July 14, 2010

Spellbinders Blog Frenzy Day 3!



SPELLBINDERS BIG EVENT!!

Blog Frenzy

July 13-20, 2010

The contest on this blog is now closed; good luck! Spellbinders will be announcing winners.

Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts BIG Event!


The BIG Event is Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ way of introducing some really exciting new products! This season’s BIG Event is from July 13-20, incorporating 16 fabulous Designers, and you could win BIG!


· Win today’s new die templates!

· Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day from each blog!

· You may enter once from each blog on the designated days!

· Each contest is open for 48 hours to enter the contest!

· You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time July 16th, 2010 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:


July 13




July 14




July 15




July 16




July 17




July 18




July 19




July 20




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 $700, and includes Spellbinders CHA Summer 2010 release die templates, Spellbinders CHA Summer 2010 release punch templates and a Presto Punch™ machine!


Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!

I have two projects to share with you today. For the first project, a gift bag and gift card set card, I have included directions to show you how to create a frame using the Punch templates.  For the second project, holiday treats gift set, I will share more details with you soon.


I’m thrilled to share the P5-005 Holiday Joy and P3-013 Scalloped Square Presto punch templates with you.


Here is the gift bag and gift card set.




To create the ornament for both the bag and gift card, simply place the ornament from the punch template P5-005 Holiday Joy with the punching edge down onto the WorldWin Gold Mirror Cast Hi Gloss card stock.  

 

Leaving your punch template intact with the card stock inside, place cutting edge down in embossing booklet.  Insert into the Presto Punch machine, press the down button until the motor stops, then the up button until the booklet can be removed from the machine.  I have created a beautiful embossed image.

 

Here is a close up of the finished punched/embossed ornament.



To create the frame around the gift tag, simply place both punch templates on top of paper, punching edge down in the cutting booklet.  Punch and emboss as above.



 

You can easily create frames with Presto Punch templates as well. 



To create the white center where I stamped the WaltzingMouse sentiment, I used the P3-013 Scalloped Square #2 punch template and WorldWin white card stock.
 


I punched/embossed a P3-013 Scalloped Square #3 from the gold card stock.  I placed the frame and white stamped piece on the back side if it, so that both sides of this tag were finished and attractive.



 To create the scalloped edge border along the red patterned paper, simply punch/emboss several more of the gold scalloped squares. 



I then cut them in half and lined them up behind the Robin's Nest Canada Stripe Pattern Paper.



For a yummy treat to put inside the gift bag, I made a holiday treats gift set.  I wrapped more of the patterned paper around a candy bar.  I created another Scalloped Square tag and adorned it with the Poinsettia from the P5-005 Holiday Joy set.  I also filled a cello bag full of candy cane Hershey's kisses
 



To create the Candy Cane tag, I used Spellbinders™ Red Premium Craft Foil.  I punched/embossed, then sanded the foil to show the silver underneath.
 


For that little extra something on the tag, I added 3 Kaiser Craft gems for the holly berries.



Here is the whole ensemble together, this would make for a fabulous teacher or hostess gift at Christmas time.


This is the Spellbinders product I introduced:



SKU/Product Name: P3-013 Scalloped Square

MSRP: $9.99

Dimensions: #1- 7/8"
                     #2- 1 3/8"
                     #3- 1 7/8"


SKU/Product Name: P5-005 Holiday Joy

MSRP: $14.99

Dimensions: Candy Cane- 9/16 x 1"
                     Poinsettia- 7/8 x 11/16"
                     Snowman- 2 x 2"
                     Tree- 1 1/4 x 1 3/8"
                     Ornament- 1 1/8 x 1 1/4"





For the official Spellbinders Paper Arts BIG Event rules, click here.



TO ENTER MY CONTEST: (Contest is open for entries from 12:00 am on July 15th to 11:59 pm on July 16th, Eastern Standard Time)

1) Send your email entry to: *The contest is now closed*

2) The subject must be Scalloped Square & Holiday Joy.

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 my blog and good luck!!

Spellbinders Products Used:
Prest0 Punch
P5-005 Holiday Joy Presto Punch Templates
P3-013 Scalloped Square Presto Punch Templates
F-011 12 Piece Assorted Premium Craft Foil

Preferred Products:
WorldWin Treasures; White
WorldWin Mirror Cast Hi Gloss cardstock- Gold
Robins Nest Canada Stripe Patterned Paper
Season's of Love- WaltzingMouse Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D-Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner
Rhinestones - Kaiser Craft

Other products:
ribbon
red ink
green card stock
Kraft paper gift bag
gold cord
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109 comments:

Kimberly Crawford said...

