2 slider cards, featuring the Spellbinders June 2019 Large DOM kit

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of slider cards that I made using the Spellbinders June 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM).  This month the kit is called Festive Wreaths Slider, and it includes all the pieces to make a slider card, as well as lots of different themed elements to decorate the wreath, such as stars, hearts, flowers and leaves, and they even included seasonal items like snowflakes, bunnies and Easter eggs.

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I created a process video on my YT channel:

 

If you watch my video, you can see how I die cut all the elements, and attach them together to create these cute slider wreath cards.

The first card I created was the pink floral card.

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I was still trying to figure out how to use the dies, and my biggest tip would be for you to use heavy weight cardstock for the middle inside panel (the one that you pull).  If you use a light weight cardstock, the slider is flimsy and isn’t as smooth when you try to push it in.  My other tip for you would be to cut the half circle die 3 times instead of 2.  That way, the top of the wreath, the part that isn’t attached to the card, will be sturdier and have a clean look from the back.

For the sentiments for both of my cards, I used the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine, and my favorite Everyday Sentiments II hot plate set.

The second card that I created was a gender neutral birthday option, and I used the stars as my embellishments.

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You could totally go all the way around the circle with the embellishments, but I liked created just a couple of embellishments on both of my cards.

I just love interactive cards (hence my love of shaker cards), and these were so much fun to create!  I hope you check out my process video, as it is so much easier to show you how to assemble them rather than write out the steps.

Other supplies:

 

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Tuesday!

 

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders So Many Sentiments truck add-on Dies

Hello friends!  I am so excited to share 2 cards with you, featuring the Spellbinders So Many Sentiments add-on dies for the Truck dies from the October 2018 Large Die of the Month.  The Truckin Through the Seasons LDOM set has been restocked, so if you missed out last October, now’s your chance to get them!

I’ve got a YT process video, if you are interested:

 

When I made my cards last October, I made a fall and a winter themed card.  You can see the 2 cards that I made for that LDOM in my blog post here.  This time around, I wanted to make Spring/ Summer themed cards.  Here is what I came up with using the truck dies, and 2 of the new sentiments:

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I made a green CONGRATS truck, and I had my niece’s high school graduation in mind when I made this card.  (Her school’s colors are green and white.)  I decided to fill the truck with pretty florals.  All the dies came in the Truckin Through the Seasons set, including the florals, with the exception of the tailgate sentiment piece, which is from the So Many Sentiments Set.

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For the background, I ink blended a sky with clouds.  I added a few more florals, gold stars, and Liquid Pearls in white opal to finish my card.

 

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For the next card, I thought I might use it as a teacher appreciation card for the end of the school year.

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I made the truck classic red, and the sentiment I chose was UR GREAT.  I also filled this truck with pretty florals.

For the background, I used a pattern paper from my stash.  It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the left side has a rough ripped edge.  I also folded the top left corner, and attached it down with tiny staples.  For the sentiment, I used the Everyday Sentiments II and the rose gold foil.  I added some more of the Liquid Pearls in white opal to finish off my card.

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I love, love, love these truck dies and sentiments!  I think these cards turned out so cute, and I hope you do too!  If you didn’t grab the truck dies last October, don’t wait to get it this time!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy Tuesday!

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends, and welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop!  You should be coming from Ivana’s blog, and after me is Kelly’s blog.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog.  More details on the hop and giveaways will be outlined below.

I was so excited about all these gooddies, I created 4 cards!

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Each card is a little different, and I love them all!  LOL!

For the first card, I used the Braided Tag die, and the Blooming Bouquet stamp set.

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First I stamped the floral image, then colored it in with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating die to cut it out.

On a white piece of cardstock, I used Distress Oxide in Spun Sugar to lightly add some pink color.  I used the Braided Tag die; I used the outer tag die, and one of the detailed pieces.  I stamped the “Happy sentiment from the Blooming Boquest stamp set towards the top right of the card.  Next, I attached the floral piece with foam squares.  I added the “mother’s day” sentiment with more foam tape, which I stamped with VersaMark ink and heat set with white embossing powder on black cardstock.  I tied a piece of twine, and added the pink jewels to finish off my card.

