Maker Moments: The Making of a Man’s Abstract Shirt

Well as I stated a couple of weeks back, I want to start featuring some masculine projects here on the blog. So today I am continuing with that thought and embellishing a men’s shirt. It is created in the same manner as the men’s hat with the exception of one more product, that being bleach. Hover over the image below to see everything I used to create this project. So let’s get moving.

You will need:

PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum™ or PE-100 Spellbinders® Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

S4-743 Broken Maze Etched Dies

S4-745 Shield Etched Dies

S4-740 Trifecta Etched Dies

SBS-016 Dot Matrix Stamp


Men’s Cotton T-shirt

Cardboard Insert for T-shirt

Acrylic Paint or Fabric Paint-(fabric paints keep fabric soft)


Paper Plate

Poly Foam

Die-cut several of the shapes from poly foam. Adhere to an acrylic block using removable adhesive. Here are a few of the dies. Aren’t those shapes unique? Makes the art that much more exciting.

Place a piece of cardboard inside the shirt to protect the backside.

Create a paint pallet on a paper plate with acrylic/fabric paints and spread thinly.

Stamp die pieces into paint and then onto shirt.

Do the same with the rubber stamped pieces.

Fold some water-dampened paper towels onto another paper plate and add some diluted bleach. Using some of the die stamps, dip into the mixture and stamp onto the shirt. This will change the color of the t-shirt. Notice the “rusty” pieces below.

Pretty amazing right? I know you can do this. I would love to see your creation.



Creating a Flourish Frame Pocket Wedding Card

Love a wedding, don’t you? Using S6-052 Flourish Frame Pocket Etched Dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Collection by Becca Feeken, I was able to create this wonderful 6 x 6″ wedding card. Hover over the image to see what products I used for this project.

Let’s get started! I cut the following pieces (in order of the image shown below): 4.50 x 5.75″ navy cardstock, 4.875 (7/8) x 5.75″ gold mirror cardstock and 5.25 x 6.0″ navy cardstock. The white card base is 5.75 x 6″.

Nest together the Pocket Frame and Pocket Insert Dies from Flourish Frame Pocket Etched Dies. Secure with repositionable tape. Place them on a piece of gold mirror cardstock. Run through the Spellbinders® Platinum™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

Although the die has score lines, the paper is really thick and I didn’t wanted to risk “wrinkles” in the score lines so I used my scoring board to help make a crisp fold. Set aside.

Use the Top Insert Die from Flourish Frame Pocket Etched Dies, secured about 1/8″ from the top with repositionable tape. Cut with the Spellbinders® Platinum™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

After taking the die out of the navy cardstock with the Tool ‘n One™, stamp the sentiment with watermark ink and sprinkle white embossing powder over the stamped area. Tap off excess and melt the powder with a heating tool.

To adhere the navy cardstock to the gold card panel, I used a combination of my E-Z Runner® Grand and Adhesive Dots Mini and Micro for a strong hold against the smooth surface of the mirror cardstock.

sing the E-Z Runner® Ultra, I applied to the scored areas of the Pocket Die Cut. After slipping the heat embossed gold and navy card panel into the pocket. The entire ensemble was adhered to the white 6 x 6″ card base.

You have the option of adding your own personal message or a picture at the bottom of the gold and navy card panel. I just left mine as is and will write something inside of the card. To finish I added self-adhered white pearls. Here’s another look…

Flourish Frame Pocket Wedding Card by Margie Higuchi for Spellbinders Paper Arts

Do you have etched dies from the Amazing Paper Grace Collection? Share with us by linking your post in the comment section below – would love to visit!

Thanks for stopping by!

Margie Higuchi

Supplies Used:

S6-052 Flourish Frame Pocket Etched Dies

T-001 Spellbinders® Tool ‘n One™

PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine


Watermark Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)

White Embossing Powder: Detailed White (Stampendous)

White Pearls: Want2Scrap

Tools: Scoring Tool (Scor-Pal); Stamp Positioning Tool (MISTI/My Sweet Petunia)

Adhesive: E-Z Runner® Grand, E-Z Runner® Ultra and Adhesive Dots Mini/Micro (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®)

Gold Mirror, Navy and White Cardstock; Heating Tool

Swallow and Lace Heart Happy Mother’s Day Card

Hello everyone, This is Yana Smakula and thank you for joining me today! With Mother’s Day approaching fast I’d like to encourage you to create a beautiful Mother’s Day card you can give to your mom, mother-in-law or grandma.

I pulled a few of my all-time favorite dies from Spellbinders as well as some new stamps from Stephanie Low to create this project. Hover over the image below to see everything I used to create this project.

