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You Warm My Heart   Wednesday, December 17, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

You Warm My Heart by TIna McDonald

 by Tina McDonald

Tina created this festive holiday card using the Reindeer Magic M-Bossabilities folder. She wanted to see the effect of embossing on Glittered card stock, and was thrilled with the results! To help highlight some of the embossed areas, she used a water-colour pen. The embossed card stock absorbed the ink well in the cracked areas, while the solid portions resisted it. This gave a fun, outlining look to the reindeer!!

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Other Supplies:

Brown Cardstock; Button; Stamp; Paper Trimmer

Instructions:



  1. Place light blue/green glittered cardstock on Reindeer Magic M-Bossabilities Folder - Side B. Close. Place on Base plate, cover with Raspberry Spacer Plate and run through the Grand Calibur Machine.


  2. Using Peacock Green Watercolor Brush Pen, add colour to the "dotted" embossed area. With the Brown Watercolor Brush Pen, colour the reindeers well especially around the edges. Use a tissue to remove the excess ink. Repeat, focusing on the outline of the Reindeer. Trim to 5 1/5 x 4".
  3. Wrap three strands of twine around card on dotted area. Adhere to the back. Tie twine thru button and adhere.


  4. Matt card front onto brown cardstock, just slightly larger. Mat onto teal cardstock, slightly larger, and onto another piece of glittered blue/green cardstock. Adhere to brown card base measuring 6 x 4¾" using foam tape.


  5. Stamp sentiment onto light teal cardstock using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. Cut/emboss using Labels 4 Die #3 (with #1 being the smallest size die).
  6. Using Peacock Green Water-Colour Brush Pen, colour the outside embossed edge. Adhere to card front using foam tape.
  7. Tie twine thru button and adhere. Add pearls to reindeer.
  8. Designer’s Note:

    There are endless possibilities for highlighting embossed areas on glittered cardstock. Try experimenting with different mediums such as inks, pens, water-colour pencils... all add a shining  glamour of this card!!

    Tina McDonald

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Embossed Fabric Card   Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Embossed Fabric Card by Julia Stainton for Spellbinders

 

by Julia Stainton

Julia created this fun and dimensional card featuring fabric and the Rosette Wall Embossing Folder. Did you know that you can emboss fabric for a wonderful unique textured panel? This card measures 4¼ x 5½”.

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Other Supplies:

Vintage buttons; Black and Brushed Corduroy Inks; Vintage Paper Roses; Pink Pin; Green Cardstock: Sticky Back Canvas; Sewing Machine; Butterfly Transparency; Pink Measuring Tape; Corner Rounder; Lace; Woodgrain Patterned Paper

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of sticky back canvas to 4¼ x 5½ in size.
  2. Adhere canvas to piece of heavy cardstock cut to the same size.
  3. Place fabric/cardstock panel into Rosette Wall embossing folder and emboss through the Grand Calibur Machine.


  4. Create 4¼ x 5½" card base from cardstock.
  5. Adhere woodgrain patterned paper to front of card. Punch bottom corners with corner rounder.
  6. Trim embossed panel to 3¼ x 4½". Sponge edges with ink.
  7. Adhere panel to card front.
  8. Freestyle stitch top of panel with sewing machine. Zig zag stitch lace trim to bottom of panel.


  9. Stamp celebrate in black ink onto green cardstock. Adhere to panel with 3D foam squares.
  10. Adhere Tiny Text wood sentiment and Tiny Text Joy sticker to card front.
  11. Fold scrap of tape measure trim in half and adhere to top left corner of panel.
  12. Adhere embellishments and vintage buttons to card as desired.

Designer’s Note:

Heavy cardstock adhered to the back of fabric allows the fabric to hold the embossed shape. You can also use regular fabric and adhere it to cardstock using an adhesive sheet. 


Incorporating fabric into your paper crafting projects adds a beautiful texture and softness to the design. Give it a try in your next project! 

Thanks for stopping by - please leave me comments on what you think about my project today.

