One Kit Six Cards with Spellbinders August 2019 Card Kit of the Month


Hi everyone! Today I am back with six cards I created with the new, super fun Card Kit of the Month by Spellbinders. August has been a little busy for me so far, so I didn't get around to film a video this month, and I don't have the usual 10 cards for you - but I still hope you'll enjoy this post and will be inspired by it!

In case you are not familiar with it, the Spellbinders kit is a kit you can subscribe to on the Spellbinders store. I have been creating with the kit for a few months, and I can tell you that the themes have always been really fun! Plus, I think it is a great value. For more information, you can visit this page.


For my first card I combined two of the designs in the patterned paper pad included in the kit. I cut one panel to 5.5 x 5.25" and the other to 5.25x4", and I adhered them to a card base.


I cut two strips out of the copper foiled card in the kit, and layered them with one of the memory cards, which I raised over some foam squares.


As a last step,  I glued a die cut shape with a parrot and one with a flower to the card front. And that finished off card number one.


For card number two, I played again with patterned paper, memory cards and die cut shapes.


This memory card with the sentiment stay curious really spoke to me, and I completed the sentiment with one of the stickers. This has a sentiment too, that reads beautiful minds inspire others. It is really beautiful, isn't it?


I decorated the card front with a few die cut shapes and adhered everything to one of the card bases in the kit. 




The kit also comes with a really fun stamp set, that I used on this third card. I stamped the images on white cardstock (also from the kit) and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers.


I cut the images with my scissors and I adhered them to a 4x5.25" panel of white cardstock.


I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set and glued everything to a white card base. And that was card number three.


This fourth card must be my favorite from the set! I love that little sloth!



Again I played with die cut shapes and patterned paper to create interest and movement on the card front.


I also added a few sequins from the kit for some extra bling! :)




For my fifth card I used one of the larger memory cards and I trimmed it to 3.75x5". This created a nice and colorful background for my toucan die cut shape to stand on.


I layered the background with some white card, cut to 4x5.25",  and some patterned paper, cut to 4.25x5.5".
The sentiment wild child was created with die cuts too.


For some extra interest, I raised the toucan and the word child on some foam squares.


For my sixt and final card I had to use the dies in the kit! These help you build the adorable sloth as well as the branch and the leaves featured in the card.


I die cut all the shapes from the colored cardstock included in the kit and adhered them on a background, that I created using another design from this month's patterned paper collection (did I say that it is gorgeous?!).



For the sentiment I used one of the stickers, and that finished off my sixt and final card.

And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this post and my inspiration with the Spellbinders August 2019 Card Kit of the Month! 
Some of the product in the kit are also available as Club Kit Extras, which means they can be purchased separately from the subscription - you will find everything in the supply list below!

Thank you all for stopping by and let me know which card is your favorite!
Have a lovely day!




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Underwater Scene Card with No Coloring | Spellbinders August 2019 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month


Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you this easy and quick underwater scene card that I made with the Spellbinders August Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month

I paired the new Glimmer Plates with some products from the July Card Making Kit of the Month, which are now available for purchase as Club Kit Extras, if you are interested. And by the way, check out the new Card Kit of the Month, too! It's so cute!


I started by foiling and die cutting the flag using the products in the Glimmer Hot Foil Kit. I really love that the kit comes with coordinating dies to the plates, and the foil this month is sooo pretty!
For my card base I layered two designs from the Shellebrate 6x6" paper pad. The front panel measures 4x5.25" and the base is 4.25x5.5".


I then filled in the scene with some of the Shellebrate die cuts, and adhered the flag, too. I didn't do a perfect job with foiling, but in this case I feel that it adds to the underwater theme. Do you agree?


I coated the mother of pearl with a Spectrum Noir overlay pen and, as a finishing touch, I added some white gel pen detail to the images. 
And that's it for today! I really hope you enjoyed this card and, if you are interested, you can subscribe to the Glimmer Hot  Foil Kit of the Month at this link. And if you are on the fence, but don't have a Glimmer Hot Foil System Machine, you can get a 10% discount by adding the machine to your card at the time of subscription! 

As always, thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day! 


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Using Color Theory to Make Your Images Stand Out | Floral Card with Studio Katia Japanese Peonie


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card created with the beautiful  Studio Katia Japanese Peonie stamp set. There is a video too at the end of this post, where I share all the details of the card making process - I hope you'll find it helpful!


