January 10, 2010


*Thanks for stopping by. Please note the Competition for this particular Reveal is now closed*


January 7- 13, 2010

Commenting on this post is welcome but does NOT enter you into the contest. This contest is sponsored by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts. Directions on how to enter are in the Blog Post and Official Rules at Spellbinders Blog. If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Welcome to the 5th day of the Spellbinders™ Surprise Party

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is introducing 25 new Die Templates and 2 Impressabilities™ templates! These sneak peeks are part of the collection that will be released at CHA on January 24, 2010. This is also your opportunity to win fabulous Spellbinders™ prizes!

Today you have the opportunity to win a Spellbinders™ prize package (including the other three Spellbinders™ Die Templates revealed today) through the contest entry email address listed a the end of this post. Be sure to visit and enter from Keri Lee Sereika's Blog and Mary's Pfaff's Blog for additional chances to win! You may enter once from each Blog which will remain open to contest entries for 48 hours!

You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time January 12, 2010 to enter this contest through my blog. Be sure to read the RULES before entering so that your entry will be valid.

To see previous Spellbinders ™ Surprise Party!! posts or to go to any of the future blog posts, feel free to visit the following:

January 7

Debbie Olson

Julie Overby

Lesa Rapp

January 8

Becca Feeken

Janine Blackwelder

Debbie Seyer

January 9

Heidi Blankenship

Karen Taylor

Cathy Chlebana/Beth Pingry

January 10,

Linda Duke

Jennifer Davis

Terre Fry

January 11

Keri Lee Sereika

Kazan Clark (You Are Here)

Mary Pfaff

January 12

Karen Hunsaker

Christy Farneth Kerr

Holly Simoni

January 13

Sherry Cheever

Kimberly Crawford

Sharon Johnson

After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders™ Paper Arts will randomly pick one winner from each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog event. Winners will be contacted by email within 24 hours of the contest deadline. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn for said prize.

Entrants visiting all 21 Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! events and correctly enter the drawing on each Blog will automatically be entered into the SPELLBINDERS™ SURPRISE PARTY!! GRAND PRIZE give away with a retail value of over $350.00. The GRAND PRIZE will be announced on January 24, 2010 on the Spellbinders Blog and consists of super secret products being released at CHA. You WILL be excited!!

I’m thrilled to share my Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! project with you...

Baby Girl Vintage Card

I love the look of vintage so I jumped at the opportunity to use the brand new Spellbinders™ die template S5-021 Cherry Pickin' Frameabilities® and a Spellbinders™ Impressabilities™ to create this faux vintage look. Here are all the details and step by step instructions for your to achieve this look too:


  • Spellbinders™ Frameabilities® S5-021 Cherry Pickin’
  • Spellbinders™ Impressablities™ I2-1002 Butterflies
  • ColorBox Razzberry Pigment Brush Pad by Clearsnap
  • Vintage image Cotton Scraps by Crafty Secrets
  • Perfect Pearls Embellishing Pigment and Perfect Medium by Ranger
  • Pink Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Pink Ribbon from Charles Clay & Sons
  • Buttons for embellishing
  1. To create the letterpress effect on this card simply apply ink directly onto the large frame of Spellbinders™ die template S5-021 Cherry Pickin’.
2. Lay the inked frame cut side up on the Spellbinders™ Magnetic Spacer Plate and position the white cardstock on top of the frame. Cut/emboss the frame using the Wizard™.
3. Apply adhesive to the embossed images of the frame. I used Rangers Perfect Medium which has a sponge applicator.

4. While the adhesive is tacky sprinkle on the pearl pigment and brush off any excess.
5. Remove the S5-021 Cherry Pickin’ die template to reveal a letterpressed, embossed frame with a pearl shimmer.
6. Position your frame over the vintage image. Trim the image to fit and secure on the backside of you
frame with adhesive.
7. Adhere framed image to pink cardstock and trim around the contours of the frame to form a neat border.
8. To create the vintage looking white background I simply painted the Spellbinders™ Impressablities™ I2-1002 Butterflies with white acrylic paint
9. Once dry adhere the painted Impressablities™ onto white cardstock.
10. Fold the pink cardstock to form a card (size 4 ¾ x 6”). Tie the pink ribbon into a decorative knot and secure it to the front of the painted Impressabilities™
11. Finish by adhering the framed image to the center of the card and embellish with buttons.

Following are all the components of this die template:

Die Name: Cherry Pickin’

Die Sku: S5-021

MSRP: $24.99

Limited Edition

Die Dimensions:

Cherry 11/16 x 11/16”

Leaf 11/16 x ½”

Small Frame 2 3/16 x 2 3/16”

Large Frame 4 1/16 x 4 1/16

To show you how versatile this gorgeous little frame is, I created a completely different card for my second project:

For this card, titled Inspire, I used both the small and large frames of S5-021 Cherry Pickin’. With the small frame and the Wizard™ I created a window in the front of the card. The super cute cherries are part of a fabulous set of new Shapeablities® die templates called S4-266 Assorted Fresh Fruit. See Keri Lee Sereika's blog today for S4-266 Assorted Fresh Fruit’s Surprise Party

I bet you are all ready to enter the contest. Here are the details:


For the complete Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! rules please click HERE


1) Send your email entry to: The Competition for this Reveal is now Closed

2) Type the name of the die being revealed on my blog (Cherry Pickin’) in the “subject” line of the email.

