I am so excited to be able to share my sneak peek with all of you today! Spellbinders is celebrating their 5 Year Anniversary with sneak peeks for 16 days! The Spellbinders Designers will be sharing 16 days of sneak peeks of brand new die templates to be released at winter CHA 2009. You are going to absolutely love the new die templates! "What does every good party need? If you guessed prize drawings, then you are right! There will be a drawing for the die template that I am sharing with you today plus the die templates that have already been revealed. See the contest rules at the end of this post for all the details. Each day an additional die template is added to the daily give-away list for a grand total of 16 die templates on the 16th day of reveals!
Commenting on this post is welcome but does not enter you into the contest. This contest is sponsored directly by Spellbinders Paper Arts. Please read the post to find directions for entering the contest. If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@spellbinders.us.
Before I share my sneak peek today, I want to give you the remaining designers and the dates that they'll be posting their sneak peeks. You'll need to visit each designer, each day if you want to enter the contest. You have until 11:59 pm CST January 9th to sign up for the give-away on Sherry Cheever’s
Jan. 10 Becca Feeken http://www.amazingpapergrace.com/
Jan. 11 Jennifer Ellefson http://createdfrompaper.blogspot.com/
Jan. 12 Sharon Harnist http://paperfections.typepad.com/
Jan. 13 Jeni Calkins http://studiojeni.blogspot.com/
Jan. 14 Wendy Weixler http://wickedlywonderfulcreations.blogspot.com/
Jan. 15 Beth Pingry http://bethping.blogspot.com/
Jan. 16 Keri Lee Sereika http://pinklemonade.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Jan. 17 Sally Lynn MacDonald http://inkyheart.typepad.com
Jan. 18 Donya Schroeder http://donyas.typepad.com/puckish/
Jan. 19 Linda Duke http://lindaduke.typepad.com/lindas_works_of_heart/
Jan. 20 Trudee Sauer http://trudee.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED on Spellbinders Blog.
Last summer during Spellbinders sneak peek blog frenzy the die template that I shared with you was the first in a new line called Frameabilities and today I am happy to be sharing another beautifully detailed Frameabilites die template set.
DIE SKU # S5-012
I love all of the details in Classic Frame from the tiny flourishes to the little curls on the edges. The large frame has a vintage look and is very complimenting to the vintage style. One of the things I like the most about this set of die templates is all of the die cuts you can make. Here is a picture so you can see all of the die cuts. Don’t forget, you will have a die cut from the inside part of the die template.
Here is another picture of the die templates. I put a quarter next to the two smaller pieces so you can have a good visual as to the actual size.
Here are the approximate measurements for the die templates.
Classic Frame die template S5-012
Large Frame: 5-1/2" x 4"
Rectangle from inside the Large Frame: 3-9/16" x 2-7/8"
Smaller Frame: 3-1/8" x 2-3/8"
Rectangle from inside the Smaller Frame: 2-1/8" x 1-5/8"
Larger Flower: 1-1/2"
Smaller Flower: 5/8"
When I receive a die template, I make several die cuts using white cardstock. I just play around with them to see what kind of ideas jump out at me and I sketch out different ideas. I find having a sketch book close-by at all times can be a very handy tool. I have several of them and I even have a little one for my purse and by the bed. You never know what you might dream about!
Okay, on to my projects for today. I made four different projects using the Classic Frame die template. The first project is something a little “out of the box”. I like to challenge myself by trying to think of different ways to use the die cuts. So, I made a luminary.
I am going to share how to make the luminary step-by-step. I also want to share a couple of pictures about getting started with the Wizard. These pictures will show you the proper placement of the Wizard and your hands holding the mats.
Use two complimenting colors of cardstock, a dark and a light. With the dark color, cut/emboss four of the large frames. For the light color, cut but don’t emboss four large frames.
After you have all of the large frames cut, take the darker colored ones and one at a time, place them back into the die template. One of the very unique things about Spellbinders die templates is that they are cut all the way through giving you a beautiful die template that can be used as a stencil. Using black ink and a sponge, stencil the four frames.
Once all of your pieces are cut and stenciled, cut four pieces of vellum as shown in the picture below.
The next step will be putting all of these pieces together to make four panels as shown below. I find that the best way to put adhesive on the large frames is to run them through the Xyron with a permanent adhesive. When working with really detailed die cuts, I like to take a stylus around the edges of the die cut before I peel off the clear coving. This really helps to make sure you don’t have extra adhesive around the edges. If you don’t have a stylus, a toothpick works great too.
After all four panels are together then score each side (both ends) as shown, using your favorite scoring tool.
