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