Spellbinders | Decorative Glimmer Blog Hop

Hi friends, I am super duper thrilled and excited today. It’s like a dream come true – alongside some uber talented ladies I am participating in a blog hop featuring Spellbinders Decorative Glimmer collection.

You should have come here from Laura Volpes’s beautiful blog. If you want to start over and follow all the blogs, you can do so  Spellbinders Blog.

I have three projects to share all of which use the gorgeous Glimmer Hot Foil plates and foils. So, let’s get started:

Project 1

My first card uses the beautiful Hello glimmer foil plate along with Watercolor stamp set. This stamp set came as part of an older card kit but can be purchased individually too.

I started by creating a quick floral background using the stamp set with some Distress Oxide inks + archival black ink (links to actual colors below). I used MISTI to stamp my largest flowers and acrylic blocks for the rest smaller ones. Once I was happy with this, I hot foiled the main Hello sentiment with Pink foil. This foil roll came in June Glimmer Hot Foil kit of the month for June 2019. {I know I . keep saying this, but Spellbinders kits are a great value for money.}

I die cut the panel with Hemstitched rectangle die set, added a secondary sentiment “beautiful” (adhered a bit of the leftover foil to it for some added detail) and adhered a few matching gems. To finish off, I mounted this panel on a matching blue cardbase.

Project 2:

My second card uses the Circle Pattern glimmer plates with Champagne foil color. Instead of layering these, I went with three individual circles foiled on a Hero Arts Tiffany Blue cardstock panel. Love the combo of this blue and gold. Inside each of these circles, I stamped and white heat embossed the words Love. Hugs. Kisses. from ‘You’re My Type’ stamp set. To embellish a little, I added some flowers, leaves and gems before adding this panel to top of a white cardbase.

Project 3:

For my final project, I made a beautiful little box. I die cut two of the panels using Charming Cottage die from patterned paper. This paper itself had a color-block pattern. On each of these I lined up the Flower Border glimmer plate along the bottom edge and foiled using Champagne foil color. After scoring and assembling the box, I embellished with a flower, leaves, a couple gold squiggles and a tag.


Don’t forget to let me know which of these projects is your favorite. For full list of supplies, please check out the list below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask :-)


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 7th 11:59 pm EDT. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.

For a chance to win, keep hoping along. Your next stop is Laura Jane’s blog. Several of you might know her as @mammacooksalot from Instagram. Do check out her post for the blog hop + giveaway and her Instagram feed for some amazing creations. 

If you would like to begin at the beginning, start on Spellbinders Blog. Here’s the full list of all blogs for you to check out:

Yana Smakula
Hussena Calcuttawala
Nichol Spohr
Marie Heiderscheit
Bibi Cameron
Ashlea Cornell
Laura Volpes
Varada Sharma <– You are here
LauraJane Head
Ilina Crouse
Justine Hovey
Jacquie Dean
Kaja Vezenšek
Caly Person
Brenda Noelke


For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use for making similar cards – click on the picture or link to go directly to the product. Wherever available, I have used affiliate links, which means when you make a purchase, I receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you) which I use to run this blog. I truly appreciate your support!


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Comments on Spellbinders | Decorative Glimmer Blog Hop

  1. Beautiful cards!! And I love that little box, it is so pretty! :)

  2. hsmom24kids says:

    Love all your projects. The foiling is so cool to use on many things… your box is awesome.

  3. Sue Busch says:

    Just gorgeous!!!

  4. Joan Walker says:

    You do an amazing job on your cards and the box. Beautiful!!

  5. Candi D says:

    Thank you for the inspiration, these are lovely!

  6. Fabulous projects! They are all unique and wonderful!

  7. Becky Green says:

    BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS, Varada! LOVE how you used those circle plates on your one card, & your other projects too!!! I just LOVE the Glimmer Machine & ALL the plates!!! A SUPER JOB!!! ;)<3

  8. Amy Wazwaz says:

    Love the card with the circles. So pretty. Great way to vary the usage with it. Love the watercolor flowers card also.

