Sunday, November 1, 2020

Autumn Flora


 Not all flower building dies are created equal. The Autumn Flora line that was just released from Spellbinders is definitely a cut above the rest! Let me show you how!

 Check out this video for all the good stuff!

I used 2 die sets from Spellbinders, the Foliage and Ladybugs set and the Gaillardia set. So beautifully imagined!

I added some Nuvo drops to the branches and flower centers.

And some glitter cardstock to die cut those tiny flower centers. Beautiful!

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Trinity Stamps Wide Box Card with Kindred Stamps Futuristic Family

 

Friday was a good mail day. I got my new release order from Trinity Stamps with the new Wide Box Card die set. And my Kindred Stamps Futuristic Family limited edition box arrived! I could not wait to play with them! 


I made a quick video of this card, with lots of close ups. Go check it out!

This is a messy desk picture of the beginning  of this layout. I LOVE the die that came in the Futuristic Family box. I am hoping Kindred Stamps will carry it separately. This box sold out in just a few days. So, if  you love these boxes, I recommend following Kindred Stamps on FaceBook.  They announce the boxes about a week before they go up for sale, and have a run up with samples.

There they all are, colored with Copics, fussy cut, and glued onto the "shelves".  How would like to be greeted by this?

3D cards are terrible to phototgraph, by the way! But I tried.

Here is the other end. You  are going to get the best views on the video, so be sure to check that  out.


Here it is laying flat, ready to fit into a Slimline Envelope made using the Slimline Envelope Builder die. I do love great design!

What do you think? Ready to make some pop up cards?

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Ghoulish Pop Ups, in Slimline!



 Happy Halloween, everybody!! Have you been having fun making spooky creations? I know, I could keep making them. And why should they have to be just for Halloween?


 

I have two fun cards to show you, and they are both in this video!


OK, don't shoot me, but both of these cards are featuring Limited Edition Box sets from Kindred Stamps. This is just proof that my FOMO with these boxes is justified. So there!

These characters are from the Booyah Box, which came out in October last year. This was their first inking! They are all Copic colored and fussy cut. 

The slimline box/pop up card was created using dies from ScrappyTails.com . I had to get them! Then, about a week after I got the dies in tthe mail, Trinity Stamps released their Wide Box Die set. Options, peeps!

I did use the extremely popular Slimline Boos stamp set from Trinity on both of these cards. Check out that video for all the nitty gritty details!

One of the great things about this size card is the amount of real estate you get to fill with elements! I was able to get 8 people, loads of little ghosts, and 2 large creatures in here!


I snuck some older Spellbinders Small Die of the Month stuff in here also :)


So, if you keep your elements within the confines of the box, then this will fit in a slimline envelope that will fit a 4"x9" card. I was a bit exuberant with my elements, so I ended up using my Envelope Punch Board (still one of the work horses of my craft room) to create a 6"x9.5" envelope. 

The Wide Box die from Trinity (which I now own also-it arrived last night!) will fit in the Slimline envelope that you can create with the Trinity Stamp Slimline Envelope die set! I love the finished look you get with that die set. 


This one features the Teen Detective set, Peace and Love set (van), and more elements from that Spellbinders Small Die of the Month kit. I knew I had a die set with the perfect ghosts for these cards, but I did not find it until I had already assembled the Booyah card. But this card got to benefit from that find!


I used some thin strips of acetate to get the bats flying in the air. It is amazing how well that works!


I did use Pearlescent cardstock for the ghosts and all of the black die cuts. It is such a great weight, adn looks amazing!

Do you see the black cat in there? I love that there are things to "find" in this style of card!


One last close up, including the sentiment from Slimline Boos. These were so much fun to create! I love a good interactive card. 

I hope to have some projects using some ideas I have with the Trinity Wide Box die set soon!

Until next time, have a Spooky and Thrill Filled Night!! Did you know there is a Blue Moon tonight! 😮

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Spellbinders Block Prints, Two Ways

Sometimes you look at a stamp set and get locked into a single thought of how it should be used. I think the Block Prints set could be a set that calls victim to that occurrence. But I think it is a perfect set for all kinds of techniques!

 

Of course, I made a video showing how I made these two cards. I hope you check it out. 

I was going for a slightly psychedelic look with this card. Very bright and shiny with all of the rainbow glimmer foiling in the background.

This stamp nests together very nicley to create an all over background that is White Satin Pearl heat embossed. 

Behind that is a panel that is glimmer hot foiled using the Perfect Fit Hexagon Strips plates with Rainbow Foil. So fun!

This was stamped off once before adding to the inside of the card to add some love and coordination there, too. 

This card features the circle of sunflowers image. I stamped itt in Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, adn Fossilized Amber on Lemon Drop FSJ cardstock, and spattered that with some gold glimmer metallic ink.

