Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Border Shortening Technique


Hello crafters!  If you have a long border that you would like to use to create a background, but need it be a bit shorter, here is a great cheat to use to solve your problem!  Enjoy the video.

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Pam said...

Lovely card Sue, cheers me up to go back to work today.
Hope everyone is well and enjoying the Spring weather.
Hugs all round. Ps Steph, which die did Mr L get you? He is a gem.

Glennis said...

A perfect answer to that problem - lovely card too

Yvonne said...

Good morning Sue,
A lovely card with depth & dimension, will watch video later.
Yvonne xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Another stunner. Will watch video later when more awake!!

Patricia Youdell said...

Morning Sue
Lovely card today, especially the colours
Pat x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
A beautiful Card and great video I love the little curly cues. Thank you. Take care and enjoy the lovely weather. Kitty.

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Great card Sue.

June said...

Morning Sue, Pam and all Wilsonettes, looks interesting card today, will watch video when hubby is up.

Enjoy your Tuesday everyone, stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, but will have to wait until tonight to watch the video. Sue xxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours great video to thank you tracyw

Anonymous said...

One of those cards which made me think: mmmm, don't know - but as the video progressed, really got to like it. A bit worried when it came to the chop with all those layers! Lovely blue and now being nudged to use those curlicues and hope they survive posting.
Always great to see your videos, Sue, so thank you again.

'P' in Wales

Wheely Bad - yes, with you on that, loo roll knitted clashing-coloured covers. And as for the lightshades - as a child, I had black-and-white flock zebras with pink border in an ubiquitous yellow rose wallpapered bedroom. So much more fun before we heard of home decor! No pretensions or minimalism then.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. This is a beautiful card. The colours are lovely. Thanks for a great video and the tip for using your boarder die's will have to have a play later.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a very different but interesting card today
will watch video to see how you achieved it.
Nancyd xx

Linda Mitchell said...

love todays card Sue you come up with some great ideas, I will try this one later today and adapt the dies I have. Thanks for the inspiration

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I will have to watch the video later on tonight when I get home so will have to try to guess how it's done. I love the card especially the fronds and curly cues.
Hugs x
Heather T

granny sue said...

Hi Sue. Lovely but will have to watch video at weekend when I get home. SueL x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Sue and all. Lovely card . Will watch video while I'm having my morning cuppa. JJxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. A lovely card today. I will watch the video in a while to see what you have to share with us today : ) Are you feeling better? I do hope so. I bet you are flat out getting ready for Ally Pally and need no reminders about when it is, I am so happy that I have only 4 sleeps until we get to see you.
Sending my daily hugs to everyone. Take care. xx

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card, will watch the video after, live the flower too x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
Love the blue and white. Always an elegant combination and even better with this terrific design.
Have a great day.
Ang x

carol quinn said...

stunning card sue....love the flower

Muriel Kelly said...

Hi Sue and all
love today's card, the colours and my favourite felt flower which looks lovely with its fronds and curly cues. Cutting a long border that way is so clever, will have to try it
have a lovely week
Muriel x

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Beautiful card will watch video later thank you . love Jean Z xxx

Maria Illsley said...

Love the style of this card will catch the video later as first day back to work !!!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, this card is really gorgeous, great tip for shortening the border die cut. The video is brilliant as always. Have a good day all. Bx

Patricia said...

Good morning Sue,
Brilliant card, love the colours and the fantastic design.
Off to watch and learn.
Have a great day
Patricia x

nattyboots said...

Loving your card and color used Sue, it looks so clean and neat.
Take Care
Elaine H X

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, great video and beautiful card, love the swirly bits! Love Jean xxx

Anne Crawford said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the Video, somehow watching it made the card even more interesting, love the effect of the borders used together and the flower and fronds /spirals are gorgeous!
Finally made it up to the craft room yesterday for a play and it felt Great!
Love and hugs to all xo

Anonymous said...

Wow! Another beautiful card , love the flower must give this a go!
Helen Garrington

Ecco of Sheffield said...

Morning Sue
Thank you for today's beautiful gift. Everything is so clean; gentle; and calming. Just what we love to have. I do love your new border die but for me today it's your floral arrangement that draws the eyes. Not a large flower but nicely enhanced by all your swirls and twirls. These small things just finish a gorgeous gift.

Hope you all enjoyed your Easter holiday and are now ready for work. At least Friday will come quickly this week for you all.

