Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day One



Welcome to the first day of the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!



Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you our largest product releases ever! These new collections are some of the most innovative and beautiful die cutting and embossing templates in the world! The Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of our introductions for the 2012 Winter Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. 

Win today’s new Spellbinders products!

Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day, see the schedule below!


This contest is now closed 
Enter my Blog Frenzy from 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) January 12, 2012 until 11:59 pm January 13, 2012.

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog and Debbie Olsen and Michelle Woerner’s blogs.
See the Spellbinders Blog for the complete schedule of designers and contest rules.

Thank you Spellbinders Paper Arts for sponsoring this contest!


Here are the new dies I introduced:

Sku Name S4-354 Splendid Circles
MSRP: $24.99

DIE SIZES:
1. ¾ inches
2. 1 ½ inches
3.  2 3/8 inches
4.  4 inches


Today, I am going to share with you how I made this quick and easy mini book.

First, I started by gathering my supplies.  Bazzill cardstock, pattern paper, KaiserCraft stickers, Beacon Adhesives, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares and tape runner, Pictures, Spellbinders Die Templates, Spellbinders Grand Calibur®, ribbon and button.


To create the cover, place the die templates blade side down onto the cardstock on the cutting plate.   To ensure the dies did not move during this process, I used a low tack tape (painters tape).  The cardstock is ready to be cut.


Once the diecuts are cut out, run through the Grand Cailbur® Die Cutting and Embossing machine once more to emboss.  Using the A Base plate, dies with paper attached (blade side up),Tan Embossing Mat and B Embossing Plate, run through the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine. (This is the sandwich to emboss)


Now, that the paper is cut and embossed, it is time to adhere it together.  Take the Zip Dry adhesive and liberally spread it over the back side of the patterned paper, then place it in the center of the orange card stock. 


Apply foam tape to the white die cut.


Apply to the pattern paper.


Cut/emboss picture using die template #2 from the Splendid Circles set. Again, I used painters tape to keep the die in place.


Apply die cuts to the front, and add letter stickers to create a title.  To create depth, add foam tape to die cuts.


Use larger pictures to create the inside pages.


Apply adhesive to the backside of the cover.


Adhere picture to the cover.


Keep repeating these steps, until your mini book has enough pages.  Once you are finished, bind the pages using a D-ring, and add ribbon to decorate (if you want).

Completed project:



For a second project, I created a tag that is ready to be used on a gift, gift bag, or even on a card.


By entering the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy you agree to the Official Rules.   For questions on the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy, send an email to contestquestions@spellbinders.us; no entries will be accepted at this email address. 


TO ENTER:
My blog is open for entries from 12:00 am, January 12 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 13, 2012, EST.

1) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to: now closed

2) The subject must be S4-354 Splendid Circles

3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their Blog Frenzy dates!

Daily winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the blog frenzy’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 and every Blog Frenzy within its designated time period, send your entries from the email address for each entry.  The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1900 and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die cutting  and embossing templates released at the 2012 Winter CHA show, and a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

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158 comments:

Kalyn Kepner said...

Amazing project and tutorial! I just adore the colors you chose and the doily dies you used for the mini album - such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Crawford said...

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

ADORABLE! Love your circle album and that tag is to die for! Love the pop of yellow!

Nicole said...

Simply and truly EXQUISITE! I cannot find a better word!!!

Beate said...

The new dies and your projects look amazing!
Hug sand smiles

Con said...

I confused, again. It says we need to be here today (and two other places) but the dates don't coordinate. Is it today or the 12th? thanks, con... because I really really really want to try and win;)

DeeDee said...

These are just BEAUTIFUL!! I thought the double sided embossing folders on the first page were amazing.. these are just STUNNING! Great great job!! they sure picked the right gal to reveal these circles!!

Melissa Forsyth-Sampaga said...

I love the tag ... it is fantastic ... I think that yellow is going to be the hot color this year .

MicheleC said...

This is drop dead gorgeous! Love those dies and that tag is the icing on the cake. WOW!!!

AJ said...

awesome-sauce! love it!!

Tonya said...

Way to hit it out of the park T!!!!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

***THUD*** Oh my HECK is that the most stunning little photo book!!!! I love it!!! And the tag....that is seriously a gift in itself!!!!

jkreucher said...

