Friday 4 October 2013

Doily Die = Wreath Die

celebrate the season wreath

Oh hooray for Friday. If your week has been anything like my last couple, you’ll be as excited as I am to see the weekend approaching! :)

I've somehow managed to squeeze in a teeny tiny amount of inky time and managed to whip up a few samples to give you sneak peek of what’s coming your way from Clearly Besotted Stamps in a few days time (Oct 6th).

You may have seen on the CBS DTs blogs a peek at a gorgeous set (with a coordinating die) called Delightful Doilies. Well, I took one look at the doily die and thought Christmas (what else at the moment?!). Yup, that’s not just a doily die, but a wreath die too of course!

I added a sentiment from the new set, Modern Christmas (designed by myself – eek!), in the centre of the wreath. It fits perfectly. Score!

Joy Wreath
And you know that I was too lazy to separate the larger and smaller doily dies when I ran them through my Cuttlebug with green felt, right? So it made sense to make a mini version of the same card. The mini ‘Joy!’ sentiment from Modern Christmas fits perfectly in the mini doily-wreath. Double score! :D
    tips and tricks
  • Decorate your doily-wreath with a variety of embellishments! Buttons, sequins, gems etc…. It’s the perfect way to use up any embellishments you may have lying on your desk.
  • Don’t feel like you have to stick with the traditional colour combos either. I'm just a sucker for red and green, always have been, always will be!
  • To add an extra Christmas/holiday vibe to the cards I stamped CBS's Basic Stripes at a 45 degree.
So there you have it. A doily die that has magically transformed into a wreath die – ta-dah!

Must dash, got my final day of madness at work to get through before I can look forward to World Card Making Day tomorrow! I hope you can stick around/visit here tomorrow for it as we’re also celebrating Clearly Besotted Stamps’ 1st birthday. Cue amazing prizes, peeps and projects; you don’t wanna miss it!



Jenny said...

What a great idea and using felt is the best!!

Neets B said...

What a fabulous use of the die, I don't have any felt but I feel a purchase may be coming on now! And I love your 45 degree stripes, that backdrop finishes off your cards perfectly. Can't wait to see your sentiment designs, the full reveal can't arrive soon enough! :) xx

Hannah said...

You always produce such clean looking cards, I love the colour combinations, feeling so festive already!

Dana F. said...

Oh dear, this is both clever and gorgeous! Congrats on your newest stamp set, too :)

Lynn said...

Seriously are full of amazing Christmas inspiration this week. Love the wreath!

Cindy Lovell said...

SO pretty!! I love that you used the doily die for a wreath! Beautiful!!!

Caryn said...

eeeek! I LOVE it! That's the only set I haven't played with yet - you have inspired me!!

anja curvers said...

yes very pretty love them.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous Aimes! CAS perfection.

Mandy said...

Brilliant idea Aimes !
Enjoy your weekend.

Mars x said...

Stunning! Mars x

Ruth S, said...

Gorgeous doily-come-wreaths! Love this inspiration, thanks ;)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, what a brilliant idea! I love your color combo and your bow is lovely, too! Beautiful card, Amy!!!

Lindsey said...

Brilliant! I hope you can rest and enjoy your weekend!

Liz Whitty said...

Love the wreath

Conservatory-Girl said...

this is awesome! <3

Judith said...

Very pretty, love the felt! Thank you for your Tips & Tricks!
Happy CBS-Birthday to you too!
Greetings from The Netherlands,

Jo Nevill said...

Wow, such stunning cards. I adore this wreath !

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous love this idea!

Petti said...

Love this card!

camcas said...


Taheerah said...

Love these Aimes, the mini one just made me squeal!

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