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.


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.


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.


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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Spellbinders Large Die of the Month – July

Welcome back everyone! I have a couple fun projects to share using the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month July Kit 3D Fun Time Cruiser. The die creates a classic bicycle that you can either add to a card front or create a dimensional project that is great for putting on display.


I have a view you can view down below or HERE on my Youtube channel. This video is set to music as unfortunately I do not always have the opportunity to do a voiceover but I wanted to share my inspiration with you.


For my first card I started with just adding the die cut to a card front. I created a bike similar to one I used to have as a kid. For card stocks, I used Strawberry Milkshake, Fog, Poppy Seed, Cilantro, Sunflower, and Pixie Dust card stock.

I stenciled on some clouds to my background using Set the Scene Clouds stencil with a blending brush and Cookie Monster ink.

I thought this would make a cute birthday card so I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp in Obsidian Black ink. Unfortunately I think this stamp set is retired but any sentiment would work here.

The grass at the bottom is die cut from Cilantro card stock using the grass die from the Small Die of the Month July kit. It helped ground my image.

For my card base, I used Cookie Monster card stock to tie in the background.

My next project is creating the bike in 3D. For my bicycle I used Sunflower, Fog, Vanilla Malt and Black card stock.

In most cases I used liquid glue to attach everything. There is one part where I used double sided tape and that was to attach the basket.

If you want the box to be collapsable and put in an envelope, do not add a bottom to you basket which is what I did in my video.

There are also dies in this set to create a beautiful bouquet!

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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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Spellbinders May Small Die of the Month – Kaleidoscope Trio

Welcome everyone! I’m excited to share with you a card I created using some of the dies from the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Kit. You can read more about the kits HERE.

This die set has 10 dies included in it. This is featuring just three of them which is these beautiful layering hexagon shapes. I die cut my layers from White, Mermaid and Peacock card stock. Then layered together with Gina K Connect Glue.

I arranged my hexagons onto a piece of Fog card stock. This panel is backed with craft foam and added to a card base I created with white card stock.

The sentiment which is from Tiny Words Encouragement stamp set is stamped onto Stormy Sky card stock with embossing ink and white heat embossed.

I trimmed the sentiment down to a thin strip using the Cut Align and added to the card front with foam tape.

I finished off the card by adding a small dot of Dream Drops to the center of the hexagons.

I love the intricate details of these dies and how amazing they look layered together. There is also a layering set for circles and flower petals.

This is such an amazing deal and beautiful design be sure to head over and grab yours as they may sell out quickly. You can also take a look at signing up for the club kits so you don’t miss out!

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Jane Davenport

Welcome everyone! I have something a little out of my element for you today but it’s tons of fun !

Recently, Spellbinders sent me some products by Jane Davenport to play with. While it’s not my usual type of card, it was so fun to sit and just play! And you know, quite honestly, this first card makes me giggle each time I look at it.

I’m working with the Tentalicious Etched Dies for this card. I knew immediately I was going to create an underwater scene. I’m using a piece of Canson Watercolor card stock and my craft mat. I started by ink smooshing on to my craft mat some Twisted Citron Distress Oxide. I spritzed with water and smooshed my card stock down.

I dried the first layer of ink on my card with my heat tool. I repeated this process by using Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxides. Each time, I’m drying my ink before smooshing down another color.

Then I flicked some clear water onto the background with a paint brush. I trimmed this piece down to 4″x 5 1/4″ and added to a white card base made from Neenah Solar white card stock.

I die cut the Tentalicious Etched dies from Blue Denim card stock. The dark blue looks amazing against this background don’t ya think?

Since these are just dies I needed a sentiment for my card so I dug through my stash. I found the Sea Animals stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and it had this fun sentiment on it. Doesn’t it make you just giggle?! Maybe I entertain easily. I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock with Blue Denim ink to match the tentacles and trimmed down to thin strip. I added it to the card front with foam tape for a little dimension.

My next card is featuring the Mindful Pause stamp set from Jane Davenport. I went for clean and simple with this one. I stamped my images onto Neenah Solar White card stock with copic friendly ink and colored the image with copic markers. Now you can think this is orange juice …. or maybe something mixed in the orange juice, whichever you prefer.

I started by ink blending Cracked Pistachio around the outside edges with my Life Changing Blender brushes. Then I added Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink. I should have went with a different color of blue because all this did was create a very vibrant green, which is still really pretty!

Everyone needs to take a mindful pause in life and this card is a great reminder of it.

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at these new products. They were super fun to play and something totally different for me. Sometimes you have to do that.

Thank you to Spellbinders for sending these to me work with and just have a little fun.

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