Tuesday, January 12, 2010




January 7- 13, 2010

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Welcome to the last day of the Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is hosting Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! We will introduce 25 new Die Templates and 2 Impressabilities™ templates! These sneak peeks are part of the collection that will be released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show on January 24, 2010. We want to invite YOU, our greatest fans, to join the party from January 7-14, 2010! See the newest Spellbinders™ products, visit our Designers’ Blogs, and win fabulous Spellbinders™ prizes!

Today you have the opportunity to win a Spellbinders™ prize package (including all three Spellbinders™ Die Templates revealed today) through the contest entry email address listed below. Be sure to visit the other Designers’ Blogs participating today, and enter from those blogs for additional chances to win! You may enter once from each Blog! Each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog post is open to contest entries for 48 hours. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time January 14 , 2010 to enter this contest through my blog. Be sure to read the rules at before entering so that your entry will be valid!

To see previous Spellbinders ™ Surprise Party!! posts or to go to any of the future blog posts, feel free to visit the following:

January 7

Debbie Olson

Julie Overby

Lesa Rapp

January 8

Becca Feeken

Janine Blackwelder

Debbie Seyer

January 9

Heidi Blankenship

Karen Taylor

Beth Pingry/Cathy Chlebana

January 10

Linda Duke

Jennifer Davis

Terre Fry

January 11

Keri Lee Sereika

Kazan Clark

Mary Pfaff

January 12

Karen Hunsaker

Christy Farneth Kerr

Holly Simoni

January 13

Sherry Cheever

Kimberly Crawford

Sharon Johnson

After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders™ Paper Arts will randomly pick one winner from each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog event as stated in the rules at http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/blog/spellbinders-suprise-party/. Winner will be contacted by email within 24 hours of the contest deadline. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn for said prize.

Entrants visiting all 21 Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! events and correctly enter the drawing on each Blog will automatically be entered into the SPELLBINDERS™ SURPRISE PARTY!! GRAND PRIZE give away with a retail value of over $350.00 The GRAND PRIZE will be announced on January 24, 2010 on the Spellbinders Blog and consists of super secret products being released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. You WILL be excited!!

I’m thrilled to share my Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! project with you...

Second Attempt Apple of my Eye Box

Second Attempt Apple of my Eye Box Base View

I love making these photo boxes. From adults, to my students, they have all enjoyed the process and these make wonderful gifts. Where are the photos? Open the lid and there they are.

All three photos FINAL

The twill is attached to the lid and base of the box. These boxes are very flexible, meaning, you can add as many photos, in whichever size you choose, just change the dimensions of the box.

photos ALL FINAL

Here is a close-up of all three photos on the twill.

Photo of Open Labels 12

And here is a photo of the new dies!

Cut two brown lids

1. Die cut/emboss two S4-247 Labels Twelve #6 (with #1 being the smallest) shapes from brown cardstock. These will be the top and bottom lid of the box. Sand the edges of one piece, to bring out the cardstock core color. Use that for the top lid.

Scoring and Cutting to Make Box

2. Cut kraft cardstock to 6.25” x 6.25.”

3. Score 1 3/4” in from each of the four sides.

4. Cut from the outer edge of the cardstock to each of the 4 scored scored intersections (as indicated by the arrows and lines on photo above).

Stamp Sides of Box Before Assmebling

5. Before assembling the box, stamp each of the sides with a background image. Do not worry about going over the edges, as a piece of cardstock will be covering the base.

Assmbling Box and Adding lids

6. Fold up sides and assemble box. Adhere one S4-247 Labels Twelve shape to the bottom of the lid.

7. Repeat steps 1-6 for the base of the box, except, change the cardstock dimensions to 6 1/8” x 6 1/8.”

Creating ribbon holders for lid and base

8. To create the lid and base holders for the ribbon, start by die cutting/embossing two S4-126 Classic Squares LG #5 from kraft cardstock. Use the number 5 die template.

Draw lines and anywhere hole punch for threading ribbon

9. Draw two lines on the back of each square, from corner to corner, diagonally. Where the two lines intersect, punch the largest hole, using an anywhere hole punch.

