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Warm and Wonderful Oval Card   Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Heirloom Ovals Felt Card Design by Julia Stainton

by Julia Stainton

I love all the warm and wonderful textures of fall. It's easy to create a beautiful fall themed card using dies that can be used throughout the year. Simply add in warm colors and textures and you have an instant fall design. This card measures 4½ x 6”.


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Wood Paper; Paper Flowers; Twine; Wood Leaf Accent; Fabric Leaves; Teal and Brown Felt; Pearl Flower Sticker; Leaf Pins; Marigold Ink

Instructions:

  1. Fold 8½ x 11" cardstock in half and crease fold.
  2. Place Heirloom Oval Die #4 (the smallest size die is #1) over fold so that the top of the die does not cut the card but rather, forms a hinge. Secure die in place with washi tape and cut using the Grand Calibur machine.


  3. Cut/emboss Heirloom Oval Die #3 with teal felt. Adhere to card front using liquid adhesive.


  4. Cut/emboss Heirloom Oval Die #2, using wood paper. Layer onto card center with adhesive.


  5. Cut/emboss Tweets Solid Bird Die with brown felt.
  6. Adhere leaves, flowers and wood embellishments. Then adhere the brown bird die cut.
  7. Ink white flowers with marigold ink. Tie twine into a bow and adhere.

Designer’s Note:

Die cutting with wood, felt and other textures is a simple way to add interest. Gives that WOW factor to your designs.

I love how easily Spellbinders die templates cut a wide variety of materials. 

Hope you give it a try. Thanks for stopping by!

Julia


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Trick Or Treat Card   Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Trick Or Treat Card By Latisha Yoast

By Latisha Yoast

Latisha created this Trick or Treat card featuring our Shapeabilities® Decorative Card Front It's a Hoot die. The card was created with a fall theme in mind, but a simple change of the colors and sentiment, it would work for any season! This card measures 4½ x 5".

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Black and Orange Cardstock: Stamps; Trimmings; Vellum; Hole punch

Instructions:

  1. Cut and score black card stock to create a card base.
  2. Using It's a Hoot Border Die, place the scored card underneath the top cut line of the die - you want the card to be connected. Continue by cutting and embossing with the Grand Calibur machine.
  3. Center It's a Hoot Inset Die onto the card front. Secure with a non tack tape like a washi tape and cut/emboss with the Grand Calibur machine.


  4. Check the back of card front to make sure all cut lines went through your cardstock, especially if when using a thicker cardstock. Remove negative pieces.


  5. Cut/emboss It's a Hoot Border Die with vellum. Adhere to the inner side of the card front.
  6. Cut/emboss It's a Hoot Inset Die with orange cardstock. Cut a few of the owls out with scissors.
  7. Place foam adhesive onto the backs of the owls. Adhere to the card front.


  8. Cut/emboss Standard Circles SM Die #4 (the smallest size die is #1) with vellum, using the Grand Calibur machine.


  9. Stamp sentiment onto the vellum using black ink.Punch hole at the top of the die cut and tie the circle onto a top branch with twine.

Designer’s Note:

Change the colors to suit the season or event. For a winter theme, use blues or the traditional red & greens. Add touches of glitter, or use ink to stencil through the die to color the owls!

Thanks for stopping by!

Latisha

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A Warm Hello   Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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A Warm Hello by Tina McDonald

by Tina McDonald


Tina created this Hello card using a fall colour scheme, instead of adding a fall themed sentiment. This card will be sure to warm someone's heart, even though the temperatures are cooling off! Our Oval Bliss die template is the focal point and is accented with Die D-Lites™ Sentiments 5 "hello" die. This is super easy to make and with just a touch of burlap, it takes this card from flat to fab!!

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Brown and Red card stock; Patterned Paper; Brads; Hot Glue Gun; Burlap; Corner Rounder; Twine

Instructions:

  • Create a 4¼ x 5½" Kraft cardstock card base with a side fold. Use a corner rounder to round the top and bottom right corners.
  • Trim strip of red card stock 5½ x 1⅝". Adhere across card centre. Trim patterned paper slightly smaller and adhere.
  • Trim square of burlap. Adhere to centre of card using hot glue gun.
  • Cut/emboss Oval Bliss Die #3 (#1 being the smallest size) from brown card stock, and Die #2 from red card stock in Grand Calibur® Machine. Adhere together. Adhere to card front over burlap square

  • Cut/emboss Sentiments 5 "Hello" die from brown card stock. Trim final "loop" from each end. Adhere to strip of cream coloured patterned paper. Using sponge dauber, lightly ink edges of paper. Insert red medium sized brad into each end. Tie on twine. Adhere over ovals on card front, leaving a slight bow in the paper, so it naturally rises in the centre.

Designer’s Note:

This is not a difficult project, as you can see. But layering up some beautiful die cuts and adding a touch of texture makes for a fun, beautiful card that is quick to make!!


