Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spellbinders | Sew Sweet Collection Inspiration | Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Spellbinders | Sew Sweet Collection Inspiration | March 14th Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!  Today I'm delighted to announce that I'm taking part in my first Spellbinders Inspiration & Release Blog Hop showcasing the Sew Sweet Collection by Tammy Tutterow.   This stamp and die collection features Tammy's love of everything handmade.  There are endless possibilities with this stamp and die collection so let's get started. 
Spellbinders Sew Sweet Collection Inspiration | Mini Book

When creating I like to represent the interests and style of the designer.   I decided to step back in time to my crafting beginnings with a little mini book.  This charming book features papercrafting, stamping, ribbons, and fabric crafts.  I've also added some of my own photographs, and a sample of my Copic coloring.  Something for everyone!


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The sweet bird house, little blue bird, and flowers are all cut from the Sweet Tweets Collection in felt and layered on the Carta Bella Spring Market paper collection.  I've even added my sentiment from the ephemera line of the same collection.
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Page two of the mini book has a 3x3 tri-fold decorated with a felted floral arrangement from the Sew Sweet Sentiments and Sweet Tweets sets both from the Sew Sweet Collection.

Spellbinders Sew Sweet Collection | Page 2 Close up
The tri-fold opens up to include three, 3x3 panels for photo's, stamped images, or sentiments of your choosing.  
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Page three is designed with a pocket to hold a package of seeds, gardening notes, or plant tags.   You can personalize your mini book according to your style and theme.   Little french knots fill the centers of felted flowers and stitching decorates From Heart and Hand.   I've tucked a packet of mixed flower seeds inside the pocket - a perfect garden gift.
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Page four continues with my garden theme.  What is more relaxing in spring than curling up with a good book under a blossoming tree with a gentle breeze blowing?
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Scalloped or whimsy, there is a heart just right for your creation.  And if that isn't enough, a tag is included too.  The Heart and Hand Collection is a lovely set to use for springtime crafting. 

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For the back of my mini book I have stamped a sweet sentiment "Bloom where you are planted" and embossed it with Rangers Antiqued Gold powder. 

From beginning to end, this mini book provides springtime appeal for the card maker, gardener, scrapbooker, or lover of all things "Sew Sweet!"  I hope you've enjoyed my creation using the Spellbinders Sew Sweet Collection by Tammy Tutterow.   It's been my pleasure to share it with you.

Spellbinders is currently running a $500 sweepstakes Here This huge giveaway is only available to US residents.

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner.  Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, March 18th 11:59 EDT for a chance to win.  The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.  *Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.*

In addition, I will draw a winner to receive a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders.  To be entered, just leave me a comment on this post and I will announce the winner on Sunday, March 18th and provide information to collect the gift certificate at that time.   *Winner will be responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.*

The Winner is:
Marcie Lovett
Please contact Spellbinders at the following email address:  by 3/25/2018 with the subject line Spellbinders March 2018 Blog Hop Winner from Susie's Blog  Please remember the winner is responsible for all shipping costs, shipping, and taxes.

Thank you to everyone for your visit and wonderful comments.



Patterned paper: Carta Bella; Felt: Papertrey Ink, Taylored Expression; Ribbon, Adhesives, Chipboard, Seed Packet, Photographs by Susie Lessard,


Susie Lessard      <----

I'd like to thank Spellbinders for the opportunity to take part in the March 2018 Inspiration/Release Blog Hop, and hope you've enjoyed my sweet offering today.

From my garden gate to yours
Susie ~

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Simon Says Stamp I Best Days Release I Blooming Circle Die

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a new Simon Says Stamp die from the March Best Days release called, Blooming Circle.   Springtime is popping up all over South Carolina!  And just in time to share this sweet floral wreath die that is so easy to design with.

I die cut two circles from white card stock.  One for the wreath, and one for the back.   After punching out the negative flowers, leaves, and little circles (remember to keep them), I flipped it over and adhered the second circle cut from Stick It to the back.   I used the Blooming Wreath die several more times to cut out my springtime flowers in different colors from the Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes paper collection.   Those pastels are a perfect way to get the watercolored look.

Placing the flowers back in their designated space was easy.  No messy glue to fiddle with - just a matter of choosing which color I wanted and picking them up with my Marvy Uchida Jewel Picker Tool.  And because I had used Stick It adhesive on the back everything stayed in place.  
The decorative small holes were filled with Stardust Stickles, tiny gems, and some colored negatives from the wreath die.  Because the flower wreath is a little on the whimsy side I decided to give it some "tweet musical notes" and blue birds singing around the center sentiment.  The added dimension and color contrast of the sentiment really provided a nice presence for this small card.

I'm delighted to herald in spring singing a sweet Hello!

Thank you for visiting
Susie ~

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