The Hexagon Strips foil plates and the Glimmering Sentiments foil plates were used with Polished Brass foil on this card.

 The heat embossing was done in Brass embossing powder. I made some smaller circles to die cut a few more accents from the same image. 

There is even some wood grain embossing with an embossing folder!

I hope these projects brightened your day! Come back again soon.

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Crafty Christmas Club: October

October 25th already, what?! That means there are just 2 months left before Christmas! How can this year be going by so fast, and at the same time so slow?

 

The Crafty Christmas Club is back with the October edition, and can I just say, I do not feel ready for Christmas yet! 


This is one of 25 cards I created with the Spellbinders October 2018 Card Kit: Sparkling Holidays, which is available now! 

The background of this card is created using the Snowflakes turnabout stamp, heat embossing in white, and ink blending over top.
I used a bunch of the ephemera and some pine boughs die cut with the die from the kit in silver mirror cardstock, and the poinsettia die from the kit with pearlescent white cardstock. The lovely blue gems are from the kit also.

Oddly, this is the only picture of this card that I took. Maybe because there were so many cards! I posted a video and a blog post with 6 other cards that I created. 

To see all of the cards I made with this kit, check out this short video. It is show and tell style, so fairly short.

The rest of the blog roll is at the end of this post, so don't forget to check it out.

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.



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Friday, October 23, 2020

Festival of Fall: Crisp and Crunchy

 Crisp air, crisp apples, crisp leaves! The crisp blue of the sky. So many things are crisp and crunchy this time of year. Let's revel in them!


We are back with another edition of Fall goodness! And since the weather had to match the mood of this year, I am looking for any reason to NOT see the snow in my yard.    Yes, I said snow. That is crisp and crunchy too, but ugh. So not ready. 



I did create a video making this card, and all the details are there!

I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Spellbinders Club Kits this month, because this Crimson Fall Glimmer Foil set is amazing!! 

And, I discovered that my favorite product designer from Papertrey Ink (the one and only Betsy Veldman) opened her own company last year- The Greetery. The S'more Holiday set is from her store.

I used the Aura Glimmer foil with the leaves foiling plate, then I used Distress, not Distress Oxide, to paint them. I used a size 2 round brush just damp with water to pick up the color and paint on the craft cardstock.

S'more Holiday is a layering stamp set, and is pretty forgiving. I just used my acrylic blocks. There are coordinating dies for all of the images, and a separate die to cut out the graham cracker sheet! Genius, I tell you!!


 I even used some of the die cut images for the inside finishing touches.

Did this help with your fall mood? I know I helped me!

The rest of the blog roll is at the end of this post, so don't forget to check it out.

If you are interested in the supplies I used, I have provided links below.

Some of the supplies listed below are affiliate links, some are not. If you use an affiliate link here to make a purchase, I may get a small compensation. I only use things that I love, and do not create paid posts.

 

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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Sparkling Holidays: Creating with a Card Kit

 

Do you love a good card kit but struggle to create with it when it arrives? Well, let's play with a kit from last October. You may even already have this kit. If you don't, it is still available!


I used the Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month for October 2019: Sparkling Holidays. Here it is, in all of it's glory. It comes with all of this goodness, including 10 envelopes and card bases. 

 I did make a video showing how I created 6 of the 25 cards I ended up making in 1 day with this kit!

This is the first card I made.  Some baubles and a die cut sentiment.


I adore the mirror cardstock that comes in every single one of the card kits. It is luscious, and is metallic on both sides!

This is a little stepped up version of this card. I added a Picot Petite Rectangle die cut and some Glimmer Foil on the patterned paper.

Can you see the foiled dots here? There is a lot going on here, lol.

Next we have a festive birthday card for those birthdays that are in the month of December. Maybe someone that loves the Nutcracker or theater.


The details on these ephemera pieces is delightful! The glittery details add a bit of dimension without any bulk. The greenery and flowers are created using the dies in the kit.

I used the same elements in a slightly different layout for this card.


Those little colored rhinestones are quite perfect for this kit! And did you notice that the flowers on the packages. match the flowers on the patterned paper? 

This one incorporates the stamps in the kit with some White Satin Pearl embossing on the background.

There is never too much sparkle on a holiday card, I always say!

This is the last of this bunch, again using the same ephemera with a slightly different layout. 

Are you feeling inspired to play with this kit? I sure hope so! When I got to planning these cards, I really found it easy to come up with lots of ideas. And even after creating 25 cards, I still have at least half of the pattern paper, some of the cardstock and mirror card,  and some of the gems left. Plus all of the stickers and a handful of ephemera! The dies and stamps are forever. 

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