Hi everyone! I am excited to be able to show you a new die coming out soon.  I LOVE the new Card Creators dies that Spellbinders™ is launching! They are perfect for creating wonderful shaped cards. Today I get to show you the Polka Dot Card Creators die. I used the largest one to create the base for this card.


Supply List:

  • Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur machine
  • S5-133 Card Creators A2 Polka Dots (MSRP $29.99)
  • S5-131 Card Creators A2 Matting Basics A (MSRP $29.99)
  • S5-132 Card Creators A2 Matting Basics B (MSRP $29.99)
  • Flourishes Gerber Daisies
  • Want2Scrap Silver Sleek Rhinestones Strip

I started by cutting and embossing a piece of white cardstock with the largest Polka Dot die. Because the die is so intricate, I placed a piece of wax paper over the die before placing the cardstock over it. It helps getting the die cut out of the die after it is cut and embossed.

Another piece of white cardstock with the fourth largest of the Basic A dies and a Kraft cardstock with the third largest Basic B die.

The card base and the Kraft piece of cardstock were taken out the die; I left the white rectangle in the die.

The image was stamped to the white card piece with the die still over it. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Flowers: Y11, Y13, Y15, W3    Flower Center: E42, E43, E44, E47    Leaves: YG61, YG63, YG67).

The image was masked, and then the edges were sponged. The image was first adhered to the Kraft layer, then to the card base.  A sentiment from the same stamp set was stamped on the upper right side and the word friend was underlined with rhinestones from a Sleek Silver Rhinestones Strip from Want2Scrap.

A piece of white cardstock was folded in half to create the card base. Again a piece of wax paper was placed over the die before the cardstock was added. When cutting card bases with dies, make sure you do NOT cut the folded part. Place it so that it lies inside the die.

I added Scor-Tape to the inside of the card base and liquid glue on the outer parts. Then the pieces were adhered to finish the card.

These dies not only look good as a card base, but also as layers on cards. I created another card sample to show the smaller dies off.  I used the longer and thin die to create covers for Hershey nuggets. Those are a great way to dress up chocolate quickly .

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.

Day Two of this contest is now closed. Please visit SpellbindersPaperArts.com for more inspiration.

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Thanks you so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to check our the other blog hop participants today and during the entire time of the Spellbinders Summer Spectacular Blog hop.

Cindy Echtinaw

Sherry Cheever

Have a wonderful day! Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

132 Responses to “Sneak Peek: Spellbinders™ Summer Spectacular Day 2”

  1. Beate!!!
    Your cards are so lovely!! You are a multifaceted —gifted artist:) You color beautifully, you have a super eye, and you are gifted at the layout of the project:) Thank you so very much for sharing and for allowing me to learn from you:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  2. This is just so beautiful! But then everything you create is! Love your work….and thank you for sharing your tutorial today!

  3. A lovely card Beate.

  4. Absolutely stunning, Beate! Love your gorgeous cards!

  5. These new card dies are the bomb! I just love them. Beautiful card. Nice coloring too.

  6. Beate, amazing work using the new die! It is going to be my must have! Thank you for sharing the beautiful creations.

  7. As usual – just lovely. Your designs really show off what these dies can do…and I like the tip for covering the Hershey nuggets!

  8. Your card is just stunning, love it, thank you so much for creating and sharing it.

  9. What a stunning card Beate. This die is definitely on my must have list.

  10. Beautiful! I love it!

  11. Great card Beate!

  12. This is a step above, even for our beloved Spellbinders. Lovely card, so delicate.

  13. Such wonderful cards here too Beate. You are so talented girl and I just love, what you´ve done here hun, it´s so stunning work. Thanks so much for always being such an inspiration to everyone around you.

  14. oh wow I just love the card base. Gorgeous creations Beate
    Anne x

  15. Gorgeous card, these new dies are fantastic!!

  16. Gorgeous Beate! Love that die!

  17. Love your gorgeous cards! I will definitely have to get those card creator dies. My favourite so far is the Polka Dot Card Creator dies.
    I can feel a big Spellbinders shopping trip coming on….

