Hello, friends! I hope you’re all doing well. The Spellbinders Monthly Clubs for July have been a big hit, and that’s no surprise. It has been a fabulous celebration of Christmas in July all month long. Today, Spellbinders is celebrating these clubs with a blog hop. Three lucky readers will win a $25 gift card! See giveaway details and a full lineup for the hop at the end of this post. Remember that one of the major benefits of the Spellbinders clubs is that you can cancel at any time and rejoin if/when you want.

NOTE: If you are in the UK, you can order monthly clubs through the UK website – CLICK HERE.

I have a new video up today on YouTube with the card that I made for the hop using the Small Die of the Month. You can CLICK HERE to view on YouTube or just watch it below. By the way, this club kit is still available, but you need to sign up by July 27th, or before it sells out. 



Note: all supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this blog post.

The July Small Die of the Month  is called “Layered Poinsettia Tree.” For today’s card, I wanted to make a shaker card using the large tree outline die from the kit for the shaker “window”. But, I wanted to step it up a notch. I decided to try something that I have never done before – color my own shaker bits! I used Distress Mica Flakes and Distress Rock Candy Glitter for my shaker bits and alcohol inks to color them. You can watch how I did it in my video! I used the color Stream for the glitter and the color Everglades for the mica flakes. 

To allow as much of my colorful shaker bits to show as possible, I used vellum to cut the large detail die from the kit. This die cuts the leaves and the bases for the flowers to go on top of. I made orange poinsettias for my tree because I love orange and turquoise together. Apparently, there is such a thing as an orange poinsettia! As for my orange flowers, I used Crackling Campfire Distress Ink to add shading to my orange card stock. 

For my sentiment, I chose the “Joy to the World” from the Joyful Christmas Sentiments Hot Foil Plate & Die Set. I used white opaque foil on a turquoise piece of card stock and placed the sentiment under the tree to make it look like the trunk.

I made the card above earlier in the month with this same Small Die of the Month club kit. You can see details for this card in my blog post HERE. Now I can’t decide which card I like better! They’re so different, but I love them both. Which one is your favorite?


Spellbinders will be giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on their blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 23rd, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the 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.

You should have arrived here from Michelle’s blog. Your next stop is Lin’s  blog.

Full Hop List:

Spellbinders Blog
Sandi MacIver
Sara Lihz Staroska
Jean Manis
Joy Wilson
Jennifer Kotas
Tanya Boser
Linh Van
Deepa Robbins
Heejung Hunsberger
Michelle Short
 Allison Frazier>> You Are Here 
Lin Brandyberry
Sheri Gilson
Deborah Jenkins
Lisa Tilson
Alanna Moses
Jill Hilliard
Teri Duncan
Ilina Crouse
Pam Sparks
Carrie Rhoades
Mindy Eggen
Vera Yates
Rebecca Keppel

I hope this card puts a smile on your face today. Leave me a comment and let me know which July club kit is your favorite! Be sure to head over to YouTube to watch my video. I hope to see you there!

Wishing you all a crafty day,



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  1. This is the cutest die set! Love how easy it goes together and what an elegant card it makes. Love your color choices!

  2. Ohhhh very pretty cards. I really like the addition of the vellum – it’s very unexpected and really sets the flowers off. The second card is my favorite though – I love the color combo and blue is my fav so that makes it extra special. TFS!!

  3. I love that you colored your own shaker bits! The second card looks like cookie to me and I want to eat it!

  4. You are so inspirational and creative. I don’t know which card that I like better, either! They are both so gorgeous, but unique. I also wanted you to know how much I appreciate your tips and clear explanations. Again, thank you for sharing your talents!

  5. Love them both, but I am so drawn to the lovely shaker card. Now I must try coloring shaker elements!

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