July 9, 2008 Spellbinders Sneak Peek!

Introducing the Daisy Border Grand, S7-003 from Spellbinders. The die cut measures 12 inches long and 2.5 inches wide at the widest part and retails for $19.99. This is a true 12 inch border and is the perfect partner to Daisy Patch Edgeability S4-043 die, both by longtime product designer Toni Kelly.

For instruction on using Spellbinders dies, I have downloaded the YouTube videos to my blog, see below, or click here to go to YouTube.

For supplies today I am using Spellbinders Premium Craft Foil, which is 12 inches wide and 36 inches long, $8.99 US retail, an awesome price! It doesn’t matter which color I use today, because I want the silver side. It comes in 5 colors plus pure copper, each color has silver on the back, except the pure copper. I used a tag from the Ribbon Tags Trio S3-150. The paper is Worldwin’s ColorMates in Deep Awesome Aqua, Deep Totally Tan, Light Heritage White, and Inkjet Printable Translucent Vellum, the Perfect Printing Pouch, photos are my own, font is Bickley Script, velvet ribbon is Basic Grey, sheer ribbon in white and yellow, and black acrylic paint. For adhesive on the metal, either a liquid glue or red line tape is preferred.

Feeding a 12 inch long die on 8.5 inch long mats is easy. Use the Spellbinders die cut sandwich, when stacked from your table up: white mat, white spacer plate, die, cut side up, material to be cut, white mat. A little tip, if you are concerned your material will move off the die, you can use a small piece of removable tape. It won’t harm the die, and it peels off the paper easily without damaging the die cut.

Feed this into your Wizard. With a 12 inch long die, part of the die will stick out the back end, and that is fine. Only the part of the die that sits on the Spacer Plate will cut, but it won’t leave a line or crease where the spacer plate ends.


After the first pass, lift the top mat, turn the border die 180 degrees so the uncut portion is on the spacer plate, replace the top mat and feed it in exactly the same way as before.

You can remove the excess cut foil from the outside of the die.

Embossing is done the same way. Leave the die cut in the die. Remove the spacer plate from the sandwich so the die sits on the bottom mat, place the tan embossing mat on top of the die, and cover with the top white mat. The tan embossing mat is 6.75 inches long and should cover half of the 12 inch border. Feed the embossing sandwich through the Wizard.

To emboss the other half, turn the die 180 degrees, cover with the Tan mat and white mat and feed sandwich again. The die will not have lines or creases or any indication that you do not have 12 inch plates.

What? You want 12 inch long plates? OK, twist my arm! They’ll be available at the 2008 Craft and Hobby Association Summer Show and at your favorite Spellbinder’s retailer in August!


Now we get to play with the die cut. Make sure that you are protecting your work surface, I use wax paper. After cutting and embossing, paint the entire die cut with black acrylic craft paint.

Paint it evenly, and be sure to get paint into all the nooks and crannies. Let it dry slightly.

Using a dry paper towel, wipe the paint off the embossed areas. Be gentle, but you don’t have to be perfect.

Do not wipe the paint out of the crevices, you want it there. You can always add more a little more paint if you took too much off. You can always take a little more off if you put too much on.

Allow the paint to dry completely, that will depend on the brand of paint you use, read the label for drying time. Cut, emboss, paint and wipe the smaller flowers in the Daisy Patch S4-043 die and one of the Ribbon Tags Trio S3-150.

I love to photograph the flowers in my yard, and I waited not so patiently for my daisies this year, they bloomed just in time to share with you! Photo editing was done with Photoshop Elements. The poem is The Daisy Field, by Ann Taylor, found on the internet.

To make this layout, I cut, embossed, painted and wiped a second daisy border. I matted the photos, arranged the borders and photos, wrapped the layout with multiple ribbons, and assembled as shown. Pull the ribbons over the tag, through the holes and attach to the back side of the page. I see this as a layout with clean lines and basic matting. The detail is in the die cuts.

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100 responses to “July 9, 2008 Spellbinders Sneak Peek!

  1. kiminiowa2003

    You ROCK!!

  2. These are totally amazing. Love them. Wow, what I could do with one of these dies.

  3. Hey can you add me in?!!!

  4. Gorgeous!!! TFS!

  5. scrappintlc

    So elegant. Include me in the drawing please. 🙂

  6. what a fab LO and great instructions too! Thank you so much!

  7. erLove this one!

  8. You created a very unique scrapbook page to showcase your Daisies.

  9. Great Tutorial! Thanks

  10. I’m really glad that I found your blog and I love the daisies!

  11. Gorgeous! thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Awesome job on your layout. Great explanation of how you used the dies, etc. Wonderful job!

