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Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial

Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial with Spellbinders All the Sentiments

Hello, Friends! I have a quick and easy Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial for our Wonderful Wednesday crafty adventure.  If you struggle when it comes to making masculine cards, I think you’re really going to enjoy our April 2024 Birthday Card of the Month!  We’ll be working with handsome papers from Mintay “The Great Outdoors” collection.  And, I’m going to introduce you to the “All the Sentiments” dies and stamp sets from Spellbinders.

Quick and Easy Cards for Men

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Pop up card are a favorite, and when you combine a gift card holder with a pop up feature…well, that’s pretty awesome.

You are going to be thrilled at how easy it is to create this fun card design.  I’m even going to show  you how to make the matching envelope using the Spellbinder dies.

Of course, you can use this same set of dies to create feminine cards, too.  But since I promised you a masculine birthday card tutorial, I made both of my cards for the fellas in our lives.

The “All the Birthday Sentiments” stamp set is a great mix of sincere and slightly snarky greetings.  I could not resist adding this humorous birthday greeting to my card.  Guys (at least my guy) enjoy cards that make them laugh.  And the sentiment simply went too well with this paper collection for me to ignore it.

Masculine Birthday Gift Card Holders Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to learn how to make these fun gift card holders?  Then grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel, where I’ll share a step by step tutorial with you.  I hope you enjoy!

Father’s Day will be here before we know it, and these would make great cards for Dad.  Hey, switch out the papers, and they’d make great cards for mom, too!  Then graduation season is nearly upon us, and they’d work for that as well.  So you can see these are really versatile and easy to use.  You gotta love that!

I’ll post a linked supply list below.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!




Spellbinders Happy Stitching Card Project Share

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Spellbinders Happy Stitching with Stamperia Threads Sewing Themed Card and Project Share

Hello, Friends!  I love a good sewing themed project, so I could not resist popping in to share this Spellbinders Happy Stitching Card.  It’s made with the Spellbinders April Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Club Kit.  Paired up with Stamperia Threads papers and the Spellbinders Wax Seal of the Month, it’s just perfect for Mother’s Day, or as a gift for your favorite seamstress.

You Make Me Sew Happy

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My mom was an amazing seamstress, so any time I see sewing themed papers or stamps, I’m all over it!  The “Happy Stitching” Club Kit is loaded with wonderful sewing themed sentiments and images.  The sweet sentiments and the darling cross stitched hearts on this card come from the kit.  You  know what’s really nice?  The dies match, so they are super easy to cut out.

Do  you spy that sparkly pink card layer?  That’s a piece of the new Spellbinders Jewel Tone Glitter Cardstock.  It adds a lovely bit of sparkle to the card composition.  (And, my mom would have loved it!)

TIP:  Amp up the sewing theme by  threading a bit of lace around the waist of the dress mannequin.

TIP:  Make a stamped image 3-D by adding a small button to the center of each cross stitched heart.

A Peek Inside


Carry the sewing theme to the inside of the card by adding all sorts of goodies and stamped images.  Do you spy the sweet “handmade” scissors on the pocket?  That’s one of the adorable stamps in the Club Kit.  Stamp it on pink cardstock, then cut it out with the matching die.  So quick and easy to do, but it adds so much to the overall design.

Stitch up a quick bookmark, top it with a bit of lace and vintage button, then stamp another sentiment and cross stitched heart at the base.  Now tuck it into a little pocket on the flap page.  This is a great way to use up paper scraps.

More Sewing Themed Treats

Surprise!  There’s another pocket stashed behind the flap page.  Top it with a bit of burlap ribbon. Stamp it with a row of cross stitched hearts and another cute sentiment, then tuck another treat inside the small pocket.

This one’s a magnet!  Place a magnetic disk on the back of the chipboard piece, then back it with a scrap of cardstock.  Use the Cross Stitched Heart Wax Seal of the Month to create the perfect embellishment.  Then add a bit of sparkle with Spellbinders Essential Gems.


Last but not least, tuck a little  homemade button card and spool of ribbon into the bottom pocket.  Dress the button card up with another stamped sentiment to make it really special.  And how easy is it to create a little notecard when you stamp those cross stitched hearts onto a scrap of pink cardstock?

Spellbinders Happy Stitching Card Project Share on YouTube

If you’d like to take a closer look at the Stamperia Threads collection and the Spellbinders Happy Stitching stamps and dies, please enjoy this short project share video on my YouTube channel.


Thanks so much for sharing part of  your Saturday with me!  You can find a linked supply list below this post.




Spellbinders Storytime Gnomes

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Spellbinders Story Time Gnomes Clear Stamp & Die Club and Wax Seal of the Month

Hello, Friends!  If you are a book lover (or a gnome fan) this Spellbinders Storytime Gnomes greeting card is sure to bring a smile to your face.  It’s the March 2024 Clear Stamp and Die Club selection, and lots of fun to work with.  It’s loaded with bright, cheery colors thanks to  PhotoPlay Book Club Collection,   The March 2024 Wax Seal of the Month, “Congrats on Your New Chapter” pairs perfectly with all the card elements.

