Sunday, July 10, 2011

Spellbinders Get the Knowledge Blog Frenzy

Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge!
Blog Frenzy July 6 - 14, 2011


Welcome to the sixth day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts
Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy!
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you one of the most exciting die
releases to date! These new collections are some of the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world! The Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.
• Win today’s new Spellbinders die templates!
• Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day (see schedule below)!
• One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!
• Each blog will accept entries for 48 hours!
• You have from 12:01 a.m. Eastern Standard Time July 11, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. July
13, 2011 enter my contest. See the
Official Rules here.

• Today you can enter my contest and Heidi Blankenship’s contest.

Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!

I’m thrilled to share with you two projects using LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two from the Donna Salazar colection!
I created this Journey Travel Album to showcase the wonderful collection of die templates in Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two!
There are so many ways to use all these shapes.   Imagine all the mini albums you can create with this set!

Let’s get into the details…….

I love vintage things.  I especially like to create something new that has a vintage, time worn look.  That was my goal with this album.
The front cover, divider pages and back cover are all similar. I’ll go into detail for the front and back covers. You can easily recreate the divider pages from my photos as they use techniques used on the front and back covers. I used the Grand Calibur Machine for all cutting.  It's so easy to cut multiple pieces at one time with it!!!   I've used Distress Vintage Photo ink throughout. Whenever the directions say “ink”, it means to use Distress Vintage Photo ink.  I’ve also used Scor-Tape™ to put all the pieces together.  It’s a very good adhesive that sticks to the Distress ink even if it’s not completely dry.  A good thing since I don’t have much patience to wait for ink to dry!   For sanding, I used a foam sanding block, the kind found in a hardware store. 

Let’s start with the front cover and move through the album to the back cover!

I imagined this album as a take along on a trip when I created it. A place to make notes, add post cards and other collected items as well as photos and sketches made along the way!  I even added some photo corners in the pocket on the inside cover.

Here are all the cut pieces needed to make the cover including the paper for the inside.


2 – 6 x 6” Book 2 Kraft card stock
1 – 6 x 6” Book 2 of Graphic 45 paper
4 – Black glossy Buckle 2
1 – 5 x 5” Book 1
1 – Border
1 – 5 x 5” Book 1 of map paper
1 – 5 1/8 x 5 1/8” red square
2 – Cut-outs from Frame Tag

Front Cover Directions:

1. Apply Adhesive Sheet from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES™ by 3L to back of Worldwin Treasures™ Kraft card stock.
2. Cut and emboss one Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two - 6 x 6” Book 2 of Worldwin Kraft card stock with adhesive backing and cut only (no need to emboss) a 2nd Book 2. The 2nd Book 2 adds thickness and strength to the cover.
3. Remove adhesive backing from embossed Book 2 and adhere to 2nd Book 2.
4. Apply Adhesive Sheet by SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L to back of Graphic 45 paper.  Cut with Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two - 6 x 6” Book 2 for inside. Adhere to non embossed side of cover (cover is 3 layers thick).
5. Rub Distress Vintage Photo ink along all edges of front. No need to color the center as it will be covered. Add touch of Walnut Stain along edges.


6. Cut 5 1/8” square of Bazzill Red card stock.
7. Cut Graphic 45 map paper with Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two – 5 x 5” Book 1.  Apply ink along edges.  Adhere to red paper.
8. To cut the black frame, align Spellbinders LF-126 Grand Squares #1 (#1 being the smallest) on inside of Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two - 5 x 5” Book 1. Tape in place with removable tape. Cut and emboss black glossy paper. (Save cut-out square for later.) The result is frame with embossed edge.

Grand Squares die template inside Creative Book Pages Two Book 1

9. Sand well to expose white inner paper color. Rub Vintage Photo ink over all embossing. Wipe dry with paper towel.
10. Use cut-out from Step 8 to cut and emboss Border. Align Border so pattern is evenly spaced. Cut and emboss. Sand and ink as in Step 9.
11. Apply Scor-Tape to frame and Border. Fasten frame over map square.  Adhere Border along one edge. Press firmly to adhere well.
12. Use needle tool to punch holes through holes in Border.  Fasten 4 – Creative Impressions Mini Round Antique Bronze brads in holes. Leave center hole empty as it will be covered with album title.
13. Cut and emboss 4 - Buckle 2 of black glossy paper. Sand and ink. Set 2 aside. Cut 2 – 8” pieces of red twill tape. Apply Scor-Tape to back of buckles. Slide twill into hole and adhere to back of each buckle.

