Friday, June 17, 2022

Spellbinders' Little Chickadee

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite set from Spellbinders' Birthday Celebration collection. It's the Little Chickadee Etched Die set. I love, love this set. I do have a weakness for birds. After all, we have made our house a place for birds to gather in the middle of busy Houston area. We have 4 bird houses and 1 squirrel house and boy, those birds could eat a lot!! I mean, we could go through 20;b bag of bird food in a week. Hubby and I enjoy watching them from our patio.

So, here's my card to celebrate my love of birds.

For the birds, I die cut all the pieces from white cardstock and then colored each piece with Copic. Of course, you could easily use color cardstock as well, but when I started I really wasn't sure what color combination I want to use. It's easier for me to start with white cardstock and figure thing sout afterwards. Once done, put together all the pieces. Since the birds are so colorful,  I decided to let them take center stage by using white card base. This definitely one of my favorite way to make card. Lots of white space.

To finish the card, I hot foiled a sentiment from Everyday Sentiments II set and layered the strip of sentiment with aqua colored cardstock to make the sentiment stand out a bit.

That's all from me today and I wish you all a beautiful day. May your weekend starts off wonderfully.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Spellbinders' Stitched Fanfare

We're continuing with Spellbinder's 20th birthday celebration. Today, I am showcasing Spellbinders' Stitched Fanfare Etched Dies from their Birthday Celebration Collection. When I was making this card, the question I got from hubby was how long did it take me to make this card? I am like, hm... it still in progress, so I'll get back to you on that. Hah!

This card will definitely go to special people that I know won't ever throw my card out. I mean, seriously, this card is what I called a labor of love.

I started by die-cutting the panel and then since I love colors I decided to go all colorful. Once I am done with the stitching, I was like oohh, this card has such a fiesta feeling to it in my opinion. Which is perfect for birthday theme card, right? For the sentiment I used two sets, Just Wanted To Say Glimmer Hot Foil Set and Yana's Layered Script Sentiments Etched Dies.

What's the longest time you ever spend in making a card? To me, this one feels like one of the longest, but the good thing is it's a relaxing thing for me, kind of like therapy. Well, that's all for me today. Hope you're having a great day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Spellbinders Leafy Sprigs

Hi peeps. Today I want to share this card I made using the new set from Spellbinders' called Leafy Sprig from Just Wanted To Say Collection.  I love the shape of these leaves and decided to go all colorful to showcase their beauty.

I simply die cut the leaves from various color cardstock. Knowing which sentiment I want to use, I arrange the leaves to create borders on my card. Then I stamped the sentiment from Sending You - Clear Stamp of the Month set. Trim the sentiment strip and layered it with holographic cardstock for some extra shimmer. I l think the extra shine makes this card fun. Finished by adding some enamel drops.

CAS card still get my heart flutter. Hope you enjoy today's card and I'll see you tomorrow with more Spellbinders' project. :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Spellbinders' Birthday Celebration Collection

Hi peeps. How's it going? Phew... almost half of the year gone by. Crazy isn't it? Anyway, I am pretty happy that this month, I get to craft quite a bit. My crafting slow down a lot in previous months and am excited to be spending time in my happy place again.

Today, I want to share several cards that I made for Spellbinders for their 20th anniversary festivities. We have quite a few celebratory sets released today and I can honestly tell you that I was so excited when I saw sneak peek of all the sets. o many fun ones!! For my 1st card I played with some hot foiling. Yay! I love doing hot foiling. Especially when they came out good. Hah!

Here, I am showcasing So Many Candles Glimmer Hot Foil Plates. Love the festive look!

I simply hot foil the plate, trim the panel and adhere it to card base and finish with sentiment from Awesome Birthday Clear Stamp Set. Super fun set to make quick birthday card.

For my 2nd card, I played with Awesome Birthday Clear Stamp Set and paired it up with Hand Drawn Scallops Embossing Folder and Stylized Happy Birthday Etched Dies.  

