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!


Thursday, June 18, 2020

But first coffee - DT layout for Paige Evans

Hello crafty peeps,

I'm stopping by to share a new layout for the Paige Evans Design Team! 

While I had the Horizon collection out last time, I decided to create another layout with it! I had had this photo on my desk since last summer but never really found a collection that worked with the colors. Enter all the blues and yellows in Horizon and we have a perfect match ha!

I can't drink coffee anymore but last summer I could still enjoy a couple of espressos a day! I loved sitting on the balcony with a cup of foamy goodness after Maxim left for school in the morning! Over the years I got used to craft at night so I often sleep very little and espresso helped me wake up and make myself useful :D.

I picked out my cut file first, totally random, nothing to do with the layout, but I really don't mind using flowers on everything...This one is one of the newer ones, Flowers (Design ID: 321569) and it's so pretty!

I then selected all the blue and yellow papers and went through the embellishments too. Luckily there were plenty of things to choose from! I backed the cut file then glued it down on my background paper. 

I added my photo then started embellishing my page. I tucked some tags and labels behind my photo. I created the date label from patterned paper and white card stock. I like when my labels match the rest of the papers! I added sentiment stickers, die cut flowers and chipboard stickers. 

For my title (very original, isn't it?! But so true, so too bad :D) I used the navy mini alpha thickers from the Pick Me Up collection. To finish off my page I added my journaling and a few enamel dots.

That's all! Do you guys prefer limited color palettes like I used here or are more into colorful layouts? I love them all the same! I also love monochromatic!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!


Pick Me up collection: Mini foam alpha thickers

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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

Hi there crafty peeps,

I can't believe yet another month has flown by! The Spellbinders June Club Kits are here!

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.

As always, I'm sharing projects with the Large and the Small Die Kits of the month. I'll start with the Small Die Kit which I originally thought was the Large Die Kit since there's so many dies in it, ha! As you can see, you can create a variety of flowers, they work great with or without stems or leaves. You also get 2 dies to create a hand with that holds a bouquet of flowers. Unfortunately I wasn't able to showcase the hand, because I haven't found any card stock in my stash that would have passed for any skin tone - I literally only have bright colors. Sorry for this!

I started out by selecting my colors - aqua, coral, yellow and purple. I then spent a night on just die cutting LOL! I never know how many I'll need and tend to cut way more than I actually should. Case in point, I was planning to make two cards but ended up with four, because I know if I don't use my die cuts right away, I'll never use them. And I did not want to waste any of these beauties!

On my first card I've used the stems to create a big bouquet of flowers! I added some patterned paper to my A2 card base. By the way, the patterned papers I'm using on these cards are from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. To create more dimension, I added foam adhesive to some of the blooms.

I've finished off this card with a gold foiled sentiment from the Everyday Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate set. If you don't know the Glimmer Hot Foil System, look into it, because it's pretty awesome! There is also a Club Kit for it and this month there are some really fab sentiments in the kit. Oh and the foil I used is the Glimmer Hot Foil Roll in Gold. It's my most used colors, because it goes with everything!

On my second card I first embossed the sentiment in the middle of my A2 size white card panel, then adhered it to my A2 card base. Finally I arranged the flowers and leaves around it, like a frame. I used foam adhesive to pop up a few flowers.

I've used my beloved Nestabilities Fancy Edged Ovals Etched Dies to die cut an oval shape for my sentiment. I embossed the sentiment in the middle with gold embossing powder (Gold Rich Pale from WOW Embossing Powders). Using a foam sheet, I mounted this shape onto my patterned paper background. I added a few flowers in opposite "corners" if you know what I mean.

Last but not least, I created an oval frame with the above mentioned die set. I die cut the frame a bunch of times and glued them together. I also added foam adhesive to its back to give it more dimension. Then I glued it onto my patterned paper background. I also used the white inner piece of the frame, but only one layer. I filled up the frame with all the remaining flowers I had! I added pop dots here and there. To finish it off, I added my gold foiled sentiment - I've used some foam adhesive to attach this.

Next up we have the Large Die Kit! This month you get 2 trendy frames and a bunch of little floral/foliage elements.

I had a few Maggie Holmes collections on my desk when I started these projects so I just went with papers from these collections. I chose a yellow-pink-blue color scheme.

For my first card I die cut the smaller frame from white card stock and glued it in the middle of my card front. I layered a bunch of leaves and flowers in the bottom right corner. I used a sticker from the above mentioned scrapbook collections for my sentiment. I also added a little bird sticker. To finish off this card, I added a twine bow as well as some enamel dots for flower centers.

For my next card I die cut the bigger frame from blue paper, twice. This way I could create this trendy gem shape. Actually I have no idea what these are called, but they have been everywhere for this past year. 

I then added leaves and flowers in opposite corners and used a sticker for my sentiment in the middle. 

That's it this month folks! I hope I could inspire you in some small way!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Stay HEALTHY and crafty!