Spellbinders October Card Kit Inspiration

Hello Crafty Friends and thanks for joining me today for some Spellbinders Monthly Card Kit inspiration! The October kit is called, “You are Stellar,” and it’s a beauty! I love all of the blues and purples! So let’s go over the details for my cards!

When working with the card kits, my favorite things are the patterned papers, stickers and ephemera pieces, so I always end up making cards using those elements!

My First project uses all of the zodiac stickers on one card, and I absolutely love the grid format! I used a piece of the included patterned paper, along with an ephemera sentiment. Super simple, but I just love the colors!

For my second card, I did use the included die cuts to cut this navy and gold frame that surrounds the center sentiment. I glued the frame to the patterned paper and adhered the sentiment using foam tape for dimension. I also adhered the moon and gold stars using a combination of glue and foam tape. I matted it with a panel of black cardstock for contrast.

My third project, once again, only uses papers and ephemera pieces included in the kit. I placed the gold Make a Wish sentiment in the center of the patterned paper and arranged the floral pieces around it, adhering those with a combination of glue and foam tape. I added the sub-sentiment using foam tape, and also added some Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments to finish it up.

And my final project uses lots of sentiment strips from the kit. Some of them are stickers and some are ephemera pieces. They were all adhered to the paper using foam tape, as well as, the gold heart. The celebrate sentiment, which is from a previous card kit, was cut from mirror gold cardstock and glued to the paper. Once again, I matted it on black cardstock for contrast.

That does it for today! I hope you’ll swing by Spellbinders and check out the Monthly Card Kit, as well as all the other cool kits they have to offer. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Give Thanks

Hello Crafters and welcome back! I’m so glad that you stopped by today! For today’s project, I’m featuring the Spellbinders Falling Leaves Embossing Folder, as well as, the Mini Fall Blooms die set. These tiny blooms and leaves were so much fun to work with! So, let’s just jump right into the details!

To begin the project, I trimmed a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock to just smaller than an A2 card and placed it in the Falling Leaves Embossing Folder and ran it through the die cutter. I then began cutting the blooms and leaves using a variety of Concord and 9th cardstock.

I also cut the centers for the flowers and parts of the sprigs with mirror gold cardstock, and adhered the gold pieces using liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Fun Stampers Journey Fall Thanks stamp set, using VersaMark Ink and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder. I repeated that process again for a smoother embossed look.

I used the Fun Stampers Journey Fall Thanks Die set to trim out the sentiment and cut it a second time from plain cardstock and adhered those together for dimension. I placed the sentiment atop the embossed panel and began adhering the leaves and sprigs around and underneath it using glue. Once all of the leaves were adhered, I glued the sentiment on top of those.

The flowers were placed around the sentiment using foam tape. I also added some Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments for that added bit a bling that the card needed. The embossed panel was then adhered to a black panel before being adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! This was a fun set to work with, but I really do love working with all of the tiny leaves and bloom sets that Spellbinders has to offer! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders September Card Kit Inspiration

Hello Crafty Friend! I’m so glad that you stopped by today! The September kit, Together is the Best, is the cutest! There’s so many fun ephemera pieces, stickers, and beautiful cardstock and printed papers! If you’ve never tried a Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month, whatchoo waiting for? Everything you need to make at least ten cards is included in this kit! This month, I made six cards that I’d like to share with you, so let’s jump right into it!

The first card is my absolute favorite! It was a little labor intensive, but I really do love the end result! So for this first card, I began by die cutting the included Hello You die cut a bunch of times from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I think I ended up having to cut it seventeen times to fill this black panel, which is 3.75 by 5.

Once those we all cut, I began adhering them down using liquid glue until the panel was full. I began at the top of the panel gluing down the full die cut and the portions of that row. For the next row, I off-centered the full die cut to the right and filled in with the remainders. The third row was then off-centered to the left and filled in. For the fourth row, I went back to the center, and so forth and so on. Hopefully that makes more sense while looking at the picture.

