2 cards, featuring Spellbinders February 2023 Large Die of the Month & Small Die of the Month

Hello friends, Happy February! Today I’m sharing 2 cards; one made with the February 2023 Large Die of the Month kit (DOML) called Spring Reflection, and one with the Small Die of the Month (DOM) called Floral Mini Tiles.

I have really enjoyed picking a color palette lately, and making all my monthly club kit cards with those colors. The Spellbinders cardstock colors I chose this month are waterfall, teal topaz, lagoon, purple mist, lilac blossom, pink sand, wild berry, and brushed gold.

I made my first card with the DOML.

I used my Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut all of the pieces. There were many pieces that you had to cut out twice to create the mirrored look. Next, I started assembling the floral pieces, then gluing them on to the bigger greenery piece. I glued the 2 frame pieces on either side of a piece of cardstock that I trimmed to A2 sized. Then, I adhered the 2 floral pieces to the oval with foam tape, the sentiment to the middle, and then adhered it the the teal A2 panel with more foam tape. I glued the entire panel to a white A2 cardbase. To finish off the card, I added gems to the middle of the small flowers.

For the next card, I used the diamond tiles and the flowers on the DOM.

I diecut all the pieces several times from the same colors of cardstock. I tried to vary the tiles a little bit. If you notice on my card, some tiles are backed with the lighter or darker coordinating color of cardstock, while some colors are not backed at all (you can see the white cardbase behind the cut outs). I also cut out solid diamonds, and started gluing them to an white cardbase that I trimmed to be slightly smaller than A2. I arranged and glued on the diamonds. To add even more variation, I glued some of the diamonds to the cardstock, and used foam tape for several others. For the sentiment, I stamped and white heat embossed the “have a Beautiful Day” sentiment from this month’s Clear Stamp and Die of the month. I added gems to the center of the small flowers to finish my card.

Make sure you check back here for more of the Spellbinders club kits, and don’t forget to stop by the Spellbinders site to check out the club kits, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Waffle Flower Sneak Peek Club, kit #01

Hello friends! Today, I’m sharing something new from Waffle Flower. It is called the Sneak Peek club, and here is my card for Sneak Peek 2023 kit #01.

The Sneak Peek Club is a monthly subscription, which will allow subscribers to some new items a month before release. You can sign up for the monthly plan, or prepay for 12 months. If you sign up during the 1st-15th, you will receive the current kit, and after the 15th, you will get the next month’s kit. Head over to the waffle flower website for all the details.

For my card, I used the Bunny Ears Die set, and the Layered Bows Stencil.

First, I used the 2 part layered bows stencil on a piece of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock that I trimmed down. I used Hero Arts Unicorn ink for the dots, and Distress Oxide inks in kitsch flamingo and picked raspberry for the bows.

I diecut the pieces for the bunny ears from white cardstock. I used Copic markers to color the inner portion of the ears pink and a bit of W00 and W1 markers to shade the white ears. For the bow, I used the sane distress inks, so it would match the background.

The sentiment is from an older mini stamp set called Fay, and I stamped it with picked raspberry ink.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Beautiful floral card, featuring Spellbinders January 2023 Small Die of the Month

Hello friends, today I’m sharing my card using the Spellbinders January 2023 Small Die of the Month (DOM) called Sentimental Ampersand.

I diecut the flowers from white cardstock and used Copic markers to color them. The background piece is from this month’s Stitching Die of the Month (DOMST).

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you don’t mind my short and sweet blog post today.

Copic colored floral card, featuring Spellbinders January 2023 Clear Stamp & Die of the month

Hi friends. Welcome back to my blog. Today I’m sharing a couple cards that I made using the Spellbinders January 2023 Clear Stamp and Die of the month (CDOM) called Hydrangea Bouquet.

I stamped the large floral image on white cardstock with Momento tuxedo black ink. Then, I used Copic markers to color the image. I added highlighting detain with a white gel pen. Then, I used the coordinating die to diecut the image.

For the background, I used the blue spruce cardstock and this month’s 3D embossing folder of the month.

I adhered the embossed background to a white A2 cardbase. Then, I adhered the colored floral image on top with foam squares. For my sentient, I stamped “hello friend” with Versamark ink, then heat set it with white embossing powder. I used the coordinating die, then adhered it to the background panel under the floral image. To finish off the card, I added some Crystal Mix gems.

Head on over to the Spellbinders site to check out this month’s club kits, along with lots of other paper crafting goodies. I hope you got some inspiration from my card.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Stitched card, featuring Spellbinders January 2023 Stitching Die of the month

Hello friends! I’m back with another January 2023 post featuring Spellbinders’ brand new monthly kit: Stitching Die of the Month (DOMST). This month’s kit is called Nested Stitched Burst. I also used the Sentimental Greetings Clear Stamp set, which coordinates with the Nested Stitched Burst dies.

I used my Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut all of my pieces first. I diecut the larger stitching background die from blue cardstock, the starburst stitching die from white cardstock, and the starburst from Brushed Gold cardstock. Then, I took my stitch pieces, and stitched them while watching TV one night. I used the gold DMC metallic thread on the blue piece, and 2 strands of blue DMC thread for the white piece.

I adhered the background blue stitched piece to a white A2 cardbase. Then, I adhered the White stitched piece with foam tape. I glued the gold starburst on the white stitched piece.

