Sunday, September 24, 2023

Holly Jolly & Poinsettia Corner

Hi there. Today, I am sharing a few cards showcasing a couple of Spellbinders latest Better Press sets. I have to say that with al of these sets, my Christmas cards collection grows quite well.

First up is this classic Santa card using Holly Jolly Santa Press Plate set.

I press the Santa image on watercolor cardstock and then i add green and blue watercolor to the background. Let dry and then using one of the arch die from Essential Arches Etched Dies set, I cut the top part above the Santa to create the tag shape. Bottom part I simply create the flag end by cutting it with scissor. For the card background I used Ski Lodge Embossing Folder. Put all the pieces together and finish by adding sentiment and some enamel dots.

Next up is the card I made using Poinsettia Corner Press Plate. I actually made 2 cards using this plate. The first one I used the plat with  the hot foil machine. Yep, the BetterPress plate works pretty well with the hot foil machine.

I simply colored the image with Copic marker as I hot foiled the image to regular cardstock (not watercolor or cotton press cardstock). Once done, I simply trim the panel and adhere to card base. Add sentiment and some rhinestones.

Last but not least, I used the Poinsettia Corner Press Plate again and press the image twice to on each corner of the panel. Watercolor the image, trim the panel and adhere it to card base.

Finish by adding sentiment and some glimmer to the Poinsettia with Stickles. I love the way this card looks in person as the glimmer definitely add fun element to it and who doesn't love a little sparkle on their Christmas card, right?

Okie dokie, that's all I have for today. Hope you enjoy today's Christmas inspirations. Cheers...

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Make It Merry

Hi friends. Today I have a bunch of projects to share as I get to play with Spellbinders Make It Merry Holiday Kit set. I mean, thi s kit has somany parts, that literally you could easily completed 30-40 cards if you want. Of course, it all just depend on ho wmany items you want to layer on a card. It can be as simple or as fancy as you want.

My projects are mostly cards and 1 scrapbook page! Yes, I actually made a scrapbook page after all this year! Here's overview of all the cards.

Before we get to all the cards, let's get on with the scrapbook page, shall we? I hav eto say that my heart feel certain kind of joy in doing this page. The past few years I just been preserving my pics through Projects Life app and I love it because it's quick and easy. But, boy, do I miss doing actual scrapbook page. 

I basically just layered up the cardsboard stickers and all the printed pieces. I feel like not much words needed for the rest of the projects, as I basically just played with all th epieces that comes in the kitand mix and match them all. I'll just be sharing the close up pics of all the cards below. Though, side note the first 4 are my favorites. :)

For the 4 cards above, I paired the kit with the stocking dies from Spellbinders' July Large Die of The Month Set.

On this one below, I paired the Make It Merry kit with In The Pines Embossing Folder just to add a bit of texture.

Phew.... there you go. I didn't write the steps for these cards as I am sure you all pretty much know the steps. :) I hope you're enjoy browsing through the ideas and I hope somehow, someway I was able to inspire you to get crafty. That's all I have for today. Thank you for stopping by here.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Spellbinders September Stitching Die Kit

Hi peeps. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Just want to pop in real quick to share this card I made using Spellbinders' September Stitching Die Club kit. Love the adorable mushrooms and the amount of stitching on this is not that much.

For the background I used September 3D Embossing folder and then I simply added the leaves and mushroom from the stitching die kit. I think the stitching just added enough details and texture that make the card more special.

That's all I have for today. Happy Saturday all!

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Spellbinders' September Club Kits

Hi friend. Finally it goes below 100F here in Houston and am sure I am not the only one that feels happy about it. It probably only last a day or two before it goes back above 100 or more again, but hey we take whatever little relief we can get.

Anyway, super hot day means I am staying in quite a bit and get lots of crafting done and for today I  get to share a few of the cards I made for Spellbinders. First up is this mushroom card I made using Spellbinders' September 3D Embossing folder.

I literally do the happy dance when I saw this set. Love, love, love the mushroom design on this embossing folder. It truly is gorgeous and you don't have to color it either if you don't want to, because it's beautiful just the way it is. For the sentiment I used one of the sentiment from Inside Card Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate set.

For the next one I used Spellbinder's September Glimmer Club kit and then simply color the image with Copic markers. Before adhering the panel to card base, I also ink blending some pink on the bottom of the panel.

Again, sentiment on the above card is from Inside Card Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate set. Finish by adding some enamel drops.

