July 19, 2010

Spellbinders BIG Event
Blog Frenzy
July 13-20, 2010

Welcome to the eighth & final day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts BIG Event!

The BIG Event is Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ way of introducing some really exciting new products! This season’s BIG Event is from July 13-20, incorporating 16 fabulous Designers, and you could win BIG!

  • Win today’s new die templates! 
  • Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day from each blog!
  • You may enter once from each blog on the designated days!
  • Each contest is open for 48 hours to enter the contest!
  • You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time July 21, 2010 to enter my contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules before entering so that your entry will be valid!
These are the Designers and their contest dates: 

July 13

July 14

July 15

July 16

July 17

July 18

July 19

July 20

Daily contest winners are randomly chosen from valid entries, as stated in the Official Rules. The winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn. 

Entrants that send valid contest entry emails to each of the contests will be automatically considered for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $700, and includes Spellbinders CHA Summer 2010 release die templates, Spellbinders CHA Summer 2010 release punch templates and a Presto Punch™ machine!

I bet you are ready for the reveal...

{Halloween Banner}

Create a keepsake Halloween banner for your home with Spellbinders new die templates: Witches Brew and Nested Bats.


1. Start off by cutting out and embossing your Halloween images from the S2-282 Witches Brew Set.  I used black cardstock for mine which created a silhouette effect.  To make the flying bats I cut my bat dies using the Spellbinders die templates S4-277 Nested Bats.  Simply fold the wings up and secure only the center section of the bat to your paper with a glue dot.

2. Using the Spellbinders S7-018 Big Scalloped Border Grand die template, cut several border strips from purple cardstock.  My banner has 5 triangle flags so you will need 2 border strips on either side for a total of 10 strips.
3. Cut triangular shaped flags from a variety of patterned paper.  Mount onto orange and black cardstock.  My triangles measure: 4.5x7.5x7.5".  Using adhesive, adhere the scalloped strips to the sides of the flags.  Secure a strip of ribbon to the top of each triangle and fasten large brads to either side.

4. Cut out various shapes using a variety of Spellbinders die templates and labels.  I used the shapes from Spellbinders S5-022 Labels Ten, S4-190 Labels Four, S4-114 Standard Circles Lg, S4-194 Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles Lg, S4-112 Classic Ovals Sm, S4-113 Classic Scalloped Ovals Sm, and S4-187 Large Scalloped Octagons.  Contrasting solid colors tend to show up better against patterned backgrounds.  Mix and match shapes, colors and patterns and then assemble by layering certain elements with foam dots and embellishing others with buttons, ribbon and twine.

The Halloween images remain the focal point of the banner because they are all solid colors and are contrasted against bright patterns and designs.  Thread twine through the brads and secure a beautiful bow on either side. Your banner is ready for display! 


Paper: My Mind's Eye Cauldron Bubbles, Haunted Parlor, Black Scribbles, Little Man, Rock & Roll Heart, Soiree.  Graphic 45 Haute Couture
Cardstock: Worldwin Black
Ribbon: The Ribbon Boutique

These are the Spellbinders product I introduced:

SKU/Product Name: S4-282 Witches Brew
MSRP: $19.99
Witch: 2 3/8 x 1 7/8"
Cat: 1 5/8x 2 1/8", 
Cauldron: 1 1/2 x 1 7/8"
Hat: 1 5/8 x 1 3/8"
Boots: 1 1/2 x 1 3/8" each

SKU/Product Name: S4-277 Nested Bats
MSRP: $19.99
1:1 X 1 1/2"
2: 3 X 1 3/4"
3: 4 3/4 X 3"
Mini Bats: 
1 1/2 x 1/2"
1 1/8 x 3/8"
1 3/4 x 1/2"

{Preserve those Boo-tiful Memories}

For my second project using these die templates I chose to make a Halloween layout. Once again I used the S4-282 Witches Brew die templates and the S4-277 Nested Bats. The border was cut using Spellbinders S7-014 Classic Lace Border Grand 

For the official Spellbinders Paper Arts BIG Event rules, click here

TO ENTER MY CONTEST: (Contest is open for entries July 20-July 21, until 11:59 East Standard Time ) *Entries for contest is now closed*

1) Send your email entry to: Reveal16@Spellbinders.us  (either click the link or type the address into your email program) 
2) Don't forget the subject line must read Witches Brew/Nested Bats.
3) Although I do love your comments here on my post, unfortunately they don't count towards a contest entry, so be sure to email your entry to the Spellbinders address listed above and then feel free to comment or ask a question about a technique or product I may have used :)

If you have any questions regarding the contest, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope you enjoyed all the BIG Event Frenzy Reveals :)
Best of good luck to you all and thank you so much to Spellbinders for sponsoring this wonderful contest!!


