Friday, July 08, 2011

Spellbinders Blog Frenzy–Day Four!

Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy
July 6 - 14, 2011


Welcome to the fourth day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you one of the most exciting die releases to date! These new collections are some of the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world! The Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.
·Win today’s new Spellbinders die templates!

· Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day (see schedule below)!
· One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!

· Each blog will accept entries for 48 hours!

· You have from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time July 9, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July 11, 2011 enter my contest. See the Official Rules.

Today you can enter my contest and AJ Otto’s contest.

Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!

I’m thrilled to share two projects using S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks with you. These fabulous new die templates are from the new Samantha Walker Designer Collection!

It's always a thrill to be able to use NEW die templates in multiple ways! I love to look at my die cut shapes and see what they can become. I created this gift card holder using S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks to decorate the band that closes the holder. I also used S4-346 Labels Twenty-two to cut/emboss the opening for the gift card.

To create the gift card holder, start with a piece of black cardstock, cut to 4 ½ x 11". Then score at 3", 5 ½", and 8".

Fold on the 5 ½" score line. Attach S4-346 Labels Twenty-two, die template #5 (#1 is the smallest die template) at the fold as shown.

Using the Spellbinders Paper Arts Grand Calibur™ machine, cut and emboss the cardstock, and set aside. Cut a piece of designer paper to 4 3/8 x 4 7/8" and score at 2 ½".

Fold on the score line. Attach S4-346 Labels Twenty-two #5 at the fold as shown.

Cut/emboss the paper, then snip the shape cut from the star paper in half at the fold and attach to the black cardstock, lining up the opening.

Fold the black cardstock on the remaining score lines. Glue three edges of the center panel, making sure to leave an opening for the gift card.

You are now ready to decorate your covers. Cut paper as shown below:

1 strip black - 1 x 8" (this is for the band)
1 strip pattern #1 - 7/8 x 7 7/8" (this is for the band)
1 piece pattern #2 - 2 5/8 x 3 7/8"
4 pieces pattern #3 - 2 7/8 x 4 1/8"

Attach the orange paper to the inside and outside covers of the gift card holder. Attach the blue panel to the orange paper on the front of the gift card holder.

To make the closure band, glue the star paper to the black cardstock and wrap the band around the closed gift card holder. Overlap and attach the band in the back, making sure it can slip off the holder.

Next, use S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks to cut/emboss the following shapes:

1 Pendulum Clock from black cardstock
1 Small Pendulum Piece from black cardstock
1 Medium Pendulum Piece from black cardstock
1 circle (using S4-114 Standard Circles Large die template #2) from white cardstock

Ink through the openings (like a stencil) BEFORE removing the paper from the die templates.

Cut two stars (using the Presto Punch™ machine and the star punch template from the Starter Pack), 1 from black cardstock and 1 from red cardstock.

Glue the pendulum clock onto the band as shown. Stamp a sentiment onto the white circle and attach the sentiment circle over the area where the clock face should go. Then attach the pendulum pieces to the sentiment so that they look like ribbon tails. Place the red star on top of the "ribbons."

If desired, attach a bingo number to the clock pendulum. Use the age of the birthday celebrant to personalize the project!

Stamp a birthday message on the inside of the gift card and embellish with the other star. Add a gift card, and you are finished!

I hope you enjoyed seeing what you can do with S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks!

MSRP:  $29.99

Die Sizes:
Wall clock: 1 3/8 x 4"
Pendulum Clock: 1 ½ x 4 3/8"
Table clock: 2 3/8 x 4 ½"
Pendulum pieces: 1 ¼ x ½" (small), 1 ½ x 3/8" (medium), 2 x 5/8" (large)
Faces: 1" (small), 1¼" (large)

I have a second project to show you. This time, I used the S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks as...clocks! I created an elegant birthday card. This beautiful set of clocks is very versatile and can be used over and over again!

If you would like to know the details for making this project, visit my blog (Scraps of Life) on July 16th!

See the official Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy rules.

My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 9, 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 11, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.

 1) Send your email entry to:  (either click the link or type the address into your email program)

2) The subject must be Retro Mod Clocks.

