Stephanie Perdue and I both created a fun bunch of cards featuring these new dies! This first card features the hot air balloon from Up, Up & Away.
I die cut the balloon from five patterned papers, then cut out each section of the balloon top and reassembled them.
From the same Up, Up & Away, Stephanie created this darling bouquet of balloons coming out of a mason jar (part of the Country Charm set).
I love how she used the kite bowtie on the balloons!
I created this card with the kite and bowtie from Up, Up & Away, along with clouds from the Whimsy set that came out this past spring.
For lots of dimension, I double die cut each element, then layered them with thin pieces of scrap chipboard, and added glitter to several of the clouds.
This card, made with all of the bracket shapes from Keyboard Icons, would make a perfect wedding or anniversary card.
The heart die cut is from the Potpourri collection that came out this past spring, and I layered three small hearts on top of a large one.
Dear Old Dad is definitely my favorite new set in this series! Here, I used the pocket watch and denim pocket dies. One cool thing about the denim pocket is that it pre-pierces sewing holes for you – so cool! I can see using this piercing technique on lots of future dies for sure.
Here's a close-up of the sewing details. The pocket watch also has an embossing pattern to show the watch hands and show up great on solid cardstock. The banner that holds my sentiment came from the Up, Up & Away set.
Country Charm was inspired by my love of canning. In addition to the mason jar that Stephanie used above, it also has a strawberry, pear and apple.
When the fruit dies are embossed, the seeds pop up. I glittered them for a sparkly touch.
The final set in this series is a really fun collection of Pinwheel dies! These aren’t your everyday, boring square pinwheels. Oh no, these babies are funky and fun!
The set includes a five-petal pinwheel:
An interlocking four-petal design:
Plus individual petal designs where you decide how many you want on your pinwheel, in both small and large sizes. Here's the large, which has a darling embossed polka dot design on each petal:
All of these dies will be premiering at CHA in Chicago next month, and will be available for purchase at your favorite stores (including Spellbinders™) in August. Enjoy!!
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