Fun Shopping Cart Cards / Add To Cart Too Collection

I am thankful for this opportunity to play with these fun shopping cart dies from Spellbinders. As much as I love creating cards with die-cut images, these dies from the latest release by Spellbinders are so fun. This one is called Add To Cart Too

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Today I am sharing two cards I have created with this fun die set. Here are the dies I used. They are available to purchase at Spellbinder’s shop.

My First Card

This card is fun and colorful. I die cut a bunch of images using all scrap card stocks. The parts of the cart with silver mirror card stock and wheels and handles with black.

The flamingo is cut with a shimmery pink cardstock.

I used a fun ombre leaf pattern paper for the background which made this card even more colorful and summery.

The only negative thing about this card is I didn’t have any sentiment stamps to go with it. I could have just created a printed sentiment for this card but I couldn’t decide on one.

On the second thought, this could be a card for someone who’s moving to a new place. Or even a housewarming card with maybe a gift card inside. For now I left it without a sentment.

My Second Card

I think this one is even more fun with the playful bright color combination. Don’t you think so? How the pink and green together just pop.

As I was thinking about the possible sentiment or occasion I could use the last card I created I had the idea of having this one with just milk and bread and some green plants. So I could give it to someone with a grocery shop gift card.

The details on these die cuts are so cool. You can see the puff marks on the bread and the grooves on the milk gallon. I cut the gallon with vellum and also with white. But I cut the top of the white part at an angle so it would look like milk when the gallon is tilted. And how cute that purse is.

The pink dotted background is pattern paper. So is the green dotted paper on the purse. Behind the cart, I added a green die-cut circle for extra interest.

I finished this one without the sentiment too. But whenever I need a card for such occasions I can quickly print a strip of appropriate sentiment and add to it.

Hopefully I’m able to inspire you with my two fun cards.


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50th Birthday Card / The Flower Challenge #68 Reminder

Hello everyone!

Today I am here with a 50th birthday card as a reminder for The Flower Challenge #68. Our theme this month is “Use A Number “

Here’s my take on it.


I started my background with the Radiant Burst embossing folder from Spellbinders. Centering the burst towards the top left side is intentional as I was planning to have my focal image there. A little splatter of pearlescent metallic watercolor adds a touch of artistic look.

50th birthday card with altenew mini flower cluster die


This time my focus isn’t just one element. As The Flower Challenge requires flower as the main focus, I have used the Altenew Mini Flower die to create this flower cluster and leaves around it. I also have the pattern paper square cut with one of the Hemstitch Squares die from Spellbinders behind the flower. And of course to fit in the theme, I used a die cut number which says 50.

Most of the time I have a color palette already decided. But sometimes I just pick a pattern paper I want to use and then think of what other colors look good with it. This is what I did for this particular project.


The sentiment is the number itself. 50 could be a birthday or anniversary.


Spellbinders Hemstitch Square

Altenew Mini Flower Cluster

Random Number Die

Spellbinders Radiant Burst Embossing Folder


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Embroidered Cards / Spellbinders Stitched Alphabets Release

Spellbinders stitched alphabet die release

Embroidered cards are so unique and trendy nowadays. Spellbinders has released a lot of stitching dies in the past which you can do some simple stitching and create fun cards.

Hello everyone !

Today I’m sharing three cards I created using the Stitched Alphabet Dies collection from the latest release by Spellbinders. This release is very special as it has the whole set of alphabets. So you can create any word you like. I picked six dies that create the word THANKS from among all the letters of the alphabet set.

First Card

My first card is a regular slimline size landscape style card. This one measures 3 and a half by 8 and a half inches.

  1. I started by die cutting the alphabets with white card-stock.
  2. Then inked the die cuts with distressed oxide inks in rainbow order.
  3. I took silver Embroidery thread and started stitching.
  4. Layered a 3 by x 8 inches piece of pattern paper with a slightly bigger card stock inked with purple for the background of my card.
  5. Then I arranged the letters in front of the card. Altering between liquid glue and foam tape.
  6. The sentiment is from Stitched Alphabets Descriptors Sentiments stamp set stamped with Versamark ink on black card stock strip and embossed with white embossing powder.

Here are some more photos of this card.

Second Card

This second card is also a slimline size which measures 3 and a half by 8 and a half inches . But this one I created in a portrait style. I use Accent Opaque White card-stock for my card-bases.

  1. I die cut the letters with white card stock. But this time i didn’t add the stitching. As I wanted the colorful shadow layer behind the white letters.
  2. I die cut the shadow layer with pattern paper.
  3. Added the white letters on the pattern piece layer with foam tape.
  4. Arranged the letters of the word THANKS directly on the card front with liquid glue
  5. The sentiment agin is from Stitched Alphabet Descriptors Sentiments stamp set. Stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder.

These sentiments are so fun. It is a must have in your sentiment stamp collection.
Here are some more photos of this card.

Third Card

When I picked these letters I also thought of what other words i can create. Both my kids’ name start with the letter S and our last name is A. So i could create a monogram card for them.

I love stitching these kinds of dies. But you can also create beautiful cards without the stitching.

  1. I used the letter die and the shadow layer die both together to cut just the outlines of these letters.
  2. Then i cut just the shadow layer with pattern paper.
  3. Adhered them together with liquid glue to get this cool pattern initials with white outlines.
  4. For the background I used a panel of card-stock embossed using Simon Says Stamp embossing folder. Matted it with slightly bigger red card stock.
  5. Added the letters with foam tape on the background
  6. The again I added another embossed sentiment strip from the Stitched Alphabets Descriptors Sentiments stamp set to complete my card.

