Romantic Heart Valentine’s Day Card

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This Romantic Heart Valentine’s Day card is perfect for this occasion.

This post will be my last one for Spellbinders Club Kits for 2022. I have shared previous posts featuring all the other monthly club kits from Spellbinders for the month of December. Today my romantic heart Valentine’s Day card features the Clear Stamp and Die Club for Dec 22 from Spellbinders. This stamp is all about love and hearts. Fun floral designs on the hearts send out romantic vibe.

Here is what the stamp set looks like:

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Here is my take on it.

I have created an A2 size card with one of the large heart stamp and the sentiment today.

I started off by stamping the heart and the sentiment on a white card-stock with Versamark Embossing Ink. Then I embossed using Gold Embossing Powder. Lately, the Gold Embossing powder from Brutus Monroe has become my favorite gold embossing powder. I then colored the flowers and leaves on the heart using Copic markers.

After heat-setting the embossing, I used the coordinating die to cut out the heart and paper trimmer to cut the sentiment in a strip.

For the background. I took a panel of pale pink pattern paper with peonies. I think it goes well with my card design. Then I embossed a piece of pink card-stock about half an inch smaller on all sides besides the top. I used the Embossing Folder of The month for Dec 22. Then I splattered some gold paint on it. To create a border, I matted this embossed panel with another lighter pink card-stock piece leaving one eights inch border around it leaving the top edge flushed with the top of the card-base.

Then I added the heart with foam tape with some gold thread swirled behind it. After that comes the placement of the sentiment strip. I just added the sentiment strip directly on the card-base with liquid glue at the bottom right of the heart.

Finally, I added some clear sequins to embellish my card and called this one done. Wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year 2023.

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Spellbinders APG Die Dec ’22

The Spellbinders APG Die for the month of Dec 22 is a valentine themed one. This die set is designed to create and envelope and note inside the envelope.

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so let’s start making some cards. I love APG dies for their intricate design. This die set is worth the value as there are so many dies that can be used in different ways on many projects. This month’s theme is valentine’s day but you can actually use the intricate dies in other non valentines day cards throughout the year. This is how this die set looks like.

I have created one envelope and a bunch of cards mixing and matching all the die cut pieces.

First Card

Here’s my first card:

I used gold and peachy pink for my first card. For the background I used light pink as I wanted the die cut piece to stand out. The background is embossed using the Embossing folder of the month for Dec 22. For the die cut image to fit on my 5 and a half by 4 and a quarter card I cut the bottom flap off. I love how this looks like arched doorway of an old palace. And then there is the heart die-cut popped up on the bottom. The sentiments come from the Small Die Of the Month for Dec 22. I loved them so much that I die cut a bunch when I created my cards featuring the Small Die Club.

Here are some more photos of this card:

Second Card

For this one I did just the opposite color. I did the background in peach and the die cut in gold and pink. As before I embossed the peach panel for the background. Then my large piece is gold and the smaller arch is pink. For this one I die cut the sentiment on the pink panel itself rather than having another strip popped up. The sentiment dies in the Small Die Club are so fun you can just cut the words or cut it into a banner. I have a whole post just for this die set here. Then I added the rectangle design with a heart in it towards the bottom. This card is done too.

Here are some other photos of this card:

Third Card

I couldn’t stop here as this die is just so beautiful I created another card. And this is different than the first two.

I took a panel of darker pink card-stock and die cut just the arch decorative die without the outline. I did one on the top and then flipped it and did one on the bottom. Then I die cut another two with gold and added it behind offsetting a little bit so just a tiny sliver of gold shows through. I love how this looks. After that I added the decorative heart with foam tap. Again the sentiment is from the Small Die Club.

Here are some other photos of this card:

Valentine Envelope

My last project for this die is this valentine envelope.

This is what this die set is designed to create. It was very easy to create this envelope as this die set does everything for you. All you have to do is fold the flaps and glue the sides. I used the darker pink card-stock to create this envelope. Then I cut the rectangle with the decorative piece. This rectangle is not attached to the envelope but you can slide it in or out of the envelope. You can write your message on the back of it.

And here are some more photos:

Finally I die cut some flowers with the flower and leaf die that’s included in this die set. I shaped the flower petals with shaping tool. Then I added some flowers wherever I felt like it needed.

I had so much fun creating these fun Valentine’s Day projects with the help of this die set. Hope you get inspired too.

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Spellbinders Small Die Dec ’22

Spellbinders Small Die of the Month for Dec 2022 is a valentine theme stitching die set. Stitching dies have become so popular among the crafting community lately and Stitched cards are very unique and special.

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Today I am sharing two cards I created using the Spellbinders Small Die of the month for Dec ’22. Here is what the die set looks like:

My First Card

My color palette for these two cards are light pink, dark pink, peach and gold. For my first card I decided to die-cut the pieces in all three shades of my color scheme. Then I did some stitching on the heart with two stands of dark pink and one strand of gold DMC Embroidery Thread. Before stitching I like to add two layers of die-cut so it’s sturdy when I do the stitching.

I die-cut the sentiment “Hey Sweetie” with light pink card-stock and layered a gold card-stock behind it. The sentiment banner added on top of the heart is just the perfect placement. I finally added some gold pearls on the centers of the stitching and the background lattice.

