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Spellbinders – New Collection Inspiration August Blog Hop


Hello everyone, and welcome to the Spellbinders August 2018 Blog Hop.

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

Spellbinders

Hussena Calcuttawala

Tina Smith

Melissa Phillips

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Anya Lunchenko

Sandra Nagel

Olga Direktorenko

Elena Salo

Nina-Marie Trapani

Desiree Kuemmerle

Svitlana Shayevich

Brenda Noelke

Heather Hoffman

Rubeena Ianigro

Amy Kolling

Clare Prezzia

Today is all about two lovely collections:

The cutting dies I used for my cards come from the Special Moments collection: Laced Flowers, Floral Lace Border, and Special Day Frame. I love how dainty and intricate these designs are!

Everyday cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. #spellbinders #cratepaper @cratepaper #cards #cardmaking

For the first card, I concentrated my elements in the center.

Everyday cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. #spellbinders #cratepaper @cratepaper #cards #cardmaking

I wanted to create lots of dimension, so I decided to layer several die cuts and use foam adhesive to adhere one on top of the other. I started with the bigger circle die that comes in the Special Day Frame set, followed by one of the swirl and circle shapes, and finished with two gorgeous layers of Laced Flowers. I then die cut many single flower shapes from the Floral Lace Border set and arranged them all around the edge of the circle for extra interest, and also for a more finished look.

Everyday cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. #spellbinders #cratepaper @cratepaper #cards #cardmaking

The second card features layers of gorgeous Laced Flowers.

Everyday cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. #spellbinders #cratepaper @cratepaper #cards #cardmaking

I started by die cutting the three different sizes directly from my card panel. I love that the darker patterned paper comes through bringing in a contrasting element. Keeping the same color scheme of the first card, I die cut the flowers and nested them before adhering them down. I diminished the layers going from the bottom to the top of the card, so you can see that the bottom flowers has three layers, the second has two, and so on. A simple sentiment and Crystal Nuvo Drops finished the card.

Everyday cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders using the Special Moments collection by Marisa Job. #spellbinders #cratepaper @cratepaper #cards #cardmaking

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 the Spellbinders blog by Sunday, August 19th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday – Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Your next stop is the super talented Anya. Happy hopping!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Special Moments by Marisa Job – Floral Lace Border (S4-944).

Special Moments by Marisa Job – Laced Flowers (S4-945).

Special Moments by Marisa Job – Special Day Frame (S5-374).

Other supplies: Create Paper Willow Lane collection; Crystal Nuvo Drops in Neptune; enamel dots.

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Spellbinders – August Monthly Card Kit

Hello, crafty friends! Did you know that Spellbinders has a Card Kit of The Month Subscription? If you are not aware of this amazing membership deal, you want to check it out!

The Monthly Card Kit includes all of the following:

  • Dies, Sentiments, Paper, Envelopes & Embellishments. Contains at least 45 pieces and will create up to 10 complete cards!
  • Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.
  • Member Benefits and Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts – only available to members.

I had the pleasure to work with the August Card Kit this month, which is packed with wonderful goodies. I created five cards, and I have so many supplies left!

A set of cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders with August Monthly Card Kit. #spellbinders #cards #cardmaking #summercards #handmadecards

I love the wafer thin dies that come in the kit. For the first card, I used mostly those to create a floral card. I die cut flowers and leaves out of patterned paper and colored cardstock, and arranged them in clusters on the card panel. The Metallic Gold Poster Board Sheet that I used to mat it is another nice addition to the kit; it is thick and shiny, just perfect for any project. I backed the sentiment sticker with the same paper, as well as gold thread, before adhering it down. The enamel dots are the only thing the come from my stash.

For the second card, I decided to use one of the dies to create my background. I simply die cut the shapes out of textured cardstock and patterned paper, and formed colorful rows on the panel. I kept the embellishments to a minimum; I just adhered a die-cut and sentiment in the center with foam squares. I also used more of the gold thread behind it to give it some shine.

