Sunday, 26 August 2012

Easel Tutorial and a Card

Hi everyone, this may turn out to be a rather long post as I have a card (although I picked a really simple one), the easel tutorial and the weekly comment game winners all in this post for Sunday.   The card was an attempt to do a rather masculine looking sample using the basic lattice background die.  I had this overwhelming urge to use my PVA glue and dot all the cross areas on the lattice (so I did!)  When it was finished and dry, I just wanted to touch it so I decided not to cover them with too much so I simply stamped a sentiment and cut it out with my Vintage Lace accent die (maybe a bit frilly for a guy, but I just love the way that die looks).  The rest of the card is just a bit of matting and layering with a pierced edge.  I added in a thin mat of white to balance the die cut sentiment a bit, but other than that it is truly a simple, quick easy card to make in a pinch.  You can see the black PVA glue dots on the black background below.

It seems that I didn't do this demo enough times as I have been inundated with requests for a tutorial on it.  It is really very simple and I have taken a series of pics for you so it should be very easy to recreate.  Starting with your cutting plate on the bottom, place a piece of heavyweight card (at least 240gsm, although a bit heavier would be preferable).  Place your Labels 28 die with the cutting ridge towards your cutting plate and card.

Next, you are going to lay a strip of card about an inch to an inch and quarter wide across the centre of the  die.  If your card is not heavyweight enough, you will cut right through this and your card below and it will not work.  If in doubt, use two strips of card stacked on top of each other.  The point to this is stop your die from cutting this section, but allow it cut cut everything else.

Next, skip a size in your die set and use the next one down (I have shown my set to the left with the largest one missing, then I skipped a size, then the next one is missing) and lay that in place over the strip but lined up the larger die.  Tape these in place to keep them straight.  Cover this with your base plate and run through your Grand Calibur machine.

The picture to the right is what you will have when you remove your die from the plates and discard the strip.  You can see where it has left an embossed area in the centre, but it has not actually cut all the way through there .

Next, Fold the two outside edges upwards from the point where they are attached in the centre.

Place double sided sticky tape in the centre and attach to the back of your card.  Depending on the weight of the card you have used and how sturdy the card is, attach it about a half inch from the bottom.  You can attach higher if your card weight is thick enough to support your card leaning back further.  You can also cut two of the easels and then use double sided tape to adhere them to each other to get a sturdier easel if you chose to do so.  Also, this will work with some of the other similar shaped dies too if you do have Labels 28.  You will just need to play around with some of the more rectangle shaped ones.  I hope that helps but if you have any questions you can email me at americansue1@gmail.com  and I will be happy to answer you. 
 
Now for the weekly comment game winners (I told you it was going to be a long post!)
The winners are:
Linda Jones!!!
Marion Turner!!!
Bosquie!!!
 
Congratulations all!  Please email me to confirm your postal address and claim your prize!  Don't forget to check Monday's post to see if you have won tickets to Ally Pally!
 All for now, Sue x
 
 
 

161 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Hi Sue, thank you for the in depth description for the easel support. Watching on TV sometimes it does not sink in but pictures tell the story well. Love the card and need the lattice die, you are such a talented lady.

Wilma

Jenny L said...

Hi Sue,
fabbbbbbbbbbbbb card really lovely idea. Thank you for the tutorial. Have a great crafty Sunday everyone.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

melanie said...

Hi Sue ,I did this the next day so was fresh in my mind it was so easy show my sister it but I have been give the task to make her some ,I have also thought they could be made as name plates for a table setting , Is it possible to do tutorial on flowers still can`t get them right ,Thanks .Melanie

Anonymous said...

'morning Sue, I can see you designing a range of furniture next!! Well done, the easel will come in very useful I'm sure. Yes I too will be buying the lattice and botanical die soon. Mabex

Sue Thoms said...

Bore Da Sue. Love this. card as well but unfortunately I missed out on the lattice die and the botanical.such a shame. I'm trying to search the Internet to see ifs can find them,but no chance so far.Please enter me for Ally Pally as I would love to meet you and have a chat with you .All for now Hwyl fawr. Sue x x x

Pam said...

