#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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Mini Accordion Album using journaling cards – from Spellbinders Card kit of the Month Feb 2020

Hi friends, I have one more quick and easy crafty project to share today. And just like my last post, this one also uses the super fun and colorful journaling cards from this month’s Spellbinders Card kit. Yes, it is a mini accordion album. I used the white cardstock from this month’s card kit and cut it into half on the longer side. I scored it every 3.5 inches, which left 0.5 inch at the end on both pieces. I scored these in accordion style and used the 0.5 inch part on one of the pieces to attach the two …

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Using Journaling cards for focal points on Cards – using Spellbinders Card kit Feb 2020

Hi guys, do you use journaling cards on your cards? This time the Spellbinders Card kit of the month has a pack of journaling cards and I decided to make them focal points on my cards :) These were pretty straightforward-ish to put together. I picked my cards, I picked the background patterned paper for it and embellishments (die cuts). Just four quick-ish cards. Some tips for making cards like these: Best to use a kit / pack / collection of papers, journals and die cuts. That way you have a theme for images as well as colors, already picked …

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1 Trick 5 cards – Dry embossing with stencils

Hi guys, are you ready for another 1-trick-5-cards post? I know I am :) 1 Trick: Today’s trick is to dry emboss with stencils instead of embossing folders. You do need to use a die cutting / embossing machine for this too. The sandwich will be the platform your stencil paper on which to dry emboss tan-embossing-mat for Spellbinders Platinum machines (or the not-stiff embossing mat for your particular die-cutting & embossing machine) blue-embossing-plate for Spellbinders Platinum machines (or the stiff embossing plate for your particular die-cutting & embossing machine) Run that through and you will have some gorgeous detailed …

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5 easy cards with no stamping – Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month – Jan 2020

Hi friends, today I have 5 cards to share with you – all easy, nothing elaborate, but just some ideas to use the patterned papers and ephemera pieces. I am showcasing goodies from Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month – Jan 2020 but the same ideas can be applied to papers / die cuts from your stash too. It’s a good idea to use goodies from card kits for this because the colors, sizes and patterns are already coordinated for you. No need of any guesswork from your side, you can directly get to work. Also, the main sketch / …

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5 Cards using Dec 2019 Card kit from Spellbinders {and a Video}

Hello my crafty friends! Hope you all are doing good. I am here to share 5 card ideas using Dec 2019 Card kit from Spellbinders. This kit is called ‘Hey Foxy’ and it has some gorgeous muted tones of pink, green and gray colors. It also comes with a die to create a beautiful fox. The stamp set in here is perfect for some quick stamped cards and I am definitely creating more cards with the stamp as well as dies set. Here’s the full unboxing video of the kit, if you’d like to check it out. For today though, …

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Last minute Thank you cards – using patterned paper with die cuts

Hi friends, I have some last minute Thank You cards to share today. We will use patterned papers with die cuts, stickers etc and lots of layering. Since these are quick cards, they are quite self explanatory. So I am sharing all these images with the exact supplies list below. If you have questions, you know what to do ;) {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!} Card 1 Supplies …

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1 Kit 10 (more!) cards – Spellbinders Card Kit of the month – Nov 2019

Hi crafty friends, I have 10 (yes, more 10!) cards to share with you today, all of which use Spellbinders Card Kit of the month for Nov 2019. When it comes to Christmas color schemes, I think I am the in-between girl  – I am not a huge fan of the traditional red-green colors, and yet, I can’t handle the extra bright fuchsia kinda colors. So I really loved the the muted blue-reds-greens in this month’s card kit. Also the dies are super easy to work with yet very beautiful, so they totally stole my heart :) That’s why I …

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1 trick 5 cards – Spellbinders Card Kit of the month – Nov 2019

Hi friends, 1st of the month – time for playing with Spellbinders Card kit and several other kits of the month! Today I have 5 cards to share using the card kit (and a video!). All of these use a really simple technique and are great for mass production – especially you are a subscriber to any card kit that has access to ephemera sets or you have a bunch of coordinated ephemera pieces. The one trick ? Use embossing folder to dry emboss and add ‘instant dimension’ on the card front. Here are 5 cards that use this trick. …

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Merry Everything | Exclusive Christmas Card kit from Spellbinders

Hi guys, have you heard the latest crafty news? Something that is going to blow your mind! Spellbinders has come up with a exclusive kit for 2019 holidays – it is packed with goodies!! I got a chance to play with this and I have created 3 cards using this kit (for today).   For this project I used everything from this kit, except just 3 things – liquid glue, gold pen (linked below) and Black Archival ink. I also used 2 of my trusted tools – MISTI for sentiment stamping (#habit!) and Platinum 6 for die cutting. Let me …

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Love Fall | Mini Canvas Art | Crafty Sales

Hi friends, as some of you might know, I am part of the influencers for Spellbinders Paper Arts, so I do share several products and inspiration using their dies, stamps and more. But to be honest, even when I am not using their supplies as part of promotional blog posts expected of me, I just naturally gravitate towards these supplies for my own crafting too. Today I used some of their older dies – wreath, floral, alphabets – to create a mini canvas. I naturally picked up these supplies and then was surprised that all but 1 die was from …

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Spellbinders | Card kit of the month September 2019 | Extras only

Hi friends, 3 more projects today – all using only Card Kit Extras for September 2019 Card Kit of the Month from Spellbinders. So, this month’s card kit extras are: And here are the projects I made with these: Project 1: Framed Art 1 For my first project, I combined some of the die cut shapes with a couple stamps from this month’s Spellbinders Stamp of the Month kit and another background stamp – Tammy Tutterow Designs Dear Ruby. And yes, I did all this on a 5×7 canvas panel so that I could frame it in one of the …

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Spellbinders | August Card Kit Idea #3

Hi friends, welcome back to another card idea using Spellbinders Card Kit for August 2019. On this one, I used one of the embossing folders from Fun Stampers Journey called ‘Birthday Bash’. I started by dry embossing with it on one of the card bases. Then I arranged part of the ephemera pieces – a vase filled with flowers and a sentiment strip that says ‘Happy Days’. For a little something extra, I also die cut a couple flowers + leaves and tucked those right next to the sentiment strip. To finish off things, I added Nuvo drops. SUPPLIES LIST …

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Spellbinders | August Card Kit Idea #2 | Using only club kit extras

Day 2, idea 2, you guys ready? :-) Hi guys, welcome back! I am so glad you are here. Today’s card also uses the Spellbinders card kit, but, only the kit extras – yes, including for the sentiment. And yes, this is probably going to be my shortest blogpost ever. Just adhered each piece – some with foam squares and some with glue. Lastly I added some sequins, mostly from older Spellbinders Card kits. It is as simple as that. SUPPLIES LIST For your convenience, I am sharing links to the supplies I’ve used or the ones you can use …

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