Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Spellbinders Springtime Shipping Frenzy - Day 3

Hi everyone!   Welcome to Day 3 of the Spellbinders Paper Arts® Springtime Shipping Frenzy.  I am excited to show you two of the new Die D-Lites templates that were previewed January and are available and shipping out now!  To celebrate I’ve created a couple of cards to give you some ideas on how to use them.   After my tutorial, there will be a chance for you to win these dies as well as a grand prize sponsored by Spellbinders, so be sure to look for the highlighted contest link at the bottom of my post.
 
The die sets I'm working with today are Happy Birthday Cake and Sentiments One.  Here's my first card.
Supply List for Happy Birthday card:
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® Die Templates
S5-171 A2 Curved Matting Basics A
S5-172 A2 Curved Matting Basics B
GC-001 Grand Calibur® die cutting and embossing machine 

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Here are the dies I used for the interior of my card.  I wanted the cake to be a different color from the cake stand, so I carefully taped the die template to both aqua and white cardstock.  I could have die cut the entire piece with both colors, but I always love a good shortcut!
 Here they are all cut out.  I cut the banner into pieces to use for the accent banner on my card and you can see how the 2 pieces were cut from the cake die.
Next, I did some stenciling.  I sponged the candle tops yellow (for flames) and then sponged each layer of cake frosting with a different color pink ink.
 Here is how I made the double layer frame around the card.  Like with all Nestabilities die sets, the dies within each set are made 1/4" apart and when you combine them with their counterpart (in this case Matting Basics A and B), they make a cut 1/8".  Since I wanted my frame to be 1/8", I knew I needed both Matting Basics sets.
My first step was to nest the largest dies from Matting Basics A #7 and 6 (with die #1 being the smallest).  That first cut made a 1/4" wide frame and a large panel.
Next I made my second cut.  I used the nesting dies of Matting Basics B #7 and 6.  I layered die # 7 on to the 1/4" frame that I just cut and die #6 to the outer edge of the large panel.  After these cuts, I got the 2 1/8" frames I used on my card.
Before I go, I wanted to show you all the new Tool 'n One!  I used it to pop out the little pieces on my sentiment die (don't forget to fish out the dot for the "i" before you trash them!!) and I discovered a bonus, it also partially popped out the letters themselves.  This made it easier getting the letters out of the die.
My next project is a wedding card.  I wanted to show you that the cake is pretty versatile and can be used for more than birthday projects.  I used wood veneer hearts instead of candles and presto -wedding cake!  The sentiment and cake stand are die cut from gold mirror cardstock, so pretty!
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Prize Information
Spellbinders is choosing one winner from each sneak peek blog to win that day's NEW die template sets. There is also one Grand Prize, which includes all the NEW Spellbinders' products revealed during our sneak peek event, as well as a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine and Raspberry Plate! 

To enter the contest, you must
click on THIS LINK
 

 (This link will be valid through 48 hours after my post goes up.)

You should receive an email confirmation when you have successfully entered the Spellbinders Paper Arts Giveaway. While I truly appreciate comments left, commenting will not enter you into the giveaway.  You must click on the Contest entry link to enter. 

Official contest rules can be found HERE. 

 For more chances to win, visit Marielle's blog to see her fabulous projects! 

Questions?  Email them to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us. 
No entries will be accepted at this email address.

 
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171 comments:

  1. Michelle, I love this! You are always coming up with "shortcuts" and that is so helpful! I can't wait to try some of the projects during this week's journey! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love your cards, they are beautiful! Always such a great blog, terrific tutorials, and a bit of humor too! Wished I had thought of this April fools idea, would have loved to done that at school today!!!

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  3. Beautiful cards Michelle, I just love your ideas and how the cards come together. so bright happy and fun. I also love the wedding card idea, looks wonderful and elegant. Your work is so inspirational.

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  4. Love your cards Michelle they are so cute! And i love the cake die too, what you did with it is adorable :)

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  5. What a great pair of cards, from casual to elegant in a few simple steps. Great job.

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  6. Very cute projects. I really like the wedding card.

