Apr 30, 2012

Spellbinders Spring Blog Hop and Giveaway Day One



This Contest is Now Closed. Please visit the Spellbinders Blog to see the remaining blogs in the hop for more chances to win!


Welcome to the first day of the  Spellbinders™ Spring Blog Hop!  I’m so glad you’re here and get to see what I’ve come up with using many of my favorite Spellbinders die templates.  When I start a project, my first thought is the overall message and vision, then I see what possible die templates can add patterns, labels, or embellishments to my layout.  The new Bauble Blossoms One and Bauble Blossoms Two are meant to be rolled flowers with quilled centers, but for this layout, I liked the idea of leaving them cut and embossed as is, to create a pattern with them.



Supply List:
·         S5-103 Bauble Blossoms One 
·         S5- 026 Labels Twenty 
·         E8-007 Classic Edges One 
·         E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop 
·         S5-028 Nested Pennants
·         S3-146 Butterflies Two
·         Clearsnap Inc. (ColorBox Archival Dye: Fireberry, ColorBox Queue: Wood Grain)
·         Bazzill Basics Paper (Cardstock: Red, White)
·         Creative Impressions (Cork Sheet)
·         7 Gypsies Rub-Ons (Butterflies)
·         BoBunny Patterned Paper (Gabrielle)
·         Scrapbook Adhesives (3D Foam Squares)

Other:
·         Wood Letters
·         Echo Park Sticker Letters (This & That)


1.       Die cut and emboss two of each S5-103 Bauble Blossoms One using whatever patterned paper appeals to you.  Adhere all your die cuts to a piece of white cardstock (approximately 8 inches x 10 inches).  Place the strip in the center, the flower pieces to the left and right, and then trim the tops and bottoms that are hanging off the white cardstock.


2.    Die cut an edge onto the white cardstock using E8-007 Classic Edges One and
E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop.  Ink the edges of this whole piece and place onto 12x12 cardstock background.


3.  Die cut some S3-146 Butterflies Two from a cork sheet and adhere to layout, at the same time, adhere butterfly rub-ons and matted photo.


4.      Print journaling onto white cardstock, and die cut and emboss it using a banner from S5-028 Nested Pennants.  While paper is inside the die template (as shown), apply ink to the inside.  Die cut and emboss S5- 026 Labels Twenty for your title, and ink in the same manner as above.


5.       Ink wooden alpha letters with red ink, let dry and adhere to label.  Adhere another die cut, embossed, and inked banner for your title, adhere with 3D foam.   Adhere sticker letters.

The Spellbinders™ Spring Blog Hop will begin April 30th, and will end on May 5th, 2012. It consists of 16 individual and one grand prize drawings.  Enter the Spellbinders™ Spring Blog Hop by visiting the participating blogs each day.

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I hope you enjoyed seeing the Bauble Blossoms One being used in a different way.  I think they would look amazing on cards too!  I also want to take the time to wish you a wonderful day.  Enjoy the rest of the blog hop!  If you visit the other participants, there are more chances to win.  Good luck.


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116 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Love how you used the Bauble Blossoms, Leslie! What a fabulous page!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love how ou used the dies-so creative and wonderful layers sweetie

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful layout love the colors and the papers the way you used the Dies is Amazing. Love the Shading on the Edges. your butterflies are Awesome. thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Christine said...

Beautiful and look...butterflies too! :)

Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous layout, and fab design using the dies!!

Hellma said...

Love how you have used the bauble one die, who said they had to be 3D.

Oksana said...

Simply beautiful! Lovely sentiment!x

Darsie Bruno said...

fabulous way to use those dies, Lesley!! Great page!

Judy Hayes said...

Very creative use of the bauble flowers!!! Great LO!!!

Sylvia said...

Lovely page, Lesley! And what a fun idea to use these bauble blossom dies 'as they are' :-)

Dorina D said...

Very creative and lovely. Great project thanks for sharing.

Astrid Maclean said...

Great LO and very original to use those blossom dies like that, it certainly works!

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

This is such a fabulous page, thanks for the know how images too.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz

SannaS said...

beautiful details!! =)
hugs, SannaS

Maryann said...

