Spellbinders August 2020 Glimmer Kit of the Month

Happy August 1st stamping Friends! What a crafty summer this has been so far! Today I am Glimmering with the Spellbinders August 2020 Glimmer Kit of the month. This month’s set is called“Have a Crafty Day”

For this card I paired black foil, essential circles and the Pretty Plaid embossing folders for a clean, striking look.

The crafty background (plate) and the coordinating “Aura Foil Roll”  are both part of the kit this month too. Perfect for creating foiled cards for all your crafty friends!

I Love the “Sending Crafty Hugs sentiment”. Here is a close up of the Auroa Foil- It pairs perfectly with copper and gold cardstock!

The Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil kit is a monthly subscription and a great way to build your collection of glimmer plates and foils.

You will need the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine to use with this subscription, plus a compatible die cutting machine. (Save 10% when you subscribe!)

Happy Foiling!

Birthday Rainbow

I am loving all the rainbow cards I am seeing in all my social media so I decided to make a Happy Birthday Rainbow card Stamp Simply Style.

This card is incredibly easy. Heat emboss with white powder on rainbow color cardstock strips. Center them on the card and add enamel dots!

The tiny sentiment is from the Stick figure sentiment set. Hope this brightens your day!

All Occasion Sentiments Set 2

Stick Family Sentiments

Versamark, Memento ink

White embossing powder

Rainbow colors of card stock and white for the base and sentiment

Rainbow colors of enamel dots. 


Hi Stamping friends, I want to thank you so much for hopping along on the blogs and thank you for all of your kind & sweet comments.

The winner is: Karthikha Uday!!!

Congratulations Karthikha! you’ve won a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders shop!

You MUST contact Spellbinders at by 8/2/2020 with the instructions I have emailed you.

Thanks for joining the blog hop. The winners from the Spellbinders blog post will be announced in a post on Tuesday.


So happy to be here today with Spellbinders and their July Clubs Blog Hop Project Inspiration Celebration! Hopefully you have hopped with us before! It is so much fun to celebrate some of my favorite clubs!

For my card today I combined the Glimmer Kit of the month and the  Small Die of the Month kit.


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinder’s blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 26th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Giveaway Number 2:

You can win a $25 Spellbinders Gift Certificate! That’s right in addition to the above, you get another opportunity to win! I will draw a winner from all the comments to receive a $25 Spellbinders Gift certificate. Feel free to leave a comment!

(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 Alicia Havranek And next Up is Laurie Willison. 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!

Let’s get Hopping:

Spellbinders Blog
Nichol Spohr
Tina Smith
Carrie Rhoades
Bibi Cameron
Kathy Clement
Alicia Havranek
Jill Hilliard <— YOU ARE HERE
Laurie Willison
Joy Baldwin
Jean Manis
Virginia Lu
Ilina Crouse
Varada Sharma
Hussena Calcuttawala
Jeanne Jachna
Gemma Campbell


Glimmer Kit of the month

Glimmer Machine

Essential Labels Dies

Subscribe and get your Small Die of the Month kit TODAY!!! 

All Available Spellbinders Clubs

Spellbinders VALUE Clubs (Scroll Down)

Stamp Simply Tulips

Tried my hand at some multi colored tulips from the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

So Pretty! I paired the Get Well Tulip with the All occasion sentiments.

I kept adding layers of copic color to get the yellow and red to blend!

And I did color the background with 3 shades of gray!


Get Well Tulip. Also comes as a Combo with a die.

All occasion Sentiment Set 2

Memento Ink

White cardstock

Scallop A2 Die cut

Crafty Friends Blog Hop featuring Essentials by Ellen

Welcome to the monthly Crafty Friends Blog Hop. This month we are featuring all Essentials by Ellen products for inspiration.  Be sure to read clear to the bottom of this post for a special Ellen Essentials shopping coupon code for Crafty Friends readers and follow along the hop for lots of creative inspiration!

My project is a card using the Mondo Succulent Pot Stamp set.