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For my next card, I used the Pretty Frames 2, and a sentiment from the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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The plate is all one plate, but it cuts frames that you can use all together or separately.  I ran the die cut frames through my die cutting machine around 5 times with white textured cardstock.  To really showcase all the frames, I separated the frames and glued the coordinating layers to create thickness.  For example, some of the frames are only 2 frames thick, others are 3 frames thick, and one of the frames is 5 layers thick.  I then pieced them all back together, and glued them on a white card base.  I think this would make an excellent wedding card!

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For my next card, I used two of the Fancy Label Frames to create white frames.  I also used the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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I taped 2 of the dies together, and die cut the frames around 7 times.  I thought it would look like pretty wallpaper or fancy molding on a wall.  On a separate white cardstock, I used Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass to create a light ink blend.  Next I glued on all the frames, and then trimmed the panel to slightly smaller than A2 sized.

I stamped the humming bird and floral onto white cardstock, and colored them with Copic markers.  I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  Then I attached them on with foam squares, trimming some of the floral off.  I added the sentiment with foam tape, which I stamped and heat set with white embossing powder.  To finish my card, I glued on some blue jewels.

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For my last card, I used some of the hexagons from the Basic Label Frames and the Folk Hummingbird stamp set.

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I lined up a few of the hexagons, and die cut it from white cardstock.  The I positioned a few more hexagons, and die cut them to create a total of 5 hexagon windows.  On another piece of white cardstock, I ink blended Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral.    I used foam tape, and adhered the hexagon panel to the ink blended panel.

I adhered the stamped, colored, and die cut floral piece to the hexagon panel with more foam tape.  I carefully stamped the sentiment, then finished off my card with pink jewels.

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I really love how these cards turned out…the May Essentials release is awesome!  I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty!

 

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!

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  • Pinkfresh Studio will be giving away the entire May Essentials Release on their blog and IG, so make sure you comment on their posts as well.
  • All winners will be posted on Monday May 27, 2019 on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE.  Winners must check that page and claim prize within 2 weeks.

 

Pinkfresh Studio is also offering 2 shopping promos this week, so make sure you check out their website.

  1. First is a free die with purchase. There is both an XO and mini floral die, and there is no code necessary.  The die will automatically load into your cart.  
  2. Pinkfresh will also be offering free/discounted shipping from May 20-26th on orders $50+.  You must use the code MAYESSFREESHIP50.  Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for International friends.

 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Don’t forget to keep hopping.

Here is the Blog Hop order:

Pinkfresh Studio

Alix Davis

Angelica Conrad

Caly Person

Cathy Zielske

Emily Midgett

Enza Gudor

Heather Hoffman

Ivana Camdzic

Jung AhSang  *you are here

Kelly Lunceford  <— your NEXT stop!

Laura Bassen

Lea Lawson

Natasha Valkovskaya

Rebecca Luminarias

TaeEun Yoo

Vicky Papaioannou

Yoonsun Hur

Zsoka Marko

 

Happy Monday!

Best Wishes card, featuring Spellbinders May 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far.  Today I’m sharing a Best Wishes card, using the Spellbinders May 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM).  I also used the flower and leaves dies from the May 2019 Large Die of the Month (LDOM).

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On a piece of white cardstock, I used my Glimmer Hot Foil System to hot foil the filigree frame with the Polished Brass foil, which both came in the GOM.  Next, I used Distress Oxide inks in Squeezed Lemonade and Abandoned Coral with an old makeup brush to ink blend right on top of the hot foil.  I hadn’t tried foiling first, then ink blending before, so this was a bit of an experiment.  After all the ink blending, I took a paper towel to buff off the residual ink on the foiling.  I will admit that the ink blending and the buffing did dull down the foiling a little bit, so I will stick to ink blending then foiling next time.  Using the oval die that came with the filigree frame, I die cut an oval from the center of the cardstock.  I then trimmed it down to slightly less than A2 sized.

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On a separate piece of white cardstock, I used the “Best Wishes” sentiment that came with the Glimmer Hot Foil machine, and the same foil that I used for the frame.  I used foam tape on the back of the filigree frame panel, and adhered it the the Best Wishes panel.  Next, I adhered the entire thing to an A2 sized white card base.

I added some die cut flowers and leaves from the May LDOM to my card.  I finished it off using liquid pearls in brass and white opal.

