mini slimline card, featuring Spellbinders July 2021 Glimmer of the Month

Hey there crafty friends! Today I’m sharing another slimline card that I made using the July 2021 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Mini Slimline Nested Glimmer Dots. This month’s kit comes with 7 hot foil plates, which add a hot foil dotted frame perfect for slimline cards. The kit also comes with rose gold foil. Today, I paired it along with the July 2021 Large Die of the Month kit, which are nested slimline dies, for a perfect card.

I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, to foil 2 of the dotted frames on 2 pieces of blue cardstock. Next, I used 2 of the nested frame dies from the LDOM to diecut around the foiled frames. I also used one of the sentiments from last month’s GOM, and used the hinge method to foil it onto the smaller blue rectangle.

I glued the larger blue rectangle to a white slimline card base. Then, I adhered the smaller blue piece on top using foam tape. I made some flowers using the dies from this month’s LDOM, and adhered them around the sentiment. I thought that there was a little too much space on the top of the card, so I foiled another sentiment on white cardstock, and adhered it above the one on the blue panel.

To finish off the card, I added a few drops of gold liquid pearl. I paired it with a yellow envelop that I made with the envelope dies from this month’s LDOM.

I love how feminine this card turned out, and I hope you like it too. Make sure you head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Glimmer of the Month kit, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders July 2021 Large Die of the Month

Hey friends! Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using Spellbinders’ July 2021 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Mini Slimline Envelope & Nested Card Creator. This month’s kit comes with 16 cutting dies that you can use to make mini slimline cards and envelopes. I absolutely love the size of mini slimline cards, and was so happy with this month’s dies.

The envelope dies that come with this set are so smart. You cut out the large rectangle piece once, and then the 2 flap pieces twice. There are score lines, and you can either make a flat envelope, or a raised envelope for thicker cards. If you fold both of the score lines, you will get a more 3D envelope, like the pink one in the photo below.

For my first card, I used all the layered dies so you can see them all layered up.

I used my Platinum 6 die cutting machine along with the nesting dies and cut them from cardstock in an ombre order from orange to red to pink to purple. I also cut out the Happy Birthday sentiment die from holographic cardstock. I glued the layers together, then glued them to a white slimline card base. I fluffed up the scalloped edges on some of the layers for more dimension and interest.

Since the card was already busy with all the layers, I didn’t feel the need to embellish any further. This card was so easy to make, but the decorative layers really make a great impact.

For the next card, I wanted to showcase some of the florals in this set.

First, I diecut the 2 largest pierced dies from dark blue cardstock (they are a slightly different shades, but it’s hard to tell in the photo). I die cut the flowers from orange, coral, and yellow cardstock, and the leaves from 2 different shades of teal cardstock. I fluffed up the flowers a bit, then adhered them to the smaller blue pierced rectangle.

I glued the larger blue rectangle to a white slimline card base, then I added the floral piece on top with foam tape. For my sentiment, I used one of the glimmer sentiments that was included in last month’s Glimmer of the Month. To finish off the card, I added a few drops of gold liquid pearls.

I love these slimline dies, and am so thrilled with how these cards turned out! I hope you like my cards as well, and don’t forget to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s club kits, and lots of other paper crafting supplies!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!

mini slimline card, featuring the Spellbinders June 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month

Hey there friends!

Today, I’m sharing a clean and simple mini slimline card that I created using the Spellbinders June 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month (CSOM) called Circles of Sunshine.

First I ink blended a piece of white cardstock using Distress Oxides inks in the colors mustard seed, dried marigold, abandoned coral, kitsch flamingo and picked raspberry. I diecut the panel using one of the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies. Since I needed a long skinny panel, I trimmed off almost half of the panel using the same die, scooting the panel over, and diecut it again. I also spritzed some perfect pearls mist to add a little bit of shimmer, and let it dry.

