July 8, 2011

Spellbinders Blog Frenzy day four!

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Spellbinders Paper Arts contest on this blog has ended.
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Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy
July 6 - 14, 2011





Welcome to the fourth day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ is absolutely thrilled to bring you one of the most exciting die releases to date! These new collections are some of the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world! The Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. 

• Win today’s new Spellbinders die templates!
• Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day (see schedule below)!
• One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!
• Each blog will accept entries for 48 hours!
• You have from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time July 9, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July 11, 2011 enter my contest. See the Official Rules here.
• Today you can enter my contest and Gloria Stengel's contest.

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

I’m thrilled to share two projects using LF-010 Square Bracket Edge Box and S5-067 Anemone Flower Topper with you...



I just knew when I saw these fabulous box templates, the possibilities were endless.  Wedding favors, birthday gifts, party favors, ADVENT calendars!


And the flowers with their separated edges- fabulous!  They reminded me of a poinsettia when used in Christmas colors.

Place your LF-010 Square Bracket Edge Box, S5-067 Anemone Flower Topper, and the S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two die templates cutting edge up on your Base Plate.  You can cut/emboss a whole box with each pass using your Grand Calibur™ machine.

 Remember to place your card stock or patterned paper face down onto your die templates.

 Leaving all your dies in tact, remove the Cutting Plate.  Place the Embossing Pad down, then Embossing Plate and run through your Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cutting machine.

 Your dies are now pre-scored and ready to assemble.

 Fold up on the score lines.  Fold each side up, and then fold the tabs over.

 Place dies face side up, and place strong double-sided adhesive on the tabs.

 Remove the adhesive backing and start folding each side down to meet the corresponding tab on the next side and secure.  Repeat with all side until your top is completed.

 For the bottom of the box, again, fold each side to meet the corresponding tab from the next side and secure.  Repeat until box is completed.

Stamp each number of the twenty five days onto each circle die cut, using alternating inks.  Attach each circle die cut to each Labels Twenty-Two die cut with a 3D Foam Square.  To attach the numbered label shape to your box, place a strip of double-sided adhesive on the top edge of the S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two die cut and remove.  Adhere to the bottom edge of the box top.

Here's a few more close ups of all the boxes.


To assemble the card, die cut/emboss your S4-346 Labels Twenty-Two die templates, S5-067 Anemone Flower Topper die templates, and the S4-116 Standard Circles SM die templates.   I used two layers on both of the flowers, you will need to cut/emboss them each twice with the same paper.

 Again leaving the die templates intact, place Embossing Pad and Embossing Plate on top and run through your Grand Calibur machine.

 To make the sentiment fit inside the circle, I inked one word at a time and stamped them on top of each other.

 Take each corner of your flower die cut, and curl the ends up to separate from the edge.  Repeat with all four flower die cuts.

Place each flower on top of another using 3D Foam Squares, alternating points.  Attach sentiment in the center also with a foam square.



Here are the dies I introduced:



LF-010 Square Bracket Edge Box
MSRP: $59.99
DIE SIZES:
Bottom: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2"
Top: 4 x 4"
Flowers: 1"
Assembled Box: 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4" 
Top: 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 x 1"




S5-067 Anemone Flower Topper
MSRP: $24.99
DIE SIZES:
Center: 1 3/8"
1: 2 3/8"
2: 2 3/4"
3: 3 1/4"





My second project for you, here it is as a gift box filled with a special treat inside. I embossed the LF-010 Square Bracket Edge Box die template with the I2-1009 Flourish Impressabilties.  A layer of the S5-067 Flower Anemone Toppers are secured on top. 

I attached the flower to a band that slides around the box.  You can easily fit four of the Ghirardelli chocolates inside. 


See the official Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy rules

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My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 9 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 11, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.

1) Send your email entry to: Reveal7@spellbinders.us

2) The subject must be Square Bracket Edge Box; Anemone Flower Topper.

3) Send!

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To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each contest within its designated time period. Use the same email address to send the entry email. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1400, and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die templates released at the 2011 Summer CHA show, and a Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

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Supplies:

Advent Calendar and Card

Spellbinders:  LF-010 Square Bracket Edge Box, S5-067 Anemone Flower Topper; S4-114 Standard Circles LG; S4-116 Standard Circles SM; S4-346 Labels Twenty-two
My Minds Eye Lush Patterned paper
Gina K Designs Pure Luxury card stock
Stamps- Unity Stamp Company, Flourishes
Adhesives: SCRAPBOOKING ADHESIVES by 3L, Score Tape


Gift Box

Spellbinders:  LF-010 Square Bracket Edge Box, S5-067 Anemone Flower Topper; I2-1009 Flourish Impressabilities
Gina K Designs Pure Luxury card stock
Fancy Pants Patterned paper
Want2Scrap Bling
Adhesives: SCRAPBOOKING ADHESIVES by 3L, Score Tape
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99 comments:

Latisha said...

love your projects...i can't imagine how long this must have taken...you freaking rock!! So, so, so awesome!!

