Drum roll here: Spellbinders just let me know that the winner of the Labels 1 and Labels 2 sets is Cindy Crysdale. Cindy, Kim has e-mailed you already--congratulations! For everyone else, there are MANY more dies to be given away at the blogs listed below, in addition to the grand prize package. Hang in there!
It is my privilege to show you a couple of new Spellbinders dies that will be released at Summer CHA in a few weeks! At the end of this post you will find a copy of the official rules for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek Party Drawing for the dies I'm sharing with you today, and for a chance at the grand prize of a new raspberry Wizard and $500 worth of Spellbinders dies.
My two dies to share are Labels One (S4 161), and Labels Two (S4 162). First, Label 1 is a nested square bracket-type die. I have been wanting one of these for six months now--really! (Largest die in this set is 3-7/8" square.)
Here I used the largest die to cut a shaped card, 3-7/8" square. Hints: (1) I left the die in place on the card until I stamped my CHF Perfect Plaid background. That gave me a nice little border--simple! (2) When you are trying to cut through two layers to make a shaped card, remember to leave yourself a little hinge at the top or on the side. You can create a hinge by placing the folded cardstock just short of the edge of the die so that you have an uncut fold. For this particular die shape, I have three hinged areas at the top in which the cardstock is not cut on the fold. (3) You will need to use a lighter weight cardstock in order to cut through both layers. Sometimes I run it through a couple of times to be sure that I have a clean cut on a folded card base.
On the focal image layer (Primitive Beginnings by Cornish Heritage Farms), I left my die in place and outlined the inside of the shape with Copic markers in B01 and G82. This again gave me the appearance of an extra layer. I enhanced the green and blue with some Prismacolor pencils to lighten it up since I was working on Kraft cardstock. I adore these Labels 1 dies--they are SO cool!
Next, I've used the dies in a more standard setting on a simple 3-1/2" x 5" notecard. Don't they frame that Lockhart Itty Bitty Nest image sweetly? (Patterned paper is Memory Box Aerial, and ribbon is PaperTrey Ink Summer Sunshine Stitched grosgrain.)
My second die to share is the Labels 2 nested set (S4 162). How fun is this shape? Largest die in this set is also about 3-7/8" square.)
I have used it here with an Inque Boutique Bella Flora set and Say it Again set for the tag, turning my flowers into butterflies. (Quick tutorial on that coming tomorrow). Doesn't that label shape add something special to an otherwise very traditional layout? I think these dies rock!
How about a simple square card (4-1/4" square): I used my Labels 2 die on the Lockhart Rooster focal image as a mask so that I could airbrush some sky (Copic BG11) and ground (E25) A torn paper mask separated sky from ground. I love how the edge of a Spellbinders die acts as a mask! For the mat layer, I sanded a white-core cardstock (Memory Box Paprika) so that you could see the dimension that the embossing gives the die-cut shape.
Now, if you already have another die-cutting machine and need to know how to use Spellbinders dies with it, check out these YouTube videos. Don't forget that you can see more new dies every day for the next two weeks at the blogs listed below. If you want to enter the contest, be sure to read the rules below very carefully.
If you have questions regarding the contest or entries, you should e-mail Spellbinders to ask them since this is an official Spellbinders Contest. Good luck!
[today here: June 30: Thinking Inking by Debbie Olson]
July 1: Created From Paper by Jennifer Ellefson
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
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 or dies being revealed.
3) Participant must send their entry for this blog before 12:00 midnight Central Standard Time on July 1.
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 communication 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
Edited to Add: The deadline for entering the contest for the Spellbinders Labels One (S4-161) and Labels Two (S4 162) dies has passed, and these particular dies have been awarded. Be sure to visit the other blogs listed above for a chance to win dies! Good Luck!