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!

2 clean and simple cards, featuring Spellbinders March 2021 Glimmer of the Month & Clear Stamp of the Month

Hello crafty friends. Today I’m sharing 2 foiled cards that I made using the March 2021 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Let Your Sentiments Shine Brighter.

This month’s kit comes with 5 sentiment plates and rose gold foil. Two of these sentiments are geared towards Spring, but the other 3 are great everyday sentiments.

For both of my cards, I  used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system to foil the sentiments using the rose gold foil. I also foiled one of the frames from a previous GOM kit called Scalloped Rectangle Glimmer Essentials with Sentiments, which you can still get here, around both of my sentiments. Then I used the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies to diecut the sentiment.

For my first card, I made a birthday card in shades of pink. I used a sentiment die (essentially a long narrow rectangle) to diecut strips of cardstock. For more interest, I chose different shades of pink, and different textures of cardstock; some smooth, some textured, and a metallic one.

I glued these strips onto a sheet of printer paper, then used another of the matting dies to diecut. I adhered this panel onto a white A2 sized cardbase with foam tape. Next, I adhered the roiled sentiment panel on top with some more foam tape.

For my second card, I also used the March 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month club called Wonderful Spring. I repeat stamped the bunny images on a piece of white cardstock with Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick. I used one of the little floral pieces to fill in some of the empty spaces.

I used the largest of the matting dies to diecut the stamped panel. Then, I adhered it to a white card base with foam tape, and then the sentiment panel on top with more foam tape.

I thought about adding some sequins or nuvo drops, but I loves the clean and simple look, so I left it alone. I hope you enjoyed my projects today, and I can’t wait to see what you all do with this month’s club kits. 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 so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

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

Hello crafty peeps! Today I’m sharing two cards that I made using Spellbinders’ March 2021 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Spring Together with Lever Pull. This kit comes with 24 dies that you can use to create fun interactive cards. This kit is perfect for Easter, spring, baby, and everyday cards like birthday.

For the first card, I decided to try my hand at the interactive element.

There is a video on how to put the critters and interactive elements together on the Spellbinders YT channel. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/VckKGCqUOD4 (copy & paste).

First I diecut all the pieces for the critters using my Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I put together the cute little lamb, chick, and bunny. Some of the pieces are really tiny, but I think it is so worth it…look how cute they turned out! I put a little bit of blush on their cheeks with Distress Oxide ink, and added a little highlight detail with a white gel pen.

Next, I worked on the background. I diecut a piece of blue cardstock using one of the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies. I added some detail by adding a little bit of ink blending with Distress Oxide ink. I wanted the clouds to have a transparent quality, so I diecut the 2 cloud sizes from copy paper and vellum. I adhered the clouds to the background by adding a little bit of liquid glue to the bottom so the clouds would have dimension. I also flicked some white paint for that whimsical detail. Then, I worked on the grass pieces. I diecut 2 pieces of green cardstock using the same matting basics die, and added a little bit of ink blending with Distress Oxide ink. I then used the grass die to diecut the green panels. On the larger green panel, I used he interactive dies to put together the interactive elements. I followed the Spellbinders video tutorial to put together the interactive elements and attach the critters. I adhered that panel to the top of the sky panel with strategically placed foam tape. Next, I adhered the smaller green panel on top with more foam tape.

For the title, I diecut “hello peeps” twice from purple cardstock, glued them together for dimension, then adhered it to the top green panel. I glued the entire piece to an A2 white card base. This card is so cute!

I always like to make a birthday card with the kits, especially since those are the cards that I send out most. I decided to use the flower dies since I didn’t use it on the first card.

I diecut a lot of the flower pieces, then glued them together. Next, I arranged them on a blue cardstock panel that I diecut using the same matting basics die that I used with my first card. I adhered the flowers with liquid glue. Next, made a simple birthday sentiment piece using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system, the”birthday wishes” sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments II set, and Magenta foil. I adhered it to the panel with foam tape, then adhered the entire floral piece to a white A2 card base using more foam tape.

I absolutely love how these turned out, and I hope you do too! Make sure you head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Large Die of the Month kit, because it’s a good one!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!

Interactive birthday card, featuring Spellbinders Make A Scene collection

Hello friends! I hope you are having a wonderful day. Today I’m sharing an interactive card that I made using the new Spellbinders Make a Scene collection by Becca Feeken.

