Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop for Crafters Home Day One

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as we celebrate a Fall Sneak Peek!


Spellbinders and participating stores in the Crafters Home Buying Group are excited to introduce three new die template sets sold exclusively through Crafters Home stores through January!  You’ll have to wait until February to find these die template designs in non-member stores.
These new dies are in stock! Get yours now at a participating Crafters Home store!  See the Spellbinders Blog for the list of participating stores
Visit the Spellbinders Blog November 14 - 16 to see a new Spellbinders die template revealed each day! Visit designer blogs to enter the daily contests and see inspiring projects using the new releases. Comments on Designers Blogs and the Spellbinders Blog count as entries into daily drawings. Daily winners receive all three of the new designs!

Today's new die template is S4-341 Wavy Rectangles
S4-341w

Dimensions:
1: 3/8 x ½”
2: 1 1/8 x 1 ¼”
3: 1 7/8 x 2 1/8”
4: 2 ¾ x 3 1/8”
5. 3 5/8 x 4 ¼”




Now, that you’ve seen the new Wavy Rectangles die templates, you want to see the project, right?!!  

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I created a double photo frame perfect for wallet size photos!  Great for school photos.  This frame could easily be adapted with more frames for any number of photos. A simple and easy gift for grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends!

Each individual frame consists of 2 – S4-341 Wavy Rectangles #5 (#1 being the smallest) cut from red stripe Echo Park Dots and Stripes paper, 1 – Wavy Rectangles #3 nested in #5 cut from teal stripe, and 1 piece of adhesive backed white fun foam cut with Wavy Rectangles #5.  The Fun Foam adds thickness and is easily cut with Spellbinders die templates.  I like the white edge, too!

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  This photo shows all the cut pieces as well as the die templates used for the double frame.  Only 1 of each of the small pieces is needed.  I realized that when it was too late to take another photo!!!










I cut the frame by nesting Wavy Rectangles #3 inside #5.

Here’s a tip I use for centering 2 die templates to cut a frame.  
I use another die template, in this case Wavy Rectangles #4 to help me center my smaller die template.  Yes, I use a ruler sometimes, too, but usually I just visually center it.  It’s easier to see the alignment on a small distance.  For this frame, I taped Wavy Rectangles #5 to the paper.  I nested both #3 and #4 Wavy Rectangles inside #5.   Then I aligned Wavy Rectangles #4 evenly spaced and centered.  I aligned #3 evenly spaced and centered in #4 and taped it in place.  I carefully removed #4 before cutting the frame.



After cutting the frame, I cut the row of holes with E8-001 Classic Scallop Edgeabilities™ which just fits the Wavy Rectangle to cut the holes within the frame.   Once the holes were cut, I placed the frame back into Wavy Rectangles #5 and #3 to emboss.  The embossed edges would have been flattened when I cut the holes had I embossed it earlier. 
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Here you see the frame with Wavy Rectangles #5 and #3 in place ready to run through my Grand Calibur™ machine to emboss the edges.








I sanded all the edges of the frame front and back as well as the connecting Wavy Rectangle.

To assemble, I adhered 1 red Wavy Rectangle (not sanded as it won’t show) to the adhesive side of the Fun Foam.  I applied adhesive to another red Wavy Rectangle (sanded) with my Xyron and applied it to the other side of the Fun Foam.  It’s amazing how much the paper stiffens the Fun Foam!   (Tip: After applying adhesive with the Xyron and before removing the clear sheet and backing, run it through the Grand Calibur™ machine with embossing mat.  The adhesive is pressed onto the paper and won’t be left in the holes or along the edges!) 
To apply the frame to the front, I needed to leave a pocket for the photo.  I decided the easiest way to get adhesive along all the wavy edges and around the holes was to use my Xyron again.  I cut a scrap piece of cardstock about 1/8” wider than the photo and long enough to extend beyond the top where the photo will be inserted as well as below the frame opening..

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 The scrap white cardstock is centered on the back of frame covering the opening. 