  18. Great card!!

  19. Stunning absolutely stunning- these are just blowing my mind love your projects

  20. I saw your card on the main intro video, so glad you have showcased it here so we can get a better look it is so pretty, as is your second one, thanks for sharing.

  21. Wow, what a lovely couple of cards–you have really showcased these new dies beautifully! And your daisy mask is nothing short of stunning!

  22. Beate, this is just beautiful. I love how airy this card is because of the base you built. Just wonderful!

  23. I love being able to cut out easy layers! SVes so much time from measuring and cutting out each and every one I would want to use. The card you designed is great! I like the wax paper tip with detailed die – I will be trying that soon! Thanks!

  24. So pretty!! I love that you used it as a card base!! Thanks for showing the technique with the wax paper1!

  25. Wow! Gorgeous cards!!!! I love this new set!!

  26. Absolutely beautiful card! what a great die set.
    stamping sue

  27. Both cards are lovely!

  28. What a lovely card! Thanks for sharing (and I miss you on the WMS DT).

    Lynn Wild

  29. What a beautiful card!! I can’t wait to play with these new toys!!

  30. Beautiful creations! Love-love-love the polka dots, definetly on my wish list!

  31. LOVE your Designs using Card Creator! You have no clue how exciting this is for me!
    Thank you for showing them so beautifully
    Happy Creating
    Cindy Echtinaw Designs

  32. Oooo! Can’t wait to get my hands on these…love them! Love your beautifully coloured gerbera daisies, too, Beate xx

  33. Your creations are GORGEOUS!!!! Love thoseSpellbinders and your stamps are beautiful!! Fabulous designs with wonderful results!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  34. Oh! I love that large dotted die! Lovely! Thanks for the tip about the wax paper!!!

  35. Love your cards! I MUST get those dies!

  36. The cards are Beautiful! Genius idea for the candy wrapper.

  37. Gorgeous cards, such lovely coloring of the flowers and that die makes a beautiful shaped card, love the layering of the dies in the second one also!

  38. The cards are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  39. I love the first card – the polka dot card is so pretty. The flowers are stunning and beautifully coloured. Great inspiration. Can’t wait to get my hands on these dies!

  40. Love your card and these Card Creators dies!

  41. I have been looking so forward to your projects with the new dies, Beate, and they are even more spectacular than I imagined!! WOW, both cards are so gorgeous!! I of course must have the new dies!! As always, thank you so much for the incredible inspiration 🙂

    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  42. Waw Beat this dies are gorgeous and your cards are so summery and beautiful. Have a great weekend. Hugs! Mojca

  43. Really love that fancy border and what beautiful coloring!

  44. Gorgeous card!!!!!!! Love love this die it is on top of my list of must have.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful card,

  45. OOOOO! I really like the look of the open circles! Makes the projects light and “summery”!!

  46. Beate…your cards are so elegant and beautiful! The new dies are incredible!

  47. Wow, these are gorgeous.

  48. Swoon…this is gorgeous Beate! LOVE the dies and what an ingenious idea Card Creators is!!! I am needing these already 🙂

  49. Beautiful cards. The new dies look fantastic. 🙂

  50. beautiful cards! with these dies, card making is a breeze. 🙂

  51. Love your card and the candy cover, what a clever idea. These new Spellbinders are amazing.

  52. Such wonderful projects sweetie-love the new dies

  53. Beate, this is such a GORGEOUS presentation for your beautifully-colored flowers — a light and airy BG created with these awesome new Spellbinders’ dies — another must-have set on my Wish List!!!

  54. Beautiful cards! Thank you for the tutorial!

  55. Beautiful card Beate!
    God Bless 🙂

  56. Beate – awesome as usual! Thank you for the enabling.

  57. This is awesome Beate, love the frame, so different, and great coloring. Just a gorgeous card

  58. Hello!

    This is a beautiful die cut – it made a stunning card! Love it so much! You are so talented! Wishing you a good weekend!