Deborah Young said...

Oh honey, I love your banner. And I ADORE your layout!!!! I may have to copy that one!

Kimberly Crawford said...

You are marvelous!! Look at that!!!! Stunning project!!!!!!!!!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Wow! This is seriously gorgeous Kazan. I love banners! You used so many dies!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Very cute Halloween banner and layout, Kazan! Love how you put the bats in the layout corners!

Julie Ranae said...

So glad there are Halloween dies that are so versatile and your projects displayed them perfectly!

Anonymous said...

These dies are so cute, I love your layout!

nina said...

Amazing banner! Love that - my kids would get such a kick out of something like that. Love the scrapbook page too!

Jerusha said...

Love what you have done with these adorable Halloween dies! Incredible!!

TesaB said...

Ohhhh, that banner is fantastic!!! Love all the new dies and how you used them in your projects. So much halloween fun!!!

imastampin said...

Kazan, these projects are oh so wonderful. You do such amazing things! I love your work!

Terre said...

Love that banner, cute, cute, cute. You rocked the frenzy girl, nicely done.

Latisha said...

Hello Awesome lady!! Stunning!! Loving that banner and your layout is gorgeous!

Scossie Jane said...

The banner is indeed a stunner, LOVE it. And the layout is definately one to lift when we can get our hands on the dies (or indeed win them, YAY!!!)- thanks for the inspiration....

Hugs xx

Dawn said...

Wow spectacular projects sweetie! I am thrilled I could visit all the wonderful ladies the entire time. So excited to get my hands on some of these dies.
Thank you everyone for all the inspiration.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Kazan! I love your Halloween banner & LO! Great job showing how these die templates can be used in so many different ways!

Judy said...

WOW! Kazan you did awesome. The banner is so incredible. I love it! Great colors!
Your layout is super, too! It so reminds me of old iron fence around an old house.....maybe even haunted!
I just knew you would come up with something super!

Julie Overby said...

Absolutely outstanding! Both of your projects are completely way over the top! Your banner has so many fun details to it and the design on your LO is gorgeous.

Pysselbus said...

I'm stunned!! How creative!!! Love both your projects... The LO especially... So thought through... just perfect!

Have a great day!!


sweet craf-tea chick said...

i love love love your banner and layout! wonderful projects!! thank you so much for sharing with us. have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

Such incredibly adorable projects Kazan!! You are so talented!!!

Dee said...

This is such a cute banner - Adore it! Love the Scrap page as well. Great Projects and I love these dies!

Angie Tieman said...

Wowzers! That banner is amazing! I am blown away! Great scrapping too, that border is so spooky cool!

Sylvia said...

Wow! These projects are gorgeous! I made a Halloween banner a few years ago and had to cut my witch and bats! Yeah there are finally ones I can use a die to cut! Thanks for all the fun. When will these things go on sale?

*mardi* said...

ohhhhhhhh, these are so beautiful, thank you so muche for sharing, love them !!!

Susan Nel said...

lovely projects Kazan, beautiful scrappage.

Rhonda V. said...

Wow! I just have to tell you how very awesome your banner is! You showcased these new dies in such an amazing way! Fabulous inspiration!!!

Love your sweet Halloween Layout too!

kathy s said...

these dies look fab- love the cat and shoes- great projects- thanks for sharing

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WHOA!!!! Kazan you TOTALLY rocked these!!! What incredible projects you've made!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Everything you made is just BOOtiful!!! These are adorably CUTE dies for Halloween! Love that little witch on the broom! Super fun banner and I love how you used these elements on your great scrapbook page!

Patter Cross said...

Wonderful banner! So fun! Have a blessed day!

Sian said...

Oh wow, they look fun!
Gorgeous creations.

GrannyCharlotte said...

Cute banner. Love the little witch shoes and the cat. The layout is very nice. Love the border on it as well. TFS.

pescbrico said...

Your page is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us!

Joanne Gilch said...

Bateautiful banner and layout. Witch I could win this one!

Barb said...

neat projects.

jengd said...

That banner is absolutely fabulous!!

Amy said...

Fun dies...love what you created with them!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

OMGoodness, Kazan! This is amazing! What a wonderful page, and your banner makes me wish is were October. How fun!

Sarah said...

I think they saved the best for last. Awesome dies and fabulous projects!

Jackie said...

Love what you did with these!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Kazan!! SO FAB:) Love the way you used this set!! Once again you ROCKED IT!!
This set is so much fun. I just love Halloween!!!!

Erika M. said...

I'm so loving your banner - fabulous creations!

Scrapthat said...

Oh man! Those are so super cute! TFS your cutie projects and I love your choice of papers too!

Cindy H. said...

