Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop for Crafters Home Day Three

Join Spellbinders™ Paper Arts and Crafters Home as we celebrate a Fall Sneak Peek!
Spellbinders and participating stores in the Crafters Home Buying Group are excited to introduce three new die template sets sold exclusively through Crafters Home stores through January! You’ll have to wait until February to find these die template designs in non-member stores.
These new dies are in stock! Get yours now at a participating Crafters Home store! See Spellbinders website for a complete list.
Visit the Spellbinders Blog November 14 - 16 to see a new Spellbinders die template revealed each day! Visit designer blogs to enter the daily contests and see inspiring projects using the new releases. Comment on Designers Blogs and the Spellbinders Blog count as entries into daily drawings. Daily winners receive all three of the new designs!

Today's new die is S5-350 Nested Tea Cups:
S4-350HR
S4-350 Tea Cups $19.99
Small Cup: 1 ¼ x 1 1/8”
Small Handle ½ x 5/8”
Medium Cup 2 1/8 x 1 7/8”
Medium Handle ¾ x 1 ½”
Large Cup 3 x 2 5/8”
Large Handle 1 1/8 x 2”
Lily-of-the-Valley-Flower-1
My favorite flower is the Lily of the Valley. My great-grandmother grew them and they were her favorite. And I remember picking them at my grandma’s house. Those flowers had been transplanted from my great-grandmother’s home. The sweet smell takes me back to her kitchen and listening to her Swedish lilt as she talked and called me her “sweetie peach.”
Tea Cups project
Which leads me to my project, as I was turning the tea cups around and around, planning out my project, I immediately saw that they looked like Lily of the Valley flowers when upside down.
Tea Cups project cu 1
I die cut and embossed the middle sized tea cup from white cardstock. The stems of the flower were die cut/embossed from green patterned paper, using the handles from Nested Tea Cups. I wanted them to hang down like real flowers, so the edge of the card is where I placed them.
Tea Cups project cu 2
I added grass to the bottom using E8-002 Classic Bracket Edgeabilities. The sentiment was stamped onto S5-028 Nested Pennants.
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Contest Details
Participants wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Summer Surprise contests need to adhere to all of the following rules.
  • The Fall Sneak Peek starts November 14, and ends November 16, 2011. It consists of three individual contests, one each day.
  • Each Fall Sneak Peek Bog will accept comments as entries from 12:00 am until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, on its scheduled day.
  • Each comment counts as one entry. One entry per person, per blog please.
  • One winner each day will receive the three new die templates available exclusively at Crafters Home stores.
  • All three winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog on November 17. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email address on the winning post to claim their prize. If a winner fails to respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
  • By entering, you allow Spellbinders to publish your first name, city, state, and country of residence and a quote from you, on the Spellbinders Blog, website, and in promotional materials.
  • Spellbinders Designers, contractors, employees and immediate family members are not eligible to win.
  • The invitation to the Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop is extended to all, we are happy to ship prizes worldwide.
Any questions regarding this contest should be sent to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us
thanks for stopping by!
~kimberly
Supplies: Spellbinders-S5-350 Nested Tea Cups, E8-002 Classic Bracket Edgeabilities, S5-028 Nested Pennants, Grand Calibur, Echo Park (Springtime 6x6), Stamps-Flourishes (Tag Lines ), Ink-Memento (Tuxedo Black), Enamel Accents (White)

90 comments:

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Ha! How clever, Kimberley! I love seeing how creative you are with the die I designed! Love it!

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Kimberly - this is fabulous! Very creative of you to think to turn them upside down! I love teacups and collect them, but I also love Lily of the Valley flowers - they smell heavenly :) Great idea!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Chris said...

that is an absolutely adorable way to use the teacup!!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow what a great Idea turning them upside doun like lilys love the papers you chose and the sentaments is geat. love the layering. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Judi Markel said...

Great idea and I ove your card.

Bernie said...

Brilliant!!! Never would have thought of that but I LOVE it. Fantastic dies!
Blessings Bernie

PJ said...

You spilled your teaccup... and had a happy accident! Wonderful creativity and thanks for sharing your sweet memory.

Bashful said...

How Creative! Clever! That makes it More Versatile! Thanks!

Lana said...

Kimberley I was just thinking how versatile these fabulous dies are and how they would make fab tulips! You have rocked this! xoxox

Marvely said...

Adorable die set. Great card.
Love Spellbinders!
Thanks for the chance to win.

Noddy said...

Yes, at last somebody has proof that the tea cup can be a flower..a'ha.

I'm thinking about tulip when I saw this dies.

But, Lily of the Valley can be too..
Ohhh how I love this dies.. So many possibilities.

Thanks to Laura who designed this dies. Tumbs up to you Kimberly, you give me awesome inspiration.

Jody said...

WOW, what a cute idea, Very creative! And yes, you are right, they do look just like Lilies of the Valley! Great Card!

Dee in N.H. said...

Genius! How pretty too! I love seeing dies used for new and exciting things!

Lynn said...

Turning a teacup into a flower! Wow! and such a lovely memory! Lovely card!

craftymom205 said...

Love how you thought out of the box for this card. Great idea.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

debb said...

very clever use of this die! I love to see different ways to use them! Thank you!

Mary Jo said...

oh how clever to take the tea cup and make it a flower. perfect use of the die. Thank you

loftylass said...

wow - how clever!!! I don't think I would ever have thought to make a flower out of a teacup die... love it. So beautiful. tfs
Hugs
Heather
x

Maryann said...

Funny it was actually the very same thought I got, when I firrst saw these dies on Spellbinders blog here, that they would be great Lily of the Valleys too, and that´s also one of my favorit flowers here,. MAybe because it´s soo Scandinavian as I´m from Denmark? ha ha ha.
Your card is absolutely gorgeous hun and I just love it.

susie said...

How funny - the first time I saw the dies they looked like tulips to me. Spellbinder dies are only limited by your imagination! What a great card.

Pat said...

very clever and beautiful

Rox-Ann said...

Super cute card and love these dies.

Liz said...

this is so cute ,thinking outside the box

Scrapaddict said...

Very crafty! Love it!

Bev J. said...

Great thinking outside the box-like your card!

Primitive Seasons said...

Clever use of this great die! I love those little flowers too. Have a patch of them going in my garden. Great project!

Mary

Robbie said...

OMGosh!! I've got to have these! How cute and creative...

Debbie Brackett said...

I love your take on the cup. How clever of you to think of a flower. I am loving this new die.

Debbie said...

Clever ... clever ... CLEVER!! Way to think 'outside the box' on this one!!!

lisa808 said...

So creative!

I have been waiting for a tea cup die set!

Jill said...

WOW---neat idea using the die this way---love it!!!!

Kelly Massman said...

What a creative idea- LOVE IT!

Brenda said...

What a great alternative use for the tea cup form - I also saw a flower as soon as I saw the die.

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

How original! I love Lillies of the Valley, too. Boy, would I love to have this set. Well done. TFS

marie said...

Such a pretty card and wonderful memory of your grandmothers. I love the new dies.
Marie

snowbear said...

What a cute idea to use the cups upside down for flowers!!!

Yvonne said...

Love seeing dies used as a different than intended application. Love your card!

KAY LONG said...

Sooo clever Kimberly! I will have to have this die because that is my mother's favorite flower too. Great job! Thank you for sharing your projects. Thank you Spellbinders for giving us a chance to win your dies.

Marge said...

Oh my gosh -- I saw a "tulip" when I first peeked at this die -- too funny! LOVE your card, as I'm a "May" baby & Lily of the Valley is the flower of the month for May! So fun to be able to use a die for more than one thing!!!

Emily said...

Wow you're right...exactly like lily of the valley! Mmmm I can almost smell them!

Cindy Lou said...

Awesome out of the box thinking Kimberly! It's funny because when I saw that the handle was separate I thought that the cup would make an excellent flower also! This card is beautiful! TFS :)

Lillian Child said...

When I saw this set and that the handles were separate, my eye also went to creating some sort of lovely flowering image. Your creation is so pretty!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Beautiful card. Great idea with the teacups. Love it.

meemee48 said...

Way think out of the Box! Love it!

Anita said...

What a stunning idea! I love the layout and colors.

Melita said...

Totally creative! Love it!

Beastybunny said...

How clever! The little flowers are so pretty! Great work!

Kathy said...

Oh, WOW! My wedding flowers....now see, I NEVER would have thought to tip that teacup! So creative!

Kris Dietz said...

Very ingenious way of using these dies. Your card is very pretty. I love lily of the valley too. TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

marilyn said...

LOVE your creative use of these die!

paradise45 said...

Love the teacup die! Your card is so cleaver, I love lily of the valley flowers too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Judy I said...

What a great idea! Thank you for helping us think outside the box in discovering new ways to use this fabulous die.

Teresa said...

Oh my gosh!! Love it! Love this new die! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Teresa E.

Donna said...

Superb use of this die Kimberly, so love seeing things "out of the box", I can't do much thinking like that, so I thrive on the ingenuity of others!!
Thanks for your input into my brain!! Love the card and your lillies of the Valley flowers.
Hugs
Donna

Laraine R said...

This is so cool!!

Sherry said...

How cute!! and what a clever idea!! I will definately have to have this set!!

tndj said...

love flowers on my cards and layouts and making that into Lilies of the Valley was perfect and so creative. Know I have to get this die as soon as possible. Makes a beautiful and simple but elegant card.

Tine said...

Do you know, when I saw the die shape I saw flowers too! LOL. I love lily of the valley & this is a fabulous card. Very stylish.
Tine :)

CraftyJo said...

How incredibly inventive! Now I'm seeing bluebells and maybe snowdrops. Thanks for the inspiration.

bethann said...

so very very clever to turn them into the delicate flower. i am a tea drinker, collect tea cups and really need this die

Suzi said...

When I first saw this die, I saw flowers, maybe tulips! You did it up just right! TFS!

Olga V. said...

What a great card! I absolutely share your love for Lilly of the Valley! They're the sweetest!!! Love your use of the new dies! Thanks for sharing!!!

Sandra said...

Wonderful!
love Lilly of the Valley!
Sandra ltb

SusanH said...

Love your creations - and love the dies!

Unknown said...

Lily of the Vallley has been my favorite flower for decades (learned to love them when visiting my grandmother). Your card is sensational. The teacup dies are fantastic!

AJ said...

you are SOOOO clever! LOVE this! awesome awesome awesome. :)

JPScraps said...

So clever! I love it!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a crazy clever way to use those dies! I love it!!

Carol E said...

Wow! I love what you did with the tea cups they make great flowers, thank you so much for sharing it.

sandi_serge said...

How original! I love how you used to dies!

Clare G said...

Sweet card! I totally love how you showed the versatility of the die!

StacyC said...

Beautiful.... I also thought they could be used as tulips...

McStamper said...

Great use of dies.

Beate said...

What a wonderful idea to use them upside down as flowers. Beautiful card!
Hugs and smiles

Susan said...

I just love it when items viewed one way can be transformed when viewed in a new way. Loved your family story of the lily of the valley (one of my favourites too), and the way you have used the teacup dies to create this lovely lily of the valley card. Thanks Kimberly!

ehbost said...

Kimberly,
You clever girl, you! I love the inverted tea cups as a flower. You go girl!

Peggy said...

Love the way you used the tea cups to make tulips. Great idea.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Kim H said...

wonderful use of the die, it does make beautiful lilies of the valley. I thought Tullip when I first saw the shape of the cups lol Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

MicheleA said...

What a great way to use the dies. Your card is adorable

Barbara said...

How cute! A great idea!!

Tina said...

O, how cute! Great idea to use that new die, like that :) Thanks for sharing!

Scrapalajen said...

O Kimberly what a neat idea to reverse the tea cups and create lilies of the valley instead. I would never have thought about this, believe me! It's a special card!

Marina said...

What a nice springy card. And how clever to use the die upside-down! I would never thought of it!

Darlene said...

Thanks for demonstrating how versatile this set is!!! Love your card!!!

Judy Hayes said...

So clever Kimberly!!! you ROCK!!!! :)

Peggy said...

I love how you used these dies! Awesome ideas.

Barbara Colbert said...

Most creative!!! Excellent use of dies!

Valerie said...

Clever idea for the tea cup dies. Very fun!

Julie Overby said...

Super cute idea Kimberly! Love the edgers on the bottom too!

Partycraft Secrets said...

Well down - classy and clever!