Thursday, December 3, 2020

Spellbinders Monthly Card Kit

Hello friends!

I am popping in with 3 cards from the Monthly Card Kit with Spellbinders. 

Merry Member Appreciation Month

Join the Card Kit of the Month Club and receive an expertly curated cardmaking kit each month, complete with inspiration. Plus, members get store savings, extra deals, gifts, and more

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

This month's "Heart Hands" Card Kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more!

 With the dies and paper, I easily came up with 3 ideas for the cards.

Card #1: pattern paper, dies, thickers and sequins from the kitHappy birthday -001

 This card took little time to create as the pattern and dies do all the work. The only tidiest thing was to add the tiny sequins inside the heart (negative part of the heart from the center). It's worth it!

happy birthday

Card #2: pattern paper, ephemera, stamp set and sequins from the kitbeautiful soul

The only thing I did was to emboss the wreath in Rose Gold (Altenew) and fussy cut it. 

 beautiful soul 

I picked out the card stock and paper. Again, it was easy peasy. 

beautiful soul -001 

Card #3: pattern paper, ephemera, stamp, die set and sequins from the kityou are the best

 The delicate twigs are part of the dies in the card kit. I also stamped tiny flowers in blue to fill up the gap around the wreath. 

you are the best -001

I decided to stamp the silhouette iamge in navy blue on the pattern paper. I love how this turned out. The cool thing about the die set is that the sentiment has its own matching die!

you are the best -002 

That's it! I hope that you enjoy seeing how I used the Card Kit. 

The Hello Holiday Sale has been extended! If you miss it the first time, you must check it out.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Spellbinders Small Die Of The Month

Hello friends! 

It's time to share my latest creation with Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders. 

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

This month's "Daydreaming" small die set is perfect for making cards, decor, and more.

Membership Includes:

  • Exclusive Set of Small Versatile Dies that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Size is similar to Die D-Lites. $27 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.
wish upon a star 
What are the appeal of dies? I am often amazed at the many possibilities of one set of dies can offer. With the change of colors, techniques and supplies, one die can have so many possibilities. 

wish a upon a star 
I started out with a piece of my own inked paper that I have set aside for the longest time.
I am happy that I saved it as it has a touch of blue, yellow and orange.  The hardest part of this card is to make sure that I arrange those squares/windows accordingly. It looks amazing against the black window frame and cat.

wish upon a star

I love the style of CAS with a bit of Mixed Media impact. This card truly exemplifies that.
Thanks so much for stopping by! 

BTW The Hello Holiday Sale has been extended! If you miss it the first time, you must check it out.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Build-A-Flower: Parrot Tulips Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy December, my friends!
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower with a blog hop!

If you arrive from the blog of Jenny Colacicco, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 
I know that I say this often, but Altenew's Build-a-Flower truly is one of the best floral stamp set subscriptions. This month's Parrot Tulips proves just that.

Altenew-BAF Parrot Tulips-Sphere Stencil-Feeling Dotty Stencil-Embossing Paste

Due to the size of stamps, I thought it is perfect to create a slimline card.

Altenew-BAF Parrot Tulips-Sphere Stencil-Feeling Dotty Stencil-Embossing Paste-001

This card measures roughly at 4"x 9". Thanks to the stems and leaves, it is so easy to layer the elements. I used Sphere Stencil to ground the image.  Then I added and embossing paste with Feeling Dotty Stencil.

Altenew-BAF Parrot Tulips-Sphere Stencil-Feeling Dotty Stencil-Embossing Paste (2)

Thanks to the layering details, there is not a lot of embellishments needed.

Altenew-BAF Parrot Tulips-Sphere Stencil-Feeling Dotty Stencil-Embossing Paste-002

I hope that you like what I created for this release hop.

Giveaway Prizes: $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 12/06/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 12/09/2020.


Blog Hop Order

Card Blog 

Terri Koszler

Norine Borys

Emily Midgett

Nathalie DeSousa

Kelly Griglione

Laurie Willison


Jenny Colacicco

🌷🌹Virginia Lu🌷🌹

Amy Hill

Tenia Nelson

Keisha Charles

Therese Calvird

Your next stop is the blog of  Amy Hill

Thank you for stopping by! 

One Good TRICK to Detailed Die-cutting ( DIE-cember Release)

Hello December! 

The yearly event "DIE-cember"from Simon Says Stamp is here.I am thrilled to have one of the dies to showcase this release. To save time, I have listed the products at the end of this post.

Detailed Rose Die (SSS) 

This "Detailed Rose" is rather large and can be used in many creative ways. I love the outlines and decided to piece two paper together. The die set comes with two leaf shapes (outline and solid).

For the rose petals, I used my own DIY watercolor paper and for the outline, I used gold foil paper. Notice that I also added dry-embossing? Yes, that's another TRICK to add textures and details with the die

Detailed Rose Die

One good trick about using dies like this is to use a piece of used Fabric Softener/dryer sheet. When die-cutting, you layer the dryer sheet at the very bottom, then the paper and then the die (facing down) and add your sandwich pieces as you normally would. 

your kindness is appreciated 

The dryer sheet will catch/hold all the small pieces and leave them in tact. You can then easily retrieve all the bits back with the help of Washi Tape and remove the unwanted pieces. Before you piece everything together, be sure you have a piece of Washi Tape (on the back ) that will adhere all the pieces. I also added a piece of card stock to keep the entire piece strong.

That's it. I share what I know and this is how I do it. There may be other ways of approaching this type of dies, but this works for me. The sentiment is from one of the older set "Kind Flowers" ( no longer available) from Simon Says Stamp. 

I will be back later today with Altenew Build-a-Flower post. Thank you!

Monday, November 30, 2020

Show & Share Winner Announcement & Cyber Monday Sale!

 Hello friends! Alas, it is the last day of November...

and that it's time to highlight the fine November "Show and Share" entries and announce the lucky winner AND inform you with the Cyber Monday deals!

First, I am sharing a few excellent entries that caught my eyes. In no particular order, here they are:
 # 30 Ashwini Rao: I admire the super stamping and use of scripty word die.

#23 Karthikha: the transformation of this project is incredible. AWESOME upcycling with Washi Tape.
#2 The House on the Silverado:  GREAT tutorial on using ribbons! This darling angel is one of the many creations shared in this post. Check it out and be inspired!

#8 Linda BL: Love the layering and use of Washi, stamps and die. This card is so elegant! 

LBL- Gold String Washi Tape #2 

 #46 Nandini: this sweet tag has great color contrast and dimensions. Love it. 

Last but not the least, the lucky winner of this month's Show & Share is
Congratulations, Linda W., please e-mail me ( your snail mail address, so I can send you this lovely Spellbinders Die.

WAIT, here are some Altenew info for the Cyber Monday Sale.
Free brand new Mini Poppy Stamp Set with every order ($4.99 value)
I have listed all the best deals in the following:
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Thanks so much for stopping by! 
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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Create Magic with Color Card Stock

 Hello friends!

I am sharing a Christmas card with blue card stock today.

I tend to use white card stock a lot, this time, I thought I should change it up.... 

This Penny Black Winter Greens truly was how I got started. I like to use my own Distress Oxide-inked paper.Merry and Bright

I love the shape of these winter greens as they can be used as focal point, border or background.

Merry & Bright

I decided to add the bird image from Nature's Allure. They make a great paring.

Merry and Bright -001 

Since I am using blue card stock, I thought it will look extra festive by stamping the sentiment in red.


Also, I couldn't help adding white splatter, glitter and dotted details. I love how this turned out.

merry and bright -002

Thanks for stopping by! 

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