Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day Eight!

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

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

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog and the following blogs…

You can enter yesterday’s blogs, Linda Duke, Sherry Cheever and AJ Otto thru until January 19th 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!

I am so excited to be able to share these next products with you! They are so amazing! I’m sure you will love them as much as I do!! There are SO many amazing die templates being released at CHA, don’t you agree? Let me share with you a couple more.

Today I’m introducing S5-068 Decorative Dress Forms to you, as well as fabulous Spellbinders M-Bossabilities™ folder ES-001 Simplicity! Here is what I created using these fabulous die templates!!
Altered Trinket box

Here are the new dies I am introducing:

Sku Name ES-001 Simplicity
MSRP: $7.99
Product Size:
4 ¼ x 5 1/2

Sku Name S5-068 Decorative Dress Forms

MSRP: $19.99
1. Lattice: 1 7/8 x 2 ¼”
2. Scalloped: 2 1/8 x 2 5/8”
3. Plain: 1 ¾ x 3 1/8”
4. Swirls: 1 ¾ x 3 1/8

I am so excited to feature the new and innovative Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folders! These are unique reversible folders, with 2 separate yet coordinated embossing patterns for twice the designs and double the value! The folders simply flip over, so easy to use! There are 20 new folders, each with 2 designs, and they come in 2 sizes, 5 x 7” and 4 ¼ x 5 ½” for all your paper crafting needs!

Watch this introductory video!

See how to use the new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities in this video!

For my first project, I created an altered trinket box. The box itself is a plain wooden box easily found at any craft store. It was very simple to create this… here’s what I did.
Paint the box with a generous coat of crackle paint. Feel free to paint inside and the bottom if desired. I left the center of the top unpainted, as it will be covered by paper. While it dries, continue on with the next steps.

Trim a patterned paper just slightly smaller than the size of the box top. Sand edges of paper. Set aside.
Using E8-013 Classic Decorative Inserts Five and E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop Edge, create a 12” long strip. Tape the 2 die templates together, then tape to the strip of paper using a low tack tape. Cut and emboss using Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine. Remove die templates and reposition to finish cutting the 12” strip. I like to overlap the last portion of the cut design with the die templates to ensure everything remains in the proper position.
Repeat, so you have 2 12” strips to work with.
Create a decorative strip by adhering the edges of the strips just cut under the edges of a strip of striped pattern paper. Ink all edges if desired before adhering.
Adhere patterned paper to box top. Adhere decorative strip using Scor Pal’s Scor Tape for a strong hold. Trim ends once they have met the bottom of the box lid. Sand for smoothness.
Next, add a black flourish from Want2Scrap. Ends will be longer than the box, so just continue to wrap them around the box.

Now we get into some die cutting fun!!

Using cream colored cardstock, cut out S4-353 Labels Twenty Four die template #4 (with #1 being the smallest). No need to emboss, as we are now going to set this piece in our ES-001 Simplicity M-Bossabilities folder using side B. Emboss using the A-Base Plate and the raspberry D-Adaptor Plate, with the M-Bossabilities folder in between. Once embossed, lightly run a light colored ink across the embossed image. This helps to give a faux-letterpress look very easy! Set aside.
Using green paper, cut circle using S4-114 Standard Circles LG #5 (#1 is the smallest). Emboss using the same technique discussed above… using plates A and D with the M-Bossabilities folder between. Sand lightly, then ink. Add circle of black Nestabling from Want2Scrap. Set aside.
Next, I chose a different paper to add a bit if a delicate touch. Donna Salazar’s Antiquities linefrom GCD Studios worked perfectly! Place plain dress form from S5-068 Decorative Dress Forms over journaling block containing the floral pattern on the bottom left. Use low tack tape to hold in place. Trim with scissors. Cut and emboss. Lightly outline the form using black ink from Clear Snap. Add 3 pearls from Want 2 Scrap. I chose baby bling… in LeCreme. To finish off the dress form, I tied the waist with a small piece of green tulle.

