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Heirloom Reflections Gets a Fresh Take on Holiday Colors   Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Heirloom Reflections Vibrant Ornaments by Julia Stainton

 

by Julia Stainton

Putting a fresh spin on the holidays, Julia has created a lovely color explosion with our Heirloom Reflections die templates. We love how it takes festive and makes it fun, set off by a lovely wintery white background. This card measures 4 x 5½”.

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Vintage Buttons; Black, Brown and Aqua Ink; Embossed Cardstock; Aqua, Pink and Celery Cardstock; Silver Foil Cardstock; Jute; Linen Tag; Pink Pearl Pins

Instructions:

  1. Create 4 x 5½" card base from white cardstock.
  2. Cut 3¾ x 5¼" piece of white embossed cardstock. Adhere to card base.
  3. Sponge aqua ink to center of embossed cardstock layer fading off towards edges.


  4. Cut/emboss three leaves from white cardstock using Foliage Die #6 (the smallest size die is #1) through the Grand Calibur machine..
  5. Adhere leaves over center of card, layering them to create dimension.


  6. Cut/emboss from pink, aqua and celery cardstock using Heirloom Reflections Round 2, Kismet 2 and Spire 2 dies.
  7. Cut/emboss coordinating centers from silver cardstock using Heirloom Reflections Round 1, Kismet 1 and Spire 1 dies.
  8. Adhere ornaments over white layered leaves.
  9. Wrap card with jute twine and tie into a bow.
  10. Stamp "Good Will to All" sentiment onto linen tag in black ink. Adhere to card front.
  11. Adhere vintage buttons around bow and randomly over card.
  12. Insert two pink pearl ball pins into twine bow.
  13. Tie twine through top of celery colored ornament.
  14. Sponge edges of layered with light brown ink if desired for a vintage look.

 

Designer’s Note:

By simply changing up a color scheme of a design you can get an entirely different look. Silver and gold are hot trends right now. Adding just a touch really adds to the festive look of your projects. Shimmer and shine is perfect for the holidays!

Thanks for joining us today on the Spellbinders blog!

 Julia - Belle Papier {pretty paper}

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Heirloom Rectangle Happy Holidays Card   Sunday, November 23, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

Spellbinders Happy Holidays Card

By Loretta Lock

Just in time for the holiday season, Loretta has created this dramatically dimensional card using traditional colours and foliage. Combining new release die templates with core elements and foliage, she has created a card that is sure to become an heirloom that will be treasured and displayed for many years. This card measures 5 x 7”.

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White, Dark Green, Burgundy, Red and Brown Cardstock; Black, Brown and Burgundy Ink, Yellow Glass Beads, Ball Stylus Tool

Instructions:

Spellbinders Happy Holidays Sentiment Card

Instructions:

  1. With a 10 x 7" white cardstock rectangle, score across the card at 5" down the long side to create a 5 x 7" card base.
  2. Adhere a 4¾ x 6¾" black cardstock rectangle to the card base.
  3. Adhere a 4⅝ x 6⅝" green cardstock rectangle to the card base.
  4. Cut/emboss Heirloom Rectangles Inset Die with white cardstock, using the Grand Calibur machine. Adhere to card base using 3D foam squares.
  5. Cut/emboss Romantic Rectangles Two Die #3 (the smallest size die is #1) with black cardstock. Adhere to card base using 3D foam squares.
  6. Adhere a 2⅛ x 4¼" burgundy cardstock rectangle to the card base.
  7. Adhere a 2 x 4⅛" green cardstock rectangle to the card base.
  8. Adhere a 1⅛ x 4" white cardstock rectangle to the card base.
  9. Cut/emboss Happy Holidays Sentiment with black cardstock. Adhere to card base using 3D foam squares trimmed to fit.


  10. Cut/emboss Layered Poinsettia pieces as shown. Sponge the edges of the burgundy cardstock with black ink, the red cardstock with burgundy ink, and the green cardstock with brown ink. Cut apart the green flowers to create additional leaves. Please note, I cut a partial flower, but feel free to cut 2 full flowers of green if you want to add more foliage!


  11. Cut/emboss Layered Poinsettia leaves, Foliage and Ivy pieces as shown. Sponge the edges of the green cardstock with brown ink.
  12. Use a ball stylus tool to create shape on all the flower and foliage pieces. Assemble the poinsettias and adhere to card base as shown.


  13. Adhere foliage by starting with the large poinsettia leaves, the small poinsettia leaves, the 5 leaf piece, fern, ivy branches, and finally the ivy leaves in descending order of size to fill in little gaps and holes in the floral clusters.

    Spellbinders Happy Holidays Sentiment Card

    Designer’s Note:

    Use as much or as little foliage to create the look you want. You are the artist and the creator of your projects. Above all else - have fun!

    Thank-you for stopping by the Spellbinders Blog today.

    Loretta - love to create

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So Thankful For You Card   Sunday, November 16, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

Pumpkin Card By Latisha Yoast

 

Latisha Yoast created this classic Thanksgiving card using the Victorian Royal Circle set to make this wonderful shaped card. This card measures 4¼ x 5”.

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Ivory, Kraft and Burnt Orange Cardstock; Alcoholic Markers; Stamps

Instructions:

  1. Cut/emboss Royal Circles Die #3 (the smallest size die is #1) one each in Kraft and orange cardstock; Die #2 - one each in ivory and orange cardstock; and Die #1 - one in orange cardstock. Cut/emboss Standard Circles SM Die #2 one in ivory and Die #4 in ivory.
  2. Create the top layer of the card, layering two Royal Circles die cut #2 (orange & ivory).








  3. I want to make the top layer a frame, so place Standard Circles SM Die #4 onto the orange Royal Circles die cut #2. Secure with washi tape and cut/emboss with the Grand Calibur machine.








  4. Start adhering and layering the card front using foam squares.
  5. Stamp pumpkin onto ivory cardstock using black ink.
  6. Color in pumpkin using alcohol markers.
  7. Cut/emboss cardstock (that the pumpkin is on) with Royal Circles Die #1.








  8. Adhere diecut to cardfront using foam squares.
  9. Stamp sentiment and pumpkin onto Standard Circles SM #2 die cut (ivory cardstock).
  10. Color pumpkin with alcohol markers.
  11. Adhere to the diecut which will be the back piece of the card.








  12. Above the score line add Zip Dry to adhere the front and back pieces of the card together.
  13. Embellish with twine.








    Now it's ready to be sent! Try your hand in creating shaped cards with your favorite die template.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Latisha

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Being Thankful   Thursday, November 13, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

Being Thankful by Yvonne van de Grijp

By Yvonne van de Grijp

This week's theme is Fall and Thanksgiving. Although in The Netherlands we do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day, I often take time to reflect on what I am grateful for. Blessed with great friends and loving family, I am also thankful for all the wonderful opportunities given to me.

For today's card I was inspired by both Autumn and for giving thanks. Not only can Leaves a Fallin' die be used in full, it is also great to cut out those gorgeous and beautifully detailed leaves. Combine it with the Fall Foliage die and the 3D M-Bossabilities™ Basket Weave Folder (reminds me of the basket we keep our fireplace logs in), this card was created.

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Burlap Ribbon; Stamp; Orange and Brown Satin Ribbon; Olive Green Cardstock

Instructions:

  1. Emboss a 4¾ x 7" cream cardstock just about ¾ of it (¼ part sticking out the folder during embossing).








  2. Stencil the embossed parts slightly using a dauber and brown ink and then stamp the sentiment onto the card using black ink.








  3. Mat on a 5 x 7¼" olive green cardstock and then mat on a 5¼ x 7½" brown cardstock.
  4. Glue burlap and satin ribbons to the card using self-adhesive tape.
  5. Cut/emboss/stencil several leaves using Fall Foliage die. Use brown ink for stenciling.
  6. Cut/emboss/stencil Leaves a Fallin' die using some left over pieces of colored cardstock. Use brown ink for stenciling.








  7. Adhere the leaves using 3D foam squares for an extra dimension.
  8. Adhere a satin bow.




    Being Thankful by Yvonne van de Grijp




    Designer’s Note:

    The tiny little leaves of Leaves a Fallin'are also great to make table setting cards and menu cards. Make this year's Thanksgiving extra special and personal!

    I hope my card inspires you to create your own fall and Thanksgiving projects. I am looking forward to your (ever so appreciated) comments. Thanks for stopping by!

    Hugs,

    Yvonne

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Happy Thanksgiving Card   Tuesday, November 11, 2014
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 Spellbinders Happy Thanksgiving Card by Yana Smakula using S6-018 Painted Lady dies

by Yana Smakula

With Thanksgiving being right around the corner why not make a simple Thanksgiving card using our lovely Painted Lady die from the newest Victorian Collection.

