3 cards, featuring the Yana’s Blooms collection by Spellbinders

Hey there crafty friends! I was a guest poster on the Spellbinders blog, and I shared 3 cards, featuring the Yana’s Blooms collection. I wanted to share the cards here on my blog as well. (For more detailed info, and more photos, please head over to the Spellbinders blog!)

My cards feature various techniques, like foiling on acetate, making a shaker card, foiling, die cutting, and ink blending.

For the first card, I made a shaker card. It was my first try foiling on acetate, and I love the results!

For my next card, I foiled a striped background, and ink blended some foiled and diecut florals.

For my third card, I diecut an intricate floral die several times, and glued it to a cardstock panel to create a tone on tone background.

I can’t decide which card is my favorite. I love how they all turned out!

Spellbinders Supplies: 

· http://shrsl.com/3c2g8Magnolia Glimmer Blooms GLP-304 

· Magnolia Bouquet GLP-306 

· Geo Foliage GLP-308 

· Splatter Sentiments GLP-300 

· Diagonal Glimmer Stripes GLP-301 

· Yana’s Layered Script Sentiments S5-496 

· Magnolia Blooms S4-1169 

· Glimmer Specialty Clear Film Sheets SCS-154 

· Magenta foil GLF-039 

· Rose Gold foil GLF-004 

·  Prism foil GLF-032 

· Viridian Green foil GLF-021 

· pink gems SCS-142 

· Bearly Art Glue PCG02E 

· Glimmer Hot Foil System

· Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

Other Supplies: Silver Glitter cardstock, Sequins and seed beads, Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick, foam tape

I hope you were inspired by my cards. You should definitely check out the Yana’s Blooms collection on the Spellbinders site.

Thank you for stopping by, and have a lovely day!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders January 2022 Embossing Folder of the Month

Hello friends! Today, I’m sharing 2 cards that I created, featuring a new monthly club kit from Spellbinders: Embossing Folder of the Month. The January 2022 embossing folder is called “Spreading Love.”

For my first card, I used the January 2022 Embossing Folder, as well as pieces from the Large Die of the Month kit and Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month kits.

First, I added some blue ink blending to a piece of light blue cardstock. I trimmed the panel, and ran it through my Platinum 6 die cutting machine with the Embossing Folder. Next, I diecut pieces from the LDOM: a light pink heart, 2 layers of the pink floral heart, and the flower detail with dark pink cardstock. I glued all these pieces together. I also foiled one of the sentiments from the GOM with pink foil on black cardstock using my Glimmer Hot Foil system. I diecut it using one of the dies from the Mini Sincere Sentiments Glimmer Foil Pate and Die set.

To put my card together, I adhered the embossed blue panel to a white A2 card base with foam tape. Then, I glued on floral heart die cut to the upper part of the card. I used more foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip. To finish off the card, I added some pink gems.

For my next card, I made a mini slimline card. I have really been loving this size lately!

First, I trimmed a panel from pink cardstock using one of the Precision Layering Mini Slimline dies. Next, I ran it through my die cutting machine with the embossing folder. Next, I used the Love You More dies to die cut the sentiment. I Diecut the script words with silver glitter cardstock and 2x more from white cardstock to layer. I cut the shadow/background of the words with red cardstock. I glued the sentiment pieces together.

To put my card together, I adhered the pink embossed panel to a white mini slimline card base with foam tape. Then, I adhered the script words with thin foam tape. I didn’t add any other embellishments for a clean and simple look.

I love how these cards turned out. They were so simple to make, but the embossing folder add so much detail without too much work. I hope you were inspired by my cards today. Don’t forget to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out all of this month’s club kits.

Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Interactive card, featuring Spellbinders January 2022 Large Die of the Month

Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using Spellbinders’ January 2022 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called A Pocket Full of Love. This kit comes with 11 cutting dies.

