Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!!

Commenting on this post is welcome but does NOT enter you into the contest. This contest is sponsored by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts. Directions on how to enter are in the Blog Post and Official Rules at http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/blog/spellbinders-suprise-party/. If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us    

Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is hosting Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! We will introduce 25 new Die Templates and 2 Impressabilities™ templates! These sneak peeks are part of the collection that will be released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show on January 24, 2010. We want to invite YOU, our greatest fans, to join the party from January 7-14, 2010! See the newest Spellbinders™ products, visit our Designers’ Blogs, and win fabulous Spellbinders™ prizes!    

Today you have the opportunity to win a Spellbinders™ prize package (including all three Spellbinders™ Die Templates revealed today) through the contest entry email address listed below. Be sure to visit the other Designers’ Blogs participating today, and enter from those blogs for additional chances to win! You may enter once from each Blog! Each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog post is open to contest entries for 48 hours. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time January 10, 2010 to enter this contest through my blog. Be sure to read the rules at http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/blog/spellbinders-suprise-party/ before entering so that your entry will be valid!    

To see previous Spellbinders ™ Surprise Party!! posts or to go to any of the future blog posts, feel free to visit the following:    

January 7
Debbie Olson
Julie Overby
Lesa Rapp    

January 8
Becca Feeken
Debbie Seyer
Janine Blackwelder    

January 9
Heidi Blankenship
Karen Taylor    

January 10,
Linda Duke
Jennifer Davis
Terre Fry    

January 11
Keri Lee Sereika
Kazan Clark
Mary Pfaff    

January 12
Karen Hunsaker
Christy Farneth-Kerr
Holly Simoni  

January 13
Sherry Cheever
Kimberly Crawford
Sharon Johnson    

After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders™ Paper Arts will randomly pick one winner from each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog event as stated in the rules at http://spellbinderspaperarts.com/blog/spellbinders-suprise-party/. Winner will be contacted by email within 24 hours of the contest deadline. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn for said prize.    

Entrants visiting all 21 Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! events and correctly enter the drawing on each Blog will automatically be entered into the SPELLBINDERS™ SURPRISE PARTY!! GRAND PRIZE give away with a retail value of over $350.00. The GRAND PRIZE will be announced on January 24, 2010 on the Spellbinders Blog and consists of super secret products being released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. You WILL be excited!!

I am pleased to bring you a project designed by Spellbinders™ Design Team Coordinator Cathy Chlebana.  Cathy and I are working as the dynamic duo for you today!      

Cathy altered this box, isn’t it gorgeous!!      

Trinket Box by Cathy Chlebana


Supply List for Trinket Box    

Spellbinders™ – Wizard™ Die Cutting and Embossing System, S4-269 Lotus Pendant Die Templates, S4-240 Lotus Borderabilities® Petite Die Templates, F-005 Gold Premium Craft Foil    

Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mists, 21052 Iridescent Gold and 21132 Bronze
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES™ by 3L – 3D Foam Squares, Black
Ranger – Adirondak Acrylic Paint Dabber, Pitch Black
Pine Cone Press – Mega Roll Double-Sided Red Liner Tape
Beacon Adhesives – 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
Ten Seconds Studio – Herringbone Pattern Wheel
Miscellaneous – 4″ square paper mache box    

To create your own box, start by painting the paper mache box with the Adirondak Acrylic Paint Dabber using a dabbing motion to give the finished box texture. When completely dry, lightly spray the box with both the gold and bronze Glimmer Mists and set aside to dry.    


Using a 4½” square of Gold Premium Craft Foil, emboss (do not cut) the Pendant from the S4-269 Lotus Pendants die template set. Carefully cut around the outside of the embossed pendant with scissors. Create a decorative edge around the pendant using the herringbone pattern wheel. (In my photo, I embossed with the wheel before hand cutting)    


Again using a 4½” square of Gold Premium Craft Foil and the Pendant from S4-269 Lotus Pendants, cut/emboss the die template.  Also cut/emboss the Center from the same set.    

Distress or age the gold die cuts using the Adirondak Acrylic Paint Dabber, applying it to the entire die cut shape. Let dry for a short time and remove some of the paint with a soft cloth until the look you desire is achieved.    

Measure the distance around the outside of the painted box and the height of the bottom of the box. Cut a strip of the Gold Premium Craft Foil one half inch longer than the distance around the box and one inch taller than the height of the box.    



