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Spellbinders – December 2018 Card Kit of the Month

Hello, friends! I’m back today to share a few cards created with the Spellbinders December 2018 Card Kit of the Month. This kit, called Winter Wishes, includes a 40 sheet paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable die set, and tons of embellishments, giving you everything you need to make 10 cards or more! It’s a great deal, and you don’t want to miss it.

I absolutely love the soft, wintery colors of this kit. The copper foiled sheet is amazing, and perfect for embellishments and sentiments. One of my favorite elements is the glitter washi tape; it comes in two shades, gold and brown, and is so beautiful!

Here is the first set of cards:

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For the first card, I used the copper foiled cardstock to die cut little berries and the sentiment.

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The jar is one of the die cuts the comes in the kit, while for the sprigs I die cut them from light blue cardstock, as well as from cardstock I previously adhered the glittery washi tape to. I mounted everything with foam dots for dimension, and added enamel dots to finish the card.

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The second card features mainly die cuts.

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I adhered one of the beautiful patterned papers from the kit onto brown cardstock, covered the portion where the two met with washi tape, and created a cluster of embellishments towards the right side of the panel. Easy peasy. The sentiment is also provided in the kit.

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The third card is a combination of the Monthly Card Kit Extras, which can also be purchased seperately. I used the Winter Wishes Paper Pad, the Mason Jar Stamp Set, and the Gold Glitter Alphabet Stickers to create this festive look.

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I started by stamping the star image onto a large strip of patterned paper three times – I opted to heat-emboss it as well, just to give it a more glittery look. I added the sentiment and enamel dots before adhering the strip onto the bottom layer. I finished the card with twine in coordinating colors.

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I also have an additional set of cards to share:

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I created a wreath with several dies that come in the kit for the first card.

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Again, I covered white cardstock with glitter washi tape and die cut the sprigs. For the flowers I used patterned paper, as well as the gorgeous copper foiled sheet for the center. The banner sentiment is also part of the kit.

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For my last card, I simply trimmed and layered several patterned papers for a nested look; I adhered them down with foam adhesive for dimension before heat-embossing the sentiment directly onto the top layer. I then embellished it with copper foiled snowflakes, a beautiful die cut, and enamel dots.

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Spellbinders_WinterWishesDecember2018CardKit. @enzamg @spellbinders #cardmaking #cards #winter #winterwishes

That is all for today, my friends. I truly enjoyed playing with the December 2018 Card Kit of the Month, and I have so many supplies 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!

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Altenew December 2018 Markers/Embellishments Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew December 2018 Markers/Embellishments Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

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

Altenew Card Blog

Kathy Racoosin

Erum Tasneem

Kristina Pokazanieva

Nicole Picadura

Kelly Latevola

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Kathleen Graumüller

Sveta Fotinia

Lilith Eeckels

TaeEun Yoo

Therese Calvird

Anna Komenda

Zinia Redo

Vicky Papaioannou

Lydia Evans

Laura Jane

Norine Borys

Nathalie DeSousa

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Zsoka Marko

Virginia Lu

Raquel Bowman

Svitlana Shayevich

Gayatri Murali

Kymona Tracey

Erica A-B

Agnieszka Malyszek

I’m so excited about this release! They new Artist Markers are gorgeous, and the scrapbook embellishments perfectly coordinate with the previous releases, making them a must have.

Today I have decided to share a card featuring some of the beautiful new shades included in the Artist Markers Set E.

I started by spraying an 8×4” smooth white cardstock with Altenew Frosty Pink Shimmer Ink Spray, just to give it a light layer of color. While that was drying, I stamped my images from the Botanical Garden Stamp Set using Altenew Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink, and colored the flowers with the following markers: Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, and Firebrick. I went from the lighter shade to the darkest, trying to create a realistic look. I should mention I’m not a colorist by all means, but I enjoy spending time experimenting with new mediums.

For the leaves, I used Bamboo, Parrot, and Olive.

Next, I cut the flowers with the coordinating dies and adhered them on my card panel.

The sentiment, which was heat-embossed with Altenew Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder, comes from the Blissful Bud Stamp Set.

To finish the card, I matted it with cardstock in a coordinating color, before adding some of the new enamel dots from the Rock Collection package.

Now onto the prizes! 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 12/12/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on Sunday, December 16th.

Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop is Kathleen‘s blog. Happy hopping!

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Pink Paislee – Fussy Cutting: A Set Of Cards

Hi there, friends! I have a new set of cards to share, using the gorgeous Whimsical collection by Pink Paislee.

What these cards have in common is a lot of fussy cut elements. From tags to banners to frames, all you need is patterned paper!

For the first card, I used two tags that I fussy cut out of Paper 01, which also includes sentiments and other embellishments.

After choosing the paper for my card panel, I adhered two strips of washi tape from the #StickerBook across the middle, just to give it a bit more interest. I layered two tags and a frame from the same cut apart sheet and mounted everything on foam adhesive for dimension. A beautiful floral die cut and heart enamel dots finished the card.

The second card used the sentiments banners in Paper 08.

Again, I fussy cut them, making sure to pick the ones that made more sense for a card. I adhered them onto white cardstock, on which I used a faux stitch border die to give it a more finished look. Next, I arranged a flower and some leaves from the ephemera pack in the center of the card. Here to add more interest, instead of adding washi tape, I wrapped natural twine around the card panel before adhering the prepared sentiments on top.

I hope you like these simple cards. Take out your scissors and start fussy cutting all the things! It’s fun! 🙂