Monday, July 11, 2011

Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy

Spellbinders Paper Arts

Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy
July 6 - 14, 2011

Welcome to the Seventh day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts

Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ is absolutely thrilled to bring you one of the most exciting die releases to date! These new collections are some of the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world! The Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.

· Win today’s new Spellbinders die templates!

· Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day (see schedule below)!

· One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!

· Each blog will accept entries for 48 hours!

· You have from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time July 12, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July 14, 2011 to enter my contest. See the Official Rules

· Today you can enter my contest and Linda Duke’s contest.

Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!

I’m thrilled to share two projects using the LF-008 Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box and S4-338 Holiday Tags with you...

The LF-008 Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box die template can be used for so many different occasions! First, I am going to show you how to use it to create a Christmas tree ornament with an extra little surprise inside!

*Cut/emboss LF-008 Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box in the Grand Calibur Machine out of ivory cardstock. Ink edges and set aside.

*Cut/emboss LF-008 Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box out of red patterned paper, adding the Layers as shown in the photo. They will be used to cut out windows in the box. Ink edges.

*Layer the 2 boxes with the ivory one on the top. Fold all arms in on the embossed lines. Open and adhere base together, leaving the “arms” free.

*Cut/emboss S5-041 Floral Doily Motifs doily #3 (with #1 being the smallest) onto red patterned paper. Ink edges. Adhere to inside of the box onto the ivory cardstock. Add cardstock stickers with the year.

*Cut/emboss S5-041 Floral Doily Motifs doily #4 twice from ivory cardstock. Lightly ink edges. Adhere together. Set aside.

*Punch hole and add eyelet to one of the arms. Insert twine and tie.

*To close your box, begin by folding one arm in towards the center. Moving counter-clockwise, fold in the next arm, tucking it UNDER the previous arm. Tuck petal under and around previous petal. Continue around until all arms and petals are tucked. The top will be a beautiful pinwheel!

*Adhere Doily to the bottom of the box.

*Your Hexagon Petal Top Box is complete! I like to curl the edges of the outer petals just a bit to help give an extra bit of definition as well!

*Now for the surprise inside!
*A photo banner/minibook!

*Print photos 3x4”. Layer with ivory cardstock. Cut out both together using S4-114 Standard Circles LG #4. You do not have to emboss these. I then sanded the edges of the photo using a sanding block. Adhere photo to cardstock circle. Repeat for all photo’s. (Note: I used 5 photo’s. If you use any more than that they will not fit inside of the box.)

*Punch small hole on left and right side, as well as on the bottom of each photo circle. Insert jump ring into each hole.

*Using your printer, print name and age of each person in photo. Cut/emboss using small Rounded, 6 Pointed and Notched ornaments from the S4-338 Holiday Tags die templates. Ink edges. Set aside.

*Cut (do not emboss) Best Creation red glitter cardstock using LG 6 Pointed, Rounded and Notched ornaments from the S4-338 Holiday Tags die templates (ending up with with one ornament die for each photo). Adhere name tags that you just cut. Add red bling from Want2Scrap. Insert jump ring into hole. Join with bottom jump ring on each photo.

*Join all photo's together using the jump rings.

If you are interested in knowing how to make your own jump rings, or how to work with jump rings, just leave me a note in the comments section and I’ll be glad to do a short video/ tutorial for you on that! They are super simple!

*To finish off, add a charm to the first and last photo. Fold up your little banner and sit inside of hexagon petal topped box. Close box as explained above.

Hang and enjoy!!

Supplies Used:

Spellbinders (GC-001 Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine, LF-008 Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box, S4-338 Holiday Tags, S4-114 Standard Circles LG, S5-041 Floral Doily Motifs) **Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker (We Are Family "Family Album") **My Minds Eye (Holly Jolly "Holly Berries") **Worldwin (Ivory cardstock) **Best Creation (Basic Glitter Cardstock, Red) **Artistic Wire (22 guage silver wire, 19 guage silver wire, Curling Gizmo) **Canvas Corp (Twine) **Want2Scrap (Say it with Baby Bling, Red) **Ranger (Distress ink, Frayed Burlap) **Helmar (Premium Craft Glue) **Jenni Bowlin (Alpha)Link