This is a great card for a male in these colours but if done in lighter colours would be equally lovely for a female. i love the dots on the coross sections. I watched your demo on tv for the easel so will have to give that a try but it is nice to have a reminder on the blog.

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Love the card today, I just wish my Lattice die would hurry up and come. I ordered on pre-order from my usual supplier so should be here in the next few days.
I tried your stand and it works really well I will be using that idea lots I think.
Have a Great Day

Patricia

Chrissie J Lui said...

Morning Sue...another beautiful card. "I NEED THE LATTICE DIE" haha.
Have a good day..

Chrissie x x x

Carole Z said...

Morning Sue, thanks for the tut, I was really impressed when I saw this on C&C and had a go straightaway! Love the card and the lattice die is beautiful, Carole Z X

Ayelet said...

Great card!
I love the lattice background and the PVA glue dots :)
Thank you for the tutorial!

shirley said...

morning sue another beautiful card i need this lattice die now also thank you for doing the step by step for the easel stand
have a lovely day crafty hugs shirley xxx

Karen R said...

Love the lattice die and your easel trick is inspired. What a great idea xx

dutchess said...

Morning Sue....loved this idea when I saw you demo it...find it difficult not to make a folded card but this gives a place to write on as well genius...love the lattice still waiting for my dies to get going....hope you have a lovely Sunday take care Margaret MP

Christine Hussey said...

Morning Sue, I can see why you wanted to touch your finished card the lattice background is beautiful and the PVA glue dots look amazing. Saw you demo the easel on C&C but bless you for doing a tutorial, step by step is always a great help. Congratulations to today's winners, still keeping my fingers crossed for AP. Have a lovely day everyone. Hugs Christine H xx

Christine Harrop said...

Thanks for the turorial Sue! This lattice card is great for a man ans equally good for a female in another colour.Christine x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I love this card, it is gorgeous, the colours go beautifully together. I adore the lattice die, I will need to get this die when it's available next. Thank you so much for the tutorial, greatly appreciated by all us crafters. I nominated you yesterday in Crafts Beautiful via your link, fingers crossed for you.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners, enjoy. Lots of love from Patricia xx

Cassieajh said...

Hi Sue What a stunning card but so simple, thank you for the tutorial, another one to add to my collection. Hugs allison xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous Sue.Thank you for the tutorial. Please can you tell me how you get the pierced little holes around the edge of your cards.
Hugs Sheila.x

Heather T said...

Good morning Sue
I love this card it's so simple but looks fabulous it can be for a male or female by just changing the colours. I had to choose between the lattice and botanical die and chose the botanical so will have to wait for the lattice next time. Thanks for the tutorial and congratulations to the winners
Hugs x

auscrafts said...

thankyou for such a great tutorial

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue thank you for the tutorial another fabulous card. Love the lattice dies and the colours you have used.

jayne denver said...

Hi sue love the. background. Finally something for the men's
This really helps with me cards thanks Jayne

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - great card and an excellent tutorial - haven't got labels 28 but will try to find another die I have that might do the trick! Thank You
Rgs
Clare W

Julia Watts said...

Great card, Sue. Must've taken you ages to do the dots! Love, Julia xxxx

nuttinanni said...

fantastic simple card and great to see the tutorial. have ordered the items i missed on your show from lovely little craft shop in taunton (craftasmic)but will have to wait until back from hols for playtime. congrats to winners

Ladock girl said...

Fantastic demo Sue for the card stand it's a great idea to do a card like this and will save time having to do inserts. Love the masculine card as well. Linda xxx

Sandybee said...

A perfect card Sue, simple but elegant. I've tried this easel stand and works brilliantly

xx Sandra

jucrook said...

Hi Sue. Love the card - thanks for the tutorial. I haven't got any of the new dies yet. Been away but did catch a couple of the shows. There are so many spellbinders that I need but unfortunately other things to spend money on at the mo. but it won't be long......! Looking forward to tomorrow's card. Ju

Purplecat 64 said...