Carol Southern said...

What a magnificant project. It looks stunning. Love everything about these new dies.

Judy Hayes said...

Great projects AJ! So many little boxes!!!! I'm thinking like Latisha...how long did that take??!! SO cute!
Love the flower on the other little box!

Sharon Peele said...

Wow the box die is awesome!! love your projects!!!
Thanks for sharing with us!!

Ravengirl said...

Love these cute projects! That flower topped is absolutely darling!

Becky said...

Awesome projects.

snowbear said...

It's fabulous.... i WANT that square bracket edge box die... I love that look... Great job!!

terisplace said...

Great projects, AJ!
I hope you are off to a good weekend.

Teri

Christine said...

LOVE this - such a great idea!

Julie Overby said...

So totally fantastic! Both of them! WTG AJ!

Amber Hight said...

SUper fun, honey! I can't wait to get that box die, that rocks! Love your advent calendar too, fab idea;)

lam said...

beautiful projects

Maryann said...

Your projects are so cool. O love the floer and the Advent calendar is so cool, and I´m sure, there´ll be a lot of grandkids here, who´ll agree to that ha ha ha.
Awesome work hun, thanks so very much for sharing your great skills with us. Have a great week-end.

loftylass said...

Wow - love the new die sets and your projects are gorgeous - love the colour combo.

Allymcb1 said...

These are fantastic. What a beautiful heirloom this would make.

Craftyanny said...

great projects, thanks for sharing
Anne x

Marley said...

Oh my god! How cool.. a box die!! I loveeee this one! hugs Marley

eyes2theocean said...

What a delightful project. You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing!

Sara

Dee in N.H. said...

Love your calendar! Those boxes and your flower are awesome!!

Luv 2 Create said...

AJ,
Adorable projects. All are fabulous and thanks for the step-by-step how-to's.
Marcie

Carol L said...

I just love those little boxes you made!! And the flowers are GORGEOUS! Your projects are fabulous! Thanks for showing us how you created them too!

lisa808 said...

Love the advent calendar.

Sandra said...

great idea!
Sandra ltb

Joanne Gilch said...

WOW!!! At least 26 boxes you made for this post!!!! What a dedicated Spellbinders team member!!!! Awesome Advent project that's sure to bring many a happy face in many homes across the world this year with such a fabulous die. The anemone flower die looks like a must have, too!!!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Your projects are amazing and beautiful!! Not to mention very detailed:)

Cammie said...

Fantastic project! Thank you for the time in making it and for the photos and clear instructions!

Debbie Brackett said...

Oooooh I love your project. The new dies are great too. Great job

2KutiesGrandma said...

Wow - love the box and I've just gotta have that box die. It's definitely going on my wish list.

DebbieM said...

I love your projects! These dies are fantastic. It's so supereasy to make a box now and that flower die looks so pretty. :)

Cheryl said...

Very cute projects, and a neat idea for using those boxes as an advent calender.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Super projects.

Bast said...

Love the calender and those little gift boxes are just too cute! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, your projects are amazing! I love how you used these awesome new dies! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us! God Bless!

stampencamper said...

I love the flower in those colors, what a great project, thanks for sharing

Lin said...

Amazing! These are going to be very popular, I'm sure! Thanks for your wonderful tutorial!

Eli said...

Wow. A box. Cool :)

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness, such a fabulous project!!! :D really makes me want this release!! :D

catdidit said...

Let me try this again...lol! Blogger being a pain!

Awesome AJ! your projects are just WOW!! all those little boxes...too cute!

Donna said...

AJ,what a wonderful advent calender, terrific idea for this particular die, and yours came out terrific! and the gift box and flower are also fantastic, great thinking outside the box!!! :)

Thanks for sharing,

Donna

Cindy H. said...

Wow, these are awesome projects that you created!! Loved them all!

Shanna said...

Girl! These are amazing! And I'm still speechless with that Advent Calendar! It's BEYOND amazing!

Cassie_lu said...

love that sweet little box and the flower is stunning

Peggy Jean said...

Beautiful and easy. I have to get these. Thank you for sharing. Peggy

Giovana said...

Fantastic projects AJ!! The box is awesome!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful boxes! I love what you did with the toppers!

Kelly Braund said...

AJ, that advent calendar is AWESOME! Those little boxes are so fun & the flowers are great, too!

Noreen said...

