Thursday, July 7, 2011

Spellbinders Blog Frenzy

                                                       Spellbinders Paper Arts


                                              Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy

                                                           July 6 - 14, 2011

                                 
                        Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts


                                         Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy!



Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ is absolutely thrilled to bring you one of the most exciting die releases to date! These new collections are some of the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world! The Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.



• Win today’s new Spellbinders die templates!

• Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day (see schedule below)!

• One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!

• Each blog will accept entries for 48 hours!

• You have until 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time July 8, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July 10, 2011 enter my contest. See the Official Rules HERE.
• Today you can enter my contest and Shanna Vineyard contest.



Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!

Today I'm thrilled to introduce you to two new die templates, S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three and LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-three. Create-A-Flake has five snowflakes that vary in size and design. The Grand Labels Twenty-three has 6 die templates that graduate in size.

Do you know what snowflakes and flowers have in common? No two are alike!!! However, I found that snowflakes and flowers are alike. The Create-A-Flake snowflakes translated beautifully into flowers, especially when the negative shape that the snowflake die template leaves behind is incorporated. I had originally cut the snowflakes out of some blank coasters to use on another project and when my eyes landed on leftover coasters I immediately saw flowers.


1) Cut and emboss S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three #2,4,5 out of blank chipboard coasters, with #1 being the smallest (I bought mine off of ebay). Lightly ink edges of coasters and sew around edges with a sewing machine. Back the "flowers" with polka dot paper.  Set aside.
2) Cut 6.5x12" of Fancy Pants It's the Little Things Flocked Transparency and adhere 2" below top of Fancy Pants It's the Little Things Headed South Paper.


3) Cut two 1.5x12" strips of Fancy Pants It's the Little Things Feathered paper. Cut and emboss using the new Edgeabilities(r) die templates that Debbie Olson(E8-001 Classic Scallop bubble decorative accent) and Kimberly Crawford (E8-005 Classic Postage Stamp edger) introduced to you on July 6th.

4) Adhere strip of 1/8" Scor Tape over bottom edge of the striped strips. Remove protective coating and apply black glitter. Ink the decorative edge. Adhere strips to top and bottom of transparency.


5) Cut and emboss LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-three #3 out of Fancy Pants It's the Little Things Honeysuckle. Stitch around the edges with black thread (I hand stitched). Ink edges and adhere to center of transparency.

6) Position 3x3 photo in the middle and adhere you two coaster pieces on each side of the photo.

7) Now to embellish your flowers on your coasters. Cut and emboss two S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three #5 die templates out of yellow Bazzill cardstock. As seen below, cut the large petals off of both flowers (I only did one in the photo so that you could see what I was referring to.) Stack the two centers together and apply to center of large flower in the coaster on the right. Turn the little petals up a bit and finish embellishing with a button and a jewel.

8)Next apply a good size drop of Beacon 3-in-1 glue to middle of flower on the top left of the coaster on the left and let dry a bit. Adhere Want 2 Scrap pearls around center of flower then arrange the little pile of negative pieces, that came from the center of the large petals, in a circle by sticking their tips into the slightly dried wet glue.

9) Finish the last flower by cutting and embossing the smallest snowflake from S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three #1. Adhere it to the middle and top off with a threaded Buttons Galore button.


8) Adhere the large petals under the edges of the of the "bumps" of your bottom striped paper and embellish with black jewels.
9)Apply rub on from Fancy Pants It's the Little Things and add journaling. Die cut and emboss S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three #3,4 out of polka dot paper. On the #3 fold the tips of each flower under to create the small rounded flower. Layer your flowers together and embellish with a small dot of yellow cardstock and a pearl. Adhere transparency leaves from Fancy Pants.


Supplies:

Spellbinders: S4-340 Create-a-Flake Three, LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty Three, E8-001 Classic Scallop bubble decorative accent, E8-005 Classic Postage Stamp edger, Grand Calibur. Bazzill: Card Stock. Fancy Pants: It's the Little Things Printed Paper, Transparency and Rub Ons. Scor-Pal: Scor-Tape. Glitter: Martha Stewart. Button's Galore and More: Buttons. Want 2 Scrap: Buttons, jewels, pearls. Ranger: Ink. Zig: Marker. Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Tape and Tape Runner.

Here I created a fun holiday wreath using S4-340 Create-A-Flake and LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-three die templates...

