Friday, October 20, 2017

Spellbinders Platinum Machine: Unboxing Video and Review

This post was generously sponsored by Spellbinders and Scrapbook.com who donated the products show. All opinions within are mine.

Looking for a manual die cut machine that does it all? Introducing the Spellbinders Platinum Machine. In this post, I’ll share an unboxing video and walk you through what comes in the die cut machine box. Then I’ll share with you the other items Spellbinders generously sent me so you can see what I'll be using the future to create some Autumn projects. A short video of this unboxing is included in this post, and a shopping list with links is also included for those interested in learning more about this product.

Spellbinders Platinum Machine Review:

- The Platinum die cutting machine is beautifully designed.
- It is compact in nature.
- It folds easily for crafting on the go.
- It is both light but sturdy making taking it with you to a crop a definite option.
- It works smoothly both with Spellbinders exclusive dies, as well as, other companies' steel rule and etched dies.
- The wider surface of the die cutting platform allows for larger die cuts.
- The $200 price point is a good option for those looking to add a high-quality die cutting machine to their tools.
- It is very comparable to the Cuttlebug machine (but with a larger cutting platform), and to the Sizzix Big Shot. Differences include a larger cutting surface, and more cutting plate options than is typically provided.
- Spellbinders offers a wide range of both steel rule and etched dies. The are well-known for their detailed etched die styles.


To watch the unboxing video click HERE to watch on YouTube or start watching below:


To see this machine in action, watch for crafting tutorial videos on my YouTube channel HERE.
To watch more tutorial videos, be sure to check out the Spellbinders YouTube channel HERE.
I want to extend a personal thank you to both Spellbinders and Scrapbook.com for the opportunity to work with this incredible machine. I use manual die cuts on nearly all of my projects, and was excited to try this new-to-me machine. I think it’s a wonderful choice for someone looking to start manual die cutting or looking to upgrade their current machine.

Spellbinders Die Cut Machine and Shapes:

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Out of the Box #31: Echo Park Paper Dies and Stamps Release

This video was filmed with products provided by Echo Park Paper and Carta Bella Paper Company. All opinions expressed are mine.

Welcome to another "Out of the Box" unboxing video. In this video, I'm sharing some of my favorite dies and stamps from the recent Echo Park Paper and Carta Bella Paper collections. You can see some of the latest holiday dies and stamps, as well as, some other basic die shapes that were recently released. All products shown in the video are available for purchase, and links to those products are included both in the video description; as well as, listed below. Take a moment to subscribe to my YouTube channel for all my unboxing and tutorial videos!




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Friday, September 01, 2017

Witch's Boot Candy Box

Did you enjoy the charming Halloween Treat Box I shared HERE last week on the blog? How about another but very different Halloween treat box for this week? This week I'm featuring a "Witch's Boot" candy box with a die cut designed by Lori Whitlock for Silhouette. Using a Silhouette cut file, I easily made this 3d candy box. The top of the box is open allowing for candy, notes, or a small gift. The bottom of the boot has a closure so nothing spills out. Rather than die cut it strictly from black cardstock, I used some NEW Halloween Paper from the "Haunted House" collection by Carta Bella Paper.

"Witch's Boot" Candy Box by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #jengallacher #halloweencraft #diecut #cartabellapaper #loriwhitlock


Here's a closer look at this project:

"Witch's Boot" Candy Box by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com #jengallacher #halloweencraft #diecut #cartabellapaper #loriwhitlock


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Friday, August 25, 2017

Halloween Treat Bag

I adore little gift bags I can give to friends and neighbors. This little Halloween Treat Bag is perfect for a small bag of goodies to deliver to those you love. It features the "Halloween Town" collection from Echo Park Paper. Watch for this "Project in a Minute" video to be featured on Echo Park Paper's Instagram feed HERE. They share a new project video each week so be sure to take a moment to follow them.

