Friday, July 16, 2010

Spellbinders(TM) Big Event!! Blog Frenzy July 13-20, 2010

My contest is now closed.  Be sure to enter today's contest if it's still open!


Welcome to the fifth day of the Spellbinders(TM) 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 18, 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
Julie Overby
Debbie Olson

July 14
Judy Hayes
Latisha Yoast

July 15
A. J. Otto
Kimberly Crawford

July 16
Becca Feeken
Linda Duke

July 17 
Sherry Cheever
Deb Young -that would be me!!!

July 18 
Gina Hanson
Ashley Cannon Newell

July 19 
Mona Pendleton
•  Heidi Blankenship

July 20 
Kerilee Sereika
• Kazan Clark


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’m thrilled to share S4-288 Classic Diamonds Nestabilities(R) with you!




Yes, those are S4-288 Classic Diamonds Nestabilities cut and folded into petals on the lid!  Here's how I used S4-288 Classic Diamonds Nestabilities to make the flower:

Cut ten diamond frames from double-sided paper by nesting S4-288 Classic Diamond #4 and #5 (with #1 being the smallest size in the set) to make the frame.





Score each diamond frame about 1/4 inch from the center.  I've indicated my score lines with arrows.



Fold on the score lines as shown below.  Now you can see why I decided to use double-sided paper :-).




Pull the two short ends together so that the long sides form a double loop - this is where a picture is worth a thousand words!
 

Pinch those short sides together and adhere the 'pinched' end with adhesive.



Here's how my ten petals looked before I adhered them to each other. 


Now here's where I had to really get creative!  First I tried adhering the bases (those short sides) directly together, but I discovered that the petals were too full; I needed something to 'shim' those pinched bases.  After a few trials and errors and a couple of Aleve (tee hee), I spied a makeup sponge on my desk.  I snipped nine small pieces of sponge and glued one between each petal's pinched end.  This photo shows how it looked before I glued the final one sponge/petal.  And it worked!




Using S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG Nestabilities #7, cut a large scalloped circle to cover the top of the lid.  Adhere your pretty petal next.  Make a scalloped circle sandwich using S4-269 Big Scalloped Circles LG #2 and #3.  Stamp the element with a pretty image and use it to cover the open center of the petal.


Use coordinating paper to cover your box.  Cut/emboss a label with S4-288 Classic Diamonds Nestabilities #3 and #4, stamp with a sentiment, and adhere.  I used a Copic marker to color the pearls to match the paper.

You could use more than ten petals or less, depending upon the size of the die template.  Try it and let me know how yours turns out!


Supplies:

  • Spellbinders products:  S4-288 Classic Diamonds Nestabilities, S4-249 Big Scalloped Circles LG Nestabilities, Wizard Die Cutting Machine
  • Paper:  Kaisercraft Rosa, Nadia and Sofia; CTMH Blush Cardstock
  • Stamps: Waltzingmouse 'Seasons of Love Tags'
  • Inks:  Copic R37 Marker (Carmine); CTMH Vineyard Berry and Blush Ink
  • Other:  Beacon Zip Dry Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives EZ Runner; CTMH Bonding Memories Glue; White Pearls; Papier Mache Box
Here's another project I made using the S4-288 Classic Diamonds Nestabilities die templates:




Visit my blog again Monday and I'll show you step-by-step directions to make this beauty......and I'm giving away some blog candy along with it!
 
This is the Spellbinders product I introduced:



SKU/Product Name:  S4-288 Classic Diamonds
MSRP: $24.99
Dimensions:
1: 1x1 3/8”
2: 1 1/2 x 1 7/8”
3: 2 x 2 3/8”
4: 2 1/2 x 3”
5: 3 x 3 5/8”
6: 3 1/2 x 4 ¼”
7: 4 x 4 7/8”

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

TO ENTER MY CONTEST: (Contest is open for entries from July 17 to July 18)

1) Send your email entry to  Reveal10@Spellbinders.us (either click the link or type the address into your email program).

2) The subject must be Classic Diamonds.

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!!

100 comments:

Kimberly Crawford said...

You ROCK!!!! What an absolutely clever idea!!!!
Gorgeous projects, Deb!! Definitely inspiring!! (((hugs)))

Latisha said...

Great job Deb!! How you made the petals, is really cool!!

Sharli said...

Well, Diamonds ARE a girl's best friend. (or so I've heard!) LOL
Your flower is beautiful!

