Spellbinders Sneak Peek Day 11

Welcome to Cookies for Breakfast! Get some coffee and your wish list, I think you’re going to need it. Today there will be a drawing for Spellbinders S4-189 Labels Three and the previously revealed die templates during Spellbinders’ 5 Year Anniversary Celebration. Each day an additional die template is added to the daily giveaway list for a grand total of 16 dies on the 16th day of reveals! I wish I was eligible to enter, ‘cuz I want them all!

Commenting on this post is certainly welcome but does not enter you into the contest. This contest is sponsored directly by Spellbinders Paper Arts. Please read the post to find directions for entering the contest. If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@spellbinders.us. Don’t forget to visit these talented ladies’ blog sites for the remaining sneak peeks! And you still have until 11:59 pm CST on January 15th to enter for Wendy Weixler’s give-away at Wickedly Wonderful Creations.

Jan. 16 Keri Lee Sereika Pink Lemonade

Jan. 17 Sally Lynn MacDonald Inky Heart

Jan. 18 Donya Schroeder Puckish

Jan. 19 Linda Duke Linda’s Works of Heart

Jan. 20 Trudee Sauer Follow Your Bliss

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED on Spellbinders Blog. Go check it out at Spellbinder’s Blog.

Introducing Spellbinders S4-189 Labels Three. What a cool die template Labels Three is, and it is so versatile. It has a unique shape as a label, as well as lending itself to use with circles and squares. I can see using Spellbinders S4-189 Labels Three in layers and different sizes, as a frame with a shape cut from the center of it, and cutting this shape opening onto cards, and using it as a cover for a mini album, and so many other projects.

Spellbinders S4-189 Labels Three
MSRP $24.99

Spellbinders S4-189 Labels Three is another ‘must have’ for to your wish list. Is yours as long as mine? Spellbinders S4-189 Labels Three is like a circle and a fancy square wrapped up in one, I mean 6! The largest size die cut is 3 5/8” square(ish) and the measurements step down in 1/2” increments. The smallest size is 1 1/8”. Spellbinders S4-189 Labels Three will retail for $24.99.(Hint: “Labels Three” should be the subject of the email when you enter at the link for today’s giveaway, see rule #2 below.)

When this die template arrived at my door, I dropped everything, grabbed some scrap paper and got busy. I kept thinking of how many different ways I could use this die template, and how much I wanted to tell everyone about it, but I was sworn to secrecy, until now.

When I get a new die template I start cutting and playing with the different sizes and combinations. I did just that, and tossed the results in a pile. Then I looked at the pile and hey, look at that! I could do this faster this way and yes, that’s what I’m going to do! I think of this project as a quick but impressive card, you could make several in practically no time.

Supplies used:
S4-189 Labels Three
S4-149 Double Ended Tags ( I used the medium sized tag)
Worldwin Treasures Deep Blue cardstock
Worldwin Treasures Natural
Basic Grey Boxer – Bowling Shoes pattern cardstock
Wide Ribbon from my stash, it matched the Natural cardstock
Sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado
Clearsnap Colorbox Alabaster chalk ink

Cut Deep Blue cardstock to 9 ½ x 6 ½” and fold it in half. This is the base for the card.

Cut Bowing Shoes patterned cardstock to 4 ½ x 6 ¼”.Cut Natural cardstock to 4 ¼ x 6”. Adhere wide ribbon to center, and secure on the back side.

Make two piles of your Labels Three die templates; the first pile should have die numbers 1, 3, 5, and the second with die numbers 2, 4, 6.

Here’s a little thing I do with tape. I use regular household tape to keep dies from moving. Normally tape is too sticky and can damage paper, especially when it’s run through the Wizard. I take a small piece of tape, touch it to my clothes so it picks up tiny fibers, then I use it on my papers. It retains enough sticky to hold the dies, but lifts off the paper without harming it. I use the tape over and over until all the sticky is gone.

Cut a piece of Deep Blue cardstock about 4 x 4”. Place the pile with numbers 2, 4,6 cut side down. Arrange the dies so they are straight and centered. Tape them down with one of those special pieces of tape. Place the whole piece die side down onto the Spacer Plate (either the white plastic or new black magnet spacer plate will work).

Cut a piece of Deep Blue to 1×3”, the size of the S3-149 Double Ended Tag, and add those to the spacer plate as well. The sandwich for cutting in the Wizard is White Master Mat, Spacer Plate, die template with the cut side up, White Master Mat.

