Cards featuring Sue Wilson's Austrian Collection dies

Friday, June 24, 2016
Card Designer Joan Morrison has made these cards featuring dies from Sue Wilson's Austrian Collection.  Once again, she demonstrates how using different dies in the set in different ways can create such different and beautiful cards.

Austrian Collection - Innsbruck 
Austrian Collection - Innsbruck
5 pc. die set
$25.99 plus shipping

This card is beautiful with a dark navy backing 
and could be used either shown to open up
 or standing up to open from the side. 
You can see that the outer cutting edges were used 
then layered and and mounted on the card for dimension.
Also used: Cheery Lynn B152 Miniature Rose
Cheery Lynn B178 Flourish Leaf

On this card,  you can see Joan did not use the outer cutting edge die 
 and just cut the decorative oval design right into the cardstock. 
The large bow really makes a nice accent as well as 
the Splendid Swirls. These swirls are perfect for
tucking behind flowers or cutting out of print
paper for random accents on any card.
Finishing Touches - Splendid Swirls
$18.99 plus shipping

This card is simple yet strikingly beautiful. 
Only 1 die from the Innsbruck set was used to cut right into the cardstock. 
The flower featured is the Penny Black die # 51-005 Iris, 
which Joan cut out of 2 shades of purple and layered, then just
 lightly shaped and embellished for detail.

Wow.  The picture does not do this card justice.  
A beautiful pink glitter backing really makes the decorative inner oval pop!  
The flower in the center of the card is Cheery Lynn B259 Daisy strip 
and Cheery Lynn B178 Leaf Flourish.
Also featured is the Petite Peony Cluster die CED1451.
Finishing Touches - Petite Peony Cluster
$11.99 plus shipping
**This die is currently OOS, but you can still order it and 
as soon as they are available from my supplier I will get them to you. 
 Sorry, I do not have a date as to when they are expected. 


This gorgeous card features the Austrian Background die 
cut out of purple glitter paper and backed with silver glitter paper 
for some fabulous glitz.   I love the Penny Black flower Joan used on this card, 
however it is discontinued (#51-059 Joyful).  But any flower would look great 
in the middle of this spectacular background die.
NOTE: This die does not have an outer cutting edge..
.it cuts the design into your cardstock
Austrian Collection - Background
Austrian Collection - Background
$28.99 plus shipping

Thank you Joan for sharing your talent and flair for making
some truly beautiful cards.  And showing us how easy it
can be with Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson dies.
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Tattered Lace Alert - Several Dies to be Discontinued

Thursday, June 16, 2016
My supplier just sent me a disturbing Alert saying that Tattered Lace is going to DISCONTINUE ALL DIES BETWEEN TTLD001 THRU TTLD800 - EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!!  Once these dies are gone, they cannot be restocked and will no longer be available.  I have gone thru all the Tattered Lace dies and ordered up the ones that I have been wanting but haven't gotten yet.  I am seeing that many are already Out Of Stock.  If you have older dies on your wish list, you might want to order them now before they are gone for good.

I checked on the Tattered Lace UK website and sure enough it is showing all dies TTLD001 - thru TTLD200 as RETIRED!!  My supplier said it was thru TTLD800 and I am just passing on the information I was given.  This is sad news...there are so many wonderful dies that will just be gone.

I will offer $5.00 off any Tattered Lace order of $50.00 or more and $10.00 off any Tattered Lace order of $100.00 or more until June 30th  *providing that these are dies that my supplier carries that are available in the US and currently not Discontinued.  I will have to let you know if something you order is already Out of Stock at my supplier's.  
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Joy! Crafts - New dies and stamps

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Joy! Crafts has a small variety of new dies and stamps, but they are awesome to say the least!  The new Card Model Dies are pretty cool - make sure to watch the video that shows you how to use them.  Some very pretty, elegant dies as well as some great camping/BBQ themed dies and stamp set, and a wonderful Retro Cars Clear Stamp set that is perfect for Father's Day or a masculine Birthday card.  You can call 574-784-9050 or e-mail me at: to order. 
1.5" x 2.25"
$6.99 plus shipping 
*also features 60040004 Barbecue Stamp Set
Barbecue Die and Clear Stamp Set
Grill die  2.35" x 2.90"
17 BBQ themed Stamps:
Smallest: 0.30" x 0.75"
Largest: 2.5" x 3.8"
$9.99 plus shipping
Oval Elegant
 3 dies including a large oval, smaller oval and an embellishment die
Smallest:0.50" x 0.80"
Largest: 2.0" x 3.10"
$9.99 plus shipping
2" x 2.95"
$9.99 plus shipping 

 4 dies including the words: 
Spring, Winter, Summer and Autumn
Smallest: 1.7" x 0.85"
Largest: 2.10" x 0.75"
$7.99 plus shipping

