5 holiday cards, featuring Spellbinders October 2022 Card Kit of the Month

Happy Sunday friends! Today I’m sharing 5 cards that I made using the Spellbinders October 2022 Card Kit of the Month (KOM) called Oh What Fun. There are so many cute products in the kit, perfect for holiday and winter crafting. I made 5 cards, but I have so many cute items left over for even more cards.

The diecuts are so cute for fast and easy cards, the stamp set is loaded with great sentiments, and I love the bright colors in the pattern paper pad!

I love using red in my holiday cards, and the Santas are so cute!

I used the Santa dies to create the plaid card in the middle photo above. I diecut all the pieces from white cardstock, aside from the hat, and used Copic markers to color in the skin and mouth. I used the same pattern paper for the Santa hat as well as the background. For the other 2 cards, I mostly used the diecuts, and the stamp set for the sentiments.

I also love non traditional fun colors for holiday, such as pink and blue.

For these cards, I used mostly diecuts and pattern paper. I did use some stickers for the “just be jolly” sentiment.

For these cards I used everything from the card kit. I did pull out a few Spellbinders dies for the rectangles. I used the fluted rectangle dies as well a few rectangles from the precision A2 layering bundle.

I have really enjoyed working with the card kits, and I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration from me as well. Make sure to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s card kit…you don’t want to miss out on these Santas!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

5 cards using the Spellbinders September 2022 Card Kit of the Month

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing 5 cards that I made using the Spellbinders September 2022 Card Kit of the Month (KOM) called Sew Happy. I love embroidery, sewing, and I’ve recently got into cross-stitching as well, so I love this kit!

For my first card, I  I used my Platinum 6 die cutting machine along with the dies in the kit. I also used the stamped sentiment to create the cutest floral embroidery card.

For the next card, I used a lot of the diecuts popped up with foam tape.

For the next few cards, I used some pattern paper from the 6×6 paper pad, as well as diecuts.

These cards were so fun to make! I love that it’s so easy to make lots of cards. You have everything you need in these kits…even card bases, envelopes, and adhesive! Make sure to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Card Kit of the Month, along with more crafting goodies.

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

Fall card, featuring Spellbinders September 2022 Glimmer of the Month

Hey there! Today, I’m sharing a card that I made using the September 2022 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Thankful for you. The kit comes with 4 hot foil plates, and 5 dies. I am also using this month’s Embossing Folder of the Month.

First, I began by using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine to foil the hot plates with Polished Brass foil. I foiled the diamond leaves border, and the flowers and leaves on smooth white cardstock. I foiled the sentiment on fern cardstock. I added some green ink blending to the leaves, and a little yellow ink blending to the center of the flowers. Then, I adhered the diamond leaves around the sentiment panel, then trimmed off the excess from the sentiment panel.

For the background, I used one of the dies from the A2 layering bundle to diecut another piece of fern cardstock. Again, I added ink blending to the bottom of the panel, then ran it through my Platinum 6 die cutting machine with the embossing folder. I adhered the embossed panel to an A2 white card base with thin foam tape. Next, I adhered the diamond leaves sentiment panel to the top. To finish off the card, I added 3 of the flowers and the leaves to the right side. I added gold gems to the center.

This card has so much going on (embossing, glimmer, ink blending, dimension), and I’m here for it! I hope you got some inspiration from my card. Make sure to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Glimmer kit, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

Thanks for stopping by!

2 stitched fall cards, featuring Spellbinders September 2022 Die of the Month and Embossing Folder of the Month

Hello friends! I’m sharing a card that I made with Spellbinders September 2022 Small Die of the Month (DOM) called Stitched Fall Leaves. This month’s kit comes with 18 cutting dies. I also used this month’s Embossing Folder of the Month called Scattered Fall.

First, I used my Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut the leaves in fall colors. I added a little bit of tone on tone in blending on the leaves to create interest. I took the leaves, and stitched them on the couch one evening while watching tv. I used the gold DMC metallic thread, as well as a yellow DMC thread.

For the first card, I made a mini slimline card.

I diecut a rectangle using one of the precision layering mini slimline dies from portobello cardstock. I adhered the leaves with thin foam tape. For the sentiment, I diecut the “thankful” from this month’s Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM), added a little ink blending, then adhered it to the card with foam tape.

To finish my card, I added a few peach opalescent sequins.

For my next card, I used the Embossing Folder of the Month.