To make this interactive card, I started by die cutting all the pieces using my Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I started by die cutting all the pieces for the pocket portion of the card. I diecut a background panel from blue textured cardstock. I also diecut the background portion of the front pocket from blue cardstock. I added a little bit of ink blending to the bottom for some extra interest. I diecut the delicate floral piece from light pink cardstock, then glued it on top of the ink blended pocket panel. Then I diecut some of the flower pieces from pink and purple cardstock, and the stem and leaves from green cardstock, and glued them on top of the flower portion of the intricate pink piece. I folded the 3 flaps of the pocket panel, and adhered it on the textured background panel with double sided tape. You could keep this pocket as a card with a notecard by itself, but I decided to adhere it to a white A2 sized card base with foam tape.

Next, I worked on the pink notecard portion of the card. I diecut the background portion of the notecard, as well as the floral heart piece with light pink cardstock. I diecut the frame of the notecard, the background heart, and the tiny flower pieces with pink cardstock. I adhered everything together with glue.

To finish off my interactive card, I adhered a sentiment strip, from the January 2022 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month, to the heart.

This interactive card was so fun to put together! Even though I made a card, I think this pocket and notecard would be great for memory keeping projects! I hope you were inspired by my project today. Head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Large Die of the Month kit.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a lovely day.

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders Love You More collection

Hello crafty friends! I was a guest poster on the Spellbinders blog, and I shared 2 cards, featuring the Love You More collection. I wanted to share the cards here on my blog as well. (For more detailed info, and more photos, please head over to the Spellbinders blog!)

I made a card using the add on to the Open House collection. The Valentines Decor for the door and the Heart Banner are so cute! I love that Spellbinders come out with products to add to collections they already have!

For my second card, I made a shaker! I love shaker cards! I used the hearts die from the banner to add to my shaker elements!

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a happy day!

Spellbinders Supplies: 

· Open House Valentines S3-429 

· Love You More dies S3-430 

· Open House Door Base S4-1131 

· Love Stripes Embossing Folder EF-0013 

· Buffalo Check Stencil JM-0119 

· Pink Color Essentials Gems SCS-142 

· Red Color Essentials Gems SCS-140 

· Nestabilities Standard Circles LG Etched Dies S4-114 

· Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine 

· Brushed Gold cardstock SCS-116 

· Assorted color cardstock CS-031 

· Bearly Art Glue PCG04E 

Trio of Valentine’s cards, featuring Spellbinders January 2022 Glimmer of the Month

Today I’m sharing a trio of mini slimline Valentine’s Day cards that I made using the January 2022 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Love Enclosed. The kit comes with 7 hot foil plates, 6 cutting dies, and a roll of red foil. I am also using the embossing folder from the new Embossing Folder of the Month.

I made a trio mini slimline cards.

I started out by foiling all my pieces. I foiled the sentiments, floral heart plate, and the “you had me at hello” heart plate using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine. I used the coordinating dies and my Platinum 6 die cutting machine to die cut the dove tailed sentiment strips and foiled hearts. I also diecut some of the small floral dies, and an extra pink heart. Then, I trimmed 3 white cardstock panels to about 2 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. I used the embossing folder on the panels to create the heart pattern.

Once all my pieces were foiled and diecut, I began assembling my cards.

The first card was the easiest to put together.

I foiled the “you had me at hello” heart on white cardstock with Magenta foil. I added some ink blending to the heart for an ombre effect.

I adhered the embossed heart background panel to a white mini slimline card base with foam tape, and then adhered the heart towards the top third of card with more foam tape.

For my second card, I used the floral foil heart.

I used blush foil on pink cardstock for this heart.

I made this card like I did the first card. I also added the “love enclosed” sentiment banner on top with more foam tape.

For the last card, I used more of the dies in the kit.

I diecut the floral pieces in various colors of pink cardstock for a tone-on-tone effect. I glued on the pieces to the pink diecut heart, and trimmed off the excess.

I put this card together exactly like my second card.

I really love how these cards turned out. I happen to have 3 daughters that these cards would be perfect for! ❤ I hope you were inspired by my projects as well. Don’t forget to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s club kits, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!

foiled floral card, featuring Spellbinders December 2021 Glimmer of the Month

Hello crafty friends! 

Today I’m sharing a dainty foiled floral card that I made using the December 2021 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Botanical Crest. The kit comes with 3 hot foil plates, 5 cutting dies, and a roll of blush foil.

