Darling Chalkboard Holiday Ornaments – Christmas in July

Hello fellow makers! Miranda here from Tinsel + Wheat guest blogging with Spellbinders as we celebrate Christmas in July! I’m so excited to show you how easy these little chalkboard stocking ornaments are to re-create.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Cut your stockings out.

Cut out as many stockings as desired with your Platinum 6 machine, naughty or nice steel rule die, and balsa wood. Your sandwich die starting from the bottom up will be clear acrylic plate + your naughty or nice steel rule die + balsa wood + acrylic plate.

Darling Chalkboard Holiday Ornaments - Christmas in July

Darling Chalkboard Holiday Ornaments - Christmas in July

Step 2: Paint your stockings.

Paint your stockings using black chalkboard paint. Make sure to paint both sides, this will help prevent warping.

Darling Chalkboard Holiday Ornaments - Christmas in July

Step 3: Add trim.

Start with your twine ornament loop, then add the rest of your trim. For these stockings, I used burlap trim, lace, ball trim and twine.

Darling Chalkboard Holiday Ornaments - Christmas in July

Darling Chalkboard Holiday Ornaments - Christmas in July

Darling Chalkboard Holiday Ornaments - Christmas in July

Darling Chalkboard Holiday Ornaments - Christmas in July

Step 4: Personalize

Personalize your stockings with a little message using a chalk pen.

These stocking ornaments will make the cutest gifts or can be used as beautiful gift tags! They take just minutes to make.

Thanks so much for reading! We would love to see the ornaments you come up with for Christmas in July or for the holiday season, so make sure to tag us on Instagram!

Merry Christmas!

Miranda Webster

Miranda Webster

Hi guys! Miranda here from Tinsel & Wheat ~ wife, mama, wedding decor designer, home decor DIY’er, and wearer of many other “hats”… who can relate!?
Miranda Webster

And the Winners Are…

Thanks to everyone for hoping along with the Spellbloggers for our Summer Hop! The lucky winners are:

Tina Voss

Cristina Lopez

Melissa Storms

*All winners have been contacted by Spellbinders Marketing Team.

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Quilt It Pineapple Print

Hi everyone! It’s Alli again from Partyography and today I’m excited to share this pineapple print I made using the new Quilt It Collection from Lene Lok. Since we’re right in the middle of summer and I’m loving the pineapple trend, I thought this print would be perfect on a dessert table for all your summer gatherings or even as summer home decor. I love how you can have a quilted look without the sewing!

Quilt It Pineapple Print

Instructions:

Quilt It Pineapple Print Step 1

Start by picking out what colors you’d like to use in your pineapple. I used four variations of yellow and four variations of green but you can use any color or pattern you like!

Quilt It Pineapple Print Step 2

Next cut S3-287 Die D-Lites Half Square Triangle Quilt Etched Dies with all the shades of cardstock. You’ll want to focus on cutting with the four triangles in the middle of the die. You will need 52 pieces of yellow for the base of the pineapple and 18 pieces for the top of the pineapple. It sounds like a lot but goes pretty quickly, especially if you double up on cardstock when you’re cutting.

Quilt It Pineapple Print Step 3

Once all the triangles are cut, you can use this pineapple print as a guide and glue all the pieces into place. I actually glued the base of the pineapple onto one piece of white cardstock and the top of the pineapple onto another piece of cardstock. Once all the pieces were glued, I cut around the edges and glued the two pieces onto an 11×14 piece of poster board. This helped to make sure the pineapple was centered on the print.

Quilt It Pineapple Print Step 4

Quilt It Pineapple Print Step 5

Quilt It Pineapple Print Step 6

I hope you enjoy this super easy summer project! For more ideas and inspiration, visit: Partyography By Alli.

