Spellbinders January 2020 | 10 Cards 1 Kit
I know I'm a little late, but I had to do a video on the Spellbinders January 2020 card kit. The kit contents included some beautiful pattern papers, a car die, gold glitter die cuts and of course a stunning ephemera pack! This kit had a floral theme with a pink and purple color scheme. I loved the travel themed die cuts, and I feel that they'd work really well for scrapbook layouts as well as cards. Today, I created 15 cards. Every month I manage to create even more cards in a short amount of time.
The colored mattes underneath my panels were all created using the cardstock that came in the kit. For most of my cards, the mattes covered my entire card base. All of my card bases I made using some heavy weight white cardstock. However, you can use the card bases that come in the kit instead.
Unfortunately, the January 2020 kit is no longer available. However, I have linked to some items in the kit sold separately. I would definitely pick up that beautiful ephemera pack! As usual, let me know which card is your favorite in the comment section!
Every month, I manage to create at least one collage inspired card. For this month, I took inspiration from the purple sticky note die cut piece. I thought it would be neat to create a panel that looked like a board of randomly "taped" and "pinned" images. I created the white notebook paper with an embossing folder from my stash. I added a few sentiment banners on top to kinda make it look like a to do list. As you can see, I created two cards from this design, I just used different collage images. I should mention that I added stickers from the sticker pack to the file tabs. I also added a sticker to the center of one of my purple sticky notes. On the other note, I used a sentiment banner instead.
Upon first glance, I thought that this kit would be great for creating Valentine's Day cards. Surprisingly, this is the only Valentine I created. This one was really quick to put together. I started by adhering a 3 x 5.25 in.white strip of cardstock to the center of my card panel, which I created from some pattern paper. I layered a few strips of gold cardstock behind the white panel to add a touch of gold to the card. In the center of the white panel, I adhered both of the same pink floral diecut pieces back to back with some foam tape. To hide the seam between them I adhered a "love always" die cut piece. I finished the card off with just a few of the gems that came in the kit.
Card three is another simple one. I started by die cutting a scalloped stitched rectangle from some pattern paper (that happened to be my favorite paper). In order for my sentiment and die cut piece to stand out I had to layer them onto a vellum stitched rectangle panel. I adhered my sentiment flat with glue and popped up the floral dome with foam tape. The vellum helped to mute down the background so that they can both pop more. The sentiment was created using a die cut "wouldn't miss a" banner and a "moment" word, which was die cut from some gold cardstock. I further embellished the card with some gold gems.
I loved that floral dome so much that i decided to use the second one on another card design. This particular design is based off of a sketch I found on Pinterest. I started the paper layers by first cutting the floral dome pattern paper down to 4 x 5.25 in. To create the two triangles, I cut that panel in half. In order to create the quarter in. gap between each triangle, I trimmed 1/8 of an in. off each triangle. The pattern paper square in the center measures 3x3 in. The matte behind it is a quarter in larger (3.25 x 3.25) I placed my second dome in the center of the square and added a "grateful" sticker on top. I tucked a few leaves underneath the dome to add some interest. To balance the card more, I decided to tuck in a floral ephemera piece towards the top right of the dome. I decided to add a "you're pretty amazing" sentiment to the bottom left of the card. I gold heat embossed the sentiment and trimmed the banner just using scissors. Of course, to finish the card, I sprinkled a few pink gems around the dome.
