Friday, July 11, 2008

Welcome to my Garden Party!!!

The Spellbinders Nestabilities Birthday Party Sneak Peeks have been so much fun, don’t you think? Two days left after today, so spread the word. Hopefully you have been making a wish list and are ready to order. I know I wish I had ALL of them! It is so much fun seeing what the different artists have created with the new die. What do you think so far? Are you drooling over the new dies? Do you want them all? Let me tell you I have seen them all and I want them ALL!!

I am SO excited to be sharing one of the NEW Spellbinders die sets that will be released at Summer CHA!! Don’t forget to check out the “official rules” for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek Party Drawing at the end of this post!! Entering all the drawings will make you eligible for the GRAND PRIZE – a new raspberry Wizard and $500 in Spellbinders dies!! WOW what a Fabulous Prize!!!



The die set I am sharing with you is called “Sunflower Garden” (S5- 004 MSRP $19.99). This adds to the collection of Edgeabilities, and I think this is one of my favorite of that line. This die set comes in five pieces, the actual Edgeability ( 4 by 6 inches) that features a sunflower, a sunflower (2 ¼” by 2 ¼”) that is a Shapeability, as are the following dies (meaning that it can be used to cut an opening or a die cut…no other die attached), a bumble bee that is solid and also one that has the wing openings cut out (7/8” by 1 7/8”) and a cute little daisy (1 1/8” by 7/8”) seen from a side perspective. The design of the bee is so cool, as you can make the wings out of a material like vellum, mulberry paper, acetate, etc., giving the bee a realistic look! One thing that is so versatile about this die set is that each piece can be used for so many things. We all love flowers and the Shapeability sunflower that is included can be layered and used in so many ways. The delicate daisy die is so simple and so pretty. I really like the fact that you can turn the Edgeability in any of the four directions as there is no right or wrong way to use it. I have always been a fan of bees, and the wings won me over!


With this set, I think you, like me, will fall in LOVE with EACH die and use them all, all the time!


I decided that since we were celebrating the birthday of Nestabilities, that we needed to have a PARTY!!! And since I was at the cabin while creating these projects and I love to garden there, we are having a GARDEN PARTY with the Sunflower Garden Edgeability! So, grab your sun bonnet and come party with me! Let’s find out how coordinated your fun can be with just ONE die!


I could not decide which neutral to use (white or cream) for our Garden Party, so I decided to do some of each. Hey, more is better, right? Let’s begin with the white ensemble.



If we are going to have a party, we need invitations. I used the Edgeability portion of the Sunflower Garden die to make a pocket card. I used it to also cut the top of the tag that had the invitation on it. Since I was at the cabin without a printer, I did it freehand, using my Copic Markers. The pocket portion of the invitation was sanded to show the white core paper and the beautiful detailed design.

Now we need a centerpiece. I thought of the wine charms that I have seen and thought that the daisy portion of the die would be great. I decided to do something similar and use that daisy to decorate a vase. I cut and embossed three of them and used ribbon in the colors I had chosen. Throw some flowers in a vase and drape the vase with the ribbon embellished with our daisies and we have a centerpiece. I can see this daisy used in jewelry, as a charm or just a pretty embellishment.


To carry over our theme, I made a napkin ring and a nameplate for each guest. With the nameplate, I used a technique I call selective cutting. Just as where the tan polymer is, the embossing will be…..so also, where the spacer plate is, there will be the cutting. I wanted a portion of the sunflower and bee to cut (to stand up above the nameplate) but the rest to just be embossed. For the napkin ring I simply used the sunflower portion of the Edgeability and wrapped it in a circle around the napkin and secured it.


It is always fun to go to a party and receive a party favor, so our party bag contains trail mix to match our colors. Around our closure, however, is a pin that the guests could later wear. I used two colors of fun foam and then hand beaded the “seeds” of the center of the sunflower. I think this would be beautiful made of leather, but I was limited to using items that I had at the cabin or could find nearby. To give the seeded look without hand beading, hole less beads would be great, attached with a circle of red liner tape.


