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Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!


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Just Because

Hello, I am back today with another card featuring some products from Spellbinders, two are brand new and one is a little bit older. I needed a bit of an escape on Tuesday and was on break from sitting with my dad, so decided to make a card. I wanted to try foiling again and this time I foiled my background using the New Geometric Optical Hot Foil Plate. It is such a fun pattern and once again it worked like a charm. If you haven’t tried photo paper for foiling, give it a try, it works really well for me. I have been wanting the Bouquet of Flowers die from Spellbinders for so long and when I saw it was on sale a few weeks ago, I just couldn’t pass it up. If you ask me it’s a must to have in your arsenal, and by the way, it is still on sale.

Here is a close-up.

I chose to use Christmas colors for my card as I was going to make this a Christmas card and play along with the Sunday Stamps Challenge, but in the end, opted to use a sentiment that I had already foiled and laying on my desk. I am still linking up with them as it’s a color challenge and Christmas is not required, you just have to use at least three colors.

Below I have links for all the products I used on this card and a few details on how this card came together.

Affiliate Links Below:

Geometric Optical Background

Sealed Glimmer Sentiments

Bouquet of Flowers

Fluted Classic Ovals

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Card Details: After I foiled my background and sentiment I decided to also use foil paper for my bouquet holder. My gold paper is only one-sided so I cut out 2 and glued them together. I had hoped to have no white showing once I folded it, but it didn’t go perfectly as planned. I think in hindsight, I should have scored both panels before I glued them together. It looks okay in the end, and just imagine that it’s white tissue or something like that. Next, all I had to do is cut out my flowers and foliage. The die set comes with a bow, but I opted for a gold stiff ribbon I had in my stash. It tied it all together perfectly. I chose to hot glue this card together as I wanted to be sure nothing came off in the mail. Both the oval and the sentiment have either foam or dimensionals under them.

This card looks really pretty in real life and is a tad hard to photograph.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! Take care, Nanc’


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Home Sweet Quilt

Hello, Today I am sharing a card with you that is part of the new Home Sweet Quilt Collection from Spellbinders. I have used pieces of the Filligree Eight Point Star Collection to make my card. This set was designed by the talented Becca Feeken. I have paired my card with another Spellbinders set, Noel, as I wanted to make a Christmas card. I really love how this came together, just like I envisioned.

Affiliate Links Below:

Platinum 6

Filligree Eight Point Star

Noel Etched Dies

A Few Card Details: First, I blended my background with 5 colors of Oxide Inks. Next, I decided to pull out my Snowflake EF by Cuttlebug and give the background a little interest, later to realize that I embossed the wrong side of the paper. UGH! I decided, to forge ahead as it didn’t look so bad de-embossed after all. Plus, it was easier to get all my dies to adhere to a flatter surface. Last, it was time to assemble all the dies. The small snowflakes in the center of my Eight Point star are from the NOEL set as well. I doubled the Noel letters in white to tie the card altogether. In the end, I really love the way this card turned out!

I will be linking my card up with Darnell over at NBUS as the Home Sweet Quilt Collection is brand new.

I will be back in a day or two with another card using this collection.

Update on my dad, he is hanging on and we don’t know why. It breaks my heart to see him suffering so. I adore him!

I hope you get to do something today that brings you joy, Nanc’


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A Little Message to say-Hello

Hello– I am back today with my very first card using foiling…You can gasp, it’s okay! I just bought my Glimmer Hot Foil system from Spellbinders and today is the first chance I have had to use it. I have never been the type of person to jump on any type of trend until I am sure it’s going to stick around for a while, and from the looks of things, foiling isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

Beginner’s Luck-After I peeled back the foil on my very first attempt and it came out so well, I was hooked immediately. I then proceeded to kick myself for waiting so long. My hubby would say…”Better Nate than Lever.” LOL, He is always Mr. funny/goofy guy!

The Geometric Flower Background looks fabulous in gold foil, don’t you think? There is also a layering stencil set for easy coloring, which was quickly added to my Christmas list this morning. The rest of this card was also made with Spellbinder’s products and I have them linked for you below. The Sealed Glimmer Sentiments are also new to me and are just fabulous and come with 11 fantastic sayings.

