3 gift card holders, featuring Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the Month

Hi everyone!  Today I’m sharing 3 gift card holders that I created using the Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the Month kit.  This kit contains all the dies you need to create a gift back gift card holder…everything from the tassels and the tissue paper.  I plan on giving these as teacher gifts, but they would be great for any occasion!

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I also filmed a YouTube process video that might be helpful to see how everything is put together:

 

For the first gift card holder, I used all the dies (except the tag) to create the gift card holder.  I also added some white flowers and mint colored enamel dots.

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For the next gift card holder, I used ribbon instead of the die cut handles.  I used the tag for this one, and I used the Spellbinders Thanks a bunch stamp set to stamp the word “thanks.”  I also die cut a scalloped circle from printer paper to look like a doily.  The die was from the Many Thanks LDOTM kit.  I then added a vellum butterfly sticker.  For the sentiment strip, I used the Glimmer Foil machine, along with the Everyday Sentiments II and the Matte Silver Foil.  I added some pearls for extra interest.

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For my last gift card holder, I made 3 tassels with the colors inspired by an alcohol ink project.  The alcohol ink colors I used are Flamingo, Amethyst, and Patina, and I used white yupo paper.

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That’s it for me!  I hope you like my projects, and are inspired to create something with these amazing dies.

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders April 2019 Glimmer of the Month kit

Hey friends!  I recently received the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine, so today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using the machine, along with the April 2019 Glimmer of the Month kit.

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I created a quick process video on how to use the Glimmer Foil machine, and I show you what I created with the April GOTM kit.

 

Here is the plates that you will receive along with a roll of Matte Silver Foil:

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For my first card, I used all the plates (letters) to create a background image on pink cardstock, along with the rose gold foil.  Since I had so many plates on the platform at one time, the foiling didn’t come out perfectly, but I love how distressed it looks!

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I die cut the Flutter Wing Butterfly die out of pink cardstock. (I die cut the body 3 times and glued them on top of each other to create a dimensional look.)  I also heat foiled the “Hello Friend” from the Everyday Sentiments II with the rose gold foil and black cardstock.

I cut a piece of Heidi Swapp “Paint the Town” pattern paper, and adhered it onto a white card base.  Then I added the foiled background piece with foam tape.  I adhered the butterfly with a thin sliver of foam tape under the body, and then I added the sentiment with foam tape as well.

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For the second card, I decided to make a shaker element.

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First, on a piece of white cardstock, I ink blended 3 Distress Oxide inks together.  I used Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar.  I sprinkled the ink-blended background with water, and dabbed it up with a paper towel to create a bleached effect.  I spelled out the word “love,” but left out the space for the O, and used the Prism hot foil.  I then die cut a small heart where the O should be.  I created a shaker element using clear acetate, foam tape, and tiny heart sequins.  I adhered the entire panel only a white card base with foam tape.  I added the “It’s Your Day” sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments II, along with the Prism hot foil and black cardstock.

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I have to admit that I forgot to use the Matte Silver foil on my cards, as I was just too excited to play with the glimmer foil system.  However, I do use a piece of it in the video when I was demonstrating how to use the Glimmer machine.

I really hope you like my cards, and you found my video helpful.

Happy Sunday!

Pinkfresh Studio 5th Birthday Blog Hop Celebration

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Hello friends & Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio 5th birthday blog hop celebration.  (All giveaway info will be posted at the bottom of this post.)

You should have come from Heather Hoffman’s blog, and your next destination is Carly Tee Miner’s blog.  If you got lost along the way, just return to the Pinkfresh Studio blog post!  

Today, I’m sharing a TN spread that I created using the Joyful Day & Everyday Musings collections.  This is my husband and I celebrating 22 years together & 14 years of marriage.  (We are high school sweethearts!)

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On the left side, I cut down a sheet of the Perfect Moment pattern paper to fill up the entire TN page, and filled in all the labels with puffy stickers, enamel dots, and other embellishments.  I have been wanting to use this paper just in this way for a while now, and I’m so glad I did…I love the way it looks!

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On the right side, I embellished my photo with a journaling pocket, the back side of the Perfect Moment pattern paper, and other embellishments.  I added one of my signature layered/stitched hearts to the left of my photo.  For texture, I adhered some elements with foam adhesive, and added some stitching as well.

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I love that I documented something just for my hubbie & I!

 

Also, in honor of Pinkfresh’s 5th birthday celebration, I decided to include 5 of my most favorite projects that I created for Pinkfresh Studio:

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I just shared this layout on Monday using the Out & About collection, and it documents my baby girl’s first airplane ride.

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This layout was created using the Joyful Day collection, Circle Frame with Botanicals die, and the Fancy Floral 1 die, and documents my sister’s new corgi pup.

