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!

2 Fall cards, featuring Spellbinders October 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I created with the September 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Sunset Harvest.

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This month’s GOM comes with 6 plates and 5 coordinating dies.  You also get a copper foil roll.  The “many thanks” sentiment is perfect for this time of year.

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I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system, the glimmer plates and the copper and polished brass foils for my cards.  I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine and the coordinating dies as well.

For my first card, I decided to use the leaf plates and coordinating dies to make a wreath.  I chose a very fall color palette, and foiled and die cut the leaves.  I chose a light pink cardstock for the background.  I foiled the sentiment in the middle, and then trimmed down the cardstock to about 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  I glued the background panel on a white card base with fun foam.  Then I adhered the leaves in a wreath, using both liquid glue and foam tape.  To finish off my card, I splattered some gold color shine from Heidi Swapp, added some liquid pearls and glitter novo drops.

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For the next card, I wanted to use all the hot plates included in the set.  First, I foiled the largest image on a sheet of maroon cardstock.  Then I foiled the other images and used the coordinating dies to die cut them.  For the sentiment, I foiled it on a larger piece of cardstock, and decided to cut it out in a banner shape.  I adhered everything to the card with liquid glue and foam squares.  To finish off the card, I used a white gel pen and added a border around the card base.  I also used the gold color shine, liquid pearls and novo glitter drops.

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I really love the way these cards turned out.  The hot plates and foil is perfect for fall.  I hope you were inspired by my card, and I hope you check out the club kits on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Saturday!

7 cards & a Pocket Page, featuring Spellbinders’ Merry Everything Christmas kit

Hey friends!  Today, I’m sharing my projects that I created using the Merry Everything Christmas kit from Spellbinders.

“The Merry Everything Christmas Kit is an ENORMOUS holiday kit that contains OVER 630 PIECES. This gorgeous traditional holiday themed kit can created 25+ Cards, 24+ Tags and so much more.”

You even get necessities, like card bases, envelopes, cardstock, double sized tape, and foam squares!

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Here is what I created with the kits.  (I still have more than plenty left over for lots more projects!)

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I did a small unboxing, and filmed a process video for these cards on my YT channel.

 

I made a Pocket Page spread that would be perfect for December Daily / December Documented.  There is a 3×4 card that is so cute, and it says “our elf” with a spot to the photo of you elf.  I just had to use it along with the photo of my girls and Santa from last year.  I used a few more 3×4 cards, a Santa die cut, a few phrase stickers, and a Letters to Santa embellishment.

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For my first card, I decided to use the dies in the kit, along with my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine, and create a little red bug car, with a bunch of presents piled on top.

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I used one of the pattern papers in the 6×6 paper pad for the background.  The sentiment is my favorite one from the stamp set.  I also added a piece of the red and white twine to finish off my card.

For my next card, I created a frame for the cute little cat diecuts.

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I trimmed down a piece of red cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.  Next, I used a ruler and a pencil to mark out the placement of the squares.  I made sure to leave enough space in the middle for my sentiment.  I used a square die from the Nestabilities Classic Square dies to die cut the frame.  I used another one of the stamps from the stamp set, and heat embossed the sentiment with gold embossing powder.  I popped up the frame with foam tape, and adhered it to a piece of pattern paper from the 6×6 paper pad.  Next, I added the cats on with foam squares.

On my next card, I used a Santa diecut for my main embellishment.

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For the background, I trimmed a piece of the blue cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 in.  I added a little bit of ink blending around the outer edges to add some interest.  Then I sprinkled on some white ink to create falling snow.  For my hilltop, I used the white glitter cardstock.  I used a glittered chipboard sticker HoHoHo sentiment. and an epoxy star to finish off my layout.

For my next card, I used diecuts, cardstock, the leftover piece of woodgrain pattern paper from my first card, and a clear sticker sentiment.  I did use lots of foam squares on this one to create dimension.

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For the next few cards, I stuck to a black. white, and red color scheme.

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I used a piece of partner paper for the background.  I added a strip of the gold cardstock to ground the elements.  I used a large circle diecut with an image of presents.  I also added a ’tis the season” diecut sentiment.  Then I filled the card with various red embellishments, like the red gems, glitter star, and peppermints.

For this next card, I used 2 of the premed tags as the focal point.  I used the red and white twine  on the tags.

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I used red cardstock for the background, and I used a white gel pen to draw a sketchy frame around it.  I also added a floral diecut, red gens, and a glittered cardstock sentiment.

For my last card, I made a simple candy cane card.

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I used the candy cane pattern paper from the 6×6 pad for my background.  I die cut a circle from the white glitter cardstock  using my Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle dies.  I used another one of the ’tis the season diecut sentiments as well as a candy cane diecut, and popped them up with the foam squares.

I really hope you like my projects, and are inspired to get crafty.  These kits allow you to get as detailed or as simple as you like.  Some of the cards took longer, like the car I created with the car dies, but others just took a few minutes, like the candy cane card.

Whether you’re a scrapbooker or a carmaker, I encourage you check out the Merry Everything Christmas kit from Spellbinders.

Happy Wednesday!

2 Gnome cards, featuring Spellbinders Sept 2019 Large DOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of gnome cards that I made using the Spellbinders September 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM).  This month the kit is called Game of Gnomes.

