Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Four Cards using Spellbinders Stitched Card Front, Border and Flower Die

 Hello Crafty Friends and welcome! I have four cards for you today, all using Spellbinders Stitched Card Front, Border and Flower Die set. This is a die set I got when I joined the Large Die of the Month Club through Spellbinders. This unique die set comes with everything you need to create gorgeous embroidered card fronts!


For my first card, I started with an A2 sized card base using Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock. I die cut the stitched front using the same cardstock, running it through my die cut machine a few times to make sure that all my hole cut perfectly. 

I then stitched all the flowers using embroidery thread I picked up from my local Michaels stores. For this first card, I went with different colors of pink. I also used a light and dark green and yellow. I used three strands of embroidery thread for this card. 

I used my Glimmer Hot Foil machine and Spellbinders Elegant Occasion Sentiments to create a gold foiled sentiment on the front of my card. 

For the background of this card, I used a sparkly white cardstock. I also added Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments to the front. 


For my next card, I used a dark blue cardstock for the card base. This is also an A2 sized card base. I die cut a background piece using a glitter blue cardstock and die cut borders on the top and bottom using the borders die that comes with the Stitched Card Front, Border and Flower die set. 

I die cut another bordered piece for the front of the card using the borders die, but I also used the straight flower border die in the set to create two flower borders for the front of the card. For these, I used a light blue, dark blue, light yellow and dark yellow embroidery thread (4 strands this time) for the flowers. 

I used Spellbinders Sweet & Snarky Birthday Wishes Glimmer plate/die and gold foil to create the sentiment on the front. I also added some of Spellbinders Fashion Gold Embellishments to this card. 


My next card is also an A2 sized card base using a dark purple cardstock. I used the same card front as my first card, again using 110lb cardstock. This time I used various colors of embroidery thread (3 strands) but with this card, I stitched around the edges of the flowers, leaves and flower centres. 

I used Spellbinders Glimmer - Let Your Sentiments Shine hot foil plate and silver foil to create the sentiment in the centre of the card. 

I added some embellishments from Trinity Stamps called Moonlight Confetti. 


My last card is an A2 sized card using 110lb smooth white cardstock card base I die cut another rectangle using MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX dies in the largest size. 

I used an old Cuttlebug embossing folder and embossed this background piece. Then I went around the edges using Distress Oxide Ink in Candied Apple. 

I added the single flowers and leaves from Spellbinders Stitched Card Front, Border and Flower die set, this time using red embroidery thread.

I added the sentiment on the front using Spellbinders Glimmer Elegant Occasion Sentiments and gold hot foil. I used a heavy weight smooth white cardstock for this. 

Lastly, I added some the Fashion Gold Embellishments to the front. 

How great is it to get four cards from one die set!! This was a time consuming process but well worth it. So put your feet up, put a movie on and spend an afternoon embroidering cards! I highly recommend this die set. Below you will find my how to YouTube video on exactly how I made all four cards. Be sure to subscribe, I update every other Tuesday and Thursday! Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!





Monday, April 22, 2024

Sending Sunshine Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends and welcome!! My card for you today was created using Karen Burniston's Spinner Square Pop-Up. I made this card for Craft Roulette. Here were the parameters for this weeks card:

  • Project - Good Tidings
  • Color - Summer Colors
  • Element - Mechanics/Mechanical
  • Random - Tie Closed 


For my card, I started with an A2 sized card base using Neenah Classic Crest smooth white cardstock. I found this summer themed patterned paper from Echo Park called "My Favorite Summer". 

I used Karen Burniston's Spinner Square Pop-Up to create this summer themed birthday card. I added the patterned paper to the front and inside panel, then die cut the square window using the dies that come with the set. I also die cut two window frames using the largest and second largest square dies in the set. I chose a bright sunny yellow colored cardstock for this. 

I added the palm tree to the front of the card that came from the Tiny House Beach Bar Add-On die set. I die cut this from smooth white cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers. 

I then used Karen Burniston's Beach Borders and Tropical Elements to create the sea shells and crab. I added the sentiment "Sending Sunshine" using Word Set 6 - Summer and Word Set 14 - Hugs. I die cut this from a shiny black cardstock. 


