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.
My Project For Today
For my projects today I have used the very beautiful Graceful Swan Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken
Here is what the die looks like:
I have created the background by foiling with Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Roll – Matte Silver on pattern paper and repeated this with the swans. The swans are just so gorgeous!!
The flowers are handcrafted using the Shapeabilities Cinch and Go V Etched Dies Vintage Treasures by Becca Feeken
The Picot Petite Squares Etched Dies Picot Petite Collection from Amazing Paper Grace by Becca Feeken coordinate so well with the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Twist Squares Etched Dies from the Elegant Twist Collection by Becca Feeken and adds an elegant frame for the beautiful hot foiled swans.
The sentiment is also from the Sweet Cardlets collection – Heart Felt Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set Sweet Cardlets by Becca Feeken. They are so sweet and easy to add to your card or project.
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.
The paper I have used is the Hydrangea Lawns paper from Dress My Craft.
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