Monday, January 15, 2018

Spellbinders / January 2018 Blog Hop & Giveaway!

You’ve Got Game 

Welcome to the January Spellbinders Blog Hop!  
We are featuring Die D-Lites & Thoughtful Expressions by Marisa Job.  Make sure to scroll below to the full blog hop list and info about the giveaways!  


I had some fun with the new Die D-Lites Love Letter Etched DiesI created a layered background of red and grey cardstock.  I die cut 3 envelopes from the set with white cardstock.  The flaps of two of the envelopes were trimmed off and reattached for some dimension and red die cut hearts (using the middle size heart die) were added to the flap.  On the third envelope, I added the script "paper" die that is included and added one of the tiny hearts to the corner .  I left the die in place (this is so you can emboss but I didn't use this technique) and using a black fine tip pen, I colored in the script.  I stamped my sentiments (Best Hugs from Simon Says Stamp) using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, white heat embossing, and added a few black enamel dots.  

You’ve Got Game

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My next card uses Die D-Lites You've Got Game Etched Dies.  I couldn't pass up this set as my son is a big "gamer".  I definitely took this masculine and went with grey, black, and white cardstocks.  I die cut many of these and layered them onto a white notecard.  When I was happy with the layout, I adhered and trimmed the edges.  Nothing else needed.....it's perfect for those "gamers" in your life!

You’ve Got Game

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I must mention that the Platinum 6 Die Cutting & Embossing Machine has won me over!  This is like the Lexus of die cutting machines!  I prefer a manual die cutting machine and this one gets an A++ from me!  

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GIVEAWAYS

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Spellbinders blog by Sunday, January 28th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.

Now for ANOTHER giveaway?  Yep!

Would you like to win a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders from MY blog?  Just leave me a comment here and I'd love for you to follow me over on IG (AmyKolling).  Commenting closes Sunday, January 21 at 11:59 CDT.  I will choose a winner and contact them!

♥♥♥ Amy Kolling ♥♥♥


81 comments:

Valerija said...

Very beautiful cards. Great for young people.

Sara Wright said...

I really like your card. The timeless beauty of grey, black and red is amazing. I love Spellbinders too and will be ordering a batch of these new releases.

Karen H said...

Love your designs, always creative and unique. Beautiful!

Sue D said...

Great cards. I really like the first one with the envelopes.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Barbara said...

Very cute and creative use of these new Spellbinders designs!

Amy C. said...

Your cards are great! I really like the new dies in this release. My son would love the gaming-themed card.

Joy Meadows said...

Love your cards, Amy! I have been a follower of yours on IG for awhile now.

Tracy Steinbach said...

Your cards are so CUTE!!! It's fun to see how the same dies can be used in different ways! Thanks for sharing!!!

Nora N. said...

I am in LOVE!! Your cards are FABULOUS!!!

JmB said...

I love these cards. So bold! Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Super cute design! Thanks for sharing -

Cyndi Morris said...

Really cute cards. Love the envelopes.

Mrsfish02 said...

Oh I love the love letters card. Really nice, great for Valentine's. Great stuff in this release. Nicely done.

Suzi said...

I always forget about the technique of using repeated pattern, and then I usually more of it as a stamping technique, but your layout definitely works for me! Hope I can remember this inspiration!

Denayc said...

A very unique way of using the "You've got game" die. The more I see this one used, the more I like it!

Susan Gonyo said...

Great cards. The new dies are great and I love the way you used them.

Lindar C said...

I love anything to do with mail, envelopes, letters, it's the mail carrier in me. Great cards!

Laraine R said...

Fabulous cards!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

These are adorable cards. My favorite is the one with the envelopes. I am a new IG follower. Thanks for sharing your inspiring projects

nattyboots said...

Loving all your work , your cards look so different ,i must try your style

Debbie Scassera said...

Both cards are awesome. I love the love letters die and your card.

dolphinlover said...

Love this card! Must buy dies:)

jules said...

I'm loving the love letters etched dies! Your cards are so sweet!

sharon g said...

The grey, black, white and red look great together!!!

Lisa Moline said...

Great cards, I especially love the envelope die!

Linsey R said...

Your creations are most fabulous, Amy! I'm in love with this release and although I'm not exactly in the market for a new die cut/embosser, you are really tempting me to give the Platinum machine a try! It will be my next purchase whenever my current one expires and maybe even before that, hehe! Thanks for your marvelous inspiration and enabling! And for your personal blog giveaway!! So generous of you guys!! xoxo

Connie said...

Great cards, T he colors just pop.

Tracey M said...

OMG, What a super cute adorable card, love that envelope and my son would love that 2nd one. Thanks. Tracey Magner

Janis said...

Fabulous cards. I esp love that valentine. Its no-frills look would work great for a guy...but suitable for anyone! I'm a new follower at IG. :)
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your first card is my favorite because I just adore that
little envelope. Eek! So cute!! And I am always grateful
for masculine inspiration. I'm pretty sure all six of my
nephews are gamers. lol

Wendy Fisher said...

