Exclusive Indie Collection Inspiration | Beautiful Hugs Cards by Zsoka for Spellbinders using SDS-154 Hugs Expressions, S5-360 Layered Butterfly #spellbinders #diecutting #neverstopmaking #handmadecard

Exclusive Indie Collection Inspiration | Beautiful Hugs Cards with Zsoka

Spellbinders works hard to support independent retailers. The Exclusives collection is an adorable assortment of Dies and Die & Stamp Sets, only available at select online and local independent retailers. Click here to find a list of online retailers who carry this product line.

Hi there crafty friends, Zsoka here with you today with the first installment of my 3-blog-post-series showcasing the gorgeous Exclusive Indie collection. There are so many different products in this collection, there’s something for everyone! I was especially drawn to the new layered dies, they are fabulous!

Today I’m sharing three simple cards with you. Here they are:

Exclusive Indie Collection Inspiration | Beautiful Hugs Cards by Zsoka for Spellbinders using SDS-154 Hugs Expressions, S5-360 Layered Butterfly #spellbinders #diecutting #neverstopmaking #handmadecard

I’m obsessed with patterned paper, on my scrapbook pages I can’t handle white space either. On cards I like it more but if I can, I will always go with patterned paper. So I picked a collection I haven’t had a chance to work with yet (Pink Paislee – Auburn Lane) and chose a few papers I thought would work together.

I really wanted to try the layered dies first so I went with the Layered Butterfly Dies. I die-cut 3 of them from different patterned papers because originally I wanted to put 3 on one card but they are quite big so I decided against that idea. I cut a few different strips of patterned paper and adhered them onto an A2 size top folding card base. Next I glued down two butterflies. When I put together those layers, I only glued them together in the middle so I could fold up their wings and create a more dimensional look.

Exclusive Indie Collection Inspiration | Beautiful Hugs Cards by Zsoka for Spellbinders using SDS-154 Hugs Expressions, S5-360 Layered Butterfly #spellbinders #diecutting #neverstopmaking #handmadecard

I then die-cut my sentiment using the Hugs Expressions Stamp and Die Set. Once from patterned paper and 3 more times from white card stock. I stacked them up and glued them together to create a 3D sentiment, then I adhered it on the card front. To finish off the card I added a few enamel dots.

Exclusive Indie Collection Inspiration | Beautiful Hugs Cards by Zsoka for Spellbinders using SDS-154 Hugs Expressions, S5-360 Layered Butterfly #spellbinders #diecutting #neverstopmaking #handmadecard

Up next is a similar card. Here I just arranged the papers differently and only added one butterfly.

Exclusive Indie Collection Inspiration | Beautiful Hugs Cards by Zsoka for Spellbinders using SDS-154 Hugs Expressions, S5-360 Layered Butterfly #spellbinders #diecutting #neverstopmaking #handmadecard

Exclusive Indie Collection Inspiration | Beautiful Hugs Cards by Zsoka for Spellbinders using SDS-154 Hugs Expressions, S5-360 Layered Butterfly #spellbinders #diecutting #neverstopmaking #handmadecard

On my final card I arranged my papers vertically and I used a lighter, less busy paper on the right side. I then used the same Hugs die as before, again stacked up 4 layers of die cuts but this time I also die cut the outline of the sentiment to give it a bit of a different look.

Exclusive Indie Collection Inspiration | Beautiful Hugs Cards by Zsoka for Spellbinders using SDS-154 Hugs Expressions, S5-360 Layered Butterfly #spellbinders #diecutting #neverstopmaking #handmadecard

I added the rest of the sentiment using stamps from the same set. Again, as finishing touch I added a few enamel dots.

Exclusive Indie Collection Inspiration | Beautiful Hugs Cards by Zsoka for Spellbinders using SDS-154 Hugs Expressions, S5-360 Layered Butterfly #spellbinders #diecutting #neverstopmaking #handmadecard

That’s it! These cards come together pretty quickly, so they are perfect for those times when you are in a rush but would still like to gift something handmade!

I hope I could inspire you in one way or another!

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies:

patterned paper – Pink Paislee Auburn Lane; enamel dots; white heavy weight card stock for card base; trimmer; liquid adhesive, double sided adhesive.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you’ll come back for more in the next days!

I wish you a fabulous day!

Zsoka

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