Spellbinders Paper Arts
"To Die For!!"
January 10 – 18, 2011
This blog contest is now closed, but see the list below for plenty
of other opportunities to win!
Welcome to the first day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts "To Die For!!" Winter Release Blog Frenzy!
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ has been working hard to bring you another selection of the most innovative and beautiful die templates in the world. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy is from January 10 - 18, featuring sixteen fabulous designers and prizes To DIE For!!
• Win today’s new die templates!
• Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day from each blog!
• One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!
• Each contest is open for 48 hours to enter the contest!
• You have until 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time January 12, 2011 to enter my contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules before entering so that your entry will be valid!
These are the Designers and their contest dates:
Daily contest winners are randomly chosen from valid entries, as stated in the Official Rules. The winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
Entrants that send valid contest entry emails to each of the contests will be automatically considered for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $800, and includes Spellbinders CHA Winter 2011 release die templates revealed in the Spellbinders To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy and a Grand Calibur™ die cutting/embossing machine!
Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!
For my first project I've made a small purse that's the right size for holding a gift card. I used three sizes of the S4-310 Labels Eighteen die templates, as well as one of the S4-324 Ribbon Banners die templates. From now on I'll refer to the specific die templates in a set by number, the smallest die being a 1, and the next up being 2, and so on. For this project I used the S4-310 Labels Eighteen die templates 3, 4, and 5, and S4-324 Ribbon Banner die template 1.
I started with two pieces cut and embossed with the S4-310 Labels Eighteen die template #5. (Patterned papers are from the Girls Paperie Paper Girl line, Cabbage Rose and Paisley.) I also cut a strip of paper 1-1/2" wide and about 6-1/2" long, scored 1/4" in from both long sides.
Have you ever sewn a sleeve into a garment and "clipped the curve?" If so, you'll see what I did with the 1/4" sides above; I clipped about every 1/4" right up to the score line so that I could turn the curve nicely. Clipping the paper allowed the little edges to overlap one another instead of bunching up.
For the front panel I used the S4-310 Labels Eighteen die template #4 to cut the yellow gingham background layer, and the #3 and #4 die templates to cut a frame for my focal image.
I used foam tape to attach these layers to the front panel. For a strap, I cut two strips of patterned paper about 7" long and 3/4" wide and then top-stitched them together before attaching them to the inside of the purse.
These are the Copic markers that I used to color the focal image, a rosebud from Papertrey Ink's Year of Flowers: Roses stamp set.
The sentiment on the S4-324 Ribbon Banner die template #1 is from Papertrey's Mat Stack 2 Collection. I used a Copic R81 Various Inks (re-inker) to dye some white seam binding to coordinate with the rosebud and patterned paper. That's it--a gift card holder for a special friend!
Next I have an 8" x 8" layout that fits into a shadowbox frame. I used two S4-310 Labels Eighteen die templates (#4 and #5), a second S4-324 Ribbon Banners die template (#2), and an S4-242 Big Scalloped Borderabilities Petite die template.
Stamp set is Papertrey Ink's Love Lives Here. Patterned papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Togetherness line: Making Plans, Birds of a Feather, and the Togetherness Mini Deck. Inks are Versamagic Red Magic, Turquoise Gem, Persimmon, and Tea Leaves, as well as Papertrey's Aqua Mist. I used a Copic Airbrush System along with Copic BG23 and YG63 markers to airbrush a sky and a foreground, letting my S4-310 Labels Eighteen die template serve as a mask for the airbrushing.
These are the Spellbinders products that I introduced:
S4-310 Labels Eighteen
1: ¾ x 1″
2: 1⅜ x 1¾″
3: 2 x 2½″
4: 2⅝ x 3⅜″
5: 3¼ x 4¼″
S4-324 Ribbon Banners
1: 3½ x ⅝″
2: 3⅝ x ½″
3: 3½ x ½″
4: 3⅜ x ½″
For the official Spellbinders Paper Arts To DIE For!! Winter Release Event rules, click here.
TO ENTER MY CONTEST: (Contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. January 10, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. January 12, 2011 Central Standard Time)
1) Send your email entry to: (entry link removed since the date for entry at this blog has passed. Thanks!)
2) The subject must be Ribbon Banners and Labels Eighteen.
I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry, so be sure to enter and then leave a comment!
If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us
Thank you for visiting, and good luck!