Spellbinders Eek-a-Boo!

Welcome back everyone! I’m sharing some inspiration using the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Kit Eek-A-Boo! This kit creates fun Halloween costumes. I am showing three on my card today but you could also make a Frankenstein too or mix and match with some fun colors for a totally different Halloween monster!

If you haven’t signed up for the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month you can check out HERE ( clickable link).

I used a variety of card stock to create my Halloween characters. Most of us have a ton of card stock just begging to be played with but the hardest color, I think personally, is to find a peach skin color. Lawn Fawn’s Apricot card stock is perfect for this look!

My background was created by using the Taylored Expressions Spiderweb Stencil. I applied Black Soot Distress Ink over the stencil onto a piece of Slate card stock from Gina K Designs. I also used my Blending Brushes from Taylored Expressions which are now available for preorder and should be arriving soon!

After attaching my kiddos, I adhered a sentiment from the Spooky Village stamp set that I heat embossed in white onto Fake Tan card stock.

SUPPLIES

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Spellbinders Game of Gnomes

Welcome everyone! In the midst of the hustle this month I completely forgot to share my inspiration for the Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders. This one is called Game of Gnomes and it’s so stinkin cute!

If you haven’t signed up for Spellbinders Kits you can check it all out HERE.

This has to be one of the cutest kits I’ve worked with so far. It comes with all the dies you need to create mushrooms, gnomes, grass, squirrels and a fun sign for the gnome to hold

I created a colorful background for my scene by ink blending Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink with a cloud stencil and blending brush.

I also added a little grass at the bottom using Twisted Citron and Crushed Olive Distress Oxide ink.

Spellbinders also has printable sentiments that you can download with your club subscription. For my sign, I used a cute little sentiment from the Oh Gnome stamp set from Lawn Fawn.

Have you picked up yours yet?

SUPPLIES

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Spellbinders Holiday Release

Welcome everyone! Today I’m super excited because I have the honor of creating cards for the Spellbinders blog. I have three projects to share using the new Holiday release. The Holiday release has so many amazing dies available at affordable prices and coordinate so well together.

My first project is using the beautiful JOY die. This die gives you many options from clean and simple to layering or even shaker cards.

I die cut my Joy frame from Fresh Asparagus card stock and used the letters to cut out words on the inside. I also used the individual letters to die cut from Gold Glitter card stock and layered them inside of my frame on a card panel made from Fog card stock.

You can leave the frame as-is or die cut the individual elements like the flowers, leaves and berries from different colors of card stock and layer them on. This is a great way to use up any scraps you may have.

My next card is taking it up a step and adding some stencils and ink blending on my background. Using the Deck the Halls die, I die cut the ornament shape from white card stock and ink blended Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks. I also die cut the inside words from white card stock and layered on top. I die cut the trimmings from gold glitter card stock and set on the side to work on my background.

Starting with a piece of white card stock, I ink blended Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide ink with a blending brush. I started heavy handed at the top and worked my way down using a lighter hand. I topped off the the darkest areas with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. Next, I brought in the Subway Tile stencil and used Abandoned Coral again to lightly go over the stencil. This will add a subtle background for our ornament.

I added my ornament to the front of the card with foam tape and finished off with glitter card stock trimmings.

My last card is a beautiful snowy scene for a cute furry critter. The Bandit die creates an adorable little Santa Raccoon and is sized perfectly for a card front. You also have the option to die cut a tree covered in snow which I did as well.

I created a snowy hill using the Drift & Hills stencil with Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide inks. This created such a beautiful shade for the snow! Masking off my snow drift, I ink blended Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide inks. Then splattered with water for a snowy sky.

Once my panel was completely dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from Christmas Cheer stamp set from Simon Says Stamp in white embossing powder. I also added some snowflakes from the Deck the Halls die using White Glitter card stock.

I finished off my wintery scene by adding my tree with liquid glue and my Santa Raccoon with foam squares. How super sweet is that critter?

It’s always nice to get a head start on Christmas cards as the holidays seem to sneak up on me. Using the Holiday Release from Spellbinders is a great affordable way to get started. Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration.

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Spellbinders Die of the Month August 2019

Welcome everyone! Today I’m sharing projects from the Small and Large Die of the Month for Spellbinders. They are so stinkin cute and coordinate perfectly together! The first one I’m sharing is using the Small Die of the Month – Pack It Up which is this fun little backpack. Supplies listed down below.

