Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day 8!

The entry window for the
Spellbinders Paper Arts contest on this blog has ended.
Thank you!

Welcome to the 8th day of the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!


Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you our largest product release 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 19, 2012 until 11:59 pm January 20, 2012.

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog, Tina McDonald's, Windy Robinson's, and Nina Bracket's blogs.

You can enter yesterday’s blogs, Linda Duke's, Sherry Cheever's, and AJ Otto's through January 19th 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 introduced:


Sku Name S5-102 Aster Flower Topper
MSRP: $24.99
DIE SIZES:
Flower Center: 1 3/8"
Aster Flowers:
1. 2 3/8"
2. 2 5/8"
3. 3"


Sku Name E8-012 Classic Decorative Inserts Four
MSRP: $19.99
DIE SIZES:
1. Flowers: 5/8 x 8"
2. Dots: 3/4 x 8"
3. Large Flowers: 1 x 8"

Tutorial:

1. Cut dark brown cardstock to 11 x 4 1/4 inches. Score at 5 1/2 inches.

2. Cut two light blue pieces of cardstock to 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches.

3. Cut one dark brown piece of cardstock to 5 1/4 x 4 inches.


4. Attach one light blue piece of cardstock to card front.

5. Using repositionable tape, lightly affix the dark brown cardstock to the card front. Then use tape to position the S5-102 Aster Flower Topper die template #3 (#1 is the smallest), the largest aster flower, in the center of the card front. Do NOT fold the card, make sure you are only cutting through three layers.


6. Cut and emboss the stack. You may need to run the stack through the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine twice in order to cut through three layers, depending on the thickness of your cardstock.


7. Discard the three die cut flowers. You may keep them for a future project. Remove the top piece of dark brown cardstock and set the rest of the card aside.

8. Emboss the dark brown cardstock with the cut flower center with the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities™ EL-002 Regal embossing folder. Note: if you attempt to emboss your cardstock prior to cutting out your flower center, you will "smash" your embossing.


9. Attach the embossed cardstock to the card front, lining up the flowers.

10. Attach the second light blue piece of cardstock to the inside of the card. You now have a window card!


11. Cut and emboss: S5-102 Aster Flower Topper die template #1 (the smallest aster flower) from dark blue cardstock; S5-102 Aster Flower Topper flower center from gold cardstock; E8-007 Classic Edges One scallop and E8-012 Decorative Inserts Four flower from pale blue cardstock; S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants ribbon #2 stamped sentiment from gold cardstock.


Spellbinders Edgeabilities® dies have intricate cuts and detailed embossing. If an area didn’t cut completely, add a paper or cardstock shim only to that section. Cut again, then emboss for a beautiful design!

12. Using the die templates as stencils, add blue and gold ink through the openings of the die templates onto the die cuts.


13. Assemble the flower by attaching a brad in the center, then glue to the INSIDE of the card so that it is visible through the hole in the front of the card.


14. Attach the sentiment to the bottom left edge of the card, folding the left side around the edge of the card.


15. Trim the border and attach to the top of the card. Wrap some baker's twine around the top of the card and tie a bow.


You now have a window card!


Here is another peek at S45-012 Aster Flower Topper and E8-012 Classic Decorative Inserts Four!



To find out how to make this tag, visit my blog, Scraps of Life, on January 23rd!

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.

TO ENTER:
My blog is open for entries from 12:00 am, January 19 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 20 2012, EST.

1) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to: Reveal22@spellbinders.us

2) The subject must be S5-102 Aster Flower Topper and E8-012 Classic Decorative Inserts Four.

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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Supply List:
Spellbinders Products:
E8-012 Decorative Inserts Four Edgeabilities®
EL-002 Regal M-Bossabilities™ embossing fold


S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants

Preferred Product Companies:
Gina K. Designs Showtime Stamp Kit Organize It! Stamps

Cross Promotional Products:
Bazzill Basics Lemonade Cardstock
Clearsnap Colorbox Ice Blue, Yellow Ochre Fluid Chalk Ink
Beacon Zip Dry Paper adhesive

Other Supplies:
American Crafts Coffee, Lagoon, Peacock Textured Cardstock
Creative Imaginations Jewel brad
Tsukineko Rich Cocoa Memento Dye ink
Scotch 3M ATG Adhesive tape
Craft supply Twine

Spellbinders and M-Bossabilities are trademarks of Spellbinders Paper Arts, llc.
Grand Calibur is a registered trademark of Spellbinders Paper Arts, llc.


