Spellbinders’ Birthday Celebration Collection

Spellbinders is excited to celebrate their 20th Birthday with this Birthday Celebration Collection release.

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a few cards I created using some of the dies and stamps from the Birthday Celebration Collection.

Topsy Turvy Cake birthday cards

I have created two cards featuring the TOPSY TURVY CAKE ETCHED DIES FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION

Here’s my first one:

First of all I took some pattern appears that coordinated each other very well. I love this rich color palette of pinks, beiges and dark blues with rose glitter gold card-stock.

I started by die cutting all the pieces of the cakes in all these different pattern papers. The cake pieces have stars, diamond, stripes and circles cutouts in them. I added rose gold glitter card-stock pieces behind them .

Then I arranged the pieces of all the cakes starting from the largest in the bottom. All five cakes fit onto a slimline card front.

I decided to create another card in a regular A2 size.

For this one I used only three cakes.

The sentiments on both cards are from the COMPLIMENTARY SLIDER GREETINGS CLEAR STAMP SET FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION

I stamped and embossed these sentiments with rose gold glitter embossing powder to match my rose gold glitter card-stock.

Here are the two cards together:

Baloon Animal Cards

I created two balloon animal cards. These cards feature the BALLOON PARTY ANIMAL ETCHED DIES FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION

Here’s my first one in a girly color palette.

This die was my favorite of this release. Because of the cuteness of it and also the ease of being able to create beautiful card with just one impactful focal image in the front.

Like always, I started by die cutting the pieces of this animal balloon with dark pink card-stock. This die has holes in them so you can stencil the highlights through the dies to create dimension to these balloons.

For the background I took a beautiful floral pattern paper and covered the card front with it. After that, I took a white piece of card-stock and embossed it using the PARTY SPOTS EMBOSSING FOLDER FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION.

Before I embossed the white panel I had stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment on it with black ink.

The sentiment is again from the COMPLIMENTARY SLIDER GREETINGS CLEAR STAMP SET FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION

Here’s another one in a slightly more gender neutral color.

I die cut the ballon parts in teal color card-stock. Instead of adding the stenciled highlights on this one, I added a little white gel pen lines to suggest highlights.

The background is pattern paper with gold foiled stars. I popped up a panel of embossed piece of white card-stock leaving a quarter inch border.

For the sentiment of this card I stamped and embossed the sentiment on a piece of the same teal cardstock with white embossing powder.

Here are two cards side by side:

Which one is your favorite?

Slider Greetings Card

I had so much fun creating this one. It is an interactive card. I used PICK YOUR GREETING SLIDER ETCHED DIES FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION for this one.

There is the pull tab on the left side of this card which can be moved so the arrow that says UR slides up and down pointing to each words on the right.

You could guess this one is in more masculine color theme.

I die-cut all the pieces with three different pattern papers that go with each other very well.

I glued an opposite color piece of paper behind the cutout words to create contrast.

There is other dies available which have the additional elements that you could add on this card. SLIDER BAR ACCENTS ETCHED DIES FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION. I didn’t use that one here today.

If you’re interested in buying the whole THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS BUNDLE FROM THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS COLLECTION, here is the link:

Hope this inspired you. Thank you for visiting.

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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

Hello everyone,

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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The Beautiful Sentiments Vignette Collection

I was so excited when I opened the package from Spellbinders and received Becca Feeken’s dies from the latest Beautiful Sentiments Vignette Collection. I received two sets of dies and one stamp set.

These are the three Happy Anniversary cards featuring Spellbinders dies.

Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing with these intricately designed dies by Becca.

My first set of cards are created uisng the Happy Anniversary Vignette Etched Dies from Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken.

First Card

I bought these beautiful pattern papers when I visited Michael’s with my mom and she really liked these papers, insisting I should buy them. I thought these would work perfectly with Anniversary cards and especially these beautifully designed dies. The teal and pinks and all the gold foiling on these pattern papers are so pretty.

Happy Anniversary card featuring Spellbinders dies.

I cut out all the layers of these dies from the different pattern papers I chose to use on these projects. Then, I mixed and matched the different layers.

For my first card, I used the pink dotted panel for the background and the circle behind the sentiment. The beautiful filigree was cut with Neenah card-stock in 110 lb. weight. Behind that is the layer with large pattern.

The sentiment which says Happy Anniversary was cut with the matte gold card stock which has become one of my favorite metallic card stocks lately.

Second Card

Happy Anniversary card featuring Spellbinders dies.

For my second card, I used the striped pattern paper for the background and the pink dotted one for the circle piece behind the filigree piece. The pretty foiled teal paper for the circle was perfect. It was too busy for the sentiment to show, so I added a layer of vellum circle on top to mute the noisy pattern. There you go! Now the sentiment just pops against the vellum backed piece.

I used the gold filigree design on this card.

Third Card

Happy Anniversary card featuring Spellbinders dies.

I loved this die so much I had to create one more card. This one is special. It has an extra shaker element to it. I used the floral foiled pattern for the background. As I was planning on making a shaker card I didn’t need any other layers but just the filigree piece with the sentiment. I skipped the circle die this time. So instead of separating the sentiment from the filigree piece, I left the sentiment onto it. I could easily add a piece of acetate behind the sentiment and made it pop with two layers of foam tape so that my shaker elements would move freely behind the window.

