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 cards, featuring Spellbinders April 2019 Glimmer of the Month kit

Hey friends!  I recently received the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine, so today I’m sharing 2 cards that I made using the machine, along with the April 2019 Glimmer of the Month kit.

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I created a quick process video on how to use the Glimmer Foil machine, and I show you what I created with the April GOTM kit.

 

Here is the plates that you will receive along with a roll of Matte Silver Foil:

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For my first card, I used all the plates (letters) to create a background image on pink cardstock, along with the rose gold foil.  Since I had so many plates on the platform at one time, the foiling didn’t come out perfectly, but I love how distressed it looks!

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I die cut the Flutter Wing Butterfly die out of pink cardstock. (I die cut the body 3 times and glued them on top of each other to create a dimensional look.)  I also heat foiled the “Hello Friend” from the Everyday Sentiments II with the rose gold foil and black cardstock.

I cut a piece of Heidi Swapp “Paint the Town” pattern paper, and adhered it onto a white card base.  Then I added the foiled background piece with foam tape.  I adhered the butterfly with a thin sliver of foam tape under the body, and then I added the sentiment with foam tape as well.

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For the second card, I decided to make a shaker element.

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First, on a piece of white cardstock, I ink blended 3 Distress Oxide inks together.  I used Abandoned Coral, Picked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar.  I sprinkled the ink-blended background with water, and dabbed it up with a paper towel to create a bleached effect.  I spelled out the word “love,” but left out the space for the O, and used the Prism hot foil.  I then die cut a small heart where the O should be.  I created a shaker element using clear acetate, foam tape, and tiny heart sequins.  I adhered the entire panel only a white card base with foam tape.  I added the “It’s Your Day” sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments II, along with the Prism hot foil and black cardstock.

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I have to admit that I forgot to use the Matte Silver foil on my cards, as I was just too excited to play with the glimmer foil system.  However, I do use a piece of it in the video when I was demonstrating how to use the Glimmer machine.

I really hope you like my cards, and you found my video helpful.

Happy Sunday!

Trio of cards, featuring Spellbinders Die D-Lites

Hello crafty friends! I am so excited to be sharing my first guest post on the Spellbinders blog.  There is more detail and instructions on how I made these cards over on their blog, so please stop by and leave me some love!  (Supplies are linked at the bottom of this post.)

Today, I’m working with some cute Die D-Lites.  The little animals are so cute, and I decided to make a few birthday cards.  I also love a good cheese burger and fries, so I made another card as well.

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I filmed a YT process video if you’re interested:

 

My favorite technique for the background has always been ink blending, so that is what I did for all three of my cards.

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Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

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I love the way my cards turned out…they are so cute!  I have loved working with Spellbinders metal dies, and I hope you are inspired to get crafty.

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 cards, featuring Spellbinders March 2019 Card of the Month kit

Hello friends!  Today I’m sharing 8 cards that I made using the Spellbinders March 2019 Card of the Month kit: Relax & Enjoy.  These kits are jam packed with everything you’d need to make a card, from card bases & envelopes, to double sided tape and foam squares.  I will also be using some kit add ons: Relax & Enjoy 6×6 paper padsentiment stickers, vellum butterfly stickers, and clear stamp set, which you can get here.

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I filmed a video showing the process of some of the cards:

 

I absolutely love butterflies, and the butterfly die cut ephemera pieces from the kit, and the vellum butterfly add ons are gorgeous.

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For this card, I used 3 vellum butterflies, a sentiment sticker, white yardstick, a piece of pattern paper from the paper pad, and a card base.  This card may be one of my favorites, and it was probable the quickest to put together.

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For this card, I used a piece of pattern paper from the paper pad, one of the 3×4 cards, the butterfly and banner die cut ephemera, and a card base.  I added some machine stitching to the banner for added texture and interest in my card.  The colors in these kits are so gorgeous!

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My next set of cards are cacti and succulent themed.

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For this card, I used pattern paper, a 3×4 card, some of the die cut ephemera, and a card base.  I love the foiling detains in the die cut ephemera pack!

