Saturday, 14 May 2016

Die Cut Trio



Hi bloggers!  Using the same die three times creates an interesting card, especially if there are several layers to add interest.  Today's video card shows you just how easy it is to do.

The winner of this weeks Wednesday Card Giveaway is:

Anne Prescott!!!

Congratulations!  Please email me at americansue1@gmail.com to confirm your address and claim your card.









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121 comments:

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a gorgeous card.
Nancyd xx

Pam said...

Stunning card Sue, hope you have a good weekend.
Congratulations to Anne, enjoy your card.
Norah, your shopping bargains sound lovely. I am with you on last seasons clothes, I don't care as long as I like it. Enjoy your day at the wedding.
NannaTina, great news about Mick, does he know how many ladies are sending him hugs, you too.
June, hopefully the wound will start to heal soon , you have tried so hard to get it well.
Bejay, when you have finished the kitchen, I have some decorating that needs doing, now you are an expert lol.
Hugs to all, especially our missing friends. I heard yesterday that we are forecast for frost this weekend , Whaaat ....it's cold enough in Hartlepool.

Karen Derbyshire said...

Lovely card Sue, settling back to watch the video.

Dragonsnap2, Hinckley said...

Stunning card Sue.
Congratulations to Anne for winning the card.
D x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card.Will watch video later must finish packing.
Jan x

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue.
Another beautiful design that looks so elegant. Looking forward to watching the video later when I get a minute.
Congratulations to Anne.x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a lovely card and great video.
Congratulations to Anne.
Take care all and have a good weekend. Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. A beautiful card. It reminds me of your buckle cards which i think are stunning. Congratulations to Anne on winning this weeks Wednesday card which is another little beauty. Have a lovely weekend Sue.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

TDQ Karen said...

Lovely card today. Congratulations to Anne, enjoy your prize

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card today.
Congratulations Anne.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Beautiful card using just one die so clever! As usual the video shows how easy it is to achieve fabulous cards.
Hugs x
Heather T

Anonymous said...

Lovely card as usual Sue. Congratulations Anne. JJxx

cr@fty said...

Oops! Forgot to congratulate Anne.
Hugs x
Heather T

Karen Drew said...

One die cut three times = one beautiful card

Congratulations to Anne

Luv
Karen xx

Tina T said...

Hi Sue and crafters all,
This is any pretty card using one die three times each .
Congratulations to card winner xx
Love and crafty hugs
Tina T xxxx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, I love these design of cards Sue, they look so different just by altering the colour and pattern of the die you are using, I will watch the video in a little while when I have my breakfast, then I bet I get the die out and start cutting.

Thanks Pam for your wishes, wound still seems to be the same, I am just thankful that the pain has reduced now.

Congratulations Anne, enjoy your prize.

Very dull miserable morning in Kent, what is our weather doing at the moment, doesn't know if it is coming or going.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

tracy w said...

Hi Sue
Another stunning card love the colours my favourite and the dies thank you tracyw x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

This sentiment comes back to you Sue, as your blog and video cards always start out day off beautifully, and especially for Anne this morning - congratulations and enjoy your gorgeous treat.

This is a lovely design Sue and clever thinking, well it is in my books, but for you it comes so easy, and if I could be granted a wish it would be to see dies and designs from your eyes, I'd love to be able to take a die and think 'yes this is what I'm going to do' instead of thinking ' what can I do that's different' and still do the same old ! I'm in a deep rut without the artistic brain to help me out ! Hohum - and poor Gillian has spent another night under the counter, she's definatly coming home today though 😊
Thank you Sue for a lovely card and brilliant tutorial, I could watch you all day. I'm hoping they offer you or Phill or John and Julia a 2 hour show soon like some other designers have had recently, that would be so good. Sending you my usual hugs and look forward to seeing what you have for us tomorrow xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Congrats Anne, great card Sue.

Crafti Moggie said...

Lovely card today Sue, I love the way you have used the die 3 times, it certainly makes a difference, I must give this a try,

thank you,

Congratulations to Anne for winning the fab card you made on Wednesday.

Pearl xx

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such a simple technique but so effective. Love it.

lilian said...


