Susan's Holiday Flora Collection from Spellbinders

Friday, September 17, 2021

Hi friends and happy Friday. I have two cards to share with you today that are a bit out of my comfort zone but I did have a lot of fun working the dies. I am using some die sets from Susan's Holiday Floral collection from Spellbinders. If you are not familiar with Susan's dies from Spellbinders, she has some amazing dies along with tutorials on how to take a flat piece of paper and create very realistic and dimensional flowers.

For my first card, I am using the Amaryllis die set. To create each flower cluster, there are 2 dies plus the stamen portion. I started by die cutting all of the dies from white card stock. I added Copic markers in various shades of red to my flowers and greens to the stem and leaves. I followed Susan's tutorial which can be seen here to create the flowers. She does a great job explaining everything. 

She uses this tool collection to manipulate the paper to create the dimensional look of the flowers and it is a must have if you are going to work with these dies, in my opinion. Once I had everything created, I set them aside and got to work on my background. 

I thought it would be fun to have a foiled background and I wanted to use my Scattered Dots glimmer plate. I foiled it with this foil onto some silver mirror card stock. I then die cut it using the largest dies from the Nestabilities Essential Rectangles die set for the dotted detail. I added the foiled background to a red note card.

I then added my stem and flowers and then added the 3 flowers. I finished off the card by adding a foiled sentiment which is from the Holiday Sentiments 2 glimmer plate set

This will definitely be a card I hand deliver. :) But I love how it came out. 




I started by die cutting the wreath die from the Woodland Wreath and Feathered Friends die set two times from some woodgrain card stock. I added some splatter to it with some Distress Spray. I sat them aside to dry. I die cut a piece of shimmer paper from this paper collection from Sizzix and then took one of the glimmer plates from the Elegant Holiday Glimmer Sentiments collection and foiled my sentiment onto it. I then added this to a red square notecard that measures 5.5 x 5.5 inches.

I then got to work on my winterberry leaves. I followed Susan's tutorial here to create the leaves. Susan's tutorial has you added a glaze to the leaves which I thought was fun. The berries were added with red Nuvo Drops. I added these to my wreath and then finished the card off by adding the die cut poinsettia which is from the Christmas Blooms die collection, also from Spellbinders


I hope you've been inspired today. And maybe you'll give some dies or a technique that might be out of your comfort zone a try. You might just love the results. :) Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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2 Slimline Halloween Cards

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Hi friends. I'm back today with 2 more slimline cards featuring more products from the newest release at Whimsy Stamps

For my first card, I started by taking the awesome Slimline Connected Rectangles die and die cut it from some black card stock and also from one of the patterned papers from the newer Vintage  Halloween 6x6 paper collection. I had to run the die through two times from the piece of patterned paper to get all 3 sections I needed. I added all of these pieces to a slimline card base cut from some cream card stock.

I then stamped some of the images from the new Cocoon stamp set. This set has some adorable images along with some awesome sentiments. I fussy cut out my images and added them to my card - some with foam tape and some just with liquid glue. I heat embossed a sentiment with orange embossing powder. It is from the Halloweeners stamp set that was released last year.

I finished off the card by adding some orange pearls.


For my second card, I took the same Slimline Connected Rectangles die and die cut one of the patterns from the new Slimline SurReally Cool Halloween paper collection. This die works perfectly with these papers. I added the frame directly to my orange slimline card base. 

I then die cut the Slimline Connected Rectangles die 4 more times from black card stock. I just wanted the inner rectangle portions so I could stack up those pieces. I added the patterned papers to my stacked up black rectangles and then inlaid them back into the frame. I heat embossed the same sentiment from the Halloweeners set I used in my first card and this card is complete.


I hope you've been inspired today. Thanks for your visit. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Spellbinders Clubs Blog Hop

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hi friends! I'm happy to be hopping along today with guests of Spellbinders showcasing various club kits from 2021. I've got 3 cards to share with you today, featuring both the card kit and the glimmer kit.

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 19th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Wednesday. The winner is responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.

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Now back to my cards. First up is two cards featuring the die set from the September 2021 card kit.  I already created 6 cards using the patterned paper and ephemera from the kit here. This time, I wanted to work with the dies in the kit.

I knew I wanted to create a pink phone. I started by glimmering both a pink piece of card stock along with some silver mirror card stock with the awesome Flower Pattern glimmer plate. I then die cut these using the largest die from the Nestabilties Essential Label die set

I got to work creating my telephones using the die set from the card kit of the month. These were so much fun to put together. I finished off the cards by adding foiled sentiments from the More Sentiments glimmer plate collection.


For my second project, I am using the awesome glimmer kit of the month. I've already used it on a project here. These banners are so much fun to use and so addicting.

I started by glimmering a background using the Snowflake Sparkle Background glimmer plate. I then created my banner from the glimmer kit with silver foil and pink cardstock using the glimmer kit of the month. I popped it up with foam tape and added it to my snowflake background. I finished off the card by adding some clear droplets.


Here is a full list of the hop. I am the last hopper today so if you're one of my regular visitors and would like to hop along, start at the Spellbinders blog here.


