Monday, October 16, 2017

Spellbinders October 2017 Blog Hop + Giveaway


Welcome to the Spellbinders October 2017 blog hop! I am tickled pink to be a part of this hop! For those of you who do not know, Spellbinders was my first design team. I designed for Spellbinders for almost 5 years! This is where my love of die cutting came from, my start in this industry began, and where I met some of my dearest friends. Thank you, Spellbinders, for including me in this fun release hop. Its wonderful to be joining in with you again!


One of the features that Spellbinders dies are known for is their beautiful embossed details! Meaning, the insides of the die cut images are as lovely as the cutting edge outlines! I wanted to take advantage of those details in this die set, Shapeabilities Poppies Etched Dies.


My current obsession is the color copper, so when a new-to-me product comes in that color, you know I will not stop using it! This new product is called, wax paste. The paste adds an elegant shine to surfaces it is applied upon. From paper to wood to metal, the paste makes all things pretty. :D


Shapeablities Poppies Etched Dies contains the main floral image, two flowers, a leaf, and a bud. The extra pieces layer perfectly over the base image, allowing you to add depth. After cutting each of the images, I applied the wax paste. The wax paste can be applied with a paintbrush, a sponge, or your finger. I like using my finger, as it gives me more control (in my mind ha!). I kept the coverage sparse and antique-looking on these flowers. But you can continue to layer the wax paste until the image is entirely covered.


So lovely and simple to create. This card is elegant and ready to send to someone who needs a bright spot in their day!

Aside from the eye candy, the best part about this blog hop is that there are TWO chances to win! Yay! So generous of Spellbinders!!
1. Leave a comment on the Spellbinders Blog until Thursday, October 19, 2017, 11:59 EDT for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!!
2. Leave a comment HERE, on this blog post, until Thursday, October 19, 2017, 11:59 EDT for 
a chance to win a $25 gift certificate!!

Here is a list of all the amazing designers sharing projects today! 

Spellbinders Paper Arts
Jennifer Mcguire
Seth Apter
Laura Bassen
Yana Smakula
Wanda Guess
Debi Adams
Kimberly Crawford
Svitlana Shayevich
Julia Stainton
Amy Kolling

Sincerely Yours,

118 comments:

Audrey Clark said...

The antique-look flowers are amazing. Love this card! I also like the little pop that the sequins add. :)

Lagene said...

AWESOME card, Great Release, I especially love your choice of the copper color for your die!

Leena Björk said...

Your card is beautiful! I especially love the background.

bev p said...

I can't tell you how many times I have looked at dies like this and thought "I don't need that!" Now I seriously want some! Thank you for showing me how beautiful they really are!

Mary W said...

Completely different way to use this die - from the bright red and beautiful normal way I've seen it. This is like delicate old wallpaper and very pretty as well. The value of blog hops is seeing so many different ideas using same products.

Sandy said...

A great card, love the antiquing look. Will have to try the wax paste.

Where Imagination Takes Me said...

Beautiful, love simple elegant cards like this. One of the best die releases I have seen.

Mrsfish02 said...

Be still my heart... this is so beautiful. Love copper and I am loving this release. Those poppies and leaves are out of this world. Nicely done. Thanks for hopping along.

ChristinaLabbe@aol.com said...

Love your use of this die with the copper wax! Be still my heart!

Nikki said...

Beautiful card, love the copper.

CraftyPaws said...

Beautiful vintage metallic look! How cool!

Debbie B said...

Gorgeous card! Love that metallic look! I need to get out some of those beautiful cardstocks I have been ignoring! Thanks for the inspiration with this card. Loving the new spellbinders dies! Great blog hop with so much talent! Thanks for sharing yours!

Becky Moore said...

Wow! I'm crazy about your card and those dies. That copper color really gives a neat effect to the die cuts.

jcamp2020 said...

Not seen that paste product before. And I loved how you changed out the poppy by using the copper color. Beautiful card.

Valerie Breingan said...

Gorgeous antique.You aced this beauty.

Kim Salito said...

I love the look of this card. It's different, buy great.

barbara macaskill said...

I love how you used the copper wax paste to make your poppy die cut look so amazing! Your choice of background Paper is spot on. It makes your poppies looks even more stunning! TFS!

Lynda MacLellan said...

Beautiful effect! Loving this Spellbinders release!

Janice said...

Love the copper colour. You've done a great job with this new die collection!

Pitney said...

A very unusual technique! Thanks for sharing.

Pennie Glasser said...

Beautiful card, so much dimension.

Rae H. said...

Love the colors and the way the die looks almost like metal. Gives a lot of dimension. TFS!

