Feb 26, 2013

Spellbinders Explore Beyond Blog Frenzy Day Two

Welcome to day two of the Spellbinders Explore Beyond Blog Frenzy!

See below for how to play along for your chance to win some Spellbinders giveaways!
For official contest rules, see HERE.

How exciting for me that you're here on my blog!  I thought I would share with you some pieces of jewelry that are completely re-creatable and the earrings especially are great for kids or people who can't stand heavy earrings, because they are so lightweight using the Shimmer Sheetz from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Supply List:

Beadalon Jumprings, Ear Hooks, Headpins
We R Memory Keepers Big Bite 2 Crop-a-dile
Crystal Beads from Fire Mountain Gems
Tools (Round Needle Nose Pliers, Wire Cutters, Flat Needle Nose Pliers)


Step 1:
Cut Spellbinders Nestabilities S5-157 Labels Thirty (dies #1,2) from Shimmer Sheetz, cutting four of the smallest ones (die #1) and two of the second largest ones (die #2).  You may have to run them through the machine twice and in a different position to get a nice cut.

Step 2:
Emboss the die cut shapes using Spellbinders EL-024 Butterfly Kisses M-Bossabilities (Side A), and make sure to use the right plate combination when embossing with the folders, using the base plate and the Spellbinders GC-008 Grand Calibur Raspberry Spacer Plate. 

Step 3:
Punch small holes in both the top and bottom of each die cut.  Gather your jewelry supplies.  You will need:
2 ear hooks
14 larger jump rings
4 smaller jump rings
6 head pins
6 crystals (or other beads)
tools (round needle nose pliers, wire cutters, flat needle nose pliers)

Step 4:
Assemble one earring at a time as shown, opening up jump rings with 2 sets of pliers.  Be careful not to open them by pulling the opening apart, gently open it so that it stays in a circle shape, and bend it slightly to allow an opening where you can feed through the die cuts and other jump rings. Close the same way.

Step 5:
To make dangling gems, thread a bead onto a headpin, and using the Round Needle Nose Pliers, form a loop with the headpin and wrap excess wire around the space in between to secure the bead.  Trim with Wire Cutters.

Step 6:
Adhere Want2Scrap purple gems to the earrings for extra weight and bling!

Thanks for coming by and seeing what I made for you today using two of Spellbinders NEW releases this Winter CHA 2013!

What I love about Spellbinders, is that you are not limited to cutting paper.  As you can see by my first project, I was able to cut AND emboss plastic!  In my second project, I was able to cut another plastic that is shrinkable and what you know as Shrink Plastic, or Shrink Film, Shrinky Dinks.  Amazing that you can cut these materials, as well as cork, felt, canvas, vinyl and more!

Dyed Cheesecloth and Hand Made Bead Bracelet

Should you have any questions, please contact customerservice@spellbinders.us.  No entries will be accepted at this email address.


Participants wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Explore Beyond: Blog Frenzy and Giveaway must adhere to all of the following rules:
  • The Explore Beyond: Blog Frenzy and Giveaway will begin February 25, and will end on March 2, 2013. It consists of 13 individual and one grand prize drawings.
  • Each Spellbinders Explore Beyond: Blog Frenzy and Giveaway starts at 12 Noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the date listed. We will allow entries from each blog for 48 hours.
  • Entrants must have an active email account and Internet access.
  • Enter the Spellbinders Explore Beyond: Blog Frenzy and Giveaway by visiting the participating blogs each day. From each participating post, click on the entry link marked "HERE" in the blog text to open an entry form.
  • Spellbinders will randomly draw one winner from each participating blog to receive all of that day’s new products.
  • Daily prizes range in value from $29.99 to $99.99 MSRP.
  • Grand Prize value is over $1000, and includes all the dies, embossing products, and other products revealed during our sneak peek event... including a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine and Raspberry Plate!
  • The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly drawn from the pool of entrants that sent entry forms from each and every participating blog during the 48 hours each blog was open.
  • Only one entry per person, per blog is allowed.
  • To be automatically eligible for the Grand Prize, entrants must use the same email address for each entry, no exceptions.
  • After each blog entry eligibility closes, we will randomly draw one entry form from each blog. Winners will be contacted by email within 24 hours. Winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim their prizes. A new winner will be drawn if a winner fails to respond.
  • Your entry constitutes permission for Spellbinders to publish your first name, city, state, and country of residence along with a quote from you to be used on the Spellbinders Blog and in promotional materials.
  • The Spellbinders Explore Beyond: Blog Frenzy and Giveaway is open to entrants worldwide.
  • This giveaway is sponsored by Spellbinders Paper Arts, located in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Any questions regarding this contest should be sent to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us
  • Spellbinders designers, contractors, employees and immediate family members are not eligible.
  • The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
  • Void where prohibited by law.
  • All prizes will be awarded.
  • No purchase necessary.
Please note:
  • By sending an entry form, you are agreeing to the Official Rules.
  • There is no substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent for prizes, except that Spellbinders may, at its sole discretion, substitute prizes of comparable value. The prizes are expressly limited to the item(s) listed in the sneak peek posts and do not include taxes, gratuities, duties or any other expenses. Other restrictions may apply.
  • The recipient of any Spellbinders product is solely responsible for any federal, state, city, or local income tax reporting, payment, or consideration as required by law in any country.
  • Spellbinders is not responsible for late, lost, illegible, misdirected entries, and Spellbinders does not assume responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to its websites.
  • Spellbinders is not responsible for any problem or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Spellbinders on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website or any combination thereof.
  • Winners will be posted on the Spellbinders Blog.
  • Spellbinders will use email information to contact the winner.
  • Spellbinders will not share, rent, or sell email addresses.
  • Should you receive email communication from Spellbinders that you do not wish to receive, you have the option to unsubscribe.
  • Comments on the Spellbinders Blog and the participating Designers’ blogs will not be considered official entries.
To be eligible for the Grand Prize
  • Entrants sending valid entry forms from each and every participating blog, during the days and times they are open to entries, will be included in a drawing for a Grand Prize valued at more than $1000!
  • The Grand Prize includes all of the dies, embossing products, and other new products revealed during this sneak peek event and a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.
  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive an email notice on or around Tuesday, March 5, 2013 and must reply to the notice within 24 hours of being sent


Have a wonderful day people!  But before you go, here is a link to Heidi Van Laar's blog - she is also showcasing some of Spellbinders NEW releases!  If you do visit, make sure to participate for more chances to win! 


Questions? (Email Link- Kelly to Provide) No entries will be accepted at this email address.