Welcome to the Spellbinders Design-abilities Blog Hop. The Blog Team at Spellbinders has decided to hold this online event on the 16th of every other month. This is our way of doing something fresh, fun, and creative to bring our team together. The Hop is not officially sponsored by Spellbinders, just something that we were all inspired to do. We all have different creative strengths and the posts you will see may focus on mixed media, die cutting, paper arts, DIY projects, jewelry, or home decor. There is no theme -- we all get to do whatever we choose.
For today's project, I was inspired by the holiday season. I thought it would be nice idea to add a handmade touch to cards and presents for the holidays by making mini artworks to include. I decided to raid my stash of die cuts -- you know, the pile that we all have of pieces that we cut but did not use.
I challenged myself to create only with these as the primary embellishment. I also gathered up bits and pieces from my stash of hand painted papers to use as the base. I got to collaging, cutting and pasting, and putting all the pieces together.
Here are a few of my favorites...
For reference, the following are a list of the Spellbinders products I used.
GC-001 SpellbindersTM Grand Calibur® Machine
S4-201 SpellbindersTM Nestabilities® Deckled Rectangles Small
S4-114 SpellbindersTM Nestabilities® Standard Circles Large
S4-116 SpellbindersTM Nestabilities® Standard Circles Small
S4-408 SpellbindersTM Nestabilities® Rounded Squares
S5-172 SpellbindersTM Nestabilities® A2 Curved Matting Basics B
S4-396 SpellbindersTM Shapeabilities® You Are Here
MD1-004 - SpellbindersTM Media Mixage® Triangles One Dies
MT1-009 SpellbindersTM Keys Texture Plate
F-012 SpellbindersTM Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils Assortment
Seth Apter (you are here)