Fall Themed Place Card Treat Box

When I am shopping for dies, I love to choose things that can be used in multiple ways. The more uses I can find, the better the value for my crafting budget. That is why I love dies for basics like boxes, envelopes, and botanicals. I know I will be able to use them again and again.

That is why I love this little gable box. I know that I can use it for small gifts and treats all year long. For this project, I am creating a box to serve double duty as a small gift box and place card for my Thanksgiving place settings.

I wanted to give my box a mixed media look that coordinated with my fall card (which features my Frayed Tab die and Debi Adam’s I’ll Never Leaf You die). To create the watercolor mix of fall colors, I began by scribbling an assortment of Ranger Archival Inks in fall colors on my nonstick craft sheet.

To activate the inks into droplets, I poured rubbing alcohol into a small bowl and then used a splatter brush to pick the alcohol up and splatter it onto the inked surface. (Archival Inks do not react with water so adding water to the surface will not create any puddles of color.)

You will need to use a cardstock that is coated (I used Ranger Ink’s Manila Cardstock) so that it can withstand getting wet with the alcohol without breaking down. Place the cardstock onto the wet ink. Lift it off to see the splattered effect.

When you are finished blotting, set the tag to the side to air dry. Use alcohol on an art rag to clean your craft sheet.

To add a touch of shimmer, mist the cardstock with fall friendly colors of Ranger Ink’s Mica Mists. Blot away any excess mist and dry with a heat tool.

Note- I like to be super safe and put away and clean up any puddles of alcohol from my work area before using my heat tool.

Die cut to box pieces from the cardstock. Adhere the two sections together according to package directions.

Crease along all fold lines. Use an ink blending tool to add brown ink to the folded edges. Continue assembling the box.

Finish the box with a small scrap of pattern paper (mine matches my fall card) to bring in additional color. Die cut a small tag from kraft cardstock. Stamp a name on the card. Add copper adhesive foil to scraps of cardstock to use for additional accents. The copper is a fun accent that adds a fun bit of shine to the project.



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Maker Moments: Mini Memo Books

So tell me, what’s not to love about the “littles”? I mean, these mini books are just about the cutest things ever! I bought all three at one of the dollar discount stores and could not wait to get started creating. The new line “Wild and Free” is perfect for decorating the covers.

To get started, here are the supplies you will need:

Spellbinders® Platinum, Platinum 6 or Prizm Machine- PL-001, PL-100, BZ-100

Wild and Free Tropics Dies-S4-676

Wild and Free Tribal Borders-S4-682

Cardstock of Your Choice

Gold Poster Board

Mixed Media Paper (optional)

White, gold and black pens


Watercolor Brush



Cover the mini books with cardstock/mixed media paper of your choice.

Die-cut the Flamingo, Palm Leaves, Pineapple and Tribal border from card stock of your choice. Using the same pieces die-cut images from gold poster board for gold accents. Watercolor Pineapples, Flamingo and Leaves. Embellish with gold and black pen accents. Attach gold poster board to backside of die-cut pieces then adhere to book fronts. Embellish with tiny drawings of your choice.

So quick and definitely trendy. Which book is your favorite? Hope you are off to a great Monday!



Maker’s Mart Die of the Month Shopping Star Videos with Stephanie Ramirez

Hey everyone my name is Stephanie and today I am really excited to show you Maker’s Mart by Spellbinders. If you haven’t heard about Maker’s Mart, it is a monthly club membership where you can choose from a Card Kit, a Die Kit or a combination of both. So check out what is inside with me in the video below:

Interested in becoming a member of both Die of the Month & Card Kit of the Month clubs? Check out the NEW Die & Card Kit of the Month Value Membership.

Choose to be a Happy Glamper with the Wild & Free Collection – Video Tutorial

Hello everyone, this is Yana Smakula sharing another cardmaking video tutorial.