Now, let’s look at our beige background items. Here again, we wanted a centerpiece and we are going with a more casual look. I purchased some clay pots and used fun foam to make a stamp of the sunflower. This is a great way to coordinate some stamping with your die cuts in your projects. I attached the fun foam sunflower to an acrylic block and then stamped the flowers on the larger pot. I cut some of the sunflowers with mulberry paper and used a heat gun to heat the candle. I then added the mulberry flowers one by one, melting it into the candle. This was a lot of fun and it gave me a centerpiece candle that matches the other décor. For the smaller pots, I cut three pieces of tissue paper and one of mulberry for each flower, glued on a button for the center, used floral wire and floral tape to make little flowers. It is easy, with the wire, to bend the flowers as you want them. I forgot to pick up some Styrofoam balls, so I just put a shopping bag down tightly in the small pots to fill them. I then used moss to cover the bag. Moss is readily available at the cabin but you could use purchased dried moss also.
For our napkin holder, I used an envelope, sealed and cut in half. I then ran it through the Wizard with the Edgeability die and colored it with chalk, using the die as a stencil. That gives you a pocket in which to place the napkin and cutlery. Another way to decorate an envelope napkin holder is to use one of the Shapeability die like the sunflower, cut the opening and have the color of your napkin show through. This is a great napkin holder at a wedding reception and you can even personalize the napkin holder by printing the names of the bride and groom on the envelope.
Well, I hope you enjoyed our little garden parties and hopefully you picked up some ideas for things you can do for parties or any occasions using the Sunflower Garden Edgeability die or any of the Spellbinders die. Many people, however, buy these die to use for greeting cards, so let’s look at a couple of those too.

On the first card (5.5” by 7.5”), I used the Edgeability with the sunflower placement on the left hand side of a horizontal card. I used reverse stenciling on the card, meaning that before I ran the die through the Wizard, I applied ink to the cutting side of the die. This shows up the background of the design in brown. I used the die as a stencil to apply ink to the foreground of the design. I applied stickles glitter as my “seeds” of the sunflower and Folk Art Papier over that. I wanted to showcase the entire die, so I included a three dimensional sunflower, made with three layers of die cuts, a bee, which is three dimensional as it has both layers cut, the wings being vellum and last but not least the pretty little daisy. I embellished all of those die cuts with the stickles glitter to add to the richness of the card. For the verse, I used a stamp from Quiet Fire Designs and embossed it on a layer behind the cut out opening which the Edgeability creates. All the layers were secured with eyelets and we have a card ready to mail for any occasion.


Here is another card (5” by 7”) with the sunflower from the Edgeability die used at the bottom of the card. I used the die as a stencil and added color to the sunflower. I decided to use a craft knife to cut some of the petals and tips of the corner leaves, adding to the dimension of the card. Buttons were used as embellishments on this card and I hand wrote “Bee mine” around the perimeter of the card. Same die, but a different look and also proof that the Edgeability Sunflower Garden die can be used in any direction.


One of the greatest things about Spellbinders is their dies are so versatile, with being able to cut, emboss & stencil, the only limit to your creations is your imagination!!


Do you need help with your die cuts or do you have questions on how to layer the mats? Here is a link to some fantastic tutorials on YouTube that show you how to use Spellbinders dies in a variety of die cut machines.

We have two more days of sneak peeks including
Donya Schroeder, tomorrow on the twelfth and Trudee Sauer on the thirteenth.

Please leave your comments on this post, I would love to hear what you think of the new dies and the sneak peek projects!

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GOOD LUCK and come again! Happy creating!


Thanks,
Holly Craft

(yes, that really IS my name)



157 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very, very clever way to use this set! And the bees are such a cute addition. You did a wonderful job of using the dies.

Swedie

Morag said...

Wow! I am absolutely speechless! Your garden party items are all gorgeous and creative and you made amazing use of the die. I even have to admit when I first saw the die I was wondering about it... how quickly that changed when I scrolled down!

Judi said...

