Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sneak Peek: Spellbinders Summer Spectacular Day 4

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to day 4 of the Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular!  I am excited to show you two new dies templates.  The first set is a new limited edition holiday set called 2012 Heirloom Ornaments:

And the second is a new set in the Cut/Fold/Tuck die series called Diamond Strips and Accents.  This new set of Cut/Fold/Tuck dies is a bit different, they actually have the ability to directly die cut into your paper without cutting a shape in addition to the ability to die cut the complete shape!
 I showcased these new dies with a card as well as a scrapbook page.  First up is my card:
Supply List: 
S5-137 Diamond Strips and Accents MSRP $29.99 
S5-116 2012 Heirloom Ornaments MSRP $24.99 
GC-001 Grand Calibur®

Cross Promotional Partners:
 Want2Scrap: Say it With Bling, light green rhinestones 
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 ClearSnap: ColorBox Black pigment ink
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Starfire Semi-Transparent glitter 
Scor-Pal®: Scor-Pal scoring tool 
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™: 3D Foam squares 

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Other Supplies: 
Versamark ink, white button, blue and green cardstock, corner rounder

I loved the idea of making the C/T/F strip within my card, so I started out by taping the die template onto the bottom of my card.  I am pretty adamant for things being even, so I lined up the points of the die evenly on my working mat grid.
 Here is what it looks like on the inside after you cut and emboss this die.  You may have noticed that I used cardstock that is white on the reverse side.  I chose this paper specifically so it would show the cool tuck/fold detailing without any work on my part.  
 Before removing the die from the paper, I inked the inside embossed detail with Versamark ink (this is called stenciling).  Then I sprinkled glitter embossing powder over the ink and embossed it with my heat gun.
 The next step is to fold up all the little pieces.  I like to use my ruler for this as it has a pointy edge that slips right under the flap and gives it a crisp folded edge.  A tip is to start from the inside and work your way out.  That way you are not smashing down what you just folded up with your ruler.
 Here it is with all the pieces folded up.  This photo also shows the glitter embossing well.
 Here it is with all the pieces tucked.  I photographed this on dark blue paper, so you could see which parts were tucked and which parts were cut away.
 For my card I used the 2012 Heirloom Ornament dies templates in a different way, I made a flower blossom with the smallest Ornament die!  Here is a picture showing how I did that.  I die cut /embossed 5 pieces for each layer of the flower and 2 for the leaves.  To give the flower some stability, I adhered the "petals" to a small circle as a base.  Next I used my big stylus to cup each petal.  The leaves were made by scoring some "leaf veins" into them with a small stylus and giving them a slight fold.
 There are many other ways you can use these dies.  With the C/F/T dies, you could color the pieces to be tucked to get a custom color combination.  
You could also use double sided pattern paper for a really cool effect, or you can give it a monochromatic look by die cutting regular colored cardstock like I did here in my second project.   
Regarding the ornaments on my page, I made them 3D!  I did this by die cutting and embossing 3 pieces, scoring them down the middle, folding and adhere them together and gluing them flat to the page.  You may not see in the photo, but before I adhered the ornaments to the paper, I threaded some beads to a stick pin and glued it to the ornament along the inside crease.  Then I hung them with some coiled wire to the C/T/F strip.  Lastly, I accented the ornaments with small foil die cut pieces from my stash.
The Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular! Begins on June 21st and will end on June 28th, 2012. It consists of 24 individual prizes and one grand prize drawing.  Enter the Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular! by visiting the participating blogs each day.
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Spellbinders™ will randomly draw one winner from each participating blog to receive that blog’s newly revealed dies. The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly drawn from the pool of entrants who sent entry forms from each and every participating blog during the 48 hours each blog was open. For the full list of official rules please click RULES.

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Today’s Blog Frenzy includes my blog,Debbie Olsen and Samantha Walker's blog.  