I used one of the rectangle dies from the A2 layering bundle to diecut a piece of fern cardstock. I added a little bit of ink blending to the bottom of the cardstock for subtle shading. I ran it through my die cutting machine with the embossing folder. I adhered the embossed panel to an A2 card base with foam tape. Next, I adhered the stitched leaf. For the sentiment, I diecut it from mirror gold cardstock and a few times from black cardstock. I glued them stacked together, then adhered it to the pane under the leaf.

This card was relatively simple to make, but I love the quiet impact it has.

I have really embraced stitching on my cards. How about you? I hope you got some inspiration as well. Make sure to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s kits, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

2 slimline cards, featuring Spellbinders September 2022 Large Die of the Month

Hi friends. Welcome back to my blog. Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using the Spellbinders September 2022 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Thankful Tractor. It comes with 22 dies.

I just shared the mini slimline card on my Clear Stamp and Die post since I used the stamped images, and you can check it out here.

For the slimline card, I used all the dies to create this cute little harvest scene.

I used my Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut all the pieces. I adhered the pieces of the tractor, the wagon, and the vegetables together. I set the diecuts aside, and worked on the background. Very similar to one of my Clear Stamp and Die of the month cards, I ink blended some Distress Oxide tumbled glass ink on a piece of white cardstock, concentrating the color at the top, then fading to white at the bottom. I trimmed the panel to about 8 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. I also trimmed a piece of portobello cardstock to be the same length. To get a look of dirt, I tore the cardstock using a ruler. I also stamped the “be thankful for the little things” sentiment from the Clear Stamp and Die kit. I adhered the portobello cardstock to the inked panel, and then to a white slimline card base with foam tape.

I attached the tractor and wagon to the card, then the vegetables. To finish off the card, I added a few of the diecut flowers, with gold gems for the center.

These cards turned out really cute. Spellbinders has the most detailed diecuts! I hope you got some inspiration from my card today. Make sure to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s club kits, along with more crafting goodies.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Fall Gnomie cards, featuring Spellbinders September 2022 Clear Stamp and Die of the Month

Hey crafty friends! Today, I’m sharing 3 cards that I made with the Spellbinders September 2022 Clear Stamp and Die of the month (CDOM) called Fall Gnomes. These stamps are so cute, and they are perfect for fall! Depending on how you colored them, you could also use the gnome for other seasons and holidays as well.

For my first two cards, I started out by stamping the images on white cardstock. I used my Copic markers to color the images. Next, I used the coordinating dies, and my Platinum 6 die cutting machine, to diecut all the images. Then, I used a white gel pen to add highlights.

For the first card, I used a lot of the stamps.

Since my stamped images were ready to go, I put together a simple background. On a piece of white cardstock, I added some Distress Oxide tumbled glass ink , concentrating the color at the top, then fading to white at the bottom. I used one of the rectangle dies from the A2 layering bundle to diecut the inked panel. I also used the same die to cut out a piece of portobello cardstock. I glued the little piece of portobello cardstock to the bottom of the inked panel.

I layed out the colored diecut images to get a sense of placement. Then, I stamped the “thankful for my gnomies” sentiment to the upper right portion of the panel. I attached the background panel to a white A2 card base with foam tape. Next, I adhered the images using 2 different thicknesses of foam tape and glue. To finish off the panel, I adhered a few peach opalescent sequins.

For the next card, I made a mini slimline card. I used some of the stamped images, but I added a wagon from this month’s Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) as well.

I diecut all the pieces for the wagon, adhered it all together, and set it aside with the stamped diecuts. For my background, I diecut a rectangle using one of the precision layering mini slimline dies. I used Distress Oxide inks to ink blend blue for a sky, and green for the ground. I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a white mini slimline base.

I glued on the wagon first, then I adhered the gnome, pumpkins, and apples.

For the third card, I decided to make something a little different. I made a background panel using only a few images in the stamp set.

I started out by repeatedly stamping the pumpkins, acorn, and leaves on a piece of watercolor paper. I used Versamark ink, and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. I used some distress inks to watercolor yellows and oranges on the stamped panel.

I used one of rectangle dies from the A2 layering bundle to diecut the watercolor panel. I used another one of the dies to diecut a mat from  Brushed Gold cardstock. I adhered the watercolor panel to the gold cardstock with thin foam tape. Then I adhered that to a white A2 card base. I diecut the “thankful” sentiment (from the LDOM) from mirror gold cardstock, and a few pieces of black cardstock as well. I glued them stacked for dimension, and glued it to the watercolor panel.

I love how these cards turned out! The gnomes are so cute, and the pumpkins have me wishing for fall weather. I hope you got some inspiration as well. Make sure to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s kits, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Rainbow colored cards, featuring Ink Blot Shop

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing 3 cards that I made featuring products from Ink Blot Shop’s new release. These would be so great for back-to-school, and for teachers.

