Thursday, July 23, 2020

Spellbinders July 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Hello, crafty friends!
I'm so happy and honoured to be joining Spellbinders for the July 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop today. Spellbinders is celebrating all their Club Kits in shop for July 2020. If you arrived here from the talented, Varada's Blog, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Spellbinders Blog. We've got tons of inspiration and giveaways for you on the hop today, so keep reading till the end of this post for more information.

I have made a Gatefold Card for the hop today using the Amazing Paper Grace – July Die of the Month. In case you missed, it I shared a Card on my blog few days ago using this month's "Fanfare" Set, which you can check out HERE.
Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Membership

The dies for Spellbinders Monthly Clubs are exclusive to Spellbinders and you won't find them anywhere else. If you want to find out more about the Club – prices, how you sign up and what’s included, please look ——–> HERE. These dies are only available through the Club and are limited to the month of July, so hurry before they are sold out.

I wanted to create something different and unique using the Fanfare Set, so I came up with the idea of creating a Gatefold Card. The main delicate oval filigree pattern die in the Fanfare Set is so elegant and I simply loved creating with it. Here's a look at my Card:

To create my card, I first took a piece of Buttercream Cardstock measuring 12" X 12" and trimmed it to 12" X 5". Next, I took the oval filigree pattern die from the Fanfare Set and die cut it using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine to create the flaps for my card. I used the partial die-cutting technique for doing so and I scored the flaps at 3 1/2" on either side to create the Gate Fold Card pattern.

Once my basic Card structure was in place, I started working on the insides of the Card. I trimmed two different patterned papers to use inside my card, which is from the DCWV Blush Patterned Paper Stack. I also used two mat layers of Brush Gold Cardstock before adhering the patterned papers in order to accentuate the look. I adhered them all down to my base using the Journey Craft Glue.

Next, I die cut the oval filigree die included in the Fanfare Set from Brush Gold Cardstock and snipped it in two to add to the flaps. I off-set them before adhering them in order to add some interest to my design. For my belly band, I used the Papericious Vellum Paper to create a sturdy band to keep my card together.

To embellish it, I die cut a circle from the Elegant Twist Circled Etched Dies from Gold Mirror Cardstock and Buttercream Cardstock, and adhered the two together to create a small base for my floral spray. I die cut the flower petals from the Sweet Cottage Flower Etched Dies using Deckle Edged Paper. I inked the layers using Distress Wild Honey Spray Stain and added a sparkle self-adhesive drop to the centre for a more complete look.

I also die cut some filler flowers using the flower dies in the Fanfare Set. I die cut those as well from White Deckle Edged Paper and inked them using Distress Spray Stains in Abandoned Coral and Spun Sugar. I added cream wire pollens to the centres of the small flowers and tucked them in beside my main flower.

The leaves and foliage were die cut using the dies included in the  Sweet Cottage Flower Etched Dies using Deckle Edged Paper. I used Distress Twisted Citron Spray Stain to colour them. I really enjoyed creating this card and hope you like it too!

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Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, Spellbinder is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 26th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Additional Giveaway:
The generous folks at Spellbinders have allowed me to giveaway a $25 gift certificate to ONE lucky winner! For your chance to win, leave a comment on this post by 26th July, 2020. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.
Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

Blog Hop Order:
Next Stop on this Blog Hop is, Jeanne Jachna's blog.
Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:
Spellbinders Blog
Nichol Spohr
Tina Smith
Carrie Rhoades
Bibi Cameron
Kathy Clement
Alicia Havranek
Jill Hilliard
Laurie Willison
Joy Baldwin
Jean Manis
Virginia Lu
Ilina Crouse
Varada Sharma
                       Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)
Jeanne Jachna
Gemma Campbell

Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this blog post. I hope you liked my project! If you would like to see more of my work using Spellbinders, do follow my Instagram Page - @hussena_cal
Wishing you a wonderful day ahead!

53 comments:

  1. Such an elegant hate fold card, love that die and the flowers.

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  2. Ohhhhh, the flowers and leaves are so pretty. This is very elegant, and so pretty. I just love it.

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  3. Wow, that's a stunning card! That could be a wedding invitation!

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  4. I like the way you used the APG dies. Nice.

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  5. Beautiful! Makes me think I should have gotten this kit, too, lol.

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  6. Lovely lacey card for any special occasion.

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  7. Oh my! This is such an elegant card! Love! Love! Love! it!

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  8. love the folded card effect would work really well for a wedding invite

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  9. Love how you split the die to make a gate fold card. Very clever!

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  10. Love your lacy and elegant card! Beautiful!

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  11. Your card is simply stunning and elegant. Wow, thank you for sharing.

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  12. The soft and dainty colours on your card pair so well with the elegance of the design. Spectacular design with these products.

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  13. Beautiful gate fold card. I love all those little flowers tucked in the belly band. Gorgeous.

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  14. Your card is so elegant! I like how the simple lines draw your eye to the flower as a center piece!

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  15. Beautiful card! Love the design and color combo.
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  16. Beautifully elegant! I LOVE how it opens and the gold and soft pinks!

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  17. I love gate folds, also, and this makes it so elegant!

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  18. Wow those dies are so intricate! Beautiful! TYFS! Michigan USA ❤️🦋💜

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  19. Very lovely! The gold accents make it so elegant and the flowers are so sweet! Very pretty.

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  20. Becca's dies are always so elegant and unique, and you've shared a gorgeous card. Love the gatefold design.

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  21. Your card is so pretty! Good call making it a gatefold card with the die.

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  22. very nice, love the dimension.

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  23. Fabulous creation and
    love the gatefold.
    Carla from Utah

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  24. Elegant card with these beautiful dies!

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  25. Elegant card. lovin the layers and the flowers

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  26. Elegent, what did you use to create the inside greeting element?

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  27. Such a gorgeous card!
    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  28. Simple look but elegant. Beautiful card.

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  29. I love Spellbinders products! Awesome creations, love your gatefold card!

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  30. Love the big bow. Fantastic idea.
    thanks for sharing
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  31. Wow! So elegant and gorgeous!! <3

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  32. Fabulous card!
    I love the Gatefold card, color combinations and the flowers give it an extra special touch.

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  33. Beautiful card and such a creative way to use the die set to make a gatefold!

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  34. My husband and I had to get married in a quick moment, we are planning the bigger wedding for our 5th year. This would be a great invitation. I'm sure there is a peacock die cut I could use instead of a flower since my theme is peacocks!!!

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  35. Wowwwww amazing work u always create wonderful with diesss love it

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  36. You've inspired me to do a gatefold card, I've never done one.

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  37. What a gorgeous gatefold card! I love the flowers- so much beautiful texture and dimension!

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  38. Nice way to use the frame. Great look!

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  39. oh my - this card is gorgeous and one which will be cherished by the recipient!

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  40. Converting this die into a gatefold is brilliant!!! I can't wait to try this technique!

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  41. So elegant and I like the flower embellishment.

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  42. such a cool card - I am new to card making and I learned something new today - the gate fold! Thank you - this was a very elegant card!

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  43. So glad I have these dies after seeing your pretty design - at first glance I thought the flowers were fabric/felt!

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  44. Beautiful card. I like the layering of the dies cuts.

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