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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!