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  7. Love your cards, you've used the dies beautifully.

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  8. Great projects Michelle. Thanks for the tips you gave. I always seem to throw the dots for 'I's' away and end up having to cut them again! Doh!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  9. love your birthday card, so awesome, especially the die-cut border.

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  10. two beautiful cards- not sure which I like best love the fun of the first one and love the goldness of the second- thanks for sharing Michelle and the inspiration

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  11. Gorgeous scrapbook page, great photo too

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  12. Thank you for sharing such cute cards! Can't wait to try these dies.

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  13. Two lovely projects ,especially like the card , very pretty

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  14. Love your cards. I have no sentiment dies. After seeing your projects I know it's something I need to invest in.

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  15. Your cards are great! The first one is so fun and the second one is very classy! I love the word dies and you did a great job showing them to us!

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  16. Great cards the birthday one is very cute! I can't wait until these are purchasable. Thank You for sharing them!

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  17. Super cards, love how versatile the cake is and your use of the frames too.

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  18. Absolutely stunning examples great tutorial thanks for the inspiration love the alternative use of cake die for wedding cake

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  19. Such wonderful ideas!!! Lovely work. Those cakes are incredible.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  20. Very nice cards. I like that double framing. The sentiments are so nice.

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  21. Woe, great card!!!! Thanks for tut!!!!

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  22. Lovely cards - you are very good at getting precise pieces!

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  23. Beautiful cards Michelle, love the one with with the gold...so very trendy !!
    Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog :)

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  24. Stunning projects. I just love the wedding card... So elegant. Love from Denmark.

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  25. what lovely projects, I enjoyed much.

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  26. Fantastic card. I love how this cake diecut can be coloured up for a fun birthday card or made into an elegant wedding card. Thank you for sharing their creation.

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  27. Fabulous card and many thanks for the tutorial...Loving all the new dies.
    Sheila xx

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  28. Beautiful cards Michelle. Love how you did the two cakes, both great ideas. The paper you used for the birthday card frame is so pretty and
    festive and the gold for the wedding cake is gorgeous.

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  29. So pretty. I love those candles and sentiments.

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  30. Beautiful cards. Thanks for the step by step instructions. I never think of doing some of these things.

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  31. Two lovely projects, the birthday cake is going to be great for little ones birthdays, thank you for the ideas

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  32. Love the cards.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Great projects - I love seeing what you do with the dies!

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  34. Hello Michelle! WOW these are just amazing ... I love them all! Can't pick a favorite! But if I had to, it would probably be the first one! LOVE that colorful framing! Thanks for inspiration and fabulous tips!!

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  35. Wow...beautiful....LOVE that cake, what a fun die that will be and the sentiments would come in super handy too. Great post with great samples!!!

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  36. Thanks for thinking outside the box with the helpful hints!!!

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  37. great project with helpful tutorial.

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  38. This set of dies makes it quick and easy to make lots of cards. Thanks for the nice tutorial.

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  39. Great cards Michelle. I have never heard of gold mirror card stock but I will definitely need to find some of that - it's beautiful.

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    1. So many great tips for creating this card! Great photos to help make it.

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  41. These are fabulous...I love the gold mirror card stock...it's prefect for this die too...I also love how you made your border..genius...tfs

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  42. Awesome cards! Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  43. Beautiful cards. I really need these sentiments dies.

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  44. DELICIOUS cakes and DELIGHTFUL cards!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial and creative inspiration :)

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  45. BOTH cards are FABULOUS and I love your informative directions and shortcuts -- TFS!!!

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  46. love the new cake die. thank you for sharing

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  47. wonderful projects! great creativity

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  48. Adore your page. The card is really cute with all the sequins in the window. Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Wow, love this cake, it's beautiful! !

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  50. Both of your cards are so beautiful. Love the cake and the words dies. TFS

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  51. These cards are GORGEOUS! Lovely dies too.

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  52. Eeeeeeee! I love these cards, Michelle! The first one is so bright and fun and happy, and the second one is so elegant and classy! It's just awesome how you can make the same dies give off two different vibes on your cards.

