Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Spellbinders | Little Loves Collections | April 18th 2018 Blog Hop + Giveaway

Spellbinders | Little Loves Collections | April 18th 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!

What a pleasure to be back for my second Hop with Spellbinders as they feature their newest April release of the Little Loves Collection by Sharyn Sowell.   Sharyn is an awarding winning designer whose talents run the spectrum of the paper arts industry.   Her beautiful hand cut silhouettes in the Little Loves Collection range from infant to early childhood in the sweetest of poses.  Each die in this collection is beautifully etched to keep the integrity of Sharyn's hand-cut designs.

CARD DETAILS:
I wanted to create designs with a playful retro look, so I chose patterned papers to achieve the effect.  Did you know that little ones actually prefer primary color rather than pastels?  

Baby's Playtime (Little Loves Collection)
My first card, uses Baby's Playtime Etched die S4-893 and patterned paper and ephemera from Crate Paper and Carta Bella, Toybox.  I must confess that I have had the Crate Paper line for a long time, waiting for just the right time to use it (she smiles).  When I can, I try to find a little image(s) in the paper that would make a cute embellishment(s) - like the little airplanes and tug boat.   I fussy cut and pop them up with dimensional dots.   Because of the approximate size of this beautiful die (6.20 x 2.04) and because I wanted to keep the card to an A2 size, I sniped the last two babies off the silhouette.  I will use them for another card at a later date.
First Friends (Little Loves Collection)
First Friends Etched die S2-295 provides a peek into the world of little ones as they play next to one another.  Blocks, trucks, dolls, balls, and toys pulled with string all help little ones begin to socialize with one another.   It looks like a playdate in this happy neighborhood!
Me and Teddy (Little Loves Collection)
Me and Teddy S3-334 is especially meaningful to me since our little grandson is named Teddy.  Little images, buttons, adhesive enamel dots, and Nested Lacey Pennants S5-029 all surround this little boy as he shares his breakfast with his favorite friend.

Baby's Birthday (Little Loves Collection)

And before we know it we are celebrating birthdays 1, 2 and 3!  Baby's Birthday Etched die S4-892 reminds us of a time we cherish and hold dear.  I off-set the silhouette using some yellow polka-dot patterned paper over some dark blue for a nice contrast.  I hope you've enjoyed my sweet offerings as much as I have enjoyed creating them for you. 

Next up on the Hop isVirginia Lu  

GIVEAWAY:

To celebrate this month's release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner.  Please leave a comment on the Spellbinders blog by Sunday, April 22nd 11:59pm 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.

OPTIONAL GIVEAWAY:

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.   I will announce the winner on Wednesday, April 25th and provide information to collect the gift certificate at that time.   *Winner will be responsible for shipping costs, duties, and taxes.*

The Winner Is
Leslie Miller

Please contact Spellbinders at the following email address: socialmedia@spellbinders.us by May 8th, 2018 with the subject line Spellbinders April 2018 Blog Hop Winner from Susie's Blog  Please remember the winner is responsible for all shipping costs, duties and taxes.

Congratulations Leslie!  I've emailed you with details, please check your spam/junk folder if you don't see it.   Thank you to everyone for joining in with the hop and leaving comments.


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Thank you so much for your visit today.  Enjoy the Hop!
Sincerely,
Susie ~

56 comments:

  1. OMG so cute and happy! I really love your choice of using the Toy Box papers with these dies!

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  2. Love the retro look of your projects, perfect for these cute Little Love dies. Very creative choice.

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  3. What fun cards! Love everything about them!

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  4. Very beautiful cards. Love the new dies.

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  5. All super cute cards! Love that you used primary colors! tfs Hugs, Christine Johnson
    shabbypinkhouse@gmail.com

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  6. wow these cards are awesome - LOVE the vibrant colors you used:)

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  7. These are all so cute! I love the silhouette with the
    sweet little bear; adorable. Love how bright & happy
    your cards are with the papers you chose.

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  8. Love your cards! These silhouette dies are just too cute.

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  9. I love your colors and your touch of Wimsey.

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  10. Love your cards, so bright and happy. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  11. The little cards are so cute and vintage looking. LOVE THEM

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  12. Awesome cards!!! So much detail!!!

