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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular - Day 8



Hello friends,
Today is a truly special post as I can share with you a project I made using brand new die templates, 
never seen before!  These will be revealed at CHA but I get to show them here first!  
They are Asian Accents and Asian Motifs.

Approximate Die Templates Sizes:
Flower Accent: 1 1/8 x 1 1/8”
Corner SM: ¾ x ¾”
Corner LG: 1 ½ x 1 ½”
Oval Label: 3 ¼ x 1 ¼”
Motif: 2 7/8”
Border: 8 ¾ x 1”

Approximate Die Templates Sizes:
Coin: 1 1/8”
Circle Tag: 1 1/8 x 2 1/8”
Motif SM: 1 ½ x 1 ½”
Motif MED: 3 1/8 x 3 1/8”
Motif LG: 4 x 4”

Here I have made a card featuring these gorgeous dies with some added gold!
Supply List:
Asian Accents S5-123 MSRP $29.99
Asian Motifs S5-124 MSRP $29.99
Paper - Graphic 45  – Olde Curiosity Shoppe
Stamp - Penny Black  – Flourish Birthday
Brad – own stash

Create a card from cream cardstock 6 x 5".  Select your patterned paper, cut into panels - the largest measuring 3½ x 5" and two strips of 1 x 5".
Cut/emboss decorative strips and smaller elements from matching cream cardstock in 
the Grand Calibur die cutting machine®.
Using Spellbinders craft foils, gold – cut/emboss the pendant.
A useful tip is to insert the brad while the foil is still in the die template; it holds it firmly in place.
Stamp a sentiment to bottom of card.  Begin to layer up your panels inserting the decorative strips 
and two strips of gold foil too.
You can see from this picture the layering and how wonderfully realistic the gold foil looks.
Finally add a row of five of the smaller decorative elements and attach your pendant using foam pads.
These die lend themselves to all sorts of projects, here I have chosen to use them to create a notebook.  They layer so well and the decorative strip looks superb the other way up too!
The Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular! Begins on June 21st and will end on June 28th, 2012. It consists of 24 individual prizes and one grand prize drawing.  
Enter the Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular! by visiting the participating blogs each day.
At the end of each blog post, click on the "Enter HERE" to open the entry form. You may only enter once from each blog each day.
Spellbinders™ will randomly draw one winner from each participating blog to receive that blog’s newly revealed dies. The Grand Prize Winner will be randomly drawn from the pool of entrants who sent entry forms from each and every participating blog during the 48 hours each blog was open. For the full list of official rules please click RULES.
**Enter the contest by clicking HERE**
Thank you for stopping by today and be sure to visit all the other designers on their Blog Frenzy dates for more chances to win: 

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This contest has now closed.



143 comments:

Debbie Seyer said...

beautiful projects, Christine! Love those dies!!

E. Marie said...

Love your projects!! Gorgeous!!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Beautiful projects Christine!! Love your card and altered notebook! Love the foil on your card too! Great projects!!

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Beautiful Layers! Love how you used the foil. That Journal is to die for too! Gorgeous Christine.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Oh my...these are stunning!!!

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh I'm in love :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic projects Christine, love how you have used the dies and each of the projects is so different. The card just glows with those beautiful papers off set against the gold; the notebook is just elegant and very, very beautiful!!

Faye said...

So, so very pretty. I am going to have to try working with foil more often. Great job. I love all the new spellbinders dies. I love all of the spellbinders that I have ever seen. I wish I had all of them and I do have quiet a few:)

Teresa said...

I love that you added the gold metals on your project, it is just gorgeous! And the notebook is just as beautiful... great job :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful projects, Christine! Love the way you used the gold. That notebook is gorgeous!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wonderful projects.

Tammy said...

Christine!!
I LOVE working with the craft foil/metal sheets:) I've not used them in this fashion though:) Your project is sooooooooo awesome:) Thank you so very much for sharing ANd for inspiring me:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Susie Bentz said...

Great card - love the mix of materials. Great job showing off these beautiful dies!

Kathi said...

Beautiful projects.

Oh my. That border die is "to die for". Hee. Sorry.

melanie said...

Fantastic projects just love these dies they will be on my wish list Melanie

Susan Flynn said...

This is gorgeous Christine! I am loving the frenzy so many fabulous projects and the dies!! I have never seen these foils in this country - are they available here? Hugs Susan x

Peggy Packer said...

Stunning!! I love the notebook!!

Jan said...

Great projects, thanks for sharing

Julie Overby said...

Stunning projects Christine!

scottish crafter said...

Hi Christine, great designs love the notebook more inspiration to try. Want these dies!!!! Wilma

Flower Power said...

Fabulous Creations Christine! Love your style!

Papercraft By Carole said...

This is a beautiful card made from another lovely set of dies!! Cxx

baconbits said...

