#UseYourCraftStash – Patterned Papers

Hello friends, hope you all are doing fine and enjoying our #UseYourCraftStash challenge. Today we are going to talk about the most important things we crafters want to care about – the money we spend on crafting – and some tips on how to make it count. Because whether you are just starting out or an established crafter business person, you will always care of making sure your money is put to good use, won’t you? Let’s get to today’s tip(s) first and after that check out some cards using one thing that we have a stash of – Patterned …

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#UseYourCraftStash challenge – Background dies (or large dies) + a video

Hi friends, today we officially start our series of posts related to #UseYourCraftStash challenge. You can read all about it here. I hope you are joining us :) Today’s tip:   Create, don’t wait – for that exact time, superb motivation, amazing idea. As the famous saying by Gen George S Patton goes, “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.”. So, simply create. Don’t overthink. Keep it simple, just do it. Using this tip, I made 5 cards. I also challenged myself just a little *extra* to do only die cutting with …

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Home decor shadow box using Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the month for May 2020

Hi friends, here’s wishing all the moms and mother-figures A Very Happy Mother’s Day! You are what makes this world beautiful!! And I hope you stay beautiful always :) Yup, that’s the message on today’s project too :) It’s been a while since I made a home decor project, so I decided to use this month’s Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the month to create a pretty shadow box project. It’s full of feminine pink/peach colors, hint of blue-green and lots of delicate gold details.   Key Ingredients: Spellbinders APG Dies of the month for May 2020 Spellbinders Elegant …

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Thank you card using Spellbinders Large Die of the month for May 2020

Hi friends, I have one more ‘Thank You’ card for you today. Using the Spellbinders Large Die of the month for May 2020 this time. And the color scheme for this card is inspired by an Instagram post by my friend @hooklineandinker from Instagram. She posted a beautiful room picture and challenged to make a card using dark teal and mustardy yellow color. Blue/Teal + Yellow is my favorite color combo, so how could I resist? :)   Key Ingredients: Spellbinders Large Die of the month for May 2020 Spellbinders More Sentiments hot foil plates Spellbinders Blistered embossing folder Steps: …

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Thank you card using Spellbinders Small Die of the Month for May 2020

Hi friends, new month = new dies from Spellbinders, right? And as always this month’s dies are so pretty. Today I will share a card using the Small Die of the Month club for May 2020. This set contains 5 border dies that fit the longer edge of an A2 sized cards and one slightly smaller die that cuts out ‘thank you’. I also combined it with a couple older Spellbinders products. Key Ingredients: Spellbinders Small Die of the Month club dies for May 2020 Spellbinders – Happy Collection – Shapeabilities Dies – Etched Dies – Celebrate with Cake (For …

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Flip cards without using any special flip-card dies | MFT Stamps

Hi guys, after I posted on Instagram my flip card using Whimsical and Wild collection by Jane Davenport from Spellbinders, I promised to show a quick how-to, so this post is about that. And in the process I have 2 more cards :)   Card 1:   Card 2: Key Ingredients: Old My Favorite Things Stitched Hearts die set My Favorite Things Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes Clear Stamps Derwent Inktense Pencils Various colors of Gina K inks Steps: Flip mechanism: Cut two card bases A2 sized. First card: Line up the die and tape it in place. Draw a very …

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Whimsical and Wild collection by Jane Davenport | Flip card using any shape die

Hi friends, I hope you all are staying safe and being careful wherever you guys are. I am sending a whole lot of good vibes your way. Today’s card is both fun and whimsical and a bit wild :). I used the cute Panda and little girl from Whimsical and Wild collection by Jane Davenport to create this fun flip card. Key Ingredients: Spellbinders Panda Thank You Clear Stamp Set from Whimsical and Wild Collection by Jane Davenport Spellbinders Botanical Bliss Labels 54 die set (old, no longer available. But any shape die from your stash, like circle or heart …

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Card using Becca Feeken Amazing Paper Grace Flourished Fretwork