We have sunshine again this morning. Still cold but if it's like yesterday turned out it will be lovely and warm by lunch time so I can get some laundry out on the line.

To all in pain and suffering I hope your day gets better. To everyone please take care and stay safe. See you tomorrow.
Janet x

julie laz said...

Hi sue, lovely card, I love panel cards, and they look good in any colour, crafty hugs Julie xxx

PharmacyMichele said...

Beautiful card & love the video. Just need to be brave enough to try this technique now.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous card, love rhe use of the borders

Jan.moogie said...

Have just watched the video and am sold on these dies and those fronds and wow the curly bits. Love it. xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card with yet another fab technique. The flower is so cute. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely card and great video. Really love the little curly cues, they are so sweet.lovely colour combination too. Looks like being another lovely day here. I'm going to try to take my auntie out for lunch to Rockcliffe Hall in Darlington to spoil her a little. It's a 5 star hotel set in gorgeous grounds / golf course, so we'll sit and look out over this and watch the squirrels having fun!
Love and hugs to all especially those feeling under par for whatever reason, Alison xx

carol edwards said...

Lovely card Sue and great video Thanks x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What an effective way of shortening the border. I love the curly cues.
Thanks for a great demo.
Veronique L

Aspiring crafter said...

A bit of cheating can be so useful Sue, look forward to watching later today.
Lovely card xxxRuth

June Reynolds said...

Morning Sue, Beautiful card love the design and colours, thanks for sharing,
love Junex (Cumbria)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this card is stunning. Love the colour and such a clever use of border dies. I can't wait to make one of these. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. Best wishes

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card and I have been making your felt flowers too, xxxx

auscrafts said...

Love the blue and white, lovely card

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW love it, it is stunning - especially the colours and the embellishments
Will watch later

JosieB said...

Good morning Sue and every one.
A lovely card again this morning, love the colours. Looks like being a lovely day too!
Best wishes to you and every one.

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a pretty card this morning - love all the elements and how handy that the border die comes in two parts - it must have been designed by a crafter!...lol...


doreenj said...

That is a card that could be used for a man!!

Doreen x

Hazel said...

Sue, love what you have done here, will be giving that a good later. Your card is beautiful so fresh looking? Hazel x

Shirley T. said...

Hi Sue,

Love the die and the colours are beautiful. Thank you.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Julie Elli said...

The embellishments really make this card Sue. The curly circles are genius! The fronds are so pretty. Job well done as usual and thank you for the much loved videos.
Big hug
Julie E

Chris Curry said...

Great card Sue, and good idea for another look from dies. Thank you.Xx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card today. Will look forward to watching your video later. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Lovely elegant card, love the blue and white combination. The flower is gorgeous too.
Will watch the video later.

Gail said...

Morning Sue
Different, think I like will have to study it later and watch the video.
Gail Cx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue
I hope you are getting to the end of your bug! this weather will cheer you up.
Dried all my bedding on the line yesterday, so thats a sign the Spring is here!
Will watch the video later when I can digest every detail!
Take care
Love Marg

June Horrocks said...

Love this card sue so elegent love the colours too thank you souch jume horrocks xxxxxx

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Lovely card Sue!

I like how you've used the borders and the colours are lovely.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

hazel young said...

Beautiful card love the colours and design xx hazel

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the colours. The dies are amazing and I will be looking forward to watching the video later with a nice cup of coffee - bliss. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

Marion said...

Hi Sue very elegant looking card and
love the colour.i really like the die too.
Marion H

gwen70 said...

Another gorgeous card

Jackie Meechan said...

Gorgeous and unusual. Love it.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. It is so pretty and fresh looking.
Evis M.

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. It is so pretty and fresh looking.
Evis M.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
What a beauty - a fabulous card. The colours are gorgeous - very fresh looking. Thank you.
Bye for now.
SandraP xxx

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning Sue what a beautiful card I love the colour you have used.
And the border dies are wonder I like how you have only used the borders

Take care off to watch video now x

Debs A xx

heather harrison said...

Morning Sue. Lovely card today. This is a great idea. Will watch video later in peace.. lol!! Thank you for sharing. Hugs Heather x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
I love video days as always learn something new from watching you, today's card is beautiful especially the floral embellishment
Hugs and best wishes everyone

Val Jones said...

