Spellbinders 2015 Spring Fever Partner Blog Hop

March 22, 2015






Today is an exciting day.  We are participating in the Spellbinders 2015 Spring Fever Partner Blog Hop.  This is day 1 of the hop and there are two more days to follow.   You may want to start here so that you don't miss any of the inspiration and festivities.  Our friends at Spellbinders have provided two of our Design Team members with dies and as you will see, they work so well with our inks, stamps and patterned paper!  Let's get to the projects shall we?  Be sure to go all the way to the bottom of this post to enter to win a giveaway from Spellbinders and one from us right here on our blog!

This first project is by our very own Katie Gehring.  Isn't this gorgeous?!
"I used the Spellbinders Die D-Lites Butterfly die along with Avery Elle’s Amazing Stamp Set to create a colorful card for my daughter.  She went camping with her Girl Scout troop over the weekend and it’s been a tradition that I tuck a handmade card in her journal so that she know we are thinking about her and looking forward to hearing about her adventures.  The Butterfly D-Lites die is so gorgeously intricate all on it’s own, but I decided to alter it a bit by covering it with a wash of rainbow colors. 



To make the rainbow butterfly, I die cut the butterfly from watercolor paper and sponged on Distress Ink.  I continued adding ink with a sponge dauber until the butterfly die cut was filled in completely. 



To soften and blend the colors, I brushed over the die cut with a wet paint brush and I sprayed it with glimmer mist.  

After allowing some time for the die cut to dry, I used foam tape to adhere the butterfly to a black card stock panel on which I had stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the Amazing stamp set. 



I love the contrast between the black and white with the rainbow-colored butterfly.  The black and white patterned paper is from the Neutral Collection paper pad.  It’s hard to see in the pictures, but the shimmer spray adds a nice touch of sparkle too. "


 
 Karolyn Loncon created this next project.  I adore the sweet scene that she created!! 
It is fabulous!
 


1.    Trim A2-sized card base from Pure White CS.

2.    Die Cut largest die from Labels 44 from Pure White CS; use trimmer to cut in half, vertically.

3.    On a scrap piece of Pure White CS, blend Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks with ink blending tool.  Die cut hot air balloon using the Up and Away die from inked panel.

4.    Die cut tassels and basket banner from New Moon CS; adhere basket banner to basket with liquid adhesive.

5.    Trim a 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel from Sea Glass CS; stamp sun rays from Bright Days Stamps using VersaMark.

6.    Adhere the Labels 44 halves to the Sea Glass panel using temporary adhesive; die cut both using Finished Frames Elle-Ments.

7.    Stamp sentiment from Bright Days with VersaMark and heat emboss with black embossing powder.

8.    Assemble the card with foam tape; adhere acrylic dots with liquid adhesive.



PRODUCTS USED:

STAMPS:  Bright Days (Avery Elle)
INK:  VersaMark (Tsukineko), Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks (Ranger)
PAPER:  Pure White CS, Sea Glass CS, and New Moon CS (Avery Elle)
OTHER:  Up  and Away and Labels 44 (Spellbinders), Finished Frames Elle-Ments (Avery Elle), Black Embossing Powder (StewartSuperior), Rainstones (Papertrey Ink)

Didn't our designers do a fabulous job?!  For more inspiration be sure to check out Karolyn's blog here and Katie's blog here.  I know that you will come away inspired!

Don't forget to check out all of these fabulous companies that are in the hop with us today.

Fancy Pants
DecoArt
Graphic 45 Papers


Now for the fun part!  Spellbinders is hosting a giveaway to celebrate the festivities.   For the contest rules please click here.   To enter their contest, please click on this link .

As a bonus we are giving away a $25 Avery Elle Gift Certificate to one winner on our blog as well.  Just leave a comment on this post to enter to win before midnight EST on Thursday, March 26th.  The winner of this drawing will be announced here on the Avery Elle Blog on Friday, March  27th.  Please note that you must be 18 years old to enter.

 Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. Have a great day!

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Kelly Kennedy said...

Love the butterfly card!

sharin said...

I can't wait to see all that is shared on this hop! The butterfly is gorgeous on the black.

Ginny said...

Could not see pics of first project-just refused to show. The balloon card is so cute.

Sylvia said...

Love the second project! The card is gorgeous, I love the colors and the balloon die! The pictures are not up on the first project. I will have to return tomorrow and hope that the pictures are up then! Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl W said...