For the Sentiment, I used the “Happy Birthday to a Dear Friend.” I used Versamark ink, and heat set it with gold embossing powder. Then, I used a couple blue distress inks to ink blend the sentiment. I used a circle die to diecut the sentiment, and adhered it on top of the gold starburst with foam tape. To finish off my card, I added gold embellishments to the points.

I really enjoy stitching on cards, so I’m looking forward to this monthly club kit! Check out the Spellbinders site for more information about all the club kits, and more crafty goodies.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day.

floral card, featuring Spellbinders January 2023 Large Die of the Month

Hello crafty friends, and Happy New Year! 2023…wow! Today I’m sharing a floral card that I made using the Spellbinders January 2023 Large Die of the Month kit (DOML) called Club Blooms. There is also a new monthly kit: 3D Embossing Folder of the month kit (3EOM). I am using this month’s 3D embossing folder called Floral Archway.

I used my Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut all the flower and leaves from colored cardstock. I also diecut the sentiment piece from Brushed Gold cardstock. I glued the pieces of the flowers together, like the center of the flowers and the little pink berries to the stem.

Next, I trimmed a piece of blue cardstock using one of the A2 layering bundle dies. Then, I used the Universal Plate System to run the 3D embossing folder with the blue cardstock through my Platinum machine. I adhered the 3D background to an A2 white cardbase with foam tape. Then, I arranged, and adhered the flowers and leaves to the bottom half of the card using glue and foam squares.

To finish off the card, I adhered the sentiment, and added some onyx gems to the center of the pink flowers, and some gold gems.

I love the way this card turned out! I love the bold florals, and the side profile flower (the big red one) is my favorite. I hope I’ve inspired you to get creative. You’ll definitely want to check out all of this month’s club kits on the Spellbinders site…there are some new club kits (like the 3D embossing folder) that you don’t want to miss!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

2 cards, featuring Pinkfresh Studio’s December 2022 release

Hello friends! Welcome to my blog post for the Pinkfresh Studio December 2022 release Instagram Hop. I made 2 beautiful floral cards for this release. (Make sure you head over to my IG for a fun giveaway!)

For my first card, I used the floral border products.

First, I used my Glimmer Hot Foil Machine to foil the Floral Border hot foil plate, and Lots of Love hot foil plate with satin gold foil. Then, I used the coordinating Floral Border stencil, as well as Pinkfresh Studio inks to add color to the flowers and leaves. The colors I used are: Ballet Slippers, Candy Apple, Marigold, Clementine, Doe, Key Lime, and Emerald City. Then, I used the Floral Border coordinating cuts die to diecut the inked florals. I also used the coordinating die to diecut the sentiment.

For the background, I used some ink to ink blend a pink to white ombre on a piece of white cardstock. I also added a bit of the same ink to the bottom of the Lot’s of Love sentiment piece. Next, I added some gold splatter to the background panel.

Once dry, I started assembling the card. I trimmed both the floral border and the background panel, so they would be slightly smaller than A2 sized. I adhered the floral border panel to the ink blended background with foam tape for some dimension. Then, I adhered the Lot’s of Love sentiment to the middle of the card with more foam tape. I adhered the panel to a white side fold A2 card base. To finish off the card, I added some matte gold pearls.

For my next card, I used the Blooming Peony products.

I started this card by stamping the Blooming Peony rubber stamp with Warm Buff ink. I wanted a softer, almost no-line coloring look, so I opted for a lighter ink rather than black. Next, I used the Blooming Peony stencils and Pinkfresh Studio inks to add color to the stamped image. The colors I used are: Lemon Whip, Ballet Slipper, Sparkling Rose, Coral Reef, Bubble Gum, Meadow, Key Lime, Evergreen, Olive, and Ocean Breeze. I wanted to add interest to this background panel, so I diecut it using Ornate Banner die. For my sentiment, I used the Always Here for You stamp from the Floral Border stamp set. I stamped it using Versamark ink, then heat set it with BM gilded embossing powder. I used the coordinating die to diecut the sentiment.

To assemble my card, I tied some twine around the background stenciled banner. Then, I adhered it to a white A2 cardbase with foam tape. I used more foam tape to adhere the sentiment. To finish off the card, I added some blush glitter drops.

I love how my cards turned out. I am so impressed with Pinkfresh Studio stencils, and how they line up so perfectly! I also love all the coordinating products, like foil plate or stamp, stencil, and coordinating die. I hope you got some inspiration from my cards. Don’t forget to stop by Instagram to follow along with the hop for awesome inspiration and giveaways. Also, check out the Pinkfresh site for all these products.

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

Valentine’s Day foiled card, featuring Spellbinders December 2022 Glimmer of the month

Good morning friends! Today I’m sharing a card that I made with the Spellbinders December 2022 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Floral Framed Glimmering Heart.

To start, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, to foil the pieces. I foiled the floral frame on a piece of A2 craft cardstock, and I foiled the other pieces on white cardstock. I added some ink blending to the scalloped heart, then I used the coordinating dies to cut out the scalloped heart, solid heart, and sentient banner. I used one of the dies from the A2 layering bundle to trim the craft panel, then I did some simple coloring with Copic markers.

To put the card together, I adhered the craft panel to a white A2 cardbase with foam tape. Then I added the scallop heart, and then the solid heart with more foam tape. I used a little more foam tape for the sentiment banner. To finish off the card, I added a few more flowers and leaves from another club kit, then added pink and onyx gems.

I hope you like my card, and found some inspiration. You can find this month’s club kits, as well as so many awesome products on the Spellbinders site.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a happy day!