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Spellbinders – Destination Japan Collection by Lene Lok

Hello, crafty friends! Enza Gudor here with you today to share three projects featuring the gorgeous Destination Japan Collection by Lene Lok. Saying that I am in love with this collection is an understatement. It is so beautiful and unique, and can be used for a variety of projects.

The first project is a card created with one of my favorite die sets in this collection: Die D-Lites Kimono Etched Dies.

I started by die cutting the papers for my kimono. I went with delicate, spring colors that reminded me of the real Japanese garments. For the outline, I opted for a very light lavender color, while for the inlay panels I alternated patterned paper in contrasting shades.

After cutting the outline, I glued it on to smooth white cardstock and adhered the other panels along with the decorative sakura/cherry blossom flowers on top. I then fussy cut around the edges to get rid of the excess paper. This simple step made the image thicker and perfect to be backed with foam adhesive.

Once ready, I continued working on the card base, for which I picked the same lavender-colored patterned paper. I adhered a 4 x 5.25 inches striped paper on top, and layered a smaller panel of white textured cardstock in between the kimono and the base to make everything pop. To add texture, I die cut many cherry blossoms using the same white cardstock, and adhered them on to my smaller panel. I love how delicate it looks!

To complete the card, I added a sentiment from the Bloom Street scrapbook collection that I used for all my projects today.

The second project is a 12×12 layout. This time I used the gorgeous Shapeabilities Sakura Blossoms Etched Dies.

The die set includes a rectangular border die, on top of which you can layer the beautiful Sakura flowers. I decided to just use the blossoms for this page. What I love about the set is that the flowers come in three different sizes, which is perfect to achieve dimension and texture on your projects.

As you can see, I die cut lots of pretty flowers to frame this sweet photo of my daughter and I. After matting the 12×12 patterned paper with a lighter-colored one, I layered an additional, wide strip in a different design vertically, making sure it partially covered the left side of the background. Once I adhered my photo and a few embellishments from the Bloom Street collection down, I started decorating with clusters of flowers.

The third and final project for today is another card. I used three die sets here: Shapeabilities Waves Etched DiesShapeabilities Sakura Blossoms Etched Dies, and Die D-Lites Origami Crane Etched Dies.

This card came together in no time. The beautiful background die added the right amount of interest, so I felt I didn’t need much more on top. I filled in the high waves with a different patterned paper so to make them stand out more, and left the rest as is, letting the pink paper peek through.

I love the Origami Crane die, so I cut one shape and backed it with vellum. Some of the sections were filled with the same paper I used for the outline. To finish the card, I added three beautiful Sakura blossoms and a sentiment from the Bloom Street collection. Everything was adhered down with foam adhesive.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Bloom Street Scrapbook Collection by Pink Paislee
  • Scrapbook Adhesives Foam Adhesive
  • FSJ Detailed Foliage Die Set
  • FSJ Summer Branch Die

Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my projects and will give these fabulous die sets a try. Have a delightful day!


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Pink Paislee – Cards: Textured Background

Hello, PP fans. This is Enza, and today I’m sharing a couple of cards featuring the gorgeous Horizon collection. Dimension and texture are a must for me – whether I create layouts, cards, or even home décor projects, I always try to find ways to give them body and interest by using different techniques or tools. Both of my cards today showcase a textured background and lots of layers.Have you ever used embossing folders? If you are looking for a simple and easy way to jazz up your card backgrounds, these are definitely for you. They add lots of texture without being “too much”.

For the first card base I used a dotted embossing folder.

The plain cardstock in the Horizon Project Pad coordinates perfectly with the collection and comes in lovely colors; I chose a pretty pink for my card base. I then die cut two oval shapes in different sizes from patterned paper and adhered them to the center of the card, using foam adhesive in between the layers to create dimension. Right before gluing down the smaller oval, I arranged some leaf branches underneath it; they go all around the middle cluster, bringing in more color and texture. I also added a bouquet and a sentiment on the very top, and three little butterflies that I fussy cut from the 6×8 Paper Pad.

The second card features a leaf motif on the background. Again, I used an embossing folder, and I love how it turned out.

This time I used a scalloped circle nesting die set for the center of the card and, like in the first card, adhered the layers with foam adhesive. Once that was ready, I created a cluster of embellishments towards the left side of the circles with a chipboard flower and die cut leaves. The pink glitter paper in the Horizon Project Pad is beautiful, and gave the card the right amount of sparkle. To finish, I fussy cut the sentiment from the Phrases 2×2 Paper Pad and popped it on foam dots as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. How do you add texture and dimension to your projects? I would love to know 🙂

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Pink Paislee – Dream Layout

Hello there! Enza here with a new layout featuring the gorgeous Horizon collection. I love butterflies, and when I saw the new Layered Butterfly cut file by Paige I knew I had to use it right away. I’m actually combining two of her cut files on this page. Let’s see how it came together!

I decided to cut the design three times, slightly reducing its size each time so to have more variety. I used both sides of the patterned paper and machine-stitched the several layers in place. I love all the dimension here! Those butterflies are just too gorgeous!

Before arranging them on the page, I decided to add an extra layer to the background with another cut file, this time a floral design. I wanted it to be big and take the whole left side of the layout, but I chose not to back it with patterned paper, as I wanted the butterflies to be the focus. The photo fit perfectly in between the wings. I layered a frame behind it and several stickers on top. The paper clips in this collection are just too cute; here I added the flower one by the little “Follow Your Heart” banner. I then placed the big “Dream” chipboard sticker above the photo, where I also arranged a few more embellishments: fussy cut butterflies, puffy stickers, flowers and foliage from the ephemera pack.

To finish the layout, I chose a tiny flower included in the stamp set and stamped it several times around the butterflies. It was the perfect substitute for enamel dots!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have found some inspiration for your next layout using the gorgeous Horizon collection and some amazing cut files.