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
I 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.
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 HomeHobby Extreme Double-Sided Tape – ¼” Permanent in the scored area and matched up with the other die cut to create one shaped card.
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.
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.
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 HomeHobby Dual Tip Glue Pen.
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.
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!
Here’s a couple more looks at the final project and ensemble…
- Supplies List:
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L®:Adhesive Dots 3D, Adhesive Sheets 4×6″, 3D Foam Squares Black, Regular, HomeHobby Extreme Double-Sided Tape ¼“, Dual Tip Glue Pen
- 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.
First I painted and distressed the wood. I love the look of old, vintage feeling decor.
Next up I created the word in Photoshop, printed it out and then used some carbon paper to transfer it to the piece.
I wasn’t too particular here on perfect coverage… wanted a worn look anyways.
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 🙂
I 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!
A little bit of distressing with ink to bring out the embossing and add to the worn feel.
My projects never feel complete without some stitching so that was the next step.
Finally, I adhered the leaves to the sign with Crafty Power Tape.
Now it is nestled in as some decor on my fireplace mantle.
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Crafty Power Tape
- Spellbinders: S4-571 Leaves dies
- Stamps: Unity
- Inks: Close to My Heart
- Misc: Wood, paint, wax
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By Mary Holshouser October 1, 2015 - 9:24 am
I love the shaped card. It’s great to see designs in a different form that a square.
I’d love to have the autumn board to hang on my front door.
thanks for sharing
By jpscraps October 1, 2015 - 10:20 am
Margie Created an adorable birthday set with the cute fox. I love Laurel’s off the page creation.
By jennifer reynard October 1, 2015 - 12:22 pm
Wow, such amazing projects!! Love them all.. that fox is adorable…just sayin’!! 🙂
By Viki B October 1, 2015 - 12:38 pm
These are great projects. I love the card with the cute little fox and the mantel sign is awesome too.
By barbara macaskill October 1, 2015 - 1:17 pm
I absolutely adore the Forest Fox and the Leaves have sent a hundred ways to use them other than leaves racing through my head! I am seeing lots of flowers and critters using them!! TFS!
By Patty Fiske October 1, 2015 - 1:31 pm
from Littlestown PA
By D.AnnC October 1, 2015 - 1:53 pm
That fox is adorable and the sign is lovely!
By Gloria October 1, 2015 - 2:32 pm
I love the fox birthday card! It would make great guy card.
By Pamela Spradlin October 1, 2015 - 3:10 pm
Loving both the projects. The Autumn project gives me hope that I will be able to do a sign for my home.
By Marge R (mer) October 1, 2015 - 5:06 pm
Been looking for inspiration to get back to paper crafting again, and these are definitely inspiring fall ideas. LOVE the owl in particular since a burrowing owl spends his winters in my front yard each year! The fox is perfect for masculine cards, which most of us struggle to construct.
By pam bray October 1, 2015 - 8:53 pm
Fabulous projects today!!! The Woodland Fox is so stinkin cute.
By Joan October 1, 2015 - 9:47 pm
All the projects are great but the owl and the fox are too cute. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
By Robin Buchholz October 1, 2015 - 10:04 pm
Pretty projects! I love the fox on the cards and the vintage look of the Autumn sign.
By nancy October 1, 2015 - 11:28 pm
Awh, the fox is too, too cute! I really like the wood look you did on the papers. Thanks for sharing.
By Sonya Lemacks October 1, 2015 - 11:45 pm
I live in South Carolina. These are beautiful projects tfs♡
By nancy October 2, 2015 - 12:16 am
oh, I’m from SC and rather soggy from all the rain!
By Maryann October 2, 2015 - 12:46 am
WOUW these projects here are awesome. I just love that little fox and the owl too. They´re sooo cute and all the leaves works sooo well with both too.
Thanks soo much for these amazing ideas and the chance to win some of your amazing products too. I just love to use them.
By Irish Eyes October 2, 2015 - 1:19 am
I love these projects. That fox is so cute.
By TracyM #6773 October 2, 2015 - 1:23 am
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS projects!!!
LOVE Margie’s FABULOUS foxes and Laurel’s AWESOME autumn leaves!!!
THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION and tutorials 🙂
By Chris October 2, 2015 - 2:25 am
Wow!! Awesome card and great idea for the piece of pallet!! I love all of the dies. Great job!!
By Yvonne October 2, 2015 - 7:30 am
I love both creations! Thanks for sharing.
By Janet Cobb October 2, 2015 - 7:39 am
That little fox is adorable! Love the shaped card!
By Ginger Jarnagin October 2, 2015 - 7:50 am
I am in love with that cute little fox.
By Elizabeth Williams October 2, 2015 - 9:24 am
Fantastic inspiration and tutorials from my favorite adhesive!
By Joanne O'Brien October 2, 2015 - 10:24 am
These two project tutorials are so informative! Thank you for the inspiration.
By Anita Braddock October 2, 2015 - 10:43 am
How cute is this love the colors and the embossing wood grain looks so awesome. love the details and everything is cool thanks for sharing.
By Lorrayne ingram October 2, 2015 - 10:48 am
Modern design stationary has such great lines
By Christine Kiehl October 2, 2015 - 11:25 am
What a sweet Fox! I love the sign also! You made it look so easy! The hop is a great way to welcome my weekend! I am going to HAVE to craft now!
By pt October 2, 2015 - 1:47 pm
My favorite season of the year….really like that sign!
By Regina M Hamilton October 2, 2015 - 2:27 pm
Such wonderful projects. I just love the owl.
By Kathleen Burgess October 2, 2015 - 2:47 pm
Love the birthday cards! The shape of the cards is unique which I like. Yes, masculine cards are sometimes difficult but the fox is perfect as well as the colors you used. Thx for sharing and your tutorials .
We are getting a ton of rain here in NC. Good day to check out the hop!
By Kathleen Burgess October 2, 2015 - 3:22 pm
Just realized I didn’t comment o n the Autumn sign which I really enjoyed reading the tutorial as well as the results!! I love the vintage look! Thx for sharing while the rain is non-stop in NC.
By silvia haynes October 2, 2015 - 8:18 pm
Great projects!! I adore the Fox birthday card!!
By connie boyd October 2, 2015 - 9:03 pm
love it all i love spellbinders!!!
By Elaine McDonald October 3, 2015 - 2:48 am
Great ideas,…thank you for the opportunity to see the wonderful ideas
By Amante del Papel October 3, 2015 - 8:53 am
Fabulous and beautiful projects!
By Yolie Burke October 3, 2015 - 9:35 am
In love with both all of these projects. Need the fox, leaf dies and the adhesive sheets. What an easy way to add adhesive to intricate die cuts!
By Beth F October 3, 2015 - 10:33 am
Wow! Absolutely gorgeous fall inspiration!
By Terri Burson October 3, 2015 - 11:57 am
Laurel, Oh my. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that carbon copy technique. Didn’t know that was possible! Gorgeous wood piece! Margie…Dan is one lucky guy to get that fun birthday emsemble. The fox is total adorbs! Visit my Day 2 project for May Arts Ribbon. Hugs!
By Rebecca Yahrling October 3, 2015 - 2:07 pm
Gorgeous Fall projects.
By chark October 3, 2015 - 11:13 pm
love the shaped cards and that giant leaf on the sign!
By Liz Lumsden October 4, 2015 - 4:17 pm
great projects! Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.