I love the colors on card five. I'm not much of a purple fan, but if you add in some pink, I'm sold. This card showcases an ephemera tag surrounded by some roses. I added a small white satin bow to the hole of the tag and accented the center of it with a gold gem. In the background you can see that I added some gold die cut rings just to add some interest. The purple panel was cut to 3.75 x 5 in. The pattern paper strip at the bottom was cut to 3.75 x 2.75 in
Card six is probably my favorite in the bunch. I love the black and white tones on this card. Like the others, this was also really quick to put together. I stamped the floral sentiment image onto some grey card-stock and fussy cut it out. I didn't do any coloring for this kit, can you believe it?! I also stamped the sentiment "Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles" inside the floral square. I used versafine onyx black ink for all my stamping. Like I did with card three, I decided to add some vellum on top of the busy pattern paper to help mute it down and have my butterflies stand out. The butterflies were fussy cut from some of the pattern paper in the kit. To match the card, I decided to use the black and white butterflies on the pattern paper. I added another strip of pattern paper to the center of the vellum (3.75 x 2.75 in) I also added some silver card stock strips on the top and bottom of the strip for a little bit of shine. To finish the card, I just added a few Trinity Stamps pearls.
Card seven has a similar layout to my last card. The only main difference is that I swapped the stamped floral image to a friend definition sticker that came in the kit. Instead of adding a strip of pattern paper across I opted to just layer a floral die cut piece underneath. I attached three colorful butterflies fluttering around the sentiment. I made sure to only add glue to their bodies, that way their wings can pop up. After that, I just added some gold gems to the card. This is another example of how you really don't have to do much to create a stunning card. The pattern paper speaks for itself!
Out of all ten cards, I'd say card eight was the fastest and easiest to put together. I loved the cheetah pattern paper and decided to create a "safari" card with the zebra die cut piece. Yeah, it doesn't really match the others, but it's still fun! Often times when I'm stuck on card layouts, I look at Pinterest for inspiration. I found another card sketch, which helped me to plan out my design. I cut the cheetah pattern paper to 3.75 x 5 in and matted that onto a 4 x 5.25 in black matte. The gold strip across was cut to 4 x 1.25 in. The rectangle the zebra stands on was cut to 1.75 x 3.75 in. I added my sentiment die cut piece to the top of the card and added a few gold gems.
I believe that card nine's layout can easily translate to a stunning travel themed scrapbook layout. I am in love with the color scheme here, and I think this card would be perfect to give to a man in your life. I assembled the car using all the dies that came in the kit. I opted for a white and gold car to match the ephemera arrangement I made on the top left corner. The only thing I added was a gold ring around the sentiment to help it stand out more.
I had a lot of fun creating the white and gold car, so I decided to create a blue and white one for this card. This time, I added the "love" heart shaped balloons, which I die cut from some pink card-stock. I free hand cut some balloon strings and attached them to the trunk of the car. The pattern paper in the background was cut to 3.25 x 5.25 I added a 1 in. strip of silver card-stock to the center of the pattern paper, so my car would stand out better. Beside the balloons I added "the moment" word dies, which I cut from white card-stock.
I couldn't just stop at card ten. I had one more idea up my sleeve and I wanted to see how the design would look on a 5.25 in square card and a regular A2 sized card. As you can see, I had to add a few more elements to the square card including extra gold leaves and a floral ephemera piece, but overall they're the exact same card design. I started these cards by first gold heat embossing the floral square stamp onto white card-stock. I fussy cut both and popped a circular die cut sentiment on top of them with foam tape. I arranged some of the gold glitter berries/leaves underneath the gold heat embossed square. I then added some die cut butterflies. They match perfectly with the pattern paper and purple sentiment!
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- Spellbinders website
- Spellbinders Card Kit of the Month Subscription (Feb Kit)
- Spellbinders “Love the Moment” die cut shapes
- Spellbinders “Love the Moment” 3 sheet sticker pack
- Spellbinders “Love the Moment” Paper Pad
- Memory Box “Loopy Rings” craft die (ALTERNATIVE)
- Hero Arts “PW100 Gold” embossing powder
- Trinity Stamps “Bright White Smooth Pearl” embellishment mix
- Memory Box “Stitched Rectangle Trimmings” die set
- Your Next Die “Stitched Scalloped Rectangles” diet set
- Tim Holtz Sizzix “Collage and Notebook Texture” embossing folders (ALTERNATIVE)