Thursday, November 12, 2020

Spellbinders November 2020 Club Kits Inspiration Blog Hop

Hi there crafty friends,

It's been a long while since I joined one of these blog hops but luckily this month I had a little extra time and I managed to create a set of cards! If you had followed the hop, you must have arrived from the talented Joy Baldwin's page! I'm attaching the full list of participants at the end of this post for your convenience.

I've used the Large Die Kit on these cards. I have a process video too, if you're interested! I'll link it in at the bottom of this post, too.


Both cards are top folding, A2 size (4.25x5.5"). I chose some pinks, white, gold and warm grays for my color scheme today. The grays almost look brown here!

I die cut two circles, one with the tree design, one with the snowflake. I actually die cut both twice, then layered them up, so they were strong enough to be hand stitched. These are very easy to hand stitch without any tutorial, the pattern kind of guides you really.


For my first card, I cut a few thin strips of card stock in the colors I chose. I also cut an A2 panel from the darkest gray and die cut the border at the bottom. I stitched this too, but not the complete pattern, because I knew I would have a paper strip overlapping at the top. I then glued down the strips, and if you look closely, you'll notice I made a mistake :D. I even laid out the strips before, so I knew in what order I wanted to glue them down and yet, I still managed to skip a pink one in the middle. Oh well, perfection is overrated, right?!

I added this panel to my card base, then started working on the rest of the elements. I die cut a gray circle that's slightly larger than the stitched white one, just so the design stands out more. I added foam tape to the back of the stitched circle and glued it onto the gray one, then attached this piece to my card front. For sentiment I've used a gold foiled holiday sentiment from my stash - I always foil a lot of these sentiments, so I can easily grab one when I need it.


Last but not least I added a bow, that was actually part of a Lindt chocolate packaging that I had been hoarding for awhile! I'm always glad when I can give things a new life!


For my second card, I first created a template for the background design from some scrap card stock, then I fussy cut out each shape from color card stock. I pieced them back together on the card base and first glued them down in the middle, then also stitched them down. I bent up the edges to add dimension and texture.


I would have loved to add a gold circle behind my stitched design so the gold could have peeked through the little holes, but I don't trust any of my glues to stick to the slick surface of the gold card stock :(. I never use metallic/mirror papers for any layer but the top for this reason. What I could do was, I die cut a circle from white card stock, then one from gold and I used the smaller circle die to cut out the middle part of the gold card stock. I then glued the gold frame onto my white die cut, and added the stitched circle on top, using foam adhesive. Hope that makes sense? This way I at least had a gold frame!

To finish off this card, I added a gold foiled sentiment and a few crystals in matching colors.


Here's the video, should you want to watch how these cards came together:


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Now for the fun part! To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky blog readers! Winners will be selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, November 15th, 11:59pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes. Please note, that gift certificates cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions, however, they can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

GOOD LUCK!
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SUPPLY LIST:
Spellbinders Blog
Tina Smith
Carrie Rhoades
Bibi Cameron
Sandi MacIver
Jill Hilliard
Jennifer Snyder
Kathy Clement
Sandra Nagel
Virginia Lu
Jean Manis
Marie Heiderscheit
Joy Baldwin
Zsoka Marko   ------ YOU ARE HERE!
Ilina Crouse
Jenny Colacicco

94 comments:

  1. Very pretty cards in very pretty muted colors. Love your choice of colors.

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  2. love this color combo and great cards

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  3. Really beautiful! Love the colors!

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  4. Very pretty cards... love your colours!

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  5. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  6. Beautiful cards, love the pink and gray.

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  7. Fabulous designs, I adore the palette on the last two cards! Thank you for sharing your creative cards!

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  8. Love your combination of classic design and unusual colors. Very pretty cards.

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  9. Your cards are SO elegant! I love the pearlized thread you used. These are actually my favorites from the blog hop. There are SO many gorgeous cards and things, but these are even more special. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com

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    1. Awww thanks so much! I'm so glad you like them! X

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  10. Beautiful cards so creative. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I LOVE the stitching and your unique color combo!

