Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Spellbinders Blog Frenzy

Spellbinders Introduces:

Sneak Peeks on CHA Summer Trade Show Release Dies!

July 9 – July 22, 2009

Commenting on this post is welcome but does not enter you into the contest. This contest is sponsored directly by Spellbinders Paper Arts. Please read the post to find directions for entering. If you have any questions, please e-mail

Welcome to the 8 day of Spellbinders CHA Sneak Peek Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders is revealing 17 new die templates to be released at the Craft and Hobby Trade Show on July 28, 2009, with some of their greatest fans…YOU! From July 9 – 22, 2009, you will have the opportunity to be a part of these world wide sneak peeks through visiting the Spellbinders designer blogs listed below and trying your luck at winning spectacular die templates! You will have a chance to win the die I’m introducing AND the dies previously revealed in this CHA Blog Frenzy by entering the contest at the end of this post. This is a progressive prize, each day the daily prize grows!

Be sure to read all the rules before entering! You still have until July 17th, 11:59 pm EST to enter Kimberly Crawford’s blog at:
and until July 18th, 11:59 pm EST to enter mine.

To see previous reveals, or to go to any of the blogs of future reveals, feel free to visit the following:

7/9 Debbie Olson

7/10 Michelle Wooderson

7/11 Karen Hunsaker

7//12 Kazan Clark

7/13 Linda Duke

7/14 Heidi Blankenship

7/15 Kimberly Crawford

7/16 Julie Overby

7/17 Sherry Cheever

7/18 Debbie Seyer

7/19 Lesa Rapp

7/20 Becca Feeken

7/21 Jennifer Davis

7/22 Keri Lee Sereika

After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each Blog Frenzy reveal as stated in the “Rules”. Winner will be contacted by e-mail within 24 hours of the contest deadline. Winner will have 72 hours to reply to that e-mail to claim the prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new name will be drawn for said prize. Winner will receive the new die templates being revealed on the specific daily blog post they are entering.

Entrants visiting all 14 Spellbinders CHA Blog Frenzy Reveals and correctly entering their information into the separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a full set of the CHA Summer 2009 die templates and Impressabilities releases, 29 products, with a retail value of $561.71.

I'm so excited to introduce this beautiful new Poinsettia Borderabilities Grand die S7-016. I created a layout about our Christmas party and used the border across the bottom of it.

Supplies: Spellbinders S7-016 Poinsettia Borderabilities Grand, Glitter: Ruby Slippers, Peridot (ClearSnap) Gold Lame Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink (ClearSnap,) Cardstock: Bazzill, Pattern Paper: Collage Press (Scrooge and Marley,) Scenic Route (Roxbury,) Chipboard: Scenic Route (Roxbury,) Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories

If you don't have a Grand Cut Mat Kit, you can still use this border die with a shorter white master mat. You will just have to run it twice through your machine.

Your sandwich should be as follows: 1) Master Mat 2) Spacer plate 3) Die (cut side up) 4) paper 5) Master Mat

The end that is not being cut slides in first, coming toward you. The extra will be sticking out the bottom.

When you are done, it should look like the photo above and you will need to pick up your die template and paper and move it up onto the spacer plate.

Do the same to emboss using the sandwich as follows: 1) Master Mat 2) die (cut side up) 3) paper that has been cut and is fitting in the die 4) Tan embossing pad 5) Master Mat

After you remove it, the half embossed image will look like this. Repeat the same steps just as you did to cut.

To add the glitter, keep the paper in the die and paint modge podge onto the embossed side. It's best to add it in small sections at a time so the glue doesn't dry before adding glitter. After adding the first color of glitter, use a paint brush to get rid of extra glitter.

Before removing it from the die, add the green glitter in sections the same way as the red.

Carefully peel the paper from the die and paint Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink onto the remaining embossed parts. Let dry.

Adhere to cardstock strip and embellish your scrapbook page.

I love cream Poinsettias at Christmas time and I wanted to create a card that used the Poinsettia Borderabilities Grand die S7-016 with a cream look.

After cutting and embossing the die, I used Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink to paint on a lighter color and gold to give it highlights. Then I mounted it on green cardstock and curled up the petals so that the green could be seen underneath.

Here is all the information you'll want to know about this die. Please be sure you read through the rules posted bellow for your chance at winning this gorgeous die!

Poinsettia Borderabilities Grand #S7-016 MSRP $24.99

Measurements: 12 x 2-3/4"

Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders CHA Blog Frenzy give-away must adhere to all of the following rules. We are happy to welcome US and international blog guests for this Frenzy.

