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Spellbinders March Clubs Blog Hop



Thank you to all that entered!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I have the pleasure of participating in Spellbinders March Clubs Blog Hop.  I created a card using the March Card Kit of the Month, Feeling Hoppy.  Spellbinders kits are jammed packed with adorable goodies, and this month was no exception.  It is full of sweet Easter and spring themed items for your card making needs.  You can find their kits here.

Now, if you watch my 5 or 10 card videos each month showcasing the current Spellbinders card kit, you know that I have an obsession with ephemera.  The Spellbinders kits are full of glorious ephemera and I just can’t help myself, and typically make all my cards with the ephemera.  For today’s card I thought I would incorporate more of the stamp set (and a couple ephemera pieces – I just couldn’t help myself!).  To see how I created this card, you can check out the video below, but don’t forget to hop along to win!




Giveaway Details:
To celebrate this release, I will choose a random person from the comments to win a $25 gift certificate from Spellbinders.  The winner will be announced on this blog post (make sure to follow!) on 3/23/2020.  The deadline to enter to win is Sunday, 3/22/2020 at 11:59pm EDT. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Don’t forget to hop along on each blog for more chances to win!

Here is the complete hop list and where to go next.  Enjoy, have fun, and good luck!

you are here —> Alicia Havranek

go here next —> Channin Pelletier

Michelle Zerull

Annie Williams

Sheri Holt

Norine Borys

Ivana Camdzic

Desiree Kuemmerle

Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Jean Manis

Henriëtte van Mierlo

Daniel West

Gemma Campbell

Dina Kowal

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Jill Hilliard

Joy Baldwin

Jennifer Snyder

Marie Heiderscheit

Ashley Tucker

Svitlana Shayevich

Rebecca Luminarias

Brenda Noelke

Kathy Clement

Linda Parker

Varada Sharma

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jeanne Jachna

Michelle Short

Yasmin Diaz

Laurie Willison

Ilina Crouse

Laura Volpes


Birthday Cards

Scrapping for Less – Flavor of the Month Kit – Birthday Wishes – July 2018

Hello friends!  Today I am featuring the July 2018 Banana Split Flavor of the Month kit called “Birthday Wishes.”  Below you can see the all the products that come in the banana split kit.  It is definitely jam packed with goodies to make a ton of cards!

If you would like to check out the kit that I will be featuring, you can find it here: Banana Split Kit.  Scrapping for Less also has another kit option and you can find that here: Double Dip Kit.


The banana split kit comes with the following: (4 collections, 8 pieces of cardstock, 4 envelopes, and a stamp to accompany each collection) + a small embellishment package for each collection. Added to the Banana Split is an ink medium of some sort; ink cube, Nuvo drops, stickles, marker etc. a sentiment stamp, a die to coordinate with the theme,  and an extra embellishment that coordinates with the kit.  See?  You get a lot!

So here is the first collection.  I loved this stamp set so much from Avery Elle and the color scheme of the patterned paper worked great with the foxes.


Here is the card I made with this collection.  See what I mean when I say those foxes are adorable?!  The only thing I added from my stash was the twine in the background.


Here is the next collection which is a great collection to make masculine cards!


This little card was so much fun to make with the old fashion radio.  The musical note ribbon was a lot of fun too!


The third collection was perfect for the girls in your life.  I loved coloring the cake from the Sunny Studio stamp set.  See that ribbon?  That is self adhesive ribbon, so I had to take advantage of that convienence in my card below.


Look at that sweet little cake?  I colored it using Copic Markers.  See how I used that ribbon?  I cut a small panel and trimmed the ribbon to fit, peeled off the backing and stuck it down.  Easy peasy and so much fun!


The forth collection and the last collection if you get the Double Dip kit featured this sweet little pineapple stamp and die.  However that little pineapple ephemera was calling my name!  I HAD to use it!


Look at her face?!  The sentiment ephemera is adorable too.  Couple pieces of pattern paper and boom you have a card!


If you opt for the banana split kit, you get this extra collection.


For this card I just had to bring back that cake stamp.  The stamp set included in this collection is adorable with the party flamingos and will come in handy for future cards!  I had to use that cool candle embossing folder too!


I brought in some sparkly purple glitter paper from my stash to die cut out the word “wishes” and added White Blizzard Nuvo Drops to the cake and flames for some extra sparkle.  Isn’t that candle embossing folder cool?

Hope you guys enjoyed these cards and found some inspiration.  If you are interested in the kit, you may want to grab it before it is gone.  Next months kit comes out in less than a week! So stay tuned!

Blog Hops

Guest Designer | Flavor of the Month with Scrapping for Less | April 2018 | The Colors of Spring


Hello to all our wonderful Flavor of the Month fans! We are back this month with some wonderful products in our kit! Echo Park, Stampendous, Sunny Studio, and Stamping Bella to name a few! As always we are so very happy to design this and all kits for you and so this month we bring you “The Colors of Spring!” We have our wonderful Design Team and several guest designers joining us again this month so you will definitely want to find inspiration from these amazingly talented ladies.

