Category Archives: cards

Flourishes Country Charm Blog Hop!

We don’t need to tell you that tags and labels are two of the trendiest items to hit the card making market in a long time! And, to help you add style and pizzazz to your creations, Flourishes has teamed up with Spellbinders™ Paper Arts to make sure you have the perfect set of stamps to match a darling set of tag style dies. Wonderfully whimsical and reminiscent of Grandma’s calico prints, Flourishes “charming” set offers three labels that coordinate perfectly with Spellbinders S4-322 Grommet Tags.

Designed by Becky Fleck, you’ll also find 6 beautiful sentiments and 4 accent stamps to dress up your labels! Pair that with Flourishes Country Charm Borders and you have the perfect set to make darling note cards in minutes. Flourishes coordinating Country Charm Borders set features five border strips that match the labels set to a tee. What fun!

This is  the card I made, and I’ll post the tutorial for it shortly!

The button border is raised with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ 3D Foam Squares, and buttons are added for even more dimension.

I added the sentiment to the inside.  I just LOVE the way the stamps and die templates coordinate!

And I need  to be honest, I didn’t do this by myself.  I had help every step of the way…

Because Flourishes knew this set was a match made in heaven with Spellbinder’s Grommet Tags, both design teams are joining forces for a fun-filled show and tell blog hop! Make sure to hop on over and see…

Please note that some of the ladies below are experiencing problems with Blogger.  If a Flourishes post doesn’t show, please check back later!

Barbara Anders
Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Heidi Blankenship
Beth Pingry
Margie Higuchi
Holly Simoni
AJ Otto
Latisha Yoast
Kazan Clark
Terre Fry
Becca Feeken
Julie Overby
Linda Duke
Sherry Cheever
Christine Emberson
Gloria Stengel
Judy Hayes
Michelle Woerner
Tina McDonald
Tonya Dirk
Windy Robinson

These are the images of the sets:

Keep in mind, if you like what you see, both the Country Charms Labels and Country Charms Borders are available now — just click the links to see! Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!


Purple Rose Thank You Card

I’m way behind on sending thank you cards.  My excuse is that I refuse to buy them in a store, and even if I do, I get the “where’s my hand made card?” response. I took some Saturday time to make cards, which are still sitting here because now I need stamps. Anyway, using the Grand Calibur™ and new Spellbinders™ die templates I whipped out a bunch bouquet of cards assembly line style.

Beth Pingry Purple Rose Card

I was determined not to dip into my 12×12″ papers, but to use up scraps.  I have a ton of purple Worldwin cardstock, Basic Grey (I made an 8×8″ album for a friend and have so many scraps) and I got a great deal on these ‘Thank You’ rub-ons when a store went out of business.  OK, so I had to cut the card backs, but that doesn’t count, right?

Real quick – this is how to make a dozen cards with scraps and the Grand Calibur.  The die templates I used are new Spellbinders  S5-024 Labels Twenty-One; S4-324 Ribbon  Banners and S5-050 Rose Creations. Rub-ons are older Reminisce, and the card backs are Worldwin cover stock, and Glimmer Mist in Haunted Shadow and Apple.

Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Beth Pingry

Since I had room, I cut 4 of the Banner Basics in each pass, I just love them and they’ll be good to have on hand for another project.

Next step, assemble the roses.  I mixed and matched the purples and used sparkly brads from Creative Impressions. The leaves, labels and banners were edged with an ink pad. The leaves were also spritzed with Glimmer Mist.

The flat flowers were not working for me.  I folded the petals up and in to give the flowers some dimension.  Then I sprayed some purple Glimmer Mist onto my mat and tapped and dragged the edges of the flower.  This is quick and there is no reason to fuss about perfection in this step.

See, it makes a huge difference and it doesn’t matter if they are all slightly different.

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Beth Pingry

I pushed the brad through the labe to attach the rose, then used SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™  3D Foam Squares on the leaves and MyStik™ Mounting Squares to adhere the labels to the cards, and the Ribbon Banners on top of the labels.

Beth Pingry Rose Card 2

Each rose and label is different, but that’s ok, nobody will know but you and me!

Beth Pingry Rose card 3

And nobody will know that I used up some stash very nice paper!