Hi Sue,
Loving the card, and what a clever idea for making an easel, you make the most wonderful and stunning cards, and your
tutorials are great, an inspiration to us all
keep crafting
hugs
Heather & Bronwyn

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
This is wonderful and thanks for the lesson on those cards nice job.

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Classic card so simple and ideal for a male card and if it was for a female add some flowers a pretty bow etc.
Thankyou so much for the easel tutorial really appreciate that.
Congratulations to all the winners.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue - a beautiful, elegant and simple card - stunning!!! Anyone would be over the moon to receive it. I didn't get the lattice die but will certainly be onm the lookout for it. Must try the easel card (thank you for the tutorial). Congrat to today's winners.
Janet x

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Simple but effective, could I get the glue dots so uniform - I don't think so, lol. I was so excited when I got home from work yesterday, three parcels, new dies, coconut card, folders, crinkley kraft paper, great stuff, played all night.
Sue, could you tell me if you will be doing the East Midlands Show in October, please.
Congratulations to the comment winners:-p Boo Hoo - only kidding.
Have a great day everyone, off to play in my craft shed now, (extension on back of garage, not a shed)
Happy2craft

Carolyn B said...


Love this card Sue, it's brilliant for the 'boys'. The lattice die is on my wish list. Thankyou for the easel tutorial.

Carolyn B

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Great card and great tutorial you have explained it very well will a to try this.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

Marion said...

Hi Sue i liked this card when it was shown on the show .Thanks for the tutorial ,will give it a go .
Marion

Izzwizz said...

How on earth do you keep your hand so steady to make all those dots the same size? I bet you are great at icing cakes too! used your easel trick yesterday and it's wonderful not to have to faff about making the front match a card blank. Such a great idea, thank you. My dies all turned up yesterday, whatvacgreatvweekend I'm having :-))

nannapat said...

Love the simple card design Sue but goodness knows how long it took
you to do all those dots - there's loads of them! Have a lovely Sunday and thanks for the tutorial. Pay x

joy said...

Hi Sue
Great post the card is fab. the easel
very good saw the demo and got that one .
joyce.e

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the simplicity of this card, and thank you for the tutorial on the easel, I will give it ago when I can get to my craft stash as after yesterday's rain flooded my porch where I keep my goods they have had to be moved to cannot play for now.
Congratulations to the winners.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

debs said...

Hgood Morning Sue what a lovely card loving the colour. I like the idea that it can be for male or female as I struggle with men cards. Sue you or such a inspiration to me.

Take Care

Debs Artliff

gwen70 said...

Hi Sue, many thanks for the tutorial always good to try something new, love the card so simple

Anonymous said...

hi Sue love this idea for the stand, i don't have this die i have one similar, good idea as always love everything you do xx

Bosquie said...

Always struggle for men's cards but this one is super. Made my first easel and cut straight through!!, but played recording back and I could see what I'd done wrong.Have made 2 cards now with just the front. Looks really good, so will be doing this in the future.Thank you for all the inspiration Sue.XX

Glass Daisy said...

Hi Sue,
What a simple, elegant card. It's the ideal last minute make.
Thank you for the tutorial.
Sonia x

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love the card for it's simplicity. And thanks for the easel tutorial. Congrats to the winners. Bx

Anonymous said...

brill idea, seen it on c&c. love the simplicity of the card too

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous card and well done to the winners.

martine said...

Hi sue what a great card for men its like a trells in the garden with a flower growing on it, great tutorial really helpful thank you sue i will have to try with other shaped die as well lol xxx
all the best martine xxx

Carole said...

Morning Sue. I saw this easel idea on TV and thought it was a great idea. Must buy the die set to do this as i haven't got it. Great card BTW i simply must have this lattice die i wlove it so much.

Carole

Joan Hill said...

Hiyah Sue,
What a dramatic card today, really like it. And thank you for the tutorial for the stand, x

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Wow this card is just wonderful lending itself to any number of occasions. Thank you so much for the detailed tutorial on easel making, it is so easy, when you know how! Clever you.
Margaret

Laura O said...

Love the lattice die and the black dots are lovely touchy feely .You do a good job on the tutorial thanks.Laura O

Maryann said...

Thanks sooo much for a great tutorial Sue, it´s really cool and easy to follow, and your card looks awesome. Wonderful work as always.
Congrats to all the winners here too and have a great sunday everyone.

Christine said...
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Marianna Hammer said...

That's a smart idea with the easel support :)
And I just love today's card. Elegant and not too much going on. Exactly as I like them :)
Have a lovely Sunday, and enjoy it a bit extra for me, as I have to work all day

Erica said...

Morning Sue,

Great card for guys or gals.
Thanks for the tutorial.

Erica x

hazel said...

Gorgeous card Sue love this new lattice die its certainly a must have die. Loved your easel demo on C+C i think you did it very well and it looks amazing thank you for that you are always thinking of great new ideas love it xx hazel

Vick said...

Hi Sue,

I love this card its intricate but not hard if you have the right dies. Im so pleased you did the easel tutorial, as i couldnt remember which sizes of the dies you had used, thanks so much for taking time out to psot everyday too as i know posts like these take ages to sort out, hugs, and have a good Sunday, Vick xxx
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PS well done to the winners of this week's goodies too, Vick xx

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, This card is fantastic I love the pearl dots. Very simple but makes a statement. Thanks for the tutorial, it is nice to have something by your side to refer to when trying something new. Enjoy the bank holiday weekend - shame about the weather.

Love Rosemarie xx

Shahab said...

OMG Sue you are an Angel, I had recorded all your shows last week and for some reason when I was playing one of your shows my recorder froze the only way I could fix it was to reformat the hard drive which ment all the shows were deleted, I was so upset as I was going to watch the shows again, especially the show where you Demo how to make a stand, I was only using 1 strip of card no wonder it was cutting right through, now today with this gourgous card you talk us through the steps to make the stand, thank you so much, getting back to the card I just love the simplicity and the impact this card gives, I just love using the glue to make the small dots on my cards too, it's time consuming I know but so theraputic, and the results are stunning, the reaction when you tell someone they have been done by hand is wow, it also adds value to your card it realy becomes a hand made card, I think your style of cards which I have to admit I have fallen in love with since day one take card making to the next level,the comments I get from friends and family are always compliementary, I have you to thank for that,have a wonderful Bank Holiday and a lovely week big hug, Shahab xx

Jackie D said...

Hi Sue,

I don't know about quick and easy - you'd need a lot of patience I think to do all the dots on every intersection of the latice die!! but a very nice card all the same. Thank you for the tutorial, I thought i had it clear in my mind but pictures always help I find.

love from Jackie D

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Sue, i hope you are enjoying the weekend.
Lovely card, just showing off the stunning lattice.
I did your easel in 300gsm card and its amazing - aren't you a genuis at times! So easy to do and so effective.
Emma

lilygee said...

Thanks Sue for putting this up. another demo that I didn't get to record was the one using the new blossom die - I'm still not sure how you achieved that - when you get the chance could you repeat it on tv. Thanks. This a really lovely die and as usual a stunning card - thanks for sharing.
love lilygee
xxx

Christine said...

A great card, not the extravagant style we all love and rave about, but so smart, and useful for many occasions. (Like the prodigal son's brother I always feel such sympathy for, it doesn't get the huge fuss made that others do, but wouldn't we be lost without them!)
Huge thanks for the tutorial, I didn't see this demonstrated, but your instructions are perfectly clear.
Thank you, Sue
Christine
x

Jess Watson said...

Hi Sue, fantastic demo I missed that one last week as well as the one with the blossom die, maybe a wee tutorial on that one. The lattice card is lovely have to give it a try. Have a great day. Take care, Jess xx

Anthea said...

