It’s my turn to share on the Spellbinders Blog again. Since it’s Saturday, it is a video tutorial.   I hope you have time to check out the card and the video.

For my sample I used an image from  Flourishes Summer Blossoms. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. and was colored with Copic Markers (Y11, Y13, Y17, YG01, YG03, YG17, BG000). The edges were sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.

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Today is the last day of the Flourishes sneak peek week. Lauren Pope created a gorgeous bicycle set that we got to show off today. I remember having a red bike when I was young, so I colored mine in that color.

I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with a Card Creator Matte Basics B die. The image was colored with Copic Markers (R30, R32, R35, R37, Y11, Y13, Y17, YG21, YG25, YG17). Cloud masks were cut and embossed with Whimsy dies and adhered over the image before the image was sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress ink.

The clouds were colored with Copic Markers W00 and W1 and the image was adhered to a piece of black cardstock, cut and embossed with a Card Creator Matte Basics A die.

A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with the largest of the new Card Creator Fancy Weaves die. It was adhered to a piece of green cardstock. A hole was punched in the upper right edge of the image layers and blue sheer ribbon was threaded through it and tied around the layers. The bow was tied into a bow.

A sentiment was stamped on a piece of white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with one of the Tailor-Made Classic Tag dies. The center had been sponged with Tumbled ink. The tag was tied to the bow with an embroidery thread and button. Part of a Silver Finesse Rhinestone swirl and Fancy That! Border bling were added. he layers were adhered to a card base, cut out of white cardstock with the second smallest Grand Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities die.

Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..

 

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So what are you waiting for? Head on over and see…..

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE JULY RELEASE? Have you checked out our IT’S SKETCHY CHALLENGE? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kick off today and continue noon tomorrow! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full July release!   All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

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Today’s sneak peek set is a gorgeous combination of frames, flowers and sentiments.  I love how you can layer these images to create your card.

For my sample I did just that. I stamped a frame and sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock. It was cut and embossed with a Classic Oval Nestabilities die. The floral half frame was stamped twice on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die. The flowers and backgrounds were colored with Copic Markers (Y11, Y13, Y17, R11, R12, R14, G40, G43, G46, E33, E37, E39, B0000, B000).

The classic oval was adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag Three die. Matching silver rhinestone Nestabling was adhered over the layers. The tag layers were adhered over the Floral oval image with dimensional adhesive.

Two pieces of My Mind’s Eye Lost Two Sunshine patterned paper where cut and embossed with  the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and stitched before Sheer ribbon was tied around the layer and through one of the Floral Oval openings of the frame.  The bow was topped with a button, tied on with embroidery thread.

The layers were adhered to a card base, cut out of white cardstock with the second smallest Grand Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities die. Part of a Fancy That! Border bling on the top right finish off my card.

Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..

 

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So what are you waiting for? Head on over and see…..

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE JULY RELEASE? Have you checked out our IT’S SKETCHY CHALLENGE? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kick off today and continue noon tomorrow! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full July release!   All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
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It’s release week at Flourishes. Today’s sneak peek set is a gorgeous new flower set from Marcella Hawley. The image is so much fun to color. It’s practically screams summer and begs for fun, bright colors.

I stamped the big image in  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock. The image was cut with the smallest of the Grand Oval Nestabilities die and colored with Copic Markers (B60, B63, B66, YG21, YG25, YG17, C00, C3). The edges were sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress ink and the oval was adhered to a piece of black cardstock that was hand cut into a slightly bigger layer.

A sentiment from the set was stamped on white cardstock that had been cut and embossed with one of the Tailor-Made Classic Tag dies. The center had been sponged with Tumbled ink. The tag was tied to a Sheer Ribbon bow and adhered to the lower left of the image. Part of a Silver Finesse Rhinestone swirl was adhered on the tag as well as on the upper right of the image.

The layers were adhered to the card base, white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second smallest of the Grand Decorative Oval Nestabilities die.

Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..

 

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! So what are you waiting for? Head on over and see…..

DID YOU KNOW YOU COULD WIN OUR ENTIRE JULY RELEASE? Have you checked out our IT’S SKETCHY CHALLENGE? Just click HERE to find out how to play! You can also play in our Noon Time Challenges, which kick off today and continue noon tomorrow! Our noon time challenges are fast-paced chances to win our full July release!   All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
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Today is Silke and my first Flourishes Friday Focus post. It is time for a sketch challenge. I used an image from the Nasturtiums set and a sentiment from the Fuchsias in Bloom set.  Both sets are on the retirement list and won’t be available much longer.