Thanks for stopping by!


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Wonderful Time of the Year Card   Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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Wonderful Time of the Year Card. Spellbinders.

by Yana Smakula

Spellbinders® dies are known for their incredible versatility. You can use them to die cut, to emboss and even to stencil. But how about using your dies to create a stencil out of cardstock? I’m going to show you how you can easily make a "one time use" stencil. I was inspired to use the new Glass Effects die from the Trendy and Simple line to create a fabulous background for a holiday card.

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Red and White Cardstock; White Embossing Paste; Palette Knives; Heat Tool; Liquid Adhesive; Clear Stamps; Felt Embellishments; Clear Gems.

Instructions:

  1. Use the Glass Effects Inset Die create a one-time use stencil out of cardstock. Lightly spray stencil adhesive on the back of the die cut to help it stay in place. You can use painters tape but spray adhesive is a better alternative in working with your stencil - much easier.

    The Most Wonderful Time of The Year. Spellbinders

  2. Place the newly created cardstock stencil on a piece of white cardstock. Spread embossing paste with a palette knife over the stencil. Cover the entire area.

    The Most Wonderful Time of The Year. Spellbinders

  3. Immediately remove your stencil after applying paste. Wipe your work surface and palette knife clean.


  4. You can leave the background as is, or you take it one step further by adding embossing powder on top. You can use whatever color you like, I’m used clear with a mix of glitter to create faux snow on my card.

    The Most Wonderful Time of The Year. Spellbinders

  5. Set your background aside and let the embossing paste dry. I left mine for about 1 hour. Then I used the heat tool to melt the embossing powder. Use A-2 Matting Basics B Die #7 (the smallest size being #1) to trim your background. Do not emboss.

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  6. Create an A2 card base with red cardstock. Adhere your embossed panel on top using 3D Foam Squares. Then to finish, add a sentiment and a few accents to your card.

    The Most Wonderful Time of The Year. Spellbinders

    Spellbinders Idea Gallery is full of wonderful inspiration and I encourage you to stop by and browse for a few minutes. 

    I'm sure you will find a lot of wonderful projects there.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Yana

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A Happy Christmas   Sunday, October 12, 2014
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by Jennifer Ingle

Hello everyone! Jingle here to share a 4¼ x 5½” classic, graphic holiday card by creating a background with our newest label set, Labels Forty-One die templates. The sheer snowflake allows the background to be both a firm foundation to the design and an integral part of the final, focal image. Let's get started!

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Other Supplies:

Sentiment Stamp; Clear Foam Tape

Instructions:

  1. Create a card base with slate cardstock. Trim a white panel, adhere to card base.
  2. Trim a black panel smaller than the white panel.
  3. Cut/Emboss slate cardstock with Labels Forty-One Die #2 (the smallest size die is #1) multiple times, using the Grand Calibur Machine. I find it helpful to cut a few extras in case you need them.


  4. Create a background pattern with the label die cuts touching top to bottom and side to side. Adhere.


  5. Trim the overhanging portions of the labels to be flush with the black panel. Adhere black panel to card.
  6. Cut/Emboss Snowflake Bliss Die #4 with the Vertigo material (a translucent patterned material). Use the Tool 'n One to remove the small pieces from the cut.
  7. Adhere the snowflake die cut to the card.
  8. Stamp and emboss the sentiment at the bottom of the card.

Designer’s Note:

The translucent Vertigo is a perfect fit for these gorgeous snowflakes! Play with your smaller label dies to see what other interesting backgrounds you can create! There is so much possibility out there! I love it! 

Be sure to check out the Idea Gallery for even more amazing inspiration! 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Jingle

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Let It Snow   Wednesday, October 08, 2014
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Let It Snow by Marielle LeBlanc

by Marielle LeBlanc

Hello there everyone! Marielle here today sharing a Winter themed card created with our new Flurries die templates. I used its Inset Die to create the card front. Don't you think the snowflakes are a perfect backdrop for the cute chipboard snowman?! I also used the snowflakes from the same Inset Die to create snowflake embellishments, just fussy cut a few to make quick snowflake accents.

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Patterned Paper; White Cardstock; Chipboard shapes; Enamel Dots; Small Clothespin

Instructions:

  1. Create a 5 x 6" card with white cardstock.
  2. Place Flurries Inset Die on center of card front, hold into place with low tack tape, and cut/emboss using Grand Calibur machine.


  3. Cut/emboss Flurries Border Die with light teal patterned paper. Adhere to inside of card.


  4. Cut/emboss Flurries Inset Die again in dark pink patterned paper. Fussy cut a few of the snowflakes using scissors. Adhere with 3D foam squares.


