Friday, June 26, 2009

Spellbinder Pendants Blog Frenzy!

Welcome to Day 6 of the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders Introduces:
Shapeabilities Pendants Blog Frenzy

June 22 through June 29th , available for ordering June 30, 2009

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. If you have any questions, please e-mail .

Welcome to the 6th day of Spellbinders Pendants Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders is celebrating the introduction of Pendants die templates, a new die line that will inspire your creative mind. You have the opportunity to win the Pendant and Borderabilities dies I’m introducing today by entering the contest at the end of this post. Be sure to read all the rules before entering! You still have until June 27th, 11:59 pm EST to enter on Sherry Cheever's
blog at:

and until June 28, 11:59 pm EST to enter mine.

To see previous reveals, or to go to any of the ones coming up, feel free to visit the following:

June 22, 2009 - Beccca Feeken

June 23, 2009 – Debbie Olson

June 24, 2009 – Michelle Wooderson

June 25, 3009 – Keri Lee Sereika

June 26, 2009 –– Sherry Cheever

June 27, 2009 – Heidi Blankenship

June 28, 2009 -– Linda Duke

June 29, 2009 – Jennifer Davis

After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each Blog Frenzy reveal as stated in the “Rules”. Winner will be contacted by e-mail within 24 hours of the contest deadline. Winner will have 72 hours to reply to that e-mail to claim the prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new name will be drawn for said prize. Winner will receive the new die templates being revealed on the specific daily blog post they are entering.

Entrants visiting all 8 Spellbinders Pendant Reveals and correctly entering their information into the separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a full set of the 8 Pendants die templates and 8 matching Petite Border die templates being revealed.

Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Pendants die templates Blog Frenzy give-away must adhere to all of the following rules. We are happy to welcome US and international blog guests for this Frenzy.

To enter each drawing on sneak peeks between June 22 and June 29, visit the reveal blog and click on the contest link to reveal an e-mail window. In the subject line of the e-mail, enter the die template name being revealed. Each blog reveal will remain open for 48 hours. Only 1 entry per blog is allowed and 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 June 22nd through June 29th and plan accordingly.

Spellbinders Design Team members and employees are not eligible for drawings.

Any participant wishing to be automatically entered into the drawing for the Pendants Frenzy Grand Prize must enter all 8 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.

Please note:

*Spellbinders will only use email information to contact the winner.

*Spellbinders will not share this email address with any other parties.

*Spellbinders will not use this email information for advertisements or communications

other than to contact the winner.

*If you wish to be included in further communications from Spellbinders, please go to their homepage and sign up for their newsletter.

Spellbinders Pendants Blog Frenzy drawing,

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**Edit Note**The Contest for Day 6 of the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy is Closed. Thank you so much to all who entered!!

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I hope you have enjoyed all of the Blog Frenzy reveals from this past week! I know I have really enjoyed seeing what the other design team members have created using the NEW Spellbinders Pendants and Borderabilities die templates!

Now that we have all of the business and rules out of the way I am very excited to reveal the following NEW Spellbinders Pendants and Spellbinders Borderabilities die templates.

S4-208 In Spades Pendant MSRP $24.99
S4-217 In Spades Borderabilities MSRP $19.99

Here's a couple of pictures of the In Spades Pendant die templates. The first picture is showing how you can place the Center die template into the center of the Pendant die template.

The set of In Spades die templates contains a large Pendant, a Center and two Accents. The Pendant die template is approximately 4-1/2 '' x 4'', the Center is 1-3/4'' x 1-1/2'' and the two Accents are 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2''. The detail is amazing and these new Pendant die templates are perfect for layering and adding beautiful dimension to your paper crafting projects!

I have a couple of projects to share with you today. For the first one, I created a card with not only the diecuts from one of the S4-208 In Spades Accents, I also used the drop out pieces to create a flower in the center of the Pendant.

Here is the step-by-step tutorial.

For step # 3 I airbrushed through the Pendant die template. Spellbinders die templates can be used as a stencil and work perfectly for this technique!

As an added bonus the NEW Pendant and Borderabilites die templates have so many drop out pieces from the diecuts that the possibilities for layering and creating are endless.

In step # 10 you will begin to assemble the card.

When I am creating with the Pendant die templates I love to layer and add foam tape, doing this will create even more dimension in my projects.