I started by cutting and embossing a piece of white cardstock with the soon to be released Card Creator Matting B Basics (3rd smallest die). I stamped the big image from Nasturtiums in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the piece while the die was still over it. I stamped part of it again so I could cut one flower off and overlay it on the main image. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Y21, Y23, Y35, Y38, YR07, YR09, G40, G43, G46, BG000, BG01) and adhered to a piece of cardstock cut and embossed with the third largest Card Creator Postage Edges die.

A piece of My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doody Paper was cut and embossed with the third smallest of the Card Creator Matting A Basics die. The paper was sanded and the edges were stitched before it was adhered behind the image layers.

The layers were adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest Postage Edges Card Creator die. The layers were adhered to the card base,  a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of green cardstock, folded in half.

A 4 1/4″ long strip of white cardstock was cut and embossed a Classic Edges One die and a Classic Decorative Insert Five die. Ribbon was tied around the top  before the strip was adhered to the card base.  The ribbon was topped with a button. Parts of a Finesse Rhinestone Swirl and a few small rhinestones finish off the card.

If you are interested in winning the two “soon to be retired” Flourishes set I used for this card, just add your url to the Mr. Linky underneath. I will pick a winner on Monday with the help of random.org.

Check out what the other design team members have created with this sketch:

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Today’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge hostess is Silke. She and I are posting our last post as Timeless Tuesday challenge members. Starting in July we will both be part of the Flourishes senior design team. Silke’s challenge is to use our favorite stamps, dies and embellishments for our card.

One of my favorite Flourishes image is from Year in Flowers 2 stamp set. The rose was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock, colored with Copic Markers ( Flowers: B0000, B91, B95, B99    Leaves: G20, G21, G24, G28) and cut out.  A piece of My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 2 Breeze patterned paper was cut and embossed with the largest of the Classic Oval SM Nestabilities dies. The edges were sponged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a sentiment from the current Flip With Gratitude set was stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink.  The sentiment layer was first adhered to a piece of Kraft cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Classic Oval LG die, then to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die. The rose was adhered to the right side of the oval layers with foam adhesive.

Another piece of Breeze patterned paper was cut and embossed with the second smallest Grand Rectangle Nestabilities die. The edges were sanded and stitched before Sheer ribbon was tied around the layer and through one of the Floral Oval openings of the frame.  The bow was topped with a button, tied on with embroidery thread.

The layers were adhered to a card base, cut out of white cardstock with the second smallest Grand Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities die. Part of a Silver Finesse Rhinestone swirl over the roses and Fancy That! Border bling on the top right finish off my card.

-Favorite die: Floral Oval die
-Favorite layout: Floral Oval die on top of Scallop Rectangle
-One of my favorite images: Rose stamp
-Favorite Embellishment: Ivory sheer ribbon, Finesse Rhinestones swirl and Fancy That! Border Bling

Take a peek at what the other Timeless Tuesday designer have created for today…

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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.

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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

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Today’s Timeless Tuesday Challenge is Cindy. She is challenges us to create anything that could be found on your desk. I thought I would create a little note pad box with the new Summer Blossoms and Letters in Blossom sets from this month release.

First I cut around 70 3 1/2″ squares out of printer paper. The edges of each square were rounded. Some squares were stamped with New Sprout Memento Ink and a corner blossom from Summer Blossoms, some where stamped with the B from Letters in Blossom.

For the box I started with a 7 5/8″ square of green cardstock. Each side was scored at 1″ and 2″. Before the box was adhered together,  images from the Summer Blossoms set were used to stamp the outer walls with Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink. One one side I used a 3/4″ circle punch to create a slot to make it easier to get the single papers out of the box. Before the papers were added, I taped a piece of white wrinkled ribbon on the bottom of the box as another help to lift the papers out of the box.

The outer ribbon end was topped with a button, sewn one with embroidery thread. A 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ piece of copy paper was stamped densely, rolled and slipped into an RSVP pen. To finish off my box I created a box top out of clear cardstock. A 5 3/4″ square was scored at 1″ on each side to create the top.

Take a peek at what the other Timeless Tuesday designer have created for today…

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Hi all and welcome to the final day of Flourishes’ Release Week!

Introducing…..