I love this technique of coloring die-cuts. Definitely going to give this a try. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Ruthk said...

Loved the distress inks on the butterfly. I also liked the hot air balloon. Your team did an excellent job and I cannot wait to try out their suggestions. Thanks for being a part of the blog hop.

Ivo said...

I love the colours used in the ballon! i just love the stitched look on the clouds! the whole card is so cute. thanks for inspiring me

Jeanette said...

The butterfly is beautiful.

Jeanette said...

The butterfly is beautiful.

Mariah said...

Can't wait to try the rainbow butterfly idea. Thank you both for the creative ideas.

Denise Bryant said...

wow... these are both just gorgeous! Love the colors! Awesome collaboration of products to make these lovely cards!

Debbie Watkinson said...

Love the balloon die, very versatile for both female and male cards.

LChippy76 said...

I LOVE Butterflies!
This is B E A U T I F U L !!!

Carol said...

Ohhhh ... these two cards are fabulous. You've made these dies look even more spectacular with the amazing use of color. Love them both!

Corine cusin-panit said...

magnifique projet!
kisses
coc♥

DQ said...

beautiful projects, loving the rainbow butterfly!!

Hussena said...

Wow !! both the cards are just gorgeous ...love them !!

Lorraine said...

The butterfly is beautiful - I will definitely try that technique.

Shea =) said...

I loved the butterfly print! So pretty! and thanks for the chance! =)
ashleyandshea@charter.net

alex said...

Wow 2 gorgeous projects, love that butterfly in the first, and that clever use of the labels die in the second xx

a1983alaskan said...

These are just beautiful. They both have amazing blending-- love that!

Edna Siu said...

Wow, lovely, colorful and so sweet!

Deanna Lynn said...

I love butterflies! Great projects!

Deanna Lynn said...

I love butterflies! Great projects!

Janine said...

Gorgeous use of colour on today's projects

Baroque duJour said...

Beautiful butterfly card, but anything with hot air balloons just makes me happy, lovely.

nattyboots said...

Two lovely cards , The butterfly is just lovely and i think the black background makes the colors pop )

Doudou said...

Great creations!
Love the ink job!!

Doudou said...

Great creations!
Love the ink job!!

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL cards!!!
LOVE Katie's BEAUTIFUL rainbow butterfly and FABULOUS sentiment,
LOVE Karolyn's FUN balloon with the POP of black & SWEET sentiment too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and RECIPIES for AWESOMENESS ladies :)

loulou said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the brightly coloured diecuts against both the black and the seaglass. They really pop.

Pam T. said...

Beautiful cards! Love the butterfly

Pam said...

Fabulous cards. Love that butterfly!

Beverly Perdue said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful projects. I love the sponged distress ink colors on the butterfly -- just beautiful!

Laraine R said...

Lovely cards!

Robin Grossbier said...

Love the butterfly!

Celeste Goff said...

Two amazing cards! Love the rainbow colors on the butterfly card! And that hot air balloon on the second card is awesome!

Amy McCue said...

That butterfly is just gorgeous.

Janice said...

Clouds from labels..who would have thought? Love the rainbow butterfly, too!

Regina Hamilton said...

What adorable projects. I love the colorful butterfly on the black background. Stunning.

Karen said...

Both are beautiful projects. Thank you for the inspiration.

ellenmcrawley said...

Fun projects. Thanks.

Sue McRae said...

The rainbow butterfly is so pretty and I love the vivid colors on the balloon!

jcobb said...

The watercolor butterfly is simply lovely in those rainbow colors! Karolyn's balloon scene is inspired, with the bright colors and the way she did the clouds and I love the stitched look.

Juliana T said...

both of these are gorgeous! love the colors. I really like the hot air balloon

Colleen Howell said...

I love the hot air balloon card, it is so cute

linda cencelewski said...

Wow, both projects are amazing!!

Susan Falkler said...

I can't decide which I like best, the butterfly or hot air balloon. Both projects are so bright and pretty.

Theresa said...

Love both of these projects and it's great how the distress inks were used to bring life to the butterfly and balloon.

Megan said...

Such a colorful and fun way to make the dies pop!

Janet Mack said...

I have always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride, I just think it would be way cool. I love hops.

McStamper said...

Great projects. The butterfly is beautiful.

JenL said...

The butterfly and hot air balloon are so adorable. I love how they were used on both cards!

Tami B. said...

The black background really makes the butterfly pop; very pretty.

