Friday 23 October 2015

Friday Die Day

Hello friends

 This week for Friday Die Day I'm featuring the new
Cinch and Go Flowers

The set comes with 6 die pieces (4 flowers are joined as one die)
and the approximate sizes are:

Flourish 1: 3.60 x 0.90 inches
Flourish 2: 3.85 x 1.20 inches
Calyx: 1.20 x 1.20 inches
Flower 1: 0.90 x 0.85 inches
Flower 2: 1.15 x 1.05 inches
Flower 3: 1.35 x 1.25 inches
Flower 4: 1.60 x 1.45 inches
Flower 5: 1.70 x 1.80 inches
Flower 6: 1.90 x 2.00 inches
This is how they look cut/embossed.
There are various methods to make the flowers, I chose to use a pretty beaded pin
as my flower centre and layer up the flowers through the hole in the middle.
Alternatively you could thread a bead onto wire or perhaps use a brad.

As I threaded each flower I put a fine line of glue between
and squeezed the petals up gently.

I've added one of each layer but you can of course add as many as you wish.

If you are making these for a vase then place the calyx on the reverse.

Also using this die to cut finer card/paper you can scrunch them to make
a more vintage look or perhaps spritz with mists.

For my project I've used one of the flourish pieces and placed the 
flower on a Square Petal Top Box.

Simple, effective and fun!

Cinch and Go Flowers are due in stock next week
(according to that boy of mine).

Take care friends - wishing you all a wonderful weekend. 


  1. Hi Christina
    Thank you for the lovely tutorial , gosh the flower is so pretty .
    Lovely box too, i have been asked to make several for a Coffee Morning , so had better get cracking.
    Have a lovely weekend .
    Elaine H X

  2. The dies make a very pretty flower. Have a good weekend best wishes Jackie x

  3. Hi Christine
    Love these dies, I think they will be so usefull
    PAT x

  4. Lovely dies set you cant go wrong with flowers and flourishes. Love your finished box its beautiful x xhazel

  5. Lovely flower Christine, may be another one for the collection.
    Chris xx

  6. The dies make beautiful flowers & they look lovely on the box.


  7. Morning Christine, These dies look lovely, I adore your 'make up' of the flower, and it looks really pretty atop the gift box.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  8. Morning Christine,
    Very pretty, love the box.

  9. Hi Christine, These flowers look so pretty and easy to do. love Jean Z xx

  10. Good Morning Christine
    I love this one, and just when I thought no more Dies this year ! you come up with this one lol!
    Take care
    Love Marg

  11. What a wonderful flower Christine. Definitely another die for my list.
    Love Val in spain x

  12. Hello Christine,
    Oh I do love FDD and today is another stunner.
    Maureen xxx

  13. ARGH...NO...don't show me any more fantastic new dies, Christine!!! This one has gone onto my Hope & Chances wish list along with the woodland collection lol. Thanks so much for showing how you put them together. I keep thinking I'll get a nice big flower order from Wild Orchid Crafts but then I think that, even though the dies are an initial expense, it's going to work out a LOT cheaper in the long run to make my own and I can use whatever card or paper I want to make sure it matches the card I'm making. Watch out, Elliott, there will be another order coming from me in the near future lol.
    Bejay x

  14. A beautiful flower Christine some gorgeous dies around at the moment too many to choose from want them all x.
    Anne Owens

  15. Pretty flower Christine, it makes a gorgeous decoration for the box. Thank you for a great FDD!
    Janice x

  16. Hello Christine
    What a pretty die and a beautiful gift box.
    I hope you enjoy your weekend in the Northwest.
    Take care

  17. Love the dies Love the project It looks like it makes a lovely large flower at 2 inches