Saturday, March 31, 2012

Good-bye, Spellbinders!

Today is my last official day as part of the 2011-2012 Spellbinders Design Team. What a crazy year it has been! I really worked hard this year and letting go of this team is bittersweet. I made the choice in November not to apply for the 2012-2013 team. I LOVE Spellbinders products; I have enjoyed working with everyone on the team; I will miss working closely with this innovative company. I wish the new teams all the best!

The most amazing thing about working with Spellbinders has been the NEW products. I have a few projects to share using the NEW M-Bossabilities™ embossing folders.

The best thing about the new M-Bossabilities is that they are DOUBLE SIDED! You get two designs per folder! How stinkin' cool is that?! Those of you who have followed my blog for a long time know that I used to be the "embossing folder expert" for CropStop. So you know I love me some folders!

I embossed the white cardstock with the B side of the Enchanted M-Bossabilities folder. I then rubbed chalk ink over the raised surface. So pretty!

I cut and embossed the bird and branch from the Mix'd Media Elements set, and inked everything. You may wonder where I got the tiny flowers for my branch. Well, Classic Decorative Inserts Five Edgeabilities® contains tiny flowers, which are the negatives when you cut and emboss the die template! I saved them and used them to make buds!

Such a pretty card. I don't make many simple cards, but when trying to showcase the die templates, less is more a lot of the time!

I also use the M-Bossabilities to create a notepad holder.

I used cardstock to create a cover for a basic notepad. Then, using Core'dinations cardstock, I embossed a panel to cover the front. Purple is NOT my go-to color, but I loved these jewel tones together.

After embossing the paper, I sanded the Core'dinations cardstock to reveal the pale core.

For a complete supply list for both project, look below.

Before I sign off, I want to not only thank Spellbinders for a GREAT year, but also the many companies that gave the design team product to work with. So, THANK YOU to these amazing companies:

Flourishes  Flower Soft  Gina K. Designs™  Heartfelt Creations™  JustRite® Stampers  Layers of Color™ Art Stamps   Our Daily Bread Designs  Penny Black® Inc.  Quietfire Design  The Rubber Cafe'   Sparkle N' Sprinkle  StampingScrapping™  Unity Stamp Company  Waltzingmouse   Want2Scrap  Anna Griffin®   Artistic Wire®  Bazzill Basics Paper®   Beacon Adhesives  Best Creation Inc.   Buttons Galore and More   Craftwork Cards   Canvas Corp.  Clearsnap  Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock®   Cosmic Shimmer   Cosmo Cricket™  Creative Impressions   Echo Park Paper Co.  Fancy Pants Designs  GCD Studios  Glue Dots®  Graphic 45  Imaginisce®   Jillibean Soup™   KaiserCraft   My Mind's Eye™   Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker  Scor-Pal®   SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™   Sparkle n' Sprinkle  WorldWin Papers®

 Card Supply List:
Spellbinders Supplies:
•S5-085 Mix'd Media Elements
•ES-005 Enchanted
•E8-008 Classic Edges Two
•E8-013 Classic Decorative Inserts Five
•Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine
Preferred Partner Products:
•Gina K. Designs, Organize It! Showtime Stamp Kit Stamps
Cross Promotional Partner Products:
•Clearsnap, ColorBox French Blue, Ice Blue, Peach Pastel Fluid Chalk Ink
Other Supplies:
White, Blue, Dark Blue, Brown, Pink Textured Cardstock; Brown Dye Ink; Black, Clear Glitter Glue; Tape

Notepad Supply List:
Spellbinders Supplies:
•S4-354 Splendid Circles
•S5-101 Wings of Hope
•EL-006 Mystic
•E8-007 Classic Edges One
•E8-014 Classic Decorative Inserts Six
•Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Machine
Cross Promotional Partner Products:
•Core'dinations, Signature Series Graphic 45 Bordeaux, Gala Gold, Tuscan Sunset ColorCore Cardstock, Sand It Gadget, Dust Buddy
•Clearsnap, ColorBox Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna Fluid Chalk Ink
•Scor-Pal, ⅛" Scor-Tape
•Beacon Adhesives, Zip Dry Glue
Other Supplies:
Black Textured Cardstock; Glossy Accents; Tape; Notepad


  1. my that year flew by fast!!!
    i LOVE all you created for them :)

    your first card is so pretty, love the bird.
    wow! you should do purple more often girl as that notepad holder is beautiful :)

    **see you Wednesday!! :)

  2. Gloria, just wanted to pop in and comment...thank YOU for all the inspiration you have shared with everyone! I hope you all the best in your crafting adventures :)

  3. Beautiful projects Gloria - love the M-Bossibilities!