Ribbon through lid and base covers

10. Tie twill through each end with a small knot. Make sure that the twill is not twisted.

foam the ribbon tied cover to base and lid

11. Adhere thick foam adhesive to the bottom of the square. (Thick enough to allow the knot to not push the piece up.)

push foam taped lid into base

12. Push the cover into the base or lid of the box. Repeat for the other half. Once again, make sure that there are no twists in the twill. The box lid and base should now be attached by the twill.

pieces to cut for photos

13. To make the photo holders, die cut/emboss 6 S4-126 Classic Squares LG #4. You want 6, one for the front and one for the back for each photo.

14. Die cut/emboss 3 S4-247 Labels Twelve #3, from patterned paper.

layering photos and label shape

15. Layer the Labels Twelve die cut over the Classic Squares LG die cut. Then add photos. Don’t you love how nicely the two shapes play together? :)

hanging photos from twill

16. Lay the box lids apart, stretching the twill so it is laying flat. Starting with the middle piece, apply a strong adhesive to the back side of the brown cardstock square. Lay it behind the twill. Place the photo piece on top.

all three photos on twill

17. Repeat until all the photos are added.

18. Add twine-tied buttons to each photo.

stamping sentiment on label shape

19. To decorate the lid start by, die cutting/embossing S4-247 Labels Twelve #1 from yellow patterned paper. Stamp sentiment in black ink.

Second Attempt Apple of my Eye Box CU Lid

20. Die cut/emboss S4-247 Labels Twelve #5 from plaid patterned paper and adhere to lid.

21. Die cut/emboss S4-126 Classic Squares LG #4 from brown cardstock and sand the edges.

22. Die cut/emboss S4-267 Nested Apple #1 from red patterned paper.

23. Cut leaf from patterned paper. Adhere to back of apple.

24. Die cut/ emboss S4-247 Labels Twelve #5 from red patterned paper.

25. Cut top and bottom 3/4 “ off of Labels Twelve shape. Placing the two pieces cut side together, adhere them to the lid.

26. Adhere brown square, apple, and sentiment label on top of lid, as shown.

27. Tie twine through two buttons and adhere to red patterned paper.

28. Tie twine through larger button, with a bow. Adhere to sentiment label shape.

26. Adhere felt trim around bottom of top box lid.

27. Tie twine around felt, making a bow through a button.

26. Enjoy! You can also add this quote to the box, “Each day is a gift. Untie the ribbons.”

Labels Twelve (S4-247)

Labels Twelve


MSRP: $24.99


1: 1 5/16”

2: 1 3/4 “

3: 2 3/16”

4: 2 5/8”

5: 3 1/16”

6: 3 5/8 “

CHA 2010 KC Card Sending Laughter

Stop by tomorrow and I will give you all the details about making this project. :)


For the complete Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! rules go to http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/blog/spellbinders-suprise-party/.


1) Send your email entry to: REVEAL20@spellbinders.us

2) Type the name of the die being revealed on my blog in the “subject” line of the email. For my post it is, Labels Twelve.

3) Click send!

If you have any questions regarding the contest, send an e-mail of inquiry to: ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

thanks for stopping by and good luck!!

Supplies: Spellbinders™ (Labels 12, Nested Apples, Classic Squares Large) Patterned paper (Cosmo Cricket- Mr. Campy), Cardstock (Papertrey Ink-Kraft) (Core’dinations-Chocolate Pistachio Nut), Stamps (Stampendous-Fresh Fruit ) (Hero Arts-Raindrop Background), Ink (Stewart Superior-Palette Dark Chocolate), Twine (May Arts), Twill (Creative Impression), Felt trim (Creative Imagination-Creative Cafe), Buttons (Papertrey Ink-Pure Poppy)


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What absolutely darling projects, Kim. That photo box is something else!!! Just love them both!!!

Debbie Seyer said...

Just wonderful, Kimberly!!

Sherry Cheever said...

WOW fabulous projects. I am a sucker for little boxes!!!

imastampin said...

Wow Kimberly, these project are awesome! I love what you came up with to showcase these fabulous new dies.

kazan said...

this is sooo clever! How do you even come up with these amazing ideas - really too cute for words

Heidi Blankenship said...

Very Cute! I love your little photo box--Great way to showcase the new die templates! Love the pictures of E too!! Your card is very pretty, love the Spring colors! Hugs

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Wow! Love that photo box! Just darling! Absolutely beautiful card as well. Wonderful projects Kimberly!

Latisha said...

