Just one little Fri-die

I have this pile of gatefold cards I bought a year ago at a craft fair, with a fantastic idea of what to do with them, but obviously once I got home, I couldn’t remember why I bought them! To make matters worse, they are shiny card stock, so not possible to do any blending or shading on them… Then I saw CAS-ual Friday’s Off the Edge card challenge and a flash went off in my head ⚡️ , Eureka! (I love that series btw). I was going to use the gatefold cards and have nice Springy flowers going off the edges! The only die I had from CASual Friday though, was a small flower die from the Funky Square set, but I managed to make 6 cards out of that one tiny die!

Fridie gatecard 2

I smooshed an A4 watercolour paper with different distress inks and used my Big Shot Plus to cut out as many little flowers as I could. I then assembled them on the card with Uhu glue stick and stamped different sentiments on them with Versafine black ink. The above card has a sentiment from Hero Arts.

Fridie gatecard 3

This sentiment comes from Create A Smile. (Its Mothers Day in the UK in a week!) Fridie gatecard 4

This one from Winnie & Walter.

Fridie gatecard 1

And this one from CASual Friday. I then went a little crazy so please forgive the cards that come next! I loved the negative die cut from this card and I used it to make the card below.

Fri diecut negative green

I really love it…even after my daughter asked me why I put a puddle on my card! Lol! This sentiment comes from Stamplorations. There was still part of the negative die cut left so I used it as a stencil.

fridie stencil

To make this card.

fridie stencilled card

I added a little blue in the flowers with my Zig clean color real brush and stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations with a mix of Wow’s embossing powder and sparkle. So thats how you can make 6 cards out of one tiny little die! And see that negative die cut on the left above, I intend to make a mixed media card out of it too! Waste not want not…although this only applies to when I craft unfortunately, LoL!

So which one do YOU like best?

Thanks for dropping by! Come back tomorrow for the Calling All Sistahs Blog hop with your monthly reminder to check yourself…and maybe win a prize too!


These cards just happen to fulfil the themes for the following challenges too:

CAS Watercolour Card Challenge – CAS Watercolour with the Mother’s Day card

The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes the flower challenge with the pink Birthday card

Inkspirational – Watercolour smooshing Inkspirational Photo Challenge.pngwith the purple card

Shopping our StashShopping our Stash badge They want to see Green so I’m showing them my Green card with the negative die cut!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and Work it Wednesday both want to see green too so I’m entering the Mothers day Card for the Wed challenge and the dark green card for the latter.

Just Us Girls – Use a stencil. Just us girls

The Card Concept – Rich texture following the photo inspiration card concept.png.           I was inspired by the flowers so I went for a clean and layered look with the Birthday card.

The Challenge Banner for CAS-ual Friday stamps

CASual fridays

19 thoughts on “Just one little Fri-die

  1. WOW! Great job Gwendolyn. Such clever designs using that one little die! And a great way to use your gate fold card bases too. So clever to use the negative to create a card and use as a stencil. Always good when we can stretch the use of our dies! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!!

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  2. These are great! You’ve really bolstered your stash! Oh, I’m so glad you used the negative spaces, too, then also used the stencil! That is efficiency! Thanks for sharing at SOS this week… hard to pick a fave, but I like the light green shown at top and again below.

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  3. Oh wow so many beautiful flowery cards here. Just love them all and the bright colours you used. Impossible to choose a favourite too! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ and we hope to see you again soon 😉 Viv DT xx

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      1. Oh really sorry will get my husband to take look and help me as I have probably done something silly to it. Others have managed to see my latest post so very strange but thank you for telling me 😊

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