Thinking of You Card With DCAM Stencils & Spellbinders Dies

Hello, all! I HAVE been busy, just not with crafting lately. I’m popping in now with a quick post of a pair of cards I made using Spellbinders dies and Die Cuts and More Stencils.

The November DCAM (Die Cuts and More) challenge is to use stencils and at least three of these colors:


That works well with Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge: Trio-tastic.

And they just happen to go perfectly with Marker Pop’s color Challenge #109 to pick 3 of:


I decided to use one of DCAM’s new Two-Step stencils, using an ombre inking of Memento’s Rhubarb Stalk on the first step and some Gelatos mixed into whipped spackle on step two:


I had leftover spackle, so decided to tri a different angle. (Yes, I admit, it’s a vague and terrible pun!)


Inking the butterfly diecut with Rhubarb Stalk before removing it from the die added extra interest. I was pleased with how the Spellbinders curved borders die made a great banner. For dimension, I just folded the scallops up a bit.


At first, I was just going to have the butterfly on there, but it needed a flower. I wanted something to go with the banner, so I pulled cut a scalloped circle, cut it in half and folded it at each valley toward the center of the circle. Then I took a couple of Copic markers to emphasize the petals. You’d never know it wasn’t a flower die!


So… which one do you like better… the ombre triangles going straight across or the solid ones at an angle? I kind of like the latter one a bit better… glad I had the extra spackle that made me try it!


Materials used:

  • Die Cuts and More: Tri-Elegant two-step stencil
  • Spellbinders dies: A2 Curved Borders One Card Creator, Classic Scalloped Circles, and Wings of Hope
  • Die-Versions Sweet Wordlets: Thinking of You
  • Memento dye ink: Rhubarb Stalk
  • Copic Markers YR 21 & 24
  • Faber-Castell Gelatos – Gold
  • Faber-Castell Whipped Spackle
  • Core’dinations Foundations cardstock Canvas Texture – Golden
  • Core’dinations Gemstons Cardstock – Quartz
  • Coredinations cardstock – White
  • DCWV card base
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner permanent adhesive
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue
  • Misc. foam squares

I’ll be entering these cards in the following challenges (either linked to this post or to Instagram). Click on any of them for more info on how you can join the fun:

I’m glad you could stop by today! The Winter Coffee Lover’s hop is coming up in just a couple of weeks, so I’ll look forward to seeing you then, if not before.



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Girlie or Gaudy Thank You Card?

There is a fine line between Girlie and Gaudy and I think I may have crossed it today.


I wanted to use the left over negative die cuts from THIS shaker card. I cut two of the Vintage Filigree Layers dies in both pink and white and snipped them into pieced to make it fit around the labels die. Things were rolling along just fine, tho I WAS getting a little pearl happy, but then I looked at the two upper corners and they looked so BARE. I figured they needed some white lace to offset the white at the bottom. Once on, I wasn’t thrilled and just kept adding.

Note to self: REMEMBER – Less is more!! lol!

A dear friend stopped by and dropped off some fresh cut flowers and some amazing chicken dumpling soup from Whole Foods. Since I knew she was coming and would like something over-the-top, I hurried to finish it and gave it to her. She was thrilled. Whew! Now I see that I forgot my standard bit of chalking around the edge. Sigh. (Wait – didn’t I just say less is more?!!)


Materials used.

  • Spellbinders dies: A2 Curved Borders; Labels 4; Shapeabilities Inspire Celebration Two, Tea Cups
  • JustRite Spellbinders die: Vintage Filigree Layers
  • Core’dinations Cardstock – white
  • Recollections card and Floral Bunches paper
  • Recollections: Boutique Fleur mulberry paper mini roses, lace on a roll, rhinestone stickers, faux pearls
  • Copic marker RV04
  • The Paper Studio – Gemstones pearl, small, flourish
  • Offray Elegant loop flower with pearls
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Misc. flower pearls

In case you haven’t already joined the fun, but are thinking about it, there are a few days left on the hops and challenges I am participating in… just click on the highlighted names below to get more information on each:


I hope your crafty day is going better than mine! See you soon.



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