Camellia Accents With Love Card

Hello everyone, Yvonne here! I am showing you how to make a card using the Rouge Royale Collection by Stacey Caron. For today’s card I chose Camellia Accents Etched dies.

By combining golden die-cuts with deep fuchsia/pink it’s easy to create an elegant card with only one set of die-templates.

Let me show you how to make the card!

Here we go:

1. Trim chocolate brown cardstock to size 8½x6⅛” and fold to a card base size 4¼x6⅛”.

2. Trim soft pink cardstock to size 3⅞x5¾” van glue upon the card base.

3. Trim fuchsia cardstock to size 3½x5½”.

4. Cut/emboss all three CamelliaAccents die-templates 3 times from dull gold cardstock. Use the Tool ‘n One to remove the excess parts.

5. Put small pieces for 3D foam tape on the back of the die-cuts (for an extra 3D effect on the card).

6. Glue the Camellia upon the fuchsia cardstock and cut of the parts that stick out with scissors.

7. Glue the fuchsia cardstock with the die-cuts upon the card base.

8. Embellish the card with satin ribbon, mulberry flowers and twine.

Voila….you created the Camellia card! It’s that simple 🙂

Spellbinders supplies:

· S4-737 Shapeabilities Camellia Accents Etched dies from the Rouge Royale Deux Collection by Stacey Caron

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

· T-001 Tool ‘n One

Other supplies:

· cardstock: chocolate brown,soft pink, fuchsia

· satin ribbon, mulberry flowers and leaves, twine

· 3D foam tape, glue, paper trimmer, bone folder

Thanks for stopping by.

Wishing you happy crafting!

Hugs from Holland,


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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Stick with Me Card using Cactus 3D Shading Stamps

Our 3-D Shading Stamps do all the work for you in one press of the stamp. Created by our revolutionary pixel technology, it’s designed to bring additional image depth and multiple shades. The beauty and variation of these images will excite your passion for stamping all over again! This cling foam (EVA) rubber stamp is designed to be used with an acrylic block.


  1. Cut paper as noted and score card base.
  2. Ink Cactus 3D Shading Stamps with black ink and stamp on mixed media paper.
  3. Lightly color image with watercolor pencils and blend with water brush. Note that the shading in the stamp helps show where your light source and shading is! Let dry.
  4. Ink “Stick with Me” sentiment from Cacti Stamp & Die Set with black ink and stamp on the bottom portion of the folded card where it extends out further.
  5. Place aqua cardstock with Tribal Borders Etched Dies and insert between two cutting plates and onto platform; run through Platinum 6™ Machine. Turn over insert die with die cut paper still in it and place on cutting platform. Place rubber embossing mat, followed by embossing plate and run through machine again to emboss image. Cut die cut in half and trim as shown.
  6. Layer cactus image onto kraft cardstock. Adhere die cut to back of kraft cardstock, followed by the corrugated cardstock. Adhere to card front.
  7. Wrap hemp twine around card front twice and tie in knot and trim as needed.


DSC-056 Cactus 3D Shading Stamps

SDS-030 Cacti Stamp & Die Set from Wild & Free Collection by Debi Adams

S4-682 Tribal Borders Etched Dies from from Wild & Free Collection by Debi Adams

PE-100 Platinum 6™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Intense Black Ink Pad, AF345, Hero Arts®

Watercolor Pencils

Acrylic Stamp Block

White Cardstock, 11” x 4-1/2”, scored at 6”

Aqua Cardstock

Kraft 80# Cardstock, Canvas Corp Brands, 2-1/8” x 4-3/4”

E-Flute Kraft Corrugated Cardstock, Canvas Corp Brands, 3” x 5”

Mixed Media 140 lb. Paper, Strathmore®, 2” x 4-5/8”

Scor-Pal Eighths®, Scor-Pal®

Hemp Twine, 24”, Hemptique®

Water Brush

Tape Runner Adhesive

Bold & Beautiful XoXo Card, June Card Kit of the Month

The June Card Kit of the Month is filled with fun and sparkle! Create 10 unique cards with color options in pinks, teals, black and patterns and 11 assorted dies of sentiments, flowers and tags. This kit also comes packed with fun sentiments, stickers and buttons! Create your own Bold & Beautiful XoXo Card in three easy steps & make sure to show us what you create by tagging #NeverStopMaking on social media!