Morning, these a simply wonderful, when will they be available to us all? This Summer frenzy has been really great and at last its your turn to display your talents. Well done, these will be going on the list for must haves - also the metals.
TFS
Hugs Amanda x

kathy s said...

Christine these cards are so beautiful and I love the gold highlights- magnificent

eyes2theocean said...

Oh you have wonderful projects!!!! Stunning in fact. Thank you for sharing these. You are very talented. :)

Thank you,
Sara Tanner
Sar Tann

Kray said...

Love the gold accents! Beautiful projects!

Maryann said...

Wonderful projects Christine, you´ve done a really great job with these new dies, I already love them, even before I´ve atually got them, but they sure have lots of potential, that´s for sure, and I havae a bunch of ideas already for these awesome dies here.

Carole Z said...

What beautiful projects Christine and more gorgeous new dies! I also love working with the craft foil, I recently made some flowers with the copper using Spiral Blossom One for a steampunk project and everyone who saw it loved them! Carole Z X

Angie said...

Stunning!!!! Wonderful layers and colors!!!

nmty said...

Hi Christine, these dies look absolutly stunning. on my wish list for definate, and your project is beautiful. Love the new look blog. Well done.
lv norma

Kate or Kieran! said...

Wow! Amazing work and loving the new blog look!

Kate or Kieran! said...

Wow! Amazing work and loving the new blog look!

Elizabeth said...

Morning Christine, you were not wrong sayng that we would all WANT these new dies. They are fabulous and the gold foil is great. Can we get that here in the UK? And when will the dies be available to buy? Love the graphic paper, the colours are so rich and with the gold foil - perfect.
Elizabeth x

Becca Feeken said...

Simply stunning Christine! Gorgeous projects!

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine. Your projects are wonderful and I really like your new look blog it is so pretty. x

Jan Castle said...

very pretty projects
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Liz Thomson said...

Have loved all the new releases and these are stunning.Loving your new look blog.

Dorina D said...

Gorgeous Cards and I loved the tutorial with the foil. Great job and beautifully done,

Sandy Palmer said...

Love all the gold foil on your projects! The foil on your first card really brings out the colors in the paper that you used! Beautiful!

Sue Yorkshire said...

Morning Christine

Oooh these new dies are gorgeous and the card you have made is stunning

Are you on C&C today?

Sue xxx

Maggie said...

Your card is just gorgeous. I love it. Great tip about putting on the brad while it is still in the die. The journal is a nice project as well.

Cazann49 said...

Hi Christine, I love the dies and your step by step for them..Love the colours you've used. Have a great day ...xxxx

nattyboots said...

I didnt know if to say Ooo,Ahhh, or WOW so i said all three,what beautiful creations you have made with these fantastic dies Christine ,and thanks for the great tip you have given to us .

Elaine H X

Disco Queen said...

Hi Christine, You lucky girl. Spellbinders definitely left their best dies till last. I LOVE these. The circular design edging is beautiful & the embossing detail incredible. Great projects, as usual. You've really shown the dies off.

Maggie said...

Fabulous projects with these fab dies Christine, thanks for the step by step too - feeling inspired to make a card and adapt some dies I have!

Maggie

Chloe's Nan said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christine! And I love the new look to the blog. I hope these dies arrive here soon they are a definate must have x

snowbear said...

another pretty accents die set... Love it!

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Fantastic projects. Never tried the foil will have to try to fins a supplier for this. Your instructions are so helpful.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

nesscraftyqueen said...

These are gorgeous as are all the other dies featured in the sneak peak blog fest. Can't wait for these to come onto C&C as soon as they are available for release to us in the UK.
For now I will have to emulate this design using my Persian dies as they would lend themselves to this design in lieu of the Asian set you have used. Also I have never seen that crafting metal you have used although I have some craft metal from a UK based craft company but oly have silver, Christine can you engineer it that when this Asian set is made available that the metal sheets accompany them.

Crafting hugs, take care, Ness

AnneRD said...

Beautiful projects Christine, love the dies and the use of the foils. You have really captured the Orient. Anne x

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, the new dies are lovely and your projects are absolutely stunning and is this new look on your blog for keeps? I love it, it is so you, bright and so lovely. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Oh my, your cards are gorgeous! These new dies are so beautiful and I lovehow you have used them.

Cathy A said...

Lovely card and book, these dies are certainly. Versatile!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Wow stunning projects and fabulous dies.

Hugs Sheila xx

loftylass said...

Gorgeous projects Christine - love your choice of paper to create the oriental theme. Your altered items always appeal. You were right - we will want to buy the new dies (lots of them!!!) tfs.
Hugs
Heather
x

Donna said...

Wow, stunning work!! Thanks to you and spellbinders for all this wonderful product and such great inspiration!! Have so enjoyed all the sneak peaks, now I just hope I can win some, thanks for the chance!! What a wonderful birthday that would make today !!
Hugs
Donna

lisa808 said...