OKAY now!
You are so freaking awesome...you have to know that right?! Well you are, I said it, so its true :)
I am so jealous you have that die! It may be my favorite one I have seen yet.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhhh, I'm lovin' Labels Twelve!!....and oh my WORD, your photo box is THE coolest! I seriously need to try making one of these, it's just such an adorable idea...and how you decorated it is FANTASTIC!! Love the little buttons and twine, scallops, dimension on the images...it's all AWESOME, girlie!

Margie H said...

What adorable projects! Love boxes...it's a sickness but just love them - so this project is a MUST DO for me! LOL! And how stinkin' cute is that card! WTG! Great job :) xo

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Ooooooh what a cool project!!!!! Must....have....new.....labels!!!! :)

Becky said...

wonderful project.

Susan Nel said...

Beautiful frame, love the project, very interesting, you inspired me to try the box too.

kathy s said...

fantastic photo box thanks for the idea -great card too

loftylass said...

Gorgeous Boxes (I'm a scorpio-we love boxes!!)Your step by step instructions are so detailed - thank you so much. I'll be back tomorrow for the next one....

Ang said...

I just love the Photo box, what a super idea. Thanks for sharing it

NancyS said...

WOW, Kimberly, your photo box is AWESOME! You are so clever. TFS your step-by-step instructions with us. Labels Twelve is now on the must-have list.

Dawn said...

fabulous project!!

Pat said...

I just love new Labels -- and this is no exception! Both of your projects are wonderful -- the box AND the card!

stephanie said...

Beautiful projects. So clever. Great tutorial too.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

What a great keepsake & gift idea :)
You always have such great ideas Kimberly :)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Darling photo box.

lisa808 said...

Awesome photo box!

Gina said...

Kim, that photo box is Awesome . . . as is all your other Beautiful creations! tfs!!! :)

Phyllis M. said...

Love your wonderful photo box and card too. Love the new dies too. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy H. said...

What a cute way for us to present our special pictures. Adorable!! Very cute card, too. The new Labels Twelve dies look like they have a lot of potential and I like how you shortened them and put them together to look like a tag.

Starla said...

I have never seen one of these little photo boxes!! How clever!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling idea! Love your box. xxD

Katherine said...

Kimberly, your photo box is great. Thanks for the step by step instructions.

Jan Castle said...

What a fun project...will have to try your cute box!

Sherry said...

Well how cute is that! I'm lovin' that little photo box, your so clever!

Gloria Westerman said...

Awesome......this would work for a great baby shower gift.....and all they would have to do is attach the photo.....great idea.....
thank you so much.....

nina said...

Lovely projects - what a wonderful surprise box! Great showcase of this new die.

Cammy said...

What an awesome project! Thank you for the step by step directions.

Rita said...

Wonderful projects Kimberly! What a wonderful gift to give to a grandparent or other relative!

Rosie said...

Love your photos box, very unique.

klasickewpie said...

What a great photo box and wonderful step-by-step instructions. I love your card and how the layering gives it a "faux" photo corner look.

Pati said...

What cool ideas you have! I love how you used the new and old(er) die sets to show how they can work together and be all the more creative! I think I like this set. Thanks for sharing.

The Lone Dollier said...

Great Box! I love it!

Chris said...

I love what you did! Those boxes have so many applications, too. I see Valentine's, LOL. You put a lot of time into this! Love the results!

Stampin_melissa said...

Wonderful projects!

debbie said...

another set that I want...

night said...


Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

What an adorable project - I made one sort of like this from a mint tin box...But I really love the box idea! TFS!!!

dotygirl said...

very nice project I like it a lot. Thanks

Ida P. Krause said...

Fantastic projects. The box is so cute and so is the card. Very cheery.

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Magnificent projects Kim!! Totally cute box and I am loving every detail!!
--Hugs Becca

Phillane E'lee said...

Just nothing less then your normal creative GENIUS at work! OMG that is too cute. Love the pics of your little man too. He is a keeper for sure.
Many Blessings,Pea

Donna VW said...

What a lovely project - thanks for sharing.

wanda50 said...

WOW Kim...I really love your project. Thanks for sharing. You ladies have really outdone yourselves.

Julie Overby said...

This is so stinkin' adorable!! I love this idea. Totally fabulous project Kimberly! And your card is just gorgeous!

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