Paper Pieced and Water Colored Image

This adorable little book gnome is so fun to paper piece.  Here’s how I did it:

  • First, stamp the image with Black Archival Ink on plain white cardstock. Cover with clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Cut out the image with the matching die.
  • Next, stamp it again on white glimmer paper.  Trim out the beard and face and adhere to the base image.
  • Now stamp the hat on a scrap of red patterned paper.  Trim this out and adhere above the beard.  I also stamped the nose on flesh colored cardstock, then trimmed out and adhered.
  • Color the soles of the shoes, the shirt and the hands with water color paints and a water brush.
  • Stamp the books on a scrap of antique gold cardstock and again on a scrap of red cardstock.  Heat emboss the ink to make the details pop.  Trim out the red book cover and adhere on the book stack.
  • Finish the card with ribbon, the wax seal, Baker’s Twine, Banner Sticker and buttons.
A Peek Inside

Create a simple pocket inside the card and dress it up with some stickers  and ephemera from the Book Club paper collection.    

Stamp the reading gnome on white cardstock, heat emboss, then trim out with the matching die.  I used watercolors on this image.  Then stamp the sentiment and cut out with the matching die.  Create a cute bookmark from paper scraps and tuck into the pocket.  I also created a little note card to go into the pocket.

I’m enjoying this challenge of improving my stamping and coloring skills as the new Clear Stamp and Die Club is released.  It’s good to keep adding to one’s skill set, and keep learning new things.  I have a long way to go yet, but I’m having fun along the way.

I’ve placed this item in my Etsy Shop. 

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!





Spellbinders Botanical Solarium Shaker Card Tutorial

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Spellbinder’s Botanical Solarium Shaker Card Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today we have a Spellbinders Botanical Solarium Shaker Card Tutorial to share with  you.  This bright and sunny card also uses the Vista View Window Dies and happy papers from Carta Bella Here, There and Everywhere collection.  It’s the perfect card for your favorite gardener or plant mom.  And it is so much fun to make!

There is so much to love about this Botanical Solarium die set!  First, can you spy the adorable gardening tools on that potting shed bench?  I don’t know what it is about little detail dies like this, but they make my heart happy!

Then, can we talk about the terra cotta pots?  The detail on these is amazing, but they are so quick and easy to make.

Chippy Mixed Vista View Window and Rustic Potting Bench

Let’s talk for a minute about that chippy potting shed window frame.  It turned out just the way I imagined it in my head.  You might like to  know how I did it, so here are the details.

  • First die cut two of the Vista View Window Frames from heavy kraft cardstock.
  • Next, ink the frames with a brown ink, like Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Now, thin out a bit of chalk paint and dry brush it lightly over the window frame.

TIP: To dry brush means to pick up a bit of paint on your brush, then wipe most of it off on a piece of scrap paper or on your craft sheet.  Then lightly brush over the surface.  It makes the details like the embossed areas of the frame pop.

  • Dry the frame with your heat tool, then very lightly skip over it again with the Gathered Twigs Ink.
  • Finish with a few light mists of a metallic spray.  I used a copper mist on my frame.

I explain the rest of the process for creating the shaker window in the video below.

A Peek Inside

More cheery papers line the inside of this 5″ x 7″ top fold card.  And, of course, there’s a pocket!


Fill the pocket with a sunny little bookmark, an embossed sheet of note paper, and a tea wallet envelope made with scraps of designer paper.  Oh, and don’t forget to tuck in the honey stick!

Spellbinders Botanical Solarium  Shaker Card Tutorial on YouTube

Now grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.


Suddenly, I feel as though I  need to go dig in the dirt.  How about you?

You can find a linked supply  list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!




Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies

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Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies, 3D Embossing, and P13 Sea la Vie!

Hello, Friends!  Today we’re going to have some Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies from Spellbinders.  Pull your crafting apron out of the closet and get ready to get inky!

Whether you’re a beach lover, a mixed media fan, interested in 3D embossing,  or a lover of red, white and blue color palettes, I think you’ll be happy with today’s Throwback Thursday tutorial.

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Can I just tell you that making this card was an inky good time?  First up in today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how to create that watery fish net background with the Cast Away 3D Embossing Folder, Distress Inks, and Nuvo Mousse.

Then we’re going to dig into some fun heat embossing techniques with the Coastal Escape View Dies.  Next, we’ll put together a fun port hole shaped shaker element to adorn our card folio.  Oh, yes, friends, we are pulling out all the stops and having one big crafting adventure today!

A Peek Inside

The fun continues as we create some neat interactive elements inside this 5″ x 7″ card folio base.

This flap page opens to reveal not one, but two pockets!    Yeah, two pockets, because we’re going all-out today! Beachy projects really make me happy, and I just kept thinking, “oooh…what if I do this?”

Like, how about a pocket that is also a little pull out folio for photos and journaling?  That would be fun, right?

And what if we took a minute or more to create a lovely mixed media bookmark to go inside that pull out folio pocket?  That would also be fun, am I right?  So that is exactly what we did!  And you can learn how to do it, too, in the video tutorial below.

Mixed Media Fun with Coastal Escape View Dies Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re in the mood for a little coastal escape, please join me as I share this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Are you feeling the sand between your toes?  Beachy breezes ruffling your hair?  Well, good.  That means my job is done here!  Now you go have a play with  your stash and make something beachy-beautiful, too.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Or, if you prefer to purchase this card, you can find it in my Etsy Shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!