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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Spellbinders Simple but Stunning Dies Tutorial

Hello Spellbinders Fans! It is Linda here sharing a Step by Step Tutorial using some of the basic Labels and Core Dies - I do love how effective it is to create beautiful details using one of the basic labels and having it be 'the star!'   Let me show you how easy it is!





Spellbinders Products:

  •           S4-565 Labels Forty  
  • Other:

      Instructions:


















      1. Cut two (2) Labels Forty Die #6 and one (1) Die #4 (the smallest sized die is #1) using Cotton Candy with the Grand Calibur machine.
      2. Score one of the Labels Forty Die Cut #6 (#1 being the smallest) at ½" and fold forward.
      3. Place adhesive on the scored area with double sided tape and with the other Labels Forty Nine Die Cut #6, align together to create one shape. Press the adhered area to secure.

















      4. Cut/emboss one (1) of Labels 40 Die #5 (#1 being the smallest) in patterned paper
      5. Cut the Die-cut across the center, turning top half over.  Tape with double sided tape across the join.
      6. Sand the embossed edge using a Sanding Block.
      7. Attach Washi Tape across the join, trimming the edges.
      8. Pop up onto the card base using 3D Foam Squares/
















      9. Stamp the sentiment using Blue Ink
      10. Cut/emboss using Standard Circles LG Die.
      11. Pop up onto layered cardbase using 3D Foam Squares
      12. Adhere Bling Circle
      13 Adhere the crochet Flower using liquid glue.

      Thanks for stopping by the Spellbinders Blog! I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. 
      We look forward to seeing your comments and hearing what you think!
      {{{hugs}}} and happy crafting!!

      Monday, April 25, 2016

      Birthday Butterflies

      Hello friends - it has been a busy week for us here with one thing and another - the most important being our grandson Noah's first birthday party - although his birthday is this Wednesday, his Mummy and Daddy held it early to fit in with days off and interstate family being able to visit - I will share some photos when they are edited.


      One of the things I love doing with Spellbinders Dies - is using the Negative Dies - this one from Labels Forty makes a perfect frame.  I have adheres it onto yellow cardstock that has been cut slightly larger.  This is all layered onto a pre-cut white cardbase.


      The gorgeous butterfly is the Spellbinders Outrageous Butterfly - and just begged to be coloured brightly using the Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Radiant Neon Inks and a sponge Dauber. This has been adhered to a Standard Circles LG so it did not get lost in the yellow background.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card and Want2Scrap bling has been added to the button.  Finishing off with Celebra'tions Hip Hooray Sequins.

      This card is for the following challenges:
      2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
      Card Mania - Spring
      Crafting Musketeers - Spring is in the Air
      Sparkles Forum Challenges - Make it Girlie
      CCC Digi Challenge - Anything Goes
      Fussy and Fancy -  Female Birthdays

      Take card friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
      {{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting

      Thursday, April 21, 2016

      Spellbinders Sweet Baby Girl Tutorial

      Hello Spellbinders Fans - I have a Step by Step Tutorial on the Spellbinders Blog,using one of the newly released Die D-Lites - called Sweet Baby!  You can see how easy it is to create a pretty and elegant baby card by following the tutorial HERE: 


      Take card friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
      {{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting

      Tuesday, April 19, 2016

      Boxing Boys

      Hello friends - today's card is centered around this gorgeous image - I just love these two little boys and have had the image sitting on my desk for some time, so decided to pair it with other things gathering on my desk - and this is the result.


      I have used some discontinued Dies from Spellbinders, along with papers from my stash - you know those pieces that are too good to throw away - and we seem to have boxes of them - but that is me - not you!! LOL!


      The image has been printed and cut/embossed using the Spellbinders Labels Forty Six Nestabilities.  This has been layered onto the Classic Squares LG followed by the Lacey Squares.  Washi tape and dove tailed embellishments have been added.  Random splotches have been added using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko irRESISTibles in Dandelion.    Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card and the bling is from Want2Scrap.


      This card is liked to the following challenges:
      Love To Scrap Challenge - Anything Goes
      Dream Valley Challenge - Anything Goes
      Crafty Boots Challeng- Use a Sentiment
      Our Crafty Corner Challenge - Anything Goes

      Take card friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
      {{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


      Monday, April 18, 2016

      The Future Belongs...

      Hello friends - I have just come back from teaching two Spellbinders Workshops in Sydney - a fabulous time and it has to be said - the Amazing Paper Grace Collection by licensed Designer Becca Feeken were so popular - I believe all stock was sold out and a lot of pre-ordering was done!!


      On arriving home I just had to create something - to unwind (wink:wink) and used the Ripple single sided em-bossing folder on some patterned paper from my stash - I love embossing patterned paper - to be honest it certainly improves those papers we just had to have and have never ever used because they are now 'ugly' (in my opinion) LOL!  I love the retro repeat pattern of the 70s. I have then used a white Gel Pen to colour the debossed area and am very happy with the overall effect. The sentiment is from Hero Arts and so very true!!

       Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card and the bling is from  Want2Scrap.

      This card is linked to the following challenges:
      613 Avenue Create Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Recycled materials
      Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
      Di's Digis Designs - Embossing 
      Little Claire's - spring colours 
      Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers - e for embossing 
      A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
       Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes
      2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
      Card Mania - Spring

      Take care friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
      {{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting

      Thursday, April 14, 2016

      International Ambassadors Unofficial Gift Box Blog Hop

      Hello friends - welcome to the International Ambassadors Unofficial Gift Box Blog Hop.
       - a BIG thank you to those who Hop along with us and leave a comment - we really appreciate you taking the time.  This month's Hop - as the name suggests is all about  creating Gift Boxes - so easy and so much fun - boxes for every ocassion!  I hope you can hop along with us and see what each of the Designers have created!


