1/22/22

Friends are golden {Spellbinders}...

Hey friends!  Hope you are having a great Saturday!  I am dealing with my 2nd round of Vertigo.  Geez.  Who has time for all the dizziness?  Let me know in the comments if you have ever dealt with it and if you have any suggestions.  

On to more fun things!  Yana had a new collection come out over at Spellbinders and it is gorgeous!! Today I am using the new die set Magnolia Blooms, the new foil plates from Geo Foliage and a sentiment from her past collection, Yana's Special Sentiments.


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First, off the in background, I actually used Yana's Skinny Stripe Background Hot Foil Plate just for the embossing of those gorgeous stripes.  Love that plate!  Next, I die cut the blooms and the shade all in white cardstock and then added simple color with Copics.  I added that to the front and then tucked in little stems from the Geo Foliage around the sentiment. 

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Check out Yana's full collection by clicking HERE.

Hope you all have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping in today!

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1/21/22

The Greetery Release Day!


Good morning!  Are you so excited for today's release?  Tell me in the comments what your favorite new product is for today!  If you are seeing this early, The Greetery Release goes live today (1/21) at 10am eastern time.  

I am loving so many of the new products but I have to say.....the strawberries.  Good gravy they are cute!!
I wanted to make one last quick and simple card using the berries in a solid cardstock with no added detail to show just how cute they are on their own....



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To create this card, I first added in some light ink blending using Altenew's Mountain Mist Ink and their AMAZING ink blender.  It created the perfect soft background.  Next, I scored a 1/2" frame around the card front with my Score-Pal.  I grabbed the set called Always in Bloom to add in the sentiment along the top and bottom of the scored frame.  After die cutting the strawberries and leaves, I glued them together with Bearly Art Glue and then added foam squares to the back of each piece....this was they are perfectly popped up on the card front.  To finish the card, I added some clear drops around the strawberries. 


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You can see the full release today, by clicking HERE!  

Remember it will go live at 10 am eastern (1/21/22). 


Happy release day!  Have a great weekend! 

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1/20/22

The Greetery Confections Collection Day 2....

Welcome to day 2 of the Confections Collection product reveal from The Greetery.  Have you loved what you have seen so far?  So many fun new products for sure!  I have 2 projects today....a full list of stops at the bottom of today's post, and don't for to come hang out with me at 11am CST today (1/20) for the live over at The Greetery's Instagram page.  I am going to share all the new products up close and we can chat and stamp a little too!

Don't forget to leave a comment on each stop along the hop today.  Each comment is a chance to win 1 of 2, $50 gift certificates to The Greetery Shop!


(Side note: When you leave a comment here on my blog, it will not show up right away so you only have to comment once.  I have to moderate my comments, or I get a MASS amount of spam comments in the form of Viagra and Lipitor ads.....we don't need to see that now do we? LOL!)


I have 2 projects today using these new sets:

Curio: Confections die
BotaniCuts: Strawberries die
Strawberry Dippers die
All Kinds of Happy stamp set + die + Shadow die

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Let's get started!


The Greetery January 2022 Release


I am fairly smitten over this first new die set....Bontanicuts: Strawberries.  These dies look SO realistic and are full of detail.  I added the Square Dance Die in the background after using the Square Dance Stencils to add in some color....Vineyard Berry, the same color I used on yesterday's cookie box...bc I just love that pink and thought it would be fun to have pink strawberries just to change things up!


I added the Frosted Frames around the outside of the card and the placed the strawberries at the top with foam dots for dimension.  Next, I added in the Happy Die cut from the new All Kinds of Happy Die Set.  Seriously LOVE this new set of happy dies!  Its adorable!!  Last, I stamped the "birthday" from the All Kinds of Happy Stamp set on a banner from Sentiment Suite Basic Die Set. 


The Greetery January 2022 Release


One last quick and easy project using the new Curio: Confections Dies.  Love these little dies as they can be chocolates or cookies or any fun little treat you can think of.  I had to use the plate again....I just love those Crimped Circle dies.  I added 3 cookies after decorating them up with the new Strawberry Bits, Heart Bits and Candy Crumble Bits.  To make it super quick and easy, I die cut all those cookie pieces out of white cardstock and used Copics to add in the color.  


The Greetery January 2022 Release


I used the inside of the Frosted Frames to create the little doily for my card front.  I stamped the most adorable sentiment from Love and Cookies on the bottom in Altenew's Pink Diamond Ink.  

Remember everything you have seen in the last couple of days will be available on Friday, January 21st at 10 EST over at The Greetery.  


Stop by these blogs and check out the rest of the design team and their amazing creations.  Don't forget to come and hang out with me on instagram at 11am!

The Greetery Blog

Laurie Willison - you are here!

Dawn McVey

Angelica Conrad

Kelly Lunceford

Wanda Guess


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1/19/22

The Greetery Confections Collection Day 1...

 Good morning friends!  I am so excited to have you stop by today so I can share a few new fun products with you.  The Greetery is having a release this week!  Everything you see over the next 2 days will be available on Friday, January 21st at 10am EST.  So check out The Greetery Blog and the rest of the design team creations for inspiration ahead of time!  You can get a full list of stops at the end of this post.  Don't forget to leave a comment on each stop.  The Greetery is giving away 2- $50 gift certificates to the shop!  

