So in honor of the big Nestabilities birthday, all the bloggin’ gals at Spellbinders are doing a couple of weeks worth of Sneak Peeks! In case you missed it, DEBBIE OLSON, previewed two great sets of new shapes on her blog, Thinking Inking, yesterday (and if you didn’t enter the contest from her blog yesterday, you have until midnight CST tonight to do so). Here is what the rest of the lineup looks like:
July 1 Right here!
July 2 Wickedly Wonderful Creations by Wendy Weixler
July 3 Embellished Dreams by Heidi Blankenship
July 4 Simple Dreams by Ellen Hutson
July 5 Caffeinated Thoughts by Michelle Klomp
July 6 Linda’s Works of Heart by Linda Duke
July 7 Mish Mash by Michelle Wooderson
July 8 Inky Heart by Sally Lynn MacDonald
July 9 Cookies For Breakfast by Beth Pingry
July 10 PaperFections by Sharon Harnist
July 11 Today's Creations by Holly Craft
July 12 Donya Schroeder by Donya Schroeder
July 13 Follow Your Bliss by Trudee Sauer
By this time, you’re probably wondering what I have up my sleeve…well, without further delay, I would like to introduce the brand-new Rose Border Petite(product no. S4-164, msrp $19.99).
Spellbinders Pre-CHA Sneak Peek #2
Isn’t it just gorgeous?! It consists of three separate dies, the border (5 ½" wide x 1 ¼" high), a heart with a rose (about 1 ¾" at its widest point) and a circle (diameter of 1"). The border cuts only on one side, which lets you create beautifully edged cards, like the one shown in the illustration. The real beauty, though, is in the versatility of this set.
I knew immediately when I saw this die set that I wanted to create a note card set for my mom. She goes through note cards like most of us go through water; she always wrote our school notes on nice note cards when I was growing up. I remember once telling her “Mom, you can just write the note on notebook paper – all the other moms do.” Her response? “You should always use nice paper if you’re taking the time to write something out.” That little life lesson has always stayed with me, and now, I too, write all my school notes on nice paper! ;)
When I saw the border piece, I wanted to give it a try on the top of single panel note cards. I cut and embossed WorldWin Papers ColorMates and adhered it to the top of my note card (just a plain piece of white cardstock cut to 4 ¼" x 5 ½"). I thought it looked a little flat, so I cut and embossed the circle with WorldWin Vellum. I pulled out a couple watercolor pencils and a brush to highlight the rose image. By putting it in the center, you add visual interest and balance. To make the burgundy border pop a little more, I used some metallic rub-ons, white on the flowers and green on the leaves.
But to make a note card set, you really need to include envelopes. One trick I always do with my note card sets is to decorate the envelopes. Here, I used the heart die to only emboss. To do this, just place the Spellbinders Tan mat under the envelope flap and the die (face down) and run it through your Wizard. The tan mat prevents the cutting edge from going through and allows for gorgeous embossed details.
These are so quick and easy that I was able to make a set of eight in no time whatsoever!
To finish off the presentation, I placed all the cards and envelopes in a clear top box. To pull it all together, I made a belly band to place around the box. To do this, I had to run my strip of paper through the Wizard two times, moving the die along to cut the entire length (and repeated the process to emboss). Once again, I used the metallic rubs to accent the embossing, the same as the cards. I chose the heart for the center piece this time, but again used watercolors on the embossing.
With any luck, this will give you an idea for a great gift to keep on hand for those occasions that always seem to sneak up!
I always get a lot of questions about how to use Spellbinders dies with other machines, since they are a universal die. Well, if you’re anything like me, seeing something is the key to learning, so these videos will be a great resource (you might want to bookmark it for easy reference!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m51gPhNmywY
Now, for all the details on the BIG CONTEST!
Spellbinders Birthday Celebration
Sneak Peek Party Drawing Information
Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each of the 14 Spellbinders Sneak Peek Blog reveals as stated in the “Rules”. This name will be drawn to receive the die being revealed on said blog. These entries must follow all rules stated below to be valid for the drawing.
Entrants visiting all 14 Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peeks Blog reveals and correctly entering their information into the 14 separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a new RASPBERRY WIZARD and a $500 retail value die package!
Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek die give away must adhere to all of the following rules:
1. Participant must click on the provided drawing link on blog to enter each individual drawing on sneak peeks between June 30 and July 13.
2. Participant must type in the subject line the name of the die being revealed.
3. Participant must send their entry for this blog before 12:00 midnight Central Standard Time on July 2, 2008.
4. Participant is only allowed to enter each of the 14 Spellbinders sneak peek blog give away drawings one time per sneak peek. Participant must use the same email address daily to be considered for grand prize entry.
5. Spellbinders Design Team members and employees are not eligible for drawing.
Any participant wishing to be automatically entered into the drawing for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek Grand Prize drawing, must enter the drawing from all of the 14 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.
*Spellbinders will only use email information to contact the winner.
*Spellbinders will not share this email address with any other parties.
*Spellbinders will not use this email information for advertisements or communications
other than to contact the winner.
*If you wish to be included in further communications from Spellbinders, please go to their homepage and sign up: www.spellbinders.us.
If you have questions regarding the rules for the contest, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for entering the contest for the Spellbinders Petite Rose Border (S4-164) has ended. Be sure to visit the other blogs listed above for a chance to win dies! Good Luck!
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I hope you have enjoyed this part of the sneak peek. LMK what you think so far! Be well.