      Spellbinders Products:
      Other: Liquid Glue; button; Red Seam Binding;  Cream scalloped lace; Pink Seam Binding;  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Want2Scrap: Baby Bling - Pink Pearls- Self Adhesive; stamped sentiment;  Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko: VersaFine in Vintage Sepia


      'The Favorably Simple Gift Box  is part of the Wedding Collection from the Amazing Paper Grace by Designer Becca Feeken. This line is elegant and rich with intricate designs to add beauty for those special days or even to make a regular day special.'



















      1. Cut/emboss two (2) Favorable Simple Gift Box (largest die) using Cuddle Cream.'
      2. Cut/emboss two (2) Side Closure Die also using Cuddle Cream. 
      3. Score all fold lines inward

















      4. Adhere the box bases together, with base flaps overlapping using Cuddle Cream,
      5.  Adhere the bottom tabs of the Box Body Die Cuts and add one Side Closure Die Cut to each side to make one whole shape. 

















      6. Adhere scalloped lace around the middle of the Gift Box, including the flaps using liquid glue.
      7. The flaps on the bag fold down and close with ribbon.
      NOTE:  Another option is that there is a disc die that will let you brad down two discs – one on the body with string anchored there and one on the flap so that you can wind the string between the two discs for closure

















      8. Cut.emboss Silhouette using Sea Spray
      9. Adhere brown cardstock behind the cameo image using liquid glue.
      10. Pop up onto the center of the box front using 3D Foam Squares.
      11. Add Small rose and pink baby bling as shown in the photo above.
      12. Adhere double seam binding bow using Liquid Glue, followed by button
      13. Add Velcro Dots the the flaps to hold it closed.
      13. Add cut/embossed and stamped tag using 3D Foam Tape.

      NOTE : The Completed box is 4-1/8″ wide, 1-3/8″ deep and 4-7/8″ tall.



      Nice and easy don't you think!?  hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and are inspired tocreate your own personalised Gift Box. Make sure you pop in and visit the other International Ambassadors - these girls are amazing - each one is picked to be an Ambassador for their country because they are seasoned designers and so inspiring, they also stand as talented designers in their own right - as you will see!!!  The list of International Ambassadors is below, in case you get lost along the way.

        Linda Lucas - Australia (you are here)
      Yvonne van de Grijp - Netherlands
      Christine Emberson - England

      Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
      {{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting

      Monday, April 11, 2016

      Dream Big

      Hello friends - I hope you have all had a good weekend - for those who haven't, remember some days are diamonds and some are stone!! Every morning brings with it a new day -thankfully!


      My card today is bright and cheerful and very special to me as the stamps are designed by the amazing Kim Geiser - you can see Kim's work here.  For those of you who recognise her style, you will know that she does amazing artwork - some of which you will see in conjunction with Art is You Mixed Media Art Retreats,  she has her own style and it is fun, funky and fabulous!


      I have coloured the image using Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko Memento Markers and an Aqua Brush.


      I have added touches of shimmer using Kindy Glitz and Imagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko irRESISTibles in Shimmer to the blue circles to add dimension.  The sentiment has been created using stickers from Kaisercraft.  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner and 3D Foam Squares have been used on this card


      This card is linked to the following challenges:
      Come and Get It "Bright Colors"
      Robyn`s Fetish - Add a Sentiment
      613 Avenue Create Challenge - Anything Goes (opt Masculine Card)
      Jo's Scrap Shack -  Anything Goes
      PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes
      QKR Stampede – Spring Has Sprung
      AAA Cards Challenge - Anything Goes
      Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
      Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes 
      Crafty Girls Creations - Always Anything Goes
      Star Stampz Challenge - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

      Take care friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
      {{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting

      Friday, April 8, 2016

      Spellbinders Fairmont Frame Tutorial

      Hello friends, my Spellbinders Tutorial today has given me the opportunity to use two fabulous products from the Art Deco Collection -how dramatic are the Art Deco Dies - just beautiful and certainly make a statement - then add the texture - perfection! 


      Spellbinders® Texture Plates embosses to bring beautiful textures to your surfaces. These plates are made out of metal and can emboss various materials from paper to leather to plastic. Designed with classic Art Deco motif in mind by Stacey Caron.
      Spellbinders Products:
      Other: Liquid Glue;  Want2Scrap:  72 Count - White Pearls - Self AdhesiveImagine Crafts 'featuring' Tsukineko: Delicata in Golden Glitz, Sponge Dauber; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares;  Velvet Flowers; Stamped image; lace; braid


      1. Cut Captivating Coral Paper to size (3.75' x 5.75").
      Please note that the texture plate is not meant to cut a shape out of your paper.
      2. Emboss using the Deco Chevron Texture Plate.

       HOW TO USE: Position your 5 x 7 in. paper over the texture plate and use the standard embossing sandwich with your Platinum Machine. 

      3. Cut/emboss Fairmont Decorative Accent #1 #2 (#1 being the smallest) using Gold cardstock to create a frame - put #1 Diecut aside for a future project.
      4. Adhere to coloured image using 3D Foam Squares.
      5. Using a sponge Dauber and Golden Glitz Ink sponge across the lower portion of the textured card.
      6. Add lace followed by the braid.
      7. Adhere velvet flowers and leaves on 3D Foam Squares.
      8. Adhere pearls below the lace, alternating small and large pearls.


      Take card friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
      {{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting