Jul 12, 2011

Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy Day Eight

Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy
July 6 - 14, 2011

Welcome to the eighth 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 13, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July 15, 2011 enter my contest.  See the Official Rules here.
·         Today you can enter my contest and Sherry Cheever's contest.

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

I’m thrilled to share two projects using LF-132 Grand Rectangles, LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles, and a set that is part of the new Samantha Walker Designer Collection S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents!  Below you will see two projects made with die templates from all three sets.

A Back to School Layout

This layout came together easily once I die cut the frame using LF-132 Grand Rectangles and LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles (as seen in the video) and then popped it up on the layout using 3D foam.  Once the photo and frame were in place, all that was left to do was embellish.  I used the leaves, labels, and flourish that come with S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents to finish off the layout.  

Note:  All cutting and embossing was done using the Grand Calibur™ Machine.


Spellbinders LF-132 Grand Rectangles
Spellbinders LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles
Spellbinders S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents
Core’dinations Cardstock (Core Impressions)
Echo Park Patterned Paper (Little Boy)
Kaisercraft Patterned Paper (Class of '87)
My Mind’s Eye Patterned Paper (Stella and Rose)
Clearsnap Pigment Ink ColorBox Queue (Basic)
Unity Stamp Co (Weekly Schedule Vintage Apple)
Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares
Canvas Corp. Cardstock (cream)

Hot Glue Gun by Glue Arts
Olive, Old Paper, Mustard Seed Distress Ink by Ranger
Cut n’ Dry Foam by Ranger
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko
Copic Marker (R59 Cardinal)
Goldielox Shimmeringz by Shimmerz Paints
Button by October Afternoon 
The Twinery Twine (Yellow)
Sewing Machine
American Crafts Thickers Chipboard Letters
Century Gothic Font
Watercolor Paper


In special celebration of the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy, I made a video to celebrate the new releases!  I will go through the making of the frame and the leaves that you can see on the layout, but using different papers (as seen in the photo below).

Die templates released today include:

LF-132 Grand Rectangles
MSRP: $49.99


1: 3 3/8 x 4 3/8" 
2: 4 x 5" 
3: 4 1/2 x 5 3/4" 
4: 5 x 6 1/2" 
5: 5 1/2 x 7 1/8" 

LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles
MSRP: $49.99


1: 3 3/4 x 4 3/4" 
2: 4 1/2 x 5 5/8 
3: 5 1/4 x 6 1/2" 
4: 6 x 7 1/2" 
5: 6 7/8 x 8 1/4"

S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents
(Samantha Walker Designer Collection)
MSRP: $29.99


1: 5/8" 
2: 1 x 1 1/8" 
3: 2 x 3/4"  
4: 2 1/4 x 2 5/8" 

1 3/4 x 3 1/4" 

1: 7/8" 
2: 1 3/4 x 2 1/2" 
3: 2 1/4 x 3" 
4: 2 7/8 x 3 7/8" 

Tented Pear Place Card

Below is another project made with the same die sets, only using them on a smaller scale to create place cards for special harvest meals.  The Samantha Walker Designer Collection set S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents comes with some great labels as you can see, I used two of them below, layered one on top of the other.

My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 13, 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 15,  2011 Eastern Standard Time.

1)  Send your email entry to: Reveal16@spellbinders.us  (either click the link or type the address into your email program).

2)  The subject must be Grand Rectangles, Grand Scalloped Rectangles, Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents.

3)  Send!

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

July 6

July 7

July 8

July 9

July 10

July 11
July 12

July 13

July 14

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 (above, see To Enter section) and then leave a comment here on my blog!

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

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!


AJ said...

AWESOME stuff Lesley- LOVE them BOTH!!

Judy Hayes said...

Super great layout, Leslie! You combined all the shapes so well! I really like the color combo!
THe placecard is another great idea for using these die templates!

Karen said...

Gorgeous layout Lesley! WOW what awesome shapes coming out! I need them!!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great projects, Lesley. I just love the page layout.

Samantha Walker said...

LOVE what you've done with them!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Gorgeous layout Leslie! I love all the dies you used and all the added details. Great color combinations too! Beautiful!

Becky said...

wow..What awn awesome layout Leslie..What a gorgeous set of dies.

Luv 2 Create said...

Lesley, you did an awesome job of showcasing these die sets. Fabulous fall layout(loved the video), and the place card is lovely. These two grand sets are ones that will be used over and over. Thanks.

Noreen said...

I like what you did with the leaves! It gives them a really neat look.

Allymcb1 said...

What a fantastic layout. The leaves look amazing.

lam said...

beautiful project , I love your layout

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Really love your tutorial. These are a must get.

Christine said...

Superb, great video - adore the inking!

Maryann said...

You´ve made an awesome project here today, and I just love the frame, you made, but the placecard is also pretty nice for some harvest party, no doubt. Great work.

Tine said...