For the inside of my card, I added the surf board from the newest release die set called "Beach Elements". I also used the Beach Charms to create the beach ball. I die cut the surf board using scrap cardstock I had in blue and green. I die cut the beach ball from smooth white cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers. 

I added the pop-up mechanism to the inside of the card (to see how to do this click here to view Karen Burniston's Instructional video on YouTube) using smooth white cardstock. Then I die cut the large square and the rectangle that spins out when you open the card. I also used smooth white cardstock for both of these pieces. 

I then created the scene for the largest square. I added sand, another palm tree and then I added my little animals. These are two of the characters from Karen Burniston's Safari Animals die set. I die cut them twice and created swim suits from the second die cuts. I also die cut a crab from her Sea Animals die set. 

I colored all my die cuts in using Copic markers. Then added some detail to them with a white Gelly Pen in size 10. I added the speech bubble to the top and stamped the "Happy Birthday Let's Celebrate" using Lawn Fawns Speech Bubble sentiment stamp. Lastly I added a square to have a place to sign the card. 

I just love creating these animals and adding clothes to them. This card is just so bright and cheerful and will make for a great birthday card for someone special! Thank you so much for stopping by today. To see the complete list of everything I used today, see below. Happy Crafting!

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Echo Park - My Favorite Summer Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Kit



Scrapbook.com - Clear Double Sided Adhesive Roll - 1/4 Inch x 81 Feet - Permanent - 1 Roll



Lawn Fawn - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - All The Speech Bubbles


Monday, April 15, 2024

You're the G.O.A.T - Fathers Day Card using Lawn Fawn's You Goat This

 Hello Crafty Friends and welcome. My card for you today was created for Craft Roulette. This week was a bit challenging, but I finally did come up with an idea. For this card, I used Lawn Fawn's You Goat This die set, along with Lawn Fawn's Magic Iris Camera Add-On and Magic Spring Messages. 


The parameters this week were:

  • Project: Include Action
  • Color: Northern Lights
  • Element: Blackboard(s)
  • Random: Oval
So for this card, I started with an A2 sized horizontal top fold card using heavy weight smooth black cardstock. I then die cut a stitched rectangle using MFT - A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX in the largest size. I created a cloud sky background using MFT - Cloud stencil and Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers. 

I die cut the camera from three different colors of cardstock, blue, green and white, then added them all together. I chose these colors for my Northern Lights colors. I then created the Magic Iris mechanism from smooth white heavy weight cardstock. This is the "action" for my card. 

I stamped the images from You Goat This using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black ink and colored them in using Copic markers. I then die cut the images out using the corresponding dies. I also stamped a speech bubble from Lawn Fawn's new All The Speech Bubbles stamp set. This is what I used for my oval. 

I stamped the Happy Fathers Day sentiment for the centre of the camera lens, using heavy weight black cardstock and Lawn Fawn's Magic Spring Messages. This is my "blackboard" portion of the challenge. 

I die cut the grass using Karen Burniston's Natures Edges die and stamped the "you are the G.O.A.T on to it using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black Ink. 

This was my first time using the Magic Iris Camera add on and I loved it! I will defiantly be using this again. It was super easy to put together. Be sure to check out Craft Roulette on YouTube every Friday night starting at 7pm. Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting. 

Friday, April 12, 2024

Mothers Day Hydrangea Cards - Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Dies

Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! I have two cards for you today, as well as a how to video! I used Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers - Hydrangea die set to create two beautiful Mothers Day cards. Both card use Distress Oxide Ink to create this flowers. 


 For the first card, I started with an A2 sized card base using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb heavy weight cardstock. I then die cut a rectangle using MFT - A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX in the largest size from a light blue cardstock. I die cut another rectangle using the same die set, only one size smaller rectangle and smooth white cardstock. I embossed this smaller rectangle, using a flourish embossing plate from Cuttlebug. 

I die cut all the pieces needed for my hydrangea from heavy weight smooth white cardstock. I used heavy weight cardstock, because I was going to be adding a lot of Distress Ink and wanted the paper to hold up. Once all the pieces are glued together it's thick but very durable. 

