Monday, July 15, 2013

Spellbinders Shape It Up Sneak Peek and Giveaway Day Five

Hi everyone!!  Welcome to Day 5 of the Spellbinders Shape It Up Sneak Peek and Giveaway.  I am excited to show you two new dies templates.
The first set is a new set called Sentiments, which is a set of 14 fabulous sentiments that are perfect for cards and scrapbook pages.
The second is a new set in the Cut/Fold/Tuck die series called Fascination, which is a set of 6 dies making 3 amazing flower blossoms.

Supply List:
Spellbinders Die Templates:
S5-200 Sentiments
CFT S5-206 Fascination
E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities
S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two
GC-001 Grand Calibur® die cutting and embossing machine

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Bazzill Paper Basics®: Marshmallow Card Shoppe cardstock
My Mind's Eye™: Indie Chic "Nutmeg" 6x6 paper pad
ClearSnap®: ColorBox Black pigment ink
Buttons Galore: white, yellow and aqua buttons 
May Arts: Burlap String in Natural
Xyron®: Adhesive Eraser Cube
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™: 3D Foam squares  

To start, I made a 5x7 card base and trimmed dotted pattern paper for the top and striped paper for the bottom.  Then, using the Sentiments Friend die, I cut the shape out of the lower right part of striped paper.  Next I inked the die with ocean ink and die cut white cardstock.  By inking the die directly, this letter pressed the ink into the cardstock highlighting the word with ink.  Note, with this technique I do not emboss the die.  I found that if I embossed it while it was inked the paper had a tendency to tear at the edge of the letters.  The letters ink perfectly with just the die cutting process.  Once I had the word, I adhered it into the opening of the striped paper.
Next I created the die cut border with a strings of buttons accent.  To do this, I die cut and embossed the Classic Scallop Edger with the Triple Dot insert.  As you can see in the photo on the left, I taped them together onto the white cardstock.  Not only is this a time saver, but it ensures they are perfectly aligned.
To make the strings of buttons, I laid out the buttons with the spacing I wanted, then strung them with burlap string.  Next I wrapped the string around the border and glued it down to the card.
Next I die cut all the pieces for the flower blossom.  You can see from the photo on the left that the Fascination dies comes with the outline die and the CFT pattern die (I separated the smallest blossom for demonstration).  I line them up and die cut them at the same time.  On my card, I have layered my new dies with some older dies.  The base of the flower blossom is from Labels Twenty-Two, then is the largest blossom in the Fascination, then a Classic Scalloped Circle and it's topped off with the smallest blossom from Fascination.
In the picture on the left, you can see I added adhesive squares to most of the layers to give the blossom some depth.
Before I remove the large blossom from the dies, I rub it with my adhesive remover.  This takes off all the little paper fibers that can accumulate and leaves it a crisp die cut.  Then I begin to fold back the pieces of the die cut.  I like to get a crisp fold, so I use the pointy edge of my ruler to fold them back and press them into place.
 After all the pieces have been folded up, you tuck them in under the petal on their left.  You can see that process in the picture on the right.
 
Here is another card I made with these die sets. I love the fresh look the tangerine ink has embossed into the word Inspire!
 I hope I have inspired you to give the Cut/Fold/Tuck dies a try and don't be afraid to mix and match your older shapes with the new!

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Today’s Blog Frenzy includes my blog and Debbie Olson.  Be sure to stop by Debbie's blog for another chance to win!!

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76 comments:

  1. Lovely cards with interesting dimension!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  2. Gorgeous & gorgeous!
    Love the words, and the tuck & fold!

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  3. Oh waw totally amazing and what a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing. hugs! MOjca

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  4. These are so fun! Love your projects! The word dies are really nice!

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  5. Your projects are gorgeous!! I love how you used the dies!! Sentiments are a must-have!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

    Lisa Fish
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Great projects, and I'm in love with those Sentiments dies!!

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  7. Great cards and tutorials Michelle . I love that Spellbinders now has sentiment dies .

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  8. I absolutely LOVE the sentiment set! Cannot wait to get my hands on that!

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  9. Fabulous projects!!!!! I love the new sentiments......must haves for sure!!!!!!

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  10. Beautiful projects Michelle!! Always love what you do with the dies :)

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  11. I love how you combined the two new products. Gorgeous creations! Hugs! xx

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  12. It's amazing what you can do with the dies.
    dundas645@aol.com

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  13. Absolutely beautiful. These dies are just so awesome.

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  14. Amazing! I do love that tangerine ink sentiment, it really works well with the green.

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  15. Your work is SO beautiful!!! Sentiments...woohooooooooo!!!!

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  16. Love this!!!!! What a fantastic tutorial, thank you!

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  17. Beautiful work as always. Love the sentiment dies, wondering the size of the letters?

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  18. Beautiful work as always. Love the sentiment dies, wondering the size of the letters?

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  19. Gorgeous cards! So inspiring! Love the new sentiment dies. Thanks for sharing all the details - makes it so much easier for me.