See the Spellbinders Blog for the complete schedule of designers and contest rules.  Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!!
Questions? ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us  No entries will be accepted at this email address. 
 Here are a couple close up pictures before I go:

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132 comments:

  1. Wonderful page, Michelle. Love the 3D ornaments adn border you created with teh dies.

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  2. Love both of your projects. These new dies add great texture and elements to your artwork. Thank you for sharing your talents and artwork.

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  3. Love me some glitter! Super projects!

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  4. Amazing!!! Your designs always inspire me to try something new! I love how you used the orndaments in such a different way!! As always I am in awe!! Your biggest fan!!

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  5. WOW- the one die is a little scary to me but I think it is so cool how you used the ornament to make a flower!

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  6. Wow Michelle your projects are really gorgeous and you did such an amazing job on the tutorial!! WTG!

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  7. Beautifully done Michelle! Love how you explained things and so clever to use the ornament for the flower petals!

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  8. Gorgeous projects, Michelle! I love the way you used the dies!

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  9. Great projects. Love the 3-d effect you did on the layout...brilliant!!!

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  10. Great projects. I love the border on your card.

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  11. Michelle, I've been waiting for your post on Sneak Peek: Spellbinders Summer Spectacular. . . .your work always impresses me to no end. Just love your card, but absolutly love your page and the effects with the ornament!!
    I can't wait to get my hands on some of these new Spellbinder dies!!!

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  12. Michelle these are totally cool projects and I love your ornaments and the way you did the green on the layout - thanks for the pics of your steps for the card too

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  13. Uber Great Job!!!
    I love the get well card---beautiful!!!Thank you so very very much for sharing and allowing me to be inspired by you:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  14. Wow these dies keep getting better and better. Completely different than what I was expecting. The projects you made are beautiful and really show the possibilities of these new dies.
    Now I have to make list of all the new dies I (have) to buy, LOLOL

    Thank you. :)
    Sar Tann

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  15. You put so many details into that amazing card - Thanks so much for showing your steps! The layout is just lovely, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Fab ideas with these new dies need to get my hands on these , desperately

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  17. What will they think of next awesome keep em coming!!

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  18. The diamond die is gorgeous. Love the different take on the ornament!! Cxx

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  19. Brilliant, love how you've used the ornament die as petals! :)

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  20. I am enjoying all the releases and the work you ladies are doing with the dies. Very pretty

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  21. Gorgeous projects Michelle! So creative and clever.

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  22. Love the way you've used the cut and tuck on the card, very creative.

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  23. Your diamond strip design is amazing Michele!!! Love it!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  24. Stunning projects and thanks for the clear photo demo! I specially like the LO, but the card is just beautiful too!

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  25. Absolutely beautiful projects and fab inspiration for when I get my hands on the new goodies.
    Thanks so much

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  26. Beautiful projects!!! I love how you added the glitter on the card!

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  27. I really love both of these sets of dies! The ornament shapes are great, love the dimension on the layout, but those tuck and fold diamonds and fantastic! Great job!

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  28. Thank you for beautiful and imaginative use of these stunning dies. Georgina.

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  29. Can feel a big "save up" operation on - must have this CFT die - these are incredible. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Amazing projects and an imaginative use of the new dies thanks for sharing.
    Hugs RIZWANA XX

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  31. Wow Michelle you have shown us some amazing projects with these gorgeous new dies. Thanks so much.
    Hugs
    Heather (UK)
    x

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  32. Your card and LO is gorgeous and you did a wonderful job on both. These dies are just a dream to everyone isn´t they?

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  33. Fabulous creations and wonderful dies!

    Hugs Sheila xx

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  34. Fabulous creations and wonderful dies!

    Hugs Sheila xx

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  35. Very pretty!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Kristan

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  36. How very cool! What will Spellbinders come up with next? Beautiful work!

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  37. Love the glitter on the border and such a great idea with the flower! Love the dimension on the ornaments in the page!

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  38. Beautiful projects! I especially like the stencilled / embossed part of your card.

