In Loving Memory

The card you need to have on hand that you really don’t want to make. The Sympathy card.

I cut simple strips of Coffee and Friends paper and added the Tim Holtz wildflower stem die cut in black cardstock.

The last step was stamping the sentiment in black ink and adding pearls. A perfectly clean and simple sympathy card. There are 3 sets in the Sympathy Series. You can purchase them separately or as a bundle.


Sympathy Sentiments

Coffee and Friends 6×6 paper

Tim Holtz wildflower Stems

Memento black ink

White, Black cardstock


Spellbinders JANUARY 2021 CLUB BLOG HOP

Welcome back to another Blog Hop with Spellbinders. We are sharing January Clubs Blog Hop Project Inspiration! Hopefully you have hopped with us before! It is so much fun to celebrate some of my favorite clubs

Today I am sharing the Small die of the Month with another gorgeous valentine card:

The gold background was just a little bit busy for my design, so I used it as a layer and it was PERFECT!

This card uses gold, white and a little bit of red cardstock. Perfect colors for Valentines day!

This month the Small die is called “Lovely Card Creator” and coordinates really well with the sentiments in this months Glimmer kit! All Valentine and love themed!


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. Giveaway closes on Sunday, January 17th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. 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 Laurie Willison And next Up is Marie Heiderscheit 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!!


Spellbinders Blog
Tina Smith
Becky Roberts
Desiree Kuemmerle
Carrie Rhoades
Bibi Cameron
Laurie Willison
Jill Hilliard
Marie Heiderscheit
Jennifer Snyder
Jean Manis
Henriëtte van Mierlo
Annie Williams
Yasmin Diaz
Brenda Noelke
Betty Wright
Melody Rupple
Jenny Colacicco
Dilay Nacar
Hussena Calcuttawala
Mindy Eggen
Virginia Lu
Emily Leiphart


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Elegance in Black and White

Sometimes you just don’t want to color. You want a simple card in black and white! Floral Cluster from Stamp Simply to the rescue!

I made this card 1st in black and white:

The simple black and white paper is Echo Park 6×6 Coffee and Friends. Its pairs will with the black and white stamped image and a touch of sparkle with Wink of Stella.

I did heat emboss the Typewritten Sentiment and cut it with the FishTail banner dies. After I made this card I thought it would be cool to step it up a wee bit with some gray

Same exact card except I added some gray copic coloring on the leaves and the base of the card is dark gray card stock

Hope you Enjoy! Happy Stamping!

A New Sunday Drive

Happy Sunday, Friends! Today I’m creating with the Spellbinders Sunday Sunset Drive Etched Dies from Expressions of Love Collection. You definitely have seen this fun Sunday Drive convertible before! I used it many times. because it is so much fun to create with.

The Sunday Sunset Drive die set is an add-on set for the Sunday Drive set. Perfect for your Valentines or for a wedding or anniversary card. Take a closer look at the couple. There are a bunch of hair and clothes combinations.

The sentiment is part of Expressions of Love Sentiments Etched Dies. A set of four thin metal dies includes the words: forever, yours, love, and you.

If you love die cutting then this is the set for you! I love how all the little pieces come together to form a fun scene! It is super easy to put together and if you don’t have a lot of colored card stock, you could also cut it from white and color it with your markers.

There are Halloween, wedding and Christmas add ons too.

Happy die cutting!


This month’s Glimmer Hot Foil Kit kit from Spellbinders is perfect for all your Valentine’s! It can be used all year round for your Anniversary cards too!

I went with a triple heart combo in red foil. Oh how I love red foil! (part of the kit this month).

I layered with some extra silver mirror cardstock to increase the Glimmer!

The “Calligraphy Hearts” set comes with the 3 hearts shown on my card, plus a heart die. It also has sentiments too and a floral die! This glimmer kit coordinates perfectly with the Small die of the month too!

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!

Nested Hearts Valentine

I love this time of year. Creating all the valentine’s mean there is LOTS of Pink …and pink is my favorite color!! Today I am featuring the Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts dies from Stamp Simply.

This card is so incredibly simple. Die Cut some hearts in cardstock and printed paper, stamp a sentiment and assemble your card!

Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts dies
Typewritten Year Round Greetings
Craft Consortium papers 6×6 Bright Blooms
Memento ink
White, pink, & black cardstock
Foam Squares
Other: Pink nuvo drops


HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am so happy to Welcome in 2021 and say good bye to 2020. So lets start off the new year with a STUNNING Valentine using the Small Die of the Month from Spellbinders!

I used mirror silver, white and a little bit of red cardstock. This month is called “Lovely Card Creator” and coordinates really well with the sentiments in this months Glimmer kit! Hello Red foil! So fun!

Here is a close up of the heart! So so shiny in real life!

You can see what all the dies are with this image. Intricate, beautiful, & versatile!

Like the other Spellbinders clubs, this is a subscription-style club. You can skip months, add on other clubs, and so much more: Details of how it works HERE.


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

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Sending a Cup of Many Thanks

With the season of giving behind us, its time to send the thank you notes. Today I am sharing a winter themed coffee Thank you note!

This hand made Christmas thank you note is full of products from Stamp Simply! (see list below)

Don’t forget the Holiday Special ONLY ONE MORE DAY!!:


Typewritten Year round Sentiments
A Cup of Java Dies (comes in a bundle too)
Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts
Tim Holtz Embossing folder snow fall
Little Lumberjack 6×6
Red, white, Kraft and black cardstock
Memento black ink
Other: Spellbinders A2 curvy borders for the snow

Stamp Simply Top 6

This week at Stamp Simply we are sharing our favorite cards from this past year. How fun it was to look back and pick 6 of my favorites! Scroll Down to see them all!

These are in no particular order, but I am including a link to the stamp set for each card. They are definitely high on my favorites list. O Christmas Tree:

Seasonal Wreaths Fall Winter:

Rainbow Birthday with All Occasions Set 2

Sunflower Season Slimline:

Be Joyful with the Faith Hope and Love release

And Finally Floral Cluster Sympathy

I have plenty of other favs! Head on over to Stamp Simply and enjoy this shopping special:

Spellbinders Delicate Impressions Collection by Becca Feeken

Happy weekend before Christmas! I hope all your holiday cards are complete by now and you are enjoying all of the Holiday festivities!

Todays card features Glimmer Foil Plates from the recently-released Delicate Impressions Collection by Becca Feeken!

This birthday card uses the Diamonetta Background Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and the Filigree Crescent Band Glimmer Hot Foil Plates.

I randomly colored in the diamonds in pastel copic marker colors and added some matching accents on the cake. I foiled in silver and added some Fashion Silver accents.

The Filigree Crescent Band Glimmer Hot Foil Plate are a set of 13. (I used only 3!). The plates includes a half circle crescent band, its interior design and interior flourish, a circle frame and its six sentiment inserts, and three accent motifs. So many design options!

Check out the whole Collection here:

Glimmer Hot Foil Plates are metal plates used in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to transfer foil to paper through a combination of heat and pressure.

You roll the Glimmer machine base through your die cut machine to deliver its foiled design. Refer to Compatibility Charts on Spellbinders’ website, to see if your machine is a match.

Happy foiling!