Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spellbinders "To Die For!!" Winter Release Day 5


Spellbinders Paper Arts
"To Die For!!"
Winter Release
Blog Frenzy
January 10 – 18, 2011


Welcome to the 5th 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 the most innovated 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 16 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. Eastern Standard Time January 16, 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:

January 10

January 11

January 12

January 13

January 14

January 15

January 16

January 17


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!

I’m thrilled to share S5-044 Banner Basics One with you.


What is something most of us buy, when we are about to throw a birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower or any kind of celebration? We buy a banner. Well, today I am going to show you how with a few simple materials, you can stop buying those ugly pastel things, and create something beautiful! Let’s get started! But, hold on a second…can I just tell you how excited I am that I can finally share these wonderful die templates with you! When I opened my package, I squealed! One day if I am brave enough I will share the story with you all, on how I ran through the house like a crazy woman when I heard the UPS truck roll up to my house lol. Ok, for real now, let’s get started!


I like to start by grabbing all of my supplies. The supplies I will be using first are, Spellbinder Paper Arts S5-044 Banner Basics One, S5-028 Nested Pennants, S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants, card stock, a strong adhesive, pattern paper and foam tape.

Next, I created some die cuts, by cutting/embossing paper with the die templates listed above. Shown is the correct sandwich to emboss with your Spellbinders Grand Calibur TM machine. Your sandwich will stack like this, “a” base plate, die templates, paper, embossing mat, the your “b” embossing plate. You will get a nice embossed edge every time.

This is what your die cuts will look like, once they have been cut/embossed.

Then, I layered the die cuts. The Nested Pennant die cut was adhered to the Nested Lacey Pennant die cut, and I layered/adhered the Banner Basics One die cuts together.

Before I adhered the banners on to the pennants, I put some 3D foam squares on the back of the banners. This will give the pennants some nice depth to them.

Repeat the above directions four more times, until you have 5 completed pennants.

I want to have a place to set my letters, to spell out the word “party.” Each pennant will have its own letter. To do this, I grabbed my Nested Lacey Pennants & Nested Pennants sets again, and pulled out some smaller pennant die templates. Here I cut/embossed them and will adhere them together.

Here are the two die cuts adhered together, with the letter placed on top. I created four more of these, and adhered them to the center of the pennants.

Once all of the pennants are assembled, it is now time to turn it into a banner. For this step you will need a strong double sided tape and ribbon.

Add adhesive to the ribbon, the pennants are now ready to be adhered down.

Add the pennants to the ribbon making sure to leave enough ribbon on the end (tails of the banner) for bows.

Tie pretty bows to the ends, and your banner is now complete.
close up photo

I love how the S5-044 Banner Basics One works perfectly with the S5-028 Nested Pennants & S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants! Do you want to know a little secret? Spellbinders is coming out with a few more of these Banner Basics sets! Isn’t that SA-Weet?!?!! Banners will never ever go out of style, so these I think are going to become a quick favorite of mine.

The completed banner! Woot, woot! Who is ready to party?


Now what would be a party without an invitation and treats. Look at all the fun things I created!  I have an invitation with a banner on it, a gift card with a pretty border, food sticks, a popcorn box, and a little ribbon & tag to go on those truffles. I had to stop myself at these 5 projects, but believe me these dies had me inspired!!! I hope you love them just as much as I do.  This die template set has eight individual pieces, and at $19.99, each die template only costs about $2.50!  That's an incredible value!  Adding to that, each die template is triple function, it cuts, embosses and stencils!




This is the Spellbinders product I introduced:



Banner Basics One
SKU# S5-044
MSRP $19.99
Tassels
1: ½ x ⅞″
2: ½ x ⅞″
3: ¼ x 1″
4: ½ x 1⅜″

Topper Trim
1: ½ x 4⅜″
2: ¾ x 4⅜″

Banner Parts
1: ⅝ x ¾″
2: 1⅛ x 4⅜″


Click here for the Spellbinders Paper Arts To DIE For! Winter Release Rules.


TO ENTER MY CONTEST: (Contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. January 14, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. January 16, 2011 Central Standard Time)

1) Send your email entry to: Reveal9@spellbinders.us

2) The subject must be Banner Basics One.

3) Send!

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!!