I would love to come to your garden party, all the projects are so cool. I love what you did with all the dies and the colors are so nice and summery. I really love the flowers in the pots the most. You did a great job using this die. Another one to be added to my list.
Judi

huntla1 said...

I really loved what you did with this set of dies. It does seem like it has tons of potential. Thanks for sharing it with us.

peggy lee said...

You've really created quite an ensemble- as I read thru the post, it just kept going! Gorgeous ideas- and not just papercrafting. Love the idea of making a fun foam stamp. The candles and pots are beautiful too!! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!

Moonegirl said...

I can see why people may question your name often-this takes craft to a whole new level. Your work is beautiful! I just love the invitations, the decorations, everything. You have covered every detail. Now I must have this die!!!! Do you have tutorials-even the most creative among us would probably still love to see this kind of creativity in action. So lovely!

Tamara said...

Very nice sets of items.

elaine said...

WOW - what a great item and you made such beautiful creations from it! I don't own any of the Edgeabilities but would love to change that and own this one. It gives creativity a whole new meaning! Your work is amazing! I'm glad I found your BLOG. I will be visiting often!

Janine said...

What talent - you used that die so creatively.

catdidit said...

OMG! That garden party theme, wowza! Love alll of it! Especially the flowers in the pot, too cute! And then come the cards...another jaw dropper!

Sunflowers are my FAVorite flowers! I have to have this set for sure, its sooo gorgeous and the possibilites are endless.

Sandra Smart said...

ok, honestly have to say that when I saw the die, I did not think it was anything I would be interested in....and then I scrolled down to look at your projects, and WOW...was I impressed. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB AT CREATING A VERY INVITING GARDEN PARTY...I WOULD LOVE AN INVITATION :)
GREAT JOB

Julie said...

OMG!!! your projects are awesome! thanks

Nettie said...

Love all your uses for the sunflower Holly. Very creative!

Nettie

lisa808 said...

I love your garden party creations!

SherylH said...

Really like your idea of using the main edgeability frame as a pocket. This set has a lot of possibilities especially with the five individual dies Spellbinder has included. Only two more days to go :( -- I am going to miss this "party".

Melisa said...

I can see why you're on the Spellbinder's design team. WOW! Everything you have created is Fabulous!! I love all the flowers in the pots, the stamped candle, the stamped flower pots, the card.... basically everything!

I hope you don't mind if I use you and your projects for inspiration "if" I win the dies!!

Sue said...

Love the way you showed off this set. The possibilities are endless.

Tammy said...

Your projects are amazing! They truly show the versatility of this die!

riggy said...

So many beautiful creations!

CherylQuilts at SCS said...

Wow! I'm speechless too! What an amazing number of clever ways to use this amazing die set! Your work is wonderful! Thanks for sharing all this with us! So exciting!

Kimmie0270 said...

What an awesome set.... your works is amazing... perfect for a garden party

Eveline said...

Well, you really showed us how versatile this die is. I'm drooling :) I'm not drooling over every set I've seen so far but there are a few I want. I love all the things you made.
Eveline.

Sue said...

SUCH FUN!!! I love the look of each of your projects. I need another job to afford all the things I now need from this rollout.

lia said...

OMGoodness! I want to be a guest at your party!! Your display is amazing!!!

Laura said...

Holly your samples are simply stunning. You really did a wonderful job of inspiring us - your presentation is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents in such a beautiful way.

Vianna said...

This is a gorgeous set (they ALL are!) and I enjoyed the inspiration youprovided. Thank you.

Ron said...

Holly,

A truly great set of dies and you did such a fabulous job showing us the possibilities!!! Thanks for all the ideas. Now I just have to decided in which order I'm going to buy all these new dies!!

Toni K said...

Gorgeous dies and awesome ideas!

Diana said...

I love the sunflowers. I they make me smile and think of summer fun. Love what you did with them. You are right, their dies are so versitle.

Cheryl said...

Awesome projects. You did a wonderful job with this sneak peek.
Cheryl Sims

Kathy Stamper said...

