Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I Felt It Again!

Another example of cutting something other than cardstock with Spellbinders. Felt flowers are one of the latest trends in embellishments for scrapbooking and cardmaking.


Card Recipe
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Paper: white & orange cardstock (stash), patterned paper (Junkitz)
Ink: Colorbox smoke blue
Accessories: Spellbinders, felt & button & ribbon (stash)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mixin' It Up

By using different layers of blossom die cuts a beautiful flower can be created.


Card Recipe
Stamp: flourish (Inque), sentiment (Hero Arts)
Paper: cream and dark brown cardstock (stash), patterned paper (7 Gypsies)
Ink: Staz On Timber Brown
Accessories: Spellbinder, button and ribbon (stash)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Blossom Spellbinders

A textured flower can be achieved by crumpling up the blossom layers and accenting them with ink.


Card Recipe
Paper: off white cardstock from stash, 7 Gypsies patterned paper
Ink: Colorbox Queue Chalk charcoal and dark brown
Accessories: Spellbinders, Revolution flourish die, button and ribbon from stash, Marvy leaf punch

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Masking with Glimmer Mist

What a great way to use up leftover letter stickers that don't match! Simply make sure that the stickers are easily removable by adhering them to and then removing them from your clothing. Position letters on the card face where you desire. Spray the card within a box (to catch the spray). I blotted the letter stickers to make sure that the ink sitting on the stickers did not land on the masked areas. Decorate the rest of the card as you like.


Card Recipe
Paper: kraft, burgundy and green cardstock from stash
Accessories: Making Memories letter stickers, ribbon and button from stash, EK Succes border punch, Glimmer Mist

Friday, June 26, 2009

Framing with Spellbinders

By using a combination of two Spellbinder dies from one set, a frame can be cut.


Card Recipe

Paper: yellow cardstock (Bazzill), white from stash, patterned paper from stash
Accessories: lettered beads, buttons, embroidery floss from stash, Spellbinder dies
, adhesive foam

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Time Out for Grad

Couldn't beat the heat to make what I had in mind, so I thought I would share this timely card with you. This is a great example of the proper choice of patterned paper. Because of the small pattern in it, the paper doesn't compete with the text of the stamped image.


Card Recipe
Stamp: PSX
Paper: off white cardstock from stash, 7 Gypsies patterned paper
Ink: Staz On Timber Brown
Accessories: Stampin' Up die, ribbon from stash

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stenciling with Glimmer Mist

This is my first time using Glimmer Mist. The product nicely combines a hint of glitter with ink. I learned a few things making this card. Firstly, a heavier cardstock is required, to prevent the paper from buckling. Secondly, the stencil must be adequately secured to prevent seeping. If a softer look is preferred, the mist can be blotted with a paper towel. I look forward to accenting cards with this product.


Card Recipe
Stamp: PSX
Paper: Bazzill cardstock, copper and white from stash
Ink: Brilliance Cosmic Copper
Accessories: PSX copper embossing powder, Stampendous stencil

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Spellbinder Dies & Dry Embossing with Cuttlebug Folders &

What a dynamic duo! The brown cardstock was dry embossed with an embossing folder and then a Spellbinder classic heart die was used to cut and emboss the shape. The felt, pink heart was cut as a mat with a Spellbinder scalloped heart. The "button" layers were punched out of two cardstocks.


Card Recipe
Paper: Bazzill cardstock, Making Memories patterned paper
Accessories: Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped Heart Dies, circle punches, yarn (from stash)

Monday, June 22, 2009

I Felt It!

Spellbinders are so versatile; they can even cut felt!


Card Recipe
Paper: patterned, red and white cardstock all from stash Accessories: Spellbinders square & heart dies, felt, Cuttlebug Paisley embossing folder, button & embroidery threat &ribbon
from stash, glue dots

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Dynamic Duo

Here a Spellbinder die has been used to cut a mat which frames a stamped and cut image. I made the slippers "fuzzy" with Flower Soft. Another great way to add texture to a card.


Card Recipe
Stamp: image from Lockheart Stamps, sentiment from Papertrey Ink
Paper: Bazzill purple and red cardstock, Basic Grey patterned paper
Ink: Staz On Jet Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Dies, Flower Soft, gros grain ribbon (stash), oval punches from Stampin' Up

Monday, June 15, 2009

Simply Embossing

Though this may be a little difficult to see on the scan,
the Spellbinder die has been used just to emboss a frame for the stamped image, within the top layer of the card to create something "simply elegant". The frame is complimented by the punched and embossed border.


Card Recipe
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Paper: white and purple cardstock (stash)
Ink: Colorbox Queue
Accessories: Spellbinder Square Dies, EK Success Border Punch, All My Memories ribbon

Spellbinders Stand Alone

Spellbinder dies can perfectly "frame" stamped images. The embossed die cut allows the paper crafter to combine stamped images with patterned papers that compliment each other.

Hint: Smaller patterned paper designs will not compete with stamped images.


Card Recipe
Stamp: PSX
Paper: Chatterbox patterned paper, Bazzill blue and brown cardstock
Ink: Colorbox brown
Accessories: Kaiser pearls, ribbon (stash), ultra chocolate embossing powder

Another Step With Spellbinders

Though Spellbinders can cut and emboss, they can also be used for stenciling--and all on the same one die cut. The butterflies on this card have been cut and embossed and then highlighted with ink to accentuate the die cuts' dimension. Adhesive pearls also add dimension to the butterflies' bodies.


Card Recipe
Paper: off white and green cardstock (stash), patterned paper (wallpaper)
Ink: PSX Sentiments Moss
Accessories: Spellbinder dies, Kaiser pearls

Border It

Scraps of embossed paper can always be put to good use to compliment a patterned paper when used as a border on a card.


Card Recipe
Stamp: Stampin' Up
Paper: off white and green cardstock (stash), patterned wallpaper (stash)
Ink: Memories Evergreen
Accessories: Staedtler watercolour pencils, ribbon (stash), Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers Embossing Folder

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dry Embossing Patterned Paper

Embossing folders can add interesting texture to your paper crafting by using them with patterned paper.


Card Recipe
Stamps: Hero Arts
Paper: pink and cream cardstock (stash), 3 Bugs in a Rug patterned paper
Ink: StazOn
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Floral Fantasy, Sizzix Label Die, Doodlebug brads

Did you know...

That Cuttlebug folders can be used for more than just dry embossing backgrounds? Here I cut a frame out of the embossed paper.


Card Recipe

Stamp: Magenta Paper: white and smokey blue cardstock from stash

Ink: ColorBox Smoke Blue

Accessories: Cuttlebug Birds & Swirls embossing folder,
Martha Stewart Zig Zag border punch, ribbon from stash

Back in Business

Sorry for the lack of posts, but due to "technical difficulties", I was unable to use my computer.
Hope to have something for you this afternoon. Thank you for your patience, Natalie.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009


What better way is there to learn than from each other?! With that in mind, we (Deb, Alison and I) have decided to start a blog to share ideas that incorporate the awesome paper crafting products available from
O. C. Scrapbookers (http://scrapaholics.ca/store/).

Please bear with us as we "learn the ropes" of blogging. We hope not only to provide inspiration and information, but special opportunities to buy supplies for, and participate in, paper crafting events.


Card Recipe
Stamp: Impression-Obsession
Paper: kraft, gold (unknown), hot pink (Bazzill), patterned (stash)
Ink: gold (Encore! by Tsukineko, Inc.), gold embossing powder
Accessories: ribbon (stash), rhinestones (Kaiser)