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Spellbinders Die D-Lites & Thoughtful Expressions Blog Hop

Hello! And welcome to my stop in the Spellbinders Blog Hop for the Die D-Lites & Thoughtful Expressions by Marisa Jobs! I am thrilled to be sharing a project with her recent products, which has a beautiful leafy theme to them. I love all the details!

I was especially in love with the Moasic Vine, so I knew it was going to be the star of my card. I started by die cutting a rectangular window using the Layers of Flowers dies. Clearly, any rectangular die would have worked to create a window, but I happen to had these near me and the panel was just the right size to have the vines grow in and around it.

I die cut the vines twice out of watercolor card stock. Then, I adding some watercolor to them. I decided to randomly choose which leaves I wanted to pop out the little die cut details. I figured if I kept some of them in, I would have more color on them. For one of the vines, I did some pruning as I laid them out on the window to see how much coverage I needed. Then, I set them aside for later assembly.

Next, I did some blending on a back panel out of bristol paper. I used Broken China and Cracked Pistachio distress oxide inks. I wanted to use calming colors to pair up with the sentiment I planned to use.

I heat embossed the sentiment ‘take time to relax’ from the Papertrey Ink Inifinity Frames Sentiment stamp set. Love this set. It’s filled with so many options and the font have even height, which makes it great for sentiments that I trim to a strip. To give it a little extra decoration, I die cut another strip out of black striped pattern paper of the same width. I gave them both a slant cut and adhered them to the top corner of the card.

I added a little splatter with the same watercolors I used on the leaf. As you may be able to see, the top panel is also propped up with foam tape for depth and gives some room.


As part of this hop, Spellbinders will also be sponsoring a little giveaway here for a $25 gift certificate! Please leave a comment on my blog by Sunday, January 21st 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced here on Monday, January 22nd.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you continue to enjoy the hop!


Blog Hop List

Marisa Job
Yana Smakula
Kimberly Crawford
Virginia Lu
Keeway Tsao
Amy Kolling
Elena Salo


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  • 1
    Sara Wright says:

    I am a huge spellbinders fan! I adore the vines! They are a great embellishment. If you cut the sprigs apart you can use them a flourishes too, or fancy up a flower bouquet. Many options with this one!

  • 2
    Andrea Hastilow says:

    I have quite a few of Spellbinders older dies from my mum when she started crafting and I have kept an eye on many of their new releases, and as every crafter seems to I have a list of dies and stamps that I would like to purchase. This looks like another for the list, got to get around to buying some now. Thank you for a chance to aid that idea .

  • 3
    Valerija says:

    Gorgeous card ! Fabulous colours and the dies are so pretty!

  • 4
    Karen Hale says:

    I love Spellbinders. The way you framed the vine is gorgeous, your background coloring and design made a stunning card. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  • 5
    Barbara Lassiter says:

    You’ve used my most favorite die from this Spellbinders release. Your card is stunning and a wonderful use of the die! πŸ™‚

  • 6
    Amy Cooley says:

    This is a very beautiful vine die! Your card is lovely.

  • 7
    joy meadows says:

    This die is so pretty and you have made such a beautiful card with it!

  • 8
    Tracy Steinbach says:

    I love how you used this die and how you inked it! It really brings it to life! And it really inspired me to try to use my dies differently I would have added flowers to this or a animal stamp or something. Thanks for sharing!

  • 9
    Sue D says:

    Very pretty with these climbing vines.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  • 10
    Nora says:

    WOW!! This is totally STUNNING!! I love the soft look of the card and the colors you chose.

  • 11
    JmB says:

    This is such a well designed card. I love that die. Thank you for sharing.

  • 12
    Janet says:

    Your card is stunning!! Great color choices!

  • 13
    Jennifer Forster says:

    This is really beautiful! I love your painting and the delicate design!

  • 14
    cyndi morris says:

    Gorgeous card. Beautiful coloring, elegant die.

