Sunday, October 10, 2021

Christmas Day Shadow Box - Spellbinders Large Die of the Month

 


Christmas Day Shadow Box - Spellbinders Large Die of the Month 

This month, I used Spellbinders Large Die of the Month to create a scene from Christmas morning - complete with a warm fire blazing in the fireplace.  The fireplace is from Spellbinders of course.  

Perfect for holiday cards and great for memory keeping scrapbook pages but I thought it would make a wonderful focal point to a dimensional holiday scene. 

Here is an image of the Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for the month of October.   


Above is a close up of the completed fireplace with stocking decorations, candlesticks and greens for the wreath that come included in the set  ( I added my own florals).  

The "crown molding" along the top of the house was created using the fireplace grate die.  

 
The wooden frame comes from a big box craft store and was part of their thanksgiving home decor.  I purchased for the purpose of repurposing and using as a shadow box.  
 
The "wall paper" today is Maja Design's Traditional Christmas  fort he wall paper and the 6x6 paper pad for the gift wrapping and stockings.  




Let's talk about the Fireplace: 
Of course the fireplace die is Spellbinders Large Die of the Month for October.  

The fireplace is dimensional because I added a few layers of foam to create the desired dimension.  
I wanted the inside of the fireplace to be brickwork so I used a chipboard castle from Creative Embellishment, cut and pieces it together, then white washed (watered down paint) with a sponge.  


The chipboard pieces
Here are the chipboard pieces used on the scene. 






Here is a nice image of the top of the house showing the "crown molding" die set from the featured die set,  the decorated chipboard house topper (Creative Embellishments Chipboard Filigree Corners), and the decorated wreath.  

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Horoscope Zodiac Cards and More - Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month

 



Horoscope Zodiac Cards using Spellbinders Card Kit for October

  Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Membership for Oct. 2021 is out of this world!  
It's a stellar delight for the whole family - with florals, unicorns, and two complete zodiac sets to cover the entire year. 

  Here is a picture of the entire kit this month.   


This is the die set
 in the card kit this month - a wonderful frame to use through the year.  It's a great staple to add to your stash.  Please keep in mind the moon, stars and words inside the frame come out leaving just the frame if desired (as shown in my cards today). 

Here is a close up of my entire 12 card set.  Note I did use additional supplies from prior Spellbinders Card kit leftovers. Plus the oval die used in some cards is a classic retired die, Spellbinders Chantilly Paper Lace from Becca Feeken S5-332.  

It's important to note this card has more than just the zodiac however I just featured the entire horoscope this month. 





I also featured one oval die that I adore.  


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Spellbinders Scary Good Sale

 


Hurry, don't wait.  Spellbinders Scary Good Sale is here!  For a limited time before it disappears.  

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Spooky and Whimsical Halloween Shaker Cards - Whimsy Stamps


 
Whimsy Stamp - Guest Blogger
Today I am thrilled to be a special guest blogger for Whimsy Stamps as we celebrate the start to the Halloween season.   I created shakers cards using some of the sweet and some of the spooky designs.  

Whimsy Stamps is more than stamps.  They have an amazing selection of unique dies with a variety of themes including build-a-scene die sets that really caught my eye. 

Scroll down to see some DIY tips and instructions.  
 
31 Nights of Halloween
 GIANT ALERT... Whimsy Stamps is hosting it's annual 31 Nights of Halloween...scroll down for more info. 


Sweet Shaker Card
Here is my first shaker card - sweet before scary - stamped onto watercolor paper and painted with watercolor pencils. 
This card features a few products: 







Easy DIY Instructions
Here are my easy DIY instructions:  





I'd also like to take a moment to mention the embellishments added to the card. The shaker mix is Monster Mash Sprinkletz (NK150) shaker mix from Buttons Galore. Totally adorable and perfect for this crazy shaker.  

I also added a 3D button Bat and spider also from Buttons Galore and More.  These are from the Happy Hauntings 3D button pack HH104. They make perfect finishing touches.



Next up - spooky.  
This card features the  Whimsy Stamps - Build -a-Graveyard Die Set - designed by Deb Davis (Amped2Stamp).  Well actually this is a combo of the sweet and the spooky because I used the sentiments from Spooky Kitties Clear Stamp by Dustin Pike as the stamped sentiments  for the grave stones.   

This is the wonderful way to mix and match products.  I like to keep thinking of ways to combine products to get the most "bang for my buck" as the saying goes. 


Below is an image of the featured die set.  





The cool shaker mix used here is also from Buttons Galore.  It's from their new product line called Jewelz.  I mixed a few different Jewelz  colors together;  Amethyst Jewelz (JZ117)  and the black are Jet Jewelz (JZ129)  


If you are lime me, I needed all the Halloween colors so I bought the combo kit from Buttons Galore.  This is Halloween Jewelz Mix - JZHalloween








I want to highlight that 31 Days of Halloween hosted by the Whimsy Stamps team.  Stay tuned because there are prizes, frightful inspiration and lots of fun.  


Thanks for stopping here today.  Happy crafting.