Sunday, April 1, 2018

Spellbinders April Card Kit

Happy Easter (and first day of April)!  Today I'm sharing a few cards created using Spellbinders April Card Kit, which is available today.

There is an awful lot of stuff in this kit. They say that it will make 10 cards (and indeed there are 10 card bases/envelopes included), but you can really get a whole lot more out of it, and there are lots of little dies included too which you can of course use over and over.

This first card features a frame/bracket die.  It was card from both white and gold cardstock.  The die has some delicate filigree pieces around the edges that come out, so I inlaid the long gold pieces into the white base piece to dress it up.

I really liked the green piece of ephemera that doubles as the sentiment, and placed the frame die horizontally over the ephemera piece.  That beautiful layered flower embellishment was the perfect way to complete this focal piece.

It was layered over some cardstock and several pieces of patterned paper.  I felt like it needed a little something to finish it off, and saw another piece of ephemera with the foiled accents on the corners, so I just trimmed them off and added them to the corners of the cardstock.

There are a lot of different types of embellishments in the kit.  I don't tend to use a lot of ribbon, but there were several types of sheer ribbon in the kit.  I like the look of layered sheer ribbon, so I used it to create a panel for the card.  I varied the degree of overlap for interest, I think it gives it a soft and unique background.

I added a patterned paper mat to the back of it, and then embellished with these butterflies from the kit.  They've got some great sparkle and shine and dimension.  I used another bit of ephemera for the sentiment.

For this final card, I ended up cutting the round frame several times from white cardstock to create a tone on tone pattern on another piece of cardstock.  Originally I had them all in white, but then I decided I wanted the center frame to stand out a bit more, so I just adhered a gold one right over the white frame.

There are several smaller accent dies in the kit, and I used the small sprig die to cut a couple accent pieces which were layered with an ephemera sprig beneath the sentiment.

It was really fun playing with the kit, and for $30/month I think it's a really good value particularly since you get all those dies that you can use forever.  If you're interested in picking up this kit, head over to to Spellbinders here (affiliate link).


  1. Wow...what a beautiful trio of cards! Love all your incredible details, so elegant!

  2. Super cute ribbon panel! Such great shimmer and shine!