NC Demos Blog Hop: To Die For

It’s the last Sunday of August, so that means time to Blog Hop with my NC Demo Friends! This month’s theme is “To Die For” and the challenge is to feature a standalone die or bundle that featured a large die. I am choosing the Paper Florist Dies from the annual catalog. This post also will kick off a Product Feature Week so expect to see more projects using these dies throughout the week. You may have come from my friend Laurie Meier’s Blog, or you might be arriving here first. Be sure to “hop” along through the Roll Call below so you can see all of the projects with this fun theme!

Okay, so let’s look at these dies because you may have missed the Paper Florist dies in the catalog!

This die set is a standalone set in the Annual Catalog, meaning it doesn’t have a coordinating stamp set. It can be found on page 165 if you have a hardcopy, and it is $37 for a set of 18 dies. Boy, is this die set full of wonderful dies — well worth the money! You might be looking at this thinking, what are all of these dies? Well, there are 4 leaves – three leaves for flowers, and one 3-stem cut for tulips. They are circled here:

Then, there are 4 main dies for petals to make different styles of flowers (including the tulip heads!)

Finally, the rest of the dies can be mixed and matched to make a variety of things — mostly the centers for the flowers, but really anything — so many options!

Okay, enough already, let’s take a look at these dies in action! For my project today, I used these dies to make home décor items. The first is a little sign I have above my stamping desk.

Since this is in my craft room, I of course used The Late Night Stamper brand colors, as well as a coffee mug to hold all of my flowers. I also used the new “More Dazzle” 6 x 6 Specialty Paper for some of the flower centers to give it a little bling. The saying looks Balmy Blue in this photo, but it is actually embossed in Basic White embossing powder using the Alphabest stamp set.

Once I got a few flower building under my belt, I made these larger décor items. These will make great gifts. I imagine putting a little saying in the blank space, or even a person’s name. Let’s first look at one made with the same colors as above:

Here’s a closeup of these flowers so you can also really see the flower center that is made with that long die that looks like it makes fringe (the navy center of the big yellow flower, and the coral center in the big blue flower):

Then, I was on a roll and had a bunch of cardstock in various yellows sitting there, so I made a yellow version:

And again, a close-up:

You’ll see I used a variety of greens for leaves, some early espresso for some of the centers, and some specialty papers to add some shimmer. I imagine this bright yellow frame of sunshine will brighten someone’s day!

Hope these items give you an idea of what this die set can do. Stay tuned this week for more projects using these dies on cards. Note: if you shop my online store, you’ll see these dies are currently unavailable. They will be back in stock for ordering the week of September 11th.

In the meantime, let’s see what the others have done with this challenge. Click the next arrow to hop over to Tracie Langley’s Blog!

Happy stamping! Kelly

August 2023 Blog Hoppers
Tina Lesson  
Jo Anne Hewins
Toni Campana
Laurie Meier
Kelly Taranto You are here!
Tracie Evans Langley, the Sassy Stamper

Published by Kelly@TLNS

I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator who loves to stamp and loves to spread joy through my craft. All of my projects are handmade with love, and fueled by coffee. Come stamp with me!

11 thoughts on “NC Demos Blog Hop: To Die For

  1. WOW! I have looked at those dies and seen a few projects that I really liked, but I think your projects have pushed me to go ahead and get them. Great job, Kelly!

  2. OMGoodness… those projects are divine! I love those paper florist dies and you did a great job showing them off! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Kelly – I am embarrassed to say that I have the Paper Florist Dies in my craft room, and they are yet to be used by me. But, now I have a lot of inspiration from you to use them in some awesome projects. Thank you so much for sharing!

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