Good Morning! Welcome to Pink Lemonade, if you have come here via Michelle
Wooderson's Blog or the Spellbinders Blog and haven't missed any of the other
newest release reveals along the way then good for you!! If you haven't started
at the beginning I think you had better, so you don't miss a chance to win all
of these beautiful new Pendants die templates from Spellbinders and their matching
Borderabilities die templates too! I have a fun little project to share but first I have to get "the business" out of the way...read on -
Shapeabilities Pendants Blog Frenzy
June 22 through June 29th, available for ordering June 30, 2009
on this post is welcome but does not enter you into the
contest. This contest is sponsored directly by Spellbinders Paper Arts.
Please read the post to find directions for entering. If you have any
questions, please e-mail PenContestQuestions@
Welcome to the 4th day of Spellbinders Pendants Blog Frenzy! (The contest is now closed but read on for all the info and the release photos!)
Spellbinders is celebrating the introduction of Pendants die templates, a new die line that will inspire your creative mind. You have the opportunity to win the die templates I’m introducing today by entering the contest at the end of this post.
To see previous reveals, or to go to any of the ones coming up, feel free to visit the following:
June 22nd, 2009 - Becca Feeken @ Amazing Paper Grace.
June 23rd, 2009 - Debbie Olson @ Thinking Inking.
June 24th, 2009 - Michelle Wooderson @ Mish Mash.
June 25th, 2009 - Right here! ME! @ Pink Lemonade!
June 26th, 2009 - Sherry Cheever @ Walkin' On The Bad Side.
June 27th, 2009 - Heidi Blankenship @ Embellished Dreams.
June 28th, 2009 - Linda Duke @ Linda's Works of Heart.
June 29th, 2009 - Jennifer Davis @ Preservation Arts.
After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each Blog Frenzy reveal as stated in the “Rules”. Winner will be contacted by e-mail within 24 hours of the contest deadline. Winner will have 72 hours to reply to that e-mail to claim the prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new name will be drawn for said prize. Winner will receive the new die templates being revealed on the specific daily blog post they are entering.
Entrants visiting all 8 Spellbinders Pendant Reveals and correctly entering their information into the separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a full set of the 8 Pendants die templates and 8 matching Petite Border die templates being revealed.
Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Pendants die templates Blog Frenzy give-away must adhere to all of the following rules. We are happy to welcome US and International blog guests for this Frenzy.
To enter each drawing on sneak peeks between June 22 and June 29, visit the reveal blog and click on the contest link to reveal an e-mail window. In the subject line of the e-mail, enter the die template name being revealed. Each blog reveal will remain open for 48 hours. Only 1 entry per blog is allowed and participant must use the same email address daily to be considered for grand prize entry, no exceptions. Please consider whether you will have access to the same e-mail address from June 22nd through June 29th and plan accordingly.
Spellbinders Design Team members and employees are not eligible for drawings.
Any participant wishing to be automatically entered into the drawing for the Pendants Frenzy Grand Prize must enter all 8 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.
*Spellbinders will only use email information to contact the winner.
*Spellbinders will not share this email address with any other parties.
*Spellbinders will not use this email information for advertisements or communications
other than to contact the winner.
*If you wish to be included in further communications from Spellbinders, please go to their homepage SpellbindersPaperArts.com and sign up for their newsletter.
Pendants Blog Frenzy drawing, for this post is now closed!
For more Spellbinders product release information go to Spellbinders Paper Arts Blog.
If you have any questions regarding
the contest, send an e-mail to: PenContestQuestions@spellbinders.us
OK now that I have all that "business" out of the way, I am happy to be able to share with you today:
S4-203 Contemporary Hearts Pendant - MSRP $24.99 &
S4-212 Contemporary Hearts Borderabilities MSRP $19.99
Hearts Pendant die templates contains a large die, a small die and two accent dies
all ranging from just over three and a half inches wide down to just over an
inch. Designed with high detail and sized for layering, the possibilities are
When I first saw the die I was assigned to use I knew exactly what I wanted to make... a Christmas Ornament! I love adding new ornaments to my tree each year and so I thought, why not start now rather than wait for that last minute rush during the holiday season? Then I also thought it would be fun to make a matching gift that could be kept out year round and so that is how the framed artwork piece came to be! :)
I have created a step by step instructional tutorial, with photos, showing how to create the ornament. For the framed artwork, simply use steps 1-7 to recreate the layered pendant. Enjoy~
Victorian Layered Christmas Ornament
Designed By: Keri Lee Sereika
Three largest dies from - Contemporary Hearts Pendant - Spellbinders
Patterned Paper & Ruffled Taffeta Trim - Webster's Pages
Cardstock: Vanilla Cream & Birchtone Dark Prismatics - Prism Papers
Papier-mâché Rectangular Ornament - Craft Store
Krylon Hammered Finish Metallic Spray Paint
Foam Tape or 3-D Foam Squares - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Gems and other Embellishments as you see fit.
(Before beginning spray paint all sides and edges of papier-mâché ornament and allow to fully dry.)
Step1 - Begin by die cutting one layer of each shape and remove from dies. You may need
to use a paper piercer or needle to help remove the die cut from the die. Each
die is designed with small holes in the back surface for just this very
Note: Due to the high detail of the dies we have found it is sometimes beneficial to run the die through your die cut machine, turn one quarter turn and run it through again just to be sure all edges and details have been captured.
Step 2 - Fold the largest die cut image (the patterned paper one) in half matching the edges.
Step 3 - Open the die cut and turn one quarter turn, fold in half again. Your die cut image should now be creased in quarters. Open once again and turn one eighth turn and fold in half.
Step 4 - Repeat folding and opening and turning one last time, then pinch the point of each heart to create a "mountain / valley" fold pattern. Your die cut shape should look like the one pictured here.
Step 5 - Place small pieces of foam tape or 3-D Foam Squares onto the top two layers of cardstock die cut shapes and layer them onto one another and then onto the patterned paper die cut shape.
Here is the final layered die image, isn't the detail and dimension LOVELY?
Step 6 - Use a hot glue gun to adhere trim to outside edges of painted papier-mâché ornament base.
Step 7 - Adhere the layered Contemporary Hearts Pendant die cut to the painted papier-mâché ornament using 3-D Foam Squares or foam tape. Embellish with gems to complete your project!
Thanks so much for hopping along with us and I hope
you enjoy my project & the rest of the projects the team has in store for