These are great and great for the males in your life.

salma Hus said...

Wow... Absolutely Gorgeous set of projects..loved loved all of them.. Thank you so much for inspiring me always

Cindy Thick said...

Your valentine card is so cute. I love the mini envelope. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Stacey Palmer said...

Great cards. Great inspiration. Thanks

Lady said...

Love all your ideas. Really love the Platinum. Would love to hear more about it? Just joined Spellbinders and just received my first dies and card kit this month. I love how easy the dies cut. I have a very old and probably one of the first die cut embossing machines. Would love to update some time in the future. It sounds like the platinum is easy to use. Thanks for sharing your creativity as well.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

fun cards, thank you for the recommendation on the platinum
thanks for sharing your creativity
Barb Housner

cghundley said...

Both cards are
darling and love
the design of the
gamer card.
Carla from Utah

Nox said...

Love your first card - the love notes looks fantastic on the gray backdrop

Amy Martin said...

Amazing cards!! So fun and wonderful!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Fun gamer card, and I love the envelopes & letters! Can't wait to check out the Platinum 6.... my die cut machine just broke! :(

Diane17Lynne said...

Your Love Letters card is just in time for Valentine's Day. Love the colors of red, black and white.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Look at all the gorgeousness in this post, thanks for sharing!

Heidi Rees said...

What fun cards!

Kathy Ferguson said...

I loved both of your cards. The I've Got Game one is perfect for the computer gaming girl or guy. Thanks for sharing.

Rae Barthel said...

amazing designs - going crazy over that envelope die!! and I love the varying shades of gray you used on the gamer card... so well thought out and executed!!! so, so talented!!! 😉

Shawninaz said...

Love these cards Amy and the envelopes are so sweet!

Donna said...

Great cards, Amy! And I love there are so many masculine choices to this release. Thanks for the inspiration!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Oh my goodness!! That Love Letter card is amazing and so sweet! The color combo you chose is classic.

sansuey said...

Love the card! I have a "thing" for snail mail and will have to get this set!

Rene Stansell said...

Great card, love it.
Rene from OZ x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh these are so cool! I especially love your envelopes card!
(Already follow you here but don't use IG)

Martha Herrera said...

Fabulous cards! I love them all.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Noelene Apap said...

Love the cards you made! Thanks for sharing x

Jasmin Alfonzo said...

Cuantas ideas cuantas creatividad que lucen las tarjetas.

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are wonderful!

Helen Budz said...

Two delightful cards, Amy. tfs

Lagene said...

Great release and wonderful cards, Thanks for sharing!

D.Ann C said...

These are fun! I love the way you layered Love and Hugs!

LC Lamothe said...

I struggle with masculine cards. Yours is very awesome! What a fun die set! Thank you for the inspiration!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

You did a great job with this release ! Your first card is my favorite with these teeny tiny envelopes, it’s sooo cute !
I follow you on IG (my IG handle is @margessw)
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Madge said...

I love Valentines Day. Thanks for the examples.

Carol Rossouw said...

Loving Marisa's new collection and these more masculine dies. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration with your lovely card

Debra Rumpza said...

Fun card! I love the black red and white!

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous cards, love the color combos! The first one, love the envelopes and every detail! The second, too neat how you filled the card front with the die cut!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Kijo Guyer said...

Absolutely love your color scheme... maybe because they're my favorite colors ^^. Glad to have found you, quite like your style.

Camerageek said...

Love how you made a pattern out of the die. Great idea. The envelope is one of my favorites in the new batch. Looks like you guys like it a lot too- you're the second one to use it!

Pennie Glasser said...

I love both cards! So much fun!

Clara TimmonsChan said...

love the colour you used.

Sheila said...

Great dies..super cards. I can see using them, not only for Valentine's Day, but for anniversaries, birthdays, etc. If a die can be used for more than one occasion, then that's the die for me!!!

Kathy said...

Amazing how you made a simple red, gray and black card pop with detail. Plus the die can be used for many occasions. Love it!

Karthikha said...

Aww that first card is so darling!! Love that sweet creation :) The second one is super fun, perfect masculine card! Thank you for sharing your inspirations with us :)

Tanja said...

lovely fresh cards.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love how you've used the products. A few more things to add to my must have list.

Laurie B said...

The gamer card is so cute, nice to see something for young adults.

sammi said...

Fabulous way to use the new dies, Amy! Love the classic color combo of the first card - Perfect for any Valnetine! And what gamer wouldn't love the gamer card! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us!

Sammibug aka Samantha Houp aka Sammi

Amante del Papel said...

Beautiful card! I love your color combo!

Annette Reed said...

I love that first card! It is simple and fun with a great sentiment. You've definately got your game on with these projects!

Earline said...

Just so cute your cards

Julie A. Shearer said...

So cute! You all are so talented!

Judie said...

Cute fun cards!!! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

sUCH CUTE CARD! LOVE THE HUGS DIE. Where do you find the time with your work, etc. Amazes me. I'm retired and still don't get enough time. TFS

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