Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sage flower pot card

Hi everyone!  Today's card uses one of the 3 new herb pot dies and this one is Sage.  For the sage sprigs, I die cut them in green and then cut the extra "blooms" in a lavender cardstock and adhered them on top.  I didn't realize that Sage blooms were lavender, but thanks to Google, I know now!
To decorate my flower pot, I hand cut out a flower from the pattern paper, and for some texture I stapled a piece of Faux Canvas ribbon.  This card ended up being one of my mix-y match-y cards.  I had a lot of fun with this one.
Here is what the die set looks like, it is a set of 6:
How cute, right!?!  It also comes in Lavender and Basil.  I used a couple other basic die shapes as my matting pieces, Rectangles LG and A2 Curve Matting Basics B (which has to be one of my favorites - I love the rounded corners!)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  Here is a close up of the die cut details.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinder dies: S2-087 Sage Shapeabilities®, S5-172 A2 Curve Matting Basics B and S4-132 Classic Rectangles LG Nestabilities® 
Paper: White cardstock; My Mind's Eye Market Street "Ashbury Heights" 6x6 paper pad
Embellishments - Faux Canvas ribbon in Salmon; My Mind's Eye, Cut and Paste tiny words stickers; 2mm lavender pearls; Stickles in Stardust
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bright sunny days

Hi everyone! It's almost back to school time and fall is around the corner, but here in Oregon IT'S STILL SUNNY!  So today, I have a happy sunny card to share.  This card uses the Celebra'tions stamp/die set called Sunny Days.  This stamp/die set is adorable and versatile.  I wanted to use one of the clouds, but couldn't make it work.
If you look close, you can see the white banner strip is embossed with the Celebra'tions Framed Canvas embossing folder.  I love to toss in a textured piece to keep it interesting.
Here is the set
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  
Sunny Days Stamp and die set (SCSD-009); Cardstock in Whirl White (SCP-013); Ink in Delightful Daisy (SCI-007), Golden Glow (SCI-006), and Sea Spray (SCI-002)   
Other Supplies: 
Clear rhinestones; Kaisercraft, Confetti 6x6 pad; hot pink and dark brown ink
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Celebra'tions line at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Just because rainbow card

Hi everyone! I have another Celebra'tions card to share today.  I used the stamp/die set Just Because and made a fun rainbow colored card! 
I love how the pattern paper collection matches back to the inks and cardstock.  I paired each solid color cardstock with a corresponding pattern paper.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
Card Deets:  
Spellbinders Supplies:  
Just Because Stamp and die set (SCSD-008); Celebrations Print double sided pattern paper (SCP-016); Cardstock in Captivating Coral (SCP-003), Odacious Orange (SCP-005), Pretty Plum (SCP-011), Cool Caribbean (SCP-002), Pixie Play (SCP-008); Ink in Captivating Coral (SCI-012), Berry Black (SCI-001), Totally Tangerine (SCI-011) and Sea Spray (SCI-002)  Other Supplies: 2mm clear rhinestones; Silver foil harlequin washi tape; Glitter dots
Adhesive: Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Sunflower congratulations

Hi everyone!  Today's card uses the Create-a-Sunflower die set.  I haven't had a chance to use this set and with fall around the corner (gasp!), I wanted to try it out.  I also used the Majestic Circles set.  Spellbinders has many many beautiful decorative die sets that coordinate with the basic shapes of circles, squares, rectangles and ovals -I just have to remember to use them more often!
It was actually pretty easy to make.  Here is a picture of the die cuts needed for the flower.
You will need to cut:
10 flower petals of each size (since the petals are on 1 die, you need to run it through 10 times)
4 petal bases (adhere the petals to each of the 10 "pointy" parts)
1 flower center
amount of leaves is optional

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up of the flower details.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinder dies: S2-061 Create-a-Sunflower Shapeabilities®, S4-420 Majestic Circles and S4-114 Standard Circles LG Nestabilities® 

Stamps: JustRite Stampers, Large Elegant Sentiments
Paper: White, daffodil, chocolate and green cardstock; My Mind's Eye, In Bloom 6x6 paper pad
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Prima flowers Audrey in Turquoise Teal, My Mind's Eye Enamel dots; Wink of Stella glitter brush in clear

Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 


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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Medallion note cards

Hi everyone! I have a fun set of note cards to share today.  My sister loves to give away my cards as little thank you gifts and I made this set for her neighbor who fed and walked her dog when she was on vacation.

These all use the same Medallion One die as a focal point and paper pack from Bo Bunny.  I just changed up the color of the Prima flower and sentiment.
Here is the Die D-Lite Medallion set of 2 dies.  It's so pretty!!
Here's my card with a white medallion and purple flower
Gray medallion, yellow flower
Peach medallion, tangerine flower
 
Last but not least - Light aqua medallion, aqua flower
These were pretty easy to make.  The card bases are 3 3/4" square which I chose to get the right amount of pattern paper showing around the label shape.  I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to to each flower for that extra shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Card Deets:  
Spellbinder dies:
S2-014 Medallion One, S2-082 Sentiment One, IN-012 Celebration, IN-037 Celebration Two Shapeabilities®, S4-375 Scalloped Labels One Nestabilities® 
Paper: Misc cardstock; Bo Bunny Baby Bump 6x6 paper pad
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Prima flowers Lil Missy in Rose Colors
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Labels with Tapestry cards

Hi everyone!  I'm back from a small vacation and hit the ground running!  I wanted to use a couple of the newer Spellbinders Labels shapes in a fun way.  I die cut the label shape into my cardstock and backed them with one of the new Expandables dies, Tapestry.

Both cards are very similar as I used the same washi tapes and colors for the accents, but the label shapes are different.
This one uses Labels Thirty-two and I added some enamel dots and Prima flowers as accents.
This one uses Labels Thirty-six and I made the flowers from the Rose Creations dies.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up of the label/Tapestry detailing.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinder dies: S5-198 Tapestry and S5-050 Rose Creations Shapeabilities®, S4-418 Labels Thirty-Two and S4-368 Labels Thirty-Six Nestabilities® 

Stamps: JustRite Stampers, "Celebrate" from Cupcake Celebrations and "Thank you" from Floral Thank You stamp sets (both on sale!)
Paper: Papertrey Ink, White, Aqua Mist and Raspberry Fizz cardstock; My Mind's Eye, Teal Necessities 6x6 paper pad
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Prima flowers Audrey in Turquoise Teal, My Mind's Eye "Here is Happy" Enamel dots; Little B Washi tape in Silver Foil Pink
Harlequin and Gold Foil Harlequin
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Bright shiny stars

Hi everyone!  It's Dare to Get Dirty Week at Splitcoaststampers! As a way to thank all the Fan Club members, their design team, called the Dirty Dozen, and Alumni (I am class of May-Nov 2008) host a series of challenges and we "Dare you to Get Dirty" and play along!
If you're not a Fan Club Member, this is the perfect time to become one. You can find all the info on the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club Page.... We'd love to have you play with us this week - there are 41 challenges to choose from - play one or play them all!  Here is the Master challenge thread (note, you have to be a Fan Club member to see this).
 
I have a fun colorful card to share today and I played in the challenge hosted by the talented Dirty Girl alum, Susie. I used one of my "go-to" die sets, Stars Five (I love because star shapes are so versatile -masculine, feminine and patriotic) and I had some fun combining them with the Hexagon shapes.
The sentiment is from my new favorite word set, Celebration Two, which you've seen me use a lot lately.  The bright dotted papers behind the star openings are from the Bo Bunny double dot series in Bright and Bold and the lime and blue papers are from AMuse.

Once again, these challenges are only available to SCS Fan Club members and if you're not a member, you should consider supporting SCS and becoming one.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Card Deets:  
Spellbinder dies: IN-037 Celebration Two
Shapeabilities®, S4-092 Stars Five and S4-368 Hexagons Nestabilities®   
Paper: AMuse, White, Ocean and Lime cardstock; My Mind's Eye, Wood Necessities 6x6 paper pad; Bo Bunny, Double Dot Bold and Brights 6x6 paper pad
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: My Mind's Eye Enamel dots

Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 



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Monday, August 4, 2014

Circle Hello card

Hi everyone!!  It's been a long while since I've made a circle card, so I thought it was time to bust out my circle dies and make a friendship card.  The scale of the Flower Power 2 flowers are perfect for the card front.
I thought this happy colorful paper from My Mind's Eye would make the perfect backdrop for a friendship card.  The words are too cute!  I added a bit of washi tape across (it is the diagonal piece) and added some rhinestones for extra bling.
 
