Thursday, July 7, 2011

Get the Knowledge Blog Frenzy

Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy

July 6 - 14, 2011


                                 
Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge!  Blog Frenzy!
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts' is absolutely thrilled to bring you one of the most exciting die releases to date!  These new collections are some of the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world!  The Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.  

  • Win today’s new Spellbinders die templates!
  • Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day (see schedule below)!
  • One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days! 
  • Each blog will accept entries for 48 hours! 
  • You have from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time July 8, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July 10, 2011 to enter my contest.  See the Official Rules
  • Today you can enter my contest and Tonya Dirk's contest.

Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!


I’m thrilled to share two projects using S5-060 Flower Pots and S4-352 Spiral Blossom Two with you...


                                 
Once I had an idea of what I wanted to do on this layout I started by cutting/embossing my shapes using the Grand Calibur™ Machine.  I used the S4-352 Spiral Blossom Two die template to cut/emboss three different colored flowers then I sanded the edges of the paper ones… the pink one is cut from pink glittered Funky Foam I purchased from Hobby Lobby.  It’s fun stuff!

       
Once I sanded them then I was ready to wind them and turn them into flowers.  I wanted the pink flower to be the largest in the bunch so I kept the center opened wider as I wound it around adding a little Zip Dry paper glue as I kept winding. 


                          
 Next I wound the teal colored flower.  I kept the center a little tighter to keep this flower smaller than the pink flower.  Again, I used Zip Dry by Beacon Adhesives to hold the flower as it was rolled.   


The orange flower was created differently.  I cut up several lengths, rolled them and glued them.  I nested them together, added more glue to the round center and created a tight looking flower.




                                        
Here’s what the flowers looked like all glued together and before I added their different centers to them. Pretty fun huh? 

                        
Next I cut/embossed the leaves from the Rose Creations set making three of the largest leaves and two of the middle sized one.  I love sanding the paper so the embossing stands out and gives the shapes a little more detail.  Once I cut/embossed and sanded then I glued the bottom round tips of just the very ends of each leaf together.  This adds dimension and makes them stand up a little on the page. 


                                                       
Next I cut/embossed the S5-060 Flower Pots, which I used for the flowers and the banners.   


         
To create the flower pot I cut the top off from notch to notch then sanded this piece and the bottom part.  I adhered this to the top of the pot using pop dots to add dimension. 


Next I sanded each of the smaller flower pots.  To make them into a banner I punched small holes and threaded them onto baker’s twine.  I tied a bow at both ends.   


             
    
Now it’s time to put everything together on the actual layout and watch this fun little creation come to life. 

--Using the background paper from KaiserCraft’s Timeless collection “Newsprint” I inked the edges with Colorbox Chestnut Roan ink to age it a bit then added a zig-zag machine stitched border around the edge. 

--Next I adhered the Grand Labels Four piece I cut/embossed, sanded and inked using Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Summer “Lemonade” paper. 

--After mounting my sweet 5” x 7” Chloe photo onto plain white cardstock I added some inking to the edges of the cardstock and a machine stitched border right onto the photo then adhered it to the layout across the Grand Label Four piece. 

--Next I adhered the banner I created using pop dots for dimension up in the left hand corner of the layout like pictured. 

--Then using the multi-colored ribbon from Hobby Lobby I tied a bow around the top of the flower pot then glued this down on the layout as shown. 

--Next it was time to glue down my flowers then add the Want To Scrap self-adhesive pink pearls to the center of the pink flower, the yellow Buttons Galore button to the teal flower center, and the large Bo Bunny bling to the center of the orange flower. 

--Next I positioned the leaves where I wanted then glued them down as well. 

--I mounted the little photo on white cardstock like I did the large photo then inked it before adhering it using pop-dots like pictured. 

--Last thing I did was added the title work using Thickers from American Crafts and cardstock stickers by Bo Bunny. 


                               


                                                   


S5-060 Flower Pots

MSRP:  $24.99

DIE SIZES:

1.  1 ½  x 1”

2.  2 5/8  x 1 5/8”

3.  3 5/8 x 2 1/4”

4.  4 ¾  x 3”

5.  6 x 3 5/8”




S4-352  Spiral Blossom Two

MSRP:  $19.99

DIE SIZE:

4 1/8 x 4 3/8”, 5/8” wide strip


These die templates are so fun and there are so many things you can design with them.  I couldn’t resist creating some framed art because these flowers just make me happy! 



See the official Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy rules.


TO ENTER:

My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 8, 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 10, 2011 Eastern Standard Time.