We had some major winter storms hit us hard in Texas this past week, and I managed to make this card while we were “iced in,” through rolling power outages and a couple days of no running water. However, we made it through the week… the snow and ice has now melted, the power and water is back on, and I’m so happy to share this bright and sunny interactive birthday card with you.

First I started out by ink blending several pieces of white cardstock with Distress Oxide ink in the colors squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, and spiced marmalade. I sprinkled some water, and blotted with a paper towel to create those bleached spots.

I diecut all the based pieces of the Make a Scene Base Etched Die set from the ink blended cardstock using my Platinum 6 die cutting machine. (There is a tutorial on how to use the Make a Scene dies on the Spellbinders YouTube channel, which you can see here: https://youtu.be/nZisxNs0bTc ) Once I diecut the front panel, I used one of the hot foil frames from the February 2021 Glimmer of the Month, aura foil, and my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system to add the scalloped detail around the diecut center. I also stamped the “Celebrating You” sentiment from the Make a Scene Clear Stamp Set onto the bottom of the panel. Next, I assembled all the diecut pieces to create the base of my Make a Scene card.

Next, I worked on the inner pieces of the card. I used the Celebration Scene die set to creat a fun birthday card. I have the “Happy Birthday” sentiment that I diecut from glitter cardstock in the back tier, the rainbow birthday balloon arch in the middle tier, and the birthday cake in the front tier.

I inserted the inner pieces to the base Make a Scene to create the interactive card. I also diecut a few extra balloons and string, and adhered them to the front panel for more layers and interest.

I love how happy and bright my Make a Scene card turned out. I do recommend that you use heavy weight cardstock for this project. I used 80 lb cardstock for my card, and it turned out great, but I do think that the heavy weight cardstock would have added some sturdiness, and allow the card to slide open and closed a little easier.

Don’t forget to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out all of the Make a Scene collection.

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

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders February 2021 Glimmer of the Month

Hello friends! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy!  

Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using the February 2021 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called
Scalloped Rectangle Glimmer Essentials with Sentiments. The kit comes with 9 foil plates, 6 frames and 3 sentiments, and a roll of aura foil.

For my first card, I wanted to showcase the scalloped frames.

Using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system and the Aura foil, I foiled the frames on 2 different colored pink cardstocks. I also ink blended pink distress oxide inks onto a white card base, and use that to foil another frame and the “Happy birthday” sentiment. I used the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies to diecut the frames, then adhered them to a white A2 sized cardbase. For just a little bit of dimension, I glued an extra piece of scrap cardstock between the frame layers.

To embellish the card, I diecut some flowers and leaves (from last month’s Large Die of the Month kit), then adhered them to the card. I also added some Nuvo drops to the center of the flowers and a couple to the card itself.

For my next card, I did a bit more background work.

I created a galaxy background panel by ink blending Distress Oxide inks and then splattering with white paint onto a white cardstock that I trimmed to about 4 x 5 1/4 inches. Once fully dry, I used silver foil to foil a frame to the galaxy background. Next, I used some Nuvo shimmer paste and the Star Bright stencil to add more interest to the background.

While the background was drying, I foiled another frame, the “Hello” sentiment, and the “thinking of you” sentiment (from the Everyday Sentiments II set) with silver foil onto blue cardstock. I used one of the A2 matting basics dies to diecut it out.

I glued the galaxy panel onto an A2 sized white card base, then adhered the sentiment piece using foam tape.

I love how these cards turned out! The galaxy card was especially fun to make. I hope you like my cards as well, and are inspired to create. Don’t forget to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Glimmer of the Month kit, along with many other card making basics!

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

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

Today I’m sharing two birthday cards that I made using Spellbinders’ February 2021 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Birthday Wishes for Everyone. I have a couple family members’ birthdays coming up, so this month’s kit was perfect.

This month’s kit comes with 14 cutting dies. You get a “happy” sentiment, numbers 0-9 (the 9 is also a 6), and the -nd,-st, -th, and -rd in 2 different styles. The numbers are almost 2 inches tall.

For the first card, I made a watercolor inlay background.

I started off by watercoloring on a piece of watercolor paper. I used distress inks in blues and greens for the watercolor. Once dry, I diecut the watercolor panel using one of the Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies. Next, I arranged and taped the number dies on the background, making sure to turn the numbers in different directions, and have the numbers hanging off the side for more interest. Then, I diecut using my Platinum 6 die cutting machine.