    Lynn Wild

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  39. Beautiful layout and card! More dies for my wish list!

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  40. I really like the way the cut diamond pattern is inset on the card - looks so elegant. Your layout is just fab - super photos and the dimension in the ornaments is lovely.

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  41. Love your projects....the scrapbook page is awesome!! You showcased these new dies perfectly!

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  42. Wow, I just love how you used the glitter embossing powder on your card with the new die cuts! Simply wonderful! I also love how you stepped out of the box and used the dies as a zig zag pattern on your layout too! Such wonderful ideas, thank you!
    Hugs,
    Sandy.

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  43. Beautiful layout. Love the new dies. TFS

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  44. So clever to use the ornament die to make the flower.
    Really love the Christmas layout with the 3D ornament

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  45. Your projects are very beautiful. I love them. Love the versatility of those dies. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

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  46. Love your designs and thanks so much for sharing how you did them. Love those visual images....well done...hugs

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  47. Your designs are just fantastic and SB is doing the most with all the new dies I'm loving everything that I have seen. TFS

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  48. great showcasing of the new die template........

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  49. Great layout Michelle! Big fan of all the sponsors too. Love these dies!

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  50. The layout you created is so incredible and such a joy to take in! The sharp angles of that awesome border just keep the eyes focused on everything! I love how you glittered the border on your card too! I just love the very unique and fabulous projects you shared today!! Thanks so much!!

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  51. Awesome Layout!!! I am liking these new dies more and more!!! TFS!!

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  52. Gorgeous job with these dies Michelle!

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  53. Both of your projects are so fabulous!! I love the look of the hanging Heirloom Ornaments and the pictures are so sweet!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  54. really fun projects. beautiful

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  55. New dies are way cool and I really liked the creative way you used the ornament! Great projects!

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  56. Great projects, gotta love Spellbinders.

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  57. Great projects. I just love the Christmas layout. Your use of the new die set in a zig zag pattern just sets up the page. The ornaments are beautiful.

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  58. Michele, wonderful layout and card, both are speactaular!! Thanks for sharing your creations with us!
    hugs
    Donna

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  59. wonderful page and die ...thanks for showing us how its used.

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  60. wow! How cool is that!? Those new ornaments are fabulous and me thinks that WMS will make a coordinating set :) I have their 2010 ornament set and LOVE it :)

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  61. Very beautiful work. I love these hops and you always use the dies in creative ways. :)

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  62. What a neat die set! Love the day you used them on the scrap page. Very creative.

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  63. OK...the flower from the ornament die is pure inspiration. Just beautiful. I love the diamond fold border on your layout and card.

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  64. gorgeous. i love the new looks. cute layout and nice card.

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  65. These projects are stunning. Thanks for the details of how to make them.

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  66. Wonderful looking projects and love your oranment as well as your card
    ColleenB.

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  67. Gorgeous projects love the flowers that you made...TFS
    Linda

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  68. I love the great looks you can get with the tuck and fold dies! What a neat card and scrapbook page! Love them both !

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  69. Fabulous projects, the glitter adds a magical touch to the card design

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  70. Love these dies, your card and layout is just awesome.Thank you for sharing it.

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  71. Thank you for sharing your creativity & inspiring us so! Love what you did w/ the 2012 Holiday Ornament dies!

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  72. Love these new dies and your great projects. I have to try the fold and tuck dies.

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  73. Beautiful projects !! Your work is amazing. TFS.

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  74. Gorgeous! Loving all these dies.

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  75. Lovely! Great idea about the embossing before removing from the die.

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  76. Simply gorgeous! I love these new dies! The biggest problem is which do I get first once they are available! LOL

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  77. I have never tried heat embossing before removing from the die ~ what a fabulous technique! Love love love this set of dies and can't wait to get them. Thanks for your awesome ideas! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  78. Gorgeous projects Michelle! I love those fold and tuck dies and LOVE the flower made with the ornament die - very clever!

