Saturday, July 4, 2020

Hello Spring - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hey there crafty friends,

I'm back with a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team today!

I know I've already used this paper as background, but I can't help it, I love stripes! The colors are so gorgeous too, it's one of my most favorite papers in the Bloom Street collection!

Now, I don't usually scrap color photos because I find it hard to work with them, especially when there's blue sky or greenery on them. However, I really wanted to use this beautiful Hello Spring cut file (Design ID: 321572) and I do have many photos from our quarantine walks, of the nature awaking, everything in full bloom!

I also don't use two different size photos on a layout, but my printer is often playing tricks on me and doesn't recognize the photo on the SD card in which case I can only send the photo directly from my PC and that way I am not able to print the same smaller size as you see on the right. But I wasn't going to throw either of them away, so...they both ended up on the same layout, ha!

I backed the flowers in the cut file with a few different patterned papers that matched the colors of the background, purples and pinks. I then glued the wreath on the background, making sure I left space for the photos to be tucked under. I added foam dots to the white letters and added them back in place.

For embellishments I used a few butterflies, diecut flowers and foliage as well as some phrase stickers. Some of them I glued down with liquid glue, others with foam adhesive, so I have a bit of variation and texture.

Last but not least, I added a teeny tag behind my photo, wrote up my journaling and stamped my date. That's it!

I hope I could inspire you with today's layout in one way or another!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Have an awesome day!



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

In the spotlight: Spellbinders Small and Large Die of the Month kits - July 2020

Hi there crafty peeps,

It's that time again! The Spellbinders July Club Kits are here! Are you guys excited?! The kits are really great this month!

I've been really busy these past few months, I've just launched my own web shop (if you're interested, you can check it out here:
Anyway, my shop was the inspiration behind today's cards, because it's all about rainbows :)

As a reminder, Spellbinders have several monthly kits, which are really great! You can subscribe to:
You can find all necessary information about these kits here.

Let's see the Large Die Kit first. It's a really great tall, skinny alphabet die set that you can use for sooo many things! I was super happy about it because I love alpha dies and I don't have skinny ones yet! You also get a variety of little leaves and blooms!

To create this background, I actually used some of the dies from the Small Die Kit. I die cut the flowers multiple times from white card stock and adhered them onto a light gray A2 size panel, then trimmed them off. I cut thin strips of nine different color card stocks and glued them onto a piece of white card stock. I then die cut my letters from this panel and glued them on my card front.

I went through my enamel dot stash, pulled out some that matched my colors and placed them on my card.

For my second card I created two rainbow panels and using foam adhesive, I glued them onto my card base. I die cut my letters from white card stock 3 or 4 times, stacked them up and glued them onto the rainbow panels. 

Last but not least, I added some foliage and enamel dots. 

As for the Small Die Kit...more rainbows!

You'll get 2 bigger flowers, a bunch of tiny ones as well as the geometric shape I created my background with. I actually die cut this twice and lined them up on an A2 size panel, to form this oval shape. The die only creates half of this shape. 

Then, I die cut the flowers from white as well as yellow, orange, red, green, light and royal blue card stock. I glued these die cuts on white card stock and fussy cut them out - I did this so I could piece the colorful die cuts back into place. Once done, I glued the flowers into opposite corners on the card front, using foam tape for two of them, to create dimension. I die cut a few little flowers from other colors of the rainbow and added them too. For my sentiment I used the alpha dies from the Large Die Kit.

For my last card today I die cut loads of little flowers! I will admit, this took awhile because I believe there's only 4 dies in the set and 3 of them are the same size - and I wanted to mix up the sizes. So, lots of die cutting is what I'm saying :D You could arrange them in so many ways! I actually planned to create a rainbow with them, but there was only space for 3 colors and I wanted to use more.

Once each flower was attached, I die cut my sentiment from white card stock, again, 3 or 4 times, stacked up the letters, glued them together, then adhered them to my card front. Some twine finishes off this simple card!

That's it! I hope you guys like these cards and I could give you some ideas you can use with other dies too!

See you next month!

Happy crafting!


Monday, June 29, 2020

In the spotlight: Spellbinders Glimmer Backgrounds - Hand Drawn Wave Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

Hello there,

I'm stopping by real quick to share a card I've made with the beautiful Spellbinders Hand Drawn Wave Glimmer Hot Foil Plate

Do you guys have a Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System yet?! If not, you might want to reconsider hehe! Here in Germany, you can buy it at Alexandra Renke, as well as plenty of accessories like the foil rolls in several colors, and various plates.

Spellbinders added a few background plates to their collection recently and today I'm showing you one of them!

The plate is wide enough for you to create A2 size cards in landscape orientation but I decided to go with portrait, so after foiling my panels (2 of them), I just trimmed off the sides.

I went with some mauve kind of colored patterned papers from Alexandra Renke, because I thought they'd be beautiful with the Gold Glimmer Hot Foil roll I wanted to use.

Once I'd foiled the panels and trimmed them down to 4.25" wide, I fussy cut out the waves so I could layer them up on my card front.

I adhered a floral paper to my card base, then I added a piece of mauve colored grid paper at the bottom. I first glued down the darker foiled panel, then attached the lighter one too. For my sentiment I used the Everyday Sentiments II Glimmer Hot Foil Plates with gold foil. I love foiling lots of  sentiments at once so I always have sentiments in various colors ready to go and don't have to spend time on this when I'm working on my cards. I added foam adhesive to the sentiment and adhered it to my card.

To finish it off, I placed a few enamel dots in matching colors around my sentiment and added a twine bow at the top. That's it! Super simple, but I think the foil adds interest and texture to it, just a little something something!

Believe me, once you try the Glimmer Hot Foil System, you'll want to foil things in EVERY possible color haha! Oh oh! I almost forgot! There's a new foil too! And it's rainbow oh my goodness! Have you seen it?! You can find it HERE. It sells out fast each time, so don't think about it twice! I did try this foil with the same background and it looks fabulous - I just didn't have time to finish the card yet. I also foiled sentiments with it, even my boyfriend said they were super cool (and he couldn't care less about crafty things haha!).

Anyway, that's it for today! Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a fabulous day!