My Favorite Die Blog Hop & Giveaway

The FSJ Creative Team is blog hopping today sharing out favorite Spellbinders-FSJ die. We hope you like our favorites and maybe you will find a new favorite too! Hop along with us as we share a blog hop full of inspiration & a giveaway too!

I had a hard time picking just one of my favorite dies … so I decide to pick 2!

Shapeabilities A2 Curved Borders One

Oh how I love these and I use them all the time. These border dies are incredibly easy to use and have an awesome end result. Bonus: These curved dies are a great way to showcase the Create and Blooms designer prints paper.

Stamp with Jill, Shapeabilities Curved Border Die

For this card I used 2 of the border dies to create a curved banner that lets almost all of the printed paper show. I used my Mini Misti positioning tool to curve a regular stamp just slightly to fit the curve.

Stamp with Jill, Shapeabilities Curved Border Die

This bright, beautiful Create and Bloom Prints paper is balanced against a small curve border cut out in whip cream. To keep the paper the main focus, I just added a sentiment and a simple embellishment.

Stamp with Jill, Shapeabilities Curved Border Die

As shown below, you can also layer with these dies. I added a duplicate curved layer in black to anchor the black in the paper as well as the sentiment. This Follow Your Heart paper has a black and white pattern. Of course I needed to color it with some spring color markers to liven it up.

Stamp with Jill, Shapeabilities Curved Border Die
Stamp with Jill, Shapeabilities Curved Border Die

You know its a favorite die when I use it on multiple projects. Here are a 6 more cards that use the Shapeabilities A2 Curved Borders One for inspiration:

Fancy Edged Rectangles

Next up is the Fancy Edged Rectangles. Oh these are so fun but so far I love the medium scallop rectangle the most! For this card, I paired the Butterfly from the Large Die of the month (Feb) and a background made with Pan Pastels. A touch of Sparkle silk and the Tiny Greetings” Hello sentiment finish the card.

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders Fancy Edged rectangles

Seeing that this hop is all about favorite dies, I created another card to show how fun it is to layer the rectangles and use printed paper.

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders Fancy Edged rectangles

The Thanks is also a die cut, from the Designer Frames die set. All supplies are listed at the very end of the post.

Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders Fancy Edged rectangles

Obviously the Fancy Edged Rectangles is a ‘must have” in your collection! Here are 6 more cards that use the Fancy Edged Rectangles for added inspiration:


OK, so I mentioned a giveaway at the top of this post! Comment on this post to be entered to win a $25 Spellbinders-FSJ gift certificate. How Fun!!!  You can comment below on this post or on my Instagram post to be in the running for the gift certificate. Good Luck! Giveaway closes on Sunday, March 17th 11:59 pm CT. Winners will be announced on the FSJ blog hop post the following Monday.

I hope you’re feeling a bit inspired as you head on to the next stop in the hop!  Here’s a list of all the gals participating today, so you can visit each one!  

Jill <—— (you are here)

Marty McGee

Carrie Rhoades

Lezlye Lauterbach

Thanks for stopping by today and if this is your first time here, I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and I hope you’ll stop in again soon!  If you’d like to join me on social media, you can find me on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest!  Come say hi!


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  1. Kathie
    March 15, 2019 / 8:09 am

    These cards are so cute!

  2. March 15, 2019 / 8:14 am

    Girl, you out did yourself! I love all the project inspiration and those cards really do showcase the printed paper FSJ offers.

  3. Ann
    March 15, 2019 / 8:23 am

    I have been hesitant about trying the edge dies but am now looking forward to using them after seeing what you’ve done with your cards, they are fabulous! You have also given great ideas for multiple ways to use the square dies. Thank you!

  4. March 15, 2019 / 8:24 am

    I can see how that A2 Curved Border is a must have! So many cute cards with it!

  5. Nancy
    March 15, 2019 / 8:26 am

    I love the simple and clean cards you have created, and appreciated the many cards you shared.

  6. March 15, 2019 / 8:29 am

    So nice to see how to use the A2 Curved Border– for me, that is a great visual of how to use such a versatile die.

  7. Desma Cowhill
    March 15, 2019 / 8:36 am

    I love that curved border die set and I don’t have anything like that in my stash, so I already added it to my wish list! Thanks for showing so many ways to use it! That bird paper is adorable too 🙂

  8. PJ Burton
    March 15, 2019 / 8:50 am

    My first visit here and I’ll be returning! Love your ideas!!

  9. char Leasor
    March 15, 2019 / 8:59 am

    Your cards are awesome…as always!!!! I have the curved die and now am really inspired to start using it. Thanks for sharing so many great cards and ideas!!!

