Hi everyone! I am very excited to be able to give you a sneak peek of a soon-to-be released  Spellbinders Paper Arts die called Just Swingin’. I love this die set. You can use it several different ways, making it very versatile.


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Cross Promotional Partners:

  • Basic Grey: Aspen Frost 6″ x 6″ paper pack
  • Flourishes: Country Road
  • Want2Scrap: Fancy Bling Border

I started by folding a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock in half and round the bottom corners. Unfold the card base and place wax paper over the front. Adhere the die down with removable tape (or  Post-It notes).

I ran the die/cardstock combo through my Grand Calibur, first with the cutting, then with the embossing sandwich. (Hint: This is an intricate die, you might have to run it through your machine twice to get the detail cut completely.) I carefully pulled the die off the card front.

I cut a piece of Basic Grey Aspen Frost paper a tiny bit smaller then 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. The corners we rounded and the edges were sanded, then stitched.  It was adhered into the inside of the card and a sentiment from Flourishes Country Road was stamped with black ink on the bottom right corner.

I cut and embossed the tire swing twice out of white cardstock. On one I cut off the hanger before I adhered it to the back of the other tire. I wanted to have the embossed tire on both sides, since I planned on hanging the tire from the tree with a piece of linen thread. This way, even when the tire swings, it looks great, no matter what side is showing.

To show you a different way to use the dies, I created a shaped card with the outline die that comes with the frame. I love creating shaped cards. Have you tried creating shaped cards with Spellbinders dies yet?


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I hope you have time to check out the other Spellbinders blog posts today. I personally can’t wait to see what everyone else has created! Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day.

Becky Fleck

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

159 Responses to “Spellbinders Explore Beyond: Sneak Peek and Giveaway Day 4”

  1. Wow! This die is amazing! Thanks for showing different ways of using it. Both cards are so beautiful.
    Happy weekend,

  2. AMAZING!! I really like the FUN 3-D look of the swing in the tree!! SO NEAT!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  3. Two lovely cards from this fabulous new die set which will be a very useful. I like the idea of creating shaped cards…. tfs Beate.

  4. Love how you two different looks- elegant and playful. I agree the shaped cards are very pleasing to the eye.

  5. Wow, Beate – that is just gorgeous. How lovely to get such a welcome reminder of summer fun at this time of year, too.

  6. I love all your work, this is another peice of art, TFS!

  7. Wow!! Love both cards!! That new die will be a “must have” for me!

  8. Oh my! This is wonderful! Love how you have created a scene with the tire swinging right there! Brilliant! The second card is just as wonderful! I don’t often make shaped cards but you’ve inspired me to try!!

  9. Oh Beate, these are just STUNNING! I love that you took us through the steps.

  10. Oh my! These two cards are just amazing! I love both of them for their delicate beauty. These dies……to die for!

  11. This die is so simple and elegant…you created perfect cards to show them off. Just gorgeous!

  12. Wow, this dies set looks fab and I LOVE the card you made with the swing. Will have to buy the dies just to make that one card! Maddy x

  13. Both gorgeous cards, I just love the cutout with the tyre!

  14. Yay roomie!! This is adorable!!! You hit a home run with creating the depth and dimension that makes that cool tire swing! Love it and love the whimsy!!

  15. wow…gorgeous die! Love the tree. And beautiful cards!

  16. You always have such wonderful ideas, Beate! I love both of your cards. Very versatile!

  17. As always you have just made a masterpiece here again Beate. You never sease to amaze me with your creativity, it´s absolutely gorgeous work hun.

  18. This is gorgeous. I am loving this die.
    I sent you my address, but have not heard from you?? Hope it did not go into spam mail.

  19. You have inspired us with 2 beautiful cards. I am really wanting to try one of the shaped cards. I also like the idea of embossing on both sides of the tire that you hung from the tree. I am already thinking ahead of ornaments for the tree next year.

