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Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Happy Tuesday, family and friends!!!  Hope all's well in Blogland!!!

Unfortunately, my blood pressure has been a little  high since yesterday evening, so I've been battling a slight headache since late yesterday.  I did try to visit some of you but after reading several blogs my headache felt as though it was getting worse, so I'll get to those of you I haven't a bit later.  However, I did want to get started on playing with some of my new "stuff" I bought at the show, so I got up this morning and began playing.

This is one of the sets of dies I purchased at the show.  It is a line called GEO-Dies and the company that makes them is called Pop-Ups Etc.:

If you like the die, please visit http://www.geo-dies.com/.

I began working on a little card using the die just to get a feel for it.  I'd almost completed it but couldn't quite get the idea from the back of my to the front on just how I wanted it completed... LOL!  I know I'm going to cut-out either words or images for each side panel opening onto the card, and add a sentiment to the inside; however, I just don't know what words, images, or sentiments -- I don't know if it's going to be a birthday card, all occasion, thank you, etc. (?).  I also have to finish the inside with Peel-Offs but I couldn't wait to come up with all of that as I wanted you to see an example of this die more.  I love it!!!

Of course, as I've always said, I'm not really a great cardmaker and, therefore, I'm open to your suggestions (hint-hint).  Anyway, here's the card using the die:

I made this into sort of a 3-fold card (I guess that's what it'd be called); I was trying to do something a bit different with it:

I'll show it to you again when I've added all the finishing touches to it, and I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more I'll be doing using this die because I'm really liking it a lot; it's such fun!!!

Well, for now, that's it.  But, for sure... I'll be seeing you soon!



Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow that is really unique. Love that design on the front of the card.... beautiful. I am sure when your headache goes away you will know exactly what you want. TFS
Feel better soon.

girlia said...

Very cute. I saw those dies and I told myself I was going to purchase them, but I forgot about them. Thanks for sharing.

Dawnll said...

Wow this is a fab idea! I never seen this at CHA- I really missed so much
Love the flip idea and beautiful paper sweetie

Susan said...

I was right! You are using a new goodie! I am really loving the look of this card, it's so unique and intricate. As pretty as this is I think it would make a beautiful card for a bridal shower or wedding. Perhaps a baptism even. Or even a Christmas card! I just love how it looks! Thank you for leaving the link, I'm going to be checking this out! Hope your having a great day!


Susan said...

Thank you so very much for sharing this wonderful die! I certainly hope that you can tame that headache.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Don't you be trying to tell me your aren't a GREAT cardmarker... I don't think there is anything that you aren't good at... this is just beautiful.. and it does look like it was fun to make. Can't wait till the back gets to the front so we can see the finished results. I am sorry to hear you are having a head ache.. I hope it goes away soon.. hugs from ukiah

The Archiving Angel said...

Oh my goodness Audrey-this card is wonderful! It is a one of a kind. Love how much real estate is on the card allowing for lots of personalization or even a photo, a nice poem or a little gift card all in one clever card.
Outstanding! That was a great find at the show.
By the way, thank you kindly for leaving me such a sweet comment about my card. I am humbled considering how talented you are & how many fantastic creations you crank out. I hope you get to feeling better real soon.
Make sure to take a rest or two.
Crafty best,

Jean said...

Wow, that die is fantastic. Hope you are feeling better soon.

lovemypaper said...

Hello Audrey hope you feel better soon,what a nice card love the new die.

Rhonda Emery said...

wow what a neat card love the design of it. you are always coming up with some beautiful things. love it tfs

Besthobbyeva said...

Audrey - why would you think you aren't a card maker. I adore this card! Just beautiful on so many levels. Great job.

Hope the headache has gone away!!


- - Sheryl - - said...

Sorry you are feeling well, but that is one cool tool!!! Beautiful color scheme - looks great!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

What an interesting die! Thanks for sharing that Audrey.

Cricut Couple said...

Wow! That Die is really cool! I have never seen anything like that before. That would make a gorgeous Christmas Wreath card. I think it would be really great to use metallic paper with the die, cut it like you did, but under neath, use the branch punch in a couple of colors of green and make a wreath underneath. I bet that would really make for a cool looking Christmas card.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Your card is beautiful. That is an interesting die. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs. :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Wow, is this ever spectacular! I've seen some of these but not purchased any because they were pretty expensive and looked difficult. Your card sure makes it look worth it! So elegant! Love the fold, too. xxD

Sandy Ang said...

such wonderful effect with your new die. have lots of fun playing with it more.

Brenda said...

oh this is gorgeous...The colors are most fabulous, but that die is awesome. You are so lucky to find this. SUPER
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