Spellbinders Happy + Gilded Age and a Giveaway!

Hi there friends!  Today I'm part of a blog hop introducing two new collections from Spellbinders!  Both collections feature some awesome dies and also Glimmer Plates!

You should have arrived here from the fantastic Laura Volpes blog.  If you are starting here, the whole blog hop will be listed below.  Be sure to read to the end to enter the giveway!

Here are the new Collections:

Happy by Sharyn Sowell

The Gilded Age by Becca Feeken

New Foil colors for Glimmer Hot Foil

My first card features products from both collections.

I used the Celebrate with Cake die set and made a beautiful three layer cake complete with flowers.  I also used the Gilded Nested Hot Foil set from the Gilded Age collection.  These hot foil plates also have a companion die set (sold separately) The banner came from the Happy It's Your Day die set.

These next two cards feature a technique that I have wanted to try, but never have.  I used hot foil on my alcohol ink backgrounds, and OH MY....the results are stunning. I admit, I wasn't sure if putting the alcohol ink background on a hot foil plate was a good idea.  But it worked awesomely!

This card features the lovely Oh Happy Day Glimmer hot foil plate.  I used the new Aura foil...and that is my new favorite!  It shimmers and shines, and picks up color from everywhere.  Every time I photographed it, the color cool!

This last card features an absolutely stunning Gilded Vines Glimmer Hot Foil plate from Becca Feeken's Gilded Age collection.  I used the black foil on my alcohol inked background....and as you can see, the card has maximum impact!

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. 
Giveaway closes on Sunday, April 7th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in our blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to comment to be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate!  Your next stop is Melody Rupple.

Becca Feeken
Sharyn Sowell
Tina Smith
Hussena Calcuttawala
Mona Tóth
Janette Kausen
Laura Volpes
Jacquie Dean
Melody Rupple
Desiree Kuemmerle
Anna Komenda
Zinia Redo

Here is a complete list of the Spellbinders products that I used.  (affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank y'all for your support.)

Shapeabilities Celebrate with Cake Etched Dies Happy by Sharyn Sowell



Shadowbox book card - Spellbinders

Good morning crafty friend!  It’s going to be the first day of Spring soon, and I don’t know about you all, but I am ready! 

Today I am going to show you a sweet little Spring Thank you card made with the newest coolest dies!  This set of dies makes a 3 dimensional frame.  There are all sorts of things that you can do with it.  The name of the collection is called the Shadowbox Collection from Becca Feeken.

You can see the entire collection here

Shapeabilities Adjustable Shadowbox Frame with 1" Border Etched Dies Shadowbox by Becca Feeken is a set of five dies including a left-side and a right-side each of the straight edge border frame and mitered edge border frame, plus an accent piece.

The card I made is sort of like a book.  I created the frame from a piece of 12x12 patterned scrapbook paper.

To create the frame: cut two each of the border frames. The distance between the two matching dies determines the length of the border frame. (For a 6 x 6-inch frame, cut two 6-inch from each of the border frames. A 5 x 7-inch frame, cut two 5-inch straight edge border frame and cut two 7-inch mitered edge border frame.) Fold the frames into a tube and adhere, place adhesive on tabs and create the frame. For the back, measure the frame, trim cardstock and adhere to back. Die-cut Accent Piece for added decorative element.


I made the little scene on the inside of the frame using thee Shapeabilities Layered Sweet Birdie Thanks Scenedies.  I thought they were perfect for Spring!  I put the two bottom layers inside the frame using thin strips of foam tape.  Then I cut a few extra birds and flowers and used them on the frame also.  There are so many possibilities with this frame die set.


For the cover of my card/book, I die cut the top piece into the cardstock.  Now, you can do this a few different ways.  I measured the distance from the edge of the frame and used that as my guide where to cut.  You could also just use a larger piece of paper to cut it, and then trim it to fit your piece.  Either way will work just fine.


I added some ribbon as a closure to my card.  I decided to keep this really simple, yet elegant.

I will admit, when I first looked at these dies, I was a bit intimidated, but the frame was super simple to assemble…trust me, I did it, so can you!


Here are the links to the products I used today.  (Affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.  Thank you so much for your continued support of my little blog :)






Blooming Garden pop up card-Spellbinders Large Die of the month March 2019

Hi there friends!  I'm here today to share the new Spellbinder's Large Die of the Month kit for March.  This month, the kit features a really fun and unique pop up die set that makes an adorable flower garden.

You can see the entire kit here.

This kit has a lot of pieces and is very versatile.  There are the pop up pieces and also a bunch of flowers and stems that are super fun to customize.  The pop up pieces have a bunch of flowers and greenery.
There are 2 dies with cut out floral panels and greetings.  

For my card today, I cut out the "from me to you" panel piece out of watercolor paper.  I then watercolored it with a messy watercolor technique.
I mounted it on some kraft colored card stock, and set it aside. I created a little watercolor wash on my card panel and that served as the front of my card.

And now for the inside pop up feature! I cut out two of the flower box dies, and then scored the kraft paper to look like a wooden plank.  I cut out the pop up pieces from kraft paper.  Then I cut a bunch of flowers and stems from water color paper.  I used some liquid watercolors to color all the flower pieces and then I assembled all the flowers for my garden box.  

I mounted the flower garden box on the fold of the card, and basically, I was done!  I love how this turned out. So pretty and fun!  Anyone would love to receive this card.

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.

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