2 Valentine's Day cards, featuring Spellbinders January 2020 LDOM

Hello friends! I’m back with 2 more Valentine’s Day cards featuring Spellbinders’ Large Die of the Month kit (DOM) called Friendship Necklace.

This month’s LDOM comes with 16 dies that you can use to create Valentine’s Day themed friendship necklace cards.

For my first card, I chose the Love Always friendship necklace. I diecut the pieces: one side pink and the other side red. Then, I diecut both sides with copper mirror cardstock so that I could fill in the letters. I also diecut the necklace pieces with this copper cardstock.

I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to about 3 3/4 x 5 inches, and then I made score lines using my scoreboard. I started by scoring the lines close together and then slowly farther apart. I adhered it to a white A2 sized card with foam tape, and then adhered the heart halves with foam tape. I glued the necklaces on with just a little dot of glue at the top.

For my next card, I diecut the heart halves with mint and purple cardstock. I also cut it from dark pink cardstock to fill in the letters. This time, I diecut the necklace pieces from silver mirror cardstock.

For the background on this card, I trimmed some cardstock pieces in red, dark pink, and light pink to about 1/4 in. Then, I glued the strips onto a piece of white copy paper that I trimmed to 3 3/4 x 5 inches creating a pattern. I adhered this piece to a white card base using foam tape. Then I adhered the heart halves with foam squares, and glued the necklace pieces at the top.

I absolutely love how these cards came out! This month’s LDOM is one of my favorites! I hope you like my projects too. Don’t forget to stop by the Spellbinders website to check out the club kits!

Happy Monday!

2 Valentine's Day cards, featuring Spellbinders January 2020 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 Valentines Day cards that I created with the January 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Signed, Sealed, Delivered, as well as the GOM Add-On called Snarky Hearts.

The January 2020 GOM includes 5 hot foil plates and 4 cutting dies. It also includes a Magenta foil roll.

For my first card, I made a 5×7 card with an envelope filled with foiled conversation hearts.

First, I hot foiled the envelope flap designs using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. I foiled each flap twice, then used the coordinating dies and my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut them. I diecut another piece of pink cardstock to 3×4 inches, and put my envelope together. Technically, I adhered the top flap backwards, since I wanted to keep the top flap open and I wanted to see the decorative edge.

I foiled a bunch of conversation hearts on pastel colored cardstock, 3 of them are from the GOM, and some are from the add-on. I foiled them using the Magenta, Rosegold, and Pink foil. I diecut the hearts with the coordinating die. I also diecut smaller hearts (from the Festive Wreaths Slider Card LDOM) from pastel cardstock.

On a piece of white cardstock, I ink blended some Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar for a subtle ombre. I sprinkled some water on, and blotted with a paper towel. I adhered this piece to a 5×7 white card base with foam tape, then glued the envelope on. I adhered the hearts with foam squares. To finish off my card, I added some liquid pearls.

For my next card, I used the Snarky Hearts add on. This add on comes with 8 hot foil plates and 1 die.

I made a clean and simple card this time.

I foiled and diecut the hearts, just like I did on the last card. I trimmed a light pink piece of cardstock, and I created lines by scoring every 1/4 in on my scoreboard. I adhered this cardstock to a dark pink card base that I made with foam tape. I adhered the hearts with foam squares.

I love how these cards turned out, and I hope you do too. My kiddos will love getting these cards for Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to check out the Glimmer of the Month and all the other goodies on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Wednesday!

3 cards, featuring Spellbinders December Large DOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 3 cards that I made using the Spellbinders December 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM) called Kaleidoscope Trio Strips and Borders. I also used the add on called Kaleidoscope Petal Dies to make another card.

Included in the December Large Die of the Month is 12 dies, and I put together each of the dies to show you what they look like:

For my first card, I used the floral looking dies to create a rainbow birthday card.

I used the tone on tone technique to create 2 layers of the floral images, and placed them diagonally on a piece of white cardstock trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4 in.

For the Birthday Wishes sentiment on my card, I used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, and my favorite Everyday Sentiments II hot plate set.

I finished off the card with a dot of liquid pearls in the center of each of the flowers.

For my next card, I used the heart looking border. I also used a few pieces from the Spellbinders Merry Everything Christmas kit.

I used the dies to create a 3 layer border from pink and red cardstock. I also used oe of the separate pieces of the die to cut the bottom half of the border on the red card base as well.

