Saturday, March 2, 2024

Spellbinders | March 2024 Embossing Folder of the Month

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A NEW month means NEW CLUB KITS over at Spellbinders! Today I'm sharing the NEW March 2024 Embossing Folder of the Month Club Kit. If you are not already a subscriber of the Embossing Folder of the Month Club, registration will open on March 6th and can be found HERE.
 
The NEW Embossing Folder of the Month is called, Checkered Scallops (EOM-MAR24).

I created a "Feel Better Soon" card mixing the NEW Checkered Scallops Embossing Folder of the Month (EOM-MAR24) with a mix of dies and a beautiful butterfly from Floral Friendship Butterflies (SCS-278) and a foiled sentiment from All You Need Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month Plate & Die (GOM-NOV23).

Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Glacier Embossed A2 Panel: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Partly Cloudy Hexi-Gem Mat: 2 7/16" x 3 3/4"
Polka Dot (Candy Kisses Basics) Hexi-Gem Panel: 2 3/16" x 3 3/8"
Black Sentiment Strip: 3" x 3/8"
 
Steps to Create Card: 
  • Create White A2 Top Fold Card Base measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2").
  • Cut Glacier A2 Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Emboss panel with Checkered Scallops Embossing Folder of the Month (EOM-MAR24).
  • Die Cut Partly Cloudy Hexi-Gem using Essential Hexi-Gems (S5-588) measuring: 2 7/16" x 3 3/4".
  • Die Cut Polka Dot Pattern Paper (Paper Rose Candy Kisses Basics) Hexi-Gem using Essential Hexi-Gems (S5-588) measuring: 2 3/16" x 3 3/8".
  • Die cut 1 Small White Branch from the Branch Out (S4-1272).
  • Select a Butterfly Sticker from Floral Friendship Butterflies (SCS-278). (Add foam tape and use embossing buddy tool to remove the stickiness).
  • Foil a sentiment from All You Need Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month Plate & Die (GOM-NOV23) using Opaque White Foil (GLF-049).
  • Assemble Card
  • Embellish with Gold Rhinestones.
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March 2024 Club Kits
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Friday, March 1, 2024

Spellbinders | March 2024 Stencil of the Month Club

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A NEW month means NEW CLUB KITS over at Spellbinders! Today I'm sharing the NEW March 2024 Stencil of the Month Club Kit. If you are not already a subscriber of the Stencil of the Month Club, registration will open on March 6th and can be found HERE.
 
The NEW Stencil of the Month is called, Dynamic Backgrounds (SOM-MAR24). This 5 piece stencil set gives you the opportunity to create 3 different backgrounds.

I created a "Take Care & Feel Better Card" combining the NEW Dynamic Backgrounds (SOM-MAR24) along with the Branch Out (S4-1272) and a foiled sentiment from You Are Everything Press Plate & Die Set (BP-110).

Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Sea Glass Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" - Precision Layering A2 A (S5-487)
Tranquil Teal Mat: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" - Precision Layering A2 B (S5-494)
White Layering Weight White Stenciled Panel: 3 3/4" x 5" - Precision Layering A2 A (S5-487)
Tranquil Teal Circle: 2 1/2" - Everlasting Circles (S4-1280)
Tranquil Teal Foiled Sentiment: 2 9/16" x 11/16" - You Are Everything Sentiments (BP-110)
 
Steps to Create Card: 
  • Create Heavy Weight White A2 Top Fold Card Base measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2").
  • Die Cut Sea Glass A2 Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using: Precision Layering A2 A (S5-487).
  • Die Cut Tranquil Teal Mat measuring: 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" using Precision Layering A2 A (S5-487).
  • Cut Layering Weight White Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and use on of the designs from Dynamic Backgrounds (SOM-MAR24) with Sea Glass and Tranquil Teal ink. Use Precision Layering A2 A (S5-487) to trim panel to 3 3/4" x 5".
  • Die Cut Tranquil Teal Circle measuring: 2 1/2" using Everlasting Circles (S4-1280). 
  • Die Cut 2 White Branches using Branches Out (S4-1272).
  • Foil sentiment from You Are Everything Sentiments Press Plate & Die set (BP-110) on Tranquil Teal Card Stock with Gold Foil (GLF-014).
  • Assemble Card.
  • Embellish with Gold Pearls.
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March 2024 Club Kits 
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Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps | March 2024 Instagram Hop