I began by adding Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass, then added Salty Ocean and some Shaded Lilac. For some of the flowers, I added a yellow centre using Squeezed Lemonade. I have posted the how to video for these flowers at the bottom of this post. 

I then used Distress Oxide Ink in Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness to color the leaves. Once I had everything colored, I glued the flower together using Lineco Neutral pH glue. 

I stamped the Mom sentiment using Simon Says Stamps Sassy Mama stamp, with VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder. Then I stamped the "You are Loved" sentiment from MFT - More Essential Sentiments using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. I glued everything down on the card base. Lastly, I added some white Stickles glitter gel to the yellow flower centres. 

For my second Hydrangea card, I went with a pink and white hydrangea flower. For this card, I started with an A2 card base using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb heavy weight cardstock. I then cut a rectangle from glitter gold cardstock. I found this great woodgrain patterned paper in my stash and used it for the background on this card. 

I die cut the pieces of the hydrangea flower from smooth white heavy weight cardstock. Then I used Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry to create this flower. I colored the leaves the same as my first card using Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide Ink. 

For this card, I die cut the word Mother from Karen Burniston's "Happy Mothers Day" die and trimmed the Happy and Day from it. I cut this twice, once from gold glitter cardstock and once from black cardstock, then glued the pieces together to give the word some dimension and stability. Then I stamped the sentiments "happy" and "day" from MFT - Essential Sentiments stamp set, using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. 

I glued everything together using Lineco Neutral pH glue. I just love Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers flower dies. They go together very well and they are easy to work with. They turn out so beautifully every time. I highly recommend them. Be sure to check out the how to video below and subscribe to my channel, I post a new video every Thursday! Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!



Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Two Different Cards, One Die Set

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! I have two cards for you today, using one die set. I recently purchased Spellbinders Windows With a View Bundle and have been playing with the Coastal Escape View die set. I created two different cards, one underwater and one a view of a tropical island. 


This is probably the best bundle of dies that I have ever purchased. I can't wait to create more cards using the Window With a View dies. 

I started with making the under water card. I began with an A2 sized card base, using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock. I then used a stripped blue patterned paper as a background. I thought this looked almost like pool tile. 

I then die cut the port hole using gray cardstock and a mirrored silver cardstock. I also die cut a circle using the largest circle die in this die set and acetate. 

I used the port hole die and cut the inner circle out from smooth white cardstock. I used this to create the underwater background. I used Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire. 

I then die cut the fish and coral from smooth white cardstock. I colored the coral in using Distress Oxide ink in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry. I also used Simon Says Stamps Pawsitively Saturated Ink in Lilac and Amethyst. I colored the seaweed in using Distress Oxide inks in Mowed Lawn, Rustic Wilderness and Cracked Pistachio. 

I colored the fish in using Copic markers. I die cut a sandy bottom from another circle of smooth white cardstock. Then I created the sand look using Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen. 

I added all the pieces together using Lineco Neutral pH glue and set this aside to dry. 

I then glued the acetate to the port hole piece. Once dry, I added double sided foam tape to the back of the port hold piece. I glued down the background to the card front. 

I then added some shaker bits (glitter, blue sprinkles and clear bits) to the background. Then I carefully place the acetate port hole over the background, pressing hard to secure it in place. I then added the anchor and sea shell to the front. 

I stamped the sentiment using Spellbinders Sending Sunshine Sentiments, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder on black cardstock. 

For my second card, I started by creating my background pieces. I die cut a rectangle from smooth white cardstock and using MFT's Basket Weave stencil and Distress Oxide Ink in Tea Dye and Rusty Hinge, created the weaved background. I also added Distress Ink in Vintage Photo around the edges of the background. 

I then die cut the port hole piece from kraft and black cardstock. 

I die cut a port hole background circle using smooth white cardstock. Then I created the sunset background using Distress Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Faded Jeans. 

I die cut some waves using a light and dark blue cardstock. I die cut the island and palm tress from smooth white cardstock and colored them in using Copic markers. 