86 comments:

jkreucher said...

Your cards are so Beautiful!
I love all kinds of flowers, these are fantastic!
thanks for the inspiration and sharing these new toys!
Judy

Piali said...

Gorgeous creations,Gloria!!! Love the new flower dies!! TFS!

Judy Hayes said...

Love your cards, Gloria!!! SO unique with the flower opening! Nice job!

Judi Markel said...

Your cards are awesome, I love them. Also love the new flower dies. Great job!

StacyC said...

Beyond gorgeous projects!!!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Beautiful projects! Love the colours.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Your projects are gorgeous. I really love how you used the cut out on the card.

kathy s said...

wow these dies are amazing so are your creations- absolutely FAB. TFS

Marisa Job said...

Beautiful projects! Love the new flower dies!

Hellma said...

These are fantastic, your projects and the dies.

Pati said...

Very pretty! Great details, thanks for sharing!

snowbear said...

Great cards!

Susan Flynn said...

Such stunning creations thank you for all the details on how you did it xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful creations and thanks so much for the tutorial!

Maryann said...

Beautiful cards and thanks so much for the tut too. It looks awesome.

Luv 2 Create said...

Gorgeous cards Gloria. Love the Chocolate and Blue one with the flower window. Very unique indeed. Looking forward to your tutorial on the second beauty.
Marcie

Dee in N.H. said...

Gorgeous cards!!! These new dies are amazing and you sure did do them justice!!

Dara Lynn said...

I always enjoy seeing what you create Gloria! Your card and tag are gorgeous!!!

Debra Miller said...

Great techniques! Beautiful projects.

nzillingworth said...

What wonderful new dies and what amazing things u can do with them WELL DONE

Cathy A said...

Oh my what fabulous projects, I love how you put the flower on the inside of the card on the first card and then the dimension of the flowers on the second tag!  

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

so pretty!! Love the window for the flower!
Kristan

True :) said...

Stunning reveals Gloria! :)

Hugs,
True :D

JaniceA said...

Beautiful cards and thank you so much for showing us step by step how to recreate them.
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Angi Rankin said...

Beautiful card and tag! I appreciate all the details and the step-by-step instructions. These are definitely on my must-have list.

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Beautiful job!! Love adding the dye ink thru the die openings, gives so much depth to the cut!! Thanks for a inspiring reveal!!

Trisha said...

Beautiful card using so many new products. Love the embossing and the flowers and the colors.

Marina said...

Beautiful card! I appreciate your stap-by-step tutorial.

Jeannie said...

Very nice. I definitely want this die---I already have plans for it!

Nicole said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Golda said...

Very cool!

debb said...

Stunning!

jackie 4124 said...

Wow! What awesome cards. Love the Get Well card with the cut out. AMAZING!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Beautiful projects, the tag is gorgeous.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Gloria
you have done a wonderful job with these projects-so beautiful!

KAY LONG said...

Great job Gloria! Love Spellbinders new dies and M-Bossabilities! Thank you for sharing your projects.

lisa808 said...

Lovely cards. The flowers are so pretty.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love the blue, brown and yellow combo, neat layering!
Neat sunflower feel to the second card!

joni said...

Wow Gloria, the design on this card is FAB!!! The colors are so great together and Wow on the new dies!!! Awesome work!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

Beastybunny said...

Just beautiful! And the new dies are fabulous! Great work!

craftsbygloria said...

This Spellbinder set is a MUST have.......
Beautiful card I love the colors you used on it. Thanks for sharing.
Gloria C.

Diane said...

Oh my Gloria. These are stunning! Gotta have these dies for sure. Thanks for sharing.

famillemarleau said...

Very beautiful projects. Love the flower die. Have a nice day, Johanne L.

Pamela Haskin said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the window technique. Thanks for the step by step presentation.

Melita said...

Gorgeous Gloria!! Love the color combo too =)

Lin said...