  13. WOW! Very fun! Great projects too!

  14. Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts)

    Wonderful tutorial! Love this new border die! TFS!

  15. Love this daisy die and thanks for the tutorial. I never used foil before but this is something I need to try.

  16. Another gorgeous product – thank you.Warm wishes from Florida!

  17. Beautiful work!

  18. butterfly843

    Love how you painted the image.

  19. Kacey Elliott

    That is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for showing us how to use it too!

  20. oAnother great die! Thanks for all the pics on how you used it and for the wonderful page!

  21. scrappinpeg

    Thanks for the tutorial…. Love this one…..

  22. martha1223

    Love your daisy page Beth!

  23. Beth, You did a wonderful job showing off the new 12″ border die. I love the layout and all your step by steps. Thanks for taking the time to show us how to create the 12″ border. I love the fact that this die coordinates with one of the original Spellbinders Dies. I also agree that Toni Kelly is one of the best Die Designers out there. She did another great job.Congratulations Beth and Spellbinders.

  24. Sharron Lynne

    My favourite flowers are daisys so this is a must have die cut for me. I love your tutorial and the metallic look of the daisys on your finished card. Wonderful tips on how to use a 12 in die cut on smaller plates.

  25. Great stuff! I love these daisies. You did a great job showcasing them

  26. interesting border and very neat. Thanks for the tutorial!

  27. AMAZING!! You are soooooo creative and the page is beautiful. This die is fabulous and so is your project. TFS and the GREAT tutorial.

  28. Davis Family Blogs

    Very pretty die. I’ve always loved daisies…emily

  29. Love to scrap 12 x 12 pages. This is an awesome addition to all the wonderful dies being released. Great sample and tutorial. Thanks!

  30. Wonderful tutorial and such a beautiful result. I love this daisy die!! Wow !!

  31. Denise ~ Paper Ponderings

    OMG…my wish list is absolutely ginormous! How does one ever decide which ones to purchase when one cannot afford them ALL???

  32. WOW-ZA!!!! What a fantasic die cut.LOVED what you did with it too. Very creative! Glad I found your blog.ansa

  33. Those daisies are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your projects with us.

  34. Just found your blog thanks to Spellbinders. I love the new dies and you’ve showcased them really well. The tutorial makes them look so easy to work with. Thanks! Julia

  35. Keri Lee Sereika

    Ok now that is totally cool! I love the daisy border…wow….

  36. WOW, that is soooooo LOVELY!!!! Excellent tutorial…thank you!!

  37. Love the foil – very cool technique!

  38. Reality Show Reject

    What a cool die! I’m sure I would use it on scrapbooking pages. Thanks for sharing!

  39. Wow, this is awesome. Gorgeous layout!

  40. Fabulous artwork!Fabulous tutorial!

  41. WOW, your layout is stunning. Great tutorial Thank you for sharing.

  42. Thanks for the tutorial. Love your scrapbook page.

  43. WOWWW, your card is awesome and the tutorial is great!!!! I love it.God blessGiovana

  44. Your layout is very pretty and thanks for the tips on cutting the 12 inch dies! Thanks for the sneak peek!!

  45. Andi (RrlScrapGal)

    Beautiful detailed instructions and project!The daisies are gorgeous!Love the 12″ dies & plates!!!!

  46. Marie Cramp

    I love Daisies. What a beautiful border!! I would love to try that out, the results are fantastic.TFSMariehttp://scrappingworld.blogspot.comscrappingworld@live.comjmcramp@telus.net

  47. Carol Weimer

    Beautiful die, beautiful technique, thanks for sharing.

  48. Great blog and love this die. Very easy to follow tutorial. Thanks for a chance.

  49. That is a nice sized border. Thanks for the details.

  50. Thanks for such a great Tutorial. This gives me a chance to see what I can do with this set.

  51. Oh, wow, what a gorgeous layout & fantastic tutorial! Hmmm, already have the foil, so bring on the die!!! LOL!!!

  52. Nancy in CA

    Thanks for the inspirations. Looks like a really fun die-cut.

  53. This is beautiful! I have never tried craft foil – what a cool look!

  54. Just wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial. Hugs, Maria

  55. Beautiful page! Those daisy borders are so cute!

  56. This is a GREAT tutorial. I am very impressed with your detail in explaining and photographing.

  57. [and so on}

    BETH – this is just gorgeous – and look at all your comments!!!!Thanks for the visual – you know I need them!Linda

  58. really beautiful, Beth! What a great idea for a 12 inch die!!!