Betty Keefe said...

i'm in love with copper lately also and your poppies are gorgeous!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card. Love all the dies. Thanks for sharing...

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and dimension! Love the new dies!

Julie Booker said...

I love the colour chosen for the poppies... so different from the traditional red. Beautiful!

McStamper said...

Beautiful card. Love the creative use of the patterned background and unusual colors you put together.

Lindar C said...

I love copper too, your card is gorgeous!

Melody said...

Wow, that wax paste adds so much dimension to those embossed poppies. Love the dies and love your card.

Rebecca Ednie said...

So pretty! I'm starting to love copper and I have wax paste i love. I'll have to try this!

Di said...


Beautiful vintage flowers, love the way you have done them, think the card is wonderful. Di.

Roberta said...

Love the copper color you used. Vintage & very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

Carol w said...

Beautiful poppies love the dimension, lovely card!

Lisa Moline said...

Fantastic card! I love everything about it! Thank you for sharing with us!

Lorie Cherry said...

Love your card, your use of the copper wax paste is amazing!

JPScraps said...

Great card! The copper really looks amazing on the die.

sotama14 said...

Great elegant card !

Maaike Uijthoven said...

very vintagy look and super elegant, well done

duchessmel said...

That card is unique and gorgeous! I must try the wax paste; it looks fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing!

Carolyn Steele said...

Thank you for showing a close up of your beautiful poppies. I don’t think I appreciated the detail in the flowers until I saw that. They are simply gorgeous. And I think I may have to look up that paste. It is just lush.

Joy Meadows said...

Copper is really "in" right now and it looks so beautiful on the poppies!! thanks for the chance to win.

Julie M said...

The flowers are amazing. Great card.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

I love my copper embossing powder! Now I think I need the paste you used. It's awesome and so is your lovely card.

judy said...

Beautiful floral die and I love the antique look that you gave it!

Lori Hefner said...

Oh my gosh, I love the copper!! Your card is stunning! Thank you so much for creating:)

MaggieB1983 said...

Hi Kimberly ~ I love the look you achieved with the wax paste! I've never used it before but after seeing what you've done with the paste, it's now on my to-buy list. Your card is incredibly elegant and the poppy die is gorgeous. Thanks for the sharing and inspiration. ~HUGS~
#kindnessmatters

Connie G said...

The copper flowers are gorgeous!

Stef Perry said...

I love copper too and your card is just over the moon gorgeous!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love your copper poppy card!

Helen Budz said...

Great card design. The copper is a great color choice. Thanks for sharing your card and introducing me to wax paste!

Carmela Hubler said...

Your copper flowers are beautiful!

Nicole B said...

I love this color scheme! The copper is a really lovely complement to all the cool grays.

bhappetat said...

Thanks for sharing a different way to color a floral die. Copper is my favorite metallic finish to use on my projects

Jan & Eric said...

Love the antique look and tips about copper wax. jlingraham@hotmail.com

bhappetat said...

Thanks for sharing a different way to color a floral die. Copper is my favorite metallic finish to use on my projects

Tracey Bennett said...

I love this card! I've never tried this technique but now I want to! Thanks for sharing!

Margaret said...

Beautiful dies and a gorgeous card! That copper wax paste is amazing!

Christine said...

The copper is beautiful on the go8rgeous poppy die-cut. The simple background makes it stand out. Elegant card!

Christine said...

The copper is beautiful on the gorgeous poppy die-cut. The simple background makes it stand out. Elegant card!

JmB said...

Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such beautiful work!

Donna Oates said...

Lovely work. So well done and laid out to catch the eye!

Marsha Guskey said...

I am also obsessed with all things copper. Love the card. Thanks!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful card. I like the background and the use of the copper wax paste.

Loly Borda said...

Beautiful card! That copper paste you used it's new to me, I love the effect on your flowers. TFS

Clara TimmonsChan said...

lovely card. Love the poppies die cut.

Karthikha said...

This is such a beautiful card!! Lovely!! :)

Tracy A said...

What a lovely card. The flower really does look like copper.

Sherry said...

love, love, love that flower die! so very pretty

Sara Wright said...

I'm so amazed at how many designs can be generated from a single die cut! It's beautiful! I'm a big fan of the Spellbinders line of dies. I didn't know they did stamps too.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome card. I love the looks of the flowers.

Kathy Ferguson said...

I've never heard of wax paste so I will be looking into it. I love embossing with copper. It's my favorite of all the metallic colors. Your card was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Linda M said...

Wow, so beautiful!

Kim Hund said...