I then began die cutting the telephone pieces from pink and mirror gold cardstock, which is also included in this kit. I assembled the phone using glue and placed foam tape on the back of it. That was then adhered to the Hello You panel. That panel was glued to a panel of the same pink cardstock and then to a panel of black cardstock. Everything was then adhered to a card base, which is included in the kit, as well.

All of the next cards were created using the patterned paper, stickers, chipboard stickers and ephemera pieces. All of these pieces really make for some beautiful, quick cards!

For this next card, You and Me, I did use the Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles to trim out the piece of patterned paper and attached it to a black panel. I just love that little bit of detail and texture it gives. I adhered all of the pieces using a combination of glue and foam tape. The only additional pieces that this card uses is a gold flower that’s been hanging around on my desk, which is from the Spellbinders Mini Blooms and Sprigs set, and a Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishment. Everything was then attached to an included card base.

This third card, Celebrating You, once again uses ephemera pieces with the addition of the Hemstitch Rectangles again, as well as leaves from the die set in the Spellbinders July 2021 Card Kit. Once again, all of the pieces of ephemera were adhered using a combination of glue and foam tape. I loved adding the gold leaves to tie in with the other gold details on the ephemera pieces.

My fourth card, Happy Home, uses some ephemera, chipboard stickers and these gorgeous gold stickers! I did use the Hemstitch Rectangles again for that added interest. I did adhere all of the houses with foam tape for a bit of dimension.

The fifth card, Wishing You the Happiest of Days, uses those awesome Hemstitch Rectangles again, along with some leaves from the Spellbinders Mini Blooms and Sprigs die set. Such a great set for sure! I glued the gold leaves under the ephemera pieces and used glue and foam tape on everything else. I did mount my panel on some included pink cardstock for added interest.

My sixth and final card, Grateful for You, uses the rectangles again, as well as leaves from the Spellbinders Bouquet of Flowers die set. Everything was adhered using foam tape and glue. I did reinforce the chipboard banner stickers at the top with glue, just to be sure they didn’t come off. My panel was then adhered to an included card base.

That does it for this set of cards! I hope you enjoyed them and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! I made six cards, and I still have so much stuff left over to make lots more. I encourage you to check out all of the clubs that Spellbinders has to offer! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Chill Bear Winter Wishes

Hello Friend and thanks for stopping by! For today’s project, I’m featuring the Chill Bear and the Color Block Scenic Scape dies from the July releases from Spellbinders. There are so many beautiful and adorable Christmas and holiday things to choose from! I had a lot of fun playing with the Chill Bear, so let’s get into the details!

I began by cutting the Chill Bear and a bunch of “hills” using the Color Block Scenic Scape dies from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. For the bear, I did cut two additional legs and I cut the face from pink and black cardstock so that I could inlay those pieces. I cut the snout and colored that using Copic Markers C00, N0 and 110 Black. I also cut some of the included trees from green cardstock. I smeared the trees with Tacky When Dry Gel Medium and set those aside to dry.

I cut a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 80lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card, because I needed something to glue the “hills” to. I began adhering the hills to the panel using liquid glue, leaving the tops of the panels unglued so that I could tuck the trees inside. Once the trees were dry, I sprinkled some Crystal Glitter over them to give just a little bit of sparkle.

For the sentiment, I cut the Winter Wishes, which is from the Spellbinders Christmas Mix & Match Sentiments, once from Spellbinders Gold Mirror cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and glued all of those together. For the last bit of die cutting, I went ahead and cut the scarf from red cardstock and glued that to the bear.

I had to play around with the placement of the trees, the sentiment and the bear, but once decided, I adhered the bear to the panel using foam tape. I tucked the trees into the hills and glued the sentiment to the panel. Once all of that was done, I grabbed the Spellbinders Layered Christmas Tree Stencil and strategically placed some snow, using Gina K Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel.