Materials Used:
Spellbinder Paper Arts S5-044 Banner Basics OneS5-028 Nested PennantsS5-029 Nested Lacey PennantsS4-310 Labels Eighteen 
MME Quite Contrary pattern paper
World Win card stock: red, yellow & white
Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
Beacon adhesives Zip Dry
Kaiser Craft Scrapbooking, black rhinestones
Memento Ink
Bakers Twine
Grosgrain ribbon (generic brand)
Lawn Fawn stamps: Jessie's ABC's
American Crafts thickers



155 comments:

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Seriously cute! I love how you added the Banner Basics to the Pennants! And that Popcorn container is SOOO darling!

Davi said...

Way fun creations. I love pennants and these are so cool!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

So great, must have these dies!! I love love your projects!!

AJ said...

WOOOOHOOOOO T! This is one *awesome* banner and birthday ensemble!! LOVE it! :)

Margie H said...

SOOooo CUTE!!! Love these pennants die template series. What a great job you did on ALL your projects. But that banner is my favorite!

Tiff said...

OH EM GEE! Your ensemble is KILLER cute!

Eva said...

Latisha, these are GORGEOUS, I LOVE these pennants dies, too! Hugs...

Tara said...

I just love what you have done here!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

Ohmygosh!!!!! LATISHA!!! This is SO stinking cute!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))

Judith said...

Love these dies and what you came up with. Wonderful

Kathy Mc said...

Sa-Weet is right! Love the different ideas you shared using these Banner Basics One dies as you showed how versatile they can be. Thanks for another fun stop on Spellbinders blog frenzy!

Carolina said...

What a wonderful birthday ensemble!!!

snowbear said...

A great job.... I LOVE those banner basics....

Four11Lady said...

Wowzer, girl.........these projects are great! Love, love love everything you did!

ScoobyinWY said...

Very cute! Love the bright colors!

Trexxann said...

These dies are adorable and you displayed them in such a fun way! Love the papers you used too!!

sunnyrc2001 said...

Such a beautiful banner.I love the detail that is included in this.I'd love to win this one.

Carisa said...

omg, GREAT projects! LOVE the banners and these accessories.

Marisa said...

Your projects are beyond adorable!! Love the added "banner bling" dies :)

Vicki and Don said...

Absolutely adorable! Can I come to the party? LOL

CraftinGranny said...

What great projects you've created to showcase these dies. Very creative and so full of color and fun. Thanks! "Hugs" Carol

Sheri said...

What great projects! Thank you for the inspiration!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Well these are certainly a brilliant addition to the Spellbinders family. I'm not doing very well - over the days there's not one set of dies I didn't like - yikes!!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

angelique said...

i really love those dies....making your own personal decorations...great birth-presenst
thx for inspiring me!!!!
greetz Angie

Debbie said...

Really cute, love it! Great dies! :)

Debbie Meijer

FibreJunky said...

WAy cool, Latisha!

Luv 2 Create said...

Fabulous party projects Latisha. I loved them all.
Marcie

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This are really cute projects. Love your color combo and great use of the new dies. Thanks

DQ said...

Awesome projects, Love the bright colors.
TFS

Joanne Gilch said...

Banners and more banners, too-whit-too-wooo! Love these new banner basics! all the fun stuff you made...have a great partay!!!

Sheila - Ginger said...

So brilliant Latisha!

Love Sheila xx

Debgem said...

Such a fun party banner and all the party bits too! Really great.

Lori said...

FABULOUS work! Thank you :)
Love and hugs ~
Lori

SannaS said...

Fabulous creation!!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

imsteelefullofscrap said...

How adorable that everything matches loos so cute

sara said...

Love it. A must have and really cute project. Ty

Sue said...

Since the Pennants are at the top of my Must Have list, the Banner Basics are now number two! Love all of your so cute projects!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Everything looks so festive and cute! Let the party begin!!

Barbara said...

Great banner and party projects.

AnItA mArIe said...

oh absolutely beautiful projects...

stephanie said...

Wow this is gorgeous. Love the larger size too.

Carla S. said...

Fabulous party set, Latisha! Very creative designs!

Stephanie said...

Your banner is darling...and all the other coordinating projects you made are just wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Peachy Wessels said...

This is really cute and fun! What a great tool to work with the pennant dies! So exciting...

Sonia said...

So yummy! I love all of your cute offerings! I'll be right over for the party!!!

Anita said...

This is so cute and festive! Love your project.

octlove said...

way cute...love the potential of this die & the bright colors you chose:)

Angella D. Crockett said...

Super cute projects! Thanks for the step by step!!! Blessings, Angie

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous party set! Love the fun colors and the banner is awesome! :o)

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous party set! Love the fun colors and the banner is awesome! :o)

loftylass said...

Wow - love your banner and all the other goodies. These new banner dies are going to be soooo useful, looking forward to owning them!!
HW(UK)
x

Tabitha said...

