Spellbinders Indie Collection Inspiration + Blog Hop

Spellbinders Indie Collection Inspiration + Blog Hop

Hello everyone! I am honored to be guesting with Spellbinders today for their Indie Collection release blog hop! There are lots of pretty die designs in their Indie Collection, of which I will be using three… the Layered Monarch, Layered Tulips and Hugs Expressions sets. You can see all of the Indie Collection HERE.

If you have been hopping along already, you should have arrived from the amazingly talented, Nichol Sphor’s blog! All of the details for the hop are further down in this post.

Spellbinders Indie Collection Inspiration + Blog Hop

I created the butterfly first, by cutting the wings with Cream, Sweet Mango, and Burnt Orange cardstocks; the body of the butterfly is cut using Dark Chocolate. I layered all the pieces together with Tonic Smooth Precision Glue Pen (which I LOVE) and added a bit of shading with a Copic marker. There is some Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen on the wings too for some sparkle!

Spellbinders Indie Collection Inspiration + Blog Hop

The Layered Tulips are cut from Cotton Candy, Bubblegum, Green Apple and Green Leaf cardstocks. I adhered all the layers together again with the Tonic Studios glue pen and shaded both the petals and leaves with Copic markers. As with the butterfly, I put some Aqua Shimmer glitter onto these die cuts too.

Spellbinders Indie Collection Inspiration + Blog Hop

All of the flowers and the butterfly are popped up off of my card base, which also has some interest. I had layered some navy patterned paper onto the card base, and popped a white cardstock panel up off of that. The white panel was cut with Simon’s Wonky Rectangles die, and has the Bohemian Lace background stamped onto it with Barely Beige ink. There are some splatters of watercolor in the background too for some extra texture.

Spellbinders Indie Collection Inspiration + Blog Hop

Finally, I added my sentiment onto the card! I cut the word “hugs” from Guava cardstock three times, then popped that off the card with foam tape. The smaller sentiment is from the stamp set that goes with the Hug Expressions set. The gorgeous navy and gold patterned paper I used needed a balancing element, which is why I chose to use Antique Gold embossing powder on Soft Navy cardstock for this small greeting.

I really loved how these Indie Collection dies worked so well together in creating a beautiful scene! I hope you enjoyed this card and were inspired by it! Keep on reading to see all the supplies used and learn more about the blog hop.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today! I’ll be back again tomrorow with more inspiration for you!

Supplies Used

S4-920 Spellbinders LAYERED MONARCH…
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S4-923 Spellbinders LAYERED TULIPS…
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SDS-154 Spellbinders HUGS EXPRESSIONS…
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp…
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Tonic AQUA SHIMMER PEN Nuvo 2 Pack 888N
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs BUBBLEGUM…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# SOFT…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs SWEET…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Lawn Fawn GUAVA Cardstock LF1117
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Inkon3 JUICY CLEAR Embossing and…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Keep Hopping

There is lots more inspiration to see in this blog hop! Your next stop is Laurie Wilson, who has such an inspiring style! If you need to reference the entire hop order, I have it listed below:

Yana Smakula
Debby Hughes
Nichol Spohr
Nina-Marie Trapani – you are here! :)
Laurie Willison
Elena Salo
Enza Gudor
Ilda Dias
Jennifer Gallacher
Svitlana Shayevich
Virginia Lu
Yoonsun Hur
Zsoka Marko
Anna Kossakovskaya
Bibi Cameron
Heather Hoffman

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, July 15th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Monday. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

I’m also giving away a $25 gift certificate to the Spellbinders store! Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, July 15th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. I will annouce the winner on my blog after the 15th. Winner is responsible for any applicable shipping cost, duties and taxes.


  1. Karen Schevikhoven July 11, 2018 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Love your cards. Especially love the butterflies.

  2. Karen L Wall July 11, 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card! The colors are beautiful!

  3. Jeanne Beam July 11, 2018 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous card. I love everything about it.
    Thanks for sharing…

  4. Helen July 11, 2018 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    This is such a lovely card, Nina-Marie. The colors are so cheerful and the two die sets combine so well. tfs

  5. Becca Yahrling July 11, 2018 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Very pretty! I love the flowers – gorgeous!

  6. joy meadows July 11, 2018 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    Love the layered dies! butterflies are one of my favorites, so these really speak to me.

  7. Debbie D July 11, 2018 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Exquisitely beautiful… Love the whole Indie Collection.

  8. Karen Hale July 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Glorious card, love the butterfly and word dies in the new release.

  9. F. Andre July 11, 2018 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Lovely work on this pretty card. Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Kirsty Vittetoe July 11, 2018 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I really love these new dies and your gorgeous card!!!!

  11. Marisela Delgado July 11, 2018 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful card! I love your butterfly! Just fabulous!

  12. Debbie Rumpza July 11, 2018 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    So gorgeous! I love the layering!

  13. Lauryne Cunningham July 11, 2018 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh! This is such a beautiful card! the colors you chose are gorgeous! I’m so glad that Spellbinders is making layering dies now.

  14. Connie July 11, 2018 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    You created an amazing card. This collection is great.

  15. Di Di W July 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    What a pretty card! Nice new Spellbinders release!

  16. Leanne S July 11, 2018 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    So pretty! Love those butterfly dies.

  17. Elaine Pierce July 11, 2018 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    What lovely contrast your color choices create! I love that you add some coloring onto your die cuts for the added flavor punch. You definitely make the 3-D come alive.

  18. Carla Hundley July 11, 2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    So many lovely
    cards. Love the
    colors and layering.
    Carla from Utah

  19. Diane Hunter July 11, 2018 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    I love the layered tulips. So pretty.

  20. Denayc July 11, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Love the layers and 3-D affects of these dies

  21. Gayle C. July 11, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Lovely card and dies. I can never resist a butterfly.

  22. Sharon Gullikson July 11, 2018 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    The different layers look wonderful. So pretty.

  23. Denise Bryant July 11, 2018 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous card! Love the tulips and the butterfly! Beautiful colors and dimension with these fabulous layered dies! Love the font of the Expressions sets too!

  24. Lindar C July 11, 2018 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Beautiful card! This is a fantastic release, I really want the butterflies!

  25. Lori July 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    So pretty, I love how they can work with products from our stash!

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