I love these guys! Can you guess how long I have had this Polar Bear Pals Stamp and matching Die set? YEARS! It was time to ink them up as the temps are dropping this week it was time for a cold critter invasion. I have 5 adorably FUN cards to share today.
First up are the skating bears. I love the Spellbinders Flurry of Snowflakes 3D embossing folder and this is another way to use it.
The Ice and the icebergs are highly colored with a light blue copic. I also lightly colored the snowflakes with the same marker. Sadly the little iceberg dies are not available.
I had a few extra backgrounds leftover from these cards. I love when I can repurpose them into another project. Do you save everything too?
This is stitching for the “ice” is from Spellbinders Winter Borders Etched Dies. The pink and blue in the background is pulled into the design with the pink and blue in the scarf.
Next is a masculine Birthday card. I really struggled with the background on this one. There are so many options like plaid papers and snow papers. I settled on the stripe embossing folder (retired) but now I wish I added a little more color with distress oxides instead.
How about a Valentine or 2?
As Valentines Day is right around the corner it was. time to make some love themed cards.
These Winter Trees Die-namics are an easy peasy way to add birch trees to your background. I bought them a few months ago but can’t remember what project they were for. (UGH). I went with white on white however, gray, tan, or brown color can work with these tree dies! Almost always I make my snow mounds with the Color Block Scenic Scape Etched Dies.
I have 2 layers of white letters and 2 layers of the black “you” to add more dimension to the card. If you need another idea for using these “LOVE” letters I made THIS CARD on Instagram and a cute card on THIS POST.
You can get the Polar Bear Pals direct on the MFT website or on Simon Says Stamp. I have linked to both below.
I used regular rose gold hot foil and then colored the image in with pale colored copics to give it just a little color. There is New Satin Rose Gold Foil. Don’t forget to grab the Wonderful Script Sentiments Etched Dies so you can also cut your hot foil sentiments. (they go together). Here is a peek at my Instagram reel:
Welcome back to another Blog Hop with Spellbinders. We are sharing January 2023 Clubs Project Inspiration! Hopefully you have hopped with us before! It is so much fun to celebrate some of my favorite clubs!
Sadly the Large Die, Stitching Die, and 3D Embossing Folder of the Month Clubs are sold out. You will be able to join these Clubs next month, in February. Be sure to join, and don’t miss out on the new designs.
To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinder’s blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, January 22nd, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Wednesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, 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.)
NOW IT’S TIME TO HOP: You should have arrived here from Michelle Woerner. Next is Lin Brandyberry. And if you did not start at the beginning head on over to the Spellbinders Blog. We’ve got lots of inspiration waiting for you created by fabulous card makers. Be sure to visit each one of their blogs and leave them some love with comments!!
This beauty is my favorite of all 5 cards. This uses the Umbrella Bloom Etched Dies and some really old printed paper from Gina K that I dug out of my stash. The printed paper has a little bit of a sheen to it. This set is a great way to use up some pretty paper scraps and makes the umbrella more than just for rainy cards.
Spring is all about the Rainbows! and the Wonderful Script Sentiments are also new as I used them on the Gerber Daisy cards last week. This Embossing folder is called Optical Arches. Looks like rainbows to me!
Today I am switching into full spring garden mode with the NEW Gerber Daisy and Ladybugs Etched Dies from The Painter’s Garden Collection by Susan Tierney-Cockburn. There are so beautiful in person and surprisingly easy to make.
These daisies are fun. You cut 2 of each size of the flower petals and 3 of each of the centers. And it says it on the edge of the dies so you don’t forget! Glue them together with Bearly liquid glue and curl the edges.
Here is the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month. A beautiful spring floral arrangement. I made this card twice. One with the NEW 3-D Embossing Club and one with the standard folder and different sentiments options from the clubs this month. Which is your favorite?
For the card on the left I added more color to the entire image but most to the hydrangea and the center flower. I think they are both beautiful!
First Up is the 3-D Embossing Club. I made these by inking the smooth side of the embossing folder with Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and using a an 8.5 x 5.5 sheet of white cardstock. See below for my reel.
Friendly Reminder: This is a 3D folder so make sure you have the Universal Plate System. It really does make a difference in how the 3D folders emboss. The sentiment is from the Clear stamp and die club and is white heat embossed on black cardstock.
Sentiment Tip: When die cutting these strips I had to add a shim or 2 to get the die to cut all the way through. These type of sentiment dies are way more striking when they are cut the right way. And you can back them with another color and it will show.
I also have an Instagram Reel for this card. Are you following me on Instagram? You can find me HERE.
Time for a crafty de-stash! I have way too much stuff in my stamp room! I have 3 Mystery boxes FILLED all the way to the top with crafty fun! These fun Mystery Boxes are looking for crafty homes.
Each box is filled with lots and lots of stamps, dies, punches, 6×6 paper, card kit extras, embellishments and SO much more. Some new, some older/slightly used. (Stampin up, FSJ, Spellbinders and a few others). Retail value is well over $250 each.
These boxes are AS IS. NO REFUNDS. NO RETURNS. Shipping in large or medium Flat Rate box within the US.
I have 1 large Priority mail box available for $45 plus $21.50 flat rate shipping. Total: $66.50
2 medium Priority mail boxes available for $25 plus $16.10 flat rate shipping. Total: $41.10
PayPal required for payment (because it makes shipping easy)
First come, First Serve. These boxes are packed and ready to be shipped immediately.
Please email me at: stamp with Jill @ gmail (dot) com with mystery box in your title. Please specify medium or large. I will send you a PayPal invoice when I get your email.