July 16, 2013

Spellbinders Shape It Up Sneak Peek and Giveaway - Day 6

Welcome to the final day of Spellbinders Shape It Up Sneak Peek and Giveaway.  I know you all, just like me, have been amazed by the extrodinary gorgeous Spellbinders products being revealed and of course enjoyed the variety of inspiration offered by so many talented designers.

Today is the final day and time for me to share with you my two projects - created with the brand new and incredibly divine:

                                       Cindy’s Card Creator S5-194 Pearl Effects die templates

Remember to enter to stand a chance to win!!!

Supply List

Spellinders Grand Calibur Machine
Cindy’s Card Creator S5-194 Pearl Effects
Copic Markers
Glitter cardstock, white cardstock, thread, foam adhesive squares, ribbon

Basic Shaped Card Tutorial

The following tutorial demonstrates how to make a basic shaped card using Spellbinders Die Templates.  These steps can be applied to any die template that has a regular or irregular shape. 

1.  Select a die template with an interesting border to create a shaped card.  I used the largest rectangle die from Cindy’s Card Creator S5-194 Pearl Effects set

2. Create a card base from cardstock.  Position the folded edge of the card base so that the cutting edge of the die template slightly overlaps the fold (Tip:  I like to tape down the sides of the card to the die to hold it in place). 

3. Cut the card using the Grand Calibur Machine.  Important to note here that we are cutting through two pieces of cardstock (both sides of the card base).  Depending on the details of the die it may be necessary to run the sandwich through twice.

4. I sometimes like to create a panel, cut from specialty paper like glitter card stock, for the front of my card.  Simply cut a single layer using the same die template and adhere it to the front of the card base.

Window Panel How-To

When I am not mailing a card I like to add dimension by raising parts of the elements on the card with foam squares and embellish with ribbons, buttons etc.  The little rectangular panel on my card is slightly raised over the stamped image.  Here's what I did:

1. First cut/emboss a shape using a smaller die template than the card base. I used a smaller rectangular shape from Cindy’s Card Creator S5-194 Pearl Effects set

2.  To cut the window I used a basic rectangle die template from the A-2 Matting Basics A set.  They were designed to coordinate perfectly with new Card Creator series...(love using my older die templates with my new ones!)

3. I stamped my flower image onto white cardstock and colored it in with my Copic markes.  The sentiment is slightly raised with a foam adhesive and I hand stitched around my stamped image for interest.

4.  Assembling the decorative panel is easy.  First I tied a bow around my card base.  Next I adhered my stamped image to the front of the card.  Finally I positioned my rectangular window over the stamped image and adhered it to the card with tiny foam adhesives in each corner.  Voila!  We have tons of dimension on a pretty little shaped card :)

{Project Two}

I love the versatility of Spellbinders die templates.   I used the Cindy’s Card Creator S5-194 Pearl Effects as embellishments for this mini framed scrapbook page.  

This project was repurposing at it's best ...I purchased a white frame from a thrift shop, removed the dated image and created a mini page with an image of my daughter, Alex. 

Now for your chance to win our fabulous giveaway.  This is the last day to enter :)


We'll be choosing two winners to receive the brand new products released  today! At the end of the week we'll choose a Grand Prize Winner who will receive all the new products shown during the sneak peek and a brand new die cutting machine! How awesome is that!?

{Enter Here Now!}

For additional information and contest rules please visit Here.
 Questions? calexander@spellbinders.us No entries will be accepted at this email address. 

My very talented and dear friend Darsie Bruno has a project on her blog too.  Be sure to stop by for additional opportunities to win :)

Thank you so much  for spending part of your day with me today.  I hope you are just as inspired to try new projects with our new die templates as well as incorporating them with our much loved older sets.  
Leave me a comment here and let me know what you think.  I always love hearing from you.


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