To make the cards I used White Card Stock and Designer Paper from my stash. I decided to go monochromatic on these card sets so I used white card stock to die-cut the shapes, and gold and silver card stock to accentuate a couple of pieces.
Once you put together your Hello Havana gift box, you’ll find how easy it is to embellish it using items from your stash, and the filigrees and frames from the Spellbinders Small Die Club of the Month.
White card stock trim at 4 3/4 x 5 1/2 then score at 2 3/4 and fold.
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Hi friends and welcome to Decor8yourlife. Today I’m sharing some exciting New Releases from Spellbinders!
The Cut and Emboss Folders from Spellbinders are a game changer! Whether you’ve been crafting for the past 2 or 20 years, you’ll appreciate the ease of use and beauty that these folders bring to your card making projects.
These folders are a quick pass through your Spellbinders Platinum, you adhere it to your card base, embellish with crafting items from your stash, and you’re done.
You can experiment with pattern paper and inlays like I’ve done here. This card was so easy to make. Just pass two different pieces of paper with your cut & emboss folders, and use the pieces that fall off the die-cuts to inlay like I’ve done here. Super easy!
Spellbinders will be giving away a $50 Gift Card to their shop. Just follow the hop and leave them a comment in their post to be entered. For my giveaway, I’m giving away a $25 Gift Card to Spellbinders. Leave a comment on this post to be entered.
Giveaway closes Sunday, July 29th 11:59 pm EDT. You must be 18 yrs or older to enter. Winners are responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes. My winner will have until August 5th, 2018 to claim prize. I won’t be contacting the winner. It is the winner’s responsibility to revisit my blog to see if he/she has won.
Please follow the blog hop and visit these amazing crafters; and enter for you chances to win amazing prizes!
Wedding Card Tutorial Featuring Spellbinders Rosy Summer Flower and Vineyard Bottle Tag Dies
For this Wedding Card Tutorial we’re going to take our paper crafting abilities up a notch; but it’s still an easy DIY. We’ll be pairing up two sets of dies from Spellbinders; plus we’ll be doing a bit of water coloring.
The supplies for this Wedding Day Card are as follows:
Guess what! It’s that time of the year again! Today Spellbinders releases theirSurprise Bundle for Summer 2018! I’m super thrilled to bring you card making ideas using the new Spellbinders Surprise Bundle!
In this Summer Surprise Bundle, you get an array of dies and an embossing folder that offer endless possibilities!
I especially loved playing with the pinwheel making dies. I used these to make flowers for my cards. You can make your pinwheel-flowers in several different sizes too. You can stack them up right on top of one another, or simply fan them out to create an array of beautiful centers for your cards.
Another thing that I enjoy from the Spellbinders Surprise Bundle is the versatility of designs. You can create a card for any occasion with your dies from Spellbinders.
You can go from a ho-hum card to something elegant and beautiful by adding touches of gold to your cards. In this birthday card I used a few of the leftover scraps from the die-cut to add a festive and elegant touch.
Simplicity is elegance. The embossing folder provided in this Surprise Bundle does all the work for you. I added a simple tag and pinwheel flower, along with a bit of string and my card is done!
I love combining different paper mediums and dies. In this card I used dot-foiled card stock for the You are My Sunshine die and topped it with the elegant gold label die.
I had to try some water-coloring for my pear dies. I think they look scrumptious!
If you’ve been following me awhile, you’re well aware of how much I LOVE playing with the monthly card kits from Spellbinders!
Every month you get a selection that involves a theme, along with everything that you need to create your cards.
In this month’s selection you get the following:
10 Cards and Envelopes
11 Sheets of 8.5 x 11″ Paper/Cardstock
Set of 7 Dies
5 Colors of Ribbon
Paper Rosettes, Sequins, Dots & Tassel
Die Cut Shapes
Sentiments & Stickers
Roll of Adhesive Tape & Foam Squares
As you can see, Spellbinders has gone all out on summer fun for the month of July! You get fun summer dies, stickers, papers, die-cuts, the works!
