July 9, 2009

Spellbinders 2009 CHA Summer Releases!

Spellbinders Introduces:
Sneak Peeks on CHA Summer Trade Show Release Dies!
July 9 – July 22, 2009


Commenting 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 ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us.

Welcome to the second day of Spellbinders CHA Sneak Peek Blog Frenzy!
Spellbinders is revealing 17 new die templates to be released at the Craft and Hobby Trade Show on July 28, 2009, with some of their greatest fans…YOU! From July 9 – 22, 2009, you will have the opportunity to be a part of these world wide sneak peeks through visiting the Spellbinders designer blogs listed below and trying your luck at winning spectacular die templates! You will have a chance to win the die I’m introducing AND the dies previously revealed in this CHA Blog Frenzy by entering the contest at the end of this post. This is a progressive prize, each day the daily prize grows! Be sure to read all the rules before entering! You still have until July 10th, 2009 11:59 pm EST to enter Debbie’s blog HERE
and until July 11th, 2009 11:59 pm EST to enter mine.

To see previous reveals, or to go to any of the blogs of future reveals, feel free to visit the following:
7/9 Debbie Olson
7/10 Michelle Wooderson (right here)
7/11 Karen Hunsaker
7//12 Kazan Clark
7/13 Linda Duke
7/14 Heidi Blankenship

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 14 Spellbinders CHA Blog Frenzy 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 CHA Summer 2009 die templates and Impressabilities releases, 29 products, with a retail value of $561.71.

I'd love to share a few projects with you using the new Nesting Pine Tree #S4-220 die templates. There are a set of three die templates, I'll be using the medium size for my first project. First, die cut trees using patterned paper.
While the paper is still in the die templates, trace around the inside of the pine tree image using a brown fine tip marker. The die templates make great tracing templates.
Embellish the die cuts with strips of ribbon, printed *s'mores* tags, buttons and twine. While you're at it, fancy up a few clothespins using leftover patterned paper, buttons and twine.
Attach the embellished pine tree tags to brown paper sacks using pop dots. Use the decorated clothespins as bag topper accents.
The surprise inside the decorated sacks are the ingredients for yummy S'more treats!! In each sack, place a Hershey's chocolate candy bar, 4 squares of graham crackers and lots of marshmallows. I placed my sacks in a wicker tray filled with some extra S'more ingredients and a bird nest, keeping with a woodsy theme. These little S'more sacks will make the perfect treat sacks for our next gathering. The girls can't wait to help me make more for when their friends come over. Another great tip: If you live near the woods, let your guests find their own s'more sticks and whittle down the tip. Kids love doing that!!

For my second project, I used the largest of the Nesting Pine Tree #S4-220 die templates. I die cut a large tree using the same process as above for my treat sacks.

I traced around the Nesting Pine Tree #S4-220 die cut with the same brown marker. I then created a circle tag embellishment using a computer generated *S'mores* sentiment and a Nestabilities Standard Circles, Small die template #S4-116. I added more buttons tied with twine and then tied my pine tree embellishment to a large handled jar, available at The Container Store.

I stuffed the jar with an entire bag of large, puffy marshmallows, Hershey's chocolate candy bars and a sleeve of graham crackers. This would make a perfect house warming gift or would be fun to take on a camping trip. I think I'll keep mine tucked in the pantry, full of goodies for whenever we head out to the timber. Now if I can just keep the girls out of the Hershey's bars!!
Supply List:
Die Templates: Nesting Pine Tree die templates #S4-220, Nestabilities Standard Circles, Small die templates #S4-116
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Papertrey Kraft Cardstock
Stamps: Papertrey Trajan monogram stamp set
Ink: Papertrey Ripe Avocado, computer generated sentiments
Other: Papertrey Vintage Buttons, Papertrey Rustic Twine, Papertrey sacks, jar from The Container Store

Here's the details on the die templates I used. To enter the contest drawing, please read the rules that follow and click on my link to enter the contest.