Now we get to put it all together!!
Using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares, adhere the die cut pieces to the center of the decorated trinket box. Labels Twenty Four on the bottom, circle next, with the dress form on top.
To finish off, add a thin strip of stripped pattern around the perimeter of the box. I inked the edges first, and adhered it using Scor Tape.

Now you are finished!!

Spellbinders Products Used:
S5-068 Decorative Dress Forms (plain)
ES-001 Simplicity (Side B)
S4-114 Standard Circles LG (#5)
S5-353 Labels Twenty Four (#4)
GC-001 Grand Calibur Machine

Other products:
Basic Grey “A Capella” paper collection
GCD Studios: Antiquities paper collection (Journaling squares)
WorldWin Cardstock (ivory)
Want2Scrap Nestabilities, Flourish and baby bling
Ranger crackle paint (Old Paper)
Ranger distress ink (Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen)
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares.
ScorPal Scortape 1/8”

Here is another quick project that I created, again using the S5-068 Decorative Dress Forms (Swirls) and the ES-001 Simplicity M-Bossabilities (Side A).

Spellbinders Products Used:
S5-069 Decorative Dress Forms
ES-001 Simplicity (Side A)
S5-077 Labels Twenty Five (#5)
S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants
GC-001 Grand Calibur Machine

Other Products:
WorldWin Cardstock (red, ivory, black)
Want2Scrap: pearl border and baby bling
Quick Quotes patterned paper (gingham)
Ranger distress ink (Frayed Burlap)
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, Premium Craft Glue
Computer printed sentiment

To see one more project using the S5-068 Decorative Dress forms, see this blog post
where I revealed this die template for the Crafters Home release.

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 ; no entries will be accepted at this email address.

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

) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to:
2) The subject must be ES-001 Simplicity and S5-068 Decorative Dress Forms
3) Send!

Be sure to see all the amazing sneak peeks on these Designers blogs!!

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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Spellbinders Ad's!!

I just have to share this with you... it's so darn exciting for me!! :)

I had 2 of my projects that I created for Spellbinders used in Spellbinders advertisements! Both are on the back cover! How cool is that?? Totally cool I think! :)

Scrapbooks Etc Winter 2012

First up is a Layout that I created before CHA-S. It can be found on the back cover of Scrapbooks Etc winter edition! This is the project... more info on it can be found in the Spellbinders Gallery here.

Snow Angel

Card Maker Jan 2012

Then there is a card/envelope set that I created found on the back of Card Maker Magazine! Unfortunately there was a boboo at the office, so my name is not on it, but that of Judy Hayes. But if you go to the Spellbinders gallery you will find it there with my name! :)

Tiny Blessings

So if you happen upon one of those magazines this month, be sure to take a peek at the back cover and say, Hey!! I know her! :)

Also be sure to stop by my blog tonight starting at midnight for the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!! Not sure what I'm talking about? Check it out here on the Spellbinders blog!

Until then...

Happy Scrapping!!

Friday, January 06, 2012


Hello All!
I'm sorry it's been so long since I've updated. Life has thrown me a bit of a curve ball. It's really thrown me off in every aspect of my life.
Dec 21st I received the dreadful news that my Dad is terminally ill and is not expected to make it more than 6 months to a year.
Crash... my world just fell down around me...
I don't know what to say... i don't know what to feel... I don't know what to do.
So I'm just taking one day at a time... and doing what I have to do. I'm ok... it's just really hard on me. I'm leaning on my Savior for strength, and the prayers that I know are being prayed are holding me up and helping me to deal with each day.

I've been doing lots of creating... and have lots to share... I'm just not able to take the time to do that yet... so much yet to do!
So... bare with me! I hope to be a better blogger this year, and inspire you lots. I guess my "New Start with a New Year" hasn't really started for me yet... hopefully it's coming soon.
So, until then...