And oh how I love those little sandals! They were so much fun to make!
If you’re planning for fun summer bar-b-que, pool party, birthday party, or a just because celebration, be sure to pick up your very own Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month and send those invitations in style! You won’t be disappointed 😉
Today I’m sharing this easy to make easel card using the Spellbinders Die of the Month for June 2018. As you can see, in June you’ll receive this large cupcake die-set that includes the liner, the frosted cake, the flower dies, and the candle die.
This cupcake easel card was super easy to make! So easy that I’ll provide you with the “recipe” right after I share the supply list!
First you begin by trimming a piece of card stock to 10×5. You’ll then place it on your scoring board horizontally and score it in half, at the five inch mark. Then score the first quadrant in half again at the 2 and a half inch mark. Fold along the score lines. This is your card base.
Second, you’ll trim another piece of plain card stock to 5×5 and attach this to the lower half of your card base. This is your easel.
Third, cut your decorative papers to 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 and you’ll adhere these with your scor-tape to the front and inside of your card.
Fourth, Die-cut your cake, candle and flower pieces from your Die Kit of the Month. Place two flower pieces using your pop dots midway on the inside of your card. These will hold your easel in place. You may decorate the edge of the inner card with some flat back pearls as I’ve done here.
Fifth, put your cupcake pieces together by gluing the liner part on the card, using the pop dots to add the frosted cake, and use the pop dots again for the flower garland and the candle. Attach a sentiment with pop dots, and a large flower embellishment at the bottom and you’re done!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this quick and easy Spellbinders card tutorial. Happy Crafting!
This Butterfly Card uses the Spellbinders Brilliant Butterfly die-set, and the lace flower frame from the Tallulah Frill die-set by Spellbinders.
As you can see there’s a lot going on in this beautiful butterfly card. I needed a change of pace and just couldn’t help myself!; I knew I wanted to create something where everything just popped out at once. It had to be fun, youthful, and full of life!
The Supply List
To make this card, just as I show it, you’re going to use the following:
#1 – Trim your pink card stock to 8×6. Place it horizontally on your scoring board and score right down the middle, at 4 inches. Fold your card and use your bone folder to flatten the crease. This is your card base.
#2 – Trim your designer paper to 5 7/8 by 3 7/8. Use your art glitter glue to adhere it to the top of your base. Center this as best as you can.
#3 – Because I knew that my card would wind up being top heavy or front heavy, and I want it to be able to stand upright, I trimmed another piece of paper from the same collection, using the measurements mentioned above, and glued it down to the inside of my card. I also added my stamp on another piece of paper and glued it on the back of the card for added support.
I thought this lined paper from the Amelia Rose collection would be PERFECT for the inside! What do you think?
#4 – So now that we have the first outer layer and the inside taken care of, we move on to die-cutting our pieces. You’ll die-cut the lace flower frame from the Tallulah Frill die-set in black card stock; and the butterfly and two sets of leaves from the Brilliant Butterfly die-set. You’ll cut these in the Amelia Rose papers.
#5 – If you look closely, you’ll find that I also cut and layered a strip of the lined paper to kind of separate the lighter part from the darker part of the designer paper (first layer). This is not necessary, but if you pay close attention to details like I do, you may want to add this element to your card.
Trim a piece of pink card stock to 2 7/8 by 4 7/8 and glue down your lace flower frame on it. Then you’ll glue this down (off-centered) to the top of your card.
… and the decorating
#6 – Trim a piece of designer paper to 3 7/8 by 2 5/8. Add your foam dots to the back of this; then apply it on top of your card (off-centered once again). Apply your flat-back pearls around it, creating a frame. You may use your art glitter glue to apply them.
#7 – Stamp a sentiment on pink card stock, square it out, and with your foam dots, apply it on top of the frame that you just created.
