Friday

Spellbinders November 2018 Card Kit - Deer Santa

Hey friends,
I'm back today to share something really exciting and fun from Spellbinders!  It is the November 2018 Card kit...and OH MY, it is jam packed with all kinds of great stuff to make your holiday cards!

I may have gotten a little carried away making projects with this kit. :)



Here is where you can buy the kit: November Kit It is a great value at $35!  You get the cutest reindeer unicorn die set ever, a 6x6 pad of patterned paper, die cuts, layered chipboard stickers, cardstock, a stamp set, a roll of glitter tape, foam tape dots, strong adhesive and more!


You can check out the unboxing video here to see all the great stuff that you get, for a great price!




And now for some of the projects I made with the cute die set.  


This card, I die cut the reindeer in a soft pastel shimmer paper and made a non-traditional card. 



You can also cut the pieces out of white cardstock and color each one with Copic, or other markers, as I did here. 


This simple tag uses the patterned paper included in the kit for the different elements.  The options with this die set is unlimited!

That deer die set is just darling.  You also can alter this to just make a unicorn face.  All you need to do is trim off the ears and place them differently, and use the hat, without the brim as the unicorn horn! SUPER versatile!


In addition, Spellbinders offers all the extra items separately (excluding the dies) so if you need to replenish your supplies, you can!  Shop for all the extras here!

I also made several cards using just the extras.  Super easy for quick holiday cards!


This card features the stamp set included in the kit.  I stamped and colored each ornament with Copics.





These last three cards were made with all the fun pre printed items included in the kit.  They were super easy, and this time of year, easy works for me!  I dressed up the die cuts a bit using the enamel dots included in the kits, as well as added a bit of shading using Copic markers.  These cards really look professional!

I hope you love what I did with these as much as I did!  Please leave me a comment below!
Peace,
Jacquie

Thursday

Spellbinders and Fun Stampers Journey!

Hello friends!  I’m sharing something very exciting today with you! 



Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders are coming together on November 1st, 2018!  Now your favorite die cut company, Spellbinders Paper Arts,  has paired with Fun Stampers Journey to offer more hiqh quality stamps and dies.  Here are a few fun facts about FSJ!
1) FSJ stamps are made in the USA of deeply etched red rubber for a perfect impression every time.
2) Our thin metal dies are made of steel to give you clean cuts time and time again, without warping or dulling. And, they’re coated in FSJ green so they're easy to find!
3) We offer over 50 exclusive colors – matching cardstock, ink, ribbon and accessories makes creating easy!
4) Over 50% of our stamps have coordinating dies – no more fussy cutting!

You can see all of the products here 

And now for my projects.  I chose this gorgeous Adore Him stamp set and matching die bundle from Fun Stampers journey and paired it with the stunning Spellbinders Shapeabilities Grand Arch 3D Card Etched/Wafer Thin Die set.

Isn’t this pretty?  And it was really quite easy to make.  I simply die cut all the pieces from the Grand Arch 3D card dies, and used distress ink on the back panel to create a dramatic sky.  Then I stamped the images from FSJ in black, and die cut them with the coordinating dies.  I assembled the entire card in a matter of minutes.  This card is pretty simple, but packs a punch!

I couldn’t resist making a second card with this lovely set.  I made a long card for this one.  I inked up my background and then simply stamped the silhouettes of the three wise men approaching Bethlehem.  Again, a pretty easy card, that is very dramatic and lovely to give someone during the holiday season.

I hope you all will check out the new products from Fun Stampers Journey.  Each item is linked below (affiliate links used at no cost to you)

Thank you for stopping by!
Jacquie

Monday

Spellbinders Small Die of the Month Club

Hi friends,

Today I want to share a few projects I made with Spellbinder's Small Die of the Month kit for October.  But first, let me tell you about the club itself.  Spellbinders has several different monthly kits, one for each budget and taste.  The projects I am sharing today were made with the small die kit.

It is a great value! Membership Includes:
  • Exclusive Set of Small Versatile Dies that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Size is similar to Die D-Lites.
  • Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.
  • Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts - only available to members





My first project is a fun Fall themed card using the acorn die pieces and a piece of junk mail. I received the beautiful leaf flyer in my mail. I trimmed it down to A2 card size and set it aside.  The Spellbinders small die kit this month has some great fall themed dies.  I love the acorn.....its so beautiful and ornate.  I cut it out of gold paper and mounted it on top of the vellum strip I put on the card.  Easy and beautiful!

 For the second project, I made a cute place card setting that I plan on using at Thanksgiving.  I took a vellum envelope and cut the top off with a pinking shears. I then wrapped the envelope with some burlap ribbon, and added the "Give thanks" die to the ribbon.  I think this will look so pretty and elegant on my holiday table!



The last project uses a watercolor panel that I added a bit of gold to.  I added the greetings and acorn die cuts to the card and I have another quick and easy Thanksgiving card.

I hope you liked my projects today!  Thank you so much for visiting!

Peace,
Jacquie

New Spellbinders - A Charming Christmas

Hello there crafty friends and welcome back!  Tis the season for working on Christmas cards!  I know it is only early September, but getting a head start on cards is always a good idea as we all get so busy as we get closer to the Holidays.

I had the chance to play with some GORGEOUS dies from a new collection from Spellbinders called A Charming Christmas by Becca Feeken.  You can see the entire collection here.



  Today I made some very simple, yet elegant cards using the Shapeabilities Holly Jolly Christmas die set from Becca Feeken.  This die set is amazing with so many possible combinations.  For the cards I made, I first watercolored some card panels using Colorbursts to get a vibrant background.

