2 Wedding cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made with the Spellbinders Wedding Season by Nichol Spohr collection.

For my first card, I made a traditional wedding card. This card could be given to the couple as part of their wedding gift, or it can be given to the groom from the bride or to the bride from the groom. I love the clean and classic look! I used the colors that were in my wedding more than 10 years ago.

For this card, I used the Wedding Dress & Tux Etched die set. Using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine, I diecut the dress pieces from white cardstock. To add a little bit of detail to the dress, I took the bodice of the dress, and embossed it using the tiny dot embossing folder. I diecut the tux pieces from black cardstock, the shirt pieces from white cardstock, the tie from blue cardstock, and the boutonniere from pink and green cardstock. I glued the dress pieces together, then the tux pieces together. I also diecut the Happily Ever After Sentiment die set from silver cardstock and 2x from white cardstock. I stacked the sentiments and glued them together to create a dimensional sentiment.

For the background, I used some distress oxide inks, (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch), and ink blended a ombre blue panel. I trimmed the panel to 4 x 5 1/4 inches. To add more interest to the background, I used the Love Stripes embossing folder. I adhered the background panel to a white card base using foam tape. Then I adhered the dress and tux using more foam tape. I glued the sentiment right on top of the dress and tux. To finish off this card, I used a clear glitter brush pen on the tux lapels, and little bit of Nuvo drops in blue babe on the background.

For my next card, I made a Maid of Honor card. This card can be used by a bride to ask a friend to be maid of honor, or as a thank you card for the maid of honor.

I diecut the dress pieces from white cardstock for the wedding dress. I cut florals with pink, lavender, purple, and green cardstock, as well as the sash from purple cardstock for the wedding dress details. I also cut the bodice, shoulder straps and a bow in purple cardstock for the maid of honor dress. Like the wedding dress in my first card, I used the tiny dots embossing folder to create interest on the dress. After gluing the dress pieces together, I set them aside to work on the background.

For my background, I used some distress inks (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Seedless Preserves) to create an ink blended background. I wanted my card to say Maid of Honor, so I looked through my stash, and pulled out the alpha plates from an old Glimmer of the Month kit (April 2019) to spell out Maid of Honor.  I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine and the Fuchsia Flower foil. For the sentiment strip, I used a sentiment from last month’s Glimmer of the Month called Thanks a Million, and I used blush foil.

I adhered my background panel, again trimmed to 4 x 5 1/4 inches, to a white card base with foam tape. I adhered the dresses with foam tape, and used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip as well. To finish off the card, I added some Nuvo drops in shimmering rose.

I really love how these cards turned out, and I hope you do too!

Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for these awesome pieces in the Wedding Collection by Nichol Spohr.

Happy Tuesday!

Birthday card, featuring Spellbinders June 2020 Large Die of the Month

Hello crafty friends!

Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made featuring Spellbinders’ June 2020 Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Geometrical Floral Frames.

This month’s LDOM includes 8 cutting dies. I believe I used them all except the smaller frame.

First, I started by diecutting all my pieces. I die cut the larger geometric frame 2x from gold cardstock. I also cut the leaves and flowers from cardstock scraps. I set the diecut pieces aside to work on the background.

For my background, I took a brayer with a little bit of light blue acrylic paint, and painted on a piece of white mixed media paper. Once fully dry, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system to foil the sentiment from the June 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month onto the background with black foil. I was a little worried about foiling onto a painted background, but it foiled perfectly.

Next, I glued the 2 frame pieces, offset a little bit, onto the background. I then started to glue on pieces of the greenery, making sure to only glue a little bit of the bottom so the end can pop off the page for dimension. Next, I added the red berries and the flowers.

I finished off the card with just a few drops of Liquid Pearls in brass to the center of the flowers.

I love how this card turned out! I have been loving the look of gold & glass terrariums in home decor, so of course I was excited to achieve a similar look on a card.

I hope I’ve inspired you to get crafty. Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for all these awesome monthly kits!

