Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Girl Slimline Card. Video | Blog Hop + Giveaway

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Girl Slimline Card. Video | Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafters, welcome back for another episode of the  “It’s a Christmas Season Cardmaking Video Series” for 2021. Watch episode one HERE, episode two HERE.

In this video, I have a no-stamping slimline card with hot foiled accents and lots of die-cutting mixing various die sets from Spellbinders’ new Holiday 2021 collections.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Girl Slimline Card. Video | Blog Hop + Giveaway

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on this card by hot foiling snow! I wanted to create a scene – a light blue sky filled with falling snow, some snow hills in the foreground, a cute little girl holding a Holiday greeting, and some Christmas gifts at the bottom of the card to add interest.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Girl Slimline Card. Video | Blog Hop + Giveaway

I foiled the snow on Spellbinders Glacier cardstock using Twinkle Lights Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Opal foil. This foil color gives a tone-on-tone look.

If you are new to hot foil stamping I encourage you to check out my Hot Foil Stamping playlist with videos on introduction to Hot Foil Stamping as well as loads of tips and suggestions to get perfect foiled results.

I also die-cut several hills from white cardstock using the Color Block Scenic Scape dies. These dies are evergreen. There are 3 dies in this set and they are designed to be used on all current popular card sized to create hills. There’s a PDF o the Spellbinders website with the configuration of the hills – it is super helpful when using these dies. I foiled Christmas Greetings in gold foil on the bottom block to work as a sub sentiment for my card.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Girl Slimline Card. Video | Blog Hop + Giveaway

The main sentiment reads Christmas is Better When We Are Together is foiled in gold foil on red cardstock. I cut it out using a circle die turned into a giant ornament for the girl to hold with the help of an ornament hanger die from Circle Kaleidoscope Slimline set. An ornament hanger die like this can be found in many other die sets, I did a quick search on the Spellbinders website and came across a bunch of other die sets that have a hanger like this, you might also already have a piece like this in your stash.

Next, I worked on assembling the die-cut pieces to make a girl. The girl comes from the Shopping Spree set and you have legs, a coat, gloves, and shoes to build the bottom part of the girl. You don’t have the top part because that is blocked by whatever the girl is holding and the way this die set is designed, she is holding a stack of gifts. I wanted the girl to hold a giant ornament, so she’ll be holding that on my card. You can also have her hold other things, maybe a Christmas Tree, a shopping bag, or even a giant teddy bear. She can also hold a big greeting card – you can just cut a rectangle from cardstock to resemble a large greeting card.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Girl Slimline Card. Video | Blog Hop + Giveaway

I foam mounted my light blue panel onto a slimline card base, it measures 3 3/4 x 8 1/2″ and I added the Scenic Scape pieces on top building the bottom part of the scene. I used glue for the top and middle hill and foam adhesive squares for the bottom hill to pop it up a bit and add dimension. This card ended up being quite dimensional, but that’s how I prefer my cards – I typically have several layers of dimension going on on a project.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Girl Slimline Card. Video | Blog Hop + Giveaway

Next, I added the bottom part of the girl placing it just a smidge above the bottom hill and I foam mounted the ornament. I pulled out my Tool ‘n One and stylus tips and I die cut a bunch of little flowers. I cupped each flower by pressing with my medium size stylus in the center. I used my Spellbinders tweezers and adhered one flower on top of the other and offset it to make one full flower for the card. I made a bunch of little flowers l and used them to embellish the ornament and the gifts.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Girl Slimline Card. Video | Blog Hop + Giveaway

Speaking of the gifts – the Shopping Spree die set comes with a die to cut various size rectangles and another die to fake ribbon and bow for the gifts. I am saying fake, because you can certainly add real ribbon to these little gifts, maybe use some fancy thread or something thin to embellish these. I really loved the idea of adding a die-cut ribbon piece and bow and so I cut some for this card from Rose Gold cardstock.

Spellbinders | It’s a Christmas Season – Christmas Girl Slimline Card. Video | Blog Hop + Giveaway

Lastly, I embellished this card with Spellbinders Crystal Mix Gems. Have fun crafting!

BLOG HOP

If you arrived from Jennifer Mcguire, the next stop on this hop is Becca Feeken. You can also start over on the Spellbinders blog.

GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate this event, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, August 29th 11:59 pm EDT. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post the following Wednesday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders Shopping Spree Etched Dies
Spellbinders Shopping Spree Etched Dies
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Spellbinders Gifts of Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Gifts of Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders Color Block Scenic Scape Dies
Spellbinders Color Block Scenic Scape Dies
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Spellbinders Twinkle Lights Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
Spellbinders Twinkle Lights Glimmer Hot Foil Plate
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Spellbinders Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Glimmer Hot Foil & Die Set
Spellbinders Mini Christmas Sentiment Strips Glimmer Hot Foil & Die Set
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Spellbinders Circle Kaleidoscope Slimline Etched Dies
Spellbinders Circle Kaleidoscope Slimline Etched Dies
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Spellbinders Stylus Tips for Tool N
Spellbinders Stylus Tips for Tool N’ One
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Opal
Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Opal
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll - Gold
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Gold
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Spellbinders Detail Tweezers
Spellbinders Detail Tweezers
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Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock 120LB
Simon Says Stamp White Cardstock 120LB
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Tonic Burnished Rose Mirror Card Satin Effect Cardstock
Tonic Burnished Rose Mirror Card Satin Effect Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Green Apple Cardstock
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Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Peony
Hero Arts Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Peony
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Spellbinders Alabaster Color Essentials Cardstock 8.5" x 11"
Spellbinders Alabaster Color Essentials Cardstock 8.5″ x 11″
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Spellbinders Glacier Color Essentials Cardstock
Spellbinders Glacier Color Essentials Cardstock
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Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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Spellbinders Crystal Mix Color Essential Gems
Spellbinders Crystal Mix Color Essential Gems
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80 Comments

      1. Wow! I love all of the beautiful details on your card! So pretty!

    1. Love this fun and sweet card! Thank you for the detailed instructions and video. You do beautiful work, thanks for sharing your inspiration

    1. I love the gifts at her feet. It’s like she is carrying so much she fumbled a bit.

    1. Lovely card! Love that little “girl” holding the big ornament. Thanks for sharing your foiling with us, once again. It’s so amazing.

    1. Adorable cards; love the gnome and the “hidden” girl is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

    1. I always love your cards. Even if I don'[t get quite as detailed as you do, I have learned so much and I’m willing to give some of it a try.

    1. Yana – I always love your newsletters and videos. Wonderfully done! You inspired me to start to look at the debossed side of my embossing folder. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

    1. I love the bright red ornament, so clever! Thank you for sharing your beautiful ideas.

    1. This card is so adorable, and all the possibilities of different ways to use the die set are so fun to think up!

    1. Beautiful card!!! I love the soft colors and then the pop of red! I’ll be watching your video about hot foiling also

    1. Awesome card–I’m in love with this little girl holding all the presents! What a fun hop!

    1. This is sooo adorable! I swore I wasn’t going to by any more Christmas stamps or dies, but I may have to change my mind!

    1. So cute! Love how you changed up the ornament and made a slimline card. Great job!

    1. Adorable and unique card! Who wouldn’t smile when receiving that? What a wonderful release.

    1. What a cute idea! That little girl needs some help with her burden.

    1. I have long admired your style, and this is no exception. The card is a cute as the buttons on the girl’s coat. Clever idea to use the ornament and all the other food for thought. Thanks!

    1. Really liking the Shopping Spree set. Thank you for sharing your cute rendition using it!

    1. I love this set!! I really love the way you layer the card out with the scattered packages.

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