Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spellbinders and Unity Stamp Co. Blog Hop

Welcome to Spellbinders
and Unity Stamp Co. TWO-day event!




You should be joining me from Maria Gurnsey's blog - Gingham and Polka Dots, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. BlogYou wouldn't want to miss any of the inspiration or a chance to win a prize!

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can't think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS™ get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY! We can't wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS die templates and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!
Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection! We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive one Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies. So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won! (winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

Today, I have 2 projects to share!  A card and a little notebook! 

I worked with Spellbinders S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks and a coordinating stamp set from Unity Stamp Co., also called Retro Mod Clocks.  The stamps add such great detail to the clocks. 

First, I put together this card......





Do you see what I mean about the detail on the clock?  All the scrolls and shape lines!
First, I stamped the clock with black ink and clear heat embossed it.  Then I aligned the matching Spellbinders S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks die template and taped it in place.   I cut it out using my Grand Calibur Machine.  I also had the clock face die template in place to cut out the clock face at the same time.  I stamped the clock face again on cream card stock with black ink and also clear heat embossed it.  I used the matching clock face die template to cut it out.  Of course, it fits perfectly in the clock! 
For the card background, I used just a portion of Spellbinders LF-190 Grand Labels Four #6 (#1 being the smallest) to cut the shaped background from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas "trees" paper.  I made the same cut on black card stock.  I matted it behind slightly offset to add the narrow border. 
Below the clock, I created a border with at strip of My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas "Boughs" paper and black card stock.  I cut one edge of the black card stock with Spellbinders E8-002 Classic Bracket Edgeabilities.  It makes a great border to define the space for my verse.  I also added another strip with the bracket edge at the bottom.  I added some tiny dots of black Enamel Accents across the wider strip.
This card is 3 1/2 x 8 1/2".


For my second project, I dressed up a Target notebook .

This is what it looked like before.......







and the the notebook after........


I added a clock and a verse to the cover!  Really quite simple and quick!

The clock was stamped and heat embossed with gold embossing powder on black card stock.  I cut out the clock using the matching die template from Spellbinders Retro Mod Clocks.  This time I didn't cut out the clock face.  Instead, I stamped it again on cream card stock, cut it out with the matching Spellbinders die template and glued it over the black clock.   I used a Versamark marker to ink a few details on the clock and then heat embossed those spots with clear embossing powder. It adds a few shiny accents! 
 I stamped the verse with black ink and clear heat embossed it. 
I inked the cover a little with Distress Vintage Photo to add a little more color.   I inked the back cover, too.
On the inside cover, I stamped another verse. 
A quick and inexpensive project when you need just a little gift!

Thanks so much for stopping!!!

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a Unity stamp set and matching Spellbinders die template set!

Now, please head over to Eva Doblias's Blog for more inspiration!


Card Supplies:

Spellbinders S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks
Spellbinders E8-002 Classic Bracket
Spellbinders LF-190 Grand Labels Four
Unity Stamp Co. Retro Mod Clocks stamp set
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas 0 trees, boughs
My MInd's Eye Lost & Found Two Sunshine "lovely"
Black card stock
Cream card stock
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Ranger Clear Embossing powder
Ranger Enamel Accents - black
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - E-Z Runner

Notebook Supplies:

Spellbinders S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks
Unity Stamp Co. Retro Mod Clocks stamp set

Black card stock
Cream card stock
Ranger Gold embossing powder
Versafine Black Onyx ink
Versamark marker
Ranger Clear embossing powder
Craft glue
Notebook
Ranger Gold embossing powder

152 comments:

Janet said...

Wow! Love the colors and the journal is awesome!

Missy Owen said...

I love your projects! I never thought to alter a Target notebook like that! Thanks for sharing!

knc said...

this will be such a great gift, and so pretty, Thanks for giving us such a great idea.
Kitty

bethping said...

Judy's next blog link should be to Eva Doblias here: http://evafromca.blogspot.com/

Good Luck Everyone!

