Oct 3, 2022

Hero Arts Monthly Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Winter has come, direct from the North Pole! The October My Monthly Kit features a darling 6” x 8” stamp set with everything you need to build a magical scene, right down to Santa's sleigh. The coordinating dies cut out everything in the stamp set, including the messages. There's a cling background stamp for adding falling snow too!

The silhouettes from the Main kit 6x8 stamp set look magical in different colors of embossing powder and the White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder is a nice subtle effect for the background stamp!

Combine the Nutcracker Bold Prints background with the Santa's Sleigh Fancy Die for a totally different magical look!

The Penguin Tag Fancy Die fits perfectly inside the Snow Globe Fancy Die!

Hero Arts White Pearl Paste is a great way to achieve the look of snow with the Sprinkled Dots Stencil.

You can  put anything you want in the Snow Globe! Here I added the Holiday Pattern Stencil.

It's been a while since I made a mini slimline card, but the images from the North Pole Express Bundle fit perfectly on a 6x3 card.

Check out these new supplies and my cards in today's video:

Now...onto the hop! Hero Arts will give away a $50 gift card, drawn from the comments left across the hop. Enter by Sunday, October 9th at 11:59pm Pacific, and the winner will be announced on the Hero Arts blog the following week. Here is the whole hop list:

Don't forget to comment below before you go! Let me know what from this new release is on your wish list, or let me know which card of mine is your favorite or let me know if you have any time to craft this week! Check out the new supplies down below. Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 29, 2022

NEW Budget Friendly Metallic Watercolors from Arrtx

Arrtx sent me a new set of Metallic watercolors and they are absolutely amazing!

The colors are bright and they are packed with a glittery shine!

There are many ways to use them in cardmaking.

They are especially great for making holiday cards shine! Try die cutting Christmas bulbs or other holiday images and painting them with the metallic watercolors.

Or back die cuts with painted black watercolor cardstock for tons of color and shine!

Check out these techniques and cards in today's video:

You can find links to the Arrtx Metallic Watercolor set and all other supplies from today down below. Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 26, 2022

Trying Out Budget Friendly Acrylic Markers - Arrtx 30 Acrylic Marker Set

If you love the look of acrylic markers but did not want to spend a ton of money to try them out, you need to see the Arrtx 30 Acrylic Marker set.

These acrylic markers are bright and opaque and work well on light and dark color cardstock. The 30 colors are a full set with several tones of each color.

You can use acrylic markers on a variety of surfaces.

These markers pop on black cardstock.

But they also work well on acetate so you can use them on shaker windows.

They also work beautifully on vellum.

Check out these techniques and cards in today's video:

And you can find links to the markers and supplies I used below. Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 22, 2022

1 Stamp 5 Ways with NEW Simon Hurley for Ranger!

My favorite kind of cardmaking supply is the kind you can use in lots of different ways to make lots of different cards. That is certainly true of the NEW Simon Hurley for Ranger Peel Apart Background Stamp, Plaid Builder. The basic idea is to stamp the stripes in one color in one direction and then rotate  the paper and ink up the stamp with a second color of ink to create basic plaid.

With Peel Apart stamps, you can remove several parts of the stamp to create a plaid with more white space.

For a shiny look, try creating a Lunar Paste background and then stamping and heat embossing with a glitter embossing powder in one direction only for fun stripes.

Or stamp the background in one color and then use stamping foam to create a shape of plaid on the card.

Or stamp in ink and then rotate and stamp and heat emboss for a holiday look!

You can see all of these techniques and cards in today's video here:

You can check out the stamp and other new supplies from this release down below. Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 19, 2022

NEW Spellbinder Dies & Die Cuts for Detailed and Unique to Quick and Easy Cards!

The latest Spellbinders holiday dies and die cuts make it really easy to make unique, fun and elegant holiday cards.

There are Nordic ornaments!

The Nordic Ornament die set comes with two large shaped ornaments and lots of accessories to make nordic style Christmas cards!

In a similar style, the Folk Song die set creates a unique holiday card!

If you want unique check out the Flourished Ornament Slimline die set! Check out the gorgeous details!

And the elegant Merry Flourish dies!

For a cute ornament scene, the Let it Snow set has everything you need to create a sweet scene!

For quick and easy, Spellbinders released printed die cuts that can be used to create dancing cards!

All you need to do is adhere these down and you've created a fun interactive card!

Check out all these new supplies and cards in today's video!

The new products are linked below. Thanks for stopping by!

Sep 15, 2022

Spellbinders September 2022 Clubs Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Welcome to the Spellbinders Clubs Blog Hop for September 2022! This month I used the adorable chipboard elements, stamp set and die cut pieces from the Card Kit of the Month to make my card!

Recently I also shared several cards using the Card Kit, Die of the Month and Glimmer Kit of the Month to make these cards too!

And I have a video sharing the elements in those Clubs and how I used them to make those cards!

Now for the hop and giveaway! To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 18th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced on the Spellbinders blog 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.

Be sure to head to every stop on the hop for lots of inspiration using the September kits!

Spellbinders Blog
Spellbinders Blog
Tina Smith
Bibi Cameron
Annie Williams
Jennifer Kotas
Jean Manis
Rebecca Keppel
Mindy Eggen
Tanya Boser
Cindy-Lynn Taylor
Jill Hilliard

And don't forget to comment below before you head to Mindy's blog! Check out the supplies I used linked down below and thanks for stopping by!