Thursday, January 19, 2012

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day

The entry window for the Spellbinders Paper Arts contest on this blog has ended.

Welcome to the eighth day of the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you our largest product releases ever! These new collections are some of the most innovative and beautiful die cutting and embossing templates in the world! The Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of our introductions for the 2012 Winter Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.

Win today’s new Spellbinders products!
Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day, see the schedule below!

Enter my Blog Frenzy from 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) January 19, 2012 until 11:59 pm (EST) January 20, 2012. Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog and Tina McDonald, Gloria Stengel and Windy Robinson’s blogs.

You can enter yesterday’s blogs, Linda Duke, Sherry Cheever and AJ Otto's through January 19 at 11:59 pm EST. See the Spellbinders Blog for the complete schedule of designers and contest rules. Thank you Spellbinders Paper Arts for sponsoring this contest!

I can't tell you how excited I am to finally show you some projects I made using my very first licensed Spellbinders die designs. For my projects below, the S5-089 Home Sweet Home and S5-088 Sewing Elements dies took center stage. Using the same die shapes, I made a necklace pendant and a coordinating card. I will show you below how I made the miniature versions of the die cuts into a piece of jewelry.
Card set 1
Card set 2
Here are the new dies I introduced:
Sku Name S5-088 Sewing Elements
MSRP: $29.99
PRODUCT SIZES:
Spool: 1 ½ x 2"
Machine: 2 ½ x 2 1/8"
Pin Cushion: 1 7/8 x 1 7/8"
Dress Form: 1 x 2 7/8"
Buttons SM: 3/8"
Buttons LG: ½"
Thimble: 1 x 1"
Scissors: 1 5/8 x 3/4"

Sku Name S5-089 Home Sweet Home
MSRP: $29.99
PRODUCT SIZES:
House: 1 5/8 x 2"
Roof: 2 ½ x 1 ¼"
Star LG: 1 7/8 x 1 ¾"
Star SM: 7/8 x ¾"
Heart LG: 1 1/8 x 1 1/8"
Heart SM: 3/8 x 3/8"
4 Petal Flower LG: 7/8"
4 Petal Flower SM: ½"
8 Petal Flower: 5/8"
Wings: 2 ¼ x 1"
Round Tag: 1 ¼ x 1"
Rectangle Tag: 1 ¼ x 7/8"

Step 1a
I first die cut and embossed shrink film, a thin plastic material that shrinks and thickens when heated.
Step2
Using solvent-based inks, I stamped various images directly onto the shrink film. I highlighted the embossed parts and images with permanent markers. I punched holes where I planned to connect the die cuts with jump rings.
Step3
I pre-heated the oven to 300 degrees F (please check the instructions included in the shrink film packaging). I laid the die cuts on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Step4
I covered the die cuts with another sheet of parchment paper and baked them in the oven for a few minutes (again, check the instructions on the film packaging). The shrink film die cuts will curl first, then shrink some more to their final size (about 20% of the original size).
Step5
I removed the cookie sheet from the oven and gently flattened the top with a metal spatula. To finish the jewelry, I connected the pieces using jump rings and attached them to a necklace metal cord.
NBD Home
NBD Sew
I will be showing more projects in the next few weeks using these new dies on various projects. I hope you can join me.

By entering the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy you agree to the Official Rules. For questions on the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy, send an email to contestquestions@spellbinders.us; no entries will be accepted at this email address.

TO ENTER:
My blog is open for entries from 12:00 am, January 19, 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 20, 2012, EST.
1) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to: Reveal23@spellbinders.us
2) The subject must be S5-088 Sewing Elements and S5-089 Home Sweet Home
3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their Blog Frenzy dates!
Daily winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the blog frenzy’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.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each and every Blog Frenzy within its designated time period, send your entries from the same email address for each entry. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1900 and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die cutting and embossing templates released at the 2012 Winter CHA show, and a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

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Supplies used for Home Sweet Home card and pendant set:

Tools: S5-089 NEW Home Sweet Home, S4-324 Ribbon Banners, and LF-010 Square Bracket Edge Box - (Spellbinders Paper Arts); Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine; Pinking shears; Jewelry Pliers, Necklace Chain, Jump Rings (Making Memories); oven

Stamps: Sentimental Banners, Beautiful Lace, The Love Chapter (Layers of Color)

Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand, Stazon Black (Tsukineko), Spun Sugar (Ranger), Y28 Lionet Gold (Copic)