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  79. What lovely projects. Love the lattice strip and those wonderful ornaments. They showcase that little cutie beautifully.

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  80. Such a cute page, and love your card! the Diamond Strips reminds me of an old template that I used to have to hand-cut--it was painful! This will make it so easy!

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  81. Pretty card and such a sweet LO! Love the cute pics and the ornaments are seriously gorgeous!!!!

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  82. A wonderful layout and a beautiful card.

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  83. Wow! I love the versatility of these dies, and your projects do a wonderful job of showing this.

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  84. Love what you did with the dies. Gorgeous card and layout. Thank you for sharing.

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  85. Your work is Gorgeous. Just love these new accents, they are a definite must have (well they all are)Lol

    hugs sally x
    sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

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  86. Oh my god, I love the layout and the card, beautiful work

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  87. Fun and fabulous projects. The card is gorgeous & i love the glitter addition, however, your layout is outstanding. Love the diamond cut. I think this is my favorite CTF Die so far. Great job

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  88. Beautiful detail with these dies.

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  89. wonderful projects. love the way you use the heriloom die to make a flower

    luanne

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  90. Stunning projects!!!! I love those ornaments!!!!

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  91. The new Diamond strips are wicked cool!

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  92. Love love love your card and layout Michelle! I am so wanting everything I've seen so far! LOL!

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  93. Your project and tutorial were amazing.

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  94. I have all boys too...so i can relate! We need crafting don't we! Your Christmas page is a real winner, cute, cute, cute! These dies are so much easier than those trace and cut plastic templates of old. Thx for the sneak, can't wait to get some of these.

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  95. Great projects. I love the cut and tucked details of these dies.

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  96. I love the ornaments, as always, but the embossing trick with that new cut/fold/tuck die is really sweet!!

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  97. Gorgeous card and darling scrapbook page. Thanks for sharing!! Can't wait to get these dies and play. *Ü*

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  98. Oh Michelle -- that diamond fold on your card is absolutely stunning. Thanks for the directions and tips on how to achieve this look. Adding the glitter was a fun way to enhance this even more!
    The 3D ornaments and ornament flowers were both wonderful ideas. I love using the dies in unexpected ways. Thanks for sharing!

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  99. Great projects! I love your cards and that tutorial! TFS!

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  100. What awesome projects....fabulous border!!

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  101. Very clever use of the ornament dies to make a flower. The layout is very nice too.

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  102. wowaa! that die is so cool! amazing projects!

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  103. what unique and beautiful projects.,

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  104. I love these new dies! I am totally in love with the tuck/fold dies.

    Your projects are gorgeous. thanks for sharing.

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  105. so very awesome! love the card, that fold is yummy an the added sparkle really makes it!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Susan

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  106. Lovely work Michelle...more added to my wish list daily. Hugs Erika.

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  107. I love that you used the ornaments to make a flower.

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  108. Love both projects. Love the idea of embossing the emboss.

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  109. What wonderful beauty these dies add to a project. I love the added glitter and I would be a bit "persnickety" about it all being even too! LOL. Gorgeous work on all the projects.
    :O)
    Jessica S

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  110. Oh my word! What a clever card! I love that you made a flower with the ornament shape!

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  111. i really love these cut and fold dies! and love your versatile take on the ornaments dies too!
    sandyh

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  112. What an amazing creation. Loved the way you have used the dies.

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  113. What an amazing creation. Loved the way you have used the dies.

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  114. Love the ornaments... the layouts are fabulous!!!

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  115. Hi,Michelle. I like both of your project. And I like how you used both Spellbinders in both projects. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Have a great day :)
    Delama

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  116. Jolie page et très belles découpes.

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  117. The ornaments are spectacular. Makes me want to get started with Christmas cards! Thanks for sharing.

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  118. Never to early to start Christmas projects. Love your LO Michele and the new dies!!!!!
    Marcie

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  119. Gorgeous Projects with awesome dies! WOW all amazing
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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