I appreciate you stopping by and hope you've been inspired. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Spellbinders Add to Cart Collection

Monday, September 13, 2021

Hi friends. I have two fun cards to share with you today using some products from the Add to Cart collection from Spellbinders. For my first card, I am just using the new Shopping Cart Holiday & Presents die set. I die cut all of the present boxes from some light blue glitter card stock. I then die cut the various bows from silver mirror card stock. 

I trimmed down a piece of white card stock and added it to a navy notecard to leave a thin border. I then got to work on arranging my presents. I finished off the card by adding a stamped sentiment which is from the Bitty Holiday Wishes set by MFT.


For my second card, I started by taking a piece of the Spellbinders Specialty Glimmer card stock and foiled it using the Modern Lines glimmer plate two times. I added my foiled panel to a red notecard.

I then die cut two of the shopping bags from the new Shopping  Bags die set from the Add to Cart collection. before I folded them up, I stamped the bags with a floral image for added interest. I die cut the bag handles from some silver mirror card stock. 

I stamped my sentiment from MFT's Gift Card Greetings onto a piece of white card stock and adhered it to my card panel. I then added my shopping bags. Wouldn't this be so much fun to give with a gift card? I just think these shopping bags are so stinking cute! 


I hope you've enjoyed my cards today and have been inspired. Blessings for a wonderful day. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Whimsy Stamps & Stamptember - Just Chickin In

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Hi friends. I'm excited to be participating today in the Stamptember event today where the collaboration set of the day is with Whimsy Stamps. Whimsy Stamps has come up with the cutest set - Just Chickin In. You can purchase just the stamp set or it can also be purchased with the coordinating dies here.

It is a limited edition stamp set and these exclusive sets don't last more than a day or two so if you like it, don't wait to get it.


For my card, I knew I wanted to use the awesome Slimline Chicken Coop die set from Whimsy Stamps that was released a few months ago. I die cut the main portion of the die from this dark brown woodgrain card stock. I die cut the chicken wire portion from some silver mirror card stock

I love that the die set includes the top long piece of the coop so you can cut that from a different color of card stock. I cut mine in black and it also has the great embossed detail. I stamped, colored, and fussy cut out my images and then got to work on assembling my card. 

I started by figuring out where the back portion of the coop needed to be on my card base. I then added two of the haystacks from the Slimline Chicken Coop die set that I had colored and then added two of the chickens to it. I then added black foam tape to the back of my chicken coop. I added it to the card base lining it up with the back of the coop.  

I added the other images on top of the coop and added an embossed sentiment which is from the Just Chickin In set. I decided the card needed something else so I die cut the pitchfork from the Slimline Chicken Coop die set and that completes the card.


I absolutely love how this card came together and had a ton of fun playing with the Slimline Chicken Coop die set. It is a match made in heaven with the new Just Chickin In set.

Wishing you a wonderful day. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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2 Halloween Slimline Cards

Friday, September 10, 2021

Hi friends and happy Friday. I'm back today with 2 fun slimline cards using an awesome new embossing folder from the latest release that just hit the shop at Whimsy Stamps.

For the card on the left, I started by taking a piece of cream card stock and used the Slimline Broken Web embossing folder and ran it through my die cutting machine. I trimmed it down slightly and added it to a purple slimline card base. I then took the Spiders & Webs die set that came out in the last release and die cut two webs from the same cream card stock and then die cut the spiders from some black glitter card stock. 

I added these to the panel. I finished off the card with a stamped sentiment that I fussy cut and popped up with foam tape. It's from the Fuzzy Spiders set that was released last year.

For the card on the right, I started by embossing the Slimline Broken Web embossing folder with some black card stock. I then took some Distress sprays and added color to the background. Once it was dry, I trimmed it down and then added it to a black slimline card base. 

I then took the Eek! Word & Shadow die set and die cut it from both black card stock and some holographic card stock. I adhered the layers together. I die cut more spiders from the Spiders & Webs die set from black glitter card stock and this card is complete.


I love how both of these turned out!

Here is some inspiration from the rest of the Creative Team.

Thanks for your visit. I hope you've been inspired. Wishing you a wonderful day and weekend. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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Spellbinders September 2021 Card Kit of the Month Showcase

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Hi friends. I am sharing 6 cards today made solely with the Spellbinders September 2021 card kit of the month. It is such a fun kit and is full of so many awesome products. It does have a fun die set that makes the cutest telephone which I didn't use in my cards today but I will be sharing two cards in a few days using the die set so stay tuned for that.

The card kit is $38.50 which includes shipping in the US. You can also subscribe to all 6 of Spellbinders club kits, the Total Package Club Membership, for just $100 (a $228 value) monthly which gets you 4 die sets, this card kit, and the monthly stamp set.

For each of my cards, I used the card bases that are included in the kit along with the patterned paper, ephemera, gold foil stickers along with some other thicker stickers.

The thing I love most about these card kits is that there are so many different items in the kit that you pull together completely different cards with a different feel to them.

And the best part is that these 6 cards came together in just under an hour. Woohoo! 




I hope you've enjoyed my cards today. I appreciate your visit and you very much. Crafty hugs! ~ Alanna


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