Papers: Ivory cardstock (Gina K Designs), Romantique (Prima Marketing), Luxury Stack (DCWV)

Specialty Medium: Shrink film (Grafix Arts) 

Accents: seam binding (HugSnug), paper rose (Wild Orchid Crafts), button and lace (stash), wool felt (Vintage Vogue)

Supplies used for Sewing Elements card and pendant set:

Tools: S5-088 NEW Sewing Elements, Spellbinders Edgeabilities® E8-006 Classic Petal and E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities and LF-010 Square Bracket Edge Box (Spellbinders Paper Arts); Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine; Pinking shears; Jewelry Pliers, Necklace Chain, Jump Rings (Making Memories); oven

Stamps: Nana’s Needlework Sentiments (Gina K Designs); Sent with Love and Lovely Labels 18 (The Craft’s Meow); The Love Chapter (Layers of Color)

Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand, Stazon Black (Tsukineko), Y28 Lionet Gold (Copic)

Papers: Ivory and brown cardstock (Gina K Designs), 5th Avenue and Attic Treasures paper packs (Melissa Frances), Luxury Stack (DCWV)

Specialty Medium: Shrink film (Grafix Arts)

Accents: burlap twine (May Arts), buttons and lace (stash), wool felt (Vintage Vogue)
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70 comments:

  1. Oh my giddy aunt Nina - I am in LOVE with your first Licensed Designer Dies - they are absolutely divine and hve my head whirling with ideas! I love the originality of them and the divine 'NinaB' touch! Congratulations my friend - so well deserved - thank you for making our creative world beautiful! These are a 'must have' for everyone I am sure! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. Congratulations, Nina! How much fun to see your first licensed set here on your own blog! You must be so tired from all that Happy Dancing!!! Beautifully created and fun projects, dear friend! Hugs...

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  3. WOW wowzers, love the dies, love your cards....clongratulations!!!

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  4. Oh my word, this is one inspirational post, so full of goodness... gasp! Big congrats, my friend... whatever you do is simply divine!

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  5. Awesome projects... Love the sewing elements die...

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  6. Fantastic projects. I've got to try shrink film one day soon!

    Meanwhile, I have a project that is crying out for a house die and I don't have one. But I will soon! :D

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  7. Nina, these are really awesome. Great job on the jewelry.

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  8. Nina these creations are so fun- great cards and I just love your little shrink plastic jewellery. as a sewer and crafter these die sets will come in very handy

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  9. Nina, I just love the cards and pendants that you made: wonderful!! Your dies are great too!!

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  10. carol from kiwilandJanuary 19, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Just wanted to say I really like what you did with the spellbinders and shrink plastic - the cards were great too - but the necklaces were fab.Hope you had fun playing with the dies.Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  11. Nina, your new dies are wonderful! The projects are great also!

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  12. I just adore what you did with the shrink plastic - what a great way to use these dies - I Know just the daughter who would love this!! Thanks for both the energy and the inspiration.

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  13. Great projects.. love the jewelry!

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  14. Great card and your necklace is totally awesome! Love how you made something in a diff genre. Just shows how versatile these dies really are. Love them. :)

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  15. Great card and your necklace is totally awesome! Love how you made something in a diff genre. Just shows how versatile these dies really are. Love them. :)

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  16. Wow Nina - what great Spellbinders sets - well done. I love the shrink plastic jewelry too, you have inspired me to get my heritage Spellbinders dies and shrink plastic out to make some jewelry too!

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  17. Wonderful card and some awesome juwelry, that´s for sure. What a great idea, I had never thought of that, but now I´m certainly of to try it. Love the resultr, you got here.

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  18. Oh my! What a wonderful job you did with the dies on shrink film!! Just beautiful!!

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  19. Congratulations Nina on your latest release. Beautiful projects & love the wings the most.

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  20. Oh wow!! Just stunning! Love the jewelry and your dies are AMAZING!

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  21. Your dies are amazing!!!!! Right to the top of my list! I love that you made jewelry!

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  22. LOVE, love your dies, nina! such fabulous cards and the jewerly is so darling!

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  23. Wow Nina - Totally Awesome projects! Congrats on these awesome new die designs.

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  24. WOW Nina, fabulous dies and amazing necklace! Congrats!

