Spellbinders Paper Arts BIG Event Day Five!

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July 13-20, 2010



Welcome to the fifth day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts BIG Event!


The BIG Event is Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ way of introducing some really exciting new products! This season’s BIG Event is from July 13-20, incorporating 16 fabulous Designers, and you could win BIG!

  • Win today’s new die templates!
  • Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day from each blog!
  • You may enter once from each blog on the designated days!
  • Each contest is open for 48 hours to enter the contest!
  • You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time July 18, 2010 to enter my contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules before entering so that your entry will be valid!

These are the Designers and their contest dates:

July 13

Julie Overby

Debbie Olson

July 14

Judy Hayes

Latisha Yoast

July 15 

A.J. Otto

Kimberly Crawford

July 16

Becca Feeken

Linda Duke

July 17 

Sherry Cheever You are Here!

Deb Young 

July 18 

Gina Hanson 

Ashley Cannon Newell 

July 19

Mona Pendleton

Heidi Blankenship

July 20

Kerilee Sereika 

Kazan Clark

Daily contest winners are randomly chosen from valid entries, as stated in the Official Rules. The winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’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.

Entrants that send valid contest entry emails to each of the contests will be automatically considered for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $700, and includes Spellbinders CHA Summer 2010 release die templates, Spellbinders CHA Summer 2010 release punch templates and a Presto Punch™ machine!

Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!

I’m thrilled to share the Shapeabilities S4-299 Fallen Angel and S4-298 Antiquities with you. 

I’ve shown this picture before, but once again . . . remember this:

Trash 2x4

When this 2×4 is cut to 6” in length, it becomes a Chunky Tag (the length of a manila shipping tag). All four sides of the 2×4 have been covered with pages from an old book that I picked up for next to nothing.  All the Spellbinders embellishments have been made with Grunge Paper.  With this latest release of Grunge Paper, it is thinner and can be die cut/embossed with any of the Spellbinders die templates. 

On this side of the Chunky Tag, I die cut two hearts and two sets of wings from S4-299 Fallen Angel.  On one set I embossed the Grunge Paper and removed the die cut inner portions.  The back side of the wings were painted gold and the outer wings were painted white.  The embossing on the heart was inked with a darker red and then covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.  The flower was made with S4-058 Daisy Heads.  The inside of the flower is an old earring I had in my stash of jewelry.  The sentiment at the top was stamped on a Grunge Paper panel die cut/embossed with S4-246 Labels Eleven.


This a photo of the first side to show you all the depth and dimension created with the Grunge Paper die cuts.


This is the second side of the Chunky Tag.  The flower was die cut using S4-158 Sunflower Set Two.  The inside of the flower is another old earring from my stash.  The lock and key were die cut/embossed with S4-298 Antiquities.  Each piece was painted gold, darkened with black ink and covered with green patina Perfect Pearls.  The lock is attached to the 2×4 with tack nails.  The butterfly was die cut/embossed with S3-146 Butterflies Two.  The stenciling was done with a darker orange ink.


The last side of the Chunky Tag.


  • Stamps:  Wordsworth Remembering Abraham Lincoln from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; D3127 Moment of Time, F3045 Grain & Coal, and D3360 Leaf Sprig with Berries from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps; Studio 490 Ticket to Art by Stampers Anonymous from eclectic Paperie; Stampabilities Big Plaid Background
  • Paper:  Pages from Vintage Book
  • Ink:  Ranger Archival Jet Black, Coffee and Olive; Ranger Brushed Corduroy, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Tumbled Glass, Old Paper, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick and Black Soot Distress
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders™  Wizard™, S4-298 Antiquities, S4-299 Fallen Angel, S3-146 Butterflies Two, S4-246 Labels 11, S4-058 Daisy Heads, and S4-158 Sunflower Set Two; 2×4 White Pine Framing Stud; Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens Fanciful Stencils; Tim Holtz idea-ology Grunge Paper, Grunge Board, Game Spinners, Long Fasteners; Ranger Green Patina and Gold Perfect Pearls, Matte and Glossy Accents, Claudine Hellmuth Matte Multi-Medium, Rock Candy Distress Stickles, White and Gold Acrylic Paint Dabbers; 1” Mini Clothespin; Vintage Earrings; Ivory 1/4” 100% Silk May Arts Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Hobby Wood Shelving; Wood Drawer Pull; Sanding Tools; Black Acrylic Paint