  • 10 Cards & 10 Envelopes
  • 11 Sheets of 8.5 x 11” Paper/Cardstock
  • Set of 11 Dies
  • 5 Colors of Ribbon/Twine
  • Pearls, Buttons & Charms
  • Floral & Pinwheel embellishments
  • Die Cut Embellishments
  • Foil & Sticker Sentiments
  • Sheet of Adhesive & Foam Dots


Step 1: Prep

Step 2: Adhere

Step 3: Finish

Aren’t You Sweet Strawberry Pendant For Summer Fun

I had to use the Aren’t You Sweet Etched Dies from the Market Fresh Collection by Debi Adams as something more than a paper craft project. With summer coming around the corner, this kind of project would be fun for little girls to create and wear with pride – an Aren’t You Sweet Strawberry Pendant!


1. Using the Platinum™ machine, die-cut Aren’t You Sweet Etched Dies from a sheet of shrink plastic.

2. Color with pens and allow to dry.

3. Once colored punch a hole, this will enable you to affix a jump ring.

4. Using a heat gun, shrink the plastic (adult supervision is needed). Once cooled, affix the stem to the top of the strawberry with strong adhesive. Insert jump ring and thread onto necklace.

How about making more little strawberries for a pair of earrings to match or use the pendants hooked onto paperclips as pretty markers for your planners.

I hope you feel inspired to create today and thank you for stopping by the Spellbinders Blog.


Spellbinders® Supplies:

S4-719 Aren’t You Sweet Etched Dies from Market Fresh Collection by Debi Adams

PL-001 Platinum™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine


Shrink Plastic; Colored Pens; Jump Ring; Necklace Chain; Strong Adhesive/Gem Glue; Heat Gun

Christine Emberson

Christine Emberson

I’m proud to be an International Ambassador for Spellbinders and a design team member with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. I’m happy living in my little Kentish VT (Victorian Terrace) home in England with my two sons, too many cats and a pooch called Bella!
Christine Emberson

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Celebrate For You Card, June Die of the Month

June’s Die of the Month Kit is full of celebratory sentiments! Say Party, Enjoy, Many Thanks, For You, Cheers & Let’s Celebrate to anyone on your card making list. The possibilities are endless with this kit, check out our inspiration below on the Celebrate For You Card. This fiery card gives that special someone a bright congratulations for their special day!


  • 6 Die Templates Cut | Emboss
  • Supplies needed for project below:
  • Colored & White Cardstock
  • Sentiment Stamp
  • Black Ink
  • Adhesive
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Enamel Dots
  • Gold Thread


Step 1: Prep

Step 2: Cut

Step 3: Adhere

Step 4: Die-Cut

Step 5: Finish

Make the Happiest Birthday Cake Ever

Nothing says happy birthday better than a great cake! This project is extra special because it’s simple enough to make with children. For a perfect (and perfectly easy!) birthday cake, we grabbed some of the etched dies from my Joyous Celebration Collection: Party Kids Etched Dies, Edging Leaf Etched Dies and a sweet paper house favor made with Build a House Etched Dies (an optional but fun topper).

You’ll also need a cake, frosting, candles, a cake stand, Wilton Sugar Sheets, and your choice of paper, adhesive and glue dots. Straws are optional. Wilton Sugar Sheets are very thin paper-like sheets of sugar. You can find them at “Big Box” craft stores, on-line retailers and anywhere that sells cake decorating supplies.

Pull out the Edging Leaf Etched Dies and your favorite footed cake plate. Cut enough of both edging and leafy pieces to go around your plate, glue together and attach to the rim of your plate using plenty of glue dots. Isn’t that pretty already?

Bake the cake of your choice and cover with your favorite frosting. Thick frosting works best; don’t use whipped cream or other wet frostings because they dissolve these decorations. You can even cheat and simply buy a plain frosted cake; it works great!

Die-cut enough of the Party Kids Etched Dies from sugar sheets with the Platinum™ 6 machine to circle your cake. It’s best to cut the sugar sheets with the shiny side up and roll through the machine twice to be sure it’s cut clear through. Gently remove the die cut, using a toothpick if needed to remove the tiny bits.

