Saturday, August 31, 2019

Guest designing for Spellbinders: Holiday 2019 Collection by Sharyn Sowell

Hi everyone!

My name is Karin Åkesdotter (You find me on Instagram as Peppermintpatty42 and my blog is PeppermintPatty’s Papercraft )

I am super thrilled to be here today to share some projects that I’ve made with the absolutely wonderful Holiday 2019 Collection by Sharyn Sowell These dies are the most adorable ever!!!

 I think the tree from Starry Forest is so Beautiful and for my first card I wanted it as my center piece. I simply die cut it from thick White cardstock (300g) and also from gold cardstock so I could add some stars in gold to it. I also cut some extra using the tiny stars from SANTAS-WORKSHOP.

I cut an extra bird that I colored Bright red befor adhering to the top of the tree. I added a snow border using a scallopped die from Becka Feeken's latest Collection (candlewick border)

My background is inked using distress ink; Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Saphire.

My second card is super fast and easy to make - but oh how much I love it. I am chikldishly fascinated by how paper can be cut so beautifully just by running a die and cardstock though a diecutting machine (-:
I cut a panel from light blue cardstock to which I adhered the Beautiful S5-398-Spellbinders-LOVE-CAME-DOWN Before adding it to my White cardbase. The goldstar adds a bit of interest. 
This would of course look Lovely in more traditional Christmas colors too and in brighter non trad color combos too - endless possibilities!!!

For my last card I wanted a dreamy storybook look for a "Young Family" Christmas card. I started out by making my background by masking the snowy ground and sentiment strip with post-it tape and then inking the top piece of my White cardstock panel. I used distress ink: Victorian Velvet, Seedless preserves and Chipped Saphire. I then sprayed it with gold spray.
I then tried a range of different colors on the Lovely silhouettes from WINTER-FRIENDS but settled on White for this card. 

Hope you are inspired to make something beautiful with this collection  - You can find lots of more wonderful inspiration on the Spellbinders blog that you find HERE.

These are the wonderful Spellbinder products I used for my projects:





(S4-1023 CandleWick border)

Sentiment stamps from Paper Smooches and Hero Arts

For more of my projects please follow me on Instagram : or visit me at my blog:

Have a wonderful day, lots of love, Karin

I also share my cards and watercolors here:  My Instagram

Have a great day, hugs, Karin

1 comment:

Lisa Elton said...

Beautifully done Karin, love them all!