Thursday, March 10, 2022

Spellbinders March 10th Clubs Blog Hop + Giveaways!

Hello, crafty friends!
I'm happy and honoured to be joining Spellbinders for the March 2022 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop today. Spellbinders is celebrating all their Club Kits in shop for March 2022.

If you arrived here from Deborah Jenkins' 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 an A2 Shaped Note Card cum Pocket to share for the hop today using the Spellbinders  – Amazing Paper Grace March 2022 Die of the Month Set. This month’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Set, “Bella Ovalette“, is a large set of 12 dies that can be used to cut gorgeous decorative background panels as well as some pretty flowers and leaves to embellish.  It’s a versatile die and is a beautiful match to Bella Diamante. I love the soft curves and the unique shape of the shadow layer that can be used to make a shaped card.

To create my card, I first die-cut Snowdrift CardstockMirror Gold CardstockPink Sand Cardstock, and White Foam using the A2 Decorative Layer Die from the set and layered the pieces atop the card panel using Craft Glue. Next, I die-cut Mirror Gold Cardstock and Pink Sand Cardstock using the Large Motif Die from Bella Ovalette and adhered the pieces down on my decorative panel using liquid adhesive. The, I die-cut , and White Foam using the Smaller Motif Die in the set and popped up the layers up with foam tape to create a raised effect. 

Once the layers were all in place, it was time to embellish the card. I cut some of the flowers and leaves out of Snowdrift Cardstock and coloured the pieces using Cotton Candy, Coral Berry, Warm Sunshine, and Sunkissed paints from the Watercolor 36 Pan Set. I also used Copic Markers (RV52, YR68) to flick some colour out from the centers to add some quick colour to the flowers before layering them up and adding Gold Glitter Balls to the centers. I wanted my floral spray to look more full and wholesome, so I die-cut some leaves  and additional foliage from the Be Bold Blooms Etched Dies out of Snowdrift Cardstock and Peridot Cardstock. I watercolored the pieces using Bamboo and Frayed Leaf and embossed them with a ball stylus for a bit of interest.

Next, I cut the tiny Oval Die in the Bella Ovalette Set out of Snowdrift CardstockMirror Gold Cardstock, and White Foam and layered up the pieces atop my panel using Craft Glue. I stamped my sentiment in the centre of the piece using Versafine Onyx Black ink and added some white pearls for visual interest. To finish, I mat the card panel with layers of Barely Peach and Mirror Gold Cardstock before adhering it to a side-folding A7-sized white card base using tape runner

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, March 13th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this blog hop post the following Wednesday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, 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, Linh Van'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:

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!


  1. Lovely card. I appreciate seeing the die used on an A2 card so I can judge the size of the set.

  2. Wow! Beautiful card, love the tiny flowers.

  3. So soft and feminine; just gorgeous Hussena!

  4. So elegant!
    Thanks for sharing your talent.

  5. My favorite. I love the design and the colors are beautiful. Thank you for the instructions. I have trouble figuring out what colors to use together and the layering.
    Carolyn Rayl

  6. Hussena, your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I like how you used the Paper Grace die in a portrait mode to create the lacy background for your INCREDIBLE paper flowers! You are such a wonderful artist! The flowers look genuinely real with all the detailed coloring and folding! Thank you so much for sharing your card and talents!!! -Donna

  7. Oh my gosh! This is such an incredibly detailed and beautiful card!!

  8. Gorgeous! Can't wait to receive my kit and play!

  9. Very lovely….ai cannot wait to receive my die set!

  10. Oh Wow!!! Such a beautiful, elegant looking card creation! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Suzy Q

  11. OMG, I love this die and your card. I really like this die, but I can't get it because I am not a club member. Hopefully it will come available next month.

  12. Lovely! Do you have a video showing how you created such dimensional flowers?

  13. Very pretty design with that elegant die. Makes a special card for someone.

  14. this is a great die,. beautiful card!!!

  15. Great project share and use of the frame.