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Sealed Collection

Sealed Geometric Flowered Background

Sealed Glimmer Sentiments

Outlined Sentiments

Fluted Rectangles

Spellbinders 6

Glimmer Hot Foil System

Card Details: After I foiled the Geometric background I decided to cut it into four quadrants for added interest. Next, I cut out the rest of the dies (Linked above) with white and gold paper and foiled my greeting. I had not intended on putting the small Fluted Rectangle black die-cut as part of my layout, but I felt there was too much white, and the flowers and sentiment needed to be grounded. If you look closely I doubled the small flowers with gold paper and I like how that turned out. I have dimensionals on the round greeting for extra height and to hide the stems of my flowers. The Hello is from the Outlined Sentiments (one of my favorite sets) and is cut out of gold and black paper.

If you haven’t tried foiling I definitely think you should add it to your Christmas List. I have linked up all the fun products from Spellbinders that I used above.

In other news…My father has been under hospice care since the day after Thanksgiving. Losing my mom to cancer when I was 30 was hard enough, and we took care of her at home until the end, but this is ten times worse when there is severe dementia involved. It’s a huge rollercoaster of emotions as every day is different with a new battle in front of us. He could last another week, a month, or longer, we just don’t know. It is heart-wrenching to see him suffer any longer.

I am linking up with Darnell over at NBUS.

It may have taken me a week to make a card and write this post, but it’s good for me to get lost in something else, even if it’s just for a little while.

Take care, Nanc’


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Thanks

Hello, I hope you are doing well today. I have another card for you using three fun Spellbinder products. As you know I am a bit hooked on the Gingko die but let me tell you that this Embossing Folder is something special too. It is called Loops and it is so pretty, especially in white. It just so happens to be 1/2 price right now! The sentiment die is also linked for you below and I find myself reaching for it time and time again, that there is no point putting it away.

Affiliate Links Below:

Sealed Collection

Loops Embossing Folder

Sealed Gingko Etched Dies

Outlined Sentiments

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: I was inspired by the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches to begin my card, and I am so glad the chores were done and I had time to play along. As you may have noticed I sponged my paper with various colors of Oxide inks before die-cutting, I did the same with the outline to the sentiment. Added a few gems and I was done. Easy peasy!

Thanks for coming by and I hope however you spend the rest of your week, you do something that brings you joy! Nanc’


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Thanks

Hello, I am back today with an elegant looking Thank you card using part of the Sealed Collection release over at Spellbinders. I told you a few posts ago that I was smitten with the Gingko die in this collection, so here it is once again. This time I used the Thanks from the Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons for my sentiment. I seem to be in a use-up some DSP that you have in your stash kinda mood lately and this paper is just gorgeous. I don’t think you can tell but it’s covered in cream, tan, and taupe roses. I got it at my local scrapbooking store ages ago and sadly don’t know whose it is. Also, pretty proud of myself for tying a decent bow, if you know me that is certainly not something I am good at.

I don’t think this card needs much explaining, and I have all supplies linked down below!

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Sealed Collection

Sealed Gingko Etched Dies

Truckin Through the Seasons

Spellbinders 6

I also am joining the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and I have selected the center column of Thankful sentiment, Free, and Any Color.

Your visits and sweet comments certainly brighten my day and for that I thank you! Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Hope Your Day is Special

Happy Friday! I have another Spellbinders card for you today that is also part of their latest Sealed Collection. This time I am using the Sealed Birds Die. I know this die will be getting lots of use as it would make a great card for nearly any occasion. The size is just darling and I love the two tiny birds perched on the branch. Lucky for me, I found this awesome piece of DSP in my stash that paired nicely with the die. Love when you stumble upon something you didn’t even remember you had, don’t you?

I have linked all the products I have used on this card below along with some details.

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Sealed Collection

Sealed Birds

Many Birthdays

Fluted Classic Ovals

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: I used the Fluted Oval dies to cut out the hole to make my vellum window. Then decided at the last minute to incorporate the soft blue on the inside of my oval as a double mat. I know there is a better way to do this but I had already glued my vellum in place so if you look closely at the photo you can see that the blue oval is not perfectly placed inside the oval. Grrrrr. It will just have to do. The DSP is from an old Stampin Up pack. I decided that one solid leaf color die was just a tad on the boring side, so I cut another one out in a deeper green and fussy cut the leaves off and glued them down for contrast. The sentiment is from the Many Birthdays set and is stamped and matted as well and popped up with fun foam.