  9. Karen Hale says:

    Varada, all your projects are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such pretty cards and box. So creative…
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Artconquers says:

    Wonderful projects.. love the design.. the little treat box is ingenious.. thanks for sharing..

  12. Great creations! I love that second card! Good colors and the design is sooo unique!

  13. Joy Meadows says:

    Your projects are each so beautiful! Love the Glimmer machine and the foiling just makes every creation look amazing.

  14. Darcy Shelstad says:

    Fun cards. Liking that tiffany blue. Thanks for sharing the box for more inspiration

  15. Sophie Farah says:

    Beautiful cards! I love how you showed using the glimmer plates on textured cardstock. It looks beyond perfect! I was actually wondering if foiling would only work on smooth cardstock but you’ve inspired me to break out the textured cardstock I have! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful cards!

  16. G Evert says:

    Love the pink foiled Hello card

  17. Tracy B. says:

    All three of your projects are great! I agree that the Spellbinders kits are an awesome value. This Blog Hop has really showcased the great products that all the wonderfully talented designers have used to make so many inspiring projects.

  18. DebSelby says:

    Like the box. Shows how foiling can be done in different ways

  19. Gail Anderson says:

    Beautiful cards, and I love how you used foil on the box.

  20. Cheriese says:

    gorgeous projects – love that little box!!

  21. Isabel Z says:

    Love what you created!

  22. Carolyn says:

    So hard to choose a favorite. I adore the combo of the watercolor stamps and the hot foil on project 1. The textural elements and the color combo on project 2 are fabulous, and the box is just darling. Thanks for sharing all the fabulous inspiration.

  23. Denaha J Doss says:

    I love the dimension on your projects, that little treat box is so cute. Beautiful work!

  24. Very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration with the foil.

  25. Love the versatility of the border plate on the boxes. The cards are pretty too, but I think the box is my favorite!

  26. Such cute ideas! I am inspired.

  27. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Your projects are wonderful! I especially love the one with flowers.

  28. Stephanie H says:

    The design with the three circles is so clever!

  29. sandy m says:

    Two great cards and a lovely box. All are fantastic.

  30. Michele W says:

    Three fantastic projects! I especially like the foiling on the treat box. Makes a great border. Thanks for sharing!

  31. Charlotte Lohrey says:

    Thank you for all the great ideas. I have never really participated in a blog hop in the past. I love how you had so many different ideas aside from the usual. Thank you!!

  32. April says:

    I love all your lovely projects!

  33. Cyndi Morris says:

    Wonderful projects. The foiling is beautiful.

  34. Marisela Delgado says:

    AWESOME cards!

  35. Amy Cooley says:

    I really love the dimensional flowers on your projects.

  36. Courtney says:

    Love how you combined stamping with hot foiling. Beautiful cards!

  37. Andre M. says:

    Your projects showcase these products beautifully. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  38. Sue D says:

    Pretty projects. I like the colors and the foiling.

  39. karenladd says:

    Even the smallest touches of foiling add such elegance to your card designs

  40. Vivian C says:

    Thanks for sharing. They look beautiful.

  41. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Beautiful projects! I love the dimension of the 3D flowers!

  42. Jean Heming says:

    very beautiful projects!!!

  43. Zlatka says:

    Beautiful cards! And I love the little box – so cute!

  44. Jenny N says:

    Your projects are stunning. Thank you for sharing!!!! Very inspirational. :)

  45. Kirsty says:

    Love your cards, great colours and beautiful!

  46. Awesome projects! :) I love the texture of the first card.

  47. Love that gift bow with foil and flower!

  48. Dee Earnshaw says:

    just gorgeous – your projects are amazing

  49. Denise Bryant says:

    These are so pretty! Love your projects!

  50. Rozy says:

    Great cards and box. That first card is my favorite. Thanks for the inspiration.

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