Hi Sue, looking forward to watching the video as i've had this problem. Lovely card.
Love Val in Spain x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Very pretty card.
Beverley W

Kate's Cards said...

Very bold colour use here! xxxxxx

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
what a lovely, lovely card, and great tip to shorten the borders.
Great video, too. You make it look so easy......
Hugs, Rose

lorna said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely brilliant video!!!
Excellent idea cutting the border die down and the little swirly fronds just so cute and a definite must have now that I've seen them.
I now have an excellent list for this weekends show at Ally Pally.
Lorna D

Mac Mable said...

Thanks for the technique, lovely colours on your card

Rae Macfarlane said...

Very good Sue....your ideas and inspiration are just so clever....now I've more embellishments to add to my wishlist. ...I just need all your products. ...thanx
Luv Rach :)

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A gorgeous card, I'll be watching the video now to see the shortening technique.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Joan said...

Hi Sue
Just watched the video for the border shortening technique. Its very easy to follow. What a good idea to use the borders in this way. The finished card is lovely.

hollyberry said...

Lovely card.

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. Such a pretty card today and lovely informative video to go with it, thank you.
If I can stay awake long enough I may treat myself to a visit to my local craft heaven and adopt the die used today, why not, seems like a really good idea to me : )
Wish I were one of the lucky one's to have the honour of meeting you this weekend Sue, I hope you are regaining your health and strength again in preparation for a very busy weekend ahead.
Sending you much love n hugs.
Lancashire Steph xxx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, just watched the video, what a great way to use the borders, you always give us so much inspiration, this card is lovely.
Take care, Jess x

rolfi said...

Wonderful tip, Sue, to bring a border to a size I wish.
Thanks for the video
Rolf xxx

Ann said...

Beautiful card so so pretty love the colours.

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi again Sue, Just watched the video, absolutely fabulous technique, and those 'curly q's' are brilliant, a stunning card.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card. Thanks for the video but will have to play catch up and watch next week. Away with our caravan at Stratford-upon-Avon.

sonja_w said...

Love this card and you made it look so easy too :) xx

Jane said...

Good morning Sue, stunning card today and thanks for the video,Take care JaneB.

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, a really pretty card today and I love all of the Finishing Touches dies. I will be having a play with my curlicues later on. Great explanatory video as usual.

Alison, I hope you can take your Aunt out for lunch to Rockcliffe Hall (sounds delightful) and that you have a lovely time. I am meeting a young friend and her six year old daughter for lunch, should be fun.


CraftyJo said...

Very nice, love those colours.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue and all

Lovely card ans such a pretty colour. I am so impressed, I would never have thought of cutting the borders down in that way, brilliant. Thank you for sharing.

Best wishes

IVY Cheong said...

Just watched your video and the card is amazing. Off to buy the finishing touches dies now to add to my stash.
Hugs, Ivy L xx

Deb Curtis said...

Good morning Sue, hope you're enjoying the sunshine. This is such a pretty card and a very clever way of using the border dies. Looking forward to watching the video later. Love the colours, the felt flower and finishing touches are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, blessings, Deb C xx

Joanne K said...

Hi Sue, a very pretty card and interesting video. Kind regards Joanne K x

barbara macaskill said...

This card is spectacular! TFS!@

Diane said...

Hi Sue what a beautiful card today and I didn't flinch when you cut it up, must be getting the hang of it! The curly q's are really cute too. Enjoy your day, I hope you get time to sit in the sun, it will do you the power of good. Take care
Love Diane G xxx

Pauline A said...

Hi Sue, thank you for a lovely card, the colours are lovely and those little curly cues are so sweet. Hugs x Pauline A

Lesley Griffiths said...

Yay! nearly 7 million visits. You should be proud of an achievement such as this.
Love the card and a great technique. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Happy Days,

nzillingworth said...


Vie Carter said...

A neat trick using borders, love it


Jill Liddle said...

Lovely card today.

Tracy Stitt said...

Hiya sue.
Avert pretty offering today. Will catch the video later xx

karenlotty said...

Gosh I am so so late today - long story! Lovely card idea and will be trawling through my small collection to see which borders I can trim down

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, love all the fussy flower spray and that blue is such a pretty color. Great technique for shortening the die piece for a smaller card.


Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Have just managed to watch the video - brilliant.
Beverley W

Mary Lynn Cox said...

What a lovely card (as always). I love how you show us to use the dies in new ways and to think outside the box. The only thing I would change is the flower. It feels too casual to me on this lacy card. Just me I guess.