A box! And of course the first thing one needs to make with it is an Advent Calendar! And how easy is it with a die to cut all the little boxes! Love the flowers, too.

Gloria Stengel said...

What a fab way to use the little boxes! You rocked your die sets! Have a nice, relaxing weekend, now that it's over! Hugs.

Deirdre said...

Wow, love what you created.

Davi said...

Wohoo your creations are so fabulous.. Great use of the dies :)

Yogi said...

those boxes are so cute. wonderful projects.

Anita said...

Amazing projects!

Conniecrafter said...

Your boxes are too cute!

Karen McAlpine said...

Great idea for the dies! Your projects are super!!

Ruby Taylor said...

This is my third try at leaving a comment...I keep getting an error message. The boxes are just gorgeous and I love the templates!

Star Ark Creativity said...

I like how you made the treat calander and the cute box and I love the flower you made to be put on the box. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great weekend :)
Delama

kreative basteltante said...

Wow - love the new die sets and your projects are gorgeous
Hugs Manuela

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh! These dies are incredible and I love what you did with them.

Ruby said...

WOW What amazing projects. Loved all of them.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! Boxes......I LOVE those and you're advent calendar is SUPERB!!!!

Bernie said...

Amazing projects!
Blessings Bernie

marilynwillauer said...

Beautiful projects!!!

Ori said...

would like a choco inside each of these fab boxes :))

LINDA W. said...

I love your projects TFS
Linda

Susan said...

Oh my goodness A.J. Your advent calendar with all of those boxes and labels is fabulous. I just love these new dies, don't you? Love the anemone flowers too. Flowers are so "big" on cards right now. Spellbinders is always on the "cutting edge" of what is current in paper crafting!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love the boxes! Such a neat die set! The poinsettias are so pretty!

Shelley said...

Just loving all the new dies,
Shelley

Virgo5 said...

Love your advent calendar! These little boxes are a great idea!

Kathy Mc said...

AJ, your projects are fabulous. What's not to love about Spellbinder products!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Adorable AJ! these little boxes are so precious - perfect for so many kinds of favors. Thanks for the elaborate tutorial.

marilyn said...

LOVE the flowers and your advent calendar boxes are just amazing. You GO girl!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! This is one amazing post--LOVE those little boxes--what a great die! and those flowers--GORGEOUS:) You rock!!! LOOOOOOVE!

Jen said...

Some awesome creations AJ! Love the advent calendar and really love the box with the flowers...fabulous!

FibreJunky said...

AJ, these are fabulous! (and you know they are, because I haven't commented on anyone's blog in weeks)

Becca Feeken said...

AJ what a fantastic project!! I especially love the advent - gonna have to try that one myself. So clever and too, too cute!!

Vicki said...

What an awesome way to use the boxes. And those flower toppers are amazing. Great projects!

jazzart said...

What awesome projects. Love the boxes and of course the flower topper is amazing.

Susan said...

WOWZA!! what awesome creations. The Advent calendar boxes are fab, and I can see how much work they took!
Susan

Linda Carson said...

WOW! Your advent calendar is an amazing way to use the box die! I salute your creative and inspirational talent!!

Anonymous said...

The calendar of boxes makes me think of an advent calendar. What a cute idea and the flowers are really cute.

Jan Castle said...

Great Projects!
Jan Castle
castle77 at comcast dot net

Kirsty said...

Cutest projects!

CCC said...

Wow! What great ideas for a must have die set! Your projects are the perfect stimulus for these dies.

Lagene said...

WOW the boxes are fantastic & I love the card that flower does look like a poinsettia!

Janine said...

Love the box die - tiny gifts for everyone this year!

Carisa said...

AJ these are phenominal!!! :D

Carole said...

Wow how fun are those dies? Nice work.

scrapfancy said...

What a awesome die and can not wait to have it. WOW!

Tina McDonald said...

That advent calender is just... well, it is freaking amazing!! LOVE it! Gorgeous work with the box girl!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Darling projects, AJ!

NanaBeth said...

Just gorgeous-you are such an amazing talent.

Windy Robinson said...

Jaw dropping projects! Such a wonderful idea... I'm defiantly making one of these:)

Shannah said...

Beautiful projects!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love those boxes....so many details, fabulous idea.

Jingle said...

AJ, these are really fantastic!

Debbie Olson said...

Fabulous, AJ--love that Advent calendar idea especially!

Kim. said...

Love these projects, really pretty advent and the perfect size for small gifts. The flower's I agree would look very much like poinsettia if they were in reds.
Kim xXx

Pam Hornschu said...

Love these projects and dies. The advent calendar is awesome and the small gift box is perfect!

Angie Blom said...

Awesome Project. love it Aj.