Morning Sue, It may be a simple card buts its beautiful as usual and I love the easel, thank you for the tutorial its so useful but simple to do you are sooo clever :) Hugs xx

Maggie said...

Good morning. You are clever - such a good idea and so well explained. Those dies, lattice and flourishes are a must have and look fabulous. Thank you for being such a dedicated blogger. xx

Maggie said...

Good morning. You are clever - such a good idea and so well explained. Those dies, lattice and flourishes are a must have and look fabulous. Thank you for being such a dedicated blogger. xx

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Great card for the guys but could easily altered for the girls with a flower or two, or butterflies. Got my lattice die yesterday & cut a couple out so will try the dots today. Thanks for the tutorial too. Another one on the rosebuds would be great if you ever get a minute or too!

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Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, Thanks for the pictures of the stand. I had saved the show on C&C, so I can now delete that one! Great card and what patience doing all those dots. How on earth do you get them all the same size?! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Maid of Kent said...

Hi Sue,
Thank you for putting up this tutorial it always helps to have something to refer back to. I really like this card, have not got the lattice die yet but!!!! Hope springs eternal. Hugs Ann

Lara B said...

Good morning Sue
Wow! what a fab card for a guy!
Perhaps you'll think I'm crazy, but I think the lattice work on the black card has a certain leather look
(maybe it's just me)
Such patience..to put all those little dots on the cross areas..it is effective...great card!
Thanks also for the easel...great idea!
Have a great day!
Lara xxx

nattyboots said...

OMGoodness you are so clever Sue

Thanks for the tutorial im putting this one into my saved box ready for future use

Well done to the winners

Take care
Elaine H X

Marleine said...

Hiya Sue
Am loving the lattice die, just like I loved your lattice dies, wonder if the will work together mmm..... Must try. Love your card. Thanks for demo discription. Have a good week end. X

aggieosborne1104 said...

Hi Sue, This is a great guy card!!! But I do need the lattice die to re-create this.....waaaaaahhhh. But on the brighter side, loads of new ideas bursting to come out! I do love this and so as my hubby. Thank you Sue, and congratulations for being nominated. More power :)
Lots of love, Aggie xxx

Lacelady said...

I have the lattice on order, AND labels 28, so I should be good to go with this one, once they arrive. I have lots of ideas for the lattice. Thanks for the tute, I watched it several times on your shows last week, but it's always good to see photos too.

corinne said...

great idea havejust ordered lattice m bossabilities so will have a play hugs Corinne

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, Thanks for the tutorial, I had tried this and cut right through my card so thought I had done it wrong, must have been too thin a card I was using!! Love the lattice work on this card, takes a lot of patience to put all those dots on it, but what an effect! Love Jean x

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. I am a beginner with Spellbinders and an just building up my collection. Just received by Botanical Swirls yesterday from C+C, wish I had got the lattice one as well. Your ideas are such an inspiration. Have placed my votes for you. Good Luck Alice x

SusanP, Kent said...

Good Morning Sue,
The lattice background is really great for a guy's card - anything could be added for the focal point. I do admire your patience putting on all those black dots - I wouldn't want to cover up all that work either! Your vintage lace design is fab and I really would like to get this. I saw your demo of the easel on C&C and at first I couldn't figure out what you were aiming for, but when the penny dropped I was amazed. So cleverly thought out.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend (do you ever stop working I wonder)?
Sue

Alice Mitchell said...

Such a beautiful card Sue. I am a beginner with Spellbinders and an just building up my collection. Just received by Botanical Swirls yesterday from C+C, wish I had got the lattice one as well. Your ideas are such an inspiration. Have placed my votes for you. Good Luck Alice x

Rose in Chester said...

it's a gorgeous card Sue...... and I've got JUST the thing for the masculine centrepiece - the cut tuck and fold angle approach.
Can't wait to use these two together.

CraftyJo said...

Love those dots on the lattice - not surprised you left them 'touchable' :D

Thanks for the tutorial, something I shall definitely have to play with.