They’ll just be shocked to actually get something from me!!

Beth Pingry Rose Card 4

Thank You for stopping by!!


JustRite Stampers 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops 7!   Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  You also might see some projects from the JustRite design team, using some of our newly released CLING stamps!  You can find our new collection of cling stamps HERE.  This week, the designers joining us are most of the Spellbinders™ and Caardvarks design teams!  So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

Here’s a gatefold card I made featuring JustRite Stampers Baroque Nested Frames and Natures Nested Sentiments.     

The card opens like this:


To reveal plenty of space to hand write a note to a friend:


I used these supplies: Spellbinders Grand Calibur™; S4-291 Labels Fifteen; S4-286 2010 Snowflake Pendants; S4-142 Long Classic Rectangles LG; JustRite Stampers Baroque Nested Frames, Nature’s Nested Sentiments, Graphic 45, Christmas Past Collection, Let it Snow Paper, Worldwin Papers Mirro Card Gold, Aspire Beargrass Linen Cover, Treasures Honey; Clearsnap Colorbox Inks, Yellow Ocre Chalk, Black Pigment; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™, MyStick™ permanent, E-Z Runner Temporary, Adhesive Sheets

Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog

Spellbinders Blog

Debbie Olson

Kimberly Crawford

Sharon Harnist

Beth Pingry – that’s me!

Amy Crockett

Kellie Fortin

Latisha Yoast

Becca Feeken

Lucy Abrams

Sankari Wegman

AJ Otto

Beate Johns

Heidi Van Laar

Kazan Clark

Julie Overby

Peet Roeven

Michele Kovack

Judy Hayes

Kathy Racoosin

Stephanie Kraft

Terre Fry

Angela Barkhouse

Holly Simoni

Heidi Blankenship

Thanks for visiting and come back again soon!


Flourishes~ A Gift for You Blog Hop


If you’ve been searching for a perfect set that could give class and elegance to your Christmas gift packaging, search no more! Today, Flourishes is sneak peaking a brand new set called, A Gift for You, and some of the Spellbinders™ team is joining them in the fun!

This set was designed not only to coordinate with some of Flourishes best-selling Christmas stamp sets but with more than a handful of Spellbinders Die Templates! A Gift For You – drawn by the ever-so-talented Marcella Hawley – offers 8 different tag styles and 8 different mini sentiments to fit inside! To make sure your tags come out with a regal style and design, this set coordinates with Spellbinders Labels Fourteen, Labels Fifteen, Labels Sixteen, as well as some of the new Decorative Nestabilities®  designs like Lacey, Eyelet and Beaded Circles and Lacey or Eyelet Squares! The customizable options are endless. Would you like to win this set? Simply leave a comment on Flourishes’ Blog!  Flourishes will draw a winner and announce this coming Saturday, Ocotober  16, in their Winner’s Circle on their blog!

If a peek didn’t whet your appetite enough, head on over to see what some of the Spellbinders and Flourishes designers whipped up today. I promise, you won’t be disappointed!!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Laura Fredrickson
Leslie Miller
Stacy Morgan
Ashley Cannon Newell
AJ Otto
Beth Pingry (you are here!)
Deborah Young
Gina Hanson
Holly Simoni
Margie Higuchi
Judy Hayes
Julie Overby
Kazan Clark
Latisha Yoast
Mona Pendleton

I loved the holly wreath in this set, and wanted to hang it on my door:

I am thrilled to remove the project picture and replace it with this:


I created a 6-panel door using S4-142 Long Classic Rectangle LG #2 (the smallest is #1) to make four of the panels, and S4-128 Classic Squares SM #3 for the top pieces.  I inked the edges and embossed lines with Distress Antique Linen ink, and adhered the panels with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L 3D Foam Squares, to give them more dimension. The door knob is a glitter brad from Creative Impressions, and it’s on the smallest die cut from S4- 283 2010 Heirloom Ornaments. All paper is from Worldwin.

The inside has “Merry Christmas” stamped on S5-025 Labels Seventeen, and layered onto S4-301 Labels Sixteen.