The super glittery snowflakes hanging from the ribbon were made using the positive die templates from the chipboard pieces in the first project. Then I just sprayed them with an adhesive and applied a chunky opalescent glitter.


Supplies: Spellbinders S4-340 Create-a-flake and LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty Three die templates, Grand Calibur. Echo Park: printed papers. Stamps: Technique Tuesday. Want 2 Scrap: Jewels. Craft Work Cards: iCandy. Elmer's: Two Way Spray Adhesive. Scrapbook Adhesives: 3D Foam Dots. Devine Twine: twine. Best Creations: Glitter Card Stock. Ranger: Ink. Ribbon: Own supply. Floss: DMC.

S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three


Measurements:

1. 1: 5/8"

2. 2: 1 3/8"

3. 3: 1 3/4"

4. 4: 2 1/4"

5. 5: 2 5/8"



LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-three


Measurements:

1: 4 7/8 x 3 7/8"

2: 5 1/2 x 4 3/8"

3: 6 1/4 x 5"

4: 6 7/8 x 5 1/2"

5: 7 5/8 x 6 1/8"

6: 8 3/8 x 6 5/8"



See the official Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy rules.


TO ENTER:

My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 8 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 10, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.



1) Send your email entry to: Reveal5@spellbinders.us



2) The subject must be Create-a-flake Three and Grand Labels Twenty Three.



3) Send!



Be sure to visit all the Designers on their contest dates:


July 6

Debbie Olson

Kimberly Crawford



July 7

Becca Feeken

Latisha Yoast



July 8

Tonya Dirk

Shanna Vineyard



July 9

AJ Otto

Gloria Stengel



July 10

Christine Emberson

Michelle Woerner



July 11

Judy Hayes

Heidi Blankenship



July 12

Linda Duke

Tina McDonald



July 13

Sherry Cheever

Lesley Langdon



July 14

Holly Simoni

Windy Robinson

Daily contest 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.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each contest within its designated time period. Use the same email address to send the entry email. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1400, and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die templates released at the 2011 Summer CHA show, and a Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!



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!!

Tonya

77 comments:

Kimberly Crawford said...

GORGEOUS layout! Look at those amazing flowers! Your wreath is also out of this world!!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

Lovely work, Tonya!

Barbara said...

Oh My!!! I just love your projects!!! I need add both of these sets to my list of must haves!! Thanks for sharing.

Julie Overby said...

Super sweet layout! Very, very clever!! Love how you used the snowflake. Your wreath is amazing too. Fabulous!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wonderful projects. I love that page layout...

Christine said...

Beautiful ideas, amazing results! Love both projects.

Shauna K said...

what a fabulous detailed layout!! so pretty! and super cute snow sign :D

Becky said...

Gorgeous layout, and I love those flowers.

Shanna said...

You're so stinkin talented girlfriend! Love this!

Swedie said...

Clever ideas! Love how you used the snowflakes!

Noreen
www.make-homemade-gifts.com

lam said...

Amazing prjoect you made

Shirley N said...

Love your creations!

Luv 2 Create said...

Tonya, love your projects. LO is super, and I really like your creative flower.
Marcie

Craftyanny said...

Gorgeous work Tonya, love how you thought outside the box with the snowflake
Anne x

Maryann said...

What a brilliant project. I love those flowers and the wreath is also just awesome. You´ve done an amazing effort on these gorgeous creations here. Love them both.

DebbieM said...

Gorgeous projects! Love all the different ways you've used the snowflake die on your lay-out. :)

Susan said...

Beautiful creations! I love those snowflakes!
Susan

kreative basteltante said...

Super sweet layout! Very, very clever!! Love how you used the snowflake. Your wreath is amazing too.
Great!!
Hugs Manuela

Trish. said...

Like what you have done with the new cuttlebug dies. very clever.
Hugs Trish.

Katarina said...

GORGEOUS!! such versatile dies!
Love the inspiration you share, thank you!

//Katarina

eyes2theocean said...

Lovely work.Very well done. :)

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful! Layout!! Love your coaster idea!

Joanne Gilch said...

Wonderful page with great tutorial. Great page with a great pic of the wee one. the let it snow hanger is divine...luvin to steal the rolled cones idea!!!

Judy Hayes said...

Very creative use of the snowflakes! Great layout.
Your door hanger is very cute!