*mardi* said...

what a great ideas!!!! I love all of it, thanks again for the inspiration!!!!

Judy said...

How clever,Deb, to make flower petals! Great idea! Great project!
I'm curious to see how you made the 2nd project, too! ?

nina said...

Very lovely showcase of these new dies - great projects!

Scrapaddict said...

Really love what you did with the diamond nesties. TFS!!!!

Kazan Clark said...

so clever Ms. Deb. I loved the way you used the die outside of it's regular shape :)
Hugs
K

Linda said...

Love your idea for using this die.....very clever!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

BOTH are such beautiful projects Deb! I love that flower on top of the lid and that embossed ornament is oh so pretty! Great job showcasing this new die template!

Luv 2 Create said...

Love what you did with the diamond dies. Flower was so beautiful and so clever. Great projects. Thanks.
Marcie

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What wonderful projects. That first one is beautiful, but looks like a lot of work.

theCook said...

This hand made flower is a wonderful idea! Thanks!

eclectivity said...

Exquisite... both of them! I just love the versatility of them. I now see these things in a new light... and I want them. I guess that's the goal, eh? Hee hee Truly, though, you did an amazing job. I also happen to love your blog design. Just sayin'.
Chautona

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

fabulous projects! I especially love the little ornament.

TAS said...

Great idea to turn the shape into petals! Got to try this!

Debbie Olson said...

What a creative take on this die, Deborah--great job!

PawwPadd said...

Hi,

Wow! What great, creatively detailed projects for this Spellbinders set! Great work! Thanks for sharing,
Bethann

Sian said...

Love your petals - wonderful idea! Great shape too!

Sian said...

Love your petals - wonderful idea! Great shape too!

Karen W said...

Awesome, I so glad they are doing diamonds, I love those!!

Susan Nel said...

You really turned a diamond shape into artwork, would never have thought of that,,, clevergirl!!! love what you did,,,

Barb said...

cute idea.

DQ said...

What a great idea on the diamond flower, love it

kathy s said...

great project I love things away from the norm- thanks for the tutorial too I think I'm a visual learner so your pics helped a lot.can't wait to see the tutorial for the ornament.

Patter Cross said...

Love your creations and the new dies! Awesome work! Have a blessed day!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I never could have imagined taking a diamond shape and turning it into such a fantastic flower! It's beautiful, and TFS!!

Amy said...

I love these projects...I'll check back on Monday for the directions.

Chris said...

Love this new addition to the dies and your ideas are so creative, I love your projects.

Dot. G. said...

Hi Love the projects and the
flower petals are just beautiful
very clever idea

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Fabulous!! So pleased to see a diamond shape nestie! Still holding out for a Jigsaw shaped one!! (hint hint, lol )
Just love the projects you've made with them...that flower is gorgeous x

Renkata said...

wow OMG that is great idea. Beautifly done.

Cherie said...

Awesome projects! More money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stephanie said...

Great projects.

isu.alum said...

What awesome out of the box thinking about an ordinary diamond frame. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that flower you created and I'm definitely going to CASE that using my current nesties! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Kerry

Crafty Math Chick said...

Deborah - your projects are so elaborate! I never would have thought to turn a diamond into a petal! Thanks for the cool tutorial.

Sandra said...

very cool!
Sandra

Anne Temple said...

This is a very clever idea. Thanks for sharing it with us. Can't wait to get the dies and try it.

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Deb - you did a great job on that altered container! LOVE those petals you made from the diamonds...amazing, girl! And that ornament is so pretty! Go Deb!

Scrapthat said...

Very cool...I can see many various applications in my head now! TFS!

Dawn said...

Couldn't resist diamonds are a girls best friend! Great job!

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Your projects were so creative with this set! Wonderful creations!

josie walrath said...

Love your projects and the template. tfs

Linda said...

Fabulous projects Deb!! I just love them both. I just love all the of the new Spellbinder die sets. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent and caring spirit.

loftylass said...

Brilliant Deb - I love that flower.
Great step by step tutorial... looking forward to trying this out.

loftylass said...

Brilliant Deb - I love that flower.
Great step by step tutorial... looking forward to trying this out.

Toni said...

Wow! What a great way to turn your average diamond into something totally unique. Thanks for sharing.

GrannyCharlotte said...

Lovely project. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Really great projects. Thanks for all the tutorial info. Love the new dies...

Katie said...

Great projects!! Love the flower you made with them!!! Too cool! Great little ornament too! TFS!

AJ said...

