Saturday, 27 January 2018

Modern Octagon Border

Hi bloggers!  I bet you expected another Frame die set! LOL  I would like to share the Modern Octagon Border die set with you.  I have had so many requests for dies that are more clean and simple in their styling and I really wanted to oblige.  I thought why not do an octagon border in keeping with the theme.  I have to say that I was really pleased with the way this turned out.  It is a fabulous die to use for quick cards and it works great for either gender.  You can add any sort of sentiment to it and it works making it a real staple for any craft room!  I had a lot of fun doing this up in a variety of ways and loved the results!  I know you will find so many fun ways to use it too!  While that is the end of the octagon theme, it isn't the end of the releases today.  Leave your comment then join me back here at 3pm for the next reveal!  All for now, Sue x


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165 comments:

sandy acland said...

Wow wow wow, this is a stunning card for any gender.I love it:0)

Sandy (tort)

Chris Curry said...
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Suemac said...

This die will be useful for photographs or small watercolour paintings.

Chris Curry said...

Bright, cheerful and smart Sue. A great card, especially with that sentiment. Thank you. Xx

cr@fty said...

Hi Sue
Such a clean elegant card suitable for many occasions!
Hugs x
Heather T

Kate's Cards said...

I love the clean lines of this die. Xxx

Sue MacFall said...

I love these dies that almost make the card by themselves. Thank you Sue.

evis said...


Hi Sue,
Thais die is so simple yet so elegant.
The colours that you used on the lovely card just make it 'pop'.
Regards,
Evis M.

Joan McKevitt said...

I just fell in love....with a die set!!! It's beautiful, Sue, and has to be my favourite (so far...) in what is, in my opinion, the best die launch ever!!! Nanny Jo N Ireland

karenlotty said...

Perfect! Just perfect for those CAS cards and for either gender Ideal as well for “showing off” our attempts with different mediums eg Pixie Powders and scraps
Can’t wait to see what you’re bringing next

Chantal said...

Great card,love the modern look.
Hugs, Chantal S

J Brown said...

Wow, certainly something different, I like it. Love Jane the Craft Bucket x

Yvonne H said...

Good afternoon Sue,
A beautiful card & these dies are ideal for teenage cards. Yvonne xx

dj from kettering said...



Now, ok, I'd decided on my favourites, and then
along comes this die!!! An Octagon Border, sooo
useful!!


Doreen x

P Austen said...

Very modern looking card Sue and this die really makes you think outside of the box. Great for putting photos inside. Hugs xx Pauline in S.A.

esquared said...

This could be so much fun with loads of combinations

NancyR said...

So simple yet so striking. I can see so many uses for this die for all ages and genders.

NancyR in Delaware, USA

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Wow! This is great...so different! Great for men’s cards & tennagers....also could be good for people that do patchwork craft...mmm
Love
Sam Thapa
xxxxxxxxxx

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Sue.
Thank you another real wow die and great card.
Take care Kitty Davies.

Lynne L said...

Hi Sue Oh this is different such a lovely way to create a card I'm sure this die will be so useful for all sorts of cards I love it!
Lynne L Haverfordwest

FoxyG Gilly said...

Love this clean and simple look.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely love this one! This was the other die that I decided was a definite when I saw the preview of the collection, along with the cascading hearts. I would love to be the lucky recipient of this one!!! I love the CAS cards and the fact that this can be used for masculine and feminine cards as well.Just beautiful! Thank you.
Hope everyone is ok - Pam such a shame that you're missing this launch, hope you're back with us soon , doesn't seem the same without you. Sending love and hugs to all, especially our missing friends, Alison( craftyalimecca) xxx

Craftyhugs said...

Oh I love this. It's certainly different which is what we crafters look out for. Stunning card as always

Love
Crazy crafty hugs from bromsgrove

julie laz said...

Hi sue, well how different is this die, I love it, you could put letters in there with someone’s name, crafty hugs Julie laz xxx

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love this one brilliant for my charity cards too love the colours your card is beautiful
Thank you
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

karen keen said...

Hi Sue
Love this card and die. Very contemporary. Ideal for younger people and men's cards.
Love
Karen in Telford x

Emily said...

