Monday, January 12, 2009

Spellbinders Blog Frenzy: Day 9

"Thanks to everyone who entered the Spellbinders' 5th Anniversary Party to win my Die Template release. You can no longer enter to win my release. Please check out the links below to enter the contest on other blogs.

Check Spellbinders Blog for the announcement of Daily Winners. Grand prize winner will be announced on January 30th.
PLEASE NOTE: Commenting on this post is welcome but does not enter you into the contest. This contest is sponsored directly by Spellbinders Paper Arts. Please read the post to find directions for entering the contest. If you have any questions, please e-mail

I am so excited about the die templates I get to play with for the Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary Celebration Sneak Peeks Blog reveals. The uses for these die templates are unlimited. They give a whole new look to windows and frames and are great for layering adding yet another dimension to show off your stamped images.

Spellbinders is celebrating their 5 year anniversary by sharing 16 days of sneak peeks, with LOTS of drawings for dies!! When my reveal is over, there will be a random selection for the die I am showing you and the previously revealed dies during the Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary celebration. Each day an additional die is added to the daily give-away list for a grand total of 16 dies on the 16th day of reveals! You have until January 13 at 11:59 CST to enter Sharon Harnist’s blog (

Happy Anniversary to Spellbinders and a big -thank you- for creating such wonderful products that in just five short years has changed the way I create my art.

Don’t miss a day of the sneak peaks

JANUARY 14: Wickedly Wonderful Creations by Wendy Weixler

JANUARY 15: Cookies for Breakfast by Beth Pingry

JANUARY 16: Pink Lemonade by Keri Lee Sereika

JANUARY 17: Inky Heart by Sally Lynn MacDonald

JANUARY 18: Donya Schroeder by Donya Schroeder

JANUARY 19: Linda’s Works of Heart by Linda Duke

JANUARY 20: Follow Your Bliss by Trudee Sauer


I’m really thrilled with the SM and LG Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles die templates because they are such a great addition to all the Circle Nestabilities. They add a delicate effect of sun’s rays and when layered with the scalloped circles, they have a beaded effect, but my favorite technique is to cut a scalloped window in a card.

LG Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles DIE SKU S4-194 MSRP $24.99 Size: 3 3/8", 2 7/8", 2 3/8", 1 7/8", 1 3/8", 7/8"

SM Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles DIE SKU S4-195
MSRP $24.99 each
Size: 3 31/4, 2 3/4", 2 1/2", 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 3/4"

For this first project I wanted to create a window card, this is an effect that is easily done with Spellbinders die templates and the scalloped edge of that window is such and elegant touch. I think this is a great die to show off all the wonderful round JustRite sentiment stamps.


Spellbinders S4-194 Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles
Spellbinders S4 145 Small Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles
Spellbinders S4-114 Large & S4-116 Small Standard Circles
Wizard Die Cutting System
Harmony Classic Circle Stamp Ensemble
Color Box Pigment ink Merlot
Patterned paper by Die Cuts with a View
Cardstock by WorldWin Pop Dots by Glue Dots
Ribbon and brass charm

Stamp the image three times on the off-white cardstock. Center the round die templates size 1 5/8” & 2 3/8”where you want them to cut. This is easy to do because you can see through the middle of them. Place a small piece of masking tape onto your clothing to reduce its adhesive power, making it low tack tape. Use it to tape your die template into place. Cut/emboss in the wizard die cutting system.

Ink all the edges with the inkpad directly to the paper. Cut out the center portion of one of the images.

Cut/ emboss two LG Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles, the largest and 3rd largest, from the burgundy paper.

Assemble the die cuts using pop dots as shown.

Cut the off-white printed paper to 8 ½" x 11" and fold to a finished size of 8 ½" x 5 ½". Cut/emboss the Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles from the green paper. Tape it to the card and trim the edges that overhang.

Using low tack tape, secure the S4-194 Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles die template to the front of the card where you want the window using low tack tape.

Turn the card inside out so that the die template is on the inside of the card. Place the card onto the cutting mat with the front of the card down.

Place the spacer plate on top of the die, then fold the card closed. Now both the spacer plate and the die are inside the card. Place the other cutting mat on top and die cut. To emboss, remove the spacer plate and place the embossing mat under the card, next to the side with the window cut into it. Ink all the edges of the card.