Feed the sandwich through the Wizard. Remove the spacer plate, place the die templates, with the cut side facing up, onto the bottom White Master Mat, cover the dies with the Tan Embossing Mat and White Master Mat, and feed the sandwich again.

Remove the tape slowly from the dies and paper and set them aside.

Take the second pile of dies with numbers 1,3,5 and line them up the same way on the patterned paper. Cut/emboss in the Wizard.

On the ribbon covered Natural cardstock, stack the medallion from the bottom, start with the largest blue, largest pattern, second blue, second pattern, and so on, turning each die cut 90 degrees from the one below it.

Stamp a sentiment on the Double Ended Tag and attach it to the Natural cardstock with brads.

Use adhesive to attach Natural piece to patterned piece, then to Deep Blue, each with about 1/8” all the way around.

This note card shows the versatility of the die template. I did nothing fancy, just layered the different sizes, and added a stamped Circle Nestability to the center. See how nicely the Spellbinders S4-189 Labels Three works with squares and circles? I just love this die template!

I used Worldwin Cardstock, Just Rite Stampers, and Prima patterned paper on this card.

My last project is a star book made with Spellbinders S4-189 Labels Three. I googled “star book” for instructions. It’s a little reminder book so I can remember my goals this year. New Year’s resolutions are so commitment oriented, and well, I always mess them up. Goals are much more attainable, and the word ‘resolutions’ was too long to fit on the booklet!

The trick to making a star book is to fold the paper, then align it so the fold is inside the cut lines of the die template. Cut/emboss this way, and the folded paper allows for a double die cut. I did this for all the paper inside the book. The covers are chipboard covered in cardstock. The cover letters and numbers are rub-ons from Making Memories, the cardstock is from Worldwin, and the pattern paper is from Basic Grey. I did the inside text and my own photos on Photoshop Elements.

My goals? OK, I’ll tell you, now you’ll have to remind me: Keep on Running, Eat Right, Read More, Manage Time Wisely, and Make More Art.

The Wizard is so easy to use, and Spellbinders’ Die Templates work in all other consumer die cutting machines too! Check out these videos to actually see how easy it is to get professional looking projects with Spellbinders. Spellbinders Videos

Now, for all the details on the BIG CONTEST!

Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Sneak Peek Party Drawing Information

Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each of the 16 Spellbinders Sneak Peek Blog reveals as stated in the “Rules”. This name will be drawn to receive the die being revealed and any other dies listed as a part of said blog give-away. These entries must follow all rules stated below to be valid for the drawing.

Entrants visiting all 16 Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary Celebration Sneak Peeks Blog reveals and correctly entering their information into the 16 separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a full set of all 28 NEW RELEASE dies debuting at the Winter Craft and Hobby Association Show in Anaheim, California, on January 25-28, 2009!


Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek die give away must adhere to all of the following rules:

1. Participant must click on the provided link on Reveal blog to enter each individual drawing on sneak peeks between January 5 and January 20, 2009.

2. Participant must type in the subject line the name of the die being revealed.

3. Participant must send their entry for this blog before 12:00 midnight Central Standard Time on January 16, 2009.

4. Participant is only allowed to enter each of the 16 Spellbinders sneak peek blog give away drawings one time per sneak peek. Participant must use the same email address daily to be considered for grand prize entry, no exceptions. Please consider whether you will have access to the same email address from January 5th through the 20th and plan accordingly.

5. Spellbinders Design Team members and employees are not eligible for drawings.

Any participant wishing to be automatically entered into the drawing for the Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary Celebration Sneak Peek Grand Prize drawing, must enter the drawing from all of the 16 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.

Please note:

*Spellbinders will only use email information to contact the winner.

*Spellbinders will not share this email address with any other parties.

*Spellbinders will not use this email information for advertisements or communications other than to contact the winner.

*If you wish to be included in further communications from Spellbinders, please go to their homepage and sign up for their newsletter.

If you have questions regarding the contest, please send an e-mail to ContestQuestions@spellbinders.us

Thank you for your interest and contest entries, my drawing is now closed, be sure to visit the other talented ladies’ blogs and enter there.

