Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy

Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy
July 6 - 14, 2011
Welcome to the ninth 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 14, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July 16, 2011 enter my contest.  See the Official Rules. 
  • Today you can enter my contest and Holly Simoni's contest.
Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!

Before I share my projects and new product releases take a look at these two brand new videos that show you the nearly endless creative possibilities that you will have when you mix and match the Edgers and Decorative Inserts from Spellbinders Paper Art's new Edgeabilities die templates.

(If the embedded video is not showing up for you, HERE is a link on YouTube.)

(If the embedded video is not showing up for you, HERE is a link on YouTube.)

Pretty neat, huh?  And what amazing cards Judy Hayes made using the Edgeabilities die templates for that Edgeabilities How to Techniques video! You can see and download the instructions for those cards at the Spellbinder's blog. Don't forget that you can also follow along with winner announcements there too!

Today I’m thrilled to share two projects using S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments and a die template set that is a part of the NEW Samantha Walker Design Series: S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents. Here is my first project, Peace Card.

1) Make card to measure 5 1/2 x 5 1/2” from kraft cardstock. Cut black cardstock mat that measures 5 1/16 x 5 1/16”. Cut red cardstock square that measures 4 7/8 x 4 7/8”.

2) Using Spellbinder’s new Edgeabilities die templates cut border strips that are 4 7/8 (or longer) x 2” in width. For this project I used Edgers from E8-001 Classic Scallop, E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop, and E8-006 Classic Petal. Repeat so you have two of each design or six total border strips.

3) Select a mix of Decorative Inserts from the Edgeabilities die templates to create six different border strips. 
For this card I choose the Decorative Inserts from E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop, E8-004 Classic Ric Rac, E8-005 Classic Postage Stamp,  and E8-006 Classic Petal.

4) Cut and emboss all border strips with selected Decorative Inserts.

5) Starting from the bottom of your red cardstock square, layer decorative border strips.
Adhere all strips to card, trimming off any excess part of strip that hangs over the edge of the square.

6) Adhere red square to black mat and then to face of card.

7) Cut and emboss Woodland Fantasy patterned paper with S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments #5. Also cut F-014 Delicate Pastels Premium Craft Foil in Gold and Winter Branches patterned paper with the die templates from S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags pictured below.
8) Make certain cutting edge of die template is up facing up toward the cutting plate and desired side of selected paper or foil is facing down toward the base plate (as pictured below) when using the Grand Calibur™ machine.

9) Ink all die cuts (including foil die cuts). Use dark brown ink for the dark red patterned paper and chestnut roan for all other pieces.

10) Adhere foil bracket to face of ornament with a wet tacky adhesive. Adhere other pieces together with foam adhesive.

11) Print sentiment on cardstock and place behind small metal tag. Adhere all elements to face of card with foam adhesive.

Here are the new products I introduced:
S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments
MSRP: $24.99
1. 5/8 x 5/8"
2. 1 1/2 x 1 3/8"
3. 2 1/2 x 2 3/8"
4. 3 5/8 x 3 1/2"
5. 4 3/4 x 4 3/4"
S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents
MSRP: $29.99
1. 2 x 5/8"
2. 2 x 1 1/4"
3. 3 7/8 x 1/2"
4. 3 7/8 x 1 3/4"
1. 1 3/4 x 1 5/8"
2. 1 3/8 x 2 1/2"
3. 4 x 3 7/8"

Are you ready for another idea for using S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments and S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents? How about this little ornament… 
...wouldn’t it make a nice Christmas gift for a paper crafting buddy?

See the official Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy rules.

My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 14 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 16, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.

1)  Send your email entry to:  (either click the link or type the address into your email program)
2)  The subject must be 2011 Heirloom Ornaments and Twisted Metal Tags and Accents
3)  Send!

Here are all of the Designers and their contest dates:

July 6

July 7

July 8

July 9

July 10

July 11

July 12

July 13

July 14

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 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 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 $1400, 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 e-mail

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!

