Friday, August 14, 2020

Happy Pawlidays, dog edition

 What can I say, but here come the dog versions, insides and outsides? 

Most of the dog versions are done on kraft card bases from the old stash.















Sunday, August 9, 2020

Michael's 12 x 12 Pad, Happy Pawlidays - Cat edition


Last year, either just before or just after Christmas, I purchased some 12 x12 pads from Michael's, all Christmas themed.  These cards are my first efforts with the "Happy Pawlidays" set.  It is very similar to the 6 x 6 set called Christmas Pets that I worked with in November 2018. The main difference with the larger pad is that I can find larger images to fussy cut for focal points. Also, this paper pad came with coordinating washi tape. Win!  There were enough cut-apart elements that I had plenty for inside decorations, too.  Pardon my very informal photos, complete with my stabilizing digit.


I supplemented with sentiments from Sunny Studios and My Favorite Things.  I also played around with some new dies from Spellbinders.









 Next up, the dog edition!

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Christmas Wishes kit (almost) 10 more cards


Nine more cards from the Spellbinders' Christmas Wishes kit, which was the kit of the month last November.  You may remember that I bought this kit last spring because I was obsessed with the poinsettia die that comes with the kit. And you can only get it in this kit.



So, technically, I'm calling this one as part of the kit because it uses the designer paper and 2 of the ephemera pieces from the kit. It uses the truck from Spellbinders' "Truckin' through the seasons", and the tree from the "Merry Everything" kit.

The kit also had dies that created ornaments, so I made a few with metallic card stock and paired them up with some of the ephemera pieces.  I also used sequins on this one.

This one used more of the ephemera, one of the chipboard pieces, and gold Nuvo drops.

Yay, more of the poinsettias that I got the whole kit for.


What's a Spellbinders card kit collection without a collage card or two?  I used the banana creme card stock, and used a wood embossing plate over it and then grouped on the "stuff".

So, I'm officially tired of the kit and I still have a bunch of stuff left in it. Should I keep the stuff together in the box or distribute it around the craft room?  I have space for one more kit box on the shelf allotted  to them.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Christmas Wishes - 10 cards from one kit, so far



These cards are from the Spellbinders' card kit of the month for November 2019, "Christmas Wishes".  I bought this kit on sale, but truth to be told I mainly got it for the die.  It's the only way to get them, and I've been wanting the little poinsettia die since I saw it last fall. The card above also used Spellbinders' scalloped circle dies and Gina Marie Designs' greenery sprigs dies.




Yes, this card features the dies from the set, the poinsettias that I had to have. The ornament dies are nice, too.

The above card is on a forest green background that has been embossed with a folder from Fun Stamper's Journey, of pine sprigs.


The "Merry Christmas" die is from Kat Scrappiness. The center bit of the "M" always sticks in the die and I've about a 50% chance of getting it out without ripping it or distorting it. Yay me.


This last card features a new frame die I got from Spellbinders, Candlewicking.  It's another tricky one that only works if  I pass it through the Big Shot multiple times in different configurations.  It does't show in the photograph, but there are circles embossed in the center of each little diamond shape. These require their own pass through the machine with the tan embossing mats. 

I have loads of products left in this kit so there will be more cards coming from it. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Handing you a bunch of flowers



It's become my goal to use Spellbinders' Small Die of the month card kit die set before the next month's installation comes. I got in just under the wire with this one.  Both the hand and the flowers were fun to assemble. The name of this die set is "Handing You a Smile". 

Sunday, June 21, 2020

One more for the swans!



Another card from the Spellbinder's card kit, "Golden Swan", which was the February 2019 kit of the month.