As I stated earlier, Grunge Paper has never been easier to die cut/emboss.  Spellbinders™ recommends the following:

Step 1:  Place the white spacer plate on a white Cut Mat, and lay out your Spellbinders™ dies.  Don’t forget to place them cutting edge up.  As you can see from the spacer plate, sometimes I forget and then you have to start over.

Step 1

Step 2:  Cover the dies with Grunge Paper, smooth side down.  Grunge Paper has two sides.  One is smooth with nap and the other side is rough with a grainy feel.

Step 2

Step 3:  Place the second Cut Mat over the Grunge Paper.

Step 4

Step 4:  Run the sandwich through The Wizard™ Embossing and Die Cutting System.

Step 5

Step 5:  Once the sandwich has been run through The Wizard™, remove the white spacer plate.

Step 6

Step 6:  Cover the Grunge Paper with a tan Embossing Pad.

Step 7

Step 7:  Cover the Embossing Pad with the other Cut Mat and once again run through The Wizard™.

Step 8

Step 8:  Remove all mats from the sandwich and here is the die cut/embossed Grunge Paper.

Step 9

Just look at the detailed embossing!

Final Embossing

My second project is a wall hanging I call Total Eclipse of the Heart.  I’ll be back in a day or two to explain how this project was made.


These are the Spellbinders™ products I introduced:



SKU/Product Name:  S4-299 Fallen Angel

MSRP: $19.99

Dimensions:  Wings: 1 x 3 1/2 each, Sword: 1 x 4 3/4, Heart: 1 3/4 x 2 1/4



SKU/Product Name:  S4-298 Antiquities

MSRP:   $19.99

Dimensions:  Lock: 1 5/8 x 2, Crown: 1 3/4 x 1 1/2, Fleur: 1 5/8 x 1 3/4, Key: 3 x 1

For the official Spellbinders Paper Arts BIG Event rules, click here.
I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry, so be sure to enter and then leave a comment!

If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Thank you for stopping by and visiting today!  Good luck in the contest and remember . . .  life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way!


115 Responses to Spellbinders Paper Arts BIG Event Day Five!

  1. Kimberly Crawford

    Beautiful, Sherry!!!! I always live your inspiring projects!!!

  2. What you did with the wood and grunge board is so cool!!!

  3. Count me in for this drawing. I want to win

  4. Oh!!!! these are so cute, love what you done with them, thanks a lot!!!!

  5. Grungeboard is perfect for this project, as are the new die templates! You are so talented!

  6. you are such an amazing artist – and a fun one at that too ;)
    Love your projects

  7. Hate I threw my scrap 2x4s out after rebuilding my deck (darn!!!!). This is an amazing project. TFS!

  8. Wow – this is truly amazing. So original and innovative!

  9. Brooke Guadagno

    These are Fantastic! I love them. I especially like the key for some reason.
    Brooke G.

  10. Sherry,
    I love both of your projects. Truely Fantastic. I know you have made Tim Holtz proud. I just love these two spellbinder die sets that you introduced. Thanks

  11. Fantastic projects Sherry… You are the queen of Grunge ;)

  12. Awesome altered art projects Sherry! Love the grunge look! Thanks so much for the tutorial & inspiration!

  13. Your projects are fabulous, as always, Sherry. I love the dies.

  14. Truly unique projects, Sherry! Love them both, but especially the 2×4 tag. Tons of dimension and too, too cool grunge happening there!

  15. Great job, Sherry–so creative!

  16. Wow, it is absolutely stunning, love it, your projects always rock!

  17. Hi Sherry,

    I think your “chunky tag” is sooooo creative! Keep em comin gal!

  18. Wow, love what you’ve made with your Spellbinders! Thanks for the loads of inspiration.

  19. Thats very inspirational,,amazing art work.

  20. I am always amazed at the projects you come up with. good job

  21. These projects are just awesome!

  22. Love what you did with the 2×4 and the wall hanging, beautiful!

  23. These dies look great and so does your projects- always something different and great for inspiration.I love the look of all these dies ascpecially the sword and keys and heart and wings- oh what the heck I want them all.

  24. Love all of the grunge! This is a very fun project!!! Have a blessed day!

  25. Over the top fantastic projects! What creativity you possess!!

  26. Very cool – I love this!

  27. Dot.G. Western Australia

    Hi. I’ve never been into grunge board or chunky
    But you have inspired me into giving it a go.I like the key and key hole.
    Most of my work is pretty and dainty so this will be a challenge

  28. These are amazing projects and what you did with piece of 2×4 is fabulous :D. Love that the dies will work with grunge paper, must give that a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  29. Absolutely amazing and incredibly fabulous!!!

  30. Another stunning piece!! I love all your work Sherry :)

  31. Awesome projects! The grungy-style is so fitting for these new dies – or is it vice versa? LOVE the decorations you created!

  32. Great projects and fab new shapes! x

  33. Awesome as always, Sherry!!! Thanks for sharing! :o)

  34. Gorgeous projects have you done.

  35. “Chunky Tags” is new to me. Awesome! Love the look you achieved!

  36. what amazing projects. absolutely love your out of the box thinking!!!!!

  37. Another great chunky tag! I was wondering if the Spellbinders dies would cut grungepaper. I’ll have to try them now. Thanks for more inspiration.

  38. Such an elaborate project Sherry! Thanks for the cool tutorial!

  39. wonderful! love it all!

  40. ok…YOU are just toooo CLEVER!! THAT is just AWEsome…. whoda thunk a 2×4… well, I guess YOU!

  41. Awesome job Sherry!!! I just love the new Spellbinders die sets. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent and caring spirit.

  42. scrapthat/dolly

    Very nice!! Lovely layers :)

  43. Unbelievable my friend! You always have such amazing ideas.

  44. josie walrath

    Great projects. So cool!

  45. Wow!!!! Incredible projects Sherry! Thanks for the inspiration!

  46. Gosh Sherry – this must have taken ages to complete – well done you!!

  47. Fabulous! Love those dies! :o)

  48. Beautiful projects and very creative. Thanks for sharing.

  49. GrannyCharlotte

    WOW!! What great artwork. This would be beautiful home decor. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  50. All I can say is WOW!!! That is absolutely amazing! Love all the textures and layers! TFS!

  51. Sherry, your projects are amazing!! Love them both.

  52. Sherry…absolutely impressed with you abilities and style…LOVE it!

  53. Sherry, what funky grunge!! What an awesome project! You’ve got style girl:)

  54. Oh my gosh. Your project is absolutely beautiful. It’s amazing what the grunge can do.

  55. This is way too cool! I have some 2×4′s laying around and I am anxious to try this. You are very talented.

  56. Wow. Inspiring work on both pieces. The details are amazing. Fabulous!!!

  57. Talk about thinking outside the box! What an interesting way of introducing the new Spellbinders products. Way-to-go.


  58. Wow wow WOW! You have blown me away!! Amazing.

  59. bravoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    super top

  60. Love what you did with this set!

  61. Absolutely stunning project Sherry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hugs xx

  62. Wonderful altered art. Love the chunky tag idea!

  63. Woww das ist ja eine sehr schöne Idde.
    Gruß kiki

  64. Love that chunky tag!

  65. Thanks for the great tutorials!

  66. Rhonda Miller

    What a great creation. TFS.

  67. Love your design Sherry!

  68. wow Sherry this is fabulous.

  69. What an awesome creation! These new shapes look so fun!

  70. Awesome creations!!!
    Jan Castle

  71. absolutely love your chunky tag, sherry! it’s gorgeous! love how you altered a piece of wood into a gorgeous creation :)! lots of yummy details. also love your card! your projects have a wonderful vintage feel. thanks for sharing :)! have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

  72. Unbelievably gorgeous project Sherry! Spellbinders are in a class of
    their own for making fabulous dies. I’m off to enter your contest now-thanks!