If you’d like to re-create this project, follow these simple steps:

  • Die-cut and emboss heart using die from the S5-204 Lace Hearts Etched Dies Set out of white cardstock.
  • Die-cut and emboss two hearts using dies from the S4-136 Classic Heart Etched Dies Set – a smaller patterned paper heart and a slightly larger vellum heart. Adhere patterned paper heart onto vellum one. Foam mount onto white cardstock heart.
  • Create an A2 top folding card base, cover front using floral patterned paper from the Pretty Posy 12 x 12″ paper pad from First Edition. Create a 4 x 5.25″ panel out of vellum, foam mount onto card base to mute a part of the pattern.
  • Adhere heart cluster onto vellum.
  • Stamp & die-cut birds from the SDS-065 Swallow Stamp And Die Set by Stephanie Low. Color using Copic markers.
  • Stamp “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment from Clearly Besotted “Message Me” set in black ink, trim into a strip and foam mount onto a card. Foam mount birds next to the sentiment.
  • Embellish your card using clear droplets in small and medium size from Pretty Pink Posh.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies: White Cardstock (Neenah Solar White 120LB); Patterned Paper (Pretty Posy 12×12″ pad by First Edition, Trimcraft); Vellum; Copic Markers (RV14, RV13, RV11, RV10); Blank Ink (Hero Arts – Intense Black); Clear Droplets (Pretty Pink Posh – small and medium); Foam Adhesive (3D Foam Squares – iCraft).

Have fun die-cutting!

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Easter Lattice Floral Basket by Marisa Job

Hello friends! Today I have this vintage Easter basket to share with you created with Spellbinders Lattice Floral Basket die set from my Celebrate the Day Collection. This basket is quite simple to assemble, all the work is in the die. The flower dies and handle are also included in this die set.


1. To create basket base, die cut 2 pieces with Lattice Floral Basket die set from designer cardstock.

2. Apply double sided adhesive tape on tabs and attach both pieces together at the base of basket. You can also use glue.

3. Apply 1/8” wide double sided adhesive tape around right square on 4 sides as pictured below. Fold at scored lines before next step.

4. Overlap left square on top of right square with adhesive tape and press together. Repeat this process with 4 sides to form basket base.

5. Die cut multiple flowers with flower dies included in the set. Color edges with distress inks using foam applicators and Tool ‘n One™. Shape flowers with stylus tips and then glue petals together to form flowers.

6. I used 2 petals for the flower and 1 petal for the leaves to form the flower. Embellish center of flowers with Nuvo Crystal Drops.

7. Die cut handle twice and glue together for a stronger handle. Make a bow with silk ribbon and then adhere to center of handle. Adhere smaller flowers to the handle. Attach handle to basket using glue.

8. Glue larger flowers to four sides of basket as pictured below.

9. Fill basket with Easter chocolate eggs and your basket is done.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Lattice Floral Basket Etched Dies

PE-100 Spellbinders® Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Tool ‘n One™

Foam Applicator – Circle For Too ‘N One

Stylus Tips For Tool ‘n One™

Other Supplies: Maja Design – Walking in the Forest Paper Collection, Ranger Distress Inks (Broken China, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry), Nuvo Glitter Drops (Sherbert Shimmer, Dazzling Blue), May Arts Silk Ribbon, Pearls, Simply Defined 1/8” Wide Double Sided Adhesive Tape, Glue.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week!

Marisa Job

Makers Moments: Leaf Me Alone Floral Mother’s Day Bracelet

Did you know that Mother’s Day in Australia is second to Christmas? How nice is that? Both the United States and Australia celebrate Mother’s Day in May while other countries vary in their traditional date. With that said, it is never too early to create something with your Mom in mind. Today I’m going to show you how to create this simple but pretty bracelet that you can give her to say she’s remembered. Really, this is a nice gift for anyone special in your life.

You are going to need the following supplies:

PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum™ or PE-100 Spellbinders® Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

SR-008 Leaf Me Alone Contour™ Steel Rule Die

T-001 Tool ‘N One™


Leather strip

Small Beads

Waxed Thread

Mini Brads

Ribbon End Crimps and Clasp

E-6000 Glue

Let’s start by cutting or purchasing a strip of leather, conducive for the width and length of a standard bracelet. Mine is 0.50 x 6″.

Die-cut Flowers from leather.

Poke a small hole in center of Flowers using Tool ‘n One™ and attach brad to center.

Place Flowers where desired and mark with pencil. Remove. Create two holes in between flowers using Tool ‘N One™.

Insert waxed thread into holes and add beads. Tie off in back and glue down.

Adhere die-cut Flowers to bracelet between beads using adhesive.

Attach ribbon end crimps and clasps onto leather bracelet ends.

TIP: For a finished look, stitch edges of the leather band using a straight stitch. You can also buy a skinny leather belt.

And that’s all there is to it.

Happy Creating!



Mixed Up Hair Flowers by Donna Salazar

Hello everyone!!! Donna Salazar here with a video tutorial for TWO hair flowers using my Rose Creations Etched Dies, Jumbo Rose Contour Steel Rule Die, Bitty Blossoms Etched Dies and Big Blossom Etched Dies.

Not only am I mixing the dies up but I’m mixing paper and denim together as well. I hope you enjoy this video!