  20. Fabulous die and love your cards. Great designs!

  21. I have a thing for trees. Your cards are lovely.

  22. This is so pretty, love the intricate tree and the little rope swing, what a sweet scene you created!

  23. Oh my gosh, Beate, these are both stunning!! I love anything to do with trees, so this die just shot to my number one must-have of the new release!! You used it beautifully on both cards!! The tire swing is fabulous!! As always, thanks for the amazing inspiration!! Happy Saturday 🙂

    Hugs, Lisa
    A Mermaid’s Crafts

  24. Both of your cards are gorgeous! The die is just so lovely.

  25. Gorgeous cards, thankyou for sharing.

  26. What gorgeous cards. I am loving this Spellbinders release…such great dies this time around (not that I don’t love EVERYTHING they make).

  27. Beate, those cards are just gorgeous!! I can see this Die set being perfect for so many different occasions on my cards! You inspired me to try making a shaped card using my Spellbinders Dies and it was so much fun!

  28. What a darling swing card and your shaped card featuring the tree shows it’s wonderful versatility so beautifully — TFS your talent with us all!!!

  29. The cards are beautiful!

  30. Oh so pretty and elegant! The die looks versatile – I know my boys will be asking me just to make the tires for them over and over again. Haha!

  31. Gorgeous examples with this die, love the swing and the background you had for it, love the black with the designer paper behind it too!

  32. I love this new die! You did a great job showing us how to make a shaped card. You make it look easy! You always do such beautiful cards. I think this die could be used for so many occasions.

  33. What a great set! I love the interest it adds to your cards!

  34. Both of these cards are just brilliant and beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial and some really helpful extra tips.

  35. What a beautiful and clever card!

  36. Oh my goodness Beate, you are a genius. I never in a million years could have come up with such a fantastic design for this die. Your card is amazing.

  37. Love your creations!

  38. Oh Beate…you always make such beautiful cards, and these are no exception!
    LOVE this new die! I think it’s another must have! 🙂

    True 😀

  39. Wow such beautiful creations! Love both cards.

  40. Think you could have so much fun with this die . What a fab card it makes..

  41. Gorgeous cards. I adore these new dies.

  42. beautiful card! – what a great die!
    Sandra ltb

  43. Your cards are amazing!!! Love them both! 🙂

  44. What a lovely card! This new die is awesome!!!!

  45. I LOVE your suspension card!!
    It is stunningly adorable!!!!!

  46. Ah my goodness I love this die! Your tire swing card is lovely and so nostalgic for me, we used to live in a house with a tire swing when I was a child (that house is now gone and an airport stands on the land where it was, sad). My brother would love this card.

  47. Awesome die! Thanks for sharing a fun version and an elegant version.

  48. OMGoodness these are fabulous! I love love love the shaped card and will definitely be giving this a try! Wonderful 3d effect with that swing!

  49. I love the tire swing! My boys spent hours on our tire swing when they were small.

  50. Gorgeous card! Love everything about it!

  51. Love this die and both the cards you made with it are beautiful!

  52. Beautiful Beate!

  53. All I can say is “ditto” for all the previous comments. I don’t have any dies yet, but this will definitely be on my wish list. Thanks for the tutorials on showing how you did this. I like the shaped card idea too.

  54. Oh, I want these! So many ideas. Beautiful work!

  55. OMG! This die is my favorite so far! LOVE the cards you created with it!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  56. Oh my Gosh! Beate, I am just swooning over your cards! I am Floored by their beauty! You always have the best eye for detail and what works on a card! I think the second card is quite striking with the black cardstock!
    I’m enjoying the Spellbinders releases and being able to see your cards, again! I miss seeing your cards every Tuesday, so this was refreshing 😉

  57. These are just so beautiful!

  58. Great cards I love the posabiltys of what you can do with the dies

  59. Oh, I really like your cards! Such a lovely die! The black against the white is simply stunning!

  60. Oh…My…Goodness. This is dreamy!

  61. Oh Beate, you’ve done wonders with that stunning die!!

  62. Fabulous samples using that intricate new die!

  63. Both cards are beautiful, but the one with the tire swing is just awesomely fun too! The tire swing is a must have… along with all the great new dies!

  64. This is a BEAUTIFUL die. So elegant. You turned it into lovely cards!
    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

  65. I can’t get over how cute the tire swing idea is…

  66. This is so amazing! I love the detail and how delicate this looks!

  67. Both cards are very nice! This is really a very versatile and fun die set. TFS the tutorial and your projects.

  68. Wow your cards are amazing, I love that die set,

  69. Beautiful cards!! I’m adding this die to the wish list!

  70. I have to have the tree swing Die!! Awesome job with your card and now I will impatiently wait for it to come out LOL !! TFS!!