#8 – Lastly, you’ll embellish with flowers and the butterfly and leaves die-cuts.
In closing, creating cards such as these are not complicated. Just take it one step at a time; and if you make an error, it’s ok. That is how we learn.
Mini Album Tutorial with Project Life Cards and Planner Discs
This Mini Album Tutorial uses Project Life cards for the pages, Spellbinders dies for the embellishments, stickers and items from my crafting stash, and is bound with small size planner discs.
I’ve been wanting to make a mini album such as this since for ever! What I like about this mini album is that you can also double it up as a flip book. And although the flip book fad has come and gone, it is always nice to surprise someone with happy mail like this!
Begin by cutting a piece of white card stock to 9 1/2 by 5 3/4. You then place your cut piece of card stock, horizontally, on your scoring board. Score right down the middle ( 4 1/4) and fold. This is your card base.
Second, take your grey piece of cardstock and trim it to 5 1/2 by 4 1/2. You’ll use your art glitter glue or scor-tape to apply this directly at the center of your card base.
Third, cut your pink piece of cardstock to 5 1/4 by 4 1/4. Add a piece of white trim 2/3 of the way down, using your scor-tape.
With your Spellbinders Platinum 6, you’ll die-cut two pieces of the floral frame. One piece in grey and the other piece in gold. You’ll also cut out the sentiment “Love” in grey; and two tag pieces (in grey and white).
Layering your Die-cut Pieces
I love to have the gold cardstock peek-a-boo when layering my die-cut pieces. I think it gives my cards an elegant effect, and it’s very easy to do. First you apply art glitter glue (with a fine tip) to the back of your card stock, then slightly off-center you apply your piece on top of the gold die-cut and you’re done!
Once you have prepared your die-cut pieces, you apply the floral frame on the center of your pink card stock. You then apply your tag die-cut on the area where the tag goes (on the frame) with some pop dots. Use your art glitter glue to add the sentiment “Love” on your tag.
Apply several pieces of pop dots to the back of your pink card stock and place this piece on the center of your card.
Lastly, you apply your embellishments on the upper left corner of your tag, using your glue gun. And that is it!
I hope that you found this tutorial easy enough to follow, and let me know what you think in the comments section below. Thank you for stopping by. Until next time!
You’ll begin with a 9 by 6 3/4 piece of card stock. Lay it down horizontally on your scoring board and score at 4 1/2, then fold. This is your card base.
Next you will trim a piece of Gold card stock to 4 by 6 1/2, and with your scor-tape you tape this down on the inside of your card. Then cut a piece of card stock to 3 1/2 by 6 1/4 and (with your double sided tape) adhere it to the top of the gold piece.
We do this on the inside of our card to prepare it for the weight that will go on the front of our card. This way when you stand the card on a desk, it doesn’t fall over.
You then cut your designer paper down to 6 9/16 by 4 5/16. Use your double-sided tape to adhere it to the top of your card base.
Next you’ll die-cut a piece of designer paper using the insert from your Anabelle’s Trousseau die-set. You’ll wind up with two die-cut pieces. Glue the outer edge (the one with the holes) on the gold frame, and set the other piece aside.
Once you have these two pieces of paper glued together, you may use satin ribbon to thread through the opening on the sides. Adhere this satin ribbon with your Scor-tape.
The next step is to adhere this frame on top of your card. You may use mounting squares or fun foam for this. This will be your first dimensional layer.
Now you’re ready to embellish this layer with your trims and flat-back pearls.
The Second Layers
Your next layer will include the second die-cut piece (the one you put aside) from the Anabelle’s Trousseau die-set, and the gold die-cut piece from your Braided Grace Square die-set. In my video I explained that I used my scissors to trim around this die-cut piece.
You use your double-sided tape to stick these two pieces together; and with your fun foam or your mounting squares, you apply it on top of your dimensional layer. You now have layer two.
