Spellbinders Week: Day 4

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 – Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities

Before we move on to today’s videos, I wanted to take a minute to introduce you to Spellbinders.

About 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 Edgeabilities

Although I’d be hard pressed to name my absolute favorite Spellbinders product (since I love them all), if you forced me to pick, I’d probably have to say that the Edgeabilities are definitely up there.  They are such an incredibly versatile product and you get HUGE bang for your buck – especially if you are someone who loves decorative edges and borders.  In the video below I introduce you to the Edgeabilities and show you a bunch of different ways they can be used.

Petalsoft Hi

In the Petalsoft Hi card below, I actually used one of the Inserts from the Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities set.

Download the pdf handout here


Paper: Taffy CS, Sketchbook Collection DP (Amy Tangerine – American Crafts); Petal Soft CS, Ebony CS (Bazzill)

Accessories: Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities dies, Grand Calibur (Spellbinders); pink buttons (papertrey ink); Black Jute, Black Velvet ribbon (May Arts); Sprinkles Thickers stickers (American Crafts); black rhinestones (Kaiser Craft); Fabri-tac (Beacon Adhesives); Removable Tape Matte (Scotch); Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); ribbon scissors, bone folder, mini glue dots (Stampin’ Up!)

 Scalloped Friend Card

In the scalloped friend card shown below (a Paper Crafter’s Library member exclusive) I die cut scalloped borders out of different patterned papers and then pieced them together to create the background on this card. 

Members can watch the video and download the pdf handout from here.  (You must be logged in to view the page.)


Stamps: Family Reunion (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Tudedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko)

Paper: Smooth White CS, Ebony CS (Bazzill); Tangerine CS, Sketchbook Collection DP (Amy Tangerine – American Crafts)

Accessories: Classic Scallop Edgeabilities die, Nested Lacey Pennants die, Grand Calibur (Spellbinders); orange buttons (papertrey ink); Charcoal baker’s twine (The Twinery); Removable Tape Matte (Scotch); paper snips, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig (Optional), mini glue dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); Dotto adhesive (Optional)(Dotto)

Baby Card

The baby card below was a free video tutorial that we created for Wow! Embossing Powder week. We used the Spellbinders Edgeabilities to create the decorative edge on the card front.


You can view the video and download the pdf handout here.

So there you have it! Day 4 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.

Be sure to sign up for our free email newsletter which features weekly video tutorials. For more information about Paper Crafter’s Library and how we can help you take your paper crafting to the next level, check out the Benefits of Becoming a Member.

Spellbinders Give-Away

To enter to win the Spellbinders Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities Dies generously donated by Spellbinders, please leave your comment to below.




123 replies on “Spellbinders Week: Day 4”

  1. I love all the cards and the video was so informative!! I do not own any of the edgabilities, I am not sure why now?? These are amazing!! The fact that you can use them for cards, but they work for 12 inch scrapbook borders too, fantastic, I love when a product is so versatile!! Thanks so much for all the great tips and ideas

  2. Thanks for all the great ideas for different uses for these edgelits. They are a must have for any crafter.
    I look forward to more ideas tomorrow.

  3. Edgebilities look so awesome and so versatile. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful tips!

  4. I love the versatility of edgeabilities & have a few sets that I mix & match for various effects. I would love to win this set to add to my collection. Fingers crossed.

  5. Love the baby card. Can’t you almost just smell the baby powder. The die is so delicate.

  6. Thankyou for introducing me to edgeabilities. What an easy way to achieve a professional finish to any crafting project.

  7. Great cards and love those edgeabilities! They would make a good start for a collection of Spellbinders!

  8. I love this set of edgeabilities and would love to have them!. This would be my first set if I should happen to be the lucky winner. One can always hope.. LOL

  9. Thanks for all the tips and info in the videos… I LOVE the edgeabilities.. especially the one you are giving away… I would love to win it…

  10. Love the card – simple but elegant. I love spellbinders – I want them all.

  11. I love how you can use the edgeabilities to make decorations on you projects. Where can you get these gems, I have to add them to my collection?!

  12. These edgeabilities are awesome. A lot smaller than carrying around punches for each one. Thanks for the chance.

  13. I love the Edgeabilities. Looks like a must-have. Thanks for all the inspiration.

  14. These dies help to make very nice cards, would love to win them. Your videos are very helpful.

  15. Your video was terrific. I have a few edgeabilities and haven’t used them much. Now I will. Hope I get to add to my stash. Thanks for the chance.

  16. I can’t believe how beautiful and versatile these dies are! I regret not buying some when I found them on clearance at a local craft store. The baby card is absolutely gorgeous!

  17. I’d love to try Edgeabilities. I don’t have Grand Calibur, hope they will work with my Big Shot.
    I like the baby card a lot.

  18. thank you for all the wonderful ideas with spellbinders, they really do make the projects pop. I must get me some of them on my next shopping trip. you are awesome the pcl has brought me such insperation!

