Hello, Friends! I am getting back into the swing of things in my craft room and playing catch-up with some products that have been on my desk. Simon Hurley has a fun new collection with Spellbinders called Joyful Christmas. There are stamps, dies and hot foil plates! I played with one of each for my cards today.

Card 1 Supplies

Spellbinders – Candy Stripes Die

Spellbinders – Joyful Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set 

Spellbinders – Nordic Ornaments

Spellbinders – Hot Foil – Magenta

Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

Bearly Art Glue

Making the First Card

I used the Candy Stripes Die for all three of my cards. For the first card, I wanted to keep it simple and use the die as intended, or expected. I cut it from a dark turquoise/teal card stock and adhered it to a hot pink A2 card base. I reserved some of the cutout pieces for the second card.

I created a large ornament using the Nordic Ornaments die set. Again, I kept this ornament pretty simple, keeping to the original design. I mounted it with foam tape to the card base and tied some twine to the ornament topper. I hot foiled the sentiment with Magenta hot foil, which looks great with this hot pink card stock. The sentiments in this set are all on one hot foil plate, and the die is one die that cuts them all out at once. I love it!

Card 2 Supplies

Spellbinders – Candy Stripes Die

Spellbinders – Joyful Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set 

Spellbinders – Shopping Spree Die Set

Spellbinders – Hot Foil – Magenta

Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

Bearly Art Glue

Making the Second Card

You might need your sunglasses for this one – ha! I first used the Candy Stripes die to cut a piece of lime green card stock. I took some of the teal cutouts from the first card and wove those through the green die cut. I adhered this to a lighter teal card stock. I went back and forth as to what focal point to put on this card, but I just had to use this cute little Shopping Spree set that I recently purchased. Yes, it makes it more busy, but I think it’s fun. For now. Tomorrow I may hate it – LOL. I used one of the magenta foiled sentiments that I created when making the first card. I embellished some of the presents with white pearls, and this card was done!

Card 3 Supplies

Spellbinders – Candy Stripes Die

Spellbinders – Joyful Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set 

Spellbinders – Folk Art Ornaments Stamp and Die Bundle

Spellbinders – Hot Foil – Pink

Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

VersaMark Ink

WOW – Sea Turtle Embossing Powder

Bearly Art Glue

Making the Third Card

For my last card, I used some of the cutouts from the lime green card stock that I had cut with the Candy Stripes die for the second card. I just created my own striped/plaid background on a darker green card stock. 

I stamped the ornaments with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed them with a green embossing powder. I then very carefully colored some of the design with my Copic markers. You have to be very careful coloring over embossed images, or it could damage your marker tips. Or so I have heard. Once I was finished coloring, I cut the ornaments out with the matching dies. I adhered the middle ornament straight down to the background. I cut several more layers of the other two ornaments from plain white card stock so that I could stack them for dimension. I love the beautiful detail on the stamps in this Folk Art set. 

For this card, I hot foiled another set of sentiments with pink foil. I finished the card with green gems on both the ornaments and the background.

I had fun making these cards, and I hope they put a smile on your face today! Thank you so much for visiting today.

Wishing you all a crafty day,

Allison

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