15 September 2023

VIDEO | SPOILER! Spellbinders 12 Days of Stitchmas Day 6

Hello there, today I have two cards to share with you using the Spellbinders 12 Days of Stitchmas Advent Calendar. If you do not want to see what is behind day 6 of the calendar, please do not scroll any further! I am also using the 12 days of Stitchmas Stitch Along Add-on Kit for my projects. You can see a non-spoiler look at these HERE

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So what is behind the door of day 6 on the Spellbinders 12 Days of Stitchmas 2023 Advent Calendar? A gift! The set of dies consist of the outside/base layer of the gift box, the stitching details for the gift box, the top of the gift box, ribbon and a bow. Not only can this gift box be used for Christmas and the holidays, it can be used all year round for birthdays and any other gift/present giving occasion, which is really cool! 


I started off my first card by taking the gift die and die cutting the stitching layer twice, from Spellbinders Cosmic Sky Cardstock (from the Spellbinders 12 Days of Stitchmas Stitch Along Add-on Kit). They were adhered together using Bearly Art Glue for added stability. In my opinion, this makes stitching so much easier! For the stitching, I used the DMC needles and Gold Diamant Metallic Thread from the kit.

I secured the thread to the back of the piece using Spellbinders Best Ever Craft Tape. I adhered the gift topper piece, also cut from Cosmic Sky Cardstock twice, at the top and then adhered the backer piece behind using double sided tape, to hide the thread. I die cut the ribbon/bow twice from Spellbinders Brushed Gold Cardstock (also in the kit), adhered them together first (for added dimension) and then onto the gift.

I adhered the gift to a white 4 ¼” x 4 ¼” card base using thin foam tape. I hot foiled a sentiment from Spellbinders Glitter Wishes Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set onto white cardstock using Spellbinders Champagne Foil. It was cut into a strip and adhered to the card using foam tape. To finish off, I embellished with Spellbinders Gold Mix Color Essentials Gems.

I thought this card would work well as a gift card/money holder. Perfect for the holidays, but also for birthdays and other occasions too!


For my second card, I wanted to keep to the same colour palette, but reversed! I die cut the gift from Spellbinders Snowdrift Cardstock (in the kit) twice and adhered them together. For the stitching this time, I used the Variegated 121 Delft Blue Floss from the kit. I focussed on the darker shades (the darkest blue and slightly lighter blue) of the floss to really make it pop from the white.

I separated the floss to three strands thick and stitched the gift so that the darker of the floss was in the top left and bottom right, and the slightly lighter shade was in the bottom left and top right. I adhered the gift together as per the first card but left off the bow at this point. I wanted to add some foliage from the Spellbinders Snowflake Card Creator Etched Dies behind for a more Christmassy look!

I die cut the branches from vellum and the holly leaves from Brushed Gold Cardstock. For the card base, I hot foiled a sentiment from Spellbinders A Merry Little Christmas Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate onto Spellbinders Cosmic Sky Cardstock using Spellbinders Champagne Foil. I added ink blending around the edges using Spellbinders Betterpress Inks (Cosmic Sky and Letterpress Black) before adhering to a US A2 sized card base made from Cosmic Sky Cardstock. The gift was adhered on top using thin foam tape and the foliage adhered with Bearly Art Glue. To finish, I embellished with Spellbinders Gold Mix Color Essentials Gems.


Here is the video showing how I made the cards:

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Here are the links to what I have used on the projects. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.

I am looking forward to creating more projects using the advent calendar! For more inspiration using the other days, please head over to the Spellbinders Blog. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I very much appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

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