Friday, November 19, 2010

Spellbinders' Holiday Hoppin' Blog Hop!!!!



Welcome to the second day of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Holiday Hoppin’ Blog Hop! Spellbinders, along with cross promotional partners, are showcasing their newest products just in time for your Holiday crafting and gift giving. Lots of creative ideas are in store, as well as prizes galore!

Each participating company has generously donated towards the prize package listed on the Spellbinders Blog. A total of two identical prize packages, one for each day, November 18 and 19 will be given away!

To enter, just leave a comment on a participating blog! Comments in the first 48 hours of the post are eligible. One commenter each day will be randomly selected as the winner. Winners will be announced on November 22, on the Spellbinders Blog!

Be sure to see all of yesterday’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs for inspiring projects and another chance to win!
Visit (and comment on) all of today’s Holiday Hoppin’ blogs:


Mona Pendleton

Gina Hanson

Deborah Young - you are here!

Becca Feeken

Julie Overby

Kimberly Crawford

AJ Otto

Margie Higuchi

Beth Pingry


Jennifer Holmes

Kerry Urbatch

Shona Erlenborn 

Tammy Inman


Jessica Turner

Brenda Hurd

Julie Koerber

Rae Barthel


Rachel O’Crowley

Kellie Fortin

Kristen Cohen

Joy Dickson


Candy Rosenberg

Laura Craigie

Stephanie Hester


Leesa Crutcher


Nina Brackett


Today I am using Spellbinders LF-190 Grand Labels Four die template set to create a couple of quick, easily-reproducible projects for you!  This set of six GRAND die templates ranges from 5-1/4" to 9-3/8" long!

I used the fifth die template (from the inside - second to largest) to make a card that fits exactly in an A2 envelope.  It's my new take on a gable card that has the opening down the center front of the card.  It was quick and easy to cut with my new Grand Calibur!  Since the plates are so large, you can easily cut all of your die templates at one time! Bundle up a set up these and you have a unique gift that will be appreciated.

The keyhole die template was cut from the new Spellbinders premium craft foil - this color is Gunmetal.  Since the Spellbinders' die templates have decorative openings, I stenciled the metal with black ink to highlight the intricacies of the beautiful Antiquities die template.  I threaded the ribbon through the holes on either side of the keyhole to tie the card shut.


Open it to see the full Grand Labels Four die template!  If your die template is 8" long, score your card 2" (one-fourth of the length) from each end and you instantly have your card base!

What do you buy that guy that has everything?  I kept the embellishments to a minimum on my next project so it can be used in the workplace or a men's office.  It's a bookend cozy!  That's right - I took an old metal bookend and made a little removable cover with my Grand Labels Four die templates!  This time I used the largest, second largest, plus the smallest die templates in the set, so you can see the size progression.  I love having the choice of six sizes - there's always a size to fit my project! At just around $8.00 per die template, you can't beat the value!

This closeup shows why I love Spellbinders over other die templates (besides the value, the great designs, the embossing....ha!).  See the vintage shadow that is inked just inside the embossed border?  Spellbinders' open-faced templates allow you to stencil the 'face' of your project with inks, chalks....your favorite medium.  I used another die template in the Antiquities set - the Fleur di Lis (yum!) cut from the Copper craft foil this time.

Here's a more feminine version of the Bookend Cozy.   It's so simple - come back tomorrow for complete instructions.

Supplies:

Blessings Card:
Spellbinders ProductsLF-190 Grand Labels Four; F-012 Premium Craft Foils (Gunmetal); S4-298 Antiquities; S4-290 Labels 14; Grand Calibur
Papers and Stamps: Donna Salazar's Grandma's Garden (D3-9585 English Roses) Designer Paper; Gina K (Lovely Labels) Stamps
Inks and Supplies: Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink, CTMH Black Ink and Adhesive Pearls, Creative Impressions Crepe Ribbon, White Lace, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Black 3D Foam Squares

Fleur-di-lis Bookend Cozy:
Spellbinders ProductsLF-190 Grand Labels Four; F-012 Premium Craft Foils (Bronze); S4-298 Antiquities; Grand Calibur
Papers: Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante; WorldWin Cardstock (Malt, Black)
Inks and Supplies: CTMH Desert Sand Ink, Liquid Glass; Sheet Music; Adhesive