Hi Sue, lovely lovely card, so beautiful.
Best Wishes Lilian in Cornwall

A Happercrafter6 said...

Lovely card Sue.
Jan
Northampton

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, very pretty.

Congrats to Anne.

Michele

Chris Curry said...

A lovely, elegant, gentle card Sue. Thank you. Xx

Anonymous said...

Great video, Sue, thank you - love seeing your tips and always learning. Really nice card, great design and all from one die too, magnifico !!
Norah, hey what a great shopping trip, well done you. I'm always up for a bargain too - leaves more money for Sue stuff and vet's bills! Hope Tia's improving. Razzle had a dental this week (not many teeth left now) and Tanni yesterday had blood tests - inconclusive but on 'hospital watch'. Always something going on.
Well done to Anne on the card win.
Greetings to all missing friends and hugs.

'P' in Wales

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Absolutely stunning card, I love how you can elongate a small die fit a larger card. Congratulations Anne. Yvonne xx

DeCor said...

Congratulations Anne.
Lovely card today Sue. Love the way you did the centers of the background. Has me thinking about other dies that can be used this way. Thank you again for a brilliant card. Have a wonderful weekend.

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love all the layers and using the same dies, I did treat myself to the background die from yesterday so I can have a play when it arrives.
Mick had a set back yesterday as he has a nasty urine infection so was on IV fluids and antibiotics, he was in a lot of pain hoping for a better day today, thank you for all the hugs once he feels better I will let him know
Congratulations Anne on winning card
Happy crafting
Love and hugs to all
Love Tina xxxx

Jan.moogie said...

Wow great card and video Sue, I really had this one made completely different to the way you did it am so glad for the video. I thought you had stamped the design and that you had used a striplet die, shows how wrong a person can be. Keep on doing what you do so well Sue and thanks for sharing, hugs xxxxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card. I love the triple die idea and the colour. Thanks for sharing.
Congratulations to Anne.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs.

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card and although it looks complicated the video really helps, it's just a case of working through the steps. The die is lovely but it also lends itself to other dies in your collections too. I love the colour you have used on this one but again how easy to adapt the colour and you have a lovely mans card too. Se versatile. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxxx
Congratulations to Anne on winning the card - what a lovely treat xxx
Norah, love a bargain ! I hope Tia is improving xxx

Gloria Robey said...

Morning Sue Lovely card .I enjoyed the video .Hope you will be back on hOCHANDA SOON Gloria (Sidcup) xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Beautiful card again and love the way it provides depth...

Deborah Artliff said...

Good morning sue what a beautiful card and the design is wonderful

Debs Cards xx

carol quinn said...

Stunning card,
Congratulations Anne
Carol

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

What a lovely variation on your famous buckle card design - this is right up my street and must get my hands on that Hamiltion set asap!...thanks for the tips re aligning the inserts too...

Congratulations to Anne, enjoy your card from Sue...

Izzy

crossstitchmarg said...

Morning Sue,
A stunning card today
Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Annie Pennington said...

This card shows how using the dies with very little embellishment can make a stunning card. I love it.

Annie P
xxx

Sunset Bay said...

Another fabulous card,Sue. You make it look so easy, it's the thinking that's difficult! xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely idea

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue
Beautiful card, made with one die, puts me in mind of your buckle cards.
Lydia
X

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, Very effective this technique, and with these dies, it is beautiful !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Almost forgot, Congratulations to Anne xx

karenlotty said...

It's beautiful and just goes to show that one die set can produce a beautiful card

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - this is a truly fabulous card and so clever with just one die. I'm looking forward to watching the video later to see how you've achieved it and all your hints and tips. Congratulations to Anne on winning your beautiful card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
What a beautiful card you have brought to us this morning using just one die and just a few pearls as an embellishment.
The video explains the technique so well.
Lesley S x

Alison Thorne said...

