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!

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 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!

A Holiday card & tag, featuring Spellbinders November 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a Holiday card and tag that I created with the November 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Shimmering Merry Christmas Sentiments.

This month’s kit comes with 10 Holiday sentiment plates and 2 sentiment strip dies. One die cuts a fish tail/ ribbon cut edge, and the other creates a diagonal cut on both sides. You also get a silver foil roll.

In case you can’t read the greetings, they say:

WARM HOLIDAY GREETINGS, FROM ALL OF US, CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS, SENDING MISTLETOE KISSES, YOU MADE THE NICE LIST, NO PEEKING, MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT, TWINKLE & SHINE, MERRY CHRISTMAS, and YOU SLEIGH

For my first card, I decided to use the diagonal cut die and die cut pieces of cardstock in the colors pink, light blue, and dark blue. I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I hot foiled 3 sentiments using the silver foil and red cardstock using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. I used the die with the ribbon end to die cut the sentiments.

One a piece of white cardstock, I glued on the cardstock strips, varying the length, then trimming off the excess. Next, I used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strips. To finish off the card, I added some sparkling clear sequins.

I also used one of the sentiment strips that I created, and adhered it to a little deer tag. I made this tag using the November 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM) and add on. I will have a blog post and process video soon, so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, here’s a preview.

I hope you like my card and tag. Don’t forget to check out all the goodies on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Saturday!

2 Thank you cards, featuring Spellbinders October 2019 Large DOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of thank you cards, and a tag that I made using the Spellbinders October 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM).  This month the kit is called Fall Flora, and it comes with 17 dies.

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For my first card, I didn’t have a design in mind, so I decided to chose a fall color palette first.  Then, I diecut the pieces from cardstock scraps in my stash using my Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine.  I layed out all the pieces trying to think of a design, and I realized I liked the way the florals looked, so I decided to use the diecut floral pieces on the background.  I glued them to craft cardstock, then trimmed it to about 4 x 5 1/4 in.  I diecut the Thanks sentiment 3 times, once from gold cardstock, and twice from white cardstock.  I stacked and glued them all together to get a thick dimensional sentiment.  I diecut the 2 fancy label pieces, glued them together, then glued the thanks on top.  I adhered the background panel to a white card base using fun foam, and then the sentiment label on top of with more foam tape.

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I love how this card came out.

My next card was equally as unplanned as the first.  Since all the dies cut different pieces in one, I had a lot left over.  In particular, there’s a die that cuts 4 flowers and 4 holly berries.  I diecut that die several times with red cardstock, but only used the berries on the first card.  I had lots of red flowers left over, and I was trying to think of a way to use them all on a card.  I decided to diecut a heart from white cardstock, and glued all the red flowers on.  Then I trimmed off the excess flowers.  I wanted to keep this card fairly simple, so I adhered the heart to a white card base with foam tape.  Next, I wanted to add the thanks sentiment, but with the busy red floral heart, it didn’t pop out very well.  I decided to adhere it to a hand cut aqua banner, and I popped it up with foam tape as well.  Even though this card was made purely to use up leftovers, I love the way it turned out.

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This card shows that you can make a card that would be great for any occasion…not just fall themed cards!

As with my second card, I had a few pieces still left over…most notably the pumpkin, so I decided to make a small gift tag.

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I really hope you like my cards.  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!

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Happy Tuesday!