Julia


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Perfectly Paisley M-Bossabilities   Thursday, December 11, 2014
by Linda Lucas   Post Type: Card

Spellbinders® Double Sided M-Bossabilities™ are divine - and such a variety of designs to work with. I love the fact that each side is a separate pattern, but also co-ordinate should we want them too. I love the Paisley Folder - there is something a little bit bohemian about it - it is a little bit 'groovy' - don't you think - suitable for any occasion!


Spellbinders, Grand Calibur, M-Bossailities Folders, Linda Lucas, Lovely Linda, DIY, Handmade, Craft

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Other:   button, Liquid Glue; Flower embellishment




1. Using white card, emboss Paisley M-Bossabilities - both sides A and B as follows:

"Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom, place the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities® folder, with paper inside of it, on the plate. Cover with the Grand Raspberry Plate. Insert into the front of the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine, turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine."




2. Sponge the embossed patterns in the card using a Sponge Dauber and Radiant Neons in Electric Yellow, Electric Pink, Electric Coral, finishing with Electric Green.

3. Cut embossed card to size.  Adhere the offcut to pink card stock and layer onto bottom portion of card - NOTING each card has a strip from the opposite patterned side,

4. Adhere a Kaisercraft flower and embellishment on one card and a button with bling on the other card.

5. Using Pico Embellisher in Wedding Dress - add faux bling along the pattern - as shown in the main photos.




It does not get much easier than this - I hope this week you are inspired to get your M-Bossabilities out and use them on your projects, there are so many ways - we are only limited by our imagination!


Thank you for stopping by and for all of the encouragement and support you leave - each comment is read and appreciated. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about this project and we will answer them here.


{{{hugs}}}






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Believe in the Magic   Sunday, December 07, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

Embossed Believe Card - Judy Hayes

 

by Judy Hayes

Judy created a magical Believe in the Magic holiday card, using our M-Bossabilities™ Holiday Magic folder, Stars Five and Conversation Bubbles 2. She also used Reindeer Magic M-Bossabilities folder to emboss the swirls on the aluminum star. Plus she created an easy ornament putting two stars together back to back! This card measures 3⅝ x 8½ʺ and fits in a #10 business envelope.

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Other Supplies:

Silver Cord, Silver Braid, Grosgrain Ribbon, Craft glue

Instructions:

  1. Form a 3⅝ x 8½ʺ card from white card stock
  2. Cut 3⅝ x 2¾ʺ pattern paper. Fasten to bottom of card
  3. Stamp verse with Paris Dusk ink on Grey cardstock.
  4. Align Conversation Bubble 2 Die #3 (#1 is smallest size die) over verse. Fasten in place with low tack tape. Cut/emboss. Trim about ½ʺ above verse.

    Embossed Believe Card - cut verse

  5. Cut blue card stock 3¾ x 6ʺ (This is slightly bigger than needed to allow for shrinkage when embossed.)
  6. Apply Paris Dusk ink to smoother side of Holiday Magic folder.

    Embossed Believe Card - ink folder

  7. Place blue side of paper against ink, close folder and place between Raspberry Plate and Pink Embossing Plate. Pass through Grand Calibur machine. Trim paper to 3⅝ x 5¾ʺ. Rub ink on edges. Fasten to card
  8. Use Crafty Power Tape to fasten grosgrain ribbon. Glue silver braid over ribbon.
  9. Cut Stars Five #3 from aluminum. Keep star in die.
  10. With cut edges of die up, place it over scroll design on smoother side of Reindeer Magic folder. Hold in place with low tack tape.

    Embossed Believe Card - emboss star

  11. Do not close folder! Place folder on Raspberry Plate, cover with Tan Embossing Mat and Pink Embossing plate. Pass through Grand Calibur machine.

    Embossed Believe Card - star embossed

  12. Apply 3D Foam Squares to back of star. Knot 5 strands of silver cord together. Fasten to back of star with Glue Dodz.
  13. Fasten star to card. Trim silver cords as needed
  14. Add gems to star.

To make star ornaments:

Embossed Stars - Judy Hayes

Cut and emboss 2 stars same as Steps 9-10. Apply Thin 3D Foam Squares to back of one star. Knot loop of silver cord and fasten to back of star with Glue Dodz. Fasten stars together. Add gems.