14. Apply more Scor-Tape over twill tape. Fasten each buckle to frame with map about ¾” from bottom and top, opposite Border. Punch hole with needle tool. Add brad to each one.
15. Use other 2 buckles on ends of twill tape. Add Scor-Tape to back of each one. Insert twill tape. Add more Scor-Tape. Fold in half and fasten together over twill tape.
16. Adhere frame/map to front cover. Border is along opening edge of album.
17. Stamp “journey” with black ink and clear heat emboss. I stamped it on a piece of Classy Correspondence from Graphic 45 Communiqué Collection. Trim to 1 x 3 3/4". Ink edges.


18. Cut and emboss 2 - Frame Tag from black glossy paper. Set Frame Tags aside for later. Use inner cut-outs for mat behind "journey" title. Sand and apply ink. Trim one end of each so combined they fit stamped title. Fasten to back of title.  Fasten to album cover with foam tape.

Inside Front Cover:
1. Cut black frame (Step 8 above)
2. Use Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two to cut Book 1 of Graphic 45 paper. Adhere to back of frame. Ink edges near frame.


3. Fasten frame and Graphic 45 paper to inside of front cover.
4. Cut and emboss rectangle Frame 1 and Pocket from black glossy paper. Sand and ink. Use Scor-Tape along outside edges and bottom on each to create pockets.
5. Cut and emboss Ornate Accent.  Sand and ink. Fasten decorative brad to center. Fasten to pocket.
6. Adhere Pocket to rectangle Frame 1.  Fasten both to inside of front cover.

Here’s a collage photo of all the divider pages.   I'm not going to give all the directions. They're pretty self explanatory. If you have question feel free to email me!

blog frenzy collage

The dividers are Places, Notes, Photos and Sketches.  The top 2 photos show the front and back of the Places Divider.
Next 2 photos show the Notes Divider, front and back.
Then Photos Divider, front and back.
And finally Sketches Divider, front and back.
Each one has a tab made with the Frame Tag and a Buckle 1 from LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two.

 Now we’re to the inside of the back cover.


 Assemble back cover same as Steps 1-5 for front cover.


1. Fasten CD holder to inside of back cover.


3. Cut and emboss Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Pages Two Frame 1. Sand and ink.
4. Cut “camera” and “photos” from Graphic 45 Communique paper. Mat with black
glossy paper. Adhere to Frame 1.
5. Fasten Frame 1 to the CD envelope.
6. Cut and emboss Ornate Accent  from Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two. Sand and ink. Fasten decorative brad in center. Adhere to CD envelope flap.

Outside Back Cover:


Although the back cover may look like it.has a black frame as I’ve used throughout the album, it’s not. It’s cut with the Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two Book 1 die template alone.  No square cut out of the center.


1. Cut Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two Book 1 of black glossy paper.
2. Before embossing, tape Frame 1 to glossy side of paper. Keep tape to inside of die template as it will emboss, too! In the photo, you can see that both die templates are in place on the embossing mat. Emboss with Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine.


In this photo, you can see Frame 2 embossed into the Book 1 square and embossed edge, all sanded.

4. Sand and ink.
5. Cut 5 1/8" red Bazzill square. Adhere to black embossed piece.
6. Repeat Step 13 and15 from Front Cover directions for buckles and twill tape assembly.
7. Fasten each buckle towards front edge of embossed square about ¾” from bottom and top edge.
8. Use needle tool to make hole through buckle for brad. Insert brad.
9. Fasten all to back cover.


For filler pages, cut cardstock, printer paper and drawing paper 5 3/8 x 5 5/8”.   I mixed Kraft card stock pages with printer paper in the Places section. For the Photos section, I used all Kraft cardstock. The Notes section is all printer paper with Kraft pages next to the dividers.  The Sketches section has pages of drawing paper with Kraft card stock near the divider and back cover.

Use Bind-It-All™ to cut holes in covers, dividers and all pages. Fasten together with 1 ¼” black O-Wire™.

LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two
MSRP: $59.99
Book 1 - 5 x 5”;
Book 2 - 6 x 6”
Border – 1 ¼ x 6”
Buckle 1 – 1 5/8 x ¾”
Buckle 2 – 1 ¾ x 7/8”
Ornate Accent – 2 x 7/8”
Pocket – 2 1/2 x 2 7/8””
Folded Heart – 2 x 7/8”
Tag Frame – 1 5/8 x 2 ¾”
Frame 1 – 2 7/8 x 4”
Frame 2 – 3 5/8 x 2 ½”

Spellbinders LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two isn’t just for creating mini albums!  Here’s a card I created using the same techniques and papers that I used on the album. I love the edge cut with the 6 x 6” Book 2 for my card!  I'll share directions later this week.

Spellbinders™ LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two
Spellbinders™ LF-126 Grand Squares
Graphic 45 Papers - Communique, Steampunk Debutante
       Renaissance Faire , A Proper Gentleman
Worldwin Treasures™  - Kraft
Scor-Pal Products, Ltd. -  Scor-Tape™
Creative Impressions -  Antique Bronze Mini Paper Fasteners
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L -  Adhesive Sheet and Photo CD Pockets
Bazzill Basics Paper - Bazzill Red
My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Union Square “Favorite” Brads
Ranger Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Ranger Black Glossy Cardstock
Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
3M Foam Mounting Tape
Zutter Bind-It-All Machine and Black O Wires
Artistic Outpost Loverly London Stamps
Red Twill Tape

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!!!

Be sure to check all the details about entering the contest!

For even more inspiration, check out all the other Spellbinders Design Team blogs! Lots of awesome projects using NEW Spellbinders die templates!!! The schedule and links are below.

Click on the link to see the official Spellbinders Paper Arts Get the Knowledge! Blog Frenzy rules

TO ENTER:  This contest is now officially ended.
My contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. July 11, 2011, to 12:01 a.m. July 13, 2011
Eastern Standard Time.
1) Send your email entry to: (either click the link or type the
address into your email program)  Contest is now over.
2) The subject must be Creative Book Pages Two.
3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their contest dates:

July 6
Debbie Olson
Kimberly Crawford

July 7
Becca Feeken
Latisha Yoast

July 8
Tonya Dirk
Shanna Vineyard

July 9
AJ Otto
Gloria Stengel

July 10
Christine Emberson
Michelle Woerner

July 11
Judy Hayes (you are here!)
Heidi Blankenship

July 12
Linda Duke
Tina McDonald

July 13
Sherry Cheever
Lesley Langdon

July 14
Holly Simoni
Windy Robinson

Daily contest winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn. To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each contest within its designated time period.
Use the same email address to send the entry email. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1400, and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die templates released at the 2011 Summer CHA show, and a Grand Calibur™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

I love your comments!  Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry, so be sure to enter and then leave a comment!
If you have any questions, please e-mail

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!



Heidi Blankenship said...

Stunning!!! I couldn't wait to see what you were going to do with the Creative Book Pages Two because I knew it would be Fabulous--but WOW this is AMAZING!!!! Totally Love it!!! Love your card too--great sentiment!!! Hugs

Windy Robinson said...

I am always amazed when I visit here Judy. Your work is so inspirational:)

Swedie said...

I love the way you did your book! And the way you closed is clever, too!


Latisha said...

Judy, your book is so beautiful, I can tell how much love you put into it.

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Fabulous Judy!!! Love all the details you showed in your album. So many techniques!! This is truly AMAZING work!

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness, what a fabulous project!! you really put so much detail into this- love all the distressing!!

klasickewpie said...

I just love what you did using this amazing set of dies. Appreciate your details on making this lovely treasure.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Your projects are stunning. I love that book.

Becky said...

This is just awesome..

AJ said...

AMAZING Judy! You are amazing with those dies!! :)

lam said...

beautiful and elegant books

Tine said...

Fabulous detailing. A very special creation.
Tine :)

Christine said...

Fantastic Judy - you've created a masterpiece!

Maryann said...

WAUW tI just soo LOVE this book here, and your czaard is awesome as well. These dies are really just a MUST HAVE for me he he he. I got the first set too and have just been making an album with that, but now I just have to try this one too, as it´s just wonderful. And you are to blame for this ha ha ha. Your work is so stunning and I can´t wait to see more of it.

