Color Block Mini Shapes Collection with Annie Williams
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Color Block Mini Shapes Collection with Annie Williams

Hi there, this is Annie Williams and I’m excited to be back on the blog today to share a couple of projects using the new Color Block Mini Shapes Collection from Spellbinders. The fun layered shapes in this collection inspired me to piece together three eye-catching designs to create colorful cards for several different occasions.

Mini Inverted Squares Card

I loved the look of the Mini Inverted Squares Die Set and thought it would make a beautiful background for a card.  Here I used shades of black, white, and grey along with pops of gold for an elegant thank you card.

Color Block Mini Shapes Collection with Annie Williams - Mini Inverted Squares Card

  • Die-cut Onyx, Graphite, Lunar Gray, Silver Fox, Mirror Gold, and white cardstock using the inverted square shapes die from the Mini Inverted Squares Die Set.
  • Die-cut white cardstock using the base die from the set and piece the shapes back together on top, alternating colors.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4” x 5.25” and add the assembled squares on top to cover about two-thirds of the panel.
  • Trim any overhanging shapes at the bottom with a paper trimmer or scissors.
  • Die-cut Onyx and Mirror Gold Cardstock using the thanks die from the Yana’s Layered Script Sentiments Die Set and adhere the layers together with liquid glue.
  • Add the background panel to a top-folding A2-sized white card base with foam adhesive.
  • Adhere the sentiment above the pattern with liquid glue.

Color Block Mini Shapes Collection with Annie Williams - Mini Inverted Squares Card

Spellbinders Supplies:


Other Supplies

Heavyweight white cardstock, foam adhesive, paper trimmer.

Mini Drops Card

It’s so much fun to experiment with not only different colors using the Color Block Mini Shapes, but also different patterns.  Here I created a loopy strip design using the Color Block Mini Drops Die Set for this bright friendship card.

Color Block Mini Shapes Collection with Annie Williams - Mini Drops Card

  • Die-cut Persimmon, Pink Sand, Dahlia, Wild Berry, and Mirror Gold Cardstock using the Color Block Mini Drops Die Set.
  • Die-cut white cardstock using the base die from the set and piece the shapes back together on top, alternating colors.
  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 3.5” x 6.5” and emboss it using the Striped Slimline Embossing Folder.
  • Add the embossed panel to a top-folding white card base measuring 3.5” x 6.5” with a tape runner.
  • Arrange the drops into a loopy strip pattern down the center of the card base and adhere down with liquid glue.
  • Apply Gold Hot Foil to white cardstock using a sentiment from Yana’s Special Sentiments Foil Plate Set and the Glimmer Hot Foil Machine.
  • Cut it out using the coordinating die and adhere it to the card front with foam adhesive.

Color Block Mini Shapes Collection with Annie Williams - Mini Drops Card

Spellbinders Supplies:


Other supplies

White heavyweight cardstock, tape runner, foam adhesive

Mini Petals Card

Lastly, I wanted to use the shapes to create a focal point for a card.  Here I added a simple embossed background and a foiled sentiment for this easy Father’s Day card.

Color Block Mini Shapes Collection with Annie Williams - Mini Petals Card

  • Trim a piece of white cardstock to 4.25” x 5.5” and emboss it using the Geo Screen Embossing Folder.
  • Adhere the embossed panel to a top-folding A2-sized white card base with a tape runner.
  • Die-cut Cosmic Sky, Raindrop, Glacier, white, and Mirror Silver Cardstock using the Color Block Mini Petals Die Set.
  • Die-cut white cardstock using the base die from the set and piece the shapes back together on top, alternating colors.
  • Apply Cobalt Blue Hot Foil to white cardstock using a sentiment from the Happy Parents Day Foil Plate Set and cut it out using the coordinating die.
  • Arrange the petals to form a simple floret pattern and adhere down to the card front with foam adhesive.
  • Add the sentiment to the bottom of the card with more foam adhesive.

Color Block Mini Shapes Collection with Annie Williams - Mini Petals Card

Spellbinders Supplies:


Other supplies

White heavyweight cardstock, tape runner, foam adhesive.

I hope you enjoyed these easy and colorful cards and thanks so much for stopping by today. You can find more inspiration over at my blog AnnieBWills.com.

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