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 Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps is over on Instagram today with our March 2024 Inspiration Instagram Hop! Be sure to head over and comment on each stop of the hop for a chance to WIN $25 gift code to the Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps online shop. The hop starts at 10:00 AM EST. You can find the beginning of the hop and all the details on the SNSS Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/sweetnsassystamps/
 
My card features the NEW Dearest Friend stamp set from the March 2024 Release.
 
Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Green A2 Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
White Stitched Scallop Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Floral Pattern Paper Panel: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
Green Mat: 3 1/8" x 4 1/2"
Stitched Floral Pattern Paper Panel: 3 1/16" x 4 3/8"
Green Scallop Circle: 2 5/8"
Polka Dot Pattern Paper Stitched Circle: 2 1/4"
White Stitched Rectangle: 1 15/16" x 3 1/8"
 
Copic Markers Used:
Flowers: R81, R83
Leaves: G20, G21, G24
 
Steps to Create Card:
  • Create White A2 Top Fold Card Base measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2").
  • Cut Green A2 Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Die Cut White Stitched Scalloped A2 Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using Stitched Rectangle Die set. 
  • Cut Floral Pattern Paper Panel measuring: 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" from Bright Blooms 6x6 paper pad.
  • Cut Green panel measuring: 3 1/8" x 4 1/2".
  • Die Cut Floral Pattern Paper Panel measuring: 3 1/16" x 4 3/8" using Stitched Rectangle Die with Bright Blooms 6x6 paper pad.
  • Die Cut Green Scallop Circle measuring: 2 5/8" using Stitched Circles #1.
  • Die Cut Polka Dot Pattern Paper measuring: 2 1/4" using Stitched Circles #2.
  • Die Cut White Rectangle measuring: 1 15/16" x 3 1/8" using Stitched Rectangle Die. Stamp sentiment from Dearest Friend stamp set using black ink.
  • On a piece of White card stock stamp floral images from Dearest Friend stamp set with alchol friendly ink. Color images with Copic Markers and fussy cut out.
  • Assemble card.
  • Embellish with satin ribbon and rhinestones.
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March 2024 Release
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Happy Stamping!!

Color Hues Color Challenge #82 | Spring Blessings

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It's time for us to share the next Hues of Color over at the Color Hues Challenge Blog! The colors that have been chosen for you to create with are Turquoise and Green for the next two weeks! We can't wait to see how you are inspired!
 
Here's my take...
 
My card features Gina K. Designs NEW Layered Carnation Stencil and Spring Friends stamp & die from the All Things Spring Card Kit. I created the postage design using Master Layout #11 and Master Layout #9.

Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Sea Glass Embossed A2 Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
White Postage Grid: 3 1/4" x 4 9/16" - Master Layout #11
White Postage Rectangles: 1 3/8" x 2" - Master Layout 9
Spring Blessings Sentiment: 1 3/8" x 5/8"

Steps to Create Card: 
  • Create Heavy White A2 Top Fold Card Base measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2").
  • Cut Sea Glass A2 Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Emboss panel with Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
  • Cut Layering Weight White Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and die cut the large Postage Grid from Master Layout #11.
  • Cut Layering Weight White Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and use Layered Carnation Stencil along with Sea Glass, Tranquil Teal, Jelly Bean Green and Fresh Asparagus ink. Add white paint splatters. Create postage rectangles using the grid die from Master Layouts #9.
  • Stamp postage images and sentiment from Spring Friends using black ink.
  • Assemble Card.
  • Embellish with Clear Quartz Sequins.
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Make sure to head over to the Color Hues Challenge blog to join the fun and see what my talented teammates have created to inspire you!
Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, February 29, 2024

Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps | March 2024 Release

 Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps March 2024 Release is NOW available and can be found in the store HERE or the direct links below. Don't forget to take advantage of the Early Bird Special and get 10% OFF individual Release items through March 9th. No coupon code needed.

