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Spellbinders Holiday 2019 Release + Giveaway

Spellbinders Holiday 2019 Release + Giveaway

Hey Artie! Welcome to the blog hop for Spellbinders Holiday 2019 Release + Giveaway. What a great set of dies and embossing folders for the Christmas Season. If you like to get ready early, you may want to start yesterday on your festive cards. Today, I will show off two die sets and an embossing folder with a die in the center.

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To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky blog reader – selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. Giveaway closes on Sunday, September 25th 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties, and taxes.

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Deck the Halls Die D Lites Card

Deck the Halls Die D Lites Card

Deck the Halls Die D Lites Card

For my first project, I created a shaker card using the Laurel and Bows Cut and Emboss Folder to create a window and a background for the Deck the Halls die cut ornament!! You can follow these steps to create one, too!

  1. First, I embossed a panel of cardstock with the Laurel and Bows folder.

  2. Then, I ran a pad of embossing ink over the raised design and heat embossed it with a red and gold Christmas Eve Embossing Powder from Brutus Monroe.

  3. Next, I used Life-Changing Blender Brushes to add some Catherine Pooler Flirty Fuchsia ink all over the panel. I created a vignette with some Grape Crush ink on the outside and some Sea Salt white ink on the inside around the window.

  4. I die cut the ornament image several times — once with just the outline for a solid backing, then three times with the inside die.

  5. Then, I colored in the back ornament panel with red-violet Copic Markers and the front ornament panel with yellow-greens and red-violets.

  6. Next, I cut out some of the insides of the other die cuts for extra greenery around the ornament on the card front and colored them in.

  7. I cut the entire insides out of one of the ornaments to leave the outline of the ornament, only. I adhered it between the back panel and the front designed panel for dimension.

  8. Then, I poured some fuchsia and lime green sequins from my stash onto the front of an A2-sized card base.

  9. Finally, I adhered a piece of acetate behind the window with some scor-tape (sook wang). Then, I popped up the panel with some thick foam tape and adhered over the front of the card base.

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Merry Hugs Die D-Lites Card

For my second project, I created a card using the super cute Frenchie from the Merry Hugs Die D-Lites set and the same embossing folder to frame him on the front. You can follow these steps to create one, too.

  1. First, I trimmed some thin strips of Ruby Gemstone specialty paper from Tonic Studios and adhered them to the front of an A2-sized card base with some Scor-Tape.

  2. Then, I embossed a panel of cardstock with the Laurel and Bows folder, trimmed it down to 4 x 5.5 inches and adhered it to the front of the card base with some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

  3. I used the cardstock from the emboss and cut folder to create a tiny background for the pup’s image. I stamped a bough of pine and some pine cones from the Hero Arts Christmas Trimmings stamp set with Catherine Pooler inks: Sage, Eucalyptus, Over Coffee and Icing on the Cake.

  4. Next, I die cut the Merry Hugs dies out of Neenah Solar White 110 lb cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers. For the dog, I used BV29, BV25 & BV23. For the bow tie, I used R29 and R24.

  5. After coloring them in, I adhered all the pieces to the stamped mini background with strong liquid adhesive and trimmed off the bottom of the dog.

  6. I glued the mini panel into the center die cut opening.

  7. Finally, I die cut the words Merry Hugs twice, colored them in with a red copic marker (R29) and stacked them up on the front of the card.

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These cards were a joy to create and the products are all first class!! I hope you enjoyed stopping by the blog today. Please comment below to be entered for a chance to win $50 to shop at the Spellbinders Store online.

A whole bunch of my friends have created some really fun projects with this release. Remember to follow along the hop and comment at each stop for more chances to win. A list of hop links can be found below the supplies list.

If I have inspired you to create with these items, I sincerely appreciate you considering using my affiliate links to shop at no additional cost to you. I have included a list of supplies for both cards below. Thanks so much for your support and kindness! Have a wonderful and crafty day!



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