Saturday, March 6, 2021

Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month and More

Hello friends!

I am happy to share TWO cards featuring Spellbinders Stamp of the Month and Monthly Card Kit.

The March Club kits are now here. While supplies last for new members. If you sign up in March you will receive the March. (Pictured.) Available March 1-31st (AZ Time.)

This month's "Wonderful Spring" Clear Stamp Set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more. 

Membership Includes:

  • Exclusive 4" x 5.75" set of clear Photopolymer stamps that are designed to work with an acrylic block, and are made in the U.S.A. + US Shipping. $19.99 Value!
  • Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.
  • Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts - only available to members.

Clear Stamp (Virginia Lu)  - Copy

 As you can see , the detailed bunny images are amazing. Whether you color the image or not, the bunny looks adorable as is!

Spring -002

I decided to stamp a wreath with one of the large branches. This was my first try and it was easy! Symmetry is such a beautiful thing.  It has been a while since I use a ribbon...this card seemed to call for it.

Spring -001

The pattern paper and candy-like embellishments are part of the Monthly Card Kit. I love the monthly Card Kit so much that I made another card!

with love (Card Kit & Small die)

The bunny die and pattern paper are all part of the kit. I love using text paper and so, that was my text bunny. I inked up the edges to make the bunny more defined.


with love

 The intricate floral die was perfect as a border.

with love-001

Playing with these products reminded me of my childhood days with playing paper dolls! Magical time indeed.

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Friday, March 5, 2021

How to Stretch The Butterfly Border Die

Hello friends! 

It's another exciting day here at the blog. I have one project with a new (to me) border die to share. 

 This Butterfly String (Penny Black) serves as the prime example.
 
I started out with die-cutting the butterflies on color paper. The DIY color paper was created with Gel Plate. This proved to be very quick and easy. Gel Plate seems to be quite popular now. I got mine about 2 years ago and really loved it. I can see why it's trending right now.
 
be done in love  
 
Next for the background,  I inked up Alcohol Ink on vellum.  I inked up only part of of the vellum. This way, it gives some balance and interest.

love -001
 
Take away: when it comes to alcohol ink, restraint is the key (sometimes). In this card, I find the white space provided room for the design to "breathe".

love -002

Next comes the s-t-r-e-t-c-h-i-n-g part, I cut up the butterfly strings and adhered the butterflies to the mix. This really made a huge difference.  The glitter paper was used in this purpose.

love

The whole ensemble looks like a beautiful mess and that's what I was going for.

love -003

To lighten up the overall colors,  I also added a few white droplets (Liquid Pearl).
love -004

I hope that you find today's post helpful and inspirational.
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Thursday, March 4, 2021

Spellbinders Small Die of the Month (TWO Ways)

 Hello friends!

I am excited to share my TWO new creations with Spellbinders Small Die of the Month.

 If you love playing with dies, I highly recommend this subscription. Each month, I am always amazed with the design and quality of this die set. It can be seasonal, all-occasions or a little surprise...here and there, too! Without further ado, here are the details: 

The March Club kits are now here. While supplies last for new members. If you sign up in March you will receive the March. (Pictured.) Available March 1-31st (AZ Time.)

This month's "Spring Flowers Card Creator " small die set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more.

Spring

I decided to keep the color simple as the dies are so detailed and intricate.
Spring -003

I also love the sentiment "Spring has Sprung" that comes in the the die set.xoxo

Small Die (Virginia Lu) -001 - Copy

Once I die cut all the pieces, I assembled them carefully with tiny bit of glue. This card pretty much is done. The embellishments I used are from the Monthly Card Kit.

Spring -004

My next card used less of the dies. However, it is still a lovely rendition from this die set.

xoxo-002 

I inked up the dies in bright green and colored the tiny flowers with alcohol markers. I then used the embellishments from the Monthly Card Kit. And that's it!

xoxo-001 

Hope you enjoy today's post with the same dies in two ways.