For more Spellbinders product release information go to Spellbinders Paper Arts.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’d love to know what you think about Labels Three, feel free to leave a comment on my blog. Please understand that your comment is not an entry into the contest. To enter the contest, scroll back up to the “click here” and follow the instructions. Have a wonderful day, stay warm, and have some cookies! I made them just for us! (Its part of my Eat Right goal! LOL)


74 responses to “Spellbinders Sneak Peek Day 11

  1. Great projects, really cute dies!

  2. Really love this shape. I can see versatility using with others!!

  3. These are fantastic creations: Can’t wait to get my hands on the set: Great shape.

  4. Super wonderful idea for sticking the dies down. So frustrating when they move. Love your designs for this cool die.

  5. Oh I must have this set. Love the samples you made.

  6. Hey Beth,Great to hear from you and see what you’ve been up to! Very impressive! Kel

  7. I love the card you made with the Monogram. It is really Striking with the black and white. Very Pretty.

  8. S4-189 Labels Three. I love your iterpretation with the Star Book…it looks great. You have given such dimension to the final productshowing the versatility of the Labels Three. Great work and ThanksPamphicks92@yahoo.com.au

  9. Love all of your work Beth! My favorite is the boxes though…beautiful!!!

  10. Stampin_melissa

    Wow, your projects were just amazing!!

  11. Wonderful creations!

  12. You rock Beth!! That star book is to “die” for! Freakin’ fabulous!!!hugsHolly S

  13. well…I GOTTA HAVE EM!! wonderful examples too!!

  14. Heidi Blankenship

    Beth, Great job on all of your projects! I love the step shots and what a great to do the diecuts as frames and layer them. Plus it saves on designer paper, which we all like to hoard-LOL! I Love your star books–that’s Amazing!! Can’t wait to see you soon!

  15. What a creative way to use these dies. I just love it.

  16. I love your first card. And your instructions are great. I never would have thought of that. Thanks so much for showing us your tips and tricks.

  17. Great projects Beth! I love the star book – what a clever idea.

  18. Patty (SCS-pepperrn)

    wow, okay, this is my fav so far!1 love this and your terrific creations.Thanks,Patty

  19. Brilliant samples!

  20. Thanks for the cookies 🙂 they look delicious – as do those dies!!! Love them – they’re fabulous – but not near as fabulous as your creations with them. Beautiful job!!

  21. I am so impressed with your imagination and creativity! If all of your blog readers could see your workroom, they would be drooling. Where did you get such talent? Love Mom

  22. wonderful creations! hugs nicky

  23. Love this new die! Go Labels! Your card is beautiful too Beth, it looks just like a heritage quilt.

  24. wonderful projects.Loving all these dies.wish I could afford to buy them all,lol.

  25. I love your cards. You are SO creative. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Hey girl, I love your projects and can’t wait to get my hands on this die template set. Say hello to Cindy for me…lolEli

  27. Wonderful samples. These labels are such fun. 🙂 A must-have yet again. 🙂

  28. Denise ~ Paper Ponderings

    Oh my…these are fabulous!

  29. Give that dog a cookie – I think she’s hungry!This is a cool project!

  30. These were COOL… like these… All the things you make of these dies. I am “amazed”Hugs from Unni

  31. Just LOVE it. The round, curvy, unique shape will make my projects so delicious!! Especially the “special” valentine’s project I am working on as a gift for my HUBBY!! It will really add to the seductiveness. Thanks for the ideas Beth!

  32. Great Ideas! Love the symetry of the designs. Sharing cookies makes me glad!

  33. I would have to agree that your Star Book was extremely creative. These dies are awesome. Thanks for showing all the versatility. Congratulations and Best Wishes,Kar

  34. You crafty lady you! Keep up the good work!Cathy Mann

  35. ooh I loooove those dies – they look a bit like pillows to me!!! But I can see how you could use circle with them too – my wish list is growing by the minute!!! 😉 I am now off to enter my email!!

  36. Love your projects using the Labels Three set! Like yours, my Spellbinders list is getting longer, and longer…

  37. I gotta have these one to!!!!! my bank account is going to get hit hard this time around, I think I want every set so far. thanks for sharing your lovely work, I can’t wait to get my set..Hugs Cathy

  38. naturecoastcrafter

    Beth:Thanks for the tape tip for holding your dies when running multiples through. Beautiful work and you are right. These are must haves!

  39. I absolutely am in love with your first card you showed here. I am a quilter and it is so quilty looking. This is a set I am going to need……one of many of course!

  40. AMazing how sometimes a little ” accident ” turns into such a beautiful project ? Love the new label dies and love your blog ! How is Cindy ? I love her story and that you have made her a part of your family !

  41. Oh, that star book is really special! Great project and I loooove this die!

  42. I love your card with the Labels Three, it looks like a quilt! The cookies look delish and remember that it has milk, flour, and all the antioxidants in the chocolate! That makes them good for you, right?