Barbara Williams-Beaird said...

Beautiful and Fun. Thanks for sharing!'

Darlene said...

Love the way you blended the colors.

Benwah said...

The use of inks on your dies are lovely. I think I like the balloon card. The details on the balloon are very visible. Thanks

Beneta

Anonymous said...

love the hot air balloon as my hubby loves airplanes - what great birthday and
Father's day cards can be made. Love the coloring technique on the butterfly

Debbie J. said...

I just love the butterfly.

Di DeCota said...

Great ideas. Love the colorful butterfly and hot air balloon.

SuzieJ said...

Butterflies are free

Carol Drumwright said...

Awesome techniques and cards! I love color and both of these really pop!

Dana said...

Fabulous cards!! Love how the butterfly was colored!! Just gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

Two really adorable cards and thank you for joining with Spellbinders for this contest. And also for your giveaway too!
Mstgane
Ann

paperpapier said...

how beautiful, love the rainbow colour butterfly!

Rebecca said...

I love spellbinders and the butterfly card!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous projects! Love the ombre coloring!

Pam Beatty said...

I love the balloons but butterflies are my favorite!

Kathleen White said...

Oh my, these cards are fabulous! Love the balloon in the clouds. These cards make me want to fly!

katgod75 said...

Clever use of die to make a cloud background. I'll be sure to keep that in my repertoire!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful colors on the butterfly!
Carol b

disneylisa said...

Great projects.

Amy Seigler said...

I love how you did the butterfly! It's beautiful! The hot air balloon card is also Great!

lainey said...

Cute cards. Colors are wonderful.

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Cynthia Daugherty said...

How colorful these card are!

christi said...

cute cards. I love to see different ways to use my dies and other products I have. thanks.

D.Ann said...

That butterfly is SO gorgeous!! Thanks for showing how!!!
Love the colors on the balloon and using Labels 44 for the clouds was ingenious!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I love theButterflies.

Sandie Lobbezoo said...

Both cards are SO cute! They sure say SPRING is coming! Love the rainbow idea used on the butterfly!

Crafty Auntie said...

What beautiful creations! Especially love the coloring for both dies - the bright distress inks really make the cards pop. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bjorg said...

The butterfly looks fantastic on the black background :)

Debbie Lou said...

Love that butterfly! It is drop dead gorgeous! Oh happy day!

Jean said...

Oh my - this is so pretty!

Brandi R said...

Wow these are both gorgeous! I love how intricate their dies are! ♥

Karien said...

Great projects, love all of it!!!

Shari Czerwinski said...

Super cute and such lovely colors!

Anonymous said...

I love the rainbow butterfly. Love everything about this blog. Thanks
Paulinemarc@hotmail.com

sunnee63 said...

these cards made me HAPPY! want to get crafting!

Holly Young said...

wonderful projects! I love the texture the watercolor paper gives the die cut, and the rainbow color is a wonderful idea.

tinaco said...

Wow what inspiration, I have never been to your site before. I adore the butterfly idea I will be trying that myself. Thanks for hosting and giving this prize.

Kathy H said...

The butterfly is beautiful! I'd love to see it in person with all that shimmer.

M Sasano said...

I just love the colors using the distress inks and the Spellbinders. I have never tried the two, Now I will have to they are so beautiful!

Renee M said...

Very pretty cards! I like all the details and the cheerful spring colors :)

Carolina Kathy said...

Loved both cards! It may not be Spring outside but it is in our studios! Thx for sharing!

{VICKI} said...

LOVE the butterfly

smokeysmom said...

Both cards are darling. I especially like the hot air balloon card. Great colors used on both cards. Fun blog hop so far :)

Marge said...

Awesome rainbow butterfly on that black/white card and sweet hot air balloon for a spring-perfect card! Would love to try your stamps!

Anonymous said...

Both cards are lovely. Can't wait to try the watercolor effect. Seems so simple yet so appropriate for a young tween.

Peg Adams

Kailash said...

Gorgeous butterflies, love both the card designs!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

The butterfly is beautiful. I'm designing something for my Stampin' class - using a butterfly. This would be a good technique to use for the ladies. The hot air balloon is so pretty. Love the shading.
thanks for sharing some wonderful ideas.

F said...

Such pretty cards! Welcome to spring colors and I love them!

Terralin Hirniak said...

i love both of the projects! The butterfly and the balloon are both so bright, springy and fun. Thanks for shareing.