I often get asked how I make circle card bases and thought I would include a visual on how I make them.  There are a couple of ways to do this, but I find it easier to die cut 2 circles, score a line across the top of one circle -this circle will become the back of the card.  Then I fold it down and glue it to the top of the second circle.
Here is a side/back view
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up of the die cut details.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinder dies: IN-034 Flower Power Two and IN-037 Celebration Two
Shapeabilities®, S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG, S4-114 Standard Circles LG and S4-116 Standard Circles SM Nestabilities®   
Paper: Bazzill Paper Basics, Marshmallow, Taffy and Spearmint Stick Card Shoppe cardstock; My Mind's Eye, Record It "just Splendid" 6x6 paper pad
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Sequins, Silver String, Silver Mirror cardstock, My Mind's Eye Washi Tape, Record It "Follow Your Heart"

Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 



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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Row Houses

Hi everyone!  I have a fun card to share using the new Die D-Lite die, Row Houses.  Isn't this die fun!?!  At first, I die cut white cardstock and colored the houses with copic markers.  But I don't have mad coloring skills and didn't like the way it turned out, so I tried cutting each house with a different colored cardstock and glued it over it.  I love how it turned out!
The house on the far right is die cut from gold mirror cardstock and the turquoise house (second from left) is painted with some sparkle using a Zig Wink of Stella glitter pen in clear.  That little strip of gold foil diamonds along the bottom is the new and amazing washi tape from Little B Designs.  Oh my these little foil tapes are sooooo cute!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up of the die cutting details.
Card Deets:  
Spellbinder dies: IN-036 Row Houses and S2-047 Blooms Four Shapeabilities®    
Stamps: Verve Stamps, Friendly Phrases stamp set  
Paper: Bazzill Paper Basics, Marshmallow and Spearmint Stick Card Shoppe cardstock; Papertrey Ink, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores and Melon Berry  
Ink: Tsukineko, Onyx Black
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Sequins, Gold Mirror cardstock; Little B Designs, Gold foil Harlequin 3mm washi tape; Zig Wink of Stella glitter pen in clear

Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 


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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hello washi card and another winner!

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing the coordinating card from yesterday's post.  For this one, I used the negative piece from my Classic Heart die cut and added some heart layers in the center. 
Here is a pic of them side by side, aren't they fun?  I used the same dies and embellishments on both which makes it super easy to make two at a time!  I embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder to make it pop.
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I wasn't contacted by my second winner post from my Blog-a-versary giveaway, so Random.org helped me chose yet another winner!  Who knew it would be so hard to give stuff away - lol!  Third time's a charm, right?
The winner is:
Ravengirl who said
"Michelle, congrats on six years and thank you for all of your crafty inspiration!

Congrats Toni!  Please contact me at cardsbymichelle@hotmail.com and let me know your address info and I will mail the package off to you right away.  You have until Sunday the 27th to contact me.
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up of the die cutting details.
 
Card Deets:  
Spellbinder dies: S4-136 Classic Hearts Nestabilities®, S5-143 Jewel Flower and Flourishes and S5-050 RoseCreations Shapeabilities®    
Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts, Floral Thank You stamp set  
Paper: Gina K Designs, Bubblegum Pink, Honey Mustard and White cardstock   
Ink: Tsukineko, Versamark
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Sequins, My Mind's Eye washi tape, May Arts burlap string, white embossing powder; Wild Orchid Crafts, 10mm open rose Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares    
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thank you washi tape heart

Hi everyone!  I have a couple fun coordinating washi tape cards to share -one uses a die cut heart shape and tomorrow I'll share the coordinating card using the negative die cut.
To make the heart, I adhered strips of washi tape to white cardstock and die cut it from the center.  The flower embellishment is a combination of 2 die sets with a tiny rose in the center.  I love the layered flower look!
 
