I stamped Rose and Felix in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Classic White cardstock The image was cut and embossed with Spellbinders Classic Frame die and colored with  Copic Markers (Skin: E0000, E00, BV00   Hair: E97, E99, E25, E29   Dress: B41, B52, B45, C0, C2    Skirt: YR30, YR31, Y21   Roses and Belt: R22, R27, R29   Flowers: Y15, Y17, R22, R27   Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG17    Felix: E31, E33, E34    Background: B0000, B000, B00). Another frame was cut and embossed out of Textured Kraft cardstock. The frame was sponged lightly with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The outer edge of the image layer was paper pierced before it was adhered over the Kraft cardstock frame.

A 2 1/2″ x 4″ strip of October Afternoon Sidewalks Paper was  stitched to a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of the same paper pack, that had the bottom two corners  rounded. White organdy Ribbon was tied around the horizontal strip. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with iridescent curling Ribbon.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half. The frame was adhered in it’s center with dimensionals. Part of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl was adhered under the bow and Rhinestones from a  72 Count Rhinestone pack were added to the frame to finish off the card.

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Today is my turn to share on the Spellbinders blog and showcase new dies. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. LOL  I LOVE all the new dies from this release. I hope you have time to check out the card, created with a JustRite Stampers sentiment, Want2Scrap rhinestones and Spellbinders new Radiant Rectangles and Stately Circle dies.

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Today’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers is for a technique I first saw Jennifer McGuire use. It combines dies and embossing resist to create unique backgrounds. We call it Puzzle Piece Resist.

For my card I started with a 3″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock. I stamped the zig zag background stamp from Simon Says Very Special stamp set in VersaMark all over the cardstock and embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Two heart dies from a new Spellbinders die set (Hearts One) were cut and embossed out of the background. The hearts were removed and the big background was sponged with London Fog Memento Ink. The big heart was sponged with the die on with Ladybug Memento Ink, the little one was sponged after the die was taken off.


The background was adhered to the card base, a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock, folded in half. The right hand corner of the card was rounded.  Before the big heart was adhered back into the background, a button was tied on with silver cord. The small heart was adhered back to the background as well.

A sentiment from Very Special was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock and cut out. Two sentiments from the new stamp set You were stamped also in black ink on white cardstock and cut out. A 1/4″‘ x 5 1/2″ strip of red Glimmer Paper (Stampin’ Up!) was adhered to the left hand side of the background strip before the sentiment pieces were adhere next and over the glimmer strip.

Red glimmer paper was cut and embossed with the small heart die. The heart was adhered to the lower right of the background strip. Red and black rhinestones on the upper right hand side finish off the card.

Here is a video for the visual learner:

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Welcome to the NinaB Designs* first team blog hop of 2013! We hope you have had a relaxing holiday break and ready to join us for another year of inspirations and prizes!

*NinaB Designs is a product designer for a few paper crafting companies including Spellbinders, Want2Scrap and Penny Black, and The Craft’s Meow.

For this month’s hop, Nina challenged the team to create a project with the LOVE theme, which can be interpreted in many ways: Valentine, Anniversary and Friendship.

I couldn’t help myself. For my card I used a new M-Bossabilities folder as well as  Scalloped Border dies from the new Spellbinders Winter CHA release. I know, I am a lucky one to have them already. A little birdie told me that Nina designed those border dies.
I started by scoring a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock at 3 1/2″ and 7″.  Next I used three dies from the A 2 Scalloped Border One Spellbinders™ Borderabilities® Card Creator dies to cut and emboss the 1 1/2″ edge of the tri-fold.  The other outer panel was embossed with the new Spellbinders™Infinity M-Bossabilities™ folder.
A sentiment from The Craft’s Meow Sent with Love was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the 3rd smallest of the Classic Oval SM Nestabilities® dies. It was adhered to black cardstock cut and embossed with one of the Fancy Tags Three dies. A piece of a Beautiful Bloom Bling Border was adhered under the sentiment and flowers were threaded through one of the tag holes and adhered on the back.
The sentiment panel was adhered slightly over the scallop border side to close the card. A piece of a Finesse Rhinestone swirl finish off the card. I picked the black and white (with a splash of pink) color scheme to make the card work for the current Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

The NinaB Designs team is giving away these TWO PRIZE PACKAGES:

Prize Package #1 includes Spellbinders Venetian Accents and Motifs:

Prize #2 includes 2 retired sets from Layers of Colors stamps:

Winners will be picked randomly from 2 of the designers’ blogs:

Everybody is welcome to comment and be eligible to win. The winners will be announced on  January 22 on Nina’s Blog, where you will also find all the relevant info regarding the giveaways. Finally, please consider liking the following Facebook pages that are represented on today’s hop, so you don’t miss the latest news and happenings:

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Thank you all for your comments on my latest blog candy. Random.org picked #58 as the winner.

That’s Sheri with this comment:

I do make valentines. I have already started!

