Tag Archives: Edgeabilities

A Hippity Hop Banner…and Hop!

I’m up today with this Hippity Hop Banner at SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™  – be sure to hop over there, we’re doing a blog hop with Imaginisce and there are prizes!!

This is the sneak peek:

And here is the whole enchilada:It’s super easy to make, go take a look at the Hippity Hop Banner tutorial and then enter to win the Imaginisce Hippity Hop collection and a lot of adhesives!

Here’s the supply list:

Happy Monday!

Beth

Spellbinders and Unity Stamp Company Blog Hop!

Welcome to our TWO-day event!

You should be joining me from Natalie Denver’s blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. Blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can’t think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS™ get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can’t wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!

Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection!  We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.

So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!

(winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

My project is a candle band and coordinating gift box.

I used the Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents die template set from Spellbinders. There are a few more dies in this set, but these are the ones I used on the project.

I stamped with the Ornate Artisan Stackers stamps, which coordinate with the dies, and were both designed by Samantha Walker! (This stamp set is huge, these are just the ones I used, there are so many shapes and phrases in this set!!)

For the coordinating box, I used Spellbinders Edgeabilities® Classic Triple Scallop set to make the band around the Square Petal Top Box.

Of course I used my Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine!

Papers are all from My Mind’s Eye, Stella and Rose Collection, Hazel and Hattie pattern sets.  I stamped with Clearsnap Colorbox Black Pigment ink.  I used SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ Black 3D Foam Squares for the layers on the candle and Crafty Power Tape to hold the ribbon on the back of the label and a few small pieces on the box tabs and to wrap the Classic Triple Scallop band.  Ribbon is from Offray.

Be sure to leave a comment, then hop on over the next blog,

NOTE: if you are hopping on Day 2 Please go to Eva Doblias’ Blog now to resume the official hop (waiting for an incorrect link to be fixed!)

To continue following Day 1,  Lisa Arana  was next !  Thanks!!


Beth

Spellbinders and Core’dinations Blog Swap!

Today is my day for the Spellbinders™ and Core’dinations® Blog Swap!

My card today is cute and easy –

So easy, in fact, that you can make this in one cut/emboss pass using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine!

I took a piece of Core’dinations Black Magic Cardstock and cut the front edge with a Spellbinders Edgeabilities® Classic Petal Edger die and one of the Decorative Inserts from the same set.  At the same time, I cut the Fancy Tags Three  and Labels Twenty dies.  In the embossing step I added a Classic Rectangles LG die to just emboss the frame onto the front of the card, and the rest of the dies embossed in that pass as well.

I stamped ‘Take Time” from the Gina K. Designs The Best Things in Life set on the Fancy Tag, with Clearsnap Colorbox Black Pigment ink. then sanded the embossed areas of all the die cuts, and also around the edges, including the card base.  I love how the colored core shows through!  And Core’dinations cardstock is nice and sturdy, it’s great for die cutting and card making.

A little bit of adhesive from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L, 3D Foam Squares, and the card is done!

Don’t you love how the Spellbinders Edgeabilities dies make the fabulous edge!!

And now for the contest details..

Leave a comment to enter to win a set of Spellbinders Dies!  And be sure to visit Tonya Dirk’s blog today too…and the other Spellbinders designers from Days 1-4, you can find links on this Spellbinders Blog post.  And then hop on over to Core’dinations to see their fabulous creations!

Sophistication, value and maximum versatility make Spellbinders™ die
templates #1. Beautiful Details Inspiring Creativity…Spellbinders unique
triple function die templates allow you to cut, emboss, and then stencil
through the die template for unlimited possibilities. The Spellbinders Grand
Calibur® machine and Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities™ die templates cut and
emboss up to 11¾”, taking die cutting to grand proportions. Follow
Spellbinders on Facebook , Twitter and the Spellbinders Blog!

Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock is the only sandable cardstock with a
color core. Sand it, tear it, emboss it and so much more! The Core
Essentials line comes in over 160 colors with matching color families. Or
maybe you are looking for something a bit more contrasting like the Black
Magic or Chocolate Box collections. The sandable core will shine through the
unique black and brown colors once it is sanded. Core’dinations has also
teamed up with industry leading companies such as Pink Paislee, BasicGrey,
Graphic 45 and more to create new and unique pre-embossed cardstock that
perfectly accents their patterned papers.

But there is more! Check out Core’dinations website for the new Cardmaker
Series, Kraft-Core and various other wonderful cardstock lines. See them on Facebook too!

Thanks and Good Luck!!

Beth

Using Spellbinders Edgeabilities die templates

I had a question from a reader about the Spellbinders™ S4-044 Rose Blossoms die template. Spellbinders  Edgeabilities® s are so versatile, they just look a little intimidating, so hopefully I can show how fun  and useful these really are.

This is the die she specifically asked about:

Here are a few ways to use this die template:

First, die cut it.  Doesn’t look like much, right?

Next, emboss it:

Now you see some definition!  Flip it over and use the die as a stencil.  I used my Copic Markers and ABS to airbrush the colors, but you can use chalk, ink, colored pencils, paint…whatever you like to use.

Next take the paper out of the die template.

You have the die template , the main piece, and the 2 smaller roses to embellish and layer on the finished product.  Just toss the negative piece.

To make a card with this die,  I used 8.5 x 5.5″ piece, folded.  I used regular tape to hold the die template in place once I centered it onto the card front, with the cut edges facing the card front.

To cut this in my Wizard, I  need the cut edges to cut into the white mat, but not into the back side of the card.  To do this, I place the die (taped to the card front) on the Magnetic Mat and fold the back of the card under the magnetic mat, then place the top mat on the sandwich and cut in the Wizard.



This gives me the image with an aperture (opening) around it.  The opening can be backed with vellum, other cardstock, acetate, or left open.  I could have positioned the die tempate close to the edge to cut a decorative edge to the card, like this:

Just make sure the main image is covered by the paper.  Cut/emboss in die cut machine.

Use scissors to trim off excess on sides if needed.

Fold the paper to make a decorative topper, or fold in half to make an edge embellishment, like this:

(note this is the same paper, I folded it twice, so ignore the crease by my thumb)

So many possibilities!   Check out these Spellbinders Blog to see more examples of Edgeabilities:

Holly Craft made a wedding ensemble using this Rose Blossom die tempate.

Edgeabilities ideas by designer Toni Kelly

Reverse stenciling using Edgeabilities

Thanks!!

Beth