3) Click send!

If you have any questions regarding the contest, send an e-mail of inquiry to: ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and good luck - I really can't wait to see who the lucky winner is!!




Kimberly Crawford said...

GORGEOUS!! Beautiful cards, Kazan!!! LOVE the way you added the pearlized finish!!!

Debbie Seyer said...

Sweetie! B-E-A-Utiful job! Love both projects! Fantastic!!

Margie H said...

LOVE LOVE both projects!!
Wonderful job :) xo

imastampin said...

Kazan, I love that vintage baby card. Beautiful my friend! So is the cherry card. I love cherries, they are so cheery! hee hee hee

nina said...

Very nice! Love the dimension you added to the dies.

Rita said...

Love both of your projects, their so beautiful!

Julie Overby said...

Perfection!!! What a very fun die template and you have done such a fabulous job. LOVE them!

Eveline said...

Lovely Kazan, great cards. I like the look of the cherries, reminds me of summer.

loftylass said...

Two lovely projects Kazan. Both cards are beautiful and so different. Mmmmm I can taste the cherries!!

pamela said...

Gorgeous Cards! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

Katie said...

Your project is just gorgeous! I love how you painted the Impressabilities for the background! Thanks for sharing! Katie

Dawn said...


Sherry said...

How fun! Love how you went from vintage to whimsical with the same tools, it shows great versatility!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are beautiful. I especially like the soft vintage baby card.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Nice Job Kazan!!! love love love the vintage look. Must have cherries :)

Gina said...

Your first card is so Vintage yet so Fresh . . . I Love it! tfs!!! :)

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card, love this set.

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Gorgeous Kazan. Love all the techniques you used on the vintage baby card. Both cards are fabulous!

lisa808 said...

Two lovely cards.

stephanie said...

I love your cards - they are beautiful. I love the acetate insert and these dies are amazing.

Starla said...

Both projects are just Wonderful!! Each has such a different look/feel....perfect for showcasing different uses of these dies!

Donna VW said...

These are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the techniques and the peeks!

DonnaMundinger said...

Just precious Kazan! Love the two different looks from the same fabulous die! xxD

Margarita Ybarra said...

OMG! I love your projects. Vintage cherries have been a favorite of mine for a long time. I'm definately going to get this set.

nicky said...

oh i like the card! hugs nicky

Cindy H. said...

Both of your projects are beautiful!! I especially love the Baby Girl Vintage card and really appreciate the instructions, too!!

1CardCreator said...

Thanks so much for showing the step by step inking process. I loved your cards they definitely made me want this set! ~Diane

Anonymous said...

Love both of your beautiful cards and the new dies. Thanks for sharing.

Ida P. Krause said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Darling projects! I am especially fond of the Baby Girl Cotton Scraps project - way cute!

Susan Nel said...

absolutely stunning card, nothing like a beautiful baby card.

josie walrath said...

both projects are gorgeous. Love the new template. tfs

Stampin_melissa said...

Oh, your projects are so very lovely! Great job!

debbie said...

love it ... it is awesome

Chris said...

Soooooooooooooooo cute! I love what you did. Both projects are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing. I love how you included other Spellbinder sets!

Karen W said...

This is beautiful, I love the vintage look, that is just precious.

Tina said...

Love your projects! They are both very nice, TFS.

Jan Castle said...

Definitey Not the Pits!!!! Thanks for the lovely cards.
Jan Castle

Jen said...

Really nice Kazan. I grew up on a cherry farm so I am pretty sure I will NEED to add this Frameabilities to my collection.
Thank you for sharing.

Phillane E'lee said...

Stunning cards. Love the pearl finish. I will give this a shot.
Thank you

Heidi Blankenship said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Kazan, both of your projects are Fantastic!! The vintage baby card with the perfect pearls cherries and the Impressabilities is so Beautiful! I love the soft colors. Your second card is Fabulous too! Hugs

kksb said...

Your baby card is adorable!
Well done.

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh my goodness these are gorgeous..... I have got to have the Cherry Pickin........love it.....

NancyS said...

What a beautiful job you did with the new Cherry Pickin' Frameabilities. TFS your wonderful work with us, Kazan.

Kay said...

Oh my goodness! Amazing cards and thank you for the tutorial. You're so creative! The vintage card is so beautifully detailed and I LOVE the cherries on your second one. Love your style! ♥♥ Kay

ellen s. said...


debbie said...

very pretty

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Sunehra Koshy said...

Hi, your card is just beautiful. I was looking for projects which used the cherry pickin die and yours just jumped out of the screen. We are a craft supply store based in India and we're stocking Spellbinders, so we just featured your project on our Facebook page. Drop by some time. http://www.facebook.com/itsybitsyindia