11/21/13

Spellbinders Platinum Party Blog Hop - Day 2

Hi everyone.  I am so excited to be participating in the Spellbinders Platinum Party blog hop.  Be sure to start at the Spellbinders blog to see all the participants for each day. Remember, you must visit all the participating blogs to be eligible for the grand prize.


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I received some new dies from Spellbinders and some wonderful stamps from The Stamp Doctor.  Did you know that The Stamp Doctor creates many of their stamps to work with Spellbinders dies? And did you know that Spellbinders creates The Stamp Doctor dies?   Check out what I've been able to do with products from these wonderful companies.





Merry Christmas Card





I used the Spellbinders 2013 Heirloom Ornament die.  It's the perfect die to create cards with.  Just line up the largest  die on the folded edge of the cardstock and run it through your Grand Calibur. A perfectly shaped card has been created in no time.


Die cut the next layer from red cardstock, then stamp the sentiment - it fits perfectly around the edge of the ornament!  Cut the next size die from red cardstock and adhere to the larger ornament.  Die cut a reindeer and ink it before removing it from the die (love this effect).  Add to the top ornament with Glue Dots so that it is slightly raised from the surface.  Now die cut the Holly Twigs and Leaves, inking them before removing them from their dies. Add them to the side with foam adhesives for dimension.

Tie a ribbon to the largest ornament and add this piece to the card front.


Die cut the 3rd die from white cardstock and add to the interior of the card.  Stamp a sentiment from The Stamp Doctor inside and adhere.




Keep Your Spirit Bright

 




This next card uses my Scor-Buddy to create a gate fold card.  Simply cut cardstock to 5 1/2" x 11" and score at 2 3/4".  Rotate the card and score again at 2 3/4".  Fold inward.




Add assorted pattern papers to the front, inking first with ColorBox Warm Red Chalk Ink.  Die cut a  red and smaller white ornament from the 2013 Heirloom Ornament die using the 2nd and 3rd dies, stamping the StampDoctor sentiment on the white one.  Adhere together. Tie ribbon to the top ornament and adhere to the left side of the card only.




Die cut the 2 wreaths and bows from Spellbinders' new Holly Wreath die and be sure to emboss the top layer.  Using a dauber, ink all the pieces with ColorBox Guacamole Chalk Ink, then assemble the wreath, offsetting it slightly so you can see both layers.



Using Glue Dots, center the wreath  on top of the stamped ornament. 


Add some bling with the Best Glue Ever to create the berries on the wreath. 



Here is today's list of participants:

Richard Garay -  http://www.myfunstampersjourney.com/
Allie Gower My Card Party - http://mycardparty.com/2013/11/20/sb-holiday-blog-hop/
(for Want2Scrap)
Eva Dobilas -   http://evafromca.blogspot.com/  (for JustRite)
Kathy Roney - www.joyfullymadedesigns.blogspot.com  (for Heartfelt Creations)
Emily Lanham - http://createserendipity.blogspot.com/ (for Tsukineko)
Steph Ackerman - http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/ (for The Stamp Doctor) HERE

Thanks for stopping by today.   Enjoy the hop and be sure to click here for your entry into the Grand Prize drawing.

Steph

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill, Papertemptress.com
Pattern paper:  Teresa Collins
Dies: Spellbinders
Stamps: TheStampDoctor
Ink: Clearsnap
Dew Drops: The Robin's Nest
Scoring Tool: Scor-Pal
Adhesive: Glue Dots, ScraPerfect

106 comments:

  1. I just love your shaped ornament card and the beautiful gatefold card! Wonderful traditional designs

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous cards! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  3. Amazing card .Love the project.
    Gr Elly

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  4. Both your cards are just gorgeous. I love how you used these dies to create the cadbase with, it looks just perfect, and both cards looks fabulous hun. You did such an awesome job on these. Love them both.

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  5. I can't pick which of the 3 cards I like the best. Such great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Beneta

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  6. Beautiful!!! Love the Cards.. And Great use of the dies.. Love the Design Papers.. Beautiful Details .. and FAB Combination of colors and use of dies.! :o) Well done! :o) And that little reindeer is so cute! :o)

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  7. BEAUTIFUL pair of cards Steph - LOVE your pretty designs and CLEVER use of the ornament dies!!!
    THANK YOU for the inspiration and tutorials :)

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  8. Oh, wow! Your cards are so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your process in making them.

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  9. I totally love the versatility of this ornament die. Great work.
    kisdhomelove at yahoo.com

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  10. (2) great cards to show off the versatility of this die - I don't know which one I like best! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. If I had to pick one card I wouldn't be able to...they are both fantastic!

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  12. Love both, but really like the folded card. Beautiful!

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  13. wonderful cards especially the gate fold card!
    ~ Eva evascrapslife@gmail.com

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  14. Awesome cards can't pick a fave they are both great! tfs

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  15. Very nicely done. I love your mix up using the ornament die with the wreath. Very creative

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  16. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. ok, this is AWESOME! I love how unique but eye-catching it is! TFS!

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  18. Beautiful cards! thanks for the how-to's.


    Penny

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  19. I just love both of your cards...thank you so much for showing how they were done...
    well done on your work...

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  20. Love both cards. Thank you for sharing these.

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  21. Love these! Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. Steph- SWEET, Crisp and Adorable!!! I think using the large diecut on the fold is BRILLIANT! This could really extend the use of the dies. Comparing the last two images, I think using the little dew drops just makes the card complete! Love you style and attention to detail!