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  20. Both of these cards are so pretty. Love these new dies! Spellbinders has really ramped it up. The soft colors of the cards really allows the flowers to stand out and I really like the use of the buttons.

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  21. Both of these cards are so pretty. Love these new dies! Spellbinders has really ramped it up. The soft colors of the cards really allows the flowers to stand out and I really like the use of the buttons.

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  22. I love this words die. So useful for any project. Thanks for sharing and inspiration.

    Hugs.Katarina (Keti's Project)

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  23. WOUW these words are just what we´ve been looking for for quite a while, so that is so awesome. And your card here is an amazing example of how great they can be on cards. Everything thing here is so awesome and you diod a wonderful job.

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  24. Very cute cards I think I need to buy this die. And maybe lift your wonderful ideas. Thanks

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  25. Cool and very useful dies today. Your cards are proof. TFS Michelle. Great cards.
    Marcie

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  26. Beautiful job on the card. It's very cute. I love how you made use of all the dies. Thank you..

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  27. Great words and love the fold and tuck. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing!

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  28. ABOUT TIME LOVE THE SENTIMENTS. WHAT GREAT PROJECTS IN FAB NEW ENGLAND COLOURS. BRILL JOB.

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  29. Beautiful and elegant projects! Wonderful new products! TFS.

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  30. Love the sentiments and the flower is gorgeous!

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  31. Love your projects, just beautiful, the new dies are amazing.

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  32. These new cut-fold-tuck dies look fascinating...can't wait to see them in the stores. But I have been waiting for the sentiment dies for my card making. Those will be the first purchase of the new dies coming out that I will make.

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  33. What lovely medallion projects, Michelle, with such sweet colors and embellishments. I especially like the new words, too! I think even I might be able to accomplish these tucks! Thanks for sharing such great step by step directions.

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  34. Love each set in the release. Beautiful projects.

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  35. Oh my! These are going to be wonderful. Your projects showcase the new projects SO well. TFS!

    kren@
    http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

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  36. Fantastic card...great tutorial!! I currently have only one cut,tuck & fold die...of course now that I've seen this, I'm going to want the rest of these flowers!!!

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  37. Awesome projects and so love the Cut, Fold and Tuck dies!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  38. Simply awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us!

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  39. What a great card, I love the tuck and fold. Thanks for the pictures showing how to use the die.
    hugs, antonella :-)

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  40. Beautiful job, excited to see the sentiments!!

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  41. OMGoodness I love your card...thanks for sharing

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  42. More fun dies and I am loving the look of the letterpress- love it when you get more from one product. Great cards- don't know which I like better- thanks for sharing

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  43. WOW Michelle, you have really done it again, what adorable cards. Love the card with the buttons and scalloped embellishment!

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  44. Great cards...love these new tuck and fold dies, and the sentiments are awesome!

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  45. So pretty -- love the new sentiments and the tuck n folds!!!

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  46. Thank you thank you thank you SB I have been waiting for you to come out with words like this. Michelle you rocked that card out with the new products. TFS

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  47. Love the new sentiments and the new dies. Thanks for sharing your cards, love them.

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  48. Your friend card is gorgeous and I can't wait to get my hands on that sentiments die!

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  49. Very pretty cards you've created I love the colors chosen on them! Now we'll have sentiments also. Thank You for sharing! I cant wait to see all the new stuff coming out for us to play with;)!!

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  50. Beautiful cards. Love the fabulous layers. The second card is so sweet. It looks like the sun... fresh and fun colors.

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  51. These cards are so gorgeous! You used so many beautiful dies, and these new word dies look awesome!

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  52. OMG I love those embossed words, they are great. I love your cards, great layering!

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  53. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better...Spellbinders does it again! Your use of these new dies are fabulous. Thanks

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  54. Gorgeous cards!! Love the new dies too, the sentiment looks great letter press style!

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  55. Such lovely creations! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  56. Love the sentiments. So glad to see that. And the tuck and fold flower is great. Love your projects

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  57. WOWZERS, what gorgeous cards! Thank you so much for your wonderful tutorial!

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  58. Awesome card Michelle!!! Love what you did with CFT flower!

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  59. These are fantastic.I am really smitten with the sentiments-I always have a hard time with those.

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  60. Love your card Michelle! The new sentiments is fab, so excited about those!!!

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  61. Your projects are wonderful!!!!

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  62. Wow really cute cards. I love seeing that Spellbinders came out with sentiments. Another great idea.

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  63. sensational! I always wondered how those ones worked!

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  64. Very cool! I love the letterpress idea!

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  65. love the sentiment set - and the letterpress effect.
    I haven't used my CFT dies yet so I'm off to give them a try because your flowers are gorgeous. tfs

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  66. Beautiful card with the new dies. I especially like the sentiments.

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  67. Very cool. I have been wanting tontry these. Now I see its not hard at all!

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  68. Love your cards Michelle, they are always so pretty. I do not have any of the folding spellbinders and they are so cool, maybe this is the time to get some.

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  69. Your card is lovely! Those Fascination dies are amazing :-)

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  70. oh this is all just beautiful...

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