Ladies' Bookend Cozy:

Spellbinders Products LF-190 Grand Labels Four; F-012 Premium Craft Foils (Copper); S4-299 Fallen Angel; Grand Calibur
Papers: Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante; WorldWin Cardstock (Maroon-back of cozy)
Inks and Supplies: CTMH Lagoon Ink, Liquid Glass; Adhesive

Now it's time for you to leave a comment on my blog to be eligible to win the Spellbinders Holiday Hoppin’ Prize Package! One winner will be chosen from all the comments on all the blogs participating today. Comments made in the first 48 hours of this post will be eligible to win. Winner’s names will be published on the Spellbinders Blog on November 22 (Monday), and they will have 48 hours to reply to Spellbinders to claim the prizes.

Thanks for hopping with us.  Good luck!

621 comments:

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NickelNook said...

Your projects are wonderful! That die is amazing, isn't it? It would be so much fun to play with! Thanks for sharing!...Nancy :o)

NickelNook said...

Your projects are wonderful! That die is amazing, isn't it? It would be so much fun to play with! Thanks for sharing!...Nancy :o)

Karen Taylor said...

WHat fun uses of the die shaped cards....love this idea! Thank you for sharing!!

Shelley said...

This is a wonderful idea. Just beautiful and it showcases the fact that Spellbinders dies are so very versatile and user friendly.

Anne Temple said...

The grand label 4 are my favorite of the new dies. Love the book end cozy idea!

Eli said...

Nice! Really like it.

Maya said...

How clever to make bookends! Really creative thinking. Love them!

Barb said...

Love this card and I love the nesties you used!

Robyn said...

thanks for sharing

Katie said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you used the bigger die.

Marie said...

Great ideas. They were very pretty.

Gayna said...

Wow what lovely designs. Thanks for sharing

Gina said...

Great projects Deb . . . you ROCKED the Grand Labels Four die! :)

Nicole said...

Such unique ideas! Love the trifold card out of the grand label. And those bookends are terrific!! Thanks to you and Spellbinders for the chance to win!

Rene said...

great job, beautiful

ronnieandcorinne@sbcglobal.net

Helen F. said...

Stunning! Love how you used these dies, Deb.

CraftyJo said...

Wow, such inspiration. I have some old metal bookends - hope you don't mind if I 'borrow' this great idea.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Gorgeous projects! Fantastic designs!

Heather said...

All of the projects are wonderful!

Cathie w said...

very pretty
cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Gail said...

Beautiful projects. I love the look of the book end cozy. Thanks for sharing with us.

Gail

Tami B. said...

I love the card with the rose on it, soooo pretty.

Vail's Creative Endeavors said...

Love all you projects, especially how you used the labels to make the card

Loree said...

Beautiful work!

Linda Peterson said...

What great work!! Love the ideas---I learned from you today. Thanks!

Doris said...

WOW! These are beautiful and so clever, too.

Ink-Pattie said...

great idea for bookends! love it

Renkata said...

Great projects. Beautifly done!

Elly said...

Great idea to use the big labels like this!!

silvia said...

Fabulous card and OMG!!~ I LOVE the book-end cozy!! Such a clever idea!!

Kris said...

Beautiful gable card! I'm in love with grand labels four...

Leslie's video said...

Great job thank you for sharing your creation and the idea. I love the use of the spellbinders!!

Shannon Guindon said...

I need to learn to think outside the box like that! Beautiful.

Lynne said...

Love your projects.

glowest said...

beautiful cards

Primitive Seasons said...

Fantastic projects. LOve the closure on the card.

Mary

Davi said...

Beautiful card and great creations. Love those grands.

Pammejo said...

Beautiful card. pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

MrsK said...

Wow! Totally gorgeous I love it! Hugz Sal

Debby said...

wow....the bookend is precious. I might have to lift this...lol

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

What wonderful projects.

bck said...

Great projects!!!

Ara said...

Very nice projects! Never would have thought to do something like that with the spellbinders!! Nice work!