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  53. Very beautiful cards!! Love that cake die

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  54. Beautiful cards! Love the cake!

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  55. both projects are lovely and the first one gives me a good idea of what to try with my card creator dies

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  56. Love both cards, all the details you put into both of them. Very nice. How did you get your tool n one already? I ordered two and we were notified it would possibly be May before we get them. Thx for sharing your work.

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  57. Thank you for your great projects! I only have a few dies thinking I didn't really need them since I own a Cricut, but I can see now that I was totally wrong! I have learned how very versatile they are and I will be purchasing them ASAP! This Frenzy and all the designers have opened up a whole new way of crafting for me!
    Blessings,
    Melitta

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  58. Thanks for all the little extra hints -- these are always so helpful. Gotta get me one of those Tool in one's , they look so handy.

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  59. Thank you for sharing your tutorial on your Great cards. I loved you using the stripe paper and making the frames. These dies are great to use in many different projects.

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  60. What cute cards Michele, I love that you showed how to cut more than one die at a time. I do that often, but a lot of gals don't know that quick step. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.
    Hugs

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  61. Love your striped borders - a great look. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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  62. Fabulous cards. Thanks for showing the tip on die cutting with the different cardstocks.

    Love the cake die.

    Cheers
    Trina Millin

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  63. What beautiful cards. Love the tutorials showing us shortcuts.

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  64. Absolut awesome cards here, I really like, what you´ve done with these lovely dies.

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  65. I love what you did with these dies!

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  66. Awesome cards! I really like how you used the banner on the forst card :)

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  67. I so love that cake and how versatile too! Great cards, great dies!!! Thanks you so much for sharing with us!

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  68. Your cards are awesome! Good for about any age and I thank you for sharing with us!

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  69. Both of your cards are fantastic! Thank you for the tips!!!

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  70. Fantastic cards! One is fun and the other is very elegant looking!

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  71. Love the shortcuts! Thank you. I use washi tape to hold my dies in place too... especially when cutting photos.

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  72. Love the cake die it is amazing. I thought I was the only one who used washi tape to hold my dies down.

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  73. That cake is way so sweet! Love how you colored it.....great die!

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  74. Great cards Michelle! Love the cakes!

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  75. Thank you so much for the tutorials. I honestly would not have thought to use the cake for other events, thank you for showing how versatile it is.

    Take care,
    Diane

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  76. These cards are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing all the details on how to make them.

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  77. Great cards Michelle! Love the cakes!

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  78. Love the simplicity of the cards!!! Cards that you give to either female or male!!! Beautiful!!!!

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  79. Both cards shown here are beautiful! I love sentiments because I have terrible handwriting so I can always use simple messages like happy birthday or congratulations. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work!

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  80. What a fabulous cake die! Sponging through it is a wonderful way of sugar-free frosting, ;-).

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  81. Beautiful cards! Love the tool-in-one and I've got to have that Gold Mirror Card stock!!

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  82. Love both cards and the step by step tutorial with photos is great. Many thanks Michelle x

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  83. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you used the dies!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    Lisa F
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  84. I love designs that make use of products not necessarily how they were originally intended - really shows how versatile they are!

    Thanks!

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  85. Wonderful cards! love the frames, too. That cake is so darn cute, and I know that I will have to order it. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  86. Like how you showed the versatility of this die. Nice cards

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  87. Gorgeous cards Michelle!!!!!! These dies are perfect for cards!!!!!!

    Marcie

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  88. What wonderful cards, love the new dies!

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  89. I love both these cards Michelle!! Great ways to use the dies and I know I have to order the birthday cake one now!!! Beautiful!!

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  90. Beautiful cards, Michelle! Love that new tool, too. xxD

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  91. Hi Michelle. I love both cards, it's great how you show, just by changing papers, you can get a totally different look : ) Take care.

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  92. Ohhhhh I love that second one especially....very inspiring!
    Laura

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  93. Wonderful tutorial! Very easy to understand and SEE! :)
    Thank you for sharing this and for giving us inspiration with your beautiful cards. Both cards are keepsakes!