Very different. But very useful.
Hugs, emily65

Karen Drew said...

Ooooh I love this one. So simple but lots of possibilities to make it look different for anyone
Luv
Karen xx

Patricia Youdell said...

Hi Sue
Great die, and I love the way you have used it with the bright colours
Pat x

graham Brand said...

Just love your octagons and this is no exception! Thinking of all
the different ways it can be used!
Sharon in Toronto - Balmy, damp 7 C!

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redfox said...

I'm running out of words! How on earth do I say incredible and amazing and wonderful and simply brilliant? Oh well think I've said it!! This is one I'm going to have to have and soon!! Love to all Sarah

Sandie Braithwaite said...

Bright and cheerful. This die didn't grab me when I first saw it, but seeing it used like this, now it's a different story !

Maria Alder said...

Hi Sue and everyone.
Fabulous card Sue and I can see Nuts and Bolts in there for the men or
other pastime pictures in the middle for everyone.

Happy Birthday Littlelamb !!

Warm hugs to you all,
Maria x

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this, simple clean and bright.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - I have to buy this die set as I can see I will use it so many times and particularly with photos for scrapbooking. I don’t know how you think of so many ideas, they’re amazing, thank you.
YvonneMayxx

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A lovely card, clean and simple yet nice and bold.

Happy Birthday Littlelamb, I met you at Ally Pally last year. I hope you have a lovely day. X

Love Helen xxx

Diane H said...

Great card and such a versatile die. Hexies make my heart beat faster.

Crafty Cruiser said...

Perfect for clean and simple, any gender!
Doreen R

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
This Card Is Just Stunning I Love The Colour Combination Also
The Exceptional Stitched Octagon Frames....
“The Modern Octagon Die Set” (From The Clean/Simple Collection 2 Cutting Dies)
You’ve Also Added A Beautiful Sentiment
“Thank You” (I Do Believe From The Mini Expression Collection 1 Cutting Die)
This Card Is Bold But Simple Just Outstanding “Thank You” For Everything You Do..............
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

jenny Briggs said...

Wow Sue

I must have this die would be great for male cards I need to make my a son a card in Feb

Xx Jenny jenster

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hiya Sue. I'm loving this CAS sample of this new die that I so badly need, not only for tricky male cards but for a whole bunch more that they can be used for, I can't believe how much my mind is running ahead of me that's not like me at all lol. Gold star for the dumb Lancastrian 😉 xx

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, great card and this die will be very useful for all sorts of occasions.
Marion S x

Heather Treble said...

Hi Sue,
Love this die and card, and the new sentiments are a really nice font.
Thanks for sharing,
Heather
(Crafty Trebs)

CraftyCoffey said...

Fantastic card-could be used for many occasions. Very useful Die.

Michele

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a beautiful card and die. The octagon border die has a very modern look. I especial like the stitched edges.

Margaret
xx

Scottydog said...

A very different but useful die. I thought ‘Krypton Factor’ when I first saw it - showing my age! Lol!
Thank you Sue.

Yorks butterfly said...

Hi Sue, great die, my first thought was that you could put little photo in it, but I see somebody else had the same idea. I think this will be a very useful die.
Wendyx

Rosemary Stickland said...

Love the clean and simple look to this die.
Rosemary xx

Jan on the Fosse said...

HI SUE
I really love this die it's so modern. It's simply great for all those girls and boys in their teens. Just simply love love it.
Jan x

Craftychris said...

The die and the card are both soooo cool! This die is a real winner! Craftychris from Bournemouth! xxx

Netty The Runner said...

Great die Sue, good for those awkward male cards.
Annette x

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Love this border die, again something a bit different but very contemporary and perfect for lots of occasions....another to the want list....

Babs Newman said...

Clean and classy,so versatile, great for all occasions. Babs bruciesbabe.x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, love these modern dies. They can be used in many different guises and for both male and female. Love the card too.

Barbara V

scrAPpamondo said...

Brilliant new set, so modern! Great inspiration, too!

CraftyJo said...

Love this, right up my street :)

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I didn’t expect to like this one but I do and like others can see many uses for it.
Lovely card! Thank you!
Love Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xx

Bejay Roles said...