Love your banner. I am getting decorations ready for my son's 5th birthday and was thinking of making one. I would so love to win these. I would need the Calibur though as well. LOL Thanks for sharing

Theresa said...

Great project...what a fun die set.

Pammejo said...

What a wonderful project, love the banners and table decorations/invitations. pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Gosh, so adorable!

Charlette Finley said...

Well your project with this new banner basics is really adorable. It's just a party in itself. The banner is wonderful. TFS

Lindy said...

So stinkin' cute!!!!! Your projects are totally awesome. I love them and must them. Thanks so much for the reveal.

Stella said...

This banner is really to die for! So darn cute and gorgeous!

Yogi said...

very nice banner. Love your invitation and other party items

Auntie Em said...

Love your banner! You did a great job with all the dies on the treat boxes and projects.
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Cottagerca said...

lovely layering on this project latisha

ava

Starla said...

Love all the details! Just makes the project complete

scrappingnana said...

Love your banner and all the party projects. They are just perfect. TFS

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

How fun these are. Great projects.

Tine said...

Fabulous ideas. Great work!

Jen W. said...

Love all your fabulous party supplies! Makes me want to have a piece of cake!

Kathy said...

Oh my! Such party goodness!! Love the banners and the card. Those dies make quick and easy work of it:)

Donna said...

WOW, I love all the wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing!

3blacklabs said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! These are awesome! I love the colors, the shapes are incredible and the whole set is just darling! Such imagination! And great products to use, too!

Keri Blake said...

I want to come to this party! Love each piece! TFS

lisa808 said...

Awesome!

Shazza said...

this is fantastic x

Aga said...

Love the gorgeous colour combo you have used in your projects!!

Cindy H. said...

What an awesome job you did with these adorable banner basics!! I love the party banner and all the fun things you dreamed up for a party - I'm coming to your house:) You've given us lots of ways to use these fun dies.

Deborah Young said...

You did a great job, Latisha! I'm ready to party now!

mekei said...

wow

amazonmother said...

Super cute! I can see a renaissance theme brewing... TFS!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wow, this die set and the ensemble you created with it take "party" to the next level. Beautifully done...

Debbie said...

Love the party ensemble you created from just this one set of dies! Really needing all the dies that Spellbinders is releasing:)

1CardCreator said...

You did a beautiful job with these, I love the bright fun papers and colors you chose. ~Diane

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Sooo very cute. Love this banner and the whole set is adorable

Conniecrafter said...

Love the bright, fun, cheery projects, so cute!

Terry said...

I am really loving these banners! Fabulous project!

Denise said...

absolutely LOVE the banner basics. this is a must have!

nancy said...

I cannot believe how many wonderful things you created from the banner basics -- well done!

Barbara A. said...

What a cool banner and the colors you put with your project! Thank you for sharing!

Sylvia said...

I love all the banner dies! Thanks for sharing your beautiful banner and other projects!

Carol said...

Bright,pretty and fun...and a better alternative to the bought ones by far!

Susan said...

Holy couch cushions Batman! these are spectacular, and I LOVE the creations you've made with them.
thanks for sharing!
Happy New Year!
Susan

Creative Expressions by Lynn said...

I love your adorable banner! I am inspired and I love the cheery colors too!
:o)
Lynn

Jen said...

So darling! Thank you for sharing

joni said...

Such a great way to snaz up your banners! Your banner is just terrific! Thanks for sharing!
hugs,
joni

Tona said...

Love all of your projects!

Scrapycandy said...

A very nice tutorial! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

cutesy...cookie

marilyn said...

LOVE this - ready to party!

Alyssa S said...

Stinkin' cute, fun and festive!! Fabulous job on this awesome banner, Latisha!! :o)

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh this is so adorable!! Love it!
Thank you for all the inspriation,and for sharing your talent with us today!!
Have a great weekend!

Angela said...

Can that banner be any cuter? I am in love!

Eve said...

woow, all these nesties can be used for Parties!!! I luv all the things you made!! Very Niiice!!:-)

Jennie said...

Beautiful banner Latisha and love the cheerful happy colors!!

Linda Carson said...

Whoa! That's one amazing banner! Very festive!

Sandra McNeill said...

Love it these colors are so great, thanks for showing these dies I have a lot of ideas popping in my head just looking at your great banner. Thanks

Tinemor said...

Wath a great party banner!!!
Love these dies!!

Kathi said...

Fabulous projects. I love 'em all.

Those dies are definitely "must haves" and will be very versatile.

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, what great projects. TFS.

Susan said...