Awesome LO you made here and great tutorial, very easy to follow. Great work hun.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great CAS layout, love how you used all those borders!

loftylass said...

Great layout Lesley and another way of using the flower dies which look lovely on those papers. tfs
Heather (UK)

JPScraps said...

Beautiful layout!

Susie Bentz said...

I always love your layouts - you have very creative ways to incorporate Spellbinders dies on your pages...love this idea to use the Bauble Blossoms dies as flat elements to add detail without adding a lot of bulk! Brilliant!

Congratulations on another year with the Spellbinders Design Team!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely layout and another way of using the dies. Thanks.
Elizabeth x

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Great project. I love how you used those dies.

Becky Garrison said...

Your layout is so adorable! And I love how you loved the flower dies to form borders rather than flowers!

Jennifer Roach said...

Great layout Lesley. I also like how you used the flower dies as borders. Shows very nice versatility :)

pescbrico said...

this is very beautiful! I love that you used the die to make a pattern! Have a wonderful day.

LOF said...

You did a really nice job and I have to give it to SB so far the new design team is rocking. Love your design

Craftychris said...

A fabulous page, I love the way you have used the dies, very different and so perfect!! xx

Becky said...

Gorgeous page. Awesome use of those dies and the butterflies are beautiful.

kathy/North Carolina said...

Great innovation! I love your cork butterflies!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is adorable. I love how you used the flower dies.

Olga V. said...

Cute layout, Leslie! Very interesting use of the blossom dies - totally love the result!!!

steph said...

What a great way to use those dies. Love it.

Tere said...

Very creative idea, I love how versatile you make those dies looks!
Gorgeous layout!!!!

marilynwillauer said...

Cute page!!! Love the butterflies.

Marge said...

AWESOME way to 'think outside the box' and FABULOUS LO!!! LOVE it!!!

Beate said...

What a gorgeous page. I LOVE that you showcased the Bitty Blossoms as a border for your scrapbook page and not rolled up.
Hugs and smiles

Anita said...

Stunning layout! Amazing ideas!

snowbear said...

Sweet layout.... I really like those dies..

JustYolie said...

Beautiful layout!!

JustYolie said...

Beautiful layout!!

Ani said...

Very interesting idea to use those dies in a totally different way. Love it!

Linda said...

What a gorgeous layout
hugs Linda Dekker

Anonymous said...

Xiomara
Very cute!!!

Sasha said...

Super scrapbook page! Thank you for the inspirational ways of using the dies...would never have thought to do that. Love your butterflies, too x

Jan said...

Love your creativity. So pretty and a great layout.

Betty J Schaub said...

WOW! those butterflies are lovely! great LO

christi said...

so cute and the sentiment is so fitting.

Amanda said...

Absolutely stunning work! I love all of the details, they just make everything pop!

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

beautiful layout! love the use of the die cuts and love all the details.

~Luanne P.

eyes2theocean said...

This is such a charming layout. Fantastic job!. :)

Lisa said...

This is so creative and gorgeous!! I love how you used the dies!! The inking is fabulous :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Queen B said...

That is thinking creatively! Great page, I love it!

Kathy said...

Cute page, and I loved seeing all of your cute ideas for using my border dies!

reflections:0) said...

What a fun LO.

reflections:0)

Ruby said...

Gorgeous layout. Thanks for the inspiration. I see the templates in a different way now.

Bricela said...

beautiful layout!!

ScrapMyWay said...

Wonderful l/o ! I need time to digest ALL the fun elements of how you used the dies. I'm new to Spellbinders and did not realize ALL the possibilities. TFS
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Linda w said...

Wonderful page. Using the dies the way you did make these dies so versatile.

gettin' inky...

Purple Card Lady said...

Wow, that is such a cool page. Lots of inspiration. TFS! (cardsbycandy@yahoo.com)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Fantastic Layout.

Cheryl L. said...

Great LO! Love the journaling and that title!

Peggy said...

Adorable picture and layout. Great use of dies.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

Carla Murphy said...

Awww - what a adoreable picture. This is such a pretty layout. Love how you used the Bauble Blossoms 1 & 2 - they are so nice just laid out like that.

Chris D. said...

What a great way to use the Bauble Blossoms dies! Love your layout!

Mirna Camacho said...

