Are you ready for a little springtime card crafting? The latest kit from Spellbinders if full of images with soft flowers, gentle rain, and encouraging sentiments. I created a lot of encouragement/sympathy cards and even a “Let’s catch up soon” card with this kit. The cutting dies are a great stash builder. You get a set of small sentiment dies and a frame. After creating 10 cards, I still had a lot of left over supplies to create many more.
You can check out my process video below, and see the still shots of all the cards I created. You’ll also find a link for this club kit and all the products I used to create these cards below.
Welcome to the weekend! Hopefully you’ll find the time today to craft. Today I’m creating masculine birthday cards. I’ll show you my tips and tricks for designing these cards. I started by shopping my stash to find stamps, dies, pattern papers and cardstocks with a masculine vibe.
I created 5 cards, plus one bonus card.
This one is my graphic card. I used a fun background stamp with dark brown ink and big, bold sentiments from different sets. I added accents with black and white twine-no bow, just a knot–and enamel dots.
For card 2 I found a large, wonky birthday die in my stash and used the negative piece. I backed it with bright yellow cardstock to make the sentiment pop. The plaid embossing folder added interest to the background panel, and to bring out the pattern, I blended on some Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink. For pops of color I added red wonky stars. This is my primary colors card.
You can’t go wrong with a funny image when creating a masculine card. This image comes from a set by Tim Holtz called, “Crazy Dogs.” I found a faux wood back ground stamp and stamped it down around my image with brown ink. I added subtle touches of color with some Prismacolor pencils. I again added pops of color with the big die cut sentiment and on the hat and color on the dog. For a finishing touch, I added Glossy Accents to the dog’s eyes.
I used a speckled pattern paper for my next card and stamped a bold sentiment in the middle with black ink. I then added accent pieces using some birthday images. Instead of sequins, I stamped out some black dots using the same ink as the sentiment.
I used another big and bold sentiment for card 5, and this time I stamped it onto a piece of vellum which I die cut with a tag die. The background is another pattern paper, and the vellum helped soften the pattern enough to make the sentiment legible. I used bakers twine on the tag–again, no bow, and some die cut starts.
For the bonus card I used another funny image. I stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock as well as the party hat, balloon and sentiments. I love the funny sentiment of this card. This is a clean and simple cards with a lot of white space on it. I used Prisma color pencils to color in the images and more Glossy Accents on the eyes and the balloon.
You can watch my YouTube video below to see how I put these together.
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The card I’m creating in my video today focuses on this gorgeous color. I’m also using some new etched dies from Spellbinders called “Be Bold Blooms” and “Smooth Lines Mix & Match Sentiments.” This die set includes some periwinkle flowers, so of course I had to use this for my Very Peri color showcase card.
When I have a set of floral dies, I like to cut them all out before I start putting my card together. I try to die cut more than I need so that I can create more than just 1 card.
Once I had all my dies cuts ready to go, I added some details with some Prismacolor pencils. I colored over the etched details to add a strong pop of color. I chose colors that were darker than my colored cardstocks. All the cardstock I used comes from the Spellbinders Cardstock Essentials collection. The Lilace Blossom cardstock was perfect for these periwinkles. I used a lot of colors, and it turned into such a bright and happy card.
I die cut the hello sentiment in a piece of Royal Amethyst cardstock and used the negative piece. I’ll save the actual sentiment die cut for another card. I glued it onto a piece of white cardstock and attached it at the bottom of the card.
I added a few gems for a touch of sparkle. Spellbinders also has some new Color Essential Gems in their shop, and I used the ones called Prism! Such gorgeous colors!
Here is the video if you’d like to watch how I put this card together:
Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely weekend!
Hello crafty friends. Today I am very excited to show you the cards I created using Spellbinders’ January Large Die of the Month Club. With this set of 11 dies you can create a pocket on the front of your card.
For my first project I created one of these pocket cards. It was so much fun to put together! The intricate dies are so beautiful. The heart at the top serves as a pull tab. Inside the pocket you can write a message or glue on a gift card.
For my next three cards, I create a set of notecards. These measure 4.5″ width and 4″ tall. I pulled out my punch board to create specialty envelopes to fit these cards. This die set also comes with dies to create a flower on the front of the card. I love these layering pieces, and I had a lot of fun playing with them. All of the cardstock I used is from the Spellbinders’ Cardstock Essentials. They have a lot of gorgeous colors.
