Saturday, 16 November 2013

Fantastic Dies... With a difference!

Hello folks!
This is the last one of my posts regarding the NEC, sorry its late but I have been playing catch up with the day job after spending last week at the show!

While I was at the NEC I came across the Papaercrafts stand where before I knew it I was clutching at a little handful of dies!
They have a lovely selection of dies called "All Occasion Dies" and they are really nice and modern looking, it wasn't until I started to talking to Beverley (whose husband Robert designs all of these fab dies!) that I realised just how clever the dies are, the word or phrase dies are all designed in the same font which is great as you can interchange words and greetings, for example in the photo above I got the words "Happy" "Christmas" and "Birthday" each die comes with a small die and larger die and because they are single words the "happy" die can be used for both occasions!
It doesn't stop there, the font that the dies are created in is available as a free download on any of Roberts CD's so you can print inserts, envelopes and other stationery where the font inside will match the die you have used on the outside! It has been very well thought about and there are a good selection of word dies and alphabet dies to choose from and the prices are really good with free PnP too!
You will also see in my photo some cute poinsettias and snowflakes, a great size for embellishing cards and making cute tags too!
Beverley and Robert have some lovely Decorative dies on the site too, this one was my favourite but it was sold out at the show, I can't say I am surprised as it was gorgeous!

I have borrowed this photo from Joanna Sheen as she also stocks the dies and you can see it made up in this photos, its a lovely little bow and I must order mine as I want to make some tags for my special Christmas pressies, I think it would look fab cut in red and mounted onto craft card tags with some bakers twine on the tag!
As if this die wasn't fab enough, Robert has gone the extra mile and produced a series of free downloads which you print back to back on card to cut your bow from, that then gives you a double sided patterned bow, how great and simple is that? And there are some cute floral vintage type patterns on there to which I love!
There are other free downloads on the website which co-ordinate with other dies in their range so its very much hybrid crafting for us die cutting addicts and lovely to have a different way of using the dies.
Sadly I have not had a chance to use my dies yet, but am desperate to get down to some crafting! I haven't even unpacked my NEC craft bags yet so that is something on this weekends to do list!
But as soon as I have made some things using them I will show you as I think they are so nice and will br great for card making and tag making!
If you want to have a good look through the selection of dies and downloads as well as the CD's Robert is famous for then pop along to the Papaercrafts Website and have a nosey!
I have a mad day at work tomorrow with the arrival of Santa!! But will try and get a post done when I get home!!
Happy Crafting
Lisa xXx

1 comment:

MiniOwner said...

Looks like you had a great time - some super finds there.
Sue x