All supplies used in this project are linked below.

I was very excited to partner with Spellbinders Paper Arts on this project. In case you’re unfamiliar with Spellbinders, they are famous for their die cutting platform and their dies, as well as lately their Glimmer Hot Foil System. If you’ve been following my other posts at all, you’ll have noticed that I also use a Silhouette Cameo for die cutting, so you might ask why I would need a Spellbinders machine?

I find that the Silhouette is great for creating my own cut files and designs, and for designs that are simple and not intricate. However, for anything intricate or detailed, particularly for scripty sentiments, the Spellbinders machine and the dies that I use are just easier and cleaner, as long as you get a quality die. You can use most types of dies and embossing folders with a Spellbinders machine, you just have to play around until you get the right sandwich.

For the Floral Reflection project, Spellbinders sent me their Floral Reflection die set to use. This is the first time I’ve really done a piece that involved this much die cutting and gluing. It’s just not my usual thing. However, I am really pleased with the results.

Knowing that many others would be making cards with this die set, I wanted to do something unique, but the way this lovely piece came out was still a happy accident! I began by running the die cuts on some paper I was just sure I’d never use - galactic floral pugs (check out my video if you want to see the paper pre-cut). I only wanted to see what the die cuts looked like - I didn’t anticipate using this paper! But I loved how they came out!

Once I knew I was going to use the pug paper, I had to figure out what my other paper choices for the dies and the background should be. What should be the setting for the galactic pug florals? I decided to go all-in on the galactic idea and do something other-worldly and cosmic. The right choices ended up as silver glitter paper for the dies, with a black glitter paper background representing a starry night backdrop.

For the background, I ran the black glitter paper through my Spellbinders machine with the Beveled Diamonds 3D embossing folder to give it a bit more dimension.

And finally, I used a small “For You” stamp from the Charrost Love and Birthday Wishes clear stamp set, and used black embossing powder to heat emboss the tiny sentiment. The cosmic card front is mounted to a top-fold 5.5in x 4.25in card.

Let me know what you think about this card and what you might have done instead of this cosmic theme! If you’d like to see the video where I made this card, please visit my youtube channel.

If you'd like to order one of these Floral Reflections For You cards, you can find them in my shop!

If you are interested in making cards similar to these and wish to know which products I used, here are the links to the exact products. I make a small commission on any purchases made using my links.