  43. This looks like another “must-have”. Lets hope I win something, because my list is getting way to long. So far everything has been great.Love the great ideas you got stirring in my brain. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  44. Oh wow, LOVE your creations with this! I need this set! This is my favorite..I think, although Ive said that a few other times, lol.

  45. Beth !! You did such a wonderful and thorough tutorial. Thanks for being so creative and sharing your expertise. 🙂

  46. Your samples and tips are wonderful and I need those dies! I have Labels One and Two and love them.

  47. Awesome samples! Love the new label set. That star book is just fantastic. TFS!

  48. Love the way you used the dies to make the star book! Fabulous!

  49. Oh yum! Those cookies look delicious and a great way to start my morning:) TFS :)Your projects are amazing! I just love the little book of goals for 2009 – how clever! The cards are so amazing and easy to create too. Thanks for the wonderful tips on using these fabulous new dies!

  50. Hi Beth!Your projects are great. I especially like the square card with the center circle; the shapes work really well together, just as you said.

  51. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing how you use regular tape de-stickified instead of buying low tack tape. I also like how you saved on paper by making three diecuts from one piece — I would not have known that you had done that if I hadn’t read your instructions. Thanks for sharing your goals with us – you can do it!

  52. Beth, thanks so much for the beautiful projects and the excellent tutorials! I am so impressed with Spellbonders’ DT! You guys are all immensely talented!!

  53. Ooooooh, what a nifty idea to nest the dies before cutting! Lovely projects!

  54. Really like the star book. Thanks for sharing such great projects.

  55. I really like these dies. Love what you did on the first card adn cute goal book made with them. I can see these would get a lot of use. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  56. Wow this is fabulous. I juse love this template and love your creative and inspiring projects.

  57. Keri Lee Sereika

    I love this die Beth!!! The starbook is AMAZINGLY cool!!!

  58. Trena in Naperville

    Hi Beth! I’m in the Chicago area too! This is the first time I’ve visited your blog and I think it is great!! I’m following the Spellbinder’s daily adventure – that’s how I found you. I especially like the card where you turn the layers 90 degrees!Take care and STAY POSITIVE![and stay warm too! :o)]

  59. Hey, thanks for baking those cookies for us! LOL!!That star book is definitely what I want to try with these dies! Great inspiration :0)Yes, a LONG wish list…OY!

  60. Great projects you have created with these awesome dies ! I keep praying I will be one of the winners !

  61. I'm loving these new label die sets. There are so many possibilities. I adore the star book & your cards! Very inspiring!!Karen M.

  62. I just love a die that has so much versatility….and of course i can see many uses for this one…oh and by the way those cookies look yummy!!!!!!!

  63. Love how you showcased this new die. Beautiful samples!

  64. Beautiful creations, these labels are fab!

  65. Great projects, the star book is wonderful and cookies definitely count as “eating right” ;o)

  66. Angi (Mistress_of_Mayhem)

    The blog picture doesn’t do your first card justice! I clicked on it to enlarge it and it’s lovely!The goals star book is such a cute idea!Thanks for the inspiration!

  67. Beautiful work !!!Very interesting card !!!!Salute – lengow

  68. Jean from jlfstudio

    Thanks for the awesome samples. My quilting mother in law is going to love it when I get my hands on these dies and I CASE your first project. Now that her hands are too weak to quilt by hand (her first love) I’m thinking I could use these to get her designing on paper.Thanks for sharing your time and talents. And thank you Spellbinder for introducing me to another great artist/blogger (love the dies too – lol!)

  69. Labels Three is awesome! Love your samples, too! Thanks for sharing some great ideas.

  70. Melody (lacyquilter)

    These are wonderful. I really love how you saved on paper with the stacks on the first card.

  71. Beth’s blog is Day 11, she is already in bed getting her beauty sleep!! She’ll fix it in the morning!Kim from Spellbinders

  72. I think the title of the post is incorrect, but the email uses day 11.Anyway, I just wanted to say that Labels Three is so cool! I love the bubbly shape of it. And your first card was sure a happy little “accident”. It reminds me of a quilt somehow.ps. Great blog name! 😉

  73. Ooops sorry, I also meant to say that these are wonderfuly creations – I especially love the start book. Thanks for sharing and allowing to be a part of your celebrations 🙂

  74. I’m confussed – have these posted out of order? Yesterday was #10 and now you’ve jumped to #12 – have I missed #11 somewhere along the way??

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