Oct 19, 2020

Introducing Amazing Paper Grace Sweet Cardlets

What's a Cardlet, pray tell?  A Cardlet is a small motif, complete with background, sentiment and character that combine to make small card or layers onto a larger card.  We're delighted to introduce you to the Sweet Cardlets Collection.

Becca Feeken sent over these lovely dies and watercolors for me to try.

Sweet Cardlets show up in a Glimmer format with a matching die.   They are metal plates that are used in the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System to transfer foil to paper through a combination of heat and pressure.  The Glimmer machine base is rolled through your die cut machine to deliver that pressure.  As long as you have a machine that can accommodate thick dies - like steel rule dies, you're all set. A word to the wise, it is very addicting.  (Compatibility charts on the Spellbinders website)

The Inspiration behind Sweet Cardlets

We gotta fess up here.  There's no such word as cardlets, yep, Becca straight up made it up.  You have to agree though, it sounds really cute, right?  Well that was the inspiration behind sweet cardlets.  As you can imagine it has something to do with cards and moreover, little cards.  

Always mindful of the budget, Becca wanted to create a collection where each set is all you need to make a little card.  Sweet Cardlets are small motifs with a 3" x 3" footprint.  Each has a background, a main character and several sentiments.  

We found it the right size to fit on an A2 card and even to layer onto an A7 card.  In fact, the 3" background can be repeated for a long background or a larger background.  Dies cut out each main character and three sentiments with each set give you lots of options.

Each of our Creative Team members will show you their take on cards made with the Sweet Cardlets Collection.  Today we're all using Jane Davenport Watercolors in some technique to show off Sweet Cardlets.

First up is Amazing Paper Grace Graceful Swan Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets (SKU GLP 236) by Spellbinders

Here is what it looks like:

Am happy to introduce Graceful Swan for this Hop.

I have created a square card using Spellbinders Elegant Twist Square Dies by Amazing Paper Grace SKU  S4-1049 . 

Made a focal point using the Glimmer plates and dies using my new Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil machine. Colored the glimmered diecut Swan in grey and orange for beak colour using new Jane Davenport's Neutral palette and watercolor brushes. Little bow and a feather to finish off the card.

Made this small 8" Collapsible lid box for holding little treats, gift cards.

When lifted up, It just opens up wide to reveal the space to put in the contents. I just added a beaded twin to the aperture at the lid and a small bow below to the body of the box. Added the silver glimmered foiled cardstocks which was made using the glimmer plate from Graceful swan. Its matted with the silver mirror cardstock, which complements it nicely.

Silver glimmered the glimmer plate phrase from Spellbinders Heartfelt Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate and Die Set by Becca Feeken SKU GLP-219 and die cut it to mount on the box.

Designer's Tip

Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil system is a new addition to my Crafty stash. I visited many Youtube tutorials to educate me much about the ways to use glimmer plates on different substrates first and then started to use my machine. 

Must say this helped me so well and I haven't wasted any glimmering foils during the process of Glimmering these plates. 

Here is the Spellbinders video showing amazing new samples as well as a walkthrough of the entire collection.

Sweet Cardlets Availability:

These dies and plates are available from Spellbinders right now! Click here: Sweet Cardlets Collection

Sweet Cardlets Collection Blog Hop!

Click on the links to each member, they're waiting to inspire you to create something beautiful:


You could win an Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month! Enter to win on our new Instagram Account https://www.instagram.com/amazingpapergrace_creates/. All of the entry details are there, look for this image below: 

Do you love Sweet Cardlets as much as we do? 

Tell me in the comments! We'd love you to join us at Amazing Paper Grace Creative Encouragement Community in Facebook. It's our space to share your creations learn techniques and get inspired. We have exclusive sketches, Tutorials, and many more for crafters of all levels!!


Patricia Manhire said...

These are so beautiful and elegant!

TaraDawnBrown said...

Love love these Sathya! Amazing work!

TaraDawnBrown said...

Great projects using the swan glimmer plates! The feather is a great idea! :)