Meg said...

Gosh I can almost feel the dots on the card, definitely a labour of love to do so many.
The stand tutorial is good too.. easy to follow instructions and pictures.
Thank you.

Margaret O xx

salem said...

great idea

Sue Lewis - Paynter said...

i NEED the lattice die lol such a fab card thanks for the tutorial will give it a try later have voted foe you as you are such an inspiration to us all

Claveh said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial Sue, this is really helpful as I just could not get it on the POTD shows! xxx

fame01 said...

love the card very simple and easy to do . the stand you made is a great idea i saw this when you did it on the potd shows what a brill idea , as i to love to save on card and recycle where i can . brilliant as always . sarah ..x

guffie said...

i really love that card although it is plain and simple, it's simplicity is just beautiful, love the demo i really must save up and get these dies as they are so useful.... congrats to all the winners and good luck to everyone one for the ally pally tickets xx gail in eastbourne

yorkielass said...

Good morning Sue, This card is stunning in it's simplicity. The lattice die is on my wishlist, I got the Botanical instead. The glue dots are sooo effective. Thank you for the detailed tutorial on the easel, am waiting for labels 28 to arrive.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June x

lesley said...

Hi sue I love the card it must have taken ages to do all them dots!! But it does look very effective and I might have a go although my dots don't look as even as yours!! The easel is genius and I will be giving that a try as well thanks love lesley xx

HiggiSue said...

Thanks for the Tutorial Sue. I tried with another rectangle shape and it worked fine
love todays card too

Phil D said...

super tutorial - thank you so much
Phil D

Marion Turner said...

Hi Sue
Love the Lattice die, have ordered it have to wait while it comes to play.
Love the tutorial for the easel I think it would be OK for the Glitter Girls Bookatrix and Tall Stories too, will have a go.
Love Marion x

The Die Cut Diva said...

Hi Sue, I wouldl never have thought of using the die to do that, what a nifty idea. Todays card is a great man card, Im loving the lattice very effective. Thank you as always Helen O xxx

nzillingworth said...

Hi Sue
Fab way to stand the cards up. Fed up of the plate stand type that always fall down.
Smashing card. Love doing the dots my cards with liquid pearl. Always put one or two dots on a scrap of paper as i finished the card then if they are dry know my card will be. saved many a card hehe.
Yes card looks good for a man. Can always add something personal to your man. Growing to love the lattice die, i have a small one.
Great job.
Born again spellbinder
Nadine hug xxx
nzillingworth@hotmail.com

"Talk to the Tail" said...

Thanks for the TUT Sue
This was a WOW moment when you did it on your show and it's great to have step by step instructions. (It's as if you're there holding our hand! LOL)Todays card is a beaut and the lattice die is a "must have" xXx

Victoria said...

Lovely card Sue. I'm on holiday but HAVE to view your daily cards just the same!

Evas Pyssel said...

I love to watch you on tv, but here by me it´s on my computer. You always have so interesting and fantastic ideas . I will look for you and your demos at "Ally Pally" in sept. I´m so happy to be able to go there once again.
Love your card.
//Eva

Olga said...

Pretty card! What a great idea of an easel card! I'll try it.

Lisbeth said...

What a lovely card, I wish I would have bought this die now as I didn't realise it could be so versatile. Thank you for the inspiration

Lisbeth

Ita said...

Hi Sue love todays card and the step by step instructions is fantastic ,hopefully you might think of doing this once a week for the different dies??????
Smiles
Ita

snowqueen62 said...

Another beautiful card Sue, thanks for the detailed tutorial for the easel missed it when you did it on the show i shall be trying this later Sue x

Vie Carter said...

lovely card, very elegant, could easy make it for a lady

Vie
x

Dee Dee said...

Thanks so much Sue for the easel tutorial, I was watching you make this on C & C and hoping I would remember how you did it - it is great to have it recorded here for prosperity. It would be great to have a tutorial for the flowers you made with blossoms 5, I caught it on the show but not sure I can remember everything. Thanksfor all your hard work love Dee x



magpie said...