LOVE this!! Such clever ideas!! I will definitely be using that idea come Christmas!!
Your photos and instructions are fantastic! :)
((HUGS))

Tiff said...

I LOVE your ensemble!!!!

Deborah Young said...

Nice job, roomie! I love those punch templates. Nice reveal!!!

Carisa said...

oh this is fabulous!!! LOVE the matching gift sets

Davi said...

Those punch templates are great and love that you used them on the metal!!

Kazan Clark said...

I love coordinated gift sets. What a lovely idea for the Holidays. Thanks for the inspiration
Hugs
K

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is fabulous:) I need to start thinking Christmas!! I love love love these tags and card!! I also love your photos--I've wanted to get one of those things--and now I know what they are called and what they do:) THANKS!!

You are amazing- AJ!! LOVE it!

Julie Overby said...

What a fun set! Those dies are so very cute. Great projects and step shots!

Sandra said...

very neat!
Sandra

Making Cards With Crafty Sue said...

Great project I love it and thanks for the tutorial

nina said...

What a darling little project! And thanks for the punch demo - I hadn't seen the Presto in action so this was great.

Makiko Jones said...

Your project is a full of inspirations!! Now, I'm thinking about Christmas gift :):)

Becca Feeken said...

Awww, these are so cute AJ!! Just the right size, the tiny details are supreme!! Well done!!

Julie Ranae said...

Already thinking of all the new gift tag styles there will be to create :)
Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

arlene_king said...

What a great idea for the holidays!!!!

Debbie Olson said...

Such a beautiful job with the new dies!

Lagene said...

I love the projects you made & love the new Scalloped Square & Holiday Joy dies!!!

imastampin said...

Such clever creations. tfs

Jackie said...

Love those!

Judy said...

Great gift set AJ! I lov the little metallic ornaments...so cute on your card!
I'll "need" this set for Christmas tags!
WTG!

Pati said...

What fun gift set you made! Great new toys!

Marisa said...

Hi, just love your projects. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win.

TAS said...

Fab job on this gift set! Love it!

Dee said...

I love the ornaments. Great work here :)

Pysselbus said...

Wow! What an inspiration!!! Can't wait to start my christmas projects!!!

//Linda

Maya said...

Such a wonderful gift set!
Thank you for sharing you`re fab artwork!!
Hugs from Maya

Renkata said...

OMG amaizing project. great details.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Very pretty AJ!
Looks like I have another tool "I need" to buy!! lol

Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!

eclectivity said...

I am now singing, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."

Aaah... Christmas in July. What a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing!

Chautona

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your coordinated gift set is just the cutest thing ever! TFS!

lisa808 said...

Cute ideas.

Amy said...

Your projects are so cute! I love the embossed foil.

Anne said...

Really great gift set! Your ornaments out of craft foil are wonderful!

Barb said...

neat projects

GrannyCharlotte said...

Great projects. This would make gift giving much more personal. TFS.

KarenB said...

Thanks for the wonderful ideas :)

Susan Nel said...

wonderful new images just in time for christmas, love the squares too, you made a beautiful card.

Candy said...

Really nice. I am glad you showed me the Pesto Punch technique.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Wonderful projects, AJ! Love your use of those new punch templates. Perfect gift embellishments!

kiki said...

Great project and very creative

Scrapthat said...

Oh those are super cute! I love your use of the Red and white paper with them! TFS

Cindy said...

Great Idea.

Toni K said...

Awesome projects!

debbiek said...

Lovely projects, A.J.! So pretty and functional too:) The presentation is a gift in itself...

Erika M. said...

Very cool!

joy said...

The gift set is so custom-made! It reveals care in making a gift!

GrammaR said...

I'm so not ready to be thinking Christmas, but your product intro is leading me in that direction! :) Love what you did with the sets.

Cassie_lu said...

great porjects

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

love the cordinating set, it was so cute and makes me think i need to get started on christmas.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Super cute gift ensemble AJ! Love the tags!

Scrapaddict said...

