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!

2 watercolor cards, featuring Spellbinders June 2020 Glimmer of the Month

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 watercolor cards that I made using the June 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Let Your Sentiments Shine.

This month’s kit comes with 5 foil plate sentiments. You also get a black foil roll.

For both of my cards, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system to foil the sentiments from the kit, as well as the Essential Glimmer Circles Hot Foil Plates to foil the dotted circle around the sentiment. I used the Nestabilites standard circle die set to diecut the circle.

For my first card, I foiled the “Friends Make Everything Better” sentiment and the dotted circle first, then added watercolor on top. I blew through a straw to get the fun splattered effect.

Have you tried the straw technique? My 3 year old thought it was so cool and had to try for herself.

For my second card, I added 4 colors of watercolor using the packaging technique. Once dry, I foiled the sentiment and dotted circle.

Whether I foiled before or after watercoloring, the sentiments turned out perfect. I diecut the watercolor pieces with a circle die, then foam mounted them to a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 teal colored card base. To finish off the cards, I used some sequins from the FSJ Starry Night sequins

I love how these CAS (clean and simple) cards turned out, and I hope you like them too. I really love these sentiments, and see myself getting a lot of use out of them. Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out all the goodies on the Spellbinders website

Happy Monday!

2 thanks cards, featuring Spellbinders May 2020 Glimmer of the Month

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 rainbow cards that I created with the May 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Thanks a Million.

This month’s kit comes with 7 foil plates and 7 dies; 4 of the glimmer plates are sentiments, and I’ve shown them all below. You also get a blush foil roll.

For my first card, I decided to make a pretty watercolor background. I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system to foil the big THANKS sentiment. Watercolor paper works really good with the hot foil system, and the sentiment came out perfectly in one go. I trimmed the watercolor piece to about 4 x 5 1/4 in, rounded the corners, and adhered it to a white card base with foam tape.

I added a “for all you do” foiled sentiment strip with foam tape right on top of the sentiment, and finished off the card with just a few Nuvo drops.

For my next card, I foiled the large sentiment on black cardstock. To dress up the card a bit, I decided to make some of the floral pieces. There is one floral glimmer plate and one leaf glimmer plate, so I made one of each, and then used the coordinating die to diecut them out. I also diecut some of the other floral pieces. There are a total of 4 floral pieces that you can use separately or layer together to create 2 flowers. There are also 2 greenery pieces.

I trimmed the black foiled piece, and adhered it to a pink card base with foam tape. I added the “a million” sentiment strip. and then added the floral pieces that I made. To finish off the card, I used a few Nuvo drops.

These 2 thank you cards were pretty easy to put together, but I love the impact of the large foiled sentiment. I’m thrilled with how these turned out, and 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 Thursday!

2 rainbow cards, featuring Spellbinders April 2020 Glimmer of the Month

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 rainbow cards that I created with the April 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Celebrate the Day.

This set includes 9 glimmer foil plates, and 1 cutting die. I have to admit that I made a mistake, and thought there were 2 different sized cutting dies, but the smaller rectangle is supposed to be a foiling plate. It works perfectly for a die though, haha! You also get the speckled prism foil.

I decided to keep my cards upbeat (in light of recent stay at home events), and created rainbow striped backgrounds using strips of cardstock from my stash. After cutting the strips of cardstock to about 1/4″, I glued them to 2 pieces of scrap printer paper that I trimmed to about 4 x 5 1/4 in. I popped my 2 rainbow backgrounds to a white cardbase with foam tape.

Just like the April 2020 Large Die of the Month, the GOM works perfectly with the Truckin Through the Seasons LDOM set.

For my first card, I foiled the “happiness delivered” sentiment using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system. I also diecut and put together a black truck. I adhered the truck to the rainbow background with foam tape.

I added some of the FSJ Starry Night sequins to finish up my card.

For my next card, I wanted to show the sentiment without using the truck. I used the “just a note” sentiment, and adhered it with foam tape. I added a couple of star sequins to finish off my card.

I love the way these 2 cards turned out, and I hope you do too. They are pretty simple, but definitely pack a punch! Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders site for all these awesome monthly kits!

Happy Monday!

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!

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 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I created with the February 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Art Studio Glimmer.

