Give It A Whirl Dies ~ Hints and Tips

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Receiving a card in the post is wonderful, receiving one with moving parts is even BETTER! The Give it a Whirl Die Set is a great way of creating an interactive card for children and adults alike!

Today’s post has a video where I share hints and tips for using the dies successfully, I have created quite a simple birthday card, but you can use whatever you have in your stash to create as fancy a card as you want ~ I have included a few other samples after the video – so please go check them out.

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Butterflies and Feathers – Thank You Card

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I have used the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set a lot, I love the different images and it has some pretty greetings as well. I like to think out of the box for my color combinations, sometimes it is inspired by ribbon, decorative paper or scraps I find on my work station that just ‘look’ interesting and appealing. So that is how the Misty Moonlight and Mint Macaron used today came into being – scraps waiting to be tidied away 🙂

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Sweet and Simple Inspirational Card

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Today’s card is another in my Sweet and Simple series where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal! 

I think it meets my aim of using one stamp set, a couple of ink pads, an embellishment and a tool.

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Positive Thoughts – inspired by a scarf!

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Welcome to June! I often share where my inspiration comes from – today my color combination is from a scarf  I wear as an accent during the winter months (too hot to wear scarves during North Texas summer months) I was putting it on one day and recognized Petal Pink then Smoky Slate and so today’s card was born!

I have used a  very simple, asymmetric, fold that showcases the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set along with the stunning Petal Pink Organdy Stripped Ribbon which made me fall in love with Petal Pink in the first place!

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Positive Thoughts ~ Patch Card #2

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A couple of weeks ago I introduced the idea of a ‘Patch Card’, where I found a piece of card laying on my workbench or by my paper trimmer, then built up my design on that piece before attaching it to a regular size card base.

Today’s card started with the piece of HIghland Heather – not surprising as those of you that have been following me recently will know,  I have used this color quite a bit for some reason!  The Very Vanilla oval is also something I had in my little bin of ‘stuff’ which has punched shapes, bows, etc that I have left over from other projects that when I tried to use them it did not work – but I could not bear to throw it away!

Once again I have reached out for the Positive Thoughts Stamp Set, I think this really appeals to me under the circumstances we found ourselves at the moment – I am sending positive thoughts to you all as well.

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Positive Thoughts ~ Retirement Card

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Retirement is a wonderful milestone to reach – the end of one part of our lives and the brand new beginning of the next part so, to a cardcrafter,  the sending of a card in recognition of this momentous event is a must.

The Positive Thoughts Stamp set is turning out to be one of my favorites as you will see over the coming weeks as I share cards made with it. During Sale-a-bration there was a die-set available which I used on my card, I am kinda hoping it might just appear in the new Annual Catalog later this spring……  watch this space!

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