31 October 2023

Spellbinders | Game Day

Hello there, you may or may not know this (since I do not share them here that often) but when I make cards for family, I try my best to customise them to the recipient. This often means making cards on my Cricut or using supplies in a more unconventional way. So when I saw the Game Day Collection from Spellbinders, I thought it would be perfect for a card for my nephew. 

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I started off my card by die cutting the Spellbinders Athletic Apparel Etched Dies from white cardstock and Spellbinders Cosmic Sky Cardstock for the trim. These dies are meant to create the front of a shirt, but since in UK football the numbers are on the back of the shirts, I created the back and it still worked well I think. 

My family support Tottenham Hotspur FC and their kit this season has patterns on it, so I hunted through my stamps to see if I had something that would work. I found a Simon Says Stamp Swatch Stamp Set, as well as some retired Clearly Besotted Sets and stamped them onto the shift (with a bit of masking or cutting the stamps down) using Concord & 9th Dove Ink Cube

I then assembled the shirt, adhering with Bearly Art Glue. I die cut the Spellbinders Jersey Numbers Set Etched Dies from Spellbinders Cosmic Sky Cardstock for his age and adhered them to the shirt. I also die cut the footballs from the Spellbinders Sporting Goods Set from white and black cardstock and adhered them together. 

I took a Cosmic Sky US A2 sized card base and masked off the top (back panel). I then blended Spellbinders Cosmic Sky and Betterpress Black Betterpress Inks around the edges for some added interest. The shirt and footballs were adhered with a combination of foam tape and Bearly Art Glue. I embellished with a few white enamel dots

Since there wasn't much room on the front for a sentiment, I opted to put it in the inside of the card. I stamped the sentiments from the Spellbinders All-Star Sentiments Clear Stamp Set onto a panel of white cardstock using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card to finish. 



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The hardest part of the design was stamping the patterns on the shirt! Trying to find the right kind of stamps was difficult but I am glad I did it. It makes the card more personalised I think! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a great day! 


  1. It's absolutely brilliant and so creative how you added the detail on the shirt with all the different sets. It turned out beautifully and looks so true to form! I bet your nephew is going to absolutely love it! xx


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