Some beads and star sequins were used from my stash for the shaker element. I was overjoyed when I realized I had just the right sequin mix that matched my project perfectly.

This one is my favorite of all three. How about you? Let me know what you think!

The other die I received was this Forever in our Memory Vignette Etched Dies from Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken

I created two cards with this die.

Forever in our Memory card featuring Spellbinders dies.

First Card

Forever in our Memory card featuring Spellbinders dies.

This card is a 5 by 7 card. These dies work perfectly with the A7 card front, so I decided to create one with this die. I cut a panel of peachy pink card stock and embossed it using Spellbinders Flowers and Leaves Embossing Folder. This was for my background. I used a pattern paper cut with the shadow layer of this die so that the embossed background would show. The swirly part of this die cut was cut once with an olive green card stock and once with a gold card stock. I layered the olive piece on top of the gold piece, slightly offsetting it so that only a little bit of gold peeked through. The Forever in our memory sentiment was also created the same way.

Second Card

I created the second card using this die as a shaped card. I haven’t created a shaped card in a long time, but these dies presented a perfect opportunity for me to create one today.

Forever in our Memory card featuring Spellbinders dies.

As simple as it is, I cut the layers with pattern paper and the pink and olive green card stocks and layered them on top of each other. For the card base, I used the shadow layer of this die and partially cut the folded card base so that just a little bit of the fold was uncut.

I adhered some gold pearls where ever it looked appropriate on the card front and called it done. The pink piece on the back is an envelope for this card I made using an envelope punch board.

The third product I received was this beautiful stamp set called Beautiful Inside Out sentiments. This stamp set has 7 sentiments that goes with all the dies that Becca created for this collection. You can use these sentiments in the inside of the cards or the outside, hence the name “Inside Out Sentiments”.

Card featuring Spellbinders' Beautiful Inside & Out Sentiments.

For the last but not least card today, I used one of the sentiments from this stamp set for the outside of the card.

My color palette for this card was somewhat the same as the last two cards I made using the Forever in our Memory cards: pink and olive green.

The Background

I used the floral pattern paper for the background. Then, I embossed the olive green card stock piece which was embossed using the Spellbinders Flowers and Leaves Embossing Folder.

The Tag

I used one of the dies from the Forever in our Memory Vignette Etched Dies from Beautiful Sentiment Vignettes Collection by Becca Feeken to create this tag. I just had to punch a hole on the top with a hole punch.

You can see how I stamped one of the sentiments with Ranger Archival Ink in jet black on the tag. If you are thinking how I made the gold borders, they are cut using the die from Arched A2 & Slimline Card Creator – Small Die of the Month.

The Flowers

The main beauty of this card are the dimensional flowers that I created using the dotted pink pattern paper. This is Button and Daisy Chrysanthemum Etched Dies from Susan’s Autumn Flora by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.

If you would like to see other cards made using these dies, click here.

This was my final card for today. I hope this inspires you.

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Jyoti

Here is the link to all the products released this month in this collection:

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Using Digital Paper With Digital Stamps

Rachel Vass digital stamp

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing a fun way to create an instant background with your digital images. I used Digital Paper with my digital stamps.

There are lots of free digital prints and pattern papers online. You can download any of those nowadays.

Along with the technique this project features the latest release digital stamp by Rachel Vass. This stamp is called Joyous Moments.

digital pattern paper background and rachel vass stamp

This is a beautiful stamp with a flower cluster of three fluffy flowers and some sentiments in beautiful fonts.

I usually design my card using the silhouette cameo software whenever i am using digital stamps. I had this beautiful pater paper in teal saved in my library. You can also purchase a digital pattern paper from the silhouette design store.

The Design

I brought this patter paper to my silhoutte design page and then added the digital stamps from Rachel Vass to alighn in a way that two floral clusters would face away from eachother leaving a space for sentiments along the middle of the card panel.

I love how Rachel Vass Digital stamps are made with a white background to the images so you are able to layer them on top of each-other or on top of pattern paper like I did for this project.

copic colored Rachel Vass Joyous moments digital stamp

It looks like a dimensional card but it is really just one layer besides the sentiment which is another piece of cardstock. The sentiment came from the same stamp set.

After I printed out my flowers with the pattern already done for the background, all I had to do was color the image and the card would be done.

The Focus

Rachel vass digital stamp Joyous moments

The main focus of this card is this beautiful digital stamp from Rachel Vass. I really love how well illustrated Rachel’s images are. They are so fun to color. Of course there are other ways to use these lovely images but I love to color them with my Copic Markers.

Copic Colors

For the flowers I chose shades of orange to go with the teal background.

YR04, YR07, Y17 and YR09

I also added a little bit of highlights to some areas using prismacolor pencil in yellow for extra dimension.

For the leaves I picked

G99, YG67, G17 and YG17

For the center of the flower

E39 E49

Digital Paper with digital stamps

Once the coloring was finished which didn’t take a long time, I adhered this panel on an A2 size white card base made of heavyweight card-stock.

For the final touch I added some yellow gelly roll dots on the stamens of the flowers.

I hope this inspires you to use varieties of digital papers available online. I just downloaded some free digital papers from this website for future projects.

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Jyoti

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