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**The additional 20% off Clearance savings will be applied at the time of checkout. Offer only available 3-3-21 to 3-7-21 at 11:59 MST.**

 

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Create a Striking Focal Point

Hello friends!

I am sharing a super colorful card with a focus on the sentiment and Washi Tape. 

 
I created this card when I was playing with the Red Sunset Washi Tape. 

 hello

 I used the Tall Alpha for the hello sentiment. They are not perfectly line-up.... but I accept the result. hello -002

Once I  finished with the sentiment, I decided to add some foliage to the mix.

hello -001

This card is simple and yet striking (thanks to the Washi Tape and Foliage). Hope you like it and perhaps inspires you to try with your color paper/Washi Tape and dies. I would really apprecate that you use my affiliate links for your shopping. Thank you for your support for this blog.hello -003 

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Spellbinders Card Kit Of The Month

 Hello friends!


It's time to share my new creations with the latest Spellbinders Card Kit.  

The March Club kits are now here. While supplies last for new members. If you sign up in March you will receive the March. (Pictured.) Available March 1-31st (AZ Time.)

This month's "Celebrate Spring" Card Kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set (see above), tons of embellishments, and more!

Check out our NEW MONTHLY CARD KIT EXTRAS if you want just purchase select items from the kit or need more embellishments. You can shop the store or add to your cart at the club checkout.

Membership Includes:

  • A Monthly Card Kit Containing: Dies, Clear Stamp Set, Die Cut Shapes, Paper, Envelopes & Embellishments. Contains at least 200+ pieces and will create 10+ complete cards. $60 Value!
  • Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.
  • Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts - only available to members.

As usual, this month's kit is choke-ful of yummy stuff... so much goodies in one box!  

First, let's talk about the dies in this card. I used Small Die of the Month for the white border at the bottom. The bunny die is included in this kit. 

Good luck

The lovely paper in this card kit makes it super fun to create. I could not resist doing paper-piecing. The stamp set in this kit comes with quite a few forest friends.

good luck -001

The thickers in the kit makes it easy to decorate and they also helped with the added dimensions.

good luck -002

Creating cards like this makes you forget about the time. I had a blast cutting, stamping the sentiment and adding embellishments.

good luck -003

I have more cards created with this kit, of course! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 1, 2021

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Happy March, my friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower Semi-Double Chrysanthemum with a blog hop!


About Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double ChrysanthemumThis layering stamp set features a beautiful 4-layer chrysanthemum and three 3-layer leaves to add to your handmade cards, scrapbook layouts, bullet journal pages, and other DIY paper crafting projects. The Build-A-Flower: Semi-Double Chrysanthemum special edition stamp and die set is only sold as a bundle. It includes one 6" x 8" clear photopolymer stamp set (16 individual stamp images) and one coordinating die set (4 dies)
 
Please come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. For details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog.
  As always, I amazed at the depth of the stamped images. Inspired by Pantone Color of the Year 2021, I chose yellow and grey for my main color scheme.
Altenew-BAF Semi Double Chrysanthemum-Foiled Marble Washi Tape-Tall Alpha Die Set-001

I used a richer shades of yellow (and a touch of orange) for the Semi-Double Chrysanthemum and the result did not disappoint.

Altenew-BAF Semi Double Chrysanthemum-Foiled Marble Washi Tape-Tall Alpha Die Set-002

Next, I found the new Foiled Marble Washi Tape to be the perfect companion for my stamped images.

Altenew-BAF Semi Double Chrysanthemum-Foiled Marble Washi Tape-Tall Alpha Die Set

The luxurious feel of this Washi Tape truly speaks volumes.Altenew-BAF Semi Double Chrysanthemum-Foiled Marble Washi Tape-Tall Alpha Die Set-003

I hope  that you enjoy today's blog hop. It's amazing that each designer comes up with so many varied versions. I think that shows the versatility of the stamp set. 
 

 
Thank you for your support. 

Giveaway Prizes: $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/07/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/09/2021.

 

Your next stop is the blog of  Nathalie DeSousa
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