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.


{Method}


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! 


{Supplies}

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
Dimensions: 
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
Dimensions: 
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!!
Hugs
Kazan