To enter each drawing on sneak peeks between July 9 and July 22, visit the reveal blog and click on the contest link to reveal an e-mail window. In the subject line of the e-mail, enter the die template name being revealed. Each blog reveal will remain open for 48 hours. Only 1 entry per blog is allowed and participant must use the same email address daily to be considered for grand prize entry, no exceptions. Please consider whether you will have access to the same e-mail address from July 9th through July 22nd and plan accordingly.

Spellbinders Design Team members and employees are not eligible for drawings.
Any participant wishing to be automatically entered into the drawing for the CHA Blog Frenzy Grand Prize must enter all 14 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.
Please note:

*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 communications
other than to contact the winner.

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Spellbinders CHA Blog Frenzy drawing


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I'm so glad you stopped by. Good luck on the drawing!


Kimberly Crawford said...

GORGEOUS projects, Julie!! WOW! LOVE all the detail you put with the border on the layout!! And the card is just too fabulous with the lace and the pin stuck bow!! I love cream poinsettias too-they are so elegant and classy, just like the card!!

Liz Weber said...

Beautiful projects thanks Julie. I cant' wait for Christmas to use this Poinsettia Borderability on cards and layouts.

Lyneen said...

THAT IS AWESOME!!!! what a great border for LOs or cards

CraftinGranny said...

Great job Kim! I love the tutorial and the stunning LO and card. Thanks for being the tutor on this.

CraftinGranny said...

Sorry Julie, I meant to say Kim. At this time of night my mind just doesn't function

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a fun die!! I love how elegant your card is - all your projects are beautiful!!

Littlebear said...

Gorgeous projects. Love these new dies.
Clare x

Cheri Howard said...

Gorgeous! I have never thought of poinsettias as cream, but they are beautiful!

lisa808 said...


craftyb said...

WOW...your projects are them both....the card is so elegant! bx

Jan said...

Beautiful projects! I really need to win these :)

Our Little Inspirations said...

The beautiful border you created is amazing! The meticulous way you added all that glitter & smooch blows me away, but the page looks wonderful! I love the cream-colored poinsettias and how the dark green shows underneath them. What beautiful projects to showcase a fabulous new die! TFS

Dottie K. said...

Such great details! Love the scrapbooking page. I love to see their dies used for scrapbooking. Thanks!

Debbie Seyer said...

Julie! I love what you did with that border! Just beautiful.

Sandra said...

oh my, those are wonderful!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Eveline said...

Gorgeous LO and card. I love poinsettia's.

Julia Aston said...

Love your samples of this new die - the sparkly one is beautiful but the cream one with popped up edges is stunning too!

Marge said...

Both projects are gorgeous; LOVE that pearlized card - so elegant!!!

StampinCathy said...

Your projects are just fanatic and so inspiring. This die would be awesome for some Christmas cards.

Karen Taylor said...

STUNNING!! This is so beautiful!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous! Love the glitter on top! TFS!

imastampin said...

Wow Julie, I absolutely love those glittery poinsettias! What beautiful creations. Mmmmmmm, delicous!

DonnaMundinger said...

Just Stunning! Love the glittered look as well as the simple cream border.

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Just beautiful Jule !!
I love all of the BLING:)
your things are always great.
have a great day.

nikki said...

WOW Julie! Love both projects. I don't see how you do it with the kids being out of school. We may have to have a craft weekend at my house and send Maddie to yours to watch the kids.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

GORGEOUS IS THE WORD FOR THESE FOR SURE~ Julie you did a GREAT JOB showing off this die template! WOW what a fab set of projects girl!

loftylass said...

Beautiful, beautiful projects Julie. Very inspiring. This will be so useful for many years to come. Another 'must have'.

Debbie K. said...

What a great die and you did such a wonderful job on the layout and card, Julie!

liannallama said...

how very beautiful! You make the glitter look so easy, LOL!

Mary Strauser said...

What a great ideas. I love how you made the layout and the card.
I am just into card making and someday I will try scrapbooking.
I want all the die they showed so far so I know my pocketbook is going to be empty for awhile.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

How fun and glittery. I really like the cream one too.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Beautiful projects Julie!! I love the new border and all of the glitter you added to it! Love your Christmas LO!! Your card is Fabulous--I love the cream poinsettias!!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

Breathtaking projects Julie! Love how you applied the glitter. Great way to show how to use the 6" mats with the 12" die! Wonderful job Julie!!

Jan Castle said...

WOW...Christmas in are really ready early! LOL Nicely done.
Jan Castle

SMK said...

ooh great use of these! LOVE this project :D

valken said...

Great work with the new die Julie. Poinsettias are great.


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