Monday, 12 June 2017

Primrose Trellis...

Happy Monday,

Firstly I must apologise for the lack of detail in yesterdays post.  The scheduled post went missing and so I simply posted what was left.  I know so many of you loved the box so this Saturday I will do a similar version with a picture tutorial!

Back to today and I am still showing cards made with the Tonic Trellis base die as I have had so much fun playing with this die that was languishing in my unused box!

Today a very simple card in What and primrose.  I started by cutting a panel to 6" x 8" and cutting the medium trellis die from the set into the card at the top left and bottom right allowing the die to go off the page.  I used the detail die and the centre circular die which meant that when it was cut the middle fell out.  I then added the panel to a piece of primrose card cut to the same length and added the panel with spray glue ( I have been using Craft Mount from 3m recently as I have found this to be the strongest) I then added back the centre panels which shows the beautiful detail of the dotted circle.

I stamped my Junes Child sentiment and poem on the card as shown and simply added three primrose butterflies ( cut with the Dovecraft die from last week) and some stick on pearls at 3mm in white as trails on the butterflies.

A simple card but hopefully one that works in its simplicity!



  1. Hi John.
    Thank you another very lovely card.
    Take care and have fun Kitty.

  2. Hi John
    Loving this die set so much, this card is so pretty.

  3. Hi John, love this card, lovely soft colour combo. This is such a great die set, there is so much you can do with it. Have a great day all. Bx

  4. Really pretty card John and I love this die set.
    Marion S x

  5. A lovely fresh looking card this morning. Thank you so much for yesterday - we really enjoyed ourselves and learnt a lot.

    Anne (Northampton)

  6. Morning John, a gorgeous card love the clean look of it and this die set is really becoming one of my favourites.
    Nancyd xx

  7. Love this card, simple but so effective. This die really useful, think I can feel a purchase coming on.
    Annette x

  8. Morning John,
    I love this die set makes such a pretty card.
    Catherine xx

  9. Good morning John, a beautiful, delicate card for today.
    You really are tempting me to spend!!! love that Die set.
    Have a great day,
    Patricia xx

  10. Lovely card-simple but very classy.


  11. Morning John, another wow from me today, such a quick and stylish card which can be used for any occasion, love it.

    Miss you so much on the telly, but looking forward to the end of July as are everyone else that are coming.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  12. Hi John. Lovely card today quite clean and simple. Love the trellis die. Love Rosemarie X

  13. The trellis die looks lovely
    We produced such a pretty card yesterday. Thank you for all the great tips and a fun day.

  14. A beautiful calming card today John ,love the idea .
    Elaine H X

  15. Very pretty and summery John. Love Valxxx

  16. Beautiful John; I can see you are loving these dies, xxx

  17. This is stunning and could be done in so many colours I have a couple of medallion dies knocking about and the famous les papillon dies that I can try this with...

  18. It's a lovely card John and the die is lovely I tried to get it at Bolton on sat but no luck
    Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  19. Rose in Chester12 June 2017 at 10:26

    Hi John,
    lovely card - you're really into your trellis circle, aren't you? Thank you for showing us the different ways in which it can be used.
    Hugs, Rose

  20. Hello John
    Just love this card it is so pretty and shows how versatile the Tonic Trellis die set is.
    I am sure it would look great in other soft clours, too!
    Lesley S x

  21. Morning John, another fabulous card using the beautiful circle die, you have inspired me to get mine out and start using it again.

  22. Morning John,
    Lovely card.

  23. Hi John

    A beautiful card and verse... could I be a tad biased as I'm a June's child? LOL

    June x

  24. That's very sweet and looks lovely with the lattice cut out that way.

  25. Hello John,
    Gorgeous card today, this will push Myra over the edge as she is trying so hard not to buy this set ha ha.
    Great news that you will post a tutorial for a similar round box on Saturday, thank you.
    love Maureen xx

  26. Good afternoon John xx such a pretty card xx your child month stamps are my fave stamps I always love seeing your creations with them xx lots of love and huggs to you xx

  27. A really pretty card John the primrose is such a happy colour love from Jackie xx

  28. Hi John this is a stunning card I love the colour and the butterflies are beautiful. Enjoy the rest of the day. Take care Hugs Jackie

  29. Hello John,
    I'm living life on the edge here!! Lol! I really love that Die set and have been trying to be good! May I just say that be showing lovely cards and boxes day after day you are not exactly helping!! This card is beautiful too and the lemon and white is so clean and fresh looking!
    Thank you - I think! Lol!
    Love Myra x

  30. Hi John,Lovely card today,and so many ways of using the dies I hadn't thought of. I guess that is why you are such a professional crafter.Take care and stay happy and healthy,Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  31. I am really liking these cards with the Trellis circle die cut.

  32. Hi John,
    Beautiful card, love the fresh colours.
    Thanks for sharing,

  33. Hi John, another great card, love the lemon and white, I'm sorely tempted like Myra to get this die.
    Talke care
    Jess x

  34. Hi John
    Great card again today. I must say it's great to see you use other Dies. It gives us such inspiration.

  35. Love this clean and simple look. The yellow is a very pretty colour.

  36. Hi John. What a really inventive way to use this die - I would never have thought of doing this in a million years. The butterflies make this such a pretty card.


  37. Hi John Such a beautiful card with lovely colours simple but divine!

  38. Gorgeous primrose and white card John. Love this Tonic die.

  39. Hello John
    So sorry to be late but had quite a day yesterday and have been on catch up ever since. This card is so delicate and really beautiful to colours are quite simply perfect.
    Just like Patricia! Jess and Myra you really are making it very difficult for us to be good and not spend, this die set has great potential and is so tempting.
    Margaret xxx