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Supply List for Card 
Spellbinder’s Die Templates (S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags & Accents, E8-001 Classic Scallop, E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop, E8-004 Classic Ric Rac, E8-005 Classic Postage Stamp, E8-006 Classic Petal); Tool: Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ machineFoil (F-014 Delicate Pastels Premium Craft Foils by Spellbinders)cardstock (kraft, brick and blackberry swirl by Bazzill Basics Paper); patterned paper (Woodland Fantasy: Once Upon a Springtime collection by Graphic 45 and Winter Branches: Holly Jolly collection by My Mind’s Eye); chalk ink (chestnut roan and dark brown by Clearsnap); adhesives (Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon and 3D Foam Squares by SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L); other: (black satin ribbon by American Crafts)

Supply List for Ornament  
Spellbinder’s Die Templates (S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags & Accents; Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ machine; foil (Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils by Spellbinders); 
cardstock (patterned paper (Jolly Old St. Nick and Winter Branches: Holly Jolly collection and Hattie “Boy” Woven Stripe Paper by My Mind’s Eye), adhesives (Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon).


Windy Robinson Life Handmade said...
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Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Beautiful!!! Love the step shots, I can really see all the fabulous Edgeabilities layers. Gorgeous projects.

Unknown said...

Your projects are wonderful, Windy. I absolutely love that card with all those layers of Edgeabilities. Those tags are just stunning.

Karen said...

Beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing your talents!

Noreen said...

Thanks for your lovely ornament ideas - it's nice to have simple elegant paper ornaments to make.

Sharon Peele said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful projects!! I really love the Twisted Metal Tags and Accents die, It is to cool!!

Luv 2 Create said...

You have just done a fabulous job of showing these die set off. Your projects are gorgeous. I LOVE those Twisted Metal Tags for sure. Your step-by-step was so clear and accurate. Thank you.

Julie Overby said...

Gorgeous Windy!

Ruby said...

Thanks so much for the videos...they are really helpful!! Love your projects and the detail you put into your post

Cindy Groh said...

You always amaze me with your creativity and this post is no different. Fabulous creations.

Kathy Mc said...

Gorgeous and great details showing "how to" for these fancy ornaments!

Katarina said...

beautiful!! love how you made the card.. its gorgeous!!

lisa808 said...

Heirloom Ornaments has been on my wishlist since I first started seeing sneaks of the set. Thanks for the great project inspirations.

eyes2theocean said...

Those edger an ornament dies are wonderful and I love what you did with them. Gorgeous card ornament.

Thank you for sharing these. :)

Carole said...

Fabulous,the card and the ornaments. I love the new dies and the frenzy has been fun and inspiring.

ChristineZ said...

You left me gasping - incredible details!

loftylass said...

Gorgeous projects - thank you - these dies are going to be so useful this Christmas and beyond, I especially like the Twisted Metal Tags & Accents.... a 'must have' in my craft stash. tfs.

Joanne Gilch said...

Your Christmas card is stunning with the layers of 'EDGED" and the twisted metal...just so cool, TOO! The ornament with the 'metal' top and hanging is fabulous with the striking papers.

Judy Hayes said...

Beautiful work Windy! I love the gold piece on the ornament card! The ornament is super, too!

slbt17 said...

Sandra ltb

ursula Uphof said...

Love your projects they are stunning. These dies are a must have for Christmas. Thanks for shring.

Virgo5 said...

Wow, both your projects are beautiful!

Elaina said...

Fantastic projects. This is the first time I have visited your blog but I will be a regular from now on.

Hope and Chances said...

Stunning projects Windy!

Stephenie said...

Your ornaments are BEAUTIFUL! I just love all things Christmas and these ornaments are great! The new Metal tags and accents just make the ornament POP! TFS


Lori m said...

Your projects are gorgeous, this set rocks, Spellbinders another amazing set of dies, this ones jaw dropping fabulous!

:) Lori m

Jann said...

Wow suffereing in almost 100 degree heat and I am drooling over Christmas ornaments. This is a must be purchase to mate with the (overused) one from last yeat

Maryann Laursen said...

Oh my goodness, these ornaments are sooo gorgeous. I love how you´ve used all these edges on the card and then the goldfoil on top of it. Sooo beautiful and the awesome little ornament is such a wonderful thing for the tree too as well as using for any gifts or just to give away. Spoooo many great posibilities here, and you showed some great use here hun. Thanks sooo much for that. HAve a great day everyomne.

Peggy Jean said...

Just in time to start thinking about the Holidays. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas. Love it, love it, love it. Peggy

smahrty said...

windy, your projects are gorgeous! I love the layered border background, thanks for all the step instructions.

Kathi said...