Love it!

Mary J said...

Just gorgeous, love the bauble blossom dies!

Linda Beeson said...

How neat are those dies as borders!

UnikeByYes said...

Lesley this is adorable, love the simplicity and fun of it. The sentiment is precious! TFS
LIZ

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful!!! I wouldn't have thought to leave them flat but it looks fabulous!! Thanks for the awesome idea!

Mary Jo said...

Beautiful. Thanks you for the idea

Ava Gavloski said...

Lesley, always thinging outside the box girl!!! great as usual.
ava

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Great layout. I love how you chose to leave the pedals down.

Stephanie said...

What a cool way to use these, would have never thought of that!

Alice Pace said...

Great job I love the dies you used!

EstherT said...

Your LO is beautiful - I love that you used the die cuts in a different way! :)

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Lesley,
What an unusual way to use the floral dies. such a pretty page layout. All the best linda x

Sandra said...

love the way you used this die!
Sandra ltb

howo34 said...

Beautiful layout!

Emily H said...

Levy lovely! Great use of the dies!

Corrie said...

I love that quote, how sweet

NanaBeth said...

Brilliant use of the dies-they make gorgeous borders!

Caryn S said...

I've always wondered what these types of dies would look like unrolled and just used flat on a project. Thanks for answering the question: it looks great!

Norma said...

Love the idea of the flowers made of designer paper with the gorgeous design.
Hugs,
Norma

Carol said...

Hi Lesley

Smart idea with the dies. Nice layout. You made everything pop.
Thank you. Carol

calamity jane said...

Thanks for showing me a different way to use these dies!! I love your layout!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

I love this Leslie, brilliant way to use the bauble blossoms!

Alina said...

Lovely layout!

Cami said...

I bought this die and was struggling to make these flowers. I'll remember to use these as pretty "borders" as you did on your project! Thanks for the idea.

rudlis said...

Gorgeous layout. I love butterflies!
Fantastic job!
Hugs,
Irena

kathy s said...

I love to see how people think outside the square and give other ideas for a product- great layout and what a cutie she is.

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very pretty layout! I love the corkboard butterfly!!
Kristan

Anonymous said...

How very clever to create a design with those. They could also be used to mask... of what great inspiration!!
What a pretty lo of your DD!

Debbie said...

Beautiful layout!

CardsbyJo said...

I love the way you used the dies as layers, fun idea, fun page!

Skylark said...

great idea to use the florwer die without rolling it

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for sharing your project during this hop!

dinkuminkum said...

What a fabulous layout-I love it.
Hugs, Anne.

Lisa Lynn said...

Love your layout, very creative.

Laura said...

Oh come on...you can cut cork sheets too????? I had no idea. I must go look for some. What a great effect! Thanks for the tips and the idea!

Laura

Kimberly S. said...

I love how you used those flower dies in a different way...it looks very cool on this page! I ADORE the butterflies on here, too...very pretty!!

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet layout, love your journaling and great idea to use them as border strips!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a creative use of the flower dies. They make fantastic border! Love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

Cindy Lou said...

This is such a darling LO! really like your use of the paper embellies, very cool.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

so very pretty! love the idea of using it for borders!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love this layout, it's so beautiful

Lynne said...

Lesley - Love your layout and great thinking outside the box using your strips for stripes! Thanks for sharing.

Carol E said...

Wonderful layout, thank you so much for sharing it.

Farida Rone said...

Great work! Love it!
Hugs,
Farida

Bernie said...

What a fabulous page Leslie! Love that sentiment. Great use of dies never seen that done before.
Hugs

Ravengirl said...

Wow, these do create a really cool pattern when they are not rolled up!

Elizabeth said...

What a cute LO! I love the fact that you used the dies in a 'non' traditional way. Great job!

Lori said...

I love the great textures, the dies and pretty lo you've created. Thanks for the fun hop!

Karen T said...

Love all the floral dies you used! great page layout!!

Windy Robinson said...

Absolutely stunning!!! You are so talented (and sweet!) Miss you:)

Sherry Kushibab said...

An interesting way to use the rolled flower - butterfly is very pretty, nice page.

Yvonne said...

Wow Lesley....GORGEOUS!!!

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