#SPELLBINDERS #NEVERSTOPMAKING CARD AND BOOK MARK CREATED WITH SMALL DIE OF THE MONTH BYMONTI #THEPOLKADOTPINECONE

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My first project using the small die of the month dies from Spellbinders was this sort of shabby chic card. I used one of the frame dies to cut out the brown piece of card stock and layered it on top of another spellbinders die that I had in my stash. I cut out the birds and flower from light pink felt and layered them on top. I added a little bling for the birds eyes and the flower centers. I layered that all on top of another piece of patterned paper from Prima and then mounted that on a brown card base.

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My next project I made a book mark from some pretty patterned paper in the long tag shape from Elizabeth Crafts die set. I cut out some more of the birds and the small flourishes that are from the Spellbinders set with gold foil paper and mounted them length wise on the tag and then I cut one of the other frames from the set in a coordinating patterned paper and mounted it cross ways on the tag and topped it off with the Love word punch from Teresa Collins. I added a gold hole reinforcer on the top and then ran the whole thing through my laminator and then cut out around the shape and tied some bakers twine on the top. I think they both turned out pretty cute. You can do a lot of things with dies that come in the set. Thanks for stopping by.

Spring Flip book

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Front cover of the flip book, it was thick so I wrapped bakers twine around for the closure. The base for my book is a card stock CD case. I added lots of die cuts, a wood photo frame, flowers, and gems and doilies.

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I used the Welcome Spring paper collection from American Crafts.

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Opening the top flap. I have a doily and then a wood arrow I colored with my Copic markers and then added flowers and bling to it. Three flags from the paper collection are affixed on the bottom flap with a few tiny flowers added on top.

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Bottom and top flap opened to show the two small flaps that open to the sides. Each side id covered with a piece of patterned paper and then I added a vellum doily on top of that. Then I created two matching tags to layer on each side. The tags have twinewith  tied on top and are layered with flowers, small doilies and bling. The bottom flap has an envelope I made to put some goodies inside for the recipient and then taped closed with some washi tape.

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A close up of the tags.

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The other bottom flap has a die cut swan on it and then the other flap has another cute envelope I made using the paper collection that houses more goodies. I have washi tape on all the seams even though this one was piece of paper to begin with so I didn’t need it to hold the flaps together, it was just for decoration.

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The inside base has a paper piece from the collection that I added some embellishments to. The inside of each of the side flaps I covered with some patterned paper and scalloped the edges and then layered some ribbon and paper pieces from the collection and stapled on wiith my mini stapler from Tim Holtz. I finished them off with a wood piece.

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The next top flap has a piece from the collection that I taped down on the sides and then cut a little piece down the middle and folded back so you can reach in and get the note out to read. I used turquoise mini glittered letters to spell the word note. The top of that page has a vellum envelope I created with my We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board. I added some embellishments inside and then put a small die cut bow for the closure. I adhered that with a paper clip banner that I made.

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A close look at he bottom front flap.

A fun project to make that you can customize for any occasion.

My Monthly Hero card kit 2 cards byMonti thepolkadotpinecone

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Made two cards using the Hero Arts My monthly hero card kit for February. The first card I stamped and embossed the feather stamps from the kit with white embossing powder and the did an emboss resist with my distress oxide inks in a rainbow order. Next I stamped the bird and branch images using the inks that came in the kit and then die cut them with the dies. I adhered them on the panel with foam tape and then added some sequins from a previous hero arts kit and then added a dot of Ranger black enamel for the birds eye. I trimmed my whole panel using a stitched rectangle die from Avery Elle then adhered the whole thing with foam tape to a top folding white A2 size card base.

The second card I die cut some eggs, nest , and leafs from the My Monthly Hero kit. I inked the edges and then wrapped some white eyelash yarn around the nest to look like nesting material and then added the eggs inside. I adhered some more brown twine on the outside of the nest and then added the flower and leaves. I spritzed the whole nest with some gold spray that was from a previous months kit. I then used some Spellbinders decorative curved squares to cut a couple of layers of paper from blue and green card stock. I layered those with foam tape and then added my nest on top. I stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold which was from a stamp set by Crafty Secrets. I added the whole thing on top of a piece of blue mulberry paper and then affixed that to a white top folding card base that measures 5×5.

Hope you like them, I had a lot of fun making them.