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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Spellbinders Oh What Fun

Spellbinders GNOMIE CHRISTMAS DANCE PRINTED DIE CUTS FROM THE OH WHAT FUN COLLECTION is so fun that you can create beautiful cards in no time. If you missed the previous release of the SPECIAL DELIVERY ETCHED DIES FROM THE TIS THE SEASON COLLECTION, DANCIN’ GNOME ETCHED DIES FROM THE BE MERRY COLLECTION and the CHILL BEAR ETCHED DIES FROM THE BE MERRY COLLECTION, this die cut pack includes those images in a printed form that means you don’t have to die cut and assemble all the pieces.

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing three cards I have created using the GNOMIE CHRISTMAS DANCE PRINTED DIE CUTS FROM THE OH WHAT FUN COLLECTION

Here are the cards:

All of my cards today are created using three different holiday themed pattern paper that go well together. I had to look through my Card Sketches collection on my Pinterest account for layouts and ideas.

Special Delivery Card

My first card uses the Special Delivery holiday car with gifts tied to it.

Merry Hugs Delivering Cheer card is created using the Oh what fun printed die cut pack from spellbinders.

I picked a MFTWSC489 card sketch for this one.

I used a plaid pattern paper to cover my A2 card front. Then took two holiday striped pattern paper strips 1 inch wide matted with matching green card-stock and added the strips along the left side of the card front.

Then I matted a piece of embossed white panel with green card-stock for the center rectangle piece. The embossing folder I used is from Simon Says Stamp.

After that I added the car die cut, the sentiment that says “Delivery Cheer” and the sub-sentiment that says “Merry Hugs and Christmas Wishes” on the left hand top corner to complete the card.

Chill Bear Card

This card focuses the Chill Bear Printed Die cut from the Oh What Fun Dancing Gnome Die cut pack.

Beary Christmas Oh what fun card is created using the Spellbinders Oh What Fun printed die cut pack.

I chose a MFTWSC313 card sketch for this one. Again, I covered the card front with the striped pattern paper and added a piece of dark pattern paper cut as a banner on one side. Then I added a white rectangle matted with green card-stock as the card sketch suggested.

Then I added two fur trees that came in the pack on the white rectangle. After that I added the cute bear printed die cut.

For the sentiment there are these sentiment banners in the die cut pack. I used the one that said “Oh What Fun!!!” then a sub-sentiment that says “Have a Beary Merry Christmas” above the bear.

Here’s a finished look of this cute Chill Bear Card.

Dancing Gnome Card

The Dancing Gnome Die was so much fun. I don’t own the set but I own a Dancing Santa Die set which I loved so much. The legs of Santa and the Gnome dangle as a fun interactive feature.

Oh what fun Merry Christmas card created using the Spellbinders Oh what fun printed die cut pack.
For this last card I didn’t use any card sketch but just matted the leftover dark green pattern paper with green card-stock. This was only enough to cover the middle section of the card, so I had to add leftover stripe pattern paper strips on the top and bottom to fill the card front. Then I added an embossed oval in the center, made using the Argyle Socks embossing folder.

I added two trees and one dancing gnome printed die cut images on to the oval piece.

For the sentiment, I used a Merry Christmas printed die cut banner and Get Your Jingle On sub-sentiment on the right hand corner of the card.

With this my last card is done.

I hope my cards inspired you to easily create beautiful cards with the Dancing Gnome Printed Die Cut pack.

You can purchase my Christmas cards here.


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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


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.


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.


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.



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

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