Step 12: I added the other small Accent piece to the center with a decorative button on top.

I also added some tiny pearls for embellishments to the borders.

Paper~The Paper Company-White, White Shimmer, Light Blue, Light Blue Shimmer
Other~Spellbinders-Wizard, In Spades Pendant S4-208, In Spades Borderabilities S4-217, Copic-ABS, Sketch Marker BG72 Ice Ocean, Creative Impressions-Bits of Bling Pearls, Beacon-ZipDry Adhesive, Joann's-Button, Ribbon, Form Tape

The second project I created is a wedding ensemble of candles and a matching card for the bride and groom.

Here is a close-up picture of the candles. You will want to make sure you stop back by my blog as I will be sharing step-by-step how to make these beautiful candles.

As you see in the card above, I used one of the In Spades Borderabilities die templates that make a decorative cut edge on your cards. Here are a couple of pictures to show you how I place the die template on the cardstock and use repositionable adhesive to hold it in place.

Thank you so much for stopping by and joining in all the fun of the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pendants Blog Frenzy! I hope you have enjoyed the projects I shared with you today. I hope you have enjoyed all of the projects made by the other Design Team members and the projects still to come!



  1. I absolutely love your projects Heidi, they are so pretty.

  2. Wow, that card is absolutely stunning! The other projects are beautiful, too!

  3. Oh my favorite so far! And I just love all your fantastic projects! Gorgeous!!

  4. kathy S (Australia)June 26, 2009 at 11:26 PM

    what pretty cards you make Heidi they are always so delicate to look at. i loved the way you used the cut out bits as well and the colours were so calming, congrats and i'll be coming back to see the other designs when they are up -Kathy S (aus)

  5. Oh my goodness girl - your projects ROCK!!!!! I love everything you came up with! Go Heidi, go Heidi!

  6. Heidi!! just beautiful!! but you know I'm a HUGE fan ;) Gorgeous girl.....

  7. This is just stunning! Great tutorial and so easy to follow. I just love the colors and details you added to all your projects. Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. Wowzers Heidi your projects are so creative - I just love how you have used the seperate peices and put them together to create something so DEVINE, thanks for sharing and thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Wow, amazing Heidi. I love what you have done with these new dies and it's great how you used all the drop out pieces.
    Clare x

  10. Oh my! Absolutely stunning! What amazing projects!

  11. Just Really Amazing Heidi
    I love the Spade I can't wait to get in my hot little hands :)
    Your card and the set a just gorgeous, LOVE all the colors
    You ROCK!!

  12. Heidi,
    Wow....absolutely beautiful. I love your candles too.
    Your tutorial was wonderful and you did a great job on everything.
    Thank you!!


  13. Such great projects! There is so much detail your work! laura j

  14. thank you so much for sharing these tips - your creations are all very beautiful!
    thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Beautiful cards and love the candle! What a gorgeous die set, love the detailed feminine look :)

  16. Beautiful cards and candle, I can't wait to order some of the new sets.

  17. HOLY SMOKES!!!! Those are STUNNING!!!

  18. Absolutely beautiful, as always.

  19. Your projects are beautiful, I want the dies and I want the airbrush system now!

    The email link didn't work, it has on the other blogs, but I copied and pasted instead.

    Cazzy x

  20. *picks chin up off floor* gorgeous....

  21. Wow, your projects are beautiful. These dies are awesome.

  22. Heidi, this is so beautiful and elegant! I have never used an airbrush and this looks so easy thanks to your wonderful tutorial. I am so loving the new Pendant dies! They will truly help in making "Knock 'em Dead" gorgeous cards!

  23. Fantastic projects, Heidi!! So beautiful!

  24. These are really simply beautiful, so enjoy your blog.

  25. All of these projects are simply gorgeous! :) Michelle

  26. what i'm loving about these new dies is they cut and emboss at the same time...

  27. Stunning! THe card is so beautiful and the candle knocks my socks off. WOnderful job!

  28. Heidi, your projects have showcased the spades sets beautifully! You are so right- these pendant and border sets do seem to have endless possibilities.

  29. Heidi your projects are so pretty! Thanks so much for the detailed explanation!

  30. Absolutely brilliant! Your first card is to die for - just gorgeous! And your wedding ensemble is very pretty too.

  31. Wow! I think this may be my favorite. You created beautiful and such elegant projects. I am so impressed by your talent.