Nana on the Hill said...

Hi Sue, l never tire of the different ways your dies can be used, live it.

Cathie Weary said...

Gorgeous card today Sue and great video. Like my cards a little smaller so will start cutting the detail backgrounds down like you showed in the video. Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

CHERYL Brown said...

Just watched the video Sue, what a good tip, I've been struggling to get my borders to fit size of the card.
It's easy when you show us how.
It's a lovely card and I just love that blue.
I'm still playing with all the lovely goodies from the Candy Blog win, like a child in a candy store. Bliss.
((((Hugs))) to all those of us that are not tickety boo (love that phrase Pat) today.
Cheryl xxx

terrie said...

This was such a great video on how to cut longer border and how to use these border die on a card.
Very pretty card.
Well done Sue

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Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Great card and video.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

SusanP, Kent said...

Beautiful card and a VERY cool 'cheat' technique with the border!

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Yet another beautiful offering. Can see this in many colours and with different sentiments. Just love it as usual!!!

A Happercrafter6 said...

Most impressive.

Maria Alder said...

Afternoon Sue and everyone.
Gorgeous card Sue and thank you again for your tutorial. Beautiful colour that blue.Wonder if you will have any of your cards on sale at AP,can never seem to get hold of the periwinkle one anywhere?

Wheelybad- I love reading your comment this morning/very late.
Memories from crazy wallpapers, crocheted shelving rims and that horris poodle to hide the loo rolls lol I helped my dad putting up wood veneer in the ceiling, it made it so dark and the light on top of the box tv that had a car going around by the heat of the lamp Oh dear, much more prefer the furnitures today but if visiting Ikea you will see some from the 60th/70th coming back again !
Alison- hope your outing with your aunt was nice and you both enjoyed some sunshine.
Lynne M Lots of little birds around in the garden again so I can see that Tilly and Cully will be busy for a while tihi Cuddles to them both.
Taken antibiotics for tonsillitis over a few day's now so I will be ok to see some of you my friends on Saturday ,only 4 more sleeps until I will meet you too Sue !

To all who are in pain for any reason and to all Wilsonette's, Take care

Hugs Maria x

Margaret Rogers said...

Another easy to watch video for a lovely card. I wonder if the Striplet dies would work the same! Might give it a try, as I don't have any straight edged border dies.
Margaret xxx

Susan White said...

Great video today Sue and the card is super too! Thanks, Susan x

Lesley Thomas said...

Great card Sue, love the technique, and the colour. I've just got my hands on that shade of blue, it's sooo pretty.

Karen Drew said...

very pretty card. love the colour combination
Going to watch the video after dinner
Karen xx

Craftysusan said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card and thanks for showing us new ways to use your dies. Looking forward to watching the tutorial. I did make your card from yesterday and it looks lovely (even if I do say so myself) although not quite as stunning as yours. I will keep trying though. Thank you for the continuing inspiration. x

pinky said...

Wow Sue, my brain would never have worked that out on its own. Thanks for the video, the card is absolutely stunning!

Brooke Bont said...

I like the curly elements on the card

liz spooner said...

A very pretty card Sue, I shall be trying this as I have the Carribean border and tag set. xx

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and great use of the border dies.

Myra said...

Hi Sue,
Great video! Love this card - great ideas and my favourite colours! What more can I ask!
Hope you are now fighting fit ready for the weekend!
Lots of love Myra. Xxx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi Sue,
Thank the great video. You made shortening the borders look so easy. The card is beautiful, I love the depth and colour. As always, thanks so much for sharing with us. x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !! A great video and a gorgeous card today !! I love the blue and white colour combo. The Caribean Border Die looks really pretty and I love how you have made them "high and low" . You have showed us a really useful way to make them "fit" into your chosen card size to !! I love all of the finishing touches dies that you have used on today's card. These ones have been on my wish list ever since I first saw them !! The Swirls Dies with the curly cues and the Delicate Fronds Dies. They are definite "must have" dies for me. They are so gorgeous !! I have your pierced flags dies and they are brilliant, so useful. I love your flower to. I think today's card is a really lovely delicate, lacey looking Spring card and I love it all !! Thank you so much for sharing it. Sending you lots of love today Sue. Love from Tres x x x

Sending lots of love to everyone today love from Tres x x x

Denise Hancock said...

