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Welcome to the seventh 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 18, 2012 until 11:59 pm January 19, 2012.

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog and Linda Duke and AJ Otto’s blogs.  You can enter yesterday’s blogs, Kimberly Crawford, Donna Salazar and Ken Oliver through January 18 at 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!

Moroccan Box

From the side.

Moroccan Box 2

Here are the new dies I introduced:

S5-064 Moroccan Accents

Sku Name S5-064 Moroccan Accents
MSRP: $29.99

Border: 9 x 7/8″
Corners: 2 x 1 ¼”
Star SM: ½”
Star LG: 3/4″
Oblong Accent: 1 5/8 x 3″
Large Accent: 2 ¾”

S5-065 Moroccan Motifs

Sku Name S5-065 Moroccan Motifs
MSRP: $29.99

Flower SM: ½”
Star: 1 ¾”
Round: 1 1/8″
Motif SM: 1 ½”
Motif Med: 2 ½”
Motif LG: 4 1/8″

I prepared a step-by-step tutorial in video form for you.

My second project is a lantern made from an empty candle jar.


The candle lit.



I have also prepared a step-by-step tutorial for the lantern and will be sharing that with you in a few days!

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 18, 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 19, 2012, EST.

1) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to:

2) The subject must be S5-064 Moroccan Accents and S5-065 Moroccan Motifs.

3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their Blog Frenzy dates!

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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90 Responses to “Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day 7!”

  1. Sherry, Your beautiful projects just highlight those dies!! WOW!!

  2. Beautiful projects, Sherry!!!!

  3. Both projects are just beautiful Sherry!

  4. fabulous projects Sherry- love that box!!

  5. You have used these two dies (which BTW are soon becoming my favourite so far!) beautifully and in such a creative way – Thank You for both your energy and Inspiration imparted with these two ideas.

  6. These are absolutely inspired–your Mojo is here to stay. And I loved the music you chose for the tutorial. Crafting and rocking out–doesn’t get any better!

  7. Your projects are awesome Sherry!

  8. WOW!!! I am loving this set. So many possibilities. Would love to see a rolled flower made with the border.

  9. Sherry, your projects are fabulous! I really love the box.

  10. Beautiful projects! Love the new dies!

  11. I love the Moroccan Accents & Motifs!!! They’re gorgeous! And you used them in such inventive ways on your projects.

  12. Great projects and tutorial. It really is helpful to see how much and where you place the foam to support the die cuts. Love the distress stain on the pine box! Loving those dies!

  13. These are stunning such pretty creations and thanks for the video. Susan x

  14. I like your submission for the blog hop! The box is so pretty and I love the way the candle illuminates! thank you for sharing, Con.

  15. I just love your bad side lol . Wonderful video.

  16. your projects are fantastic- love the box and wow that candle is so pretty and would make some great gifts

  17. Both are gorgeous, but I think the box is my favorite. No wait, it is the jar…no I’m sure it is the box. Oh heck! I love them both.

  18. WOW this box is just awesome. It really looks wonderful and these dies are so amazing too. You did a really great job here.

  19. These are WONDERFUL… Love the lantern and box, they are really terrific!
    Thank you for sharing these. :)

  20. Beautiful projects and I loved the video too! Great music choice!

  21. Oh those moroccan accents work perfectly with your altered projects, they are so versatile.

  22. Fantastic projects Sherry, enjoyed visiting your blog.

  23. these are absolutely awesome. great job. can’t wait until I can get some of these new dies.

  24. Absoulutely fabulous projects!! I can see the Moroccan dies on so many projects, thanks for sharing your wonderful talent!!

  25. Love the video! So you! The box is gorgeous! A bit of a change for you. Mojo comes in many forms hon! 😀

  26. OMGOSH…Amazing. I love altered projects and these just blew me away. Thanks for sharing such wonderful talent and beauty.

  27. Gorgeous box!!! Truly amazing! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  28. Beautifful box. The project is really nice. Thanks for your creation.

  29. Great projects, Sherry. I really like both, but the box is my favorite, Love your tutorial!! Now there are more dies on my “gotta have it” list.

