Today is day four of the Spellbinders Nestabilities Birthday Party Sneak Peeks!! What do you think so far? Are you drooling over the new dies? Do you want them all? Let me tell you, I have seen them all and I want them ALL!!
I am SO excited to be sharing one of the NEW Spellbinders die sets that will be released at Summer CHA!! Don’t forget to check out the “official rules” for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek Party Drawing at the end of this post!! Entering all the drawings will make you eligible for the GRAND PRIZE – a new raspberry Wizard and $500 in Spellbinders dies!! WOW what a Fabulous Prize!!! But even if you missed some of the first ones, enter for a chance to win “my” Sneak die.
The die set I am sharing with you is the FIRST in the new Frameabilities line “Decorative Frames” (S5-005 MSRP $19.99). This die set comes in three pieces, one large piece (4 3/16" x 6 3/16") that will emboss a large frame and cut two different shapes, a smaller frame (2 3/4" x 4 9/16") and a decorative edged solid piece (1 1/2" x 2 1/2"), the two other pieces in the die set are decorative corner elements (1 1/8" x 1 7/16", 1 1/16" x 1 3/8"). The Decorative frame dies are so beautiful with all of the flourishes and swirls, the detail is AMAZING!! I know you’re going to LOVE IT!!
I have created four projects to share with you using the Decorative Frames die set so grab a cup of coffee (or your favorite beverage) & enjoy!
The first project I made is a 6" x 6" girlfriends card. Who doesn’t love a great Girlfriends card! I wanted to showcase the smaller frame and one of the corner elements in the die set. The frame and the elements are cut and embossed with the Wizard using metallic gold Bazzil cardstock. The embossing is so beautiful on the metallic cardstock! If you like the “patina” look of the frame and corner elements I will be doing a tutorial on this technique in a couple of days (after the holiday) so be sure to stop back. I had the perfect picture in mind to use in the frame—my grandma, in b/w swimsuit, and one of her girlfriends at the lake. This is one of my favorite pictures of her! I also used one of my favorite Nestabilities, the Classic and Scallop Circle dies (S4-114, S4-115) to make the girlfriends tag. The designer paper is from Basic Grey (Stella Ruby) and the brown and green cardstock is from Prism.
For the second project, I made a window card using the large die. To make the window you place your spacer plate and the die on the inside of your card with the cut edge face up. Run it through the Wizard and then remove the spacer plate and place the tan embossing mat onto your cardstock and run it through again to emboss it. So your “sandwich” to cut will be—white mat, spacer plate and the die on the inside of your card, white mat. To emboss it will be—white mat, die on the inside of your cardstock, embossing mat, white mat. Doing this will emboss the large frame into the card front and leave you with a window. Using the die as a stencil, I colored the embossed areas using a sponge and three different colors of Ranger distress inks: Antique Linen, Burlap and Lipstick.
When the card is closed it appears to be all one piece but when you open it you see the window and the smaller frame is on the inside of the card.
Here’s a little trick to help you line up the smaller frame, close your card and start in one corner, line up your die and press it down. Easy-peasy!! It lines up perfectly every time!!
What do you think about the tiny little butterflies? Aren’t they so cute! The butterflies were made using one of the decorative corner elements. I cut and embossed the corner elements two times a piece just add a little adhesive down the center and pop the wings up. (Try this: First, adhere the bottom piece, than add the top piece using a little adhesive down the center. Pop up the wings.) The cardstock I used is Cryogen White and Deep Mostly Mauve from WorldWin. The stamped images are from Fancy Pants-Bella Brush.
What do you think so far? Are these frames gorgeous or what?!? I would love to hear what you think!!
The third project is an altered jar. My mom is always saving jars and any other any other thing she thinks I might be able to alter. This cute little jar came out of the box from my mom.
The tag on the front is from the very center of the larger die. It works perfectly! Again using the die as a stencil, I did a little bit of air brushing using Copic markers.
To cover up the lid, I cut out a Petite Scallop Circle (S4-115) from gold metallic Bazzil cardstock. I love to make three-dimensional flowers and one of the corner elements makes a beautiful one! I cut, embossed and stenciled the corner element six times and then layered them. To get the flower to hold the three-dimensional shape, I used some clear silicone adhesive under each flower. For the center of the flower I used a center from a silk flower. The fern leaves are from the Fern Foliage Edgeabilites die (S4-098). I cut, embossed and stenciled the leaves and then cut them apart to make three leaves. I also used the clear silicone adhesive under each leaf. When the jar was all done I filled it up with some yummy Vanilla Sugar body scrub. I think this would make a really great little gift!
Are you still hanging in here with me? I know it’s a long post but I hope you are enjoying the projects!!
Here is my last project. I made a pendant for a necklace using one of the corner elements. It was cut & embossed using a piece of brass from Amaco. Look at all of the detail!! With the 3000 lbs. of pressure from the Wizard it cuts and embosses foils, brass and copper, so beautifully!! To make the pendant, I cut and embossed the top piece and filled the backside in with Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue from Beacon. Then I cut another shape with the brass and also a piece from lightweight chipboard. Once the glue was dry on the top piece, I added the chipboard and the other piece of brass to finish off the back. After the entire piece was dry I punched holes in it using a 1/8" punch. Then I added the Swarovski crystals.
One of the greatest things about Spellbinders is their dies are so versatile, with the ability to cut, emboss & stencil, the only limit to your creations is your imagination!!
Do you need help with your die cuts or do you have questions on how to layer the mats? Here is a link to some fantastic tutorials on YouTube that show you how to use Spellbinders dies in a variety of die cut machines.
Check out the links in my sidebar at the right (right under my profile) for a complete schedule of blog “sneak peeks” continuing through July 13. If you missed the earlier sneak peek be sure to go back and have a look! Debbie Olson (June 30), Jennifer Ellefson (July 1) and Wendy Weixler (July 2).
Please leave your comments on this post, I would love to hear what you think of the new dies and the sneak peek projects!
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Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek Party Drawing Information
Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each of the 14 Spellbinders Sneak Peek Blog reveals as stated in the “Rules”.
This name will be drawn to receive the die being revealed on said blog. These entries must follow all rules stated below to be valid for the drawing.
Entrants visiting all 14 Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peeks Blog reveals and correctly entering their information into the 14 separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a new RASPBERRY WIZARD and a $500 retail value die package!
Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek die give away must adhere to all of the following rules:
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Thank you so much for stopping by today & I hope you have enjoyed the Sneak Peek!! Ellen Hutson will be featuring tomorrow's (July 4) Sneak Peak so be sure to check it out!!
I hope you have a great holiday & HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!!