  19. Ingenious!!! Brilliant!!! You go Andrea, Tracy, and Spellbinders!!! Wow–what a winning combination you make:) WOW I LOVE each and every card today—I remember Tracy’s card from WOW embossing powder week because it made a lasting impression on me. SUPER cute:) I love the ‘Hi’ petal soft card because of the colors, the layout AND the uber awesome way in which you used the Spellbinders edgeabilities:) Last but not least —the ‘scallop card’—It reminds me of a happy Calico Quilt! Super Duper cute and such a creative , inspiring way to use the Spellbinders edgeabilities. Thank you so very much for the educational video to enable us of the infinite possibilities in which you can use the Spellbinders edgabilities—i had no idea! I thank Andrea, Tracy, Sophia, ANd Spellbinders you for your ingenious techniques, products and generosity:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  20. These Edgeabilities look wonderful! I can think of any number of ways to use them. Thanks to you and Spellbinders for the chance to win this great prize.

  21. Thanks for the incredible amount of information you packed into the videos. The possibilities are, truly, endless it seems. The Edgeabilities dies were what initially got me interested in Spellbinders. I don’t have any yet, but they have been on my wish list, which is growing each day, thanks to your videos. 😉 The Friends card and Baby card are being bookmarked, too, for future use.

  22. Edgebilities would be so very versatile and love the pretty designs ! Thanks for a chance to win !

  23. I’m with Andrea on this one; Edgebilities are way up there at the top of the favorites list. I love how easy it is to make a decorative border with these dies and now thanks to you I see they are even more versatile than I previously thought!. I love the flower cut out you made on the card with the petal detail die.

  24. Gorgeous cards today! Those Edgebilities are definitely going on my wish list! So versatile! My favorite is that soft blue baby card – so sweet! Thanks for the chance to win some lovely Spellbinders dies!

  25. I love those scallop dies! What a wonderfull way to give your projects a polished look around the edges, lovely! I have been saying all week so far what a pleasure it would be to win the fantastic Spellbinders products. Even without a win, I am sure I amn going to have to pick some up. They are wonderful!!

  26. Andrea, I really appreciated the video today. I have been investigating the possibility of purchasing a Spellbinders and your explanation of the cost effectiveness was very helpful. Thanks! Today’s projects are fabulous!

  27. Great Video and Ideas.. I will sure enjoy these when I win them. Thanks for the chance!

  28. Love them!!! Definitely will add some of these to my collection…which ones depend on whether or not I win tomorrow night! 🙂

  29. Another FANTASTIC day of projects! Thanks so much for the spotlight on Spellbinders products! I can’t wait to see whats you show us tomorrow!

  30. I think these dies have a very edgy look to them, they would make some way awesome paper craft stuff. Can I have them.

  31. The edgabilities are great… I didn’t think I needed them, but with your card presentations, I can see that I was wrong and will need to order some! Tks for sharing!

  32. WOW!!! Love the edgeabilities too. So many, love them all. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. These are gorgeous! I haven’t tried any of the Edgeabilities yet! Thanks for all the ideas on the video…. some Edgeabilities will be on my wish list so I can try these techniques out!

  34. I haven’t gotten any of the Edgeabilities, (yet). Figured I had to draw the line somewhere and after all I had all those border punches….may have to re-think that concept! Great video. They have some really pretty patterns. Especially like the idea of the inserts not nec. being at the edge/border!

  35. Oh My Goodness!!! My ‘Wish List’ is getting longer and longer. LOVE LOVE LOVE those Edgeabilities. Beautiful Baby Card!!!! Thanks again for sharing your fantastic ideas.

  36. Did not realize how cute a card could turn out using these. The Hi card is so cute. I would have never have “seen” the flower in that die. Thanks for sharing. ~Karen Sue

  37. Love the look of the edgeabilities dies and your video gives some great ideas on mixing and matching the available patterns. Thanks to you for the information and to Spellbinders for the Classic Triple Scallop which has topped my wishlist for quite awhile.

  38. I love the baby card, Tracy. The edgeabilities that you chose goes well with it. Thanks for sharing the idea and thanks for the opportunity to win!

  39. Andrea, your video is fabulous and your cards are beautiful. Had no idea the versatility of edgeabilities before watching your informative video. The Classic Triple Scallops would be a definite asset to my stamping hobby. Thanks to you & Spellbinders for the chance to win!

  40. Amazing ideas. I just got some edgeabilities so now I have some ideas of how to use them. Thanks!

  41. These videos were indeed both inspirational and informative. Now I absolutely need some Edgeabilities.

  42. What a cracking card. I think there maybe a lot of possibilities with these dies if you turn them round too. I ran them down 1/3 of my card vertical and horizontal to make a cross pattern background looked fab. Makes a great background pattern.
    Keep up the wonderful tutorials. Love this site to bits.