Happy Friday!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders May 2020 LDOM

Hello crafty friends! I hope you all are staying healthy and safe.

Today I’m sharing a couple cards that I made featuring Spellbinders’ Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Kaleidoscope Card Creator. This kit comes with 11 dies, which allow you to create beautiful 3 layer frame cards. For some versatility, I made a card using just two of the dies for a fun graphic look, and I made another card using most of the dies to create a framed look.

Here is the first card I made using 2 of the square dies:

I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine to diecut each of the 2 squares from rainbow colors. These squares are so small, I was able to use even the smallest pieces of cardstock scraps from my stash. I knew I wanted to create a graphic pattern, and I wanted to add some interest. I glued the 2 squares on some of the colors for a tone on tone layered look. On a few other colors, I went back and die cut one more of the squares to created an even more dimensional look. Some colors, I left as a single layer. You might be able to tell the different dimensions in my next photo.

For the background, I foiled one of the sentiments from the May 2020 Large Die of the Month using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system on a piece of white cardstock. I trimmed it to 4 x 5 1/4 in so that I could leave a border on my A2 sized card base. Next, I started to glue on my squares in rainbow order. Since my card design is so graphic, I made sure to keep my squares straight and spaced evenly. Once all glued, I adhered the panel to the card base with foam tape. To finish off my card, I used a little bit of Nuvo clear glitter drops and added them to a few of the squares for interest.

I love the way this card turned out! It’s definitely my style: clean and graphic and colorful!

For my next card, I thought it would make a great Mother’s Day card, so I used pink cardstock.

I diecut each the 3 layer corner pieces 4 times, and each of the 3 connecting square pieces 2 times. I made sure to diecut the correct layer piece in the same colored cardstock, so each of my top pieces with be light pink, each of my middle pieces would be pink, and the bottom pieces would be dark pink. I glued all the layered pieces together. Since everything lines up, it was easy to glue. Next I connected the 2 top corner pieces, and the 2 bottom corner pieces. Then I connected them together using the square piece. Again, since everything lines up, it was easy to put together. I glued the frame piece to an A2 sized craft colored card base.

I die cut the center oval piece from the same light pink cardstock, and then I diecut the large Thank you shadow sentiment from pink and dark pink cardstock. (They are the Die D-Lites Bold Type Thank You Etched Dies.) I glued the sentiment pieces together to create a shadowed look. You can see them closer in the next photo:

I adhered the oval piece in the center with thin foam tape, which turned out to be the height of my diecut frame. Next I adhered the large Thank you sentiment. I added the “You are the Best” sentiment (which is from the same May GOM set I linked above). To finish off the card, I added some white paint splatters and Nuvo glitter drops.

This card turned out really cute too. I hope you liked my projects and were inspired to create your own layered graphic cards. Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for the club kits and much more.

Happy Thursday!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders April 2020 LDOM

Hello friends! How are you holding up during this crazy time? Some days are better than others for me. I’m trying to find fun things to do with my kiddos, and I think they got my love of crafts. I’ve shared a couple of kids crafts on my IG so far; if you want to check it out, my IG is @junglebarrya.

Today I’m sharing a small bunny basket and an Easter card featuring Spellbinders’ Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Happy Celebrations. This kit comes with 24 dies; these dies coordinate perfectly with the Truckin Through the Seasons LDOM set which is available for purchase if you missed out on it when it came out, or they can be used alone. There are 6 new sentiments perfect for a birthday, a sports lover, or a baby announcement or shower.

I made a birthday card using the Truckin Through the Seasons set, as well as a card using only the dies in this month’s LDOM.

For my first card, I made a birthday card using the truck, and the birthday dies from this month’s LDOM.

I diecut all the pieces using cardstock scraps. I glued all the pieces of the truck, then glued the pieces for the birthday hat, cupcake and birthday sentiment. I glued the hat and cupcake inside the bed of the truck.

