Spellbinders | New Holiday 2019 collection | Blog hop + Giveaway

Hi friends, welcome! I am so glad you are here!!

This post is part of an inspiration blog hop for Spellbinders New Holiday Collection for 2019. I am honored and thrilled to be part of it along with so many talented crafters from this community.

I created two tags and two cards. And I planned so many more which I will share in the coming days. But for today, here are the projects we will look at:


You should have come here from the adorable space of Mayline Jung. And I am the last stop. For a full list of all stops in this hop, keep reading.


For my tags, I used the cute little Santa’s Workshop dies. These are just so adorable and quite versatile, specially the outermost dome one.

I did partial die cutting to create my base panel: first I cut the dome part without cutting its bottom, and then taped the base part where I needed it to be. This time I cut it from the other side, avoiding the top part.

The trees, deer, icy slopes, the icy background with dots and the base part was straightforward die cutting. I wanted the house to be a little bit shorter, so I trimmed off the top story before assembling it.

Once I had the front panel all assembled, I added another white panel behind it, so one could write a personal note on there. To create this, I simply traced the front panel on white cardstock and fussy cut it out. On both of these, I stamped a sentiment ‘Peace’ using inks that sorta matched the colors (linked below). The sentiment itself is from Deer Santa clear stamp set from Spellbinders that came as part of Nov 2018 card kit. Finally I used the tool-in-one to create a hole at the top and tied both the panels together with some twine.


You guys, I am in love with these cards! I used Yupo paper for the front panels along with Alcohol inks (all colors linked below). And on top of these bright colors, I added foiling with the delicate designs of Ornament Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. The effect is just so stunning!

I started by cutting my panel to size and then used alcohol ink blending solution +  several colors of ink on top. For the blue colored card, I used Alcohol Pearl inks Sublime and Tranquil with normal alcohol ink Stream. For the pink one, regular Alcohol inks Sunshine Yellow and Sunset Orange with Alcohol Pearl ink Intrigue. I directly dropped them onto the panel (along with Blending Solution, of course), and let the liquids work themselves.

To foil on these perfectly, I made sure that the inks are completely dry. In fact, I colored them the night before and foiled on next morning. I taped the three plates together for the ornament, Merry and Christmas. I attached the cluster to the inked up panel making a hinge with low tack washi tape. For the silver one with pink-orange colors panel, I used the Prism Hot Foil that came in this month’s Glimmer Foil kit. For the gold one on blue-green panel, I went with Champagne color. I think this came in one of the older Glimmer kits too.

Once all the hot foiling was done, I did lots of die cutting {yes, I love Poinsettia flowers and yes, I will be making more cards with just the flowers from this set :-D }. This set has a die for flower centers, but I used a gem and a sequin on my flowers. Just for some added interest.

I loved working on these projects. These sets from the Holiday collection really got me started on Holiday card making in August. Can’t believe it for myself. Hope these inspire you to start creating too. Have fun crafting!


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

If you want to start over, you should go to Spellbinders blog. Here’s the full list of all blogs for you to check out:


Jennifer Mcguire

Debby Hughes

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Wanda Guess

Jean Manis

Keeway Tsao

Svitlana Shayevich

Mindy Eggen

Marie Heiderscheit

Zsoka Marko

Laurie Willison

Karin Åkesdotter

Nina-Marie Trapani

Mindy Baxter

Amy Rysavy

Betty Wright

Daniel West

Amanda Korotkova

Mayline Jung

Varada Sharma


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!

Also, just so you know the textured cardstock that I used on most of my cards come from Spellbinders card kit. #valueformoney for sure.


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Comments on Spellbinders | New Holiday 2019 collection | Blog hop + Giveaway

  1. Billie Sue Woolley says:

    Very cute tags. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Charlotte Smith says:

    What cute tags and cards! I love your use of this die set!

  3. Jill R says:

    TAGS! Love them! Never tried Yupo paper, but I might now. Your cards are fabulous!

  4. great cards and tags, but WOW the ones with the alcohol ink are stunning, they just pop.

  5. Natalie says:

    I love these creations.

  6. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I am going to have to get that die set. I could make so many adorable scenes with it, just like you did. GREAT JOB!

  7. Talitha Wright says:

    Like the use of the snow globe die for tags and the cards are so pretty.

  8. sandy M says:

    Your tags are so cute but the cards with the water color background are awesome. I love the reddish colors the most.

  9. Mendy Sears says:

    All very lovely. I decided to hop backwards, so I saw your blog first!

  10. terrie rodrigue says:

    You did great on the tags with the snow globe die….very nice
    I love your background on both of the cards and they turned out fantastic….well done and tfs

  11. Awesome holiday creations! I just love the alcohol ink backgrounds, creative and non-traditional take :)

  12. Debbi Smith says:

    Lovely tags and cards! Beautiful colors!

