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!

 

Foiled Flower card, featuring Spellbinders June 2019 GOM

Hello friends!  I hope you are having a wonderful day.  Today I’m sharing a foiled flower card, using the Spellbinders June 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil of the Month (GOM).  This month you get the Radiant Flower set, which includes six hot foil plates, as well as the coordinating metal dies.  The kit also includes the Pink foil.

I’m using the Everyday Sentiments II glimmer plate sentiment that says “Thanks a bunch,” and I’m also using the Fancy Edged Rectangles nesting die set.

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I filmed a YT process video as well:

 

On some various tones of maroon and pink cardstock, I used my Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system, the floral glimmer plates and the pink foil to get the floral images.  I used a few tones of green and teal cardstock, and the Blush foil to get the leaves images.  Then, I used the coordinating dies, to die cut all the images.

Next, I took a piece of white cardstock, and foiled the sentiment with the pink foil.  I die cut it with the largest of the Fancy Edged Rectangles dies.  I added just a little bit of ink blending, starting at the top of the panel to create a ombre look.  I used the Distress Oxide ink in Worn Lipstick.

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I arranged and adhered the diecut flowers and leaves onto the panel.  I used liquid glue on some of the layers, and foam dots on others.  I tied a piece of twine right under the sentiment, then adhered the whole panel onto a white card base using fun foam.

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I love all the texture and layers that I created on this card.  It turned out so feminine and pretty.  I really hope you were inspired, and I hope you check out the fantastic products on the Spellbinders website.

Happy Friday!

 

 

2 Jane Davenport cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made with the Artomology by Jane Davenport Tin of Friends wooden stamp set, along with the Jane Davenport Colorsticks in Silky Skin.  These were so fun to make…the sketchy look of these stamps really brought out the more artistic side of my creativity.

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For my first card, I stamped some images on a piece of watercolor paper using black ink.  I made myself a paint palette by scribbling some of the skin toned and pink toned colorsticks on a scratch piece of watercolor.  I used a wet paintbrush to paint on different colors on the faces.  Next, I added some pink on the cheeks and lips.

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I trimmed another piece of watercolor paper to A2 sized: 4/25 x 5.5 in.  I knew I wanted to create windows for the stamped faces, so I took one of the circles from the Nestabilities Circle dies, and a ruler, to mark out where I should die cut the circles.

Here’s a process photo:

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Once the circles were die cut, I scribbled the 2 lighter pinks and the light purple color sticks on my makeshift paint palette, and watercolored onto the paper.  Once dry, I added foam tape on the entire back of the watercolored panel, making sure to add pieces between the circles as well.

I trimmed out 6 of my favorite faces, keeping in mind that I wanted the faces to be turned toward each other, and adhered each face behind a circle frame.  Next I adhered the entire panel to a white card base.

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I used the same sentiment for both of my cards.  I used the Shine Bright from the Everyday Sentiments II glimmer hot foil plates, my Glimmer Hot Foil machine, the Prism foil, and black cardstock.

My second card is very similar, but with some differences.

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On a piece of watercolor paper, I again scribbled some of the colorsticks to create a paint palette.  On another piece of watercolor, I loosely painted some of the colors in a very abstract circular shape.  Once dry, I stamped some of the faces in the middle with black ink.  I die cut those faces with a square die, from the Nestabilities Classic Square dies, this time.

I trimmed a piece of pink pattern paper to slightly smaller than A2.  I ripped one edge for a more artistic look, and I slightly roughened up the other edges with the edge of my scissors.  Then, I adhered it to a white card base.  Using a ruler, I adhered the 6 squares to the card with foam tape.

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I added the same sentiment as my first card, and a few flower sequins to finish off my card.

I absolute love how soft and feminine and artistic my card turned out.  Make sure you check out the Spellbinders site for lots of Jane Davenport goodies!  Thanks 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!

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!

2 foiled birthday cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends!  Today, I’m sharing 2 birthday cards that I created using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine, and a few hot foil glimmer foil plates.  I’m using the Everyday Sentiments II and the Happiest Birthday glimmer hot foil plates.  I’m also using 2 foil colors: Prism and Polished Brass.

I ended up creating 2 very different cards, but I love the way they both turned out!

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For my first card, I used the Everyday Sentiments II and the Prism foil.  I foiled 5 of the 8 sentiments (I used 2 of the sentiments twice) onto colored cardstock in a rainbow order.  Once all the foiling was done, I die cut them using the included die.

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I adhered them to white cardstock with foam tape, and then trimmed off the edges.  Next, I added foam tape to the back of the white cardstock, and adhered the panel to a yellow card base that I made to A2 sized.

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I have been loving rainbows lately, and I am absolutely thrilled with how this card turned out!

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For my second card, I used the Happiest Birthday glimmer hot foil plate and the Polished Brass foil.

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I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper using a faux dip dye technique, which I learned from Kristina Werner (here is her blog post).  Once the paint was fully dry (I heat set it, and I let it air dry for quite a while), I foiled it with the glimmer hot plate.  I was a little bit worried about the texture of the watercolor paper, so I made sure to roll it through my Platinum die cutting machine a few extra times.  It came out perfectly!

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I attached it to a white card base with foam tape, and I love the way it turned out!  I love that the sentiment of this foil plate is so large that you really don’t need anything else!

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If you’re interested in a brief tutorial on how to use the Glimmer Hot Foil machine, I encourage you to check out my YT video:

 

I hope you liked my projects, and I hope you were inspired.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Friday!