 I applied adhesive to this side with my Xyron. Then I peeled off the clear cover and discarded it.   I gently lifted the frame at the top edge from the non stick backing.  I didn’t take it off completely.  I slid out the scrap cardstock and discarded it.  I pressed the frame back onto the non stick backing.  I placed it on my base plate with a piece of text paper over it and the embossing mat and plate.  I ran it through my Grand Calibur™ machine.  Any extra adhesive on the edges stuck to the text paper as well as the adhesive in the holes!  

I removed the frame fromt he backing and placed it on the front of my Fun Foam sandwiched with red paper.  

For the double frame, I made 2 frames. 

To make the connection, I used one of the cutouts from a teal frame and cut another one from red paper(Wavy Rectangles #3).  I adhered them together with teal on one side and red on the other.  I used my Scor-Pal to make 2 score lines 1/8” from center, then folded each one.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere it to the back of the 2 frames butting each frame just to a fold line.  The frame can be easily folded to mail or give as a gift!
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I added 3 little buttons with Glue Dots to each frame.











I hope you’ve enjoyed this project!
Be sure to check out all the other fabulous projects using S4-341 Wavy Rectangles! 

Visit these Designers Today!

Tonya Dirk

Heidi Blankenship
Shanna Vineyard

AJ Otto

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Contest Details
Participants wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Fall Sneak Peek contest must adhere to all of the following rules.
  • The Fall Sneak Peek starts November 14, and ends November 16, 2011. It consists of three individual contests, one each day.
  • Each Fall Sneak Peek Bog will accept comments as entries from 12:00 am until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, on its scheduled day.
  • Each comment counts as one entry. One entry per person, per blog please.
  • One winner each day will receive the three new die templates available exclusively at Crafters Home stores.
  • All three winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog on November 17. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email address on the winning post to claim their prize. If a winner fails to respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
  • By entering, you allow Spellbinders to publish your first name, city, state, and country of residence and a quote from you, on the Spellbinders Blog, website, and in promotional materials.
  • Spellbinders Designers, contractors, employees and immediate family members are not eligible to win.
  • The invitation to the Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop is extended to all, we are happy to ship prizes worldwide.
Any questions regarding this contest should be sent to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Thank you for visiting!
-judy

68 comments:

susie said...

I love gifts that are both useful and pretty and this one is both! Thanks for the tip on aligning the dies to create the frame.

Luv 2 Create said...

Wow, these are perfect dies for frames. Luv this idea.
Marcie

Dee in N.H. said...

Fabulous! Love that frame!

Maryann said...

This is just so cool. I just love your frame here, and these dies are just perfect for this. It looks stunning, thanks soo much for this great idea.

debb said...

Super cute frame and brilliant idea!

Mary Jo said...

Judy as usual you have come up with something very creative. Like those frames.

craftymom205 said...

Love the frames.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Sandra said...

wonderful frames!
Sandra ltb

featheredheaven said...

Wow! What a wonderful idea! This would work so well with pictures of my grandchildren! Love it!
Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

ADORABLE Judy!! The die is really fun & unique and I love your paper choice!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Frame. Love the pape you used. How cool to make a frame out of the dies I never thought of that. great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
abbraddock@msn.com

bethann said...

love how you turned it into frames, great for a card extra for relatives.

Jan Castle said...

Adorable picture frame!!!
Jan Castle

Yvonne said...

Great use of the dies! The frame is very cute.

Barbara Colbert said...

What a great gift idea!!! Great tutorial also....excellent use of those Spellbinders! WOW!! Lots of possibilities!

DH said...

fabulous!

Deb on the Web said...

What a cute idea! I love the accent with the scallop dots! Thanks for sharing!

Deb on the Web said...

What a cute idea! I love the accent with the scallop dots! Thanks for sharing!

snowbear said...

What a cute picture frame...love it!!! Great directions too.

Carol E said...

What a creative idea, love the frames, thank you so much for sharing them.

Pat said...

great idea on how to use the dies thanks for the idea

StacyC said...

Such a cool project, TFS... I may have to make some of these for Christmas gifts...

Tami B. said...

This is such a great idea and such a cute frame.

tndj said...

What a fabulous idea. Perfect for
displaying all my grand daughters.
Love the wavy dies.

Marge said...

