Saturday, July 2, 2022

Happy 4th of July ~ Color Hues

I've been waiting for the opportunity to share this sweet red, white & blue tag I made, and when I saw that Color Hues was playing cards with my friend Michele from I Card Everyone, I just couldn't wait to join in on the fun!  

I made this tag to go on a gift that I put together for my Secret Sister at church.
I used Spellbinders Just a Tweet and Little Chickadee and added them to a Papertrey Ink tag, to which I added an embossed polka dotted background.  The flowers are also from the Just A Tweet die set. 

The back side of the tag got a layer of pretty patriotic printed paper.  (Say that three times fast!)

There's plenty of time for you to join in on the fun at Color Hues and be sure to check out Michele's post too!  

I've linked the supplies I used below, for your convenience:

Spellbinders is also having a big Star-Spangled Sale!  Click on the banner below to see what's on sale.  

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Spellbinders July Card Kit of the Month

It's the beginning of the month, so you know what that means??  Spellbinders has a new release for all their Club Kits.  Each month when I open a new kit, it feels like Christmas!

This month's kit is called "Under the Sea Magic" and it is filled with fairies, unicorns, flowers and of course mermaids.  It's a celebration of magical adventure!

  I used a die from previously released Filigree Marquis to make this elegant card.  Just look at those beautiful florals that are included in the kit!!

This card kit includes a 6x6 paper pad, clear stamps, a die set, tons of embellishments, and more!  

Spellbinders kits always have a touch of elegance, using gold or silver accents and look at those puffy sentiment stickers.  Aren't they fun?

Not only do these kits have all these decorative elements, but they also include 10 card bases with envelopes, several sheets of color coordinating cardstock, double sided tape, double sided foam dimensional squares and sequins.  

Thank you for spending part of your day with me.  I so enjoy reading your comments and knowing that you've stopped in for a peek.
I hope you enjoyed today's projects.  You can find the entire new release at Spellbinders and take a peek at what's COMING SOON.  I've listed links to the products below for your convenience.  Hope to see you again soon!

Here's a list of handy links that will bring you directly to the items listed:


Card Kit of the Month 

All Club Kits

Past Club Kits

Filigree Marquis Etched Dies

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Paradise, A State of Mind

When you live on the east coast, where winters are long and cold, "Paradise" really is a state of mind.
I started my card by stenciling Bold Florals by ARTplorations onto the background of an A2 sized card base, using DOX inks.

I added Dee's Distinctively Tropical Leaf Trio, that I also blended with DOX inks.

The Impression Obsession Flip Flops add to the beachy feel and the tiny flowers are from Spellbinders.  The sentiment is from HoneyBee Stamps set called "Sea Breeze".  Yes, please!!

 I often listen to steel drums and tropical music when I'm creating in my craft room on those dark, cold, winter days.  It helps to put my mind in a different place.

Here's a list of the products I used that can be found at Dies R Us:

Impression Obsession Flip Flops
Dee's Distinctively Tropical Leaf Trio
Spellbinders Flowers 
Distress Oxide Inks

Be sure to stop by the DRU Challenge blog to see more fun inspiration and join in on the fun!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Circle Illusion 3-D Embossing Folder ~ Spellbinders

Hello friends~  Spellbinders has recently released a new line of 3-D embossing folders and they are fun, fun!  They're made to work with the new Universal Plate System, but I discovered the right sandwich using my Spellbinders Grand Calibur.

For my first card, I embossed a piece of white cardstock using the Circle Illusion Embossing Folder.  I added a sweet slice of pie using Serve A Slice from the Pie Perfection Collection.

Look at the crips detail in the embossing.  I recently learned that if you lightly spray your cardstock before running it through the machine with the embossing folder, that will prevent the cardstock from cracking.

For my second card, I was inspired by the amazingly talented, Yana Smakula.  She recently made a video explaining "Analagous Color Schemes".   I've had a color wheel in my craft room for many months and rarely use it.  I was so intrigued, I just had to give it a try. 

The flowers are cut using Petite Floral Potpourri.  The colors I used were Blue-Violet, Violet and Violet-Red.  What an interesting color combination, but I love it!  

I also used the 60%, 40%, 20% theory of using color, which she also explained in her video.  You can watch Yana's video by clicking HERE.  

For my final card, I turned to fall and one of my favorite die sets from Spellbinders to date.  It was such a joy to work with the Wagon Full of Fall die set again.  Mind you that I'm not rushing through summer!  But it's always good to think ahead.  As an added bonus, this die set is currently marked down to 40% off!

I've linked all the items I used below, for your convenience.  I am always incredibly grateful when you use my shopping links.  Thank you!!  
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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Cathe Holden Flea Market Finds ~ Spellbinders

Good morning, friends~ Spellbinders is bringing a new line of Cathe Holden products to you, called Flea Market Finds.  I'm just giddy over this entire collection!
Fair warning, this is a picture heavy post, so I hope you'll stick with me to the end.

Card #1 ~ This entire collection is vintage inspired, shabby chic, retro, mixed media, crafting goodness!  

Card #2 ~ The colors and images are clear and crisp, and the quality is top notch!  I was thrilled to be one of the first designers to work with Cathe's new paper products.  

Card #3 ~ Would you believe this stitched design is actually printed paper?  Look at the detail!  

Card #4 ~ I used hinges from the ephemera pack and scored them so the shutter will open to reveal another sweet vintage surprise.

There are so many beautiful papers in the Florals Palette Sampler.  This is a 6x9" paper pad.

The die cuts from Happy Thoughts & Meadow Lark Miscellany die cuts packs are filled with beautiful vintage ephemera pieces. 

For this card, I've used the Layered Vintage Floral Stencils to create the background, adding a couple of stamped images from the Handle With Care Clear Stamp Set.  The bird die is from Happy Thought Miscellany Die Cuts.

My final project is a little journal I made using brown paper bag card stock and some printer stationery for the pages, I had in my stash.  I embellished the front of the journal using paper from the Floral Palette Sampler and die cuts from both Happy Thoughts & Meadow Lark Miscellany die cut packs.

on the inside cover, I added a pocket and tucked in more of the vintage ephemera die cuts.  I stamped "Provisions" using a stamp from Miscellany Words Clear Stamp Set.  This set is filled with iconic words using beautiful vintage fonts.

I had a pack of old pewter book clips that have been sitting around for a while, so I decorated one up using more of the printed paper and die cuts.

If you made it this far, I thank you for hanging with me.  I appreciate all of you, and your kindness and love.  

Right now, Spellbinders is having a huge sale to celebrate their 20th anniversary.  Pop on over to their website to see all the new things and take advantage of this fabulous sale.  There are so many pretty things!  Their new birthday release is jaw dropping!  

I hope you enjoyed today's projects.  You can find all of Cathe Holden's new release at Spellbinders.  I've listed links to the products below for your convenience.

Florals Palette Sampler 6x9 Paper Pad
Happy Thoughts Miscellany Printed Die Cuts
Meadow Lark Miscellany Printed Die Cuts
Layered Vintage Floral Stencils
Miscellany Words Clear Stamp Set
Handle With Care Clear Stamp Set
Entire Flea Market Finds Collection

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