Monday, March 25, 2019

Spellbinders March 25th Blog Hop


Hello, crafty friends!
Welcome to the Spellbinders March 25th Blog Hop! If you're just popping in, you can start at the beginning with Spellbinders Blog. If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived from the blog of Tina Smith. There is lots of inspiration and prizes to be won, so be sure to read until the end of the post for more details!

Today, we are showcasing the following NEW collections from Spellbinders and I am so excited to share my projects using both these collections.
Becca Feeken Gilded Age | Sharyn Sowell Happy | New Glimmer Hot Foil Colors

My first project is a Cottage Gift Box made using the Gilded Trimmings Glimmer Hot Foil Plate, Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Gold, and the Charming Cottage Box Etched Dies.

I wanted to use the Gilded Trimmings Glimmer Hot Foil Plate in a new and unique way, and what better than using it as a gorgeous, elegant border to adorn a gift box! To create this box, I first die cut the Cottage Box from heavy-weight smooth Cream Cardstock using the Charming Cottage Box Etched Dies. Once it was die cut, I used the Spellbinders Hot Foil Glimmer System with the Gilded Trimmings Glimmer Hot Foil Plate to foil the border on all four sides of the box. I used the Glimmer Hot Foil Roll in Gold to foil the borders.

I wanted to keep the embellishing very simple so as to not take away the focus from the foiled borders. I used the Cinch and Go Poinsettia Etched Dies to create a light pink poinsettia and some small filler flowers from the It's Your Day Etched Dies along with a couple of rose buds and pollens from my stash to embellish the box. I also added some leaves die cut from green Foamiran to complete the floral cluster.  

Here is a look at the foiled borders! I die cut the tiny border using the Gilded Trimmings Glimmer Hot Foil Plate with the Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Blush. I added it as an accent strip all around the box. I loved how this one turned out! What do you think?



My next box is an idea which came to my mind whole working on the first project. I had this beautiful strip of foil left over from foiling the Gilded Trimmings Glimmer Hot Foil Plate, and it was too pretty to be thrown out, so I decided to use the negative as well to create another box.

This is actually a gorgeous gold colour, however, I was not able to capture the colour of the foil nicely. The next picture shows you how the actual colour looks like, and I think, you will agree with me, that it is really very pretty!

I adhered this strip of foil using Glossy Accents. I had to be very careful while adhering it, to make sure there were no air bubbles. I used the entire negative piece to cover the box. I also die cut borders using the Shadow Box Ribbon Threader Etched Dies from white cardstock to add to the top and bottom of the foiled piece, and give it a more finished look. 

I kept the floral arrangement almost the same as the previous box, and only changed the colours. Also, please excuse those pesky glue strings which are showing up in the pictures. I had no idea about them until I saw down to edit my pictures. :/


My last project for today is a Card I made using the new Glimmer Plates and Etched Dies from Sharyn Sowell's Happy Collection

I had a lot of fun creating this card! I have always wanted to create a card with this particular layout and when I saw the Oh Happy Day Glimmer Hot Foil Plate, I knew I was going to use it this way! I first started by foiling the plate using Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Blush. Once that was done, I started working on the other elements of my card. 

I die cut little flowers from light pink and dark pink cardstock using dies from the It's Your Day Etched Dies and lightly embossed them to give them a dainty look. I adhered them on my card panel and added white pearls to the centres. The sentiment banner was die cut from Gold Mirror Cardstock and White Cardstock and then adhered one one on top of the other to give the inlay effect.

I really liked the way this one tuned out because this was how I had envisioned it when I received these products. I would love to know what you think of my card!

Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, April 7th 11:59 pm EDT. Winners will be announced in their blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.


Blog Hop List:
Next stop on this Blog Hop is the talented, Mona Tóth's blog.
In case, you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:
                        Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)
Zinia Redo

 Thanks for stopping by!
 I hoped you liked my projects. If you did, please do leave me a comment letting me know which one is your favourite. :)

Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a great day ahead!

70 comments:

  1. What an elegant gift box! I love the it's your day card. The foiled bird silhouette is gorgeous.

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  2. Beautiful projects Hussena !! Loved the elegance of gold foil on the gift boxes and the card is lovely , different from your style !

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  3. Your box and card speaks Spring, such a great combination for a gift....very pretty
    Well done and tfs

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  4. Gorgeous projects! Love the foiled borders on the boxes and the card is too pretty with the bird silhouette among the florals!