I looooove sunflowers! Can I come to your garden party? I'm blown away but all the cute things you made for your party. And the cards are cute, too! TYFS
kathynruss

happiness blooms said...

OMGOSH! BEAUTIFUL creations!!!

Cris A said...

What can they possibly think of next! This is sooo versatile!

Amy Johnson said...

Holly, I've never visited your blog before, and just popped on over to see the Spellbinders die, but I was blown away by EVERYTHING you created with one die. Now I'm a big time flower gardener (I have two acres of perennial gardens) and I just love how you showcased your work. You must have a beautiful garden yourself. But every project you made was just outstanding. You really showed the versatility of this die! I'll definately be getting this one. And I'm subscribing to your blog! Love your name too. I wish it was mine!

lovetostamp said...

What a great job you did with this new set. Your presentation is beautiful. Now that I can see all the things you have made, this will be a must have die. I will be visiting your blog often for ideas.

Bree said...

Holly, it looks like you had such fun with this garden party! I love what you have created and I love this new set!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your projects are all fabulous, but I especially love the pots of flowers, the candle, flowerpot and placecard. What a great set of dies.

JJ said...

All of your projects are beautiful..I especially loved the pins with the beading. And using the cutouts to make stencils for the clay pots. I will definitely save these ideas for future reference!!!

Beth said...

**thud**

Picking up jaw from floor, Holly, you do this to me every time!

See you next week!
Beth

Anonymous said...

I just love Sunflowers and this set would allow me to try to create a garden party as beautiful as yours.I could imagine so many uses for it. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

mustangsarah said...

Wow, what gorgeous creations.
The ideas are endless.
I would love to own this set.
I would love an invite to your garden party!!

stampinc said...

WOW you totally ROCK! Love all of your creative and inspiring projects you did with this die. So far all the dies are a must have. Thanks so much for a chance.

Robyn said...

Excellent....I love the customized look of your garden party!

stephanie said...

OMG this is absolutely adorable, one of the best of the new dies, I believe. What exciting ways you've used it too.

Linda said...

Wow! What a very nice presentation for a garden party. You really were thinking outside the box-fun foam stamp, tissues for the flower/pot arrangement, etc. Just wonderful!

Regan said...

what an amazing bunch of projects!! Very cleaver and crafty!

Karen G said...

Love all the table embellishments -- what a grand party that will be!

Laureen said...

Thank You for giving us so many great ideas! I love sunflowers and have a bee collection in my kitchen. You did a great job using what you had at the cabin!
Laureen

Marsha said...

You really outdid yourself with these samples. But the die set is so cute, how could you not play and play with them? I love them.

Anonymous said...

WOW, very nice set of dies. Love your garden party theme and what you have done with these dies.

manderla-hobby said...

very nice....

cards4u said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas! Youreally went all out and showed the great potential of this product!

Kacey Elliott said...

WOW - you are one very talented lady! To be honest, when I first saw that die I was not too excited. Then I kept reading on and seeing what and how you created everything, and boy am I impressed. It has a lot more potential than it first appeared. Everything you made is absolutely beautiful! Thank you for all your effort and for sharing your creativity!

Renee said...

Another beautiful die. Loved your projects - especially the flowers in the pots!

Kathy H said...

Wow lots of great ideas here!!!

Anonymous said...

The die is beautiful, but what you have done with it is spectacular! Kath

Cindy Cade said...

Holly,
I always said you were one of the best designers for Spellbinders. This is another wonderful example proving me right. (I do love to be right). ;-)

Susan said...

I am totally and completely amazed at your projects! You have created original and inspiring pieces - with a serious WOW factor!

Victoria said...

Very classy! I love your ideas and this die. Spellbinders makes some really gorgeous dies that are so versatile!

Marie Cramp said...

How Pretty!! I love what you did with the dies. Wonderful projects.

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

scrappingworld@live.com
jmcramp@telus.net

Radiogirl said...

Your projects are incredible. Love them.

2stampis2b said...

Holly, you are brilliant! Making a stamp from a nestie? Wow! I am so glad I got to see your creations!

StampinCarol said...

