're very generous. lindabelll@aol.com

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  14. What a fabulous beautiful card. You are soo clever ! are you sharing this at all please or selling it?
    Thank you so much for letting us see how you did it!

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  15. Hi Its me again.. My email address is marymary94@gmail.com
    thank you so much for sharing your work..

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  16. The only problem with dies is that they are a little too expensive for me!
    But they are stunning !

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  17. Absolutely beautiful card. Did you buy the dies on line? I haven't seen them in the craft stores around here. Please send me the file. Thanks!!
    marlakirby@hotmail.com

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  18. Lynn C. (wordperfectqueen@yahoo.com)February 24, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Another beautiful card, Gayle. I'd love the file and thanks so much for sharing the tutorial. You are always an inspiration.

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  19. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing I would love the file too! geordal56@gmail.com

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  20. You've once again out done yourself.... Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing your file.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Shawn
    shawn.box@bridgeband.com

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  21. What a beautiful card, and a great tutorial. Thankyou for sharing your files
    Take care Vivien

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  22. Hello maam! ganda ng blog nyo. Gumagawa rin po ba kayo ng tshirt vinyl? Plan ko na bumili ng cameo, pa share po sana ng template nyo. jeballera@gmail.com thank you

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  23. What a beautiful card and as I have most of these die I will be casing this card. thank for sharing, and I would love to have the sentiment file.
    Ev
    evbartlettt@yahoo.com.au

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  24. Such a gorgeous card. You are very talented.

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  25. Beautiful!
    greetings from Holland!
    with love,
    Ineke

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  26. Amazing! I can understand you love to cut designes, they are so beutiful embossed. Unfortunately I'm very sad last days because my Big Shot is broken, and I have Cricut as well but it's not the same, and it has only designs I bought. I think silhouette will be my next step. Take care and keep creating these beautiful things! :)

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  27. Well thanks Gayle, you are a fantastic enabler! :o) I too have the Cameo, but all the dies that have been coming out of late with the intricate cuts and embossing make it hard to resist.

    Thank you for sharing your file, it may tide me by until I have replenished my wallet from buying a load of new spellbinders dies

    llurgy@gmail.com

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  28. Such beautiful cards. Would you be able tell me what your favourite fonts are that you use to make your sentiments with.

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    1. Hi Cherene. I would like to send you the sentiment file but you didn't leave your email address. My favorite fonts are the Baroque Script, Garton, Annabelle, Diana, Renaissance, Chopin Script, Precious, and so many others.

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  29. I love your card. Beautiful!! May I have a copy of your file.Thanks

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  30. Hi. This is beautiful. Would love the file. somethingsymbolic@yahoo.com

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  31. Love the beautiful card!! I would appreciate your file thank you. My email is chick1852@gmail.com

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  32. Really beautiful card. Would really appreciate the file. My e mail is robeckett@gmail.com many thanks.

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  33. Preciosa tarjeta... todas las que he visto me parecen lindas y elegantes ...gracias por compartirlas...

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  34. Fantastic - love the design. I would love a copy of the file. My email is markyle3@bigpond.com

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  35. Amazing card - thank you for sharing. I would appreciate your file also

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  36. Gorgeous work. I'd love a copy of the file. Thanks so much. Alicia_retired@yahoo.com

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  37. This is beautiful. I'd love the file thanks yvonne@akitas.com.au

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  38. OMG how do you come up with this!
    Gorgeous would like the svg files Please

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  39. forgot to give you this LOL
    beazora@yahoo.com

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  40. I so enjoy seeing all your creativity and really appreciate that you are so giving and share your files, thank you. Could you please send me the file thank you. kathymis@westnet.com.au.

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  41. Is it still possible to get the cut file you created for this? I just recently bought the basket from the originial card and the tulips, but I actually like your s better. fallingupward38@gmail.com

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  42. This card is amazing. Can't wait to try it. I would love to have the file too.

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  43. This is a beautiful card. Can I please have the cut file? Thank you. jrrph@yahoo.com

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  44. What a beautiful card! Simple in color yet elegant. Thank you for taking the time to show us how to put the card together.
    tom.mutter@gmail.com

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