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  5. Hussena your projects today are so elegant and Spring inspired! Your interpretation of how these wonderful products may be used is sensational. TYFS

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  6. Wow..such beautiful and elegant projects ma'am..love all of them

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  7. Love your work the card and box are beautiful

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  8. Gorgeous projects Hussena. Love the gold accents on the boxes and the lovely floral arrangements... the card is so pretty with those birds in the oval window.

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  9. I love the bird's foiling on the card and I just adore that box!

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  10. Wow! So pretty. Love your gift boxes with the beautiful foil accent. A nice touch adding the flowers. Your foiling is perfect.

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  11. Your projects are lovely, the box is my favorite, so elegant , pity it is no longer available.

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  12. WOW!!! LOVE those boxes you've foiled, Hussena! They're SO ELEGANT & JUST GORGEOUS! Those foil dies seem to be made JUST FOR those boxes! You did SUCH A WONDERFUL JOB on them! AND your little bird card is LOVELY AS WELL! A PERFECT WAY to use this foiling die!

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  13. I love your projects. The are so elegant with the foil!

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  14. The boxes are amazing. I need to make some for my friends.

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  15. Your projects are sooo elegant and gorgeous Hussena!! Love them everytime! You rock with adding those flowers to elegance! :)

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  16. wow your projects are stunning - thanks for sharing

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  17. Your gift boxes are a delight! Am loving the wider border and color that you chose! And your 2nd card is so feminine and soft! Love her new die cut images!!

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  18. Beautiful projects! I love the use of the border die to decorate the gift box, and I think the bird die is so pretty!

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  19. Beautiful projects! I love the floral clusters. Great tip for using the foil negative too.

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  20. Tricia Podmore here, love love the box and cards,especially the branch and bird. The box is stunning and would definitely be a great gift for someone. Have to thank you for your inspiration.

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  21. Wow! Very creative use of the glimmer hot foil system!

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  22. I love the way you designed the boxes with the foil. Gotta try that one. Cards are stunning also. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I love how you used the foil on the box and your cards are stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful boxes and card! The glimmer plates and new foils create such professional projects.

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  25. Awesom projects, Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. Your projects are wonderful! Love them!

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  27. Such a gorgeous card and gift box! Great release.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  28. Beautiful projects. Love both the boxes. Thank you for sharing.

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  29. Such an amazing gift box! I love how you embellished with flowers on the card too!

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  30. Oh how pretty are your projects! I love them💖 TFS

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  31. Beautiful creations on both of these, love your arrangement in the first and those birds are just so sweet with all the pretty flowers!

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  32. These projects are beautiful...the box design is exquisite. tfs

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  33. The boxes are gorgeous and make a great gift of themselves. Your card is lovely and beckons Spring.

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  34. Loving the bird and branch die I am seeing. Those are great cards that are being created. Great job.

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  35. I absolutely love the gift boxes you created and the colour of foil is beautiful. Thanks for sharing x

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  36. Wonderful projects! Love the gift box.

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  37. Love the boxes and how you've added the glimmer and regular dies to create them. Your card is gorgeous! Love the glimmer of the foiled bird and branch with the flower dies around the circle window. TFS.

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  38. Your gift boxes and card are so beautiful! Quite impressive! Love your elegant style.

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  39. Your card and gift box are beautiful. I especially love the little birds on the card. Gorgeous!

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  40. So gorgeous and very elegant. Those birdies are my favorite.

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  41. Beautiful projects....the boxes are undoubtedly super gorgeous!!

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  42. I love both the card and the gift box. The foil adds an elegant touch!

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  43. These are beautiful! I would have loved to see a video on the foiling the box. I really like that bird and branch plate. I may have to get these products. I have the glimmer machine and need to get more plates.

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  44. Your foil box is absolutely beautiful, thank you for sharing both the box and card with us!

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  45. So pretty with the foiling and the flowers.

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  46. Awesome blog hop, loved hopping along, it is filled with beautiful fun inspirations!

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  47. Love your card and that beautiful box!

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  48. I love the box. The card is very pretty, the blush foil is perfect

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  49. The gold adds elegance to the
    boxes. Love the birds on the
    branch. the beautiful flowers
    added to all of the projects
    adds to their beauty.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. Beautiful box and card. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Beautiful details on your boxes and cards!

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  52. WOW such beautiful designs!

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  53. Beautiful projects, Hussena! The foiling looks so elegant! The boxes are as good as gifts!

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  54. Love the Tiffany blue box with the silver foiling - just gorgeous.

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  55. Stunning projects. Thanks for inspiring me today

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  56. Gorgeous projects. The foiling is so elegant.

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