OMG!!! I absolutely love it! I was hoping they'd come up with a Sunflower Edgibility! And you did amazing things with it. WOW!! Thanks so much for these wonderful ideas!!

Kathleen said...

WOW---so many great ideas! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

Kim said...

Amazing creations - just beautiful!

Marge said...

Oh my, how I'd love to come to your party! Or just to your craft space -- what a tremendously awesome presentation of a die set I at first thought I could live without -- not now!!!
I also love that your last name is so fitting for what you do so well!!! ;-)

Sharon in NE said...

You gave it so many different looks! I love it!!

Alicia said...

simply stunning!!!!!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Your garden party was gorgeous...I had a really good time! Can't believe all you could do with that die.

Theresa said...

What you have done with this die is amazing! Your garden party is the greatest! Thanks for sharing.

Terri said...

Amazing ways to use this set...so many wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Terri

Susan said...

I didn't see my invitation to the garden party?! (tee hee!) This is some amazing stuff - and using an envelope for a napking holder - genius!!

Brenda said...

How very creative. I am blown away with how many ways you came up with to use this die. AWESOME

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

You are so darn talented!
What awesome creations, every single one!
I love your placard, and what you did with the envelope, and gosh, your entire table decor!
Gorgeous...Beautiful...

V said...

the whole garden party you created is just lovely, but I have to say, the very last card is my favorite. I love the color combo and the cute little bee!

Mandy said...

What a fun summer die set to use!

Cindy H. said...

Wow, Holly, you did a great job of showcasing this new die!! You've shown that there's lots of potential uses for it!

Ann C. said...

How beautiful and versatile! I love the way you stenciled the sunflowers and shaded different things. You really showed a wide variety of uses for this die. Very lovely!

Kari said...

What a fun set! You are so creative with the projects that you came up with!!! I love how you created a entire set for a garden party! Thank you so much for inspiring!

Mary Davidson said...

WOW! These projects are fabulous!! You are so talented and creative! Everything is so beautiful!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I can't even begin to think of enough adjectives for your projects!!!! They are all amazing and over the top wonderful! What a fun time everyone would HAVE to have going to a party like this. To me nothing is more fun than a garden party. I have been to two and one was a color theme like this with this type of flower and lots of fun but not even CLOSE to all the detail and work you did!!! I feel like I was right there at the party with all your detailed commentary and artwork. You have done an amazing job with this set of dies!!

Reality Show Reject said...

How beautiful!! You have done an amazing job on your project. This may have to go on my wish list! Thanks for sharing!

Trudi said...

Holly I just came upon your blog through the spellbinders giveaway and I will definately be adding you to my favorite blogs!

I absolutely love what you did with the "sunflower garden" spellbinder die! Everything you made is beautiful, my favorite is the pot of flowers :) It makes me want to have a garden party :) Thanks for sharing this sneak peak.

Karen N. said...

You've created some fabulous ideas using this die set!
Loved all your ideas.

Karleen said...

Your creation is super and you have so much talent. thanks for sharing with us all. Naturally I too want all the new stuff

Carol Weimer said...

OMG...your projects are so amazing!!! I love the many ways you used that die. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

GabrielaD said...

Very cute!! TFS.

Juanita B said...

Such an awesome display! I was astounded by the many ways you used the die, it is mindboggling!
You make me wonder how much I may be missing with my Spellbinders dies. Your work is FABULOUS and TFS.

MelissaS said...

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

I continue to be amazed at with all the wonderful creations!
Peggy

leenda said...

WOW Holly! Wish I could attend one of your Garden parties! All of your projects are AMAZING!

Kathy V. said...

Gosh, my invitation to your party must have gotten lost in the mail! These are beautiful and so clever. The possibilities seem endless. TFS

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Amazing. Your samples are just incredible!

Cheryl said...

These are all so cool! You really have shown the versatility of these dies! Love them!

Giovana said...

Holly I love your creations!!! They are exceptionally pretty!!!

God bless you
Giovana

Tami McBeain said...

Your samples are just beautiful, I love them all!