To finish up, I adhered the panel to a red cardstock panel using foam tape and that was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Faith, Hope And Peace

Hey there! Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Is it too early for Christmas cards? I don’t know that I’ve ever made a Christmas or holiday card in August! But … All the new Christmas goodies on the Spellbinders website are just too good to resist! Today’s card is featuring the new Layered Christmas Tree Stencil. I had a lot of fun with this one, so let’s get right into the details!

I began by adhering the Layered Christmas Tree Stencil to a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock using masking tape. Then I started ink blending on the open tree portion using Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness. I also used Distress Oxide Mustard Seed for the star. I switched to the detailed tree portion of the stencil and applied a good layer of Tacky When Dry Gel Medium and set that aside to dry. I also did the same to the detailed portion of the star. I repeated this process to make two trees.

I cut a panel of Neenah 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card, and also used the Spellbinders Color Block Scenic Scape dies to cut some “hills.” I adhered the hills to the panel using liquid glue, but leaving an open area on one of the hills so that I could tuck the second tree in there. I then used the snowfall portion of the stencil and applied Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel Iridescent over the panel and set that aside to dry.

Now that the tacky medium has dried clear, I sprinkled Crystal Glitter over the trees to give them a nice sparkle. For the gold on the yellow star, I used Tonic Studios Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes, and just rubbed them on with my finger. Remember, I had put tacky medium on that as well. I then fussy cut the trees and the star. I used Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments to add all of the gold baubles. I did reinforce those with glue, just to be sure they didn’t fall off.

I tucked one of the trees in the open space that I had left on the hills and glued it there. I glued the star to the other tree and put foam tape on the back of that one and adhered it atop the panel. I used the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 to gold foil one of the sentiments, and adhered it to the panel using foam tape again. All of this was then adhered to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That does it for this project. A super fun card to make! I hope it inspires you to get crafty. Hop over to the Spellbinders website to check out all of the new Christmas and holiday goodies they have to offer! You won’t be disappointed. Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Chill Bear Warm Holiday Wishes

Hello and welcome back! Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’re having an awesome day! How cute is this polar bear?! I was so excited to play with the new Spellbinders Chill Bear dies and couldn’t wait to get my hands on them! So let’s just get right to it with the details of the card.

To begin, I pulled out a piece of light blue cardstock from my stash and trimmed it just smaller than an A2 card. I was going for a night sky type of effect, but I didn’t want it too dark. I ink blended around the edges of the blue panel using Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Prize Ribbon and Black Soot, and then did some white splatter using Royal Talens Amsterdam Titanium White Acrylic Ink.

While the splatter was drying, I die cut the Chill Bear from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I also die cut just the face with pink cardstock from my stash, as well as, black cardstock so that I could inlay those tiny pieces. I cut two additional legs and adhered those using liquid glue. I also die cut the snout and used Copic Markers C00, N0 and 110 black to color it.

I used the Spellbinders Color Block Scenic Scape dies to cut some “hills” and adhered those to the bottom of the blue panel using glue. I put foam tape on the back of the bear and adhered it atop the hills. I used the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Series 2 foil plates to gold foil the sentiment strip. The foiled sentiment actually says, Warm Holiday Wishes, but I trimmed off the wishes part, because I wanted to use a different wishes.

The gold wishes sentiment is from the Spellbinders Christmas Mix & Match Sentiments. I die cut the Wishes once from Spellbinders Mirror Gold cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and glued them all together. I adhered the sentiment strip to the panel using foam tape and adhered the wishes portion underneath using glue. While I was die cutting sentiments, I decided to die cut the scarf in gold as well. The panel was then adhered to a black panel before adhering to the card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.

That does it! I thought this card turned out super cute! I hope you enjoyed it and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Stop by the Spellbinders website to check out all the new Christmas and holiday goodies! Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders Christmas Argyle

Hello Crafty Friends! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! There are tons of new Christmas and holiday releases over on the Spellbinders website, and I’m super excited to be featuring the new Kaleidoscope Argyle dies from the Slimline Collection! This was such a fun set to work with, so let’s go ahead and get into the details!