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Patterned paper; Clear stamps; Self Adhesive Pearls.

Instructions:

  1. Cut/emboss two panels out of patterned paper using 5 x 7 Matting Basics A Die #7 and 5 x 7 Matting Basics B Die #7 (the smallest size die is #1).

    Spellbinders Happy Thanksgiving Card by Yana Smakula

  2. Adhere one panel on top of the other and add zig zag stitching with your sewing machine.
  3. Cut/emboss Painted Lady House Die and Lamp Post Die. Adhere them to patterned paper card panel, using foam adhesive for extra dimension.

    Spellbinders Happy Thanksgiving Card by Yana Smakula

  4. Cut/emboss one in patterned paper and one in vellum, using Back to Basics Tags Lg Rectangle Die.
  5. Heat emboss a Happy Thanksgiving sentiment onto one of the tags. Heat emboss and hand cut pumpkins. Then adhere to the other tag. Combine the two tags together and tie to the stitched panels using Celebra'tions Linen Thread. Adhere it the 5 x 7” card.

    Spellbinders Happy Thanksgiving Card by Yana Smakula

    Designer’s Note:

    Replace a Happy Thanksgiving sentiment with a different one to easily make a card for another occasion.

    Be sure to check out Spellbinders Gallery for more projects and visit our store to shop for supplies.

    Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

    Yana

    *SURPRISE GIVEAWAY* 

    We are so excited to introduce our new Victorian collection. October 22 - November 16, when one of our designers features the Victorian collection in her blog post, you will have an opportunity to win the featured die template! 

     Enter to win today's Giveaway: Painted Lady

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An Autumn Birthday   Sunday, November 09, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

 

by Jennifer Ingle

Autumn birthdays offer an excellent opportunity to use warm, cozy colors and natural elements in your card making. For this card, I used these beautiful new dies in the Bow Couture set and I love how they offer that natural feel along with the kraft and gold colors.  This card measures 4¼ x 5½”.

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Kraft Cardstock

Instructions:

  1. Trim white cardstock to 4¼ x 11" and fold in half to create card base.
  2. Trim kraft panel slightly smaller than card base. Spritz with Sheer Shimmer Spritz, allow to dry.
  3. Die cut two laurels and a bow. Trim the bow with scissors.










  4. Once the kraft panel is dry, stamp and emboss the sentiment on the panel.
  5. Adhere the die cut laurels above and below the sentiment. Using a foam square, adhere bow.
  6. Affix enamel dot to bow to finish card.










    Designer’s Note:

    Be sure your spritz is completely dry before heat embossing to avoid your embossing powder sticking to the spritzed areas. Also, for a more 'splattered' look, remove the stem from the spritz bottle and tap over project instead of spritzing with the nozzle. This is a fun way to achieve a slightly more controlled look.

    Thanks so much for reading today! Have a Happy!

    Jingle

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Victorian Elegance   Wednesday, November 05, 2014
by Linda Lucas   Post Type: Card
I am excited to be sharing a post on the Spellbinders Blog todayand I have to say, the Victorian Dies are divine - I am sure you think so too.  You will be surprised how easy it is to make something timeless and elegant using the Elizabeth Border Strip with it's intricate swirls and Fleur de Lis tip  - you can see how this card is created in the Step by Step Tutorial below.
  

Spellbinders, Victorian, Linda Lucas, Vintage, Grand Calibur, DIY, Handmade, Craft


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Cream and Black Card stock; Cameo Embellishment; Pearl Braid


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1. Cut/emboss one Fleur de Elegance Nestabilities using Authentique Paper

2. Cut/emboss two (2) Fleur de Elegance Nestabilities using cream card stock.


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 3.Use the Tool'N One to remove all extra pieces from the cut Dies

 4. Score one (1) cream precut Fleur de Elegance at 1.5cm

 5. Adhere the two card bases together, making sure to line up the patterns.


Spellbinders, Victorian Dies, Linda Lucas, International Ambassador, Grand Calibur, DIY, Handmade, Craft

6. Using gold Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils Assortment, cut/emboss one (1) Elizabeth Border Strip, making sure to use both parts of the Die.  It is recommended to use repositional tape to hold the Dies in place while going through the Grand Calibur.

