Thursday, May 25, 2017

Gorgeous Doily Dies - Part 2



Spellbinders  - Fleur de Circle Die- Part 2
Spellbinders has a large assortment of gorgeous, fun and interesting dies that have recently been released.  If you haven't stopped by their store lately, you're in for a treat. 

As a Spellblogger, I had an opportunity to use of few of the new dies. I am having so much fun using the Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur de Circle-by Stacey Caron , I decided to do a "Part Two" post showcasing how gorgeous this die set is.  

Part One can be found here.  This is the card from "Part One". 

And of course, beautiful paper is essential for a beautiful card.  I chose Graphic 45's  "Portrait of a Lady".  It's soft, elegant and really helps showcase the gorgeous Spellbinder dies.  - You can be inspired by more Graphic 45 creations on their blog.  

Today I'm showing the same die just decorated and embellished differently.  I used the Graphic 45 - Portrait of a Lady Collection  on both cards.  Incidentally, the card above was Graphic 45's post of the week (May 25 2017) so that's very cool news.  

One addition to this card is the use of  Spellbinders Shapabilities Foliage Flourish tucked into the floral cluster 


Here is a better angle to see how cool the Spellbinders Shapabilities Foliage Flourish looks tucked into the florals.  It provides an airy feel to the card. 

I used some spectacular Petaloo flowers on this card to gussy it up:   
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes in Cream 
Petaloo Flowers - Botanicas Mini Flowers in  Coral
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Garden Rosettes in Green 
Petaloo Flowers -Botanica Spring Berry Cluster in Peach and Green 

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Spellbinders Products:
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron S5-276
Spellbinders Shapabilities Foliage Flourish- S4-430
Graphic 45 - Portrait of a Lady Collection -  8x8 paper pad
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes in Cream -1492-105
Petaloo Flowers - Botanicas Mini Flowers in  Coral 1105-101
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Garden Rosettes in Green 1492-107
Petaloo Flowers -Botanica Spring Berry Cluster in Peach and Green -1105-106
Hemp Cord
Lime Green Ribbon
Tim Holtz - Walnut Stain Distress Ink


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Card -Tag or Gift Card Holder - With Spellbinders



Doily Die - Part One
Spellbinders has a large assortment of gorgeous, fun and interesting dies that have recently been released.  If you haven't stopped by their store lately, you're in for a treat. 

As a Spellblogger, I had an opportunity to use of few of the new dies. 
 I'd like to share what I made with these new releases paired with some not so new releases.  
Just to give you a little information, the two new dies I used are shown below:  : 

This post is Part One featuring this particular Doily die.  You can find Part Two here.  


I'll start out showcasing the Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron .  This die is the graceful and gorgeous doily used as the focal point of my card.  I also used it for the tag on the inside, but we will. get to that in a bit.

The white circle backing behind the decorative doily is also from the same die set - thus perfectly designed to fit behind the doily and make it really pop on your project.

My paper choice on this project is Graphic 45's Portrait of a Lady.  I used the 8x8 pad.  Just gorgeous. Incidentally, the card above was Graphic 45's post of the week (May 25 2017) so that's very cool news.  

 I topped the doily with a cool Die D-Lite, Spellbinders Die D-Lites Symbology Frame and added some perfectly coordinated flowers from Petaloo: Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes in Cream  and Petaloo's  Botanicas Mini Flowers in  Coral .

Don't you just love the scalloped edges on this card?  They were created using one of my favorite edge dies from Spellbinders,  This die gussies up any card.   Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One-S5-182


As promised at the beginning of the blog post, I want to share how cool the Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron  is as a tag inside my card. 
I left space in the center section to add a personal sentiment or note. 



The inside of the card has a pocket created by using the newly released Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fretwork Pocket Etched Die. Very cool indeed.  

The pocket is handy for storing a tag or gift card even.  
The last  image is a close up of the inside pocket and the accompanying tag.  

If you are interested in learning more about being a Spellblogger, click here for all the information to set you on your way. .   

 Shop for Spellbinders  products and visit their blog for daily inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping here today. I value your time. 


#NeverStopMaking  #Spellbinders 



Spellbinders Products:
Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One-S5-182
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Symbology Frame S2-144
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rouge Royale Deux Collection - Fleur De Circle-by Stacey Caron S5-276
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fretwork Pocket Etched Dies-S4-734
Graphic 45 - Portrait of a Lady Collection -  8x8 paper pad
Petaloo Flowers -Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes in Cream -1492-105
Petaloo Flowers - Botanicas Mini Flowers in  Coral 1105-101
Gold Pearl Adhesives


Monday, May 22, 2017

Flowers and Flamingos

Today I'm sharing my cards for spring.  
I have two cards I'd like to present all gussied in gorgeous Petaloo.

Here is the first card features the wonderful Petaloo Penny Lane  - Mixed Blossoms Antique Rose 
I've tucked in some dyed seam binding ribbon and floral berries for added fullness to my floral cluster. 

 The paper collection is from Carta BellaFlora #1 6x6 paper collection


Here is the second card.  This one is fun and super summery.  I stamped the flamingo onto watercolor paper and then gave it a quick blush of color.  My real pop of color comes in the Petaloo florals I chose: 


Isn't this sweet and cheery up close?  The flamingo stamp was inexpensive - from Michael's super-cheap craft bins near the checkout....yeah the ones you have to walk past and can't help but paw through.
   My oval stamp is cool - Stamps by Rubberneckers freehand frame Oval .


The rectangle die cut frame also fits the summery look with the bright pink background.  This is from Spellbinders Card Creator Dies  - A2 Divine Eloquence .




You can find more Petaloo products listed here, and I invite you to join and LIKE Petaloo on Facebook right here.      
Happiness is crafting with Petaloo.  

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Bold Beautiful Floral Backgrounds

JustRite's New Bold Floral Background Stamp

Newly released and boldly gorgeous- JustRite has a new large cling stamp that has the full coverage needed for a card.  Background stamps are great to use for texture on cards, tags, ATC's , scrapbook pages, mixed media projects and so much more.  



The background stamp was embossed onto Specialty Paper for Stamping  using clear embossing powder.  This paper has a glossy coating over it allowing the distress inks to blend smoothly over the surface of the paper.   
I used a variety of distress inks:

You can shop for all the wonderful JustRite dies and stamps here.  


JustRite Papercrafts Dies and Stamps - Dalia Background Cling Stamp
JustRite Papercrafts - Hello Decorative Oval Frame
Petaloo Darjeeling Teastained Petites - Teal 1465-106
Petaloo Darjeeling Teastained Petites -  Purple 1465-104
Petaloo Darjeeling Anemone Flowers - Teal 1490-106
Petaloo Crochet Trim - Fuchsia 1482-127 
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers 
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Dusty Concord
Specialty Paper for Stamping
Clear Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gloss
Misti Stamping Tool ( Most Incredible Stamping Tool )
Tim Holtz Mini Ink Blending Tools
Clear Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gloss
Ranger Inkssentials  -Emboss It - Clear Embossing Ink 
Clearsnap Colorbox Fingertip Daubers ( Blending Tools)
Tsukineko Fantastix Blending Tools