Next, I stamped the “sending you sunshine” sentiment and the 2 bird clusters using Versafine onyx black ink. I heat set the panel, then stamped the sun with Versamark ink. I sprinkle with gold glitter embossing powder, then heat set. I adhered the entire panel to a white mini slimline card base, which measures 6 1/4 x 3 1/8 in, with foam tape.

To finish off my card, I added some gold mix essential gems.

I love how this one turned out. It’s hard to see in the photos, but the gold glitter embossing powder, perfect pearl shimmer mist, and the gold gems add so much sparkle to the card. I hope you got some inspiration as well!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!

2 cards, featuring the Spellbinders June 2021 Glimmer of the Month

Today I’m sharing 2 foiled cards that I made using the June 2021 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Sweet & Snarky Birthday Wishes.

This month’s kit comes with 7 hot foil plates, 2 cutting dies, and aura foil.

For the first card, I did a clean and simple card, with the large raised inlay sentiment.

First, I added some color to white cardstock, using Distress Oxides inks in the colors kitsch flamingo and dried marigold, and ink blending brushes. I diecut the panel using the largest of the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies. Next, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, the “happy birthday” and “I remembered” sentiment plates, and the hinge method to foil the sentiments onto my ink blended panel. Using my Platinum 6 die cutting machine I cut out the large birthday sentiment with the outline die. I also used this die to diecut the birthday outline 3 more times from white cardstock. I glued the white cardstock pieces together, with the foiled sentiment on top.

I glued the ink blended panel onto a scrap piece of cardstock, then fitted and glued the happy birthday piece. I adhered the entire piece to a white card base.

To finish off my card, I added a few gold mix essential gems.

For my next card, I decided to make a shaker card.

Again, I ink blended a piece of white cardstock with Distress Oxide inks, this time in the colors Salty Ocean and Blueprint Sketch. I diecut it using the largest die from the A2 matting basics set. Then, I foiled the “Happy Birthday” and “from afar you look 21” sentiments using the aura foil.

I diecut a frame from blue cardstock using the largest and 2nd largest dies from the same A2 matting basics set. I also used the same largest die to diecut a piece of acetate. I glued the blue frame to the top of the acetate sheet, then flipped it over to add narrow foam tape keeping it behind the frame.

I added some of the smaller rainbow nesting circles that I had left over from making the cards using the 2021 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Colorblock Circles and Stripes, as well as some sequins from my stash to the center of the ink blended sentiment panel. The I carefully lined the frame acetate piece, and adhered it to the ink blended panel.

I mounted the entire piece to an A2 sized white card base to complete my card.

I am so happy with how my cards turned out, and I hope you like them too. The snarky sentiments are so funny, but I’m glad that sweet sentiments were included as well. Make sure you head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Glimmer of the Month kit, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders June 2021 Large Die of the Month

Hey friends! Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using Spellbinders’ June 2021 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Colorblock Circles and Stripes. This month’s kit comes with 10 cutting dies that you can use to make fun graphic cards; the dies also coordinate well with the other kits this month.

For my first card, I used the circle die with the nested circles.

I used my Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut the. circles from different colored cardstock. Then I cut the outer circle die 24 times from white cardstock. I glued the nested circles in various rainbow patterns on 6 of the white circles; I did 3 using pink, red, orange, and yellow, and 3 using green, blue, and purple. I glued the remaining white circles to the rainbow circles (3 more to each rainbow circle), creating my own chipboard for dimension.

I diecut a white rectangle panel using one of the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies. Since I wanted it tall and skinny, I used the die to cut out the rectangle, then scooted the die over to trim off a bit of the side. I arranged, and glued the rainbow circles on the rectangle panel, leaving room for a sentiment strip.

The sentiment strip is one that I made using the June 2021 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month, aura foil, and my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. I glued on a few layers of scrap cardstock to the sentiment, then adhered it to the rectangle panel. I glued the panel to an A2 sized white card base with foam tape fo finish off my card.

For my second card, I used the long strips die, and the “For You” sentiment circle die.