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I love how elegant and feminine my card turned out.  I hope you do too!  Don’t forget to check out all of the Spellbinders Clubs for kits filled with awesome value.  Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Sunday!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders May 2019 Large Die of the Month

Hi crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I created using the Spellbinders April 2019 Large Die of the Month kit.  This kit contains all the dies you need to create the cutest cards, from birthday to wedding, to general congrats cards.  The kit features metal dies to make a dimensional cake with beautiful flowers, and all the accessories.

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I made a YT process video, if you’d like to see the dies in action!

 

For the first card, I made a birthday card for my sister.  This kit is perfect for birthdays, because not only are there candles, but there are numbers as well.  She turned 36, so that is what I used as my cake topper.

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I used Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and white cardstock to create a light pink ombre cake.  On another piece of white cardstock, I used Distress Oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade to add ink to my background.  I used a MFT stencil to add some sunshine-ie rays to the background.

While those inked panels were drying, I die cut the 3 and the 6 from gold glitter cardstock using my Platinum machine.  I also die cut the 2 different flower and leaf sizes using cardstock scraps from my stash.  I cut the flowers from purple, dark purple, blue, pink, and gold glitter cardstock.  I cut the leaves from dark green and light green cardstock.  Then, I die cut the cake layers from the pink ink blended panel.

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To put my card together, I used fun foam to adhere the background panel to the card base.  I used strong double sided tape to attach the cake layers, and I used liquid glue to attach all the little details.

I put the sentiment on the inside of the card, and I used the Spellbinders Sentimental Words stamp set.  I used my Misti and Archival jet black ink for the perfect stamped image.

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For my next card, I made a card that would be great for a wedding or even an anniversary.

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I made this card in a very similar fashion as my first card.  For the background, I used Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass.  I used the same floral colors, but instead of using the smaller flowers for the middle, I used small pearls instead.  For the sentiment, I used “Best Day Ever,” which is a sticker from the Spellbinders Relax & Enjoy sticker sentiments.  Since it is a velum sticker, I stuck it to a piece of white cardstock first, then cut it out leaving a slight border.

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I am so happy with this month’s Large DOTM kit.  I think it is a really versatile set, and I just love how pretty you can make your cards…the dimension and detail are awesome.

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!  Thanks for hanging out!

Happy Wednesday!

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 Out & About layouts, featuring Pinkfresh Studio

Hello friends!  Today, I’m on the Pinkfresh Studio blog sharing 2 layouts that I created from the new Out and About collection.  Stop by the PfS blog for more photos and information!  One of my favorite pieces from the whole collection is the New Places pattern paper (the one with rainbow stripes).  I love it, and was so inspired by it!

For my first layout, I wanted to document baby girl’s first airplane ride (who is now 2 years old).  I used the New Places paper as inspiration, and I decided to add some machine stitching in stripes and in a rainbow pattern on some white cardstock.  Originally I had planned to cut off the tails of the thread, but then decided that I kid of like the fringed looks, so I just trimmed the pieces that were too long.

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For this layout, I was also inspired by all the circles on the Explore pattern paper.  So using some metal nesting dies, I die cut a few circles from the pattern papers in this collection, as well as my 2 photos.

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I arranged all the circles on my layout until I liked how things looked.  I adhered some of the circles with double sided tape, and others with foam squares to add a bit of interest and dimension.  To embellish my layout I pulled out some circle embellishments and airplane themed embellishments.  I also used some of the enamel dots from this collection, as well as some enamel dots from Pinkfresh Studio’s previous collections.

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For my title, I chose the “going places” banner sticker, and then I added “She’s” using the tiny puffy alpha stickers from the Everyday Musings collection.To finish off my layout, I added a strip of the rainbow striped paper to the bottom of my page.

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For my second layout, I documented a quick stop to Mt. Scott in OK.  I am using a Pinkfresh Studio cut file called travel tags, which will be available for free in the Pinkfresh Studio Fan group soon.  I used 2 of the cut file tags: one has a mountain scene, and the other says Wander.  I backed those tags with the rainbow striped New Places pattern paper.

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I decided that I wanted to create a background of tags, so I added the cut file tags, and a few tags from the Travel tags pack, as well as a pieces that I cut out from the Bucket List paper to look like tags.

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Next I added my 2 photos with foam squares to elevate them off the tags.  I framed one of the photos with one of the stitched frames.

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To finish off my layout, I embellished the tags and the frames with some of the same pieces from the collection that I used from the first layout.

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I love how my projects turned out, and I hope you do too.Don’t forget to check out the Out and About collection!

Happy Monday!