Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Spellbinders Explore Beyond Blog Frenzy Day 2

Hi there and welcome to day two of Spellbinders Explore beyond Blog Frenzy!

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of sharing brand new products from Spellbinders™ Paper Arts with you! This was such an amazing release from Spellbinders™ at Winter CHA 2013 and they have truly lived up to their reputation for creating some of the most innovative crafting tools there are!

One of the products I am most excited about are the new 3D M-Bossabilities™. These incredible new embossing folders don’t just emboss on two levels like other embossing folders, they give a true 3D sculpted impression! Today I get to share one with you!!

 I used E3D-004 Basket weave along with the ultra-versatile new die set: S4-392 Framed Tags One to create this sweet little basket gift card holder.


 Supply List:

Spellbinders™ GC-001 Grand Calibur Machine
Spellbinders™ E3D-004 Basket Weave
Spellbinders™ S4-392 Framed Tags One
Spellbinders™ S5-171 Curved Matting Basics A

Cross Promotional Partners
Penny Black: T for Transparent clear stamps (…Wishes)
Clearsnap: ColorBox pigment ink (Wild Hare, Black)
Worldwin: ColorMates cardstock (white, Gray)
Bazzil Basics: cardstock (Hollywood)
3L: Scrapbook Adhesives (My Stik, 3D Foam Squares)
Beacon: 3-in-1 Craft Adhesive

Other Supplies
7/8” yellow satin ribbon
Small white brads
Large white brads
White acrylic paint
Paintbrush

To create this project, you will need to start with a folded piece of gray cardstock. Use the Curved Matting Basics A to die cut a rounded rectangle. Make sure to keep the fold in tact by keeping the cutting edge of the die away from the folded edge. Use a piece of low tack tape to help keep your die in place if necessary.



Once the rectangle is die cut, cut it in half again with scissors or a paper trimmer.



Using the E3D-004 Basket Weave M-Bossabilities folder, emboss the front of your card holder. Again, use a piece of low tack tape to keep your paper from sliding around if you like. Close the embossing folder, place it on top the pink embossing late, top with the raspberry plate and run through the Grand Calibur® machine.



Add adhesive to inside edges of gift card holder, leaving top edge clear to create an opening. Fold closed and press to adhere.



Dry brush embossing to bring out the detail by adding a small amount of acrylic paint to a flat paint brush and lightly swiping it across the surface.



Cut one ½" strip of white cardstock to fit the top of the basket and adhere it with tape runner. Cut two ½ x5 ½" strips of white cardstock, fold them in half and adhere them to top corners of basket with large brads to form the "handles".



Die cut five tags with stitched bottoms from yellow cardstock with the S4-392 Framed Tags One die set. Trim the stitched edge off the bottom of the tags and use to create a scalloped border under the trim at the top edge of the basket. Trim off any bits that hang off the edge.



Ink the circular die from S4-392 Framed Tags One with gray ink, cut and emboss to create a tag with a dark border.



Stamp sentiment on circular tag. I chose to use only a portion of the sentiment that was on my stamp, so I only added ink to one word.



Die cut and emboss rectangle tag from S4-392 Framed Tags One from yellow cardstock. Add small brads to yellow rectangle and sentiment tag, layer and adhere to basket with foam squares.



Finish up with a cheery yellow bow adhered to one of the large brads and fill with your gift!


The possibilities with these products are really endless! Here is a card I created using the same S4-392 Framed Tags One dies and E3D-004 Basket Weave M-Bossabilities folder. This time I used Core’dinations cardstock and sanded it to bring out the texture from the embossing folder and then layered the tags by using one die to cut the center from another. The fun is in playing around to see what YOU can come up with!



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Please make sure to visit Lesley Langdon creative blog and all the Spellbinders blogs that are participating in the Blog Frenzy. Trust me when I say you’d be missing out if you don’t, these ladies are all just amazing, and the product they are showing off will knock your socks off!!

Heidi

88 comments:

Susie Bentz said...

The dry brushing technique really brings out the detail. Such a cute project!

Luv 2 Create said...

I just love these new embossing folder. It's deep impression is gorgeous. I can't wait to get my hands on these.
Marcie

Cathy A said...

What an adorable basket and card

JPScraps said...

The cards are gorgeous! I love the embossing folder with the dry brush technique.

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous creations Heidi and thanks for the tutorial.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sarah said...

Sweet basket!

Marge said...

LOVE these and that dry brush technique is one I SHALL remember -- TFS!!! Wish is certainly what I'm doing for sooo many new SBs' dies/EFs, etc.!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

That little gift card holder is so sweet, I LOVE the color combo!

Eileen Lucas said...

Cute little card...love the folders.

luluvision said...

the gift card holder is so adorable!

macmomma said...

WOW! What an incredible tutorial! I look forward to trying these techniques and the new dies! I am fairly new to Spellbinders but am truly in love with all that I haave seen so far! Thank you for teaching new techniques and showing ways to use these awesome products!

Anita Braddock said...

super cute love the new dies and the colors are perfect. thanks for sharing

TrinaM said...

Cute little project. Love the colors and layers that you used. TFS.

Caryn S said...

I like the dry brushing! At first I thought you may have sanded it but I bet this looks great IRL.

Chris D. said...

Wow! Fabulous gift basket and card! What a great impression that basket weave is, and love how you dry brushed it to bring out the design even more! TFS!

Maryann said...

Thanks soo much for a great tut here. Thatt little giftcardholder is awesome. You did a wonderful jobb here. I also just love these embossingfolders.

Debbie Seyer said...

Great projects, Heidi!!

Love crafts forever said...

Cool project, i like how you used Dies.
Hugs Nataliya

Holly T said...

Cute, cute basket. And I love the colors used on the card.

sharon g said...