Spellbinders® Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Cardstock
  • Glue
  • 11×14 white poster board
  • 11×14 white frame
Alli Roth

Alli Roth

Whether you want to make your child’s birthday an extravaganza or prefer a more intimate get together with family, whether you’re planning for a holiday or throwing a party just because, I’m here to help provide party styling ideas and step-by-step DIY videos to help you celebrate and hold onto these moments a little while longer.
Alli Roth

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Holiday Collection Coming Soon, August 2017

Get ready for your holiday crafting with the new collections coming this summer! Our designers have created an amazing collection to cover all your holiday needs, from Christmas planning to Halloween fun to winter stamping. Our Classic Christmas Collection present a merry selection of etched dies and detailed red rubber cling stamps for any style holiday card, tablescape or tree trimming project. Choose from the traditional images of Christmas, classic silhouettes of Sharyn Sowell or elegant artwork of Stephanie Low and create the most unique and fun creations for your friends and family. We are also releasing a Classic Spellbinders Halloween & Fall Collection, it’s all treats and no tricks with these themed etched dies, “boo-tiful” for cards, projects, treat bags and more! Talented designer Stephanie Low will put a spell on you with her die and detailed red rubber cling stamp sets.

Check out the collections below or view all coming soon here >> www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/coming-soon!

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You Are My Everything Card

This simple technique of die-cutting repetitively the same etched die creates a stunning background without much effort. The Tiny Floral Etched Dies From The Joyous Celebrations Collection By Sharyn Sowell is a unique die. It does not cut out a whole shape but rather cuts into the medium you are using and creates a design like an inset pattern. See how we created this beautiful card…

Instructions:

1. Create 5 x 7” top folding card base out of pearlescent white cardstock.

2. Cut pink cardstock panel to 4 ¾ x 6 ¾ “, adhere onto the card base.

3. Cut pearlescent white panel to 4 ½ x 6 ½” . Die-cut S2-262 Tiny Floral Etched Dies repeatedly in the panel. Start by die-cutting the first set of flowers on any corner. Next place the die onto the paper so that it overlaps with one row of flowers and cut two more rows out. Repeat until the entire panel is cut.

4. Foam mount die cut panel onto the card.

5. Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock in black ink. Trim into a strip, foam mount onto the card, add ribbon.

6. Embellish card with pearls.

Spellbinders Supplies:

S2-262 Shapeabilities Tiny Floral Etched Dies From The Joyous Celebrations Collection By Sharyn Sowell

PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 8.5″ Platform

T-001 Tool ‘N One™

Other Supplies:

White Cardstock (Neenah Solar White 80 LB); Pearlescent White Cardstock (WorldWin); Colored Cardstock (My Colors Cardstock – Watermelon Pink); Foam Adhesive; Black Ink; Clear Stamp (Avery Elle – Favorite Person); Self Adhesive Pearls; Tape Runner; May Arts Ribbon: ¼” Silk Ribbon

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Adorable Birthday Card Ft. Half Hex Quilt & Bear Scout

Hi everyone! I’m Laura Sterckx from makingcardsisfun.com and I’m excited to be sharing my first card and video on the Spellbinders blog as a Spellblogger! 🙂 For today’s blog post I made a cute birthday card for kids featuring the Half Hex Quilt dies from the Quilt It collection by Lene Lok along with the Bear Scout die from the My Little Red Wagon collection by Debi Adams.

First I used the Half Hex Quilt dies from the Quilt It collection by Lene Lok to create my own patterned paper. To be honest with you, I have zero experience when it comes to quilting so I had to some research online. Thankfully the packaging of these dies shows a sample card on the front and a quick overview of the finished pattern on the back. For this particular card, I was inspired by the pattern Yana made using this same set! I mixed three different colors of card stock and some pretty marbled patterned paper. I recommend playing around with these dies and experiment with the different possibilities.

Next it was time to add some cuteness to this card! I used Bear Scout Etched Die from the My Little Red Wagon Collection by Debi Adams. I simply die cut the image out of white card stock and added my color with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. However, you could just die cut it out of some brown card stock instead! For the bear’s snout I colored some card stock with an E30 Copic Sketch Marker. To add some more details to this bear, I used a fine black pen and the die cut as a stencil for the bear and snout.

To add more dimension I die cut a circle out of the quilted patterned paper using Standard Circles SM Etched Dies set. I die cut the same circle three more times out of Fun Foam. Then I adhered those pieces together and stuck a vellum circle on top. This tones down that patterned and makes the bear pop! Finally I finished off this card with a stamped sentiment banner, enamel dots and some clear sequins.