Yay!  

(Side note: When you leave a comment here on my blog, it will not show up right away so you only have to comments once.  I have to moderate my comments, or I get a MASS amount of spam comments in the form of Viagra and Lipitor ads.....we don't need to see that now do we? LOL!)


I have 2 projects today using these new sets:


Sweet Tooth Stamp Set

Sweet Tooth Coordinating Dies

Love and Cookies Stamp Set

Love and Cookies Coordinating Die

Piped Sentiments: Sweet Die

Frosted Frames Die Set

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Let's get started!

The Greetery January 2022 Release


This first card was created using the new set Sweet Tooth and the Sweet Tooth Dies.  I stamped and die cut the donuts and sweets first so I had several things to pick from for my card front.  (Plus they are just so fun to stamp out, so now I have extra!) I grabbed a white card base and added the Frosted Frames to the card base.  The outer frame is popped up on foam strips and then inner, curly part, is glue down directly to the card front. Love that little bit of dimension to add in both frames. 

(On this first project I used all Pinkfresh Inks.  They are all linked below in my supply list.)


The Greetery January 2022 Release


Next, I arranged the sweets along the bottom and then die cut the Piped Sentiments: Sweets Die for the top of the card.  I heat embossed the "Birthday Wishes" from Love and Cookies on a little banner from Sentiment Suite Basics Die set.  To finish off the card, I added in some clear drops around the front for some sparkle. 


The Greetery January 2022 Release


For my next project, I brought in the Stationary Box Die to create a little cookie treat!


The Greetery January 2022 Release


First, I die cut the box pieces and masked them off to add in stenciling with the Square Dance Stencil on the top.    Using the Love and Cookies Stamp Set and dies, I added a fun little scene on the box top.  Of course, I paired it with Greetery's famous Crimped Circle Dies and that little Cozy Cup Coaster.

(I used one ink pad for the entire project, stamping and stenciling, Altenew's Vineyard Berry. Down to ink blending on white cardstock before die cutting the coaster.  Love how it all matches this way but still shows different shades of the same color!)


The Greetery January 2022 Release


On the other side of the box, I used the Stationary Box Die to cut out the little scoop and then added a Disc Magnet for the closure.  I decorate the top of the flap with 2 little Heart Dies


The Greetery January 2022 Release

Stop by and check out what the rest of the girls have for us today!  I am sure it will all be amazing!  Don't forget to leave comments on each stop for your chance to win 1 of 2, $50 gift certificates to The Greetery Shop.  



So glad you stopped by today.  Hope to see you back tomorrow for day 2!


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1/18/22

Love Enclosed {Spellbinders}...

 If you haven't seen the Spellbinders Glimmer Kit of the Month, there is still time to sign up and grab one!  

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This kit comes with 2 heart hot foil plates, several sentiments that coordinate perfectly with the hearts and the most adorable flower dies.  These flower dies, of course, can be used with any kind of card you make!  Love the versatility in this months kit!


Check out the January Glimmer Hot Foil Kit by clicking HERE!

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Are you new to hot foiling?


Spellbinders has a platform called Glimmer Hot Foil System.  This platform heats up metal plates called Glimmer Plates.  These glimmer plates come in ALL different types....sentiments, florals, backgrounds, graphic details etc....and add the most gorgeous foiling detail to your cards.  And the foils?  There are LOTS of different colors to chose from!


Here are some links to help point you in the right direction....






The Glimmer Hot Foil System works great with a Platinum 6 Die Cut machine from Spellbinders but also works with other die cut machines. You can click HERE to see a compatibility chart.  


First you heat up the platform and your glimmer plate on the Glimmer System Platform.  Then you add in the foil and the cardstock and run it thorough your die cut machine.  Once you pull off the foil negative, the magic happens!  That foil that is set on your cardstock and the results are just gorgeous!  



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GLIMMER KIT OF THE MONTH DETAILS

The January club subscription window is now open. Join January 1-24th and receive the pictured kit.

Join the Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month Club and receive an expertly designed plate and foil set each month, complete with inspiration. Plus, members get store savings, extra deals, gifts, and more. Click Here to learn more about club membership.

The NEW Glimmer Hot Foil membership subscription includes an exclusive Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set + One Roll of FoilGlimmer Hot Foil System and a compatible die cutting machine is required for use. Sold Separately. See Product Compatibility. 

This month's "Love Enclosed" set and coordinating "Red Foil Roll" is perfect for creating foiled cards, favors, and more. (Foil colors may vary.)

Membership Includes:

  • A Exclusive Glimmer Hot Foil Plate Set + Foil Roll that can be used to create Glimmering hot foil projects. $37 Value!
  • Project Inspiration: Each kit will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.
  • Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders store. Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts - only available to members.
Head on over to Spellbinders to check it out! Click HERE for the Spellbinders Shop!


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Instagram: Laurie Willison (@laurie_willison)



All products in today's post are linked below and throughout the post.  These are my personal affiliate links which you can shop from at no cost to you!  :)  Thank you for supporting Soapbox Creations!  
 
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