To make my card, I started with the foiling. I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine to foil the “Wishing You a Year of Magical Moments sentiment” on a piece of pink cardstock. On another piece of pink cardstock, I foiled the floral image. Next, I used the die that cuts out the inner part of the floral image using my Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I also trimmed the cardstock, making sure the floral image was toward the upper center, using a rectangle from the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies. I adhered foam tape to the back of the floral panel, then adhered it on top of the sentiment panel, trying to keep the sentiment centered under the floral.

I diecut some of the tiny flowers from different tones of pink cardstock. I adhered the flowers to both the top floral panel and bottom sentiment panel for more depth and interest. To finish off my card, I added a few drops of liquid pearls to the centers of the flowers, as well as a few scattered around the panel.

I love how sweet and delicate this card turned out, and what a fantastic sentiment! I hope you were inspired by my card today, and don’t forget to 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 lovely day!

2 stitched cards, featuring Spellbinders’ December 2021 Large Die of the Month

Hello crafty friends! 

Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using Spellbinders’ December 2021 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Layered Stitched Background. This kit comes with 6 cutting dies. 

For my 2 cards, I used the larger cutting dies. First, I diecut the pierced cutting die, along with the outer rectangle die from white and green cardstock using my Platinum 6 die cutting machine.

For the green card, I followed the embossed lines, and stitched with gold metallic thread.

For the white card, I stitched with green metallic thread.

Once I was done stitching, I diecut the other Layering pieces. For the green card, I diecut one from the same green cardstock, and the other from Brushed Gold cardstock. For the white card, I diecut both from white cardstock. I glued the layering pieces together, and set them aside.

I seem to really like monochromatic cards lately, so I somewhat stuck to the same colors on my cards. Using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, I foiled “Merry Christmas” with Polished Brass foil onto green cardstock, and “Christmas Blessings” with Viridian Green foil onto white cardstock. Here is a link to glimmer mini Christmas sentiments. Then I used one of the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies to diecut the cardstock panels, keeping the sentiment at the very bottom. I adhered the sentiment background panels to white A2 sized card bases with thin foam tape. Then I glued on the stitched layered panels on top.

For a little more interest, I added a layered poinsettia flower and leaves that I had left over from last month’s Large Die of the Month. For the red flower, I added a gold gem, and for the pink flower, I added a red gem.

I really enjoy the stitched dies that spellbinders come out with, and I loved putting this card together. (You can see last year’s cards here.). I hope you were inspired to get stitching on your cards. You can head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Large Die of the Month kit, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy December!

2 floral cards, featuring Spellbinders Fluted Classics

Hello friends! It’s Jung here, and today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using Spellbinders’ new Fluted Classics collection. These fluted dies are so versatile: you can create pattern on a background, you can diecut frames, you can diecut a shape from the center of the card base and add the etched pattern around it, and more.

For my projects, I decided to do tone-on-tone cards, and I love how they turned out. I used my my Platinum 6 die cutting machine, the fluted rectangle dies, the fluted oval dies, the Simply Perfect Layered Blooms die set, and began die cutting my pieces.

For the first card, I used the fluted rectangle dies to create a tone-on-tone blue card.

I used the larger and smaller etched dies to create 2 rectangles on the background panel. I used the largest rectangle die to cut out the A2 sized shape. I used the middle etched die along with 2 of the rectangle dies to create a frame. I diecut the frame 3 times, and glued them together to create a dimensional frame. I glued the frame onto the background panel. Next, I stamped the “Sending Birthday Wishes,” which was from the Clear Stamp of the Month in October, but you can still purchase the Sending You stamp set, with 2 different shades of blue ink.

I added the diecut Simply Perfect Layered blooms on the card to the bottom right and top left. I adhered this to an A2 sized card base. To finish off this card, I added some Spellbinders Crystal Mix gems and blue gems from my stash.

For my next card, I used the fluted oval dies to create a tone-on-tone white card.