  30. Great job Sherry! Great dies! Love Spellbinders! Thank you for sharing your projects.

  31. Lovin’ your lantern, Sherry, terrific job!

  32. I like both projects Sherry, but my favourite is the box. Now all I need it that die set to do one. TFS

  33. Very beautiful projects. Love those new dies. Thanks for sharing,

  34. Absolutely gorgeous. I love what you’ve done with the fabulous new dies!

  35. I know you would creat something wonderful for the Frenzy, and you did.

  36. That box is sensational!! The blue color and fabulous foil die cuts make it a one-of-a-kind beautiful keepsake to treasure!! The lantern is also an amazing transformation from a recycled candle jar! How pretty! TFS your wonderful talent with us!

  37. Lovely projects Sherry. Such neat pieces! :o)

  38. And a few days ago you said your mojo was gone. Looks like it surfaced again and wow! Awesome projects. Thanks for the video. I’m looking forward to seeing the candle jar video.

  39. Beautiful projects. The metal foil is amazing with those dies. Great job.

  40. Your projects are gorgeous Sherry – I love the box and the step by step. tfs

  41. Love how you used both of these wonderful dies! I have to try cutting some metal…love it! These two on my wish list!

  42. What amazing projects! Love that box!

  43. What awesome projects and gorgeous card with this new release.

  44. Gorgeous work. I love the new dies!

  45. Both projects are sooo pretty.

  46. How lovely! Both projects are so elegant. Love the colors. Great work!

  47. Gorgeous!!!!!!!

  48. beautiful Sherry!
    Sandra ltb

  49. Very cool, love the way you decorated the box, like the effect the stain gave it too!

  50. All projects are beautiful, my favorite is the box.

  51. Gorgeous projects! Love them both!

  52. As wonderful and exciting as expected! Thank you!

  53. Stunning projects, that box is amazing!! Such fantastic dies, love them!

  54. wonderful projects. Love your use of the Moroccan dies.

  55. Nice projects! Great job!!

  56. Love your project, another set of dies that i love, i need, i want, i will have.

  57. Love, love, love both projects, but the box is to “die” for!

  58. Absolutely gorgeous projects, thanks for sharing.
    Kim xXx

  59. Very pretty!

  60. Such fab projects from these dies. Love the box and the video. Can’t wait to see the step by step for the Lantern. Thanks so much for sharing.

  61. wow.. stunning.. that glass jar totally ROCKS!

  62. Sherry you have shared some very creative ideas using these dies.
    Thanks for always sharing the fun

  63. Great projects! I love the new dies!

  64. Love how you’ve used the dies. Wonderful projects!

  65. 2 fab projects – your lantern light is FAB! bx

  66. Both of your projects are great home decor- love them both that I can’t decide which is my favorite. LOL. Thanks so much for sharing!
    -Katya B.

  67. Your box is a unique and creative project, beautifully done! And your lantern is fantastic! Love them both!

  68. Sherry, your treasure box and lantern are simply stunning. Thanks for introducing these great new dies.

  69. Sherry you have out done yourself

  70. Sherry,
    Your box and lantern truly demonstrate your talent. TFS!

  71. very nicely done projects. tfs.

  72. Sherry……… may be bad but these are good! Love the way you used them with metal.

  73. Really like these dies and love what you did with them.

  74. Love the candle! Great new dies!

  75. Lovely projects, great ideas for using these dies. TFS

  76. Sherry, nice job showcasing the dies. Color tones are bold and strong!!

  77. Great job, Sherry! Love that lantern–great repurposing!

  78. Oh Sherry, these are absolutely breath-taking projects!!! I am in love with your candle holder…and lit up is even more spectacular!!!! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful projects!!!

  79. Your designs are always an inspiration! these projects are amazing!
    Love loving these new spellbinders toys!
    thanks for sharing!

  80. wow love the box. The dies are on my wish list. TFS

  81. I love that box!!! It’s my favorite color! Very nice Sherry!

  82. Beautiful work… Very ornate…

  83. Fab dies & your projects are beautiful.

  84. Beautiful projects – the new dies are amazing too.

  85. Great looking projects and ideas…really like the “metal” effect you used on the die cuts.

  86. Oh My Sherry–what great projects. I am adding to my wish list every day!

  87. 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

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