Very clever use of just one die. Love the card and colours xx

gwen70 said...

beautiful card Sue, will watch video later

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue today's card is gorgeous I love the design. Those dies are stunning. Congratulations to Anne. Have a wonderful day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card today sue x the colours are really fresh and cannot wait to watch the video if I get a minute to myself todayas I have a houseful x
Congratulations anne x
Nanna tina sorry micks had a setback but hopefully the antibiotics will kick in soon x
Norah well done on your bargains x
Steph I'm getting a little worried x who's gillian and does she need feeding and watering ?
Thinking of all our missing wilsonettes and sending them hugs x hope you are all well x
Tracy hope your having a lovely holiday x
June pleased your not in as much pain now x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, outstanding card today. As others have said it reminds me of your buckle cards. The video makes it so much easier.

Love Rosemarie x X

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, outstanding card today. As others have said it reminds me of your buckle cards. The video makes it so much easier.

Love Rosemarie x X

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue this card is beautiful clever and the colours are just so preety thank you sue congrats to the lucky winner.
Love always June Horrocks xxxxxc

Nannieflash said...

Good Morning Sue on a dull Saturday morning. Another beautiful design, love the three apertures youve created its so pretty to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, what a fabulous design, love the use of the positive and negative die cuts together. Well done Anne, enjoy your card. Have a great day everyone. Bx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Such a lovely card . love Jean Z xxxx

Bente Sørflaten said...

Thanks for a great video and a wonderful card with a fascinating design!

marg said...

Hello Sue
Beautiful card!
Love Marg

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
Stunner of a card - I LOVE the design and colours. It really shows off the beauty of the die.
Hugs, Rose

Elsie Smith said...

Hi Sue. Lovely card, brilliant idea for using just one die. xxx

Scottydog said...

Lovely card Sue & will make a brilliant male card with not a flower in site. Also think this colour will be ideal as well, not heavy looking. Off to watch the video now.

Congratulations Anne. Enjoy!

Littlelamb said...

Lovely card today Sue. Watched the video which was very helpful. Thank you for that. Congratulations to Anne.

Beryl Treble said...

Beautiful card Sue.

anne mather said...

Hi Sue
Really beautiful card today. Congratulations Anne - enjoy!
Anne M xxx

fame01 said...

HI Sue
What a great card
thanks for sharing
Hugs Sarah xxx

Margaret Rogers said...

Hi Sue
A reallysimple, but beautiful card.

Margaret xxx

Kate's Cards said...

A simple but clever effect. Very pretty card. xxx

hettygarlick said...

I love this card Sue, and your video is so helpful in showing how to do it. It could be made in so many different colours and would be suitable for a man too.

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, lovely card very versatile, will watch video later.
Congratulations, to Anne, enjoy your card.
Take care everyone xxx

Sonia Stephenson said...

Hi Sue. Beautiful card. Congratulations to Anne. Have a lovely day. Hugs to all xxx

nattyboots said...

Lovely card again Sue
Congrats to Anne
Take Care
Elaine H X

Yorks butterfly said...

Good Morning Sue, what a beautiful card, love the fact that you can make this with just one die, and the sentiment and colour just finish this card off.
Great video - thank you.
Wendyx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card. Thanks for your video. Congratulations to the lucky card winner.

jane said...

Hi Sue
Beautiful card as always . Have just returned from a trip to India. Just in time to see John demoing your lovely new dies .
Yes as you can guess I've ordered quite a lot . Just going to catch up on your blog .
Take care
Jane 🤗

June Fletcher said...

Morning Sue

As you say, this is a "truly stunning card" using only one die!

Crafty smiles

June x

Paula said...

A truly fabulous card for a truly fabulous day! :) And it's in my favourite colours too, how good is that?
Hugs to all in need of them today,
Paula x
(WelshPaula)

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Well this is an amazing card made with just one die, as Steph said I wish I could see a die with your eyes and know what to do with it. Congratulations to Anne on winning your Wednesday card

Norah you have me hooked, visited that website and you did well to get all your bargains
Nanna Tina, hope the antibiotics help your husband, urinery infections can be so nasty especially as one gets older
Tracy hope the weather is good and you're having a lovely time

Hugs and best wishes everyone
Pat

SueJ said...

A really beautiful card, love everything about it.

Congratulations Anne.

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
Another lovely card today, which could also be made for a man. Will look at the video later.

