Spellbinders Paper Arts
"To DIE For!!"
January 10 – 18, 2011
Welcome to the sixth day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts "To DIE For!!" Winter Release Blog Frenzy!
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ has been working hard to bring you another selection the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world. The To DIE For!! Winger Release Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy is from January 10 - 18, featuring 16 fabulous Designers and prizes To DIE For!!
· Win today’s new die templates!
· Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day from each blog!
· One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!
· Each contest is open for 48 hours to enter the contest!
· You have until 12:01 am Central Standard Time, January 17, 2011 to enter my contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules before entering so that your entry will be valid!
These are the Designers and their contest dates:
Linda Duke (here)
Daily contest winners are randomly chosen from valid entries, as stated in the Official Rules. The 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.
Entrants that send valid contest entry emails to each of the contests will be automatically considered for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $800, and includes Spellbinders CHA Winter 2011 release die templates revealed in the Spellbinders To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy and a Grand Calibur™ die cutting/embossing machine!
Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!
I’m thrilled to share S4-313 Blossom Four and S4-321 Nested Leaves with you. I was extremely excited when I learned I was revealing these die templates… As you all should know; I love ALL things flowers for sure. When you look at this card you obviously see how I used this die template around the sentiment, but I also used it to make the flower… ;) yep, a twofer LOL!! I also used the S4-321 Nested Leaves #2 and #3 (#1 is the smallest) and added 2 leaves around the flower. Anyway, I had a ball working with these new flowers and leaves.
Here’s a little tutorial showing you how I made the center portion of this card.
On Vanilla cardstock, I positioned S4-313 Blossom Four #4 and 6 so they were nested to make a frame, and I would have the proper placement for my stamped sentiment.
While the dies are on the cardstock, I went ahead and stamped my image.
After I stamped the image I removed both dies, and turned the larger die over so the cutting side was facing the cardstock, and taped in place. Cut as shown.
You will have this when done. NOTE: I did not emboss my project yet I just cut.
On a separate piece of Vanilla cardstock, position both dies with the cutting side facing the cardstock, and tape in place.
You should have this, but don’t remove your paper from the dies just yet. NOTE: I still have not embossed my paper.
Now, place the I2-1006 Floral and Stone Impressabilities under the two dies as shown. Run this through the Grand Calibur™ with this sandwich: Base Plate, Impressabilities, Die templates & paper (with cutting edge facing up), Tan Embossing Pad, Embossing Plate.
This is what you should have.
See how the die template left a border around the flower shape, and the centers embossed beautifully!
With a sponge and ink of your choice, sponge lightly.
It should look something like this.
Place the foam pads on the under side of the cardstock.
Place on top of the very first die with the sentiment.
Cut/emboss the S4-321 Nested Leaves #2 and #3 and sponge around the edges.
Shape each leaf, and place under the S4-313 Blossom Four finished flower.
I thought I would share this picture showing you a completely different way to use the S4-313 Blossom Four die template.
Note to add:
There are 6 die templates in S4-313 Blossom Four, which come to about $4.00 per die template. There are 8 in S4-321 Nested Leaves, which makes them about $2.50 per die template. That’s a great value for triple function (cut, emboss and stencil) die templates!!
Stamps: Victorian Nested Frames by JustRite – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
Stamp Pads: Latte, Shell Pink Ranger Adirondack Dye Pads – eclectic Paperie.
Ribbon: May Arts Satin, Crochet Lace – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
Cardstock: Life’s Journey 12x12 Paper Pad by K & Company. Very Vanilla – Stampin’ Up!
Misc: 2-Way Glue, stampin’ dimensionals – Stampin’ Up! Maya Road Vintage Pearls Trinket Pins – eclectic Paperie. Kaiser Self Adhesive Pearls – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Buttons PaperTrey Ink, Sponge – Michaels.
For my second project:
I love to make altered projects, and this little box was perfect for this flower and leaves. Start by covering the entire box with Flower cardstock, and sponge all edges. Apply glue around the box top edge, and add the string of pearls, let dry. Very lightly add glue to crochet lace and attach to the sides of the box top.
Cut/emboss the leaves and flower using S4-313 Blossom Four and S4-321 Nested Leaves die templates, then use a Copic Marker and air-brush the centers of each flower layer (both sides). I then shaped each flower petal, and used pop dots to attach each layer. Cut/emboss number 2, 3 & 4 die templates of the S4-321 Nested Leaves, and lightly sponge around the edges, and shape then attach the flower and leaves to the box lid with glue.
NOTE: Before glue dries thread the string through the key and slide between the flower and box lid so it will be in the glue used to attach the flower to the box top. Add ribbon, pearls to flower center, and lock on box front.
Copic Marker: RV42 Salmon Pink – eclectic Paperie.
Ribbon: May Arts Satin, Crochet Lace and String Pearls, Self Adhesive Pearls – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
Stamp Pad: Latte Ranger Adirondack Dye Pad – eclectic Paperie.
Cardstock: Blue Hill Collection Flower and Rain – Crate Paper.
Misc.: Lock and Key by Melissa Frances – eclectic Paperie. Thread, Zip Dry Paper Glue, Paper Mache Box – Michaels.
This is the Spellbinders product I introduced:
1: ¾ x ⅝″
2: 1¼ x 1½″
3: 2 x 2¼″
4: 2⅝ x 3″
5: 3¼ x 3⅞″
6: 4⅛ x 4¾″
1: ½ x ⅝"
2: 1⅛ x 1⅜"
3: ⅝ x 1⅜"
4: 1¼ x 2½"
5: ⅞ x 1"
6: 1½ x 1⅞"
7: 2¼ x 2¾"
8: 3 x 3⅝"
For the official Spellbinders Paper Arts To DIE For!! Winter Release Event rules, click here.
TO ENTER MY CONTEST: (Contest is open for entries from 12:01 am CST on January 15 to 12:01 am on January 17, 2011.
1) Send your email entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org (either click the link or type the address into your email program)
2) The subject must be Blossom Four.
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If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us
Thank you for visiting and good luck!!