I was given a monthly card kit for the month of November, 2018, from Spellbinder’s representative Samantha Torres…If you’d like to contact her, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m sure she would be able to assist you with any questions you might have.
The kit is called Deer Santa and it’s still available on the Spellbinders site…Here is a link to all of the individual products and the kit. https://tinyurl.com/y48btamd If you are a kit member, the kit would be $35, but because it’s after November, it now sells for $50. Here’s the link to sign up for their kits if you are interested.
My goal in this video is to show you how to turn Christmas kit products into every day cards.
I started with one of the postcards that came in the kit and cut it down to 5 1/4″ x 4″ wide and rounded the corners with my Kadomaru Pro corner rounder from Amazon. I used a green piece of paper from the paper pad I received and cut it to 5 3/8″ by 4 1/8″. I adhered both of these papers to one of their card bases that are 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. I used Brutus Monroe embossing ink to ink a sentiment that came from a Stamps of Life stamp set called Phone4You…I put “What’s up” on the front three times and added gold embossing powder from an old set of powders I bought at a garage sale then heat set them..I added a few blue sequin type stars to the front and on the center of the phone..Then I added white gel pen around the phone and on the flowers and leaves.
I used tear tape that came in the kit to adhere it to the layers…If you are interested in where I buy my tear tape, I buy it from CraftChameleon.com.
For the second card, I used a large flower die and cut out a blue piece of paper that came in the paper pad. I laid the blue paper that I’d cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″ tall and used washi tape to adhere it from behind to a white piece of cardstock that was the same size. I added one of their card bases behind them and glued them together. I rounded all of the corners with my Kadomaru Pro.
I used alcohol markers from Touch Five to color through the flowers onto the white paper behind it. I lighted drew with a pencil so I could see where the petals were on the white paper before coloring. I added enamel dots that came in the kit and then used a 3″ square punch to punch a piece of orange cardstock, then laid it in the bottom left corner of the card. I die cut the word Hi and attached it to the phone ephemera that came in the kit, then glued the phone on the orange square…I decided the card needed something else, so used Diamond Glaze and covered all of my flowers with it so they had some dimension.
For my third card, I took a premade card base that was made from craft cardstock. I added a piece of their black textured paper over it…the black paper was 4″ x 5 1/4″ and the base was 4 1/4′ x 5 1/2″. I added the word hello that I die cut to the black paper, then glued one of the small envelopes to the front (that came in the kit.)