Hey, hi! Welcome back! I’ve gotten behind in my designing schedule so these projects are coming to you late, but wow! I love them SO much and I’m SO excited to share them with you!! I’m sharing three cards today that feature the Spellbinders Add To Cart Collection.
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The Add to Cart Collection is comprised of a shopping cart die set, plus three more die sets of things to put in shopping carts, like shopping bags, presents, and party stuff! My first card is a birthday card and I used the Shopping Cart 3D dies along with the Shopping Bags 3D dies set. Oh! And the Shopping Cart Holiday Presents die set make an appearance too with that luscious bow wrapped around the cart!
Obviously these sets work gloriously for holiday cards, but for this one I wanted to de-emphasize Christmas to show that they work equally well for any other celebratory occasion.
So, to begin, I die cut the cart pieces from and assembled it with the die cut pieces that make the cart deeper, so it can hold more. If you were to use the cart alone as a gift card holder, you could make the cart less deep so it would hold more snugly.
I used patterned paper scraps to create the bags, and used the dies included to make a handle for one bag, and then used thin twine for the other bag. The bow is cut from grey shimmer cardstock and the tissue paper in the bags is from my stash.
I used several individual components of the Spellbinders Build A Sentiment stamp set to create the greeting, fussy cutting part of it as I didn’t have the coordinating dies. To help it stand out I used dimensional foam tape on the back of “celebrate”.
The next two cards are definitely more Christmas themed, with presents and trees, both from the Shopping Cart Holiday Presents set.
Once again, I used small scrap papers in my stash to create the box presents, and used the coordinating bow dies to create bows for some of the boxes and just tying some white embroidery cord into bows for the others. All of the papers are from very old paper pads making it impossible to provide shopping links for them and I apologize about that but I have a personal “use it up” rule that prevents me from getting rid of anything that still has good use in it!
I gave the presents some extra dimension with foam tape and stamped a greeting from the Spellbinders Home For Christmas stamp set, stamping with Versamark ink and heat setting with white embossing powder.
Lastly, I have a holiday card that uses the tree die from the Shopping Cart Holiday Presents set (that I also used on another card shared just a few days back). I die cut the trees from watercolor paper then added smears of 3 different shades of green Distress inks to a watercolor palette and added water. I laid the die cuts face down in the paint puddles repeatedly, heat drying each time until I had the coverage I wanted.
Then I mixed some white acrylic paint with embossing paste and used a palette knife to apply it to the edges of the trees. I dipped it into a mix of clear glitter and silver german glass glitter to make it look like snow.
I tore layers of vellum paper to look like snow drifts, adhered them to a grey card base, then added the trees. The foremost tree has a layer of foam tape behind for added dimension. Then I splattered thick white acrylic paint to simulate falling snow.
The “greeting” is die cut from silver glitter cardstock using the Christmas Mix & Match Sentiments dies set and I’ve paired it with the “sending” stamp from the Feb 2021 Clear Stamp of the Month set called Trefoil Florals and Sentiments.
There we go! Three markedly different card styles from the same Collection of dies sets! If you’re interested in any of the supplies I’ve used, they are linked below. Thank you so much for stopping by today and have a wonderful day!