Saturday, August 22, 2020

Spellbinders August 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hello, crafty friends!
I'm ecstatic to be joining Spellbinders for the August 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop today. Spellbinders is celebrating all their Club Kits in shop for August 2020. 
If you arrived here from the talented, Jean Manis' 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 Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone Card for the hop today using the Amazing Paper Grace – August Die of the Month. In case you missed, it I shared a Card on my blog few days ago using this month's "Pop Up 3D Vignette Telephone" 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 August, so hurry before they are sold out.

There are SIX dies included in the Telephone Set to help you create a wide variety of projects like: a Pop Up 3D Card, a Shaker Card, a Shaped Card, a Mini Scrapbook Album (upto 4 pages), a Gift Card Holder and more.
I have used this die set to create a 3D Vignette Card. 

To start off, I die cut all the different shapes and panels needed to make my 3D card using Buttercream Cardstock. I also cut some of the coordinating elements from Gold Mirror Cardstock. Once I had everything die-cut, I assembled my Card following THIS video by Becca Feeken. It's really simple and easy to follow!

I die cut all my receiver panels from Buttercream Cardstock, while the handset caps, I die cut them from Gold Mirror Cardstock

To embellish my first receiver panel, I die cut the sentiment 'Tis the Season' from Gold Mirror Cardstock using the sentiment die from the Holiday Word Blocks Etched Dies. I added a mini floral embellishment at the top to add more interest. The flowers are created using the poinsettia die from the Holiday Word Blocks Etched Dies, while the leaves are from a previous Card Kit die.

I embellished my second receiver panel using the 'Joy' die-cut sentiment from the Holiday Word Blocks Etched Dies, which was cut from Gold Mirror Cardstock. I also adhered a mini snowflake embellishment at the top to accentuate it. The flower is die cut from the poinsettia die from the same die set, while the snowflake is from the Snowflake Splendor Etched Dies. I inked the flower using dye ink and added a pink jewel to the centre to give it a more finished look.

For my third panel, I kept things more simple. I added a hot foiled border strip from the Christmas Sweater Borders Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. Next, I die cut the sentiment from the Holiday Word Blocks Etched Dies from Cranberry Bliss Cardstock and Gold Mirror Cardstock and then adhered one over the other for dimension. 

My last and final receiver panel has some quick and simple embellishments. I die cut the snowflake from the Snowflake Splendor Etched Dies using Gold Mirror Cardstock, while the flowers are die cut from the poinsettia die from the Holiday Word Blocks Etched Dies. I added some die cut leaves to complete the look.

For the dial, I again used Buttercream Cardstock and Gold Mirror Cardstock to die cut the pieces. Once I was done adhering down all the numbers in the rotary dial, I added a stamped sentiment piece to the centre, for which I used Rich Coral Ink. I also added a few die cut flowers and leaves around the dial to accentuate it. 

The flowers are die cut using the same poinsettia die that I used on my receiver panels, which is from the Holiday Word Blocks Etched Dies. I inked all of them and embossed the petals using an Embossing Ball Tool. Then, I added flat back jewels in the centres for more interest. Lastly, I added a die-cut bow from the Holly Frame Gala Etched Dies to complete my card. 

Affiliate Disclosure
All products in today's post are linked throughout the post. These are my personal affiliate links which you can shop from at no cost to you! Thank you for your support!

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, August 30th, 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 30th August, 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, Jill Hilliard'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
Jenny Colacicco
Laurie Willison
Joy Baldwin
Michelle Short
Jean Manis
                         Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)
Jill Hilliard
Virginia Lu
Ilina Crouse
Varada Sharma
Henriƫtte van Mierlo

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 great day ahead!


  1. Your telephone shaped card is so unique,love the etched numbers in gold cardstock.

  2. Very creative. Love your creationsšŸ˜£

  3. Love this new die set and your little telli is fabulous

  4. Hussena this is truly beautiful!! Your creations are always a breath of fresh air!!

  5. Beautiful! Really loving the gold to make the card pop.


  7. This card is amazing! Simply stunning.

  8. That is a piece of art....just amazing. Loved it!

  9. Who knew you could make a phone SOOOOO ELEGANT and fabulous! Love the gold!

  10. I am so loving that phone die set! Just so stinkin cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!

  11. Your project is absolutely stunning!

  12. Oh, I would love to recieve this as a Christmas card. Beautiful.

  13. Wow! I love the shape of this and the sweet colors!

  14. Oh my! This is amazing. Wonderful craftmanship.

  15. Cuteness alert!!šŸ˜ These spellbinders dies are just so gorgeous and the projects you create with them are truly truly beautiful, elegant and super cute!! You are such an inspiration for me.

  16. Awesome 3D creation! Love this pretty phone and the way you decorated it! Beautiful sentiments too!

  17. Oh, I love this old fashioned telephone image! I love the size, the little details... great layers and pretty flower embellishments! Thanks for the inspiration. Be safe and God bless!

  18. OMG I always find your work amaZIng and creative - you never fail to impress:)

  19. Adorable! Your phone is lovely! Terrific!

  20. Beautiful! What a fun interactive card! TYFS!

  21. This is such an elegant card. Love the color combination. The Spellbinders telephone die set is wonderful

  22. The cream and gold is such an elegant classy palette, the little florals add a touch of dainty to your gorgeous design. Thanks for the inspiration.

  23. Wow! Your cards are so beautiful! I love all the gold accents and flowers on your 3D card!

  24. Love those beautiful, fun cards. The Telephone Set is great!

  25. Such a beautiful card. And I still love those phones! I have a blue one in my room (although it is push button, not rotary).

  26. SWOON!! Such AMAZING Inspiration I LOVE you Cards and all of the BEAUTIFUL Details!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  27. Very elegant phone and I like all the messages.

  28. Phenomenal! This phone set alone is incredible, but your attention to detail with every layer is truly amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents with all of us on the hop.

  29. WOW! That telephone is so pretty!

  30. STUNNING #-D Vignette Card!! I LOVE this Idea and all of your Details just make this BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  31. Very elegant cards!
    That telephone set looks like so much fun to create with!
    Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

  32. The standing design is great with all the layers.

  33. Your telephone is so stunning and elegant! Your other card is awesome as well. I love how this die is versatile. The added floral spray is perfect!

  34. Love that this die is 3D you made it look so real it's stunning love the color choices for this

  35. Just beautiful, but then it's my favorite color combo after all! Can't imagine a prettier phone, and am glad I have this die set! (Just wish I still had my old ivory/gold rotary phone so I could decorate the real thing!)

  36. Stunning!! Love the cream & gold colors very elegant.