Hello there! Donna here today as your host for the blog today, and this week we have something really special to share with you. We here at Simple Stories have teamed up with Spellbinders to do a product swap. So join us all week long as members from the Simple Stories design team share their projects using Spellbinders' amazing products!
Before we get started, a confession: I was a bit intimidated by this assignment. I have a manual die-cutting machine, but I don't use it that often (I'm not sure why!) But once I got started I had a lot of fun creating! One of my first discoveries was learning about Spellbinders® M-Bossabilities™ folders. These are reversible embossing folders that have two designs, one on each side. So all you do is turn the embossing folder inside out (or right side in!) and you can create two different patterns with a single folder. I happen to think that is so very cool! My favorite was this one called Bricks and Bark:
I used a wood colored patterned paper from Daily Grind
and embossed it with the woodgrain side of the embossing folder to create a textured background for this card:
It is a little hard to see the detail of the embossing in the image above, so here is a closer look:
After using one side of that folder I decided to use the brick pattern too:
I think this side is really fun! I love how the bricks turned out with the red patterned paper. It really did add a special touch to this simple card.
I also had a chance to work with some of Spellbinders' dies from their Nestabilities® line. I used the set called Labels One,
which is a set of six nesting classic label shaped dies. The difference between the die template sizes within a Nestabilities® set is ½", which becomes a ¼" border when layering as you can see on the card below:
Finally, for my last card I used the same label die together with another embossing folder, Simplicity, to create this card:
To see more projects using Daily Grind, check out our Daily Grind Pinterest board -
Thank you for stopping by the blog today. I hope you'll take the time to visit us throughout the week to see what the rest of the team has to share featuring products from Spellbinders! Have a great week!
Products Used from Daily Grind:
12x12 Collection Kit #3600
12 x 12 Simple Basics Kit #3601
Hello, New Day #3604
Daily Flair #3609
4 x 6 Journaling Card Elements #3611
Orange Chunky Chevron/Dots #3617
Green Chunky Chevron/Dots #3618
Teal Chunky Chevron/Dots #3619
Red Chunky Chevron/Dots #3620
Yellow Chunky Chevron/Dots #3621