  • 15
    Tara Prince says:


  • 16

    Your layout is worth stealing! Your vine-pruning is perfect!

  • 17
    Denayc says:

    Love how you used watercolors on the die-cut, makes the vines pop on that beautiful background.

  • 18
    Susan G. says:

    Great card. I love Spellbinders dies and always like to add to my collection. Winning would help make that possible.

  • 19
    Jennifer says:

    Beautiful card. I love the colors!

  • 20
    Lindar C says:

    Very pretty! I need a die like this to use with vellum, but watercolor looks awesome.

  • 21
    Laraine Randall says:

    Gorgeous card!

  • 22
    Monique Huygen says:

    Love the window and foliage idea.

  • 23
    Elaine says:

    Beautiful work and the die looks so versatile, love it .

  • 24
    Debra Scassera says:

    Your card is beautiful. I love how you have some leaves punched out and some not. It gives them more dimension.

  • 25
    Suzann Anderson says:

    Nice card:)

  • 26
    Julie Sweet says:

    Beautiful card design and such lovely colors to showcase the fabulous mosaic vine!

  • 27
    Dottie says:

    Your card really caught my attention. I am so attracted to crisp white and then the vine you put on it using those beautiful colors. Very lovely.

  • 28
    Sharon Gullikson says:

    What a great idea to take only some of the chads out!!! Nice idea.

  • 29
    Lisa says:

    Beautiful card! I love the leafy die! The whole release is great!

  • 30
    Linsey says:

    What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing you always beautiful inspiration!!

  • 31
    Dorothy Mutafopulos says:

    Love the way you used the leaf die and your card idea is so fabulous!

  • 32
    Connie says:

    This card is really inspiring. I love the way you colored the vine and popped out parts.

  • 33
    Stacey L Palmer says:

    Beautiful card. Love the colors and die used.

  • 34

    Stunning card, love the colors you picked, Thank you for sharing.

  • 35
    Linda Wood says:

    I’m so happy to have discovered your blog via the Spellbinders blog hop. The vine die looks amazing and versatile. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 36
    Becca Yahrling says:

    I think this is just stunning. Love that vine and
    the beautiful coloring you did on the BG.

  • 37
    Janis in ID says:

    Oh, my goodness…..that is exquisite! The vines are wonderful and that background is such a gorgeous color!! Thank you for the chance to win!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  • 38
    Wendy Fisher says:

    A beautiful card!

  • 39
    Cindy THick says:

    Your card is beautiful. The coloring on the vine is so pretty. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  • 40
    Nazneen says:

    Oh wow.. this is an absolutely stunning card.. I am a big fan of yours and look forward for every new post of yours and you never disappoint.. I loved this card… Thank you so much for inspiring me always

  • 41
    Deborah Wilson says:

    Love it. I am new to Spellbinders and I am so amazed of all the creations that are being made. I love the new dies I have received for January.

  • 42
    Barb Housner says:

    your cards is beautiful – love the blending behind the leaves
    thanks for sharing your creativity

  • 43
    Lynn Violet says:

    Lovely card, and a perfect sentiment!

  • 44
    Carla Hundley says:

    How beautiful this card
    is. Love the cut out window
    with the vines in it!
    Carla from Utah

  • 45
    Bonnie says:

    That is such a pretty card – I love the texture and shaping of the leaves and that gorgeous blue in behind it

  • 46
    Carol K says:

    love the beautiful blended background

  • 47
    Betty Hall says:

    Such a beautiful card

  • 48
    Amy Martin says:

    Gorgeous!!! Beautiful colors!!

  • 49
    Daria Zender says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Keeway! I love that you selectively colored the leaves instead of the entire vine.

  • 50
    Diane Lynne C says:

    Great card.love the pruning on the vines. I’m a fan of any die with vines, so chalk this one up as a winner.

  • 51
    Denise Bryant says:

    So pretty! Love the colors and dimension!

