Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Invoke Stamps are in . . . and MORE sneak peeks!

Stamps from Invoke arrived today at the store and will be out sometime tomorrow . . . come on in early to find the selection(s) you want! If you pre-ordered, you should have received a call or message this afternoon from Sue.

Webster's Pages offers another sneak peek at another new paper collection . . . Yacht Club! (Is it nice to offer new paper with summer yachting scenes in January?!)






Here's the Spellbinders 'sneak peek' for today . . .

From Kazan Clark, Nunu Toolies blog, for Spellbinders Frenzy Blog January 11, 2011:

I’m thrilled to share Elegant Posts and Labels Four SM with you...

{Embellished Glass Vase}

I love the look of metal on glass.  It is both elegant and timeless.  You can achieve this look using Spellbinders Premium Craft Foil, decorative paper and the new die templates I am revealing today.  This is certainly a fun way to decorate a vase, candle holder or any glass surface to personlise that gift and make it just that little bit more extra special.  Here is what you will need for this project:

Spellbinders S5-032 Elegant Posts
Spellbinders S4-309 Labels Four SM
Spellbinders S4-190 Labels Four
Spellbinders Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils
Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner & 3D Foam Squares
Michael's Jewelry Essentials Findings
Sanding Block
Glass vase
Fresh Flowers
{How To}

In this video tutorial I demonstrate how I put my Elegant Post die template with sign together.  I also explain the  difference between Spellbinders S4-190 Labels Four and S4-309 Labels Four SM
die templates, and why you will love owning both of these label sets.

{Pressed Ceiling inspired Wall Clock}

For my second project I was inspired by the beautiful lines of pressed tin ceilings.  I cut these Elegant Posts die cuts from cardstock and Spellbinders Premium Foil.  This particular Spellbinders Premium Craft Foil is an off white/ivory color on the one side and silver on the other.  Once sanded it created a beautiful petina finish to my embellishmetns.  I trimmed the posts and kept the detail pieces to complete my center design.  By nesting two of the Spellbinders S4-399 Labels Four SM die templates, one inside the other, I was able to cut a frame for my center embellishment.

Spellbinders S5-032 Elegant Posts
Spellbinders S4-309 Labels Four SM
Spellbinders S3-146 Butterflies Two
Spellbinders F-012 Precious Metals Premium Craft Foils
Spellbinders LF-126 Grand Squares
Spellbinders LF-127 Grand Scalloped Squares
Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine
Worldwin Treasures White Cardstock
My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy Tickled Pink, Penny Lane Feeling Groovy
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Craft & Photo Tape
Xyron 500 Create a Sticker
American Crafts Thickers Jewelry Box
Hobby Lobby Clock Mechanism: The Clock Shoppe
These are Spellbinders product I introduced.  Remember you get all five die templates in the set and each one not only cuts and embosses beautiful and intricate designs but you can also stencil too!  Gotta LOVE that about Spellbinders :)

SKU/Product Name: S5-032 Elegant Posts
MSRP:  $19.99
1: 1¼ x 2¾″
2: 1⅛ x 3″
3: 1⅞ x 3½″
4: 2¼ x 4¼″
5: 2⅛ x 4⅜″

The next set I am introducing is one of my favorite new additions to the Label family - I predict this is going be one of my most used ones too (ha!).  This set includes five die templates that cut and emboss too!

SKU/Product Name: S4-309
MSRP:  $24.99
1: ⅝ x 1⅛″
2: 1⅛ x 1¾″
3: 1⅝ x 2½″
4: 2 x 3¼″
5: 2¼ x 4″

From Judy Hayes, Judy Hayes Design blog, for Spellbinders Frenzy Blog January 11, 2011:
I’m thrilled to share S4-319 Lattice Rectangles, a new Nestabilities® Decorative Elements die template, with you...

I chose to make a Valentine’s card to show off this wonderful new set: S4-319 Lattice Rectangles!
I used 3 of the 4 die templates on my card. Can you pick them out?
Are you wondering how I got a square card with a rectangle die cut?

Let’s see the steps…

These are the die templates I used.

First, cut a white card with LF-161 Grand Labels One. The Grand die templates are great for this! I used a 5 ¼” x 10 ¼” piece of Worldwin White card stock folded in half. I positioned LF-161 Grand Labels One #2 (the smallest being #1) so that part of the fold was inside the cutting edge.

You can see the die template peaking out along the fold….

and ready to be cut with LF-161 Grand Labels One #2 taped in place.

The next step is to cut and emboss the pink mat out of 3M Post-It Craft Paper. This color is called Bashful. Use the same LF-161 Grand Labels One #2.

To make the mat about 1/8” smaller all around, carefully cut along the embossed line.

It's easy to follow the embossed line is for cutting.
Then, emboss it again with 12-1009 Flourish Impressabilities™.

It’s a little too big to fit completely on the Flourish Impressabilities so do half at a time. 

After embossing the first half, sand it lightly to reveal the white core of the Post-It™ Craft Paper.  The color coating is quite thin making it easy to sand.  It’s also easy to sand off more than planned so sand gently, especially along the edges.

After sanding, emboss the other half and sand. You’re probably thinking the line down the middle won’t look good on the card! As you can see, the pattern seemed to sand more readily than the edge lines.  Only the edges will show on the card.