JPScraps said...

The card and journal are wonderful.

stamping sue said...

nice card. like color scheme and use of stamp.
book is wonderful.

stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

jacqui said...

The card and the book cover are great, and thank you for sparking some new ideas for me

Pryn said...

GORGEOUS card! Love the colors nad unique die cutting! Your notebook is AMAZING!!! Love everything about it!

Christa said...

Wow, Judy!! You are very talented! I absolutely love both the card and notebook! I would never have thought of redoing a store-bought notebook like that, but it came out great! Love the designs on both projects! Thank you so much for sharing!

veggiegirlRD said...

love your projects!!! especially the pictures showing how you used the dies. notebook is a great gift idea. thanks for sharing.

RachelB said...

Beautiful projects!

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jackie 4124 said...

Just amazed at the versatility of these stamps and dies

Angie Blom said...

I just love your projects Judy.. that journaling book is just AWESOME!!

cinmfoster said...

Fabulous projects! Thanks for showing the tutorial on how you did the card front.

Miriam Prantner said...

These are great projects, and great for guys too. Thanks!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow beautiful card and love the journal --great gift idea
Marilyn

bethann said...

great project, always need a great notebook

Joy said...

I love the journal! Thank you for sharing and inspiring!

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a beautiful collection! Your colors are perfect!!!

housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

Marge said...
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Sandra's Kaarten said...

What a nice project, also a nice give away!

Marge said...

I'm amazed at how clever your projects always are! Your card with that unique Grand Labels Four cut is just genius and perfect with the clock!!! TFS your fabulous creativity, Judy!!!

Julia Cheang said...

Wonderful project! Great gift idea!

JoanneO said...

Great projects! I loved that card and how you explained how you made it. Great colors, too.

Gwen said...

Both amazing projects. LOVE the colors you've used, they are so elegant!

Cheryl said...

So beautiful...love this!

Casey said...

I love that journal! Such a great idea! Im glad that you showed something besides just a card!

Holly and little people said...

Such a creative way to use Christmas papers, year round, great for manly gifts too!

Minerva said...

Love the altered journal!

Anita Braddock said...

Wow Supper Beautiful card and notebook. love how you made the card flap very cute I will have to try this. the colors and papers are great. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

Carol E said...

Lovely card and wonderful note book, thank you for sharing them.

Darla said...

Beautiful projects! I loved your idea for using the dies on your card front like that!

NinaN said...

Very elegant work!

PINAY said...

At this point, I'm wanting that stamp and die set more and more... it's pure torture!

T said...

That turned out very nice. Very elegant.

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh, I love both of your projects. The journal is especially wonderful!

Kea said...

The rich colours and shapes create a stunning card -- thank you!

Glenda J said...

Great colours and design.

Beastybunny said...

Love the colors on these projects. The journal has such a classic vintage feel. Great work.

Ruby said...

Love your projects.

rocqee said...

Love the card and the notebook.

Naomi said...

What a cute card and notebook!

April said...

I love how you altered the notebook...I think it is great how the dies make the stamps shine!

Jacqueline Smith said...

What a fun fantastic card thanks for sharing with us.

Brenda said...

Lovely card and journal.

Cheryl said...

I definitely want to try that notebook idea- very nice for male or female! Great designs!

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! Gorgeous card and that journal is AWESOME! Thanks for the inspiration!

aknancy said...

What a great gift idea!! Even for teachers this would be wonderful..thank you for posting

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, both projects are fabulous. TFS.

Stephanie Hahn said...

I loved the card until I saw the journal. They are both awesome.

Christy J said...

I love the clever use of the SB frame to make a unique background for the clock! ...and the notebook idea is great! TYFS

Yaritza said...

Love the notebook.

Lisa H. said...

ooooo! love these. the notebook is great and so is the card design. tfs

StacyC said...

Awesome job on your projects... Love that card...

chickadee3357 said...

I love that journal! It is awesome!

Jessica said...

great card and journal, they're so elegant! :)

Angela Fehr said...

I am dreaming of getting a Grand Caliber now so I can use those wonderful large dies!

Janet L. said...

Both your projects are terrific. I just love the colors and the details you used!

swellprincipal said...

What a great idea! LOVE the little note pad thing! :-)

Stacy Kuzmich said...

LOVE the notebook!

Aleks said...

Wow, that card is awesome. I love how you used the die to make another layer, I love how it looks.

The journal is AWESOME and would make such a great gift! :D

I must say, I'm amazed with all your little watch bits and bobs too... I've always loved seeing those tiny little gears!

sleigh said...

Luv both the card and journal! This is something that can be a gift for anyone at any age... absolutely like the idea of using part of the spellbinder die shape on the card. TFS today :)

Crystal said...

I love how you used just part of the die for a background to the clock, looks very stunning like that!

Ginny said...

beautiful card. love that clock

Maggie said...

Beautiful card, love how you use the die cuts!

Jennifer Roach said...

That's a great set you made.

Renie said...

I like the design of the card, don't usually use those colors. Something different for me. The notebook is darling!! Nice work :)

MissScrapAlot said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!
WYME98@YAHOO.COM

McVic said...

the journal is awesome!!
kacee

Maryann said...

Such amazing projects here on both the card and the book. I love how these two things fit together. You did an awesome job.

Julie Overby said...

What a neat card Judy! Loved the journal too!

Jessica Pascarella said...

I am really loving the clocks! THanks for sharing with us today!

Jeannie said...

love both the card and the journal.

CraftyJo said...

The sentiments included with this stamp set are great, lovely projects.

Carisa said...

LOVE that journal!

Clare G said...

Beautiful card - I love the rich colors! The journal would be a great gift and it's lovely.

Jen said...

Your card is stunning! The notebook, too!

ScrappinMamaOf3Boys said...

Love it!! The journal is so nice!

Rona said...

These are both just so gorgeous!! I love the card and the way that die almost looks like the back of a chair with the clock sitting on a sofa table. Such a nice warm card!! love it!! and love the instructions you gave with it!!

Michelle said...

Fabulous card colors - so elegant. And I love love love the notbook! How cool!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, wauw!!! Love both your clock creations, but that first one the most, it's truly gorgeous!!! The colors, that golden look, I loooove it!!!
Hugs, Wendy

Nichole Bryant said...

Love your projects - TFS!

Peggy said...

Great card and notebook. Love the clocks.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Tammy Ozuna said...

Love the way you used just a portion of the die to create the card background. I'm gonna have to try that.

allymcb1 said...

Judy

I love the altered book. And the sentiment on the card is lovely.

Liz said...

How divine

Jess B. said...

These dies and stamps are totally awesome! Many ways to use them. On my wish list. Your design is beautiful. TFS and a chance to WIN!

Julie said...

great notebook.
Julie

Simmone D. said...

Very classic looking. I like the idea of the notebook. Thanis.

Barb said...

Great Projects--so pretty!

Gerrina said...

Love the way you altered the notebook; something I keep forgetting that you can do with things you use so often! Greetz, Gerrina

Anita said...

What a cool idea to just cut part of the paper. Stunning projects.

My Angel said...

Very Pretty projects!!

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Both of these are amazing projects...great colors to really showcase, especially the staging

lostinpaper said...

Loving that notebook, such a fab monochromatic look!

Denise said...

Oh my gosh, both of your projects are on my favorites list! I love, love the card and notebook!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very elegant.

Dee in N.H. said...

I cannot believe how special that notebook looks! Love the rich colors on your card too! Great projects!

Beejay said...

I love the card! The colors are outstanding. Love the use of another die to cut the patterned paper.

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous card & notebook! Love it!

Lorraine said...

these are stunning huni xx

Pam said...

Love these! That card rocks!