Finishing Your Card
To top your card off, you may apply a rosette from your trim collection, make your own flower, or attach a pre-made one that you purchased from the hobby store. In my case I added a flower from my stash and a piece of bling to top it off. Both where adhered with the hot glue gun.
In closing, I hope that you found this tutorial helpful and inspiring; and stop by again soon!
This Photo Frame Card Idea uses the Spellbinders Floral Photo Frame by Sharyn Sowell. This is the second card making tutorial in my blog tutorial series; and I’m delighted to show you this beautiful card design using this Photo Frame die-set.
This card idea is super easy to make and you’ll be cranking these out in no time! Photo Frame Cards are perfect for wedding announcements, birth announcements, graduation and quinceanera invitations. So check the supply list below and let’s get started!
For these easy and elegant Photo Frame Cards you will need the following:
First you start by trimming your card stock to 5 1/2 by 8 1/2. You then place your card stock horizontally on your scoring board and run your bone folder down the 4 1/4 inch mark. Then you fold your card along the score mark and you have your card base.
Next you will use designer paper or card stock of your choice and run it through your Spellbinders Platinum 6, with the frame die. Run another piece of card stock (I like to use Gold for my toppers), with your strip die, on your die-cutting machine.
With your art glitter glue, you then adhere your strip to the back of your frame. Attach a picture using the photo corners on to your frame. Your photo frame will take a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 size picture.
Then, using scor-tape, you’ll cut a rectangular piece of fun foam and adhere it to the back of your frame, . Attach your mounted frame to the card base using your scor-tape. Embellish with a flower and a rhinestone, and you’re done!
See! I told you it was easy! I hope that you find this quick card tutorial inspiring and easy to follow along. Thank you for visiting. Leave me a comment down below. Hey, if you’re a fellow blogger, leave me your link. I’d love to come for a visit and see what you’re up to!
The following Shadow Box Card Tutorial uses the Spellbinders Tiny Shadow Box die-set by Sharyn Sowell. When I made this shadow box using these dies, I fell in love with the design. It was super easy to use and it didn’t require a lot of time to complete. You simply cut your pieces, glue them in place and your done!
Once I had completed this cute box, I thought that perhaps I could use it on a card. The design is so pretty that I just had to try!
Shadow Box Card Supply List
White card stock
Designer paper – Oooh La La 12×12 pad by Craft Smith
Since the card stock that I use measures 8 1/2 by 11, I lay it down horizontally on my paper trimmer and trim it right down the middle. When you do this, you end up with two pieces that measure 8 1/2 by 5 1/2. These will make two cards.
Take one piece of card stock, lay it horizontally on your score board and score right down the middle. This is at the 4 1/4 inch mark. Fold your card stock and use your bone folder to press on the scoring line for a smooth finish.
Next you’ll trim your designer paper to 4 by 5 1/4 and use your scor-tape to adhere it to your card base. Once you’ve done this you can apply your trims, flat-back pearls and top flourishes with your hot-glue-gun.
Now you can work on your shadow box using your Spellbinders Tiny Shadow Box die-set. On a side note: The die-cutting machines that I use are from Spellbinders; and I highly recommend that you get an excellent quality die-cutting machine. I use the Spellbinders Platinum 6 for my die-cutting and couldn’t be happier with my machine!
When you run your shadow box die through the Platinum 6, not only will it cut out your shape, but it will score along the score-marks as well. This makes for an easy folding of your shadow box.
Once you have folded along the lines, I recommend that you use your Art Glitter Glue with the fine tip to keep your folds in place. You then embellish the inside of your shadow box with an array of miniature paper flowers. Use your hot glue gun or your art glitter glue here.
In addition, you can use the flower dies that are provided in your shadow box die-set, to make the flowers that go on the edge. A die for the cute banner is provided as well.
Once you are done embellishing your shadow box, apply your shadow box at the center of your card. Use your hot-glue-gun on this part.