LF-008 Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box

MSRP: $59.99


Die Template: 8x8"

Layers: 1x1 3/8"

Tag: 1 1/4 x 1 1/4

Assembled Box: 3"

S4-338 Holiday Tags

MSRP: $24.99


Notched: SM: 1 1/4 x 1 1/4" LG: 2x2"

Rounded: SM: 1 3/8 x 1" LG: 2 3/8 x 1 3/4"

6 Pointed Star: SM: 1 1/8 x 1 3/8" LG 1 7/8 x 2 1/4"

8 Pointed Star: 2 3/4 x 2 1/2"

I have also created a second project to share with you today using both the LF-008 Hexagon Pinwheel Top Box and S4-338 Holiday Tags. This one is created to be a wedding favor. I used the Layers as actual layers and adhered them to the outside. I also added a few butterflies from the S4-329 Butterfly Circles. The tag was made using the SM 6 Pointed Star from the S4-338 Holiday tags. THis beautiful patterned paper is by KaiserCraft. I added some Ranger Liquid Pearls for accents and distress ink in Frayed Burlap. Check it out!

See the official Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy rules.


My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 12th, 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 14th, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.

1) Send your email entry to: (either click the link or type the address into your email program)

2) The subject must be Hexagon Pinwheel Top box and Holiday Tags.

3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their contest dates:

July 6


Kimberly Crawford

July 7



July 8



July 9



July 10


Michelle Woerner

July 11



July 12

Linda Duke


July 13

Sherry Cheever

Lesley Langdon

July 14


Daily contest 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.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each contest within its designated time period. Use the same email address to send the entry email. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1400, and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die templates released at the 2011 Summer CHA show, and a Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a
contest entry, so be sure to enter (above, see To Enter section) and then
leave a comment here on my blog!

If you have any questions, please e-mail

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!



  1. Your pinwheel top box is so clever! And what a cute idea to put the mini photo album inside with teeny ornaments hanging from them.

  2. Fantastic die! Love your surprise ornament creations. So clever! Your garland would make a wonderful gift for a grandma.

  3. Your projects are just wonderful, Tina. Love them.

  4. What a fun box, and those tags are a great idea. Thanks for sharing your creations

  5. Awesome creations with this new set.

  6. Super cute projects Tina. So glad to see Christmas dies in this release.

  7. Stunning Tina, great projects, excellent tutorial :-)

  8. Anonymous3:15 AM

    Your projects are great and what a cute way to display your loved ones'photos on your Christmas tree.

  9. Oh Tina,fantastic die!
    I already love this box!!
    Hugs Manuela

  10. What a fantastic project. The boxes are beautiful and the Christmas tree decorations are amazing.
    Great showcase ideas

  11. Anonymous4:38 AM

    Tina Awesome work!!
    that pinwheel box and the mini inside... wonderful!!
    Thanks for sharing

  12. Hi. Really creative. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Awesome creations.

  14. Your creations are really awesome. I love the photobanner and the little box is really cute and fun too. Wonderful creations well done.

  15. What lovely projects Tina - the kiddies will just love seeing their photos decorating the tree and the hexagon shape will be so useful. tfs

  16. stunning, what a lovely idea to have the banner in the box
    Anne x

  17. Oh wow this is amazing, love the surprise factor of it as well as the beauty.
    Kim xXx

  18. Fantastic creations with the new dies!!

    Love Sheila xx

  19. Wow your projects are so cool. I love boxes and I can't wait to pick that die up. Everything is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing. :)

  20. Well, if nothing else this die will make the winner buy a Grand Calibur for sure. It makes me want one....this box is perfectly wonderful...can't imagine my craft room with out it! The box you made and the pics for inside are stunning....such a clever idea on your creativity and Spellbinders!!!

  21. what a fabulous pinwheel box .I am loving all of the new dies being shown for this contest and summer CHA
    I wish I could buy them all

  22. Your projects are just beautiful

  23. very fun!
    Sandra ltb

  24. Very pretty and your little ones are adorable.

  25. Mathilda M8:37 AM

    Tina ... your projects are awesome and thanks ofr the tute. Now these dies are on my list of must have's.