Taking a closer look at the wreath, you can see that it has three layers.  I stamped it three times and colored them with Copic atyou Spica pens, using Lipstick for the berries and Olive and Melon for the holly leaves.  I hand cut and layered with 3D Foam Squares.

Pictures just don’t capture the glittery delight of the pens, but belive me, its there! 

Thanks for looking!  Enjoy the blog hop and don’t forget to enter to win on the Flouishes Blog!

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Spellbinders/JustRite Blog Hop today!

Don’t miss the blog hop today!  I’m not officially in it {this time} but I did make the card on the Spellbinders Blog, so check it out, along with the tutorial.  You’ll also find all the blog links for the Hop!



Using Spellbinders Edgeabilities die templates

I had a question from a reader about the Spellbinders™ S4-044 Rose Blossoms die template. Spellbinders  Edgeabilities® s are so versatile, they just look a little intimidating, so hopefully I can show how fun  and useful these really are.

This is the die she specifically asked about:

Here are a few ways to use this die template:

First, die cut it.  Doesn’t look like much, right?

Next, emboss it:

Now you see some definition!  Flip it over and use the die as a stencil.  I used my Copic Markers and ABS to airbrush the colors, but you can use chalk, ink, colored pencils, paint…whatever you like to use.

Next take the paper out of the die template.

You have the die template , the main piece, and the 2 smaller roses to embellish and layer on the finished product.  Just toss the negative piece.

To make a card with this die,  I used 8.5 x 5.5″ piece, folded.  I used regular tape to hold the die template in place once I centered it onto the card front, with the cut edges facing the card front.

To cut this in my Wizard, I  need the cut edges to cut into the white mat, but not into the back side of the card.  To do this, I place the die (taped to the card front) on the Magnetic Mat and fold the back of the card under the magnetic mat, then place the top mat on the sandwich and cut in the Wizard.

This gives me the image with an aperture (opening) around it.  The opening can be backed with vellum, other cardstock, acetate, or left open.  I could have positioned the die tempate close to the edge to cut a decorative edge to the card, like this:

Just make sure the main image is covered by the paper.  Cut/emboss in die cut machine.

Use scissors to trim off excess on sides if needed.

Fold the paper to make a decorative topper, or fold in half to make an edge embellishment, like this:

(note this is the same paper, I folded it twice, so ignore the crease by my thumb)

So many possibilities!   Check out these Spellbinders Blog to see more examples of Edgeabilities:

Holly Craft made a wedding ensemble using this Rose Blossom die tempate.

Edgeabilities ideas by designer Toni Kelly

Reverse stenciling using Edgeabilities



Adhesive Give Away!

Who needs adhesive? Who wants a chance to win a nice prize package of SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ products? 

It’s very easy, just leave me a comment right here, on this post!  I have a package worth $25 to send off to one lucky person.  You have until July 25 to post a comment!

Wait, you want more?  Well, I think I can help you out…

SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L has a huge new product announcement!  Be the first to know about it!

If you want to know what the big news is BEFORE anyone else… be sure you’ve signed up at!

If you register your email address here before July 25th, you’ll get a special pre-show announcement one day before the CHA Trade Show opens!!

One lucky person that signs up between now and July 25th will be chosen at random to win $50 (msrp) of SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L products (winner announced on their blog August 2nd)!

So that’s 2 chances to win some fabulous adhesives. 

Here’s a recent project I did for Spellbinders™ and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L:

It’s a “Great Pear”, and you can see that I used 3D Foam Squares to lift the smaller pear and the label.  The whole tutorial is here.

Supplies Spellbinders Wizard™, S4-268 Nested Pears; S4-248 Labels Thirteen; S5-023 Mega Ovals LG; S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilities™ Petite; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L, E-Z Dots, E-Z Runner, 3D Foam Squares; KaiserCraft, Sofia, Ella, Asha, Nadia Patterned Papers;  Clearsnap, Colorbox Turquise Pigment, Chestnut Roan, Warm Red, Butterscotch Fluid Chalk Ink; Copic E33, E37 Sketch Markers, Air Brush System, Sepia 0.3 Multiliner Pen, Worldwin, ColorMates Honey Cardstock.

So leave a comment for an entry, and have a wonderful weekend!  Ours will be full of of work, yard work and baseball!