  32. When I saw the picture of this new die set, I wasn't sure it was going on my list and then I saw your GORGEOUS samples! And thank you for using the pictures with the quarters to give us an idea of the size of the cut outs - great tutorial too!

  33. That card is absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful projects too. TFS

  34. Your projects are sbsolutely gorgeous!!!

  35. Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

  36. Wow!!! Your projects are absolutely georgeous. Thanks for the inspiration as to what can be done with the Spellbinder dies.

  37. thank you so much for the detailed explanation!!! You did a wonderful job!!

  38. The die is so intricate & beautiful! Love your creations with it!

  39. Your projects are just wonderful! And I love the way you used the small cut-outs.

  40. Heidi...not only is the card beautiful, but you did a top notch job on the tutorial....thank you sooooooooooooo much!
    Jan Castle

  41. Gorgeous project, Heidi! I especially the white card and how you made the flower from the accent pieces. WOWZER!

  42. Incredible creations you came up with, Heidi! Beautiful!
    Your tutorial is great. Photos and step by step is what i need to learn.
    Thanks for showing the Copic air brush. I only have a small collection of markers and thought the airbrush was something way beyond what i would ever use it for. Your demo shows how small and simple it is. Thanks Heidi! Now back to enjoy more of your blog!!

  43. Beautiful card and candle/card set. You did a great job with those new templates.

  44. Stunning projects. Love your work. I must admit that this is one of my favorite dies so far. Thanks for the inspiration.

  45. This is stunning!! Love all the intricate details!!

  46. Fabulous projects! I just love how you put the small pieces together... great candle decorations! TFS!

  47. Oh so beautiful. Thanks for showing us how to use the dies to make awesome embellishments!


  48. Wow Heidi - another fabulous project. These new dies are 'to die for' I need them all.
    HW (UK)

  49. OH my lovely.
    Love everything. Be so glad
    when we can order the dies.
    Gladys R.

  50. Stunning work!!! absolutely beautiful............

  51. Wonderful, once again, it really helps to see ideas on using the new dies to appreciate them. Great job!

  52. Your card and project are absolutely awesome! They definitely have that WOW factor! Like many of the other responses, I loved how you used the cut outs from the die, too. This is another pendant I must buy!
    Shirley Lee
    Roseville, CA

  53. WOW Heidi! All of these projects/cards are BRILLIANT! It's easy to see why you're on Spellbinders DT!! Thanks for the details too!

  54. Heidi,I'm lovin your projects ... I really like how you used the cut out pieces in your projects too! OMGosh, I've got to get that copic air brush system, that's fabulous!

  55. *gasp* *drool* *ack*... beautiful Heidi!! just beautiful!

  56. These are all gorgeous!!!! Wow, fabulous projects!!!

  57. Gorgeous projects - so elegant

  58. This is very WOW that I have to comment it!!
    Thanks for the step by step instruction!!

  59. Beautiful card and decorated candle.

  60. Hi Heidi

    You made some beautiful things with this new dies of Spellbinders.
    I like them very much

    xx Anita

  61. Your projects are very pretty & elegant! Nice work!
    Huggies ~

  62. GORGEOUS!!!!! What more can I say..

    Hugs Cathy

  63. OMG is all I can say, these are stunning. You have definately sold me on this one Heidi......... wow I am still drooling!

  64. Beautiful!!!!!!! I love this set!!!!! OMG!!! I will get married again and use this for a center piece!!! Love IT!!!!! Go Heidi.. Go Heidi.... Go girl You rock!!!!
    Hugs~ Tammy

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  66. WOW, love your work, wish i could follow you around for a few days, thanks for the blog since i can't.

  67. Are you still planning to do the candle tutorial? My daughter is getting married next year, and I think this is a great idea for a unity candle.

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  70. A bit late on the scene, just picked up this blog post from a link on Spellbinders blog!

    Those projects are beautiful! I would never think of using the drop-outs as embellishments but they are so effective. I'll be taking a second look at all of the pieces next time I use my Spellbinders!

    Mel xx UK

  71. Hi I have had these dies ages and I didn,t know what to do with them, and surfing the web I found your web sight and thank you so very much I now have some home work to try and copy your gorgeous card thank you again Lynne all the best


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