Love the antique look of the flower. Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing.

Toni C said...

Such a pretty card, I love all the elements and the vintage look.

Sara Barker said...

Your card is a vision of vintage loveliness! Great way to finish that amazing die cut! It really appears that it has been cut from copper and then time allowed to add it's patina! Gorgeous design! Thank you for sharing and for this generous giveaway!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Kimberly, this is a beautiful card and the copper is gorgeous. I wouldn't have thought to use this colour for a poppy however it is WONDERFUL! A great job!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

This is my first Spellbinders Blog hop. I a, enjoying the unique products and projects! So pretty

K Ma said...

I'm so new to this and love what I'm seeing thank you for sharing with us.

Maureen Chandler said...

What a cool card - different and fun! I like copper too and have been using it lately in my fall birthday cards! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Purple Princess said...

So gorgeous!!

Di Wong said...

Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your use of wax paste.

Francine D said...

Love that copper finish.. and wax paste. Ive seen this before and its so lovley. I really need to give it a try!

Foodista88 said...

Love the simplicity of this card, paired with the colors you used!

Pam Pam said...

I'm in love with these poppies!!

DJ said...

Wax Paste, hmmm? This really looks cool and I can't wait to try it. TFS!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I've used Rub n Buff to get similar effects and it comes in about a dozen metallic colors. I have forgotten about the technique so thank you for the inspiration!

Trina P. said...

Cool card. Love the dimensions and texture.

Denise @Playlearnteach said...

Such beautiful designs! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

Mary Holshouser said...

The flowers are beautiful.
Hadn't heard of this paste before but
is something I'll be looking into.
I'm with you on using my finger to apply
mediums to my projects. It's the most
controllable method.
Great card - the background is exquisite.
thanks for sharing.

moknowsall said...

Your flowers look like they are made from copper. Just gorgeous. Glad I found your blog

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

This card is truly gorgeous !!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic card! I love the copper colour.

Lieve said...

Great card ! Beautiful lay-out; great combination of colours, background, dies (I love poppies), material, ... and the simple, short "Hi" is perfect for this card.
Greetings from Flanders, Belgium.
(In Flanders fields the poppies blow...)

sentsue said...

Beautiful. They look just like they were made from copper!

A Pink said...

Beautiful! You really have allowed the focal feature to shine .
x

Bibliofil said...

Just pretty!

madhatter said...

What a beautiful way to use the die. Absolutely amazing card. Thanks for sharing.
Tracey.x

Dawn Y. said...

I love the etched, antique feel of these flowers, Kimberly! So elegant! ♡

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card -- the background with your poppies is awesome - love the pop of turquoise with the sequins too

Cyndi Morris said...

Love those copper poppies.

Dawn S. said...

Beautiful card! I love the look of the copper flowers.

D.Ann C said...

There's nothing like getting one's hands dirty and the results are beautiful!!

Jean said...

Such wonderful poppies! Love the background too!

Amy C. said...

Beautiful flower die! Love the dimension.

Jackie said...

Beautiful card! And I love this poppy die and the dimension it has. I've never heard of this wax but I'm going to have to check it out. I love what it adds to a die-cut image!

Heather Thompson said...

such an elegant card! very pretty

Linda Anderson said...

I have had copper embossing powder for years and I love the elegant look it gives, as in your beautiful flower card! very pretty and can be used also with the Seth Apter dies for a masculine look. The dies in this release are so much fun and the design team has come up with great looks! Thanks for sharing.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such an elegant look Kimberly. Love the embossed details.

Jackie P Neal said...

Oh Kimberly!
Your card is so lovely! Your card shows off the new die in such a pleasing way, it is now on my list of favorites!
Thank you so much for your inspiration!
Jackie ")

Papirnate radosti said...

Love this die and card that you have done. Thanks for chance to win!

Franka M. said...

Your card really showcases the beauty of these dies. Never heard of wax paste before. Thanks for sharing.

PatGLex said...

I saw one of the other blog hoppers' use of this die but I hadn't even thought of using it like you did! Love your card and I'm definitely getting this die!

Laura Peddicord said...

The flowers in this release are so pretty. I really like how you created yours and gave them more of an antique look. Thanks for sharing.

Neet said...

I have so many poppy beakers, pottery, pictures, rubber stamps etc etc it is unbelievable. But ... Seeing your samples I just know I have to buy this die. Thanks for the information on how to make this. Lovely.

Valerija said...

This is gorgeous! Love your card!

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Those copper flowers are beautiful! The wax paste gives new life to those dies. Stunning!

Blanka Herrmann said...

These are beautiful!

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