Monday, January 15, 2018

Spellbinders January Blog Hop

Hello friends!
I am super honored to be part of the Spellbinders Blog Hop today!
Ever since I started to get back to stamping around 2009, Spellbinders has wowed me with their awesome quality and designs. I must say that it makes me happy to be part of the blog hop today!

If you come from the talented Kimberly Crawford's blog, you are in the right place!
If not, please come join the hop for inspiration and a chance to win, too!
For all the details, please visit Spellbinders Blog.

Today's blog hop highlights the following products:





(warning: heavy photo post)
I have 3 projects to share. 
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The first one is Shapeabilities Blessings Vine Frame Etched Die.

you are my favorite 

I love how easy it is to use the die for the entire card front. 
 Since I used kraft card stock for the die, I thought it would be a good idea to do some ink-blending for the background.
you're my favorite

You can see the etched details on the leaves and it does make the card shine!
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My 2nd project was created with this Shapeabilities Just For You
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Again,  this small box die does it all for you. I have no trouble folding the cute box as the die is a keeper. I also love that you can use it all year long.

just for you

Usually when I get an intricate box /pillow case die, I often question my ability in turning it into a box. Not this one. I also use the small die from Shapeabilities Mosaic VineEtched Die.
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My 3rd project is all about pink, lace and love.
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In this card, I used the small lace die from Shapeabilities Thinking of You Scalloped Rectangles Etched Die.
my heart belongs to you (2)

It may look intricate, but it is so easy to take it apart and layer however you like.
my heart belongs to you

I am also glad that I got my new Grand Calibur as the die cut machine does great job. No more fussing about bits not being cut. The small flowers are from Shapeabilities Just For You.
my heart

I hope my post gives you some inspiration and ideas about these Spellbinders Dies.

GIVEAWAYS
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, January 28th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.

AND.... Spellbinders offer to give my blog readers a chance to win $25 Gift Card to their online store. So, please be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win. I will announce the winner on Jan. 22nd right here in this blog.

 Please check out the blog hop over Spellbinders Blog. I know you will be SO inspired!

Hop Order:

Spellbinders 
 Marisa Job  
Yana Smakula 
 Kimberly Crawford  
💛----->Virginia Lu <----- 💛
 Keeway Tsao 
 Amy Kolling  
Elena Salo

Your next stop is the lovely Keeway Tsao's blog!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

91 comments:

conil said...

Wow! What beautiful Valentine's cards. The intricacy of these dies really lends itself to enhancing patterned papers. Love that little box a lot.

mel h said...

Gorgeous projects. I love the extra touch the shading provides.

Barbara said...

These are beautiful cards! I love Spellbinders dies for their intricacy and the beautiful designs one can create with them. :) A friend gave me a beautiful Spellbinder's butterfly die for Christmas and I can't wait to use it!

Valerija said...

Lovely projects and I love the beautiful dies you have used.

Sara Wright said...

The blessings vine/ivy die is sublime! I see a lot of ways to use it besides the original intent. Beautiful card too.

Karen H said...

Beautiful cards and great examples of these awesome Spellbinders dies.

Amy C. said...

These dies are so stunning! I love the intricate look of them.

Joy Meadows said...

Spellbinders dies are just so beautiful and your cards are gorgeous, too, Virginia. Love each one of them.

Tracy Steinbach said...

I love how you put the ink behind the saying on the first card it just adds the perfect touch! I'be wanted that die from the minute I seen it. Your other projects are great too Thanks for sharing!

Nora N. said...

OH WOW!! Each of these cards is STUNNING!! I love the frames and that little box is fabulous!! I so need this die now!!

Sue D said...

Wonderful creations. I really like the first card with the ink blended background and kraft card stock for the die.

JmB said...

Fantastic designs. These dies are so lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful projects. I love the Thinking of You Scalloped Rectangle dies. So elegant.

Jennifer said...

These are really awesome projects!!!! Thank you for sharing -

Mrsfish02 said...

Love the vine card. I am very intrigued by that box die. Really nice size for a sweet surprise. Nicely done.

Suzi said...

Oh, my! I love dies that do all the work for me! And you decked them out wo beautifully! Thanks!

Susan Gonyo said...

These new Spellbinders dies are really nice and you have made some great projects. Well done!

Denayc said...

Beautiful cards, love how easy the dies are to use.

Harriet said...

Wonderful cards and great dies. I am especially taken by your first card. Those leaves are brilliant and lace die is so lovely, delicate!

Lindar C said...

I really like the box die, I've had trouble with other box dies so I would give this one a try.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fabulous projects. Thanks for the inspiration

Laraine R said...

Beautiful cards!

Monique said...

Using a page of label type paper in the center of a frame works very well.

Debbie Scassera said...

Awesome cards. I want everything in this release.

nattyboots said...

Beautiful work and dies

dolphinlover said...

Cute card:)

jules said...

The blessings vine die is so pretty, and your card is gorgeous! Then, when I saw the intricate rectangle die, I fell in love again. Another beautiful creation!

Lisa Moline said...

Love your cards! I especially love the first die you used with the vines, so pretty!

sharon g said...

I like how you only shaded part of the background. NICE JOB

Linsey R said...

How stunning and beautiful these all are! I love how you created something other than a card, too--shows the versatility of these dies and I'm even more in love with this release now!!! Thank you, Virginia!! xxoo

Stacey Palmer said...

Fabulous projects. Love the dies used, have to put them all on my wish list. Great inspiration. Thanks

Carol H. said...

All of your cards and the box are just beautiful! I love these Spellbinders dies!

pcm said...

pretty projects! spellbinders were the first dies i ever had and they come coming up with good ones!