That’s it for my first post here on the Spellbinders blog. Thank you for joining me and I’ll see you soon. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this card and video! 🙂

Spellbinders supplies:

Laura Sterckx

Laura Sterckx

Hi! My name is Laura! I’m a 20 year old card maker, blogger and succulent hoarder. I’m a big fan of pastel colors, cute stuff and fun workouts. Here, you can find all things card making related.
Laura Sterckx

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Debi-Ella-Fants on Parade

Hi Friends!

It’s always fun to decorate for a party or a shower and this Ella-Fant die from my latest collection, “My Little Red Wagon” makes it quick and easy. There are very few supplies required and the assembly is a breeze. So let’s get started making.

1. Die-cut all the Ella-Fant pieces from gray cardstock. Emboss the head to add the details.

2. While paper is still inside of headpiece die, embellish eye with black pen. Remove all paper from dies.

3. Add cheeks to Ella-Fant using a chalk applicator or q-tip and chalk.

4. Add shadows to Ella-Fant’s ears and body using black chalk and applicator.

5. Assemble Ella-Fant using adhesive and foam dots.

6. Die-cut Umbrella and water spout from patterned paper.

7. Attach Umbrella and water spout to Ella-Fant’s trunk.

8. Adhere toothpick to Ella-Fant with hot glue.

Optional: To add water drops, apply Clear Nuvo onto Umbrella and allow to dry.

*Tip- Remember there are two Ella-Fant heads in the set that work with the same body. It’s all about assembly, creativity and variety

You will need the following materials:

Platinum 6™ Machine-PE-100

Ella-Fant Dies-S4-782

Rise ‘n Shine Dies-S4-784

Gray Cardstock

Patterned Paper of Your Choice

Adhesive of Your Choice

Black Permanent Fine Tip Pen

Chalk Applicator

Foam Dots

Hot Glue Gun and Glue

Nuvo Crystal Drops

Pink and Black Chalk

Q-Tip-(optional)

Toothpick

Debi Adams

Debi Adams

As far as she can remember, Debi has been crafting, creating and doing art in one form or another. Born and raised in Southern California and the mother of four grown daughters, Debi is an in-house designer at Spellbinders. She considers herself an “eclectic artist”, dabbling in mixed-media, party décor, paper crafting, painting, calligraphy, sewing, floral arranging, and everything in between. She has been featured in Somerset Studios, Where Women Cook, and Where Women Create magazines. Though her passion is art, she enjoys giving away what she makes. Her free time is spent “junkin”, traveling and seeing her girls.

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Spellblogger Giveaway Hop

Our Spellbloggers’ represent an array of DIYers, Card Makers, Paper Crafters and more! They bring you monthly tutorials, projects, tips to help you with creating projects with Spellbinders’ products. Today we wanted to introduce you to a few of them with a fun hop! Each post today will have a special project created with a Summer/Kids theme! Check out each blogger to see how unique of projects you can create with our dies. With this Spellblogger Hop we are giving away three (3) Platinum Die Cutting & Embossing Machine – 8.5″ Platform, visit each blogger for more chances to enter to win!

Three winners will be selected to win a Platinum 8.5″ Machine on July 19th on our blog & social media!

Hop on over to the Spellbloggers blogs below to enter to win!

All For the Memories

Inklipse

Love Create Celebrate

Scrap-Escape

Mine For The Making

Tinsel and Wheat

Houseful of Handmade

Jazzy Paper

Decor8YourLife

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Die D-Lites Ornamental Accents: Make A Wish Card

Hello everyone, Yvonne here showing you how to make festive card with a repeat pattern using the Spellbinders® S3-253 Die D-Lites™ Ornamental Accents Etched Dies set.

Die D-Lites Ornamental Accents: Make A Wish Card

Let me show you how to make the card with my instructions below…

1. Cut/emboss 6 x 6″ Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies Die #6 (with # 1 being the smallest die-template) from patterned paper.

2. Leave the patterned paper in the die and lightly ink (using brown ink) the inner edges with the T-001 Tool ‘n One™ and its Foam Applicator – Circle for Tool ‘n One™. Glue onto the pink square.