How stunning are these new dies.. Love your wonderful examples..
thanks for the chance to win some!
Judy

Donna said...

Lovely work Latisha, way to go!!!
Hugs
donna

Debbie Olson said...

So beautiful, Latisha! You did a great job on both projects!

Shanna said...

Amazing work girl!!!! Love!

kathy s said...

these dies look great love your little book. thanks for sharing

Romina Nahata said...

gosh !!this is crazily beautiful !!thanks for the tutorial !!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOLY COW! This is AMAZING! I love the papers and colors that you used for this little album--beautifully done! LOVE those dies:)

Carol Southern said...

Such a gorgeous pretty album. Your other project is tops as well.
Beautiful work Latisha.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What fabulous projects and I love the lacy dies.

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Awesome project!

AndreaA said...

Your mini album is darling!!!
So cute!!

Anonymous said...

Latisha, I'm always amazed at the depth,an imagination you posses... You are truly an "ARTIST" in every sense & definition of the word... Luf,Luf,Luf, your stuff, but I Luf you more... MoM

Stephanie said...

The die cuts for this mini album are so intricate. I love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic way to use the new Spellbinders products - Thank you for the fantastic inspiration.
Sally-Ann Huson

Maryann said...

What a gorgeous little album here, it´s sooooo beautiful and so is the tag. Lovely work as always hun.

Hellma said...

Your projects are stunning, Love the new M Bossing folders.

Maya said...

Such an awesome album!
Love it ♥♥♥
And the gift tag is a wonderful idea!
Hugs,Maya

Chrissie said...

Fantastic project, the Splendid Circles are a perfect match.

Dee in N.H. said...

I so love your mini album! The colors, the dies, oh my it's just fabulous!

Angie Brown said...

Such an exquisite album. Love everything about it, the dies are must haves, the colours so feminine and subtle, in one word WOW !!!!
Hugs
Angie

Astrid Maclean said...

Both projects are just gorgeous!! The colours are beautiful and really show off the new die which is just amazing.
Really love the tag too!!

Mary Jo said...

How clever to have created a mini album. Those new dies made it a stunning project and one that says umm going to have to add these to the stash

Jacki Randolph said...

Love the mini album, along with the tag are both beautiful!

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Your project is marvelous!
Looks like my wish list for new dies is growing fast!

Liz said...

I love your tags, I am going to have to make them for sure, and what a cute mini album another on my list to make TFS , I look forward to flowing your blog

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

These dies are beautiful and I love what you have done with them
Lindsay xx

Rebecca W said...

I love the use of the dies on the photos. Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

Love the mini book, and your tag is beautiful! Love the new dies too!

ocean-dreamer said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your talents!

tndj said...

spellbinders my list is getting so long. Think I have the latest and the best and you come out with more that I just have to have. Love the circle on shown here. totally awesome project.

JPScraps said...

Both projects are amazing! I am in awe.....

Jennie said...

What a fabulous circle album, showcases those dies so beautifully. Sweet tag as well and love the butterflies!

JaniceA said...

Amazing projects from amazing dies. Thank you for showing me how to use them. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

famillemarleau said...

Beautiful projects. Love the embossing on your tag. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Trisha said...

Wow, Latisha, your mini album is so beautiful. Wonderful instructions. I love how you even die cut and embossed the photos.

Becky said...

What an amazing project and card, these new dies are awesome. I just love the white card with those butterflies.

Candy said...

Very pretty projects! Spellbinders always is thinking of new great dies!

Kay Long said...

Great projects Latisha! Love the new Spellbinders already....can't wait to use them and see the rest. Your color choices brighten these winter days up. Thank you for sharing. Thank you Spellbinders for giving us another chance to win your wonderful products.

Queen Mary said...

Latisha, I love your fun little book and I really like the effect of die cutting the photos!

Marge said...

What a sweet lil album -- LOVE it!!! TFS!!!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

wow these are gorgeous, it didn't even look like paper!!
Kristan

Nina said...

Just Beautiful Latisha! I love these mini albums, so much fun to make them! Thanks for sharing!

Elle The Heiress said...

