Saturday, September 18, 2021

Spellbinders Add to Cart Collection by Becky Roberts


Hello, crafty friends!
I hope you are doing well. I am back today to share a couple of cards using the NEW Add to Cart Collection by Becky Roberts. This fun collection features a 3D Pop-up shopping cart and lots of goodies to "add to cart" including party supplies, shopping bags, and a Christmas tree!a 3D shopping cart. It is so cleverly designed and you can easily use these dies for creating cards for a variety of any occasions - Party, holiday, and girls’ night out are just some of the themes featured.


I made a set of two bright and dimensional cards using the 3D Shopping Cart Etched Dies, Shopping Bags Etched Dies, and the Shopping Cart Party On! Etched Dies. 

For my first card, I focused on the 3D Shopping Cart Etched Dies and the Shopping Bags Etched Dies. This card design is perfect for showering a loved one with birthday wishes.

I began by trimming a piece of Snowdrift Cardstock to size and then and secured the Sun Burst Stencil on the top of the panel to blend Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink with a blending brush. Next, I stamped a strip of road onto the panel with Moon Rock ink. 

Then, I die cut the components of the shopping cart out of PomegranateMirror Gold, and Onyx Cardstock using the 3D Shopping Cart Die Set and assembled it together using liquid glue. There are options to create both a narrow and wide cart, depending on what you’d like to fit inside. I chose to make a wide cart. I adhered the cart together, then added it to the card panel.

Next, I die cut three shopping bags out of Pink Sand, Waterfall, and patterned paper prints using the Shopping Bags Etched Die Set, and then adhered it together for a 3D look. Once that was done, I die cut balloons out of Teal Topaz, PersimmonPink Sand, Wild Berry, and Mirror Gold Cardstock using the Shopping Cart Party On! Etched Dies. I adhered them on to my panel using liquid glue. 

To finish, I die cut Snowdrift Cardstock using the tag die included in the Shopping Bags Etched Die Set. I colored the piece using Peacock Feathers Distress ink and stamped a sentiment onto it using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I tied a simple bow using some Gold Baker's Twine and attached it to the shopping cart using foam adhesive. I adhered the panel to a top-folding A2-sized white card base with tape runner.



My second Card features the Shopping Cart Party On! Etched Dies. This is a great set for a party, anniversary, birthday, and even New Year celebrations.

To create my card, I began by trimming a piece of Onyx Cardstock to size. Next, I die cut a circle towards the bottom half of the panel using the large circle die in the Standard Circles LG Etched Dies. Then, I adhered a piece of Ivory Metallic Cardstock behind the panel to help it pop out. Next, I added a scalloped circle frame cut out of Mirror Gold Cardstock using the Scalloped Circle Die Set. This helped create a window on my panel. 

Once that was done, I die cut the champagne bottles, flutes, and masks out of Pink Sand, Raindrop, Mirror Gold, Persimmon, and Wild Berry Cardstock using the Shopping Cart Party On! Die Set. I assembled the different pieces together and adhered them to my panel using a combination of foam adhesive and liquid glue.

Next, I die cut the party banners out of Pink Sand, Raindrop, Mirror Gold, Persimmon, and Wild Berry Cardstock using the Shopping Cart Party On! Die Set. I assembled the pieces together and then added it to my panel using liquid glue. Then, to complete, I heat embossed a sentiment in gold underneath this panel. I mounted my panel to a piece of Mirror Gold Cardstock before adhering it to a top-folding A2-sized black card base made out of Onyx Cardstock with tape runner.



I hope you liked this set of bright and fun cards and thanks so much for stopping by today. You can see the Add to Cart Collection by Becky Roberts on the Spellbinders website. It is truly fabulous and these die sets make creating so fun!

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Wishing you a great day ahead!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Spellbinders September 15th Clubs Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Hello, crafty friends!
I'm so happy to be joining Spellbinders for the September 2021 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop today. Spellbinders is celebrating all their Club Kits in shop for September 2021.

If you arrived here from Ilina Crouse'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 a layered card to share today for the hop today using the Amazing Paper Grace – September 2021 Die of the Month Set. In case you missed, it I shared a Stand-Up Card on my blog a few days ago using this month's "Pop Up 3D Vignette Vintage Cash Register" Set, which you can check out HERE.

The Pop Up 3D Vignette Vintage Cash Register is a wonderful set of sixteen dies and it features a vintage cash register as well as wonderful dimension, and folds flat like all of the 3D Vignettes, so that it can be easily sent through the mail.

I have used the Pop Up 3D Vignette Die Set to create an A7 card, however the die set offers endless possibilities and can be used for 3D projects as well. You can also use the Pop Up 3D Vignette Set to make the traditional cash register and stock it with gift cards, create a basket from both facades, or even create a mini album with a cash register on the front and back for children to record their savings. 