3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their contest dates.
July 6
July 7
July 8
July 9

July 10

July 11

July 12

July 13

July 14

Daily contest 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.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each contest within its designated time period. Use the same email address to send the entry email. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1400, and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die templates released at the 2011 Summer CHA show, and a Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry, so be sure to enter (above, see To Enter section) and then leave a comment here on my blog!

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!

Supply List for Gift Card Holder:
Die and Punch Templates: Presto Punch Starter Pack, S4-346 Labels Twenty-two, S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks, S4-114 Standard Circles Large
Machines: Presto Punch, Grand Calibur
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Raven, Lava; Stampin' Up Whisper White
Designer paper: My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Out of the Blue
Stamps: Flourishes Taglines, Waltzing Mouse Fancy Phrases
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Gray Whale
Embellishments: Bingo numbers from Maya Road

Supply List for Card:
Die Templates: S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks, S4-116 Standard Circles Small
Other Spellbinders products: F-012 Precious Metals Craft Foil
Machines: GC-001 Grand Calibur
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Raven, Core'dinations Core Impressions Graphic45 Timeless, Neenah Natural White
Designer paper: gcd studios Paris Nights
Stamps: StampingScrapping Label Accents
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Gray Whale, Staz-On Jet Black, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: DMC String, Stampin' Up! Library clip


  1. cute projects Gloria!! great job!! :)

  2. Fantastic projects!!!! Just love what you created!! :)

  3. have been waiting on pins and needles for this post :)

    fantastic gift card holder
    have to say the retro mod clocks and that card are my favs :)

    fantastic work as always girlfriend :)

  4. Neat projects! Thanks for sharing your talent!

  5. Gloria, your projects are amazing, as always! I love these retro clocks. I have so many ideas for these. Your work is truly inspiring. I don't know how you get so much done either. Do you ever sleep? lol
    Have a very blessed weekend!

  6. Wow, these are amazing!

  7. I just have to say I love the retro clock dies!! wonderful job on all your projects!! Thanks so much for sharing with us !!

  8. I love the gift card holder! So creative! Your card is super, too!!!
    You did an awesome job!

  9. OH my word, these are just awesome, I just love that gift card holder.

  10. The clocks are awesome!!! Great use on your card!!!

  11. Brilliant projects Gloria - gift card holder is superb!

  12. Really great project Gloria and great new die!

  13. Very clever Gloria! Great job!

  14. beautiful projects and thanks for sharring the how to

  15. Gloria, your clocks are adorable!
    I love your projects!!! Hugs

  16. Anonymous12:04 AM

    stunning projects! thanks for sharing your inspiration

  17. Oh my - how useful will these dies be??? I love your projects - can't wait for these to arrive.

  18. WAUW I love this set, and even more after seing all about your projects here. The giftcardholder is awesome and the clockcard is too cool, and I can think of a lot of other things this set would be perfect for too. Oh boy oh bioy sooo many new goodies again he he he.
    Have a great week-end and thanks sooo much for these great ideas here.

  19. oh wow, so much inspiration. Thanks for sharing
    Anne x

  20. Gloria,
    Fantastic projects showcasing these clock dies (which I just love). Great gift card and I will tune back in on the 16th to see how you did the clock card. Thanks.

  21. wow! really cool.. Hugs Marley

  22. Your projects are lovely, Thos e clocks are just super.

  23. Beautiful projects. I love the clock dies, how fun.

    Thank you for sharing. :)


  24. I'm so into clocks these days, so this set will be on my wish list! I love how you created those fancy edges for your gift card holder! Beautiful!

  25. All modes of time telling are my fetish. If there's a clock on a project I'm all googley over it. these dies are gonna have to be mine!!!!

  26. very clever!
    Sandra ltb

  27. Beautiful projects! Love these retro clocks, can't wait to have these dies. :)

  28. You are definitely the master of cardmaking. These are fabulous and love your explanations. Always makes me want to shop for more Spellbinders dies!

