Saturday, December 2, 2023

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar 2023 | Day 2

 Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 2 of the Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar! This calendar is sold out, but for those of you lucky enough to get one, I will be sharing for some inspiration. I won't have a project for each day, but I'll have a good sampling over the 24 days.

Behind Day 2 was a cute little stamp set with a floral cluster and the sentiment "sending good thoughts". Given the scale of the stamp set, I decided to make a square card. These are some of my favorite cards to make, so I decided to keep with the smaller square card size for all my Advent Calendar projects.
The card base is made with the Lacey Squares die set and the patterned paper and image square were die cut with the Everlasting Squares die set. I colored the image with my Copic markers and fussy cut the image and sentiment out. The patterned paper is from My Favorite Things from my stash.

Supplies used on this card
Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar 2023
Patterned paper by My Favorite Things
Copic markers
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day! Stay tuned for more inspiration on Day 5!!

Friday, December 1, 2023

There's a NEW Spellbinders club! Welcome the Stencil of the Month

 Hi everyone! I am super excited about today's post. There is a new Spellbinders Club in town! Last month we said good-bye to our beloved Quick and Easy Card Making Kit (more on that below) and this month we WELCOME the new Stencil of the Month! This month's stencil set is called "My Love Grows"!
**If you love the ease of layering stencils then the Stencil of the Month Club kit is for you!!**
The stencil club will be a set of 4 A2 sized layering stencils with a cost of $14 each month! This kit works like all the others, the kit reveal is the 1st of the month, they charge you on the 5th, and will ship by the end of the month. The NEW sign up window is the 6th to the 27th.
If you are interested in the new Stencil Club of the Month, be sure to click the "add to cart" button and be one of the first to sign up on the 6th.
Here is what I made.
The December clubs all have a Valentines/Love theme which is perfect for all your Valentine's Day projects. My card uses the December Layering Stencil set, the sentiments from the Small Die of the Month (another project to come) and flowers from the January 2023 Large Die of the Month (which is still available!).
For the "bloom" layer, I used some Cloud Whip that I colored with the Lilac Pop of Color which gives the blooms some depth and texture. If you see a grainy texture in it, that is from the stickles I added. I thought it would make the paste all sparkly, but alas it was a fail. The paste covers the glitter -lol!!
**Stencil ink tip**
I didn't have the right color of green for the "veins" that looked right over the Mardi Gras ink. So I used more of the Mardi Gras and then went over it with a neutral toned medium gray color. It blended nicely over the bright Mardi Gras green and turned out amazing!
Products used on this card
Catherine Pooler inks in Pixie Dust, Mardi Gras, Slate
Pops of Color in Soft Lavender Gloss
If you haven't already, be sure to check out all the other Monthly Club Kits. 
New subscribers can place their orders between November 6-27th.
***If you are a fan of card making kits***
Spellbinders still has some kits available, you can go to the PAST CLUB KITS page. Right now kits from each month in 2023 (except for Jan and Feb) are still available!! A few are on sale for $20 or less!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Here is a close up picture.
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023 and WOW Embossing Parade -2 Shaker tag designs