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  25. Wonderful idea Nina - thank you!
    Sandra ltb

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  26. Nina your cards are amazing, but wow, wow, wow, your jewellery is so inspirational thanks for sharing

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  27. So cool! Loved your project. I will have to try some shrinky dinks. Those dies are very cute.
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  28. Fabulous job on your reveal!! Loving the necklace and the Shrinky dinks, cute ideal!!

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  29. Love the new sewing dies---and thanks for the tip. I honestly had never even thought of cutting shrink plastic with the Spellbinders dies.

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  30. Nina, love, love, love your project! That pendant is amazing. Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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  31. Nina...these may be my favorite new dies so far. Love how you use them in your projects

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  32. Nina these new designs are wonderful-all the creative ideas that can be made with them.
    Love the projects you shared

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  33. Lovely projects, the jewellery is great.

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  34. Great job Nina!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity. Wonderful Spellbinders dies and folders to work with and you showed them off wonderfully.

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  35. Congrats!!! These are absolutely fantastic!!! Your designs are gorgeous and I especially love what you did with the jewelry pieces!!! Everything is just so pretty!!! Awesome reveal!!! TFS
    hugs,
    joni

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  36. Ooooh! I love the sewing motif! I have several friends who are hard core seamstresses and this is perfect for gifts for them! Great job!

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  37. Congratulations Nina, you did a beautiful job!!! How exciting!

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  38. Thanks for sharing. Have never used shrink plastic so the tutorial is much appreciated. Love the projects.

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  39. Love these dies. I just might have to get out the shrink film, now that I have your projects to inspire me. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

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  40. I just love those dies. The sewing one is so cute. I love how you used them. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

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  41. How wonderfully creative, Nina!! Beautifully done!

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  42. Oh My Goodness! Your projects are amazing! These dies are so versatile!!! I'm gonna have to get my hands on these!

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  43. What awesome dies. Nina your projects are lovely and a great display for them. Thank you for sharing.

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  44. I love your card and thank you so much for the tutorial for the necklases, they are awesome!

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  45. Love this projects! The jewelry is such a great idea! Gorgeous Nina!

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  46. Absolutely divine projects, love them both very creative. Thank you.

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  47. This release is adorable, Nina!
    Smooches ~D~

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  48. Loving the wings die, and those pretty necklaces you created!! Awesome job!!

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  49. Fun projects. These die cuts are just so verstile! I love the way you think outside the box.

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  50. A very fun, clever necklace! I love the idea of using the shrink plastic to make the parts!

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  51. Nina, you are amazing! I LOVE everything you create. It doesn't matter if it's paper projects, stamps or now dies. I will definitely need to get your new dies. They are beautiful and so are the projects you created with them.
    Hugs and smiles

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  52. Cute cards and very clever necklaces.

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  53. Wow so pretty. I love all of your projects. My most favorite was the shrink plastic jewelry -that is an awesome idea. I need to get my hands on these dies. thanks for inspiring us!
    -Katya Bess
    Kattyxotica.blogspot.com

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  54. Oh Nina... you are so gifted! I love these dies and hope that one day we'll get caught up financially once my hubby starts work to where I can buy them! Love your sample ideas too! So clever!!!

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  55. We are so excited about these new products! Thank you for your inspiration! Our customers will love the products and your examples! ~ from all of us at ww.CropStop.com

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  56. These new dies look like so much fun. I love all the ways you created with them, Nina. You are very talented.
    Blessings,
    Teresa

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  57. Wow...great projects! I love making things with shrink plastic...usually charms for cards and layouts...the jewelery is awesome.

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  58. Wow...great projects! I love making things with shrink plastic...usually charms for cards and layouts...the jewelery is awesome.

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  59. wow is right! What awesome creations with that shrink. And that card is gorgeous.

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  60. WOW! Nina, I adore your sweet vintage projects--great job!

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  61. Gorgeous cards and your jewellery is simply stunning, you would never think it was made of shrink plastic.
    Kim xXx

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  62. Everything you've made with these amazing new dies is amazing and SO creative! I just love how you used this shrunken material!!

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  63. love the necklaces. Love the notions die set. can see me making a bunch of charms with it.

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  64. Love these looking forward to making shrink charms for mini's !!

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  65. Oooh, I've got to have these dies! Your projects are so sweet...love those cards too! I was just playing with shrink plastic for wine glass charms...these dies would be so fun for those too!

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  66. WOW! I love these Nina. Your new dies are amazing. I can't wait for them to come out. Your projects are so sweet. :)
    Hugs~

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