Fab new die shapes and great projects too.

Helen L said...

Love your projects, they are just beautiful, and the tutorial was great!! TFS!

Anonymous said...

awesome projects... lovely dies... they are wonderful!!

eyes2theocean said...

These new dies keep getting better and better. I must have the Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents... YOU did a beautiful job on your projects, but the card with the leaves is amazing!!!! Thank you so much for including the video.BEAUTIFUL WORK!


Craftyanny said...

fabulous work Lesley
Anne x

Joanne Gilch said...

Your page and place card are stunning! I love the spellbinders tags and accents combination!

loftylass said...

Great work Lesley - loved the video tutorial - super new dies here. tfs

Dee in N.H. said...

Wow! Fabulous!!

Shazza said...

gorgeous LO

Carol L said...

Your layout is an autumn beauty with those leaves and beautiful sponging! The placecards look awesome with that patterned pear too! Gotta check the video now, TFS!

Stephenie said...

Beautiful layout with such detail! I am really loving the Orchard Harvest Tags and Accents! TFS

Jann said...

HI I flipped over the imagitry wiht the grand rectangles and scalloped ones. The embossed interior framing is so deep, more than the regular sized I cannot wait to get the two sets and play with my big boy (Grand C)

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Awesome layout.

Virgo5 said...

Absolutely gorgeous scrapbook page, love it!

mlharrell54 said...

Love the colors in your layout.
Great job.

Anonymous said...

I agree with mlharrrell54. So pretty!

Shannah said...

Wow! Fabulous projects! You've managed to show all these new goodies off beautifully, AND how well they work together!
Have a great week! Shannah xox

Karen said...

Lesley, I realize this doesn't increase odds of winning or anything, but I just wanted to thank you. Your tutorial is great, and your blog is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning work, as always! You are so talented. And the love you have for your craft just shines through!

Laura /sandytoz said...

LOVE the Orchard Harvest tags!!

Yogi said...

very nice page. Love those leaves. I want... BIG GRIN

And I love pear images.

Pam Hornschu said...

Your scrap page is gorgeous! Love how you distressed and crumpled the leaves. Wonderful layout.

Angella D. Crockett said...

oh wow, love 'em both! What an amazing layout with gorgeous details! Love the fun card too! Beautiful work! Blessings, Angie

marilyn said...

I am so partial to scrapbook layouts - and your layout is amazing. LOVE it!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!!
Jan Castle

Ruby said...

Lesley these projects are stunning. I can't believe how your son has grown.

Angie Blom said...

WOW. just gorgeous. I love those SW dies. beautiful Lesley!!

smahrty said...

LOVE todays dies! your projects are gorgeous.

Deirdre said...


Cook22 said...

Oh my - while I love the embossed edges of the basic shapes, they always move down my list when I see such totally gorgeous dies as that Orchard Harvest set.

Vicki said...

Your projects are amazing. I am really loving the grand size dies. The leaves are gorgeous!

snowbear said...

Great layout.. love the leaves and the tags!

kreative basteltante said...

Awesome project Lesley! Love these new shapes!!
Hugs Manuela

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great layout and card! Love those leaves and tags!

Ruby said...

I love your projects! The dies are terrific...another great Spellbinder team effort!

Peggy Jean said...

Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing with us

Jen said...

Your creativity is always my fav Lesley! Your LO details are gorgeous...your combined colors and dies...WOW! And such fabulous place cards! Great inspiration!

Lucy Newton said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial, those leaves look beautiful!!!

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork!

Gemiel said...

As an avid scrapbooker, I love that you showcased the new dies on a scrapbook page. Thanks for the tutorial. I will definately add all these to my wish list.

jazzart said...

Love your work. Love all the new dies. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better. Wow

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous projects! Love the fall and tag dies! So so pretty!

Susan said...

Super scrapbook layout. I absolutely love these embossed leaves -- wonderful! Great idea for a fall placecard.
These dies are perfect for frames and so many projects. I love Spellbinders dies!!

Peggysuez said...

Lovely projects, thanks for the video! The embossing on the leaves is wonderful.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, such beautiful projects Lesly! I am quite inspired to try the stenciling that you have shown with some dies that I already own!

2amscrapper said...

love the size of these for scrapping

Julie Overby said...

Fabulous layout and place setting Lesley!

cindy said...

Beautiful work. Love that set with the pear and the leaves are so fun.

Susan said...


ehbost said...

Oh my gosh, I waited too late! But love your contributions to the frenzy, anyway!

Becca Feeken said...

Simply beautiful!! These are all amazing project!!

Kimberly Crawford said...

STUNNING projects, Leslie!!! WOW! All of your work is truly amazing!!!!

Sandy Ang said...

What a beautiful LO with a feel of autumn coming through in the colours and leaves. Hope you'll link it up to my Little Boy themed challenge here http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2011/08/sandys-challenge-5.html