Oh wow! This is a great card for a man like say as it's so difficult to do something different for them. At least for a woman you can add a bow or bling! Gosh how fantastic doing all those PVA pearls in each section. Will have to get some practice in to get them as good as yours! Thank you so much for the tutorial for the card stand. It's great having the step by step pictures so you can go back to them time & time again. Fingers are crossed for you in the voting stakes....(& legs,toes & eyes hehehehe!) Congratulations to the winners! xx xx Love Karen xx

hollyberry said...

Hi Sue Love the card-need these background dies but missed them on the show.

kelly said...

Thanks for the tutorial Sue.
WOW your cards amaze me,love the lattice die and how you have added the pva it must of took a while and not one smudged! i know i would end up forgetting and leaning on it somewhere!!!!
Have a great sunday,Kelly

Jane said...

You have converted me Sue, on the not making the fronts into cards I save loads of card doing it with just putting a stand on the back Thank you today's card is lovely.

Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue,
Have beeen away for a couple of days so missed the last two posts WOW they are fantastic. Todays card is another brillaint example of you amazing talent it could be a male or female card, love the lattice die (another die added to my wish list)
Thank you for the tutorial. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Love BrenLel

Tracey said...

Another stunning card, you have sooo much patience to be able to do all those dots.

Thanks for the easel tutorial too

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a really simple but elegant card just lovely. Thank you so much for posting the easel stand tutorial - it's really appreciated. Hope you have a nice bank holiday.
Beverley W

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Lovely card Sue, perfect card for any man whatever their interest.

Got all the POTW demo's onto dvd yesterday apart from the very last show, but I now have 4 hours of just demo's and close ups of the cards for future inspiration which should keep me going (and needing a few more dies) for a while. Tomorrow I am going to attempt the rose from Blossom 5.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
I really like the lattice card, what a labour of love with the glue dots but it so works.
Many thanks fot showing us again how to make the stand that will be used a lot by me because I am doing a lot of things other than cards and they need stands.
Ria

Craftetter said...

I love this card and great to get ideas for male cards. I had only caught the back end of thid demo on the TV so really pleased that you have published this in depth and like others who have commented, would like to see an in depth tutorial each week or at least on a regular basis as you have fanstastic idead and techniques.
Hugs
Elaine xxxx

dragonswing said...

Great tutorial!! I love being able to create an easel to go with my cards. Can't wait to try it.
Taerie

Findtime2craft said...

Thanks for the tutorial.
Hugs..........................Wendy

Ruth said...

Your cards give me so many ideas - shame I don't have the time to carry all of them out!Thanks for all your inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
Love this card. Thankyou for all the inspiration you give us.
Caronx

jordiegirl said...

I watched this demo on C&C Sue and it is a very good idea.

Sue Yorkshire said...

Hi Sue

Lovely card and would do for both male and female and for any occasion

Thanks for the tutorial I did see this on one of your shows that I recorded and thought it was a brilliant idea
Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

HI Sue
love your card, I am just going to have to get the lattice die, as i love the cards that you have made with it. Thank you for the fantastic tutorial, I'm going to definitely have a go at making this.
hugs
Sandra (craftynan)

Sue Parish said...

Hi Sue,
Thanks for the tutorial, I've printed it out with today's card - which I love. I am another who fell in love with the Botanical Swirls but now wishes I had the Lattice too!
Hope you are having a good weekend.
Congrats to the winners,
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, thank you for the turotial on the stand. Card is great also.
Lynn

beachie said...

Beautiful card and that easel is a super idea. If I can get it to stick in my brain, will do that
Audrey x

Joesgrandma said...

A lot of work in this card Sue. Very nice card and love the black pearls!

MARGARET said...

Hi Sue
A very simple but lovely design.
Thanks for the tutorial.
Margaret L

Teresa said...

Love all your cards, and massive thank you for easel tutorial !!!! xxx

sheila said...

