This is such a beautiful die that cuts the leafy branch and the flowers and it’s layers separately. So you can cut the branch with the leaves using one color and the flowers, berries and two of the larger leaves in any color you like. Here is what I created using this die set.
Started off by die-cutting the leaves with Cosmic Sky Card-stock. Then the flowers I die cut with some peachy pink and pale pinks. For this I used the card-stock from my stash. Because I didn’t have card-stock this color from Spellbinders. I die cut the berries with Waterfall Card-stock and the green leaves with Rainforest Card-stock.
After that I just arranged two clusters side by side so it would fill the whole front of my A2 card-base. On top I added the flowers with foam tape.
Finally added the sentiment in matching card-stock combination to finish off my card. I used Spellbinders Layered Mixed and Matched Sentiments die set which was the Small Die Of The Month Club kit for Sep ’21. I loved this die set and I have used these sentiments in so many projects so far.
I have in fact never seen a camera like this. But my father had an old camera that looked similar. I have created an A7 size card today instead of the 3D camera as this die set is intended to create.
Here is my take on it.
For my background on this 5 inches by 7 inches card I used a pattern paper from my stash cut to fit the card front and used liquid glue to adhere it.
The focus of my card is obviously the twin lens camera. Instead of creating a 3D object with this die set, I die cut all the pieces to create only the front of this camera. I used some wood background pattern papers from my stash to give it an antique look. Then the piece that was supposed to connect each layers of the 3D camera I used it on three sides to create a pocket behind the camera where i could tuck in some photo cards. You can see the photo cards tucked in on top of the camera in the photos.
For the sentiment of this card, I used “Focus In The Positive”. This die contains cutout words that can also be made into sentiment strips. Then I added the words on one of the photo card. So, when you pull out the photo cards you can read the sentiment. Otherwise it just slides in behind the camera. I thought that was clever idea to have a surprise sentiment. But which the recipient can only see when they pull out the cards.
Is it okay for me to say that I really loved how this card turned out? Since I created it myself, I will leave you guys to judge that. Will definitely be creating the 3D camera with this die set in the future. Hope this inspires you to use this die set in a non intended way on a card.
Here are some of the products I have used on this project:
Recently I have been on a roll creating Christmas Cards. Spellbinders APG die of the month for Oct 22 is this lacy 3D surprise envelope die set. I have used this die to create two Christmas Cards for my post today.
Here is what the die looks like:
Surprise Envelope Christmas Card
I created my first card the way this die was intended to be used. This fun 3D Poinsettia Surprise Envelope folds flat and will fit in an A7 envelope but when you open it, it pops up and has layers inside where you can tuck messages. I used dark brown, light blue and teal combination with holographic card-stocks. The sentiment in this card that says Merry Christmas is also from the same die set.
Here are some photos of this card in different angles.
Tis The Season Card
The front lacy design of the envelope card cut twice and added next to each other fits on an A7 size card perfectly. For the background of this card I used the Scattered Christmas Embossing folder and dark brown card-stock. Then, I die-cut two pieces of lacy design cut with holographic card-stock. I added a light blue card-stock behind it. Tis The Season sentiment is also from the same die set.
I decorated both the cards with poinsettia flowers and leaves that are included in the die set.
Here are some other photos of this card in different angles.
Hope this inspired you to create beautiful cards using the APG Die Of The Month from Spellbinders for the month of October 2022.
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!!
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.
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.
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.