I always thought that the Spellbinds machine was just something extra that I would buy and never use, so I have never even really looked at one. After seeing your SUPER CUTE little book, I feel like I need to go to the LSS store TODAY to buy one.

I'm sure my husband's credit card thanks you.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your mini album and tag are gorgeous. I love how the large picture extends into the lacey part of the die cut.

Emily Leiphart said...

STUNNING mini album and tag, Latisha! I love the photos and colours you used on the album and the tag is sooo super sweet.

Jackie said...

What a wonderful idea, it's beautiful!

Beastybunny said...

Wow! Your projects are fantastic! Spellbinders has some great new products that are definitely on my must have list!

Petra Idzinga said...

in one word WOW !!!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous project and I just love the tag!

Lois said...

This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. LOVE Spellbinders!

Marisa Job said...

The mini book and card are beautiful, love the new dies!

loftylass said...

Latisha - thanks for a lovely project and great tutorial. Beautiful colours. You've given me an idea for my niece's 18th card!!
Hugs
Heather
x

Elly said...

Love the dies, and the projects you've made with them even more!!!

Martha said...

wow!! THis is just awesome!!! :)

lisa808 said...

I love mini albums. tfs
Beautiful tag.

Kathi said...

Fantastic mini album and tag!

DeniseP said...

These are amazing! I love the projects, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Yogi said...

beautiful projects. I absolutely love your butterfly tag. Its gorgeous.

KatieJ said...

Had to leave a comment because I'm new to your blog but I just love this- what a work of art!

Scrappycath said...

Beautiful. I love how delicate the circles look!

Dawn Edwards said...

Fabulous mini book and tag! Thanks for the inspiration.

jean said...

I kept saying "wow" as I looked thru today's blog. Wonderful!

Kristi S said...

Gorgeous!!

Berenice R. said...

Love the new dies! Awesome project and tutorial. Thanks for sharing :)

Kathy said...

What a beautiful die! Already put it on my list of 'wants'!!! Love the album you have created...thanks for the detailed instructions for us!

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RachelB said...

Gorgeous!

Danae Fayard said...

oh my goodness! I am so loving the family pic effect.

Danae Fayard

Kerian said...

Wow and Stunning!!!! thanks for sharing your projects.

Giovana said...

Latisha, your circle album is so pretty and the tag is absolutely beautiful!!

FibreJunky said...

Latisha, these are beautiful!!! FAbulous little album and what a wonderful little gift tag!!!

Pamela Haskin said...

Gorgeous projects you made! I'm loving these circle dies.

StacyC said...

These are beautiful projects, I love that mini... TFS!!

Ravengirl said...

What a darling mini album! The detail in those circles is amazing!

Bernie said...

Fantastic projects! Love the dies and folder used.
Blessings Bernie

lizzie said...

I'm in AWE here... wow! so pretty!!!

Stephanie said...

Latisha, your projects are amazing! The mini album is adorable!

Peachy Wessels said...

What a cute little mini book! I love the circles - so lacey and delicate - another one to add to my wishlist!

littlen said...

absolutely beautiful project. tfs.

Darsie Bruno said...

what a beautiful album and tag! Just love it!

Peggysuez said...

Beautiful project!

Karen Wedding said...

I loooove the 2nd project. That tag is sooo cute! Great job on the mini album. Very nice, too.

Kelly Sas said...

both of your projects today are over the top stunning!

Judy Cook said...

What a great die set. I really like the lacy look

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your mini and tag are fantastic. Splendid Circles add such elegance,love them!!

Ally said...

Such lovely projects. Love the little photo album made from the circles, and the tag is just fabulous. Thanks for sharing these products. ;-)

Erika said...

Loving both projects and all the new dies, spellbinder does it again. Thanks for sharing, Erika.

Juut said...

I love your projects. These dies are so versatile.

Joanne O'Brien said...

Great mine book! I think this die set wouldalso make a great ornament for my Christmas tree. I must have it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel B said...

Your album and tag are both amazing! I really LOVED the album!

Judi Markel said...

Love your projects. TFS

Carol L said...

Your mini album project is simply AMAZING, and those new dies are fabulous!! Your family photo is equally fantastic!

marilynwillauer said...

Love your projects!!!

Diane said...

Sweet! Love this new set.

Golda said...

Those are gorgeous!

Tona said...