WELL DONE Deb- Such a fun, clever, and unique idea!! LOVE both PROJECTS!! WELL DONE!!! :) great job roomie!! ;)

Julie Ranae said...

Wonderful, WONDERFUL project Deb...lovely tutorial as well : )

scalder said...

OMG Deb! What an amazing project(s)!! No wonder you needed Aleve (tee hee), talk about patience:) Thanks to spellbinders, I found your blog and now am a follower. Thanks so much for sharing:)

Paula Gale said...

wow - what an original use of the diamonds - I would NEVER have thought of doing that... thanks for sharing that inspiring use of diamond dies.

Paula x x x

Anita said...

Wow! These are stunning!

Candy said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I am anxious to get these dies and try this project. Beautiful work.

Jerusha said...

Wow!!!!! I am loving these awesome ideas. Great new set!

Diane said...

This looks beautiful, thanks for sharing! ~Diane

Carolyn said...

Fabulous flower!!!! Wow, hope I win this one.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Dana Gustafson said...

Way to pump up the possibilities with your pretty diamond cut flower petals! Amazing!

kiki said...

Das ist super schön, gefällt mir gut.
Gruß kiki

Mickie said...

Love that flower with the diamonds. Very well done.

Kris said...

Thanks for the very clever ideas!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great. I just love how you created the flower. TFS.

Becky said...

Awesome idea.

AShu93 said...

I like the look of the flower. I'll have to try that sometime.

Tina said...

Lovely project!

Jan Castle said...

L-O-V-E the flowers!!!! Very creative take!
Jan Castle

djones said...

What wonderful creations. Your work is amazing.

Annette said...

Deb you are SO clever with those diamonds. I never would have thought to bend and shape them that way. Cool!

Ida said...

Wonderful projects. I love the flower and how you created it with the Diamonds (very creative thinking).

Becca Feeken said...

Oh this is so clever girl!! I love your out of the box thinking on this!!

Mary Friederichsen said...

This is sooo pretty!
And I can't wait to see the ornament tutorial as well!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the detailed tutorial!

Susan said...

VERY interesting projects indeed! (the flower is very cool)
I am now a follower also.
Susan

Mary Lou said...

Beautiful Deb!! I would of never thunk this!!
Great inspiration to me!!
Blessings of thanks

leenda said...

Totally too cool! Very clever, creative & inspirational!

Jen said...

Very clever!!
I really need to look at normal, everyday shapes in a new way

Thank you for sharing

Patricia said...

Very pretty thanks so much for sharing.
~Patricia

Terry said...

What a fun way to use this set of dies...TFS!

klasickewpie said...

Wow! Love your creativity of folding the diamonds to form the flower petals. Just beautiful!

CraftinGranny said...

Another awesome tutorial and project from the team. I'm printing them all out and keeping them in my Spellbinder's book.
Thanks a bunch!
"Hugs" Carol

Debra said...

very creative and cute! Thanks for sharing and explaining very well.

Deb

Piali said...

Fabulous Diamond s!!! Love this ROCK..lol!
Lovely project..thanks for showing us the great ways to use it!!

Anonymous said...

I think you are super fabulously artsy! I never would have thought that up for using a square! I am impressed! :) Patty

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow that flower is just fantastic, and so very creative!

Jen said...

Love the petals on your project and fabby diamond ornament!

Scossie Jane said...

How clever, wonderful ideas, thanks for the inspiration xx

Gina said...

Oh Deb, your projects are Fabulous! WTG to ROCK those "Classic Diamonds" . . . as ALWAYS some great Inspiration! HUGS :)

Bonnie in SC said...

I love it when people think out side the box and you definitely have on this project. These are great. I can see them on all sorts of places. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Love the diamonds.... Great ideas
Bonnie

arlene_king said...

Very nice!!!

Karen said...

The flower is a very clever way of using the shapes cut from the classic diamond dies.

Dee said...

That's a great way to use the die! Very creative :)

I love love the Diamond shape.

janicesscrapstudio said...

Deb, you are sooo creative!!! Love you flower idea!

nancyhandley said...

Simply beautiful and inspiring! Thanks.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

This diamond shap is spectacular

Terre said...

Clever idea, who would have thought about using the diamond that way.

Sylvia said...

Sorry to have missed you on event day, but I am catching up! Thanks for the tutorial on this new and wonderful die!

Julie Overby said...

What an extremely creative idea! Fabulous projects Deb! Beautiful job!

Yogi said...

really love how you made the floral piece.