  71. Oh this is a charming die absolutely delightful can’t wait to get it!

  72. Absolutely gorgeous project and die set. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma

  73. Beautiful dies and cards. I love the tire hanging down, so creative.

  74. I absolutely love the Just Swingin card! It is awesome!

  75. The tire swing brings back childhood memories!
    Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

  76. Beautiful projects, Beate!!

  77. Fabulous showcase of the die, Beate! Brings back wonderful childhood memories of swinging on a tire swing 🙂

  78. Oh my goodness .. I love your creations! What a great die also thank you for sharing!!!

  79. Wow FACTOR is what you master pieces have. Simply stunning with these new spellbinders. Love it!! THanks so much for sharing your inspiration with all of us.

  80. Wow, your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. That was very helpful! I don’t have the Grand Calibur machine but it’s now on my wish list. And the die is exquisite!

  81. Loving both your projects, very clever use of the dies. Thanks for sharing, Erika.

  82. How gorgeous are these, both are very pretty and creatieve. Love the die!

    Warmest greetings,


  83. WOW, these are stunning I soooo love them and love the die on my MUST HAVE LIST the tire swing card made me smile just thought of my big Sister giving me a swing at my Gran’s house. Thank you for sharing them with us and for the step by step instructions and for makink me smile after a bad day at work.

    Fiona in Scotland

  84. What a romantic and beautiful swing setting!

  85. Gorgeous cards and amazing dies. Thanks for showing the step by step.

  86. OMGee! Both of your cards are absolutely stunning! Now I want this die even more! TFS!

  87. This is an absolutely beautiful card & die!

  88. Oh My Gosh!! I am in love with this amazing die set! I can see so many ways to use this treasure!
    your examples are fantastic! thanks for the chance to win this lovely creative die!

  89. I love that die set!! Love the cards you made with it too 🙂

  90. This die goes to the top of my wish list! I love it! The cards are sooo beautiful! It reminds me of my grandma’s house and the tire swing we had…

  91. What a beautiful card. Can not wait to use that die. Thanks

  92. Beautifuly done ! TFS .

  93. What a stunning tree, and so beautifully showcased on your card Beate. I love the tyre (UK spelling…lol) swing, how I would have loved one of those when I was a kid… Hugs xx

  94. Beate, What absolutely gorgeous cards. The tire swing die is so new and different and the way you made it so useful by making the shaped card is genius! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations!

  95. Your card is Totally Amazing!! Gorgeous die!! So Detailed!! Totally Amazing!!
    You dont need anything else!! Fantastic die !! Thank you for the chance to win! :o)

  96. Wow Beate…LOVE these new dies and you showcased them beautifully!!!

  97. Beate, your work is amazing!! I love your card and all your fun projects! Thanks for all your great ideas!

  98. Wow what a great idea Beate. It’s an amazing card, really love ti. hugs! Mojca

  99. WOW! Every day it is such a treat to see the new dies! I love trees, and this is such a great one!!! I have the hardest time getting the “shaped cards” to work, so I tend to avoid them – lol… There has to be a trick to get the fold to stay 🙂 The tire swing is great!
    Hugs, antonella 🙂

  100. Oh wow!! These are amazing!

  101. Oh WOW Beate – this is just gorgeous!!! Love it!!

  102. Beautiful, simply beautiful!!!

  103. Another elegant and gorgeous card Beate! Love the black silhouette!

  104. This is a fabulous and what you’ve done with it is beautiful. I REALLY love this and can’t wait to find this die.
    Thank you.
    Sara Tanner

  105. What a fun cards!

  106. This die is so different and fun – your cards are beautiful as always Beate!! 🙂

  107. both are gorgeous, but I’m lovin’ that shaped card!!

  108. Your cards are lovely and that die is fabulous!

  109. Wowzers….this is such a great die! I just love the delicate look! So beautiful!
    Sherrie K

  110. love your card, what a wonderful easel card design. thanks fo rsharing.