3. Cut/emboss 6 x 6″ Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies Die #4 from white cardstock and onto the patterned square.

4. Fold pink satin ribbon around en glue the ends to the back of the patterned layer.

5. Cut 6 x 6″ Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies Die #7 from pink cardstock. Glue behind the patterned paper.

6. Trim white cardstock to size 11¾ x 5⅞” and fold to a card base 5⅞ x 5⅞” and glue the layered squares upon.

7. Cut/emboss S3-253 Die D-Lites™ Ornamental Accents Etched Dies four times from copper cardstock.

8. Sand the die-cuts slightly to give them a worn look.

Die D-Lites Ornamental Accents: Make A Wish Card

9. Glue the Ornamental Accents upon the card base using 3D foam squares.

10. Embellish with self-adhesive pearls,mulberry roses and a satin bow.

11. Finally glue upon a stamped sentiment using 3D foam squares.

Die D-Lites Ornamental Accents: Make A Wish Card

Die D-Lites Ornamental Accents: Make A Wish Card

And voila, ready is your elegant and festive card! Thanks for stopping by and wishing you happy crafting!

Hugs from Holland,

Yvonne

Spellbinders Supplies:

S3-253 Die D-Lites™ Ornamental Accents Etched Dies

S6-025 6 x 6″ Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies

T-001 Tool ‘n One™

T-007 Foam Applicator – Circle for Tool ‘n One™

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

Other:

White, Pink, Patterned and Copper Cardstock; Sanding Block; Brown Ink; Stamp; Ribbon; Self-Adhesive Pearls; Mulberry Roses; Glue; 3D Foam Squares;

Yvonne van de Grijp

Yvonne van de Grijp

Hello everyone, my name is Yvonne van de Grijp and I love crafting and especially making cards. In 2008 I made my very first (simple 3D-)card. Now I’m really addicted to this lovely hobby of scrapping and stamping. I hope you’ll enjoy visiting my blog which is named after my lovely dog: cocker spaniel Phoebe. Hug, Yvonne
Yvonne van de Grijp

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You Are Awesome Card using Tumbling Blocks Quilt Etched Dies

Hi, it’s Christina. Creating a card with simple shapes can be a real eye catcher and for mine, I used the Diamond Shapes in the Tumbling Block Quilt Etched Dies from the Quilt It Collection by Lene Lok. Combine it with some pretty floral papers and you have a stunning card.

You Are Awesome Card

Let’s get started. Follow the instructions to get the same results as me 🙂

You Are Awesome Card Step 1

With A2 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies Die #7 (the smallest size die is #1) and Platinum Machine, cut two pieces in white card and join together to create the base

With A2 Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies Die #7, cut another layer in pink

With A2 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies Die #6, cut another white layer

You Are Awesome Card Step 2

With low tack tape, secure Stitched Borders Etched Dies all five Border Dies side by side and emboss with a piece of white cardstock.

You Are Awesome Card Step 3

Cut Tumbling Blocks Quilt Etched Dies from the floral patterned paper as many as you would like for your card. Then add foam pads to the back of the shapes.

You Are Awesome Card Step 4

Starting in the centre of the white embossed panel, add the diamonds to cover the front

You Are Awesome Card Step 5

Trim off the excess on edges of the card and then add the panel onto the pink layer. Then add the layered panel onto the base card with foam tape for dimension.

You Are Awesome Card Step 6

With black cardstock, cut Die D-Lites™ Love You Etched Dies YOU part of the die several times and stack together for strength and dimension. Stamp an appropriate sentiment onto black card and emboss with white powder, add foam pads to the back and trim as needed. Add both to the card front as you would like them and dress with the enamel dots.

There you have a quick and easy card that could be for any occasion! For more inspiration please visit my blog at Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls

Spellbinders Supplies:

S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies

S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B Card Creator Etched Dies

S5-312 Stitched Borders Etched Dies from Quilted It Collection by Lene Lok

S2-276 Tumbling Blocks Quilt Etched Dies from Quilted It Collection by Lene Lok

S1-024 Die D-Lites™ Love You Etched Dies

Other Supplies:

Want2Scrap 8mm Enamel Dots

Floral Patterned Paper; Foam Pads