Spellbinders – Glimmer Cardfront Collection

Hi crafty friends. Today I have a pair of cards using the Spellbinders Glimmer Cardfront Collection. This is a small collection with large hot foil sentiments and a beautiful layering stencil. The stencil also has a coordinating die available if you weren’t going to hot foil sentiments over the top. I used it in my card earlier this month. Today I have two cards featuring the hot foil sentiments though.

I started with the card on the left because I wanted to pair the stenciled panel with the die cut frame you see and that sentiment fit so perfectly, I couldn’t ignore it.

So, I inked up the Hello Blooms stencil on a piece of white cardstock and then used my Glimmer Foil Press to hot foil the Giant Thank You sentiment over the top of the stenciling. Then I die cut the Scrolled Punch and Pierce Plate from white cardstock. I inked up the inside edge of the largest frame with yellow ink and then glued it to the foiled panel. I didn’t like how much white there was so I went around the outer edge with the same orange ink I used on the flower in the stenciling.

Once that was how I liked it, I just glue the panel to a card base and my card was all finished. I really couldn’t believe how cool this looks and how easy it was to create.

So I couldn’t stop at just one and wanted to try some non-traditional colored flowers next. Why not?!?

This one turned out so pretty! After stenciling the flowers, I hot foiled my sentiment and trimmed the panel down to 4×5.25 inches. I was going to pop it up on a white card base but there was too much white for me. So I simply took the same blending brush I used for all the blue flowers and inked up the edge of a white card base with whatever ink was left.

Then I popped the panel up with foam tape for a little dimension. For this card, I thought it would be fun to add some silver baubles for added shine and interest. I seriously love it! Don’t you?!?

Products used today:
Hello Blooms stencil
Card Full of Hugs hot foil plate
Giant Thank You hot foil plate

Scrolled Punch & Pierce plate
Spellbound hot foil variety pack
Foam tape
Bearly Art liquid glue
Blending brushes
Lawn Fawn dye inks
Silver baubles

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Spellbinders – Love You So Much

Hello everyone. I’m back with another card featuring products from the Spellbinders Photosynthesis Collection from Simon Hurley. The products are so different but work amazing together. Today I used a background die, floral dies and a hot foil sentiment. I even made it a flat shaker with super fine glitter that moves around behind the chevrons.

I started by inking up an A2 piece of white cardstock with light purple ink around the edges. Then I cut it with the Zig Zag Chevron cover plate. I added a piece of acetate to the back with liquid glue. Then I inked another piece of cardstock with seedless preserves and milled lavender distress oxide ink. I spritzed the panel with water and blotted it dry. Next, I sprinkled some super fine glitter on the panel and sealed it up with liquid glue adhering the chevron panel on top.

I chose some colors and started die cutting florals from the Floral Stems die set and used liquid glue to adhere the layers together, and then added them to stems with leaves. I gathered them together in an arrangement so you could see them all and glued them to the card front.

Finally, I added a hot foiled sentiment from the Must-Have Sentiments glimmer hot foil plate and die set. This set is top on my favorites because it hot foils and die cuts multiple fantastic sentiments all at once. I love having a stash to choose from when I’m running out of time and need something extra to add to my card.

Products used today:
Zig Zag Chevron dies
Floral Stems dies
Must-Have Sentiments glimmer plate

Liquid glue
Foam squares
Silver hot foil
Pink & Main Super Fine Glitter – icicle
Distress Oxide Ink – seedless preserves and milled lavender
Blending brush

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Spellbinders – Hexi-Gems Miss You Card

Hi there everyone! I’m so glad you’re here today. I have another card featuring a couple of products using the Hexi-Gems collection. When I was playing with my first round of stitching these pieces, I flipped and flopped them a few different directions before adhering them together in the intended shape. That led to me wanting to try my card today.

This time I cut the main piece from white cardstock and used a variegated sherbet cotton DMC floss. I pulled colors from the floss again for the layers on the edging. Then I trimmed the edges off that would normally adhere together.

Next, I used the Glimmer Hexi-Gem plate to foil a pink background shape. I trimmed it out with my paper trimmer, leaving a white border. Then I inked up a background panel with twisted citron and mowed lawn distress oxide ink. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. I popped the foiled panel up with foam tape and also added foam squares to the back of my stitched panels so they would lay flat.

