Welcome to Spellbinder’s week on the Paper Crafter’s Library blog! We’re thrilled to be partnering with Spellbinders for a week filled with fantastic project ideas featuring Spellbinders awesome die templates. With their HUGE selection of die templates in all sorts of shapes and sizes and the ability of their dies to both cut and emboss, they’re the perfect addition to any project!
Every day this week we’ll be introducing you to a different Spellbinders collection and sharing fantastic projects ideas, including of course free video tutorials. The best part? Spellbinder’s has generously donated a prize for each and every day this week!
Today’s Prize – the Floral Burst Cut Fold Tuck Die
Before we move on to today’s videos, I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to Spellbinders.
As a scrapbooking and craft enthusiast, Stacey Caron identified the market need for one die cutting system that could function in place of several existing tools. She wanted a comprehensive craft tool that would be universal with manufacturers’ existing products, cut, emboss, be portable, and be sturdy enough to withstand the test of time. As a result of Stacey’s entrepreneurial spirit, and her husband Jeff’s creative ingenuity, in 2003 the Wizard Universal Craft Tool was born, along with Spellbinders patented technology Die Templates for cutting, embossing and stenciling.
Spellbinders Paper Arts manufactures, markets and sells the Grand Calibur™ machine, a large format die cutting and embossing machine, and more than 250 patented and patent-pending products under the following trade names: Nestabilities®—nested die templates offering cutting and embossing capability in ¼” and ⅛” increments; Edgeabilities®—versatile edge and detail cutting die templates;Shapeabilities®—the first free-form, shaped die templates, offering the ability to cut or emboss in the center of cards and in any orientation.
Several new collections have been added since 2008, including: Borderabilities® Petite—5½” card making die templates featuring one-cut edges and elegant embossing detail; Borderabilities Grand—12″ scrapbooking die templates to create full-page borders;Shapeabilities Nested Sets – incrementally sized shaped die templates and Nesties®—Nestabilities sets that combine four die template collections for great savings.
In 2010, Spellbinders introduced the Presto Punch™ machine, the first automatic punching and embossing machine, and theGrand Calibur™ die cutting and embossing machine, which can die cut or emboss up to 8¼” wide.
Spellbinders continues to demonstrate ingenuity, integrity and trend setting ideas while remaining a family-owned, customer service oriented business.
Introduction To Spellbinders Cut Fold Tuck Dies
The Cut Fold Tuck dies are a unique concept whereby after you die cut your shape, with a few folds and tucks you’ve got a gorgeous geometric design.
Round About Gift Box
Our first project for today is tho Round About Gift Box – an open top design allowing you to wrap your contents in cello, tie it with a pretty bow and then tuck it inside your box. To create this project Sophia uses the Round About Cut Fold Tuck die to create the main decorative element on her bow. There is a free video tutorial and pdf handout below.
Paper: Green CS, Orange CS, Brown CS – White Wash Collection (Core’dinations); Mellow DP (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Flowers Impressabilities, Round About Shapeabilities Cut • Fold • Tuck Grand Calibur (Spellbinders); score board, hot glue (Martha Stewart); paper snips, bone folder, sanding block (Stampin’ Up!); Tombow multi-purpose liquid adhesive (Tombow); red liner tape (Simon Says Stamp); Poppies and Peonies sculpted flowers (Prima Marketing)
Spectacular Spin Card
In the Spectacular Spin Card, Sophia emulates the sun in the sky using the Cut Fold Tuck Floral Burst die. In the picture below that you can see that Sophia has also elaborately decorated the inside of her card using the Floral Burst die. Paper Crafter’s Library members can watch the video HERE (please note that you need to be logged in first).
Summer Blooms For You Pop Up Card
I would definitely say that this last card has to be my favourite – I just love how Sophia created a pop-up card that incorporated photos of her children. Can you see the expression on Grandma’s face when she opens this card? Of course if were me, I’d be tempted to keep it for myself LOL. Paper Crafter’s Library members can watch the video HERE (please note that you need to be logged in first).
The last two projects shown above are Paper Crafter’s Library Member Exclusives. If you’re not a member, you can read all about the benefits of membership HERE.
So there you have it! Day 3 of Spellbinders Week! I hope you’ve found today to be informative and inspirational!
A Bit About Paper Crafter’s Library
The world of paper crafting is HUGE! Whether you are a beginner, or you’ve been creating for years, the sheer number of different products, tools, techniques and project ideas can be overwhelming. After spending 6 years helping thousands of paper crafters around the world become more successful in the creative space through her series of kits, digital tutorials and online classes, Andrea Walford began looking for a new approach to education. In 2011 she launched Paper Crafter’s Library – the first, and still to this day, only website that provides an all-in-one learning solution for paper crafters. With almost 800 videos currently in their library and 4-5 new videos added each week, Paper Crafter’s Library offers comprehensive training on products, tools, techniques, and project ideas. From beginner through to advanced, whether your interest is in stamping, card making, scrapbooking, creating 3D items or altered art – you’ll find all the resources you need to navigate the world of paper crafting in ONE place, organized and indexed so that it’s quick and easy to find.
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