Hi, Sue,
What a fantastic card. I love all the vibrant colours you've chosen for it. What a great little die as well...I can imagine a lot of different uses for this one :).
Bejay xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Hi Sue. Fab-u-lous! I can see so many uses for this die set all year round and for so many occasions. Sue xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
A simple card for all occasions.
Kate from Kendal

Welsh Dors said...

Hi Sue
A die with a modern feel, can see it used for teenage boys cards.
Best wishes
Dorianne from Pembrey

Liz said...

Fabulous CAS card, I love how you've used the die. Another one for my wish list!

Liz - Crafty Sunflower xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Sue
This looks like being a very useful die.
Tooth Fairy Jo

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
Might be clean and simple but its fantastic x
Another one added to my list x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

lion_tamer said...

This die makes a beautiful card Sue x WGHpool

June Smith said...

Afternoon Sue and all Wilsonettes, a lovely idea these little octagon's and makes a great card for male or female.

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

Wacki Macky said...

Wow Sue, this die looks unusual but in your crafty make it looks magnificent. Such a die will be most useful for those unusual cards I like to make for difficult people!

I love the card you have made using it.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone,

Pearl of Kinver

Karene M from Australia said...

Hi Sue, love this design, I can see some very interesting cards for males being made with this one!

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, definitely a CAS card with a twist and I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like this die before. The centres could be filled with a multitude of different medias many of which have already been mentioned, no wonder you had such fun with it.

Littlelamb - Happy Birthday to you, I hope you had a lovely family lunch and enjoy the rest of your day.

Frances

Pawprintx4 said...

A different die which lends itself to a variety of ideas. My fellow bloggers have all come up with some great ones. Thank you everyone! Love the idea of photos.
Missing Pam & Elaine. Happy Birthday, Littlelamb.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Good Afternoon Sue,

How cool does this die look! I must admit, I couldn’t quite see its potential from the packaging but you obviously knew in your mind when you designed this one.

Crafty hugs, Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

A great clean and simple card as you say. It will have to be added to my shopping list, this is working out to be a large collection for me, lol. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Mavis L said...


Hi Sue. Love the octagon border the colours
are super. Mavis L x

Tressa said...

I can see this die being used in a number of different ways with each hexagon containing a small picture or graphic. Very useful for men from this point of view.

Teresa

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely card and dies. I can imagine your stuffed animal dies peeking out from these, or flowers, hearts, stars, different patterned papers - very versatile.
B xx

Donita Naylor said...

This would go with the tools set too. Makes a great children's card. Love the options you give us.

Best,
Donita

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
LOVE IT! Fabulous.
Hugs, Rose

Sarah Wrightson said...

Afternoon Sue, a stunning card and beautiful die xx

STELLA MUNN said...

Hi Sue - this is terrific. Ideal for teenagers/young adults. Clean & simple & perfect. Thanku xxx

Clai01 said...

Love the colours also Sue, looks very arty. x

Eunice (Canada) said...

Wonderful card Sue, clean and simple and a definite must have to any die collection.

Sunset Bay said...

Something really different with this card Sue. Lovely colours xxx

lritchie said...

Great die for a clean and simple card, like I said I can't get enough of the hexagons!

Lori from Canada

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue loving the clean lines of this die and it will be very useful. You have made a super card with it. Love from Jackie xx

Lisa C Johnson said...

Hi Sue :
Neat die. I can picture all sorts of little things placed in each octagonal. Very cute.
Lisa J in Victoria

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. Love this die. So clean and simple, ideal for all genders and ages. Very versatile too xx

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, well this just has to be my new favourite, love the clean and simple lines and your card really shows it off. Topping the need list right now. Bx

BenteS said...

Lovely card.
A simple but striking die - love it :))

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Please don't enter me in the draw for this as I already have it. Love CAS cards and it looks amazing my favourite so far 👍 Making some pixie powder backgrounds to use behind it

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat L, Belfast

Denise Bryant said...

Very fun die with lots of possibilities!
DeniseB in CA

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A great card for either a man or a woman, and so quick and easy to do.

Margaret Rogers said...

Looking forward to seeing the other designs you have created with this die.
Margaret from Huddersfield

Ann said...

