Spellbinders Large Die of the Month – June

Welcome everyone! I have an amazing die collection to share with you today. It’s featuring the Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders called Festive Wreaths Slider Card.

These are tons of elements in this set to create a wreath for every season! The fun slider mechanism allows for you to pop up your card front for display and/or add an additional message in the inside. You get such a bang for your buck by subscribing to the Large Die of the Month Kit. You can read more about it HERE over at Spellbinders.


I have a video walking you through the steps on how to create a card using the Large Die of the Month kit. You can view it down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

While there are so many different seasons and holidays you can create with this set including birthday, Christmas, Easter and Fall, I was in a very summery mood and decided for butterflies.

I am using the Petals and Wings stamp/stencil set from Gina K Designs to decorate a part of my wreath.

The front of my card is stenciled with the Thick Brush Stencil onto Jelly Bean Green card stock using Jelly Bean Green ink from Gina K Designs. I die cut the front panel with the sliding window using my Spellbinders Platinum Machine.

There is a half circle die in the kit that I die cut twice from Gold Glitter card stock to form my circle using liquid glue. I attached this to a circle I die cut from white card stock using the Spellbinders Circle Nestibilities die. Since the white circle die cut was bigger then the gold glitter circle, i trimmed my white card stock down to the Gold Glitter card stock so there was no white edge.

I die cut some leaves which is from the kit, using Fresh Asparagus and Jelly Bean Green card stock and arranged on my circle. The sentiment is from the Petals & Wings stamp set and stamped in Obsidian Ink.

My butterfly is stamped in Turquoise Sea ink and then I added some sparkle with the Turquoise Sea Glitz Glitter Gel and Petals & Wings stencil.

After scoring my front panel, and adding to a Fresh Asparagus card base, I can attach the bottom portion of my sentiment circle to the card panel. Be sure to check out the video for the exact how-to. It is much easier to see in person.

I added my butterfly last as I was waiting for it to dry completely. For a little dimension to the front, I added the butterfly with foam squares.

My next card, is very similar except this time I’m using the Quilted Hearts Background in Cherry Red ink for my front panel.

The Petals & Wings stamp set has this adorable ladybug that I stamped in Cherry Red ink and added Black Glitz Glitter Gel to the my critter.

These slider cards so are much fun and easy to create. You could also a sentiment to the bottom for when the window pops up, but I opted to keep this plain. I love that you can pop this up to display.

Thank you for joining me today.

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Dream Drops & Stencils

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing something a little new to me and that is using Nuvo Dream Drops with Stencils. I’ll be featuring products from Neat & Tangled for my card today.

Now this technique was actually something a fellow design team member did and I just had to give it a try.

I started by spraying the back of my Geometric Circles Stencil from Neat & Tangled with Pixie Spray. This is a temporary adhesive that you can put on your stencil and provides a light tack to hold the stencil in place on your card stock. In comes in super handy for intricate stencils like this one.

I attached the stencil in place on black card stock and then started adding on some Nuvo Dream Drops in Love Potion. Taking a Tonic Spatula, I started spreading it across my stencil, just like I would glimmer paste.

It’s amazing what this product looks like on black card stock! I have the bottle in my picture and you can see it’s a light pink but once it’s on black card stock, it turns like an iridescent purple. It’s stunning in person!

Once I spread it out evenly, I remove the stencil and allow some time dry. After it was dry, which I may have helped along with my heat tool, I trimmed down to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and added to a white notecard with foam tape.

I die cut the Awesome word die once from Pixie Dust card stock and twice from white card stock. Then layered together with liquid glue. I added to the bottom half of my card with liquid glue as well.

The small sentiment that I heat embossed in white onto black card stock comes from the stamp set Mommy, Daddy and Me. I trimmed down to a thin strip and added to my card front with a tape runner.

Seriously, how stunning is this?! I’m blown away by the results ! I hope you’ll give this a try.

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Simon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Release

Welcome everyone! It’s time for the Simon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Release! Summertime is peeking around the corner! Can you see it?

I’m focusing on the new stencil that is being released. This is the Nautical Stripes Stencil. The stencil can be used in so many ways and themes.

I attached my stencil to Neenah White card stock 80 lb with some Pixie Spray. Then I added In The Navy ink from Gina K Designs using a Life Changing Blender Brush.