You have shown these sets off to perfection!! Love your rich color choices!!

loftylass said...

Gorgeous projects Gloria. I love making flowers for my cards. Thanks for the 'reminder' that we can cut apertures with our dies. I'll be back to see how you created the stunning tag. tfs.
Hugs
Heather (UK)
x

Barb said...

Oh My Gloria--what great projects. I am adding to my wish list every day!

Ravengirl said...

Really cute projects! I love window cards!

Scrappycath said...

Gloria - these cards are beautiful! I love the flower "windows"!

GRANNY said...

Absolutely beautiful. I need to get a part-time job so I can afford ALL the new dies and folders!

Kathy said...

Love your card, and love love love your tag! I am going to be in the poorhouse, with all the new dies I am wanting! Thanks for some great inspiration in using them!

Lynn said...

Gloria, that card and the tag are so lovely - the colours go so well together. Thank you for sharing.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hey, ROCK STAR! Both are fabulous!!!!! You know you are my hero!!!! Love and hugs, Angie

seau said...

Good morning Gloria, I love your card and tag. Thanks for giving us the directions for the card. Great job. TFS Eunice

stamps&cars said...

Wow......I just love your creations!

CropStop said...

Oh Gloria - we do love you! These are lovely examples of how versatile these new dies and folders are! We can't wait to get these into the hands of our customers! They seem excited too!

Jessica Strider said...

Very beautiful cards. I love the new dies Spellbinders is releasing. Thanks for the ideas. :)

Kimberly Crawford said...

Gorgeous!! LOVE the negative cut opening on the card and the colors! And then that tag-WOW!!!!!

Donna said...

Gorgeous projects! I love the tutorial for the card. Just so fun! Thanks for the inspiration!

Swedie said...

A very clever way to make a unique card!

Noreen
http://www.craftlinky.com/

Linda said...

WOWZER Gloria these are really stunning cards!!! Loving the new dies.....can hardly wait to get my hands on these.

Kathy said...

Two beautiful projects, Gloria!

Beate said...

Gorgeous projects! You just put all the products you used on my shopping list! :)
Hugs and smiles

KC said...

Love your projects. Interesting color combination on the first card. That tag is really great. How did you make the button looking center for the flowers? Love the dies you introduced also.

littlen said...

beautiful projects. thanks for the tutorial.

Katya said...

Beautiful flower cards! I love making paper flowers and this is an awesome die set. Your work is beautiful I especially love the Blue and brown Get Well card. Thanks for sharing!
-Katya
Kattyxotica.blogspot.com

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your cards are fabulous. I love what you did with those flower dies.
Thanks for introducing these great new dies.
Blessings,
Teresa

Stephanie said...

Gloria, I really like that window card! It's beautiful. Great job!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are gorgeous! Love the new flower dies! Your card is awesome with the flower opening!

Pat Jandacek said...

Don't think my comment 'took.' Think your window flower idea is great...a lovely card and the sunflowers are wonderful.

Renee said...

Love the color combinations. Thanks for the inspiration!

Becky said...

Gorgeous flowers and gorgeous colors.

Debbie Olson said...

Gloria, your projects are absolutely lovely!

Kim. said...

Both of your cards are stunning.
Kim xXx

Carol L said...

I love how you created this card with the shaded colors of the flowers! The blue/brown color combination is wonderful, and I love the tag too!! Beautiful!

Jan Hennings said...

love your get well card..the dies are amazing :)

Yogi said...

both cards are so pretty. Love the Aster die set. Can see me using that a lot...

Kelly Sas said...

Great design for a beautiful card. Thanks for the tutorial. I look forward to the tutorial on the tag too.

Nicki S said...

Oh my, these are my favorite projects I've seen along the whole hop! I LOVE those edger dies!!!!

Sabrina said...

Fantastic projects! Both the Asters and Decorative Inserts are now on my wish list!! Thank you for your tutorial. :)

LauraLee said...

Love what you made! Stunning.

Jen said...

What gorgeous cut outs with those flower dies! Love your colors and creativity!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful cards...especially like the brown and blue combo!
Jan

Amelia Clark said...

Really amazing cards with beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing.
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