Shannah said...

Amazing project!! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

absolutely gorgeous!!! WOW!! you really have mad an amazing mini!
and those dies... I must get me a set of those... gorgeous!

DebbieM said...

Gorgeous book! It looks absolutely stunning. :)

loftylass said...

Judy - these projects are awesome - love all the detail..... ahhh.

lisa808 said...

I love making mini albums. tfs your ideas.

Craftyanny said...

Absolutely stunning Judy, such a wonderful keepsake
Anne x

Susan said...

gorgeous! I bookmarked the page so I can come back and really take my time with your written tutorial :)
Thanks, Susan

Dee in N.H. said...

That is just stunning! I am speechless! I will be coming back to see that again!

Luv 2 Create said...

Judy - This is simply an amazing project!!!!!! Love what you have created using these fabulous dies. Tim Holtz - eat your heart out!!! Between you and Heidi it has been a steller Day 6. I loved Creative Book Pages One, and simply adore this second set. Did I say how awesome your work is, really fabulous. Thanks for the step by step. Will come in handy when we finally get these little jewels in our hot little hands to try. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

I can't begin to say how Beautiful your book is....
What a Die set this is!!!!

Carol L said...

Your book just completely blew me away! I love the buckle/twill closures, and all of those wonderfully distressed pages!! AMAZING!!

eyes2theocean said...

What a cool book. Those dies are wonderful! Thank you for sharing. :)
Sara T

Karen McAlpine said...

Super cool new dies. Your project is fabulous!

Cheryl said...

Lovely projects. This looks like a fun set of dies to play with!

Linda said...

Gorgeous!!!! What a fabulous job you did with the new dies. Thanks so much for sharing

Nancy Wethington said...

This is gorgeous. I want every one of these dies!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Wow - many details on that book.

Deirdre said...

AMAZING... jaw still on floor... just AMAZING.

Carole said...

Amazing projects.

Shazza said...

this is just brilliant, I love everything about it. Thanks for the inspiration x

Yogi said...

wow that's an involved die set. You did a fab job of both projects.

iluvmybugs said...

Amazing work!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!

Marge said...

Judy, I was really looking forward to your SBs' reveal, but Oh My GOODNESS -- I am stunned at the unbelievable creation you've presented here today!!! Absolutely looks like an old vintage book from days gone by -- absolute perfection!!! These dies are an absolute MUST HAVE -- I can see sooo many possibilities with all the different pieces included here.

Sarah said...

Spellbinders certainly picked the right person to showcase this die set. Outstanding work!

snowbear said...

Your journal is fantastic! When i first saw the creative book pages I thought i would LOVE them... after seeing what you did with them, there is no doubt!! I would so love to have that die and the grand calibur. What an amazing prize that would be! Spellbinders are so great to be giving those gifts as prizes.. thank you to them for that.

Stephenie said...

Just LOVE your journal!! The page by page directions are so easy to follow. I have not seen the Creative Book Pages Two diecuts before and I definitely want them now!! TFS!

Carla said...

Graphic 45 papers, always a the Journey stamp!! Thank you for your beautiful project..xo

Becky Conley said...


Peggy Jean said...

I love books even more than card making (and that's hard to do because I love card making a lot). Thanks for sharing

Ravengirl said...

Wow, these are amazing!

Debbie Olson said...

Judy, you rock! These are gorgeous!

Sharon Peele said...

Judy, this is so new to me. I really love your your project! Had no clue you could make book like yours! The dies get better and better each day!

KVencel said...

Absolutely amazing design using these new dies! Thank you for sharing your design w/us!

Gloria Stengel said...

When I saw that you were going to reveal this set of die templates I did a happy dance. I knew you'd do something FAB-YOU-LUSSSSSS! You rock, my MN friend!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Fabulous project.

Tina McDonald said...

Absolutely gorgeous Judy! LOVE tha minibook! Rocked it girl!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh that is just such an amazing book!!!

kreative basteltante said...

I love the way you did your book! And the way you closed is clever, too!
Hugs Manuela

Dawn said...