After that was all adhered down, I added florals from the Umbrella Bloom die set. Last, I chose a sentiment from the Thanks Enclosed Sentiments die set with liquid glue.

I love how different this card is and how much texture and interest there is everywhere. It turned out so pretty.

Products used:
Glimmer Hexi-Gem hot foil plate
Stitched Kaleidoscope Hexi-Gem dies

Umbrella Bloom dies
Thanks Enclosed Sentiments dies
Liquid glue
Foam tape
Distress Oxide – mowed lawn and twisted citron
Glimmer Hot Foil – rose gold

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Spellbinders – Hello Blooms Stencil | Die Combo

Welcome back friends. Yesterday was a very busy day so although this released yesterday, I’m sharing it today to spread things out a bit.

Spellbinders has a few releases this month that I was lucky enough to get to play with early. The Glimmer Cardfront Sentiments release also has this gorgeous stencil and die combo. I loved creating this card and think making sets of these in color themes would be a wonderful gift to share with someone.

To start, I used an A2 piece of white cardstock and inked up the stencil, step-by-step. It was super easy to follow and has registration marks for each step so you know it’s lined up perfectly. I chose distress oxides today because I wanted to splattered/splotchy look. For my detail layer on the flowers, I also used glitz glitter gel to add sparkle to the flower centers. Once it was dry, I used the coordinating die to cut the florals out.

I spritzed them with water and blotted them dry, then flicked gold watercolor on them as well. While that step was drying, I took a 4×5.25 inch white panel and used the Dazzling Dots embossing folder on it. I popped this panel up on a white card base with foam tape before doing the same with the flowers.

There is a wonderful hello die and shadow that comes in the set as well. I cut the word from glitter foam using the peach in the painted desert pack. I used liquid glue to adhere it to the vellum shadow and then to the flowers.

Isn’t this stencil just beautiful?!? It was so simple to use too!

Products used:
Hello Blooms stencil and dies
Dazzling Dots embossing folder
Distress Oxide Inks – tattered rose, abandoned coral, gathered twigs, bundled sage, dried marigold
Die Cutting Glitter Foam – painted desert
Foam tape and squares
Liquid glue
LH Color watercolor – gold

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Spellbinders – Hexi-Gems Sending Wishes

Welcome everyone! I’m so glad you stopped by. Today I have a card using the newly released Stitched Kaleidoscope Hexi-Gem die set. I this is simple die set is gorgeous and a little addicting to stitch up. I could see making a lot of these in the future. Great to cut ahead, stitch on the go and create cards with later.

I cut the main piece from black cardstock and stitched it with a metallic variegated thread. Then I chose cardstock colors inspired by my thread to fill in the extra border pieces that come in the die set. After the stitching was finished, I adhered the two pieces together with liquid glue and added foam tape to the back.

I stamped a sentiment from an older Spellbinders sentiment set and used the strip die included to cut it out. This is the same teal cardstock I used in the edge of the stitched piece. I like how they tie in together. This is added with a foam strip.

Last, I inked blended salvaged patina, scattered straw and spun sugar distress oxide inks on a white panel and spritzed it with water. After blotting it dry I flicked some black paint on the panel too. I popped this panel up with foam tape before adding my stitched pieces on top.

Have you tried stitching dies before? Do you enjoy them? They are definitely different then typical cross stitch or embroidery but I think they’re fun too.

Products used:
Stitched Kaleidoscope Hexi-Gem dies
Distress Oxide Ink – salvaged patina, scattered straw, spun sugar
Foam tape and squares

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Spellbinders – Photosynthesis Release Day

Happy Friday my friends! Today is release day for the Simon Hurley Photosynthesis collection with Spellbinders! I got to play with a few of the products in this release and they are so easy to create with but fun and beautiful too! Today I have two cards featuring the new Daffodil Frame dies and Must-Have Sentiments glimmer plate.

First of all, the new Must-Have Sentiments glimmer plate is one plate that has six sentiments and a coordinating die that cuts them all out at once. It’s fantastic and pure genius! I tried some simple silver foil on black cardstock and beautiful teal on white cardstock and now I have a bunch of sentiments ready to go!