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This layout was made using the Holiday Vibes collection, and documents our 2017 trip to see Santa.

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These cards were made using the Home for the Holidays stamp set, as well as the Cityscape Die.

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This layout was made using the Indigo Hills 2 collection, and documents our rainbow baby.

I hope you enjoyed 5 of my more recent favorites.  I hope they inspire you to get crafty!

 

Now, on to the GIVEAWAY info:

On this blog, I will be giving away a $25 giftcard.  The winners will be picked from the comments, so be sure to leave me a comment below!

There will also be 3 Grand Prizes picked from the Pinkfresh blog: Liquid Watercolor full set, Set of our 3 current paper collections, and the entire April Essentials die release, which will release the Monday after the birthday blog hop.  

The winners for my blog & the Pinkfresh blog will be posted on Sunday, March 14th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

 

There are also two shopping promos during the celebration:

  1. free die (XO word) with purchase. There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into the cart while supplies last.Free XO die mock up
  2. free/discounted shipping from April 5-7th on orders $25+. You MUST use the code FREESHIP5THBDAY.  Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.

 

 

Reminder of where you came from and where you go next:

Pinkfresh Studio blog

Heather Hoffman

Jung AhSang  <—–you are here!

Carly Tee Minner  *NEXT!

 

Thanks for stopping by & don’t forget to leave me a comment to be entered in the giveaway!

Happy Monday!

 

 

 

Trio of cards, featuring Spellbinders Die D-Lites

Hello crafty friends! I am so excited to be sharing my first guest post on the Spellbinders blog.  There is more detail and instructions on how I made these cards over on their blog, so please stop by and leave me some love!  (Supplies are linked at the bottom of this post.)

Today, I’m working with some cute Die D-Lites.  The little animals are so cute, and I decided to make a few birthday cards.  I also love a good cheese burger and fries, so I made another card as well.

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I filmed a YT process video if you’re interested:

 

My favorite technique for the background has always been ink blending, so that is what I did for all three of my cards.

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Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

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I love the way my cards turned out…they are so cute!  I have loved working with Spellbinders metal dies, and I hope you are inspired to get crafty.

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 cards, featuring Spellbinders March 2019 Card of the Month kit

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 8 cards that I made using the Spellbinders March 2019 Card of the Month kit: Relax & Enjoy.  These kits are jam packed with everything you’d need to make a card, from card bases & envelopes, to double sided tape and foam squares.  I will also be using some kit add ons: Relax & Enjoy 6×6 paper padsentiment stickers, vellum butterfly stickers, and clear stamp set, which you can get here.

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I filmed a video showing the process of some of the cards:

 

I absolutely love butterflies, and the butterfly die cut ephemera pieces from the kit, and the vellum butterfly add ons are gorgeous.

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For this card, I used 3 vellum butterflies, a sentiment sticker, white yardstick, a piece of pattern paper from the paper pad, and a card base.  This card may be one of my favorites, and it was probable the quickest to put together.

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For this card, I used a piece of pattern paper from the paper pad, one of the 3×4 cards, the butterfly and banner die cut ephemera, and a card base.  I added some machine stitching to the banner for added texture and interest in my card.  The colors in these kits are so gorgeous!

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My next set of cards are cacti and succulent themed.

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For this card, I used pattern paper, a 3×4 card, some of the die cut ephemera, and a card base.  I love the foiling detains in the die cut ephemera pack!

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For this card, I used the stamp set, and the black cardstock that came in the kits.  I stamped a background piece using the cactus stamp.  I also stamped an extra cactus, colored it with Zig clean color real brush pens, and fussy cut it.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Versamark ink and white embossing powder on the black cardstock.

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For this card, I used pattern paper, a 3×4 card, sentiment stickers, the cacti and flowers metal dies, and a card base.  I die cut the pieces of the cacti from the green and mirror foiled cardstock included in the kit.  There wasn’t a pink cardstock in the kit, so I just ink blended some Picked Raspberry distress ink onto white cardstock, and die cut the flowers.

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My last few cards are all about relaxing.

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For this card, I used pattern paper, a tiny piece of the mirror foiled cardstock, die cut ephemera coffee cups, sequins, and a card base.  I love that sequins that matched the foiling details were included in the kits!

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For this card, I used black cardstock, a sentiment sticker, die cut ephemera, sequins, and a card base.  I added some machine stitching to this card as well.

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For my last card, I used pattern paper, ephemera pieces, cardstock, and some of the flowers and leaves metal dies.  I used the cardstock from the kit to cut out the flowers and leaves.

I really love how quick and easy most of these cards came together!  I love how much were included in these kits as well!

Here is an image of what was included in the kits.

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The only things I used from my own stash was my Platinum6 die cutting machine, a circle die from the Spellbinders nestabilities standard circles, fun foam, and liquid glue.  For the stamped card, I used ink, Versamark ink, and white embossing powder from my stash.

