Saturday, 16 February 2013

Tatty Button "Just Swingin'"

Apologies for being A.W.O.L. for a few days. We have been really busy getting ready for the Stitches Trade Show in Birmingham. Tomorrow will be my first visit to the show so I am really looking forward to that.

Today's blog post shows one of the new Spellbinders die sets, called Just Swingin'.

It is a really pretty die, which incorporates its own frame. I cut the image first in a dark brown colour and then cut a second image in a bright green card. I snipped the leaves sections from the brown tree and paper-pieced the green leaves in their place. The set comes with two dies to cut two lengths of rope, plus a seat die (which I cut in brown card) and a rubber tyre shape die. I used bakers twine instead of cutting the rope shapes. The character is Tatty Button from Creative Expressions. I stamped and coloured the image and then cut it out. It was a perfect fit for the seat of the swing. I layered these pieces onto a piece of white card, which I had lightly inked using Distress Ink pads and a piece of torn paper, to create a background of sky and rolling countrywide.

The base of the card was made from the same dark brown card (as used for the tree trunk and frame) and two co-ordinating pale blue papers from the Creative Expressions Foundations paper range. I edged the polka dot paper with a Spellbinders edgeabilities die, so that I could thread some blue and green American Seam Binding ribbon, adding a bow, with a pale blue frosted Dazzler in the centre.

The fence was cut from a piece of metallic pewter card, using the Spellbinders D-Lites die called Wrought Iron. 

The sentiment comes from the "Tatty's Text" stamp set in the Tatty Button range.

The card was completed by adding a couple of the metal corner embellishments from Creative Expressions.

I hope this project inspires you - it was great fun creating it.

Happy crafting!


  1. Great Card Tracey! Love, Julia xxx

    1. Thanks Julia - you were quick off the mark! 1st person to comment today. See you at the show tomorrow xx

  2. Fab card, those spellbinders are fab x

  3. Great card fabulous doe and lovely paper piecing!!

  4. Fabulous card loving the dies. Chris xx

  5. Great card, love the frame and swinging Tatty Button.

    Sylvia xx

  6. love how the light area is framed and draws the eye. Lovely card :)

  7. This is great, like the way you used the fence die.
    Enjoy the show.

  8. Hello, Fabulous card and image, she is adorable. Great colours and love the ribbons. Holpe you enjoy the show. Lisa :)

  9. HI Tracey what a beautiful card love the new spellbinders dies you have used thanks

  10. Great card - that image is lovely and fab set of dies. Helen x

  11. What a lovely card, Tracey. The new dies are great, and the Tatty Button image is so sweet x

  12. A great card, a lot of thought has gone into the making of it. Can't wait to get the 'Just Swinging' die

  13. Great use of the spellbinders - fabulous card.

    Joan x