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  12. Quite beautiful!!! Your color combinations and all your stitching is beautifully crafted! Thanks for sharing your creations! Suzy Q

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  13. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. What beautiful cards, the colors you have used are lovely together. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. WOW! How incredibly lovely and unique your cards are! The stitching is just amazing. Beautifully done!

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  16. BEEEEEEEEAUUUUUUUUUUUUUTIFUL cards! I so love the choice of colors! They go so very nicely together! And I really love your stitching too!

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  17. what fun - using the different color threads really change things up - very pretty!

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  18. So pretty !
    Thank for sharing.

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  19. I love the use of non traditional colors! The upcycling of the Lindt bow is the perfect finishing touch. πŸ₯°

    Note: I’ve had to fight with Google to get this to post so if there are multiples my humblest apologies!

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    1. Thanks so much! Nope, only one comment here hehe! I know what you mean though, for years I hadn't even been able to answer to comments here on my own posts! Google is...weird at times!

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  20. I absolutely love your cards Zsoka...they are my favourite ❤️ I love the colours you chose and the stitching is excellent! Great job!

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  21. Fabulous detail, love the stripes! Mahalo from Hawaii for sharing!

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  22. Loved the pink, gray and white combination in the stitched dies. It makes such pretty cards and you really stepped it up by adding your own personal touch. Thank you for sharing your talents today.

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  23. Awesomeness! Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing!πŸ’œπŸ€—πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ˜·

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  24. I am in love with your design aesthetic! That stitched snowflake card background idea is fantastic! Love. It.

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  25. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the color pallet you chose! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Gorgeous colors and details on your fabulous cards! I love the added stitching! Very elegant look to these lovely cards!

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  27. So gorgeous! I love the colors and stitched dies.

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  28. The stitched details are perfect. I love them. also love the snowmen cards at the bottom πŸ₯°

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  29. Love the non-standard colors. They're beautiful.

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  30. Lovely, elegant cards. I would not have thought to use that color scheme but it definitely is a pretty one. It is nice to see someone take a different direction on a standard theme of green and red. Also like the pretty stitching--really adds a nice touch.

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  31. All of your cards are amazing! I am in love with the stitching!

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  32. Wonderful projects. I love that beautiful stitching.

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  33. I really like the colors that you picked , very unexpected

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  34. These are so soft and gentle. I love the wonderful stitching, mine look clunky and bunched up. I love these. TFS

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    1. Thanks so much :) Can it be that the embroidery floss you use is too thick? I only use 3 of the 6 strands, otherwise it would be too bulky. Hope this helps! X

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  35. Your first card is adorable! I love that snowman! But the non-traditional colors f the cards from the large die of the month pulled me in. They are gorgeous and I love the colors you used. So unexpected, but so great!

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    1. Thanks so much! The snowman card is not mine, that’s just the graphic for this blog hop :). But I do have two cards with that die on my blog! X

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  36. The colors are so unexpected! Gorgeous! TYFS ❤️πŸ¦‹πŸ’œ

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  37. Wowzer! The stitching is so impressive; but those backgrounds outshine them. It was a wonderful and joyful look at your creativity.

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  38. Beautiful cards! Love the stitching, glimmer foil and the non tradional colors.

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  39. Your cards are so pretty! I love the color combination and the stitching!

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  40. Very beautiful and elegant! The hand stitching details look amazing. Love the new release!

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  41. Hi Zsoka :) Combining the stitching with card making is soooooooo stinkin' fun!!! I love the texture it creates and I also love your color palette! Great cards! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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    1. Awww thank you so much! I'm happy I could inspire you in some way XXX

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  42. Very pretty colors and love the stitching.

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  43. Wonderful! I love your design and those soft warm colors! And what a wonderful way to use little thin scraps of paper! Beautiful use of stitching. I really hope Spellbinders will make more of that stitch die set available!

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