Two of our design team members, Audrey Pettit and Lisa Dickinson, traded creativity with Spellbinders to bring you their wonderful projects below. These projects were part of the Spellbinders Travel the Web promotion. We hope you enjoy their projects!
Audrey Pettit: Today we are excited to be joining up with our friends at Spellbinder’s, sharing projects featuring BasicGrey’s amazing line-up of papers, stamps, and embellishments combined with the versatility of Spellbinder’s dies. I have two cards to share with you, both made with the adorable Tea Garden collection, and both showing some fun techniques you can do with your dies.
My first project is a pretty watercolor card made with Tea Garden papers and stamps and Spellbinder’s Simply Tags die set, and features the popular inlaid die cutting technique. Love that the Simply Tags set comes with 11 different tag dies, making it super easy to mix, match, and layer shapes. I used two of the tag dies here, which is a great way to call extra special attention to key elements of your design.
Here you can get a close look at the inlaid die cut tag, which was simply die cut from the background paper, embellished with a bit of Distress marker around the edges, and then placed back into the opening. I placed a second die cut tag right on top, and was able to thread a bit of ribbon through the side of both tags, too.
The sentiment, branch sprays, and embossed flower background were all made with beautiful Tea Garden clear stamps. I added color with water-colored Distress inks, and fussy cut the branches for a quick flourish around the tags. A couple of candy buttons finish things off.
My second project also uses a mixture of Tea Garden papers and stamps, along with Spellbinder’s fun Mini Medallion One die set, to create a sweet all occasion card design. This time, I stacked the die cuts and a stamps to make a big and bold flower that is definitely the star of the show.
Stacking and layering die cuts is a great way to call attention to some of those smaller dies you may have, such as these fun mini medallions. I added a stamped Tea Garden flower image in between the two layers, and popped up each with foam dots for depth and dimension.
For extra detail, I stamped the Garden Tile Pattern cling stamp onto patterned paper, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder before die cutting the smallest medallion from the paper. Just that little touch adds a whole lot of character to the flower. I used the same stamp on the background panel, too, to tie everything together.
BasicGrey Tea Garden Collection:
Green Tea 12×12 Paper
6×6 Paper Pad
Tea Flowers Clear Stamp Set
You’re Pretty Sweet Clear Stamp Set
Garden Tile Pattern Cling Stamp
Candy Buttons – Yellow/Hot Pink Shapes
Spellbinder’s Dies: Simply Tags, Mini Medallion One
Lisa Dickinson: The Basics Set B from Spellbinders is a great assortment of shapes that mix and match easily to create layered paper accents for your pages. I used the ovals, rectangles and tags with some of the papers from South Pacific to create an assortment of elements in my design. I also mixed in die cuts made from the Mini Stars set, which would also be perfect for Fourth of July or holiday themed pages.
- Write or type journaling on a piece of kraft card stock, approximately 2.25” from the bottom edge and about 5” wide.
- Trim a piece of navy patterned paper to 5.75″ x 12″. Trim a piece of yellow patterned paper to 5.5″ x 12″. Layer yellow piece atop navy piece and adhere to the left of journaling.
- Select various 6×6 South Pacific papers to die cut with the oval, rectangle, star and tag dies from Spellbinders. Layer the die cuts together, using the largest as the bottom layer and smallest as the top layer. Embellish wit buttons, twine, and rhinestones.
- Arrange the Spellbinders die cuts in the paper column. Add in additional die cuts and stickers from South Pacific stickers to fill the space in the column. Embellish the die cuts as desired.
- Print two 3.25″ x 5″ photos and adhere to the right of the paper column, above the lines journaling. Add a tab sticker to the top edge of right photo.
- Die cut the word “BEST” from navy paper. Adhere below journaling. Spell out the word “vacation” with letter stickers and adhere.
- Fussy cut a flower and vine from patterned paper. Adhere to the left of title and embellish with rhinestones.