So make sure to check out the Flavor of the Month page to purchase your kit and also make sure that you enter using the Rafflecopter for a chance at some past Flavor of the Month products.
I have included some cards I made from the kit below.
An official unboxing is here
10 cards 1 kit video you can find here
Thank you to scrapping for Less for inviting me to be guest designer this month!
Your next stop in the blog hop is Rosie and you can find her HERE!
10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards – 1 Kit | Swell Christmas Holiday Kit | Simon Says Stamp | December 2016


Here is the totally awesome holiday card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  I really enjoyed working with this kit.  The vintage, retro feel this kit has really put me in the holiday spirit.

If you would like to see the process and how I put each of these cards together, click here.  There you will also find a list of supplies.

If you would like to know what came in the box, click here.


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards 1 Kit + Ornament Tutorial | Hero Arts November 2016 Card Kit


Hey guys!  Here is the November 10 cards 1 kit from Hero Arts.  This kit is still available as of 11/25/16!!  Grab it before it sells out if you are interested.  The cards I created are fairly simple.  The kit came with a die where you can create an ornament.  In my YouTube video you can see my put together an ornament at the end.  Here is the link to my YouTube video: Process Video

Below are photos of each card I made.


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards – 1 Kit | Hero Arts October Card Kit


Here is the October 2016 Hero Arts card kit… finally!  Sorry it was so late, but if you have the kit I hope you find some inspiration.  If you don’t have the kit I hope you find some inspiration to use what is in your stash to create some fun holiday cards.

If you would like to see the process video on how I made these 10 cards, click this link: Process Video

Here are some close-ups of each card!


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards – 1 Kit | Thankful Hearts from Simon Says Stamp | November 2016


Hi all!  This pretty little card kit is the November card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  It came with a beautiful stamp set designed by Kristina Werner.  The stamp set has no images, only sentiments, so I depended solely on the patterned paper that came in the kit to create my designs.  Below you will find two links for the unboxing of this card kit and the process video for these cards.

Want to see what is in the box and links to some of the products?  Click this link: Unboxing

The making of the 10 cards video: Process Video

Here are some closeups of the cards I created!


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards – 1 Kit | Hero Arts September Card Kit


Oh my goodness!  Sorry this is so late.  I wasn’t sure I was going to do a 10 cards – 1 kit video with this card kit, but went ahead and decided to after the release of their October card kit.  This kit is sold out.  It sold out within the first week of being released.  If you are interested in the Hero Arts October kit (which is beautiful), stop what you are doing and go here (going to insert link to card kit but they are already sold out!!  Whhaaaatt!!)  Well here is a link so you can check it out if you are curious!  Make sure to check out that price and all the stuff you get so you can catch the next one.  I believe they are released the first Monday of the month??  Mark your calendars!  Monthly Kit

Ok, well that is a bummer!  I so wanted to get this up before they sold out so you guys could grab it.  Anyway back to this kit… This kits selling point for me were the dies.  They are beautiful!  It came with 2 wreath dies and a floral die as well as coordinating dies that go with the stamp set.

Below is a link of the unboxing video if you are curious to see what Hero Arts boxes are all about and then there is a link to the video of me making all 10 of these cards.


Process Video

Here are some closeups of all 10 cards I made.  I felt this card kit was heavily dependent on die cutting since the dies is what stole the show (my hand still hurts).  With that, I tried to keep the cards simple as to not overshadow the intricate dies.  Hope you are inspired to make those lovely fall cards!


10 Cards 1 Kit

10 Cards – 1 Kit | Nuts About You from Simon Says Stamp


This adorable card kit is the October card kit from Simon Says Stamp.  It was the perfect theme for October and gets you in the mood for fall!  Below you will find two links for the unboxing of this card kit and the process video for these cards.

Want to see what is in the box and links to some of the products?  Click this link: Nuts About You UNBOXING

The making of the 10 cards video: Process Video

Here are some closeups in the order that they appear in the video!

Love creating wreaths with the floral stamps from the stamp set!


Here I spritzed my stamps with water before stamping them to create a water color look.  LOVE that Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder (not included in kit – but you should get it!!)


Squirrels!  I can’t say enough about the cute squirrel images.  Loving the pattern paper too!


My favorite Distress Ink right now is Wild Honey!  It is beautiful and perfect for fall themed cards.  Of course I had to do the glitter with adhesive trick as it creates such a beautiful addition to any card.  Check out the process video link above if you are not familiar with how to create this look.

Had to use some more of that lovely embossing powder to create a bunch of acorns on the bottom of this card.  Love the scripty “thank you” sentiment!


Kraft paper is the perfect fit for any fall themed card, and of course I had to make another wreath!


Busted out the Wild Honey Distress Ink to do some smooshing.  Love this look!


Embossed the squirrels because why not?!  This card incorporates a couple of the pattern papers that came with the kit.  Lawn Fawn knows what’s up when designing their pattern paper.  So cute!


Trying to make more shaker cards!


Love the look of clear embossing giving a card a tone on tone look.  Really lovely and classy!  This stamp set had great floral stamps in addition to the cute acorn stamps.


Encouragement Cards

Woodland Fairies


I had a request to put together a card from the August 2016 Monthly Hero Arts Kit.  I love this kit and the beautiful fairies it comes with!  Although the stamp set and kit are not available, I do think that with all the fairy stamps and woodland dies that have been recently released, you could come up with a similar look.

Here is my video showing the card making process: Fairy Card

Below is a bonus card I made using the same supplies from the kit.  I added gemstones and used more of the stamps from the stamp set to create a floral oval frame.


Below are some close-ups of both cards