I hope that you found this tutorial easy to follow. Leave me a comment and let me know if you want to see more projects and tutorials like this. Thank you for visiting.
Step 1: We begin with a plain piece of white card stock. I like to use the 8 1/2 by 11 sheets as I get two cards from them. What you do is you cut them right down the middle (horizontal) at the 5 1/2 in. mark. Then you take your cut piece of card stock and fold it right down the middle (that would be the 4 1/4 mark). This is your card base.
Step 2: Next your going to take a scrap piece of white card stock and lay the outer layer of your die and with scissors trim around it.
Step 3: With your distress inks on hand, you’ll use your blending tool to dab and smudge several different colors onto that scrap piece that you just cut. Once you’re satisfied with the colors, with the die on top of the color piece, you’ll run it through your Spellbinders Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine.
Step 4: Now take some black card stock (ok to use scraps) and run your inside dies through your die cutting machine. Note that I also ran two additional flowers using the Petal’d Poetry Etched dies by Stephanie Low.
Step 5: You are now ready to adhere your large die cut pieces together (Good Vibes Only) using a fine-tip point glue. For my purposes I use Artist Glitter Glue. I love how it leaves no air bubbles in my projects. Set it aside for a minute to dry.
Step 6: Use glue to glue down the two smaller flowers at the corners of your card. Then with pop dots you will adhere the larger piece right down the center.
And that is all my friends! I told you this was going to be easy! I hope that you’ve enjoyed my tutorial and gather some inspiration from my projects. Please leave me a comment down below. I love to hear from you!
The Spellbinders May 2018 Card Kit of the Month has been released and I can’t wait to share some card making ideas with you! If you’ve been keeping up with my YouTube channel, you already know that I’m a big fan of the Spellbinders card kits! Why am I such a fan of their card kits? Because I get to stretch out every single Spellbinders Card Kit I get my hands on!
This month I got 15 cards out of one kit! And if you watch my YT video, you’ll be able to see just how much I have left for more paper crafting fun.
In your Spellbinders card kits you’re provided with 10 white cards and envelopes. They use good quality card stock so no need to worry about getting flimsy stuff in your kit. I like the fact that you get 11 sheets of unique paper and card stock. This makes for one-of-a-kind designs that you just can’t find at any store.
You also get a set of dies with each kit. Each set is different, and the best part about it is that you get to build up your Spellbinders die collection.
You also get die-cut shapes (I refer to them as ephemera in my video) that compliment the papers from the kit.In your Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month, you’re provided with everything that you need to bring out the creative side in you. Some of the other items that you receive in your monthly card kits are:
Roll of double sided tape
For this month’s Spellbinders Card Kit I decided to go clean and simple in many of my designs. I know this is a complete 180 from what you’re used to seeing from me; but the beauty of paper crafting is that you get to try out something new whenever the mood arises. Whether you’re in the mood for clean and simple or something more romantic, I highly recommend you try out a Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month.
Here are some more card making ideas using the May 2018 Card Kit:
I hope you’re inspired by these card making ideas; and if you decide to get your very own Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month, please share your creations using the hashtag #NeverStopMaking
Who knows? Your work just may get published on the Spellbinders website!
Hello and welcome to my stop of the Spellbinders April 2018 Blog Hop! I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of this spectacular event! In this blog hop I’m featuring some of the dies from the NEW Spellbinders Blooming Garden collection by Spellbinders licensed designer, Marisa Job.
Shapeabilities Swirl Lattice Panel Etched Die
The beautiful swirly panel design lends itself to several paper crafting projects. You can use it to add elegance to your mini albums, handmade cards, etc.
Since Mother’s Day is next month, I decided to make this quick and easy Mother’s Day card using this very die.
They not only supply you with the necessary dies to make your hexagon shaped box, but they also supply you with the flower and leave dies for embellishing.
