Coffee and Tea with Spellbinders FSJ Bloom Box

Hello friends!  I recently had a chance to play with the new Spellbinders + FSJ Bloom Box kit.  What is it you say?  Well, its a kit that comes with everything you need to make 4 cards, all you need to add is ink and adhesive!  The kits come with a great set of stamps, coordinating dies, paper, and embellishments, as well as an idea book with detailed instructions and photos of pre-designed cards!

I played with the November Bloom Box.  I made all the cards in the kit, and an extra one too!

The stamps included in the kit are red rubber cling and they stamp beautifully!  I used Catherine Pooler inks and then added some shading with colored pencils on this card. This card was my own design.

 These last four cards are variations of the designs and paper included in the Bloom Box.  I did not copy them exactly, but they came together really quickly.  I probably spent a total of an hour and half making these five cards!

There are several different boxes available too!

For more information on the Bloom Box, click HERE.  (affiliate links used - thanks for your support.)



Seasonal cards with Spellbinders Large Die of the Month

Hi there friends!  I had the chance to play with the new Spellbinder's Large Die of the Month kit for December recently.  This month it is a really cool interactive card die that makes it so easy to make a "WOW" type card.  Let's have a look!

The kit is a great value and includes a large interactive card die and a bunch of different accent dies.  You can see the whole kit HERE.

Since it is still holiday card making season for me, I made some cards with the holidays in mind...including a few Thank You cards.

The interactive card die makes it really easy to assemble these.  I used foil paper and cut out all my elements.  I adhered them together and that was it.  SIMPLE.  I can totally see using these dies with all sorts of patterned paper.

These cards all came together quickly using scraps of pretty foil paper.

Next,I took out some Holiday paper, including some leftover from the Spellbinders December card kit.  (The December kit is no longer available, but the extras are!  You can see them HERE)

Did you know that Spellbinders has all sorts of kits for different budgets?  If you are interested, check them out below. (affiliate links used at no cost to you)  Thank you so much for your support.

Small Die Kit

Large Die Kit

Amazing Paper Grace Kit

Card Kit of the month - This month is SUPER CUTE! I cannot wait to get mine!

Value Kits

That's all for today! Thank you so much for stopping by!



Spellbinders Holiday Hoopla Black Friday deals

Hi there friends!  I'm sharing a quick post to say Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the US, and to also share a great sale with you today.  Spellbinders has a huge Holiday Hoopla sale going on now!

I wanted to quickly highlight some of my FAVORITE items from Spellbinders that are on sale for a great deal! (affiliate links used at no cost to you, thank you for your support)
Some of these items are MUST HAVES for your card making collection
You can see everything on the Holiday Hoopla sale HERE
And here are a few of my favorites this year.


1) Hemstitch edge dies - I love these dies, they create the prettiest edges for all your pieces.  They add a special something to each card.  You can see all of them HERE


2) 3D Vignette dies - These easy to assemble vignette die sets add an extra WOW to your cards.  They never will want to throw them away. You can see all the choices HERE


3) Monthly kits - Treat yourself to a kit or two!  The dies of the month kits are a great value, and they are really cute.  There is not a long term commitment and you can skip anytime you want.  Click HERE to see all the kits that are available.

You also can get  FREE SHIPPING and a  FREE layering stamp set with a $75 purchase.

That's all today...I hope you all have a nice Holiday weekend spent with family and friends.





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!


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!


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!


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.