Monday, June 30, 2008

Sneak Peek #2

July 1st means that summer is in full swing at my house! There are so many things that I LOVE about summer, the kids are home from school, most days we don’t need to set an alarm clock, and of course, being the obsessed paper crafter that I am, CHA SUMMER! It’s hard to believe, but just one year ago, we were getting our first mouth-watering peeks at Spellbinders’ Nestabilities – and what a wild & wonderful year it has been!

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!

Rules

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.
Please note:
*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 spellbinderseditor@yahoo.com.

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!

For more Spellbinders product release information,





I hope you have enjoyed this part of the sneak peek. LMK what you think so far! Be well.


84 comments:

Bunny B said...

That's gorgeous Jenn!

Lori Barnett said...

WOW!!! Awesome! I love what you made to show everyone. Beautiful.

The Country Rose said...

What a beautiful notecard set! Love the set, love the dies!

Debbie Olson said...

Beautiful job with your die and your note card set, Jenn! I'm sure your mom will *love* it!

Janine said...

Love this new die and what you have done with it is beautiful.

Noya said...

love the cards

Melisa said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the sneek peek.

liannallama said...

Oh, the dies are lovely and your set is so elegant! Your mom will truly love this set--lucky her!

Kathy Stamper said...

Can anyone say Thank You gifts! Lovely cards, envies and box. TYFS

kathynruss

catdidit said...

Wow, what an awesome note-card set! Gorgeous!

Lauren (mytime) said...

I entered! Your samples look so lovely Jenn!!

Becky said...

Jenn: really love the new die and your creations. I especially like the rose on the envelope!

misse336 said...

Beautiful notecards. Love the die.

misse336 said...

Beautiful notecards

Ron said...

Yikes! Awesome set of dies! so many possibilities - I would definitely make several sets of note cards to give as gifts; I gotta have these dies!

Dawn said...

just fabulous Jenn!!

Dawn said...

just fabulous Jenn!!

Joy said...

That rose is anmazing! and I love your note card set

viki in alabama said...

Great set! I love all the beautiful things you were able to do with it! Very versatile!

Pegg S said...

What a gorgeous set! From the cards, to the envelopes to how you packaged them! Love how you can make a coordinated gift set with these dies. Thanks!

Eveline said...

What a great set. I think I'll make something like that for my mother. She also likes to write on nice paper.
Eveline.

SherylH said...

What a great set! I really like how you were able to create the notepaper set so quickly and so simply elegantly. Another set for my wish list!

Beth Mak said...

Jenn, great card set - love the dies.
Beth mak

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

What an awesome gift set! You did a great job with this die...

Lorie W. said...

What a beautiful set. Thanks for sharing.

Bree said...

I am loving this rose border die set! And what a lovely note card set you have created, Jenn.

Kimberly said...

Its beautiful! What a gorgeous gift for your mom!!! :)

Ema said...

Love it!

Etha said...

so beautiful! love the whole package that you did, the embossed heart on the envelope flaps is my favorite feature!

Dana said...

Super beautiful! What a fantastic gift idea!!

Brenda said...

Wow, beautiful note set, love it!! TFS

Katie Renz said...

Great project - but I especially like the clear box - such a great presentation.

Marge Robertson said...

What if think so far is: WOW!!! ;~)

The Keefer Family said...

Beautiful set. Anyone would appreciate receiving them. Love what we have seen so far for new dies too!

Thanks, Jodi

Diana said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty. great way to use the new set.

Maria said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I'm impressed with your creations. Just awesome! Love what you've done with the new dies.

Miki said...

Beautiful Jenn! I think my favorite part is the simple (but pretty) embossing you did on the envelopes. It's that perfect little touch!

Cheryl said...

That is such a beautiful set. It would make a fabulous gift!

KAP said...

Awesome gift set!

Marie Cramp said...

How fantastic is this contest!! I love what you made with the new die!!

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

Kacey Elliott said...

