Spellbinders February 2024 Club kit Inspiration

Friday, February 23, 2024

Hi friends. I have two different cards to share with you today, both using the February 2024 stamp of the month club kit from Spellbinders. You can purchase just the stamp set for $10 which includes free shipping in the USA or for $17.50, you can get both the stamp set and coordinating dies, again with free shipping in the USA.

For my first card, I started by stamping the large focal image from the February 2024 stamp club kit with gold ink onto white card stock. When it was dry, I die cut the image using the coordinating dies. How awesome is that die to cut out all of the insides? I just love it.

I embossed the February 2024 embossing folder of the month onto black card stock and then added some gold splatter on top of it. I added this panel to a piece of gold mirror card stock and then added it to a white A2 notecard. 

I then die cut the coordinating frame die two more times from white card stock and stacked everything together for dimension and strength. I added this to my card and then finished it off with a sentiment which is included in the February 2024 stamp of the month. And if you get the coordinating die set, there are dies to cut out several of the sentiments which is awesome!

For my second card, I followed the same steps primarily but this time, instead of using the coordinating dies to cut out my focal panel, I used one of the dies from the Essential Arches die set - a match made in heaven. On this panel, I went even heavier with the splatter and also added some white splatter. I think it's a bit too much but hey, it's okay, right? :)

I used the same embossing folder and sentiment set on this second card that I did on the first.

I am super excited to send these cards out to friends as I love how they turned out.
I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for your visit and crafty hugs! ~ Alanna 
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Congratulations

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Hi friends. I have a fun card to share with you today. To get started on it, I took the frame image from the new Handmade Weirdo set from Whimsy Stamps and stamped it repeatedly with grey ink onto a white A2 notecard. 

I then took some Distress Mica Stain in the Wonderland color and sprayed just a bit onto it. I then took a piece of paper from the 6x6 Rainbow paper collection and die cut it using the Congratulations Word & Shadow die. I die cut the shadow portion from black card stock two times and then adhered them together. 

I added this to the card base and then added a supporting sentiment which is from the Simple Sentiment Strips stamp set. Some clear gems finish off the card. And then it was at this point that somehow, I got a big smudge on one of the sides with black ink. So, I trimmed both sides down a bit, so my card is now a bit smaller than the standard A2 size. :)

I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for your visit and crafty hugs! ~ Alanna
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Spellbinders February 2024 Stencil Club Kit Inspiration & a Bonus Card

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Hi friends. I have two cards to share with you today, using a technique I recently saw Jennifer McGuire do. It is so simple yet creates a stunning result which will have your recipient wondering how you achieved this look.

For my first card, I am using the February 2024 stencil of the month from Spellbinders. This includes 4 different stencils and costs just $14, and there is also free shipping in the US on all club kits.

I started by taking a piece of white card stock and I added three colors of brightly colored ink to it using a direct to paper technique. I wanted lots of ink down and this was the easiest way to do that.

Once my panel was inked, I took the stencil and laid it over top and them took some black pigment ink and blended that over top. When it is done, all you have to do is lift off the stencil and you achieve the look below.

For this card, I added the panel to a white A2 notecard and added my sentiment and some gems. The sentiment was foiled using White Opaque foil and is from the Must Have Sentiments set from Spellbinders.
My second card uses the same colors and techniques but a different stencil. This time, I used the Kaleidescope Window stencil from Spellbinders. The sentiment is from the same set I used on the first card. And this time, I added in some black die cut hearts that I added some Tonic Aqua Shimmer to.

I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for your visit and crafty hugs! ~ Alanna
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Using White Pigment ink on your BetterPress Plates

Tuesday, February 20, 2024


Hello friends. So, Spellbinders came out with a collection of two press plates, in their Press & Place Registration collection. My card today features the beautiful Blooming Garden press plate from this collection. These plates are brilliant because with the template that is provided, you can create a colorful background like this with multiple colors. The template assures that you line up each of the press plates in just the right spot. 

I love this set so much that I will have two more cards featuring it coming up in a few days so stay tuned for those.

For this card, I wanted to ink up all the plates from the Blooming Garden set with white pigment ink. I still used the placement and alignment guide, but everything was done with the white ink onto black card stock. So, this doesn't really have must texture to it but it's a great way to stretch your supplies and get a totally different look. After my panel was complete, I die cut using a large circle die and then added it to a piece of white card stock that I had embossed using the February 2024 embossing folder club kit. This was then added to a piece of black card stock which was added to a white A2 notecard.

The sentiment is from the Always and Forever Sentiment Strips press plate and die set. Like I did with the focal image, I used the white pigment ink to ink it up onto black card stock.

I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for your visit and crafty hugs! ~ Alanna 
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Expired but not Extinct

Monday, February 19, 2024

Hi friends. I have this fun and punny card to share with you today featuring the new Dino Mighties stamp set from the latest release at Whimsy Stamps. The images in this set are so stinking cute and the sentiments are also super cute.

To get started, I stamped one of the images onto a piece of white card stock and then colored it in with my Copic markers. I then stamped two of the sentiments below it. I die cut this panel using one of the dies from the A2 Antique Frames set. I then die cut a piece of black card stock using the next largest die from that same set.

I knew I wanted to add just a bit of something to my card base, so I took the Burlap Background stamp and stamped it with light grey ink. I then added my focal panel and that completes this fun card.


I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for your visit and crafty hugs! ~ Alanna 
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Floral W Press Plate Sympathy Cards

Friday, February 16, 2024

Hi friends and happy Friday! I have a trio of cards for you today using the new Floral W and Sentiment BetterPress plate from Spellbinders. They have all of the letters in a combo set and if you want the entire alphabet, there is a tremendous savings on it versus buying the letters one at a time. Each of the sets has the large letter and then a sub-sentiment that goes with it. You could use the letters with or without the sentiments. Click here to see all of the letter sets at once.

One of my favorite things about BetterPress plates is that you can also foil them. While I didn't do that on these cards, look for a post coming in the next couple of weeks where I show another one of the letters foiled instead of pressed.

For these cards, I started by inking up the Floral W and Sentiment press plate with the Spellbinders black BetterPress ink onto some of their Porcelain cotton A2 card panels. I then took a couple of watercolor markers and quickly added in coloring on just some of the flowers. I die cut the panels using the largest die from the Labels Eight die set and mounted them with foam tape onto A2 aqua notecards. 

I absolutely love how these came together and in just a half hour, I was able to add three sympathy cards to my stash.

I hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for your visit and crafty hugs! ~ Alanna 
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Fairies and a new Release

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Hi friends. I'm back today with a fun slimline card featuring the new Fairy Land stamp set from the newest release at Whimsy Stamps that just hit the shop today.

To get started, I took a piece of white card stock and die cut it using the Polaroid die. I then took two of the center portions and stamped the same fairy in them. I took the outer portions and colored them with a purple Copic marker.

I then took a piece of paper from the Slimline Rainbow Magic paper pack and added it to a 3.5x8.5-inch card base. I then added on my frames and stamped a sentiment which is from the Fairy Land set.

I finished off the card by adding in some clear gems.
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