Saturday, March 2, 2013

Spellbinders Explore Beyond Blog Frenzy Day 6

Hello Blog Friends
It's Blog Frenzy Time and I am so excited you are here!!! Today is my turn to show you
5 of the New Spellbinders Nestabilities Card Creator Dies!  I love designing these! It is
my Happy Place and truly an honor to be able to share these fun designs with you!
  I have used my Locking Loops, Floral Ribbon Threader, Distressed Edges,
along with Curved and Matting Basics A and B Dies to create my projects here.


First is my Locking Loops Card
I used all 5 dies in the set to create this card.
My finished Easter Card
Center of the card showing custom colored Pearls in center of smallest die in set
A close up of the detail in the Locking Loops Design
I USED THE E-6000 SPRAY GLUE to adhere all my layers!

 Supply List
  1. Spellbinders Nestabilies Card Creator Locking Loops S5-175
  2. Spellbinders Nestabilites Card Creator Matting Basics A S5-131
  3. Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Cardstock and Distress Ink
  4. My Minds Eye Fiddlesticks Cardstock
  5. Cindy Echtinaw Designs Clear Stamps Words and Typewriter for a chance to win this set see ***Below at bottom of Blog Post.
  6. JustRite Autumn Tags Clear Stamps
  7. Pearls and Copic Markers used to custom match them to my Cardstock.
  8. E6000 Spray Glue! I LOVE THIS NEW GLUE for intricate designs such as these you just spray and there is no mess, smell and it bonds beautifully! Available Mid March!

Note: As you can see I did not use the outermost die in this set to cut. I simply
cut the design without the outside cut die directly into my Curved Basics A dies.
My finished Card
A close up so you can see the detail and Metallic Pearl Paint



  Supply List
  1. Spellbinders Nestabilities Card Creator Floral Ribbon Threader S5-176
  2. Spellbinders Nestabilities Card Creator Curved Basics A S5-171
  3. Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Cardstock and Distress Inks
  4. Lucy Cromwell Cardstock
  5. Tim Holtz Metallic Pearl Paint 
  6. E6000 Spray Glue!

So now let's EXPLORE BEYOND with a FUN TECHNIQUE!
 This Card is made using the Distressed Edges Dies and Floral Ribbon Threader Dies
 My Finished Card uses the Scor Pal, Distressed Edges and the Flower from Floral Ribbon Threader Dies

Here is how I created the Pattern above.........
 
 Using the Scor-Pal score Cardstock every 1 inch. 
Turn paper and score again at every inch on diagonal.

 
Use the Flower from the Floral Ribbon Set inside each square.  Make sure to tape so you have the flower in the center of each square you choose before die cutting.
Take Dusty Concord Distress Marker and the Tim Holtz ruler and draw stitch marks on the score line.
Then die cut using the largest die from the Distressed Edges Set

By leaving Cardstock in the die it gives you a white crisp outside emboss line like this :)

 This is a closeup of the scoring, stitching, and flower cut outs.

Layer onto Seedless Preserves Cardstock using E6000 Spray Glue

 
Cut two of the rectangle dies from the Distress set (Largest in seedless, smallest in White)
Cut one flower outside from Floral Ribbon Die and Stamp SEW inside and draw stitches.
Stamp sentiment onto white Cardstock from Sew Sayings Clear Stamps.
Ink edges with Dusty Concord and add buttons to finish card.



*** BONUS DRAWING for a chance to win the Cindy Echtinaw Designs Stamp Set below, Please leave me a comment here on my blog as to which card above is your favorite or which NEW Card Creator Die is a must have for you. I will draw ONE lucky winner
on March 10 to receive my New Cindy Echtinaw Designs Words and Typewriter Stamp Set here
that I used on my Easter Card Above. 
CONGRATS CATHY R for your comment and winning
please contact me with your address to ship your stamps!
Thanks everyone for your comments!




114 comments:

cathy said...

My favorite is the floral ribbon threader card. Such lovely soft colors and design.

Lynn Hardy said...

I can't wait to get the floral ribbon threader die set. Your third card is my favourite - I would never have thought of using the flower die like that but it is so effective!

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Ohhhh so pretty!! My favorite new die set would be the Curved Basics, looks so cool! Pick a favorite card? ohhhh goodness, not so easy! I'd have to say the one you did the stitching on, over the moon adorable and I love that technique!

Kristi Lynne said...

Love the floral ribbon threader card!

DogsMom said...

My favorite is the locking loops card.
Thanks for a chance!

Lagene said...

BEAUTIFUL cards, I love the grid work card!

melanie said...

My fav is the last one love what you have done with the score pal may have to try this ,thanks for the chance to win your stamps >melanie

Beatrice Lawson said...

My favourite is the last card, loved the diagonal scoring and the distressed edges, that is one die I must have!

Elizabeth said...

My favorite is the Easter card. I just received the Locking Loops creator die this week. I am hoping to have the time and energy to get to my craft room this week. You are such an inspiration to me. Good luck with your blog hop. LYTTMAB.

ELIZABETH

Susie Bentz said...

All the cards are beautiful, but I really love the Sew Glad We're Friends card. I absolutely love it when negative space is used...like the little flowers in this card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Bärbel Born said...

I vote for the floral ribbon too, it can be used in so many ways. Greetings from Germany, Baerbel

crafty1964 said...

Lovin' your creations and the stamps are sweet!

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kathy said...

Great cards! Sew Happy were friends is my favorite. It really is different.

cathylynn said...

Cindy you created three beauties here. Feels like spring. Gosh a favorite is a hard choice to make. I think the ribbon threader but along with the other two.
Gorgeous!!!
Hugs, Cathy

joybear said...

Love how you used the dies! Love all the cards, my favorite is the Easter Card. Thanks for the chance to win!

Carol Jones said...

It is very difficult to pick one of these cards/dies over another. I LOVE the ribbon threading, but I think the Easter card is especially effective using all the products you are displaying here. It is a beautiful card.

Susan said...

Cindy, these creations are absolutely GORGEOUS!! All so different. Your new dies are fabulous! Wish I could own them all. I may have to go with the curved basics as fav new die but will get them all if I can afford it! My fav card?? Tough call but I'm going with the third one (Floral threader) just because it's so unusual in the use of the die. They are all gorgeous though!
Thanks so much for the chance to win. Sorry to prattle on!
Sue Brailey

snowbear said...

lovely card.

Gail said...

A favorite!?
I think the middle one with the ribbon threader die!

Jeri said...

I never win these things, but I really hope I do, or I might go broke buying all this stuff.

jannieq said...

Cindy: After following your blog for, well, almost day 1. I am not surprised that you hit another grand slam with these new dies.

Curved Basics A would be my choice. I can visualize card now, being made, using it for perfect layering and artwork.

TLady said...

HOW VERY FEMININE & PRETTY!!!!!!!! THANK YOU for the tutorial!!!!!!! :)

Karee Sue said...

My favorite is the floral ribbon card, so pretty, they all are.

Sonia said...

I love all of your cards so it is a hard choice, but I think if I had to choose one, it would be the 3rd one as you used the die in a different way than I would have thought of myself.

Karen Schroeder said...

My favorite card of yours is the floral ribbon threader card. So very pretty!

Kris Dietz said...

All of your cards are beautiful but my favorite was the Easter Card (locking loops). TFS.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Lori said...

Al of your cards are fabulous Cindy. It is so hard to choose. I would have to say the pink one with the ribbon threader die. I am also in love with the Distress edges die. Thanks for the chance to win that great stamp set!! Hugs Lori Reinholz

Tina Merritt said...

Love the purple card and what a great tutorial! thank you!

Marge said...

My FAV card is your 3rd card because you've 'explored beyond', and it's sooo lovely. I'd be happy with any/all Card Creator dies -- only have one so far -- and ALL make up part of my HUGE SBs' Wish List!!!

Katalina Jewelry said...

Beautiful projects! Thanks for the tutorial!

Moosisk said...

I have to say that I LOVE the ribbon threader die set. Of course, I love ALL your dies, but the ribbon threader is probably my fave of the new ones. Thanks for a chance to win. :D

Angela Fehr said...

I love the first card!

Disco Queen said...

Hi Cindy, all your new die releases are amazing, but the absolute must have for me is the locking loops.

Pat Jandacek said...

Your work is beautiful. I opt for the simpler, 'quilted' card as my favorite, primarily because it's something I think I could actually do. I also think the technique is very clever...it's a novel idea (to me) to use the die to create a pattern rather than stamping. Your tip on the spray glue will be a lifesaver to us all with the number of filigree-style dies now on the market.

Maria said...

Although all the projects aer wonderful, I LOVE the floral ribbon threader card most! It's so dainty! I have become addicted to Spellbinders dies and now see there are more that I NEED! :)
TFS your projects!

maria_m_nestor(at)yahoo(dot)com

JPScraps said...

Wonderful cards! My favorite though is the first one. I love ALL the new dies.

Eileen Lucas said...

Oh Cindy, all of these are gorgeous card designs, very pretty. I love all of the dies, LOL. I like what you did with the distressed edge die and the stitch marks and little flower.

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

I am in awe! Such beautiful designs! Such great instructions! Fab die sets!

Becky said...

wow, this is gorgeous.

loftylass said...

Hi Cindy - all the cards are great. My favourite is the first one, love the colours. Great tutorials. tfs

Karen L K said...

My favorite card is the floral ribbon threader card. I really like that floral ribbon threader set and the distressed edges set. Thanks for sharing your cards.

macmomma said...

My favorite is the fun technique card! I thought that it was really stitched! I am so torn after seeing all the new dies which one is tops on my list! So many ways to use them all and they all create fabulous results! To be the lucky grand winner! In my dreams they are all on their way to me! A girl has to dream, right? LOL Both of your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us!

mob said...

I have your Christmas card die and stamp set and love it. I'd like to add the distress set to it as i'm partial to distress products. Thanks for the chance to win.

Rea said...

Gorgeous dies and cards. So creative with the last one.

Cathy A said...

They are all such wonderful creations, I love the layering of the card creator dies but the technique that looks like a quilt with the flowers and faux stitching is a brilliant idea!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I have to say that first one is my favorite. I'm loving those locking loops!

Sandra said...

I have the floral ribbon threader on my wish list!
thanks for the inspiration Cindy!
Sandra ltb

esther said...

What a clever idea to put a flower into the grid for an all over design. Love the effect!

Maryann said...

WAUW this is so awesome, but I honestly don´t think, it´s fair to ask us pic a favorite, as I really want them all. I simmply can´t pick just one, cause both the ribbonthreader and the Locking Loops are really high on my wishlist, and the rest of them are just close behind LOL.
All your cards here are also just stunning work, and I really think, you´ve hit the nail here with these Cindy, they´re all soooooooooooooo amazing work. I would be thrilled to get any of these anytime, that´s for sure.

Love crafts forever said...

Hmm, never knew about that Glue, have to look for that. Love how you created Background. it's gorgeous.
Hugs Nataliya

Rhea Thompson said...

Cindy,
I don't like picking favorites because they are all so beautiful; however, if I have to choose one it would be the Easter card. I love how you used ALL the dies in the Locking Loop set. So often I get stuck just using one or two of the dies while the others go un-noticed for a time!

I would also choose the Card Creator Locking Loops!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Your cards are lovely! I think my favorite is the floral ribbon threader card. I'm amazed at how many different looks can be achieved from the dies, and how many different uses they have. Your cards have given me new ideas! Thanks!

Julie A. Shearer said...

Sorry , I can't choose one they are both amazing !! TFS.

chatsburygirl said...

All of the cards are beautiful, my favourite is the Floral Ribbon Threader Card, it is so soft, feminine. My "must have" die is the Card Creator Curved Basics, I have ordered it, and am waiting "patiently" for it to arrive. :)
Thank you for sharing such lovely cards.
Penny

Aletha J. Williams said...

Beautiful! Love all your cards. I just received my package yesterday and have yet to play.
Hugs,
Aletha

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Cindy, all your cards are gorgeous, my favourite is the last one showing the explore and beyond technique with the little cutout flowers in the scored pattern. it is really beautiful and opens up so many options!

Thank you for the fabulous bloghop launch and the opportunity to win.

Cheers,
Kasey

Jan said...

Love all of the dies, however, like the distressed edge card. Thanks for sharing

Kelley said...

All of your cards are beautiful but my favorite is the third one with the Distressed Edges. I really need the Floral Ribbon Set.

Robyn said...

Floral ribbon threader die is my must have- mostly cause I already have almost all the others!!!

Corrie said...

Lovely cards, I love how you made the grid card with the flower cut outs. Great job, love the stamp set too very versitile

Caryn S said...

They were all amazing but I think my favorite is the pink ribbon threader card.

UnikByYes said...

Lovely designs I especially love the floral one, Thank you for all you do and share Cindy!
Have a lovely weekend!

Regina Hamilton said...

I love all the card creator dies. Thank you so much for taking all the work out of making cards.

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

Wow what super projects,my fave was the floral ribbon threader card, it looks so delicate
hugs adie

Conniecrafter said...

I love the distressed edge die and the card you made with it the most, such a cool technique and love that die!

Carol H. said...

I love your Happy We're Friends because I also love the distressed edges die. All of your cards are beautiful!

Sandra Smith said...

I also love the Floral Ribbon Threaded and would love to own that set but they are all terrific and I would be thrilled to own any of them!

mary said...

l like the Locking loop dies. Great Cards. TFS

Ami said...

I love the Floral Ribbon Threader Card. It is so pretty and delicate!

disneylisa said...

I like the pink one with the floral ribbon threader.

Laraine R said...

Gorgeous cards! I really like the Floral Ribbon Threader Card! All are so cute! Great die sets! Need them all!

Tanja said...

I like your Easter Blessings card the best. Thanks for a chance to win.

ionabunny said...

I love the sew happy we're friends card. The colours, the faux stitches, the lovely flower die cuts. Fantastic.

debb said...

They are all so beautiful! I think the floral ribbon threader is my first must have....

Jean Bullock said...

My favorite was the Floral Threader Ribbon card and because of that I would love to have the Card Creator Floral Ribbon Threader S5-176 die.

I almost chose the quilty card because I love the floral shapes, but the second one got me right from the beginning. Great job!

Shannah said...

So pretty! Thanks for more ideas on great ways to use these fab dies!

SherylH said...

My favorite is the Floral Ribbon Threader Card, though I really admire your patience in cutting all the flowers in the card using the distressed edges dies. I finally got the the Card Creator Basic A & B sets and am looking forward to getting the 5 x 7 set and any of the matching card creator designs.

Barbara Bruder said...

WOW you really make it hard to choose. All your projects are killer, LOL.But my fav card is the one with the Sew Happy We're Friends sentiment and I really have fallen in love with the Floral Ribbon Threader dies. Um um. Thanks for sharing all of your creativity.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love those locking loops! You are a genius to think up this system! Love it!

Carla said...

All are great, but I liked the Floral Ribbon Threader Card!
Carla from Utah

Jo4Him said...

All the cards were fabulous, but I especially loved the last one. Great die set-love the large loop frame and the ribbon threaders. Thanks for sharing

Larissa Heskett said...

Awesome projects!! Thanks for sharing and for the extra chance to win!! Yippee!! Have a fabulous weekend!! :)

Ms Scrapmess said...

Your cards are beautiful!!! But your word stamp set is amazing - if I don't win where can I buy it? My favorite is your easter card loved how you embellished it with flatbacks:) and my must have ide is the address book set. Thank you for the opportunity!

Anita Braddock said...

What Beautiful cards I love the both but my Favorite is the Floral Ribbon Threader Card love the soft look of the card. thanks fir sharing and for the chance to win.

cebelica said...

All of your cards are wonderful! I especially like the last one. That technique you showed is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial! Hugs! xx

Caity Sue said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I really love the floral threader card! HUGS!

Caity Sue

Neet said...

Oh wow, draw day is my birthday. Would be perfect to be picked but I guess I never do. Not to worry, have enjoyed seeing your lovely make and that will suffice.
Hugs xx

Neet said...

The floral ribbon threader is my favourite. Sorry, missed it off on the last comment.
Hugs, Neet

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Your cards are all great! Making us pick a favorite one makes it hard...but I think it is the last one where you "explored" and did the faux stitching. Thank you so much for the chance to win the additional prize!

Zan said...

I love both cards but the floral ribbon threader is a must have for me...

Julie Allen said...

Oh Cindy,
Your cards are beautiful. It is hard picking a favorite, but I think the Floral Ribbon Threader Card wins my vote. I absolutely have to have this one.

Juliana T said...

your work is amazing! I love the flower card you created..so much detail!

jonder at frontier dot com

Kim. said...

All these cards are fabulous, love the tip on inking before die cutting.
Kim xXx

ScrappySandie said...

Wonderful designs, Cindy! You rock!
Hugs!
Sandie

Anita said...

Wow! I love how you did the floral distress card.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Beautiful projects. Love how you made the card using all five dies. I think that if I had to pick one that I like the best it would be the Floral Ribbon Threader die. Thank you for sharing. queta_r21@msn.com

marilynwillauer said...

Lovely cards! I love your first one, very, very pretty!

Jackie Durrant said...

I think my favourite has to be the way you have used all the locking loops together on one card and such a pretty card as well. Regards Jackie D

Josie said...

Gorgeous cards. My favorite is the floral ribbon Threader card. it is absolutely beautiful.

Deb said...

As always they are all beautiful. I love them all but I think the Easter card is my favorite. And I think the Locking Loops die would be a fabulous way to create an adoption announcement for Mia!

Deb

Connie Ludgate said...

My favorite card is the floral ribbon threader card. Such a pretty card.

denise said...

well lady its pretty hard to choose a favorite. I love the Easter card a lot, but Im going to go with the loopy die, the one in the middle. I think it adds the right touch for any card! Its just simply beautiful! I can hardly wait to see what you create next

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Your cards are beautiful and I love the Card Creater Floral Ribbon Threader set. That card was gorgeous with the cut flowers. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

The locking loops card creator die is one that I'm putting on my MUST HAVE list! My favorite card is your third one - thanks for the tips on how you made it.
Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Karenladd said...

Oooh, my favorite is the Easter card! Love the beautiful purple colors and the pearls!

SHartl said...

These are all beautiful but especially love the locking loops design! This would be so great for any fancy card!

Susan said...

I love these new dies for creating cards! It is so hard to choose a favourite, however, I think I like the Locking Loops card the best today!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Love the locking loops card with the purple background and coordinating die!

pennyd said...

I NEED the locking loops die set! I love the look and I've already thought through some different cards and pages I can make. Thanks for the chance to win the stamp set.

Tammy said...

each of these cards are ADORABLE!!!! (my original comment evaporated :( ) I LOVE pink, with the ribbon threaded through, the 'sew' happy to be friends is precious with the addition of the stitching through the buttons---but easter Blessings are the most powerful blessings you could give---so I'm thinking that th eEaster Blessings card is my favorite:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.urbeyondmeasure.com

Unknown said...

[Can't figure out how to submit-will see if this works]
Love the 3rd card with the flowers. Thanks for offering the contest - such fun!
Laura Holt

Jackie said...

Cindy, they are all beautiful! My favorite would have to be the purple card... it looked like a soft quilt! I will have to try it sometime. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lucy said...

My favorite is the locking loops cards....but i want all of the dies..they are great....