KayellWY said...

Wow!! I love what you've done with this one! Everything is just gorgeous. Made me want to attend to. :)

Karen

Linda B said...

I looked at the die and my first thought was....that's nice but not really very versatile....have you proved that thought wrong ! WOW! Your creations are ingenuous....you deifinitely have the right name.

Judy said...

My goodness! The projects that you made to showcase this new Nestibility die are fabulous! I am dumb-struck! Thank you for showing us so many ways to use this!

StamperSharon said...

What a fabulous presentation, Holly -- wonderful projects!

Charmaine said...

Wow! So many projects with just a few common elements...wonderful. I love sunflowers...so this will be a definite must have!

Charmaine

Brooke S said...

Wow! I think this is the most amazing display of the release I have seen yet. You have out done your self.. One of my very favs is the package with nuts that has a sunflower with black bead centers and the bee. So cute... Great display of your projects.

Wow!

Victoria said...

Wow very creative and great photography! Love this die.

Wendy aka wendella247 said...

Wow, I am in awe of the wonderful things you've created with the new Spellbinders set. I didn't think I would care for this set when I firt saw it, but NOW...Yum! You sure showed how versatile and fun it can be. Beautiful things!

Carol said...

I'm stunned. Your creativity shines! Thanks for so many wonderful ideas.

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

OMGosh....every single creation is amazing and stunning. I am truly in love with your tissue paper flower pots. Wow, Wow, Wow!! You did such a great job with your preview!!!

Ying said...

Thanks for showing your incredible projects! There is so much you can do with this set of dies!

Kay B. said...

All i can say is; breathtaking! LOved all the projects and the vignettes you created! The American Sweetheart dishes with the canteloupe is beautiful!

Roxie said...

Oh MY Gosh. Your artwork totally rocks. I love that your created a theme and ran with it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jamie in TX said...

Wow, you did a fantastic job of demonstrating these dies. The flowers in the flower pots look real until you realize there's a button center. Well done!

Pegg S said...

So cool you created a whole party around using these dies! Thanks for sharing these projects!

scrappintlc said...

Beautiful. Such an awesome level of creativity. Thank you.

Dottie K. said...

Oh my goodness what an amazing set you have creative. Everything is just gorgeous. :)

Carrie said...

Love your creations with this new die!

ScrapAloha said...

Wow! what wonderful and varied projects, you really ROCKed these dies!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

wowzers...that is a beautiful set! each piece is amazing!

Judith A. Novak said...

Love your examples. They are fantastic! What a nice set to coordinate with the new Sunflower die set!

Janet said...

I love how you made that whole garden ensemble. Very cute! I also love the card with the Bible verse on it. That is more of what I would use it for. Thanks for sharing with us.

Sharron Lynne said...

At first I wondered about this new die and what I could use it for. Then I saw all your projects. They are totally awesome. I would never have thought of all those things on my own. Thanks for the inspiration. I have added this one to my wish too.

Christie W said...

Great ideas, thanks so much for the inspiration.

janet d. said...

Great projects - what a variety! You've showcased the versatility in one die! Thanks for sharing!

justansa said...

YOW-ZA! All the things I could make with this die! I WANT IT..I NEED IT...I GOT TO HAVE IT!
and I just LOVE the stuff you made. You are very talented..added your blog to my favorite blogs to read. Thanks for sharing.
ansa

QueenPam said...

You really know how to work a die! My goodness so many varying ideas! QP

Terre Fry said...

Hi Holly, the creativity looks so inviting what time is the party? Your designs are so pretty, it makes me want to throw a garden party. You all are doing such a wonderful job with all of the new dies, I enjoy looking daily to see what the next person has come up with. Terre @ Spellbinders

wustaz said...

very cool

Paola said...

A love everything you created, beautiful!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Holly, you have totally outdone yourself!!!! WOW-You know I am a HUGE fan & your work always amazes me!! Your creativity is so inspiring!! Can't wait to see you soon!!

denise said...

You are amazing! I just love your projects.

