Spellbinders New Collections Inspiration Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Handmade Card Destination China Spellbinders

Hi everyone! Today I am really excited to be joining the Spellbinders New Collections Inspiration Blog Hop! In this super fun hop, you will see projects created with products from the Exquisite Splendor collection by Marisa Job, the Great, Big, Wonderful World by Sharyn Sowell and the Destinations China by Lene Lok. Make sure to hop along and to read this post until the end, because there is a giveaway too! ;)

For my cards today I used products from the Destinations China collection and I created two different designs.  

For the first card I used the Lucky Clouds Etched Dies and the Lanterns Etched Dies
The Lucky Clouds set includes a rectangle die and a very intricate and really gorgeous cloudy background die. I was really excited to use it on my card, and I know already that I will be using it a lot in the future! 

Handmade Card Destination China Spellbinders

I started off my card by cutting some white and some light blue cardstock with the the rectangle die in the Lucky Clouds set. I then die cut the blue cardstock with the cloud background panel and glued it to my white cardstock panel. 

Handmade Card Destination China Spellbinders

Next, I used one of the dies in the Lanterns set to cut some red cardstock, as well as some gold cardstock from the Spellbinders Platinum Pack 3
For the sentiment I die cut some black cardstock using two of the dies in the Spellbinders Sew Sweet Sentiments set.

Handmade Card Destination China Spellbinders

I matted my cloudy sky on some black cardstock, cut at a standard A2 size and mounted everything on a top-folding A2 card base. 

For my second card I combined the Lanterns Etched Dies with the Traditional Fence Etched Dies.
Much like the Lucky Clouds, the Traditional Fence set comes with a base square die, and two additional dies that cut the detail of the fence.

Handmade Card Destination China Spellbinders

For my card base I die cut some wine red and vanilla cardstock using the square die in the  Traditional Fence set. I then used one of the two detailed dies to cut a fence pattern in my red cardstock panel. I layered the two panels, adding vellum in between for an extra detail.

Handmade Card Destination China Spellbinders

I then used another of the dies in the Lanterns set to die cut some more red, white and gold cardstock. I layered the different die cuts to build my lantern. And look at all that detail! So pretty!

Handmade Card Destination China Spellbinders

For my sentiment I used again the with love dies from Spellbinders Sew Sweet Sentiments set. I die cut the words out of white and black carstock, and overlapped them to create a drop shadow effect.

Handmade Card Destination China Spellbinders

I mounted everything on a top folding A2 card base and that finished off my second card.

And now it's time to tell you more about the blog hop and the giveaway! 
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky winner that will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. The giveaway closes on Sunday, December 23rd at 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Here is the full blog hop list, you should have arrived from Ilda Dias and your next stop is Kaja Vezenšek.

Marisa Job
Desiree Kuemmerle
Hussena Calcuttawala
Jennifer Snyder
Erum Tasneem
Anita Kejriwal
Sharyn Sowell
Mayline Jung
Anna Komenda
Brenda Noelke
Deepti Malik
Tina Smith
Mona Tóth
Ilda Dias
Laura Volpes <--- you are here
Kaja Vezenšek
Caly Person
Jean Manis

Remember to comment to enter the giveaway, and let me know which card is your favorite!
Thank you very much for stopping by, and have a great day!


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  1. Beautiful cards. These dies are amazing!

  2. Beautiful cards. This is such a wonderful release and I love the Chinese elements.

  3. The light blue looks wonderful with the lantern. What a nice background.

  4. Gorgeous cards, and oh my, I never would have thought to use the light blue, but it's absolutely PERFECT!!

  5. Awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing

  6. Pretty cards I love how you used those lanterns! Thanks for sharing 😊😊😊

  7. Beautiful cards! You really show off the new, intricate Etched lanterns dies with your card designs.

  8. I am unable to pick a favorite because these cards are both just beautifully done! Love them.

  9. I love your cards, the colors are just so beautiful.

  10. Beautiful cards....love the Lantern Etched dies.

  11. Love that bright pop of red on the first card!

  12. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards, love the pops of red. These dies are gorgeous!

  13. Gorgeous card design and fabulous dies!

  14. Wonderful cards with these gold lanterns.

  15. The fence etched die goes so well with the lanterns. Love the combo.

  16. Both cards are beautiful but I really love the first one with the Lucky Clouds background, it's such a cool design and look. I have always thought Asian inspired designs look so elegant and rich so I was thrilled to see this Destinations China collection from Spellbinders. Thank you for sharing both cards and the awesome inspiration! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

  17. The geometric designs are just stunning. Love the palettes on each card and Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  18. Such beautiful detail to these dies! Lovely cards!

  19. Elegant and beautiful cards! The first one is my favorite! Tfs Hugs, Christine

  20. Beautiful card designs. Lovely color combinations and fabulous details!


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