Spellbinders Sweet Serenade Notecards Collection

 Happy Wednesday, Crafty Friends!

I'm happy to be here sharing some products from the new Spellbinders Collection, Sweet Serenade Notecards. You can find all the products in the collection on the Spellbinders website, along with a lot of other fantastic products!

My first project uses the Lyrical Layered Florals stamp set. I love doing simple, one-layer cards like this one because they're beautiful but ALSO super easy to create!

I began by cutting a card panel that was slightly smaller than a 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base. I placed the panel in my MISTI and used several different dye inks to stamp out the floral images. This stamp set is perfect for beginners because the steps are very easy and there's only a couple to do!

After I created the bottom floral cluster, I turned the panel around and then stamped the same floral cluster on that end of the panel as well to create the mirrored image. 

After the floral clusters were done, I stamped the "Happy Birthday" sentiment in black ink and then mounted the back of my panel with foam before gluing it down to a cut and scored 4.25 x. 5.5 inch pink card base,

For my next project, I used the Flourished Sonata Notecard Etched dies and cut out a couple different pieces using two of the dies. I also used some scrap paper in my stash for the scrolled background of the card. I glued these pieces down to a slimline-sized card base of ivory cardstock.

I used another one of the dies in the set and another piece of scrap paper to cut a the middle panel that fits into the scrolled edges. I mounted that with foam so that it would pop off the card a little bit!

I then used a "Thank You" die from the Die D-Lites Bold Type Thank You Etched die set and used a darker pink cardstock. I cut two sets and glued them together to give a bit more dimension.

To finish off the card, I used some floral stickers that I had in my scrapbook stash and adhered them down to the top and bottom of the card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out this new collection!


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!


Spellbinders Sweet Cardlets II Collection

 Hello Everyone!

Thanks for stopping by today to check out a new collection from Spellbinders! The Sweet Cardlets II Collection has some adorable images to satisfy the girly and frilly streak that sometimes lies dormant in my crafty system. 

So let's get to the cards!

For the first card, I used the Cup of Kindness Glimmer Hot Foil plates and some patterned paper from the Sincerely Yours Paper Pad to create that front square image. After the foiling was done, I cut a piece of pink cardstock from my scrap stash and just matted the foiled square on to that piece of cardstock and trimmed it down. I added foam to the back of that finished piece and glued it down to the top center of the card.

I created the card base by cutting and scoring a piece of 4.25 x 5.5 inch white cardstock and then adhering another piece of patterned paper from the same paper pad (cut down to 4.25 x 5.5 inches) down to the card base. 

To finish off the card, I foiled the sentiment that's included in the set and then trimmed it down before matting it to the same pink cardstock. I added the same foam to the back and glued it down underneath the teacup and teapot panel up top. 

I followed the exact same process for the next card, using colored cardstock I had in my stash, foil, and white cardstock. But this time, I used the You are My Home Glimmer Plate set

I love that these glimmer plate sets look so nice on simple colored cardstock. It's a great way to use up all the colored cardstock that creeps into your stash!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you'll check out these new products!


Spellbinders Cardmaker Stamp Collection

 Hello, Friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Spellbinders has just released a new collection of goodies, and I'm excited to share some of the products with you!

The Cardmaker Stamp Collection contains 5 stamp sets that cover a variety of styles, so there's something for everyone!

For today's project, I decided to create a note card set using the Love Block Clear Stamp Set.

The cards were so simple to create, so let's get right to it!

I stamped the "Love" images on to white cardstock panels and then trimmed them down to a 4 x 4.25 size. I set them aside and then used the same ink color and blended the ink on to the bottom of 4 cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card bases. 

After the card bases were finished, I adhered some foam on the back of my "Love" stamped panels and glued those down to the card bases. 

I cut down some black cardstock strips and glued them along the edges of the "Love" panels so I could give them a finished edge.

To finish off the cards, I stamped the "you" sentiment in black ink in the middle of the "Love" panel.

When the cards were finished, I wanted the "you" sentiment to be a little darker, so I used a black marker to color in the sentiment. This final step really made the sentiment pop!

Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my cards! Be sure to stop by the Spellbinders store to see the other new products in the collection!