Designer’s Note:

Embossing the star with the die in place creates a nice finished embossed border.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope this project encourages you to bring out your embossing folders to create something magical!

Judy

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Heirloom Reflections Gets a Fresh Take on Holiday Colors   Tuesday, November 25, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

Heirloom Reflections Vibrant Ornaments by Julia Stainton

 

by Julia Stainton

Putting a fresh spin on the holidays, Julia has created a lovely color explosion with our Heirloom Reflections die templates. We love how it takes festive and makes it fun, set off by a lovely wintery white background. This card measures 4 x 5½”.

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Other Supplies:

Vintage Buttons; Black, Brown and Aqua Ink; Embossed Cardstock; Aqua, Pink and Celery Cardstock; Silver Foil Cardstock; Jute; Linen Tag; Pink Pearl Pins

Instructions:

  1. Create 4 x 5½" card base from white cardstock.
  2. Cut 3¾ x 5¼" piece of white embossed cardstock. Adhere to card base.
  3. Sponge aqua ink to center of embossed cardstock layer fading off towards edges.


  4. Cut/emboss three leaves from white cardstock using Foliage Die #6 (the smallest size die is #1) through the Grand Calibur machine..
  5. Adhere leaves over center of card, layering them to create dimension.


  6. Cut/emboss from pink, aqua and celery cardstock using Heirloom Reflections Round 2, Kismet 2 and Spire 2 dies.
  7. Cut/emboss coordinating centers from silver cardstock using Heirloom Reflections Round 1, Kismet 1 and Spire 1 dies.
  8. Adhere ornaments over white layered leaves.
  9. Wrap card with jute twine and tie into a bow.
  10. Stamp "Good Will to All" sentiment onto linen tag in black ink. Adhere to card front.
  11. Adhere vintage buttons around bow and randomly over card.
  12. Insert two pink pearl ball pins into twine bow.
  13. Tie twine through top of celery colored ornament.
  14. Sponge edges of layered with light brown ink if desired for a vintage look.

 

Designer’s Note:

By simply changing up a color scheme of a design you can get an entirely different look. Silver and gold are hot trends right now. Adding just a touch really adds to the festive look of your projects. Shimmer and shine is perfect for the holidays!

Thanks for joining us today on the Spellbinders blog!

 Julia - Belle Papier {pretty paper}

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Heirloom Rectangle Happy Holidays Card   Sunday, November 23, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

Spellbinders Happy Holidays Card

By Loretta Lock

Just in time for the holiday season, Loretta has created this dramatically dimensional card using traditional colours and foliage. Combining new release die templates with core elements and foliage, she has created a card that is sure to become an heirloom that will be treasured and displayed for many years. This card measures 5 x 7”.

Spellbinders Supplies:

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Other Supplies:

White, Dark Green, Burgundy, Red and Brown Cardstock; Black, Brown and Burgundy Ink, Yellow Glass Beads, Ball Stylus Tool

Instructions:

Spellbinders Happy Holidays Sentiment Card

Instructions:

  1. With a 10 x 7" white cardstock rectangle, score across the card at 5" down the long side to create a 5 x 7" card base.
  2. Adhere a 4¾ x 6¾" black cardstock rectangle to the card base.
  3. Adhere a 4⅝ x 6⅝" green cardstock rectangle to the card base.
  4. Cut/emboss Heirloom Rectangles Inset Die with white cardstock, using the Grand Calibur machine. Adhere to card base using 3D foam squares.
  5. Cut/emboss Romantic Rectangles Two Die #3 (the smallest size die is #1) with black cardstock. Adhere to card base using 3D foam squares.
  6. Adhere a 2⅛ x 4¼" burgundy cardstock rectangle to the card base.
  7. Adhere a 2 x 4⅛" green cardstock rectangle to the card base.
  8. Adhere a 1⅛ x 4" white cardstock rectangle to the card base.
  9. Cut/emboss Happy Holidays Sentiment with black cardstock. Adhere to card base using 3D foam squares trimmed to fit.