Beautiful set you created with the new dies.

Lorraine M. said...

A gorgeous project! A great gift to have on hand! Loving these new releases! What a great product!

Lorraine M. said...

A gorgeous project! A great gift to have on hand! Loving these new releases! What a great product!

Giovana said...

Your creations are so pretty!!!! Love them all.
Have a blessed day
Giovana

Danielle said...

I love the coordination in this set! You can make something amazing so easily with it!!! :-)

Cheryl said...

bIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.
lOVE IT. i WANT IT!

Robin said...

Love the new releases... I'm just hoping SB will have all of them in and everyone who wants the new dies are able to get them quickly...lol
Robin

Cheryl said...

brithday celebration. Love it and would love to win it!

justkelly said...

What a really neat product!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful stationary ideas,Jenn!

Julia said...

Thanks for sharing toots! You're project is simple stunning. I love the use of the metallic rubons and how you packaged it! Ii truly looks worthy to be sold in a designer boutique! I'd expect nothing less from you!! :-)

MelissaS said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just love this whole gift ensemble... thanks for sharing :)

retiredheather said...

Wow! Whoever designs these nestiblities does a wonderful job. Great project.

Karen G said...

Great stationery Jennifer. It sure creates a great gift too!

butterfly843 said...

That is beautiful!

Jessica said...

Awesome project!

Patti Gingrich said...

I hate to sound like a broken record...It's gorgeous!!!

Robin said...

Beautiful dies and beautiful creations using them!! I really love them!!

Ida said...

How very elegant!

Sharron Lynne said...

Your note cards and envelopes are totally awesome. Spellbinders has introduced another winner. Just imagine the possibilities one can do the Samll Rose Border.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love these. Really beautiful.

qoedvc98 said...

interesting set - great way to show the possibilities with it. Thanks for sharing!

Lissame said...

I love the sneak peek. I so could use this in my collection and can't wait until it's released. Thanks for sharing, and I so agree with your mom about writing on pretty paper.

Jessrose21 said...

Beautiful! Thanks for the tip about embossing the envelope.

Michelle said...

I love the embossed look! Great stationary set you created

sandyh said...

very nice! this is fun....2 great dies in 2 days. can't wait to see the rest!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Renee said...

Very beautiful and elegant note card set. You did a wonderful job showcasing this die set! TFS!

maryps said...

This is an elegant die set & I love what you did with it.
-mary

mustangsarah said...

Wow, I love this die set.
What a gorgeous note set.

mustangsarah said...

Wow, I love what you did with this set.

Littlekel90 said...

Oooh, Jenn, these are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for showing us. :) Kelly

Susan said...

Love your creation - it's beautiful!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Oh Boy! It's only day 2 of the sneak peeks and I am in so much trouble. I want everything! Great job!!

Robyn said...

Beautiful...roses make such a great Mom's gift.

Kathy H said...

How cool is that!!!

Jenna Franklin said...

What a great idea for a gift!!

Toni said...

Jennifer
I am so enjoying how you girls are creating with the new dies I created. I get excited seeing everything you do.
Toni Kelly

Andrea said...

Awesome!

Donna said...

Great work in showcasing the new dies. The rose is gorgeous.

Raquites said...

what a great gift idea. Love it!

Jillisgram said...

Beautiful work Jenn. Love it all!

Heidi said...

Wow, very elegant looking. These particular dies are a little different then what I would normally use but very beautiful!

Tessa (shastess on SCS) said...

Love what you did with the Petite Rose Die!!!!!

Judith A. Novak said...

Sorry I missed an opportunity to win the Rose Border Petite die set from Spellbinders, however I wanted you to know how much I liked what you created with the set. I may not be eligible for the grand prize as I didn't post on your blog timely but will email them anyway.
Thanks so much
Judith

StamperSharon said...

What a beautiful boxed set of notecards, Jenn -- so elegant! Great use of this wonderful new die!