First, I diecut the “For You” sentiment circle from white cardstock. I decided I wanted it to be yellow, so I did a little bit of ink blending using Distress Oxide Mustard Seed. I also diecut the outer circle 4 times from whited cardstock and glued them together. I glued the sentiment circle on top, again creating my own chipboard piece.

Next, I used the long strips die to diecut strips from various colors of cardstock. I glued them onto a scrap sheet of cardstock. Next, I used one of the A2 Matting Basics dies to diecut the paper strips. I cut a few of the strips 2 more times to create a bit of dimension. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but it’s the large green strip, the magenta medium strip, and the orange little strip.

I glued the sentiment circle towards the bottom right corner. Before I glued the strip panel to my A2 white card base, I used a little bit of the same Distress Oxide Mustard seed color watered down to add some splatters onto the card base. I really like how it ties the yellow sentiment to the card base.

To finish off the card, I added some Spellbinders Crystal Mix Color Gems. I love these new gems!

I love how my cards turned out! I love a good ol’ rainbow graphic card (always inspired by Laura Bassen)! I hope you like my cards as well, and don’t forget to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s club kits, and lots of other paper crafting supplies!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!

2 polkadot cards using Spellbinders May 2021 Glimmer of the Month

Hey there friends!

Today I’m sharing 2 foiled cards that I made using the May 2021 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Spot On Background & Sentiments. This month’s kit comes with 10 foiling plates, 3 cutting dies, and Polished Brass foil. I love the little polkadot backgrounds you can make with this die.

I also used the May 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month (CSOM) called Borders & Sentiments.

For my first card, I made a full panel of the polkadot background.

I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, the polished brass foil, the polkadot plate, and the hinge method to foil the polkadot background twice onto green cardstock. Next, using my Platinum 6 die cutting machine I cut the inner polkadot pieces from colored cardstock. I glued the cardstock circles randomly on the polkadot background.

I also foiled the “you are,” “one in a,” and “million” sentiments using the same polished brass foil onto black cardstock. I diecut the sentiments using the coordinating die; i also cut out 3 sentiment strips from plain white cardstock. I cut the ends on a diagonal on both the black and white strips, then glued them together slightly staggered to create a shadow effect. If it looks familiar, I was going for the instagram stories font.

I trimmed the polkadot background panel and glued it to an A2 sized white cardbase. Then I glued the sentiment strips on to finish off my card. I really love the graphic look of this card!

For my second card, I decided to use the leftover cardstock circles to create another card.

I foiled the polkadot background twice on white cardstock, and then glued the cardstock circles on.

On a piece of pink cardstock, I stamped the “happy birthday” sentiment from the CSOM set with Versamark ink, and heat set it with gold embossing powder.

I trimmed the pink cardstock, and glued it to an A2 sized top folding card base. Then, I trimmed the polkadot panel to about the same width as the sentiment, and I adhered it on top of the pick cardstock with foam tape. Note: I adhered the panels top justified to the top folding card. I added a little pink floss bow on top to add a little bit of detail to the top.

I really love the polkadot background in this month’s glimmer kit. I am so happy with how my cards turned out, and I hope you like them too. Make sure you head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Glimmer of the Month kit, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

2 cards using Spellbinders May 2021 Large Die of the Month and Clear Stamp of the Month

Hello crafty friends! 

Today I’m sharing two cards that I made using Spellbinders’ May 2021 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Stitched Card Front, Border, and Flower set. This kit comes with dies with pierced holes for stitching, but you could use these dies without stitching as well.

I am also using the May 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month (CSOM) called Borders and Sentiments.

These cards were definitely time consuming, but I stitched on the diecuts while watching true crime shows after the kids were in bed. (What shows have y’all been loving?)

For my first card, I used my Platinum 6 die cutting machine, the large pierced background die, and the A2 card die to cut out the panel from pink cardstock. I used some embroidery floss to stitch the florals.

