Monday, August 19, 2019

Spellbinders Holiday 2019 Release blog hop

Hello crafty peeps,

I'm excited to join the Spellbinders Holiday 2019 release blog hop today! You should have arrived here from Marie's blog

I always love working on Christmas projects because I've collected quite some holiday scrapbook products over the years and I love mixing and matching them! There's some really cute products in this release! I won't be doing step by steps, but if there's something you'd like to know, by all means, leave a comment and I'll get back to you!

First up this cool little puppy! This set is called Merry Hugs. I love the retro feel of the design, so I paired it with a vintage scrapbook collection (as in the design is vintage, not the collection :D), Winterberry from My Mind's Eye.

Next up is another cutie, Christmas Bandit! Gosh, isn't this raccoon the cutest little thing?! And the trees with the snow?! Awww.

For this card I used a mixture of Pinkfresh Studio Christmas scrapbook collections from previous years, Holiday Vibes and December Days. 

Next up two stunning die sets - Deck the Halls and Joy. So many possibilities with these ones!

For these I chose another My Mind's Eye Christmas collection, Jingle All the Way, designed by my favorite Jen Allyson!

Then we have the Classic Christmas Cut and Emboss Folder which, as the name suggests, embosses and cuts the paper at the same time. This is actually a full background design, but I decided to fussy cut out the ornament.

For this one I used a mix of Fancy Pants Designs patterned papers.

Last but not least I have a trio for you. One of them uses the same Deck the Halls die set I already used above. Here I paired it with an embossed background and some additional snowflakes from the Yuletide Snowflakes set from last year. 

These gorgeous snowflakes are also part of the Yuletide Snowflakes die set by Becca Feeken. I love that this set has both traditional and non-traditional snowflake shapes. These ones on this card could easily be used to create flowers!

On this last card I used another older die, also by Becca Feeken, called Holly Jolly Christmas. This is a large die, so I cut it in half for my A2 size card. With this die set you have different options to die cut your design, you can choose to use only one rectangle, or more, depending on what style you want to achieve.

On these three I used scraps from several companies, My Mind's Eye, Doodlebug and Pink Paislee I believe.

To celebrate this release, Spellpinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader! The winner will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 25th 11:59pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the original blog hop post on the Spellbinders blog the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

That's it for today! I hope you like my projects with the awesome new release! I apologize for the hasty post, I just can't seem to catch up after the holidays with my son starting a new school...

Your next stop is the wonderful Laurie Willison's blog!

Have a wonderful day!


Blog Hop list:
Jennifer Mcguire
Debby Hughes
Yana Smakula
Nichol Spohr
Wanda Guess
Jean Manis
Keeway Tsao
Svitlana Shayevich
Mindy Eggen
Marie Heiderscheit
Zsoka Marko  ------ YOU ARE HERE!
Laurie Willison
Karin Ã…kesdotter
Nina-Marie Trapani
Mindy Baxter
Amy Rysavy
Betty Wright
Daniel West
Amanda Korotkova
Mayline Jung
Varada Sharma


  1. Plaid, stripes, and cute critters! What more could you ask for to make adorable cards? I love, love, love these!

  2. Soooo many cards, all wonderful, but gotta love a dog in glasses!

  3. I agree with Jill, that boston terrier with glasses is darling.

  4. I can't decide which card I loved move, but all the dies are incredible. My holiday cards are going to be so nice, can't wait. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Oh my goodness these are all such fun cards, love them

  6. Your creativity is just amazing! I love the variety in your cards. The Boston Terrier with the glasses is adorable!

  7. Wow! You have been busy. Each and every card was awesome. This is my first time to see the pup die in action. I love it

  8. Oh, I LOVE YOUR DOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So much fun.

  9. Your dog and racoon card is adorable and your other traditions style cards turned out fantastic...
    Really nice cards...tfs

  10. Ooh these are so wonderful! Love all the adorable sweet cards :)

  11. Both cute and elegant! Love the little dog!

  12. So cute! Love the bright colors, and that pup--adorable!

  13. Wonderful cards! The pup and the raccoon are so sweet, and I am loving the beautiful ornaments!

  14. Marisela Delgado said: Such cute cards.

  15. Your first two cards with the critter & puppy are ADORABLE!!! SO CUTE!!! AND THEN, I scrolled down to see your OTHER WONDERFUL CREATIONS! They look SO UNIQUE!!! I'm not sure if it's the papers or the sketches you did that makes them SO UNIQUE! BUT, I LOVE THEM! They're GORGEOUS!!! A WONDERFUL JOB ON ALLL of your cards, Ysoka! ;)<3

  16. I love them all! Great patterned papers and layering! LOVE the critters!

  17. All of your cards are beautiful! I love the colors, how creative and unique your cards are. Great job!

  18. You've shared so many different cards; cute critters, elegant embossing & cheerful die cutting. Thanks for the great design ideas.

  19. SWOON!! I LOVE all of the AMAZING Inspiration!! Such STUNNING Cards!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  20. Awesome release! Awesome creations! I especially love the Deck the Halls ornaments!

  21. Very pretty and cute cards! Thanks for sharing.

  22. Beautiful cards. Have to go
    with the animals though. the
    dog with his glasses is darling.
    Raccy is cute with his plaid
    Christmas trees. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  23. I just love your bright modern take on Christmas cards with this great new release, Zsoka! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring.

  24. These are super cards! Love each one!

  25. Merry Christmas in August! Wahooooo! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  26. What an amazing release! I love Christmas products! Awesome creations!

  27. Wow!! You went to town! Love all your cards!!

  28. All that hard work! And your cards are awesome! Thank you.

  29. Lovely cards! Love your beautiful way to used these new products!

  30. WOW you have created simply stunning cards. Thanks for your inspiration.

  31. All these cards are wonderful. I'm a grandmother of four and the Merry Hugs and Christmas Bandit sets are perfect for cards for them. They certainly made me smile!

  32. All of your cards are wonderful. Love your designs...
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  33. Such a great assortment of cards! But I'm a bit partial to the little critter ones :)

  34. Wonderful cards-so cheery and bright and festive. I really like those snowflakes and the deck the halls die set.

  35. Wow, wow, wow! These cards just make me smile! You are so talented!

  36. Goodness, you've done a wonderful job on your Christmas cards! Beautiful work!

  37. You have created so many wonderful cards, I love them all!

  38. Nice cards, especially the beautiful CAS red-white ones. Great inspiration, thanks for sharing.

  39. Wow, amazing collection of cards! Sweet, funny, and beautiful. Love your crisp design style.

  40. Your cards are gorgeous! So much inspiration!