My card is 5 and a half by 4 and a quarter inches in dimension. I added a pretty floral pattern paper that match my color palette as a background for my die-cut focal image. This finished my first card.

My Second Card

For my second card I had an idea of doing an ombre layered background. The largest piece of the die set is this rectangle which cuts straight on two sides bu there is a fun scallop edge on the top and bottom. I thought it would be cool if i just die cut one edge with this design and layer in ombre fashion.

I calculated the height first. The large die is about 4 and a quarter inches tall. So if I die cut each piece to be a little over and inch, it would fit perfectly on my card front. On the top most piece I also die cut the top edge. My ombre starts with darkest on the top and gets lighter as in goes down towards the bottom. The I die-cut a gold heart and added it on the ombre background with foam tape. I settled with a white card-base as the background for my focal image for this card.

For the sentiment i used “Love You” die cut with dark pink card-stock and layered with gold die cut behind it. I used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip along the bottom of my card. As an embellishment I added some jewels on the center of the designs on the heart die-cut. This completed the second card.

I really loved the sentiments of this die set. I have also used it on another card here.

Hope this inspires you.

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Glimmer Hot Foil Kit Dec ’22

The Glimmer Hot Foil Kit for Dec 22 is all about valentine and love themed. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner it’s perfect time to start making some Love cards.

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Today I have two cards to share with you. I created both these cards just using the Glimmer Hot Foil Kit. This is how the glimmer plate set looks like:

This plate has one outside floral heart one scallop heart and one plain solid heart along with some sentiments. Also you can cut out all of this with the die set that comes with this kit. There are also some small floral dies with it.

Here are the two Valentine’s day card I created:

I stayed within the traditional valentines color palate; pink and red.

Background

My background are these floral heart hot foiled panels. I used Glimmer Hot Foil in Gold and my Glimmer Hot Foil Machine

For the pink card I die-cut inside of the floral heart design. Then I layered a black and white piece of pattern paper behind the heart. But for the red one I added a pink scallop heart and foiled the sentiment on the panel directly.

Focus

It was easy to create a focus for my cards today as it was thought out by the glimmer plates already. These layered hearts are just too pretty as is.

For my pink card I just added a small pink heart with foam tape on the black and white heart. But for the red one I added some small floral cluster created with the dies that came with the kit on a red heart.

Sentiment

This glimmer foil set has some very nice valentine theme sentiments and a banner die to cut these out. I used a die cut Happy Valentines day Sentiment for my pink card but for the red one I just foiled on the card-front.

I didn’t think it was necessary to add any embellishments since these cards are foiled and already a lot of gold in them. This brings us to the end of my inspiration post today.

Which one is your favorite? Hope you found this inspiring.

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Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month Dec ’22

Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month for Dec ’22 is all Valentine’s Day and Love themed. It is called the Blooming Heart. This die set is large enough to create a 5 by 7 card or use it as a shaped card. But indeed you can fit it on an A2 card-front. Which is what I have done here for my inspiration.

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I am here today sharing my inspiration for the Large Die Of The Month For Dec ’22 with a fun twist to a regular die cut card. Here is what the die looks like:

This die cuts this large Heart shape, the floral elements and this beautiful “With Love” word die. The floral elements are layered pieces to create beautiful dimensional flowers.

Here is what I have created with this die.

Focal Image

It’s obvious that my main focus is this beautiful heart shaped bloom. I didn’t use the heart die for my card today but just the floral part of it. I started by die-cutting all the elements with spellbinders card-stocks. The leaves in Fern Color Essential Card-stock. Then the flowers with Barely Peach Color Essential Card-stock. Then i die-cut some layers with gold glitter card-stock from my stash. I added some shading to the flowers with Tea Die Disstressed Oxide Ink and Detail Blending brush. I love these brushes, they are soft and small enough to blend color in small areas like these flowers. Then I finished adding some flowers with liquid glue and some with foam tape on the leafy die cut. My focal image was now ready to go on a card.

Background

For my background today I wanted to use the Embossing Folder Of The Month For Dec ’22. This embossing folder is called Heart Blooms and it looks like this:

This is a large embossing folder so you can do all card sizes with just one embossing folder. It is definitely a great value and adds just the perfect texture for your cards.

As you can see I have embossed an A2 panel of Teal Topaz Color Essential Card-stock and them cut it in the middle. Because, I wanted to create an easel card. This is what an easel card looks like:

Easel card is a card where the front panel folds but the decorative part of the card design still stays upright and you can display the card with another element stopping it from closing completely exactly like an easel.

So the reason of cutting the front panel in the middle is to make it easier to fold. I adhered the pieces in the front of the card aligning the cut very close. So it looks like it’s just one piece when the card is closed. I created a flower with some leaves for the inside as a stopper.

Card Base

This card-base is created a little differently. It is just a top folding A2 size card base with the front part scored and folded along the middle. You just take a half panel of card-stock cut it along the center lengthwise. Score at 2 and a quarter inch and then 5 and a half inch.

Sentiment

This die set comes with the word die but for my card today I used another sentiment die cut from the Small Die Of The Month For Dec ’22. Which looks like this:

I used the sentiment “Forever Mine” for my card today. With this I with some sequin embellishments.

I hope this inspires you.

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