Friday, June 15, 2018

Spellbinders Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job - Part 3

Hello crafty friends,

I'm back with you to share my third and final post showcasing the wonderful Special Moments collection by Marisa Job for Spellbinders. If you've missed my previous two posts, you can find them here and here.

Today I'm sharing 3 cards I've made with this collection. As before, I started out by making A2 size  top folding card bases. 

One of my favourites in this collection must be the super duper gorgeous Shapeabilities Laced Flowers Etched Dies . For my first card I die cut these flowers from a purple patterned paper, layered them up using foam adhesive to create just one big, dimensional flower. I added a pink flower button to the middle.

I adhered a 4.24x5.5" size white card stock to the card base, then cut a few strips of patterned papers and glued them down. I actually did paper weaving in the top left corner but then covered it all up with the flower :). I never plan out my cards, which of course would have saved me some time here, since it was completely useless to do the paper weaving ha! Oh well! Next time! Finally, I added a phrase sticker for my sentiment.

For my next card I die cut 3 flowers with the same die as above, plus another 3 using the Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies. The shape of these flowers is the same so I thought mixing up these two dies would be a great way to create something different. I layered a bigger and a smaller one adding pop dots in between the layers. I added some Nuvo drops for the middles.

I then took one of the circle dies from the Shapeabilities Special Day Frame Etched Dies set and die cut a sentiment from a 12x12 cut apart paper. I again added a white 4.25x5.5" card stock to the card base and the bottom part I covered with a piece of patterned paper. I adhered the circle on top and glued down the flowers too.

I cut some flamingo patterned paper to cover my card base on my third card. I die cut two circles from different patterned papers using the Shapeabilities Special Day Frame Etched Dies. I also die cut a circular Happy Birthday sentiment, which comes in the Shapeabilities Happy Birthday w/Numbers Etched Dies set. I layered up the circles, adding foam adhesive between the biggest and the middle layer. I just love dimension!

I die cut some more flowers, because...well, flowers make everything better, am I right? To finish off this card, I added a few white enamel dots. That's it!

I've loved working with this collection, it's just super pretty! Anything with flowers and I'm good :). I hope you enjoyed the cards I've created and I could inspire you in one way or the other!

I wish you all a wonderful day!


Spellbinders supplies:
  • S4-943 Shapeabilities Happy Birthday w/Numbers Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S4-945 Shapeabilities Laced Flowers Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S5-374 Shapeabilities Special Day Frame Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S5-378 Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
Other supplies:
  • patterned paper, phrase sticker, button - Crate Paper
  • Nuvo drops
  • enamel dots
  • twine
  • white heavy weight card stock for card base
  • diecutting machine
  • trimmer
  • liquid adhesive, double sided adhesive, foam adhesive

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Spellbinders Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job - Part 2

Hello friends,

Today I'm sharing a bunch of new cards using the wonderful Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job for Spellbinders! If you missed my first blog post featuring some items from this collection, click here!

All 4 of my cards are assembled on an A2 size top folding card base.
For the first one I used a die set I also used on a card in my previous post, the gorgeous Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies. This time I die cut the crescent shape from textured card stock and the lattice oval from patterned paper. To add more layers of ovals, I also used another set that I seem to use a lot on my cards, the super awesome Nestabilities Fancy Edged Ovals Etched Dies.

I added a 4.25x5.5" piece of patterned paper to my card front, then started adhering down the ovals. I used foam adhesive between two of the layers to create more dimension. I glued down the lattice oval then added the floral piece. There are three little flower dies in this set too, which I used to make Foamiran flowers. A while back I saw a video where Yana made these flowers and I fell in love right away so I was excited to try them! I made a few and because they turned out so teeny, I made a small bouquet from 5 flowers and attached this to my card. For my sentiment I used the LOVE letters from the Shapeabilities Miss You Swirl Etched Dies. I added a few Nuvo drops and done!

Up next is a colorful card! I adhered a 4.25x5.5" piece of patterned paper to my card base. I die cut this gorgeous floral panel from a light mint colored patterned paper, using the Shapeabilities Flower Background Etched Dies. This may very well be my favorite piece in this collection! I simply glued this die cut on top of my striped patterned paper, then die cut 2 ovals using the same die set as mentioned above. 

I added a few chipboard embellishments as well as some Nuvo drops. For the sentiment I used mini alpha stickers. 

Since I love this cover die so much, I die cut another one too from a different patterned paper. Then I backed the flowers with various patterned papers. Once done, I decided to make 2 cards from this one panel. I cut it in half at an angle as well as another piece of patterned paper so they both were cut at the same angle. This patterned paper serves as the other half of the cards. I glued everything down, I added a tiny strip of coral card stock, to bring in a bit more color.

I stamped the sentiments using black Versafine ink. To finish off these cards, I added a little bouquet of Foamiran flowers and some twine.

I hope you liked today's projects and will come back for my final post in 2 days!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I wish you all a wonderful day!


Spellbinders supplies:
  • S5-376 Shapeabilities Miss You Swirl Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S5-378 Shapeabilities Floral Oval Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S5-375 Shapeabilities Flower Background Etched Dies Special Moments Collection by Marisa Job
  • S4-907 Nestabilities Fancy Edged Ovals Etched Dies
Other supplies:
  • patterned paper (first card) - Cocoa Vanilla Studio
  • patterned paper (all other cards), chipboard, mini alpha stickers - Simple Stories
  • Nuvo drops
  • Foamiran
  • twine
  • white heavy weight card stock for card base
  • color card stock - American Crafts
  • diecutting machine
  • trimmer
  • black permanent ink
  • phrase stamp
  • liquid adhesive, double sided adhesive, foam adhesive

Monday, June 11, 2018

You Are 4 - DT layout for Paige Evans + Silhouette

Hi there lovelies,

I'm back today to share a new layout I created for the Paige Evans + Silhouette Design Team!

Paige has sooo many cut files that I get overwhelmed when it comes to picking out one for my next layout haha! There's so many I want to use, but I never find the time! I just can't seem to be able to catch up! Anyway... I love balloons so the Balloons cut file (Design ID: 257768) stood out for me, of course. I decided to go with the gorgeous Fancy Free collection to mix things up a little!

I enlarged the cut file so that it covered most of the page, then cropped it and cut it from textured white card stock. I backed the balloons with various patterned papers, making sure they are all colorful and happy! I then added hand stitching to them, mainly because at the time I was working on it, I was lacking mojo. When I don't feel like creating, I either fussy cut or hand stitch, because it's mindless work but at least I'm doing something!

Once done, I added foam adhesive to the balloons and adhered the cut file to the background paper. To make it a bit more interesting, I placed some buttons, layered stickers, die cuts and chipboards here and there. 

Next, I layered some tissue paper and tags behind my photo and glued it all down. I tucked in a few embellies as well and attached a chipboard piece and a sticker to the photo. 

Here's the thing. I had (and still have) so much of the Fancy Free collection, multiples of everything, like 6 packs of embellies etc. Serious FOMO! BUT, I've never been able to put my hands on the alpha thickers. This was the time when AC moved warehouses and there were huge delays in delivery and many items never made it to Europe. So long story short, I had to go with other thickers. :) I found the alphas from the Take Me Away collection quite fitting! I made sure I picked a mix of colors so the layout is more fun! I added my journaling and date, done!

I hope these happy colors bring a smile on your faces today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Till next time X

Fancy Free collection: Patterned papers, buttons, chipboards, die cuts, tags, layered stickers 
Take Me Away collection: alpha thickers