  10. Karen Schroeder
    March 15, 2019 / 9:11 am

    Awesome cards! The Curved Border dies are calling my name.

  11. March 15, 2019 / 9:13 am

    Love the printed paper and the curved die. Thanks so much for sharing you talent with us all. Hugs

  12. Teri Ives
    March 15, 2019 / 9:42 am

    Wow great cards. Love them.

  13. Claudia McClamb
    March 15, 2019 / 9:52 am

    Your cards are wonderful, and I learned a new way to use the curvy border die! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  14. Amanda
    March 15, 2019 / 11:02 am

    Lovely cards!! That curved border is neat!!

  15. kay
    March 15, 2019 / 11:04 am

    love your ideas. You are so helpful showing and always sharing your wonderful work. Thank you

  16. Betty Lou Switzer
    March 15, 2019 / 11:52 am

    Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Adabel Ruiz
    March 15, 2019 / 12:00 pm

    I love a lot of what I see here now as well as on IG. Like(ing) all the way! Hey…hey…

  18. Susan Nakata
    March 15, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Love the color combinations.

  19. Babbi Rissling
    March 15, 2019 / 2:02 pm

    Beautiful cards! Just the right amount of elements to showcase the dies. Love your creativity!

  20. Ilene
    March 15, 2019 / 2:05 pm

    Your colors are beautiful. Every card is simple, but effective.

  21. Linda
    March 15, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    I love your cards. Simply beautiful use of color combinations.

  22. Nancy B
    March 15, 2019 / 2:47 pm

    Just bought those curved dies and love them. Love your cards and how you used the dies. Card stock is so pretty

  23. Susan
    March 15, 2019 / 2:53 pm

    Beautiful cards. Love all the use of the design papers. Thanks for sharing!

  24. Linda Carver
    March 15, 2019 / 4:36 pm

    Love the cards shape designs and colors.

  25. Jan Johnson
    March 15, 2019 / 7:05 pm

    Wow! So many beautiful cards.

  26. March 15, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    Like the way the dies look on the cards that are only printed paper.

  27. Sue Morlock
    March 15, 2019 / 7:54 pm

    Your cards are beautiful!

  28. Bev Petriski
    March 15, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    Great cards!!! I have curved stamps to fit to pieces too, such a great technique!!

    • Annette Higa
      March 16, 2019 / 12:17 am

      Really like how you color and create.

  29. Cynthia Sheffield
    March 15, 2019 / 10:09 pm

    Great cards! Love those dies

  30. Cynthia Sheffield
    March 15, 2019 / 10:23 pm

    Beautiful cards! Great dies!

  31. Cynthia Kay
    March 15, 2019 / 10:30 pm

    Love these cards! Beautiful work!

  32. Joann Cornel
    March 15, 2019 / 10:54 pm

    Your lovely cards got me drooling with desire to keep creating and making cards. I get into a rut at times and feel uninspired. Viewing your cards is nudging me to keep on going. Love, love your choices of color

    • jillhilliard
      March 18, 2019 / 1:58 pm

      Congratulations. You are the blog hop winner. please email me to claim your $25 gift certificate.

  33. Eva N
    March 15, 2019 / 11:27 pm

    What great ideas! I own both of these die sets, but never use the curved set. Your cards have given me inspiration to be creative with both sets…thanks!

  34. Kathy
    March 16, 2019 / 2:24 am

    I really liked the curved dies and the different way you usd them.

  35. Wanda Curbelo
    March 16, 2019 / 7:01 am

    Beautiful cards!

  36. Candice D.
    March 16, 2019 / 9:55 am

    Adorable and inspirational! I haven’t stamped in so long. Seeing your cards made me pause and realize I need to get back into a love I have let go for too long. Thank you

  37. Sarah Biswabic
    March 16, 2019 / 11:06 am

    Your cards are AMAZING! They are so beautiful and adorable! I love them all!!

  38. Regina Garcia
    March 16, 2019 / 11:12 am

    Great inspriation. I like the curved dies.

  39. March 16, 2019 / 11:18 am

    These are really wonderful cards and give us viewers ideas to make even more. Thanks for sharling.

  40. Latoria Williams
    March 16, 2019 / 11:43 am

    Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration and the time you spent on them

  41. March 16, 2019 / 7:31 pm

    Sweet cards, and thank you for the blog hop inspiration!

  42. Andre M.
    March 17, 2019 / 9:08 pm

    You’ve shared a fantastic range of cards with these versatile dies. Thanks for sharing this inspiration with these fun products.

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