 1)  Send your email entry to: Reveal6@spellbinders.us 

 2)  The subject must be Flower Pots and Spiral Blossom Two.

3)  Send!

 Be sure to visit all the Designers on their contest dates: 


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 Daily contest winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize.  If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn. 

 To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each contest within its designated time period. Use the same email address to send the entry email.  The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1400, and includes the complete Spellbinders  line of die templates released at the 2011 Summer CHA show, and a Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

 I love your comments!  Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry, so be sure to enter and then leave a comment!

  If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Thank you for stopping and good luck!!

 ♥Shanna

Supplies:   S5-060 Flower Pots, S4-352 Spiral Blossom Two, S5-050 Rose Creations, LF-190 Grand Labels Four, Grand Calibur™ Machine, Pink glittered Funky Foam from Hobby Lobby, Echo Park Little Boy Rad Plaid (green dots), Echo Park Little Girl Cindy Circles (purple stripe), My Mind’s Eye Hip Hooray “Girl” Jubilant (orange), Bo Bunny Combo stickers Whoo-ligans orange, Bo Bunny Combo stickers Mango Luau green, Colorbox Chestnut Roan, Want 2 Scrap Self-Adhesive pink pearls, Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Buttons Galore, Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Summer “Lemonade”, American Crafts Thickers Niki Riki (yellow glitter), My Mind’s Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party “Love” Sprinkles,  KaiserCraft Timeless Collection Newsprint


82 comments:

  1. Oh my heck!! Your projects are SO fantastic! The bright colors, the clever ideas, and the way you sand the embossed edges to bring them out-WOW! Teach me!!!

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  2. YEAAAAAAAAA! SHANNA!!!! LOVE THEM BOTH!!! You ROCKED it!! Such an AMAZING layout AND framed art also!! Woo HOOO!!!

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  3. Love your projects Shanna!!!! Such great colors! Here here to the non-virgins...we unite! ;)

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  4. Your blog is fantastic Shanna! All your cards are awsome...and thanks so much for the freebies! I will be sure to link back to your blog, when I use them. Thanks again for sharing!

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  5. Both of your projects are just GREAT!!!! I especially love the spiral blossom II or maybe its the flower pots. Awww I love them all (LOL)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your projects are so bright and colorful! I love them both!

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  7. Love, love, LOVE!!!! What a super darling layout. The bright colors are fantastic! Love the framed art too! WTG girl!!

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  8. Love those new dies. The projects are just gorgeous

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  9. Stunning work, gorgeous bright happy colours and projects - lovely!

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  10. what fantastic projects!! thanks for the tutorial- love how you used the same die to make three different flowers!! :D

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  11. Awesome projects, and fabulous tutorial.

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  12. Cute little banner on the baker's twine, and the flowers are so fun!

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  13. Love the colors and the wonderful effects you made with the new dies. Great project.

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  14. Your projects are so sweet and beautiful. Love those flowers

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  15. Beautiful creations, love what these dies can do!

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  16. gorgeous work Shanna, those flowers are perfect.
    Anne x

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  17. What awesome creations, you´ve made here. They´re both really great. These dies is sure to be a big hit.

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  18. What fun dies and you made the most cheerful projects with them.

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  19. Gorgeous projects! Love these dies, there going to be on my 'wannahave' list. :)

    Debbie Meijer

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  20. Love those new dies.Your projects are so fantastic!!
    Hugs Manuela

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  21. GORGEOUS SB L/O, so very pretty!

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  22. Shanna, what a great page to highlight that happy baby. love the flower pot and the flowers....such a fab two sets of dies from SB.

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  23. Awesome projects Shanna! Love the bright colors! Both are absolutely adorable! :)

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  24. Brilliant idea to use the flower pot for a banner.

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  25. Oh how awesome! Love how you used the flower pots to make a banner! Love the rolled flowers too. Just an amazing layout!

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  26. lovely projects. The plant pots look like lots of fun. love the flowers

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  27. Shanna, awesome job!! Wow these new dies are wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!!!

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  28. Incredible layout! These are definitely a must-have! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  29. Your layout reeks of creative fun! You have a beautiful daughter for inspiration! Love how you showcased these dies! Great job!

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  30. Oh my gosh, Shanna, these projects are just TOO CUTE! I love your layout ... so clever!! These are two 'must have' die sets for sure :)

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  31. Oh, Shanna, this is precious! Love the bright summery colors and LOVE these two new sets!! My favorite so far!!

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  32. Wow Shanna - I just love these projects.... I didn't know it but I've been wating for these new dies!!!!!!! I NEED them like NOW...