  5. Adhere snowman chipboard, sentiments, clothespin and enamel dots.


    Designer’s Note:

    Use Flurries die set on Winter themed layouts. How fun it would be on Christmas cards and tags!

    Hope you enjoyed my project! How would you use this die set in your projects? Share in your comments!

    Marielle

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Fall Leaves Thank You Card   Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Fall Leaves Thank You Card by Yana Smakula

by Yana Smakula

Hello! For this week's Tuesday Tutorial project we will make this festive fall Thank You card using an easy watercolor technique featuring Spellbinders® Trendy & Simple full plate dies. This card measures 4 ¼ x 5 1/2”.

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Dovecraft Heat Tool, Watercolor Cardstock, Dovecraft Vellum, Imaginisce Foam Tape,  Ranger Multi Matte, Medium Adhesive    (Note: Spray inks from various manufacturers, can be substituted with any watercolor medium.)

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Heirloom Legacy Blessing Card   Sunday, September 28, 2014
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Heirloom Legacy Blessing Card by Loretta Lock

 

by Loretta Lock

Hi everyone! Loretta here to share with you a lovely and feminine card using our Heirloom Legacy and Elegant Ovals die templates. These die templates layer beautifully and easily to create an heirloom quality card that the giver will find hard to give away and the receiver will know immediately how very special they are.

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Ivory Cardstock; Silver Pen; Ivory Ribbon; Ivory Flocked Ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Cut one ivory cardstock rectangle of each measurement: 5 x 7” and 5 x 7½”. Score the 5 x 7½” rectangle across the 5” width of the paper at ½” down the long side to create a flap. Adhere 5 x 7” cardstock to flap to create a 5 x 7” finished card base.


  2. Cut and emboss the following from ivory cardstock: 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy Frame Die and Elegant Ovals Die #4 & #3 (the smallest die size is Die #1), using the Grand Calibur Machine. Stamp the sentiment first on ivory cardstock before cutting and embossing with Classic Ovals SM Die #5. It is easier to center the stamped sentiment.


  3. Cut the following with patterned paper: 4⅞ x 6⅞” rectangle, 5 x 7 Heirloom Legacy Oval Die and Classic Ovals LG Die #5.
  4. Run the silver pen around the edges of the shapes as shown. The Elegant Ovals and Heirloom Legacy die templates have center points in their beautiful embossed design that makes it very easy to line up both the vertical and horizontal to have perfectly aligned layers every time. This is a favourite (non) feature of mine!


  5. Assemble layers as shown to make it easier to align the layers using dimensional adhesive foam.
  6. Assemble the layers, adhere the ribbon, then finish by mounting the layers on the card base.

There are many more lovely examples of layering and other beautiful techniques in Spellbinders Idea Gallery! I invite you to grab a cup of your "go to" beverage, visit and be inspired!
These, and many more stunning and detailed die templates, are available for order in Spellbinders Online Store – open 24/7! 

Enjoy!!
Loretta

Loretta blogs at Love To Create.

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Happy Halloween   Thursday, September 25, 2014
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Happy Halloween Card by AJ Otto

 

by AJ Otto

Hello! AJ here to share with you a Halloween card using our Die D-lites™ die templates. What’s so great about dies is how versatile they are. With the right color palette and a few stamps, any die can help create the perfect holiday card for any season.

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Grey Cardstock; Tangerine Fusion Ink; Clear Dimensional Glaze

Instructions:

  1. Begin by creating card base from Pretty Plum cardstock. Trim card stock to 11 x 4¼”. Score at the 5½” line.


  2. Using A-2 Matting Basics A Die #6 (smallest die size is Die #1), lay die template onto white cardstock, tape into place and emboss with the Grand Calibur Machine, using the following sandwich: Base Plate; Die (cutting edge UP); Cardstock; Embossing Mat; Pink Embossing Plate
  3. Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock. Splatter ink in various colors across the front of the cardstock. Adhere to card base using Crafty Foam Tape.
  4. Cut/emboss using Shuttered Window die template with gray cardstock. Lay over the white cardstock and stamp images in windows.


  5. Secure stamped cardstock to die cut using Craft Power tape. Secure window die to card front using 3D Foam Squares.
  6. Apply a thin layer of Journey Glaze over each image.

Have you ever used your collection of everyday dies for holiday projects? I hope my idea inspires you to challenge yourself for the upcoming holidays!

Thanks for stopping by!
AJ

AJ blogs at The Willow Garden.

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Happy Fall Card   Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Happy Fall, ya'll card by Tina McDonald

 

by Tina McDonald

Just in time for fall we thought we would share an oldie but a goodie! Instructions for creating a darling quick and easy card featuring Spellbinders® Enhancing Elements and Scalloped Circle die templates!

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Other Supplies:

Patterned Paper; Kraft, Brown, Teal, Orange and Ivory Cardstock; Distress Ink; Lace; Cork; Foam Tape


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