I also die cut the tropical flowers and leaves from smooth white cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers. I added some glitter gel to the centre stem of each flower. 

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using the same sentiment stamp set, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. I also added black shiny bling to the holes around the port hole on both cards. 

So one die set can create two very different but very beautiful cards! Be sure to check out the Window With a View bundle at Spellbinders. 


Monday, April 8, 2024

Tri-Fold Twist Flower Pop-Up Card

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! My card today was created for Craft Roulette. It's been quite a while since I played along with Craft Roulette, but I finally had some free time to join in the fun. The parameters this week were:

  • Project - Tri-Fold Card
  • Color - Sleigh Ride
  • Element - Joke(s) or Funny
  • Random - Out of Proportion
For my card, I created an A2 sized tri-fold card using a cream cardstock, then I also added Karen Burniston's Twist Flower Pop-Up to the inside. 


I picked a green floral and brown with gold polka dots patterned paper for this card. This represents the sleigh ride colors. 

I had this funny Mothers Day stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Sassy Mama and I thought this would be perfect for the "funny" element for this card. I stamped the front sentiment on to heavy weight (110lb) black cardstock using VersaMark ink and white embossing powder. 

I then die cut a label from Karen Burniston's Lorna Label die set and stamped the inside sentiment on to it using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black Ink. 

I wanted to add a surprise to this card, so I used Karen Burniston's Twist Flower Pop-Up and added two flowers to the inside of the card. I die cut these from heavy weight white cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers. 

I also die cut the leaves from heavy weight white cardstock and colored them in the same way. I added circles to the centres of each flowers, coloring them in with brown Copic markers. 

I die cut the pop-up mechanisms from the same cardstock as the card base, but I think next time will die cut them from the same paper as the background or add the background paper to the pop-up mechanisms. 




Lastly, I added a band of red flowers to the front small panel. I colored these the same way as the inside flowers. 

This is such a cool card and I just love the pop-up surprise in the inside of the card. 

I also love the funny sentiment on this card. This is going to be my Mom's Mother's Day card and I think she will think it's beautiful and hilarious. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!



Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - April 2024 - Thirst Quencher!

 Hello Crafty Friends and Welcome! It's the beginning of April and that means it's Designer Challenge time. Our theme this month is "Thirst Quencher". For my card, I used the Tea and Coffee Pop-Up to create a beer stein pop-up! Nothing beats an ice cold beer on a hot summer day!


For this card, I started with an A2 sized top fold card using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb heavy weight cardstock. I dug through my patterned paper stack and found this perfect dark blue paper with light blue polka dots to use as my background. Then I found some great balloon paper in my scraps and used that for the border on the top and bottom. 

I used Karen Burniston's Border Blends - Party die to create a yellow fancy border between the two patterned papers. 


I die cut the mug from the same heavy weight smooth white cardstock as the card base. Then I taped off the areas of the beer stein that are just glass. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge to create the beer in my stein. I then sprayed it with a little water and dabbed it off. 

I then used my Copic markers to create the glass areas of my beer stein. I was careful not to go into my inked beer area. 

I used Karen Burniston's Landscape Scene tree/cloud dies to make the foam on the top of the beer. Once I had the pieces glued on, I went over them with Nuvo Crystal Drops in white to create the beer foam. Then I used Glossy Accents to add water droplets down my stein. 

I used Karen Burniston's Word Set 2 - Birthday Die Set to add the Happy Birthday sentiment. I also used Karen Burniston's Lorna Label add on to add a place to sign the card. 

For the front of the card, I used the same paper theme, this time adding a yellow Lorna Label. I then used Karen Burniston's Mini Alphabet and Numbers and die cut the word "Cheers". I die cut this twice, once from black cardstock and once from white glitter cardstock, then glued them together to make the sentiment pop! I added the "to you" from the same Word Set 2 as the inside of the card. 

How cool is that beer stein!! I really love how it turned out. Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting!

Creative Ways to Use Border Dies to Make Fun Cupcakes!

 Hello Crafty Friends and welcome! I have a fun post for you today, along with a new YouTube video. I really love Karen Burniston's Cupc...