Hello! I'm popping in today with a couple of cards that I made using more products from the Spellbinders January release. First up is a card created with the Be Bold Color Block Happy Birthday die set. (Compensated affiliate links used where possible. Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.)
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Sunday, January 16, 2022
One of my dearest friends contacted me to let me know that her mom is in the hospital with a whole range of problems. It is a particularly trying situation for my friend because her mom lives in Chicago, and she lives here in Washington state. Her mom has already undergone one surgery and will have another once she has recovered enough to do the next surgery. My friend is hoping to go to Chicago for a quick visit in between those surgeries. I created this card with her in mind. I had the soft blue background that I embossed with a Simon Says Stamp embossing folder already made. I die cut the Memory Box Serene Bird & Branch from white cardstock and assembled the bird. I arranged everything per the FMS layout. I added the sentiments from the Simon Says Stamp Thanks & Encouragement Word Mix stamp and die set and some tiny silver Spellbinders rhinestones.
Friday, January 14, 2022
Hello everyone! I'm popping in today to share some cards that I have made with products from the Yana's Blooms collection by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders. If you don't know who Yana Smakula is please check out her blog here. She is an amazing designer and product designer! (Compensated affiliate links used where possible. Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.)
This first card was created with the Magnolia Glimmer Blooms plate and the Geo Foliage Glimmer plates from the collection. I wanted to try something a little different and I'm super pleased with how this card turned out. I foiled the beautiful magnolia on light yellow cardstock with Polished Brass foil using my Glimmer. I die cut it with the matching die using my Platinum 6 and then used one light yellow Copic marker to add some color to the flowers. A slightly darker yellow was used for the centers of the flowers. The geometric shape fromthe Geo Foliage set was foiled on dark blue cardstock using Polished Brass, as well and then die cut with the matching die. The sentiment is from an older Spellbinders Glimmer set called Thank You & Happy Birthday Glimmer plates. I die cut additional light yellow cardstock with the largest die from the Essentials Rectangle die set , adhered that to a white cardstock base and then layered on all the die cut pieces. I finished with lots of Fashion Gold embellishments.
I also really love how this card turned out. While I was foiling the Magnolia on the yellow cardstock I also foiled it on the dark blue and loved how the Polished Brass looked on it, as well. I foiled the Magnolia a second die and die cut both out. I used Spellbinders Glacier cardstock for the main panel that I cut with the Essentials Rectangles set. Glacier is my favorite light blue cardstock! I arranged the two die cuts so I could determine where to place my sentiment. The sentiment is from the new Being Around You Wreath by Sushma Hegde. I will be sharing a card made with the beautiful wreath image from the stamp set in the near future! I heat embossed the sentiment in gold after stamping it with VersaMark watermark ink. The flowers were adhered with foam tape. There were a couple of small pieces that I had to trim off so I added them as you see. I finished off the card with some tiny gems from the Crystal Mix Color Essential gems from Spellbinders. I realized that this card will work for the current challenge over at The Flower Challenge as this card is monochromatic. So I'm posting it there.
Since I was foiling on colored cardstock I used up some scraps of the light yellow cardstock I used for the first card and foiled the foliage from the Geo Foliage Glimmer plates. I die cut everything using my Platinum 6 and then determined an arrangement for them. The sentiment is from the August 2021 Glimmer kit called Hex Floral and was foild in Polished Brass on Spellbinders Cosmic Sky cardstock. I die cut white cardstock with the Essentials Rectangles die and arranged all my bits and pieces on the panel. I then adhered the sentiment to the center of the cluster. I finished with more Crystal Mix Color Essentials gems.
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Hello everyone! Hope your week is going well. Today I'm participating in a blog hop for Spellbinders sharing cards made with the January club kits. If you have never heard of the Spellbinders club kits you can find out about them here. This year Spellbinders introduced the embossing folder club and it has proven to be a runaway hit. Spellbinders has made the following announcement regarding the embossing folder club:
The response has been so overwhelming this Club has sold out. We will try to bring this design back again at a later time (check our “Past Clubs” section). Be sure to sign up for our Clubs right away on the 1st of the month so as to not miss out on any future designs.
The clear stamp and die set also sold out, however you can still get the clear stamp set as a separate club purchase. For the blog hop today I used the Spellbinders Glimmer hot foil club kit. You should have arrived from the blog of Jeanne Bobish. (Compensated affiliate links used where possible. Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.)
When I sat down to start making cards with the Glimmer, stamp and die and embossing folder products I did quite a bit of foiling and had lots of left over pieces. This obviously came in handy for creating a card quickly. When I learned that I couldn't share the card I had made for the hop because it featured the embossing folder I pulled out those pieces and took inspiration from a card that I made last year using Christmas Glimmer plates. You can see that card here (it is the last card in the post). After trimming some of the sentiment strips that needed trimming I determined how I would arrange them. I had a little bit of a different idea for all the sentiment strips, but along the way I lost a sentiment strip and so I had to revise my idea slightly. I adhered all the strips with foam strips and then used Bearly Art glue to adhered the foiled heart. I then adhered the two sentiment strips that say Happy Valentine's Day and added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Gloss Red Berry to the heart. Your next stop on the hop is Lin Brandyberry
Since this is a blog hop there are prizes to be won! Leave a comment on the Spellbinders blog post to be in the running to win a $25 gift certicate. Three winners will be chosen and posted in the blog hop post on Wednesday, January 19th. Commenting closes on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at 11:59 MST.
Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day!
Saturday, January 8, 2022
Hello! Popping in with a clean and simple card for my two favorite challenges: Color Throwdown and Freshly Made Sketches! I was able to purchase a few things from The Greetery before Christmas and I used those products for my card.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Hello! Hope your year is off to a good start. I'm popping in with two cards that I created using the Spellbinder January stamp/die club and Glimmer club kits. This month all the Spellbinders club kits coordinate seamlessly. One of my cards uses the embossing folder that is part of the new embossing folder club. You can see that card here. (Compensated affiliate links used where possible. Using my links allows me to earn a small commission at no cost to you. Thank you for your support.)
This first card uses the Glimmer club kit. It didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned it would, but sometimes that happens, right?! The glimmer kit includes two heart shaped glimmer plates the one you see and one that has a floral motif. There are also multiple sentiment plates and then dies to cut out the hearts, as well as some flowers and a leafy stem. I glimmered the heart sentiment plate using Polished Brass foil on Spellbinders Pink Sand cardstock and die cut it with the heart die. I then decided to create a wreath to place the heart sentiment on top of. I traced a circle on to my white cardstock panel and then arranged the leafy stems around the circle. I will admit that the first one did not turn out and I had to start over. The second wreath turned out better, but is still a little wonky, lol! The flowers were cut from Pink Sand and white cardstock and adhered around the wreath. The flowers were actually attached to the leafy stems wrong which might be why things look a little off. Going to add this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of something new. My new is the glimmer kit.