Latisha -- your P A R T Y banner and all of the fun party accessories are amazing. I can see why you'd be excited when UPS delivers! Wonderful -- thanks so much for sharing!

Faith B. said...

Great work, good color choice.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Tisha, what a neat die set. Your sample is so gorgeous!

Heidi Karpen said...

Love your whole party set, although the banner is the bomb! What a great set!

Ida said...

What a fun and festive project.

GrammaR said...

Your banner is fantasic! I want to know what other things you had floating around in your head. And I want to know the UPS story. Am I a snoop?

Moments by Marla said...

Fantastic job on the banner and other party items! These dies make these projects so much more doable.

Cammy said...

What a super fun project! Nice!

lana said...

amazing....I totally loved it!

Val W said...

Great projects! This die is a great addition to the pendants. Totally fun!

Linda Williams said...

Your Banner design is so colorful and festive perfect for a "PARTY"

suzieq23 said...

Wow! love the banners - something a little different to create and share with everyone! Cant wait to start playing

kathy s said...

you guys are so lucky to get to play with all these cool tools-love this set will have so so many uses

Brook said...

Too cute! I love your choice of colors, so bold and definitely meant for a party. Love the different banners and how you incorporated them in the invite, popcorn bucket, and gift card holder. Love it!!!

Terry4921 said...

Cool looking cards

Ronda Archangelo said...

That is such a fun banner!

Jan Castle said...

Where's the party!!! You announced it beautifully...now I want to come!
Jan Castle

Cheryl O said...

What a cute banner, great creativity!!!

Shelley said...

I just love the banners they have never ending possibilites
Shelley
www.shelleysland.blogspot.com

Elaine A said...

These are going to be very fun to play with. Thanks for the wonderful ideas and your beautiful projects.

Elaine Allen

Cheri said...

Wow! I LOVE this die! And this project is so colorful and fun!

Linda said...

Had no idea that these dies existed! So many ways to use them. I love your take on them.

Jen said...

What a perfect set for a party...love your creativity! These dies are pretty cool!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Great Banner! Wonderful bright colors in making this. So much better then a store bought one for sure! Thanks for sharing all your ideas on how to use this banner set.

Paper Bagley said...

These dies are going to be wounderful for all those banner makin' artist...well done...my mind is a creating...Tootsie

Rae Ann said...

Love the colors and all the little added bits to the banner and the other projects.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute banner Latisha! Love the bright bold colors!

Lesley from WI said...

This is too cute and one of my favorite. Beautiful job!

Paula Gale said...

wow - I love this set - and the colours you use are so bright and inspiring. Thank you for sharing and showcasing these dies for us to see.

Paula, Derbyshire, UK

klasickewpie said...

Amazing projects! You sure must of been excited with your delivery, to have completed all those designs. I need some of that adrenaline you had or, better yet, I wish the UPS man would bring me a box of Spellbinder products. Beautiful work!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, this is super duper cute!!!

Holly said...

LOVE the colors in this and especially the red ribbon with the white stitching. Super cute!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

such fun projects! I'll have some popcorn please!

Scrap Vamp said...

Gorgeous banner! I love all the coordinating project, too! They were all so colorful and cheery!

Joanne Crafts said...

wow! love the colors combination & is such a fun & awesome project. Thanks for sharing

Terry said...

Love your banner and all the other fun projects you created with these new dies!!! TFS

Star Ark Creativity said...

I like how you make the banner for the party and I like the little banner you made on the card. They both are so cute.
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thud! Ok, now that I picked myself up off the floor - these are sooo cute! I see playtime tiara's in my granddaughters playtime - she will love helping me make them! Jenn M

Janet said...

Really cute projects and I love the step by step instructions. Thanks!

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Super super cute - love the pennants - perfect for cards or parties!

Debbie Olson said...

Seriously gorgeous project and dies, Latisha--great job!

Pat Jandacek said...

You have been busy! And very creative. All the items are lovely.

Karen said...

What cute party things you made with the dies you introduced. Lucky person who has this party. Nice job.

lynn said...

darling samples, latisha! these dies are wonderful:)

Jen A said...

These are unbelievely cool! Great colors and paper you used on your banner too! So festive!

Luana said...

Cutie patootie!!!

Chris said...

Wow! Your banner is just perfect! It is so bright and cheerful. I love the colors and I love, love, love the new dies you were able to use. That scalloped triangle is sooo cool! Great job!

XO,
Chris Christensen

skyscooter said...

Your banner made me smile. What a great party decoration!

Julie Overby said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the bright colors. Very festive!

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