Here is my YouTube process video. I hope you enjoy watching how I put these cards together and are inspired to get crafty!
Welcome crafty friends! I’m getting a lotta of my Valentine’s Day card ready to go, and Spellbinders’ Small Die of the Month is another set that focuses on that day. This set is called, “A Lotta Heart,” and I love this 3 piece set. It includes a cover plate–A2 sized, an ornate heart, and flowers to glue onto the heart.
There is a lot you can do with this set. I chose to cut it out with pink cardstock, blend Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink on half of each piece, and glue them onto a white cardstock panel. To see how I did this, check out my YouTube video below. This was a really fun set to create with.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Spellbinders has a brand new club kit, and I’m so excited to show it to you today! It is the Embossing Folder Club of the Month. The folder is a large size–8.75″ x 5.75.” It’ll work with your A2, Slimline and Mini Slimline cards. I’ll also be showing you the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month. They are both Valentine themed.
I created 3 cards. I embossed them all. On the slimline I added some Candied Apple Distress Ink around the edges–this helps bring out the hearts on the embossing. I stamped out all of the images from the stamp set with Copic friendly ink and colored them all with Copic markers. You’ll see the colors I used below:
I loved coloring these beautiful hearts, and I think they look beautiful on the embossed backgrounds. It’s difficult to catch it in the photos, but I also colored the small flowers from the set and added them over the flowers in the hearts for added dimension. You can check out my video below as well as pictures of the cards and the product links.
You can see how I put these cards together in my process video below:
Hello my crafty friends. Happy New Year! I hope you had a very peaceful and relaxing holiday season! I was able to find some time to sit down at my craft table and create some cards using Spellbinders’ January Card Kit. My first video of the year is a 10 cards,1 kit video. I love creating these! The kit is called, Truly, Madly, Deeply.” It all about valentines day–one of my favorite holidays to create cards for. Below you will find pictures of the 10 cards I created, my YouTube process video, as well as all of the links to the products I used.
Here is my YouTube process video. I hope you enjoy it!
Sending hugs and a hope that your new year is happy, healthy and fabulous! Have a wonderful day!!
Spellbinders has a new collection of dies and stamps that are shopping themed! This combines the best of both worlds–card crafting and shopping!! I love these products–they were designed by Becky Roberts (Inking Idaho). I have created several cards using these sets and I had a blast!
The first collection I’m playing with is called Shopping Bags. It includes 5 dies–they cut out 2 sizes of bags, two sizes of handles and two handle designs. You also get the cutest little mini tag die to attach to your bags.
I created a slimline celebrate card. It was very simple to make. You can create actual mini bags with these dies that you can put thing in, but for this card I cut off the edges and bottoms of the die cuts and popped them up with foam tape. I did a little bit of ink blending around the edges of the bags to add interest. I stamped the sale and super sale images using the coordinating stamp set called, Shopping Bag Sentiments. I love this stamp set
To finish it off, I attached the bags to a piece of Portobello cardstock that I embossed using the Diagonal Stripes Embossing Folder.
I couldn’t get enough of the darling shopping bags, so I created another card with them. It’s another slimline but landscape orientation. This time I created the bags by cutting out two of each and gluing them together along the score lines. I heat embossed the sentiments for the bags with white embossing powder, cut them out and glued them onto the bags. I love the sentiment on this card! This will be a fun card to send out to one of my friends to set up a shopping date. I didn’t have any tissue paper on hand, so I put vellum inside two of the bags to look like tissue paper. I used the tiny tag die this time and tied them onto the bags with some bakers twine.
On my third card I’m using the set called Shopping Cart Holiday & Presents. This is another fun-fabulous set! You can create lots of different sizes of presents and bows. It even comes with a Christmas tree that you can put present under.
I cut out my presents using many different colors of Spellbinders’ Cardstock Essentials. I added some ink blending to them for more interest, and used a white gel pen to add highlights. The white panel behind the presents I embossed using the Big Dot Slimline embossing folder. I also ink blended on some Kitsch Flamingo Distress Oxide Ink.