I added a few sequins for embellishments.
Tomorrow I'll show the card I made using the negative square with the heart die cut from it.:-)
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here is a close up of the die cutting details.
Card Deets:
Spellbinder dies: S4-136 Classic Hearts Nestabilities®, S5-143 Jewel Flower and Flourishes and S5-050 RoseCreations Shapeabilities®  
Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts, Floral Thank You stamp set
Paper: Gina K Designs, Bubblegum Pink, Honey Mustard and White cardstock 
Ink: Tsukineko, Onyx Black
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Sequins, My Mind's Eye washi tape, May Arts burlap string, white embossing powder; Wild Orchid Crafts, 10mm open rose
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares  
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Christmas in July and a new winner

Hi everyone!  I don't normally make Christmas cards other than in November and December (no, I do NOT work ahead!), but I was making some cards for my winter Paper Creations article which I can share here since the magazine closed down (sniff sniff).
So it's Christmas in July!
I used a stencil with this card and I really like how it turned out!
For the stencil effect, I used the Stars Five dies and placed a star shape (die #4) onto the stencil and inked around it in 2 different colors, first Red Hot then Moonlit Fog.  I used some washi tape and taped down both the stencil and my paper, just to make sure nothing moved.  See below picture.
 Here's how I made the puffy stars on the card.
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 I also want to announce a new winner for my Blog-a-versary Giveaway!  One of my previous winners was international and I wasn't able to send my package, so Random.org helped me chose another winner:

Martha M, Tiffin Ohio said:
"Congratulations!! 6 Years, Wow!! Thank you for such a great package of goodies!!"

Congrats Martha!  Please contact me at cardsbymichelle@hotmail.com and let me know your address info and I will mail the package off to you right away.  You have until Wednesday the 23rd to contact me.
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!  Here is a detail picture.
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: S4-092 Stars Five Nestabilities®

Stamps: JustRite Papercrafts, Christmas Antique Labels One set
Paper: Gina K Designs, White cardstock; Lawn Fawn, Peace Love Joy paper pad;
Ink: Gina K Designs, Red Hot, Black Onyx and Moonlit Fog

Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Silver mirror cardstock and Clear Rhinestones; Tim Holtz Stripes stencil
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares 
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Blog-a-versary winner and a thank you card

Hi everyone!  WOW!  I was blown away by all the amazing comments you all left me on my Blog-a-versary post!  I read each and every one and thank you!!
Random.org helped me chose 2 winners for my giveaway:

Here are your random numbers:
28 37 
Congratulations on reaching a milestone. How sweet of you to share your goodies with us! Your style and your designers are my style of stamping so I gleam a lot of awesome ideas from your blog. Just adore all the ribbons. I want them all. Keep up the good work and know there are many of us out there who really really enjoy your blog!! Congratulations again!

How time does fly! Thank you for the chance to win some great goodies, and thank you for sharing your creations - they are motivating.

 Congrats to Shirley and Barbara!!!  Please send me an email with your address info to cardsbymichelle@hotmail.com and I'll get your box out to you right away.  You will have until Tuesday morning to contact me.

 I also have a card to share.  My card uses one of the Imperial Gold set of dies, Gold Rounds One.  These dies are special because they don't cut out the shape themselves, they are designed to be combined with the basic shapes that do the cutting.  These dies have patterns that both emboss and DEboss.
Here's the Gold Rounds One set:
  For my circle ring, I inked up the Gold die #5 with pink ink and then embossed it into a precut white cardstock ring.  Here's how it turned out.
 My flower was make from the Create-a-Rose set.  You can see a step out tutorial on how I made the rose on this blog post.  Or there are complete PDF instructions on Spellbinders web page on the Create-a-Rose page.  I used the Floral Flourishes set for the leaf flourish details.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up picture of the rose and circle detail.
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: S2-067 Create-a-Rose, S4-327 Floral Flourishes, and  IN-037 Celebration Two Shapeabilities®; S4-412 Gold Rounds One Nestabilities®
Paper: Gina K Designs, White, Innocent Pink and Grass Green Pure Luxury cardstock;  Prima Marketing Anna Marie 6x6 paper pad; Gold mirror cardstock  
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Gold Sequins and pink Rhinestones; SEI, Gold glitter dots  
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares 
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
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