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  23. LOVELOVELOVE both of your cards! The Ornament card is so pretty! Love the leaping reindeer!
    Your second card is divine!! Love the vintage yet modern feel to it! The background paper is beautiful and I love how you made the wreath ornament flap!!! TFS!

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  24. Love how your wreath card opens, beautiful!

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  25. Love both of your cards! I need to et these dies!

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  26. I love the cards. I am going to try the wreath card as soon as my die gets here. It is ordered.

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  27. I love love love the second card!!! I'm going to scrap-lift it if you don't mind!!??!! :)

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  28. Beautiful!! I've always been afraid to try a card like this but you make it look easy...going to have to try it now :-) Thank you for the instructions!

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  29. Wow! These are amazing! I love the tutorial.

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  30. Love the tutorials on both of these fun cards. So cute and clever. Great work.

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  31. Wow...love your cards and tutorials....plan on using your tutorial when I start my Christmas cards! Thanks Steph....Patricia the PaperTemptress

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  32. Gorgeous cards, I especially love the ornament card. The tutorials are fantastic and greatly appreciated. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  33. You have just presented the neatest card projects! Love love love the reindeer card and will definitely use that idea as tags.....a lot of them. You make the gate fold card look so easy to make. Great job!!

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  34. Love both cards but really favored the first one a lot. Thanks for your ideas.

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  35. Two lovely cards. I love the new holly wreath die!

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  36. Love both your cards. They are really pretty.

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  37. Both cards are lovely...my favorite being the gate fold card?....so nicely done?

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  38. I have to find the ornament die. It really is nice. the reindeer flying over the ornament is a nice touch. Love the gate fold card. The wreath is really pretty. thanks for sharing.

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  39. Very pretty cards. I definitely need to add to my collection of dies. And I like the effect of colouring the cardstock while still in the die too. Just learned that last weekend!

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  40. Very pretty cards - I love those ornament dies!

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  41. Your cards were really pretty. Loved the wreath card the best.

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  42. Hi. These are really pretty cards. Thank you for sharing.
    Anne O

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  43. WOW! Wonderful cards! I love the ornament shaped card especially!

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  44. I really like these cards really pretty!

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  45. Fabulous Cards! the Wreath was my favorite.

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  46. Hi Steph. Great cards. The first one just beats the other to be my favourite. I love the holly twigs and leaves dies. Great blog hop. Take care.

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  47. What a beautiful card.Wow i just love this die..Thanks for sharing:)

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  48. Love this card and the tag, too! Thanks for showing how to make them. I must try it.

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  49. Great projects! Merry & bright!

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  50. beautiful card, love the use of the dies

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  51. Just beautiful, thanks for sharing

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  52. Oh, my goodness! I love these...especially the card! thanks for sharing

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  53. Both are wonderful christmas cards!
    Love the use of the dies! Thank You for sharing them w/ us!

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  54. 2 fabulous cards!! Love the reindeer!

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  55. Very nice! Love both cards Steph. But my fav is the 2nd one! Lovely.

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  56. Love the simplicity of the 1st one. Beautiful cards.

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  57. Each of your cards is so very pretty! TFS.

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  58. LIKE THE BAUBLE CARD WHAT A GREAT IDEA. NEVER THOUGHT TO USE LIKE THAT

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  59. Fabulous ideas and beautiful projects! Thanks for the great instructions too! xox

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  60. Your cards are great. I love the gate fold card and the ornament die made a cute card. Thanks for sharing.

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  61. I love learning new ways to use my dies. Beautiful.

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  62. Beautiful cards and great ideas!

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  63. wow!!! there are an awesome projects, thanks for sharing this amazing tutorials!

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  64. Amazing!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  65. Great card ideas! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. What a great way to use the die and wreath. Thanks for sharing

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  67. Just love your cards. They are the kinds of cards I enjoy making. I am gong to try making my card base with the die the way you did. Great idea!

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  68. Both your cards are fabulous!! Thanks for the tip about the Stamp Doctor...I had no idea, and I'm trying to build on Spellbinder products I already have!!

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  69. What joyful cards!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  70. Fabulous cards. I do love the one with the wreath.

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  71. WOW! What fabulous cards! Thanks for the instructions, too. :D

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  72. What fantastic cards! And your instructions are easy to understand. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

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  73. What a clever use of the ornament die to make a shaped card! I never would have thought of that.

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  74. Youzr cards are just adorable! Th♥nks for your inspiration!

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  75. Really liked your ornament card, thanks for the great inspiration.

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  76. Nice! Oodles of Scor-Pal, love it!

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  77. Great card and awesome tutorial. Thank you

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  78. Wow! Not only a great card but a fantastic tutorial as well.

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  79. All the cards are just stunning! I love your fold on your cards I am going to give it a try first thing in the morning. TFS and for the great inspiration.

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  80. Gorgeous cards! My favorite is the first one - just stunning!

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  81. I adore both of your cards each one is a great card to receive in the mail or to give

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  82. Too late for contest but love your project and have enjoyed all the inspiration along the way.

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  83. Using the ornament die to make a card is a great idea.

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  84. I love both of your cards - especially inspired to try the wreath in the centre opening - looks great,, thanks so much.

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  85. Such cute cards. Love the techniques.

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  86. Gorgeous cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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