My Favorite Things New Release

 Hello, Friends!

Thanks for stopping by today!

I am so excited to be teaming up with the design team members from My Favorite Things to show you some of the products from the new release. 

One of the products I especially love is the Watercolor Wash Stencil. I combined this stencil with the new Happy Birthday Die and the Frosted Cupcake Die to create today's card!

I began by cutting and scoring a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base from white cardstock. Then I used some low-tack tape and adhered the stencil on to the card base. 

I grabbed my Distress Oxide inks and went to work on creating the "watercolor wash" background by using an ink blening brush. I used Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean, and Wilted Violet.

After using the Happy Birthday Die, I used the coordinating stamp set to stamp the words on to the die. This technique is helpful to use when you want a clean look and don't want to mess with fussy die cuts!

I assmebled the cupcake die cut by using colored cardstocks from my scrap pile, and then I added some shading with coordinating copic markers.

I mounted the cupcake with foam tape and then adhered it down to the card base, and then glued my completed sentiment down to the cupcake and then added foam tape to the parts of the sentiment that were hanging down past the cupcake so that all the elements would have even dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to check out the rest of the products in this fabulous release!


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Spellbinders Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes (by Becca Feeken)

 Hello, Crafty Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and checking out the new collection from Spellbinders!

I especially love the dies in this set, and they are so versatile. You can creats lots of beautiful projects by adding in some other supplies you probably already have on hand, so I'd love to share how I did that with these two cards:

I started by cutting some patterned paper scraps I had in my stash (including some from the Sincerely Yours paper pad). I then used the dies from the Heartfelt Thanks set to cut out the white and green-leafed pieces. 

I glued these all together down on my cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base and then cut away the "Heartfelt Thanks" portion of the sentiment die in the set so that only the scroll accents were left. I glued that down on top of my card and then stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Inside and Out sentiment stamp set to complete the focal point of the card. 

To finish off the card, I added floral stickers that I had in my scrapbook stash to give the card a bit more color and visual interest.

For my next card, I thought these dies would really look nice on a slimline card, so I cut down some colored cardstock and glued it on to a cut and scored slimline white card base. 

I followed the same basic process as my first card. Because the flower stickers were in the background, I laid those down first and then cut my focal points. This time I added the scroll detail edge dies for added interest and to make that center panel pop off the card a bit more. 

I chose a different sentiment from the same stamp set and then adhered some foam on to the pack of my oval focal panel before adhering it down to the card base to finish off the card.

I really think this second card would be perfect for a wedding and the recipients would actually remember it because it would stand out from the rest of their cards! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today and be sure to check out the entire collection over at Spellbinders.

Spellbinders Liberty Collection

 Welcome, Crafty Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'd love for you to check out the new Liberty Collection over at Spellbinders! They've got a festive add-on die for their Sunday Drive die set, and it's perfect for making celebratory July 4th cards!

Additionally, there's a new stencil, sentiment stamp set, and a new stand-alone die in the collection that are perfect for clean and simple cards. 

I used the new Liberty Sunday Drive Die for this card along with the new Sun Burst stencil:

And then I used the new Color Block Panel Die, some papers from the Sincerely Yours Paper Pad, and the All-Occasion Sentiment set for this next card:

Head over here to the blog and you'll find more details about some projects I made with the new products.

Thanks again for popping over and be sure to stop by the Spellbinder's blog for more info!