This was a busy and prolific month, thanks to the generosity of Spellbinders, so it was a little harder to make my choices this time.
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Sunday, October 29, 2023
Here are 3 cards for Halloween that are made of almost all long-retired goodies. I started with this black cat silhouette from die a 2018 Spellbinders club kit.
Friday, October 27, 2023
Here's another set from The Greetery that can be used all year long, but I made it into an autumn card today.
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
This month I used 2 Hero Arts woodblock stamps from 2009: Traditional Pumpkin and Tall Pumpkin.
supplies: black dot and halloween stripe dps, white cardstock, Doodlebug orange tiny prints, Hero Arts Tall Pumpkin and Traditional Pumpkin, faces from Clearly Besotted Boo to You and Pink and Main Hey Pumpkin, bat and Boo from Spellbinders Hey Boo die set, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die
Monday, October 23, 2023
Here's some more birthday cards for this month.
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Here are some birthday cards for October.
I cut this aqua plank design paper into 4 A2 pieces with the planks running horizontally, foiled the leaves toner sheet, and glued it directly on top. Then I used another trimmed piece to stamp my sentiment, and then paper-pieced it into place over the foiled piece.
Here's another card that is a CASE of this one, but done in Candy Corn colors for fall.
I'll have the a couple more cards for birthdays up in a few days. Hope you'll stop by then.
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Here are 2 cards that I made with my new Simon Says Stamp/Concord & 9th collaboration stamp called Festive Flower released during STAMPtember. It sold out, of course!
First I stamped it in traditional Christmas colors and put it against a pine embossed background.
Tuesday, October 17, 2023
I loved all of Tim's new Christmas dies from Sizzix this year! This set of Big Tidings is the first of them to come home with me, and I made a card with each of the big words, first in traditional colors and a woodsy theme.
And the second is in frosty cool colors.
Monday, October 16, 2023
Spellbinders has an exclusive Christmas collection just released. one of which is this Poinsettia Bells and Border 3D embossing folder and die set. It's unique because the folder also includes a die so that you can cut out an edge of the design! I made 2 cards with it, first using just the folder..
Sunday, October 15, 2023
Today's card features an embossing folder and a set of floral dies from the new Merry and Bright Collection.
Saturday, October 14, 2023
Spellbinders has just released a gorgeous new collection by Suzanne Hue that features wreaths! I was so pleased to get several of the sets, and I have 2 cards for you today.
Friday, October 13, 2023
Here are some more of Nichol Spohr's Christmas die sets from her Merry Mugs and Circle Delights Collection that was just released at Spellbinders this week! I used them to make paper ornaments for my tree, but these would also work as tags, don't you think?
Everything starts with a circle die that is included in the Festive Ornaments set - it measures 2 1/2" in diameter. First, some cute woodland critters!
Thursday, October 12, 2023
Nichol Spohr has just unveiled her new collection at Spellbinders that she calls the Merry Mug and Circle Delights Collection! I was so pleased to get most of these dies, and I'll try to share what I made with them over the next few days.
Today I have a fun card that uses her Merry Mug dies. This set consists of a mug to piece, plus various supporting dies to embellish the cup AND things like whipped cream, peppermint sticks, marshmallows! The cups are so easy to put together that I couldn't stop at just one, and made a stack of them.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
There's a new collection at Spellbinders released earlier this week called Serenade of Autumn. It's a large collection, containing 18 different items, from papers to dies and everything in between. I was lucky to get to play with a stencil and a set of sentiment dies from it! Here's my card.
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Did you know that you can now get Stampendous goodies at Spellbinders? The latest release from them is called Cool Fransformers - these clear stamps are made so that they can be stretched and reshaped into lots of different variations! I chose the Snowy Friends set - here's my card.
Monday, October 9, 2023
I have such a lovely collection of stamps for the fall - here's a combination of goodies from The Greetery that haven't seen much love lately.
Sunday, October 8, 2023
The Club Kits for October are now available!
Saturday, October 7, 2023
The October Club Kits are now available!
Today I have cards that feature the Large and Small Die Cuts of the Month: Christmas Boutique and Big Jolly Santa. This month there is a small add-on sentiment stamp set that works with the Small Dies.
Here is my Christmas Boutique project. It measures 5 1/4" wide by 4" long, so it fits easily into an A2 envelope, but what I think I'm going to do with it is add a string hanger and use it as a Christmas tree ornament.
supplies: white, red, dark grey, aqua, and kraft cardstock, white flock cardstock for this beard, mustache, and eyebrows, white glitter paper for the trim on his suit, Big Jolly Santa dies, Big Jolly Santa Sentiments add-on stamp set
The dies make incised lines so that it's easy to paper-piece Santa. Even his mitten is cut so that the handle for the sign fits inside it.
You can look HERE for information on Spellbinders Clubs. Each is available only from the 6th until the 27th of each month. If you click on my links under each card, you can see the specifics of each product. You can subscribe to the kits separately, but there are also lots of ways to combine several of them (scroll down and look under Value Clubs). And you can "unjoin" a subscription at any time without any penalty.
Friday, October 6, 2023
The Spellbinders Club Kits for October are now available!
The Clear Stamp of the Month is darling! It's called Festive Penguins. As always, there's a matching set of dies, too.
Thursday, October 5, 2023
I have a big bin where I keep all of my fall stuff: older stamps, old die-cuts, anything I've made and not used yet, and I love to pull it out at this time of year and mix and match with anything that may be newer since last year. This next card uses a Foil It Fall Foliage panel that I got on sale at the end of last year, mixed with an ancient Impression Obsession clear sentiment stamped with a variegated ink pad.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023
These stencils and dies were released back in the spring, but somehow I missed them until I saw THIS card from Donna, and knew I "needed" them for myself!
Here are my 2 cards, 1 in warm colors and the other in cools.
On the first I stencilled onto an A2 white panel, then trimmed it with a Lawn Fawn scallop rectangle, stamped a sentiment, and popped on some extra die-cut flowers (which are included in the matching die set).