Add ink directly from the inkpad to all the edges of the card

Cut a piece of green patterned paper to fit the inside of the card, then mount the “Just Because” button to fit into the window when opened.

Add the ribbon and brass charm, done that easy.

Spellbinders S4-194 Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles Spellbinders S4 145 Small Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles
Spellbinders S4-114 Large Standard Circles
This book was done in a similar way, but I layered several of the Inverted Scalloped Circles die cuts, I just love the texture it creates.

It is so effortless to use Spellbinders dies with other die cutting machines, check out these great videos to actually see how easy it is to get professional looking projects with Spellbinders.

Now, for all the details on the BIG CONTEST!

Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary Celebration

Sneak Peek Party Drawing Information

Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each of the 16 Spellbinders Sneak Peek Blog reveals as stated in the “Rules”. This name will be drawn to receive the die being revealed and any other dies listed as a part of said blog give-away. These entries must follow all rules stated below to be valid for the drawing.

Entrants visiting all 16 Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary Celebration Sneak Peeks Blog reveals and correctly entering their information into the 16 separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a full set of all 28 NEW RELEASE dies debuting at the Winter Craft and Hobby Association Show in Anaheim, California, on January 25-28, 2009!


Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Birthday Celebration Sneak Peek die give away must adhere to all of the following rules:

1. Participant must click on the provided link on Reveal blog to enter each individual drawing on sneak peeks between January 5 and January 20, 2009.

2. Participant must type in the subject line the name of the die being revealed.

3. Participant must send their entry for this blog before 12:00 midnight Central Standard Time on January 14, 2009.

4. Participant is only allowed to enter each of the 16 Spellbinders sneak peek blog give away drawings one time per sneak peek. Participant must use the same email address daily to be considered for grand prize entry, no exceptions. Please consider whether you will have access to the same e-mail address from January 5th through the 20th and plan accordingly.

5. Spellbinders Design Team members and employees are not eligible for drawings.
Any participant wishing to be automatically entered into the drawing for the Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary Celebration Sneak Peek Grand Prize drawing, must enter the drawing from all of the 16 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.

Please note:

*Spellbinders will only use email information to contact the winner.

*Spellbinders will not share this email address with any other parties.

*Spellbinders will not use this email information for advertisements or communications
other than to contact the winner.

*If you wish to be included in further communications from Spellbinders, please go to their homepage and sign up for their newsletter.

If you have any questions regarding the contest, please e-mail

To enter the Spellbinders 5 Year Anniversary drawing.
The Drawing for my blog has ended.

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For more Spellbinders product release information to

Thanks for stopping by to help me wish Spellbinders a Happy Anniversary and to share some of my excitement over these great new die template sets, Spellbinders S4-194 Large Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles AND S4-195 Small Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles.


Candice said...

I love what you've done with these new dies! Your work is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jeni - I love what you've done with these dies.

Nice work to you and Spellbinders. can't wait until they are available.


Damjana Ž. said...

Great idea, love it!

lengow said...

Hi Jeni!!!

Beautiful project !!!
Beautifu work !!!
Beautiful card !!!

Salute Lengow.

Jan Castle said...

Really like the colors on your card! Nicely done!

Prpldy said...

I love how you did the window and the layering of the Large and Small Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

ribenaruby said...

Fab projects!

Laurie said...

Your use of these new dies was very beautiful and most creative. What an inspiration. Thanks ever so much.
Laurie S.

Rosietoes said...

Stunning work Jeni. I love the way you have used these dies and can't wait for them to be available. :)

Karen W said...

Gorgeous cards and all of these new dies are so exciting!!

Lastel said...

Just sent in my entry ! Great dies and beautiful projects !

Sue said...

Love these dies. You showcased them beautifully!

Laurie said...

These projects are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Margie H said...

Hi, Jeni!
Thanks for the great ideas on how to use this newest die from Spellbinders :0)

Karen M. said...

Gorgeous card & book! I love what you did with these new die set. Very inspiring!!
Karen M.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

These are beautiful. I love the window card - gorgeous papers too.

StamperSharon said...

Beautiful projects, Jeni -- I love all your stacked layers and the window idea for these dies is perfect!