What fun Halloween projects!! Love your beautiful scrapbook page. Halloween's such a fun holiday and it sure looks like you had fun decorating for it:) tfs

Candy said...

Too cool. My grandchildren will love seeing these things when they come for Halloween and I love the LO ... nice idea for me to do for the pictures I take when they come for Halloween. Thank you so much.

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow!!! Stunning banner and incredible layout! Wonderful projects!

lisa808 said...

Love your banner! Awesome dies.

Linda said...

I loved your Halloween Banner and page layout. Halloween is a favorite time of year in our house, since my granddaughters B-Day is the 23 of Oct. So these die sets will be a must have. Thanks so much for sharing your amzazing talent and caring spirit.

Crafty Math Chick said...

Wicked cool projects Kazan (get it? "wicked' cool? BWAHAHAHA - seriously though, I am from Massachusetts, we say that in place of 'very' all the time).

Scrapaddict said...

Love that banner, very nice!

scalder said...

Great projects Kazan!! Absolutely love the Hallowe'en page, that border is WOW!!! This has been such a fun reveal!! I always come away from blog hops so stunned by the talent that is out there!!! Thanks for sharing yours:)

Jen said...

Really wonderful Kazan!
Thank you so much for sharing.

Toni said...

Wonderful projects. I absolutely love the banner. Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

So cute! Thanks for the tutorial. These Halloween beauties would be such fun to play with!

Kay said...

AMAZING!! I LOVE Halloween projects and your banner is beyond adorable! Love the die templates! You layout is gorgeous with the lace border. Gosh, girl you are GOOOOD!!!!! Super tutorial, too! Thank you!
♥♥ Kay

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your projects. Great Colors and Layout, oh so fun. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

LOVE LOVE your banner!! This would look awesome hanging in the entryway of our new house!!! Thanks for such a fun idea!! Can't wait to make one!

arlene_king said...

Great idea for Halloween!!

Becca Feeken said...

Kazan you have the magic touch girl!! These all look absolutely fabulous. Love the banner and the scrapbook page is outstanding!!

PatS said...

What a creative talent you have! Your card and scrap page are just awesome. I am happy I found you through this fabulous blog. What would we do without the greatness of Spellbinders!

KathyL said...

Your projects are just gorgeous!! The images in witches brew are awesome!! thanks for sharing these.

Luv 2 Create said...

Luv your layout. Witches brew dies are really cute. Great detail on your layout using them. Fun.

Linda said...

Wow this is amazing!

Debbie Olson said...

You did a fabulous job with these dies, Kazan!

Dragonlady said...

Hi there

What a fantastic project, just love it.

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Jodie R said...

Oh my gosh! These projects are amazing!!! I love them all!!

Susan said...

THESE are awesome dies!! I really love your SB L/O!!!

Helen L said...

I love what you did with the banner (so cute and clever!) and also the photo page: you're and artist at work!!! TFS!

leenda said...

WOW! Fantastic banner & page layout! Love your style!

1CardCreator said...

This is so clever and creative! TFS~Diane

jan said...

Great projects Kazan!

loftylass said...

Fantastic projects Kazan. These dies are fab and will be greatly appreciated by many.

Lotti said...

Awesome projects - I especially love the banner you made. Stunning!

klasickewpie said...

Wow Kazan! Your banner and LO are truly spooktacular! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

Jen said...

Wow, thank you for sharing such wonderful details...your banner is awesome and I can't wait to try to make one like that! Your LO is fabulous too! Thanks for the FABulous inspiration!

kiki said...

Fantastic projects Kazan.

Ida said...

Awesome projects. Loved the banner.

Conniecrafter said...

Such a cute banner, absolutely love your layout and the border is terrific with it!

Jan Castle said...

What spooky/cute dies!!!! It's everything anypone could want for the season! Great project!!!
Jan Castle

Becky said...

What fabulous dies.

Kris said...

Love your super cute projects. Thank you for the tutorial!

Paper doll said...

Very, Very cute!! Hope this is going to hang a PARTY this fall!

Karen said...

I love the banner you created not to mention the scrapbook page. Both are great!

Deebi27 said...

All ready for Halloween I do say and Fun, Fun, Fun!

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Love your banner..it's fab! And your scrap LO page is brilliant! :)

Terry said...

What a great banner and your layout is outstanding!!! What cute Halloween dies...especially love those witch shoes...too cute!!! TFS

Dot. G. Western Australia said...

Hi Great projects. The witches Brew dies are so cute. Thanks for shareing. Love the scrapbook page.

Renkata said...

what an amaizing products.
Great layout.

Chris said...

I love your banner, the new dies are great! :D

Yogi said...

what a neat set of Halloween dies. Nicely done

Ann said...

Wowza, that banner is amazing!

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