The pattern paper, Love glitter stickers and the jewels are all from the Merry Everything Christmas kit. (This card also shows you that you can make non-holiday cards using this Christmas kit.) The From All of Us sentiment is from last month’s Glimmer of the Month kit called Shimmering Merry Christmas Sentiments, but is still available for purchase here.

For my 3rd card, I used the Kaleidoscope petals.

I really love a clean white card, so I decided to cut all the pieces with white cardstock. I layered them and arranged them in a star/floral shape. In all white, I thought that it looked like a snowflake, so I decided to make this one a holiday card.

I adhered it to a square card base, then added my sentiment (which is from the same Shimmering Merry Christmas sentiments). I finished this card off with a few sequins (they are FSJ Starry Night sequins, if you’re interested).

I hope you enjoyed my cards. The holidays are such a busy time, so I didn’t get a chance to film a process video this time.

Happy Friday!

Pinkfresh Studio Essentials 3 Release Blog Hop

Hello friends! Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Essentials 3 Release Blog Hop. You should be coming from Channin’s blog, and your next stop is Zsoka’s blog. More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

I am always happy to participate in an Essentials Release blog hop, because these dies are some that I can use over and over again on any project. Here is what I created for the blog hop.

I created 2 cards and 6 tags for this release.

For my first project, I made a holiday card. As soon as I saw the fancy diagonal stripes die, I immediately thought of a candy cane. I diecut the diagonal stripes from red cardstock. Since it is A2 sized, I glued it to a white card base, and immediately, I have a holiday background.

I wanted to create a framed scene, so I used the diagonal stitched squares die set, and I chose the 2 middle sized squares to diecut a frame from brown cardstock. I diecut it 3 times, then glued them on top of each other. I wanted the frame to look like a wood frame, so I used a brown Copic marker to add some shading. Next, I stamped and Copic colored the houses from the Home for the Holidays stamp set. Then I fussy cut it out, and set it aside. On a separate piece of white cardstock, I used a couple Distress Oxide inks to ink blend a background. Once fully dry, I white heat embossed some snowflakes from the same stamp set onto the background. I also drew on some snow with a white gel pen. I glued the frame on top of the blended background, then trimmed off the excess. Next, I adhered the houses in the frame with foam tape, and then glued the framed piece to the red and white striped card base. To finish off my card, I stamped the “wishing you merry days” sentiment from the Merry Days stamp set on a white cardstock strip, and adhered it to the card.

For my next card, I really wanted to use the radiating background 1 die.

I really love to use white cardstock for clean and graphic looks; I die cut the radiating background from white cardstock, and I glued it to an A2 sized card base. I stamped and Copic colored the images from the Floral Vase stamp set. I was going for a winter bouquet in a concrete vase. (I really love how my vase turned out!) I diecut the images with the coordinating die set. I adhered the vase, flowers, and bow to the background with foam tape. I white heat embossed the “joy and love” sentiment on a strip of black cardstock, and adhered it with more foam tape. To finish off my card, I added some clear crystals.

For my next project, I really thought the teardrop tag with fillable elements die set looked really cool, so I thought I would make each of the tags in the set.

I decided to make the tags tone on tone in color, and each one a little different. For the pink tag, I glued the cut out piece right onto the background piece, for the yellow tag, I adhered the cut out piece with foam tape, for the green tag, I decided to make a shaker, and for the red tag, I diecut the cutout piece 2 times and glued them on top of each other. For the sentiments, I used the Delicate Wreath stamp set. I left the red one without a sentiment, because I’m thinking of using it in my December Daily album, so I can add a number.

For my final tags, I used the fillable tag with pocket dies.

I decided to create another tag for my December Daily album. I tried to match some of the colors in my album. I diecut the tag from light blue cardstock, the hole reinforcer with red cardstock, and the pocket piece with vellum. I added a number 5 puffy sticker from the Everyday Musings collection, and some red and white twine. I also made a plain red tag with a light blue hole reinforcer.

I love how my cards and tags turned out, and I hope you do too!  I absolutely love the dies in this Essentials 3 Release.