A set of cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders with August Monthly Card Kit. #spellbinders #cards #cardmaking #summercards #handmadecards

For the next two card, I used a beautiful floral patterned paper and several die cuts. I love layering different elements on my cards to create dimension and texture; that’s what I did here with patterned paper, chipboard embellishments, and ribbon.

A set of cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders with August Monthly Card Kit. #spellbinders #cards #cardmaking #summercards #handmadecards

A set of cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders with August Monthly Card Kit. #spellbinders #cards #cardmaking #summercards #handmadecards

The last card has to be my favorite. In the kit, you’ll find five colors of ribbon that perfectly coordinate with all the other elements. I decided to create a diagonal design by adhering the ribbon down with the double-sided adhesive that comes in the kit (yes, you also get a roll of tape and foam squares!), alternating the beautiful pinks to the vibrant green.

A set of cards by @enzamg for @spellbinders with August Monthly Card Kit. #spellbinders #cards #cardmaking #summercards #handmadecards

What do you think? Isn’t this Monthly Card Kit to die for? I bet you’ll love it as much as I do. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Have a wonderful day!

Supplies: Spellbinders Monthly Card Kit – August; Spellbinders Metallic Gold Poster Board Sheet.

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Spellbinders – Cut & Emboss Folders Inspiration | Even More Everyday Cards

Hello there, Spellbinders fans! I’m back with my third and last blog post showcasing the Cut and Emboss Folders. You can find my previous posts here and here.

Everyday card by @enzamg for @spellbinders using Cut & Emboss Folders. #spellbinders #card #cardmaking #cutandemboss
My first card for today features the Diamond Lace Frame Cut and Emboss Folder. The delicate and intricate design of this folder is just beautiful – you don’t need much more than a sentiment to complete your card. Here I decided to step it up a little, and create lots of dimension with a few elements and foam adhesive.

Everyday card by @enzamg for @spellbinders using Cut & Emboss Folders. #spellbinders #card #cardmaking #cutandemboss
I started by embossing two 4”x5.25” panels of the same color. I then fussy cut only the central portion of one of them, heat-embossed my sentiment on it, and adhered it on top of the full panel with foam adhesive.

Everyday card by @enzamg for @spellbinders using Cut & Emboss Folders. #spellbinders #card #cardmaking #cutandemboss
I backed the panel with different colored patterned papers before matting it with white card stock and placing it on top of the teal card base. To embellish it, I used some floral images I had in my stash to create two clusters, and finished the card off with clear drops.

Everyday card by @enzamg for @spellbinders using Cut & Emboss Folders. #spellbinders #card #cardmaking #cutandemboss
The second card was created using the Botanical Frame Cut and Emboss Folder.

Everyday card by @enzamg for @spellbinders using Cut & Emboss Folders. #spellbinders #card #cardmaking #cutandemboss
I wanted to use patterned paper for this panel, but I also knew that a busy pattern would have hidden the beautiful design created with the folder. So I went with a more subtle choice; you can see the darker roses on the paper, but that doesn’t distract from the embossed image. I then backed my panel with teal card stock before adhering it to an A2 card base.

Everyday card by @enzamg for @spellbinders using Cut & Emboss Folders. #spellbinders #card #cardmaking #cutandemboss
Next, the embellishments. Again, I didn’t want or need to add much more; just three butterflies that I fussy cut from patterned paper, and a heat-embossed sentiment on the same teal card stock I used for my matting. Enamel dots in coordinating colors finished the card.

Everyday card by @enzamg for @spellbinders using Cut & Emboss Folders. #spellbinders #card #cardmaking #cutandemboss
I have truly enjoyed working with these fabulous products. They are all you need to create beautiful cards in no time.

SPELLBINDERS SUPPLIES:
CEF-001 Diamond Lace Frame Cut And Emboss Folder
CEF-010 Botanical Frame Cut And Emboss Folder

Other supplies: Neenah Solar White 80lbs card stock; Concord and 9th sentiment stamp; Altenew sentiment stamp; Altenew Washi Tape; Crate Paper Maggie Holmes Gather collection; Dear Lizzy Lovely Day collection; die-cutting machine.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!