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  94. So very pretty and the tutorial is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with me and giving me the know how so I can create a similar card!!

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  95. Super cards! Love the new tool!

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  96. Great cards...now you make me want this set also. My wish list keeps growing.

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  97. Love both cards, especially the wedding card. My 'must have' list needs another page! I've tried all sorts of ways to empty my dies of the tiny bits - the tool goes to top of the list!!

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  98. I love how you lined up the striped paper it's looks stunning. CUTE CUTE CUTE

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  99. Wow - I just love this cake die and what you have done with it

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  100. I really love your cards, especially the striped border on the first one. Thanks for sharing.

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  101. thanks for sharing such wonderful inspiration

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  102. I often try to figure out what to do with just a cake stamp?? I know you are using a die cut and not a stamp, but I love what you did with both cards. You are great inspiration. Thanks for sharing

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  103. Love the frames you created from the striped paper...I am impatiently waiting for my Tool-in-one!

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  104. These dies are wonderful and I love the way you used them! If I don't win them, I may have to buy them! Your cards show the versatility that makes these dies a "must have."

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  105. What awesome projects. Thanks for the step-by-step. I just love seeing into the creative process of others.

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  106. Gorgeous Michelle!! What a sweet cake die!!

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  107. This is such a lovely set! I really can't wait to get this one - so versatile!!

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  108. I love how you customize that cake die to make a variety of cards!

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  109. These cakes are stinkin' cute! And it looks like I need a Tool n One!

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  110. Both of your cards are beautiful. I really like the tool for the dies. Thank you for sharing.

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  111. I just love both of your cards and especially love all the gold on the wedding card. The Spellbinders Cake Die is very versatile and that is always a good thing. I know that I will be investing in so many new dies and that awesome Tool 'n One. Thanks for sharing your beautiful ideas.

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  112. I love how you frame the bday card and adding the little bling to the cake - ADORABLE! Nice to see the 2 different takes on that die -- it is a must-have for sure!!

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  113. You're cards are just beautiful. Love the cake dies.

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  114. Lovely cards Michelle! Thank you for sharing!

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  115. Your cards are just lovely and I like that you used the cake die in two different ways. Beautiful creations!

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  116. You did a great job of showcasing the dies. Those cakes look great and the two cards different from each other. Very nice.

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  117. Tons of fun! Love the bright, cheerful design!

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  118. Michelle, wonderful cards, they are both fantastic, can't wait to get my new dies,and I am really looking forward to the new TOOL, that looks great, I bet it will be a big seller.Thanks
    hugs
    Donna

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  119. Hi Michelle.... love the simple elegance of both cards.... loving the tool...a must have I'm thinking.
    x

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  120. Nice cards. Love the matting basics. A MUST have for sure!

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  121. Thank you Michelle for sharing these great cards ..

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  122. Awesome card!! Love the sentiments die!!

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  123. Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  124. Both cards are beautifully done, I love the banner you made... thanks for the cool trick on more uses

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  125. Love the sentiments die!! I love the simplicity of these cards. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

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  126. Both your cards are great and thanks for the tutorial.

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  127. These are awesome!! Thanks for the indepth tutorial on the birthday card. The sponging really makes it extra special. That card is really adorable.

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  128. I am really looking forward to using these new word dies!

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  129. Fantastic looking creations made with those new Spellbinders. Love what you did with them.

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  130. Awesome cards! Those dies can help make really cute cards without too much fuss!

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  131. very fun birthday card, love how you used all the dies

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  132. it's a fantastic card, so beautiful!

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  133. I loved your cards. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial with us. hugs Carmen

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  134. Lovely cards. Very interested in seeing the new tool.

    Beneta

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  135. Awesome Cards,
    Thanks for sharing
    your talents. I have
    ordered the new tool
    already from Spellbinders,
    I can't wait till it arrives.

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  136. Love the congrats card. Awesome job!

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  137. Terrific job on the two cards! thank you for sharing your technique. -con

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  138. Hello Michelle, Love your Birthday project. I am a big fan of giving them out. Love to have this to my collection. great job. tfs

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