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I filmed a YT process video showing you how to put all the little pieces together:

 

I made both of my cards similarly.  I diecut all the pieces from cardstock scraps in my stash using my Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine.  (That’s one great thing about the tiny die pieces…you make a little dent in your cardstock stash, lol!)  I wanted to add a little bit of shading to the cardstock pieces before putting them together, so I used my Copic markers.  I show you how I put all the little pieces together in my video to create a gnome, mushrooms, squirrel, and acorn.  To give my cards more depth, I attached the various pieces to my card with liquid glue, thin foam squares, and foam circles.

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For the card that I made in the video, I used Distress inks in Carved Pumpkin, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire for my background.

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For the card that I made previously, I used Distress inks in Scattered Straw, Abandoned Coral, and Dusty Concord for my background.  For the “Love you” sentiment, I used the Thanks a bunch stamp set from Spellbinders.

Also, I mentioned, and used a few tools in my video that you might find helpful:

 

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I hope you like my cards, and picked up some inspiration!  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 Friday!

Rainbow card, featuring Spellbinders September 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a rainbow card that I created with the September 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called Brilliant Corners and More.

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This month’s GOM comes with 6 plates and 5 coordinating dies.  You also get a teal foil roll.  The “It’s Your Day” sentiment is great for all occasions!

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I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system, the glimmer plates and the teal foil to foil the corner images on cardstock scraps in a rainbow pattern.  I used my Spellbinders Platinum 6 die cutting machine and the coordinating dies to die cut the corners out.  

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I originally die cut 7 (there was a green corner), but I couldn’t get them to fit on the card.  I ended up removing the green one, and decided to put green on the card base instead.  I used Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio to ink blend in an ombre style on a piece of white cardstock.  Then I placed out all the pieces, and decided where I wanted the sentiment to go.  I hot foiled the glimmer plate sentiment towards the right side of the ink blended panel.  Next, I adhered the corner pieces in rainbow order using liquid glue and various thicknesses of foam squares.

To finish off my card, I used Stickles glitter glue in Turquoise and Crystal.  I love the pop of glitter and shine.

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I hope you were inspired by my card, and I hope you check out the club kits on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Sunday!

2 school themed projects, featuring Spellbinders Aug 2019 Large DOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing a couple of clipboard projects that I made using the Spellbinders August 2019 Large Die of the Month kit (DOM).  This month the kit is called Write On.

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I filmed a YT process video, showing you how to piece all the little dies together to make a clipboard, scissors, pencil, pen, and paperclip:

 

For the first project, I made a clipboard birthday card.  I used the Happiest Birthday glimmer hot foil plates my sentiment, the Pink foil, and my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine.  I also used the star dies from one of the previous Spellbinders Large DOM kits, but any small star dies will do.  First I foiled my sentiment on a piece of navy cardstock.  Then I die cut all the pieces I needed, and pieced them together.  You can see it in my process video.

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For my next project, I wanted to create a back-to-school morning checklist for my 9 year old.  I made sure to laminate it, so she can use a dry erase marker in the morning.  First, I made a word document checklist.  I printed it off on lightweight white cardstock.  I used the smaller rectangle die to cut it out, then laminated it using my laminating machine.  Next, I die cut all the pieces, and put it together.  I used all my daughter’s favorite colors, so I know she’ll love it!

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These dies are so awesome!  I love the detail put into these dies…I mean look at that pencil!  You can also make the scissors move by using a small brad.

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I hope you like my projects, and picked up some inspiration!  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!  Thanks for hanging out!

Happy Wednesday!

2 cute cards, featuring Spellbinders August 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards to I created with the August 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM), called All Occasion Pennants.

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This month, you get 5 pennant hot plates that have a different sentiment on them, as well as a coordinating die and a die for the stick/string.  You also get a roll of prism hot foil.

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I also had some Spellbinders Die D-Lites in my stash from a previous project, which you can see here, and I wanted to use them again because they are so cute!  For my backgrounds, I created some alcohol inked panels that I trimmed down.

 

For my first card, I used the “Hooray” pennant.  I hot foiled it on yellow cardstock and I used the prism foil.  I die cut the pennant using the coordinating die, and I die cut the stick in brown cardstock.  I used the Lion, Oh My! dies to create this cute little lion using cardstock from my stash.  Doesn’t the little lion look so dapper and cute?!

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For my second card, I used the “Bday” pennant, and I used the polished brass foil.  Again, using the coordinating dies, I die cut the pennant.  I also die cut the stick in coral cardstock.  For this card, I used the Woliver dies to create this cute little walrus.  I added some Nuvo white blizzard to the walrus’ pom poms, and the ice pieces.

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To finish off my cards, I attached the background to white A2 sized card bases with fun foam.  I attached the pennants and cute little animals with foam squares.  Then, I added some of the FSJ Starry Night sequins for a little more interest.

If you’re interested, I did film a YT process video featuring a few of the Spellbinders Die D-Lites a while back.  The lion is on there, but the walrus is not.  Here is the link:

 

Also, if you’re new to the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system, here is my first YT video explaining how to use it:

 

I really hope you like my cards, and picked up some inspiration.  I had a blast making them!

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Don’t forget to check out all the goodies on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Thursday!