This first card is a shaker but has no bulk. No foam strips or anything. I cut the daffodils from a white A2 cardfront and ink blended it green. Then I used the flower and stem dies to cut coordinating pieces from yellow and green cardstock, adhering them with liquid glue. Then I cut the daffodils and frame from yellow cardstock, trimmed the flowers out so I just had the frame and glued it around the edge.

I created a little glitter pocket using an acetate sleeve I usually put my finished cards in and adhered it on the side of my card. I trimmed the right size window out of a piece of white cardstock and adhered it over the glitter pocket to hide the ugly parts.

Last of all, I added my glimmered sentiment with foam squares and also adhered a few gold baubles around the design.

This daffodil frame is absolutely perfect for a mini slimline card, so I just had to create one my first go-round with it. This time I cut the daffodils and frame from green cardstock and then cut the leaves from a lighter green and flowers from yellow and orange. This time I added a little dimension to the die cut pieces with copic markers.

Next, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 2.5×5.5 inches and inked it up with peacock feathers and salvaged patina distress oxide ink. I spritzed the panel with water, blotted it dry and flicked white paint on the panel as well.

Once the panel was dry, I popped it up on a 3×6 mini slimline card base with foam tape. Then I added the daffodils with foam squares too. Last, with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares I added a glimmered sentiment to the bottom right side.

Be sure to check out the whole Photosynthesis collection. It’s beautiful! I will have a few more cards for you using more products in the release very soon!

Products used today:
Daffodil Frame dies
Must-Have Sentiments glimmer plate

Foam tape and squares
Liquid glue
White liner tape
Distress Oxide Ink – salvaged patina, peacock feathers
Twiddler’s Nook gold baubles
Pink & Main – super fine glitter

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Spellbinders – Floral Friendship Paper Suite Cards

Hello everyone. Thank you so much for stopping by today. I have a pair of cards featuring more brilliant products from the Floral Friendship Paper Suite collection but this time I paired it with one of the dies from the Four Petal collection too.

I got the idea to use this die with the Floral Friendship Paper Suite when I came across the sentiment die cut for the card on the right. See how it’s the same shape! So cool!

I wasn’t entirely sure how I was going to put the cards together so I started by die cutting Scrolled Punch and Pierce plate from pink cardstock. This is one large die that gives you three separate pieces. So I took each piece and inked the edges of them with picked raspberry distress oxide ink. Next, I decided that I wanted to separate the pieces and make two cards.

I chose patterned paper for each background and adhered them to white card bases with liquid glue. Then I started sorting through the pre-made die cuts to choose sentiments and accent images.

For this card, I popped the pink frame up with foam squares and then added the sentiment with double-stacked foam squares. I chose a sweet 3D butterfly from the stickers and added gold foil leaves and a flower to the opposite corner. To finish it off I added a few of the gemstones to the design.

On my second card, I added the outer frame with liquid glue and popped the center piece up with foam squares. Then I popped the sentiment up as well. Next, I glued leaves directly to the pink frame with liquid glue and popped the bird up with foam squares.

I wanted the butterfly to have lift as well so I double-stacked foam squares on the outer wings and used single-layer foam strip in the body. This was the wings are higher than the body to look like it’s flying a bit.

Last, I trimmed off anything hanging over the edge with my scissors. Then this card is finished too.

I’m still loving playing around with the elements from this beautiful collection! Next, I think I’ll add some to my journal for decorations here and there.

Products used:
Floral Friendship paper pad
Floral Friendship printed die cuts
Floral Friendship printed die cut sentiments
Dimensional Butterfly stickers
Iridescent gemstones

Scrolled Punch and Pierce plate
Foam squares
Bearly Art liquid glue
Distress Oxide Ink – picked raspberry

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Spellbinders – Floral Friendship Paper Suite

Welcome everyone! Yesterday was release day for Spellbinders and with it came a fantastic collection of paper goodies – Floral Friendship Paper Suite! There are ephemera packs, embellishments, chipboard frames and a gorgeous 6×6 paper pad in the collection. I had a blast playing with the whole collection creating a bunch of cards the other night.