Using removable tape, attach the #1 Border die template from S4-240 Lotus Borderabilities® Petite to the bottom left hand edge of the strip of gold foil. The gold side of the foil should be facing the die template. Cut this die template, but do not emboss.    


Carefully move the die template along the bottom of the foil, matching edges to the previous cut and make another cut. Repeat this process until you have cut the border along the entire length of the foil strip.    


Using the same procedure, go back and emboss each of the cuts along the strip, being careful not to damage the strip. Place the Tan Embossing Pad over the part of the die cut that you want to emboss.  If you cover the previously embossed area with the pad, it will flatten out.  If that happens, just emboss it in the die template again. Repeat the embossing until entire strip is done.    

When finished cutting and embossing use the black acrylic paint to age this strip as you did the pendant die cuts.    


For the accent pieces on the corners of the top of the box cut/emboss and distress #2 border from S4-240 Lotus Borderabilities™ Petite. Pop out the small pieces from the border and use these as corner accents.    

To assemble, attach the embossed Pendant to the top of the box and the accents to the top corners using the 3-in-1 Craft adhesive. Layer the die cut  Pendant pieces over the embossed piece on the box top using 3D Foam Squares.    

Run a strip of red liner tape along the top edge of the box bottom. Align the bottom edge of the border strip with the bottom edge of the box and carefully attach around the outside of the box. When you reach the area of the seam, trim the foil border strip with a craft knife and butt the edges together to create a seamless look.    

You will now have excess foil at the top of the box. Make a cut at each corner from the edge of the foil to the top of the box. Fold the foil on each of the four sides into the box and hold in place with a small amount of 3-in-1 Craft Glue.    

This is the S4-269 Lotus Pendants
MSRP $ 24.99
Die Dimensions:
Pendant: 3 ⅞ x 3 ⅞”
Center: 1 ¼ x 1 ¼”
Accent 1: 1 ½ x 1 ⅛”
Accent 2: 1 x 1″    


This is the S4-240 Lotus Borderabilities® Petite    

MSRP $19.99
Die Dimensions:
Border: 1 x 5½”
Accent: 1 ¼ x 5½”    

Cathy also created this Journal using the same die templates.    

Journal by Cathy Chlebana


Thank you Spellbinders™, for sponsoring this Surprise Party!! and thank you Cathy, for working with me on this blog post!    

Our part of the contest is now done, thank you for visiting, entering and leaving comments.  Cathy and I appreciate your kind words!    

If you have any questions regarding the contest, send an e-mail of inquiry to: ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us.    

Thank You and Good Luck!

73 responses to “Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!!

  1. Hope all is well with you as you haven’t blogged for almost 2 months.

    I miss seeing your new projects.

  2. Beth, this is just GORGEOUS to say the least. Looks like the box came out of jewelry store…so shiny!

  3. WOW! Beautiful, breathtaking, stunning works of art are adjectives that just begin describing these projects! I don’t think I could make something this elegant, but your directions are so clear, maybe I could.

  4. OMG these are stunning.

  5. Wow this die is wonderful and what you did is fantastic. Just gorgeous!!

  6. Oooooooooooooooo I´m speachless………. So nice! Must have!!!!!

  7. You’ve created such beautiful samples! These are wonderful dies.

  8. WOW! Gorgeous! These are to “die” for.

  9. WOW! I found you because of the Spell Binders Blog hop and I am stunned. Your work is so beautiful! Count me as a subscriber.

    Tell Cindy that Santa also took pity on my cat and brought new stuffed mice despite her not always perfect behavior. 🙂

  10. Beautiful, just beautiful.

  11. Fabulous and Gorgeous projects, Need I say more!

  12. Gloria Westerman

    Wow this is truly beautiful……love it…….thank you for sharing your instruction on this to….

  13. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

  14. So shiny and pretty! tfs!!! 🙂

  15. Very pretty love boxes and this one is tops. Very nice use of the dies.

  16. super gorgeous creations 😀 Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  17. Absolutely S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G!!!!!!!

  18. This is an amazing project. I love the look. I think this is my favorite new Spellbinder so far. But I love them all!

  19. Beautiful projects. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  20. Marian Berggren

    Lovely projects ladies!! The Lotus dies are going to be a “Must Buy” item!! Thanks for sharing your projects with us!