Press the cut out decorations into the frosting, then toss on some sprinkles or confetti. If you like you can add a mini-bunting or little flags glued to straws and tuck the Build a House Etched Dies cottage in the middle of the cake. When adding a house I usually make an extra bottom piece to place directly on the frosting, then set the house atop that. This way there’s no messy frosting on the bottom of your wee birthday house.

Light the candles, sing a happy birthday song and enjoy your party!

True story from my home to yours: This project has been so popular for us that the children have been requesting “pretend birthday party time” on rainy days. I think we’ve made this three times in the last month! What fun.

Supplies Used:

Party Kids Etched Dies from Joyous Celebrations Collection by Sharyn Sowell

Edging Leaf Etched Dies from Joyous Celebrations Collection by Sharyn Sowell

Build a House Etched Dies from Joyous Celebrations Collection by Sharyn Sowell

Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine





Cake Stand

Wilton Sugar Sheets

Choice of: paper, adhesive and glue dots

Straws (optional)

Sharyn Sowell

Sharyn Sowell

Sharyn Sowell’s talents include calligraphy, watercolor, cut paper, paper crafts, photography and letterpress printing as well as computer skills.

Sharyn is an author and teacher. She teaches worldwide which gives her the opportunity to meet and share her expertise with a wide range of people, while getting inspiration for her own work from around the globe.

A proven professional with a long track record, Sharyn designs for diverse companies like Midwest CBK, Sunrise Greetings and York Wallcoverings. She’s designed Mrs. Grossman’s laser cut stickers, Paper House Productions craft supplies, textiles for Henry Glass, dies for Spellbinders and rubber stamps for Clearsnap. Sharyn’s original art can be seen in the British National Portrait Gallery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Orlando Waldorf Astoria. Her covers for Amazon’s Kindle have sold over 2.25 million units and she was twice awarded the Louie Award, the Oscar of the greeting card industry.


Sharyn Sowell

Fruit Themed Party Favors

Hi everyone! It’s Alli Roth here to show you how to create some fun, fruity party favors to bring a little extra sweetness to your summer gatherings this year. I love using the S6-104 Shapeabilities More Than Milk Carton Etched Die for party favors because you can create them to match any theme and fill them with candy, confetti, etc… They’re so versatile and so easy to put together!


Print patterns onto appropriate colored paper. Red for strawberry, yellow for pineapple, pink for watermelon. If you are using a marker instead of a printer, draw seeds/pineapple pattern onto paper instead. Then, using a scissors, cut paper in half so you can make two milk cartons from each paper.

Cut S6-104 Shapeabilities More Than Milk Carton Etched Die with each piece of patterned cardstock. Make sure that the seeds/pattern are facing the appropriate direction.

Next, fold each piece of cardstock on the appropriate score lines. You don’t have to worry about the diagonal lines, they’ll take care of themselves when you assemble the carton.

Glue and assemble each carton.

Cut the diamond and triangle shapes from the S4-696 Shapeabilities Optical Illusion Kaleidoscope Etched Dies with green paper. You can cut three pieces of cardstock at a time, you’ll need about ten cuts of each shape for both the strawberry and pineapple cartons. At this time you can also cut strips of green paper for the watermelon rind. I cut the light green strips to 7″x.5″ and the green strips to 7″x.25″.

For more ideas and inspiration, visit: Partyography By Alli.

Spellbinders® Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Cardstock (red, yellow, pink, light green, green)
  • Glue gun & glue
  • Miniature clothespins
  • Scissors
  • Patterns – free printables to download (Pineapple, Strawberry, Watermelon)
  • Black marker (if not printing patterns onto paper)
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.
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A Gift Card Ensemble that Will Need An Encore

Because my friends know I make cards, every once in a while a friend asks if I will make as small set of cards for them to give out for unanticipated occasions – a thanks here, a hope you’re feeling better there. No pressure! I wouldn’t want to give them loose cards so a pretty solution will fit the bill. Hi there, I’m Becca Feeken with Amazing Paper Grace and today I’m going to show you how to assemble a small card ensemble in a matching basket pretty enough to sit out and be right at hand.