These are great! I will be CASEing for grab bags at Christmas! TFS!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Very nice, thanks for the set by set info.

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fabulous projects and great shapes! :0)

Sarah said...

Fabulous gift set!

Katie said...

Oh wow!!! Cute, cute projects!! That Presto Punch may end up being something I HAVE to have after all!!! TFS!

Terre said...

Cute projects

Dawn said...

Love creative gift ideas

Giovana said...

So pretty!!

1CardCreator said...

Looks awesome! Love that stamp set you chose! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Crafty Math Chick said...

BEAUTIFUL projects AJ! Thanks for the cool tutorials!

Stephanie Zito said...

These are incredible AJ! Lovely creations!

Sarah A said...

What a FAB set - love it!

Sarah x

scalder said...

Great gift ensemble!! Makes me want to get started on my Christmas cards:)

Tanya said...

Looks like so much fun! Love that Presto Punch. Thanks

Donna said...

What a fun set. I haven't looked into this newest tool but it looks like fun. Thanks for sharing!

Latisha said...

Great job babe!!
I think this project is fantastic!! Perfect instructions & gift ensemble!
xoxo
tish

Latisha said...

Great job babe!!
I think this project is fantastic!! Perfect instructions & gift ensemble!
xoxo
tish

Whitney said...

This looks like so much fun. I can't wait to try this.

Tona said...

Great projects! Thanks for sharing.

Patricia said...

Very pretty I love the new spellbinders and very cute projects.
~Patricia

Toni said...

What a great way to showcase these dies. The ornament is gorgeous with the gold foil. Thanks for sharing.

Franca said...

Very cute, brings Christmas Feeling in July

Jan Castle said...

Great project!
Jan Castle

Ida said...

Very fun and Festive projects.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun gift set. I love the Holiday Joy. TFS.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a fun gift set. I love the Holiday Joy. TFS.

loftylass said...

Love the co-ordinated gift set.
Gorgeous new dies. Thanks for the chance to win.
HW(UK)
x

Heidi Blankenship said...

AJ, very cute Christmas ensemble & fun ideas for holiday gift giving!! Fantastic Job with the tutorial!!

Piali said...

Very fun set!! Got me thinking of christmas projects now.
Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

DonnaMundinger said...

I just LOVE Christmas in July! Very cute! xxD

leenda said...

Outstanding projects w/these dies! Great job!

Susan said...

These are very nice, but It looks like I need to own a machine that is made for them.
Susan

josie walrath said...

Really neat!

Lissanne said...

Love your projects!!

Anonymous said...

Great projects. Thanks for sharing. Jo4Him

Mickie said...

Way to cool!

Mickie said...

Way to cool!

Katie Cotton said...

AJ, i have always admired your work. This project is fabulous!

Jen said...

Wonderful projects AJ! I love how you put the scalloped border on the striped paper on the bag! I'll keep these in mind for gifts! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

klasickewpie said...

Your designs using the new punch dies are amazing! Love them!

Suzzi said...

Thanks for sharing and the inspring project. Never to early to work on Christmas stuff.

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic project. I just got to have these....Thanks for sharing!
"Hugs" Carol

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great gift set.

Kris said...

Love your whole ensemble! You're right - it would make a perfect teacher gift!

Carolyn said...

Awesome projects. Love the spellbinder.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Robin said...

You did some cute work with those!

~Robin
rockinreddrobin@yahoo.com

Becky said...

These look wonderful.

*mardi* said...

what a lovely projects, thanks!

Karen said...

Cute gift bag and card set. It is nice to know how the Presto Punch works.

kathy s said...

what a geat Christmas set- the christmas dies are so cute would love them they would be so useful. Love your project thanks for sharing

tinamarie said...

I love the little ornament!!! It is perfect for christmas tag making!

DQ said...

Great Christmas set, love the bag and card.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. Love your ideas. Thanks for sharing. Bonnie

Carmen O. said...

Fabulous ideas and great projects! Love 'em.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love the Christmas ones and some great ideas.

Tina said...

I love your project! These new punch templates are so cute :)))

Linda D said...

Beautiful job with the new dies! Both projects are perfect.

Dot. G. said...

Hi Just love the whole Xmas set.
It's got me thinking about my own Xmas projects. Thanks for sharing

Cyndi said...

love the presto punch, thanks for inviting me to the party