Thursday, January 2, 2020

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

Hi there crafty peeps,

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful a relaxing holiday season with your loved ones! We had a very quiet time at home, far away from our families. On one hand it's a pity we didn't get to celebrate Christmas like we usually do, on the other hand we also really enjoyed staying home. As you are reading this post we should have arrived in Norway! We are super excited about it! If you want to follow along our adventures, follow me on Instagram (zsoka_marko), I'll probably be posting photos in my Stories. We mostly will have NO daylight up north (as in, 24-hour darkness in Spitsbergen!), so I'm not sure what I will be able to photograph at all haha!

Anyhow, in the meantime I wanted to share my projects with the gorgeous Spellbinders January 2020 Small and Large Die kits!

But first, 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 start with the Small Die kit because this is my favorite this month! I actually had made a layout first before I made these cards, but I will only be able to share that later in January! I've used the same paper collection, Take Me Away from Paige Evans on the layout and I was so smitten with it, I decided to use it on these cards too. I adore these colors!

For my first card I die cut the base layer from white card stock, then the letters and flowers from 4 different color patterned papers. I glued everything in place - for the flowers I used liquid glue, for the letters foam tape so they stand out more. I then attached this piece with more foam tape to my A2 size top folding card base. To finish it off I added some navy twine.

For my second card I cut a few strips of papers, mostly patterned papers. The navy is card stock because I didn't have any of the gorgeous navy floral patterned paper left :(. I adhered these to an A2 size top folding card base. This time I die cut the base layer from vellum. Gosh, I love love love vellum! I used white card stock for the letters but patterned papers for the flowers and leaves. Again, I used foam tape to give it all some dimension.

Next up is the Large Die kit! There's lots of hearts with different sentiments in this kit and while I've only managed to use two, I put the rest in the photo so you can see them :). 

Again, I used the same paper collection as above - but look at how different these colors are! I love how many different color combos you can come up with using the very same scrapbook collection.

On my first card I created two necklaces - these are also part of the die set! I added a sentiment, which I think is from the December card kit. I felt like this card didn't need anything else but I'm terrible at deciding when it's too little or when it's too much :D. 

On my second card I hung the charms on a piece of twine (and used foam tape to keep them in place). I stitched on some chipboard buttons and added a bow. I also die cut another sentiment (December Small Die kit!) which I then adhered at the bottom of my card base.

That's it! I hope you like today's projects and they get you in the mood to create!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!