Saturday, April 22, 2017

Everyone Loves Unicorns -Part 2 Shabby Chic with Spellbinders



Everyone Loves a Unicorn - Part 2 (Shabby Chic) 
Who doesn't love a unicorn? Spellbinder's Die D-Lites Unicorn Fantasy die  is especially D-Lite-ful.  

This darling Die- D-Lite is part of Spellbinder's new arrivals and is certainly going to add some fun crafty magic to your cards and projects. I've certainly been having fun this week with my unicorn set.

Spellbinders Die D-Lites collections are perfect for projects like embellishments for planners, journals, scrapbook pages, cards, tags, ATC's and whatever your mind imagines.  The unicorn is a wonderful addition to the collection.

And if you collect unicorns - this is a "must have".

Yesterday I posted my first project with the Unicorn Fantasy die .  It was a soft pastel application.     You can see the complete post Part 1 here and the card is pictured below.

Today's look is shabby-chic.  Your unicorn can be anything you imagine.  That's the beauty of the unicorn.

Below is an image of the pieces that come in the Spellbinder's Die D-Lites Unicorn Fantasy die set. 
It comes with a sweet unicorn, cloud dies and a rainbow.    
 Spellbinders has another new release that  I used on this card as a background doily.    It's Nestabilities Ornamental Doily Etched Die 



The clouds have been layered for added dimension.  I inked the edges of the dies with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Walnut Stain for accent then layered with an adhesive foam dot.  I like the drama it adds to the card.  ( The only kind of drama acceptable in life is paper drama.)

I used the wonderful compact and portable Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine  to cut my Unicorn shapes.  These dies will fit in most die cutting machines, however.  
One last closeup of the Spellbinder's Die D-Lites Unicorn Fantasy die.



Thanks for stopping here to look.
You can see Part 1 of my Unicorns post  right here.

You can find the Spellbinders Die -D-Lites Unicorn Fantasy here.  
You can shop for all the Spellbinders new arrivals right here.

You can also learn more about the SpellBlogger program right here. 


Products Used: 
Spellbinders Die D-Lites - Unicorn Fantasy S3-259
Spellbinders Tool 'N One
Spellbinders Nestabilities Ornamental Doily Etched Die - S5-284
Spellbinders Die D-Lites
Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Spellbinder's New Arrivals
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Walnut Stain


Friday, April 21, 2017

Everyone Loves Unicorns - Spellbinders Unicorn Dies Part 1-Pastels


Everyone Loves a Unicorn - Part 1 (Pastels)
Who doesn't love a unicorn? Spellbinder's Die D-Lites Unicorn Fantasy die  is especially D-Lite-ful.  

This darling Die- D-Lite is part of Spellbinder's new arrivals and is certainly going to add some fun crafty magic to your cards and projects.

Spellbinders Die D-Lites collections are perfect for projects like embellishments for planners, journals, scrapbook pages, cards, tags, ATC's and whatever your mind imagines.  The unicorn is a wonderful addition to the collection.

And if you collect unicorns - this is a "must have".
You can also learn more about the SpellBlogger program right here.



I decided to show a few variations in how I used the unicorn die.  I created a soft pastel version - presented today as Part 1 of my post.  Part 2 - my shabby chic version can be found here.   They can be anything you imagine.  That's the beauty of the unicorn.
Above is a close up of the darling unicorn shape from Spellbinder's Die D-Lites Unicorn Fantasy die.  It's a graceful classic shape.  

Below is an image of the pieces that come in the die set. 
The adorable set comes with a sweet unicorn, cloud dies and a rainbow.    

I used two classic Spellbinders dies as background and mounted the unicorn on them to act as framing:

I also added some of my favorite Spellbinders dies on the bottom of the card for a graceful border.   The "Card Creator"  border dies create the most amazing borders.  I used
Spellbinders Borderabilities -A2 Borders One Card Creator ( with gorgeous delicate scalloped edges).

 My gorgeous paper is from Maja Design's Vintage Spring Basics Collection.

 Pastel floral embellishments are from Petaloo:
Petaloo - Penny Lane Collection - Mini Daisy Petites in Vintage Beige
Petaloo - Penny Lane Collection - Forgetmenots - Robin Egg Blue


I used the wonderful compact and portable Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine  to cut my Unicorn shapes.  These dies will fit in most die cutting machines, however.  
One last closeup of the Spellbinder's Die D-Lites Unicorn Fantasy die

Thanks for stopping here to look.
Part 2 of my Unicorns post can be found here...


You can find the Spellbinders Die -D-Lites Unicorn Fantasy here.  
You can shop for all the Spellbinders new arrivals right here.

You can also learn more about the SpellBlogger program right here. 