  29. Love the way you used that Labels 22 die to create the gift card holder. Very nice.

  30. Love them! your projects are awesome. love anything that has to do with clocks, old timepieces etc. Cannot wait to get my hands on these dies...TFS


  31. Hey there, ROCK STAR!!! Wow, your projects were worth the wait!!! I love your "thinking outside the box" ideas with these dies. Your work is always fresh and it!! Love and hugs, GF! Angie

  32. What an unusual set! Your ideas for them were wonderful - thank you!

  33. Anonymous6:54 AM

    Super fun :)

  34. What an awesome creation! Love this gift card holder idea!

  35. oh my goodness, such fabulous work!! totally loving the neat gift card holder idea :D brilliant!

  36. Wonderful projects and your directions on how you did it all are so easy to follow, terrific job!!

    Thanks for sharing

  37. Beautiful presentation of this new die. Love the gift card holder!

  38. Fabulous projects!! You've shown how versatile these new dies are and I love them! I particularly like the gift card holder - very cool.

  39. Love what you did with the Mod Clocks Gloria! I love them!!!!! Awesome!

  40. what a fun looking card

  41. what a fun looking card

  42. Great thinking outside the box with gift card card. Thanks for sharing. Peggy

  43. Love the gift card holder!

  44. Wow! Great creativity! Thanks for the ideas!


  45. LOVE what you did with the clocks..fab creations ;)

  46. Wow! These are stunning projects and amazing dies.

  47. cool uses of the die, I especially LOVE the second card

  48. All super nice projects. Love how you made the window with the dies!!

  49. Blogger isn't working right today...tried three comments on last posting before it worked; this is second try here..

    The gift card holder is terrific and your clock it beautiful...TFS

  50. I love clock. And I like how you made your cards. They are so cute. Thank you for sharing.
    Have a great weekend :)

  51. Wow, these are amazing!
    Hugs Manuela

  52. Ohhhhh how awesome!!!! Your tutorial is so visual and perfect...I can't wait to try it!!

  53. Amazing Projects!
    Blessings Bernie

  54. Love what you've made, WOW there great looking!

  55. You make an eye catching gift card holder. So much inspiration comes from your wonderful project. Thanks for sharing

  56. I love your projects..TFS

  57. Gloria - I love it when people show me new ways to use my Spellbinders dies. What a great idea with the gift card holder -- not only using the timepiece as a part of the band, but also using the label die to cut the card holder -- very inspired. Love the card too with the "time to celebrate" sentiment. It's always time to celebrate when new Spellbinders dies are introduced!

  58. Fabulous projects Gloria. Love those clock dies... your gift card holder is awesome and I really like how you used the die piece as the band.

  59. Wow Gloria, your gift card holder is wonderful and also your card is so shick! Girl you are a Rock Star!

  60. What great projects, love them!

  61. Thanks for sharing the gift card holder cool! Both your projects are up to your usual VERY HIGH standard of excellence...way to GO!

  62. Wonderful projects, Gloria! We all know how valuable time is, and Spellbinders is great for saving time for crafters.

  63. Great gift card holder and LOVE the vintage card!

  64. Wow, fabulous projects! Those dies look so fun to work with! Thanks for the inspiration!

  65. Anonymous7:13 PM

    Gloria, you worked magic on these dies my dear!! Both projects are to very clever and they are absolutely stunning!!

  66. Ohhhh, I just love how you designed the band around the gift card holder. Awesome! These clocks are awesome! love your projects!

  67. You are so creative. Love the card and the gift card holder. The Retro Mod Clocks are going to be a favorite with me.

  68. WOW! That's one awesome, creative & inspirational gift card holder! You showcased these dies beautifully!

  69. What clever projects!
    Jan Castle
    castle77 at comcast dot net

  70. I absolutely love the mod clocks! There is nothing like it on the market and I can't wait to get a set. Fabulous tutorial!!

  71. I love these clock dies...and your wonderful projects!

  72. I am loving your projects. They are such a compliment to the new dies. Gorgeous.

  73. Amazing dies beautiful work:)

  74. You did such an amazing job with these dies! LOVE the gift card holder! And that second card is just perfect! Well done girl!!

  75. Absolutely amazing!

  76. I love your creations - just fabulous!

  77. Beautiful job, Gloria!

  78. These are gorgeous cards, I really like this die set. Thanks for sharing.
    Kim xXx