  10. Cut/emboss Layered Poinsettia pieces as shown. Sponge the edges of the burgundy cardstock with black ink, the red cardstock with burgundy ink, and the green cardstock with brown ink. Cut apart the green flowers to create additional leaves. Please note, I cut a partial flower, but feel free to cut 2 full flowers of green if you want to add more foliage!


  11. Cut/emboss Layered Poinsettia leaves, Foliage and Ivy pieces as shown. Sponge the edges of the green cardstock with brown ink.
  12. Use a ball stylus tool to create shape on all the flower and foliage pieces. Assemble the poinsettias and adhere to card base as shown.


  13. Adhere foliage by starting with the large poinsettia leaves, the small poinsettia leaves, the 5 leaf piece, fern, ivy branches, and finally the ivy leaves in descending order of size to fill in little gaps and holes in the floral clusters.

    Spellbinders Happy Holidays Sentiment Card

    Designer’s Note:

    Use as much or as little foliage to create the look you want. You are the artist and the creator of your projects. Above all else - have fun!

    Thank-you for stopping by the Spellbinders Blog today.

    Loretta - love to create

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So Thankful For You Card   Sunday, November 16, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

Pumpkin Card By Latisha Yoast

 

Latisha Yoast created this classic Thanksgiving card using the Victorian Royal Circle set to make this wonderful shaped card. This card measures 4¼ x 5”.

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Other Supplies:

Ivory, Kraft and Burnt Orange Cardstock; Alcoholic Markers; Stamps

Instructions:

  1. Cut/emboss Royal Circles Die #3 (the smallest size die is #1) one each in Kraft and orange cardstock; Die #2 - one each in ivory and orange cardstock; and Die #1 - one in orange cardstock. Cut/emboss Standard Circles SM Die #2 one in ivory and Die #4 in ivory.
  2. Create the top layer of the card, layering two Royal Circles die cut #2 (orange & ivory).








  3. I want to make the top layer a frame, so place Standard Circles SM Die #4 onto the orange Royal Circles die cut #2. Secure with washi tape and cut/emboss with the Grand Calibur machine.








  4. Start adhering and layering the card front using foam squares.
  5. Stamp pumpkin onto ivory cardstock using black ink.
  6. Color in pumpkin using alcohol markers.
  7. Cut/emboss cardstock (that the pumpkin is on) with Royal Circles Die #1.








  8. Adhere diecut to cardfront using foam squares.
  9. Stamp sentiment and pumpkin onto Standard Circles SM #2 die cut (ivory cardstock).
  10. Color pumpkin with alcohol markers.
  11. Adhere to the diecut which will be the back piece of the card.








  12. Above the score line add Zip Dry to adhere the front and back pieces of the card together.
  13. Embellish with twine.








    Now it's ready to be sent! Try your hand in creating shaped cards with your favorite die template.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Latisha

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Being Thankful   Thursday, November 13, 2014
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Being Thankful by Yvonne van de Grijp

By Yvonne van de Grijp

This week's theme is Fall and Thanksgiving. Although in The Netherlands we do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day, I often take time to reflect on what I am grateful for. Blessed with great friends and loving family, I am also thankful for all the wonderful opportunities given to me.

For today's card I was inspired by both Autumn and for giving thanks. Not only can Leaves a Fallin' die be used in full, it is also great to cut out those gorgeous and beautifully detailed leaves. Combine it with the Fall Foliage die and the 3D M-Bossabilities™ Basket Weave Folder (reminds me of the basket we keep our fireplace logs in), this card was created.

Spellbinders Supplies:

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Other Supplies:

Burlap Ribbon; Stamp; Orange and Brown Satin Ribbon; Olive Green Cardstock

Instructions:

  1. Emboss a 4¾ x 7" cream cardstock just about ¾ of it (¼ part sticking out the folder during embossing).








  2. Stencil the embossed parts slightly using a dauber and brown ink and then stamp the sentiment onto the card using black ink.