Products Used: 
Spellbinders Die D-Lites - Unicorn Fantasy S3-259
Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals S4-356
Spellbinders Borderabilities -A2 Borders One Card Creator S5-182 ( Scalloped Edges)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval Dies - LG S4-110
Spellbinders Tool 'N One
Spellbinders
Spellbinders Die D-Lites
Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Spellbinder's New Arrivals
Petaloo- Penny Lane collection  - Mini Daisy petites in Antique Rose 1839-059
Petaloo - Penny Lane Collection - Mini Daisy Petites in Vintage Beige
Petaloo - Penny Lane Collection - Forgetmenots - Robin Egg Blue

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spellbinders Maker's Mart Hot Air Balloon

 

Maker's Mart Kits by Spellbinders
Recently I had the opportunity to create with Maker's Mart Kits by Spellbinders. They sent me the sweet Balloon Banner Kit and asked me to have fun and create.  So that's what I did.   

 Don't have a die cutting machine? Spellbinders has thought of everything.  Spellbinders also provides a kit that needs no die cutting.   Read on for the details....
  You can see my original post on Spellbinders blog right here.  
This is the Spellbinders Die D-Lite that came in the kit - Die D-Lites Flight 2.  
  
 There are a few choices of kits  
 The "Paper Kit" and the "Machine Kits".  
1.  Machine Kit -comes with the Prizm  machine , the die, and the Spellbinders Tool 'n One
2. Paper Kit - comes with papers precut for your convenience.  You have all the fun of making the projects even without a machine. 

If you do not have a die cutting machine and are interested in a wonderful small compact and portable machine, then the Prizm is a perfect choice.  The Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine is lightweight and portable.  
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 I decided to show a few different ways to use the die. 
I have a super short video that shows how I created the following projects.  

You can see the video right here


I had a birthday party in mind when I started my projects.  First I made a card with the kit. 

 I gave the balloon just a bit of "lift" on the card ( haaaa sorry for the bad pun).  It's only a little dimension, and still fits nicely into an envelope but it has a cool effect on the card.

The short video shows how I shaped the balloon. 

Next I made some cupcake toppers.  These are also in the video.  
Super easy and all the products are included in the kit. Well...almost all the products.  You're on your own for the cupcakes. Can't help ya there. 
Next I decided to create a canvas to go with my card.  The canvas is actually pretty dimensional.  and you guessed it...the canvas is in the video too.  




OK - done with the party theme.  

I changed directions a bit and thought I'd "lift" someone's spirits  with a flowering plant ( enough with the puns ).  I made a balloon pick with my sentiment on the back.  Something bright, cheery, and happy.  
As you can see, there are so many possibilities with the Balloon Banner Prizm Kit.
Shop all the Spellbinders right here.  



Shop Makers Mart right here
Visit the Spellbinders blog right here
Spellbinders dies
Makers Mart Paper Kits
Makers Mart Machine Kits
Spellbinders Prizm Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Spellbinders Tool 'n One T-001
Spellbinders Die D-Lites
Spellbinders Die D-Lite Flight 2 S2-223
Spellbinders Makers Mart
Spellbinders Makers Mart - Balloon Banner Prizm Die Cutting and Machine Embossing Kit
Spellbinders Makers Mart - Balloon Banner Paper kit with die

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Cards from Petaloo


Happy Easter from Petaloo 
On behalf of Petaloo, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Easter  filled with peace, joy, happiness (and possibly some chocolate bunnies or jelly beans too).    

I'd like to share my Easter cards.  Easter season is a time for bright spring colors  - what I call "jelly bean" colors.  My cards feature these bright colored papers from Echo Park's Celebrate Easter collection - with perfectly coordinated Petaloo flowers.
This is my first card.  It's soft and sweet and adorned with gorgeous Petaloo.
I have a combination of Petaloo's popular Mixed Textured Blossoms in Teal  and some new blooms from the Spring collection: Petaloo's Botanica Collection -  Hydrangeas in White (shipping soon) .  

  

This next card is absolutely "jelly bean " colored.  Just take a look at the close up below.  It makes my mouth water for those fruity green and orange jelly beans...most certainly NOT the black licorice ones.  

The soft beautiful flower on this card is Petaloo Darjeeling's Teastained Dahlias in Pink.
I simply added some light green punched fronds for filler. 

 
I could not ask for a more perfect blended flower cluster.  These Petaloo flowers give the card that feeling of Spring:  
This is my last card made with Echo Park's joyful paper collection, "Celebrate Easter". 
This card uses the Darjeeling Teastained Petites flowers in Green and Pink.  


Keep watching for the new releases.  Rumor has it they are out soon.
You can find more Petaloo products listed here, and I invite you to join and LIKE Petaloo on Facebook right here.      
Happiness is crafting with Petaloo.  
Thanks for stopping to visit.

Petaloo Products:
Petaloo Botanica Collection -  White Hydrangeas with Glitter RS1272-000
Petaloo Mixed Textured Blossoms - Teal 1256-205
Petaloo Darjeeling  Teastained Dahlias - Pink 1467-110
Petaloo Darjeeling Teastained Petites in Pink - 1465-110
Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Pink Butterflies 1486-110
Petaloo Darjeeling  Teastained Petites in Green - 1465-107
Petaloo Darjeeling  Teastained Dahlias in Teal - 1467-106
Petaloo Darjeeling Teastained Petites in Pink - 1465-110
Liquid Pearls in Petal Pink
lace
Echo Park Paper - Celebrate Easter 12x12 collection - CE121014
Bakers Twine
Chicks Card
Martha Stewart Frond punch