Spellbinders. Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello dear friends and welcome to my blog!

I’m so happy and honored to join this amazing Holiday Blog Hop from Spellbinders and be the final part of it!

Hope, you have you seen all the amazing projects girls created. They are just gorgeous!

As for me, I created two card using Holiday Products and non traditional Christmas colors.

For the fist one I’ve used a part of die-cut from S4-823 Presents! and a sentiment from S3-269 Naughty or Nice set of dies. I’ve die-cut each detail three times and glued them together for the exrta dimention. The final die-cut was made out of glitter sheet of paper. 

For the second card I’ve used the same sentiment from S3-269 Naughty or Nice set and the snowflakes from S5-301 Snowflake Snippets to create a window.  

To die-cut all the details  I’ve used my favorite PE-100 Platinum™ 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine.

I’d also like to show you, how to create this bokeh beckground. It’s really easy! Just choose the inks you like and use Mini Ink Blending Tool. Here I’ve used four colors of inks from Spellbinders: Pixie Play, Luscious Lime, Delightful Daisy and Totally Tangerine.

Spellbinders Blog Hop Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, December 10th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.

My Giveaway

I’m excited to have a giveaway here as well! It’s $25 Spellbinders gift certificate! Please let a comment on this blog post for a chance to win. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this blog post on Saturday, December 9th.


It’s time to announce the winner! $25 Gift Certificate from me receives Denise Ward! Congratulations!

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!

Blog Hop

Simon Says Stamp
Yana Smakula
Laura Bassen
Stephanie Low
Svitlana Shayevich
Sharyn Sowell
May Sukyong Park
Elena Salo  ←  You are here

Thanks so much for joining us today! Good luck to everyone on winning amazing prizes!


  1. Love both of your cards simple and cute Merry Chrustmas to you and your family.

  2. Really Awesome cards!!! These snowflake dies are Fabulous!!!!

  3. such a classy card, love the colours!

  4. Two very pretty cards!

  5. Pretty cards. Like how you used non traditional colors on them.

  6. Love the bokeh backgrounds you created for your cards.

  7. Love both of your cards. Pretty backgrounds.

  8. Non-traditional Christmas colors and very festive! Very nice!

  9. Great change up in the colors for the backgrounds!

  10. Beautiful cards! I love this release.

  11. Great looking cards. Simple background technique that makes the card look elegant and complex. Well done.

  12. Sweet sweet cards:-)

  13. Both cards are lovely. Thanks!

  14. Beautiful cards and love the extra added layers to bring them into a 3D look! Gorgeous background to set off the silver glitter of these gorgeous pieces!

  15. Love your technique for creating a background and it’s a perfect backdrop for the silhouette scene~

  16. love how you put together the two Snowflake Snippet dies on the card, beautiful!!!

  17. Beautiful card. I love the Snowflake Snippets die. Thanks so much for sharing your background technique — can’t wait to try it.

  18. Such beautiful cards!! Love the shimmer and the lovely dies!

  19. Beautiful cards. I like your background and shimmer. The dies are wonderful.

  20. Really gorgeous cards and I like the color choices – unique and blend beautifully.

  21. Love your backgrounds!
    Both cards are so lovely
    and the dies are beautiful.
    Carla from Utah

  22. I love the snow flake dies!

  23. Great cards. I just love the snowflake snippets, they are very elegant. Thank you so much for your inspiration. This had been a read blog hop.

  24. Both cards are great. Love the nontraditional colors. They are always a nice surprise.

  25. Оленко, яка цікава палітра і такі гарні листівки!

  26. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  27. LOVE to use non-traditional colors on Christmas cards!
    Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win.

  28. Love your colors. So pretty and sweet.

  29. Fun use of non-traditional colors. Great cards.

  30. Hi, Your 2 cards are GORGEOUS also!! I love the die that you used on your 1st card but the thing I love the most is the colors you used on the 2 cards they are AWESOME!!!! It is cool to see the different and unique colors other than the typical Christmas colors.