I glued some small strips of the leftover watercolor paper all over the back of the negative piece, then glued it to an A2 sized card base for just a little bit of dimension. Then I glued in the numbers for an inlay effect. I love the way this background turned out!

Next, I diecut the 4 and 2 with gold foil paper and 2 more of each number from white cardstock. I glued them together, then adhered the 42 right on top of the watercolor panel. I added a gold foil sentiment strip; I used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, Polished Brass foil, and my favorite Everyday Sentiments II hot plate set. I added a few star sequins from the FSJ Starry Night sequins mix.

For my next card, I wanted to create a fun rainbow card.

I started this card by ink blending some distress oxide inks on a piece of white cardstock. I diecut it using the same A2 matting basics die as the first card. Next, I diecut the Happy sentiment from the top of the panel. I glued the ink blended panel to an A2 sized white card base. I also diecut the Happy 2 more times from white cardstock, and glued them together along with the Happy I diecut from the ink blended panel. I inlaid the Happy onto the card.

Next, I diecut the 1 and 5 from gold glitter cardstock and 2 times each from white cardstock. I glued them together. I also cut the -th from blue glitter cardstock and one more time from white cardstock, and glued them together. I glued the 15 and the -th to the card.

to embellish my card, I diecut some flowers and leaves from last month’s large die of the month, and adhered them to the card. I also added a few Nuvo clear glitter drops.

It’s so nice to have these cards made ahead of time! I really love how these cards turned out, and I hope you were inspired.

Make sure you 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 have a happy day!

3 cards, featuring Spellbinders January 2021 Glimmer of the Month

Hello crafty friends. Today I’m sharing 3 Valentines cards that I made using the January 2021 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Calligraphy Hearts. 

This month’s kit comes with 8 foil plates (3 hearts and 5 sentiments) and 4 dies. It also comes with a red foil.

For the first card, I foiled the love calligraphy heart using the red foil and my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system to foil onto craft cardstock. I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine, and the coordinating heart die to cut it out. I also cut 2 more hearts from the craft cardstock and glued them together for dimension.

On a red piece of cardstock, I used the I Heart Embossing Folder to create a subtle background, then I diecut that using one of my Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies. I adhered the red background piece with foam tape onto a craft A2 sized card base.

I glued the calligraphy heart piece on top to finish off this clean and simple card. I love the color combo on this one!

For my next card, I decided to make a card using just the sentiment strips and the floral dies. I foiled all the sentiments onto pink cardstock with the red foil. I diecut them using the coordinating sentiment strip die. I also used the die to cut strips from red, white, and craft colored cardstock. I glued the cardstock strips and sentiment strips in a random order onto a piece of copy paper. I trimmed off the excess copy paper, and then adhered it to a white cardbase using foam tape.

To add a little bit of interest, I diecut the flowers from white and pink cardstock, and the leaves from green cardstock. I layered the white flowers together, and glued it to the card. I also added the 2 leaves to the white flower. For the pink flower, I just glued one of the smaller flowers. To finish off this card, I added some enamel dots.

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

First, I foiled all 3 hearts onto red cardstock with silver foil. I diecut them with the coordinating die, then set them aside. On a piece of white cardstock, that I trimmed to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, I diecut 3 hearts. (I did do some measuring ahead of time.) I turned those diecut hearts into shaker pockets using acetate, foam tape, sequins, and a pink diecut flower in each. I added the foiled hearts onto the card base opposite the shakers. I mounted the entire thing on a 5 x 7 white card base, and I love how this one turned out!

I really hope you love my cards as much as I do. I love Valentine’s Day, and this months Spellbinders club kits were so fun to play with! Don’t forget to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Glimmer of the Month kit, along with many other card making basics!

Happy Monday!

slimline Valentine’s Day cards, featuring Spellbinders January 2021 Large Die of the Month

Hey friends! Happy New Year!

Today I’m sharing two slimline cards + one A2 sized card that I made using Spellbinders’ January 2021 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Slimeline Kaleidoscope Hearts.

I know recently slimline cards have been very popular, and this is my first time making this size card. This month’s kit comes with 10 cutting dies that you can make a slimline card with, but you can make any other sized cards as well.

I made 2 slimline cards. I ink blended a panel with distress oxide inks in the colors worn lipstick and shaded lilac. I used the large slimline die to cut out the intricate heart frame. My original plan was to inlay the ink blended heats with a white frame. Then I had the ink blended heart frame piece left over, and I decided to make another card with it.

