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Spellbinders Whimsical Woodland Blog Fest

Greetings! We are super excited to be participating in the Spellbinders® Whimsical Woodland Blog Fest and Partner Blog Hop today!!! Today we have 2 fabulous tutorials! Margie Higuchi and Laurel Seabrook are sharing some super cute stuff. Take a look, then enter to win!

Let your imagination wander through an imaginary, whimsical world with Spellbinders new Woodland Collection. This collection features a Forest Fox, a Woodland Owl, Stylized Flowers, Wreath, Pinecones and Mushrooms. You may be surprised by what you create!

First, we have Margie Higuchi using Spellbinders S2-193 Forest Fox and S6-013 5 x 7 Modern Stationery sets.

Woodland Happy Birthday Shaped Card Ensemble by Margie Higuchi for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L BlogI couldn’t make up my mind so I created a birthday ensemble with the Forest Fox die! LOL! It’s more masculine – LOVE how it turned out! Since it’s World Card Making Day this weekend, I am showcasing my shaped card.

Woodland Happy Birthday Shaped Card by Margie Higuchi

Start with the card base, cut two S6-013 5 x 7 Modern Stationery Die #5 (the smallest sized die is #1) with Kraft paper, using my Grand Calibur® Machine. Score one of the die cuts ½” from the top (short side), adhered with Home and Hobby Extreme Double-Sided Tape – ¼” Permanent in the scored area and matched up with the other die cut to create one shaped card.

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To create texture to the card base, I embossed the card base with M-Bossabilities™ Bricks and Bark Folder. Note: to get a crisp embossed design, mist the card base lightly with water before embossing.

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For the second layer on my card front, I cut/embossed S6-013 5 x 7 Modern Stationery Die #4 with wood grain patterned paper and adhered with 3D Foam Squares – Black, Regular for dimension.

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Grass was added by tearing the edge of my green cardstock and cut/embossed ¼ of the S6-013 5 x 7 Modern Stationery Die #4. The red frame was cut by nesting 5 x 7 Stationery Dies #3 and #2 together, secure with washi tape and cut/emboss with red cardstock. Adhere that frame with the grassy patch with Home and Hobby Dual Tip Glue Pen (coming soon!).

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For the fox, I cut/embossed/stenciled my pieces from the Forest Fox set with Kraft paper. I assembled and adhered with HomeHobby Dual Tip Glue Pen (think paper piecing). Added black faceted rhinestones for its eyes. Set aside.

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Lastly I cut/embossed Happy Birthday from S2-082 Sentiments One, using yellow cardstock. After I assembled my card front with all the pieces, I adhered the words with Adhesive Sheet – 4×6″ and done!

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Here’s a couple more looks at the final project and ensemble…

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  • Supplies List:
    Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®:DODZ 3D, Adhesive Sheets 4×6″, 3D Foam Squares – Black, Regular, HomeHobby Extreme Double-Sided Tape – ¼” Permanent,  Dual Tip Glue Pen and Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pennant Set
  • Spellbinders Creative® Arts: EL-015 Bricks and Bark, S2-082 Sentiments One, S2-193 Forest Fox, S6-009 Font One – Uppercase, S6-013 5 x 7 Modern Stationery and Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
  • Canvas Corp: Jute Cord Balls Natural 225’, Paper Bags Kraft (12 pcs), Decorative Clothespins – Jacobean (12 pcs) and Sampler Pack – Lt Natural
  • Patterned Paper: Authentique Paper (Nested Collection)
    Cardstock: Darice/Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock® (Distress Collection by Tim Holtz™ – Fired Brick,, Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy, Bundle Sage and Mustard Seed)
    Chalk Ink: ClearSnap® (Cat’s Eye® – Brown)
    Black Rhinestones: Want2Scrap©
    Wood Buttons: Maya Road
    Tree Button: Jessie James
    Other: Ivory Cardstock

Next up is Laurel Seabrook!

Hi everyone Laurel here. I love fall and every year I like to create something else to add to my fall home decor. This year I decided to use a piece of scrap pallet wood that I had kicking around.

Autumn Sign by Laurel Seabrook for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L & Spellbinders Partner Blog Hop

First I painted and distressed the wood. I love the look of old, vintage feeling decor.

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Next up I created the word in Photoshop, printed it out and then used some carbon paper to transfer it to the piece.

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I wasn’t too particular here on perfect coverage… wanted a worn look anyways.

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Once that was done, I did some more sanding and distressing and finished it off with wax.

The next step was to add a bit of detail to my sign and that is where the Spellbinders S4-571 Leaves dies came in 🙂

IMG_8001I die cut the leaves from some kraft cardstock.

I then stamped them with some some script stamps, then embossed with the embossing die that coordinates with the cutting die. I love that!

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A little bit of distressing with ink to bring out the embossing and add to the worn feel.

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My projects never feel complete without some stitching so that was the next step.

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Finally, I adhered the leaves to the sign with Crafty Power Tape.

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Now it is nestled in as some decor on my fireplace mantle.

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Supplies:

  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Crafty Power Tape
  • Spellbinders: S4-571 Leaves dies
  • Stamps: Unity
  • Inks: Close to My Heart
  • Misc: Wood, paint, wax

Contest Details!

Spellbinders Partner Blog HopVisit Stampendous and Graphic 45 today and enter from their blogs!

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