Spellbinders Week: Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 – our last day – of 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 – Mystic M-Bossibilities and Junior Raspberry Plate


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 M-Bossibilities

Today’s projects focus on the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities.  They are THE most amazing embossing folders I’ve ever used because with each folder you buy, you actually get TWO designs.   Watch the video below to find out more and to learn the different ways you can use them.

Exquisitively Yours Card

Our free project video tutorial today is this Exquisitely Yours card which was created by Tracy.  In this card Tracy die cut and layered the Labels 16 Nestabilities to create the focal point of her card.  She then embossed the Pear Pizzazz CS and Terracotta Tile CS labels each with a different M-Bossability.  She also uses the Spellbiners Classic Brackets Edgeabilities to create a decorative strip across the center of her card.  The papers she used are from Graphic 45’s Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection and the gorgeous green ric rac ribbon is the Sage Velvet Ric Rac from May Arts.

Download the pdf handout here

Part 1

Part 2


Stamps: Best Yet (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko)

Paper: Terracotta Tile CS (papertrey ink); Pear Pizzazz CS (Stampin’ Up!); Vanilla Smooth CS (Bazzill); Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection DP (Graphic 45)

Accessories: Classic Brackets Edgeabilities dies, Mystic M-Bossabilities, Enchanted M-Bossabilities, Labels Sixteen, Grand Calibur (Spellbinders); Rustic Jute Button twine, Terracotta Tile buttons (papertrey ink); bone folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, ribbon scissors (Stampin’ Up!); Tape Runner XL, tiny glue dots (thermo-web); Removable Tape Matte (Scotch); hot glue (Martha Stewart)

 Embossed Butterfly Card

The second card for today – our Paper Crafter’s Library exclusive – is one that I (Andrea) created.  I used the M-Bossabilities to create the black embossed background, which perfectly complemented the designs and patterns from Graphic 45’s Olde Curiosity Shoppe collection.  The decorative “label” and the butterflies were elements I fussy cut from the Parlor Wall patterned paper.  The ribbon is the black 1/8″ Velvet Ribbon from May Arts.


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Paper: Olde Curiosity Shoppe Collection DP (Graphic 45); Black Textured CS (Stampin’ Up!); Terracotta Tile CS (papertrey ink)

Accessories: Mystic M-Bossabilities – Design B, Grand Calibur (Spellbinders); paper snips, bone folder (Stampin’ Up!); dimensional foam, Tape Runner XL (thermo-web); paper trimmer (Fiskars); Tombow multi-purpose liquid adhesive (Tombow); ⅛” Black Velvet ribbon (May Arts); Fabri-tac (Beacon Adhesives)

 So there you have it! Day 5 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 Mystic M-Bossibilities and Junior Raspberry Plate generously donated by Spellbinders, please leave your comment to below.  Please note that because today’s post was late, in order to give you more time to enter the give-away, the winners will be announced Monday Morning 9 AM EST.


98 replies on “Spellbinders Week: Day 5”

  1. These are great! Thanks for sharing all the great Spellbinders products this week. The videos and projects have been awesome! And thanks, Spellbinders, for the great giveaways. Good luck to those who win!

  2. You girls never cease to amaze me with your talents, and extensive tutorials! I can’t thank you enough for all the great information, and to Spellbinders for their generosity!!!

  3. Yes thank you for the tips … I got one of those folders and now I should apply those technics 😉
    Happy, happy !!!

  4. Thank you Spellbinders! I love your products. Thanks PCL for introducing & sharing your creative ideas. I would love to win! ;^)

  5. I have loved seeing all the new spellbinders products and ideas. The videos have inspired me to head to the studio to play and experiment. Great week–thanks!

  6. What a great week it’s been. As usual, when you spotlight a company and their products, I learn sssssoooo much. You bring out the endless possibilities with your always present creativity. Your DT is amazingly talented. Thank you to Spellbinders, too — a fabulous company with a great “what got us here” story.

  7. WAAH! It’s the end of this marvelous week of Spellbinder focused tutorials. Sad. However, Labels 16 is funky *boss*. I have to buy that *today*!
    M-Bossibilities are likely to become my very *favorite* tool, and I can’t wait to try out the letterpress feature: inky goodness *and* embossing––that’s my version of crafty paradise.
    I want to thank your team for exposing me to so much information; it’s been great fun and have learned so much.

  8. Love the M Bossibilities folders and I especially love the Labels 16 die… together they made an awesome card!!!

  9. I’ve really been wanting to try these, I think these would be a ton of fun with white core cardstock or CORE because then you could do some sanding.

