Hi, friends! Remember when I told you a while ago I joined the SpellBloggers Team? 🙂 Well, today I’m guest posting at the Spellbinders blog sharing my first card and video. In the blog post, I’ll be showing you how to create an adorable birthday card featuring Spellbinders’ Half Hex Quilt die cut set along with the Bear Scout die cut set. Here’s a sneak peek at my card. Make sure to visit the Spellbinders blog by clicking HERE for more information and a video. I hope to see you there. Big hugs! Xo

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Happy Monday, everybody! My exams are almost over so it’s almost time to celebrate. However, that’s not the only reason I want to celebrate. Remember that I briefly mentioned something about Spellbinders a while ago? Well, I can finally share the news… A while ago, Spellbinders reached out to me and invited me on their SpellBlogger team. Of course I said yes!

More information and a COUPON CODE can be found later in this blog post. First I would like to share my very first card as a SpellBlogger featuring the Make Mine Lemon Mine die cut set from the Shapebilities Market Fresh by Debi Adams collection ( Spellbinders | SSS | AMZ ). In this video, I’m showing you how to add dimension with Distress Ink to stand alone dies like these.

When I first saw the Make Mine Lemon Mine die cut set Spellbinders Make Mine Lemon Lime Dies ( Spellbinders | SSS | AMZ ), I knew I wanted to make a cute card with it! But when it arrived and I sat down to create something with it, I was a bit intrigued. I honestly rarely make a card using a stand alone die. I use coordinating dies all the time, but stand alone dies? Those are pretty new to me!

I die cut the lemon shapes with Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine ( Spellbinders | SSS ). Then, I added dimension with Distress Inks. It looks like I used at least two different colors per tone while I only used one for each! For the yellow, I used Squeezed Lemonade Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Squeezed Lemonade ( EH | SSS | AMZ ). By simply adding more ink and by blending it out, you achieve a dimensional and fun look. For the green pieces, I used Twisted Citron Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Twisted Citron( EH | SSS | AMZ ).

lI wanted my sentiment to pop without using anything too bright. So, I reached for some subtle patterned paper from Pinkfresh Studio ( SSS ). I die cut the sentiment twice out of Fun Foam ( SSS | AMZ ) for extra dimension. Finally, I finished off my card with a variety of sequins from The Ton. They’re my favorite! 🙂

SPELLBLOGGER + COUPON CODE

When Shelley from Spellbinders reached out to me and asked me if I was interested in joining the SpellBlogger team, I agreed! To be honest, I never used Spellbinders product before but after doing some research I thought it would be a great idea to join the team. In honor to celebrate this special occasion, I’m sharing a coupon code LAURA10 to take 10% off everything but clearance. This coupon code expires on Tuesday, 1st of August, 2017. Start shopping by clicking HERE or the products in my supply list below. Happy shopping!

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders and Amazon. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.


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Hey everyone! Today I am part of the Celebrating Kindness blog hop hosted by my dear friend Julia from Just One More Card. A while ago, Julia reached 10K YouTube Subscribers. In honor of the celebration she’s organizing a blog hop filled with lots of inspiration, designers and giveaways. More information can be found at the bottom of this blog post. 

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In today’s video I am creating a birthday card inspired by THIS color scheme that I saw on Pinterest. Combining and matching colors is one of my favorite things to do. I really like the different pink and orange hues mixed with yellow and a touch of mint.

julia-hop-fullI started out by stamping my background. Stamping a background with just one stamp is a bit time consuming but it gives a really fun look to your cards. Especially when you mix different inks together. For this background I used Soft Garnet, Rose Quartz, Lofty Mint and Beach Blondie ink from The Ton mixed with the Apricot ink from Simon Says Stamp. Next, I stamped and colored the dog from the Friends for all Seasons: Summer stamp set from WPlus9. Normally I color white dogs, but this time I went for a light brown/blonde-ish dog since I thought that was a better match with the stamped background.

closeupLately I really like to create paper banners with custom made card stock. In this video I ink blended the Beach Blondie ink from The Ton to some white card stock with a mini ink blending tool. This ink works great for ink blending. It blends like butter! After I made sure that the ink was completely dry, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Unforgettable stamp set from WPlus9 with white embossing powder. Finally, I finished off the card with some Glossy Accents and some sequins here and there.

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Julia contacted some sponsors to offer giveaways. There are so many generous sponsors that offered really nice giveaways. Here is a full list of prizes to be won.

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Pretty awesome, right?! The best part is that anyone can be a winner! Simply leave a comment by July 31 midnight to be entered into the drawing. The winners will be announced August 1 on Just One More Card. There will be a total of 13 prizes up for grabs. Good luck! 🙂

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There are so many talented designers joining this blog hop. Your next stop on the hop is Michelle Short’s blog. Here is a full list of designers:

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson and Hallmark Scrapbook. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with NO additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.

Multiple shops are linked: click EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp