Welcome to day six of the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!
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The first time I saw S4-342 Square Swatches Spellbinders Nestabilities®, my thoughts immediately went to a quilt. With quilts being warm, cozy, and full of love, this family photo was going to be perfect to use with a quilted background!
S4-342 Square Swatches
2. 1 1/2"
3. 2 1/4"
E8-013 Classic Decorative Inserts Five
Diamond: 5/8" x 8"
Scalloped Dots: 3/4" x 8"
Scalloped and Swirls: 5/8" x 8"
I started by using die number 5, where one is the smallest. It was placed on the A-Base Plate with the cut edges facing up.
Then the patterned paper was placed face down into the die template.
Always place whatever side of your paper you want showing face down into your die template. This ensures that your embossing will be on the correct side.
Top the patterned paper with the C-Cutting Plate. Run through the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine.
Leaving the paper inside the die template, place the Tan Embossing pad and B-Embossing Plate over the top, as shown. Run through the machine again.
Ink the edges of each square.
Using S4-126 Classic Squares LG, die template number 6, trace faux stitching lines.
The die template nests inside the die cut shape perfectly.
The finished square.
Repeat these steps for each square, using different colors of patterned paper. A 12 x 12" layout can have a total of nine squares when using the largest die template.
To create the 100% wool felt border, I used E8-013 Classic Decorative Inserts Five. This set comes with three decorative inserts. I chose the one third from the top. It works perfectly with E8-003 Classic Ric Rac's edger.
Each Spellbinders Edgeabilities® die measure 8.” So to "measure" my piece of 100% wool felt, I placed the edger on the felt and trimmed.
To keep the edger and decorative inserts in place, use several small pieces of low-tack tape. I use one piece on each end of each die template, for a total of four pieces.
To maximize the effectiveness of the delicate cutting of this decorative insert, place the insert, cut edge up (so the felt is on top), on the center of the A-Base Plate.
Because these dies feature such intricate cutting and embossing detail, you may need to cut twice. If an area didn’t cut completely, add a paper or cardstock shim only that section. Cut again, then emboss for a beautiful and intricate design!
With one pass through the Grand Calibur, look at how beautifully the details cut!
Layer the felt border on top of a cardstock border.
Here is another project I made using S4-342 Square Swatches and E8-013 Classic Decorative Inserts Five. For more details about this card, please stop back in a couple of days!
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Supplies: Spellbinders-Grand Calibur, S4-342 Square Swatches, E8-013 Classic Decorative Inserts Five, S4-126 Squares LG, S5-028 Nested Pennants, Patterned paper-Cosmo Cricket (Togetherness 6x6), Cardstock-WorldWin (Kraft), Chipboard-Jillibean Soup, Twine-The Twinery (Maraschino), Buttons-Michael’s, Ink-Ranger-Distressing (Frayed Burlap), Felt-National Non-Wovens (100% wool felt)
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