Tanya said...

this is so cool! love the papers and the clock is so fun!

McStamper said...

Love your projects. The journal is great.

jennifer mitten said...

Oh, I need need need these clocks. I like your cute porjects, that notebook is really cute!

stamper said...

Very nice card & journal!

Jnett said...

I didn't think I needed this set, I'm thinking I made a mistake. Love what you've done.

Teresa Jaye said...

OH! Really amazing projects! I love the partial grand shape on the card and your color selection too! Unity and Spellbinders make an awesome combo!

bharsch said...

Wow! love this. The possibilities with with clock stamp seem endless...lovely.

Tamra said...

Great card and love the journal.

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Love the card. Thank you for providing the instructions on how you cut out the design (shape). The notebook looks so pretty. Thank you for the great ideas. Have a great day!

Trisha said...

Great projects. Both are fabulous.

marilyn said...

LOVE your card and journal. Fabulous gift!

Luv 2 Create said...

Amazing card and journal. I love how you have created an unusual background shape for the clock on the card. So creative.
Marcie

Mallika said...

i have no words to describe .. how awesome this is

centralNYscrapper said...

Thanks for sharing your projects. Your journal is wonderful.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Wow...such amazing projects. love those clocks...

Kim H said...

Love the projects, beautiful colors. Great embossing. thank you forsharing.

Sue D said...

FAbulous clock card and notebook!

Katya said...

At first I thought WoW what a beautiful card but when I scrolled down to see the notebook I was in awe I really love what you did with the notebook. Very elegant a timeless piece indeed. Thanks so much for sharing.
-Katya Bess

Wendy Zick said...

Love both projects!

beadz said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
hugs,
Gini
beadz@bellsouth.net

Lisa said...

Thanks for the crafty inspiration and chance to win! :)

Jan Garber said...

I love both of your projects, especially that notebook! And your props are so clever!

craftymom205 said...

Great projects.

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Hi...I'm Cindy said...

both projects rock, I love how you cut the mat for the clock on the card, that clock set makes awesome cards, great notebook project also

Lindsey said...

These are both terrific! Great colours.

snowbear said...

Very nice card and journal!

Laura said...

Wow again... I love these projects.. you gals all ROCK!!!!
lauraleed48atlivedotca

Roslyn said...

Awesome card! I love how you used a portion of a bigger die to add to the card. The notebook 'makeover' is great too!

Judy Bigg said...

love your card

Caitiumom said...

Love doing books

Caitiumom said...

Love spellbinders,

mommakatx6 said...

Beautiful card, the colors are wonderful. I love the notebook as well, simple but elegant.

Simply Sandy said...

What great projects! Love how you used the spellbinder :)

Lois said...

OMGosh...LOVE what you did with the design of this card! The colors are very striking together! Amazing! TFS!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS SO MUCH for the chance to win!! I'd just LOVE to have this whole collection!! =) Your project is just AWESOME!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Noelle Reese said...

I LOVE both projects! I adore these clocks!

Lola said...

I like your card and notebook

Kristine Berc said...

Wonderful projects. Thanks for the instructions!

huntla1 said...

The card and the notebook are both beautiful. It is amazing what a little ink and paper can do to dress up a plain journal!

Tammy V said...

Wonderful projects. Great use of the large die!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh I just love the card! The colors are just perfect and I just love these sets!
And what a wonderful way to dress up the notebook! Love it!

Thank you for sharing the inspiration!

Heather Quinn said...

I love both projects! I like how color of the clock makes it pop and the notebook looks very nice!

Shelley said...

loving the clock,

tina said...

Love it.

Tina

Mary Jo said...

Spellbinders and Unity make a very good team. Love what you have done with this set.

Rachel B said...

I love the colors you used and that clock is amazing on the first one. Your notebook is pretty awesome too!

Patty from FL said...

Love your use of the clock on the journal. I just love Spellbinder dies.

Naomi said...

Love both of your projects. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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