Good Afternoon Sue. Super super duper what can we do with these dies. Almost anything and great for scrapbooking with little photos in them or tiny flowers. Wonderful idea Sue. Good luck with the new launch Sue. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds.

Jan.moogie said...

Another must have for me Sue just love this on, hugs x

ursula said...

A brilliant card for a boy, so versatile....luv Ursula's Crafty Corner...xxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hello Sue,
I think we are going to have some fun with this die set and see some very interesting cards.
Love the card you have made.
Love Brenda xxx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Simply beautiful both, the card and the die.Easy to use this die to create a clean look card.Love it and added on my list.But I won't mind to win it :)
Hugs from cold Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

Nana on the Hill said...

Love this card, simple, colourful & beautiful. Such a useful die x

Janet Wilson said...

A more unusual die, but very effective.

Janet Wilson in Menston

Yorkie girl said...

Well this is different very unusual for you. Great die for either sex
Good luck folks
Theresa G xx

teresa young said...

Hi Sue, this would be great to use as frames to show off my grandkids all 11 of them

Teresa (Terri)Young

hazel young said...

Stunning card and die set Sue x xhazel nottm

Janice K said...

Hi Sue,
I love the bright modern look to this card. A great idea to do an octagonal cascading frame, the stitched details are lovely.X
Janice K AC Bucks

lindyloo12 said...

Oh wow wow wow Sue, this will be such a great die for cards but also for scrapbooking, which I do for my grandson who is now 3, I was only going to do it until he was 1 year old but am still doing it now as it is addictive just like card making and your dies.

Glennis said...

OMG! that is wonderful!

Barbara W said...

Hello Sue

WOW what an unusual die. I just love it.

Borders or focal point it is truly amazing. A MUST HAVE!

Lol Barbara W (WORCESTERSHIRE) xx

rosiejt said...

Another really useful (and very different) die set. I hope you will design many more CAS ones!

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
I can see that this die can be very versatile very handy

JOY Xx

Cathie Weary said...

Beautiful card. Love the clean look of this.

craftynanna said...

Gorgeous card love the die, hugs Johanna Ash from Widnes

theresa w said...

Hi again Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Fantastic die Sue x I love everyone's ideas too x it's brilliant for the 'awkward' ones I have to make for (men!) x thankyou Sue x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Tres said...

Hi Sue. Now this is a fantastically versatile die set !!! Perfect for all age groups, male or female. I love the CAS style of the die and the card you have made with it is beautiful Sue !!! I think the stitched detail you have added to the die gives it a lovely effect making it very smart and very elegant. Great colour combo to. Thanks for sharing. It is really fab. Lots of love to you Sue from Tres X X X

Lots of love to everyone from Tres X X X

Tres from Orpington X X X

Narrowboat girl said...

This would look great with small photos in the octagons

stitchingranny said...

Love this one. I do not think I would use it as a border but more as a main focal point as you have. Lots of fun with it too from tiny pictures or photographs to different pixies, gilding flakes or even pretty scraps from left over papers. Very versatile and suitable for any age or gender

Hugs Helen (aka stitchingranny) xx

Lyn Cleasby said...

Hi Sue, this is really cool. Love the shape and how you have used bright colours to make it really stand out. Great card.

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, I'm in love with all the 'octagon' dies and this set is really different, I love it.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Karenladd said...

Now this is a fun, unique die design that would go with so many occasions! I love the bright primaries with white.
karenladd in California

Craftcornucopia said...

I love this plain and simple geometric design. Great for male cards, too,

Diane in Wales x

Diane King said...

Very clever. X Diane in Spain .

Theresa Pace said...

makes for a stunning CAS card, hugs xx

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous design, love the colors!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

SHartl said...

Oooh, I really like this die and card. Simple CAS card with lots of pizazz!
shartl loves cards

Barbara said...

Fantastic card Sue!!!!!!
Really need this die, love clean and simple style and the colours are gorgeous.

Barbara in Carnwath

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
This is a must have die

Arlyn(O) said...

Love these types of stiplets Cute card. Arlyn

Pussycats said...

Hello Sue and all. Oooooh I like this die , love how you have paper pieced colours on the Octagon Border . I do like the clean and simple look and the stitched edge on the die. Great design for both the men and the ladies.
Wendy

Vie Carter said...

