Do you remember my Fresh Picked post from January? I love those Fresh Picked Anemones flowers -especially with glitter paper.

The next installment to the collection is called More Fresh Picked with 3 new die sets and a bundle. Todays card features the Fresh Picked Vase Bouquet Etched Dies and of course some new spellbinders glitter paper.

That gorgeous glittery vase comes from the white glitter paper at Spellbinders. You can find it in the Spring Tones Glitter Cardstock 10 pack. The sentiment on this card is the new Cheers to You Sentiments Press Plate & Die Set from Cheers to You Collection. (more on that collection soon) The Woven 3D Embossing Folder is part of the Simon Hurley Spring Sampler collection. 

House Mouse Spring Has Sprung Collection

Hello Stamping friends! Today I am sharing a birthday card using the Birthday Wishes Cling Rubber Stamp Set from the House-Mouse Spring Has Sprung Collection. I love birthday cards and these house mouse stamps are so cute!

I think my new favorite die set is  the Heartfelt Thanks & Scallops Etched Dies. Yes! I am reaching for this scallop all the time!

If you love House Mouse Spellbinders has a 4 stamp set Collectors Bundle from this new collection.

They are so fun to color!


The new Propagation Garden Collection by Annie Williams from Spellbinders is a collection I did not know I needed until I saw it! Did you know that this collection was inspired by her career in molecular biology as well as her love for gardening?

There are seven products in this collection – three die sets, a BetterPress plate set, a stamp and die set, an embossing folder, and a wax seal stamp. Each product was carefully designed to be versatile while also working with all of the other sets in the collection.

Its hard to tell in the picture but the vase is a matte vellum with a shimmer (from Your Paper Insider) and you can see the roots from the Propagated Plants Etched Dies in the vase.

I improvised with vases from Simon Hurley’s Floral Stems and Ceramic Vases Die Bundle.

Do you love the ccallop frame? It’s cut from the Heartfelt Thanks & Scallops Etched Dies.

Next up is the Oval Hello Wax Seal Stamp  and the Leafy Helix Embossing Folder  

I used the Essential Four Petal Labels Etched Dies with the Scrolled Punch & Pierce Plate Etched Die. (on sale for just $5 at the time of this post!)

Finally I have a simple wax seal card. I love the Sealed Leaf Sprigs Etched Dies on the stripes created from the Candy Stripes Etched Dies.

Hope your inspired to create some beautiful art!


Oval Hello Wax Seal Stamp 

Propagated Plants Etched Dies 

Leafy Helix Embossing Folder  

Your Paper Insider 

 Must-Have Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set

 Floral Stems and Ceramic Vases Die Bundle

 Candy Stripes Etched Dies

Sealed Leaf Sprigs Etched Dies 

Heartfelt Thanks & Scallops Etched Dies 

Essential Four Petal Labels Etched Dies.

It’s Spellbinders Club Time! April 2024

Cross-stitchers Rejoice! This months theme is stitching! Time for the April 2024 club projects using the Stencil of the Month Club and the Wax Seal of the Month Club, the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month  and the regular Embossing folder Club. If you like ALL of the spellbinders clubs they now have the DELUXE Caboodle Club just for you. Are you ready for the cards?

First I have the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month  and the regular Embossing folder Club.

Next up is the the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month and the regular Embossing folder Club again. I paired it with a frame from die cut from the Essential Diamonds Etched Dies. The pink glitter paper is  Your Paper Insider.

You can find those flowers and leaves in the Club Blooms Large Die from Jan 2023.

Next up is the Stencil of the Month Club and the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month. Not sure about this color combo but its bright and cheerful.

Finally I have 2  Wax Seal of the Month Club cards. Clean and simple for this one.

I actually stamped on the striped paper (PAPER ROSE collection) with the  Best Wishes on Your Birthday Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. I taped the plate to my Misti and kept inking until I got it dark enough (at least 10 times) It would have been much easier to glimmer it in black foil.

This wax seal card is paired with the Heartfelt Thanks & Scallops Etched Dies for a simple note card.

Check out all the cute clubs this month:

Large Die of the Month 

Embossing folder Club of the month.

3-D Embossing Club — don’t forget your Universal Plate System

Clear Stamp and Die of the Month

Small Die of the Month kit 

All Available Spellbinders Clubs

Spellbinders VALUE Clubs 

NEW: Mirrored Arch Blooms Press Plate from Spellbinders

There is a new press plate collection over at Spellbinders for the Betterpress system. This is a fantastic collection with a little bit of everything – an embossing folder, a die set, and a few BetterPress plates (and remember, if you don’t have the BetterPress system, you can just get the BetterPress plates and use them in you Glimmer machine).

This is the Mirrored Arch Blooms Plate. I pressed it and colored in with  OLO Pink tones Alcohol Markers. 

I also pressed the Sentiment on the die cut Notched Corner Frames Etched Dies. I then embossed it with the die one size smaller. Instructions for how to emboss with your dies are right on you platinum die cutting platform.