Tracey M said...

Virginia your cards are beautiful and that box was so creative , I loved it. Thanks, Tracey Magner

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your cards are just gorgeous. And I love the boxes, too.
I love the scallop frames so your last card is my fave.

Janis said...

Each of your projects is just over the top beautiful. Such pretty dies and colors. I am in love with everything!!
Thank you for the chance to win!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Cindy Thick said...

Your cards are pretty. I love that box die. It could be used for multiple occasions. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

salma Hus said...

Oh my God.. Absolutely Gorgeous set of projects.. love love love all of them.. so beautiful.. Thank you so much for inspiring me always

Wendy Fisher said...

Love the cards and the boxes!!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

beautiful cards using beautiful dies
thanks for sharing your creativity
Barb Housner

Violet said...

I like all three cards but the third one is my favorite. The lace rectangle is really pretty & the light blue and red color combination is so hot right now!

cghundley said...

Gorgeous cards and
the box die looks
so fun!
Carla from Utah

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards - I love the soft shading on the first card - that is a fantastic, fresh look

Amy Martin said...

Stunning cards. Wonderfully done.

Diane17Lynne said...

I love all the new dies that you used but my favorite is the SHAPEABILITIES BLESSINGS VINE FRAME ETCHED DIES THOUGHTFUL EXPRESSIONS BY MARISA JOB. I have many ideas for this die going through my head. You have inspired me.......gotta go write them down before my mind goes blank.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome projects! I especially love the Blessings Vine Frame die! Gorgeous!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Magnificent creation!!!!!

Heidi Rees said...

What great projects! So creative and pretty!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Loved all your cards. The rectangle die with Thinking of You is fabulous! It is so lacy. The colors you chose for your cards were soft and great. Thanks for sharing.

graham Brand said...

I like Spellbinders too! I love your choice of dies for your "awesome" projects!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Virginia, these are beautiful cards and I love the boxes.
I have to say when I first got my Cuttlebug (10+) years ago, I went crazy buying Spellbinders dies. I had a nice collection of basic dies in no time and I love them to this day. Great products for sure.

Nicki Wong said...

You created very beautiful cards. Love them.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful cards!!

Donna said...

Beautiful and fun projects! Love your little gift box and the cards are lovely!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Beautiful cards! Those boxes are phenomenal! I really love what you did with them and the added elements

Martha Herrera said...

You always make the most beautiful cards using Spellbinders dies!

Thank you for sharing.

Rene Stansell said...

I love your card.
Rene from OZ x

Noelene Apap said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing x

Jasmin Alfonzo said...

Bellezas las tarjetas han quedado Súper Elegantes. Felicitaciones.

Cynthia Cole said...

Adorable cards and box!

Harriet said...

Missed you today, hope all is good.

Cindy C. said...

What beautiful projects!!

Lagene said...

Awesome cards, great dies!

Helen Budz said...

These are great projects. The cards are so lovely and the gift box so clever. Thanks for sharing your creativity to show this new release.

D.Ann C said...

LOVE these fab new dies! the Just For You box was first on my wishlist, but now all three are!

Patt H. said...

Fabulous cards, Virginia! Love those awesome dies, especially the cute box die!

LC Lamothe said...

Such beautiful cards and boxes! The thinking of you scalloped rectangles etched die creates such a lovely frame. I can see using that die again and again.

Deborah Starling said...

How beautiful your cards are. Thank you fou sharing them.

Dawn Turley said...

OMG - what stunners Virginia. Totally amazing cards and love your little box

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your three cards are absolutely perfect as always !!
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow I love all the projects you showcased today. Dies really add so much to a card or box! I love how you ink blended behind the cover die.... so pretty!

Carol Rossouw said...

Loving Marisa's new collection and these more masculine dies. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration with your lovely cards

Loose Stitches said...

WOW, such beautiful cards and boxes, love the way you used the dies and the colors you used!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Sheila H said...

Your designs are so lovely. I love everything.

Camerageek said...

How big is the box when finally put together, Virginia? It looks as though it might be big enough for pencils or small chocolates. Great looking projects.

Clara TimmonsChan said...

love the box die cut; totally keeper!

Sheila said...

I especially like the Just For You Die as I can see that die used throughout the year...on bags, etc.

Kathy said...

Beautiful cards and great box. Nice touch of inking around the center of vine die, LOVE the intricate lace die and the Valentine center.

Greta said...

Oh wow--I love the dies you've used, Virginia! Wonderful projects!

Karthikha said...

Wow! Super beautiful creations! The box is so cute and the dies are fantastic! Thank you for sharing your inspirations with us :)

Tanja said...

Lovely cards, thanks for the inspiration.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Such beautiful projects! Love the colours you used in the card!

Laurie B said...

Beautiful cards! I love the blended ink background on the vine card, I am guessing you used the waste piece from the diecut as a mask. Thank you for the inspiration.

sammi said...

Wonderful projects, Virginia! Such great use of the dies! Love the box! Very creative! Thank you for sharing!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Amante del Papel said...

beautiful card, I lvoe your box!!!

Annette Reed said...

Great projects! Love the Elegance of the third one and the box looks great.

Julie A. Shearer said...

Your projects are awesome!!! Love the card! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

Judie said...

Lovely creations! I love the box!

Kate B said...

Fantastic cards & box! I like making little goodies for my kids and their classmates & am always looking for fun containers - that box looks like I could customize it easily & it would hold some fun things! I now think I need all those dies!!

Ann said...

Love the dainty leaves and the lace dies. Must haves! TFS

Ann said...

Love the dainty leaves and lace dies! All so very nice!! Must haves!