Halloween Treat Bag by Jen Gallacher for www.echoparkpaper.com. #treatbag #diecut #echoparkpaper #jengallacher

Here's a closer look at this project:

Halloween Treat Bag by Jen Gallacher for www.echoparkpaper.com. #treatbag #diecut #echoparkpaper #jengallacher

Halloween Treat Bag by Jen Gallacher for www.echoparkpaper.com. #treatbag #diecut #echoparkpaper #jengallacher

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Friday, August 18, 2017

"Autumn Memories" Card

Did you know that Echo Park Paper shares "A Project in a Minute" videos each week on their Instagram feed? You can follow them HERE. This month you can watch a video on how I created this "Autumn Memories" card. It features the beautiful "Hello Fall" collection from Carta Bella Paper. This card is very dimensional and includes stickers, die cuts, ephemera, enamel shapes, and MORE!

"Autumn Memories Thanks" card by Jen Gallacher for www.echoparkpaper.com. #card #cardmaker #jengallacher #echoparkpaper


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"Autumn Memories Thanks" card by Jen Gallacher for www.echoparkpaper.com. #card #cardmaker #jengallacher #echoparkpaper

"Autumn Memories Thanks" card by Jen Gallacher for www.echoparkpaper.com. #card #cardmaker #jengallacher #echoparkpaper

"Autumn Memories Thanks" card by Jen Gallacher for www.echoparkpaper.com. #card #cardmaker #jengallacher #echoparkpaper

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Friday, August 11, 2017

"Making a Splash Die Cut Water Pail"

Summer is just about over, but you can still celebrate with a water party and cute party favors. For this project, I used THIS cut file by Lori Whitlock and the "Under the Sea" papers from Echo Park Paper to create a Water/Sand Pail. Lori's 3d Dies and the Silhouette machine make quick work of a project like this. The entire project took 15 minutes from start to finish, and much of that was me deciding how to decorate the front of the pail.

"Making a Splash" Water/Sand Pail by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com and www.echoparkpaper.com. #loriwhitlock #echoparkpaper #jengallacher #silhouette


Here's a closer look at this project:

"Making a Splash" Water/Sand Pail by Jen Gallacher for www.jengallacher.com and www.echoparkpaper.com. #loriwhitlock #echoparkpaper #jengallacher #silhouette


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Tuesday, August 08, 2017

14 Background Stamps from Echo Park That Will Blow Your Mind

Ok, crafters, let's talk background stamps! Oh how I crush on these amazing stamps. They add that little bit of pizzazz that every card needs. And I'm just happy when I get to stamp. These are 14 of my absolute favorite background stamps from Echo Park. Seriously they will blow your mind! They blew my mind when I saw them, and I work for Echo Park. Do you know how fun it is, to get to see pre- and post-production on products like these when you are a crafter yourself? Giddy, people, just sure giddiness. I know I'm totally biased, but I truly believe that some of these will catch your eye as well so I'm totally sharing today. Be sure to pick a few of your favorites.

Background stamped card by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #stamping #stamper #jengallacher #echoparkpaper

Background Stamp Cards


Here are a few cards I've used background stamps on. Click on each phrase "Click here to learn more" to read that card's full blog post. See a more complete list of my favorite background stamps listed in the product section below.

Shine Black Floral Card (black dalamation print in the background AND the cabana stripe):

Background stamped card by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #stamping #stamper #jengallacher #echoparkpaper


Click HERE to learn more.

You're the Best Tropic Card (cabana stripe on the white cardstock):

Background stamped card by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #stamping #stamper #jengallacher #echoparkpaper


Click HERE to learn more.

"Joy Stenciled Background Card" (see the cabana stripes used on this card as well):

Background stamped card by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #stamping #stamper #jengallacher #echoparkpaper

Click HERE to learn more.

"Be Amazing" Flower Pocket Card (see detail stamping on the coral pocket):

Background stamped card by Jen Gallacher from www.jengallacher.com. #stamping #stamper #jengallacher #echoparkpaper

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