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous colors on both, the first really pops against that black and love the clouds added with the balloon on the second!

Anonymous said...

Love the rainbow butterfly. Thanks for sharing

Carol H. said...

Love the two cards--butterflies and hot air balloons--what's not to like? What a fantastic partnership too!!

Barbie said...

Both projects are gorgeous and I'm definitely ready for spring.

C Johnston said...

Great idea for the butterfly, I never would have thought to use different colors!

Sherri said...

This are absolutely adorable! Love both cards & the dies are fabulous!

Nan said...

All of the cards are beautiful, but I especially love the butterfly!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh wow these are both so pretty!!! Love the colors on the butterfly!

NanW said...

Beautiful cards. I love the bright colors both designers used.

barbara macaskill said...

Both of these cards are gorgeous! LOVE the stunningly colorful butterfly and the balloon is also quite gorgeous! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Rainbow elements always give cards a springlike look.

hiltasine said...

Amazing projects.. Love diecuts.

Karen Young said...

Love how the butterfly pops on the black card background. I like the technique using white card stock and coloring with inks.

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous projects! The butterfly colors on the black are amazing...

Susan S said...

Love the butterfly card and the book plate stamp.

carrie said...

I just love the butterfly. Thank you for sharing the coloring techniques. Also the balloon card is so bright and "uplifting".

bkazoo said...

Both projects are great. Pinning them for future reference Thanks for sharing

SuprFoxDesigns said...

What lovely cards- that butterfly is super pretty and love the balloon

Susan Shrader said...

Thank you for the great ideas. Both cards are wonderful in their own way. Beautiful colors and designs.

Erni said...

wonderful Ideas !

TangledBlueRose said...

I adore this butterfly, so gorgeous and the technique looks soooo do-able! Love it!~kim

Laura de Garza said...

Both projects are beautiful.

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

fabulous projects

Susan said...

Love the hot air balloon, it's on my wish list. I know I will get a lot of use from it living in Albuquerque.

grammypat said...

Both cards are great -- love that butterfly
And the balloon is very colourful

Patricia said...

Love both projects! The butterfly is stunning & I'm in love with the hot air balloon! Great use of sies!

Jean Bullock said...

Both cards are delightful Love the coloring on the butterfly and how it was popped up to give extra dimension. The hot air balloon is so beautifully colored and I love the background created by the dies. Well done.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous! Both cards are beautiful! The butterfly is so striking on the black background! I love the little air balloon scene! Awesome design!

Anne Marie Fowler said...

I really love both cards, but found myself drawn to the hot air balloon one more. How beautiful the colors are, and how light and airy the card feels!

jandbspiegel said...

I absolutely love that hot air balloon card - beautiful

Anita said...

Wow! I love these. The butterfly is so beautiful and bright colors.

Michelle Laulu said...

How fun to team up with Spellbinders! I love both Spellbinders and Avery Elle, so it was a treat to see cards made using a combination of both companies! Great job!

Linda said...

Love your project and the coloring of the butterfly. Very neat tip. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Jan Castle said...

LOVE the blended colors o. Both projects....especially the butterfly....has to be a stunner in person!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely beautiful!!The colors are so pretty on the butterfly! I love the dies you used!The details are fabulous! The hot air balloon is super cool!
Sherrie K

Jan Castle said...

LOVE the look on both projects...especially the beautiful butterfly!!!!
Jan

graham Brand said...

Fabulous cards. I love the brght butterfly on black, really stands out.The hot air balloon is super cute.

K Hendrickson said...

love the lettering on the card!

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous colors and inspiration.

SandraMaria said...

Love the butterfly on black, so awesome! Thanks for the chance! =)

Mary E. said...

I LOVE this butterfly die and I absolutely love the font on these stamps!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

Lisa said...

Both cards are stunning!! The butterfly looks amazing!! The hot air balloon is fabulous!! Awesome inspiration!!

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Chris D. said...

These cards are great. Love the details.

GRANNY said...

Love the inspiration and colors. What's not to love about this.

Janis said...

Wow!!! LOVE the brights against the backgrounds that really make them pop! Wonderful products put to gorgeous use!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Julie Ann said...

Awesome projects love the colors on the butterfly.

Colorado Crafter said...

Wonderful creations!! Thanks so much for the chance to win your giveaway!!