To create my card, I first die cut all the different die pieces of the house in the Pop Up 3D Vignette Vintage Cash Register from Cream CardstockOatmeal Cookie CardstockGold Mirror Cardstock, and Graphite Cardstock using my Spellbinders Platinum 6" Machine. Next, I cut a watercolor patterned paper to size and adhered it to my card panel using Journey Craft Glue.

I assembled the cash register together following Becca's How-To Video and adhered all the little pieces on the die cut Cash Register piece using Journey Craft Glue and Foam Squares - Small.  Next, I lightly sanded the raised edges of the die cut pieces to distress it. This really makes the delicate details pop! 

The dainty flowers and leaves were die cut from Snowdrift Cardstock using a combination of dies included in the Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Die Set. I coloured the floral die cut pieces using an array of Distress inks - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Abandoned Coral.  The leaves were coloured using Shabby Shutters Distress ink. I embossed each of the die cut pieces using the small ball tip from the Ultimate Tool Kit and then added pearl finish pollens to the centres of the flowers. I adhered them to my card front using Journey Craft Glue. The sentiment piece is a part of the Pop Up 3D Vignette Vintage Cash Register die set. There are four different sentiment pieces included in the set, so you can pick and choose whichever one you like best for your project.

To assemble, I matted the background panel with layers of Oatmeal Cookie Cardstock and Gold Mirror Cardstock before adhering it to a top-folding ivory card base with liquid adhesive. This is such a remarkable die set and a must-have if you love all things vintage! What do you think?



Giveaway:
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 19th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Wednesday. The 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, Alanna Moses'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:

                         Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)

Thank you so much for your stopping by and reading this blog post. I hope you liked my project! 
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Wishing you a great day ahead!

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Spellbinders & Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month | September 2021


Hello, crafty friends!
Hope you are doing well and staying safe!
I have a 3D Vignette Card to share today featuring the Spellbinders & Amazing Paper Grace September 2021 Die of the Month Set. This month's "Pop Up 3D Vignette Vintage Cash Register" Set is perfect for making gorgeous cards, a gift card caddy, a card to hold cash bills, or can be just a sweet way to tell someone how valuable they are to you! This die set features 16 dies.

The Pop Up 3D Vignette Vintage Cash Register is a very unique and magnificent Die Set and I LOVE all the cute embellishments, markings, and sentiments that make it a showpiece. I had oodles of fun creating with it! 

One of the things I really like about Becca's 3D Vignettes die range is that they fold flat for mailing. Imagine the recipient's delight on receiving such a handmade card in the mail. It's sure to intrigue them! I created a 3D Vignette Card for my post today using the Vintage Cash Register Set. 

For my card, I started by die cutting Pink Sand and Silver Brushed Cardstock using the various die pieces included in the Vintage Cash Register in my Spellbinders Platinum 6" Machine. Then, I die cut Gold Mirror Cardstock using the keys, the drawer handle, and the crank diesOnce I had everything die-cut, I assembled the pieces together following Becca Fekeen’s Video Tutorial. I highly recommend following her tutorials when making your 3D Vignettes projects as she breaks down the process for you in a very simple manner!

Next, I die cut Pink Sand Cardstock using the three sets of tab dies included in the Vignette Inserts that allow for different heights in the cash register. I applied liquid adhesive to the 2 wings of the Vignette Side Pieces, folded the wings, and placed the Vignette Inserts as seen. 

Once that was done, I die cut Silver Brushed Cardstock and Gold Mirror Cardstock using the decorative register top and the sentiment dies. There are four different sentiment pieces included in the set, so you can pick and choose whichever one you like best for your project. I went with "Just my 0.02 Cents" for my project. I adhered the pieces together using liquid adhesive, ensuring that the decorative piece is adhered along the top of the Vignette Insert. I also adhered some die cut pieces in between the Vignette Inserts for interest. Them, I attached the Vignette side pieces to the front and back of the cash register. 

It was now time to embellish the cash register, which also happens to be my most favourite part ever when creating any project. I die cut Snowdrift and Pink Sand Cardstock using the various blossom dies included in the Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Dies. I coloured the pieces using dye inks  and embossed the centres using the 2mm ball stylus tip from Susan's Garden Ultimate Tool Kit. The leaves were die cut from Snowdrift Cardstock as well and then coloured using Shabby Shutters Distress ink. I arranged the different pieces together on my project and then adhered them down using liquid glue. I love the soft, feminine touch it gives to the project. What do you think?! 

I also die cut Pink Sand Cardstock using the tag die from the Mini 3D Vignette Floral Mason Jar Set. I stamped a sentiment on to the die cut piece using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then attached it to my project using foam squares. I had such a wonderful time playing with this die set and coming up with my card. I'd also like to mention that if you want, you can highlight the several embossed sections on the piece using Gilding Wax or lightly sand the raised edges of the die cut pieces to distress it. This will help make those details pop! I skipped this step as I already had a lot of dimension layers on my card, but you can most definitely include it if you so wish. 


The Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is available exclusively at Spellbinders Paper Arts during September 2021. You can get the Pop Up 3D Vignette Vintage Cash Register Set at the special Cub Kit price, along with other membership perks.

If you'd like to see some more project inspiration using the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month, check out the Spellbinders Blog where Becca shares some stunning project samples using it.  
 

Don't miss out on the marvelous Bi-Annual Warehouse Sale going on now at Spellbinders. This sale features incredible deals starting from just $1. This is one of Spellbinders' biggest sales of the year with a HUGE product offering and will run until Sunday, September 19th!

That’s it for me today! I hope you liked my take on the die set! If you like what you've seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@hussena_cal) and/or subscribe to my blog if you haven't already.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Spellbinders September 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month | A Little Birdie Told Me


Hello, crafty friends! 
Happy Monday, friends! I am back today with two nature-inspired cards made with the Spellbinders Clear Stamp of the Month - A Little Birdie Told Me. Check out the exclusive coordinating Tweet Friends - Die Set. There's also something NEW this month - Spellbinders now offers a coordinating die set that you can purchase separately as an add-on for the Clear Stamp of the Month Club Sets. I love this option as I can quickly and easily cut my favorite images from the set out and no longer have to fussy cut the images!

The Spellbinders Clear Stamp for September is a 21 piece stamp set containing adorable bird images and sentiments perfect for a variety of occasions. The Stamp Set coordinates with this month's Large Die of the Month Set, so you can mix and match your supplies to create different projects. This “A Little Birdie Told Me” stamp set features made in the USA stamps from high-quality photo-polymer for clear, crisp impressions.  

To create my card, I first stamped a bunch of the little floral and bird images in the set on to a piece of Snowdrift Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then coloured them using Artist Markers. Once that was done, I used the coordinating die set to cut them all out.

Next, I stamped the wreath and the bow images on another piece of Snowdrift Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then, I stamped the banner and the sentiment onto Snowdrift Cardstock using the same black ink and used the coordinating die set to die cut the image. 

Next, I used the largest rectangle die from the Candlewick Rectangles Etched Die Set to emboss the die frame on the front of the card. Embossing with dies is easy to do on any machine with the Tan Embossing Mat. You need to just put the paper between the die and the Tan Embossing Mat and run it through your Spellbinders Platinum 6" Die Cutting & Embossing Machine as you would for an embossing folder. This is a great technique to get more out of your dies and adds so much to the look of the card.

It was now time to assemble the card together. I popped up the bird, the floral images, the sprigs, and the sentiment banner on my card panel using foam adhesive. I used the Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue in Diamond to add a bit of shimmer and shine to the flower centers and the wings of the bird. Then, to finish, I adhered my card panel to a top-folding white card base made from Snowdrift Cardstock




My next card is made in a different size from my usual cards. I made a Square Card using the bird and floral images in the A Little Birdie Told Me stamp set. 

For my card, I first stamped a bunch of the little floral and bird images in the set on to a piece of Snowdrift Cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then coloured them using Zig Clean Color Brush Markers. Once that was done, I used the coordinating die set to cut them all out.

Next, I trimmed a piece of pink polka dot patterned paper to size and stamped a sentiment from the A Little Birdie Told Me stamp set in the centre of the panel using the same black ink. Then, I die cut Alabaster Cardstock using the largest square die from the Hemstitch Squares Etched Die Set. Once that was done, I die cut the panel using the smallest circle die from the Hemstitch Circles Etched Dies to create an aperture. 

I then arranged the various die cut elements around the circle and and popped them on the card panel using foam adhesive. Next, I adhered the patterned paper below the die cut panel using foam adhesive. Then, to finish, I adhered my card panel to a top-folding kraft card base made from Portbello Cardstock. Lastly, I added a bit of Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue in Diamond to the flower centers for some sparkle and shine.



I hope you liked my cards and thanks so much for stopping by today. You can subscribe to any of the Spellbinders Clubs between the 1st - 24th of each month and never miss a fun kit like this again!
  

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Wishing you a great day ahead!

Friday, September 3, 2021

Spellbinders & Amazing Paper Grace Holiday Medley CollectionA


Hello everyone!
I have a couple of cards to share today using the NEW Holiday Medley Collection by Amazing Paper Grace for Spellbinders. 
The collection is a magical grouping to celebrate one of the most festive time of the year through paper crafting. Becca Feeken designed an array of dies that can mix within existing sets to offer more creative options, and some that can be added in wonderful larger size card formats or projects.