Thanks for sharing.
Denise G

Darlene L said...

Your creations just rock! They are so totally awesome, you just blow me away! I am in awe! Darlene L

beth b said...

This is by far the cutest release I have seen. You did an amazing job with your garden party. I can't wait to get one!

butterfly843 said...

Love how you used this die!

liannallama said...

You have done a fantastic job of showcasing this set! So many wonderful ideas! I just thought the die was average until I saw what you made and now I want it! you are so creative and imaginative--thanks fo much for all the inspiration! (and, of course, my favorite thing is the first card! I just love cards and the colors on that one are super!

Erin - emtcrafty said...

What gorgeous creations, Holly. Everything you have shown is very professional. I can only hope my papercrafts are of the quality of yours. Thanks for sharing

Marcia said...

holll-lllly! i cannot believe i've just found your blog ~ and here i'm the president of your fan club :) LOL! i've moved from your side of town to NW ATL. your creations are GAWJUS as always AND you're working with some of my very bestest friends, too!

marcia

Kathyc on SCS said...

Oh my! I can't belive all the work you put into these samples for us! Amazing! I think you have sold me on this set for sure!
Thank you, Kathy Camasso

Sheila D said...

Wowzer! Your samples are incredible. I can't believe how many projects you made out of this one die set. I can't wait to buy this one.

Andrea said...

What a pretty die set! Thanks for the great projects and preview!

Gail S. said...

You truly did a wonderful job coming up with sooooo many ways to use this set! I think you "sold" this die to a lot of people! Thank you for being so creative and showing us all the ways to use this. Plus, the pictures truly showed us how if you just put a little thought into it what a wonderful occasion you can host! I just added your blog to my favorites list!! Gail

Jennifer said...

All of your creations are absolutely stunning!!! The tissue flowers are fabulous. Wasn't even interested in this one until I saw what you created.

Kimberly said...

beautiful ideas!! tfs!!

Lori Mueller said...

OMG!!! Your garden party is absolutely stunning! I need to go to a cabin to generate some creativity like yours. TFS!

Ida said...

WOW!!! You really outdid yourself on all these fabulous projects. They were just wonderful. This is my first time visiting your blog and I am very impressed.

Sarah Green said...

girl you totally rocked the die's

TFS

Anonymous said...

What amazing creations you have made. So coordinated and colourful. Very inspiring. Thanks for sharing! Wow!!

Littlekel90 said...

WOW, Holly! This is a terrific way to use the dies. I really enjoyed your Garden party. What a great way to pull everything together so nicely! Thanks for sharing that with us. The other cards were beautiful, too, but I have to admit, I was really WOWED by the party items. :) Kelly

susie said...

Just beautiful! I'd have to be very creative to come up with a different way to use this set! Love the mulberry paper on the candle and the foam stamp idea!

Julia said...

I am positively astounded at the versatility of this die set. You are amazing to think of all those things to do with it. I don't know that I would have gotten the set, but after seeing all of the different things and uses for it, I want it desperately!! You are amazing!!!! Julia

Dawn said...

fabulous samples!! creative genius!

Denise Wells said...

I am so going to go broke with all these new ones!

Denise Wells
mamascollections@aol.com

DeeDee said...

OMGoodness.....I would LOVE to attend your garden party!!! It's all so GORGEOUS and yummy!!! What a talent you are!!!! HUGS!!

Theresa said...

Wow! I am blown away by your creativity. You really showed the versatility of this die set. Beautiful work!

Michelle said...

These sunflowers are fabulous! WOW! You created so my projects my head is spinning! Great use of the nestabilities!

Melanie said...

These are amazing samples, I woiuldn't have thought to get this one without seeing your brilliant showcasing!

Davis Family Blogs said...

You went ABOVE AND BEYOND in your samples. Oh my! WOW!
You are seriously talented. I want to come to the party! lol
Thanks,
Emily

Maria said...

Wow - your creations are awesome. By far my fav so far. I could see myself doing these projects. Thanks for the sneak peeks.

BC said...

Stunning use of wonderful dies!!!