Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy!
July 6 – 14, 2011
Welcome to the eighth day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy!
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ is absolutely thrilled to bring you one of the most exciting die releases to date! These new collections are some of the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world! The Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.
- Win today’s new Spellbinders die templates!
- Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day (see schedule below)!
- One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!
- Each blog will accept entries for 48 hours!
- You have from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time July 13, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July 15, 2011 to enter my contest. See the Official rules.
- Today you can enter my contest and Lesley Langdon’s contest.
Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!
Spellbinders is thrilled to introduce a new line of Edgeabilities® die templates! The new Edgeabilities come in sets of three, and include one Edger for beautifully detailed edge cutting and embossing, and two Decorative Inserts for sophisticated cut and embossed border lines. Mix and match between sets for maximum versatility. The six themed sets combine for over 70 design options! Let me show you how I’ve used them today!
I’m thrilled to share two projects using E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities and S4-335 Star Circles with you.
To begin my project, I started with 2 sheets of black cardstock that was cut to 5-1/2 x 11”, scored in the middle at 5-1/2”. (This card can be made in any size you wish, simply adjust the measurements to the size of card you are making.)
Both pieces need to have one side cut at an angle as the sheet on the left. I did this by lining up the score and the bottom edge of the opposite end and cut.
The next step is to die cut/emboss the top of the square side (back of the card) with the Ric Rac Edger die from E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities. One edge of the die template was aligned with the edge of the back and taped down to die cut.
Now it’s time to cut the angled side. To do this, the Ric Rac Edger die was taped in position aligning from the top to the bottom of the angle. The second embossing die was aligned and taped into position. To make the spacing easy, I pushed the round portion up to abut with the bottom part of the ric rac.
Once the die cuts and embossing are done, the cardstock should resemble the photograph below. Keep in mind this is only one side of the card.
To make the second side of the card, the square backs were lined up, matching the ric rac cuts for proper spacing.
This second side is die cut/embossed the same as the first.
Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz was used for the designer paper. One panel was cut to fit the back/inside of the card, and two pieces were cut for the diagonals of the front. Measure the fronts carefully and make sure you have the paper in the correct direction for the overlapping panels.
The card is joined together by adhering (I used a 3M tape gun) the decorated back to the plain back. The back of the card will be double layered.
To finish the pocket part of the card and after the backs are adhered together, place a small line of tape or glue to the bottom of one side, fold it over and stick down. You will then do the same for the second side, making sure that the tape or glue is only on the bottom. This keeps the bottom together and forms a pocket to hold an insert.
I like to finish this type of card with an embellishment in the center of the crisscross pattern. To do this, I decided on what image I wanted to use (in this instance on the compasses from paper) and what color of cardstock.
In the image above, the die template on the lavender paper is the 3rd die from S4-335 Star Circles. The remaining two are made from S4-116 Standard Circles SM and S4-114 Standard Circles LG.
These pieces were then glued together. To add some fun, the legs from one of the circles were glued to a piece of chipboard and cut out.
To add a little interest to the legs, Milled Lavender Distress Stickles where added and then added to the front of the compass with two game spinners and a brad.
To make the insert for the pocket, the image and paper were chosen and then die cut/embossed with S4-126 Classic Squares LG and LF-126 Grand Squares.
I actually die cut/embossed two pieces of the lavender paper so that there was a cover for the back for added support and to hold the tab (from Graphic 45 The Magic of Oz Chipboard Die-Cuts 2) in place. You could also write a note on the back of the insert this way.
E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities
1. Edger: ½ x 8”
2. Decorative Inserts: Diamonds: 5/8 x 8”
3. Flower w/Dots 7/8 x 8”
S4-335 Star Circles
I prepared a second project showing you a different way to use the Edgeabilities, and will be back later with all the details in another post.
- Spellbinders: S4-116 Classic Circles SM, S4-114 Classic Circles LG, S4-335 Star Circles, E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities
- Paper: Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden; Prism Ice Pink and Green; Watercolor
- Stamps: Art Impressions Clear Stamps – Watercolor Projects 1-3
- Inks: Ranger Forest Moss Distress Stain; Victoria Velvet, Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters Distress
- Miscellaneous: Range Mister, Matte Accents, Craft Sheet, Heat Tool, Ink Blending Tool; Foam Mounting Tape; Brads; Seam Binding
See the official Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy Rules.
TO ENTER: My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 13, 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 15, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.
- Send your email entry to: Reveal15@spellbinders.us (either click the link or type the address into your email program)
- The subject line must be Classic Ric Rac and Star Circles.
Be sure to visit all the Designers on their contest dates:
Daily contest 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 the prize. If a winner fails to respond with 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each contest within its designated time period. Use the same email address to send the entry email. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1,400, and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die templates released at the 2011 Summer CHA show, and a Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!
I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry, so be sure to enter (above, see To Enter section) and then leave a comment here on my blog!
If you have any questions, please email ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you good luck in the contest!