I trimmed out the panel with the Stitched Rectangles die and added to another piece of white card stock cut from the next size bigger in the Stitched Rectangles. I mounted the panel onto a piece of Kraft card stock using the Gina K Designs tape runner.

To add a bit of a scene, I die cut the Picture Book Sky Background from White and Moonstone card stock. Before adding this to my card front I’m stamping a sentiment from the Vacation Time stamp set with Altenew Obsidian Black Ink. I attached the cloud scene to my card switching out the white clouds for the Moonstone clouds.

The palm tree and seagull are from the Surfs Up stamp set. I stamped in copic friendly ink and colored with copic markers. Then cut out with the coordinating die and added to my card front with foam tape.

I love these stripes in the dark blue! Really adds to the nautical scene.

Be sure to head over and check out the rest of the Simon Says Stamp Rest & Relax release.

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Underwater Sunrays with Lawn Fawn

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to share this card with you! I was having a lot of fun with some of the new goodies from the Summer 2019 release from Lawn Fawn.


I have a video showing how I created this underwater scene that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

One of the things I’m most excited about is the Background dies recently released. First thing I thought of was “DIY stencils”. If you follow me, you know I love stencils and creating backgrounds. I’m going to start my card by creating my own stencil from white card stock using the Sunray Backdrop. Then I trim off the border to leave the rays open ended.

For my background, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide onto Bristol Smooth card stock. The ocean bottom is die cut from Kraft card stock with Stitched Simple Wavy Borders die and then lightly blended on some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide.

To create the sparkling sunrays, I’m going to first spray my DIY stencil with Pixie Spray which is a temporary adhesive. It will hold my stencil in place so I can apply Moonstone Nuvo Glimmer Paste with the Tonic Studios Spatulas. When I carefully remove the stencil, it does not rip my paper and leaves all the gorgeous sparkle from the Glimmer Paste.

While my glimmer paste is drying, I’ll stamp out my images onto White card stock and color with copic markers. I’m using Seahorsin Around, Keep On Swimming, Fintastic Friends, Say What Christmas Critters (speech bubble), and Ahoy Matey. Then I’ll cut all the images out with the coordinating dies. I’ll also die cut out some seaweed from Cilantro card stock using the Ocean Shadow Box Add On.

I used the speech bubble to stamp a sentiment. This is from the Critter Chatter and I stamped Bloop Bloop onto the speech bubble with Peacock ink. How cute is that ?!

In the home stretch of putting the card together, I die cut the Just Stitching Double Rectangle from White card stock which doesn’t actually cut anything out – it just leaves the stitching detail which is super fun! I trimmed this panel down and added to a card base made from Peacock card stock.

I also trimmed down my ocean bottom and background to fit just inside of those stitching details. Before adhering this to my card, I’m going to die cut some Sandy Beach Accents on the ocean bottom piece. This allows me to tuck in some of my die cut images.

Next, adhere all of the fun ocean critters. Now, yes I know there are not gold fish in the ocean but they were super cute so they live in my ocean.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to check out the video for more details.

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Mini Release Taylored Expressions

Welcome back everyone! I have some more cards to share today from the Mini release from Taylored Expressions.

This first card is featuring this adorable Little Monsters! This stamp set not only has these fun images but some great birthday sentiments.

I created the background using Sugar Cube card stock and the Snow Flurry Stencil with Lime Zest ink.

My images are colored with copics markers, die cut with the coordinating die and attached to the front of the card. I stamped the birthday sentiment in Oreo ink.

My next card is great for getting the kids involved in making cards! This stamp set is called Inky Fingers-Monsters. Your fingerprints are the images! How fun in that!? Of course I made my kids get their fingers inky and make these fun monsters.

I used the Subway Tile Stencil with Fired Brick Distress Oxide ink for the background.

My card is mounted onto a A2 size case base created from Sea Salt card stock.

Both of these sets are now available for purchase over at Taylored Expressions. Word also has it that the amazing Simple Strips Sentiments and Die is back in stock. They sell like hot cakes so be sure to pick that up quick! Here is some examples of the Simple Strips.

You can cut out 18 sentiments in one shot!

Here is a card I put together using some of those sentiments and the rest I’ll save for later.

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