The new Happily Ever After set is the perfect companion set for our new set Summer Blossoms. Here, you have a pint-sized sentiment set that packs some punch when it comes to wishing “The Happy Couple” well! Use it for Anniversary wishes, weddings, bridal showers or even to congratulate a newly engaged couple! It’s a must have set to add to your collection! This set measures 4 by 3″ so it’s a bargain at $8.50!
For my Happily Ever After Sample I stamped a sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag Two die. With the die still on the cardstock, the edges were sponged with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. A corner flourish from Summer Blossoms was stamped over the edges with third generation Vintage Photo ink.

A piece of white cardstock was cut and embossed with a Classic Heart die and embossed with the Elegance M-Bossabilities folder.  It was adhered to another piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with a Classic Scalloped Heart die.  The tag was adhered to the lower right of the heart.

The same corner image from Summer Blossoms that was used to stamp over the tag for texture, was stamped in Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (Yellow Flower: Y21, Y23, Y35   Center flower: BG0000, BG000  Leaves: G40, G43, G46). The image was cut out and adhered to the lower right of the tag.

A piece of My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found 2 Breeze paper was adhered over a bigger piece from the same paper pack and cut and embossed with the smallest of the Grand Square Nestabilities dies. The edges were sanded and stitched. Crochet lace was taped to the edge of the vertical strip and Sheer ribbon was tied around the edge. The bow was topped with a button, tied on with embroidery thread.

The layers were adhered to the card base, cut and embossed with the smallest Grand Scallop Square Nestabilities die out of white cardstock. Rhinestones finish off card.

To make sure all your events are truly memorable, Flourishes has added a do-it-yourself invitation to deck out however you wish! Baby showers, potlucks, bridal showers and more! This blank download allows you to personalize any get-together with that elegant, handmade touch! Created as a part of Flourishes’ Blossom Collection with fonts that match this series of stamps — this invitation blank offers endless opportunities for entertaining in style! Click HERE to see this in the store and CLICK HERE for instructions on how to download this image after your purchase! The tutorial was from a post we featured a while back for our calendar download.

For my sample I printed the invitation on white cardstock and cut and embossed it with the largest Romantic Rectangle die. The booties from Hello Baby were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a piece of My Mind’s Eye Two Lost & Found 2 Breeze. The booties were shaded with Copic Markers (BG000, BG01) and cut out. They were adhered to a piece of white cardstock cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag One die, which was then adhered to the center of the top of the invite.

Would you like to win our new Happily Ever After Set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out…..

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win! What are you waiting for? Time to hop along and see what these fabulous designers created!

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Today’s new stamp set is a gorgeous Monogram Alphabet set called Letters in Blossom. For my sample I thought I let a Monogram letter stand by itself.

I stamped my initial in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on white cardstock. It was cut and embossed with a Classic Oval die and colored with Copic Markers ( Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17    Yellow Flower: Y13, Y15, Y17   Red Flower: R20, R22, R24   Letter Shading: BG10, BG11  Shading: C00, C3). The center of the oval was sponged with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink before it was layered on light blue cardstock, cut and embossed with a Fancy Tag 3 die.

It was then adhered to a piece of white cardstock, cut and embossed with the second largest Floral Oval Nestabilities die. Next is another light blue layer, cut and embossed with the largest Beaded Oval Nestabilities die. A black rhinestone was adhered in the center of each “bead” around the oval.

A white piece of cardstock was cut with the second smallest Grand Rectangle die. The rectangle was then embossed with the Elegance M-Bossabilities folder and the edges were stitched. The card base was created out of light blue cardstock with a Grand Label 23 Nestabilities die. Rhinestones Borders in each corner finish off the card.

Want to win this set? All you need to do is leave some love in the form of a comment on the blogs below! Why? You need to try to figure out….

One of the ladies on our link list below will be picking a name from the comments on her blog post today. We don’t know which one it is… so the more blogs you leave comments on, the more chances you have to win!

Senior Design Team

You can play in our Noon Time Challenges, which start today! It’s a fast-paced and fun challenge that will give you yet a chance to win our full June release!   All challenges will close this Friday at 5 PM EST and winners will be announced Saturday in our Winner’s Circle blog post! So get those fingers inky and good luck!

And, don’t forget our New Release Bundle! If you buy all three sets in a bundle, you save 10% off the price. But, this offer only lasts through next Friday, June 16. So… you have to act fast! Just click HERE to see!

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