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The Out and About Collection: A Beginner’s Guide by Jean Manis

Hello! Jean Manis here sharing three projects that showcase the delightful Out and About Collection. Designed to work with the compact, yet powerful, Spellbinders Scout machine, these dies offer endless creative possibilities. The Out and About Collection includes a variety of dies that can be mixed in fun ways. In this blog post, I share card designs that are perfect for beginners.

Slimline Card Featuring Two Dogs

The Out and About Collection: A Beginner's Guide by Jean Manis, S2-404, S2-405, S1-154

Tip: Use a paper cutter to create simple, straight horizon lines.

  • Add focal items to card base with foam adhesive and sentiment with dot adhesive.
  • Embellish with enamel dots for a pop of detail.

Tip: Simplify your color palette to ensure that the colors coordinate and to fight decision fatigue.

Whimsical Gnome on a Skateboard

The Out and About Collection: A Beginner's Guide by Jean Manis, S3-513, S1-154

Tip: Using patterned paper for backgrounds or focal item elements conveniently adds visual interest to your cards.

Tip: Cut the Hello Smile sentiment from vellum and use the negative piece to line up the sentiment.

  • Add gnome, skateboard, and flower to the scene using dot and foam adhesive.

Charming Gnome and Mushroom House

The Out and About Collection: A Beginner's Guide by Jean Manis, S3-513, S1-154, S5-639

Tip: To enhance the scene, incorporate additional elements such as flowers from other die sets in the collection.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Medium yellow, medium gray cardstock, dark gray, peach, brown, medium green, and medium blue cardstock, dot adhesive

The Out and About Collection, paired with the Scout machine, opens a world of imaginative possibilities. By limiting your color choices, using a paper cutter for clean horizon lines, and focusing on the die-cut elements, you can create stunning cards. Adding extra details with flowers, epoxy dots, and patterned paper elevates your designs. So, grab your dies, choose your colors, and let your creativity shine!


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