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Spellbinders – May 2019 Card Kit of the Month

Hello, friends! I’m popping in today to share a few cards created with the Spellbinders May 2019 Card Kit of the Month. This kit, called Stay Wild, includes a 6×6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, tons of embellishments, and more, giving you everything you need to make over 10 cards! It’s a great deal, and you don’t want to miss it.

I love everything about this kit, from the pretty paper pad to the fun embellishments and sentiments. If you are thinking about joining a kit club, Spellbinders offers many options, and they are all very affordable, with several benefits and savings.

Here are the cards I created. If you have any questions on how they came together, don’t hesitate to ask 🙂

First set:

Second set:

I haven’t had much time to play with this kit, but I can’t wait to get creative with it again. I have so many goodies left!

Check out the Spellbinders Kit Clubs section for this and many other monthly subscriptions. The kits are a great value, and packed with high-quality, trendy products.

Thank you for stopping by!

 

Blog · Cards

Pink Paislee – Cards: Textured Background

Hello, PP fans. This is Enza, and today I’m sharing a couple of cards featuring the gorgeous Horizon collection. Dimension and texture are a must for me – whether I create layouts, cards, or even home décor projects, I always try to find ways to give them body and interest by using different techniques or tools. Both of my cards today showcase a textured background and lots of layers.Have you ever used embossing folders? If you are looking for a simple and easy way to jazz up your card backgrounds, these are definitely for you. They add lots of texture without being “too much”.

For the first card base I used a dotted embossing folder.

The plain cardstock in the Horizon Project Pad coordinates perfectly with the collection and comes in lovely colors; I chose a pretty pink for my card base. I then die cut two oval shapes in different sizes from patterned paper and adhered them to the center of the card, using foam adhesive in between the layers to create dimension. Right before gluing down the smaller oval, I arranged some leaf branches underneath it; they go all around the middle cluster, bringing in more color and texture. I also added a bouquet and a sentiment on the very top, and three little butterflies that I fussy cut from the 6×8 Paper Pad.

The second card features a leaf motif on the background. Again, I used an embossing folder, and I love how it turned out.

This time I used a scalloped circle nesting die set for the center of the card and, like in the first card, adhered the layers with foam adhesive. Once that was ready, I created a cluster of embellishments towards the left side of the circles with a chipboard flower and die cut leaves. The pink glitter paper in the Horizon Project Pad is beautiful, and gave the card the right amount of sparkle. To finish, I fussy cut the sentiment from the Phrases 2×2 Paper Pad and popped it on foam dots as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. How do you add texture and dimension to your projects? I would love to know 🙂

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew May 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink/Enamel Pin Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the Altenew May 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink/Enamel Pin Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. You should have arrived from Lisa‘s blog. Here’s the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laurie Willison

May Sukyong Park

Nathalie DeSousa

Agnieszka Malyszek

Ashlea Cornell

Lydia Evans

Maryam Perez

Zsoka Marko

Zinia Redo

Laura Volpes

Nicole Picadura

Jeanne Jachna

Therese Calvird

Kathleen Graumüller

Norine Borys

Kim Jeffress

Caly Person

Lilith Eeckels

Lisa Spangler

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Mona Tóth

Sandra Dietrich

Isha Gupta

Erum Tasneem

TaeEun Yoo

Sveta Fotinia

Kristina Pokazanieva

Virginia Lu

Ilda Dias

Marie Nicole

Svitlana Shayevich

Anna Komenda

Reiko Tsuchida

Vicky Papaioannou

For my layout today, I combined three products from the new release: Ornate Foliage Stamp Set with coordinating dies, Everlasting Happiness Stamp Set, and Fine Bouquet Die. I couldn’t pick just one, and they look lovely together.

I started by stamping my images from the Ornate Foliage Stamp Set. For the outline, I used Altenew Permanent Black Ink, while for the flowers I went with Eastern Sky, Azurite, Wisteria, Firefly, and Just Green. I also added some yellow with Altenew Artist Marker in Warm Sunshine; I find that it brings in a happy pop of color 🙂 Once those were ready, I continued with the Everlasting Happiness Stamp Set. This time I didn’t add any color, as I liked the black and white contrast.

After arranging my flowers on the background paper, I felt like I needed an extra layer, so I used the Fine Bouquet Die to create sort of a “lace” look. I created two clusters on opposite sides of the page and placed my photo in between.

For the title, I inked the Mega Love die cut with some of the same Crisp Inks I used for the flowers to obtain an ombre effect. Two acetate butterflies and black splatters finished the layout.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 5/15/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/18/2019.

Your next stop is the amazing Mona. Happy hopping!