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a video that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel showcasing the Pack It Up club kit.

CARD DETAILS

This fun little backpack can be used on its own or on a card front. It has a little pocket that you can slide in school supplies which are included in the kit or you can glue the supplies down which is what I did.

Decorate your backpack with pattern paper or different colors of card stock.

You can also tuck in little notes to the students or even a gift of money!

The die even comes with sentiments that you can die cut including You Rule and Great Job! These are great encouraging sentiments that you can use year round.

Next I’m featuring the Large Die of the Month Write On! This is creating a clipboard that you can use on a card front or the die also features a score line to make the card into a clipboard.

VIDEO DETAILS

I have a video featuring the Large Die of the Month that you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel.

CARD DETAILS

This set includes dies to make a clipboard, scissors, pen, and pencil. You can use them all on a card like I did or just feature individual items.

I pulled in a sentiment from the August Small Die of the Month to add to my clipboard.

For this card below, I pulled out my Amazing stamp set from Simon Says Stamp which has some perfect encouraging sentiments.

This is another great card/gift item that you can give to teachers or students year round to show your appreciation.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. Sign up now for the Spellbinders Club Kits and get these amazing die sets. They are such a great price for so many elements.

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Spellbinders Vintage Treasures Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to be joining in the Spellbinders Vintage Treasures Blog Hop featuring dies from Becca Feeken. These are some absolutely gorgeous dies and I had a ton of fun playing around with them. I have quite a few examples to share with you today.

BLOG HOP DETAILS

If you are visiting me from the talented Brenda Noelke you are in the right place! If you are just happening upon my blog, be sure to start at the beginning on the Spellbinders Blog. Your next stop on the hop will be the amazing Varada Sharma. I’ll have a complete hop list at the end of this post along with the supplies used.

GIVEAWAY!

Of course you can’t have a blog hop without some prizes right?! Spellbinders is generously giving away a $50 to 3 lucky winners. Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win. Winners will be chosen from comments left along the hop. Giveaway close Sunday, July 14th 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog the following Monday.

CARD DETAILS

For my first card I’m using the Tiffany Lavaliere Etched Die. There are seriously so many pieces to this die set. You are really getting a good deal! I loved the middle element of this set which inspired me to make two cards.

I ink blended Milled Lavender, Victorian Velvet and Aged Mahogany Distress Oxide ink onto Neenah Solar white card stock. I then layered my ink blended piece onto white card stock with craft foam for dimension.

My center elements from the Tiffany Lavaliere die were die cut from Pixie Dust card stock and Gold Glitter card stock and layered on top of each other with liquid glue.

The sentiments on all of the cards comes from the Lots to Say stamp set from Concord & 9th. I heat embossed them onto Black card stock with embossing powder and trimmed to a thin strip.

My next card is still using the Tiffany Lavaliere but this time I didn’t add the frame and die cut the center piece into white card stock. This would make a great shaker card but instead I ink blended another background using the same colors.

I then die cut a frame from Gold Glitter card stock and added it around my window.

So delicate!

I love this soft color combo as well.

There are enough dies to cut out an entire card front but I really enjoyed working with the center pieces. This next card is featuring the Antiquities Square Etched die. Using the frame and the center piece, I held them together with purple tape and die cut from Gold Glitter car dstock.

Using just the frame piece, I die cut out a window from a white notecard.

I ink blended my background with Picked Raspberry, Aged Mahogany and Ground Espresso and added my window piece. Next I added the gold center piece with liquid glue.

I love how the gold on this deep red background looks.

I used the same color combo as the previous card for my next card. This time you can see a little more of the pink/red. I die cut out the outside frame with white card stock using the Cannetille Rectangle.

I love leaving open space. This gives me the opportunity to play with backgrounds.

My last card I sharing today is featuring the Marquise Diamond Suite Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. This requires the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System and there specialty foil

I foiled it onto Bubblegum Pink card stock with gold foil. Then I ink blended the panel with Aged Mahogany and Ground Espresso. The foil resists the ink so I was able to wipe it away and reveal the shine of the foil.

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration. So many possibilities with this collection.

You’re next stop is Varada Sharma.

Here is a list of the complete hop.

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