For the first card, I am using the Crafty Love stamp set. This stamp set is mostly sentiments, but it does include a cute jar of supplies.

I started out by stamping the jar image. I also stamped the “Hey, friend!” sentiment. I colored the jar of supplies and washi tape with Copic markers. The image is pretty easy to color, but I hadn’t colored with my Copics in a while, so I was a bit rusty. I also colored the background with my markers. I tried to make it look like the jar was on a wooden table, so I added wood veining with the markers. Once I was finished coloring, I took a tag die, then diecut the image out.

For the background, I used a strip die to diecut different cardstock to create a rainbow striped background. I already had this die in my stash, but it would have been just as easy to cut thin strips of cardstock with a paper trimmer. I adhered the strips to a scrap piece of printer paper, then trimmed it with a rectangle die. I adhered the background to a white card base with foam tape. I added the colored tag with more foam tape. To finish off my card, I adhered a few sequins, and tied on a piece of twine to the tag.

For my next two cards, I used the School Supplies background stamp. I also used the Crafty Love stamp set for the sentiment.

I started out by stamping the background image. I stamped it once with Momento tuxedo black ink on Neenah white cardstock. I also stamped it with Versamark ink on watercolor paper, and white heat embossed it.

For the watercolor card, I decided to paint a rainbow. I used some Distress reinkers as watercolor, then painted the panel.

Once dry, I trimmed the watercolor panel using a rectangle die. I diecut a piece of red cardstock with another rectangle die that is slightly larger. I adhered the watercolor card to the red panel. Then, I adhered them to an A2 white card base with foam tape. For the sentiment, I stamped the “Crafty Friends Are The Best” sentiment from the Crafty Love stamp set with Versamark ink on blue cardstock, then heat set with white embossing powder. I used a die to trim the sentiment, then adhered it to the blue section of the watercolor panel with foam tape.

To finish off the card, I adhered some sequins.

I made the next card very similarly to the watercolor card, but instead of watercoloring the entire panel, I colored all the images with Copic markers.

I really love how these cards turned out! I hope you picked up some inspiration as well. Don’t forget to check out the new release on the Ink Blog Shop site!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day.

2 Halloween cards, featuring Boo Dance Party from Spellbinders

Hello friends! Today, I’m sharing 2 Halloween cards from the new Boo Dance Party collection from Spellbinders.

For my first card, I made an interactive card using the Dancin’ Mummy dies. The cute little Mummy’s legs can move back and forth!

I started by diecutting the pieces for my mummy using my Platinum 6 die cutting machine. For the bandages/binding strips, I diecut them from cream cardstock, and added a little shading with tan colored ink. I also ruffed up the edges with my scissors to make it look old. I glued the bandages, eyes and cheeks on the mummy, then set them aside to work on the background pieces.

I wanted to create a look of, and was inspired by vintage frames with velvet backgrounds, so I used the fluted oval dies to die cut a black frame3 times. I adhered them stacked to create a dimensional frame. I also cut an oval from white cardstock, and I used Distress Inks to create a subtle orange gradient background. I glued the black frame to the orange background, then worked on adding the Mummy. I first layed the Mummy on the frame to eyeball placement. Then I added a foam circle for the legs. Here is a photo of a Christmas card that I did with the same interactive element from Spellbinders:

I add the legs by placeing the hole over the foam dot. The legs are not adhered or glued on at all- that is what gives it the interactive element. Then, I added the body with foam squares, making sure not to get too close to the legs, so they can move back and forth. Finally, I added the head with a thicker foam square.

I wanted the frame to look like it was hung in an old house with dark wallpaper, so I used a piece of dark purple cardstock, trimmed it using one of the dies from the A2 layering bundle, and used the Plaid Company embossing folder. I adhered it to a white A2 card base, then glued on the oval frame. I didn’t really have any Halloween sentiments, so I looked through my stash of Spellbinders, and found the “a little treat” sentiment from the October 2021 stamp of the month called Sending You. I white heat embossed it on black cardstock, used one of the Spellbinders sentiment dies (from a glimmer sentiment set), and adhered it to the card.

For my second card, I used the Haunted House dies.

Again, I started by die cutting the pieces. The house, stone steps, moon, clouds, bats, and ghosts all come in the set. To the back of the house, I glued a piece of cardstock that I ink blended using yellow ink, and trimmed of the excess. I added a little bit of ink blending to the ghosts and the moon as well. I wanted the house to look like it was on a hill, so I used one of the oval dies that I used in my first card to die cut a piece of dark gray cardstock. I set the diecut pieces aside, and worked on the background.