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  33. What a pretty scrap page and card! Love the colorful flowers! That Spiral Blossom die is awesome!

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  34. Shanna, fab creations. Have a great weekend.

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  35. Love the new shapes. Your projects are just lovely!

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  36. Fab Lo, lovely and bright. I NEED the die to create those flowers!!
    x

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  37. Gorgeous~! Love the flowers, I have been hoping for dies like this and such a great way to use the flower pots as a banner, very clever!

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  38. Beautiful project! LOVE these dies!

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  39. How clever of you to make a banner from the small flower pots...totally creative!! Love the spiral flowers you made, as well...fantastic work...thank you for sharing!!

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  40. Wowzers this LO is amazing! LOVE the newest dies - those flowers and that banner! FABULOUS.

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  41. Stunning projects! Great ideas!

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  42. that is too cute and love the flowers and the pots for the banner :)

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  43. Oh, for fun! I love that rolled flower die. Your projects are adorable. ;-) Thanks for showcasing these new products.

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  44. Wow! So cool. this is a real must have.. Hugs Marley

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  45. I absolutely adore your L/O! The flowers, the flower pots and the colors are just great. My fav part are the pics you chose as they are adorable! Love the blog and TFS

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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  46. GREAT projects.....TFS
    HUGS Linda

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  47. this was a fun project and I appreciate the step-by-step on how to do the flowers!! I may need these dies!!

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  48. Definitely adding these to my wish list (correction...must have list!) Your samples are so creative, colorful, and fun!

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  49. Oh my!! This is so fun!! How creative, I love your layout and thanks so much for sharing how you made each of the embellies. ADORABLE!

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  50. Love how you used these dies. Your projects are so bright and pretty and love the different flowers.

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  51. Beautiful projects, your layout is looks lovely in the bright colours with those gorgeous flowers and the flower pots make a great banner lol. The framed creation would make a lovely gift and the whole thing looks amazing.
    Kim xXx

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  52. Fab new dies and love your projects! What a beautiful page and frame.

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  53. Oooooh!!! How fun!!! I love how you have used these new fabbie dies! Your page is adorable and clever! Love the frame too! Thanks so much for inspiring us with your beautiful work!! God Bless!

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  54. What an incredible and FUN scrapbook page!! I just LOVE the colorful little banner you made out of flower pots, and those flowers are to die for!!! Your framed art is equally awesome too! Thanks for sharing your detailed creative process with easy-to-understand photos!

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  55. Oh Shanna!
    What a stinkin' awesome scrapbook page and card!
    Absolutely fun, awesome and super fab!

    Teri

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  56. I love...love..love...your fun colour choices, the layout and everything. Superb

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  57. Your spiral blossoms are fantastic!!

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  58. Awesome projects. Flowers are magnificent.

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  59. Awesome job of the creations!! Love those new dies :)

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  60. Omg!! Love love love it!! Gonna have to get those flowerpot dies!! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. what a super sweet layout and I love how you used those dies.

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  62. Fantastic work with the new dies, I can not wait to get them, you did such a wonderful job, your little flowers are so cute!!!

    Thanks for sharing
    Donna

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  63. What an awesome posting! You gave us so many great ideas. Loving the flower pots/banner dies. That was really thinking outside the box.

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  64. Girlfriend you sure rocked the flowerpot and the spiral blossoms!!! Your creation is fun and whimsical!! I love it!

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  65. These are super cute! I love those flower pots and those two different dies work together just like they were made for each other!

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  66. Love your creativity with using the flower pot for the banners! And those flowers are awesome...such a pretty LO with lots of fun color! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  67. really cute layout!
    Jan
    castle77 at comcast dot net

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  68. Fabulous, Shanna--I adore your flowers!!

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  69. I love what you did with the flowerpots and the swirl!!! I can't wait to get these and start creating away!

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  70. I'm impressed!!!! What great flowers and flowerpots. I"m loving these new dies, can't wait to get my hands on a few of them!

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  71. What a great idea to use the small flowerpots as a banner! Love your colourful scrapbook page and those uber-gorgeous flowers!

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  72. Oh I bet these will be popular! Your scrapbook page is beautiful!

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  73. These are so fresh and fun!!! Amazing flower tutorial. Love the colors too.

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  74. Absolutely gogeous projects girl!! Those flowers are SO much fun!! You do so well with bright colors!! LOVE!! :)

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  75. Awesome projects girl! And that tote bag in your newest post ROCKS!!

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  76. Bless your heart..I couldn't figure out how to do the flower pot shape till finding your picture and blog link on google. Wonderful! Great directions, thank you!

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