Spellbinders Sparkling Holidays Cards

Spellbinders Sparkling Holidays Card Kit of the Month October 2019 by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Sparkling Holidays Cards

Hello, Friends!  Today I have a sweet and simple trio of Spellbinders Sparkling Holidays Greeting Cards to share with you.  When my friend on the social media team asked me if I’d be willing to create a few samples with last year’s October Card Kit of the Month, I was more than happy to pitch in.    I’m more used to designing card kits than I am to creating with a kit that someone else has put together.  But I’m always up for a challenge!  The kit is lovely, and I’m glad Spellbinders decided to make it available to non-card club members.  You can see all the elements in the kit HERE.

The biggest challenge for me was using only the items that came in the kit.  No extra buttons, flowers or bows allowed!  But, I was allowed to use basic Spellbinder shaped dies in addition to the accent dies that came with the kit.  All the cards I’m going to show you today measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  The card bases and envelopes come with the kit.

Mitten Mouse Cutaway Card

What could be cuter than a mouse in a mitten?  Here’s how this card came together.

  • First, cut away 1″ from the right hand side of the card front.
  • Then line the interior of the card with a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ panel of designer paper from the kit.
  • Next, cut a 3 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ panel of paper to cover the card front.

TIP:  Die cut a circle from patterned paper.  Then mat it on a slightly larger circle cut from colored cardstock.  This creates a great background for a small focal image.

  • Now adhere the die cut circle to the card front so that it overhangs the cutaway.
  • Next, adhere the calendar.  Place a glitter star over the “25” to make it stand out.
  • Then die cut the word “Merry” from the silver foil that comes in the kit.  Adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Finally, adhere the mitten mouse sticker.
Holiday Ornaments Card

  • Cover a card front with a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of  the pink cardstock from the kit.
  • Next, cut a 3 3/4″ x 5 1/2″ panel of cardstock.  Center and adhere this over the pink.
  • Now cut a 2″ x 5 1/2″  panel of the blue night sky paper and adhere as seen.
  • Adhere the star border sticker on the left.
  • Then layer the die cut ornaments, flower and branches using the foam tabs that come in the kit to add lots of dimension.
  • Finally, die cut “Merry Christmas” from the foil paper using the die that comes with the kit. Adhere rhinestones to the berry branches to add extra sparkle.
Toy Soldier Mouse

This card is very similar to the Mitten Mouse card.  The only real difference is that I did not do a cutaway edge.  And, I die cut some small poinsettia embellishments to add a little holiday sparkle to the card layout.  Once again, that circle die came to the rescue. I love the way it helps to soften all the edges of the card.  It also draws the eye to the cluster of small embellishments.

I’ll be back soon with a few more card samples made from this kit.  These cute cards will be added as “extra helpings” to orders from my Etsy shop.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. Even if you don’t have this kit, you can use these basic card recipes as a template in your own card making.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Spellbinders Sparkling Holidays Cards

  1. Susan Steele

    Very cute and festive Christmas cards Kathy! Luv those colors together too! And more Spellbinders …what’s not to luv …whether old dies or new dies!!! Thanks for sharing your creations! Hugs, Suzy Q

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  2. Gena L Krannig

    OMG, Kathy, these cards are beautiful. I really like non traditional colors for Christmas. They remind me of the 60s. Not only did you meet the challenge using the kit but you really created gorgeous designs with the different elements. The contrast of that pink poinsettia on the mostly blue card is stunning. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite but I sure love the little mouse in the mitten. So cute! Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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  3. Claire Gagne

    Oh goodness Kathy. This one must of hurt in thinking of what/how to make?? But, as usual, you have created a beautiful card. I love all the colors in this one for sure. Be safe & TYFS & hugs!

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  4. Helen Budz

    What delightful holiday cards, Kathy. True, no buttons, bows and flowers–but as a result, you’ve given me some great ways to design with the Spellbinders kits I have on hand. These tips are so helpful for cards I create all year long. tfs-stay well. Hugs!

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