Some of the presents I popped up with foam tape, and others I glued down flat. I turned this into a birthday card by stamping and heat embossing the sentiment onto one of the presents.
Look at this darling mini shopping cart! I love this set; it’s called 3D Shopping Cart. You can actually put things inside this cart. It’s a very well designed set of dies and very easy to put together. I added a few more shopping bags inside the cart and a present. I used the Shopping Bag Sentiments stamps again to stamp out the sentiment as well as the lines underneath the cart. I love how this card turned out!!
This is a really fabulous set of dies and stamps that you can use all year round. Thanks for visiting by my blog, and I hope these cards inspired you! If you’d like to check out these products, I have the supply links listed below. Have a wonderful day, my crafty friends!!
Happy Friday, my crafty friends! Today is the Holiday Inspiration Blog Hop for Spellbinders! We are celebrating the Holiday 2021 products, and there are a lot of fabulous crafty, new items in the shop. Today, I’m featuring the Fall Traditions products.
Below you’ll see the set of cards I created using these lovely products. You’ll also find my YouTube process video, all of the Blog Hop Participant Links and links to all of the products that I used.
Giveaway: To celebrate this event, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders Blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 29th 11:59 pm EDT. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post the following Wednesday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.
For my first card I used the Autumn Leaves Cutting Dies and cut them out with watercolor paper. I had so much fun coloring them in with Distress Oxide Re-Inkers. While my leaves were drying, I embossed another panel of the watercolor paper and ink blended on some Distress Oxide Inks. I cut a window out of this panel and popped it up with some foam tape.
I added a little bit of gold embossing on the edges of my leaves to add a touch of sparkle and then arranged them on the front of my card. The sentiment comes from the Fall Greetings Stamp Set.
To color in the leaves for card two, I cut them out with more watercolor paper and sprayed them with Distress Oxide Sprays. That was such a fun, messy, lovely process. I highly recommend giving it a try. I embossed another piece of watercolor cardstock with the Fall Leaves folder, and this time I left is plain. I cut a window out of this panel and matted it with a piece of orange cardstock. I popped up this frame with foam tape and placed my leaves inside. The sentiment is, again, from the Fall Greetings Stamp Set. (This is such a fun set! All the stamps are so unique.)
This one is my favorite of the set. I love this little turkey! I’ve been looking for a cute turkey image for awhile to make up some Thanksgiving cards, and this one fit the bill. It’s a smaller stamp set with a very good price point. I cut out the turkey pieces using some of Spellbinders Cardstock Essentials. I added a little bit of shading with some Distress Inks, and then glued them together. It was a very quick and easy process. I cut out a few ovals to create a spotlight for my turkey, and I, again, embossed a panel to put behind him using Portobello Cardstock. All my cards have a bow on them tied with Natural Burlap String–Perfect for fall time cards.
Below is my YouTube process video. I hope you enjoy it and get inspired to create some awesome fall time cards of your own!
Here is the blog hop lineup! I hope you enjoy all of the fabulous crafty inspiration. Thanks for hopping by, and have a wonderful, crafty weekend!
Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m getting a jump start on my fall time card crafting using a few newly released products from Spellbinders called Happy Harvest. They were designed by Nichol Spohr, and these products are delightful!
I have the Welcome Fall cutting dies and the Fall Greetings stamp set. I love all the adorable images from this die set! You can create so many beautiful fall scenes.
There are so many lovely sentiments in this stamp set–I love all the different looks and fonts of these stamps. It has you covered for your fall time card crafting!
I created two cards with these sets so far, and all of the cutting dies and stamps were so much fun to create with! I love the little barrel that you can fill with apple and pumpkins. It includes a placard that you can stamp you sentiments on–I love that!
For my first card I created a wreath scene using the tree branch die. I filled the little wreath scene with pumpkins and a barrel full of apple. The barrel has a slit at the top so you can tuck the apples in. I used an embossing folder called Plaid Company to add some texture to the back ground.
For card two I started with another embossing folder called Sweater Weather. I then ink blended on some Distress Oxide inks in Vintage Photo, Crackling Campfire and Spiced Marmalade. I also used the Vintage Photo ink to distress my images on both cards. I cut out two barrels for this card and used the branch die to put part of a tree in my scene.
If you’d like to see these products in action, check out my YouTube video below!
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!