  111. I am in love with this die!!! It is definitely one of the ones on my “gotta have” list!

  112. What a stunning die and such beautiful designs sweetie-love them…I will need this one for sure.

  113. Super cards; love how you showcased this new die. Very creative. Thanks for sharing

  114. I absolutely LOVE this die!! Cannot wait to get my hands on one……LOVE IT!!!!!

  115. OMG, this is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  116. I love this die and your beautiful card!

  117. Beate, this is just gorgeous in either color. I love this one!

  118. great showcasing of this new die template. lovely work
    ava g

  119. What a wonderful card, Beate; I love the tire swing. So nostalgic and brings back memories! TFS your amazing gift. I have not commented on your site for a long time but you are still bookmarked and I visit you regularly just so I can ooh and aah!

  120. Both your cards are beautiful, Beate. I love Spellbinder dies and I’m so excited about the new releases x

  121. WOW!! Just gorgeous!!

  122. These are absolutely gorgeous creations! And these dies are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Shannah xox

  123. I love how fun the first card is with the tire swing and then how leaving the swing off the second card is so elegant looking. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them!

  124. I just could not help but smile from ear to ear when I saw the beautiful tree with the tire hanging by its ‘rope.’ It brought back many happy memories from childhood! Thank you for the smiles and peeks at new dies!!!

  125. This is a beautiful die, very unique!

  126. Wow. This is gorgeous. I can only hope to get my hands on this die.

  127. WOW!!!! This is a gorgeous card, or rather 2 gorgeous cards. What a neat die that is. Love it! TFS!

  128. I love this die! WOW both of your cards are gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

  129. beautiful die and cards! thanks for sharing.

  130. Beate you always have the prettiest cards and the tutorials are wonderful. I know I’ve spent many of hours swinging on a tire swing, what fun. Will definately be getting this die. Thanks for sharing
    your creativity.

  131. Oh, my goodness….love the die and what you did with it…..stunning.

  132. Love your cards. They’re beautiful. Love this die too.

  133. Love it Beate! Hugs Traci ;0)

  134. One of the most beautiful cards I’ve ever seen Beate! This shaped die is so pretty, and the tree/tire swing amazing! Definitely will be buying it~

  135. your cards are beyond gorgeous! I am blown away by these dies and embossing. Thanks for sharing.

  136. Wow Beate! What beautiful samples!

  137. this is gorgeous!

  138. Beate love your cards with this new die from Spellbinders. I also have a die similar to this from another co. but I must say I like this one better. There are more pieces and the $ is right.

    Ter 😉

  139. OMGosh I love this, must have one! lol.

  140. I will own this die set! It is calling my name VERY loudly. When it is released I will be among the first to own it.

  141. Beate, I love how you used it! Lovely!

  142. Whoaaa……love, love that card! So creative and looks like you put alot of work into it, when all it is a simple wonderful Spellbinders die!! Thanks for sharing!

  143. Gasp! These cards are absolute stunners, Beate! I love this new die. what a beautiful card for any occasion! Thanks for always making me think outside the box – you are a daily inspiration!!! Hugs…

  144. Beautiful card….a fantastic die…how CUTE is the tyre.

  145. Oh wow this is just gorgeous!!!!! i have to have this die!!

  146. Love your cards! These dies will be on my ‘must have’ list for sure!

  147. OMG do I LOVE this die!!!!! Excellent work dear Beate!!!!!

  148. Beate, I have followed your blog ever since our Stamp club sent cards to the troops and your husband was our contact person for distributing the cards (long time ago). Love all your videos and instructions. What a talented lady you are. I love Spellbinders and will have to buy this swinging die if I am not lucky enough to win it. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  149. Wow.
    So very cool!

  150. Awesome tree silhouette card!

  151. I love this card! What a create way to make a card. I’ll be looking at my fies in a new way. Thanks for the inspiration. This may be one I have to add to my list!

  152. Really nice cards. Very clever how you had the tire actually swing from the tree. The other card is very pretty, it looks great with just the tree.

  153. Wow! So fun! I love this die!

  154. what a beauty! love the intricate die and your simple design. gorgeous card, Beate!

  155. Fantastik ideas – Would love to win this

  156. Both of your cards are beautiful, Beate! Love this new die cut! It’s a must have!! Hugs

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