Beautiful. Love your use of foil.

Lisa said...

Your projects are stunning!! I love how you used the dies!! Thanks so much for the incredible inspiration :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Diane said...

Elegant and gorgeous...love all the layers...wow...beautiful!!

Laura {aka scrapaddict} said...

Wow....wonderful projects! And wow do I love these dies!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

So pretty!! I love the metalics!!
Kristan

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous projects and love the new dies. You have excelled yourself again! Love the new blog layout too xxx

Sol said...

Oh.. This look kind of Indian.. And I love it.. Great with the Gold color.. and Amazing put together.. I love that corner die too.. And I love the way you have used it!..

The Gold and the Design Paper matches Perfect..
Great Work..
And I want theese New Dies!!! :o)

christi said...

gorgeous. i thought your journal was a pillow at first. so pretty. i love all the frill and bling on the card.

Beth Pingry said...

So pretty Christine!! Great job!

Lynn W. said...

I love your asian themed card - the gold just sets it off perfectly! Another two sets of dies just made it onto my wishlist!

Lynn Wild

Jessica S said...

I love the waterfall effect on your first card. I am loving all the new dies and the newly found appreciation for craft foils! Amazing job!
:O)
Jessica S

jackie 4124 said...

love the metal accents

JPScraps said...

The card and notebook are so beautiful! I love the border die!

Karen said...

Beautiful samples Christine. The metal elements balanced out great! Thank you for sharing your talents and artwork.

Dottie said...

When I first glanced at your card with that gorgeous paper and the new Spellbinder Dies edging I gulped. I am totally sold on those colors and contrasts. Wow. You sure hit a home run with this one.

Deborah Frings said...

Love these projects - the papers, the gold foil - all make a wonderful birthday card. Love the journal too!

famillemarleau said...

Gorgeous projects. Love them both. Very versatile dies. Thanks for sharing, Johanne L.

Mema's Crafts said...

Christine, you leave me breathless. These dies combined with your talent simply take my breath away. These are dies to die for and I can hardly wait for the release of them all. Thank you for a chance to win them.

Cec said...

Love your projects. The card has such wonderful layers and great dimension. I love the foil element and need to try that.

Cheryl Wright said...

Absolutely stunning! Both your projects are so different - it shows how versatile the dies are.

Anonymous said...

Eileen L.

Beautiful dies, gorgeous card. Have to have these for sure. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

hotpotato said...

Oh my these new dies are gorgeous.

Rona said...

Gorgeous projects!!! the foil is so pretty

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

Jann said...

Wow-- what a terrific card. The paper is so busy but the Spellbinders embellishments ar the icing on the cake.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Fabulous creations!! That Gold Foil is so elegant looking and your tip about the brad...brilliant!!!

Cathy F said...

Beautiful cards I just love your creations. Thanks for sharing.

Mary-Anne V said...

Such pretty cards...love the design and the dies.

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Christine. Love the awesome die-cut accents. The foiled ones look fabulous.

Billie Dee said...

Very lovely!

Elvira said...

Wow, your projects are amazing, and I love the real look of the gold foil.

heidiscoll said...

Very pretty! Love how you used the gold foil!!

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous gorgeous...I am loving all the new dies,,,thanks for sharing.
Linda

Yogi said...

lovely projects. Another bunch of beautiful accent and motif dies. Have a great day

stick said...

What a sweet little set, and your card is so beautiful!

Hellma said...

Amazing set Christine, love yourprojects too, they are a must have.

Ravengirl said...

Wow, such beautiful projects! You really made those accents and motifs come to life!

Susan said...

What a spectacular card! I just love the use of the foil and these new Asian Motifs and Accent dies are wonderful.
Thank you for sharing two beautiful cards!

Julie said...

Gorgeous! I love the new ideas and the foil. Just when you think there can't be anything new that you really need, Spellbinders has all these great new ideas!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Just stunning Christine! I love each and every one of those dies. Can't wait to add them to my stash!

Pattie J. said...

Beautiful project, love these new dies, just gorgeous.....thanks for sharing.....hugs

Denise said...

Your Asian birthday card is so pretty!

Victoria H. said...

So wonderful! Your card is so pretty and i like the notebooK's delicate and fussy fun!

Neet said...

Two lovely projects, continents apart but equally lovely and they marry so well together.
Definitely on my shopping list when the time comes - hope I get to dem these beauties.
Hugs, Neet x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow Christine!! Beautiful projects!! These are stunning. Love those dies. Thanks for sharing with us. Have a terrific day!! Gloria

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Debbie said...

Beautiful projects! Love the new dies!

Kathy said...