The image I used today is part of the Japanese Peonie stamp set, was colored with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils and die cut with the coordinating dies.
I glued it over a background created with Distress Inks and the Underwater Sun Light Rays stencil. I used contrasting colors to the ones I chose for the peonie, in order to drive make the flower stand out.


The stenciled background was cut with the Dotted Patterns, Set 3 dies and glued over some black cardstock, that I had previously die cut with the Darling Ribbon & Frames dies.
For the sentiment, I die cut some black cardstock with the coordinating dies to the Spring Bouquet stamp set. I also stamped the word sending from the Japanese Peonie set.


As a final step, I embellished the the card with some sequins from the Majestic mix.

And here is the video for you, showing you how to create this floral card with the beautiful Japanese Peonie stamp set. If you like it and you haven't already, you can subscribe for more inspiration! And if you'd like to support my channel, you can share the video with your crafty friends! Thank you very much!








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Pop Up Box Card with Lawn Fawn and Impronte d'Autore




Hi everyone! Today I am back with a tutorial that shows how to create a super fun pop-up box card, perfect for the birthday of a boy!
I used the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-up, papers from the Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray 6x6" paper pad, and the Dinos stamp set by Impronte d'Autore (LOVE)!


Figure 1


I started by stamping my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink  on Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock, and I colored them with Nuvo markers. Once I was done coloring, I die cut them with the coordinating dies
I also created a color chart (Figure 1), with a list of the markers I used. I hope you will find it useful!
Here are also a list of the sets those markers belong to: Marina Blues (429, 427, 425), Aquamarine (369, 363, 360), Woodland Greens (415, 413), Irish Clover (416, 412, 410), Cookies & Cream (472), Honey Amber (479,466) and Rich Reds (377).

Figure 2

I then moved on and started preparing all the elements that I needed to build my pop up box card. I picked two identical sheets from the Doodlebug Hip Hip Hooray paper pad and I die cut them with the largest die in the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop-up di Lawn Fawn. If you use 12x12" paper, one sheet will be enough. Just make sure that your paper is double sided, as both sides will be visible in the final results. 

One of the two die cuts will be the front and the other the back of our card in a box. 
At this point we can go ahead and fold the paper along the score lines created by the die. I have marked where to fold the paper in Figure 2, using some dashed lines. We will have one less fold on the back piece, because that panel will stay vertical in the finished project.

Figure 3

I then used the smaller dies in the set to die cut some rectangles, that I will use as decorations, and the two tabs where I will be gluing my images (the orange die cuts at the top of Figure 3).

Figure 4
We can now start assembling everything. We will add glue or double-sided tape to the tab on one of the two halves of the pop up card (number 1 in Figure 4 above).
We can now glue the two halves together, adhering the flap to the second die cut. The flap will end up under the side that I marked as number 2 in Figure 4.

Figure 5

For the final steps, start by turning your paper face down. In Figure 5 you can see that I already went ahead and adhered the two supports to one of the short sides of the box. They are adhered at the same height with respect to the box bottom, but slightly apart from each other. mente distanziati. 

At this point we are going to add glue to all exposed flaps, which are marked with some dashed rectangles in the picture above. The next step is to fold the card on itself, along the dashed line that I added to the picture.

Figure 6

Make sure you press firmly, so that all the flaps are glued down securely. The result should look like what you see in Figure 6. 



Once everything is nicely glued together, we can go ahead and decorate our card!


For my sentiment I combined the word ROOOAR (a.k.a. rawr) from the set Dinos by Impronte d'Autore with the Lawn Fawn Rawr and  Oh, Gnome! stamp set. I decorated the panel with two bones that I had previously colored. 


I embellished the sides of the box with the design featuring those super fun monsters, which were a great match to the style of the stamps that I used today. 
Having used patterned paper also helped me chose my markers before starting to color my images.


I then glued the rest of the images, distributing them between the two supports in the center and the back panel, in order to create more depth. The photo below was shot with a slight bird's eye view perspective, I hope it gives a feeling for all the layers inside the box. 



One more picture before I go...


...and that's it for my August tutorial for Impronte d'Autore! I really hope you enjoyed it and you found it useful! I had a lot of fun creating this card and you'll have to excuse me, but I have to go play with it!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!



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