Cindy said...

beautiful, love how bright and ceerful both projects are, those dies are fabulous, will have to keep my eyes peeled for them, although it`s really hard to find most of the newest die sets some time`s I get lucky :)

Lilla in AL said...

Always love the butterflies and I'm ready to take a ride in the balloon. Thanks for the tutorials.

Anonymous said...

Such great ideas!

Becky said...

Never thought of coloring the dies ..just love that ballon. Can't wait to wait to see what next :)

Mary-Anne V said...

wow that butterfly is stunning and I love the feel of the last card with the pretty hot air balloon.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Beautiful cards!! The transitioning color is exquisite!

Kathy said...

Thanks for some great inspiration! Must get those amazing stamps!

JoanneO said...

I like cards like this because they are so easy to mail. Love both of these cards. I want the butterfly die! The hot air balloon is precious!

Anonymous said...

These projects are so cute and I just love your use of color. Makes me ready for spring. :)

Thank you,
sara Tann

Christine Kiehl said...

These are so colorful and happy! What a wonderful way to welcome Spring Fever crafts!

Kay B said...

Love the bright colors, especially after the dreary winter months.

Christine Kaminski said...

I love the rainbow butterfly!! I never thought of using distress inks this way and I'll be doing it this afternoon since I have some time off!! thanks for the inspiration!

BubbleGumGal said...

Beautiful cards! The rainbow butterfly is gorgeous.

MaryBee said...

I love the bright color on the black card. I would not have chosen black for a girl card but this is so perfect. I also enjoy seeing the use of dies in a different way than intended with the clouds.

Emlie said...

I love your butterfly. The colors on to are beautiful

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! really love how Karolyn used that label for the clouds.

stick said...

I adore the bright colors both artists used! I think we're all ready for summer :)

cjmont said...

love the butterfly.

Golda said...

I absolutely love the fun colors on the die cut pieces on both of these cards. That black patterned paper on the first project is great, too.

Rebecca Ednie said...

That rainbow butterfly looks amazing!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love that rainbow butterfly!

Chris Bjornstedt said...

The "amazing daughter" is very lucky to have such an amazing Mom to make a card like that. Just beautiful!

jasann said...

Just love both these projects, the butterfly card is lovely and I also love the hot air balloon card, these are lovely,

Sherry said...

both cards are just beautiful!! love them!

Lorene Holbrook said...

love the hot air balloon card. both are fabulous, but my fav is the hot air one. thanks for the chance....

Carol Fort said...

Ilove both of these projects joined the blogs

BurningRubber said...

OMG!!!! I love both cards! They are so awesomely colorful. Just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love the butterfly card.

Sherry Jackson said...

Thanks for sharing this technique!

Marsha said...

Wow, beautiful. Love the sponging.

NWFlamingo said...

Such beautiful color! Spring has indeed sprung!

Jade Passmore said...

Beautiful Spring cards. Love the distress ink colors.

Anonymous said...

The butterfly is just gorgeous. They make my heart patter. The balloon is also nice. Like the coloring on it.

Marcia Coleman said...

Love the butterfly!!!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love that beautiful rainbow butterfly.

Awesome projects. TFS

LaChelle Shown said...

The colors in the hot air balloon are stunning!

LaChelle Shown said...

The colors in the hot air balloon are stunning!

Brenda said...

Beautiful Rainbow Butterfly Card!!

Kristina B. said...

Love the blending! Great colors!

Judy W. said...

Adorable cards! Love the bright colors!

Lynne said...

Both of the cards are awesome!

Dorina D said...

Beautiful cards and so well done with the mists and coloring of the cards. Love the Hot air balloon die and the butterfly was just gorgeous.

Jen Rey said...

Two great and wonderful cards. I love that butterfly die and how you colored it! Love the stamp set used with this card. The hot air balloon card is so pretty! Great die and scene you created! Love all the colors! Thanks for sharing!

Marg said...

I love the colouring on both projects.what an amazing job!

Sue D said...

Gorgeous colors on both the butterfly and the balloon.

Jody Green said...

Lovely projects from both ladies. What a lucky little girl to find a handmade card in her journal. Thanks for sharing!

Jan said...

Love the colours you've used. Thanks for sharing.

Moosisk said...

Fabulous!!! Love the coloring on the butterfly. It really POPS! Thanks for the inspiration AND chance to win. :D

Jean said...

Absolutely LOVE the butterfly!! Great hop!

Kathy Thisted said...

Gorgeous Butterfly! love the techniqiue

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