On to my 3rd card using Spellbinders August Embossing Club Kit.

I ink blending some pink, yellow and  orange on the card panel before embossing the panel. Then, I added a pressed leaf from Autumn Leaves Press Plate set. Finished with sentiment from  Always and Forever Sentiment Strips Press Plate. Super simple & quick card.

Next up is a Halloween card I made using Spellbinders' September Large Die of The Month Set.

I am not into scary Halloween stuff, so when I saw this die set, I was like, yay, cute ghost and immediately know how I want to do this card.

Well, that's all I have for today. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Cheers....

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember

Hi friends. Welcome to STAMPtember® Party! The world may call this month September, but in card making world, we know better—it’s STAMPtember®! I am thrilled to take part again in celebrating this special event.

On my end, I get to play with this sweet & adorable Magical Crafting set. I love fairies and I love crafting. Is this not a fun set for any crafter? You could make card or tags for any handmade present you made. I love it!

I started by stamping the thread spools repeatedly on the background panel. Then I stamped the cute fairy, buttons and threads and colored them with Copic markers. Then, I fussy cut all of them. I die cut the arch panel and did some ink blending on it before adhering to the card base. Stamp the sentiment and then arrange and adhere all the images with foam adhesive,

STAMPtember ialwyas get me excited, cause it is a big deal and they always have so many cool, fun sets during this time. Many designers joining in for this big celebration, Make sure you stop by Simon Says Stamp blog to see who joined the party. And, you can check out the full collection HERE. There are also many special offer going on. One of them is you get this Love die set free with any purchase.

Here’s a complete list of all the blogs that joining this party:
  1. Alberto Gava
  2. Allison Frazier
  3. Amrita Pettus
  4. Amy Rysavy
  5. Angela Myhre
  6. Anna-Karin Evaldsson
  7. Anne Fiene
  8. Avra Williams
  9. Barb Engler
  10. Barbara Tarayao
  11. Beth Opel
  12. Bethany Deschamp
  13. Betsy Green
  14. Bibi Cameron
  15. Bobbi Lemanski
  16. Bonnie Crane
  17. Caly Person
  18. Carol Hintermeier
  19. Cathy Zielske
  20. Channin Pelletier
  21. Charlene Madrid
  22. Cheiron Brandon
  23. Cindy Norberg
  24. Debby Hughes
  25. Elizabeth Costa-Rogers
  26. Emily Midgett
  27. Hannelie Bester
  28. Heather Hoffman
  29. Heather Ruwe
  30. Jaycee Gaspar
  31. Jean Doeringsfeld
  32. Jenn Shurkus
  33. Jennifer Kotas
  34. Jennifer McGuire
  35. Jessica Vasher
  36. Joe Sysavath
  37. Joy Ott
  38. Kailash Naidoo
  39. Karen Boyce
  40. Karen Downs
  41. Karin Ã…kesdotter
  42. Kath Stewart
  43. Kathleen Darroch
  44. Keisha Charles
  45. Kim Hamilton
  46. Kulbir Kirkland
  47. Laura Bassen
  48. Lea Lawson
  49. Lisa Addesa
  50. Lisa Schenck
  51. Lorraine Aquilina
  52. Maggie Haas
  53. Mary Reiner
  54. Maura Hibbitts
  55. Megin Brooks
  56. Michelle Peckham
  57. Michelle Short
  58. Mindy Eggen
  59. Miriam Prantner
  60. Natasha Vacca
  61. Nichol Spohr
  62. Nicki Baxley
  63. Nicoletta Porcu
  64. Nina-Marie Trapani
  65. Noelle Vargas
  66. Pam Sparks
  67. Ricky Burton-Romero
  68. Rosemary Dennis
  69. Sandi MacIver
  70. Seeka
  71. Shari Carroll
  72. Simeen Batra
  73. Stefanie Loh
  74. Susan Babcock
  75. Susan R. Opel
  76. Suzy Plantamura
  77. Teri Wilson
  78. Tina Smith
  79. Tracy Ware
  80. Vera Yates
  81. Veronica Zalis
  82. Vicky Papaioannou
  83. Yana Smakula
  84. Yoonsun Hur
  85. Zoey Scarpelli

Have fun checking out all the inspiration! You can also find my cards on Instagram under user name: wirianta . Would love to have you follow me there. Have a wonderful weekend friends.

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