  • 52
    Carol A Razzano says:

    I’m a huge fan of watercolor and watercolor paper so this vine card is a hit with me. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  • 53

    Absolutely jaw dropping creation!

  • 54
    Heidi Rees says:

    Wow! Beautiful card! I love the ombrΓ© effect!

  • 55
    Kathy Ferguson says:

    Very elegant card. Loved the colors you used. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us!

  • 56
    Kelly W. says:

    Love this gorgeous vine die Keeway! Your card is so pretty and I love the colors you chose.

  • 57
    Nicki W. says:

    I too like the vine die. I see lots of possibilities with it. Great card.

  • 58

    Beautiful ink blending that really sets off the dies to perfection! Love the gorgeous vines in that die. So detailed!

  • 59
    Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says:

    Your Mosaic Vine card is gorgeous! I really loved that you showed off the detail with the blending

  • 60
    Noelene says:

    Your card is gorgeous x

  • 61
    Martha H. says:

    What a gorgeous card! Love the soft colors.

  • 62

    Muy Linda la tarjeta. Gracias por compartir

  • 63
    Cynthia Cole says:

    Such a lovely card!

  • 64
    Helen says:

    Keeway, this card is exquisite. Love the elegance of the die cut and the colors you’ve chosen to highlight the design. tfs

  • 65
    Lagene says:

    Great release! Beautiful card, I really love this vine die!

  • 66
    D.Ann C says:

    Those leaves are so cool against the lovely ombre background!

  • 67
    LC Lamothe says:

    What a beautiful card! The fresh colors in your cut out panel draw my eye right to the fabulous watercolors leaves. Every detail is wonderfully done!

  • 68
    Marjorie Dumontier says:

    That’s such a fantastic card ! I love how you worked on the vine, it’s absolutely beautiful !

  • 69
    Debbie Rumpza says:

    Wow… so pretty, Keeway! I love the inking on the vine!

  • 70
    Madge Van Tassle says:

    This is such a lovely card. This one that I would like to copy the style of. Thank you for the examples.

  • 71
    Carol Rossouw says:

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

  • 72

    Beautiful card, love the colors on the leaves and on the background!
    Hugs, Sherry x

  • 73

    Nothing wrong with a little pruning every now and then. Just means the die is very versatile – large or small. However you want it. Very nice card.

  • 74
    Pennie says:

    Beautiful card!

  • 75
    clara says:

    lovely card

  • 76
    Sheila Bacon says:

    Watercoloring is one of my favorite techniques. Your card is so delicate looking and very versatile. I can see the dies used to make Get Well, Congrats, etc. cards. The Take Time to Relax die…a definite must have!

  • 77
    Kathy R says:

    What a great idea to frame the vine die, and to layer with slight rise behind it. Great colors too, and finishing touch of sequins.

  • 78

    What a gorgeous card!! Love the vine die and your creative take on the design! Totally love this card!! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us πŸ™‚

  • 79
    Tanja Souter says:

    lovely card, I love the colours and the soft watercolouring.

  • 80
    Stacey Kowbel says:

    Beautiful card Keeway! I love the design and colours!

  • 81
    Laurie Black says:

    Beautiful card! Please tell us how you kept the detail pieces in place, that adds so much versatility to this die.

  • 82

    Oh my goodness, Keeway,. your card is amazing! Love the way the vines just flow up the card! Gorgeous, girl!

  • 83
    Amante del Papel says:

    your card is absolutely stunnning! my favorite on this hop!

  • 84
    Annette Reed says:

    I love this die. It looks great! The colors you choose are beautiful. Such a great card!

  • 85
    Julie Shearer says:

    Love your card! The addition of the black really makes the card! Great job! Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  • 86
    Judie Attard says:

    Gorgeous original card!

  • 87
    ANN ROBBINS says:

    Such dainty leaves and love how you colored them!! Pretty card. TFS

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