7. Using outer edge of the Elizabeth Border Strip, (NOTE: it has the blade) cut/emboss back card stock


Spellbinders, Victorian Dies, Linda Lucas, International Ambassador, Grand Calibur, DIY, Handmade, Craft


8. Using liquid glue, adhere the gold filigree Elizabeth Border Strip  to the Black Die cut base.

Spellbinders, Victorian Dies, Linda Lucas, International Ambassador, Grand Calibur, DIY, Handmade, Craft


  9. Adhere patterned paper to the card base.

10. Adhere layered Elizabeth Border Strip to the center of the card base.

11. Adhere Cameo/embellishment to the center of the middle patterned piece using liquid glue.

12. Secure a row of the pearl braid behind the center of the Die, threading it through the filigree edge and securing using liquid glue at the back of the card.

Spellbinders, Victorian, Linda Lucas, Vintage, Grand Calibur, DIY, Handmade, Craft

Thank so much for visiting - I hope you are both excited and inspired my my project, along with all of the posts from the Design Team.  Thanks you too for the comments you leave - each one is read and appreciated! 

{{{hugs}}}


*SURPRISE GIVEAWAY* 

We are so excited to introduce our new Victorian collection. October 22 - November 16, when one of our designers features the Victorian collection in her blog post, you will have an opportunity to win the featured die template! 

 Enter to win today's Giveaway: Elizabeth Border Strip

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Giving Thanks   Tuesday, November 04, 2014
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modern elegant card by Beck BT www.beckbt.blogspot.com for www.pellbinders.com  

by Beck Beattie

Although we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, I am a strong believer in giving thanks all year long. Giving a thank you card is so special no matter what part of the world you are in and it is something I do love to do and how I actually got started in this craft. I just adore the new Anne Border Strip, but wanted to create more of an outline for the beautiful decorative insert so I used an extended die cutting technique to achieve this.

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White, Robin’s Egg and Teal Cardstock: Pearl Rhinestones: Sentiment Stamp

Instructions:

  1. Cut a card base 5 x 7" from black cardstock.
  2. Cut/emboss 5 x 7 Matting Basics A Die #6 (#1 being the smallest) with white cardstock, using the Grand Calibur Machine.
  3. Stamp your sentiment using the Jet Black Stazon ink pad and adhere to the card base with a little dimension between.
  4. Cut a 3 x 3⅞" rectangle from the black polka dot vellum. Adhere to the bottom of the card using the Sticker Maker (an even adhesive that won't show through the vellum).
  5. Create an extended border base for the Anne Border Strip Inset piece by placing the cardstock and die halfway on the long side hanging over the edge of the cutting plate, face down. Hold in place with removable tape before cutting and embossing.

     modern elegant card by Beck BT www.beckbt.blogspot.com for www.pellbinders.com   

  6. Lift the die from the cardstock and move it inwards a little, just enough to see the cut line exposed.  Line the die up with this showing an even cut line beyond the die. Then cut/emboss the second side using removable tape to keep the paper and die in place.

      modern elegant card by Beck BT www.beckbt.blogspot.com for www.pellbinders.com  

  7. Using scissors cut the edges that were uncut in the 'extended' part of the die cut.  Centre the piece but allow a little more 'white space' for the top of the card.  

       modern elegant card by Beck BT www.beckbt.blogspot.com for www.pellbinders.com 

  8. Nest Anne Border Strip Border Die and Inset Die together and cut/emboss with Robin's Egg cardstock. Centre on the extended strip die cut created earlier.  Use the little six point stars punch outs as accents on the stamped sentiment.
  9. Finish off the card with some pearl rhinestones.  

 modern elegant card by Beck BT www.beckbt.blogspot.com for www.pellbinders.com   

Designer’s Note:

Reverse your Grand Calibur machine's cutting sandwhich by placing the cutting plate down as your base, then your paper, followed by the die template face/blade down (cutting into the cutting mat) and end with the base plate. This will help you to see exactly where the die is cutting into which really helps with this technique.

Have you checked out Spellbinders Featured Tutorials section of our website? This area is full of inspiration at all levels of crafting basic, intermediate and advanced featuring a particular die set each month. A new set has just gone live, and the very talented Tina McDonald shows you how to create some beautiful projects just in time for the Holiday Season! Be sure to check it out!


I hope you enjoyed my share today and Happy Crafting!

Beck Beattie

*SURPRISE GIVEAWAY* 

 We are so excited to introduce our new Victorian collection. October 22 - November 16, when one of our designers features the Victorian collection in her blog post, you will have an opportunity to win the featured die template! 