For my first card, I diecut all of pieces I needed. I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine to cut out the large slimline heart frame from white cardstock 2 times, and I glued them together for a little more dimension. I then glued the white frame onto a white slimline card base. Next, I diecut the large slimline heart fram from the ink blended panel. I kept all the heart pieces in the die to make it easier for me to inlay. I added liquid glue to a few open hearts on the card panel at a time, then popped out the coordinating hearts from the ink blended panel (that were still stuck in the die) and placed then on the glue creating the inlay. I even inlayed the tiny pieces. Next, I cut the 3 layered heart pieces 3 times each, and glued them together to create 3 layered kaleidoscope hearts. I glued the 3 hearts onto the card.

For the sentiment, I used one of the sentiments from this month’s Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month Kit. I just love these tiny Valentines sentiments, and the coordinating die to cut them out!

For the next card, I used the ink blended slimline panel on a white card base. I did diecut 2 more slimline frames from white cardstock, and glued them together with the ink blended one to create dimension.

This time, instead of using the kaleidoscope hearts, I decided to use the floral and greenery dies to embellish my cards. I first added a sentiment strip to the middle of the center heart with foam tape. Then I added the greenery and flower diecuts . I added a little bit of liquid pearls to the center of the flowers to finish off my card.

For my last card, I decided to make an A2 sized card. I love to make white on white cards, because I feel like all the dimension and texture is emphasized..

I used 3 of the hearts that were left over from cutting the white slimline frames, and glued them togheter. Next, I diecut the 3 intricate hearts pieces, and glued them together to create one kaleidoscope heart, then glued them onto of the stack of plain hearts that I just glued together. On another piece of white cardstock, I added some texture by using the I Heart Embossing Folder, and then die cutting that using one of my Nestabilities A2 Matting Basics dies. I used some foam tape to adhere the embossed heart panel onto an A2 sized white card base. Next I glued on my kaleidoscope stacked heart, and then a glimmer hot foiled sentiment. I embellished with just a few clear sequins to finish off the card.

I really love how these cards turned out! I hope I’ve given you some inspirations to make your own projects. Don’t forget to head over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s Large Die of the Month kit, and many other card making basics!

Happy Monday!

Home, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a layout using the holiday collection Oh What Fun! on Pinkfresh Studio’s blog. I really wanted to showcase all the lovely pattern papers in this collection, so I revisited a technique that I had tried a couple years ago, which you can see here, and it’s inspired by I post-it notes.

I started off by cutting strips of pattern paper from the 6×6 paper pad in various widths, anywhere between 1-2 inches. I also fussy cut some pieces from the Merry Everything and Good Tidings pattern paper. I arranged these pieces of papers on a white cardstock in a diagonal, creating layers. Once I had the papers laid out how I wanted, I pushed the papers aside a little bit, and added some splatters to the white cardstock. I used sapphire watercolor, as well as some gold from my stash. Once dry, I began attaching the pattern paper pieces, keeping the adhesive only at the top, just like a post-it note.

This took a bit of time, but I think the end result is so worth it! I wanted to add a little more red and dark blue colors to the layout, so I made my own pattern paper with cardstock and stamps. I used the Pinkfresh Studio Diamond Tiles background rubber stamp along white a white pigment ink pad to add a subtle texture to the red and blue cardstock.

I also made a red cardstock piece, and I heat embossed the snowflakes from one of my favorite Pinkfresh Studio stamp sets: Home for the Holiday.

Once my post-it paper layers were adhered to the layout, I decided on the placement for my photo. I backed the photo with the Holiday Walk pattern paper. Next, I wanted to add a title, and I thought the “Home for the Holidays” sentiment from the stamp set I used earlier was perfect for 2020. I stamped and heat embossed the dotted banner on red cardstock with gold embossing powder. Then I stamped and heat set the sentiment with light pink embossing powder. I added a few puffy stickers, and typed journaling strips.

To finish off my layout, I added some machine stitching. Then, I embellished slightly with cardstock stickers, fussy cut pieces, and enamel dots to the paper layers.

I am so happy with how this layout turned out! I think the stamped pieces added just that extra pop of colors that this layout needed. I hope you were inspired by my project, and I would love to see you use the post-it technique on your projects. Please tag me on Instagram if you decide to give it a try: @junglebarrya !

Happy Monday!