Nesting Pine Tree #S4-220 MSRP $19.99
Measurements: small 1-1/4" tall, medium 2-3/4" tall, large 4-1/2" tall
Rules
Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders CHA 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 July 9 and July 22, 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 July 9th through July 22nd 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 CHA Blog Frenzy Grand Prize must enter all 14 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.
Please note:
*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.
Spellbinders CHA Blog Frenzy drawing
Click on the following to enter my contest: ContestDay2@spellbinders.us
For more Spellbinders new product release information go to: http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/new
If you have any questions regarding the contest, send an e-mail to: ContestQuestions@spellbinders.us
Thank you for visiting and good luck!

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

what a great die set- it would make great decorations too as well as sooooo many other christmas things - i liked your ideas as well good work - kathy s

Julie Campbell said...

Ooooh! These are going to be so PERFECT for the holidays! I love your projects! Adorable as always!

Tamara said...

This is such a great idea. I *love* smores, and this is a perfect way to give the ingredients.

The tree is so fun, and would be great for holiday and winter cards and gifts.

Jessica said...

Those are the cutest tags! What a great idea for s'mores.

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Wow. these are fabulous! I can see using these over and over. I really love how you outlined inside the die. Great projects.

PAM FREDRICKSON said...

Michelle what a fabulous gift; trust you to come up with such a great idea! I love the trees..what a super die...will have to get these for sure

Melissa said...

Love the smores kit idea!

Liz Weber said...

Love how you used these Pine Tree Spellbinders Michelle - thanks for the inspiration - I can't wait for Christmas!

imastampin said...

Michelle, great ideas and great projects! Who doesn't love s'mores??????

jen said...

Those are some of the coolest projects!!! I love the idea of a housewarming s'mores kit!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lyneen said...

What a great idea to use the smaller die to trace the outline... LOVE IT! Great ideas!

Donnas Den said...

These are really great projects and I'm sure this die is gonna fly out of the doors

paper bag create said...

Love your projects! Another set to add to my wish list!
Smiles.

Julie O. said...

How fun! Totally awesome idea!

Cindy H. said...

Very cute, Michelle!

Joan Fricker said...

Very cut ideas Michelle! Those new dies are an excellent idea for many different things during the Christmas season. I love the things you created!

Joan

lisa808 said...

Your s'mores gift bag idea is so cute.

Anonymous said...

What lovely gift ideas. The Pine trees look wonderful

Cammie said...

More great ideas. I love visiting your blog for great ideas and tips along with your wonderful photographs.

Kim Dellow said...

Wow so gorgeous. Kim

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Oh what totally cute projects Mish! Love the idea of single serving smore's sacks!

snarflemarfle said...

This is adorable! I love the project (who doesn't love s'mores?) and the die set is great! I'm seeing a whole bunch of little tree ornaments/tags that have been decorated by my kids.

2009 CHA Release wish list count to date: 2

Kathleen said...

ooooooh! So cute! Great projects--- thanks for the inspiration!

Janelle said...

Mmmm. I haven't had s'mores for years -- they sound so good right now! Cute projects!

Linda said...

WOW! You make giving and receiving simple gifts so much fun! Thank you!!

supermom said...

This is so stinking cute. This is for sure going to be on my wish list. i love how you used this for something other than Christmas.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous samples! Love the different sizes and the great way you used them. TFS!

Dottie K. said...

Love the projects - super cute! Great dies and perfect for the holidays. :)

Jenstampz said...

Oh! How adorable!! I love this tree die set. I also love how you used it for smores. What at awesome idea.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Such a darling way to use the diecuts!! Beautiful design!! :)

Cindy H. said...

I'm glad you focused on using the trees for other than the obvious - Christmas. It helps if we can see that our tools can work for us throughout the year, not just one season. I'm quite sure many of us, myself include will be using them for Christmas, too:) They're beautiful, as are your projects!!

Victoria Hassink said...

I love that you didn't do Christmas! I can see this on many a camping layout!

Great stuff as always!

Pat (mspfd) said...

What fun and clever use of the new dies. Love your yummy creations!

Lynnette said...

I love these, they would make Christmas cards so fun and easy :)

loftylass said...

Great idea Michelle - my grandchilfren would love making them. These dies will be well used
for their christmas cards too.
Ooo so many new dies to buy!!!!!!!
HW (UK)

Debby said...

Your samples are AMAZING!

V said...

Too Cool! Not a big s'mores fan here. (gasp) I know! The horror! :) But I can totally see those cute little trees tied up as gift tags on my Christmas gifts!

Candy said...