Products Used:

S5-050 Rose Creations Etched Dies

SR-034 Jumbo Rose Contour Steel Rule Die

S5-086 Bitty Blossoms Etched Dies

S4-573 Big Blossom Etched Dies

PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! See you next time!

Smooches ~D~

Wedding Inspiration with Vintage Elegance Collection Video Tutorial

Hello! This is Yana Smakula, I hope you are having a great week! Today I want to show you how you can stretch your dies and use them for multiple projects. I used a Filigree Booklet Etched Die from the Vintage Elegance Collection by Becca Feeken’s Amazing Paper Grace Designs.

This set features several dies all designed to create a beautiful little book: a Booklet Cover die, a Booklet Body die and two decorative insert dies. I only used one of the inserts to create all of the projects I’m sharing today.

You can also use similar type dies, similar inserts from Spellbinders for this project. The great thing about this die is that it doesn’t have an outer edge, so you can cut it in any size paper you like and you can also cut it multiple times. This is a great die to use for window cards and for shaker elements, too. Similar to the decorative insert from the Filigree Egg die I shared in one of my previous videos, Clean and Elegant Easter Egg Cards video tutorial.

Because this die is rectangular in shape the pattern can be almost seamlessly continued to create almost any size element you want, you are only limited by the size of your die cutting machine.

I created a number of elements using this die starting with a place mat, two gate fold cards – an Invitation and RSVP card, table number card and even battery operated candle wraps.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Watch video tutorial below to learn how to make this project:

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

A Spring Wedding: Save the Date with Rouge Royale Deux Collection

It’s Wedding Time! With spring wedding season upon us, I thought it would be nice to demonstrate how easy and elegantly my new Rouge Royale Deux Collection can be utilized.

For example, in creating this “Save the Date” cards for any upcoming wedding. My dear friend Jamie is finally tying the knot with Michael, the man of her dreams! To ensure the date is available well in advance she asked me to create the “Save the Date” cards for her April 2018 wedding. I was thrilled to be able to do this for her. A very long time ago … in my life before Spellbinders….. Jamie and I were long time family friends, and Dental Hygienists together working side by side in the same dental office.

I invite you to join me on this journey in a four part series from the first step of announcing a wedding date, to bridal shower invites and all that goes into hosting the perfect bridal shower, throwing an amazingly fun bachelorette party and last but not least, creating the gorgeous wedding invitations.

Save The Date Cards Supplies:

PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum™ Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

T-001 Spellbinders® Tool ‘n One™

S5-296 Diamond Flourish Pocket Etched Dies from the Rouge Royale Deux Collection by Stacey Caron Design

Spellbinders® A Gilded Life GL2-006 Ribbon Wreath Bronze Pendant


Prima: Butterfly Collection Cardstock 951160

Marcos Paper: White Cotton Cardstock

Creations Unlimited: Embossing Powder (White Frost)

Inkssentials: Emboss it (Clear)

Glue Arts: Glue Glider Pro

Want2Scrap: Nestabling

Bone Folder; Heat Gun

A Golden Hello Scrapbook Page

Using the Yellow, Teal, Coral Pop of Color Kit (introduced in Aug 2016), I decided to create a 8.5 x 11 inch scrapbook page. So many different components in this kit that you can make cards and pages. This is what I came up with…

This is a pile of SOME of the kit material – I couldn’t fit them all in the picture! LOL! I like how the patterned papers were positioned so I left them as is…

I wanted to keep the same color combination so I cut the red patterned paper to use as a photo mat. Using a pen, I light marked where I wanted to cut. With the E-Z Runner Grand, I adhered the papers together carefully without shifting the paper around too much and then adhered to the light yellow cardstock.

Trim the excess using a paper trimmer. Keep the extra for another project. Set aside and let’s work on the photo mat.

Figure out how you want to place your gold HELLO and heart on the mat. Use the glue dots in the kit to adhere them but I used my “go to” adhesive dots – Adhesive Dots Small and Adhesive Lines. Set aside.

For the upper right corner, I adhered the ribbon tail tag with Adhesive Dots 3D but you can use the glue dots in the kit – just double them up to create height. Push tag into the dot so that the twine loop can be adhered when pushed into the opening with the Tool ‘n One.

With another Adhesive Dots 3D, I placed my teal flower on top of the tag and placed three different sizes of yellow enamel dots to finish.

Stamp sentiments from the kit with the provided teal ink pad and acrylic block on to two tag die cuts. To keep with the gold accent, I added a gold brad to one of the tags.

Add the tags to the upper left corner of the photo mat. Finish the corner off by adding yellow enamel dots. Adhere the mat to the page and add washi tape.

Another look at the page…


Yellow, Teal, Coral Pop of Color Kit (introduced in Aug 2016)

Tool ‘n One™

Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner® Grand; Adhesive Dots Small, Adhesive Dots 3D and Adhesive Lines)

Tool: My Sweet Petunia (MISTI Stamp Positioner)