On to the blog hop and giveaway details:

  • Leave a comment on my blog post for a chance to receive a $25 gift certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store!
  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the entire Essentials 3 release on their blog and Instagram, so be sure to check it out.
  • All winners will be posted on Monday Dec 16, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

Here are the links to the blogs before and after my blog in the blog hop. Pinkfresh Studio is also linked in case you get lost along the way.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

A holiday ornament card, featuring Spellbinders December 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a Holiday ornament card that I created with the December 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Perfect Fit Hexagon Strips.

This month’s kit comes with 4 glimmer plates and 4 pieces of coordinating dies. It also comes with one roll of Aura foil. The glimmer plates that end with a full hexagon are the A plates, and coordinate with the A dies. The plates that end with a half of a hexagon are the B plates, and coordinate with the B dies. There are tiny letters at one end of the dies to let you know which are As and Bs.

I started by choosing red, green, and blue cardstock, then cutting them into strips. I hot foiled the hexagon designs using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. Once I had at least 2 good foiled pieces for each color, I used the coordinating dies and my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut them.

I glued the hexagon strips to a piece of scrap cardstock. On a separate piece of white cardstock that I trimmed to slightly less than A2 sized, I diecut a big circle using a die from the Nestabilites standard circle die set. I adhered the diecut white panel onto of the hexagon strip background to create dimension and interest with foam tape. Next, I tied a bow onto the card with red and white twine, and all of the sudden my diecut circle is now an ornament. I also added a Merry Christmas sentient, which is from the Nov 2019 GOM called Merry Christmas sentiments. I cut it into a small strip and adhered it with foam tape. To finish off my card, I added some clear glitter Nuvo crystal drops.

I hope that you like my card as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out all the goodies on the Spellbinders website

Happy Saturday!


3 Holiday cards, featuring Hip Kit Club

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m sharing 3 holiday cards that I made with the November 2019 kits from Hip Kit Club.

I filmed a process video for my YT channel (junglebarrya):

I started by playing around with the mixed media. I didn’t really have a plan in mind, but I thought I would use the stencil and the Lindy’s powders from the color kit first, so everything would be dry by the time I had some ideas. All my cardbases are made from cardstock from the Cardstock kit. Also, all the sentiments for my card are on the HKC exclusive stamp set, which is included in the Pocket Life kit.

For my first card, I made a Joy ornament card.

I used patten paper strips that I cut from HKC exclusive pattern paper. Next, I die cut 3 circles from a trimmed down piece of white cardstock. I stamped Joy on the white cardstock with Versafine ink, and heat set it with white embossing powder for that shine texture. I adhered the white cardstock to the pattern paper strip background with foam tape, and then the entire panel to a card base. To finish off my card, I made 3 of the fabric bows that come in the Main kit, and glued them on above the circles.

For my next card, I used a couple of cute cardstock ephemera pieces from the HKC exclusive ephemera pack (also from the Main kit).

I trimmed down the mixed media piece that I made with the Lindy’s magical powders and the stencil and texture paste, and adhered it to the right side of my card. I also added a strip of pattern paper. I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with Versamark ink, and heat set it with white embossing powder.

For my last card, I used a cute deer from the same ephemera pack.

I used a piece of pattern paper, as well as one of the mixed media pieces that I made using the stencil and white texture paste. I decided to use gold embossing powder for the sentiment this time, and I love how it turned out!

I hope you like my cards just as much as I do. For a more detailed look at my cardmaking process, I hope you will check out my video. Don’t forget to check out the Hip Kit Club website for these gorgeous kits. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Monday!

3 cute holiday tags, featuring the Spellbinders November 2019 Large DOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 3 holiday tags that I made using the Spellbinders November 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM) called Santa’s Helpers. I also used the add on kit called Santa’s Reindeer to make the deer tag.

I made a process video for my YT channel (junglebarrya):

In the video, I show you how to use the dies to create these cute holiday tags.

For the Large Die of the Month, you can create Santa and a girl or boy elf. I made my elf a girl, because the little braids were too cute!

With the add-on, I created a cute little Rudolph reindeer tag. I think he might be my favorite!

I used cardstock that I had left over from the Spellbinders Merry Everything Christmas kit, which I blogged about here. I also used some cardstock scraps from my stash, as usual.

In my video, I also share some tips on how to add a little more detail to the diecut tags. I used Prismacolor pencils, a Sakura white gel pen, and Copic Markers.

I hope you like my tags…I love how they turned out! Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for the different club kits, like the Large Die of the Month or the Glimmer Foil of the Month, as well as lots of other crafty goodies!

Happy Wednesday!