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  13. I, too, love this retro look. (I'm old enough to remember this style from when I was young!) Thanks for sharing your fun and memory-inspiring cards.

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  14. Little Loves are my favorites

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  15. All done so painstakingly! Love all of them.

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  16. Susie, these cards are absolutely marvelous. I love the little ones dies and your creative talents are definitely an asset. Thank you for sharing.

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  17. I love the retro look of your cards - they are just precious! Such intricate work on these dies, and your paper-layering is great!

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  18. Super cute cards - love the new silhouette dies.

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  19. Your cards are so adorable and well thought out. Makes me want these dies.

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  20. These papers are the perfect touch and you've done a superb job putting all your elements together. I think baby cards (and first birthdays) are the most fun to make, but I don't know too many people having babies any more! Thank you.

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  21. so cute and fun, Little Loves is a great die cut. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Well those are certainly fun creations. The silhouettes are precious and they look fabby paired with primary colors.

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  23. Love the primary colors - what standout cards!

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  24. your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you so much for hopping over from Instagram and taking a peek, Rosemary! Aren't these dies just the sweetest?! I'm delighted you like the cards. Now that you know where I reside, please don't be a stranger.

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  25. Oh, these are such great cards for children. The Crate paper you've used just adds so much detail & delight.

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  26. Great papers so go with the adorable dies!

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  27. Oh, my goodness, there are no words to express how cute these cards are! You've matched the dies and papers beautifully. They couldn't be more perfect together. Your designs WOW me with the wonderful details. Children do love bright primary colors and I think that's one of the reasons I enjoy making kids' cards. It gives me a chance to play with colors I don't always use. Your cards are incredible, Susie!

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    1. Thank you so much, Leslie! There are 10 dies in this collection and each one is as precious as the next - I know you'd love them and do a beautiful job creating with them. I believe I still have some ideas left *haha.* There is a Christmas collection too! I am so glad I followed your advice several years ago and cleaned up my 12x12 papers and other card stocks. And I'm really glad I kept some of the older patterns. The Create Paper line really came in handy for this. I thought about you a lot while I was making these cards. Thank you friend for stopping by.

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  28. These silhouette dies are so cute with the papers and embellishments you choice. Darling cards!

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  29. Your cards are just so cute. The bright colors are so cheerful. Thanks

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  30. Great way of enhancing the retro theme! So happy and cheerful!

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  31. Oh my gosh Susie, I am in awe of your cards. They remind me of story books my Mom used to read to us as kids. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent. :)

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  32. What sweet cards! Each one is a beautiful collection of beautiful elements.

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  33. Adorable cards. Love the use of other embellishment with the die cuts...really add to the card- very eye-catching and worth framing!!!

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  34. Such a sweet and super fun cards Susie! Love the darling die-cut images and the colorful papers and backgrounds. So cheerful and young. :)

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    1. Oh my goodness, hello Monika! Thank you so much for stopping by. I am so glad I kept some of the older patterned papers I had. They just seemed to say, "choose me!" This 10 piece collection is just darling and I'm delighted I was asked to create with it. Thanks again for your comment -- don't be a stranger, please.

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  35. These are so wonderful for kids. Any child would love the bold colors.

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  36. I'm loving what you did with these darling silhouettes

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  37. I love the primary colors you used on your cards. Primary colors are my favorite too.

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  38. Wow!! The colors are great, the designs are awesome!

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  39. I love all of the new ideas!

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  40. SQUEAL!! AMAZING New Release!! LOVING the Inspiration and THANKS for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  41. Love your choice of patterned papers to use with these awesome dies! totally wonderful cards!

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  42. This is a great release from Spellbinders. Their product looks to be of very high quality. I hope to try some out one day.

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  43. Wonderful! I love the way you've combined the silhouettes with the bright elements.

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  44. Sweet cards! Love these beautiful silhouettes!

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  45. Love the playful retro look of your cards. Great Job, thank you for sharing.

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  46. So cute. Love the retro look.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  47. Cute and colorful card designs. I like the retro look.

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  48. Love the retro vibe you achieved with these new products. Thanks for sharing.

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