Wednesday, April 27, 2022

More Pie, Anyone? ~ Spellbinders

Hello friends~ I'm back with another card using Spellbinders, Pie Perfection Collection from Tina Smith.  

I previously shared cards I made using Serve a Slice die set, in this post and this post.  Today's card also features the Dish It Up die set.  

If you're going to have pie, you have to have something to deliver it with, right?  There are five dies in this set which includes a fork, knife, spoon, serving spatula and a plate.  So cute!!

This card was so simple!  I created the background using multiple pieces of silverware in white on white, to create a subtle background.  I then made a chocolate cream pie, adding a bit of lattice work to the top of the pie.  I cut the spatula out of silver cardstock and dished the pie up on the plate that's included in the set.

If you or someone you love has a sweet tooth, then this set is a definite "must see"!  

You can find all these dies and more at Spellbinders:

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Monday, April 25, 2022

Spellbinders Serve a Slice

Good morning sunshine!  Today's card is bringing in the sunshine with warm and happy yellow tones, using dies from Spellbinders.  

For this card, I used the Mini Slimline Envelope & Nested Card Creator to create the background banner on which I added this delightful lemon cream pie, using Serve a Slice dies from Spellbinders Pie Perfection Collection.

The pie is sitting on a plate, cut using the Dish It Up die set, which you'll see more of in a future post.  The top banner was made using dies from previously released Truly, Madly, Deeply Card Kit.

Here is a list of links that I used to make today's card:

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Up ~ Up and Away

Hello friends~ I'm so happy that you've stopped in today!  I have a quick post, sharing this soft colored card using Sizzix Hot Air Balloon die set.

I love all the elements in this set that you can use to decorate your hot air balloons with.

The soft, pastel colors that I used coincide with the current challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

And, because there's hearts and flowers on each of the balloons, I think I'll add this card to The Flower Challenge as well.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

He Arose! ~ Double D Challenges

Good morning, everyone~ Double D Challenges is starting a new challenge today, and the theme is "Buildings".

Today's card celebrates the Easter season.  Given all that's going on in the world, we need something, or someone to turn to for hope.  My hope is in the One who brings the hope of forgiveness from our sins, the hope of peace in a restless world and the hope of eternal life when we pass from this world into eternity.

I used dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Papertrey Ink to make this snow-globe card.

Here's the inspiration board to help you get started:

Here's the prize that you could win when you play along:

Please pop by the Double D Challenges blog to see more inspiration and join in on the fun!  

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Monday, April 18, 2022

Pie Perfection ~ Spellbinders Invitation

I'm super excited to be bringing today's card to you, using Spellbinders newly released "Pie Perfection Collection" from designer, Tina Smith.  I've been an admirer of Tina's work for a long time now, and when she came out with her first release "Sweet Street", I was completely smitten.  Pie Perfection has me drooling over each and every set in this collection, just as her first collection did!

Today's card focuses on the "Serve a Slice" set.  There are 8 dies in this set, giving you plenty of options on how you want to create your pie.  Mine is fruity with chocolate glaze.

For the background, I used an older "Celebrations" embossing folder from Spellbinders and added the "Layered Stitch Background" over a piece of plaid paper from my stash.  I then made the pie and added the drip edge to make it look like the chocolate glaze was oozing down the edge. The plate is from the Dish It Up set, which you'll see more of in a future post.

 A sprinkling of sugared glitter, a dallop of whipped topping and a cherry on top.  Isn't it delicious?

Here's a list of Spellbinders products I used to make today's cards:

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Friday, April 15, 2022

Spring Frogs ~ DRU

Hello friends!  I have a fun little surprise on today's blog post so be sure to read it to the end.
Dies R Us is starting a new challenge today and the theme is Flowers / Spring.

I recently bought these cutie little Frog dies from Marianne Designs during one of the special-order events at Dies R Us.

I made a little pond scene using the Frogs and Lily Pad from Marianne Designs.  These frogs are so fun and can be created in just about any position you can think of.   

The surprise is that this card is interactive, using Heffy Doodles Slimline Pull Tab Dies, which was also from one of the past special-order events. 

These little fellas are jumping for joy over the fact that they've finally outgrown their tadpole bodies and have grown their "sea-legs".  

Check out this video of the card in action:
Those are my hubby's chubby fingers working the card.

Click on the link below to visit the Dies R Us Challenge blog and be continually inspired by my talented team-mates and then be sure to join in on the fun.

You can find all kinds of dies at Dies R Us and be sure to sign up for their newsletter, so you can be notified when they have their special-order events.