The next step is to cut the Lattice Rectangle pieces and hearts. The size of the Grand Calibur™ mats make it possible to cut many pieces at once.

Here’s a list of the die templates and paper colors to cut:
S4-319 Lattice Rectangles #4 - Cardinal Red Worldwin card stockS4-136 Classic Heart #2 - Cardinal Red Worldwin card stock S4-319 Lattice Rectangles #2 – White Worldwin card stockS4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart #3 – White Worldwin card stockS4-319 Lattice Rectangles #3 – strip of White Worldwin card stockS4-136 Classic Heart #3 - Bashful 3M Post-It Craft PaperS4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart #2 – Bashful 3M Post-It Craft Paper

Next, emboss the red and white Lattice Rectangles.  At the same time, emboss the pink and red hearts laid over 12-1009 Flourish Impressabilities.  They all fit easily on the mat. Sand both embossed hearts and edges of pink scalloped heart. 

Sanding the red heart accents the embossed pattern by slightly changing the color.

Stamp “with Love” on a scrap of Bashful paper with Versafine Black Onyx ink.  Heat emboss it with clear embossing powder. Position 
S4-319 Lattice Rectangles #1 over “with Love” and tape the die template in place for cutting. (It really is stamped with black ink. The shine makes it look metallic in my photo!)

After cutting and embossing it, sand the edges to reveal the embossed pattern.

Here are all the cut pieces.

The next step is to score the white Lattice Rectangle to fold over the pocket on the red Lattice Rectangle.  The score line is almost 3/4" from the lattice edge.  Score half way through the first edge scallop after the corner.

To make a pocket for the pink heart and change the Lattice Rectangle die cut into a square, score about 1 ¾” from one end.  Use the lattice pattern as a guide, scoring between the 2nd and 3rd  scallop after the corner scallop.  Make another score 1 scallop away (about ½”), turning the paper over to the back to make a score for a valley fold.

You can see the 2 scores here.

Here you see how both pieces folded look after folding. Trim the straight edge of the white piece to about 3/8” from the fold so it will fit into the tiny pocket on the red lattice “square”.

Next, stamp “for You” at the bottom of the red lattice with Versafine Black Onyx and heat emboss it with clear embossing powder.

Here are all the pieces! 

To assemble, peel the backing from the pink embossed piece to fasten it to the white card.  The white lattice is glued to the fold of the red lattice piece. I used SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ Craft and Photo Tape to secure the pocket ends.  Then, adhere it to the card front.  Layer the pink embossed heart onto the white scalloped heart and tuck it into the pocket.  Use SCAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L 3D Foam Squares just at the top to hold it in place.  The little red heart is glued to the pink scalloped heart and fastened over the white lattice of the pocket with 3D Foam Squares again just at the top.  The “with Love” piece is popped up with Foam Squares, too.  Thread and knot ribbons through the 2 larger buttons.  Stick in place with a Craft Glue Dot.  The little button has pearl cotton through the holes.  Fasten it to the card also with a Craft Glue Dot.

And that’s how to get a square out of a S4-319 Lattice Rectangle die cut!   It makes a cute Valentine’s Card, don't you think?


Spellbinders™ S4-319 Lattice Rectangles
Spellbinders™ LF-161 Grand Labels One
Spellbinders™ S4-136 Classic Heart
Spellbinders™ S4-137 Classic Scalloped Heart
Spellbinders™ 12-1009 Flourish Impressabilities
3M Post-It™ Craft Paper – Bashful
Worldwin Paper – Red Cardinal, White
Waltzingmouse - Vintage Ornaments set: “with Love”, “for You”
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ – EZ-Runner, Craft & Photo Tape, 3D Foam Squares
Glue Dots™
Buttons – Red, White
1/8” Ribbon – White Satin, Pink Grosgrain
Pearl Cotton - White

Here’s another “Love” card with a totally different look using S4-319 Lattice Rectangles

This is the Spellbinders product I introduced:

Lattice Rectangles

SKU # S4-319
MSRP $24.99


1: 1¼ x 1½″
2: 1⅞ x 2⅜″
3: 2¾ x 3½″
4: 4⅛ x 5″

Graphic 45's sneak peek of Curtain Call . . .

Curtain Call: New Graphic 45 Collection Sneak Peek!

Hello You Lovely Crafters,

A very happy day to you all. We are so excited to present another sneak peek of one of our newest collections "Curtain Call" today. We welcome you to the world premier of this gorgeous new collection that is sure to inspire and captivate.

Take your seat center stage for the classiest show in town! Ladies and Gentleman, we are proud to introduce “Curtain Call,” an elegant paper collection that harkens back to the golden age of entertainment. Inspired by the birth of jazz, lavish stage shows, and the silent film era, this razzle-dazzle paper collection will have you swinging! Soft creams and striking black colors give this collection an authenticity of old Hollywood. Immerse your imagination in the glitz and glamour of times gone by. With “Curtain Call” all of your crafts will get top billing!

"All That Jazz"


"Lets Dance"


"The Cinema"

Anyone remember the tune to All That Jazz from Bob Fosse's productions?

Let us know what you think of these 'sneak peeks' so we know what you like . . . please!

It's a beautiful snowy white evening outside . . . be warm inside!

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