Once all of the pieces are scored, assemble the luminary. The ends that were scored are going to be put together using all of the pieces. I used a tape runner and then also a 2-way glue pen to get into all of the tiny areas and carefully put the ends together as shown.
If you like, you can create three dimensional flowers to go in the center of each. I used the two different colors of cardstock and inks to stencil the die cuts and added a rhinestone in the center for a little bling.
And here is the finished luminary.
Supplies-Spellbinders- Wizard and Classic Frame S5-012 die template
Paper-WorldWin ColorMates Terrific Teal deep and dark, Vellum
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Tempting Turquoise
Other-ScorePal, Xyron Adhesive, Beacon Gem Tac, 2-way glue pen, Rhinestones
Here are the other projects I made using the Classic Frame die template to give you a few more ideas of the wonderful things you can create using this die template.
I know it’s hard to tell from the picture but these two little frames are actually magnets for the refrigerator. They hold pictures of my boys. To do the smaller frame I did a technique called Reverse Stenciling. I really like doing this technique because it is very easy and all you need is a little ink. Below is a picture to show you how the reverse stenciling is done. When doing the reverse stenciling it is better to use a pigment or chalk ink, something that isn’t fast drying.
I really love the different look you can get with the reversed stenciling!
Spellbinders- Wizard and Classic Frame S5-012 die template
Next, I created a LO with my mom’s graduation picture.
I think the Classic Frame die template goes so beautifully with her picture. Using only the die cut pieces from the Classic Frame die template I created all of the pieces for the LO. I absolutely love the large frame; you can use it in so many different ways. All of the gold die cuts were reverse stenciled with a gold pigment ink and then embossed with gold embossing powder. The ink stays wet long enough to do the embossing and this is just another way to get a different style.
Here is a close up picture showing how the top border was created.
Here are two pictures for the bottom border.
Spellbinders- Wizard and Classic Frame S5-012 die template, Mystic Font
Fancy Pants DP
Beacon Gem Tac
For my last project, I created a very simple card using two of the large frame die cuts and the rectangular center from the smaller frame.
I used a metallic cardstock from WorldWin for all of the die cuts and then I lightly sanded the embossed areas revealing the solid black underneath.Turning the frames in different directions creates a very pretty medallion with an open center for a sentiment. I added some ribbon and stamped a sentiment from Crafty Secrets on the small rectangle and added a few rhinestones.
Spellbinders- Wizard and Classic Frame S5-012 die template
Crafty Secrets Card Sentiments Stamp Set
Beacon Gem Tac
I really love working with all of the Spellbinders products and I know some of you might be thinking, “I don’t have a Wizard, but I really want to be able to use the Spellbinders die templates.” I have wonderful news for you, the Spellbinders die templates are universal and can be used in many other die cutting machines! If you would like see some wonderful videos about using the Spellbinders die templates in other machines, please click on the link below. You will be able to see how easy it is to get professional looking projects using Spellbinders products. http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/videos.
Now, for all the details on the BIG CONTEST!
Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary Celebration
Sneak Peek Party Drawing Information
Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each of the 16 Spellbinders Sneak Peek Blog reveals as stated in the “Rules”. This name will be drawn to receive the die being revealed and any other dies listed as a part of said blog give-away. These entries must follow all rules stated below to be valid for the drawing.
Entrants visiting all 16 Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary Celebration Sneak Peeks Blog reveals and correctly entering their information into the 16 separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a full set of all 28 NEW RELEASE dies debuting at the Winter Craft and Hobby Association Show in Anaheim, California, on January 25-28, 2009!
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:
1. Participant must click on the provided link on Reveal blog to enter each individual drawing on sneak peeks between January 5 and January 20, 2009.
2. Participant must type in the subject line the name of the die being revealed.
3. Participant must send their entry for this blog before 12:00 midnight Central Standard Time on January 10, 2009.
4. Participant is only allowed to enter each of the 16 Spellbinders sneak peek blog give away drawings one time per sneak peek. Participant must use the same email address daily to be considered for grand prize entry, no exceptions. Please consider whether you will have access to the same e-mail address from January 5th through the 20th and plan accordingly.
5. Spellbinders Design Team members and employees are not eligible for drawings.
Any participant wishing to be automatically entered into the drawing for the Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary Celebration Sneak Peek Grand Prize drawing, must enter the drawing from all of the 16 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.
*Spellbinders will only use email information to contact the winner.
*Spellbinders will not share this email address with any other parties.
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other than to contact the winner.
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Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek of the Classic Frame die template and the projects I shared with you. I would love to hear your comments! Don’t forget to send your email for the contest and Good Luck!!