  73. Oh my these are so incredible. Whoever would have thought!!!!! You are extremely talented. TFS.

  74. I just LOVE the 2 x 4 chunky tag. How unique and super grungefully beautiful!

  75. Wow what amazing creations. Love them. Very unique and fascinating to look at.

  76. Just beautiful Sherry!! You have an amazing sense of dimension and composition!! And from a block of wood!! Bowl me over!!

  77. Love your project Sherry!
    Thank you for sharing and for the Tutorial!

  78. Wow! Who would have thought that a block of ugly wood could be transformed into a wonderful piece of art. I love the before and after shots, it shows what an artist you are… you’ve made Spellbinders and Tim Holtz proud. I do not think I’ve ever seen anyone make a grunge piece like this before, it is truely a favorite for me!

  79. GREAT new products, and I really LOVE what you used them on Sherry the block tage is wonderful! :D
    Thanks for sharing…perhaps in the future you can make a video tutorial, so we can really understand how you did these projects! ;)

  80. both projects are amazing

  81. Sherry this is soooo ery exquisite!! Love it!!
    Blessings of thanks

  82. WOW! Brilliant artwork Sherry! Absolutely brilliant! I always forget using dies w/grungeboard! Thanks for the inspiration!

  83. wow Sherry! Crazy amazing!
    thank you for sharing

  84. this is very unique. I would never come up with this idea. Thanks for sharing

  85. Wow i love your project thanks so much for sharing.

  86. Amazing projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

  87. What fun projects….love how you decorated the 2×4!!! TFS

  88. Love your creations Sherry! The dimension on the angel wings is fantastic!

  89. Oh wow, this is totally awesome! I’d be happy to take it off your hands.
    “Hugs” Carol

  90. Hi Sherry,
    Wonderful job with the new dies!!!! You are wonderful and I love the grunge! Keep up the great look!

  91. I love your projects!! Great job.

  92. Beautiful project!!

  93. Love these creations…that 2×4 tag is awesome!!!

  94. Very cool, and so love what you have done with them!

  95. Sherry – Though it’s not my style to make something like this I do appreciate the time, effort and talent that went into creating this lovely object. I wouldn’t know where to start so I thank you for expanding my possibilities. It’s always a joy to see what others create.

  96. Love your giant chunky tag… love your style and innovation! I will be back 2CU! Patty

  97. You are definitely getting your grunge on. Love the projects.

  98. Wow, I love how you just started off with that wood block and made it into a chunky tag…marvelous creation with all the detail! And your wall handing is awesome…love these new dies!

  99. lois skiathitis

    So inspiring you are Sherry. It amazes me how you start with the blank wood and turn it into a beautiful work of art. TFS!!! :-D

  100. Stunning projects, such creativity, thanks for the inspiration xx

  101. I just knew your projects would be fabulous… and I was RIGHT!!!!!!

  102. Your projects blow my mind!! What stunning work!!
    Thank you for sharing your amazing talent, Sherry!

  103. What gorgeously grungy projects!

  104. Love your ideas. thanks for sharing.

  105. Great, great ideas, thank you.

  106. Love your projects. What a clever idea! Especially love the Antiquities die.

  107. This is such a unique project and so different then most I see. Love it!

  108. Nancy Handley

    Who would have ever thought a 2×4 could be beautiful!thanks for the inspiration.

  109. Nancy Handley

    Who would have ever thought a 2×4 could be beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

  110. Awesome stuff!!!

  111. You sure went the extra mile on this. It is truly awesome. I love tags and this is a whole new level..great new dies from Spellbinders again. I love ‘em…and you…thanks for sharing your great talents…

  112. Great project, Sherry! What a creative way to use a 2 x 4!!!
    I’ll be back to see the details for your 2nd project…love it!

  113. Sherry, you rocked these projects, love them, love them. The details..OMG you rock girl.

  114. These are truly fabulous projects! sorry to miss you on your debut day, but had to come by and leave a comment anyway!

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