Useful die like the clean cut

Vie
x

Littlelamb said...

Lovely die and card Sue. This looks a very versatile die and would get a lot of use for all sorts of cards. Thank you Sue. Thank you also to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday. Have had a lovely day.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Amazing!! Sue, if someone was new to craft and didn’t own any dies at all they could buy this release and be set up for any card for every occasion and person theycoukd need. It is amazing and now this fabulous border is up right near the top of the list.
Happy birthday Littlelamb, missing you Elaine and Pam
Hugs
Muriel x NSW

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue.
This one is different and very retro in style. I must admit, I wasn't to sure about this die, but now I've seen it on a card I can see the full potential. Xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. This is a really great idea, love it

Lisbeth (from Beckenham)

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue absolutely love this Die right up my street. Your card is brilliant.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Love very modern looking card. Love the colour combination as well.
Cheers,
Di B. x
Tasmania.

Latenight SandyH said...

Super card. So many uses for this octagon border die set. A definite must have.

StampNK said...

Now this is wonderful take on the octagon designs and is very trendy and fun! What a perfect die for a simple, modern card.
Stampnk crafty

Anonymous said...

GM Sue. Love this one. CraftyClareW

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
A great di can see this being used in many ways.
Love your card bright and cheery.
Lydia
X

Marion Bull said...

I love this die and knew it would be one that I wanted when I first saw the preview Your beautiful sample has made me want it more! Love the clean and simple look. Thank you Sue

Maggie B from Pyrford xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

fabbb and great design Sue
Gr Karin

Anne said...

Gorgeous dies, Sue - so useful.

Anne (Northampton)

CHERYL Brown said...

Morning Sue,

You are sooooooooooo right, this die is so versatile that I can see myself using it on nearly all card genres.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl x aka nuttinanni

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
Well that's certainly modern, it looks great with the bright colours behind it, perfect for a clean and simple card.
Love Diane G xxx

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This is a fantastic die and card so useable. love Jean Z xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

Great card and die set sue this wasn't one that jumped out at me first time I saw it but sue I love this card lovely and bright. Laura O Springfield

Jeannie Donnelly said...

Hi Sue, I'm hoping to make more like this, cas type, this year. These for me are the hardest to make as I always seem to need to add more stuff, love bright, happy cards this time of year! Xx

Frm Jeannie D, Cookstown.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful die. Are you going to show us how to make it in you tube? Great job!

TDQ Karen said...

Simple and modern what's not to like

laura ann kempster said...

Hi Sue,

This is a really striking card and a die I can see being great for the ever-challenging masculine cards!

Laura K, Buckinghamshire

Heidi MT said...

This die could be fun to play around with especially for male cards.

Jayona said...

As you say perfect simple card for both men and women a handy one to have in in neutral colours just in case you've forgotten someone and need one even quicker than quick.

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is such a stylish card I love that die set. Take care. Hugs Jackie

TracyM #6773 said...

COOL card!
SUPER COOL die!
LOVE the geometric design!

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card and as you say great for male and female cards xx

Izzy said...

Love this perfect for girls guys and kids too!

Izzy

Viki Banaszak said...

This looks like it could be a lot of fun! I can see critters peaking through the holes. Great fun.

Elizabeth Louise said...

So clean and simple.....very modern, but effective....I can see myself using this wi5 the love and hugs dies froman earlier release.

Chris’ partner Elizabeth - wonder if he’ll read this ;)

Vanessa Hodgson said...

Ooh very stylish xx

carron mcneil said...

lovely pure and simple in its simpleness

FROM CARRON WITH A C IN GLASGOW XX

Anonymous said...

A lovely clean, and simple card.
Jeanette T
Edinburgh

SHARICA said...

Another Fabolous die and stunning card xxx

Denise Hancock said...

Great die and card

Robin Sachs said...

Hi Sue,
Absolutely love the Octogon Border. Most definitely a must have. Great card, simple and very effective!

AndreaH said...

Yes this is a MUST for any crafter....loce it. Xxx 💜 xxx

barbara macaskill said...

Whimsical and festive! TFS!