The gorgeous die sets, the delightful Glimmer Plates, and the wonderful sentiments in this collection inspired me to create a soft and pastel Mini Slimline Card using the Joy Crescent Card Builder Etched Dies, Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments Clear Stamp, Lattice Petal Foldover Etched Dies, Sweet Cottage Flowers Etched Dies, and the Curvy Labels Etched Dies

To create my card, I first trimmed a piece of Waterfall Cardstock to about 7.5" X 4". Next, I die cut Alabaster Cardstock and White Fun Foam using the crescent card builder outer rim and inner rim dies from the Joy Crescent Card Builder Etched Die Set. I then flipped the panel over and die cut the other side to complete the design. Then, I die cut Alabaster CardstockGold Mirror Cardstock, and White Fun Foam using the inner square die from the Lattice Petal Foldover Etched Die Set. I adhered the layers together using liquid glue, allowing a bit of the gold to show as a shadow. 

I die cut Alabaster Cardstock and Gold Mirror Cardstock using the Layer 5 die from the Curvy Labels Etched Dies. I stamped a sentiment from the Beautiful Inside and Out Sentiments Clear Stamp on to the white die cut piece using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then layered the pieces together with liquid glue, allowing for the gold to peek through as a shadow. Next, to create my floral arrangement, I die cut Baby Pink Foamiran sheets using the Sweet Cottage Flowers Etched Dies. I shaped the flowers using the 5mm and 8mm ball stylus ball tips from the Ultimate Tool Kit by Susan's Garden. The coordinating fillers were die cut from Soft Pink Foamiran Sheets using a mix of dies from the Layered Bloom Etched Dies and the Mini Blooms and Sprigs Etched Dies. I embossed the flower die cuts using the small ball stylus tip and added wire pollens to the centre of the tiny flowers for interest. Similarly, the leaves were die cut from Sage Cardstock using the leaf frond die from the Layered Bloom Etched Die Set. I arranged the various elements together on my card panel and adhered them to the left side of the card using a mix of Hot Glue Gun and liquid glue.

To finish, I trimmed a piece of Gold Mirror Cardstock and mat it over my card panel. Then, I adhered the whole stack to a top-folding white card base made from Alabaster Cardstock.


I love the way the Mosaic Bracket Card Builder Etched Dies and Pinstripe Bracket Card Builder Glimmer Hot Foil Plates & Dies Set look together. Pinstripes go with just about everything and they make the layering look simply perfect! Here I have used the two together to create a floral encouragement card.

To begin, I trimmed a piece of Pink Sand Cardstock to 5.5" X 5" and a piece of Alabaster Cardstock to 5.5" X 2". I then applied Gold Foil to the piece of Pink Sand Cardstock using the  pinstripe panel from the Pinstripe Bracket Card Builder Glimmer Hot Foil Plates and the Glimmer Hot Foil System. I repeated this process on a separate piece of  Pink Sand Cardstock and die cut the lower edge using the bracket split rim die from the Mosaic Bracket Card Builder Etched Dies.

Next, I die cut Alabaster Cardstock, Gold Mirror Cardstock, and White Fun Foam using the mosaic pattern die from the Mosaic Bracket Card Builder Etched Dies. I slightly offset the two pieces to create the illusion of depth without an excessive amount of bulk. Then, I die cut Alabaster and Gold Mirror Cardstock using the smallest circle pattern die from the Candlewick Circles Etched Dies. I layered the pieces together using liquid adhesive, allowing the gold to peek out as a shadow. Once that was done, I stamped a sentiment from the Sending Floral Wishes Stamp set on to the white die cut piece using Versafine Onyx Black ink and then popped it on my panel using foam adhesive. 

The varied flowers and foliage were die cut from Snow Drift Cardstock using the Petite Floral Potpourri Etched Dies from Amazing Paper Grace. I coloured each of the individual flower die cut pieces using Worn Lipstick Distress ink and then embossed the petals using the small ball stylus tip from the Ultimate Tool Kit. Next, I spritzed the die cut pieces with water to give them a washed-out, natural look and added thread pollens to the centres for a finished look. Similarly, the leaves were coloured using Bundled Sage Distress ink and then embossed using a small ball stylus tip. I adhered each of the pieces around the die cut frame using liquid adhesive.

To finish, I trimmed a piece of Pink Sand Cardstock to 5.5" X 5.125" and mat it with Gold Mirror Cardstock. I then adhered the stack to a top-folding card base made from Pink Sand Cardstock.


I hope you enjoyed this duo of layered Christmas cards and thanks so much for stopping by today! You can check out the Holiday Medley Collection on the Spellbinders website for more inspiration and details! 

Don't miss out on the fantastic Glimmer Hot Foil Fiesta going on now with up to 40% off select Glimmer Hot Foil Plates and 25% off Glimmer Hot Foil Rolls through Sunday, September 5th!

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