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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  1. OH! your projects are wonderful! these new dies are just wonderful!
    thanks for shareing your samples!

  2. Simply amazing, Tina!!! Both are beautiful! Love all the details on the box. Your card is so stunning!

  3. Love your box, it is awesome. The card is great too.

  4. Gorgeous, I love these dies... I have been waiting for these to come out..

  5. Gorgeous projects. All these dies are so awesome.

  6. Tina these creations are great love these die sets

  7. Your projects are great! The box is so original!! Great job!!!

  8. Great projects, love the dress die set just this minute watching Christine Emberson demonstrating these on the craft channel in the UK.

  9. Sally-Ann Huson4:00 AM

    Just a stunning use of these dies - Thanks for sharing your ideas and inspiration.

  10. Your trinket box is great and I love the M bossabilities folder.

  11. Such a beautiful box I love all the detail x

  12. Great projects and I love how you "dressed" up the dress forms, such fun and great new dies!!

  13. Great card and box. These dies keep getting better and better. Just love all the uses for them. :)

  14. Fabulous projects Tina. Love the altered box - awesome.

  15. Beautiful box, love all the details.

  16. Such a lovely altered box, it must of taken hours to create such a pretty thing!

  17. Beautiful box. You did a fantastic job turning a plain box into a work of art. Thank you!

  18. Oh my gosh!! I LOVE, love, love these dress dies!! I've got to have 'em. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. What an amazing job on the trinket box, very pretty!! What a fabulous reveal!!

  20. BEAUTY-full! Thanks so much for sharing with us! :)

  21. Wow! Beautiful work!

  22. Love the box and your card. Great new dies

  23. They are so beautiful!!

  24. What a beautiful project using these wonderful new dies-oh yea I love them!

  25. OMGosh, love the box!

  26. OMG Tina, these are absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for all the instructions...Awesome job showcasing the new dies!!!

  27. Great job Tina! Thank your for sharing your talent with us.

  28. pretty design on the box and like the paper you chose for the dress form, neat embossed center of the dress form on the card!

  29. What fun dies! And the box is fantastic! I love it! Great job!

  30. I didn't think this was a die set I would use but I've changed my mind. Love your projects. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Such fantastic project, so inspiring:)))

  32. Wow! What a great idea! Absolutely love the box. I'll make one of these for sure. THanks for so much detail.

  33. Gorgeous box. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

  34. Oh My Tina--what great projects. I am adding to my wish list every day!

  35. How beautiful Tina - what a difference to the original box - a lovely gift to give. I must try more altered art. tfs
    Heather (UK)

  36. Cute projects! I really love your darling box!

  37. Wow! Your projects are so awesome.

  38. Fabulous ideas...thanks so much for the inspiration!

  39. The box is just gorgeous. Thank you for introducing those great dies.

  40. Stunning as usual. I love decorated boxes and try to keep some on hand for special gifts.

  41. Wonderful ideaas real insiration

  42. Anonymous3:03 PM

    Beautiful projects. :) Thanks for the ideas.

    Jess S.

  43. Love your projects Tina! That box is amazing!! Great tutorial as well. Hugs! Julie

  44. Fantastic project, Tina!!! LOVE the way you created the band on the top of the box!!!!

  45. Thank you for such wonderful giveaways and all the inspiration!

  46. A lovely trinket box with nice colors!

  47. Oooh...I love these dies and the ways you used them on your projects!

  48. Very pretty box!

  49. great projects. tfs.

  50. Love the look of all of the different papers you used with this dies- just LOVELY! All of the dress forms make me think of these chic fashion boutiques near by. Thanks for sharing your projects with us.

    -Katya Bess

  51. We are so excited about these new products! Thank you for your inspiration! Our customers will love the products and your examples! ~ from all of us at

  52. Your trinket box and card are gorgeous. Thanks for introducing these great new products.

  53. Fabulous altered trinket box! The dies and texture folder are awesome. :o)

  54. I love dimensional projects - you did such a nice job!

  55. What gorgeous projects.

  56. Both of your projects are gorgeous, Tina--great job!

  57. Stunning projects, love them all.
    Kim xXx

  58. I'm very impressed with what you've made using these new dies! Everything is gorgeous with the bling you added!

  59. wonderful projects. that dress forms look like lots of fun toe work with.

  60. Lovely trinket box and card! Such pretty details and now I NEED those dies! :)


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