I started my creative process by opening both packages of ephemera a sorted them into categories. There are a TON of images and sentiments in these packs so it’s really helpful to get a handle on what your choices are. I chose simple categories like banners, sentiments with images, florals, birds, butterflies, etc.

While doing this, some of the images just jumped out at me to pair together or try with certain paper in the paper pad. I kept some cards simpler than others but with the gold foiling in the images and paper, none of these are plain by any standards.

The color palette through the whole collection is so pretty too! For these first cards I barely made a dent in the products and I also didn’t use anything outside of the collection itself. It would be great to add elements from other die sets to step things up too.

I also appreciate the variety of sentiments included in the ephemera pack. It covers every type of card you would want or need to create. Sympathy cards are one kind that are not fun to make when you need one so it’s always smart to have some on hand.

Oh, and don’t get me started on how fun these amazing gemstones are! They come in a variety of colors to coordinate and three sizes of each color. I used them on a few cards and have a bundle left for more cards to come!

I hope you enjoyed these simple to create beautiful cards today. Be sure to check out the collection over at Spellbinders and pick up some new goodies to create with!

Products used:
Floral Friendship Paper Pad
Floral Friendship Chipboard Frames
Floral Friendship Printed Die Cuts
Floral Friendship Printed Die Cut Sentiments
Floral Friendship Gemstones
Floral Friendship Butterflies

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Spellbinders – Junk Journal Envelopes with Flea Market Finds

Welcome everyone! I’m so glad you’re here today. I have been playing around with different types of crafts lately, some paper-related and some not. One has been journaling and decorating the pages here and there when I feel like it. I thought it would be fun to play with some of the Spellbinders Flea Market Finds envelopes and things to make additions for future pages.

I created a few envelopes of both sizes from cardstock and folded them up. Then I various additions for each one using the other dies in the Envelopes 2 set – faux wax seals, inserts, stamps – whatever struck me at the time.

Then I started decorating the various pieces with the Reading Matter stamp set for added interest. I pulled one of the fun ephemera pieces from the Miscellany pack for this envelope and added ribbon to the tab on my insert too.

I love the postage stamp and really wanted to use it so I flipped one of the envelopes over and decorated the front instead of the back too. I thought this would give a little something different for the page too. These stamps are so vintage and cool. I love them!

For the last envelope I switched to teal and a white insert while stamping in colored ink for a little extra something. I love how this one turned out. There’s something about the brightness on this round of creations that are making me happy.

Do you have other crafty ventures besides card making? I’d love to hear about them!

Products used today:
Mini Envelope 2 dies
Florals 2 Palette paper pad
Reading Matter stamps
Coat Check Miscellany printed die cuts

White liner tape
Tape runner

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Spellbinders – Flea Market Finds Shaker Card

Hello again crafty friends. I’m back today with another card featuring the Spellbinders Flea Market Finds Collection from Cathe Holden. When I pull out these products they just make me want to get inky and messy. The more layers and dimension the more I like what I’m creating with them.

Today I started with plain white envelopes in front of me and just played around grabbing ink, stamps, trying different papers, all the things.

After creating my first envelope on the left, I was looking at the die set and wanted to see what the second envelope was like if I cut the window out of the front. That’s when I immediately thought to make it a shaker with some Spellbinders sequins inside.

Once my envelopes were created and glued together, I started layering fun pieces from the Miscellany Printed Die Cut pack all over. Once I had a general idea of how I wanted it to look, I started gluing the pieces together.

With the my images all adhered together in a big clump, I chose a piece of paper from the Florals 2 Palette paper pad and trimmed it to fit an A2 card front. After adhering that down I wanted some texture so I inked one edge with tattered rose distress oxide ink and then splattered the whole panel with the same ink.

I adhered my images down and trimmed off the excess. Then I tied twine around the top of the card for added texture and interest.

I’m having so much fun creating all of these very different cards that have no sentiment on the front so they can be used for any occasion I choose. It’s great!

Products used:
Spellbinders Mini Envelopes 2 dies
Spellbinders Coat Check Miscellany printed die cuts
Spellbinders Florals 2 Palette paper pad
Spellbinders Reading Matter stamps

Spellbinders Smooth Discs – champagne
Distress Oxide – tattered rose
Bearly Art liquid glue

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