Hello, my dear crafty friends! I have a card to share with you today that you might have already seen me create on Instagram. This uses the oh-so-gorgeous dies from Becca Feeken of Amazing Paper Grace from Spellbinders. Key Ingredients: Shapeabilities Fluted Tracery Etched Dies Flourished Fretwork by Becca Feeken Shapeabilities Blooming Rose Etched Dies Blooming Garden by Marisa Job Shapeabilities Cinch and Go Flowers III Etched Dies Elegant 3D Vignettes by Becca Feeken Brilliant Corners & More – Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month for Sep 19 Various colors of Distress and Distress Oxide inks Chateau Paper Pad …

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Spellbinders Kaleidoscope Dies | Cards for 3 different occasions by changing color scheme

Hi friends, don’t you just love it when you can change just a few things and change the whole look of card? I have three examples to share with you today where I mainly changed the color scheme, background and sentiments to make three cards with the same set of Spellbinders Kaleidoscope dies and each card is for a completely different occasion. Aren’t these dies just so versatile? Check out these cards: Key Ingredients: Spellbinders Glimmer Club kit for April 2020 Spellbinders Small Die of the month April 2020 Spellbinders Shapeabilities Kaleidoscope Tile Etched Dies Spellbinders Life Sparkle Clear Stamp …

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Grateful – Fall themed card using stamps and dies from Spellbinders

Hi guys, I always create lots of ‘thank you’ cards for Thanksgiving / Fall. This is one American festival that I have adapted in my family will full heart. We use the whole month of November to focus on gratitude and kindness. For my first card this year I decided to use this month’s Even More Sentiments Etched Die Set (add on for this month’s Spellbinders Small and Large dies) to be my sentiment die. And although these sentiments work well with “Truckin Through the Seasons – Large Die of the Month Club”, I found that they work equally well …

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Happy Birthday | Card with lots of gifts and easy background idea

Hi friends, one can never make too many birthday cards, right? And one can never have too many gifts on their birthday either, right? :D If you do agree to both these, you will love today’s card: Key Ingredients Altenew Celebrations Stamp and Die set – for the bouquet Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers CZ Design Stamps and Dies Clean Line Everyday set – for the sentiment Matching colors of distress inks – I used Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean distress inks Altenew Our Family 3 x 4 Watercolor Journaling Cards Steps to create Stamp gift images using Gina …

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Congrats | Sketchy bouquet card with lots of layers

Hi guys, as I was telling some recently I have set up a challenge for myself to use every single item in my crafty stash before buying anything more. There is something a little different about me though, so not sure if this will work for each one of you – I am a creative design team member for Spellbinders, so I do get to work with their kits and other new products every month. So yes, I will be showcasing new stuff too, just trying not to make a purchase myself. I want to see how far I will …

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Table top wood sign using Spellbinders APG Dies April 2020

Hi everyone, there are some projects that you just can’t wait to share, right? Today’s project was just one of those projects for me. We are still trying to celebrate my husband’s birthday and making things to cheer him up every day. Unlike other years, where we would have a gala time with our friends for a day and be done, we are trying to make him feel special in different ways. So on his actual birthday, my girls and I baked him cupcakes and we all made pani-poori aka golgappe (a popular street food in India which he loves) …

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Love / Wedding card with a peek-through words using Spellbinders – DOM April 2020

Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing good with the whole quarantine thing. I encourage you to use this time to catch up on your “some-day” lists, at least some items off of it. I encourage you to make time to play with your loved ones, to draw, scribble, write, sing, play a musical instrument, journal, cook, dance, do what you need to do to make yourself realize that all will be okay. Although it may feel like it sometimes, but you are not alone. And if you are out there helping save lives and keeping things safe for …

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Happy Celebrations – Spellbinders – LDOM April 2020

Hi guys, how are you all doing? We are doing the best we can and seriously taking full advantage of the slow down to connect with each other, engage in meaningful conversations and as my younger one likes to call it, “get to know each other all over again”. I am ready to go back to office, but I am definitely not complaining about getting to stay safe at home during this time (and neither are Mr C and kids, btw). I am so grateful for my little group of humans + a fur baby in this house :) Today …

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