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For this card, I used the stamp set, and the black cardstock that came in the kits.  I stamped a background piece using the cactus stamp.  I also stamped an extra cactus, colored it with Zig clean color real brush pens, and fussy cut it.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment with Versamark ink and white embossing powder on the black cardstock.

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For this card, I used pattern paper, a 3×4 card, sentiment stickers, the cacti and flowers metal dies, and a card base.  I die cut the pieces of the cacti from the green and mirror foiled cardstock included in the kit.  There wasn’t a pink cardstock in the kit, so I just ink blended some Picked Raspberry distress ink onto white cardstock, and die cut the flowers.

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My last few cards are all about relaxing.

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For this card, I used pattern paper, a tiny piece of the mirror foiled cardstock, die cut ephemera coffee cups, sequins, and a card base.  I love that sequins that matched the foiling details were included in the kits!

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For this card, I used black cardstock, a sentiment sticker, die cut ephemera, sequins, and a card base.  I added some machine stitching to this card as well.

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For my last card, I used pattern paper, ephemera pieces, cardstock, and some of the flowers and leaves metal dies.  I used the cardstock from the kit to cut out the flowers and leaves.

I really love how quick and easy most of these cards came together!  I love how much were included in these kits as well!

Here is an image of what was included in the kits.

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The only things I used from my own stash was my Platinum6 die cutting machine, a circle die from the Spellbinders nestabilities standard circles, fun foam, and liquid glue.  For the stamped card, I used ink, Versamark ink, and white embossing powder from my stash.

I hope you like my cards, and I hope you check out the Spellbinders card of the month kits.  They are so much fun to play with, and are such a great value!

Happy Saturday!

 

Spellbinders Shadowbox Blog Hop

 

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Hello friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders Becca Feeken Shadowbox Blog Hop!  I am so happy you’re here!  You should have come from Hussena Calcuttawala‘s blog, and after me, you will go to Tina Smith‘s blog.

For my project I decided to make a shadowbox frame to highlight the cutest little baby footprint.  It’s my youngest daughter’s footprint, and she is now 2.  We moved into our new home about 6 months ago, and we haven’t done much decorating yet.  I was pulling out baby frames, and I was feeling nostalgic.

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You can find all the new Shadowbox dies by Becca Feeken here.  For my project, I used the Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 3/4″ Border dies, Callista Rectangle Shadowbox Frame dies, and Flutter Wing Shadowbox Butterflies dies.

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I put together my frame using some aqua colored cardstock.  I made the frame to the size 4 x 4 inches.  Spellbinders has a tutorial on how to assembles the shadow box on their youtube channel here.  I tried making one with scraps of cardstock first, and I was all thumbs.  However, I got the hang of it on my second try.

I scanned the footprint, and in photoshop, I added the date.  I printed it out onto white cardstock, then I hand wrote her name.  I trimmed it to 4 x 4″, and I adhered it to the back of the frame using scortape.

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To add some interest, I die cut the 2 corner pieces from the Callista Rectrangle shadowbox frame dies twice, so that I had a total of 4 pieces.  I carefully tucked them into the corners between the frame and the footprint print, and added a little bit of liquid glue.  I also die cut the butterflies from the Flutter Wing Shadowbox butterflies dies with light pink cardstock, and glued them to the front of the frame.  I die cut the center body piece twice, and glued them on top of each other for more dimension.  I also made sure to fluff the wings for dimension.

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This project turned out so cute.  I love how it looks hanging in my office.  I just added a tiny command strip to the back to attach it to the wall.  Since it’s all made of paper, it doesn’t weigh much at all.

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Ok, now for the giveaway and blog hop details:

Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, February 10th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in the Spellbinder’s blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Blog hop order:

Spellbinders

Becca Feeken

Nichol Spohr

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jung AhSang  <—– You are here.

Tina Smith   **NEXT STOP

Lea Lawson

Desiree Kuemmerle

Dawn McVey

Olga Direktorenko

Gemma Campbell

Sandra Nagel

Jennifer Snyder

Jean Manis

Yana Smakula

I really hope you like my project, I know it makes me smile when I look at it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Wednesday!

5 cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing 5 cards that I made with the Spellbinders February 2019 Large Die of the Month kit.  These kits are such a great value…you get so many dies!  Once I got started, I just couldn’t stop making them!  It’s not a surprise since I love butterflies so much!