    Barbara Diane

  59. Beate I love your card, oh I am so going to have to have these dies….my wish list just keeps getting bigger! Hugs Erika.

  60. You are my cardmaking hero!!!!! I love what you’ve done with the dies!

  61. Another must have die! beautiful card as usual.Thanks for sharing.

  62. Wonderful cards.

  63. What a beautiful card.

  64. wow, i just love the new card dies. they are so cute. wonderful job coloring and thatnks for showing us how you did it.

  65. What interesting new dies!

  66. I love the dies that you show. The dots are so cool. Who would have though of a punchello die cut. The layering is easy with that set too. Time for me to break out the GC, again

  67. Beate, love you card, so summery and Happy looking, and of course we all know you are talented, each and every creation seems to out do the one before!! Hope you are having a grea summer so far,

  68. Beautiful cards., I love them. Thank you for showing us the steps to produce the first card. These die sets are wonderful, they will make card making easier for me.

  69. Ooohh Beate, I love this!! Both of your creations are gorgeous. I love what this die does. TFS!

  70. Beautiful cards!!! Love the new Spellbinders concept.

  71. Wonderful Beate – aren’t these new dies just great – lots of potential…… looking forward to these becoming available. tfs.

  72. Beate, lovely showcasing of the spellbinders die!!! beauitful cards

  73. Gorgeous cards!

  74. thanks for showing how the mat dies layer. Nice sunflower image too!

  75. I always enjoy seeing what you have made. These two cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  76. Love your card Beate. It is absolutely stunning and what a great new product. Can’t wait for their release.

  77. Thank you for sharing your delightful card and instructions to make it. Your cards & project always have that touch of elegance & class! I love these new dies and can’t wait to get my hands on all of them!

  78. Beautiful card! Love it.

  79. THUD!!! Oh my goodness, what an awesome creation! I’m pretty sure you just sold me on the polka dot die with the lovely card you’ve made! The coloring on your flowers looks amazing too, and thanks for the detailed instructions for your card! WOW!!! I love it!!

  80. beautiful cards. That looks like a really interesting set of dies. mmm!!

  81. Wow, this is gorgeous Beate! I love this fresh look.

  82. I really love this card! Thank you so much for showing us how you made it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you are sooooo talented!

  83. Stunning cards and thank you for the step-by-step instructions.

  84. You sure hit the jackpot with this one – love this – just what was needed on the die front.
    Hugs, Anita

  85. Love your card projects using the SB Dies. Just Beautiful!!

  86. I am in love with the new Spellbinders Card Creator dies. They are so wonderful and have solved a big frustration for me — cutting and measuring for each layer!
    Your card showing off the polka dots is just beautiful. Love the little card too and that great idea for fancying up those chocolate treats! You always find a way to inspire me. Thanks Beate!

  87. Another amazing die. I can see using this particular die on the covers of my mini albums. I can’t wait to see tomorrows blogs. Thanks Beate!

  88. Thanks for sharing your great ideas

  89. Stunning and gorgeous, I love how you used the dies. Your tutorial was excellent and show how easily the dies work. Great job and thanks for sharing

  90. Way to go Beate! This is simply charming!! The background and how you put everything together is so very delicate and pretty looking! Hugs!!

  91. Your card is just gorgeous, I love the sunflower tutorial, great cards

  92. Wowsers! Stunning creations Beate. another beautiful die set to add to my wish list. Yum!

  93. Gorgeous cards. I love the unique lacy look that die gives.

  94. Oh, these are beautiful.

  95. Your die rocks! Absolutely love it!

  96. Wow! Your cards are beautiful!

  97. OH MY! This is just gorgeous. I will definitely have to save up for all the new ones coming out. I can just see the possibilities with this, and the rest of them. I can’t wait to see more. Thanks so much for you inspiration. Blessing, Linda

  98. Oh my gosh … I know I am already counting my change to save up for these dies. The past two days have been quite inspiring. Love your cards Beate. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  99. Love your cards! They are so beautiful!

