Saturday, September 24, 2011

Spellbinders™ Fall Ensemble

I hope it's a lovely fall day where you are! Here on the southern California coast, it's what passes for fall. It's foggy and 65 degrees. It may burn off by this afternoon and be a lovely day, but right now...not so much!

To get us all in the mood, I have a Fall Ensemble that I created for the Spellbinders™ Gallery.  These projects were also seen at Summer CHA in Chicago. I created a 12x12 scrapbook page, a card, and a table place card holder.

I used the colors in the photo for my inspiration. The colors of the cardstock and the Graphic34 papers worked perfectly.

I took this photo at Palomar Mountain, at Bailey's Resort during one of my scrapbook retreats. Every time I go there I take photos of this rusty, old truck! I even have it as my wallpaper on my computer desktop!

I used the new Spellbinders flower pot die template as the base for my fall floral arrangement. I created all of the flowers by hand, using die cuts and stenciling techniques. (See the supply list below for specific die templates.)

I "jazzed" up the chipboard letters with ink and die cut shapes. This is a fun way to breathe new life into all of those chipboard letters you have in your stash. And those of you who collect chipboard letters, you know who you are!

I created a card in the same style, using various die templates. I love using the chalk ink to ink my paper while it's still in the die templates. The unique "cut-emboss-stencil" properties of Spellbinders die templates makes it easy to create layered looks.

My last project is this place card holder. I wrapped two 12 inch candles with ribbon, and then attached the leaves and tag arrangement to create a place card holder.

Once again, I used ink to stencil my die cut shapes to give them interest and dimension. (This little lovely is featured on the Spellbinders Blog today!)

I hope this fall ensemble gives you some ideas for creating some fall projects of your own!

Spellbinders Supplies:
S4-190 Labels Four
S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags And Accents
S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags And Accents
S5-059 Ironwork Motifs
S5-062 Lace Doily Accents
S4-328 Foliage
S5-050 Rose Creations
S5-060 Flower Pots
E8-001 Classic Scallop
Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Die Cutting Machine

Preferred Partner Products:
StampingScrapping Design Label Accents Stamps
Waltzingmouse Fancy Phrases Stamps

Cross Promotional Partner Products:
Bazzill Basics Paper Haley, Sherbet, Apricot, Yam, Lemonade, Sienna, Marigold, Cheddar Cardstock
Core'dinations Jenni Bowlin Everyday Whitewash Core Impressions Cardstock
Graphic45 Steampunk Debutante Fantasy Floral Patterned Paper
Clearsnap ColorBox Bisque, Pumpkin Spice, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Amber Clay, Dark Moss, Butterscotch Fluid Chalk Ink; Ink Applicator
Creative Impressions Brad; Sheer Cream Ribbon
Scor-Pal Scor-Tape
Glue Dots Medium and Mini Glue Dots

Other Supplies:
American Crafts Coffee, Olive Textured Cardstock
Neenah Natural White Classic Cardstock
Memento Rich Cocoa Dye Ink
Copic Marker Sanguine (YR18)
Maya Road Trinket Pin
Close to My Heart Edge Tool
Craft Supply: Cream Grosgrain Ribbon; Pins; Candles; Liquid Glue
May Arts Twine
We R Memory Keepers Hole Punch; Brads
Scotch 3M Tape
Scenic Route Capitol Hill Uppercase Chipboard Letters
Tonic Scissors
DuraSand Sanding Block


  1. Ooooh Gloria these are just amazing!

  2. Beautiful! Nice presentation and what a way to make your dinner guests feel like royalty! Thanks for the ideas!

  3. WOW Gloria, these are so elegant, what beautiful work you've done! But of course that is exactly what we find here when we visit! Beautiful creations and lots of inspiration, you rock!! Hugs!

  4. Love your design work with my favorite season!

  5. fab!!! love the colours and the embossing! Hugs Juls

  6. Beautiful projects Gloria.

  7. Holy Macaroni! I nearly fell out of my chair just now! Amazing, incredible, fabulous.....what can I say! You ROCK!!!! Hugs and blessings, Angie

  8. I'm back for another look! this post may be one of my faves of yours....wowza!!!!!! Love and hugs, Angie