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Christmas cards with Spellbinders November Large Die of the Month

A few days ago my friend Valentina asked for my new home address, as we recently moved to a new house….and I suddenly realized that I was LATE, very very very LATE for Christmas cards!! Of course, I wanted to send my friends some handmade cards (that's the reason why I bought so many winter and Christmas stamps during Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, right?), so I had to hurry!

I had recently received the November Large Die of the Month from Spellbinders, but I didn’t have the time to play with it…I was so happy to finally have a good excuse to use it! Probably not a very smart idea, given that I had very little time and the cards I had in mind would probably take several hours each to be completed, but that’s me…I’ve been known for always choose the hardest path! :-D

A little backstory about this die set: on November 1st, Jennifer McGuire showed on her Instagram page some cards she made with the November Large Die of the Month kit from Spellbinders, and I really fell in love with these dies…as a former cross stitcher and now card marker, the possibility to combine my DMC floss and die cutting was too good to pass up. The price was very reasonable as well, so I put it in my cart…but just moments before hitting “buy”, I thought about all the stamps and dies I had in my stash but didn’t have the time to use…and sadly decided I didn’t need new ones. Then, a week later, Jennifer loaded a video with several cards featuring this die set and this time I couldn’t talk myself out of buying it. I’m so glad I did, because I truly love the set! The designs you can make with them are so pretty that you really don’t need to add much more to make a card, only a sentiment and maybe some gems here and there.

These are some of the cards I made with the stitching dies and DMC floss. I die cut from Neenah Classic Crest Smooth Solar White 110 lb to make sure that the card base was strong enough to resist all the stitching. The scripty and the skinny gold sentiments are from Gina K. Designs Christmas Silhouettes set, while the silver sentiment is from the stamp Snowflakes and Words by Pink Paislee. For the slimline card, I used the Merry Christmas included in the Slimline Greetings stamp set by Simon Says Stamp, released for Stamptember 2020. All sentiments were embossed with GDK Detail Gold Embossing Powder or GKD Detail Silver Embossing Powder. In the smallest of the blue cards, I used the Detail Ringlet Plate wafer die by Simon Says Stamp (another gorgeous Stamptember 2020 product) to add some interest to the background.

I hope you like these cards as much as I do!

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