  100. This looks interesting, I love the circle or dots in the background card. All new to me and loving these dies.

  101. Eek, I love every one of these new releases, and your awesome cards make me want it even more—and FASTER!!! Your cards are fabulous!

  102. OMGoodness, this is adorable. I love polka dots and sunflowers, so this card is the best of both worlds. Fantastic job and thanks for sharing the tips!
    Jessica S

  103. Wonderful card! I love Spellbinders dies!

  104. Beautiful cards Beate. I love the shaped card. Whether used as a base, or for the layers, this die set add beautiful detail to the cards. I like that these new dies are sized for cardmaking, and that they’re all designed to work together. Spellbinders has a winner here.

  105. Beautful. I’d like to try that out in Acrylic. Wow!

  106. What fun projects. I love how the polka dot dies give such a lacy texture and your flowers are so nicely coloured.

  107. Well, Spellbinders never disappoints, does it? 🙂 Beautiful card, Beate!

  108. How beautiful! Lovely dies and coloring. I love how you pieced it all together. Thanks for sharing your talents!

  109. Hi, Beate. I like both of the cards you made by using the New Spellbinder Products. Thank you for sharing how you created both of these cards. I love Daisies on the first card and you coloring it in with copic markers. I like the second card and show how you done it and I love the saying that you use on this card. And thank alot on the tip of using wax paper. Thank you for sharing some of your creativity with using the new Spellbinder Dies and embossers.
    Have a great day 🙂

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  111. WOW your cards are so STUNNING!! Love the sunflower one!!

  112. OMG! I love this die and your cards are beautiful!! I especially love the sunflower card….gorgeous!

  113. I love your use of this die! The card is beautiful regardless, but the way you used it really showcased the frame just beautifully.

  114. OMG OMG OMG I need this die, GORGEOUS Beate!!~

  115. as always, brilliant colouring and a gorgeous card!

  116. Your work always inspires me and I love what you did here. Fabulous.

  117. These are so pretty…..I love these dies…..but I don’t have the grand caliber…..tfs

    • These dies will work with other die cutting machines (Big Shot, Cuttlebug). You don’t have to have a Grand Calibur!

  118. Wow, I gasped as soon as I saw the opening picture!! Just lovely!

  119. Le dies est vraiment en harmonie pour cette carte simple et belle.

  120. Fabulous projects!

  121. What a great shaped card with wonderful colouring.

  122. Your card is just gorgeous.

  123. Beate, your cards are stunningly gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the tutorial it is wonderful, and for sharing your amazing talent with all of us.

  124. Wow, this card is amazing, I love the niew dies, can’t wait to have it!


  125. Gorgeous cards Beate!! Love the first one with the dotted background and soft inking of the main panel.. Great job as always 🙂

  126. Beate, you are so amazing! What a gorgeous card! I just love the polka dot look w/ the new dies! You’ve so inspired me that I can’t wait to get my hands on them! Have you ever thought of doing a step-by-step coloring tutorial for the images you do? I’m not that gifted when it comes to coloring!

    Thank you do much for always sharing your best w/ the rest of us!

  127. Oh so pretty! I love these dies and your instructions are awesome! I like the idea of cutting the image after it’s stamped. This way you have perfect placement!! Thanks so much for the idea!

  128. So fresh and lovely, Beate–great job!

  129. absolutely love your coloring on the daisies. gorgeous work as always, Beate!

  130. Spellbinders has taken card making to a whole new level those cards are beautiful and the dies are a must have.

  131. […] can see more of this die in action on Beate Johns blog here. (She’s one of my favorite Spellbinder designers! I always, always need to stop to take-in […]

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