  21. Love the new Templates. The box turned out really nice. I really am looking forward to getting the foil. Nice site and a great job done on the projects.

  22. WoWsiers!!! What a specktacular project! I love working with the metals and am totally inspired to play some more!
    Thanks for sharing your exceptional work!

  23. absolutely fantastic box, this will go on the wish list,,, stunning work ladies

  24. this is awesome… … and I think I need it

  25. Two absolutely fabulous projects – and more money out of my bank!

  26. You gals did a wonderful job! I love how rich your end results look. This is a very classy set and you both showcased it perfectly! What an elegant look!

  27. OMGosh this is gorgeous!!! I just have to have this die…it’s beautiful!

  28. These are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations.

  29. Unbelievably GORGEOUS! These are fabulous projects!

  30. So very stunning!! I love these die templates!

  31. Wow, this box is amazing!

  32. Wow these two projects are outstanding, just wonderful!!

  33. WOW! I must say your box and journal are just stunning! Your samples worked… I really want this set! Just awesome!!

  34. simply beautiful!

  35. My jaw just dropped – seriously! These are fabulous!

  36. Oh my, such elegant detail. This is lovely!

  37. The Lotus Pendant is definitely my favorite reveal so far. Just beautiful!

  38. i love your box! hgus nicky

  39. These projects are just fabulous!! These Spellbinder dies are definitely on my must have list 🙂

  40. that’s just stunning! I “want” that!

  41. Whooohoooo! Absolutely amazingly gorgeous. Love all the details and the beautiful die cuts out of the metal foils. Wow. You’re artwork always inspires me. Awesome job Cathy and Beth!


  43. Beautiful projects and love those new dies. Thanks for sharing.

  44. Two elegant projects.

  45. Dolly/scrapthat

    WOW! Awesome work ladies! what fun! TFS

  46. these are sooooooooo cool I just really learned about spellbinders and only have a few…but definitely gonna get more..your projects are beautiful!!

  47. Thanks for another great project

  48. Just absolutley beautiful!

  49. Those projects are just beautiful…so much detail! Thanks for sharing! Katie

  50. This is awesome! Spellbinders and both of you have really outdone yourselves this time! I love this new die, it’s going to be one of my favorites, I can already see what I will make with it. Thanks for the inspiration ladies, it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

  51. Beth & Cathy – you two have come up with amazing projects. I am loving the reveals but these two die sets are going to the top of my wish list (just wish I didn’t have to wait until May)!!

  52. Beautiful creations thanks to both of you for sharing! These new templates are awesome!

  53. Very cool:) You girls ROCKED IT

  54. Both of these projects are JUST amazing – totally FAB!!!! WOW!!!

  55. Great projects – love the detail – would make a stunning gift.

  56. wow, stunning projects
    greetings from snowy Scotland

  57. Oh my – another must have pendant set!

  58. Cathy and Beth, these are BREATHTAKING! I love your projects and can’t wait to get my hands on these dies. TFS your stunning works of art.

  59. Words aren’t enough to describe your gorgeous projects!! Thanks for the inspiration!


  61. beautiful!

  62. Your projects are gorgeous! TFS.

  63. Wow, wow, wow! I can’t wait to get these dies! I love what you came up with. Fantastic!!!!


  65. WOWEE! Gorgeous! GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

  66. Beautiful, beautiful projects. I’m enjoying seeing all these fantastic works of art by everyone.

  67. these dies look fabulous- great box and book – that foil looks fab too makes it look so delicate

  68. Cathy I humbly bow down to your crafty greatness! You two make a fab team – congrats on putting such a gorgeous project together for our enjoyment and inspiration

  69. Okay, ladies, this IS my ultimate FAVORITE of all the new reveals so far!!! OMG, I have this foil in my hot little hands & cannot wait until I own these to duplicate your fabulous creation!!! LOVE it!!!

  70. Beth & Cathy…a wonderful collaboration!
    These projects are just stunning = WOW!
    OK…another one on my list but I think I will move it to the top! LOL!
    Thanks for inspiration 🙂 xo

  71. WOW!!! Cathy your projects are absolutely Stunning!!! Love seeing you work your magic with those foils! Beth & Cathy you are a Fabulous Dynamic Duo!!!

  72. So awesome! So elegant and beautiful!!

  73. Stunning! Beautiful work!!

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