For my background I used some Distress inks as watercolors, and created a rainbow wash background. Once dry, I adhered the truck with foam tape. To embellish the background a bit, I diecut some tiny stars (which are included with the Truckin Through the Seasons set), and glued them to the background. I also added small dots of Nuvo drops for a birthday confetti look.

Here is a past process video on my YT channel (junglebarrya) showing you how to assemble the truck:

For my next card, I made a sports themed card, using only the dies from the Happy Celebrations.

I diecut the sports equipment pieces from cardstock, and glued the pieces together. Each of the balls have 2-3 pieces that you need to glue. The basketball consists of the circle die, and the black seams is one piece. The soccer ball consists of the circle die, and the hexagon piece is one die. The football consists of the ball piece and the seam piece. The baseball and tennis ball consists of the small circle die, and the 2 seam pieces. The bat is just one piece. I also diecut the sentiment in gold glitter cardstock, and the background rectangle piece in white cardstock.

Once I glued all the pieces together, I glued the sports pieces onto a blue cardstock background. I trimmed off the excess, then adhered the sentiment piece with foam tape.

Along with the birthday and sports themed dies, there are also dies that make a baby bottle and rattle. These would be great for a baby shower card, a pregnancy announcement, or a birth announcement.

I am thrilled that Spellbinders came out with more dies to coordinate with the truck. It’s always great to be able to use dies that you already have.

I love how these cards turned out, and I hope you do too.  Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for all this Large Die of the Month!

Happy Saturday!

2 Modern Essentials cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I created using Spellbinders Glimmer plates and dies. I’m using a few pieces from the Modern Essentials collection.

For both of my cards, I used the Nestabilities Essential Circles Etched Dies, the Essential Glimmer Circles Hot Foil Plates, and the Die D-Lites Bold Type Thank You Etched Dies. I also used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine, my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system, the Everyday Sentiments II glimmer hot foil plates, and the Nestabilites standard circle die set.

For my first card, I used warm tones: pinks and reds on a craft cardstock background and cardbase.

First I used the circle hot foil plates and Magenta foil roll on a piece of craft cardstock that I trimmed to 3 3/4 x 5 in. I also used one of the etched dies to die cut a circle of dots (in the top right corner). Next, I foiled the circles on various pieces of pink, red, and white cardstock using the magenta, pink, and blush foil rolls. I used the circle etched dies, as well as a few of the standard circle dies to diecut the different sized circles. I adhered all of the circles to the craft cardstock using both liquid glue and foam tape for interest and dimension. I trimmed off the excess.

I diecut the You bold type from the Thank You etched dies from pink glitter cardstock, as well as copper colored mirrored cardstock. I adhered them together with glue, creating a drop shadow look. I also used the pink foil roll, black cardstock, and the Shine Bright sentiment from the Every day Sentiments II to foil an additional sentiment. I used the die that came with the March 2020 GOM to diecut the sentiment strip. I added the You die, and the sentiment strip to the cardstock, and the adhered the entire thing to an A2 sized card base in the matching craft cardstock. To finish off my card, I used a little Nuvo glitter drops in golden sunset.

For my second card, I decided to use cool tone colors: blues and aquas on a white card base.

I made the card exactly the same way, but I used glimmer rolls in skybright, teal, and silver.

I used blue glittered cardstock, and silver mirrored cardstock for the You diecut. I also used Nuvo crystal drops in Silver Lining.

I really love the way these cards turned out. I have to say that I’m still inspired by the cards that I created with the Feb LDOM, which you can see in my blog post here.

Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for all these Modern Essentials goodies!

Happy Friday!

3D basket, and a bunny Easter card, featuring Spellbinders March 2020 LDOM

Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a small bunny basket and an Easter card featuring Spellbinders’ Large Die of the Month kit (LDOM) called Basket Full of Bunnies.  The kit comes with 9 dies that you can create a 3D basket, a card, or embellishments for a memory keeping project. For my projects, I made a basket and a card:

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

I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine and some cardstock scraps to die cut all of my pieces. You will be able to see in detail how I put these projects together in my YT process video.

For my first project, I made a basket.