  59. mustangsarah

    A great tutorial, thank you for sharing.Awesome die, I love daisies!!

  60. So happy that I have found you! Love your blog!I love the daisy border. I see so many possibilities with this die too! I can see I will NEED all the new dies! I love your layout.Denise G

  61. Beautiful die – love the detailed embossing. Great job on the directions and pictures too.

  62. You did a great job in showing a simple but elegant border idea. Love the idea of a longer border diecut and the new longer plates. So many possibilities!

  63. I am loving this daisy border!!! And this is a great tutorial and project to introduce it!

  64. wow- very neat, like what you did with the paint!!

  65. So glad to see something for scrapbooking page. Hope there will be more of these. Beautiful page. 🙂

  66. what a great product!

  67. Judith A. Novak

    Wow! What will they think of next?!I am pleased to see scrapbook page sized dies and what a lovely one to start out with. Your examples are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.Judith..

  68. This is so cool and love the tutorial that shows us how to use this one. What a great job! Thank you!Denise Wellsmamascollections@aol.com

  69. this is beautiful!

  70. Amazing! Thanks for the tutorial.Swedie

  71. te!I LOVE IT! daisies are my favorite! Love your project.

  72. What a great way to use the dies.Great LO.Eveline

  73. This die is a real must. I love it! Thanks for the great tutorial.

  74. Kathy Stamper

    Cool new border! I loves daisies, too. TYFS

  75. Really beautiful page—that die is pretty cool! Thanks for the tutorial!

  76. Love it – a new 12″ die is incrdible. Love your l/o too. ANd your directions are perfect.

  77. Gorgeous! Love the details in the daisies!

  78. Great visual tutorial. There are a lot of daisy lovers out there that will love this.

  79. Wow I love what you did with these!!!

  80. Holy WOWZA!!! This is just a STUNNING layout, and your tutorial is totally TOP NOTCH!!! (As if we would expect anything less from YOU??) This is totally fabulous!!! I NEED to try this border with foil now!! Excellent!

  81. Kimmie0270

    Beautiful work!

  82. Melody (lacyquilter)

    How cool is this! Great tutorial.

  83. This is a beautiful die. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  84. Wow, I just love what you did with this die!! Just beautiful!!:)

  85. BethYou are a sweet heart mentioning my name. Your project is absolutely beautiful and a wonderful job on the tutorial. Wishing I could have gone to CHA and give you a hug. So here is a virtual one. Thanks again.

  86. I LOVE daisies, and am sooo tickled to see this die! Its to DIE for, haha! yes pun intended, lol. I wore daisies at my prom….nice memories….Wonderful layout you did and tutorial! thanks so much for sharing!

  87. Beautiful page! Love the new die.

  88. OMG THEY SO NEED TO MAKE MORE OF THESEGREAT JOB GREAT BLOG!

  89. liannallama

    Beautiful use of the border and beautiful LO! Thanks for showing us how to use the long border with a short mat!

  90. I’m going to have to get some of that foil. Thanks for the tips!

  91. I really enjoyed the daisy border presentation. Thanks! I look forward to trying it myself *wink*!

  92. I love daisies, and tonight I was trying to figure out a way to do a daisy border on a card…my wish was granted, unbelievable. Now I just need to have the patience to wait until the die is released, oh dear, that will be hard. Your tutorial was great…thanks.

  93. Julie (Joypup on SCS)

    Oh, man — I am working on a wedding album with a daisy theme, and I wish I had some of these dies… sigh. Winning the whole shebang would be the only way that will happen, but it is soooooo great to see them. Lovely tutorial — worth all the effort I know it took. Thank you!

  94. Great instructions on the blog…will have to visit YouTube when the house is full of sleeping people! LOL!! Lovin’ the border dies btw!

  95. Absolutely gorgeous presentation! Daisies are my favorite flower – I carried them when I was married 39 years ago on Saturday. Must have this die!!!!!!! Bookmarking you on my “Super-Blogger” listing. Thanks for the great step-by-step directions!

  96. What a great tutorial. You did a great job and love the border die also.

  97. Laurie Wilson

    Wow, thanks! wonderful tutorial!

  98. Heidi Blankenship

    Beth, you did a Spectacular job on the tutorial!! I love all of the pictures! You LO is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love the look of the foil and the daisy pictures are very pretty too!!

  99. Rachel Hope

    COOL!!! Thanks for the tutorial! Very Cool

  100. Sharon in NE

    Love this!! Love your blog!! Glad I found you.