  10. Another amazing day here with Spellbinders and two beautiful cards!! Thanks for another awesome informative video!! I that these M-Bossibilities have double images!! As I have said before I love when you get extra milage for our scrapbooking money!!!

  11. WOW!! Who knew all the possibilities of spellbinders. thanks so much for all the great tutorials and many types and many uses. M Bossibilities are cool more bang for your buck. Thanks for the chance of winning.

  12. I have enjoyed this week so much….sorry to see it end. I’ve learned so much about all the different kinds of Spellbinders so I will undoubtedly be increasing my small collection! Thanks for the week of inspiration and great project ideas as always.

  13. Thank you for this wonderful week. I have learned a lot regarding the Spellbinders.

  14. Wow, Spellbinders offers so many wonderful ways to be creative! Each day I have learned something new about their products…Thanks so much!
    Tracy and Andrea, your cards are so beautiful and dramatic!

  15. A very special thank you to Andrea, Tracy, Sophia, and Spellbinders:) You have really broadened my horizons to the ins, outs, and the possibilities that can be created with the ingenious Spellbinders!! I knew nothing about the M-bossibilites until today. I had wondered what the raspberry plate was for as I’d seen it online and was uncertain.
    The first card today is so precious and yummy—love the beautiful layering and the continuity in color, too. The second card is uber lovely—LOVe the Graphic 45 paper combined with the Spellbinders M-bossibilities—very classy.
    You are all such a blessing and so very gifted! Thank you for allowing me to learn from this over the top and to the moon and back week of fun, education, and creativity brought to us by Paper Crafter’s Library and Spellbinders:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure

  16. Wow! M-Bossabilities are great! Not only do they save room by being double sided, but you don’t have to remember which folders co-ordinate together because it already has a co-ordinating partner on the other side. Thanks for telling us all about them.

  17. I just love SP products… and the m-bossabilities are just a wonderful addition to my embossing products. Tks for giving us such inspiration and for the opportunity to win some candy!

  18. What beautiful cards. Thanks for the tips on how to use the embossing folders.

  19. I don’t have any of these yet, but I would sure like to win these. Very good video explaining how to use them, thanks.

  20. Another great video with a lot of good ideas and tips. Thanks to all of your talented team. I can’t wait to get some of these and start creating.

  21. Wonderful projects all! The Embossed Butterfly Card is my fav- amazingly real looking!

  22. I love Spellbinders products, but never tried to emboss with Embossabilities. I’d love to win.
    Thanks for the chance.

  23. Great way to end an awesome week! Love these folders…thank you so much for the tutorials. The cards are absolutely stunning.

  24. Nice card – love the color combination. Also like the idea of embossing the labels – great idea!

  25. I have several embossing folders but no spellbinders…they look very interesting and would thank you for the opportunity to win one…Jan

  26. Thank you for all the tutorials! I only had a few dies to go with my Grand Calibur but now I see I can do much more!!

  27. Another excellent video, Andrea! Love the cards today and also the different techniques using M-Bossibilities. Great tip to cut your cardstock/material bigger than you want your embossed piece so you can always cut off the edges. Would love the chance to try these. Thanks, Andrea, and Spellbinders for a super week of demonstrating goodness!

  28. Spellbinders never ceases to amaze me with the versatility of their products. Thank you for the tips on how to make these folders do so many cool things. The cards are so pretty and inspiring!

  29. Went and bought one today. Spellbinders M-Bossabilities – Motifs – Elegance. Love it – and watching your video made it so much easier to use. Probably would not have bought it, if it had not been for you video. Thanks for all the instructions and the wonderful idea.

  30. I would love to have these to add to my Spellbinder collection. What wonderful cards they will make.. Thanks again for the chance at winning them.

  31. I love the deep embossing that the M-bossibilities folder I have gives to my cardstock. Thank you for all the great videos with tips and techniques which even a “die-hard” Spellbinder fan found useful. And a big thank you to Spellbinders for their generosity in providing the daily draw prizes.

  32. I have been spellbound all week with the crafter’s library videos showcasing the fantastic Spellbinders products. If I can win any one of these products I would be a happy crafter. Thanks for all the fantastic info this week.

  33. What a great week! I have learned so much from you ladies. Now to try and tackle a few of those techniques!

  34. I’m so sad the week is over! Thank you both for partnering and for all the ideas. My Spellbinder dies are always a necessity when I’m crafting and now I have some new tricks and of course my list of new dies to purchase has increased! Thanks for the amazing products and inspiration!

