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September 22, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial - Spellbinders Alphabet

Hi Everybody,

Alphabets can be used in lots of different ways apart from the obvious. We just need to think outside the box and see what else we can come up with to make sure we really get our monies worth from this ever useful die set
Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:
With die #7 from Matting Basics A cut two in white and create a hinged card 
 (Die #1 is always the smallest)
From a bright coloured background and #7 from Matting Basics B cut one panel 
(I used Brusho Crystals - Ultra Marine for my background)
Cut another white panel from #6 Matting Basics A and this is the one we will work on
Space out the Alphabet letters of your choice, face down in a random fashion, onto the correct side of your card and cut and emboss them though your machine
Then remove them from the card but keep the letters for another projects
Also keep the tiny pieces that are part of any of the letters that you have used  like the "O" or the triangle from the "A"
Once you have the dies removed then emboss the panel in any folder that you have available. I used the Bricks and Bark 
Place foam pads around the open spaces to support the card and also add pieces of foam to the back of the pieces that you saved from the previous step.  
Remove the backing from the pads and place it onto the bright background you have leaving a small border around the edge
Replace any of the pieces that you saved from the letters that you cut
Stamp in black and clear heat emboss the sentiment and add some strips of the background card around it then add foam pads to the back of it

I chose to use white enamel dots and I coloured them with a marker pen to match my card. 
They dried mottled which fitted in perfectly with my background. 
Add them randomly to the card

Designers Tip:

Another way to use the panel with the cut out letters is as a stencil and simply ink through the card to create another type of background for your cards

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina, thanks for the tips and I love this fresh looking card...lovely shade of blue! Janelle x

  2. great ideas for this card christina. i like it. xx

  3. Christina, you are so good at thinking outside the box, I love this alphabet card, thanks Ann

  4. Lovely card Christina thank you for the Tutorial.
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  5. Morning Christina,
    Great tutorial, thank you.

  6. Wonderful idea for a card Christina! Great for men and women of all ages. Debra x

  7. What a lovely and different card today. Really love it.
    Lve Val in Spain x

  8. Another useful tutorial.Thanks Christina x

  9. Morning, Christina,
    WOW...I love the background you created with your brusho crystals...just another couple of weeks until I can get my starter pack :). I'm waiting for some alphabet dies to arrive from the US. For some reason the company split my order this time so I got my blending tool but no dies...not a happy bunny :(. As soon as they get here though, I'm going to try to create something that may (or may not) look something like your tutorial lol.

  10. Hi Christina
    Love this card and I have all the equipment used so will definitely be having a go
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  11. Good Morning Christina :) Brilliant Design!! Lovely Card!! Inspiring Tutorial!! Thank you sooooooo much for sharing. Enjoy a fabulous day. Big Hugs.

  12. Gosh another amazing idea, thanks Christina......luv Ursula xx

  13. Great card-love the effect it gives and that you could use this card for any occasion.


  14. This is officially my favorite card you have made!! LOVE that blue background and the use of the alphas ROCKS!! TFS!

  15. A very different card today but something nice to see. I love the idea of creating something different and stretching ourselves. Very pretty and I particularly like b how you used the alphabet dies.

  16. HinChristina
    A completely different card today from your usual style, but still lovely. It's good to learn how to use the dies in a different way.

  17. Hi Christina, great card, love the blue colour you have used, believe it or not I am waiting for that embossing folder to arrive so it was a surprise to see it on your card, good to see what it looks like, thanks for the tutorial.
    Regards Liz.

  18. I have to agree it is a different style of card from you but I like the background from the Brusho ink.....tfs
    Well done Christina

  19. Great card Christina, love this idea. Dianne

  20. Great card. Like the paper made with the Brusho's paints.

  21. Hi Christina,
    You have come up with another fantastic idea, love it.
    Di B.

  22. I love this card and absolutely love the idea for using alphabet dies.


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