Ooh, can't wait to get my hands on these two die sets! Love how you used the individual scrolly things to make a border!! And while I'm not usually into metals, I must have that pack of foil papers.....love them~

Carol L said...

What a fabulous golden birthday card! Oh those borders - they look fantastic!! I love that altered notebook too! Everything looks beautiful!!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Truely beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful creations, lovely layering of the dies!

sallysbitz said...

These are beautiful x
The new dies look fab ( I want them all) x

hugs sally x
sallysbitz.blogspot.co.uk

Gail said...

Gorgeous work! Gorgeous dies!

Stephanie said...

Just gorgeous. Love using the foil.

Colleen said...

Gorgeous looking projects
ColleenB.

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
I am not entering the hop sorry sweetie, still not well enough for ages on the pc.
I had to come see what you had been doing and find out the dies you were gived to play with. Well the dies are lovely and your creations are as always beautiful. I love the way you did the book. A simple idea that is just lovely and it still remains a very useful notebook. Hope you fun playing. Hugs Linda x

Lotti said...

Love your projects - especially the opulent card - looks like it's straight from 1001 nights...

pennyd said...

Wonderful projects - I definitely want these die - thanks

manicstamper said...

Gorgeous dies and fab inspiration for using them when I can get my hands on them.
Sheila

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love those dies!!!
Your Birthday card is so rich and luxurious. Your Journal is a real WOW. Off to browse your blog now.

Mary Mac

Cartherine said...

Un très beau travail et le rendu avec le métal j'adore.

Pamela Haskin said...

Gorgeous projects! Give me ideas to use with some of the dies I already have while I'm waiting on the new ones to become available. Thanks so much.

Cherwell Leys Alpacas said...

Lovely designs, the dies are great. Enjoyed the Spellbinders Blog Event, looking forward to the new dies coming over to the UK, so many on my wish list.
Kathy

Sonia said...

Very cool!

Linda said...

This is soooo ELEGANT....love your card!!

LOLena said...

What a gorgeous card...lovin the gold!! Thx. Happy Summer CHA! Go Spellbinders!

Chris D. said...

Your projects are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hallo Christine,
Love the new dies and your card and notbook are super.Your new blog page artwork is lovely too. But sadly I and I presume others too, will expience difficulty in reading the print, especially words that are printed in the pale green/blue. From that point of view would prefer the old. B.W. Carolyn x

Ddmac58 said...

Your projects are just beautiful and so rich looking! Thanks for sharing.

atc said...

The layers on your card are beautiful. Nice work using these new dies.

jkreucher said...

WOW! your projects are absolutely stunning! these dies are to die for! love them!
hugs
Judy

Lagene said...

Gorgeous! Love your layers & layers!

Alice Pace said...

I really must play with foil soon,this look is amazing. Thanks for the sneak peak Christine. Spellinders dies ROCK!

Carol E said...

What a beautiful card, thank you for sharing it.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow! Your card is fantastic. I love the subtle gold accents with that rich and elegant paper. And the border is wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the subtle foil accents, and that border is just wonderful!

LOF said...

What a beatiful card I have foil that I have never open I see that I need to start using it. TFS

Star Ark Creativity said...

Hi, Christine. I was wanting to let you know that I share you on my facebook @ Delama White Starling.com
And I try to share you on my blog but couldn't get it to take.
Thank you again :)
Delama

marg0006 said...

Just love how all of you talented ladies incorporated the die cuts and those fab metallic sheets.

marg0006 at verizon dot net
Loving Scarppr101

Artistic Angel said...

What beautiful projects! I don't know when I have seen more gorgeous and creative work!

Helen said...

Very lovely... nice projects.

SHELLEE said...

LOVE the metallic work. The dies seem to work quite well with the foil! Great projects!
Shellee

Janice said...

Fab projects Christine. I wish I had a smidgen of your creativity, your ideas are exceptional! Love the dies too!
Janice x

Planetsusie said...

Ooooops senior moment Christine - i came by yesterday and was sidetracked and forgot to leave a comment about your superb 'creation'. I love the dies you were given - how lucky to be able to play with these. Your project is simply beautiful and I wish I had an iota of your talent and creativity.

I love the colours - so rich and gorgeous.

Hugs Sue P xx

PS Thought I had visited the wrong blog at first!!!

Julie S. said...

Stunning !! I'm new here. I will be joining your blog. I love your work. TFS.

Val W said...

Lovely creations using these pretty new dies and metallic foils. Thanks for sharing them.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

very beautiful projects!

Rach83 said...

OMG! These dies are AMAZING! Sorry for shouting but my heart is racing and I'm short of breath all over some pieces of carbon steel! Oh they are so pretty! Can't wait to get my hands on them and have a play.

Your cards are gorgeous, Christine. Love that first one - the paper is stunning and the gold die cuts are just so luxurious!

Thanks for all your inspiration.

Happy crafting,
Rachel x

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