That is my FAVORITE embossing folder ever. I actually won one at the CHA class. So I can make one like yours! YEA!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous project!!!

joybear said...

Love the dies and how you used them!

cathylynn said...

Great tutorial and fabulous project. Gotta love those embossing folders.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Love the gift card holder. Beautiful projects.

Ms Scrapmess said...

Thank you for showing two so different cards with the same products and technique:) Love the versatility and your cards are adoreble!

Ravengirl said...

These turned out so cute! I really love the texture of the basket weave!!

Dorina D said...

Love your basket tutorial. So clever and cute with the dry brushing. Great job.

Jan Castle said...

Wonder basket weave!!! TFS your technique!

Jackiekg said...

Great tutorial - great ideas for using
these embossing folders. Love the
textures they make.

Mary-Anne V said...

sweet gift card holder and card. Love the embossing folder.

Barbara Hagerty said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! I've absolutely fallen in love with the basket weave, and love the idea of dry brush embossing with acrylic! I also love the idea of using parts of other Spellbinder dies in new ways, as you did with the demi-circles!

Directmailscrapper said...

There goes Spellbinders again -- coming up with such innovative and creative products! I love how you've treated the basketweave -- both of your projects are inspiring!

Lisa said...

These are gorgeous!! I love the texture of the basket weave!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cebelica said...

Both of your creations are wonderful, but my favourite is the first one. Such a great idea! Thank you for the tutorial! Hugs! xx

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful cards. I love both of them...the details are so sweet.

Stephanie said...

That's a gorgeous folder and I love the dry brushing.

Conniecrafter said...

Love the idea of the gift basket, like the highlighting you gave to it, the card is so pretty, such great colors and design!

Kelley said...

Cute gift basket, it's a cute way to hide the gift card. I really like that basket weave and dry brushing.

xxcalamityxx said...

The embossing folder is to die for great basket xhugsx Nikki

Rea said...

Beautiful creations.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Beautiful basket! I am loving all of the new play toys :)

Teresa Abajo said...

FAntastic use of the basket weave embossing folder!

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Just gorgeous! Love these new folders!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

How cute is this???? I love the texture, and the finished project is so pretty.

Rhea Thompson said...

Heidi - You have created a very cute and useful project! I am amazed at the depth to these new 3-D folders and hope to use many of them soon!

snowbear said...

Cute basket!

marilynwillauer said...

Love your projects. . . . Can't wait to get my hands on these new Spellbinders products!!!

ednamburgess said...

Thanks for the dry brushing tutorial. Love the dry brushing technique. Like all the new things and anxious to get some of them. Edna

Sam said...

Thanks for sharing, love your projects, just beauitful!!!

Sue McRae said...

The basket weave is gorgeous!

UnikByYes said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing, have a wonderful day.
C

paperpapier said...

love the textured background, gorgeous card!

Trish. said...

Love the new folder and the embossing is just so wonderful. full of texture.

Teresa said...

This is so cute Heidi! The card and the basket are both adorable :) Hugs and smiles!

Jo4Him said...

Great projects; thanks for sharing

Chris Wooten said...

Awesome, thanks too for the chance to win this awesome product.

chris@iwooten.com

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

I love dry brushing and I love that design!! Just lovely!

Lorraine said...

Oh this is adorable and I love your card!

Susan said...

I love both your cards, but that basket card with the weave is beyond cute!

Judy Hayes said...

How clever Heidi!
Love the card, too!

Anonymous said...

Oh my. It is so cute. What a wonderful gift card holder.

Kristi Malia

Barbara Bruder said...

Great projects!! Thanks for sharing your projects.

Marisa said...

Great technique and LOVE the EF you used. The gift basket is adorable!!

Ewelina said...

Thank you for a great tutorial!

Jen Crossley said...

THese embossing plates are too die for

Zan said...

Love love love that basket weave M-bossabilities folder and the idea of a touch of paint across the top. Just beautiful.

Shannah said...

Fabulous creations and a wonderful tutorial! And this basket weave folder is great!

Ita said...

I am waiting for this die to arrive in our shops
Ita

DogsMom said...

Thank you so much for sharing.

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Kimberly N said...

I love the new spellbinders....mustnhavemthem...thanks for sharing..

Jackie Hart said...

I love that embossing folder. They are one of my favorite things to use in my die cutting machine.

tampatha said...

What great projects. I really love the basket gift card holder. How fun is that?!

Ami said...

I am in love with that basket weave!

Katalina Jewelry said...

Great projects! Thanks for the tutorial.

Karee Sue said...

that is so cute, love your little basket.

Kathy said...

The creativity here always rocks my socks! And your gift card holder is no exception! Beautiful card, too...thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

stamper said...

Very cute basket card. Love the idea. The design & colors in the second card are very pretty. My kind of colors.

Charlene said...

WOW Heidi LOVE!!!

Cheryl S. said...

Terrific projects, Heidi. I love your gift basket and thanks for the tip of brushing on the paint as it certainly makes the embossing "pop". Your card is very nice also!

Ginny said...

Love the basket weave. I would be used a lot.

Cindy Groh said...

Super cute gift card holder and card to follow. That embossing folder is fun and can be used so many ways.

Bärbel Born said...

Aww...you make me wanting them all! Baerbel

Kim. said...

Gorgeous creations and I love the effect of the basket weave embossing folder.
Kim xXx

Karen L K said...

Nice projects!

Becky said...

Wonderful projects.

Dottie said...

My favorite of these two great cards is the second with the distressing on the surface. It has so much Pow! Nice job.

Sonia said...

What great projects! Such a fun gift card holder! Sweet card also.

Amelia Clark said...

The card holder was really amazing. Beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing.
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