On another piece of white cardstock, I used distress oxide inks in spun sugar and shaded lilac, and ink blended a soft background panel. Once fully dry, I used the big sentiment from the CSOM stamp set; I stamped with Versamark ink, and heat set it with white embossing powder.

I glued the sentiment background to a white A2 cardbase, then I added glue to the stitched panel and set it on top. Because of the stitched nature, it is lifted up from the background, and gives great dimension.

To fiinish off this card, I added some of the new Spellbinders Crystal Mix Color Gems. I love the size of these gems, and I love the white, almost holographic colored ones!

I love how this card turned out!

For the second card, I diecut 3 pierced flowers from pink cardstock, and 2 leaves from green cardstock. Again, I used floss to stitch them while watching tv.

On another piece of white cardstock, I added some ink blending in ombre pink in a diagonal. I used Distress Oxide inks in spun sugar, kitsch flamingo, and picked raspberry. Next, I stamped the birthday sentiment from the CSOM set with black ink. I glued on the flowers (Making sure to add glue to just the center of the flowers) and the leaves.

To finish off the card, I adhered the panel onto a white A2 card base with foam tape. I also added some of the crystals I used in the first card.

I really love how these cards turned out. The stitching adds so much impact and texture. I hope you like my cards as much as I do! Head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s club kits, and lots of other paper crafting supplies!

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Slimline and Standard floral confetti cards featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing 2 cards using new products from the Spellbinders Slimline Basics collection. I used the Slimline Confetti Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate as well as the Mini Blooms and Sprigs Etched Dies to make my cards. I also wanted to show that you could easily use these products for a standard card as well.

For the slimline card, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil systemrainbow foil, and the Confetti Background glimmer plate to hot foil the confetti onto fuchsia colored cardstock.

I used the hinge tape method, and used the foiling plate twice (once on each side) to create the full foiled background. Next, I used the hinge method to foil the Happy Birthday sentiment (comes with the Confetti Background) in the middle of the panel with Fuchsia Flower foil. I slightly trimmed down the panel, and adhered it to a white slimeline card base with foam tape.

I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut some flowers in rainbow colors and leaves using the mini blooms dies. I glued them in 2 clusters on the card, making sure to only add glue to the center of the flowers and to one end of the leaves, so that I could fluff up the ends for dimension. To finish off my card, I used Nuvo glitter drops in the color gold coast in the center of the flowers.

For my second card, I foiled the confetti background and the rainbow foil to the top of an A2 sized fuchsia colored cardstock. I used just to blue portion of the rainbow foil to foil the Happy Birthday sentiment onto the bottom of the panel.

I used one of the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies to diecut the panel, and adhered it to an A2 sized white card base with foam tape.

I diecut some more mini blooms from different colored cardstock. Then, I glued them on the card, fuller on top and spacing them out more so that they are cascading down. I also adhered the flower colors onto the coordinating colors of rainbow confetti. To finish off my card, I used the same Nuvo glitter dots to the center of the flowers.

I really love how my cards turned out. They were so fun to make, and I can always use birthday cards! Don’t forget to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out the entire Slimline Basics collection!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

2 cards using Spellbinders April 2021 Glimmer of the Month and Clear Stamp of the Month

Hello crafty friends. Today I’m sharing 2 foiled cards that I made using the April 2021 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Curved Glimmer Border & Sentiments. I am also using the April 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month (CSOM) called Around the Bend.

The kit comes with 6 foiling plates, 2 dies, and silver foil.

For my first card, I foiled the floral image and the “thank you” sentiment on blue cardstock with aura foil using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. Then I used some iridescent watercolors to color the images.

Next, I used the scalloped border die to diecut the curved bottom edge. I trimmed the panel down to fit on an A2 sized card. I lined the scalloped boded die on to an A2 white card base, and die cut to top flap of the card base. I adhered the blue panel on top with thin foam tape.

