Foiled Holiday Cards / Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Club Oct 22

I’ve always loved the look of foiled cards, specially foiled holiday cards are my favorite. The Glimmer Hot Foil Club for Oct 22 from Spellbinders contain a beautiful Winter floral glimmer plate and holiday sentiments with their coordinating dies. This is my first time playing with the Glimmer Club from Spellbinders and I had so much fun.

Here are the three cards I created as I couldn’t stop with just one.

Merry Christmas Foiled Card

The first idea I had in my mind is to foil this image on a light blue card-stock. This is not Christmas color for sure but it makes me think of winter. I used Spellbinders Waterfall color essential card-stock and Aura foil to foil this image. I used Prismacolor pencil in blue shades to color this image a little bit. I think this image itself just foiled alone is so pretty.

Then I cut this image using the coordinating die. For the background I used Cosmic Sky color essential card-stock. I foiled one of the sentiment that says Merry Christmas directly towards the lower left of the panel. Adhered the background with liquid glue and the flower with foam tape behind it on an A2 size card-base. Finally I added some jewels from my stash to finish this card.

Here are some of the photos in different angles.

Foiled On Vellum Holiday Cheer Card

I’ve loved the look of foiling on vellum. I wanted to try how these glimmer plates foil on vellum. I took a half sheet of Spellbinders Vellum and foiled this image on one side using the Polished Brass Foil. It worked perfectly. There were just a few bits of over-foiling around the edges but that was easily removed with an eraser.

I then carefully cut just half of the image with the die using the partial die-cutting method. Using a ruler and a craft knife I cut the rest of the portion of the image in a line. Then I took another piece of Cosmic sky card-stock and wrapped the vellum on the upper side foiling the edges and taping them at the back. This way I don’t have to glue the vellum as the glue would have been visible under the transparent vellum if I did so.

Then I foiled the sentiment Holiday Cheer on the Waterfall card-stock using the same foil. After die cutting it with the coordinating die I added it towards the bottom right of the panel. Then added it to a landscape style top folding A2 card-base. Embellished it with some jewels as well.

Here are some more photos.

Foiled Winter Wishes Card

For my last but not least card I foiled the image on Waterfall card-stock with Aura Foil. I then die cut it. I also foiled and die cut a sentiment that says Winter Wishes on a piece of the Waterfall card-stock. Then for the background I took a slightly smaller piece of Cosmic Sky card-stock and embossed it using the Embossing Folder of the month for Oct 22 which is called Scattered Christmas.

Then I simply added the flower in the middle of the panel and the sentiment on the flower. If I had done it any differently I would’ve created the sentiment in darker color as it is not so visible. Thats’ for next time.

Here are some other photos of this card.

Im sure there are tons of ways you can use the glimmer foil plates. I already have some ideas to use the glimmer foil plate like this next time I create a card.

Hope this was inspiring to you all. Happy crafting!!

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Spellbinders Large Die Oct 22

Spellbinders’ Large die of the month for Oct 22 is this beautiful die to crate fun pop up cards. This is how this die set looks like.

Here’s what I created with this die.


I used Spellbinders Dahlia Color Essential Card-stock to cut out the base of this pop up card. In the background behind the circle window I added a piece of pattern paper that is dark purple with gold dots.

For the sides I used layered pink and gold die cuts.


Even though, there are actually two layers on top of each other added as the pop up feature, it folds flat when the card is in the closed position. I didn’t use the pop up feature the way it was intended. Instead, I created a little z fold in the flap which you are supposed to glue to the base in the top and bottom. That creates like a spring to the front piece hence creates a pop up effect.

spellbinders large die of the month club

The ornament was the most fun to create. It has all these stitching holes and details. I used pink and gold embroidery thread to do the stitching. For the detailed design on the ornament I used gold mirror card-stock. I hung the ornament with a gold thread behind the cut out window.

Again, I used a leftover piece of watercolored paper for cutting out the poinsettia petals and leaves to decorate the front of my card. This poinsettia petals and leaves dies are included in this die set.

large die of the month oct 22

For the sentiment I used Small die of the month for oct 22 to cut out “Holiday Cheer” and added it with liquid glue.

This finished my card for today. Hope you find it inspiring.


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Spellbinders Stamp Of The Month

Spellbinders have released the Stamp Of The Month for October 22. This Stamp is a beautiful Christmas Foliage with Some Christmas sentiments.

I have created a card using this stamp and coordinating die set in blue wintery color combination.

Here is what I have come up with:

My Background

I took a piece of pattern paper with snowflakes pattern on it for the background. You can hardly see the pattern in the photos because I inked it with Hickory Smoke Distressed oxide ink to tone it down a little.

Then took another piece of Card-stock, embossed it with the Embossing Folder of the Month for Oct 22. I matted it with silver card-stock.

The Focus

For the main focus of this card I stamped the large floral cluster from the Stamp of the month Oct 22 and one small poinsettia image on Watercolor paper. Then I started coloring the image with my Karin Marker in some cool but muted tones. Blues, grays and browns. I didn’t spend too much time coloring this image. As I just wanted a hint of color to this beautiful image.

I then die-cut the images using the coordinating dies. After that I added the large cluster with foam tape on the left top corner. Whereas the smaller flower was perfect on the side. I left the bottom for the sentiment.


At last my sentiment came from the Small Die Of The Month For Oct 22 I chose ” Merry Christmas ” for this card. The words in the same blue card-stock as the embossed background. For the layering outline I used silver card-stock.

Here is a link where I used the Small Die Of The Month For Oct 22:

Spellbinders Outlined Christmas Sentiments

This finished my card. Hope this inspired you to create beautiful cards with the Stamp and Die Club from Spellbinders for October 22.