Today I’m playing with a new collection of stamps and dies by Debi Adams called Wild and Free. Think about fun tropical leaves, cacti, the desert and all things sunny and warm!


I decided to go with a simple, easy to replicate design, for this project. I die cut and also embossed images I wanted to use – cacti, teepee and tropical leaves out of cream colored cardstock. To add color to my die cuts I blended various colors of Distress ink (I’m listing specific colors below and also in my video).

There are many ways to add color to plain white die cuts. You can use watercolors and add a simple wash of color (and I’m sharing a look at the same images colored with watercolors in my video below); you can go fancy with markers or pencils and add beautiful realistic details or you can always die cut images out of patterned paper to begin with.

Spellbinders supplies:

S4-676 Shapeabilities Tropics Wild And Free By Debi Adams Etched Dies

SDS-030 Cacti

SDS-032 Tribe Vibe

PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform

T-001 Tool ‘N One

T-007 Foam Applicator – Circle For Tool ‘N One

T-008 Circle Foam Refills For Tool ‘N One

Other supplies:

White and cream cardstock; Distress ink (Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass); Black ink; Clear Block; Gold Sequins; Foam Adhesive; Glue.

Learn how you can make this project below.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have fun die cutting!

Blessed Fall Card

Hello Spellbinders Friends, it is Lindahere to share a card I have created using some of the fabulous Die D-Lies and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – what a great addiction to any Studio/ Craft Room – it has become my ‘go to’ machine. The Fall BotanicalDie D-Lites make the perfect embellishments for my fall themed card.

Spellbinders Products:

* S2-220 Die D-Lites Fall Botanical Etched Dies

* S4-469 Stacey Caron Renaissance Jubilee Florence Medallion Etched Dies

* PE 100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform


Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Want2Scrap: – self adhesive; Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves, Sponge dauber; Water Spray Bottle; repositional tape; white, green, orange, kraft and black cardstock.

1. Cut one (1) Renaissance Jubilee Florence Medallion #3 (#1 being the smallest) in white cardstock.

2. Place Renaissance Jubilee Florence Medallion #2 into the pre-cut Die, lightly spritz the cardstock.

3. Emboss using the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

4. Cut/emboss two (2) Vines using green cardstock; three (3) Leaves using green cardstock; three (3) acorns using kraft cardstock; two (2) pumpkins using orange cardstock; along with one (1) sentiment using black cardstock.

5.Adhere the vines onto the lower portion of the Renaissance Jubilee Florence Medallion using liquid glue.

6. Arrange the leaves onto the top portion of the Renaissance Jubilee Florence Medallion using liquid glue.

7. Adhere the sentiment to the centre of the layered Dies using liquid glue.

8. Pop pumpkins up on the vines using 3D Foam Squares.

Thanks so much for stopping by and the lovely comments you leave – they are appreciated. I hope you are inspired to et your Does out and get your ‘creative’ on. .

{{{Hugs}}} and Happy Creating


Guest Blogger: Debi Adams, Wild & Free Birthday Sign

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I’m Debi Adams, an artist and designer for Spellbinders and today I am so thankful and excited to be a guest blogger. I am also happy to showcase part of my new line, “Wild and Free“. As I wrote on my Maker Moments post here last week, this line was influenced by the young and trendy art I see everywhere. You will probably notice, I put a little bit of everything in this next project so you could get a feel for it but really, if you just chose one or two die-sets, you will still be able to create this birthday sign.

Yes, you can make this! I will give you a few tips and tricks, even if you do not have great printing or handwriting.

Let’s get the supplies together first. You will need the following:

Spellbinders® Platinum™ or Platinum 6™ Machine: PL-001 or PE-100

Thoughts-SBS-066 (Stamped Using a White Chalkboard Marker)

Be/So Hex-SDS-031


Geraniums and Leaves-S4-678

Ruffled Flowers-S5-277


A Pre-cut Piece of Blackboard (Found at your Local Hardware store- Mine was cut to 11″ X 14″)

White, Pink and Green Bistro Markers

Metallic Gold Marker

Cardstock of Your Choice


Graphite or Tracing Paper

If you enjoy handwriting or printing, go for it! Make sure you block off specific areas that will be used for additional fun information. I did not provide you with those measurements because this is a custom piece of work. Everyone’s information will be different.