Ara said...

Very nice projects! Never would have thought to do something like that with the spellbinders!! Nice work!

Anonymous said...

I love what can be done with the large dies. Love your card.
Yvonne

Jill said...

wow--love it I need to get some foil paper--thanks for sharing

ruth said...

Love your cards! I think I need that die set. :)

Patty said...

Your projects are amazing and I know these dies just want to come home to me...LOL

Cindy H. said...

OMGoodness, what creative projects! I love your card and the bookend cozies - genius!!

Cheryl Winget said...

I cannot tell you how much I love these ideas! I wish I could go straight to my craftroom and play with my own version of your gate-fold card and bookend cozy, but, alas, it will have to wait until tonight! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Carol B said...

Love the gable card idea!

Teresa said...

Love the cards. With these dies card making is so simple.

pamala said...

WOOOO!!! Great and unique use of the dies! Love the projects, tfs!

Terry said...

I love these dies and your projects! These would be gret for wedding invites!

Kelly Massman said...

Pretty!

kellie said...

Very nice projects Thanks for sharing

Elaine A said...

Deb -

That is such a sweet looking card! But I have to tell you, I am loving the bookend cozies. OMG! They are just beautiful!

Elaine Allen

doverdi said...

Very creative. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful ideas, love your cards, guess I will have to ad the grand to my wish list. jman4@comcast.net

Elaine A said...

Deb -

What a lovely card. But my absolute favorite are the bookend cozies. They are just such a great idea and beautiful!

Elaine Allen

Rama said...

Have been seeing some very creative ways to use these wonderful dies. Very interesting use of this die.

Sharri said...

Great projects! Love the bookends!

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

Wow! I never realized that die is that big!! Now I'm excited to get my hands on them! Thanks for sharing!! Very creative, indeed!

joetterer said...

Boy aren't you creative!

itsazoo said...

What an Awesome die.....

Stina said...

beautiful cards -- I especially like the gatefold.

helenbrendan said...

Wow! Your projects are beautiful. I like seeing the new larger dies used in home decor projects. Bookends--who would have thought?!

Teri said...

Wonderful unique projects!

jan said...

Mmmm the craft foil looks like a must have!

Diana said...

Projects are lovely. Great way to use the Grand die

Sharon said...

Wow, love the project. Thanks for sharing with us. Sharon in MI

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Deb, what a beautiful card. These "GRAND DIES" will have to be added to my list. Great project with the book ends. This Holiday Hoppin is helping with MY Christmas list..Thanks so much

cfine said...

Love to see unique uses for these dies. Your cards and book cozies are gorgeous!

Marlena M. said...

I love all your projects, especially the bookend cozy!

MommaMcVic said...

I love this hop- glad I got to stop by!
Kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Tabitha said...

Wow I love the rose inside your card. They are all lovely. TFS

Jessica said...

Great ideas! Love the bookend! Thanks for sharing!

Tanya said...

Beautiful! That die is amazing, I wish Santa was bringing some Grands here.

Sandy M said...

Clever use of grand dies for bookend cover.

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! Really love these!! Thanks for sharing:-)
Karen

Cathy F said...

I love how you used the Grand,great ideas.

Miesje said...

Oh my goodness - what a fabulous idea!

Charlette Finley said...

Your projects were just wonderful.
Boy that die is a must have so many things you can do with it. TFS

Rhonda said...

All of these are fantastic .. but bookend cozies !?! I love it!! Very clever!!

Beej said...

Amazing, I never would have thought of bookends, love them!!

ocean-dreamer said...

You have me thinking! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

Love the use of this die. Lovely work too.

Craftingfuntime said...

Love the new dies you used. Great project

mylambboys said...

Beautiful designs! Thanks for sharing!

Carlyn
mylambboys@yahoo.com

stmpjunkee (leesa) said...

Bookend Cozies... LOVE that idea!! These are fantabulous ideas and great uses of your dies and materials... thank you for sharing!

Sandra said...

great projects - thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra

Vickie said...

Very creative...thank you for sharing!

SusanK said...

Your gatefold card is just beautiful!