To add some more interest and to add something to all the negative space, I drew a border around the top and sides of the blue panel with a white gel pen. Next, I diecut a few flowers and leaves from the April 2021 Large Die of the Month kit, and adhered them around the sentiment. I also added sequins and Nuvo glitter drops to finish off my card.

For my next card, I used the Clear Stamp of the Month set. I used the vine/branch stamp with green ink, and stamped it on a white card panel. I then used one of the floral cluster images and yellow ink for fill in the flowers. To add a bit of detail to the flowers, I added some dots with a white gel pen. I also added some faint clouds to the white panel for interest using distress oxide ink and a cloud stencil.

To add some foiling to the card, I added the scalloped pierced border under the flowers with aura foil. Then I used the scalloped border die to diecut it under the foiling. I also foiled the “happy birthday” sentiment onto yellow cardstock to match the flowers with aura foil. I used the plain curved border die to diecut the sentiment. I trimmed one side like a fishtail banner.

I trimmed the stamped and foiled panel. Then I adhered the sentiment banner on top with foam tape, and trimmed off the excess off the right side. I adhered the entire panel to a blue A2 sized card base with more foam tape.

To finish off the card, I added some little white flowers and leaves (from the LDOM kit). I added some Nuvo drops to the center of the flowers.

I love the way my cards turned out, and I hope you do too. Don’t forget to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Glimmer of the Month kit, and Clear Stamp of the Month, along with many other card making basics!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!

2 cards using Spellbinders April 2021 Large Die of the Month and Clear Stamp of the Month.

Hello crafty friends!

Today I’m sharing two cards that I made using Spellbinders’ April 2021 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Universal Curved Border set. This kit comes with 11 dies that you can use to create slimline, or any other sized cards. 

I am also using the April 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month (CSOM) called Around the Bend.

For my first card, I created a slimline sized card using the dies from the LDOM kit.

I trimmed a piece of pink cardstock to about 4 x 8 1/2 in. I added a little bit of ink blending with Distress Oxide kitsch flamingo on the bottom edge of the cardstock. I used my Platinum 6 die cutting machine and the flower border to diecut the ink blended edge of the cardstock. Next, I used the die that looks like a basket weave, lined the curves up, and diecut it 3 times total to create a pattern on the entire cardstock panel. I glued this piece onto a slimline card base (3 1/2 x 8 1/2 in) that I made with the same pink cardstock. I made sure not to add any glue to the floral border, so I can fluff it up. I trimmed off a little bit of excess from the top to be the same size as the card base.

Then I white heat embossed the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Clear Stamp set onto a scrap piece of the pink cardstock, trimmed it into a fishtail banner, and adhered it to the card using foam tape.

Next, I diecut lots of florals and leaves using the dies from the kit and pastel colored cardstock. I adhered them to the card in 3 clusters. I added glue to just the middle of the flowers and the end of the leaves, so I can fluff them up for texture.

To finish off my card, I added pearls to the center of the card, a few iridescent sequins, and used a white gel pen to draw in some “splatter.”

For my second card, I focused more of the clear stamp set to create a clean and simple rainbow birthday card.

On a piece of white cardstock, I stamped the candle border and the “Happy birthday” sentiment with Versamark ink, and heat set it with gold embossing powder. I colored in the candles in a rainbow pattern with Zig clean color real brush markers. I used one of the pierced border dies from the LDOM kit to cut the curve beneath the candles.

On a piece of copy paper, I glued strips of colored cardstock that matched the colors of the candles. I used the scalloped pierced border die to die cut the rainbow pattern.

Next, I glued the rainbow pattern to an A2 sized white card base, and then adhered the stamped candle panel on top using foam tape. I trimmed off any excess to finish off my card. I love this clean and simple look, and this birthday card is gender neutral, perfect for anyone.

I am really happy with how my cards turned out, and I hope you like them too. I love how all of these kits coordinate together, so you can create a variety of cards. Make sure you head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Large Die of the Month kit and Clear Stamp of the Month, because they are so good!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!