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Spellbinders – June 2019 Large Die of the Month

Hello everyone. I’m back today to share a new project created with the June 2019 Spellbinders Large Die of the Month kit. This month’s Festive Wreaths Slider Card large die set is perfect for making unique cards, scrapbook pages, and more. I love all the dies included in the kit, ideal to create a wreath for every season and some holidays, too.

I chose the gorgeous Pink Paislee Indigo & Ivy collection. I can’t stop using it! So beautiful!

I went with the flower die for the wreath; it gives you three different sizes that you can layer for a dimensional look. It’s also a good way to mix and match pattern paper for a lovely look.

Here are some close ups:

I only created one card with this kit, but as soon as I have a bit of time to play with it, I’ll make several for sure! This kit is a must have! Spellbinders offers several monthly memberships. They are worth checking out, as you get not only the products but also project inspiration, discounts and gifts!

Have a wonderful day!

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Altenew June 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Altenew fans, and welcome to the Altenew June 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from Ashlea‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Kelly Griglione

May Sukyong Park

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Laurie Willison

Nathalie DeSousa

Virginia Lu

Ashlea Cornell

Enza Gudor —You are here—

Lisa Spangler

Agnieszka Malyszek

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Kathleen Graumüller

Therese Calvird

Emily Midgett

Zinia Redo

Jaycee Gaspar

Kymona Tracey

Joni Andaya

Lilith Eeckels

Ilda Dias

Isha Gupta

Lydia Evans

Arjita Sepaha Singh

Sandra Dietrich

Marge Yoon

Seeka

Sveta Fotinia

Zsoka Marko

Amber Rain Davis

Reiko Tsuchida

Kelly Janes

For my layout today I have combined three beautiful products from the new release: Frilly Frame DieMid-Century Frame Die, and Leaf Clusters Stamp Set and coordinating dies.

I started with die cutting the frames – I absolutely love the delicate and dainty look of these die cuts! I cut multiple of each, so I could layer them for a fuller look. Next, I stamped the foliage from the Leaf Clusters Stamp Set numerous times with the following Crisp Dye Inks: Aqualicious, Teal Cave, Coral Bliss, Ruby Red, Baby Pink, and Ultraviolet.

After cutting the photos using the same dies, I adhered them inside the frames with foam dots for dimension; I then tucked the stamped images behind each frame, making sure to create an ombre look by using two shades of the same color.

For the title, which I arranged around the photo in the middle, I used the Live Your Dream Puffy Alphabet Stickers to spell “Dreams do come true”. I also fussy cut pink flowers from one of the papers in the collection and placed them here and there to decorate the pictures.

I finished the layout with enamel dots in coordinating colors.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blogand/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 6/18/2019 for a chance to win.

They’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/22/2019.

Your next stop is Lisa’s blog. Happy hopping!

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Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop


Hello there, PF fans! I’m so excited to be part of the Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Release Blog Hop. So many new, amazing stand alone dies that every crafter needs in their stash.

You should have arrived from the super talented Emily Midgett‘s blog.

Today I’m sharing three cards created with some of the sets. I had a lot of fun playing with them.

The first card features the Lacey Edgers 1 and the Fancy Label Frames sets.

I started by trimming the “Ticket” patterned paper from the Out and About collection to measure 3.5 x 4 inches; I then chose plain cardstock in coordinating colors to add detail and interest. I used one of the Lacey Edgers to cut two borders, one from coral cardstock, the other from pink cardstock. I adhered the first at bottom edge and the second at the top, where I had also added a strip of coral paper to make the lacey edger more visible.

For the sentiment, I created a dimensional piece by layering three of the Fancy Label Frames. Again, I went with coral and pink and used foam adhesive in between the layers. The “Hello” sentiment comes from the Classic Words Die Set, which was released in April. Two puffy stickers from the Joyful Day collection and twine wrapped around the spine finished the card.

For the second card I used the Braided Circles set and the gorgeous Crystal Mix.

These crystals are absolutely beautiful! They’re colorful and sparkly, perfect for shaker cards. I created my window with the bigger circle die; after adhering a piece of acetate to the back, I filled it up with pink crystals and foam mounted the whole frame to the Out and About “Ticket” patterned paper cut to size. Next, I die cut another circle to place inside the window. I love how the coral cardstock pops against the soft, pink card base. To embellish, I used die cuts and stickers from Joyful Day and Everyday Musings, while for the sentiment, I again went back to the Classic Words Die Set.

The third card is very simple, but I like how it turned out 🙂

I layered patterned paper, one of the Braided Circles, a wreath from Joyful Day (which I backed with coral cardstock) and a few, fun die cuts. Easy peasy.

Now onto the prizes! To celebrate this release, Pinkfresh is giving away the full May Essentials release on their blog and IG feed.

I will also be giving away a $25 gift card to their store.

The winner will be picked randomly on Monday, May 27th and will be posted on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. Make sure you check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

There are also two shopping promos to take advantage of during the release:

  • Free XO die with purchase. There is no code necessary, and the die will automatically load into your cart.

  • Free/discounted shipping from May 20-26th on orders $50+. You must use the code MAYESSFREESHIP50. Shipping is free in the USA, and $5.50 off for our International friends.

That’s all, everyone. Your next stop is the fantastic Heather‘s blog. Happy hopping!

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