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning to the lovely Sue and the wonderful world of Wilsonettes,
Oh this is a bonnie card this morning Sue and I can make it without the sentiment bit of course but i have the die, YYYYYYEEEEEHHHHHHH. Although it doesn't have a bow or the flowers or leaves on it, it doesn't honestly need them with this card as it is beautiful and finished without everything else. The wisteria colour is such a soft delicate colour of lilac, that it shows up against the white card subtlely. Thank you Sue for a lovely start to a Saturday morning.
We have gorgeous blue skies here today with little wisps of clouds floatly carefree through the sky and my lovely hills showing up in truly 3d gorgeousness this morning. I hope that our Tracy is having the same beautiful weather at Loch Long and enjoying the break that her getaway is hopefully giving her. It's amazing our country the sights and scenes that nature puts on display for us and some people never see. Its now that i appreciate the beauty that Mum and Dad seen on their trips out and around the beautiful country that we live in here in Scotland and England. My 4 legged baby girl is feeling oh so much better and livelier today that she is rounding up all her babies for her bed. She is still on the antibiotics but she has just had the last dose of the pain killer liquid so we will see how she goes from there. I haven't needed to put the cone around her head as she isn't touching her wound and stitches so that makes it a bit more comfortable to sleep for her as those hard plastic lampshades are just not condusive to a good nights sleep when you already have other problems going on.
Bejay, when you have finished yours and then Pam's can you come up and do mine next please?
June i'm glad to read flower that your wound is not as painful as it was, now all we need is your wound to heal flower. Mum ended up with her hip having a sore that wore away the skin to the bone but it wouldn't heal because of her heart medication that she was on. The reason i am saying this flower is if you are on other mediciences i wonder if they might be delaying or slowing down the healing process. I'm sending hugs your way flower just to keep your chin up.
Oh 'P' in Wales, it's bad enough when we have to go to the dentist but a thousand times worse when it's one of our babies. I hope that Razzle manages to get their gums and few teeth that's left around the tit bits and dinner. Poor Tanni and when they can't even find out what is wrong makes it so much worse. I would say Tia is sending woofs but since she hasn't learned to bark she can't do that. i hope you find out what is the matter with Tanni soon as you are better able to cope when you know than the not knowing.
Nanna Tina, Mick's IV antibiotics will kick in oh so fast you will notice a big difference even today when you go in to see him. The IV brings down the temperature and flushes out the poisons very quickly so hopefully he should be more coherent today when you go. Hugs on their way to you both just to keep you going.
Ann, i hope that you enjoy your beautiful WOW when it arrives as i know mine sits above me looking down and deciding whether it likes what i'm doing or not, but it gives that inspiration that nothing else quite manages, enjoy.
Well i am going to hang out my first load of washing as that is it just coming to the end so i will leave with hugs going to all those that need, could do with or just want one, they are there for you all,
Love and crafty hugs
Norah (Glenochil Village)

Loraine Jefferis said...

Beautiful card Sue. I've just finished watching your video excellent as usual. I'm going to try this one with the Maggie die which the postman has just delivered. It's a gorgeous die so intricate and lovely. The little hearts that fall out will be so useful. Your designs never cease to amaze me. You are so talented. Sorry to be so gushing but it's true. Best wishes Loraine Jefferis xx

Suebak said...

Nice balance to this card. On another note..... I had not realised that foundation card came in so many colours. Someone mailed me with the colour variety and I have been able to pre-order the greys and dark navy I'd been looking for. Thanks Sue.

Susan x

Anonymous said...

Very clever video tips...love the card. I always learn something from you. Thanks so much!!!

Congrats to the winner!!!

Jan D., Florida, USA

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Must try this when back from hols. Love the colours. Scilly Isles here I come

Jan from Long Island said...

Good morning/afternoon Sue and your amazing Wilsonettes. You make everything look so easy Sue and your talent never ceases to amaze me. Love this card!
Congratulations Anne on your win!
Norah...thank you for your kind words about Shane. Congratulations on your bargains and thank you for bringing me to your country with your beautiful descriptive words.
Nanna Tina...sorry to hear Mick has had a setback. Hopefully the antibiotic will kick in quickly.
Have a beautiful day everyone!
Hugs to all! ❌⭕️❌⭕️

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOO! This is lovely! I am in love with this one! Soft and delicate yet very powerful!
I received my comment prize yesterday and love them!! Thank you so much Sue! Have a wonderful visit in the USA and safe travels when you go back across the pond!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous design Sue and also a gorgeous card

gr karin van eijk

Jean said...