  31. Love the two cards you shared! Love the colors you used, it works well with these cards! Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

  32. your non-traditional background colors are perfect for those wonderful die cuts – those snowflake snippet dies are fantastic!!

  33. I just love how you used the snowflake dies, very nice!

  34. I love that you didn’t use traditional Christmas colors for the background.

  35. What a gorgeous background! And the beautiful die cuts are looking so beautiful!

  36. Both your cards are gorgeous! I love your use of the non-traditional colors..very pretty!

  37. I love to use silhouettes. They are easy because
    they don’t have to be colored and they make an
    interesting center piece.
    Love the children in the “parade”.
    thanks for sharing.

  38. I love your non traditional background. Somehow I think Christmas has no set rules. The glitter on your window is so perfect with the delicate snowflakes. Nicely done.

  39. Great cards! I like the colors you chose. 🙂

  40. I love that you have used unexpected colors for the beautiful backgrounds! The really make the images POP! Both of these die sets are on my wishlist! TFS!

  41. Both of your cards are amazing, the colours, design, finishing touches, wow x

  42. love your cards, nice to see that other color go great on Christmas cards.

  43. Both cards are beautiful. The backgrounds remind me of holiday lights.

  44. Love the window/snowflake card.

  45. Very nice

  46. Lovely cards!

  47. Gorgeous colors!!

  48. I just love those backgrounds. So very colorful!

  49. I must have the Snowflake Snippets die! Your cards are lovely!

  50. The non-traditional colors give it a nice WOW! From some of the remarks, I guess I am not the only one who thinks in shades of red, green, blue and silver for Christmas. Very nice.

  51. Your cards are so gorgeous! And I love how you have staged your photos! They could be in a magazine! I don’t believe I’ve ever been here before! I tried to follow you but sadly don’t have Instragram (we’re old school here!). Hopefully I can stop by again! Thanks for inspiring!

  52. Both of your cards are fabulous! I love the window of snowflakes, wonderful way to use the dies. I love your background, too! The kids hunting for a tree is adorable!

  53. I love your non traditional colored background
    wonderful cards
    thanks for sharing

  54. Оленко, рада бачити тебе у цій команді. Цікаві листівки. Дякую за натхнення.

  55. I really like the background on the cards.

  56. It is always fun to see non-traditional colored Christmas cards. I love the snowflake dies from Spellbinders, as they make beautiful cards. 🙂

  57. Love your beautiful cards!!!!

  58. Lovely cards Elena. Both are great and the Snowflake Snippets is one of my fave sets. Very nicely done.

  59. The colors are so unique. I love these they are so pretty and happy looking. 🙂

  60. Both of your cards are just lovely, but I want to replicate your window card! I adore it! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

  61. I li9ke your neat backgrounds for the cards. Spellbinders has given us another great silhouette die set. Thanks.

  62. Love the bright, festive colours on your cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  63. OH WOW!! Your cards are so adorable and beautiful!!

  64. Unusual colors for holiday cards, but it works! And again those snowflake snippets. Love those dies.

  65. Great cards, using the new dies. Thanks for inspiration.

  66. Those snowflake dies (and the tree going home silhouette) are so, so lovely. . . thank you for showing more variations on their use.

  67. I love your background. It says lots of Christmas lights reflecting on ornaments

  68. Such great cards. Love all the dies. Thanks for sharing…

  69. Darling cards Elena. Love the cool background with those pretty dies. The glitter paper looks great!

  70. Love the shadow dies, great cards.

  71. Sweet cards!! I would never have thought of that color combo for holiday cards but just works great. I must remind myself that can stray from the common colors. 😉

  72. Great technique for the background. I’ll definitely be trying that. Beautiful cards.

  73. Love the great background colors & beautiful designs! Awesome cards!!

  74. Very creative, love the warm colors!!

  75. Your cards are both beautiful and festive!

  76. Beautiful cards. Love the different colors on the background.

  77. Love your non-traditional colored Christmas cards!!

  78. Gorgeous and very inspiring with the colourful backgrounds and use of non-traditional Christmas colours!

  79. So beautiful love the colors you used!

  80. Beautiful cards, I especially love the non traditional bokeh background colors!

  81. Beautiful cards, love the stacked die cuts for dimension and the pretty Bokeh backgrounds. The snowflake snippet window is gorgeous!