I began this project by cutting the main triangle grid element from this set twice from Spellbinders Mirror Gold cardstock. I chose one of the three triangle elements from the set and cut that maybe six times from Spellbinders Cranberry Bliss cardstock. I decided that I wanted some dimension to the triangles, so I cut a bunch from Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock and adhered one layer to each of the triangles using liquid glue.

I reserved the center pieces from the gold and red triangles, because I wanted to inlay those on the opposite triangles on the finished project. I cut a mini slim line panel of Neenah 110lb and adhered the gold grid element overlapping in one section for better symmetry on the card. I then adhered the gold triangles in the center first.

Then, I moved on to adhering all of the red triangles, trimming off the excess. I glued the inlay pieces in the center of the triangles as well. I added some of the larger Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments to the edges of the grid element for added dimension and interest. I adhered the panel to a panel of the Cranberry Bliss cardstock using foam tape for some contrast as well.

I used the Spellbinders Christmas Mix & Match Sentiments for my sentiment. I cut it once from the same Mirror Gold cardstock and twice from Neenah 110lb and adhered those together using liquid glue. That was then adhered directly to the card panel before adhering everything to the card base.

That finishes up this project! I hope you enjoyed it! Even though this set was used to make a Christmas card, it can certainly be used year round using different colors! Head on over to the Spellbinders website to check out all of the new releases! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to stay awesome!

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Spellbinders July Clubs Blog Hop

Hello and welcome back to my blog! Today, the Spellbinders team is spotlighting the July Clubs with an awesome blog hop! Comment along the hop for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Spellbinders! Details below. I’m showcasing a card that I created using the July Card Kit of the Month, so let’s jump right in!

I began this project by trimming a panel of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock just smaller than an A2 card. I popped the panel in the Misti and repeatedly stamped the two larger flowers from the included stamp set with VersaMark ink, and white heat embossed those using SSS Detail White Embossing Powder.

I did some light ink blending over the panel using Distress Oxide inks Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China. Once the ink blending was complete, I adhered the panel to a card base, which is also included in the card kit.

I loved the Bonjour sentiment in the ephemera pack, so I placed foam tape on the back of that and adhered it towards the bottom of my card. I wanted a sub-sentiment, so I foiled the Hello Friend sentiment, which is from the Spellbinders Everyday Sentiments II set, using Champagne foil. I adhered that under the main sentiment using foam tape as well.

To finish up the project, I adhered two of the included dimensional butterflies for added interest. I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! Head over to Spellbinders to check out all of the clubs they have to offer!

As I mentioned above, to celebrate the release of the July clubs, we are having an awesome blog hop! We are giving away a $50 gift certificate to three lucky blog readers, so hop along for your chance to win! Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 18th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Tuesday. Winners are responsible for shipping costs, duties and taxes. Please note, gift certificates cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. They can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases. The full hop list is below! Happy hopping!

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Becca Feeken
Tina Smith
Bibi Cameron
Annie Williams
Becky Roberts
Yasmin Diaz
Jennifer Snyder
Kathy Clement
Hussena Calcuttawala
Marie Heiderscheit
Jill Hilliard
Laurie Willison
Ilina Crouse
Virginia Lu
Emily Midgett
Jean Manis
Sheri Holt
Sandra Nagel
Joy Baldwin
Rosemary Dennis
Henriëtte van Mierlo
Betty Wright
Melody Rupple
Jenny Colacicco
Emily Leiphart
Vera Yates
Tracy Ware (You are Here)
Gemma Campbell
Alanna Moses
Michelle Starcher
Deborah Jenkins
Erin Thompson
Birgit Norton
Michelle Sheler
Sandhya Iyer
Jennifer Kotas
Jessica Vasher
Olga Direktorenko
Karen Brown
Tanya Boser
Martha Lucia Gomez
Amy Kolling

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Spellbinders July Card Kit of the Month Inspiration

Hello Crafty Friends! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! The Spellbinders July Clubs are now available, and today I’m featuring the July Card Kit of the Month, Damask Daydream! You can join any of the Spellbinders Clubs now through July 24th to receive the current July kits! So let’s jump right in to today’s projects!

