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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!




Sweet Springtime Window Shaker Card

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Sweet Springtime Window Shaker Card with Really Reasonable Ribbon and Mintay Spring is Here

Hello, Friends!  If you’re longing for a bit of springtime, this Sweet Springtime Window Shaker Card should brighten up your day.  Trimmed out with lovely Really Reasonable Ribbon Coral Rose Mini Check, lots of pretty flowers, and a window box filled with blooming daffodils, this card is springtime on paper!

I made a banner for the RRR February Blog Hop with this same  Spellbinders Vista View Window Die.  But I thought it would be fun to show another way to use this die set.  This time I added the cute window box dies below the window frame, then filled it up with fussy cut daffodils.

Don’t you wish you could walk out into that pretty scene behind the window panes?

A Peek Inside

I also added a little flap page and pocket combo on the inside.

TIP: Create a pretty stationery post card panel to tuck inside the flap pocket.  Emboss just the top of the paper with a 3D Embossing Folder to create a classy looking note!

TIP: Add a little Baker’s Twine to a tag and a tea wallet to really dress them up.  It’s almost like getting an Easter basket in the mail, isn’t it?

If you haven’t taken a peek at RRR’s Spring Ribbon collection in a while, you might want to pop over and see all the pretty colors, textures and patterns that are available.

I hope I shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your springtime crafty adventures.  It’s so  nice to be able to break out our spring papers and play as we wait for winter to pass.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!  I hope you have a joyful and creative day!




Spring is Here Banner Tutorial for the RRR Blog Hop


Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial  for the RRR Blog Hop

Hello, Friends!  This Mintay Spring is Here Banner Tutorial is my inspiration piece for the February 2024 Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Gloria’s lovely blog.  I have a tutorial for the banner, too, since the date for the RRR Hop overlaps with our Make & Take Tuesday Banner of the Month tutorial.  So if you’re new to my Make & Take Tuesday tutorials, you are warmly invited to check out the video below.

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The banner pennants are stitched onto luxurious Gold Silky Crush Ribbon.  Then I added pretty Pink Swiss Dots Satin Bows at either end of the banner. The  pink bows are topped with Iridescent Met A row of antique lace stitched across the top adds a nice vintage vibe.  Iridescent Metallic String Bows top the pink bows for a little extra sparkle and shine.  Next I dug into my stash of RRR Mulberry Flowers because nothing says “Springtime” better than pretty posies!

Shaker Window Pennants

The pennants on this banner are die cut with Spellbinders Vista View Window Dies.  Here’s how I used the dies to create the shaker windows on the two center pennants.

  • First, die cut just the window background from pale pink cardstock
  • Then turn the window background upside down so that the rounded edge is on the bottom.  Adhere to kraft cardstock and trim out so there is a 1/8″ border on all sides.
  • Next, create a template for cutting the designer paper.  Cut out the background, fold in half and trim 1/8″ off the open edged side.  Then trim 1/4″ off the top edge.  Trace this onto patterned paper and cut out with your paper trimmer.
  • Now, place the lattice frame on a piece of pink barn wood paper and die cut.  Adhere the acetate to the back of the window lattice and trim out with your scissors.
  • Adhere 2 layers of 1/8″ foam tape on the sides, top and bottom edge of the acetate.
  • Glue down the focal images on the banner pennants and top with your shaker mix.

Finally, center the prepared window over the pennant and press in place.

The Little Details

Embellish the pennants with a combination of Mintay die cuts, Really Reasonable Ribbon Mulberry Flowers and Reneabouquets Printed Beautiful Board.

Mintay Spring is Here Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

Would you like to see how I put this pretty spring banner together?  Then please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties my lovely teammate Cheryl has prepared for you.   Be sure to finish up over on the RRR Blog.  Answer Bonnie’s Question of the Month, and you’ll be entered into the drawing to win a $10 RRR Gift Certificate and the free Digital Stamp Set of your choice.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the hop!