Hop Line-up and Other Information
This blog hop is sponsored by Spellbinders. To celebrate this release Spellbinders is giving away a $50 Gift Card to one lucky winner. In addition, I’m also holding a giveaway for a $25 Spellbinders GC to one lucky winner.
My giveaway is open until Sunday April 22nd. I’ll announce the winner on my BLOG on April 24th. The winner has until April 29th to claim his/her prize. When I announce the winner, the winner must contact me through the same email address that he/she used to comment on this blog at: firstname.lastname@example.org I will provide this same information when I post my Winner Announcement.
The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties and taxes.
Thank you very much for stopping by. Enjoy the Spellbinders April 2018 Blog Hop!
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The Spellbinders Small Die of the Month program gives you the opportunity to receive a set of small dies every month. For a very low price ($7.50 plus shipping) you receive a set of versatile dies. These dies are comparable in size to their Die D-Lites.
What you’ll love about the April 2018 Kit is how you’ll be able to take several of the flower designs and stack them up for that dimensional effect.
Easy Card Tutorial
For a quick and easy handmade card tutorial, click on the picture below. It’ll take you directly to my tutorial video in my Youtube channel, where you’ll see how you can create this beautiful handmade card using the Spellbinders April 2018 Small Die of the Month Kit. And while you’re there, go ahead and subscribe to my channel, click on that bell icon, so that YouTube will notify you each time I upload a new paper crafting video!
The Spellbinders Surprise Bundle for March 2018 has arrived! The highly anticipated Surprise Bundle from Spellbinders is finally here and you’re going to like what you see!
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, Spellbinders offers an array of paper-cutting dies, embossing folders and accessories to fit every crafting style. With Spellbinders you can create anywhere from the clean and simple to the most extravagant looking projects; and with this Surprise Bundle there’s no exception.
You may be asking yourself “so what exactly is a Surprise Bundle?” Well let me tell you. The folks at Spellbinders put together a package of dies, embossing folders and accessories from some of their most sought-after products. If you were to individually buy each and every product that is offered in the bundle, you can very well pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $160 dollars. However, when these dies, embossing folders and accessories are put together in their highly anticipated Surprise Bundles, you can get them for a whopping $40 dollars!!!
That’s right! It’s NOT a typo! $40 dollars!
Spellbinders Surprise Bundle Inspiration
The following are some projects I made using this fabulous bundle:
I just love how this 12×12 Scrapbook layout came together using clean and bright colors and dies from the Surprise Bundle.
This elegant embossed card was made with dies and the embossing folder provided in the bundle; and that fancy tag was created using the bezel and another die set from the bundle.
This cute and elegant 3×3 note card was also created using a die set from the Surprise Bundle.
More gorgeous handmade cards made with the dies and embossing folders provided in the Surprise Bundle.
I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to share with you this Spellbinders bundle the day they go on sale. This Surprise Bundle is first come, first serve. You may not want to wait too long to order yours. Once they’re sold out, that’s it. They’re gone! Click here to get yours today.
I decided to continue my card making journey by adding these beautiful note cards to my design team projects.
What I really enjoyed about this collection is the versatility that you get with each and every set of dies. Not only do you get gorgeous full-size card making dies, but the embellishment dies that accompany these can be used for a number of paper crafting projects. In this case note cards!
The set of dies that I’m using from the collection is called Anabelle’s Trousseau Layering Frame. As you can see on the picture above, I decided to use the corner die-cuts on a vertical position for the Feisty and Fabulous stamped card; and I used the corner die-cuts on a horizontal position on the other.
Notice how the Spellbinders Anabelle’s Trousseau set of dies lend themselves to that perfect marriage of card-stock and satin trim? I’ve always loved how Becca Feeken adds that extra layer of elegance with her satin ribbons; and with this set of dies she’s ensured that we can do the same.
There’s no doubt about it! With dies from Spellbinders, you too can craft like a pro!