I started off coloring the big succulent in the image. Here’s a shot of how this stunner got started.

And here are all the copic colors that I ended up using. I have a few Mondo Stamps from Ellen, this one is sooooooo pretty!!!

I absolutely love that companies are working with us to give you discounts for our hops. Shop with Ellen Hutson on July 20 – 21 and use the code CRAFTYFRIENDS at checkout to get a 20% Discount. Click this link or the graphic above to get to Ellen’s Store!

Now on to the rest of the hop. next up is my Crafty Friend Jen Timko. Here is the full list in case you get lost along the way:

Jill Hilliard <—— you are here
Jen Timko
Amy Kolling
Tanya Boser
Ilina Crouse
Maria Willis
Becky Roberts
Sandi MacIver
Sue Plote
Sara Sherlock
Lydia Fiedler


Mondo Succulent Pot

Copic Markers

White, Kraft and burgundy cardstock

White and clear Nuvo Drops

Slimline Sunflower

Hi Friends Happy Wednesday! Today I am sharing a slimline Sunflower card. It’s slimline week over at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog. Be sure to check out all the fun designs.

Look at all the beautiful colors I used to color this simple Sunflower card.

Slimline card dimensions Finished are 3.5 x 8.5. Perfect for a business size envelope.


Sunflower Season, (also comes with a die. the bundle can be seen HERE)

All occasion sentiment set 2

memento black ink

White and yellow cardstock

Scoring tool

colored with copics.  I used clear Nuvo drops but clear enamel dots can be used if you don’t have Nuvo drops

Spellbinders July 2020 Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month

I have been glimmering all the things! And it is so much fun!

This month The Spellbinders Glimmer Hot foil kit is called “Illustrative Floral”. You get 3 decorative glimmer frames and 3 smaller decorative elements. There’s also an add-on available! The Essential Labels dies. which coordinates perfect with this Glimmer kit.

I paired the glimmer frame with the tiny flowers from the July Small Die of the month. The leaves and stems are from the Botanical House Etched dies.

My tip for leaves and stems: I die cut a bunch (like 20 each) in several shades of greens, plus white, silver and gold. Then I have them ready for cards when I need them!

The Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil kit is a monthly subscription and a great way to build your collection of glimmer plates and foils.

You will need the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine to use with this subscription, plus a compatible die cutting machine. 

Happy Foiling!


Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the month

Botanical House Etched Dies

Essential Labels Dies

Silver foil

White, Watermelon Fusion, and Riverstone Card stock

Fashion Silver and Silver card stock

White Nuvo Drops

Spellbinders Stylish Script

Hello Stamping Friends! Today I am sharing a few cards using the NEW July release: Stylish Script. They are a sentiment Glimmer Plate collection from Spellbinders.

I kept this first card pretty simple. These sentiments are gorgeous! Black foil for the sentiment and gold card stock peeking through!

I used the “thank you” and the “happy birthday” but there are 4 options in this collection with a total of 6 sentiments. They are so versatile!

I love this FSJ Cement Tile stencil. I need to use it more often!

Does it look a little familiar? Its a similar font to the June 2020 Glimmer kit of the month. I loved the June 2020 Glimmer kit and the sentiments!

I am totally loving the Glimmer Hot Foil System and all the fun accessories it comes with! Such a Fun addition to my cardmaking.


Stylish Script Glimmer Plate collection

Essential Circles

Love Stripe Embossing folder

Cement Tile Stencil

Fashion Gold

Christmas in July

A little change of pace…Christmas in July:

This is the Winter Poinsettia Floral Cluster from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. This card is working double duty today as I am participating in the 30 day coloring challenge on Instagram for the month of July. Be sure to follow me there to see all the fun coloring!


Winter Poinsettia Floral Cluster

All the Floral Cluster Stamps and Die Bundle

Wonder of Christmas Sentiments

Kraft, Cranberry and White cardstock

Echo Park Little Lumberjack paper

Memento black ink