  26. Your projects are so unique and original and I'm just amazed with your creativity! You really showed the versatility of these new dies and how a little thought can lead to a fabulous gift for someone!

  27. I am so knocked out by the new releases! Your projects are spectacular!

  28. sooooo creative, loooove these new nesties!

  29. Amazing Tina, loooooooove all of it:))

  30. How creative Tina! Love how you made the Hexagon Box into an ornament! And photo banner for inside! So cute!

  31. What a fun project! Love that little mini book inside the box.

  32. AMAZING creations.... thanks for the inspiration.

  33. Beautiful projects, tina. love the dies.

  34. Gorgeous box and fantastic work!

  35. What awesome projects Tina. Love the photo garland! What a neat idea. The new dies are fabulous!

  36. Love the adorable box with the pics of your children!! What a great idea. The Christmas tag dies are just so cute, too.

  37. Wow, I will be so ready Christmas! Your projects are so inspiring ! !

  38. What a great box!!! And your picture banner is so adorable!! How sweet that is... That box is the prefect way to present that banner to someone! Great job!

  39. Fabulous project! These are fantastic products! The possibilities are endless! Thank You for sharing!

  40. Oh my gosh - your projects are amazing! I truly cannot believe how many things you can do with Spellbinders dies!
    Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!
    Have a great day!

  41. What fun dies and love your projects.

  42. Sharon L-S12:24 PM

    Love all the projects you showed. They are cute. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  43. what fabulous projects!! the ornament is so neat with the surprise inside, and that garland is too fabulous!! :D

  44. Absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

  45. WOW ~ awesome gifts but lots of work. The new dies are wonderful!

  46. Adorable projects. ;-)

  47. Spectacular projects, how exciting:)

  48. Love love love these little projects! Your sure rocked out that box!

  49. What fabulous projects! So adorable!

  50. Love what you did here Tina! Sooooooo cute! Great job on the Frenzy!

  51. Your projects are awesome, so fun! I love that banner!

  52. This is such a cute idea!! Thanks for idea and instructions!! I just love the holiday tags.

  53. Thank you for sharing such a cute Christmas idea. The pinwheel box is on my wish list ( and the tags too ).

  54. Beautiful prjects, thanks for sharing!

  55. Wonderful projects - love the cute faces all linked together.

  56. Beautiful job, Tina!

  57. You showcased these dies beautifully! What a fun way to display your children's photos! Great job!

  58. I love what you did with the Hexagon Pinwheel Top box. Absolutely beautiful. Using a die will be much easier than a craft knife and template.

  59. Love the surprise inside your ornament...would bring a smile to anyone who opened it up! Fantastic favor box too...great inspiration!

  60. Lovely decoration and gift box

  61. Thank you for your great ideas today Tina! The hexagonal boxes with the amazing photo chain inside is brilliant! Great idea to use these little boxes for wedding or party favours -- your imagination is the limit with Spellbinders dies!

  62. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous Christmas ornament project of your family. Wonderful proojects.

  63. you made it look easy to create your fab creation. Want the dies for my Christmas tree

  64. Absolutely fabulous

  65. Tina, Great use of the dies and what a wonderful little box. Love it.

  66. Fun projectt, beautifully done!
    jan Castle
    castle77 at comcast dot net

  67. different! Love it!
    Jan Castle
    castle77 at comcast dot net

  68. Wonderful projects!!! Love the holiday theme of your project. Beautiful.

  69. Tina these creations are amazing. Thanks for the great tutorial. The mini banner/album is such a wonderful fun Christmas gift idea and the box is really cute. I like how you made it into an arnament as well. I tut on the jump rings would be great. I always like seeing anything that would make crafting easier and I find using jumprings a bit of a challenge. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

  70. beautiful projects!!

  71. Tina, you so rocked that Pinwheel Box!! I love every version of it that you did!! Stunning and so, so clever. Your photo garland was adorable too!!

  72. The pinwheel boxes are darling!

  73. Tina, these ornaments are great. Thanks for sharing with us and teaching us about these amazing dies.

  74. Tina, love the pinwheel box anniversary party favor!!

  75. Love your work. Great projects.


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