I love what you did - and thanks so much for the great detailed instructions -
you can tell you really haver a passion for art - this book is stunning!

susie said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! I'm speechless! What an amazingly creative & priceless keepsake! I appreciate you sharing the details w/us!

Anonymous said...

Oh Judy, this book is a type of awesome that I don't even have words for!! I'm so glad that you got this set of dies because this is what you master and master it you did!! It's simply too rich to give you a one word description, but it is truly beautiful!! What talent you have!!

Vicki said...

This is a fabulous set and your mini book is amazing. Loved the card too. Very talented!

Bast said...

Absolutely love you journal! Beautiful Ob! TFS and thanx for the tutorial!


Anita said...

Stunning project!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow!!!!!! What a fabulous book and the card is amazing too!! So cool, and creative, and beautiful! Thanks for the play by play! Blessings, Angie

Sandra said...

Sandra ltb

scrapfancy said...

Words just do not describe your book. You did a really great job.

Cami said...

Gorgeous travel album you have created with these wonderful dies! Nothing like homemade and you've done a fab job from cover to cover and everything in between!

Rho's place said...

YOU so Rock! Awesome book! Gotta have the new SB set for this!!!! Thank you!

Jen said...

Wow, this truly is an amazing piece of art....loooooove it!!! Your creativity using these dies is so inspiring!

Kathy Mc said...

WOW ~ your attention to detail is fabulous. Love your beautiful album!

Peggysuez said...

What a fabulous project, wow!

Star Ark Creativity said...

It is amazing how you made the journey book. It was so cute. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great day :)

Susan said...

Your vintage travel book and card are wonderful! You have done such a great job. Thanks for all of the pictures and the explanation of your work.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous book! Love the vintage style, the colors... the dies... just perfect!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Wow! What an awesome project! That is a lot of dies, but so worth it! They all are so beautiful and perfect for that vintage look!

LaJanette said...

WOW! Awesome poject! Love all the great details, and thanks for all those pictures:)

Virgo5 said...

Over the top Gorgeous! This is amazing, I love the vintage faux leather look, you did an awesome job with this!

Jann said...

As I was reading down your fantastic book and how you implements the new dies I fell in love. It is out of this world and who ever you gift it too should put it in a place of honor

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

You do beautiful work! Thank you for sharing and being part of the chance to win such a great prize!

CCC said...

What great projects! This will be a must have for Mini Album crazies like me. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.

Kimberly Crawford said...

oh, Judy! Your projects are SO beautiful!! And to see them in real life too, WOW!!!!! You have inspired me to make a mini album!!

Amelia Clark said...

Easy to make!!!

Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful Scrapbook.

Googlehater said...

I'm so glad you posted this tutorial. This gorgeous set is not listed on the Spellbinders site and there are no directions included in the package. Donna Salazar posted a YouTube video on Book Pages 1 (NOT a tutorial) in which she says she will post a video for Book Pages 2. She never did. .I got Book Pages1 in May for $9 on the Spellbinders site.. Even though I had no idea what the separate elements were I recently got Book Pages 2 on the Walmart site because I was intrigued with the pocket die. BTW, can you post the name/company for that Journey stamp?

Googlehater said...

I'm so glad you posted this tutorial. This gorgeous set is not listed on the Spellbinders site and there are no directions included in the package. Donna Salazar posted a YouTube video on Book Pages 1 (NOT a tutorial) in which she says she will post a video for Book Pages 2. She never did. .I got Book Pages1 in May for $9 on the Spellbinders site.. Even though I had no idea what the separate elements were I recently got Book Pages 2 on the Walmart site because I was intrigued with the pocket die. BTW, can you post the name/company for that Journey stamp?

Googlehater said...

I'm so glad you posted this tutorial. This gorgeous set is not listed on the Spellbinders site and there are no directions included in the package. Donna Salazar posted a YouTube video on Book Pages 1 (NOT a tutorial) in which she says she will post a video for Book Pages 2. She never did. .I got Book Pages1 in May for $9 on the Spellbinders site.. Even though I had no idea what the separate elements were I recently got Book Pages 2 on the Walmart site because I was intrigued with the pocket die. BTW, can you post the name/company for that Journey stamp?

Judy Hayes said...

The "journey" stamp was made by Limited Edition in 2005, by Marion Johnson. I have 2. Contact me if you want to buy one from me.