On the red panel, I used gold ink, and I sponged some on to add some shine.  I then die cut the frame out of gold foil paper, and I also cut out the Merry Christmas die in the same foil paper.  I adhered with a liquid adhesive, and then mounted on a top folding card.


The second card was made the same way, except I used silver foil cardstock, and I cut out some holly leaves that are included with this set and added them to the frame.


For the last project, I cut out a card panel in white, and I left the center in.  I mounted it on a clear box, that holds a set of cards that I created to give to someone as a gift.

This die set is so easy to use, and helps you to create a lot of cards, very quickly.  I like that....after all, we all have so much going on during the holiday season.

Be sure to check out the entire new collection from Becca Feeken for Spellbinders.

Peace,
Jacquie

Wednesday

New Inked Messages from Spellbinders


Hi there crafty friends!  Today I’m sharing some cards with you made with NEW Spellbinders products as part of their new release, Inked Messages from Stephanie Low.  These beautiful Tattoo inspired drawings are sure to spark your creativity!

You can see all the full collection here at:
Stephanie Low Inked Messages Collection
Spellbinders
(affiliate links used at no cost to you)

I created two projects for this release.

The first one features the Fare Thee Well stamp and die set from Spellbinders.



  To make this card, I stamped the feather images multiple times and the horseshoe “good luck” image once.  I colored them all with Copic Markers and added fun details with a white gel pen.  I used a rainbow of colors, because rainbows are good luck, right?

I used the Spellbinders Hemstitch die circles to cut an inset circle on the card panel.  I arranged my feathers in rainbow order and glued them down.  I popped up the good luck sentiment inside the circle.  To finish off the card, I mounted my card panel on red cardstock, and added rainbow coordinating jewel embellishments to the project.




For my second project, I used the One day at a Time stamp and die set from Spellbinders.  I stamped and colored the pocket watch image using Copic markers.  I used the coordinating die cut to cut it out.  On my card panel, I lightly sponged some gray ink on, using a dotted stencil  I added a little bit of ribbon on the card, and popped up my image on the top.  I finished it up by stamping the greeting over the top of the stenciling.


That’s it for today!  I hope you like my cards and I encourage you to check out this fun new collection from Spellbinders here.

Thanks for stopping by,

Peace,
Jacquie

  

Thursday

Altenew Garden Treasure - AECP All About Layering 2

Good morning friends!

Today I'm sharing the latest projects I made for the Altenew Educator Certification Program.  These projects were inspired from what I learned in the All About Layering 2 class at Altenew Academy.

First let me explain a little bit about this class.  Basically, all the lessons were how to layer some of the newer Altenew layering sets. 

One thing I learned is how forgiving many of these sets are. 

While it is possible to achieve perfection on each layer, it's not always necessary because sometimes, the art is in the imperfections.  Does that make sense? 

Now, on to today's projects.


I used another all time favorite Altenew set, Garden Treasures, for these cards.   I started as I usually do by stamping several of each of the elements on cardstock, and then cutting them out.  I stuck to the color palette from the Glacier Caves ink collection.  I stamped some of the flowers starting with the lightest color, Arctic, and then I stamped some using the next lightest, Caribbean Sky.  This way, I feel I got more depth, and while the flowers all coordinated beautifully, the colors were not all the same value.  Some are darker, and some are lighter.  I experimented with different variations on the same color scheme, and I love how they turned out.  Instead of using black or just a color as my outline, I decided to stamp in Versamark and use Altenew Antique Gold Embossing Powder for my outlines.  For the smaller flowers, I just left them white, I added no color to the embossed outline.  The leaves were stamped using the Green Fields collection.  I did use the coordinating dies for cutting all of these out.



For this card, I wanted a simple, elegant backdrop for my flower arrangement.  I used the Altenew dotted scales cover die.  I probably overuse this die, its a favorite.  It's just so pretty, and such an easy, effective way to jazz up that background!

For the greeting, I simply stamped in Versamark on to a scrap of white cardstock, and embossed with Antique Gold.  I really did not want to cover much of my flowers up (they are so pretty), so I trimmed down the piece to make a simple banner to house my greeting.


I had enough flowers left over from my stamping so I made a second card.  The background here is a bit different...I first used a blending sponge to create an ombre effect using the Altenew inks (they blend like butter!)  Then I covered that with the Watercolor stripes cover die. (this is another die I use constantly, goes with everything!)  I stamped my greeting on the stripe above my floral arrangement.

Supplies Used
Altenew Stamp Sets: Garden Treasure, Beautiful Day
Altenew Coordinating dies: Garden Treasure
Altenew Cover Dies: Watercolor stripes, Dotted Scales
Altenew Ink Collections: Glacier Caves, Green Fields
Altenew Embossing Powder: Antique Gold
Embellishments: PPP Droplets

Thanks for joining me today.  I am really enjoying the classes at Altenew Academy.  While I am not a new stamper, I am finding all sorts of inspiration in these self paced classes!  I hope you enjoy my posts....if you do, please leave me a comment.  I love to hear your thoughts.

Peace,
Jacquie

Tuesday

Winner! Spellbinders Blog Hop





Just popping in here to announce the winner of the $25 Gift card to Spellbinders from the Hop last week.
The winner is:


Blogger Karen Lambert said...
Absolutely beautiful....as always.
May 16, 2018 at 11:23 AM
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Congratulations Karen, please contact me for your prize!