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Spellbinders Outlined Christmas Sentiments

Spellbinders SMALL DIE OF THE MONTH CLUB OCTOBER 22 is a fun Outlined Christmas Sentiments Die set. This set has 26 cutting dies. There are some word dies in beautiful font with it’s outlined layer and some flowers that are just perfect to create beautiful Christmas cards or even non-Christmas cards. If you ask me, It is a must have word die in your collection.

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a whole set of Christmas cards I have created using the Spellbinders Outlined Christmas Sentiments Die set which is one of the club kit this month.

Cards created with the Outlined Christmas Sentiments die set which is  the small die of the month club for October 22 from Spellbinders.

My cards today are 4 and a quarter by 5 and a half inches side folding cards. I embossed 5 panels of Neenah solar white panels with the Embossing Folder of the Month for October 22. This is called Scattered Christmas.

For all these cards I created colorful backgrounds using some watercolor paper and Ken Oliver Color Burst Powder. I used Merlot, Terre Verte and Yellow Ochre colors. I dropped the powders directly on the watercolor paper and sprayed water over it. The water spray makes the powder pigment move and blend together. For extra sparkle, I also sprayed Shimmer Spray.

Then, I cut out each watercolor background using Simon says stamp Stitched Rectangle die. They are approximately 3 and a quarter by 4 and a half inches in size so the border of embossed design is visible.

This die set has 10 word dies you can mix and match to create different Christmas Sentiments. I created 5 cards with 5 different sentiments with gold and white card-stocks. After that, I cut out some flowers with white and gold al well and added it with foam tape on each cards.

Here are the photos of the 5 cards separately:

Hugs Enclosed card created with Small die of the month for oct 22 by spellbinders which is called Outlined Christmas Sentiments.
Holiday cheer card created with the outlined Christmas sentiments die set from spellbinders
Joyous Greetings card created with the small die of the month for oct 22 by spellbinders. It is called Outlined Christmas Sentiments.

I loved how simple it was to create all these beautiful cards with just one die set and some color burst powders. Of course you can use pattern papers if you don’t want to spend time creating backgrounds.

I hope my creations inspired you.


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Here is the list of supplies I have used for my cards today.

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Spellbinders Christmas Flea Market Finds

Fleas Market Finds is a collection of clear stamps, paper packs, embellishments and new deep etched dies from Spellbinders. Deep etched dies are those you can use to cut several layers of papers and other materials. This release is all about Christmas. It’s perfect for a festive holiday projects.

Hello everyone,

I am here with a bunch of inspirations for you featuring this new release by Spellbinders for September 22.

Vintage Handcrafted Basket

My first project features the VINTAGE HANDCRAFTED HEXAGON BASE AND SIDE BOWL DEEP ETCHED DIES and some of the pretty papers from CHRISTMAS VELVET 6 X 9-INCH PAPER PAD

I cut out the base and the six sides of this basket with the dies in the set. For extra sturdiness I also cut out these with heavyweight white card-stock. Then I glued the pretty pattern paper on both sides of the white die cuts. That way it is thicker and sturdier but also pretty on both sides.

In order to attach these pieces together to create the basket, I used a small crochet needle and some cotton cream thread. Through each holes I did three double crochet and one chain in between the three double crochets. So I crocheted around each of the pieces and then sewed them together with a thick yarn needle.

I can use this basket to keep candies in it during the holidays for customers at my work.

Small Handcrafted Vintage Basket


Same like before I cut out the base and the sides of this basket with pretty pattern papers and also white heavyweight card-stock. Glued each one together sandwiching the white with both pretty patterns on each sides.

flea market finds square basket

The only difference is the technique in attaching these together. I used blanket stitch around the pieces and joined them with ribbons on the sides tying a little bow on the top. In each holes I did three blanket stitches.

Vintage Christmas Cards

Christmas flea market finds cards

I created two cards with the pretty pattern paper pads. I just mixed at matched pattern paper from  HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS 6 X 9-INCH PAPER PAD and CHRISTMAS VELVET 6 X 9-INCH PAPER PAD

The floral elements are also from the patter paper pack. But I had to add another layer of white card-stock behind it before I fussy cut those out with my scissors. As these pattern papers are rather thinner.


I created one of a vintage button like embellishment on my red card by stamping the small image from HAND MADE HOLIDAYS CLEAR STAMPS , then cutting it out with a tiny red circle die. To make it look like a button I added glossy accent over it.

Vintage Post Cards

These pattern papers are just too pretty by themselves. So I decided to add some of these on Craft Card-stocks and create some post cards with just a simple Christmas Sentiments stamped in the front.

Aren’t these beautiful? On the back of these post-cards, I stamped “Post Card” from COMPLIMENTS OF THE SEASON CLEAR STAMPS on the top center and the little image to indicate where the postage stamp goes, on the right top corner.

Christmas Flea Market Postcards

I also drew a line in the center with Micron pen and a ruler.

Vintage Holiday Tags

Tags can be very useful during the holidays as decorative elements for your gift giving. I created two tags, one in red and one in green.

Christmas Flea Market Finds tags

I simply cut out two tags with stitched tags die set from my stash. Then stamped the reindeer border image from HAND MADE HOLIDAYS CLEAR STAMPS with Versamark ink and embossed using gold embossing powder.

I then picked some matching pattern paper from the same two paper pads and tore it along the edges. It doesn’t have to be perfect when you tear it, that way it will give it more vintage feel.

Flea Market Finds by spellbinders

Created two circle sentiment die cuts stamped and embossed in coordinating color combos then added with foam tapes. Just a piece of ribbon trough the holes of the tags tied with gold twine in a bow and my tags are done. As simple as they are so easy to create and looks beautiful at the same time.

I thank you for visiting and sticking with me through this long post. Hope you find it inspiring. I have shared the list of products I have used down below.



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