Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Living valentine



Last year Mr. Wonderful and I took a romantic trip to England. And you know I had scissors and paper in my pocket!


The Flower Garden collection is about to ship, and we're celebrating with a blog hop today...

so I thought I'd give you the inside scoop and show you a valentine made from some of the dies.



The Cotswolds are like the best old storybooks come to life.
Endlessly inspirational.


And it was so much fun to bring those flowers to life as hand cut paper, then watch Spellbinders turn them into crafting dies for paper, fabric and more.





I used the bird topiary die and the swallow and heart die from Spellbinders Joyous Celebrations collection for the birds and florals and lettered a bit with a dip pen and liquid watercolor.




Crafting dies make it easy to reproduce the hand cut paper and make romantic pieces of your own...
Maybe wedding or valentine or party decorations, cards or felted crafts...


Ready to hop to my friend Debi Adams' blog? Click here!

67 comments:

Virginia Lu said...

Thank you for creating such AMAZING and GORGEOUS dies, Sharyn!! I am loving them all! Hugs!

Karthikha said...

Amazing set of dies!! Thanks for this collection :) And lovely inspirations!

Yoshiko Glenn said...

Love these dies. Perfect for Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries, etc. Great release.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

How beautiful. It is great how the beauty of your trip could be captured with the dies. :)

McStamper said...

Love your amazing and beautiful dies.

GAZ said...

This set of your dies is fantastic. Your projects are very pretty too. Thanks for sharing your creativity and your pictures of your trip. GlendaJ

D.Ann C said...

Your new set is absolutely lovely! How neat to see your inspiration! I love intricate papercut images but I can't imagine cutting like you do by hand... I have a tough enough time with fussy cutting stamped images. lol! These are definitely going on my wishlist!

Sheila H said...

What an awe inspiring collection!

Mary Holshouser said...

How fortunate to be so talented.
Your work is fantastic. Glad you
were able to get inspiration from
your trip. thanks for sharing
your gorgeous ideas.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sandy Artman said...

This hop is my introduction to your craft and you have two things near and dear to my heart - roses and hand lettering. These dies are soooo beautiful. Congratulations and best wishes!

A Tad Bit Off said...

Gorgeous!

Ann said...

Just love blog hops, especially if it is anything to do with Spellbinder dies and Becca. Very nice dies.
Hugs
Ann Robbins

Lady said...

Love the dies. All so beautiful.

Late Blooming said...

Lovely is the word and thanks for sharing your creative talents.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful Valentines! Love the intricate design of the dies!

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Beautiful, romantic and elegant collection.

Bee Jay said...

This is the first time I've seen some of your work Sharyn - to say it in a couple of words, I'm gob-smacked! Absolutely fabulous!

Joy Meadows said...

Such beauty!! Just love these fabulous dies, Sharyn. will have to put them on my wish list.

Carol Rossouw said...

Amazing collection and wonderful inspiration! You are so clever!

TLady said...

Sigh! I LOVE the photo of the English Cottage! ;) AND what you were working on while there..... "Sherenschnitte!" BEAUTIFUL!!!! I think you are RIGHT! They would look LOVELY as Wedding, Valentines, Love cards or even mixed in with Becca's dies, you think? My mind is working now! LOL ;) BEAUTIFUL DIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracey Magner said...

OMG, To be so talented, it must be an amazing feeling to create dies like this, I just can't imagine.They are just STUNNING, Gorgeous, just so UNIQUE and Beautiful!!! I just adore how they came out and I can imagine myself using it in so many ways for so many occasion's. Your trip must of been amazing also and of course inspiring, I am lucky if I get to get out of the house once a year, LOL. Thanks so much for sharing today, I really enjoyed it.

LC Lamothe said...

I am blown away by your amazing talent with scissors! The fine detailing is exceptional. How wonderful for us that Spellbinders created dies with your gorgeous designs so that we can achieve a similar look.

Sandra Smith said...

Love your talent! Congratulations on your own dies with Spellbinders!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like how you brought these flowers to life.

Noelene Apap said...

What a beautiful set of dies! Love what you did with these! Thank you for the inspiration & thanks for sharing x

Marsha Guskey said...

Lovely creations! Thanks so much!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Such amazing dies! I’m in love!!

Peggy said...

I love roses and these are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Lorraine Gall said...

Simply beautiful!

disha jain said...

This is so gorgeous

JANIS FROM CANADA said...

Oh I don't know how you can cut all the Amazing Pieces.... WoW I have a hard time cutting a square... lol...Thanks for sharing..

Jan said...

Your cut work is STUNNING!!!!! Thanks for all the inspiration!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

cindybearj said...

Wow! The dies are awesome but your hand cutting is unbelievable!

Loly Borda said...

Wow! I'm in awe seeing that you created them first hand-cutting! Beautiful dies and project! TFS

Tracy Steinbach said...

Love your card andebt great cutting skills thanks for sharing

lexuan said...

Your creations are gorgeous! Love the fact that your inspiration is from a romantic trip to England. The dies really remind me of fairy tales and some vintage secret garden!

lorrayneingram said...

Beautiful intricate flowers.

Rubeena I. said...

You are so talented! Congrats on your collection!!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Such beautiful dies and projects
Doreen R

Joy, USA said...

Gorgeous! Can't believe you hand-cut these items! I would be too nervous about mis-cutting as I near the end. lol.

Susan Gonyo said...

Thank you for sharing your inspiration for these beautiful dies. I had no idea you made paper cuttings (so beautiful) for Spellbinders to reproduce in a die. This new release is beautiful. Looking forward to using some of them in my own card creations.

ETHEL BALLA said...

Love ALL your dies, I have quite a few of them! Thanks for sharing your God-given talent!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

What a gorgeous collection you have created! How incredible it is to have a part of your romantic getaway to England be captured forever with these dies and something you can put into your creations every time. Thank you for sharing!

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow, just beautiful! I love reading the back story behind the design!

SuzzieQ said...

You are one amazingly and talented lady. Just WOW!

Momalo said...

So fortunate to be able to share your talent.

Teresa Doyle said...

Sharyn, your collection is amazing and well done. Congratulations on it!
Your card is beautiful and your pics of your inspiration says it all. (Who wouldn't be inspired by those beautiful flowers?)

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful, elegant cards.

Karen H said...

Lovely, splendid designs. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and creating such gorgeous designs.

Amante del Papel said...

so beautiful!

Patti H. said...

Wow, these dies are absolutely amazing! I love them!!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous designing
and lovely work.
Carla from Utah

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so beautiful! Congratulations!!! And gorgeous designs too!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Congratulations on a gorgeous array of dies.
And sharing your talent with us. :-)

Veronica said...

Love it!

Jessica Bruce said...

So pretty! I can smell the springtime looking at your photos and work!

sammi said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the die cuts!

Smmibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Barbara said...

These are amazing and I am in awe of your talent! Wow!

Annette Gordon said...

Just love those dies! You make spellbinders shine!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful project and photos. Thanks for sharing

Diana Seal said...

Beautiful creations!Thank you for sharing your talent!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for creating these stunning dies for us to use and create with. Your talent is amazing !

Anne(UK) said...

Wow! Amazing scissor work and lovely dies!

Valerija said...

Wow, beautiful projects, gorgeous photos and your talent is awesome.

Lori Sloan said...

So pretty! I love flowers. Thank you for sharing!

Helen Gullett said...

BEAUTIFUL project with those elegant dies.

Di Wong said...

Gorgeous! You are amazing with those scissors. TFS