Todays card is fabulous and thanks for easel tutorial, only wished I'd seen the live demo

sallysbitz said...

This is just another stunning card from you Sue x

Thanks ever so much for the tutorial. It's definitely a divs guide (which I need) Lol x

Congrats to the winners x

I shall be back tomorrow with everything crossed for the Ally Pally tickets.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Carol H said...

A simple but fab card - just love the lattice die, it's a definite must have.

Wendy L said...

I love this one. xxxx

Janice K said...

Love the these new dies!! Fantastic design-thank you for the inspiration. x

marg0006 said...

I love the trllis effect and all the pretty pearls.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

yorkie said...

Hi Sue
Not sure I like this card don't know what it is but thank you for the tutorial on making an easel
Take Care
Theresa x

Lynne SHarpe said...

Loving the lattice it is so pretty and sophisticated.

Just found your blog and subscribed will defo be revisiting.

xx

Anonymous said...

Love this card, especially as it could be for a man. What patience you have to put all those glue dots on! Couldn't afford this die last week as I ordered too much but it is definitely one on my list to buy! Will be making the easel for some of my Christmas cards this year - it's such an excellent idea and I don't know how you manage to come up with such amazing ideas but keep them coming!! Yvonne xx

lainey said...

fab card Sue & love your easel idea!! lainey x

Sue H said...

Hi Sue
Thank you for putting this demo on your blog, even if I forget it I will be able to refresh my memory :D x

Jackie said...

Hi Sue.
Lovely simple card, I like the back PVA dots, note to self... must try this. Jackie X

Carol Parker said...

Lovely card as usual. You are so imaginative x

CathyinMN said...

I really like this card and I think it is masculine enough to give to a guy, too. Thanks for the tutorial.

Lisa said...

have ordered the pick of the day last week and the grand calibur package after watching your shows for the past couple of months and being totally inspired......really enjoy watching you craft and hope I can create something even half as good as you do.

Crafty Carol said...

Great tutorial Sue,saw you do that on TV but having pictures makes it so much easier to follow,

Many thanks

Carol

Linda said...

I saw you do this on C & C but thank you for the tutorial I will give this a go.

Congratulations to the winners too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Cazann49 said...

Hi Sue, great card and fab tutorial..xx

AngieCad said...

Hi Sue, Just joined your blog but have been a massive fan of yours since you created the rubber stamp waste background for the Creative Expressions Safari stamps, I knew you were one to watch! Since you've teamed up with the brilliant 'Spellbinders' stable for me, it's just been pure 'Magic'. You are so inventive able to visualise in 3D the massive potential of even the more mundane looking dies, exciting us to fever pitch with your magical demonstrations on C&C and Ideal World and then continuing to feed our addiction with your wonderfully detailed and inspiring blog. What a hard-working genius your are! So excited to be a new follower. Anne from S Wales x

Judy said...

Hi, can you tell me how I could get the dies ? Who makes them and whar are they called........... just Lattice ? And Botanical ?

Thank you.
Judy

lilygee said...

Thanks so much Sue for doing that tutorial - I really want to make those flowers - your card is really lovely.
lots of love from lilygee
xxx

Buttons said...

This is such a clever idea Sue. Hugs, Buttons x

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, another lovely card. Thanks for this tutorial, this will prove very useful!! I haven't got labels 28 YET!! but I will have a play and see if I have one that can substitute. Thanks again!! Love Sam xxx

Carolyn said...

Stunning xxx

Jan.moogie said...

Sue just love the card its fantastic but am so grateful for the tutorial for the stand. Thanks x

Debbie Tinks said...

love the card great demo thanks

jennywren1947 said...

lovely and great demo thanks a lot
hugs chris x

Yvette said...

thanks for the easel idea, a great step by step :)

the card is lovely and ideal for a man, you have so much patience with all those dots :)

lynda said...

STUNNING XX LYNDA

Craftychris said...

Thank you for the tutorial - fab card too and congrats to the winners xx

Handgathered said...

An easel! how cool