I cannot wait for this to be available -- oh the uses the uses! Thanks for introducing it to us.

reflections:0) said...

Way cool....


reflections:0)

Christina said...

I love all the gifts you make!

Mindy said...

WAY CUTE!!! I made S'mores kits for the fourth of July, but these are truely too cute!

Deb said...

I love the nesting pine trees. these are so cute!

pick me...pick me!!

Michelle Vocke, Scrapbooking and Stamping Examiner said...

Debbie, I could not find your e-mail. But want to let you know that I wrote an article today about Blog Frenzy and included your cute s'mores project!

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-5065-DC-Paper-Craft-Examiner~y2009m7d10-Spellbinders-CHA-Summer-2009-sneak-peek-blog-frenzy

Warmly,

Michelle

Michelle Vocke, Scrapbooking and Stamping Examiner said...

Michelle, I'm sorry. I included your and Debbie Olsen's images. One would think I'd get your name right given what a fabulous name you have!

Warmly,

Michelle

liannallama said...

adorable!

StampinCathy said...

Oh this is perfect for Christmas. Your projects are just fabulous.

Melissa said...

Oh, be still my heart! Fabulous!

Many Blessings,
M.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow - I just love your project with these trees!! Beautiful!!

Jenn said...

YUMMY! Cute trees

nancywolff said...

Love the way you traced inside of the die. Such a simple thing, but it adds so much. I never would have thought of that...great idea.

Troy Louise said...

Leave it to you to come up w/such a cute project. You are always thinking outside the box - I only saw Christmas trees! Thanks so much.

Marcee said...

Could these be any cuter!? Love what you did with the dies:)

Debbie Kaste said...

Michelle, this is so stinkin' cute! I just love what you made with the tree dies. The girls are going to adore those sweet s'more bags. It will make their camp outs so much more fun:) Sweet memories!

Erika said...

Hi Michelle-I love the camper paper and would love to know where to get it. We do a lot of camping and it would be great for scrapbookking. Great new dies. My e-mail address is: peperika@sbcglobal.net
Thanks for all your great ideas!

KanataNewf said...

Love what you did with this new set of dies!

BonnieRose said...

love love these!! Perfect for the holidays!

Anonymous said...

Great projects; see holiday possibilities with these templates!

Yvette said...

Wow Michelle you really out did yourself on these projects! Super cute! Love love these new die templates!

Marisa said...

Oh yeah, a Christmas tree!!! Love your samples using it.

stamprgrl said...

very very cute!

--d alis

Anne said...

Such a cute idea!

Kathy V. said...

Who'd have thought to use these for something besides Christmas trees? Why, Super Mish, of course. Love how you can always surprise with something outside the box!

Linda Beeson said...

Your creation is just so cute! LOVE IT!

City Girl Scrapper said...

Love it .... as usual :) great dies, can't wait to start my Christmas cards...Jennifer

Jan Castle said...

great looking set...sure beats cutting them by hand which is what I usually do! LOL
Jan Castle

Littlebear said...

Fabulous projects and great dies. I have never heard of S'mores!
Clare x

Anonymous said...

Great projects! My family and I go camping alot, so one of the bigger smores kits would be perfect for us! Or, I could make one of the smaller ones for each of the grandkids, no more arguing over who go more! Also, I could see using these dies for some great camping and hiking layouts to remember all those trips. Good tip on outlining around the die, hadn't seen that before.

-TishSch

Sharyn said...

Gorgeous idea's and so nicely presented. Wonderful gifts too.

Anonymous said...

Love how you decorated the brown
bags. Will be a great dies set for
Christmas tags.
Gladys R.

Eveline said...

I love the fact that you didn't use the trees as Christmas decorations. You really teach me to think outside the box. I love your projects.
Eveline.

Sharon said...

love the way you used the new dies very nice work

Karen Taylor said...

Love your idea!! Fantastic!

Michelle said...

So, so, SO cute!!! I'm totally making smores kits this fall!! Thanks for the inspo!!

bonnie said...

Absolutely gorgeous I love your blog for inspiration...I live in the UK so Hershey Bars are hard to come by but I'm sure I can find a substitute!!! :) Bonnie xx

Carolyn said...

Just love this set. I'm a spellbinders nut, so can't wait for the release.

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