I totally ENJOYED this great project, Judy! What a fabulous gift for anyone!!! LOVE your fun colors too and especially how you added the Edgeabilities die cut for a pop of color -- brilliant -- TFS!!!

Kathy said...

What a cute idea for using this new wavy frame die! Love it~

paradise45 said...

Love the new dies! Your frames are awesome and these dies are just perfect for the project...Brilliant! Thanks for the chance to win.

Laraine R said...

Adorable frame!! I loe the wavy rectangles & the paper you used!!

Clare G said...

Thanks so much for the great tips and tricks. This project is fantastic, I love the colors, I love how you used the dies and using the fun foam- really excited to try this!

Kim H said...

wonderful frame set. great use of the dies. would be a very special gift. thank you for sharing.

Scrapalajen said...

What a lovely frame! I really like the tip on alignment of the dies. TFS!

McStamper said...

So adorable. What a great idea.

Donna said...

Judy, GREAT work, love this design, and being as I just got my grand kids school pictures a few days ago, perfect project for me to tackle.
THanks for the inspiration!
Your frames are so pretty!!
Hugs
Donna

sandi_serge said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

I love that phot frame you've created with those fabulous dies.

Amy said...

These frames are absolutely adorable. I love the color combination :) That's a great tip about aligning the dies when you have one that is much smaller!

Brenda said...

What a darling frame set - love the button accent

ehbost said...

The frame is a great idea for this die. TFS!

Judy I said...

What a fabulous project. Thanks for the great tip for making frames.

Cindyann said...

Love these S4-341 Wavy Rectangles - thanks, Spellbinders... and the project is great, especially the tip about centering for cutting frames - thanks, Judy!

Jody said...

What adorable frames! Love your color choices. Those wavy rectangle dies are so cool!

bbourassa said...

I love your frames. A really cool project.

Rae Ann said...

Such a creative idea to use the dies to make a frame! Love the way the red peeps through the dots on the front. Such adorable kiddos too!

Lynn said...

So very creative. Who needs to go buy picture frames when you can make your own with Spellbinders dies? Simply a terrific project!

Cindy Lou said...

That frame is the most perfect thing to frame up those pictures! Beautiful and functional - what a great job! TFS!

Olga V. said...

That's a great photo frame! Thank you for the detailed tutorial! The project is now on my "to do" list :-)

Anita said...

Stunning! I love the colors.

Suzi said...

Adorable! Thanks for the centering tips. It makes perfect sense eyeballing smaller distances. TFS!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Judy your double frame is simply stunning!! What a clever use for those shapes and your tutorial and tips are perfect!!

JPScraps said...

Love, love, love this!!

Tina said...

Wow, love this frame! Great idea and use of the new die :)

Sherry said...

gorgeous frames!! and good tips too!

Darlene said...

Great project! Thanks for the step-by-step instructions.

Valerie said...

Love what you did with the dies. Your project is very creative and fun!

Becky Dunham said...

Love love love this Judy! What a fabulous idea for these dies! Such a great gift :) Thanks for the tutorial.

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Tine said...

Fabulous idea for this project & a great tutorial too. Thanks for sharing.
Tine :)

cgargus said...

Love this idea, and the new dies! Thanks so much for sharing!

Bashful said...

Nice Frames, Judy! Love the detail in the corners! Great Job!

Julia said...

Love the frames!

loftylass said...

Wow I love the frames you made - so useful and a gorgeous gift idea. tfs
Hugs Heather
x

Judi Markel said...

LOve your frames, they are great. TFS!

Beastybunny said...

Fantastic project. Perfect for the grandparents that live across the country. Great work!

Jill said...

Very creative--what a great gift this would be--thanks for sharing

Calypso's Crafts said...

Ok, Now I LOVE, LOVE this!! AND what a fantastic idea!!! You are brilliant!! This will surely be on my to "try" list with my spellbinders. Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation and getting my creative mojo going.

Lana said...

OMG what a fabulous gift idea I'm definitely going to be trying. Thank you for inspiring me xoxo

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow- photo frames! How cool is this project? Love it!

marie said...

What a great frame-craft! Love the dies.
Marie

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful tutorial and sweet project idea!