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Tickled Pink Tropical Flamingo

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Tickled Pink Tropical Flamingo with Spellbinders May Wax Seal and Clear Stamp Clubs

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m checking in with a cheery Tickled Pink Tropical Flamingo Card.  It is made with Spellbinders May 2024 Wax Seal and the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Clubs.  Having lived in Florida as a newlywed, this stamp set took me right back down memory lane to one of our very first apartments.  The stucco walls of the apartment block were painted flamingo pink, and all kinds of leafy, tropical bushes grew on the property.  It was quite a change of venue for this Vermont gal who was more accustomed to snowbanks and icicles, let me tell you!

Stamping and Coloring with Distress Oxide Inks

I was tickled pink myself when I found this pack of Photoplay Summer Sunshine in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight!  It was the perfect companion for this stamp and die set.  Here’s how the card comes together:

  • First, create a 5×7 top fold card base with sunshine yellow cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 4×6 panel of tropical flowers pattern on a slightly larger panel of the same bright yellow cardstock.
  • Then mat this in the center of a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of pink check patterned paper.
  • Stamp the image on white cardstock. I used Jet Black Staz-On Ink.
  • Next find a water brush and color the image with Distress Oxide inks in shades of Saltwater Taffy, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn.
  • Now use the die to cut out the colored image and mat on a panel of Fern Cardstock.
  • Die Cut a circle from the tropical leaves pattern and tuck behind the image.
  • Add embellishments and you’re done!
A Peek Inside

Use the same papers inside your card, but add some summery images to make it even more fun.

Fussy cut these images from a journal card, then adhere as a pop up feature.

Tuck a tea wallet and honey stick in the pocket to make the card even more fun.

What flavor tea?  Well, Coconut Mango seemed like a good choice for tis tropical card.

You can find out more about Spellbinders Club Kits HERE. You can also take a  closer look at the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Club and the Wax Seal of the Month Club, too.  Each page has samples to show you how other team members used these materials.

There’s a linked supply list below this post for your shopping convenience.

Happy Monday, Friends!




Vintage Blue Teapot Card with Wax Seal Demo

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Vintage Blue Teapot Card with Wax Seal Demo for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  The blustery weather here in North Carolina inspired me to create this Vintage Blue Teapot Card with Wax Seal Demo as our Throwback Thursday tutorial today.  I’ll show you how I used the Spellbinders January 2024 Wax Seal of the Month and I’ll share a fun way to use a 3D embossing folder to dress up a die cut teapot.  Sound like fun?

We had a huge storm blow through here yesterday with lashing rain (no joke!) and winds gusts up to 70 mph.  It was a grey, wet, raw day.  But perfect for staying inside and exploring the Closet of Inspiration and Delight!  I have wanted to use this cute Spellbinders teapot die for ages, so I paired it up with Prima Georgia Blue papers and let the crafting adventure begin!

Fun with Wax Seal of the Month

I used this same wax seal on the bee themed card I shared last Thursday.  It’s amazing how different these seals look depending on what wax you use.  If you’d like to see how I added it to my card design, I’ll show you in the video tutorial below.

Dies and Embossing Folders: Made for Eachother!

I’m a sucker for 3D Embossing Folders.  First, they are so easy to use!  Then there’s the added texture they bring to a project.  You really get a lot of bang for your buck, and they are non-consumable.  I broke down this year and signed up for the 3D Embossing Folder of the Month Club at Spellbinders, and I’m excited about adding to my stash of 3D folders.

Here’s how to create this sweet little vintage blue teapot:

  • First, die cut the teapot from designer paper.
  • Mist it lightly with water and run through your die cutting machine using the correct sandwich for  your machine.
  • Next, die cut a second teapot using heavy weight cardstock.  Then glue the two layers together.
  • Now ink the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink so that it will “pop” off the page.
  • Brush the raised, embossed areas with Stormy Sky Distress Oxide.
  • Then place foam tape on the bottom, the spout, and the handle and adhere to your card.

That’s all there is to it!

A Peek Inside

Create a pocket and a tuck spot inside the card to provide plenty of room for notes and treats.

These teacups were left over from an earlier project, but they make a great little tea wallet, don’t you think?  It’s always fun to find new ways to tuck treats into a project!

Vintage Blue Teapot Card with Wax Seal Demo Video on YouTube

If you’d like to watch me put this card together and share a little wax seal demo, please enjoy this video on my YouTube channel. (Spoiler alert: I show you how to fix  a wax seal when you’ve botched the job.  Not that I botched the job, of course.  No…not at all!)

I hope I’ve shared some tips and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Stay warm and cozy, friends!




January 2024 Tag of the Month Tutorial

January 2024 Tag of the Month Tutorial with Spellbinders Wax Seal and Reneabouquets

Hello, Friends!  It’s a brand new year, and I’m here to share my January 2024 Tag of the Month Tutorial with you, Y’all asked for a monthly tag tutorial, and there’s no better time to kick this new series into gear.  I hope you all enjoyed the little break we took between  Christmas and New Year’s.  We had lots of festive family gatherings, loads of good food, and I even managed to sneak in a little nap here and there.  But now it’s time to get back in the rhythm  work and videos and blog posts and all the rest.  I’m excited about all the fun things I have planned for us in 2024!

Photoplay Midnight Garden

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I’ve been waiting to share this gorgeous Photoplay Midnight Garden paper collection with you for quite some time.  It was released in late autumn of 2023, and I was already up to my elbows in fall and Christmas crafting, so I didn’t get to share it with you.  But it’s the perfect choice for this first tag of 2024!  The base is a Graphic 45 Large Ivory Tag.  Liners are cut with the Large Tag Dies.

Dressed up with flowers, Glitter Glass Dragonfly and April in Paris Doily from Reneabouquets, this tag has such a wonderful vintage vibe.  You’ll learn how to put the tag together step by step in the video tutorial below.

Spellbinders January Wax Seal of the Month

Have you discovered wax seals yet?  I was first introduced to them when I was helping our daughter with her wedding invitations last year.  They are so much fun to make, and add a great textural element to any project.  So when I had a chance to sign up for the Spellbinders Wax Seal of the Month Club, I did not hesitate!  You’ll learn how to create this pretty wax seal in the tutorial, too.

A Tag with Two Faces

Do you know how January got its name?  In Roman mythology, Janus was the god of beginnings. He  had two faces: one that looked back and one that looked forward. ( Yes, I was a mythology nerd when I was about 10 years old.) The month of January is named for him.  So I designed this month’s tag with two “faces”, if you will.  The front side is a pretty decorative tag, but the back side features a double pocket and flap element.   Surprise!

Two pockets give us lots of room to tuck in little treats, which is something I always try to do when  making a card.   Create the double pocket with a Graphic 45 Regular Ivory tag and a scoring tool.  It’s fast, easy and makes for a great surprise on the back of the tag.

January 2024 Tag of the Month Tutorial on my YouTube Channel

Would you like to learn how I put this tag together?  Then please enjoy this tutorial over on my YouTube channel.

I’m excited about all the crafty adventures I have planned for us in 2024!  How about  you?  I’d love to hear your thoughts about the ideas I shared in the video.  So please take a moment and leave me a comment below this post.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Happy New Year, Friends!  Thanks for stopping by!