  3. Mat on a 5 x 7¼" olive green cardstock and then mat on a 5¼ x 7½" brown cardstock.
  4. Glue burlap and satin ribbons to the card using self-adhesive tape.
  5. Cut/emboss/stencil several leaves using Fall Foliage die. Use brown ink for stenciling.
  6. Cut/emboss/stencil Leaves a Fallin' die using some left over pieces of colored cardstock. Use brown ink for stenciling.








  7. Adhere the leaves using 3D foam squares for an extra dimension.
  8. Adhere a satin bow.




    Being Thankful by Yvonne van de Grijp




    Designer’s Note:

    The tiny little leaves of Leaves a Fallin'are also great to make table setting cards and menu cards. Make this year's Thanksgiving extra special and personal!

    I hope my card inspires you to create your own fall and Thanksgiving projects. I am looking forward to your (ever so appreciated) comments. Thanks for stopping by!

    Hugs,

    Yvonne

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Happy Thanksgiving Card   Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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 Spellbinders Happy Thanksgiving Card by Yana Smakula using S6-018 Painted Lady dies

by Yana Smakula

With Thanksgiving being right around the corner why not make a simple Thanksgiving card using our lovely Painted Lady die from the newest Victorian Collection.

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Other Supplies:

Patterned paper; Clear stamps; Self Adhesive Pearls.

Instructions:

  1. Cut/emboss two panels out of patterned paper using 5 x 7 Matting Basics A Die #7 and 5 x 7 Matting Basics B Die #7 (the smallest size die is #1).

    Spellbinders Happy Thanksgiving Card by Yana Smakula

  2. Adhere one panel on top of the other and add zig zag stitching with your sewing machine.
  3. Cut/emboss Painted Lady House Die and Lamp Post Die. Adhere them to patterned paper card panel, using foam adhesive for extra dimension.

    Spellbinders Happy Thanksgiving Card by Yana Smakula

  4. Cut/emboss one in patterned paper and one in vellum, using Back to Basics Tags Lg Rectangle Die.
  5. Heat emboss a Happy Thanksgiving sentiment onto one of the tags. Heat emboss and hand cut pumpkins. Then adhere to the other tag. Combine the two tags together and tie to the stitched panels using Celebra'tions Linen Thread. Adhere it the 5 x 7” card.

    Spellbinders Happy Thanksgiving Card by Yana Smakula

    Designer’s Note:

    Replace a Happy Thanksgiving sentiment with a different one to easily make a card for another occasion.

    Be sure to check out Spellbinders Gallery for more projects and visit our store to shop for supplies.

    Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

    Yana

    *SURPRISE GIVEAWAY* 

    We are so excited to introduce our new Victorian collection. October 22 - November 16, when one of our designers features the Victorian collection in her blog post, you will have an opportunity to win the featured die template! 

     Enter to win today's Giveaway: Painted Lady

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An Autumn Birthday   Sunday, November 09, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

 

by Jennifer Ingle

Autumn birthdays offer an excellent opportunity to use warm, cozy colors and natural elements in your card making. For this card, I used these beautiful new dies in the Bow Couture set and I love how they offer that natural feel along with the kraft and gold colors.  This card measures 4¼ x 5½”.

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Kraft Cardstock

Instructions:

  1. Trim white cardstock to 4¼ x 11" and fold in half to create card base.
  2. Trim kraft panel slightly smaller than card base. Spritz with Sheer Shimmer Spritz, allow to dry.
  3. Die cut two laurels and a bow. Trim the bow with scissors.










  4. Once the kraft panel is dry, stamp and emboss the sentiment on the panel.
  5. Adhere the die cut laurels above and below the sentiment. Using a foam square, adhere bow.
  6. Affix enamel dot to bow to finish card.










    Designer’s Note:

    Be sure your spritz is completely dry before heat embossing to avoid your embossing powder sticking to the spritzed areas. Also, for a more 'splattered' look, remove the stem from the spritz bottle and tap over project instead of spritzing with the nozzle. This is a fun way to achieve a slightly more controlled look.

    Thanks so much for reading today! Have a Happy!

    Jingle

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