I hope you like my cards, and I hope you check out the Spellbinders card of the month kits.  They are so much fun to play with, and are such a great value!

Happy Saturday!

 

4 cards featuring Hip Kit Club

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 4 handmade cards that I made using the February 2019 Hip Kits.  I used bits and pieces from all the kits: Main kit, Embellishment kit, Project Life kit, Color kit, & cardstock kit.  I love making handmade cards, so I was especially excited to dig into these kits.  There are so many goodies here that are perfect for both scrapbooking and card making.

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I made all the card bases using the cardstock from the kit.  I made them A2 sized, so folded, they measure 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″.

For my first card, I made a XOXO shaker card.

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I used one of the February subscriber cut files called candy hearts, and I cut it from white cardstock.  I used the Prima opal magic paints from the color kits to color the jar and hearts.  I used some sequins (from a past kit), acetate, and foam tape to make my shaker.  I backed it with one of the pattern papers from theMain kit.  To embellish the front of the card, I used a Crate Paper shaker heart, a wood flair button and enamel dots from Pinkfresh Studio.

For my next card, I made a happy card that works for any occasion.

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I used the cut apart pattern paper from Carta Bella for the background floral piece, as well as the flower pot sentiment piece, which I cut into a tag.  I embellished it with Pinkfresh Studio flowers and a Carta Bella brad.  This card was the easiest and fasted to make, but I might love it the most because of those gorgeous painted flowers!

For my third card, I made a Valentines card.

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I used a February freebie cut file called Hearts Background 2, and I cut it from white cardstock.  I adhered the cut file with foam squares to one of the pattern papers in the kit.  I added the Crate Paper stickers, the Valentine’s heart and the So Sweet banner, as well as the wreath and enamel dots from Pinkfresh Studio.

For my last card, I made a card that would be perfect to send encouragement.

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I used one of the exclusive PL cards, and I die cut a large circle.  I adhered it with foam tape to add dimension.  For the main focus, I used this cute truck chipboard sticker from Carta Bella.  I added some florals and banners from Pinkfresh Studio, as well as some brads from Carta Bella.  To finish off the card, I added some Prima opal magic paint splatters.

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I love how my cards turned out, and I really hope you like my cards as well.  Don’t forget to check out the awesome February kits, as well as the free cut files!

Happy Sunday!

5 cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing 5 cards that I made with the Spellbinders February 2019 Large Die of the Month kit.  These kits are such a great value…you get so many dies!  Once I got started, I just couldn’t stop making them!  It’s not a surprise since I love butterflies so much!

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I also used the “Thanks” and “Love you” sentiments from the Thanks a bunch stamp sets. For the sentiments, I stamped them on black cardstock with Versamark ink, and heat set with white embossing powder.

First, I took some scrap watercolor paper, and did some loose watercolor painting with Distress Inks.  I just picked some colors that worked well together, and painted them on separate pieces of paper.  I have lots of mini ink cubes, which you can find here.  Once dry, I used some as backgrounds, and I used some for die cutting.

The first 3 cards I made with the large butterfly dies.  There are several dies that you could layer to build different butterflies.  I love how these came out!

For this card, I used some different blue colors for the background, and I die cut the butterflies from light pink cardstock.  I added some machine stitching, clear sparkling sequins, and the Love You sentiment.

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For the next card, I used yellow, orange, and red colors for the background.  I also die cut the butterfly from light pink cardstock, and this time used 3 layers for the butterfly.  I added some black gems, and the sentiment.

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For the last butterfly card, I made it into a square card.  I kept the background white, and die cut the butterfly from the watercolor paper instead.  I adhered the sentiment right on top of the butterfly.  I love how crisp & clean this card turned out!

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I thought that I should give some of the other dies some attention, lol, so I made a couple more cards.

For this card, I die cut a lot of the leaf dies from watercolor paper that I had painted with different greens.  I arranged them in a wreath, and added some machine stitching.  I die cut the “bonjour” sentiment 3 times, and glued them together for dimension.  I glued the sentiment in the middle of the wreath, but I only added glue to the middle letters.  I also die cut a few of the little flowers from the leftover pink water color paper, and added some white pearls to the center.

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When I was gathering all the scraps of watercolor paper, I really liked the way the green one looked with all the greenery cut out.  I decided to make another card, using the scrap as a panel on the card.  I added a few more flowers that I cut out from the leftover pink watercolor paper, and added pearls on top.  I added the Love You sentiment, but I heat set it in gold embossing powder this time.  To add even more interest, I added some gold ink splatters.

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I really love how my cards turned out, and I hope you do too!  Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders website for lots of goodies!

Happy Sunday!

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