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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial

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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial for April 2024 Flower of the Month

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, Friends!  It’s time to make our April 2024 Flower of the Month with a Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial.  I’ve always been a big fan of these cheery little flowers and their parasol-shaped leaves.  So when Spellbinder’s released them as a Susan’s Garden die set, I just had to add them to my stash.   I’ll show you how I colored and shaped these pretty petals in the video tutorial below.

 Stamperia Garden Card Details

As soon as I pulled this die set out of the Closet of Inspiration and Delight, I knew I wanted to pair it up with Stamperia Garden patterned papers.  Teal and tangerine is probably not the first color palette that comes to your mind on a Wednesday morning, but don’t they look terrific together?

Here’s how to put this card base together:

  • First, create a 7″ x 5″ top fold card base from dark grey  cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the Stamperia Garden patterned paper.  Adhere this to as slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Now, cut a 6 3/4″ x 2″ belly band of the striped paper and mat on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Fussy cut the plant tag and adhere on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.  Back with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the galvanized garden tub from both grey cardstock and a patterned paper.  Adhere the patterned paper so it is slightly offset.  Back with two layers of dimensionals at the base, and one around the top edge of the barrel.
  • Add the nasturtium leaves to the galvanized garden tub first, then adhere the prepared blooms.
  • Adhere a few colored mustard seeds at the base of the plant stake.
Propagation Garden Sentiments

I never quite feel as though a card is finished until I’ve added a sentiment or some text to the cover.  What could be a  better option than this lovely Spellbinders Propagation Garden Stamp & Die Set?

The original sentiment on the Stamperia Garden tag was Spring is Here.  But I wanted to add a sentiment with a little more whimsy.  Here’s how to make that happen:

  • First, ink up a panel of plain white cardstock with Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Lost Mariner Distress Inks.
  • Then , rub an anti-static pouch over the inky panel.
  • Next, stamp the sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink and immediately cover with clear embossing powder.
  • Now heat set the embossing powder and cut the sentiment out with the matching die.

TIP: Cut a teal cardstock mat for the stamped sentiment using the same die.  Cut it in half across the middle and adhere to the back of the sentiment so that you have a little cardstock margin around it.  No one will notice, I promise!

A Peek Inside


Cut a 12″ x 4 7/8″ panel of patterned paper for the top half of the card.  Score at 6 7/8″ to form the flap.  Create a pocket with a journal card from the paper collection, and tuck in a seed packet.

It’s always nice to have a space to write a personal message and/or add a photo.  This makes a card really feel more like a folio, which is something I like.

The bottom pocket has a second large panel for a note or photo as well as a cute bookmark.  All the stamped sentiments are from the Propagation Garden stamp set.

Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtium Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make these cheery blossoms, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.


I hope I shared some tips, tricks and how-to’s that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!




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.




Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial

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Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  Grab your sunscreen and flip flops and join me as I share this Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial.  It’s Throwback Thursday, and I’m indulging my love for the ocean with another beach themed project.  This folio base is super quick to build and can be used with any collection you have in your stash.

If you remember, a few weeks ago I showed you how to use a Spellbinders 3-D embossing folder to make a mixed media background.  Since I had an extra panel left over from that demo, I decided to use it as the springboard for today’s project.

Pockets and Tags

The folio base for this project measures 7 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 1″.  This gives us lots and lots of room to add pockets, flaps, tags and more.

Here’s a peek at the goodies stashed inside the pockets.  Doesn’t this collection make you dream of the sea?

I won’t share all the details here, as we’ll do a walk through of the project in the video tutorial below.  But I thought you would enjoy taking in the beautiful colors and images from this collection.  It’s been around quite some time, but Stamperia has just re-released it this year, and I’m glad it’s available once again.

Shells and Seahorses

The lateral waterfall in the center of the folio has shell shaped turn tabs and a magnetic closure.  I could not resist adding a seahorse and starfish collage to the facing page.

Message in a bottle?  No, but you can write one on the tag that’s tucked behind this collage page.  And there’s room to tuck a photo under the sentiment card on the facing page.

Stamperia Sea Land Mixed Media Folio Tutorial on YouTube

If you’re hankering for the sea, I hope you’ll grab a cuppa and a snack and enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

While this is not a “step by step” tutorial for all the elements, you will find the basic instructions and measurements in the description box that is below the video on my YouTube channel.  And of course, you can find a linked supply list below this post.

I hope you enjoyed our little stroll by the shore today.  I’m listing this folio in my Etsy shop, just in case you are interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!






Spellbinders Queen Anne’s Lace Tutorial

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Spellbinders Queen Anne’s Lace Tutorial with Simple Stories Remember

Hello, Friends!  This Spellbinder’s Queen Anne’s Lace Tutorial is our February 2024 Flower of the Month.  Queen Anne’s Lace grew wild in the fields and along the roadsides of my Vermont childhood.  Many and many a lazy summer afternoon was spent picking these delicate beauties and making flower crowns or bouquets with them.  I always thought they were too elegant to be considered a weed, and my mom agreed.  She told me that they were grown in formal gardens in England, and I don’t know if this is true or not.  But they should be, as I think they are one of Nature’s most beautiful offerings.

At first glance, I was afraid these flowers would be hard to make.  But I was delighted to find that they come together quickly and are very easy to make.  I’ll show  you how in the video tutorial below.

Queen Anne’s Lace and Simple Stories Remember Sympathy Card

Because of the delicate beauty of the Queen Anne’s Lace, I decided to create a sympathy card.  Simple Stories new Remember collection is gorgeous, and so appropriate for use on a sympathy or get well card.  I’ll share a peek at the patterns and images  in the video tutorial, too.

TIP: Create a lush floral arrangement by pairing your handmade flowers with pre-made flowers.  This allowed me to add various textures, sizes, and color to the arrangement.

A Peek Inside

The inside of this card has a simple, peaceful vibe.  I did create a pocket, but kept it quite simple.

After matting the tag on white cardstock, I ran a bit of ribbon through it to finish it off.  The tag doubles as a bookmark, and I love the sentiment. .  Since I grew up in a household where a cup of hot tea was pretty much the cure for anything,  I created a little tea wallet to tuck inside the pocket as well.

The sentiments in this collection are so well done.

Spellbinders Queen Anne’s Lace Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make these graceful blooms as well as take a tour of the Simple Stories Remember Collection, then I hope you will enjoy this YouTube video.


If you missed the January Flower of the Month Tutorial, you can find it HERE.

Are you enjoying these Flower of the Month tutorials?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

You can find a linked supply list below this blog post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!