  43. These are great, I especially love that scallop border card. Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. The edgeabilities really makes the baby card look fabulous. Great projects as usual.

  45. What geat versitility these edgebilities dies have. The possiblities are truly endless!! Love the projects!!

  46. WOW Andrea. 72 different combinations. My wish list is getting longer by the day. I think that the Edgeabilities are fast becoming my favourite Spellbinders. Thanks for more great information.

  47. Thanks for your videos on how to use all these dies, they are so helpful. Edgeabilities looks really interesting and I would love to try these. These would take my card making to a whole new level.

  48. So many possibilities with those borders! I would love to own a set and try them out!

  49. Thanks for the video’s..i just love them all…i will have to definitley give them a try..just love all the designs choices you have to make a project…I am always looking for different idea…

  50. Yeah it is impossible to just pick one fave from SB – you just love and have to have them all. I like the idea of showing us each die and the different types helps you decide what you would like to purchase.


  51. Nice video. I don’t have an edgeabilities but will have to add them to my list. Thanks!!

  52. Your videos are very informative and helpful. Thanks for posting these in You tube

  53. Love these borders! So glad there are people like you who can give me such inspiration. I just don’t have that built in! You make me shine.

  54. Didn’t think the edgeabilities interested me until I saw you make the card! They are great!

  55. Love these border dies. They make great embellishments on these cards. thanks for the chance to win some.

  56. I just love these border edgers…
    I love how the video that you made shows how useful they can be…
    I don’t have anyy border but will add them to my wish list…
    Thank you so much for all the videos that you did this week
    so many tips..just awesome

  57. Many thanks for the informative videos using the Spellbinders dies. I feel like I have a much better understanding of their possibilities now. (It gets a little confusing when you just see the sets displayed in their packaging!). The cards are just lovely too. That floral strip using the one Edgeabilities die is fantastic!

  58. Your videos are so useful. Thanks for sharing it with us. Who knew you could do so much with these new Spellbinder border dies! =)

  59. Thank you so much for sharing all of today’s beautiful cards and videos! I always learn so much from Paper Crafter’s Library!
    Also, thanks for a chance to win! I really appreciate your generosity!

  60. Seems that he possiblities are truly endless with these edgebilities dies. Thank you so much for anather great videos and showing ypur beautiful cards.
    Eret xx

  61. Thank you for the different ways to use edgeabilities other than just edges. The scalloped card reminds me of a flamenco dancer’s skirt. So colorful and fun. TFS!

  62. I’m running out of room in my craft supply closet so I think these are just the ticket!

  63. Hee! I know *exactly* what can happen when you inadvertently overlap your dies when running them through the GC: Mangled mess ‘o steel! I discovered this last week when my *NEW* motifs set came in and I excitedly loaded them all on the plate to cut….This was before the very generous tutorials here on the blog and the *super special, never will forget it now* tip on using that removable tape on the dies to prevent shifting as they roll thru the machine. Thank you for that tip alone!

    As always, the projects are lovely! …and I’ve learned that my tendency to place the borders/edges in the wrong direction from what I intended can actually have wonderfully creative results.

  64. I have thoroughly enjoyed ALL of the videos to date!. The Grand Calibur was my first die cut/embossing machine and I love it but I am sure to get more miles out of it after all the wonderful tutorials!!!! So glad I went with Spellbinders!

  65. Wow, just about missed this one. I would have been disappointed. Edgeabilities look exciting and oh so versatile. A great week of wonderful products. Thanks bunches.

  66. The Edgeabilities are so great, they can make any card or page POP.Thank you for sharing, and the
    opportunity to win. Take care.

  67. Spellbinders makes the greatest tools – they have something to enhance every type of project. Love them!

  68. Oh my, my eyes are bugging out of my head, these are sooo fab!!! They are the particular type of SB’s that I do not have yet..(not that my collection is in any way extensive!) I have both fingers and toes crossed to win just one of these wonders! Thanks!

  69. Have to admit that borders are not my favorite types of dies but perhaps if I actually had a set I’d change my opinion. It seems others are able to use them in fabulous ways. Love the cards.

  70. The Edgeabilities are awesome – I said that on the blog earlier this week. Your videos explain so many ways to use them, that the only limitation is our own imagination. Oh, the ways we can express our creativity . thank you so much.

  71. Another new idea. What neat designs. The Edgeabilities would be lots of fun to use and create with.
    Thanks for the great visuals and information.

  72. Andrea,
    I was familiar with you thru Stampin Up videos. Recently, I’ve been wandering YouTube looking for info on edgeabilities…and there you were! Thank you for all the information and the order in which they were introduced at CHA. I’m tickled that now I’ve also found your Paper Crafter’s Library. I know I’m such a tad late to win the Classic Triple Scallop dies, but thanks for all the help you’ve given me;)

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