Thank you all for visiting and commenting on my blog. I appreciate each comment! Sheri, email me with your mailing information and I will get the die and stamp set out to you.

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Did you see the new images Tiddly Inks released? They are so cute. For my card I used the new Happy Mail images. They were arranged, printed out on Neenah Solar White cardstock and cut and embossed with the Out of the Box Technique as well as the second smallest of the new 5″ x 7″ Matting Basics A Spellbinders Paper Arts.

The image was colored with Copic Markers (Skin: E50, E21, E33, R20    Hair: YR24, E99, E39, E18   Dress/Bird/Flower: Y13, Y15, Y17, YR15   Mailbox: E31, E34, E29, W3, W5, BV20, BV23, BV25   Flower Center: E99, E09    Grass: YG01, YG03, YG17)  and the edges were sponged first with Summer Sky, then with Bahama Blue Memento Ink. The image was adhered to a piece of black cardstock that had been cut and embossed with the second smallest of the new 5″ x 7″ Detailed Scallops Spellbinders die.

A 2″ x 3 5/16″ piece of My Mind’s Eye Six by Six A Mother’s Love was adhered to a 3 5/16″ x 5 5/16″ piece from the same paper pack. The edges were sanded and stitched before the layers were adhered to the card base, a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock, folded in half.

The sentiment from Happy Mail was printed out and cut and embossed with a new die from the Charmed I’m Sure Spellbinders Shapeabilities® die. A button was tied to the left hand side of the tag with silver cord before it was adhered to the upper right hand corner of the image layer.

The card works wonderful the current Tiddly Inks Challenge (anything goes.

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Since I don’t have anything new to show you until next week, I thought I give away another little something something. The die set is retired, but perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day and the stamp set I have an extra off.

So if you are interested in the goodies, just leave a comment under this post. Let me know if you like to make Valentine’s Cards and/or Valentine’s Day goodies or if that’s a holiday you don’t make many cards/projects for.

I will pick a winner on Monday with the help of random.org. Have a wonderful weekend!
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It’s time for me to share with you another card made with the new Ali Edwards Be Mine stamp set. I started with a 3″ x 5″ piece of  Neenah Solar White cardstock. I cut the circle border die at an angle across the width of the layer. Above and underneath the border cut I scored two lines with my Scor-Pal.

A piece of Echo Park So Happy Together was adhered behind the circle border. The words of one of the sentiments were inked up separately with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and stamped above and underneath the border.  The top right and bottom left corner were rounded. Silver cord was wrapped above the top of the border and topped with a button.

The layer was adhered to a slightly bigger piece of black cardstock, before it was adhered to the card base, a 3 1/2″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock, folded in half. A heart from Be Mine was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink on So Happy Together patterned paper, cut out and adhered to the lower right of the card. Rhinestones next to the heart and happy finish off the card.

I hope you have time to check out everyone else’s work with this set. Comment on each blog and you might win a $25 gift certificate for the Technique Tuesday store!!!


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Hi everyone,

While I haven’t stamped yet, I am working on Splitcoast work. I hope to have a new card to share with you soon.

Today’s tutorial on Splitcoaststampers is written by the wonderful Diane Zechman. She is showing us how to create a mini blind card. I hope you have time to check it out. It looks like fun!

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Hi everyone! I am very excited to be able to give you a sneak peek of a soon-to-be released  Spellbinders Paper Arts die called Just Swingin’. I love this die set. You can use it several different ways, making it very versatile.


Supply List:


Cross Promotional Partners:

  • Basic Grey: Aspen Frost 6″ x 6″ paper pack
  • Flourishes: Country Road
  • Want2Scrap: Fancy Bling Border

I started by folding a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock in half and round the bottom corners. Unfold the card base and place wax paper over the front. Adhere the die down with removable tape (or  Post-It notes).

I ran the die/cardstock combo through my Grand Calibur, first with the cutting, then with the embossing sandwich. (Hint: This is an intricate die, you might have to run it through your machine twice to get the detail cut completely.) I carefully pulled the die off the card front.

I cut a piece of Basic Grey Aspen Frost paper a tiny bit smaller then 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The corners we rounded and the edges were sanded, then stitched.  It was adhered into the inside of the card and a sentiment from Flourishes Country Road was stamped with black ink on the bottom right corner.

I cut and embossed the tire swing twice out of white cardstock. On one I cut off the hanger before I adhered it to the back of the other tire. I wanted to have the embossed tire on both sides, since I planned on hanging the tire from the tree with a piece of linen thread. This way, even when the tire swings, it looks great, no matter what side is showing.

To show you a different way to use the dies, I created a shaped card with the outline die that comes with the frame. I love creating shaped cards. Have you tried creating shaped cards with Spellbinders dies yet?


For the official giveaway rules, click HERE.

To enter the Giveaway, enter HERE!   The entry is now closed!

I hope you have time to check out the other Spellbinders blog posts today. I personally can’t wait to see what everyone else has created! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

Becky Fleck

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