SusanHnSC said...

Great projects!

ttop said...

Beautiful work, thank you for sharing.

Clickersister said...

So many ideas for the grand spellbinders! Thanks for sharing!

Beth Miller said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! So creative with the bookends, too!

April said...

These are just awesome! I love the ideas in how you used the labels. The top card is especially pretty.

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

I just love all the tips getting on this hop and your cards are simple stunning.. I love them all...
The Scrapbooking Queen

Anita said...

Stunning projects!

scrappin_in_AK said...

great ideas - beautiful card, love the bookend cozies too

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful projects...love this set of dies!! TFS

Marvely said...

Great projects.
Love Grand Dies.
Love Spellbinders !!!
Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.
marvely@hotmail.com

Liz in MO said...

Super cute project, thanks for sharing.

Adrienne said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful creative ideas and your use of Spellbinder's Nestabilities is amazing. Thanks.

Yuki said...

Such clever ideas--love your projects! And so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

ScrappingDeb said...

Love the card - TFS

connie said...

great cards. I love that large die!

Life On the Scrappy Side Store said...

All are very pretty but the book end is my fave. Love the grands have ordered 2 and can not wait to get them you gave me a good idea thanks
Barbara

flirtini83 said...

Love your project. Great colors. Love Graphic 45. I hope I win.

Cynthia said...

Lovely projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lorraine said...

Yay, such great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing.

Trina P said...

Now I wished I bought that die when it was on sale. TFS.

Marcia said...

Such great project ideas!

Julia Krause said...

wonderful cards!

Diana said...

What wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing!

Brenda said...

Awesome idea for the bookend cozies. Love it

Robyn Schaub said...

Beautiful projects!

Susan G said...

Who would have ever thought to cover a bookend? Fabulous altering idea.

gale.sewell said...

beautiful projects. I love them all. You have some cute ideas. Even for a guy. I really like the grand labels four from spellbinders. I have to get me some of those. Beautiful beautiful beautiful items.
Thank you for sharing,
Gale

Theresa said...

awesome projects!

gertsbride said...

LOVE.IT! So, so cute! This is the first time I've visited your blog, but you are now bookmarked in my favorites!

Mary Beth

http://peltfamily.blogspot.com

diane55 said...

A book end cozy!!! How smart is that! Love it!

Sarah said...

Those are beautiful! - Sarah J R

karahoward said...

Congrats on making such a cute card. Love the idea of making it a gate card. Know what's going on my christmas list now...

Barb F said...

Gorgeous! I love how you folded the cut pieces! New idea for me!

Sam said...

So pretty - love your style, and the colors are gorgeous! TFS

Barb F said...

Gorgeous! I love how you folded the cut pieces! New idea for me!

Rhonda V. said...

Oh I *need* the grand caliber and those grand nesties!!! Must must must have them!!! Love your beautiful card and projects!

GinaE said...

Love your project...just great!

Christina said...

Your card and bookend covers are so clever! I love the idea of this for a guy gift. Thanks for the inspiration!

stampingsue said...

What beautiful projects, I love how you have made a card using the die.

Sue

Chris Hertel said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Just stunning!

kim said...

very cute. thank you for sharing

Gaby Santiago said...

So cute cards! I liked all of them, especially the last one!

Cara B said...

What a wonderful idea! I hadn't realized how large the biggest die was before seeing this project. This is fantastic.

Debbi said...

I love your projects and your talent. You definately have my mind whirling and wanting to leave work and try this. TFS

faithfulecreations said...

I am LOVING these grand dies! Beautiful work, tfs.

mom said...

I'm looking forward for the bookend directions!

Peggy said...

Wow, these Grand dies are amazing and so are your projects. I never would of thought of a book end cozy. Love the card also. So elegant.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Mary said...

Oh my goodness....what a wonderful blog post. Great use of the Spellbinder dies. You've done the product proud. Your imagination made them special!

Beastybunny said...

Fabulous projects. I love the bookends. Great idea.

Ceesa said...

Very nice idea...

Dani said...

So lovely and inspiring!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us all!!

christi said...

what beautiful large cards.

ScrappinT said...

