Good morning and welcome to the third Design-abilities blog hop! We are the Spellbinders® Blog Team and we wanted to do something fresh, fun and creative to bring our team together. But before we get started we want to let you know this blog hop is just for fun and creative inspiration. We are not sponsored by Spellbinders Paper Arts®.

Sometimes we might not all be able to participate but we would still encourage you to visit all of the Blog Team Members and check out their blogs. You will find all kinds of ideas for die cutting, paper crafting, mixed media, DIY projects, jewelry, home decor, lots of tutorials and techniques. As designers we are always inspired by each other and we hope to inspire you too.

Including me, the Spellbinders Blog Team consists of:

My project today is another plaque made from chipboard.


Using Spellbinders® Grand Labels Four, 5 pieces of chipboard were die cut and glued together. A thin coat of white embossing paste was added to the top for texture and to make the plaque resemble slate. Once the embossing paste was dry, the plaque was painted with Lowe’s Pantone Cloud Dancer acrylic paint.


I don’t know if you can tell from the photo, but the embossing paste did not entirely cover the chipboard panel. The edges were sanded to remove some of the paint, and then sponged with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.

The flowers were die cut/embossed from watercolor paper using Rose Creations and Jewel Flowers and Flourishes.


The foliage was painted with Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint; the rose with Mustard Seed and Wild Honey; and the Jewel Flowers with Peacock Feathers. Inside the Jewel Flowers are vintage buttons that I found in my stash that still have bits of thread attached to them.

The sentiment “Believe” was cut from black vinyl using the Silhouette Cameo. (I told you I was hooked on the vinyl aspect of this machine!)


That’s all for me today! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to visit the other members of the Spellbinders Blog Team! I can’t wait to see what they’ve created for this hop!

Note to my sister, Carrie: Did I get the colors right for your new furniture? I threw in some of that yellow color because you didn’t get the gold couch!


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16 Responses to “Design-abilities Blog Hop #3!”

  1. I love how you shaped the flowers. I love making flowers. Unfortunately my cat is intrigued too. He will steal them, he sits on the floor watching me, sometimes being so bold to leap up on the counter grab one in his mouth and race away. He does not take ribbon or other parts of my cards only flowers. I guess he is distressing them for me. Sometimes I can find them, other times I have to start all over. 🙂

  2. it does give a great look of slate, so pretty!!

  3. What a gorgeous design.

  4. YES!!!!!!!!!!! I love this. It will work so good in my new living room. I am so excited to get new furniture. Of course, once again, it is beautiful and I am sure the picture does not do this piece justice. Love you.

  5. Hold on!!! Spellbinders can cut chipboard?????? I was under the impression it was to thick and that it could ruin the dies. Oh please let me know, how you do that?? I would love to use chipboard, but I am worried about ruining my dies since I had read not to..I know I know can’t believe everything you see and hear on the internet haha! No but honestly, you are first I have seen use chipboard…… share..
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  6. Incredible project…love the faux slate look and the flowers definitely add the extra touch. I , too, am interested in learning more about the use of chipboard with the dies. Please post on your blog!

  7. Nice.Love the textures and seeing you getting into digital!

  8. This is such a great project!, So delicate.

  9. Gorgeous project. Love the pretty flowers and the black vinyl word.

  10. What a pretty piece! The flowers are gorgeous!

  11. so pretty

  12. What a stunning plaque!! Those flowers are amazing!

  13. I always love your creations. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Your flowers are gorgeous! your plaque really does look like slate, and I’m a huge fan of your talent 🙂 Beautiful Sherry.

  15. So love your Plaque Sherry! Perfect for the word of the year fans like me!

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