LOVE your projects!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a really unique die- love what you have done to showcase.
Thanks so much

kara said...

Super new dies, I love your mini album!

joni said...

I love what you created in the mini album!!! Super cool and beautifully done!!! TFS
hugs,
joni

Becca Feeken said...

Oh wow!! That album is simply divine!! What a sweet way to put those dies to use!!

Valerie said...

So far one of my most favorite dies. Love your project

Riette said...

That really looks like crochet work! Stunning.

Cottagerca said...

Latisha, great showcasing the circle die. Love that striking beautiful tag.
ava

Josie said...

I love butterflies...so this is right up my ally. Thanks.

Ida said...

Wow! What a gorgeous project.

Ida said...

Wow! What a gorgeous project.

Julie Overby said...

What a fun idea Latisha! Love it!

Dawn B. said...

Lovely project! Really neat and some great color choices too! :-)

Mathilda M said...

Amazing ... you did a great job on both the projects ... tfs

snowbear said...

Great job on both... mini book is cute... tag is wonderful!

Sue W said...

Oh your mini book is adorable......thanks!

stamps&cars said...

So creative. Thanks for the inspiration.

Luv 2 Create said...

Super cute idea Latisha. Great idea!!!
Marcie

Maxine #6215 said...

Don't you just love Spellbinders! I can't get enough of those dies!

Pati said...

Very cool and very pretty projects. Love how you used the dies on the pics for a book and love the embossed tag with the popped up layers and butterflies!!

susie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! (and your family is pretty good-looking,too!)

Polished Moxie said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful and innovative mini album.

Sylvia said...

oh Latisha, your projects are beautiful! I love the elegant tag but I am totally in awe with your elegant yet cute mini album made of the 'doily' dies... super cute and so creative :)
Sylvia

Pat Jandacek said...

The mini-album is fabulous - proving the adage good things come in small packages. Beautiful tag, too.

Sheri said...

AWESOME minibook! Thanks for the inspiration!

GabyCreates.com said...

Love the mini!!!! both projects are awesome!

Jenny said...

Amazing mini! LOVE IT!! So pretty! :) :) :)

Kim. said...

Both projects are stunning, thanks for sharing.
Kim xXx

Colleen said...

Gorgeous projects and love that tag and also, thank U 4 posting tutorial

Michelle said...

stunning projects!!

stampencamper said...

i am always amazed by the intricate details of the spellbinders die cuts; these projects are darling, thanks for making it a fun blog hop

Lisa said...

Wow, your projects are stunning and gorgeous!!

Lisa
indymermaid.blogspot.com

Conniecrafter said...

neat album. like how you cut the whole picture out with the die, such a lovely tag too, such pretty layering and love the butterflies!

joanieg said...

Beautiful as always Latisha!! Can't wait to buy this one!!

annette burton said...

Absolutely amazing!

Caroline D. said...

Your mini album is precious!! Wonderful use of the die!

Debbie said...

Love your mini album. Precious.

reflections:0) said...

Just awesome!
I love how you show everything step by step I do not own a single spellbinders die. this really helps me learn how to use these as well as want them now only if my pocket book some how aloud it. LOL

Flexie:0)

tabithagrace said...

Beautiful project & family.
tabithagrace

Tine said...

Great project & really clear instructions too.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous! Especially love the album!

KC said...

Love this die set and it is no surprise the projects created with it are really great. I like the layered off set circles on the album.

Jen said...

So lovely! Your mini album reminds me of a crocheted doily and your tag is gorgeous with all the texture too!

Angella D. Crockett said...

My goodness!!!! My socks have been knocked clean off!!! Both the mini-book and tag are amazing! Thank you, thank you for sharing your gift with us! Blessings, Angie

Pam p said...

Great projects, I especially love the tag. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with us.

Gwen said...

Love your project, how clever and adorable!

Kathy said...

Adorable mini album, and that tag is gorgeous!

Frann said...

Very cute little album! I love the 3 little circles on the front. The tag project is simply beautiful.

Renee said...

Love the projects that you've done. The black and white tag is a classical beauty! Thanks for sharing.

Vivian said...

These dies will definitely become a staple. Love the detail!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Very pretty. Love how you die cut the photo's. Great project.