I really like the card that you made! All of your projects were fantastic!

Luanne said...

That Big Die as a A2 gate fold card is fantastic!! I LOVE it!!

Joey said...

I don't think I've ever seen that die used so well. Great Job!

Gail L. said...

All of your art is wonderful and I just bought that set of dies. Thanks for the great ideas! --Gail Lass

Amy said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing.

Gail L. said...

What wonderful ideas with this die! Thanks so much for sharing! --Gail Lass

Clare said...

Beautiful work, just beautiful!

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

Great project, I really liked how you used the key hole to close it with the bow.

Liz said...

I just love these big Grand Dies so much you can do with them

Sue D said...

Very clever card and bookend cozies--I never would have thought of that idea.

Tracy Pea said...

This is definitely the most creative way I've seen the dies used so far! Love the cards!

Mary of Oregon said...

Clever use of the grand dies

Beth said...

Deborah your card is gorgeous but those book-end cozy's OMG they are fabulous and such a clever idea.

Carisa said...

i love your card!!! i can't wait to get my hands on a few of the grand nesties for just that purpose. i also love the altered bookends, very creative and i LOVE LOVE LOVE G45!

Theresa said...

What great projects...love your use of the Grand 4 die. The book end cozy is really neat. TFS

Legojenta said...

Oh - beautiful creations =)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Beautiful creations!

Jen said...

love the gate-fold card idea!!
thank you for sharing

Sheri said...

Very cool! Clever bookend idea! TFS!

ginalovesdave said...

What a creative way to use that die! VERY pretty.

Jenny H. said...

Love the bookend idea!

Karen said...

Beautiful card and love the bookends!

Suzi said...

I know just the book ends you are talking about! Now I want to try it! Thank you!

AHadley said...

I love how elegant and stylish these are!

Shazza said...

what beautiful projects, great ideas x

patscrap91 said...

Your idea is fabulous. I love these dies. Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

I'm just saying that I need to have them all under my tree this year lol...
This is the best creations and the machine is so divine

Eisbärin said...

Wow, what a great idea and it looks so nice!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love what you did with the labels and the folding! Great projects!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love what you did with the labels and the folding! Great projects!!

Scrappin' Abz said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cottagerca said...

deborah, like the folded card ideal. life made easy with the die cut.
ava

Cassie_lu said...

wonderful projects and what a great idea to use the bigger dies as a card base.

~ Upallnite ~ said...

how brilliant..what a wonderful idea!

~ Upallnite ~ said...

what a brilliant idea! love it.

drwarrenankh said...

Lovely projects!!

PatS said...

You definitely showed how versatile this die can be. Great creative ideas.

PatS said...

You definitely showed how versatile this die can be. Great creative ideas.

Happy Stamper said...

Very creative. I like what you've done with this die. I especially like the first one as the colours are gorgeous and I like the fold you used.

Scrapbookdoll said...

wow, this is a supercool idea, to make such a gorgious card!
marie-anne

Scrapbookdoll said...

wow, this is a supercool idea, to make such a gorgious card!
marie-anne

Fab and Sassy said...

very pretty..........

Jennie said...

Stunning and love the grand dies. Beautiful paper and design!

robindefender said...

Cute projects!

Cindy said...

Great inspiration !

melminor said...

Love these! I'm always looking for ideas for guys, and yours is perfect!

jennifer d said...

lovely idea for the large dies,great work

Margarita Ybarra said...

what a great idea for a card!

Casmiles said...

How wonderful that you've used the dies as complete cards folded at different levels. Very creative...Thanks for another great idea!

Card-Eology said...

loving your projects!!

Linda said...

Deborah
Your card is just awsome. What a great idea. I never would have come up with that
Thank you for the idea

dmbennett said...

Wonderful cards. I am really liking these new Grand dies. Can't wait to get the Grand Calibur and the dies.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The bookend ideas are a keeper. The whole idea is great.
Shellee
rmackey13@sbcglobal.net

stephanie said...

Wow, love how you used your dies, love them.

Jacki said...

I didn't think I needed any more craft supplies.... til I saw what you are doing with these Spellbinders... how awesome!!!

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