Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spellbinders DT Contest Projects Revealed!

Here are the projects you've been waiting for! OK, maybe not, but look at them anyway! {grin} These are the projects I created for the Spellbinders Design Team Contest, Rounds 1 and 2. For Round 1 we could make a card, a layout, or an altered item. I, naturally, chose to make a card.

It's a thing of beauty, right?! I love how this card turned out, but I'll never be able to mail it to anyone! It's like a superstar card that will live on my desk!

I started out with the little stamped bird cage (My Cute Stamps). I colored it with Copics and then cut it out with Spellbinders circle Nesties. So simple, but how was that going to be a winning entry?!

I had just purchased the Basic Grey Curio papers and the Spellbinders Nestie lacy squares dies, so decided to use those for the card. I also had a bit of matching twill from Really Reasonable Ribbon that I wanted to use. But the card still wasn't a winner!

I found some roses in my stash, which matched the colors, and added those, plus some Stickles for a bit of glitter. Then I found some matching pearls in a bin. I decided to add the oval sentiment to give the card some balance.

I decorated the inside with another lacy square and a Hero Arts stamp. And gobs of cardstock!

So there you have it, my Round 1 project! {cue angel choir}

For Round 2 we were instructed to make a 12x12 page layout. Yikes! I have not scrapped much in the last year, so I started to panic. I finally made a page, but I was not 100% happy with it. I showed it to my dh and my BFF and they both said, "Great page, but it's not a Spellbinders page." Oh boy! So, I went back to the drawing board and came up with this page.

I used Spellbinders Nestie circles, lacy circles, and scallop circles for the banner and journaling blocks. The paper is Pink Paislee Queen Bee. I have to thank my dh who suggested the photo. He took this photo when we were in Paris in 2007, and it goes perfectly with the papers. And yes, I do make my pages first and then add photos! Don't ask me why, but that's how I scrapbook! I always get the page idea first, and then need to find a photo to fit! I always say, "This scrapbooking thing would be so much more fun if I did not have to add photos!"

The "wow" part of this page is the flowers. I made the "newsprint" flowers by using the Spellbinders Blossom 2 dies to cut old book pages, in various sizes. I then created flowers with the die cuts. I sprayed each flower with glimmer mist, and added some Stickles. All of the other paper flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I added some glitter to those as well. I placed a few pearls here and there to finish it off.

There you have it! My entries into the contest. I cannot show you my final projects, but hopefully you will see them at some point in the future! Hope you enjoyed looking!


  1. absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Wow! It's so elegant. I love it!

  3. these are exactly why you are now on the DT!!!!
    they are so lucky to have you girlfriend :)

  4. soooooo beautiful....woot my dear are a talented chickie!

  5. Beautiful work. You are amazing.

  6. congrats Gloria. These are wonderful and I am blown away by the newsprint roses. Never thought about scrapping then adding the pictures, might give it a go!

  7. Wow!!! No secret why they chose you is there? Amazing projects -- I love them both!!

  8. Oh my these are wonderful and I do hear the angel choir =:) you are so goofy! Glad you are keeping both feet on the ground and I want to see more!! Can't wait!

  9. So elegant and beautiful, I love this card, the colours...gorgeous.
    I have not scrapped for ages...this is beautiful, and I love the spray of flowers..stunning.
    I award you 1st place
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. magnifique carte, magnifique page, et les fleurs wow !!!!!

  11. Anonymous4:33 AM

    Absolutely stunning! I know why they picked you!

  12. Gloria,

    You did an AMAZING job with this entry! You definitely get your use out of your Spellbinder's dies...and what a COMMERCIAL for them! This layout makes me want to go out and buy them all! (oh AND go to Paris, lol).

    Congrats, girlfriend!

  13. Beautiful and it makes me want to go but the spellbinder blossom die, so to me that's a winning project. I think you're extremely talented and wish you the best of luck. I'll miss seeing your lovely/rebellious creations over at 365 cards.

  14. Oh Gloria - congrats girlfriend! Your card and layout are both amazing. Of course, I knew they would be. I am so happy for you. You are so talented - you definitely deserve it! You know what I love? I love that you don't have false modesty. I love that you loved your card and admitted that it was so good that you want to keep it on your desk! Your honesty is so refreshing! I hope I get to see what else you made for Spellbinders sometime soon. Have fun with all your DT endeavors! Blessings!