  35. Thanks for a week of information and beautiful projects. Spellbinders products are great and the possibility of winning and working with an item from their line is exciting

  36. This has been a great week! Love all the spellbinders products, would be happy to win any of them!
    Thanks once again!

  37. A great finish to the week with the M-Bossibilities. Thanks Andrea and Tracy for some great video tutorials on this product. Thanks also to Spellbinders for sponsoring this week.

  38. I hadn’t seen these folders yet. They look like they make a nice impression. Thanks for the video and the demonstration of the letterpress technique. I’ve enjoyed all of Spellbinders week. Thanks!

  39. What lovely cards!!! ove those spellbinders, I have quite a few but these are really special, thanks for the opportunity to win, Thanks again for your tutorials, they are so special, I have learned a lot from them, thanks again!!!

  40. Thanks for a fun week with Spellbinders and Paper Crafter’s Library! As always the video tutorials are clear and well filmed. I hadn’t seen the embossabilities in action before. Thanks for the reminder about the letter press technique.

  41. Wow, what a gorgeous card. Thanks for the videos today as they are definately packed with information on how to use these products. I really like these videos. Thanks for all the chances to win this week, it has been a great week.

  42. I love those new M-Bossabilites folders! Thanks for showing how to use them. Tracy’s card was really nice too…love those colors!

  43. I have been curious about these embossing folders! They look fabulous! Lots of great designs!

  44. I love anything Spellbinders, they make your creativity flow. The projects and videos were great today,
    thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win some product. Take care.

  45. I love the butterfly card! I have a soft spot for embossing plates and these plates are beautiful!

  46. Loved the cards in today’s videos! Thank you Andrea, Tracy and Sophia for a wonderful week of Spellbinders!! I learned quite a bit from both the informational videos as well as the project videos. As I only have a few “basics” in the Spellbinders line, this week helped me to add a few must have items to my list, including the M-Bossabilities, and Edgeabilities. 🙂

  47. Your tutorials are fantastic. Thanks for taking the time to give us tips on how to use products without so much trial and error. I love the Spellbinder line of products. You certainly know how to make elegant projects.

  48. The embossibilies have such pretty designs – thanks for all the great info on Spellbinders and for a chance to win !

  49. The embossed butterfly card is rich and regal. A wonderfully gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing and for the contest opportunities.

  50. thank you for this great week and thanks to Spellbinders, learned so much, lovely cards

  51. I just got the seashell/sea weed folder. I love it. Great video, thanks.

  52. Awesome! This spellbinders-week has really been an eye-opener for me. There are so many possibilities and I really fell in love with the spellbinder-products! WOW!

  53. These look like great folders. Hopefully I’ll get to see a few in person at a show I’m going to next month. I should probably do some homework and come up with a top 5 list otherwise I’ll spend forever trying to decide which I need most. Thanks for the ideas.

  54. so sad to see it end…but so happy for all the information and ispiration you gave us….Thanx!!!!!

  55. great card and tutorials – I had no idea spellbinders had so many options available!

  56. For a visual learner like myself, your videos are extremely helpful. THank you for taking the time to film them; it is appreciated.

  57. Thank you Spellbinders! I am newly in love with the products!! I have nevern purchased or used any Spellbinders products, but after the spotlight this week, I am sure to purchase a few NEW items for my stash. I cannot wait to give them a try. The samples put together this week are fabulous as well. Keep up the great work!

  58. Love the look of the M-Bossabilities. Would love to win this to give them a try.

  59. Wow! What a great concept! Two designs with one folder. I can’t wait until I see these in my area. I would love to win these folders! I just love the wow effect Spellbinders give to any project.

  60. Beautiful cards and sweet stencil/emboss folders! thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  61. Thanks so much for all the great tutorials and videos this week. I’m glad to have a better understanding of the Grand Calibur, as well as the M-Bossabilities. Such great products and projects you’ve presented this week! The cards using the new G45 paper line with the embossing are quite striking!

  62. What a great week of information and such a variety of items. It is almost hard to decide what to try first! Just love that butterfly card today what WOW factor. Thanks for all of the introductions and different ways to use the Spellbinder products. Once again what can I say – great detailed embossing folders. Maybe this will be my lucky week!

  63. Spellbinders are so neat and tidy your work up also add so much moew interest to your work

  64. Thanks for all the tips and projects. Love the cards and Spellbinders. Thanks, again.



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