 The Design Team will be back tomorrow with our March Inspiration Instagram Hop...where you will find lots of inspiration along with a PRIZE up for grabs!!
 
 

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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Sellbinders | Spring Sampler Collection by Simon Hurley

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 Spellbinders NEW February 2024 Arrivals are NOW available and can be found in the store HERE. Today I'm showcasing the NEW Spring Sampler Collection by Simon Hurley.
 
The NEW Spring Sampler Collection by Simon Hurley is a small collection and can be found HERE. My cards features the NEW Woven 3D Embossing Folder (E3D-080) and Spring Magnolias Press Plate & Die Set (BP-157).

Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Purple Mist A2 Embossed Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Royal Amethyst Arch: 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
White Arch: 2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
Sentiment Die: 1 15/16" x 1/2"

Copic Markers Used:
Magnolias: V20, V22, V25
Leaves: YG03, YG17

Steps to Create Card:
  • Create White A2 Top Fold Card Base measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2").
  • Cut A2 Purple Mist Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Emboss with the Woven 3D Embossing Folder (E3D-080). Add white pigment ink by taking the pad direct to the panel to accent the embossing. 
  • Die Cut Royal Amethyst Arch with Essential Arches (S5-526) measuring: 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".
  • Die Cut White Arch with Essential Arches (S5-526) measuring: 2 1/4" x 3 1/2".
  • Press florals and "Happy Mother's Day" sentiment from Spring Magnolias Press Plate & Die (BP-157) using BetterPress Porcelain Cotton Panel with Licorice ink (using dye ink to be able to color images with Copic Markers). Color images and cut out with coordinating dies.
  • Assemble Card.
  • Embellish with Clear Quartz Sequins.
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My second card showcases how you can mix pressing and foiling with your BetterPress Plates. Love being able to stretch my supplies!

Card Measurements:
White Card Base: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" 3 1/2" x 11", scored at 5 1/2"
Persimmon Embossed Panel: 3 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Persimmon Essential Modern Oval: 1 3/4" x 3 7/8"
White Essential Modern Oval: 1 1/2" x 3 5/8" 
Sentiment: 1 3/4" x 3/4"

Steps to Create Card: 
  • Create White "Tall & Skinny" Card Base measuring: 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" 3 1/2" x 11", scored at 5 1/2" (Tall & Skinny cards are smaller than mini slimline and will fit in an A2 envelope).
  • Cut Persimmon Panel measuring:3 1/4" x 5 1/4" and emboss with the Woven 3D Embossing Folder (E3D-080).
  • Die Cut Persimmon Essential Modern Oval (S4-1266) measuring: 1 3/4" x 3 7/8".
  • Die Cut White Essential Modern Oval (S4-1266) measuring: 1 1/2" x 3 5/8".
  • Press Press florals from Spring Magnolias Press Plate & Die (BP-157) using BetterPress Porcelain Cotton Panel with Tiger ink from Tropical BetterPress Ink (BPI-022).
  • Foil "So Grateful For You" sentiment from Spring Magnolias Press Plate & Die (BP-157) with Gold Foil (GLF-014) on Persimmon card stock. Die cut and trim end using Essential Modern Oval (S4-1266) to measure: 1 3/4" x 3/4".
  • Assemble card.
  • Embellish with Gold Smooth Discs (SCS-205)
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Spring Sampler Collection by Simon Hurley
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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Gina K. Designs | February 2024 Release

 

The Gina K. Designs February 2024 Release is NOW available! You can find the FULL release in the store HERE or direct links at the bottom of the post. 