I used one of the etched ovals and an oval die to diecut an oval from the middle of a panel sized slightly smaller than A2. I love how the etching provides interest to the oval. I adhered that panel to an A2 sized card base with foam tape for dimension. I diecut the “happily ever after” sentiment from Brushed Gold cardstock twice, and glued them together. I glued the sentiment to the card base inside the oval opening.

I adhered the diecut Simply Perfect Layered blooms on the card to the bottom right and top left. To finish off my card, I added more Crystal Mix gems and liquid pearls.

I am super happy with how these cards turned out, and I hope you got some inspiration. These fluted dies will definitely be added as a staple in my collection.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!

A pair of Christmas cards, featuring Spellbinders November 2021 Glimmer of the Month

Hi friends! 

Today I’m sharing a pair of Christmas cards that I made using the November 2021 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Curved Christmas Glimmer Borders. The kit comes with 5 hot foil plates, 2 cutting dies, and a roll of Polished Brass foil.

I made both cards very similarly. First, I hot foiled the borders and sentiments using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine on green cardstock. Then, I used the cutting dies to cut beneath the border to create a curved edge.

On the first card, I used the “A Gift For You” sentiment, along with 2 of the borders. I used the scalloped die to coordinate with the looping border.

On the second card, I used the “Merry Christmas” sentiment with the floral border. Since I used the straight die, I wanted to create a little bit more interest. I got a piece of red glitter cardstock, and used the scalloped die to create a sparkly border.

I decided on a pink background panel for both cards. I used the Plaid Company embossing folder from Spellbinders and light pink cardstock. I adhered the green hot foiled panel on top of the pink background with foam tape. Then I adhered them to top folding white A2 sized card bases.

To add more interest and detail, I diecut some poinsettias and leaves from the November 2021 Large Die of the Month kit. I adhered them both to the green glimmered panel, and to the background pink panel.

I only added glue to the centers of the flowers, and the ends of the leaves, so I could fluff them for dimension. On a few of the flowers, I doubled the layer of flowers. I added goldpink, and red gems to the center of all the flowers. To finish off the card, and to fill in a bit of the empty spaces, I added a little bit of gold splatter.

The cards are very similar, with a slight variation. I love how there are so many textures, layers, and techniques on these cards!

I hope you like my cards, and are inspired to get crafty. Make sure to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Glimmer of the Month and Large Die of the Month kit, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!

A Christmas card & tag, featuring Spellbinders Christmas Traditions

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing a holiday card and a coordinating tag, featuring the Christmas Traditions collection from Spellbinders.

I am using 2 products from the Christmas Traditions collection: Diamonds Glimmer Hot Plate & Die set and Christmas Time Sentiments Clear Stamp set.

For my card, I started by foiling the diamonds glimmer plate on light blue cardstock. I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil MachinePolished Brass foil, and the hinge method to foil the diamond plate 2 times on the cardstock. I trimmed the panel to slightly smaller than A2 sized. Next, I diecut the inner diamonds from various shades of green, teal, and blue cardstock using the die. (I love that they added several diamonds on the die, so you don’t have to die cut diamonds 20+ times, haha!). I glued the diamonds in the center of the hot foiled diamonds in a random pattern. I trimmed off the excess diamonds, and adhered the panel to a side folding white A2 sized card base with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I stamped one of the gorgeous sentiments onto a piece of red cardstock using Versamark ink, then heat set with gold embossing powder. I used one of the dies from the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies to die cut the sentiment. I adhered the sentiment panel to the upper third of the diamond background using foam tape. To finish off the card, I added some gold gems.

I wanted to make a coordinating tag, and I made the same way I made the card.

I heat foiled the diamond plate on teal cardstock. Next, I trimmed it into a tag shape, and punched a hole. I glued on some of my left over diecut diamonds. Then, I trimmed off the excess. I stamped, and gold heat embossed the sentiment, diecut it using the same matting basics die, adhered it to the diamond tag with foam tape, and then cut off the excess. To finish off my tag, I added a sheer ribbon.

I really hope you like my card and matching gift tag. I love the clean and simple look, with the pop of holiday red. I had so much fun making it, and was actually inspired by one of my previous cards for Spellbinders, which you can see here. Make sure you head over to the Spellbinders site to check out theChristmas Traditions collection, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!