January 13, 2012

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day 3

Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!

The entry window for the
Spellbinders Paper Arts contest on this blog has ended.
Don't forget that you still have time to enter
at the blogs listed on the Spellbinders blog. Thank you!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you our largest product releases ever! These new collections are some of the most innovative and beautiful die cutting and embossing templates in the world! The Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of our introductions for the 2012 Winter Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.

Win today’s new Spellbinders products! 
Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day, see the schedule below!

Enter my Blog Frenzy from 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) January 14, 2012 until 11:59 pm January 15, 2012. 

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy designers are:

*Kazan Clark*
  Shanna Vineyard
Tonya Dirk

You can enter yesterday’s participating blogs, Becca Feeken, Julianna Hudgins and Julie Overby through January 14 at 11:59 pm EST.  See the Spellbinders Blog for the complete schedule of designers and contest rules.

Thank you Spellbinders Paper Arts for sponsoring this contest! 

Here are the new dies I am introducing:

S4-353 Labels Twenty-Four
MSRP: $24.99
1.  3/4"
2.  1 7/8"
3.  2 7/8"
4.  4"
5.  5 1/4"

E8-008 Classic Edges Two
MSRP: $19.99
  • Classic Bracket Edge: 1/4 x 8"
  • Classic Triple Scallop Edge: 1/4 x 8"
  • Classic Petal Edge: 1/4 x 8"
E8-011 Classic Decorative Inserts Three
MSRP: $19.99
  • Six Petal Flower: 1 x 8"
  • Pointed Edge: 1 x 8"
  • Triple Scallop: 7/8 x 8"
Spellbinders Paper Arts Supplies:
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur
    ® Die Cutting Machine
  • S4-353 Labels Twenty-Four
  • E8-008 Classic Edges Two
  • E8-011 Classic Decorative Inserts Three
Cross Promotional Partners:
Cardstock, buttons, embroidery floss

{Decorative Border How-To}
  1. I started by making my card base by folding the white cardstock in half.  Cut a panel from blue paper to fit the front of the card.
  2. Position Spellbinders Edgeabilities® Pointed Edge Decorative Insert and Classic Petal Edge die templates on the patterned paper.  Once satisfied on the placement, flip the die templates over and secure them with repositioning tape (so that the cut side of the die template is on the paper). Cut/emboss using the Grand Calibur machine.
  3. Before matting the patterned paper on white cardstock, lay the paper down and position the Classic Petal Edge die template on the white cardstock so that it fits alongside the cut edge on the patterned paper.  Secure the edge, cut side down, to the white cardstock and cut using the Grand Calibur machine.  Adhere both the patterned paper and white cardstock panels to the front of the card.
{Design Tip}
I love how intricate these new Decorative Insert die templates are which means I can get beautiful detailed areas that are not only cut out but also embossed.  If some sections don't cut on the first pass through the Grand Calibur machine simply add a paper or cardstock shim to that area and run it through the Grand Calibur machine again, then emboss for a beautiful and intricate design.  

{Die Template Frame How-To}
  1. To make a frame embellishment simply nest Labels Twenty-Four #3 and #4 (Where #1 is the smallest) die templates on a piece of cardstock with the cut side facing down.  Secure both die templates with repositioning tape to the cardstock and cut with the Grand Calibur machine.

{Dimensional Frame How-To}
  1. To achieve a shiny and dimensional frame I applied a thick layer of Beacon Adhesive's Ornament Icing.  Once dry it resembles an epoxy embellisment. 
  2. Cut a Labels Twenty-Four shape for the frame backing.  Assemble the frame and embellish with buttons, glitter heart shape and wire swirls.
Assemble the card and adhere elements using 3D Foam Squares and Glue Dots.  Hand stitch a decorative border and finish by applying the rub-on sentiment.

For this project I used today's debuting die templates but in a slightly different way.  Although I used the same Edgeabilities Pointed Edge decorative insert, I paired it up with a different edge called Classic Triple Scallop Edge from Edgeabilities Classic Edges Two die templates to cut the blue border from Graphic 45 paper.

I also used the Classic Bracket Edge die template, paired with a coordinating stamp to create the colored borders above and below my flower.  The stamp is from JustRite Stampers and it is called Cast All Your Cares.

I cut the flower from WorldWin Paper's Classic Linen Cardstock using my Labels Twenty-Four die template.  I cut 3 nesting shapes from the cardstock and then scored them in the corners and points.  After folding along the scored lines I secured my flower to my wall sconce with a corduroy brad from Nikki Sivils.

By entering the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy you agree to the Official Rules. For questions on the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy, send an email to contestquestions@spellbinders.us (no entries will be accepted at this email address).


My blog is open for entries from 12:00 am, January 14, 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 15, 2012, EST.

  1. Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to: Entries for this Blog are now closed.
  2. The subject must be:  S4-353 Labels Twenty-Four, E8-008 Classic Edges Two and E8-011 Classic Decorative Inserts Three 
  3. Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their Blog Frenzy dates!

Daily winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the blog frenzy’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.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each and every Blog Frenzy within its designated time period, send your entries from the email address for each entry. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1900 and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die cutting and embossing templates released at the 2012 Winter CHA show, and a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

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