Happy Dance Collection 3 Ways with Debby van Diepen
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Happy Dance Collection 3 Ways with Debby van Diepen

Hello all, this is Debby van Diepen from the Netherlands and I am excited to be on the blog today. I want to share three cards using the new Happy Dance Collection. This is a beautiful Collection full of die cuts, sentiment stamps, and hot foil sentiments. This collection is also perfect to create projects for Mother’s day or Fathers day.

Happy Dance Collection 3 Ways with Debby van Diepen

Let’s Dance Fathers Day Card

The Happy Dance collection is full of dies that are perfect to create masculine cards with. When you think of a masculine card, you might think of blue color tones. I wanted to show that pastel colors can word great for a masculine card as well.

Happy Dance Collection 3 Ways with Debby van Diepen

  • Die-cut the rosette die out of three pastel-colored cardstocks. I used yellow, blue and pink.
  • Stamp the ‘best dad’ sentiment from Spellbinders We All Dance Sentiments stamp set on the blue rosette, with black ink.
  • Heat emboss the #1 sentiment from Spellbinders We All Dance Sentiments stamp set on the yellow and pink rosette. Heat emboss them with gold embossing powder.
  • Die-cut the three gnomes from Spellbinders Dancin’ Gnome die set out of the same cardstocks used for the rosettes, as well as with white and off-white cardstock. Glue the pieces together. Add a little white pom pom at the top of the hats. It gives such a fun effect.
  • Create a card front with a soft natural color. Make sure there will be a border on your card base.
  • Arrange the three rosettes on your card front in the middle, from top to bottom. Also, arrange the gnomes on your card front. This way you can see how you want to place the pieces.
  • When you are happy with the arrangement, you can use double-sided foam tape to tape the pieces in place.
  • Place the card front on your white card base with double-sided foam tape.
  • Now you can cut off the overhanging bits of your gnomes following your card base edge.
  • For extra detail glue a few clear droplets on your card front.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

Vaessen Creative Florence cardstock paper – off white, Veassen Creative Florence watercolor paper – smooth white, Lawn Fawn cardstock, Mermaid, Recollections cardstock paper, Pink Buttons collection, Lawn Fawn glue tube, Craft & Design Double-sided Foam Tape, Crafts & Design Double cards with envelopes, Versafine Onyx Black ink, WOW embossing pad, WOW embossing powder, Metallic Gold Sparkle, Ek tools anti-static powder.

I Dance Card

This Spellbinders I Dance die set is perfect to create Mothers day cards with. There is also a fun coffee cup die. In the Spellbinders We All Dance Sentiments stamp set there are matching stamps that are made for the fun I Dance dies. For this card, I used them to create a thank you card. I also liked to use colors that give the card a retro look. The skirt of the girl gave me the 80’s look feel.

Happy Dance Collection 3 Ways with Debby van Diepen

  • Die-cut the girl, coffee cup, and leaves dies out of a variety of soft-colored cardstocks.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Spellbinders We All Dance Sentiment stamp set on the front piece of the coffee cup.
  • Create a card front with a soft natural color cardstock. Make sure there will be a border shown on the card base.
  • Glue a strip of dark cardstock at the bottom of your card front.
  • Arrange all the cutout pieces on your card front.
  • When you are happy with the arrangement you can glue some down and pop some up with double-sided foam tape.
  • Die-cut the small flower from Spellbinders Petite Floral Potpourri several times out of soft-colored cardstock.
  • Glue the flowers on the leaves and add red Nuvo drops in the centers.
  • Die-cut the little bow from Spellbinders Open House Topiary etched die out of blue cardstock. Glue it down on the coffee cup.
  • Glue down a few clear droplets around the bouquet for some extra detail.
  • Place the card front on an off-white card base with double-sided foam tape.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

Veassen Creative Florence watercolor paper – smooth white, Vaessen Creative Florence paper, blue, Recollections cardstock paper, Pink Buttons collection, Gina K. Designs card stock, warm glow, The Stamp Market card stock, slate, Versafine smokey grey ink, Lawn Fawn glue tube, Craft & Design Double-sided Foam Tape, Nuvo Crystal Drops, autumn red, Crafts & Design Double cards with envelopes.

I Dance Mothers Day Card

I wanted to create a Mothers Day card with the Spellbinders I Dance die set. For that, I wanted to use the Spellbinders Happy Parents Day hot foil and die set too. Because the hot foiled sentiment looked elegant to me I wanted to stay simple for the rest of the card.

Happy Dance Collection 3 Ways with Debby van Diepen

  • create a card front from white cardstock. make sure it shows a small border on your card base.
  • Ink blend just above the bottom a strip with distress Oxide ink Worn Lipstick.
  • Die-cut the flowers from Spellbinders I Dance die set out of pink-colored cardstocks. Glue the pieces together.
  • Die-cut the leaves from the same die set out of green cardstock.
  • Arrange the pieces at the top of the ink blended area. Glue the leaves down and pop the flowers on top with double-sided foam tape.
  • Pop the sentiment on the card front with double-sided foam tape.
  • Die-cut the little bow from Spellbinders Open House Topiary etched die out of pink cardstocks. Place it under the sentiment with double-sided foam tape.
  • Die-cut the little flowers from Spellbinders Petite Floral Potpourri out of white cardstock. Glue them on the card front.
  • For some extra detail and shine, I glued gold jewels in the center of the flowers and on the card front.
  • Place the card front on a white card base with double-sided foam tape.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other supplies

Vaessen Creative Florence cardstock paper – green, Veassen Creative Florence watercolor paper – smooth white, Recollections cardstock paper, Pink Buttons collection, Ranger Distress Oxide ink, spun sugar, Lawn Fawn glue tube, Craft & Design Double-sided Foam Tape, Crafts & Design Double cards with envelopes.

I hope you enjoyed this trio of cards and it maybe gives you some inspiration. Thank you for stopping by today. You can find more inspiration on my Instagram Page under the name @handmadebby. Have a lovely day!

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