I've added this card to the Double Trouble Challenge "Frame It" with the optional twist of having a flower.

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Brilliant Baubles

Good morning crafty friends~  I was playing around with Altenew's Brilliant Baubles stamp set and found that this card goes along perfectly with the new color challenge over at The Paper Players.

Here's a bonus card for you:

 You can join in on the fun at The Paper Players HERE!

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Thursday, April 7, 2022

Spellbinders ~ Sending Birthday Wishes

Hello friends!  I've got another card I made, using the April Card Kit of the Month, called "Picket Fences".  I just couldn't get this design out of my head, and I had recently gotten Spellbinders Sentiment Banner in the mail and wanted to try it out.  

This month's card kit has such pretty papers and beautiful spring elements.  I couldn't resist using these delightful birds again.  For my card, I used the Sentiment Banner Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die Set to add the sentiment on this card, which is being carried by these adorable birds.  The sweet flower dies are included in this month's kit.  I cut several out using the color essentials cardstock and added some clear sequins, which were also all part of the kit.  

Here's a list of links that will bring you directly to the products listed at Spellbinders:

Thanks for indulging me one more time.  ;0) 
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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Spring Wreath ~ Double D Challenges

Hello friends~ Double D Challenges is starting a new challenge and the theme is "Easter".  Today's card has really gotten me ready for spring weather to arrive.  I'm typing this up in early February and we just got two back-to-back snowstorms, dumping over two feet of snow, collectively.  Needless to say, I'm ready for spring.

I'm so thankful that during the long, cold winter months in Maine, I can turn to crafting, where I can play with colorful flowers and springtime bunnies to brighten the dark days.   

I started building my card using a Wooden Heart from Impression Obsession, adding greens from The Greetery's Boxwood Wreath over the top.  
I stamped the Easter greeting in the center of the wooden heart and tucked in a few little spring flowers and colorful Easter eggs that I cut from printed paper.

The little leaping bunny from Impression Obsession is happy about the arrival of spring too!

Here's the Double D mood board to inspire you:

And here's the prize that you could win when you play along.

Please hop on over to the Double D Challenge blog to see more amazing inspiration and join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 4, 2022

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace ~ April Die of the Month Club Kit

Hello lovelies!  I'm so excited to be bringing you today's project I made using Becca Feeken's Amazing Paper Grace April Club Kit.  

This month's "Pop Up Vignette ~ Watering Can Bouquet" is perfect for making gorgeous multi layered cards and projects.   This die set comes with 15 dies.  A watering can that can be cut as a solid or filigree along with mirrored handles and spout, that look good from both sides.

The side panel with the slits are two separate dies, so you can use them together to create this wonderfully layered project that folds flat for easy mailing.

I used a gold kraft cardstock for the base and silver shimmer cardstock for the insert.  Here's a close up of the beautiful, detailed insert.  So pretty!  

I made a second project, switching the papers around.  On this watering can, I used a metallic silver for the watering can base.  

I added some Crooked Broomstick and Ground Espresso Distress Crayons and rubbed the color out with my fingers to make it look worn and rusty.

This delightful die set will ease its way onto your list of favorites very quickly.

You can find all the details about this month's Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month right HERE along with all the other wonderful monthly kits that Spellbinders offers.

Visit Spellbinders HERE
See All Club Kits HERE
See Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month HERE

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Pumpkins For Sale

I recently purchased the Market Cart dies & stencil from Honey Bee Stamps and I couldn't wait to start creating with them.  I have 5 cards to share with you today, so please, sit back and enjoy!

While this isn't the first card I made, I'm listing it first because it fit perfectly into the challenge over at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.

I stenciled the background using a cloud stencil, using blue and purple DOX inks.  I knew I wanted to make a pumpkin cart, so the pumpkins are from Memory Box.

The next card is made using the Farm Fresh Market Cart Add-On.  This has such a sweet, summery feel to it with the lemons and I love the banner and the twinkle lights.

Another thought I had, was to make a cart using house plants.
I love how this turned out, using Marianne Designs plants.
The scale of the dies fit perfectly.
ETA:  I've entered this card into the Color Hues Challenge.

And last, but not least, this card is just a sweet, breath of spring air!

Here's a list of supplies I used:

Market Cart Collection
Market Cart Builder Honey Cuts
Market Cart Builder Stencil
Farm Fresh Market Cart Add-On
Honey Bee Stamps

By clicking on the links, you'll be taken directly to those products at Honey Bee Stamps.

You can join in on the fun over at Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge.
I've also added one of these cards to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge
and the Color Hues Challenge #38 ~ Pink & Green

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