I started by watercoloring a panel of watercolor cardstock and while it's still just a little bit damp I got it embossed with the embossing folder. Once the panel completely dry, adhere it to the card base. Next, I stamped the birthday candle and cut it with my Brother Scan 'n Cut. Finished by adding some sequins and the birthday sentiment.

For my 3rd card, I pretty much repeated the design with slight variation. This time I paired the Awesome Birthday Clear Stamp Set with Party Spots Embossing Folder and Happy Occasion Words Etched Dies.

I will have more cards to share throughout this week, so stay tune. May your day be a good one. Cheers.

Monday, June 6, 2022

The Ton June's Release


Hi all and welcome to The Ton June's release. Today we are releasing 6  new stencil & coordinating dies. I really been loving playing with stencils as I feel they really help me in making quick cards. Let's get on with the first card, shall we?

For my 1st card I am showcasing Luminous Sunflower set. How gorgeous is this set? I love this set. I guess because for me sunflower means happiness, cheerfulness. This card comes together pretty quick. Just inked up the stencil and then die cut with coordinating die and voila! Sentiment from  Easy Expressions Birthday Stamp Set.  Here's a peek at the stencil layers.

Next, I am playing with Poised Morning Glories. If I am being honest, I want to re-do this card. Am not too happy with the way I colored the center of the flowers. Should have just leave it blank or use different color maybe. But, I was already short on time. So, stay tune for a remake. :)

Here's a peek at the stencil layers.

My talented teammates have create some wonderful projects for this release, please check them out and leave some love, will you. That's all from me today and may your week starts off wonderfully.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Graceful Blooms

Hi peeps. Happy Monday. Today I am sharing this beautiful set from Spellbinders called Graceful Blooms. I love the delicate design of this set. Here, I am keeping it simple and just let the flower shine.

When designing this card, I now I want to keep the flower black and white. So, I look for bright colors for background. I found one of the patterned paper that I have laying around, trim it nd layered it with gray cardstock. It's a very thin frame, but I feel it gives that framed look that I wanted. Then, I simply adhered the flowers with foam adhesive. For the sentiment I used my favorite sentiment set Sending You - Clear Stamp of the Month.

It's a clean and simple card, but I feel the bright colors helped make this black and white flower pop. That's all from me today & I hope this week starts off wonderfully for you all.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Spellbinders Stitched Alphabets

 When it comes to crafting, I do love variety of crafts. Not just paper crafting. During Covid lockdown period, I picked back up cross stitching that I used to love to do. I always go through phases with my crafting. Paper crafting is one craft that's always constant.

However, with this month's new release from Spellbinders' Stitched Collection, I get to combine paper crafting with stitching. Below is the card I made using Spellbinder's Sitched h, u, g and s.

This card is so fun to make. And, bonus point, I can do the stitching while watching TV. Hah! I love multitasking. I start by die-cutting all the letter and then add the stitching to each letter. Put them aside. Then using Be Bold Blooms I cut out some flowers, leaves and colored them with Copic. Arrange all the letters and the floral decor to the panel. Layered the panel and then adhered it to the card base. Finished by hot foiling the word "sending" from Mini Sincere Sentiment Glimmer Hot Foil set. The word sending is part of Sending Hugs sentiment and I simply trimmed it. Finish by adding some sequins.

Here's a close up look of the stitching details. If you're worried the cardstock might get ripped, you can always double layer the letters before doing the stitching. 

Hope you enjoy today's card. Do you love doing adding stitching to your card? If yes, then this alphabet sets would be a fun one to have. 

Oh, I want to send big shout out to my brother & SIL, who are celebrating their 27th anniversary today. Love you guys and wishing you many, many more years of happiness. That's all from me today peeps and may your day be a good one. Be kind and let love shine.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Spellbinder's Hollyhock

Hi everyone. Today, I have another floral card to share. This time, I am showcasing the new die set from Spellbinders' April release, Hollyhock Etched Dies from Through The Garden Gate Collection by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.

