Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Spellbinders Diamond Anniversary: Sneak Peek and Giveaway - Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of the Spellbinders Summer Sneak Peek and Giveaway! The dies that have been shown  over these past four days are slated for release at the upcoming Craft and Hobby Association Paper Arts show in Atlanta, Georgia. I am excited to get to introduce a fun, new Spellbinders die template named Cascade Dots S4-456. 
 Spellbinders is giving away this new die template set , as well as the new die template sets used on previous sneak peek blogs this week and a fabulous grand prize! Be sure to  look at the end of the post for more details and instructions on how to enter the giveaway.
**Please Note: There is a clickable link at the bottom of this post for entering;  commenting on this post does NOT enter you into the giveaway.**
1. Create a card base of 6" x 4 3/4".

2. Cut/emboss one Cascade Dots to use as a template, then, using a craft knife, cut your desired size "rays".
(I used a die cut I had used previously as a stenciling template, hence the glossy accents seen on the picture.)

3. Cut/emboss four Cascade Dots in your desired color, then using the template earlier created, cut your rays using a craft knife.

4.Adhere your pieces onto your card base, creating "rays."

5. Using red thread, sew lines down between each ray created.

6.Cut/emboss Standard Circles Small  die #4 (with 1 being the smallest from the center) in white, using a yellow pen, draw a ring of dots following the embossed edge.

7.Trace then cut out the inside of Standard Circles Small die #3 in navy blue, use Cascade Dots as a stencil and stencil the dots using a white gel pen.

8. Adhere the Standard Small Circles die cuts to card.

9. Adhere bow and button to finish.

Spellbinders Products Used:

S4-456 Cascade dots

Preferred Product Partners:

Fun Stampers Journey: Cardstock: Candy Apple, Orange Creamsicle, Summer Days, Lemon Drop, Whipped Cream

Cross Promotional Products:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ® ©: 3-D foam squares
Beacon Adhesive: 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Other Supplies (non-partners):

White Gel Pen
Orange Ribbon
Blue button
Yellow Marker
Sewing Machine
Red Thread

So. . . here's the part you've been waiting for--
how to enter the Spellbinders Sneak Peek Giveaway!
The link for entry from my blog is 
This link will work for 48 hours, and will then be disabled.
Contest Rules can be found HERE
Questions? Direct questions here:, but be aware that entries are not accepted at the questions email address.
While I truly appreciate comments, commenting on this blog post does NOT enter you into the contest, and I don't want you to miss out on that opportunity! So be sure to follow the link above. :-)
For more chances to win, please visit
Tina McDonald's blog HERE.

Thank you for visiting, and best of luck in the contest!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Peonies Card

Hi, everyone!  Today I have a card I made for one of my Spellbinders assignments way back in the fall.  :) 

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers and paired with this gorgeous Spellbinders frame--a knockout!  If you want to see the supplies I used, go HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay tuned for Thursday's, post!  I will be part of Spellbinder's Summer Sneak Peek bloghop and there will be a chance for you to win a fabulous prize!  :)

You can go HERE for more info about the Summer Release Sneak Peek blog hop.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Flower Challenge

Today I have a card showcasing Fun Stampers Journey Tagged Pocket die.  The challenge I followed was simply to use flowers. :)

That beautiful flower and stamped flower background were made using FSJ's "Journey Blooms" stamp set.  And the smile sentiment from our "Greet & Shout" stamp set.

I used our Journey Glaze to create the glossy finish on the flower and of course, our yummy FSJ cardstock and inks.  

If you are interested in purchasing any of the products I used on this product visit and you can shop to your hearts content through my online shop!  :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Janice :)