Happy Betterpressing!!!


If you like bigger sentiments and fancy fonts on cards then this is the collection for you. Master Calligrapher Paul Antonio is back with his amazing calligraphy designs! Lets get to the cards!

Both cards today feature the Copperplate Miss You Press Plate. I used the glimmer Hot foil system to foil them in gold foil. Remember you can use all these wonderful letterpress plates in your Glimmer Hot foil system.


Copperplate Miss You Press Plate

Glimmer Hot foil system

Gold Foil

PAPER ROSE collection

 Vintage Floral Etched dies 

 Fluted Classics Circles

 Club Blooms Large Die from Jan 2023

Notched Corner Frames Etched Dies 

Stylized Floral 3D Embossing folder (August 2023 club)


Hello friends! ! Creating a beautiful Celebration card just got easier! Why? because there are new Betterpress plates at Spellbinders. Its the

This is the new Celebrate Flowers Registration Press Plate. I paired it with the Heartfelt Thanks & Scallops Etched Dies for a simple celebration card.

You can use the press plate as or if you’re celebrating a birthday, Mother’s day, graduation or any other special event, there are endless possibilities for customization. Just add a small sentiment in the middle of the big letters like I did. The Let’s Celebrate Sentiments Press Plate & Die Set are coordinating sentiments. Used a sentiment from my collection.

The Celebrate Flowers Registration Press Plate (and all Betterpress plates) double as glimmer hot foil plates too! I decided to hot foil only the flowers. If you use the clear guide that comes with the plate, gridlines on each platform and some washi tape its pretty easy to line them up. I recommend hot foiling the flowers first.

The polka dot and stripe paper is the very end of a 12×12 sheet from the PAPER ROSE collection

March 2024 Spellbinders Clubs

Today I’m sharing my March 2024 club projects using the Stencil of the Month Club and the Wax Seal of the Month Club, the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month  and the regular Embossing folder Club. If you like ALL of the spellbinders clubs they now have the DELUXE Caboodle Club just for you. Are you ready for the cards?

GNOMES! all the gnomes!

The embossing folder club this month coordinates with the stencil of the month. I stenciled 1st, then carefully lined it up and embossed. Check out my reel here:

Welcome back to the  Fresh Picked Anemones Etched Dies. SUPER Versatile!

I hope you are inspired! Happy Creating with the Spellbinders Clubs.


The Through the Arbor Garden Collection is so beautiful! There are six die sets and two embossing folders. The flowers in Susan’s collections are made to look realistic on your cards but I used them to suit my style.

The Window Planter card:

I paired the flowers and leaves from the Delphinium Etched Dies with the window box from the Vista View Window Etched die. There are also a few elements from the Queen Anne’s Lace and Ladybugs Etched Dies– a ladybug and some greenery.

 Woven 3D Embossing Folder is part of the Simon Hurley Spring Sampler collection. Here is the video to show you how the realistic versions of the Delphinium flowers look

For this next card I used a few leftover flowers and stems from the card above and created a potted plant using the Botanical Solarium dies. FUN!

Notched Corner Frames Etched Dies and the Criss Cross Motif – 3D Embossing Folder of the Month (Nov 2023) finish the card.

There are lots of tiny flowers in the Queen Anne’s Lace and Ladybugs Etched Dies. I love them as flower confetti in a shaker card!

You can see the “How TO” for Queen Annes Lace video here:

NEW! Windows With A View Collection by Tina Smith

Spellbinders has a fabulous new collection designed by Tina Smith called The Windows With A View Collection. It’s FULL of all the supplies you need to create the coolest window views for any season or occasion. Today I am sharing 5 cards made with many of the dies, stamps, and stencils in the collection.

NOTE: The whole collection comes in a BUNDLE!

First up is the Mountain View card. How fun are these Background Scapes Stencils? The stencils can be used with the window die or all by themselves.

The stripe paper is also NEW. Its the Candy Kisses basics from the PAPER ROSE collection. The sentiment is Must-Have Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set.

Next is the city scene card. I love this one! I was a little messy with my embossing powders- I forgot to use the anti static pad.

I wanted bold background paper so I decide to use My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE STRIPES 6×6 Inch Paper Pack. The happy Birthday is from the Advent Calendar back in December.

I had to put a cute critter in the window!

This little giraffe is a retired MFT stamp set called Sweater weather. There are clouds are available in the Bundle in this collection and in the Up in The Air set. My clouds are from the Rain or Shine Etched Dies.

Succulents, botanicals and cute flower pots? Yes Please!

The plants are from the Botanical Solarium dies

And this is the Columns embossing folder. All of these are perfect for sending a gorgeous view to a friend! I sure hope you are inspired. These were so much fun to create.


Windows with a View BUNDLE

Vista View Window Etched die

Up in The Air die set

Botanical Solarium dies

Backyard Haven dies

Sunshine Sentiments stamps set

Fancy Sentiment Strips Press Plate & Die Set