Spellbinders August Card Kit of the Month Inspiration

Hello Friends and welcome back! A new month brings new Club Kits from Spellbinders, and this month’s kits are amazing! I was super excited to play with the August Card Kit of the Month, Art School! This was such a fun kit to work with! If you’ve never tried a Spellbinders Card Kit, you receive everything that you need to create at least ten cards! There is cardstock, card bases, envelopes, patterned paper, a stamp set, a die set, stickers and tons of ephemera pieces to play with! So let’s jump into the details for the cards!

I created five cards using this month’s kit, and there’s so much left to create with! For my first card, Crafty Friend, I used the Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles die to trim a piece of rainbow patterned paper and mounted that atop a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 80lb cardstock for more stability. I added some black and white twine to one of the ephemera flags, which says, “be yourself,” and adhered that to the top left corner of the panel using foam tape.

I loved the word stickers included in the kit, so I opted for “Crafty Friend” for this card. I also added some of the dimensional hearts, along with some Spellbinders Gold Mix Color Essentials Gems for added interest.

For my second card, I once again used the Hemstitch Rectangles to trim out a piece of the patterned paper. There are tons of adorable puffy stickers in this kit, and I wanted to create a card that used tons of the art related stickers. The focal point of this card ended up being a few of the ephemera pieces that I adhered using foam tape.

I positioned all of the art related stickers around the focal point, adding in some other art related ephemera that I had to adhere using glue. The panel was then adhered to the card base with foam tape.

For the third card, I opted for more ephemera pieces! I adhered these with a combination of glue and foam tape. I also die cut three flowers, using the included die cuts, with mirror gold cardstock, which is also included, and added those around the other flowers.

I felt the card needed something, so I cut a couple of strips from the mirror gold cardstock, and adhered those to two of the corners, just for some added interest, along with a few gems. The panel was then adhered to another color coordinating panel, and then to the card base.

The fourth card was made using the Hemstitch Rectangles yet again to cut a piece of the patterned paper. This was then adhered to a black cardstock panel. The bottom rainbow is a chipboard sticker that I adhered using foam tape for dimension, along with the other two ephemera rainbows.

I pulled out two of the flags and adhered those to the rainbows using some of the puffy heart stickers. Everything was then added to the card base.

For the fifth and final card, I used the included die cuts along with the included cardstock to cut the paint tubes and paint brush. I cut strips of the colored cardstock and adhered those to a black splattered panel. I assembled the paint tubes and paint brush using liquid glue and adhered them to the panel using foam tape.

I used the included stamp set to stamp the sentiment on black cardstock using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder. I trimmed that out and adhered it the panel using foam tape as well. Everything was then adhered to a black cardstock panel before adhering to the card base.

But .. I felt the card still needed something, so I pulled out some gouache from my stash and squeezed some of the paint onto the card with it’s coordinating color. Once that dried, I did add some Glossy Accents on top of the paint to give it a shiny finish.

That finishes my projects using the Spellbinders August Card Kit of the Month! I had a lot of fun making these, and as you can see, some of these cards come together so quickly because everything is already cut for you! Plus, I still have a ton of stuff left over to keep making cards using this kit! Stop by the Spellbinders website to check out all of the Club Kits! There are so many to choose from and you an combine Clubs for better pricing!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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