The basket is going to made using Spellbinders S5-271 Venetian Gatefold and the handle is embellished with the tiny scallop from Spellbinders S4-705 Graceful Brackets. The cards will carry the same motif as the basket and a faux bow adorns each card – made using the buckle element from Spellbinders S4-732 Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval. My ensemble includes four cards and four envelopes – each card is 5″ x 4-1/4″

Let’s get started:

1. Tape the two die templates from Spellbinders S5-271 Venetian Gatefold to a thin typewriter weight paper (under 24lb). Check to be sure the templates are far enough apart to accommodate an envelope sized to your liking. Mine are space 6″ apart.

2. Cut/Emboss two identical pieces from cream cardstock – trim across the bottom to complete the cutting.

3. Score between the two valleys on the peaked pieces, then score 1-1/4″ above that – cut off any excess at that line.

4. Cut a cream strip 3/8″x 11″for handle. Using Crystal Accents cover the front of two peak motifs on one piece and glue to the wrong side of the peak motifs on the other piece forming a rectangular box. Before glue is dry slip end of handle between the two peak motifs on each side.

5. Cut a cream panel 6″wide by 3-1/8″ wide – score 1/2″from each edge, add scortape to the flaps – glue panel inside rectangular box with scortape engaging on insides of the long sides of box.

6. Tape the two die templates from Spellbinders S5-271 Venetian Gatefold to a thin typewriter weight paper (under 25 lbs). Move the templates so they are butted up against each other sided to side, but not overlapping. Cut/emboss 6 – four cream and two pink. Complete the small uncut line and trim the panel to 3-1/5″ high. In addition cut four card bases that are 5″x 8-1/2″and score in half so that resulting card is 5″ x 4-1/4″.

7. Finish Basket by adhering pink panels to side. Cut four mini scallop borders and glue to handle then embellish with a 1/8″strip of gold. Mat a strip of card stock onto flaps. Attach a bow to front flap.8. Make four cards by adhering cream die cut panels to pink card bases. Wrap ribbon around back and attaching at front with hot glue. Thread two 4′” ribbon loops through the buckle motif from Spellbinders S4-732 Vintage Elegance Curled Grace Oval to make a faux bow then glue to top of card. Add ribbon rose and pearls.

Place the cards in the basket and off you go to drop your gorgeous composition off with a friend. What an encourager you are! Best case scenario – they’ll be hitting you up to refill it up every month!

Sending hugs!

Becca Feeken –

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Products Used:

Neenah Classic Crest Natural White 80lb Smooth Card Stock, PTI Sweet Blush, The Paper Studio Soft White Double Sided Satin Ribbon, 3M Foam Tape, The Paper Studio Pearls, Ranger Glossy Accents, ScorTape, Scorpal 1/8″ Scoring Board

Becca Feeken

Becca Feeken

Craft artist Becca Feeken blends a love of sewing, embroidery, needlecrafts and jewelry-making into a passion for gift making and paper crafts. Her distinct style is a romantic elegance with classical and victorian influences, often punctuated with a delicate ribbon bow or handcrafted embellishments.

Her passion for die-cutting began in early 2000 and today motivates her to encourage others in gift making, nurturing faith, creating legacy and giving.

As a licensed die and stamp designer for Spellbinders, her sweetly recognizable designs continue to impact the industry.


Becca Feeken

Delightful Check the Boxes Card, May Die of the Month

How fun is this Delightful Check the Boxes Card from the May Die of the Month Kit? A great card to give to those cool, sweet & bubbly people in your life. View the video tutorial below to learn how to create this fun card.

This month’s Die of the Month Kit is filled with a variety of fruit dies including a pear, apple, strawberry, pineapple, lemon and an orange you can create an array of fun projects this summer. Create the card below, view our other tutorials for the You’re The Best Garden Pick, The Jar Packed with Love Card or create something unique – so many possibilities.


  • 6 Die Templates Cut | Emboss
  • Supplies needed for project below:
  • Colored Cardstock,
  • Ink & Ink Blending tools,
  • Garden Pick, Adhesive,
  • Enamel Dots

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