I love flowers, but am not what you call as having a green thumb. Learning though. Hah! So, meanwhile till I get the hang of it, I can always do paper gardening. :) Here, I die cut the flower & leaves pieces and assemble them. Before adhering all the pieces together, I stamped the card base with flower stamp set that came in August 2021 Spellbinders Card Kit of The Month.

Then, I adhere all the flower pieces together, stamp the sentiment & finished by adhering some rhinestone. If you get any of Susan's flower dies and not sure how to put them together, just check out her YouTube channel. Once you get the hang of it, these flowers come together pretty quick and yet, the result is anything but simple.

I hope you enjoy today's card. And, I wish you all a very happy Easter to all of you who celebrate it. May your day be a good one.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Spellbinder's Gardenia

Spring is definitely my favorite time. The nice weather and top it off with flowers start blooming every where. Granted the allergy is not so fun, but that's something that's pretty easily managed, right? I love seeing the green grass and this year, I am happy that some of my flowers made it through Texas winter.

Speaking about spring, I am so excited that Spellbinder's April release is full with gorgeous sets that are totally perfect to celebrate spring. For today's card, I am sharing one of my favorite flower, Gardenia. This Gardenia Etched Die is part of Through The Garden Gate Collection by Susan Tierney-Cockburn.

Whenever I play with Susan's flower dies collection, I always start by creating the flowers and everything else decided after the flowers completed. Here, I used all white cardstock to create the Gardenia. For the inner piece, I simply colored them with Copics. For the leaves, I used green cardstock. I decided to pair it with Be Bold Blooms set.

Using post-it-not tape, I blocked the edges of the card base and blend in green and blue ink to create soft gradient background. Let the color tapered off. Before adhering the flower, I want to make sure I have enough room for the sentiment. I die cut the birthday sentiment using Yana's Layered Script Sentiments Etched Dies. For the word happy I used Be Bold Lowercase Alphabet and Numbers Etched Dies. Adhere the sentiments and then arrange all the flower pieces. Finish by adding sequins and enamel drop on the flower petals.

What's your favorite flowers? For smell, Gardenia and Roses are among my favorites. I have friends in mine to whom I want to give this card to. The thing with this kind of card, they're kind of hard to mail because it's 3D, so hand deliver is the way to go for me. That's all for me today. Stay tune for my next floral card. :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The Ton Spring Release

Hi all and welcome to The Ton's mini spring release. For this release, The Ton is introducing 2 stencil sets and 1 stamp set and I just love them, cause I love flowers!!

For my 1st card, I am showcasing this beautiful Gentle Peonies stencil set.

This stencil is a 6 layered stencil, so you will get pretty detailed layers. I decided to go with cooler tone and use Arctic Sky, Parisian Blue, Italian Denim and True Navy for the flowers and Matcha ink for the leaves. For the center of the flower I used Lemon Drop. Once I am done with the stenciling, I trim the side of the panel slightly thinner than the card base. Then I cut the panel horizontally in two. Add some gold strips and sentiment, then trim the bottom panel to fit the card base. For extra sparkle I added some glitter to the center of the flowers.

Next, I am showcasing the Cosmos Mail set. Now, obvious use would be to stamp this set on your envelope to make it all fancy and pretty. But, I want to show you how you could also use it for your card.

I simply stamped the image and colored it with Copic. Adhere the panel to card base. Then, I simply covered the lined area for address with sentiment. In fact, I was able to position the sentiment in a way where the lines becomes a border for the sentiment.

There you go, a couple cards from me and my teammates has created some gorgeous projects for this release as well. Please visit the links below:

Well peeps, that's all from me today. Hope you enjoy today's cards and may your week starts off wonderfully. 

Spellbinders' Little Chickadee

Today, I am sharing one of my favorite set from Spellbinders' Birthday Celebration collection. It's the  Little Chickadee Etched Die...