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3 Cards | Spellbinders August Small Die Kit


Happy Friday! Hope you’ve all got fun plans for the Labor Day weekend! I’m staying in town but heading to a picnic with friends at some point. Other than that I’m planning to dig into some Halloween projects for you. I got a few new stamps in the mail this week and can’t wait to get started on all things spooky…make sure you’re following me on YouTube – a giveaway is coming.

For now, I’m sharing with you the Spellbinders small die kit for the month of August (Gasp! I’m actually getting a video done in the same month it’s from for once!) This is a super cute die set, the backpacks are adorable and I had a lot of fun making these. I’m going to wrap them up for my niece or nephew to give to one of their teachers as a little gift. Here’s what I came up with:

And here are your still shots:


So cute and so much fun to put together. I’m using some older paper from Studio Calico Wanderlust for 2 of the backgrounds – I’ll link it for you below if I can find it anywhere. I originally thought I’d use some velcro to hold the top closed but since I popped up the front pocket, I was able to tuck the straps under and that works perfectly.

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For the sentiments, I’m using a stamp set from an old paper pumpkin kit and I chose this one because the font gave me a sort of chalkboard writing vibe. It’s from the August 2016 kit. Do any of you get the paper pumpkin kits? I canceled my subscription because they were doing a lot of packaging and goodie bags rather than cards, but I’ve been thinking of re-starting them because the stamp sets really do come in handy to have in your stash.

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I mean with this sentiment, how can you not do a ruler card? Here I trimmed out a ton of these from some yellow cardstock and then used my black pen to add some random measurement markings. I created rows every half inch on my panel to create the background pattern.

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Used that same “thanks” stamp on the inside here and mimicked the smaller ruler with a larger yellow stripe along the bottom to finish things up.

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Lastly, I wanted to create the idea of a teacher’s desk. So I used this pattern paper to give the idea of a blackboard and then some teal for the top of the desk. Because I’m crazy, I added some “sides” to the glasses with really thin card stock strips and filled them in with some glossy accents for the “lenses”. I did some stamp surgery and used the “A” from thanks and the bottom of the “T” to create my +.

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For the inside, I die cut the other sentiment from a Neenah panel and backed it with red.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today – hope I was able to give you some ideas to use with your kit. Happy Crafting! xoxo, Sarah

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