Hi everyone! I have a fun post today. I am participating in the Wow Embossing Parade! now offers WOW Embossing products and to celebrate we tons of inspiration for you.
I made 2 shaker tags (and a bonus tag) each using the exclusive Home for Christmas stamp set, embossing powders by WOW, sentiments from Spellbinders Comfort and Joy Glimmer and the Nesting Tags die set by Waffle Flower.
Check out my shaker tags.
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To make Kitty With Presents tag, I stamped the tree image on white cardstock and embossed with Polished Silver EP. I then die cut it and the green patterned paper with a tag die. I die cut a rectangle from the center of the patterned paper and adhered a piece of acetate sheet to the back side of the opening. I stamped out the presents with colored inks and then embossed the presents "details" with Polished Silver EP
To make my Ornaments Tag, I reversed the order and used a piece of the patterned paper as the base and used some coordinating pink cardstock as the shaker top layer. I stamped and embossed the ornaments with Polished Silver EP and colored them with copic markers.
  **To fill each shaker tag, first I used quite a bit of the Cotton Candy Sparkles and added a few sequins and sparkle bits from my stash.
**To build the shaker tags, I used the BRAND NEW 1/4" 3mm thick foam adhesive roll around the edges of the bottom tag. The 3mm thickness is perfect for shaker projects because it's thicker than the standard 2mm adhesive that we use for our everyday use. The roll has 32 feet, so you get plenty of projects out of it!
**Shaker Tag Tip**
To help keep glitter, sparkles and sequins from sticking to your acetate, use some anti-static powder all over it. Nothing will keep glitter completely from sticking, but this helps it A LOT. I own and tested out 3 kinds of anti-static tools and my favorite is the one by Taylored Expressions.
Lastly, I made a BONUS TAG with some left over pieces and it ended up being my son's favorite! I embossed the tree image with the Polished Gold EP and I love how the gold shimmers on the peaceful green patterned paper. It just makes me smile!
There are a couple great freebies offered with each purchase! So be sure to add them to your cart before you check out!

Supplies used on my tags:
Catherine Pooler inks in Cotton Candy, Mardis Gras and Minted
Embellishments: Gold and Silver pearls and Red Gems 
Ribbon, twine and sequins from stash
 Want to see more WOW Embossing inspiration? Head over to the Project Gallery for tons more ideas!
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Kaleidoscope Arch collection birthday card

Hi everyone! Today's card is inspiration for the new Kaleidoscope Arch Collection by Spellbinders. I am using the Kaleidoscope Arch Sentiments stamp set and the Kaleidoscope Arch die set. At first I didn't think this was my style, but I actually enjoyed making this card. So many possibilities with the stamp and die set in this collection. Here is what I made.
I knew I wanted to use more of the lovely Morning Memories paper pack, so I chose the colors for my die cuts that complimented the paper palette.  I heat embossed sentiment is on a piece from the paper pack as well as the die cut blue flower accents. The papers have a smooth texture, so I used plenty of anti-static powder to get a clean sentiment.
Supplies used on this card
Cardstock used Pecan Pie by Stampin' Up; Plum Punch by Gina K Designs
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Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
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Thursday, November 23, 2023

Black Friday crafty SALES and Spellbinders Club kit cards

 Hi everyone! I'm sharing 2 more projects with the Spellbinders November Club kits. My cards use the Small Die and Wax Seal of the Month and patterned papers from the Quick and Easy card kit.
First up is a pretty square flower card from the Small Die of the Month.  The set is called "Build a Card Hello" and it is super pretty! I die cut the single flower outline with Gold Mirror and die cut and inlaid the bloom and leaves with patterned paper from the Quick and Easy card kit. I added a gold foiled sentiment and used some gold pearls on the mini flowers which help bring out the gold foil elements in the patterned paper.
Next is a card using "Bloomy For You" wax seal of the month. This one is my absolute favorite wax seal stamp so far! The detailed raised parts are so crisp you can easily color it with a metallic pen and not have any flooding. The kit comes with a pack of Pastel Lilac wax beads and the color is so soft and pretty.
I love how this card turned out! The Pastel Lilac wax beads were a PERFECT match to the patterned paper pack I just got (as a freebie from -don't sleep on the freebies!) by Paper Rose. The paper pack has gorgeous purple flower patterns and I coordinated my colors and die cut a variety of Stems die sets in a pale gray, matte silver and deep purple cardstock.
Supplies used on these cards:

If you haven't already, be sure to check out all the other Monthly Club Kits
New subscribers can place their orders between November 6-27th.
Before I go I want to share a couple great Black Friday sales going on!
Over at Spellbinders has a Holiday Gift Guide with their deals on new machines and starter packs, Gift sets and card kits which make great holiday gifts for the crafter in your life. has some great deals too!



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Here are a few close up pictures.
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