Saturday, October 7, 2017

Spellbinders Card Challenge - Card Kit of the Month

Card Making Challenge With A Twist
I'm one of the very grateful Spellbloggers for Spellbinders.   In celebration of World Card Making Day, Oct 7th, Spellbinders challenged me make cards using one of their card kits.   Well, I gladly accept this challenge and decided to " up the ante".  Plus I'm up on the Spellbinders blog today as well!!! 

I used one of the kits' from Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Club to play along in the festivities.  It's not often cardmakers have their own special day, so I made the most of it and really challenged myself.  
The kit I chose was the Mint, Teak, Pink & Yellow Happy Themed 2016 Card Kit - KOM-DEC16.  Each Card Kit comes with ten card/envelope sets and everything you need to start creating.   My personal goal was to make all ten cards to share and show how abundant the supplies and embellishments are in each box.  

The cards were made using ONLY the supplies that came in the kit.  Nothing extra added.  I set out to use as many of the supplies as possible and create all 10 cards with unique designs. 

Contents of the Kit: 
10 Cards & 10 Envelopes
10 Sheets of 8.5 x 11€ Paper/Cardstock and 1 sheet of Gold Foil Paper
Set of 8 dies
5 Colors of Ribbon/Twine
Pearls, Buttons, Flowers, Brads & Tags
Chipboard embellishments
Wooden sentiments
Sticker sentiments
Sheet of adhesive & foam dots

I do have a few tips to help add interest to the cards.  Scroll on down and I'll share some of my secrets. 
Card 1.  The kit comes with foam dots.  I used some of the dots on random leaves in my wreath to give the leaves some dimension and interest instead of being totally flat.
Card 2.  I used the dies as layered chevrons, with foam dots providing additional dimension between the layers.
Card 3. The kit comes with some cool gold sticker sentiments.  The word "LOVE" below came from that sticker sentiment set.  Then I used the remaining negative space on the sticker once the letters for the word "LOVE"  were gone.   I simply cut around the leftover sticker.   Scroll down to get a better feel for what I mean. 

Card 4.   This card was inspired from card 3 above.   I used the word "LOVE" from a gold sticker set that came in the kit, on card 3 above.  Then the remaining negative space on the sticker set was very cool and still said "LOVE" in outlines.  

Card 5. I used the adorable, versatile butterfly die from the kit as the main focus.
Card 6. Gosh, I am in love with that leafy branch die in the kit.  It's perfect for the gold foil paper that also comes in the kit. 
Card 7.  I wanted to create a masculine inspired card from Mint, Teak, Pink & Yellow Happy Themed 2016 Card Kit 
Card 8. Butterfly card using both the die and the negative leftover ( the ;piece of paper remaining after the die has been cut) as a border.    

I also used the leafy branch die in this card and the negative leftover in Cards 9 and 10 as borders.  

Card 9.  I used the negative leftover from the leafy branch die from Card 8.  The negative space makes such a lovely border. 
Card 10. 
  Thanks for visiting my blog 
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  1. Wow! Such beautiful cards Jennifer! I love them all! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. You are so clever!! LOVE your creative cards!!