*also features 12010018  Sea die set  - $24.99
60020280 Palm Trees - $13.50
60020506 Flamingo - $7.99
60020501 Pelican - $6.99

Card Model - Square + Chic Stencil
 3 dies -card base(frame) and Decorative frame and inside solid frame
Smallest: 1.4" x 1.4"
Largest: 3.70" x 4.15"
$22.99 plus shipping
Card Model - Hearts
5 dies
3.70" x 4.15"
$22.99 plus shipping
**Watch video on how to use these Card Model dies** 

Camera + Film
 1 die that cuts the two shapes:
Camera: 1.65" x 1.25"
Film: 1.65" x 1.10"
$6.99 plus shipping
Vintage Flourishes - Hinges
 1 die that cuts 3 shapes
Smallest: 0.5" x 1.60"
Largest: 1.80" x 2.30"
 $6.99 plus shipping
*also features 64100386 Retro Cars Stamp Set
60020551 Seasons die

Retro Cars Clear Stamp Set
7 vintage car stamps for the car lover! 
Great set for male-inspired cards/projects.
Smallest: 2.75" x 1.50"
Largest:  3.0" x 1.75"
$12.99 plus shipping

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Tattered Lace - Magazine Issue #30 and new dies

Tattered Lace's Magazine Issue #30 is out and you will not be disappointed...what a great deal - you get TWO free dies with this issue and they are beautiful!  Just a handful of random dies have been added to inspire your cardmaking.  Please call me at 574-784-9050 or send me an e-mail to: if you see anything you like.
Tattered Lace Magazine - Issue #30
This issue includes TWO beautiful free dies, The Blossom Over
The Edge die and the Blossom Floral die
It also contains several templates, designer papers and many
projects featuring the new Essentials Tuck In dies and Pentagon
Box and much more.
 $19.99 plus shipping
Essentials - Stitched Borders
5 stitched border dies 
Border 1: 0.31" x 8.27"
Border 2: 0.39" x 8.27"
Border 3: 0.75" x 8.27"
Border 4: 0.51" x 8.27"
Border 5: 0.39" x 8.27"
$28.99 plus shipping
Essentials - Pockets
13 pocket dies in various sizes
Smallest Pocket is 1.18" x .94"
Largest Pocket is 5.94" x 5.91 
$33.99 plus shipping
Essentials - Mini Clam Shell Panel
2 dies - 1 outside solid frame and 1 clam shell card panel.
 4.37" x 6.22"
$33.50 plus shipping 
Essentials - Mini Honeycomb Panel
 2 dies - 1 solid outside frame and 1 honeycomb card panel
4.37" x 6.22"
$33.50 plus shipping
Reindeer Set
 Large Reindeer: 3.27" x 4.06"
Small Reindeer: 2.40" x 2.72"
$23.99 plus shipping 
5 dies
 Small Flower: 1.89" x 1.73"
Medium Flower: 2.64" x 2.44"
Large Flower: 3.03" x 3.35"
Leaf: 1.02" x 2.17"
Stamen: 1.06" x 1.06"
$23.99 plus shipping 
2.36" x 1.57"
$10.99 plus shipping

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Cards featuring Sue Wilson Dies

Monday, June 13, 2016
Here are a few more cards by card designer Joan Morrison and myself featuring a couple different Sue Wilson dies. I love the way you can use these dies in so many different ways to achieve different looks and styles with such ease.  Give me a call or send an e-mail if you would like any of these versatile and beautiful dies or if you have any questions that I can help you with.
**Click on the images to get a close up view

Here are a couple cards I made using the Sue Wilson Ornate Frame die
CED 5422 Brighter Days - $28.50
I love the outer decorative frame and find myself reaching for it
for different random occasion cards because I like the way it looks.
This card also features Sue Wilson's Finishing Touches dies
CED1432 Perfect Peony Complete Petal - $20.99
CED1433 Maidenhair Fern (frosted with clear glitter) - $14.50
I added a bow and a stickpin that I made

I embossed the background cutout for dimension and interest
and used an I.O. Easter sentiment die and a die I just love to death..
CED1451 Petite Peony Cluster (2 dies) - $11.99 
I cut the flowers out and placed them ON TOP and pulled the petals up
for dimension with a pearl in the center. 
See how Joan used this same die in a different way for a 
totally different look.

Here are cards Joan M. made using die CED6204 Toronto - $18.99
from Sue Wilson's Canadian Collection.
Using the different components in different ways really
gives you such different results. 
On this card only the inner decorative die was used without any
outer cutting edges, so it cut the design into the cardstock.   She
also used the Petite Peony Cluster that I used on my card, but 
she cut her flowers out of glitter paper and placed them BEHIND.



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