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Spellbinders – A Charming Christmas by Becca Feeken

Hello, crafty friends! I’m back today with a set of simple Christmas cards featuring the gorgeous A Charming Christmas collection by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders. Two are the die sets I focused on: Holly Jolly Christmas, and Charming Christmas Words. I love the versatility of these dies, and the ability to combine them for a very festive look.

Christmas cards by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using A Charming Christmas collection. #cards #cardmaking #spellbinders #diecutting For the first card, I used the Charming Christmas Words to create the background for my card panel. This is a set of six dies with the phrase HO HO HO, FA LA LA and NOEL in a border format with an inner word pattern and an outline for each. I alternated the three word strips, trying to maintain the same distance between them. I didn’t want to measure everything, so I just eye-balled it.

Christmas cards by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using A Charming Christmas collection. #cards #cardmaking #spellbinders #diecuttingFor the center, I used a die cut from the lovely Merry Days collection by Crate Paper. To make the wreath look more finished and “full”, I die cut several holly leaves from the Holly Jolly Christmas set and arranged them around it.

The second card is a bit more layered. I mostly used the Holly Jolly Christmas die set, which includes nine beautiful dies: three frames in different sizes, a large intricate inset design, as well as a small one, a Merry Christmas sentiment, and the holly designs I used on the previous card.

Christmas cards by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using A Charming Christmas collection. #cards #cardmaking #spellbinders #diecuttingI started by adding stitched detailing to an A2 card panel with one the outline dies from the Charming Christmas Words set. I then did the same with the second layer; this time I used a different border for variety. I also used the FA LA LA word die to add a fun and festive element. The small inset design created the perfect window to “display” presents, holly leaves, and a holiday sentiment. Nuvo Crystal Drops in Red Berry finished the card.

These die sets are a must have for your holiday paper crafting needs. I hope you enjoyed my cards, and would love to hear what you think!

Have a lovely day!

Spellbinders supplies:

Other supplies:

Crate Paper Merry Days
Nuvo Crystal Drops

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Spellbinders – Christmas Projects using Holiday Die D-Lites

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing the first of two blog posts featuring the super fun Holiday Die D-Lites by Spellbinders. I love the whimsical images of these sets; they are so cute and perfect for the upcoming holiday season! They are also very versatile and can be used to create cards, tags, gift wrapping elements, ornaments, and much more.

For my projects today, I have decided to go with the traditional red and green color combination. I have two cards and two tags to share.

Let’s start with the cards!

Christmas Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

They both feature a horizontal design and dimensional elements. For the first one, I used the Die D-Lites Christmas Tree Etched Dies.

Christmas Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

I started by trimming the green dotted paper to measure 5.25×4.25”. I then used the outline image of the tree to cut two shapes directly on the patterned paper, one towards the right, the other on the opposite side of the card panel – I placed them at different heights to give it a more “natural” look, kind of like a landscape. Next, I adhered down the positive spaces of the die cut with foam dots to give it dimension, making sure to have the B side of the patterned paper show. For the tree in the middle,

Christmas Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays
To finish the card, I added the sentiment and matted the panel with an A2 white card base – I liked the idea of having some of the white color show on just two sides of the card.

The second card features the Die D-Lites Santa Etched Dies.

Christmas Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

This set is too cute for words! I absolutely love it! The design here is a bit simpler. It’s just strips of patterned papers cut to size to create a background. The red and green thin ones between the larger piece and the white cardstock were added for more definition. After assembling Santa, I adhered it on top of a red plaid tag with foam adhesive, and added natural colored twine for a vintage feel.

Christmas Card by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

Like the previous card, I opted to mat the card panel, this time with kraft cardstock, which coordinates perfectly with the twine.

Now onto the tags!

Christmas Tags by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

Both tags measure 3.5×4.5”, and they both feature a circular design in the middle. The first one was created with the Die D-Lites Snowman Etched Dies.

Christmas Tags by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

I adore all the little details in this set, and I love that you can customize the individual pieces to create unique looks. I adhered the snowman on top of two circular shapes from the Special Day Frame Etched Dies by Marisa Job, alternating the layers with foam adhesive, so to obtain a dimensional piece.

Christmas Tags by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

For the second tag, I used the Die D-Lites Reindeer Etched Dies.

Christmas Tags by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

I used kraft cardstock for the reindeer, and inked the edges to create more definition. I then placed one of the Laced Flowers Etched Dies by Marisa Job behind it before adhering it down onto the circle.

Christmas Tags by @enzamg for @Spellbinders using Holiday Die D-Lites. #spellbinders #diecutting #christmas #holidays

Spellbinders Supplies:
S3-361 Die D-Lites Christmas Tree Etched Dies
S3-359 Die D-Lites Santa Etched Dies
S3-360 Die D-Lites Snowman Etched Dies
S3-358 Die D-Lites Reindeer Etched Dies
S5-374 Special Day Frame Etched Dies By Marisa Job
S4-945 Laced Flowers Etched Dies By Marisa Job

Other supplies: My Mind’s Eye Cozy Christmas Collection; ribbon; twine.

I’m so happy with the way these projects turned out. I’ll be back in a few days to share more of my creations with the adorable Holiday Die D-Lites Dies!