I'm excited to be joining Gina K. Designs for the February 2024 Release! I have a couple cards that I've created to share during tonight's LIVE Release Party over on the Gina K. Designs Facebook Page, YouTube Channel, and Twitch.
 
Before we get started, make sure to check out the NEW Card Kit. It's called All Things Spring Card Kit and it's jammed packed with goodies !!
 

 
My cards feature the NEW With Sympathy stamp set illustrated by Debrah Warner.
Sympathy cards are new easy to make but this set is perfect for creating this type of card.


I have two cards to share with you tonight to show how I created CAS (clean & simple) backgrounds to have the sentiment as the focal point.
 
Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
Grass Green A2 Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Black Mat: 3 3/4" x 5" - Master Layout 1
Layering White Panel: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" - Master Layout 2 
Velum Torn Strip: 1 1/2" x 6" - Wrap and attach to back of panel
Black Sentiment Strip: 2 1/4" x 1"
 
Steps to Create Card:
  • Create Heavy Weight White A2 Top Fold Card Base measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2").
  • Cut Grass Green A2 Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". Stamp Gauze Background stamp with Fresh Asparagus ink. Ink blend around the edges with Grass Green and Fresh Asparagus ink.
  • Die Cut Black Onyx panel using the smaller rectangle die from Master Layout #1 measuring: 3 3/4" x 5".
  • Die Cut Layering Weight White panel using the largest rectangle die from Master Layout #2 measuring:3 5/8" x 4 7/8". Using Grass Green and Jelly Bean Green stamp images from the With Sympathy stamp set. Lightly ink blend the left edge with the ink. Add white splatters.
  • Cut Vellum strip approx 2" x 6" and tear teach side to have a final strip measuring 1 1/2" x 6. You will wrap the strip around the white panel and attach to the back before adhering it to the black panel.
  • Stamp and heat emboss "With Deepest Sympathy" sentiment from the With Sympathy stamp set using Detail White Embossing Powder on a piece of Black Onyx card stock. Trim into a sentiment strip measuring: 2 1/4" x 1".
  • Assemble card.
  • Embellish with Clear Quartz Sequins
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My second card uses one floral image from the set stamped in a blue & green color combo with a vellum foliage accent. 

Card Measurements:
White A2 Top Fold Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2")
In The Navy A2 Panel: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Fresh Asparagus Mat: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8" - Master Layout 2
White Stitched Panel: 3 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Fresh Asparagus Label: 2 3/4" x 1 7/16" - Master Layout #7
In The Navy Circle:2 1/4" - Master Layout #3
White Stitched Circle: 2 1/8" - Master Layout #3

Steps to Create Card:
  • Create Heavy Weight White A2 Top Fold Card Base measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2").
  • Cut In The Navy A2 Panel measuring: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Die Cut Fresh Asparagus Mat using largest rectangle die in Master Layout #2 measuring: 3 5/8" x 4 7/8".
  • Die Cut Layering Weight White Stitched Panel using smaller rectangle die in Master Layout #2 measuring: 3 1/2" x 3 3/4". Using the floral image from the With Sympathy stamp set stamp 4 using In The Navy, Fresh Asparagus and Tranquil Teal ink. 
  • Die Cut Fresh Asparagus Label from Master Layout #7
  • Die Cut 2 Vellum foliage accents using Foliage Fillers die set. 
  • Die Cut In The Navy Circle from Master Layout #3 measuring: 2 1/4".
  • Die Cut Layering Weight White Stitched Circle from Master Layout #3 measuring: 2 1/8". Stamp "Forever In Our Hearts" sentiment from the With Sympathy stamp set with Amalgam Obsidian ink.
  • Assemble Card.
  • Embellish with matte silver pearls. 
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Gina K. Designs 
February 2024 Release
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