Karen G said...

Jeni - Beautiful card. I love all the layers and the papers you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Jeni, both of your projects are Amazing!! I love how you created a window and then had the inside of the card layered and popped up--Absolutely Beautiful!! Your book is stunning too!! Great Job on your step shot photos! Thanks so much for sharing your projects!

liannallama said...

what a lovely card! I also adore the charm that they featured on the SB blog--stunning!

Mary said...

Enjoyed your project immensely Jeni very creative

Basement Stamper said...

Very pretty, love those inverted scallops!

Jen said...


StampinCathy said...

This is just breath taking! I just love the colors and layout. One very inspiring project.

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh wow Jeni! These are beautiful! I just am wowed by the depth you have created here!!! Yummy!!!

mommaladystamper said...


Gorgeous and breathtaking work. TFS Alice Roushia

Carla said...

Oh my word, Jeni, these are exquisite!! And your tutorial is brilliant! I have been so thrilled with this contest, because even if I don't win anything, I have been exposed to Spellbinders' wickedly talented DT!!

Bree said...

Great projects showcasing the inverted scalloped circle dies!
These look like they are going to be so versatile... I love both the cut-out and the window shape they create.

Tracey said...

GREAT project - so classy and pretty - the dies give it the perfect touch!

Dottie K. said...

Love how you cut out the circle. Love the vintage look. Great job! :)

Cathys said...

Another must have set, thanks so much for sharing you lovely work and showing off these lovely dies...

Hugs Cathy

Nicole S. said...

Love your projects, and these look like they're going to be so much fun!

Carol said...

Love what you have done with the new Spellbinders Inverted Scalloped Circles. Beautiful card. Excellent instructions to follow.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic tutorial on creating the layered look. You made it very approachable - and the finished card it stunning!!

dpkennedy said...

What gorgeous creations with these new dies! Stunning work!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Jeni these dies are great and your projects are wonderful. I am off to go enter to win these awesome dies. Have a great day and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

creativearts said...

The book and card are gorgeous! Love Spellbinders!

Judy S said...

Beautiful projects, Jeni! The dies are wonderful!

Beth said...

Very elegant! Love it Jeni!!

Jessica said...

Wow, I love how you've used the new dies! Great card. Thanks for the sneak peek and the tutorials :)

Clarice L said...

Hi Jeni,
I'm so excited about these new Spellbinders dies. You've given me so many ideas for using these particular sets. Just hope I'll be able to get them as have had problems in the past.

Clarice R - Aurora CO

Patty (SCS-pepperrn) said...

Awesome card with this new sie set!!


Linda Deline said...

So pretty! I'm marking this to CASE later. God bless.


Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I LOVE what you made. Amazing creation!

Unni said...

WOW, this was COOL!!! I love them, this I must by... Love the things you have made with this...

Hugs from Unni

Angi (Mistress_of_Mayhem) said...

Beautiful! Layers really add something to a project. Love your blog header, too!

Ida P. Krause said...

Beautiful Projects!

Shirley said...

Wow, I love your creative projects and the dies. Your tutorial is great too. I am finding the rules area of this a little confusing.

leenda said...

Fabulous artwork!

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karen m said...

great job!!! love your artwork. love the new dies...

Dawn said...

AWEsome, beautiful examples!!!! wow

mustangsarah said...

Awesome work.
I love what you have done.

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

lovely projects! the dies are awesome :)

scrappintlc said...

oh I likey these. :)

Judi Markel said...

Hi Jeni,

I love what you have done with these dies. Your work is always fabalous. A few years ago, you were my Secret Stamper and I still have the cards and things from that project. Thanks for all the great ideas.

Judi Markel

Peace Health Happiness & Creativity said...

SM and LG Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles Just love what you have done with these...I'll just have to add them to my list. Thanks for yu inspiration

Wendybell said...

I didn't get a chance to comment yesterday (busy-busy-busy!), but I wanted to make SURE you know how GORGEOUS your projects are! Stunning, lovely, elegant . . . you do it every time!! (AND you used a butterfly, too! You KNOW how I am about those!!)

Amy said...

What Fun! These immediately made me think of bicycle chain rings, so I definitely want to get them.