Mindy Miller said...

Wow! Fantastic use of those new products!!!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous projects. Looks like you spent hours making these.

Yogi said...

nice project Tonya. Love the snowflake one

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE your work!

Carole said...

Love your projects and the new dies!

Sharon Peele said...

The super glittery snowflakes hanger is so gorgeous!! and beautiful job on your layout too!! The know dies are fabulous!!

Sheri said...

WOW! Truly inspiring projects! I love your clever technique on your layout!! TFS!

Linda Carson said...

Awesome layout! You showcased these new dies beautifully!

Cheryl said...

You're right! The snowflakes DO look like flowers! And I like the way you cut the one apart to use differently. Thanks for sharing!

Sandra said...

very pretty.
Sandra ltb

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Tonya,
I really love your layout! Thanks for all the tips on the snowflakes, too ~ Great projects, as always!

Lin said...

VERY creative projects! Seeing these snowflakes is wonderful, since it's so hot here! Thanks for the inspiration!

loftylass said...

Lovely projects Tonya - I really love your use of the snowflakes.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome projects! The new snowflakes loos so pretty. Love how you used the negabtive to make your card. :o)

Deirdre said...

Adore what you created - just fab.

Karen McAlpine said...

Super fantastic way to use the dies!!

Vicki said...

Love your layout (such clever ways to use the dies) and wreath.

Ruby Taylor said...

I love the new Spellbinders and your projects are just gorgeous. I got lost in your "flowers" instructions, unfortunately. The wreath is fantastic...TFS!!

Betty said...

Wonderful projects. Flakes in July, just great!

Anita said...

Stunning idea to use the snowflakes as flowers!

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty Holiday wreath, and love the snowflakes dangling from it :)

Magirk said...

Beautiful projects. ;-)

Marley said...

So beautiful! Hugs Marley

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous project...TFS
Hugs Linda

Helen L said...

beautiful projects, and the christmas wreath is especially fun!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love how you showed another use for the flakes besides just winter/holiday!

E. Marie said...

What creative uses for these new dies. Very pretty.

Kim. said...

These are both lovely projects, the layout is real refreshing and your daughter is a cutie too. Plus the wall art is amazing, the effect around the edge just shouts talent.
Kim xXx

Angella D. Crockett said...

You are soooo clever!!!! I love both projects! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work with us! God Bless!

Amy Coose said...

I love your projects!!

Carol L said...

I LOVE what you've done with the snowflakes, and the negative pieces too! Your wreath is just amazing with all the glittered edges! VERY creative and so pretty!!

Sam said...

Wreath is just too cool as is the layout! Gorgeous!!! TFS.

Ori said...

Gorgeous! Very creative

snowbear said...

love the snowflake wreath... it looks awesome.

Mary M. said...

Beautiful projects. Love the new dies.

Davi said...

Lovely creations to show off the new dies love them !!

Eve said...

what a fun piece you created!! Luv those snowflakes! :-)

Cassie_lu said...

Your flower idea is brilliant and that wall hanging is just perfect

Donna said...

Your work is fantastic, you did souch a great job with the snow flake die, I can see many options for that die, and everything just came together so well, you are so talented!! Great job.
Can't wait to get all these wonderful new dies!!!

Donna

Becca said...

My word, I love what you've done with that create-a-flake, so, so elegant. And your wreath is amazing!! Way to go!!!

Ravengirl said...

Love these fabulous projects! Love that you made flowers of snowflakes. I must try that!

Jen said...

Love the soft colors and details on that fabulous LO, and your little wreath is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful layout project!
Jan Castle
castle77 at comcast dot net

Debbie Olson said...

Beautiful projects, Tonya!

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Shanna said...

Girl! I can't remember if I told you how amazing your projects are! But you rocked these dies! Amazing!!!

marilynwillauer said...

WOW great job, love your cards!

Susan said...

Oh my goodness -- your projects are amazing Tonya!

Virgo5 said...

Wow, very creative way to use the new dies!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Fun layout! Gorgeous photo too. That wreath is absolutely amazing!!! Wow!

Tina McDonald said...

These projects are absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE the LO and that wreath is unbelievable!!! Fab job girl!!

Windy Robinson said...

Lovely layout Tonya & the wreath is amazing!

Angie Blom said...

Beautiful. I love the Christmas hanging wreath.. Awesome!