Saturday, July 24, 2021

Spellbinders | July 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month


Today's pairing features both the July 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month and the July 2021 Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders. The sentiments and images from the Clear Stamp of the Month work perfectly with both the Small Die of the Month and the Large Die of the Month. Most monthly kits work well together and you can find a list of all the value kits HERE. If you subscribe by July 24, 2021, you will receive this month's featured kits which means today is the last day to grab these particular kits!


If you missed my previous inspiration with the July 2021 Small Die of the Month, you can find it HERE. Once again, I used it differently than intended on both these cards by using only part of the die to keep the focus on the July 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month.


I used a variety of cardstock brands here. On the first mini slim card, the base was cut from white linen cardstock. The top layer was cut from pale rose cardstock and lined with opal glitter cardstock and the flowers were heat embossed on the card base with halo embossing powder to match the glitter cardstock. The sentiment was heat embossed on sea salt cardstock.


On the second mini slim card, the base was cut from pale rose cardstock, the top layers were cut from sea salt cardstock and lined with silver glitter cardstock and topped with smooth white cardstock. To finish, I heat embossed the sentiment and single roses above and below, framing the sentiment with white silk bows.

Here's a list of kits I share each month and some of the value kits:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Spellbinders | July 2021 Large Die of the Month


Today's inspiration for Spellbinders features the July 2021 Large Die of the Month. Although I didn't feature it here, this month's kit also comes with three dies to create a custom envelope for this mini slim card design and the July 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month includes a shaped label that works with the envelope die. Most monthly kits work well together and you can find a list of all the value kits HERE. If you subscribe by July 24, 2021, you will receive this month's featured kits.


Just like my feature card for the July 2021 Small Die of the Month, I didn't do any stamping on this card. I simply used the dies included in the kit to create the birthday sentiment. There are eight dies alone just for the mini slim card and the patterns on the shapes alternate with each layer.


I used beautiful cardstock from Simon Says Stamp and the colours are, from largest to smallest: Blue Violet, Island Blue, Mint, Peacock Teal, Audrey Blue, Surf Blue and Sea Glass.


For the flowers, the greys are also from Simon Says Stamp and the colours are, from light to dark: Fog Gray, Smoke Gray and Slate Gray. The silver pieces behind the sentiment and in the flowers and leaves are from the Sizzix Silver Opulent Cardstock Pack.


I used a tape runner to stack all the layers on to a white linen card base. Then I used Bearly Arts liquid glue to assemble the flowers. I used foam tape to pop up the flowers and mini glue dots to attach the leaves.

Here's a list of kits I share each month and some of the value kits:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

VIDEO | Taylored Expressions | Merry Blooms Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends! I'm excited to bring you another video for Taylored Expressions, this time featuring two holiday cards using the festive Merry Blooms Card Kit. The kit has a fabulous Merry Blooms cling/clear/stencil trio, a full 4" x 6" Joyful Season sentiment stamp set, Perfect Poinsettia dies and a pot of red and gold drip drops (additional supplies are linked below). There's also the option of add-on Joyful Season Dies for the sentiment set and you'll be given this option when you go to the website and add the kit to your cart.


My first card design is more traditional and I used the Merry Blooms cling/clear/stencil trio to create the background. I stamped the background on Sugar Cube cardstock using Sweet Basil ink, stencilled the poinsettias using Watermelon ink and added the veins for the flowers using Mulled Wine ink and veins for the leaves in Sweet Basil ink


I stamped the sentiment from Joyful Season directly in the centre of the panel using Oreo ink and die cut it using the add-on Joyful Season Dies.

Using the same Joyful Season sentiment die, I also cut out the shape from gold glitter cardstock. I trimmed a Mulled Wine card base and adhered the panel to it.

I used my favourite Bearly Arts liquid glue to insert the gold glitter die cut into the negative space and popped up the stamped sentiment with foam tape.

To finish this card, I added gold drip drops in the centres of the poinsettias and a couple more around the sentiment.

My second card features non-traditional colours for a brighter, more dimensional card. I started by stamping the Merry Blooms background on Toffee cardstock using Sugar Cube pigment ink.

On a separate Sugar Cube panel, I used the Merry Blooms stencil to create ink blended poinsettias with Dijon ink. Then I used a trick with vellum and the Perfect Poinsettia dies to cut out those stencilled poinsettias, as well as additional vellum poinsettias which were then stacked with Bearly Arts liquid glue.

I stamped the veins of the white leaves with Toffee ink and I stamped the veins of the poinsettias with Sweet Basil ink and the centres with Mulled Wine ink. I attached the panel and flowers to a Sweet Basil card base. To finish, I gold embossed the sentiment on Mulled Wine cardstock and off-set it on a coordinating die cut from Oreo cardstock.

Thanks so much for watching!

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