Spellbinders Be Bold Blooms

When I first started crafting I was intimidated by die sets that had lots of little pieces. I have grown my skills, but I still challenge myself.

This set is easy to cut, but. I got a little overwhelmed trying to choose a color palette. So, I decided to just recreate the project that was shown on the card for this set.

Using a mix of My Favorite Things & Spellbinders card stock, I created a direct CASE (“Copy And Share Everything”) of the product project example. The base card stock color is Sea Salt from Taylored Expressions.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you like it, and are inspired to create something too!

Mama Elephant Milkshake & Sweet Treats Kawaii Critters Card

As a crafter, designing a card takes me far longer than the actual construction does. With this card, I actually made two iterations. The first I blended salvage patina distress oxide ink, and assembled my critters. But it just looked like it was missing something….

So I literally took it apart (thank goodness for Undo!) and decided to add picket fence distress pain splatters to the background. That did the trick and I was much happier with the final version.

The sentiment is a set from PinkFresh Studio – foiled in silver.

My Favorite Things Recipe For Happiness – You’re Souper!

This set is one of the super versatile sets where changing the color way gives you a totally different look.

Just like in my other card I made from this set, I found adding just a hint of a stencilled background made a big difference in reducing the white space and really allowing the focus image to pop!

The MFT blue beyond card stock, ink and matching copics (B14) really have this card a whole different look than my first project with this set.

Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Owl Masculine Birthday Card

Yet another stunning card using the Lovely Layers Owl die set from Honey Bee Stamps. I wasn’t kidding in my first post using this set that just changing the color ways of your cardstock will give this die set an entirely different look & feel to your project!

This was another project from our Crop & Create Delivered Spring 2023 workshop with Kelly. All that we used was some pattered paper (with just a very light hint of texture). I just added a few white bits throughout the owl, along with some flicks from a matching brown copic marker to give that effect of white & darker feathers.

The evergreen watercolor effect background paper is part of an upcoming release – you will NOT be disappointed, the collection is absolutely stunning.

This die set is incredibly easy to use!! Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers die sets may look intimidating, but they provide layering guides, and a ton of inspiration projects for you to run with when creating your own projects.

Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Owl

Honey Bee lovely layer dies are always gorgeous, and this Owl layers die set is no exception. The variety you can create with this is endless! Masculine cards, Christmas or even just a birthday card for owl or nature lovers.

The pattered paper is from an exclusive paper pack that we received as an attendee of the Spring 2023 Crop & Create Delivered event, taught by Kelley Kohout. This paper may be included in the upcoming release on May 19 2023.

The owl may look complicated, but their layering guides make this extremely easy to assemble. This owl was made from pure white card stock, and I used a combination of colored pencils and a bit of Lost Shadow Distress Oxide ink blending for some of the larger pieces.

Using just pattered paper with smaller texture patterns, or even strictly solid colors will give you a gorgeous result. Stay tuned for more projects featuring this die set (and exclusive paper collection)!

Spellbinders Stylish Ovals Collection Floral Hello You

I was inspired to pick up this set from the Spellbinders Sylish Oval collection again, to recreate another card from the Crop & Creste Delivered event. Using the same two color ways as my previous post I used only one layer from the Infinity plate and kept the floral spray in one piece this time.

I die cut the “Hello You” sentiment twice, and layered it together to give it a bit of dimension.

I used a pre foiled sentiment from a Pink Fresh Studios sentiment ephemera pack that I had in my stash so that I could vary the sentiments for this design.

HELPFUL HINT: Use a shim with these dies! I just grab a scrap piece of card stock and lay it on top of my die cut ‘sandwich’ to add just a bit of extra pressure that is needed to cut all the way through every detail in these plates.

Taylored Expressions Buds & Blossoms Sending Hugs Card

Taylored Expressions Buds & Blossoms layering stencils always deliver! Just choose your color palette and it’s easy to make beautiful cards.

This project was part of the Crop & Create delivered Spring 2023 Taylored Expressions workshop; but I modified my version to have a different sentiment with a Pink Fresh Studios foiled Sending Hugs sentiments in silver.

These are the colors of Taylored Expressions inks I used for this card

  • Spearmint
  • Pink Champagne (ink and card stock accent strips)
  • Mulled Wine

Spellbinders Stylish Oval Hello You Floral Collection In Blush Pink and Glacier Blue

As an attendee of Crop & Create Delivered – Spring 2023 this collection was the Spellbinders class. Exclusive early access to this collection I am grateful for, as it is absolutely gorgeous and already sold out in many places!

I used Spellbinders Stylish Oval Hello You Floral Etched Dies from the Stylish Ovals Collection and Spellbinders Infinity Punch & Pierce Plate Etched Dies from the Stylish Ovals Collection

The Infinity Punch plate is absolutely gorgeous, but I found I needed to add a scrap piece of cardstock on top of my total plate stack to add a bit more pressure. I loved that each layer could be used together, or separately. Mixing colors together and using a bit of foam tape to pop up some of the layers really shows off the intricacy of this Infinity plate.

Adding shading to the leaves and petals of the flowers really gives dimension to each piece – I only used two different greens for the leaves, but the inking made it look so much more dimensional

Don’t be afraid to cut your die cut pieces apart! Using the large stem piece, I cut it in half and it gave me lots of structure and base to create the layout I chose for these cards.

Changing the color pallet on each card really gives these such a different look & feel. Whether its just a because card, for a wedding or sympathy card, these florals can be used for anything just by adjusting your color pallet.

My Favorite Things Recipe For Happiness ~ You’re Flippin’ Awesome!

Sometimes just a few elements on a card are just enough! This Chef image from the My Favorite Things Recipe For Happiness stamp set and the kitchen utensils were so fun to use, and with the gingham patterned paper from the My Favorite Things Gingham 6×6 paper pad it was perfect

I added a very light dusting of grey stenciled brick to the background to add a bit of dimension to the card, and offset the starkness of the white paper and the white of the chef’s outfit.

I hope you like this card as much as I liked making it!

Mama Elephant Gnomie Holidays Christmas Shaker Card

Just a quick post for this card I made using the Mama Elephant Simon Says Stamp Stamptember 2021 exclusive stamp & die set Gnomie Holidays.

I took a lot more time on this card with the colouring and I am ecstatic about how it turned out.

This was a one of a kind card, but keep an eye out for more holiday card posts coming!

Happy Holidays from my craft room to yours 💝

Mama Elephant Simon Says Stamp Stamptember Exclusive by Wendie Bee ~ Stamp Right Up