Gorgeous projects! Thanks for all the great tutorial!

Marge said...

Well, the edgeabilities are a must-have no-brainer, the new ornaments a requirement, but now we have the Twisted Metal Tags & Accents -- another total MUST-HAVE to add to . . . just EVERYTHING!!! WOW -- love your samples today!!!

Shauna K said...

such gorgeous projects!!! love the papers you chose and the pops of gold, and that ornament is fantastic!!

Vicki said...

Your card is awesome. Love how you layered the edges, really gives a deep embossed impression. Just gorgeous.

Cindy H. said...

Love your gorgeous card and ornament - really elegant!! I need these new dies :)

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, love the use of foil, great touch!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous projects.

Pam Sparks said...

WOW! awesome stuff! Loved looking at what you created!

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful artwork! You showcased these dies beautifully!

Deirdre said...

Windy, adore what you created - so stunning. Thanks for sharing.

snowbear said...

Your card and ornament are so gorgeous!

Gloria Stengel said...

Your projects are stunning, Windy! I love how you used the Twisted Metal set. That's one of my NEW favs!

Yogi said...

love both your projects, and I LOVE these die sets. Sheesh There are just too many great sets for my pocketbook to handle

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous projects thanks for sharing

Cindy Major said...

Wow, those borders look amazing!!!! I can see SO many possibilities for this new die set.

I love what you did with the ornements as well. Some great Nestabilities products coming up, for sure!!! :D


Jan Castle said...

Great projects!!! Thanks for the step by step instructions!
Jan Castle

Mariska said...

Gorgeous samples! Love how you've shown all the possibilities for the mix and mach set!


Lyngo said...

What a great set - thank you for sharing your beautiful ornament and card.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful card and oranament! I just love these new dies!
Bonnie G

Anne said...

Anne x

Carol L said...

Be still my heart!!! I LOVE these ornament dies, and the card and ornament you made with them are amazing!!!

Allymcb1 said...

All i can say is wow. These are fantastic thanks

Lee said...

Wow! What stunning holiday designs!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty card Wendy. Love the great borders and the delicate tags... neat dies!

kreative basteltante said...

Thanks for your lovely ornament ideas. it's nice to have simple elegant paper ornaments to make
Hugs Manuela

Angie Blom said...

Oh My goodness.. blow me away gorgeousness.. I love love it all. Brilliant layering of the dies. I am over the moon excited to see this. xx

Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Fabulous!! I hope these dies are ready to ship because the orders are going to come flying in!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, thanks so much for the much to soak in and drool over!!!! Love both of your projects with these new gorgeous dies! Thanks and God Bless!

Samantha Walker's Imaginary world said...

I love your creativity! These projects are fantastic!

Anita said...

Stunning projects!

Barbara said...

I noticed that on your grand calibur it shows the layer instructions on the white insert. Is this somthing new? My does not show this.

Davi said...

Wow some fabulous inspiration using the cool new dies :)

Unknown said...

I'm loving how you used these dies...WOW! Your details are great inspiration to show us how to get those fabulous effects! Such awesome projects!

jazzart said...

Love your projects. Such creativity.
The dies are wonderful. Love them all.

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Fantastic projects! Love the borders! Great step by step too! Thank You so much for the chance tow in!

Carol W. said...

Gorgeous cards love all the dies, TFS

Ravengirl said...

Wow, love your amazing projects that you have shared today! Thank you!

Susan said...

Windy -- what a gorgeous card! Love all those layers and that gilt of the metal tag. I bought last year's Heirloom Ornaments and just love them. Spellbinders just keeps coming out with so many awesome dies!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful projects, Windy!
No one does class in paper crafting like you.

Have a great time at CHA!

luvthatstampin said...

What incredible projects. I hope I get a chance to try out the new dies soon!

Star Ark Creativity said...

I love what you did with the Spellbinder product. Great job!!!
Thank you for sharing.
Have a great weekend :)

Kayla and Samuel said...

Wow, these are Fabulous!! I think you did a great job with these, thank you for your creativity and sharing with the rest of us.

Becca Feeken said...

Windy, your projects are absolutely breathtaking!!! You go girl!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous wendy! I think all these new goodies are a must have! Love yor creatons just beautiful :-)

Kimberly Crawford said...

beautiful projects, Windy!!! JUST beautiful!!!!!!!!!!