I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend ahead! Take care, Nanc’


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For You

Hello, I am here today with a card showcasing some more new products from Spellbinders. This release is called the Sealed Collection and has a ton of amazing products encompassing it. As I was looking through the collection I immediately fell in love with this Ginkgo die-cut. I just love all the intricate etching.

Did you know that the Ginkgo plant has a long history of use in treating blood disorders and memory issues? It is also an antioxidant. I find things like this so fascinating.

This card is pretty straightforward and doesn’t need much explanation.

Here are a few details. My first thought was to make a stencil out of the die and that didn’t go so well, so onto plan B. Next, I thought it might be fun to offset this die and I think it worked out quite well. I decided I would incorporate a few falling pedals in white for some contrast. Then when it was time for the sentiment, I chose the outlined greeting set from Spellbinders and one I reach for a lot now. I have everything linked for you below. A few black rhinestones, silver paper dots, and ribbon finished it off.

Affiliate Links Below:

Sealed Collection

Sealed Gingko Etched Dies

Outlined Sentiments

Spellbinders 6

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope whatever you are doing today, it makes you happy! Take care, Nanc’


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Thanks

Hello, I am back today with one more card featuring the new Spellbinder’s release called Floral Reflection. I certainly hope you are not growing weary of this set, as I certainly am having a ton of fun with it. I think this is such a wonderful color combo. Cream, Taupe, and Red. Below I have all the details and links on how this card came together!

Affiliate Links Below:

Floral Reflection Collection

Sealed Wildflowers

Outlined Sentiments

Truckin Through the Seasons

Spellbinders 6

Card Details: I first cut out all the flowers and stems and got them ready to go. Next, I decided I wanted to make this a Thank you Card so I go out the set called Outlined Sentiments, as I knew it had the word thanks in it. Although I did something a bit different with my word die. I took the word die and the outline die and cut them out together instead of using the shadow die in a different color that’s typically done and so common. What happens is, you get a perfectly outlined die cut instead. I hope that makes sense to you. I decided to make a pocket to hide the stems and to give a base for the greeting. The gold bow is found in the Spellbinders Truckin Through the Seasons set.

I certainly hope you are having a wonderful day. Take care and happy creating, Nanc’


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Matching Envelope

Hello, It’s Saturday and time for Trend Week at Just Us Girls. Lisa K is our wonderful hostess and she has an easy and fun idea for us and hopefully you too. She wants us to make a matching envelope for our card. I told you it was easy! Great idea, Lisa!

When I started thinking about what I wanted to do for this challenge and knew I would combine this post with the latest Spellbinders release, the idea came to me instantly. Why not emboss the envelope with this amazing Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder! This turned out even better than I thought it would. This card might be hand delivered, as I wouldn’t want it to get messed up in the mail.

I don’t think this card needs any more details given as it is all really straightforward. I have all the products listed below.

Affiliate Links Below:

Floral Reflection Collection

Sealed Wildflowers

Flower Frenzy Embossing Folder

Many Birthdays

Fluted Rectangles

Spellbinders 6

Universal Plate System-P6

I am also linking up with the Happy Little Stampers, Anything Goes with Dies Challenge.

I am happy you stopped by today and hope you will check out my links above and join us at Just Us Girls. Take care, Nanc’


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Let’s Celebrate

Hello, I am back today with another card using Spellbinder’s new release called Floral Reflection. Today I have used the Sealed Wildflowers along with some Fluted Rectangles to make my opening. When I was preparing to make my card and already knew what the layout was going to be, I went looking for a color combination that was a little bit more daring and unusual, and let me say I think this color combo is just that. Then the copper-colored sparkly paper really made this card come to life.

Affiliate Links Below:

Floral Reflection Collection

Sealed Wildflowers

Many Birthdays– Sentiment

Fluted Rectangles

Spellbinders 6

Noel Etched Dies

Card Details: I cut out my rectangle opening and then decided to line it with strips of copper paper. I cut the maroon cardstock a bit short on purpose and used my old Fiskers Victorian edge cutter to make the decorative bottom at the base of the card. I die-cut all my stems and flowers and tucked them inside the opening. The sentiment is stamped in matching ink from SU and backed with a strip of copper paper and dimensionals. I used my favorite holly die in the Spellbinder’s Noel die set to make my copper paper dots.

I certainly hope you are having a wonderful day. Take care and happy creating, Nanc’