The January 2020 GOM includes 3 hot foil plates and 3 cutting dies. It also includes a gold foil roll. You can mix and match the glimmer plates with the different sized cutting dies. You can cover the entire diecut with the pattern, or you can diecut the shape with only a little part covered with the pattern. I made a couple of examples here:

For my first card, I used some of the pink and purple colors in the Jane Davenport Colorsticks in Silky Skin to lightly watercolor on a piece of white cardstock. Then I used the pattern glimmer plates to add some foiled pattern on my watercolor panel using my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system.  I used pink and magenta foil rolls. I also pulled pink and purple cardstock scraps from my stash, and added the foiled patterns. Next, I used the 3 different sized dies to diecut from the patterns using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine.

I adhered the patterned diecuts to a gray cardstock panel using foam tape. For my sentiment, I used the pink foil and the Everyday Sentiments II glimmer hot foil plates. I just split the sentiment in half. To finish off the card, I added some enamel dots in coordinating pink and purple.

For my next card, I used the glimmer patterned diecuts from my example photo.

I wanted to add some interest to my background panel, so I used the metal plates to dry emboss a piece of white cardstock. I absolutely love the subtle texture of this background! Again, I adhered the diecuts with both glue and foam squares for dimension. I used another sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments II set, and then added enamel dots.

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 these amazing products!

Happy Friday!

2 cards, featuring Spellbinders new Foiled Basics Collection by Yana Smakula

Hello friends!  I’m on the Spellbinders blog today as a guest, and I am using the new Foiled Basics collection by Yana Smakula. The collection will go live on February 10, 2020. When I saw the products in this collection, I immediately knew I had to make a polka dot card; I love polka dots!

Today, I’m working with all the products from this collection.  I am using the Polka Dot Strip, Yana’s Sentiments set, the Foliage Border set, and the Organic Foliage set.

For my first card, I wanted to showcase the polka dot strip.  On a piece of light blue cardstock, I used my Glimmer Hot Foil System as well as the speckled prism hot foil to foil the polka dot pattern.  I used the polka dot strip foil plate 3 times, lining it up, to create a full page of polkadots.  I wanted to add a little more interest to the polka dot background, so I used a distress oxide ink, and ink blended to create a slight blue gradient.  Next, I trimmed my polka dot background piece, and adhered it to a piece of navy blue cardstock to frame it out.  On another piece of navy blue cardstock, I hot foiled the “Sending My Love” sentiment from Yana’s sentiment set, and the circle foil plate from the Foliage Border set.  Then I used one of my Nestabilities Circle dies to die cut the circle.  To put my card together, I used a white A2 sized card base, adhered the polka dot background, and then adhered the circle sentiment piece with foam squares.  I added a silver glitter heart that I die cut, using a heart from a previous Spellbinders Large Die of the Month Kit (Festive Wreath Slider Card).

I decided to make a gift tag using similar colors and products as my first card.  I used a light blue cardstock and sliver hot foil to foil the polka dot strip.  I trimmed it into a tag shape, and punched a hole.  I used silver foil, and the “Thank You” sentiment from Yana’s sentiment set on dark blue cardstock.  Again, I trimmed it into a tag shape (slightly smaller) and punched a hole.  Finally, I glued on a silver glitter die cut heart, and tied the 2 tags together.  

For my next project, I created a more feminine card.  I used the same “Sending My Love” sentiment and circle foil plate as the first card, but I decided to use Magenta foil and light pink cardstock.  Again, I die cut the circle and then glued on a die cut glitter heart.  Next, I set up the foliage plates on my glimmer machine in a vertical strip, keeping in mind the spacing.  I foiled the foliage using the same Magenta foil on dark pink cardstock, and I repeated the pattern twice.  I trimmed the foiled piece, and set it aside.  On a piece of white cardstock, I used a few shades of pink distress inks to add a watercolor background.  Once dry, I trimmed and glued it to an A2 sized white cardbase.  I glued the foiled foliage strip to the left of the card, and then the circle sentiment on top with foam squares.  

I really hope you like how my cards have turned out.  I love the clean graphic vibe of these cards, and I think it allows the foiling elements to shine.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies: Cardstock, Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, and Picked Raspberry, Distress Oxide ink in Broken China, Foam Squares

I hope I have inspired you to get crafty.  Don’t forget to check out this awesome Foiled Basics release on the Spellbinders website.  I really love Yana’s sentiment set; there are perfect sentiments for various occasions!


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!