Stampendous Stamps is hopping all three days with some fabulous summer inspiration from the design team and on Wednesday two of our designers will be featured a tutorial with some new Spellbinders products! How fun is that!
Prizes! Spellbinders is having a great giveaway during this hop with three daily winners and one grand prize winner! Check out the details here.
For my project today, I was sent two sets of Spellbinders Shapeabilities holiday dies and boy did I have fun playing! Since I wasn't familiar with this product, I found a great instructional video on YouTube. I also found in my Dreamweaver stash drawer, a stenciled toilet paper roll that was begging to be used for today's project!
There are 3 steps to creating a finished Shapeabilities diecut shape. My directions use the Spellbinders Grand Caliber machine.1. Diecutting: Lay the die near the edge of A Plate with the cutting side face up. Lay a piece of wax paper over the die (very important step!). Lay your cardstock over the wax paper. Place Cutting Plate C over the paper and diecut. 2. Emboss: Remove Cutting Plate C. Remove the negative portion of the diecut paper and leave the rest in place inside the die. Place the rubber mat over the die. Place the Plate B over the rubber mat and crank through the machine.3. Stencil: Remove the Plate B and rubber mat. Pop out the embossed diecut piece and remove the wax paper. Return the diecut piece to the diecut. Flip it over and lay it on the work surface. You will see the raised (embossed) areas only through the 'stencil.' Now you'll decide how you're going to decorate the raised areas.
The Santa hat worked perfectly with the Stampendous Believe sentiment. It was heat embossed with Stampendous Sparkle embossing powder onto chalkboard cardstock (Canvas Corp) then diecut with a Spellbinders die. A 1/8" hole was hole punched and jute/hemp (May Arts) was threaded and tied onto the chevron ribbon (May Arts). Little jingle bells (A Muse) were added for additional whimsy.TIP: To flatten a toilet paper roll, run it through a die cut machine between two cutting plates! Works like a charm. I paste embossed the roll with Dreamweaver Glossy white paste and a Dreamweaver Big Dots stencil and set it aside to dry. I added Gelato white (Faber Castell) to the edges and blended the color with my finger. One end of the roll is sealed with double sided tape (Red Line). White pom poms (May Arts) were added with Score-Tape. For the scalloped border around the top of the toilet paper holder I cut a strip 1/2" x 5" from cardstock (A Muse) and border punched it with a Fiskars punch. It was affixed with Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal).Santa's hat was colored with Copic R29 Crimson. The brim was covered with Quickie Glue Pen and Stampendous Crystal Glitter was sprinkled. Pom pom (A Muse) was rolled in a Palette Stamp & Stick Glue Pad (Stewart Superior), picked up with tweezers and 'dunked' into Stampendous Crystal Glitter and allowed to dry before affixing onto the hat with Beacon Fabri-Tac. It was mounted with a foam square (Scrapbook Adhesives) onto the tag. The tag was threaded with black hemp (May Arts) and tied around the red/white chevron ribbon bow (May Arts). Two small jingle bells (A Muse) were tied at the ends.
Lyn Bernatovich (that's me!)