  82. Love both of your cards simple and cute. You have done a greabt job.

  83. Such beautiful cards with the non-traditional colors! The backgrounds are perfect for the awesome Spellbinders dies! Beautiful cards!

  84. Stunning background work, love your cards!

  85. You really, REALLY did a Super Outstanding Creative job!!

  86. What pretty cards, and I love how you’ve photographed them amid the “woods” of the little trees! Very fun display!
    One of my favorite parts of this release is the die of the children with the tree! So nice to see it in one of your designs!

  87. Is the silver paper a special kind? It is beautiful!

  88. Your cards are beautiful!

  89. How beautiful. The colors are wonderful.

  90. Brilliant idea for the bokeh effect!

  91. Beautiful – love the silouette die. Thanks for sharing.

  92. Lovely backgrounds for your beautiful cards! Love the silhouette die you used to make the charming scene for your first card! And such gorgeous Snowflake Snippets for your second card… that set is calling my name!

  93. Love your adorable cards!

  94. I love both of your cards and the one with the children is absolutely darling. Thanks for sharing.

  95. Love your background for the snowflake snippets card.

  96. Beautiful cards

  97. How beautiful! Love all the sparkle and these new
    dies are just awesome! I really love the snowflake card
    and the gorgeous design.

  98. What beautiful backgrounds you’ve created! Both cards are fabulous and the snowflake card is stunning!!

  99. Those non traditional colors work so well with the glittered die cuts! Both are so beautiful and really classy, but the frosty window is my favorite! Great tip on how you made your stunning backgrounds! Looks simple enough, but you have made it very special, indeed!

  100. Fantastic cards! Love the non-traditional colours you used.

  101. Love the background colors. Thanks for sharing you beautiful projects

  102. Love the backgrounds and the snowflake window!

  103. Lovely cards!

  104. Those snowflake snippets are so versatile! I love that you used the citrus colors, especially with the snowflake window. It’s like much needed sunshine on a cold winters day!

  105. Love the bokeh background. Thanks for sharing how easy it is to create!

  106. I like how you did the traditional with non traditional color scheme. Very 50s to me and so classy; especially with the silver glitter paper. Thanks!

  107. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing.

  108. Які яскраві та святкові листівочки! ♥♥

  109. Beautiful cards. Love the backgrounds. Thank you for sharing.

  110. So pretty! I have enjoyed seeing how you bloggers have used the snowflake snippets dies. Great inspiration!

  111. Elegant & Beautiful cards!! I love the non-traditional colors. Wonderful job!

  112. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous ! margessw@icloud.com

  113. Love the silver border on this card!

  114. Thanks for the giveaway opp!

  115. I like the elegance of your card.

  116. Gorgeous cards – love the sparkle. Awesome dies.

  117. OH I love the bold backgrounds! Makes the images pop!

  118. Beautiful colors

  119. Cute cards! Thanks for sharing!

  120. A very unexpected design but I love it. Those bokeh-y circles are such fun.

  121. HOW PRETTY!!! LOVE what you’ve done here. I too enjoy using non-traditional colors every so often! 😉 I LOOOOVE your card with the silver sparkle!!! I’m REALLY LOVING that snowflake set of dies!!! 😉

  122. Gorgeous “bokeh” BG on your cards (thanks for the tip!) – a colorful way to show off those wonderful dies too.

  123. Your cards are beautiful. I love the background.

  124. I especially like the snowflake card. Very pretty!

  125. Hello. And Bye.

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