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I also used the “Thanks” and “Love you” sentiments from the Thanks a bunch stamp sets. For the sentiments, I stamped them on black cardstock with Versamark ink, and heat set with white embossing powder.

First, I took some scrap watercolor paper, and did some loose watercolor painting with Distress Inks.  I just picked some colors that worked well together, and painted them on separate pieces of paper.  I have lots of mini ink cubes, which you can find here.  Once dry, I used some as backgrounds, and I used some for die cutting.

The first 3 cards I made with the large butterfly dies.  There are several dies that you could layer to build different butterflies.  I love how these came out!

For this card, I used some different blue colors for the background, and I die cut the butterflies from light pink cardstock.  I added some machine stitching, clear sparkling sequins, and the Love You sentiment.

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For the next card, I used yellow, orange, and red colors for the background.  I also die cut the butterfly from light pink cardstock, and this time used 3 layers for the butterfly.  I added some black gems, and the sentiment.

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For the last butterfly card, I made it into a square card.  I kept the background white, and die cut the butterfly from the watercolor paper instead.  I adhered the sentiment right on top of the butterfly.  I love how crisp & clean this card turned out!

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I thought that I should give some of the other dies some attention, lol, so I made a couple more cards.

For this card, I die cut a lot of the leaf dies from watercolor paper that I had painted with different greens.  I arranged them in a wreath, and added some machine stitching.  I die cut the “bonjour” sentiment 3 times, and glued them together for dimension.  I glued the sentiment in the middle of the wreath, but I only added glue to the middle letters.  I also die cut a few of the little flowers from the leftover pink water color paper, and added some white pearls to the center.

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When I was gathering all the scraps of watercolor paper, I really liked the way the green one looked with all the greenery cut out.  I decided to make another card, using the scrap as a panel on the card.  I added a few more flowers that I cut out from the leftover pink watercolor paper, and added pearls on top.  I added the Love You sentiment, but I heat set it in gold embossing powder this time.  To add even more interest, I added some gold ink splatters.

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I really love how my cards turned out, and I hope you do too!  Don’t forget to check out the Spellbinders website for lots of goodies!

Happy Sunday!

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Many thanks holiday cards, featuring Spellbinders

Hello friends!  Today, I have a couple of thank you holiday cards to share, featuring the December 2018 Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders.

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I absolutely love these die of the month die sets, and this one is particularly fun, because it has an interactive card element.  You have all the dies you need already included!  I used these dies for holiday cards, but you could use them for any occasion.  There are so many accesory dies included, like the heart and scallop!

For my first card, I used Neenah smooth card stock in solar white.  I also used red, green, and silver glitter cardstock from my stash.  The pattern paper is from an older My Mind’s Eye Christmas collection.

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For my second card, I used Neenah smooth card stock in desert storm.  I also used red, green, and gold glitter cardstock from my stash.  The pattern paper is from the same My Mind’s Eye Christmas collection.

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To make the cards:

  1. I used the biggest die to cut the card base on cardstock.
  2. I knew I wanted the sentiment to be open and see-through, so I used the many thanks die to die cut it out of the center part of the circle in the card base.
  3. I used the side panel dies to die cut the pattern paper.
  4. The I used the may thanks die and the scalloped circle, taped together, to cut out the glitter sentiment.
  5. I die cut 4 flowers from red cardstock: 2 bigger flowers that I layered together, and 2 smaller flowers.
  6. I die cut 6 leaves from green cardstock: 2 bigger leaves, and 4 smaller leaves.
  7. I scored the card base, then attached the pattern paper with roller dot tape.
  8. I attached the many thanks glitter piece with liquid glue.
  9. I fluffed the flowers and leaves, then attached them by putting a little bit of liquid glue on certain spots.
  10. To finish off my card, I added pearls to the center of the flowers.

You can also visit the Spellbinders YouTube channel to see a tutorial on how to use these dies.
The cards fit perfectly into an A2 sized envelope.

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I really love how these cards turned out, and I hope you do too.  I may be giving them to my daughter’s teachers this holiday.  Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to stop by the Spellbinders shop for lots of goodies!

Happy Monday!