Hi Sue lovely card and great video
Denise X

Gail said...

Fab card and love the colours xx nit has time to look amd learn but will do later xx GailT xx

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue just watched the video great way to shorten the border a really pretty card, love the colour combination,I think blue and White always looks good. Will be having a try at this .

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue and a fabulous technique for me to try.

Barbara said...

Beautiful card Sue and a fabulous technique for me to try.

June Ballenger said...

Hi Sue

I love this card I like working with borders and I am liking the little coil bits.

June x

Jean Bullock said...

The card is beautiful as always. Going to try the shortening trick with my striplet die. Very helpful video. I pinned as usual. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765607620273/

Dawn Holben said...

WOW another extremely pretty card and I love the colour you have chosen.
That is another die to add to my list.
Thank you for the demo on how to shorten the die, will be definitely having ago at this one.

Theresa Pace said...

Clever girl! Beautifully constructed, hugs xx

Joan said...

Hi Sue
Enjoyed the video for shortening the borders,it is very easy to understand. Love the colour of the card used.

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, this is a great tip, so easy and useful! Thank you for the video, it's always nice see you at work.
Love the background and the gorgous flower, so creative

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card!! Just love your tips & technique for the background....will be really useful!!

Haze T said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card & lovely colours.
Love the border strips which look amazing & together with the flower, fronds, Flourishes & Curlies put the finishing touch to a gorgeous card....

Crafty Hugs
Haze T xx

Janice K said...

A wonderful card, thank you for demonstrating the shortening method, it's always good to see another, alternative way of using our dies.x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A stunning card, lovely colour. Love the video explaining the border shortening.

Love Helen. Xxx

Joanna Dickson said...

Brilliant video... easy when you know how. Thanks for sharing. I received my blog candy today. Thanks so much.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Joanna Dickson said...

Brilliant video... easy when you know how. Thanks for sharing. I received my blog candy today. Thanks so much.
Lots of love
Jo xx

Maureen Killen said...

Hello Sue, and all the ladies.
Great video explaining fab card, thank you Sue.
It's a bit late to wish everyone a good day so I'll say that I hope everyone has a comfortable and restful night.
Maureen xx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue,
Brilliant Video, thank you for explaining how to shorten the border. Sorry should have said the card is beautiful. Love it.
Lookin forward to A P on Saturday. Love Brenda xxx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue & Wilsonettes
Gorgeous card Sue love the colours & how you have used the borders. I have learnt to cut the die's now without flinching haha. Loved the video you make everything look so easy thank you. 4 sleeps to I see you Saturday at AP.
Love Lynda Brock xx

Sheila thinking of you & Nikki hope you managed you enjoy your Easter with your Aunt & Uncle sending love & Hug's too you both xx

TOB Theresa thinking of you ((( Hug's))) xx
Margaret hope your shoulder isn't too painful Hug's xx

Hug's Sandra Margaret Myra Maria TOBTheresa Sheila Steph Sam Saba Brenda L TIna E Hazel Patrica Pat Mrs B Sue Norah Wheelybad Pam & all Wilsonettes love Lynda xx

Sandra said...

Hi Sue & friends,
Thanks Sue for sharing such a great tip!
Such a gorgeous card today too, thank you for the inspiration, I am so looking forward to Saturday!
Love and hugs to all our crafty family!

Saba said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card and a brilliant video. Thank you for sharing,

Love and hugs
Saba xxx

Eunice said...

What a fun card!! Thanks Sue.

Lesley Griffiths said...

Wow. wow, wow - 7 million and still counting!
Happy Days,

Littlelamb said...

This is a gorgeous card. Haven't had a chance to look at the video yet, it will have to be in the morning now

Jean said...

Love the layering!

jane stillman said...

Love the colours and design x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card today Sue and the video was great, really good idea to shorten borders, thank you for sharing this technique with us all.

Craftihappiness to everyone and lots of love from Macky.

magpie said...

Helloooo sue and the Wilsonettes! Fantastic video Sue! The whole card is just beautiful. Loving the curlie cues, they're gorgeously cute! Just beautiful Sue and "thank you" so much for the tips and videos xx Take care Sue and everyone xx Love Karen xx

Suzzette Yandle said...

What a clever idea to shorten a long border die cut. Thanks for the idea. I also like the depth the dense felt flower looks with the thin folage sprays under the flower. Very pleasing to the eye!