Welcome to another Festive Friday’s. Let’s play with dies today!

This is also part of a fun blog hop as we celebrate the Christmas 2023 Collections by Spellbinders. Join the blog hop to see the new products in action and choose your favorites, to get inspired and to win prizes!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

The effect of the embossing powder on the leaves is just stunning and it really adds that extra touch to the card

I also love the embossed background, those stipes are so elegant, they add interest without making the design look busy


Links to multiple online stores linked below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Dies – Sealed Christmas Sprigs
[ SBC | SSS ]
Dies – Merry and Bright
[ SBC | SSS ]
Embossing Folder – Peppermint Stripes
[ SBC | SSS ]
Crimson Color Essential Cardstock
[ SPL ]
Forest Color Essential Cardstock
[ SPL ]
embossing ink
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Embossing Powder – Sparkling Snow
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Dye Ink Pad – Burgundy
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Dye Ink Pad – Coffee
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Dye Ink Pad – Nature
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
matte glue]
[ SBC | SSS ]
Blending Brush
[ SBC | SSS | ACH ]
Tool N One – Rose Gold
[ SBC | SSS ]
WOW Heat tool
[ SSS ]
Spellbinders – Platinum 6 – Die…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Paper Comfort Trimmer
[ SBC | SSS ]
Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]


To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on their blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, November 19th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in their blog hop post the following Wednesday.

blog hop order

Here is the blog hop order, check out every stop for inspiration!!!

Spellbinders Blog
Yana Smakula
Tina Smith
Zsoka Marko
Sandi MacIver
Kristie Marcotte
Annie Williams
Nichol Spohr
Daniel West
Allison Frazier
Bibi Cameron
Lisa Mears
Jean Manis
Deepa Robbins
Linh Van
Vicky Papaioannou  — YOU ARE HERE
Heejung Hunsberger
Jennifer Kotas
Mindy Eggen
Stacy Jeraul
Bonnie Crane
Michelle Short
Lien Leysen


  1. Elegant and beautiful and classic! I so appreciate you talking about using the same backgrounds and techniques and changing up the focal point. What a simple way to approach card making and I’d like to give it a try. I get stuck thinking I have to come up with a different background idea for each card and it really slows me down and can be frustrating. Plus it’s a great way to, as you said, create a cohesive set to give as a gift. Love the adding of “snow” with embossing powder!! Thank you so much the video, Vicky!

  2. I have to admit that, at first,I thought this card was plain and simple, however when I read what you said about the powder on the flower I had to take a longer look! I am amazed at what a difference just embossing stripes can make! I can’t wait until I can afford a machine! A lovely card! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Vicky, you never cease to inspire me with your beautiful creativity. I again loved the effect of the Sparkling Snow embossing powder. Thank you for all the crafting tips you share.

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