So gorgeous!!

Lesley Cann said...

Great card and video love the simplicity of using only one die. Lovely soft colours.

Val Jones said...

What a beautiful card Sue. Just love this idea
Love Val in Spain x

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a lovely clean and simple design today. I agree that even by using just one die adding lots of different layers really creates interest. I love the really pretty design in the centre of the Hamelton die.

Lisbeth

pippajb said...

Beautiful but uncomplicated.

Luna-Blue Warminster

Theresa said...

Hi Sue and all your crafty crew
Another beautiful example of what you can do with your dies
It's gorgeous Sue not to sure that I have this die but I have several that would do the same job
Just going to watch the video now I know it will be brill
Hugs to all that need one
Take care
Theresa G xx

ursula said...

A beautiful card Sue, another idea to try, I too do not have this specific die, but can compromise with another one.....thanks Sue....luv Ursula xx

dmjones said...


What a lovely idea, using the three dies, must try it!!




Doreen x

Susan White said...

Lovely idea Sue - I have some medallion dies that I might try this with. Thanks for sharing, Susan x

Jane Franklin said...

That is a lovely card and like the cut outs and focal element. Really good. Luv jx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I really like this card and although I don't have the die you have used I will try out some of my others to hopefully achieve a similar result. Your video was extremely clear as usual, thank you.
Frances

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the card.
Thank you for the demo.
Véronique L

Barbara said...

Beautiful card sue!
I am saving video till later and will look forward to it.

IVY Cheong said...

Love this long shaped card. Beautiful as always. Ivy C x

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Beautiful card. Thankyou for you inspiration.

Congratulations to Anne

Hugs to all

Annx without an "e"

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Lovely Card. Thank goodness you made a video of this Card, I would have got confused trying to follow this demo otherwise, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations Anne Prescott.

Best wishes

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I think you have had a spectacular week!! I know all your cards are lovely but to me this week I would be hard pressed to find a favourite! Today's is lovely too , very elegant! I don't have that die - it is lovely!!
Congratulations Anne on your win! You will receive a really beautiful card.
Norah - please stop encouraging us to spend money! You are a minx! Glad Tia is a lot better. X
Love to all, Myra xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Sue, You continue to amaze me with your cleverness using a multitude of layers. And this card is no exception. Thank you for sharing and for your great video on "how to".

fluffycat said...

Sorry Sue, I knew there was something I had forgotten -

Anne Prescott - Congratulations on being the Wednesday winner, enjoy your lovely card.

Frances

nannapat said...

Many thanks for the video and for sharing this fabulous card with us. Pat x

liz spooner said...

Beautiful card Sue. I love the triple die idea and the colour.xx

Lynda's craft's said...


Wow Gorgeous card Sue & wonderful video thank you Sue
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

TRACY hope your enjoying holiday Big Hug's xx

Wheelybad wishing you well hope the Migrain has gone sendig Hug' for you & cuddles for Billy xxxx

BETH hope your ok my friend im missing you sending you hug's xx

MOLLY hope your ok Hug's xxxx

Brenda Lello said...


Hello Sue,

What a beautiful card, LOVE the die cuts and colour you have used.

Sending love and hugs, Brenda xxx

Theresa Pace said...

clever use of a die set. pretty card, hugs xx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
How do you come up with all these amazing cards I wish I had a fraction of your talent. Hope everybody is having a lovely weekend.

Janice Robinson said...

Hi Sue
A Simply lovely card.
Well done Anne.

Laura O' Connor said...

a lovely card as always,Laura O

Sandy H said...

Lovely card and helpful video. It reminded me of a buckle card, too. With a change of colour and minus the pearls would make a nice male card.
Congratulations to Anne Prescott.

Eunice said...

This is such a fabulous card Sue!! It is hard to believe that it is only one die. Just goes to show you what you can do.

Vie Carter said...

a lovely design

Vie
x

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty

Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely card, another gentile card and elegant. The Buckle card springs to mind.

Love n hugs from Dorothy of Baldock.

xxoo