Here are some more photos of this card.

I am sure I can come up with tons of design ideas to use this die set. As alphabet dies are very versatile. It is totally worth investing in these dies.

I hope this inspires you to create fun cards like this using this release.


Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – $79.99

Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

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Gel Printing / Creating Masculine Cards

Is it just me or all card-makers struggle when you have to create masculine cards? I love flowers and love adding flowers on cards but when it comes to creating cards for men, it is always a challenge. Today I am sharing three masculine cards I created using one sheet of gel print. I have so many birthdays in April and most of them are men/ boys. So I needed a bunch of masculine birthday cards.

The other day my I had a fun crafty time with my friend Natasha Vacca. I made a bunch of gel prints.

I loved how the one with black white and silver acrylic paint turned out . It also picked a little specks of leftover gold paint from the previous gel prints.

Even though I didn’t add layers of prints or use any stencils on this one, this print was perfect as a background for masculine cards.

First Card

For my first card I cut out a 4 inches by 5 and a quarter inches piece. Matted this piece with a black card-stock slightly bigger still leaving a white border around the card front.


Even though my main focus was the gel print background, I wanted to make this card more interesting. I used Tim Holtz Uppercase Alphabet dies to cut the word HAPPY in light gray, dark gray and black. Arranged these starting with the lightest happy on top and and darkest in the bottom in ombré gradient manner.

I then added it on a strip of vellum because adding it directly on the gel print wouldn’t make these letters show as much. I then wrapped the vellum around the gel print piece and secured it with scotch tape at the back.


The word HAPPY already started the sentiment. I stamped the word birthday with Versalark ink on a dark grey card-stock piece and embossed it with silver embossing powder. This was Mega Label Love stamp from Altenew. Carefully cut around the stamped and embossed sentiment with the help of scissors leaving a slim border.

Then added the word Birthday on the lower left side of my card front to complete my sentiment. I sent this card to my son whose birthday was on the 10th of April.

Second card

For my second card I cut out a piece that measures 3 and 3 quarter by 4 and a half . Matted this piece with black card-stock leaving a slim border.


For this card my focus is the big bold sentiment die cut. This one is called Chunky Birthday from Simon Says Stamp. This die cuts the birthday word, the outline and also a shadow layer . I cut the shadow and the word from the gel print and the outline with a black card-stock.


I needed something to complete my birthday sentiment so I stamped and embossed a sentiment from The Ton Stamps that says wishing you a happy birthday but I masked off the birthday as I already had the die cut birthday.

I added the die cut word in the middle of the card a little towards the bottom so I could fit my sentiment strip above it. And this completed my second card.

I sent this card to my brother whose birthday was on the 15 th.

Third Card

After I made 2 cards and die cut the birthday word out of the gel print I had made I still had a strip left that was enough to make another card .

For this card I just had a strip which was not enough to cover the whole card front like my first two cards. So I added a white embossed piece behind it. The 3 and 3 quarter inches by 4 and a half inches white cardstock piece is embossed using Altenew. Embossing folder. I matted this piece with slightly larger black cardstock leaving a small border like I usually do.


I had leftover outline layer of the birthday die cut which I used in black on my previous card. I die-cut the word again from black cardstock and used up the leftover outline piece.

Then I had this happy already stamped and embossed in my sentiment strip collection.

I added the matted embossed piece with liquid glue but the gel print piece with foam tape and added the sentiment with liquid glue on top of the gel print.

This completed my card. I was so glad to be able to create a bunch of masculine cards with just one print.

Hope this inspired you to create these simple gel prints and create backgrounds on masculine cards.



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Card With Heart

The title may sound relevant to all card-makers as we do create card with our heart. But in this particular case I literally meant with Heart as our theme for The Flower Challenge is “Add A Heart”

Hello everyone!

There are many ways to use heart in front of a card. You can use the background embossed with hearts. Maybe use a heart stencil to create the background. You can arrange the floral elements in a shape of heart like I did here in this project. You can just add a die cut heart behind the focal image like I did here.

For my card here today I used a small die cut heart to stamp the sentiment. A heart print background and even the sentiment says “A grateful heart is a magnet of miracles. And heart embellishments. I definitely went overboard with hearts today.

Heart Background

For my background today I used a pattern paper with hearts cut to 4 by 5 and a quarter inches. Layered a black and white stripe strip of patter paper across the lower portion of the panel. I added a green ribbon that would match the color of my leaves with a bow in the black and white strip. Matted the whole panel with a dark pink card-stock. I like doing that as pattern papers are not very thick and adding a mat also gives it a finished look.


As all Flower Challenge requires flowers as the main focus, I added these die cut layered pink morning glory flowers created with Altenew Morning Glory Layering Die. This was one of the Craft A Flower die subscription. I used Recollection Card-stock from Michaels to die cut the flowers.

Heart Sentiment

For the sentiment of this card I wanted to use a heart die cut to stamp the sentiment on. This Recollection hearts die had one die that was the right size. I used pink card-stock to die cut the heart. And I glued a darker pink card-stock behind it and cut it with scallop scissors around it carefully to create this scallop heart.

I stamped the sentiment from Gina K Designs Grateful Bloom stamp set which matched perfectly with my project. I used Simon Says Stamp Intense black ink.

Arranged the flowers and the heart towards the left side of the panel. And finally, added the whole panel on to an A2 size side folding card base.

Heart Embellishment

I had the My Minds Eye enamel pack which had matching color enamel hearts. I added some enamel hearts on the sentiment heart die cut. Finally, my card is done.

If this inspires you to create cards with hearts please follow along with us at The Flower Challenge and post your projects.



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