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Spellbinders New Collection Inspiration Blog Hop – The Indie Line


Thank you all so much for participating in the Spellbinders July Blog Hop + Giveaway!

The randomly selected winner is Nandini.

Nandini, please contact Spellbinders at by the 07/22/2018 with the subject line Spellbinders July 2018 Blog Hop Winner from Enza’s Blog.

Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Have a fabulous day!


Hello everyone, and welcome to the Spellbinders New Collection Inspiration July 11th 2018 Blog Hop.

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

Yana Smakula
Debby Hughes
Nichol Spohr
Nina-Marie Trapani
Laurie Willison
Elena Salo
Enza Gudor – You are here –
Ilda Dias
Jennifer Gallacher
Svitlana Shayevich
Virginia Lu
Yoonsun Hur
Zsoka Marko
Anna Kossakovskaya
Bibi Cameron
Heather Hoffman

Today it’s all about the Indie Line, an exclusive collection that is only available at select online and local independent retailers. The list of retailers can be found here –

The products I’m using are the Layered Monarch Cutting Die, and the Thanks Expressions Stamp and Die Template Set.

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Indie Collection. #cardmaking #cards #diecutting #stamping

I started by choosing the patterned paper I wanted to use. Butterflies and flowers go very well together, so I opted for a floral design with splashes of watercolor. I’m all for simplifying the creative process when possible, especially if I’m short on time, and patterned paper offers a variety of options to work with. I went with the same color scheme for both cards: black and teal, with pops of colors here and there.

The first card features the Layered Monarch Cutting Die.

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Indie Collection. #cardmaking #cards #diecutting #stamping

I trimmed my card panel to measure 4”x5.25”, and the patterned paper 4”x4.25”. I then adhered this to the panel, leaving the white portion at the top; a strip of teal card stock was added at the seam to create more definition. I used the same colored card stock to cut out the detailed image of the butterfly, while for the solid part I went with a lighter shade and a more subtle pattern.

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Indie Collection. #cardmaking #cards #diecutting #stamping

I popped the butterfly up with foam dots, and finished the card panel with a heat-embossed sentiment and enamel dots. I like the look of a mat between the panel and the card base, and here I decided to go with black to just bring it all together.

For the second card, I incorporated the Thanks Expressions Stamp and Die Set.

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Indie Collection. #cardmaking #cards #diecutting #stamping

I divided the card in three sections, arranging the patterned paper at the top and the bottom, while leaving a bigger white space in the center. Here I used the strips of teal card stock at the seam as well, and added some twine in the lower portion of the panel. For the sentiment, I cut it out several times from black card stock, adhered all the layers together, and heat-embossed it with translucent embossing powder, which gave just the right amount of sparkle.

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Indie Collection. #cardmaking #cards #diecutting #stamping

I chose a yellow patterned paper for the solid image of the butterfly, and added gold embroidery floss behind it before adhering it down. I love that the “Thanks” die comes in a set with coordinating sentiment stamps. I foam mounted the “A little note to say” one and placed it right on top of the butterfly.

Cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Indie Collection. #cardmaking #cards #diecutting #stamping

Now the fun part! To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, July 15th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

I’ll also draw a winner from all the comments left on my blog. The big prize is a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders store!

Your next stop is the talented Ilda. Happy hopping!

Spellbinders supplies:

S4-920 Layered Monarch

SDS-151 Thanks Expressions

Other supplies: Gina K Designs Tranquil Teal card stock; Gina K Designs On My Mind and in My Heart stamp set; Altenew Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder; Amy Tangerine Plus One Scrapbook Collection; enamel dots.

63 thoughts on “Spellbinders New Collection Inspiration Blog Hop – The Indie Line

  1. Wow.. so pretty. I love the black on white background. The colors of the butterfly are the perfect combination.


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