The Card Kits are so great, because you have everything included in the kit to make at least ten cards! There’s always super cute patterned papers, stamps, ephemera, dies and even more! For this post, I created four cards using the goodies from the kit. My favorite things to work with are always the papers and the ephemera pieces, which you’ll see from the pics!

So for this first project, I trimmed a couple of the patterned papers to fit an A2 sized card. I also used the included leaf die cuts to cut some gold leaves to add to my project. I adhered the ephemera pieces using a combination of glue and foam tape and glued the gold leaves around those for that added interest and shine. I love all the shine from this gold cardstock!

For my second project, I used the Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles to cut a piece of the patterned paper, and once again cut some leaves from gold cardstock. I positioned the pink ephemera Beautiful square in the center of my card and attached the glitter Hello along the side of it securing the overhang with foam tape. I cut two pink flowers using the included flower die and adhered those together.

I adhered the pink ephemera flower using foam tape, and adhered the die cut flower with liquid glue. I used glue to adhere the gold and green leaves under and around the flowers. I also added some Spellbinders Gold Mix Color Essentials Gems for a little more bling.

The third project once again uses the Hemstitch Rectangles along with lots of ephemera pieces and included stickers. I fell in love with the gold leaves, so of course, I had to cut some more of those. I centered the Think Happy Thoughts sticker in the center of my card and adhered the surrounding floral elements using foam tape. I tucked in some gold leaves using glue and added one of the included purple butterflies.

My last project actually utilizes the floral frame die cut, the flower die cut and the included stamp set! I stamped the Hello Beautiful sentiment from the stamp set using VersaMark Ink on Neenah Classic Crest 110lb and heat embossed it using Ranger Princess Gold Embossing Powder, trimming it afterwards. I used the Hemstitch Rectangles again to cut a panel of patterned paper and adhered the white floral frame to that.

I also cut a purple and white flower and glued those together and glued it to the corner of the floral frame. I added the sentiment pieces to the card using foam tape for dimension, as well as, one of the purple floral stickers. For added interest, I added some of the Damask Daydream Gems included in the kit.

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That does it for this post! I hope you enjoyed these projects, and I hope you’ll stop by and check out all of the clubs that Spellbinders has to offer! There’s Die Clubs, a Stamp Club, a Glimmer Club … so many to choose from and you can even combine clubs for an even bigger savings!

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

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Spellbinders Heartfelt Thanks from the Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection

Hello Crafters and welcome back! I was super excited when asked to play with products from the Spellbinders Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken! What a beautiful collection this is! Today’s project is featuring the Heartfelt Thanks Vignette, so let’s get into the project!

To begin, I cut all of the die elements from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb cardstock. I also cut the backing die for the sentiment panel once from black cardstock. I adhered the Heartfelt Thanks panel to that black panel using Craft Tacky Glue. I took the trimmed oval insert portion and used the Flower Pattern Glimmer Hot Foil plate to add Sky Bright foil for some added interest.

I adhered all of the oval sections together using a combination of glue and foam tape. I used the Hemstitch Rectangles to cut a panel of black cardstock, and adhered that to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb. I then glued the oval panels atop that. For more added interest, I used the Mini Blooms and Sprigs Die set to cut some matching blue flowers, yellow centers and green leaves and adhered those to the card using glue and foam tape as well.

Super simple card today! Die cutting is my jam, and I love solely die cut cards! I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope it inspires you to get crafty! What’s your favorite technique on cards? I’d love to know in the comments! Hop over and check out the entire Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection from Spellbinders!

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