I filled my basket with chocolate eggs for Easter. I think this basket would be a perfect gift for teens; you could fill this with their favorite candy and a gift card or a small gift like lipgloss, instead of a big basket filled with toys. I think these would look great on a desk or a table with your guest’s name on them as a place setting.

For my card, I used a few pieces from the Spellbinders March 2020 GOM. Here is my blog post for that kit.

I put together the basket and bunnies just like I did for the 3D basket. For my background, I used distress oxide inks and a cloud stencil. I added the foiled eggs and the sentiment from the Spellbinders March 2020 GOM.

To finish off my projects, I added some glossy accents to the eyes and nose, as well as some clear glitter Nuvo drops to the center of my flowers.

I love the way these Easter projects turned out, and I hope you do too. Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for all this Large Die of the Month!

Happy Tuesday!

2 Easter cards, featuring Spellbinders March 2020 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 Easter cards that I created with the March 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Eggstra Special.

The March GOM comes with 8 foil plates (3 designs and 5 sentiments), 4 metal dies, and a foil roll in skybright. You can use the 3 egg shaped dies to diecut 3 sizes of eggs. You can mix and match the word plates to create different sentiments, and use the die to perfectly diecut them out.

For my first card, I foiled the designs using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. I used the skybright foil that came with the kit, and I also used the foil rolls in pink and blush to foil the designs on pastel colored cardstock.  Next, I used the largest egg die to diecut the designs using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine. For the sentiment, I used the words hello and spring, and I foiled it using silver foil on dark pink cardstock. I used the sentiment strip die to diecut it out. I love the size of this die!

For my background, I used the packaging technique for an almost tie dye watercolor technique. I smushed some distess ink onto some plastic packaging, sprayed it with water, and then smushed a piece of white cardstock on top. I trimmed the cardstock to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, then used my scoreboard to score a little border. I adhered the eggs using foam tape, and then added the sentiment strip right in the middle. I adhered the entire piece to a 5 x 7 in card panel that I made with white cardstock. To finish off my card, I added just a few clear glitter Nuvo drops.

For my second card, I created a very similar card, but I wanted it to be clean and classic, so I went for a white on white look.

I love the way these 2 cards turned out, and I hope you do too. They are perfect for Easter! Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for all these awesome monthly kits!

Happy Friday!

2 artsy cards, featuring Spellbinders February 2020 LDOM

Hello friends! I’m back with 2 more artsy cards featuring Spellbinders’ Large Die of the Month kit (DOM) called Art Studio Abstracts. I absolutely love the February dies! I made 2 5×7 cards with this kit:

The kit includes 14 dies. Some of the dies diecut multiple shapes, so you get 19 shapes, and 3 of the dies diecut patterns. There are so many ways you can use these dies for variety. You’ll be able to see that, especially on my second card. I really love the creative freedom you get with these abstract art pieces.

For my first card, I just used one of the dies repeatedly, the one shaped like a rainbow. This is one of the dies that diecuts 2 shapes. I diecut the rainbow with different colored cardstocks in my stash using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine. I arranged them on a 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 in white cardstock panel. I adhered them on the panel in rainbow order with different width foam tape.

For the sentiment, I used the Everyday Sentiments II glimmer hot foil plates along with my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system and matte silver foil.

For my next card, I decided to use every single die in the kit. I used the same color cardstocks, as well as a few more. I diecut some of the dies with the texture cut out, and then glued a solid die in the same shape in a darker color right underneath. On some of the shapes, I layered another diecut piece on top for even more variety. I also used different thicknesses of foam tape to add interest.

I used the same sentiment sent along with my glimmer foils system for my sentiment. I used the pink foil for this sentiment. To add even more artsy texture, I used a white gel pen to add dots and stripes.

I absolutely love how these cards turned out! After I made the rainbow card, I didn’t think I’d make something that I could like as much, but I might like the second card more! What do you think? Which do you like?

I love the way these artsy cards turned out, and I hope you do too. Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for all this Large Die of the Month!

Happy Tuesday!

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!