I used Distress Inks to blend a night sky, and added some stars with watered down acrylic white paint. Once dry, I used one of the A2 layering dies to diecut the panel. Next, I adhered the oval hill with foam tape, then trimmed off the excess. I adhered the house using foam squares to adhere to the hill, and double the foam squares to adhere it to the sky portion (since I used foam tape for the hill). Next, I glued the stone steps, the house, and the door.

I adhered the ghosts with a little bit of foam tape, and then I glued on the moon, clouds, and one bat. For the sentiment, I found the “no place like home” stamp from the Make a Scene clear Stamp Set from Spellbinders. Again, I white heat embossed it on black cardstock, then adhered it to the bottom of the card with foam tape. I felt like the card needed a pop of color, so I trimmed a piece of orange cardstock using another A2 layering die, then adhered it to a dark gray card base. I adhered the haunted house panel on top.

I really love how these cards turned out! I love Halloween, but never really made Halloween cards. They are so fun…I am sure these won’t be my last! Stop by the Spellbinders site to check out all of the products in the Boo Dance Party collection.

Thanks for stopping by, and have an awesome day!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders August 2022 Glimmer of the Month

Hey there! Today, I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using the August 2022 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Illustrated Floral & Solid. The kit comes with 4 hot foil plates, and 3 coordinating dies. I am also using this month’s Embossing Folder of the Month called Intertwined Lattice.

For the first card, I used the solid plate and the floral to create a layered foil design.

First, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine to foil the solid plate with aura foil to the center of a piece of smooth white cardstock. Next, I used bright pink foil to foil the floral image right on top of the solid shape. I used the A2 layering bundle to trim the panel. I foiled the “sending happiness” sentiment with the same bright pink foil. Then I used the leftover foil to create the negative sentiment by foiling it using the solid shape. I used the coordinating die to diecut it. I also used that die to diecut it 2 more times from white cardstock, and glued them stacked for dimension.

For the background panel, I diecut used the largest 2 fluted rectangle dies and wild berry cardstock, and adhered it to an A2 card base. I adhered the foiled panel on top with foam tape. Then, I adhered the stacked sentiment.

To finish the card, I added a few pink gems.

For my next card, I foiled the floral 2 times, and used the coordinating die.

I used the same bright pink foil to foil the floral images 2 times on smooth white cardstock. I also foiled the “thinking of you” sentiment. Then, I used the coordinating dies to diecut the florals and sentiment.

I stamped and diecut some florals from this month’s Clear Stamp and Die of the month. I adhered them to the foiled floral pieces with foam tape for dimension and added interest.

For the background, I used a trimmed down piece of the wild berry cardstock, and used this month’s Embossing Folder of the Month. I adhered the embossed panel to a white A2 card base. Then, I adhered the 2 foiled floral pieces to the right corners of the card with foam tape, and I adhered the sentiment to the left side.

To finish the card, I added some Crystal Mix gems.

Make sure to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s club kits, along with more crafting goodies.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Floral card, featuring Spellbinders August 2022 Clear Stamp and Die of the month

Hey there friends! Today, I’m sharing a card that I made with the Spellbinders August 2022 Clear Stamp and Die of the month (CDOM) called Perfect Floral Bloom. This month’s kit has 28 clear stamps and 11 coordinating dies.

First, I diecut all of the dies several times from white cardstock. (I diecut first this time, because I wanted to make sure some of the leaves and florals lined up perfectly.). I nested the diecuts back in the cardstock I diecut them from, and taped them on the back so it would be easier to stamp. I used my mini Misti to help me stamp the flowers and greenery. Not only is the Misti great for multiple stamping, but it’s great for layering stamps as well.

For the background, I used a rectangle die from the A2 layering bundle and white cardstock. Then I used this month’s Embossing Folder of the Month to create texture. I also diecut a piece of pattern paper from the Cheerful Occasions 6×6 paper pad using the same rectangle die. I used the “Happy Birthday” sentiment stamp, and black ink to add a sentiment to the upper right portion of the pattern paper. Then, I trimmed a bit off the bottom, and adhered it on top of the white embossed cardstock. I used foam tape to adhere this panel to a white A2 card base.

I adhered the flowers and greenery to the card with glue and foam tape, concentrating on the line where the pattern paper meets the embossed white cardstock. To finish my card, I added some Crystal Mix gems and pink opalescent sequins.

I hope you got some inspiration from my blog today.

Thanks for stopping by!