  13. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful tags and cards! I love the Santas Workshop set, my favorite dies of the release! And the foiled ornament cards are just gorgeous! Pretty backgrounds and embellishments! I’m anxious to learn more about the Hot Foil Plates and how to use them!

  14. OMG. Those cards wit the foil are gorgeous .

  15. Susan Strawser says:

    Your tags are cute but I love the backgrounds on the cards.

  16. Marisela Delgado says:

    Awesome splashes of color.

  17. Cyndee Daugherty says:

    Oh, I am a fan of the tags!

  18. These are BEAUTIFUL! I love the snowglobe tags/ornaments!

  19. Becky Green says:

    OH MY, Varada! The little tags you made are ADORABLE!!! SO CUTE! AND your cards are STUNNING!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOOOVE the alcohol ink backgrounds you created for your cards! It REALLY makes your foiled images POP!!! I LOOOVE your cards!!!!!! ;)<3

  20. Rebecca says:

    Well done!

  21. Debbie McKelvey says:

    I am also in love with your alcohol ink cards, so gorgeous! I love the tags as well. What a fun idea for the snow globe die.

  22. Eva N says:

    I never would have thought to use yupo/alcohol ink backgrounds for Christmas, but these are so fresh & modern. Great cards & tags!

  23. Anneleise Hampson says:

    Love the use of the alcohol inks on your cards!!

  24. Lagene says:

    Awesome release! I especially love the alcohol inked cards!

  25. Patricia Brown says:

    Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

  26. bev p says:

    Thank you for these wonderful ideas. Love the that you shortened the house! I am blown away by the foiling over alcohol inks—what a great result! I am going backwards up the list, so you are first on my list ?.

  27. Love the snowglobe tags.
    The cards are colorful.
    thanks for sharing

  28. Rebecca says:

    So pretty!

  29. Anja curvers says:

    Wow great cards love the foiling over the alcohol ink awesome colors.


    Those tags are so sweet – love your techniques – beautiful work!

  31. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Beautiful projects! I love your alcohol ink backgrounds!

  32. April W. says:

    You did agreat job on all your cards! Love the backgrounds on the ornament cards.

  33. I love the light blue cardstock you used in the sweet snow globe card. Just the right pop of color. The use of alcohol inked backgrounds for the beautiful foiled dies is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  34. Sherri Little says:

    I agree! I like the alcohol inked backgrounds with the Spellbinders foiling plates. Wonderful!

  35. Kathy Forpahl says:

    Beautiful! Love the snow globe cards but my favorite is the blue poinsetta!

  36. A. Higa says:

    The ornament cards on watercolor paper with alcohol inks are so stunning.

  37. Gorgeous cards Varada. I love the use of alcohol inks with this great new release. So inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing.

  38. Jenny N says:

    Love your tags and the gorgeous cards you created using the alcohol ink backgrounds. So inspiring.

  39. Cyndi Morris says:

    Wonderful projects. I love those snow globe tags, and your card backgrounds are beautiful.

  40. Delikt72 says:

    I love how you paired the foil plates up with alcohol inks! Such a great look!

  41. They are totally FANTASTIC and AMAZING cards!

  42. Jeanne Beam says:

    Such awesome tags and cards! Love the backgrounds on the cards.
    Thanks for sharing…

  43. These are very pretty cards! Love the alcohol ink backgrounds.

  44. Sue D says:

    Pretty cards and love the cute tags.

  45. KathleenA says:

    I love how you used the alcohol ink backgrounds – never thought of foiling on yupo paper. I have just recently begun experimenting with the alcohol inks and love it!

  46. Annette Reed says:

    Great cards and tags. The alcohol backgrounds look fantastic work the foiling.

  47. Amy Cooley says:

    The snow globes are adorable! I love that a shaped card can be made with it.

  48. JMN says:

    The alcohol ink cards are fantastic bright & cheerful. Love you snow-globe tags.

  49. Rachel says:

    Fantastic projects. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Lisa H. says:

    Tags! Alcohol ink blending backgrounds! Great samples for us, I really appreciate the inspiration!

  51. Edina says:

    Nice cards, interesting alcohol ink backgrounds.

  52. Kris Reeves says:

    Your third card is my favorite for the unusual colors!

  53. Dana M says:

    Fantastic tags and cards! Such creative and lovely designs.

  54. SWOON!! Such BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I especially LOVE the LAST one!! The Color Palette is my FAVORITE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  55. Zlatka K says:

    Cute tags and gorgeous cards! I love the alcohol ink backgrounds!

  56. Karenajo says:

    Cute tags and wonderful cards! Thanks for sharing!

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