 Enter to win today's Giveaway: Anne Border Strip

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Victorian Inspiration   Sunday, October 26, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

By Loretta Lock

Loretta created this Victorian inspired fall card using a muted colour scheme, and a sentiment that transcends the season. Our Regal Frame die template is the focal point and the sentiment is framed with Victorian Tags die. While this card looks complicated, layering Spellbinders® dies is very easy with spectacular results.

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Other Supplies:

Stamped Sentiment; Ivory, Yellow, Orange and Brown Cardstock; Brown Ribbon; Clear, Yellow and Brown Self-Adhesive Gems; Light, Mmedium and Dark Brown Ink

Instructions:

  1. Cut a 5 x 7” yellow cardstock rectangle and 5 x 7½” yellow cardstock rectangle. Score 5 x 7½” rectangle across the 5” width of paper at ½” down the long side to create a flap. Adhere 5 x 7” cardstock to flap to create a 5 x 7” finished card base.
  2. Cut the brown cardstock to 6⅞ x 4⅞” and patterned paper to 6¾” x 4¾”. Sponge edges using dark brown ink.
  3. Cut/emboss yellow cardstock with Regal Frame Frame Die and lightly sponge leaf tips using a combination of light and medium brown inks. Weave ribbon through cardstock as shown.
  4. Cut orange cardstock in 5⅝ x 4⅜”.
  5. Cut/emboss brown cardstock with Regal Frame Border Die.
  6. Using the inside of Regal Frame Border Die as a guide, trace on to the patterned paper and hand cut the shape, Sponge edges using dark brown ink.



  7. Cut/emboss four times each with ivory and orange cardstock, using Regal Frame Corner Die. Lightly sponge tips using light and medium brown inks. 
  8. Stamp the sentiment on ivory cardstock and position Victorian Tags Insert Die #3 ( the smallest size is #1) on top of the stamped sentiment for easy placement. While the paper is in the die template, lightly sponge using light and medium brown inks.
  9. Cut/emboss brown cardstock with Victorian Tags Die #3





  10. Assemble layers using dimensional adhesive foam as shown. Add self-adhesive gems and the bow.


There are many more lovely examples of layering and other beautiful techniques in the idea gallery. Go visit Spellbinders Idea Gallery and be inspired!

If you're interested in these sets and many more stunning dies, check out our Store – open 24/7! 

Enjoy!!


*SURPRISE GIVEAWAY*  

We are so excited to introduce our new Victorian collection. 

October 22 - November 16, when one of our designers features the Victorian collection in her blog post, 

you will have an opportunity to win the featured die template!

Enter to win today's Giveaway: Victorian Inspiration


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Warm and Wonderful Oval Card   Wednesday, October 22, 2014
by Guest Author   Post Type: Card

Heirloom Ovals Felt Card Design by Julia Stainton

by Julia Stainton

I love all the warm and wonderful textures of fall. It's easy to create a beautiful fall themed card using dies that can be used throughout the year. Simply add in warm colors and textures and you have an instant fall design. This card measures 4½ x 6”.


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Other Supplies:

Wood Paper; Paper Flowers; Twine; Wood Leaf Accent; Fabric Leaves; Teal and Brown Felt; Pearl Flower Sticker; Leaf Pins; Marigold Ink

Instructions:

  1. Fold 8½ x 11" cardstock in half and crease fold.
  2. Place Heirloom Oval Die #4 (the smallest size die is #1) over fold so that the top of the die does not cut the card but rather, forms a hinge. Secure die in place with washi tape and cut using the Grand Calibur machine.


  3. Cut/emboss Heirloom Oval Die #3 with teal felt. Adhere to card front using liquid adhesive.


  4. Cut/emboss Heirloom Oval Die #2, using wood paper. Layer onto card center with adhesive.


  5. Cut/emboss Tweets Solid Bird Die with brown felt.
  6. Adhere leaves, flowers and wood embellishments. Then adhere the brown bird die cut.
  7. Ink white flowers with marigold ink. Tie twine into a bow and adhere.

Designer’s Note:

Die cutting with wood, felt and other textures is a simple way to add interest. Gives that WOW factor to your designs.

I love how easily Spellbinders die templates cut a wide variety of materials. 

Hope you give it a try. Thanks for stopping by!

Julia


*SURPRISE GIVEAWAY*  

We are so excited to introduce our new Victorian collection. 

October 22 - November 16, when one of our designers features the Victorian collection in her blog post, 

you will have an opportunity to win the featured die template!

Enter to win today's Giveaway: Heirloom Oval

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