Now if you want to try your hand at this but you aren’t sure that your handwriting will look good, why not try it out first with a watercolor white pencil or you just go directly with the blackboard marker? Remember, you can just wipe it all off and start all over if you don’t like it.

And so for those of you who think there is no way you can do this, here’s the secret. Print out the words and font you like onto paper. Place the paper onto the board and use repositionable tape at the top to secure in place. Lift the paper and insert graphite paper. Put the paper back down and simply trace the words. :). Ok, I know you can do this! Now trace around the image you just wrote using the white chalkboard marker. Easy peasy I say.

As you make your different boxes for information, remember to leave room for your decorative die pieces. Also, take a peek at the top of my board. I used several shades of green for the leaves, actually I even used a tad bit of aqua. Step outside of the box and give it a try. You might be surprised how much you like it!


After you have written everything into the boxes, die-cut your images from cardstock and attach to the board. I even managed to stamp the word “sweet” from the “Thoughts” set using the white marker. Can you see it? It’s near the number 1. You can embellish the Flamingo with a gold pen if you like. I used the white marker to make centers for the pink flowers.

That’s it. How fun is this sign? It doesn’t have to be for a baby or birthday either. Think Bachelorette Party or Retirement Party, really anything. What is your favorite die? Take a peek at the entire “Wild and Free” collection right here and start creating.



Maker Moments: A Taste of the Tropics

Hi everyone! Happy Monday morning :). Hope you are all off to a great start of a great week. I’m so happy to bring you this project today from my new line, “Wild and Free”. From the minute I began sketching, I knew I wanted to incorporate some trendy art into my collection. As you may have noticed, flamingos and palm leaves are in…so, there you have it :). As always, Maker Moments is about making things quickly and easily. I believe these party treats are just perfect in accomplishing that. So, let’s get started.

You will need the following:

Spellbinders® Platinum™ or Platinum 6™ Machine- PL-001 or PE-100

Wild and Free-Tropics-S4-676

Cardstock of Your Choice

Bamboo Skewers

Black Pen

Gold Pen

Glue Gun

Die-cut the Flamingo and Leaves from various colors of card stock. Add touches of gold to the Leaves, if desired. Add gold to the Flamingo’s legs, beak and wings. Enhance eye with a black pen. Layer Leaves onto bamboo skewer and adhere in place. Attach Flamingo to top of leaves using hot glue. Attach fruit to skewers as desired.

Ok, so how easy was that? You totally got this. Now jump on in. See what else is in the Wild and Free line by going here.

Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you back here again!



Best Wishes Card with Stamps & Dies

Hi Everybody Today I am using the whimsical designs by Debi Adams to produce a Best Wishes card in pretty colours. This matching die and stamp set makes it so easy to quickly get the look you want.

Spellbinders Supplies:

S6-001 5×7 Matting Basics A

S6-002 5×7 Matting Basics B

SES-004 Ripples EF

PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

With die #7 from Matting Basics A cut two panels in white to create the base card.

With die #7 from Matting Basics B cut another panels and emboss in the folder.

Use the stamp to create the sentiment masking it off to stamp the different areas and cut them out with the banner and the pinked circle dies.

Cut and colour as many flowers and stems as you would like to add to your card using the dies to get perfect results each time.

Add the embossed card to the base card as shown in the photo.

Add some gold thread to the hole in the pinked circle and add foam pads beneath the banner part and add it to the top.

Add tiny dots of white ink to the flowers and arrange onto your card as you would like them.

An easy and effective way to make a quick card and for more ideas please visit my blog Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls