Monday, January 16, 2012

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day Six

Welcome to day six of the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!

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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 17, 2012 until 11:59 pm January 18, 2012.

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog and Donna Salazar and Ken Oliver's. You can enter yesterday’s blogs, Holly Simoni, Heidi Blankenship, and Judy Hayes through January 17th 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!

Kimberly Crawford Blog Frenzy Project 1 SB

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

S4-342 Square Swatches
MSRP: $24.99
DIE SIZES:
1. 3/4"

2. 1 1/2"

3. 2 1/4"

4. 3"

5. 4"

E8-013 Classic Decorative Inserts Five

E8-013 Classic Decorative Inserts Five
MSRP: $19.99
DIE SIZES:
Diamond: 5/8" x 8"

Scalloped Dots: 3/4" x 8"

Scalloped and Swirls: 5/8" x 8"

Die cutting square

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.

Die cutting square how to lay paper

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.

Die cutting square how to plates

Top the patterned paper with the C-Cutting Plate. Run through the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine.

Embossing square how to plates

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.

Inking square edges

Ink the edges of each square.

Drawing stitches on squares

Using S4-126 Classic Squares LG, die template number 6, trace faux stitching lines.

Drawing stitches on squares 2

The die template nests inside the die cut shape perfectly.

Square finished

The finished square.

Square on Layout

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.

Edgeabilities Inserts

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.

Felt border cutting to length

Each Spellbinders Edgeabilities® die measure 8.” So to "measure" my piece of 100% wool felt, I placed the edger on the felt and trimmed.

Edgeabilities tape down

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.

Edgeabilities on the plate

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!

Die cut felt

With one pass through the Grand Calibur, look at how beautifully the details cut!

felt on layout

Layer the felt border on top of a cardstock border.

Kimberly Crawford Blog Frenzy Project 2 CD

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!

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 contestquestions@spellbinders.us; no entries will be accepted at this email address.

TO ENTER:

My blog is open for entries from 12:00 am, January 17, 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 18, 2012, EST.
1) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to: reveal16@spellbinders.us
2) The subject must be S4-342 Square Swatches and E8-013 Classic Decorative Inserts Five.
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!


I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count as an entry, so be sure to enter as stated above, and then leave a comment.

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!

~kimberly

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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91 comments:

True :) said...

Great projects and sneaks Kimberly!

Hugs,
True :D

Ken Oliver said...

Gorgeous! I love your quilt!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

GREAT projects! Both are fun and colorful!

Angela Fehr said...

Oh, Kim, this is adorable. And what do they say about great minds? I was using that exact same paper today on one of my own projects!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Wow...seriously amazing creations. I need my brain to do more of what yours does. Incredible!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love your quilted layout.

Judi Markel said...

Love your projects!

Becky said...

Gorgeous projects and beautiful card.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

So pretty projects! Love the felt details.

Con said...

Great projects...a lot of thought went into these for sure! I like the colors; quilters every where would esp. like this!

kathy s said...

these creations are fun and I thought of fabric too when I saw the die-love the layout

snowbear said...

A great home sewn look! Good job!

Luv 2 Create said...

Seriously love the quilt idea. What a fun project and your card is a great design also.
Marcie

Maryann said...

What a great project here, I really like the quiltdesign a lot and your card is also really great. You´ve done an awesome job here hun.

Astrid Maclean said...

Both projects are fabulous! Such wonderful new dies!

Dawn B. said...

Love the swatches die! Fabulous projects!

eyes2theocean said...

Very nice projects. They have such a warm homey feel to them. Wonderful! ;0

Hellma said...

2 lovely project.

Sabrina said...

Wow! I love both of the projects!! I look forward to one day having the Swatch Squares. A lot can be done with these.

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow!!!! LOVE the quilt idea for the layout....gorgeous!!! Fantastic card too! Thanks so much for the inspiration! God bless!

Carol L said...

Your layout is beautiful, and to see how easily you achieved such a cool design is fabulous! I love the "frame" on your pretty card too! These are some serious "gotta have" dies!

loftylass said...

I love your layout Kimberley - great use of these new fabulous dies. tfs
Hugs
Heather (UK)
x

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your quilted look! Just beautiful!

nzillingworth said...

Just getting into scrapbooking so this came into my life at the right time, gives me somewhere to start from. Yor really inspired me. Thank you.

Judy Hayes said...

Awesome LO! Great detail with the faux stitches. Love the photo!! You rocked the swatches for sure!!!

Debra Miller said...

Great tips - love the quilt look and faux stitching

JaniceA said...

Love both projects, Thank you for showing us that the dies work well with felt, so an intricate cut.
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CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

so pretty love how you used the square to draw your faux stitching!!
Kristan

Cathy A said...

Fabulous page layout, they do resemble gorgeous fabric squares!  The card is gorgeous too with the  negative frame, thanks for sharing.

Scrappycath said...

These creations are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent!

famillemarleau said...

Beautiful projects. Love how you used the dies. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Trisha said...

Wow, Kimberly, love your layout and your card. The dies are fabulous and the stitching die makes your layout look quilted. Great use of felt and thanks for the instructions.

craftyb said...

2 gorgeous projects - LOVE those new dies! bx

jackie 4124 said...

Fabulous projects. Lovin' all the new releases

KAY LONG said...

Great job! Really like you colors and layout. So thankful for Spellbinders new release and the opportunity to win them. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

steph said...

absolutely beautiful.

Colleen said...

Gorgeous and what a great way showing the use of the dies
Thank You
ColleenB

Nicole said...

OH WOW! I seem to be changing favorites every day, but really, THESE are my favorites! I LOVE the quilted look!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Miranda said...

Awesome projects, Kimberly! I NEED those Square Swatches! LOL TFS
Miranda
www.nanasscrapspot.com

JPScraps said...

The page and card are beautiful!

Rona said...

Beautiful work!

RachelB said...

Gorgeous projects, beautiful dies!

Pamela Haskin said...

I'm loving your quilt! That would make a great gift-card for my mom who loves to quilt.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Both of these are beautiful-I love the layout and patchwork idea.

Cindy H. said...

I loved your scrapbook page and card!! These beautiful dies are so coming home to live with me:)

Angel Hawks said...

Both of your projects today were so beautiful. I had to pin them in my Pinterest for later caseing. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Yogi said...

very nice use of those die shapes. Haven't tried them on felt yet.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty projects Kimberly! Especially love the felt border!

lisa808 said...

I love your s/b page! The quilt effect and black/white photo are awesome. The square swatches dies also made me immediately think of quilts.

Conniecrafter said...

I love the quilted them in both the layout and card!

Melanie said...

Love the idea to use the Edgeabilties on the felt, terrific, Kimberly!!

Kathi said...

Great dies, great projects, and great tutorial!

Ally said...

Your projects are beautiful, Kimberly. I love the layout page, and the card is just beautiful. Thanks for introducing these products today. ;-)

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Fabulous LO, love the quilted look!!

GabyCreates.com said...

Love love your layout...have to have those squares!!

Valonda L. said...

You did a really great job highlighting these dies!!! Beautiful finished projects!

GRANNY said...

Lovely "quilt"! Also adorable card. Thanks for sharing.

joni said...

Such a beautiful quilted layout!!! Love this idea...great use of the dies!!! And I love the card too! Awesome work!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

Lea L. said...

Lovely!!

DonnaSalazar said...

Love your clean style! I've tried being clean but it never works for me... so I so appreciate your work. BTW... Thanks for the love on my blog!
Smooches ~D~

Diane said...

Love that layout and what a great way to use up scraps of paper! Love the projects you did with these dies. Thank you so much for sharing

Angie Blom said...

wow.. I love the shapes and the border dies are stunning.. love that you used felt.

Linda said...

Fabulous layout, Kimberly!

Ravengirl said...

Such fabulous projects! I love the quilt look that you were able to achieve with those new dies!

Marina said...

I like quilts in every form and shape. Your page is gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Beautiful projects, Kimberly!

Gwen said...

This is amazing, so versatile and I love how you've used these dies!!

Tine said...

Love the new dies. Great projects.

Memories by Manda said...

Thanks for showcasing a layout! It is just lovely :)

Mary said...

This is just wonderful. I love the use of felt. TFS, Mary M

Julie Overby said...

Oh my goodness Kimberly! I LOVE your layout. It's adorable! Great card too!

StacyC said...

Love these dies, and I adore your quilt page....

Cottagerca said...

kimberly, thanks for the tip on faux stitching, by using the die template as a guide for straight lines!!! beautiful LO>
ava

Kathy said...

Love these dies, and love your page! What a great look! And your card is amazing too! Definitely want these dies in my stash!

Suzane said...

ooohhh i love these ones, the layout and card are so pretty

Pat Jandacek said...

Great scrapbook page. Using the die as the inside of the frame on the card is a great idea. tFS

susie said...

I really love your scrapbook page. It is exactly like a quilt! Thanks for the tip to use the Classic Squares for the stitch lines.

jkreucher said...

your projects are fantastic!
Awesome new toys to play with!
thanks for sharing!
Judy

Pati said...

Very nice projects! Thanks for showing the edger and one of the new inserts, very cool, esp. on felt!

Susan Flynn said...

Stunning appliation of these wonderful products. How ingenious to use the smaller template to trace around!! Thanks so much Susan

Jan Castle said...

Really cute idea!!!

Kim. said...

Two stunning projects and I love how amazing the felt effect is.
Kim xXx

Barbara said...

Love this layout and your use of the dies! Such a great job.

Kate Vickers said...

Amazing projects! Love the new dies.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your projects are fabulous, Kimberly. Thanks for sharing your trade secrets and for introducing these great new products.
Blessings,
Teresa

Swedie said...

I like the quilt look of your layout!

Noreen
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ehbost said...

Kimberly love what you did with the 'Square swatches'. The quilt motif works really well with this die.

KC said...

I like that you made a scrapbook page. Great idea on the quilt squares for the background. That card is really cute too. I like the window idea on that.

littlen said...

two wonderful projects. tfs.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Beautiful layout Kimberly!! I love how you did the faux stitching and used the Square Swatches to create the look of a quilt!! Wonderful family photo!!! Love your card too!! Can't wait to see you soon!!!! Hugs ;-)

Debbie Olson said...

Love, love these projects, Kimberly!