Happy Sunday to you! Have you seen all of the amazing projects the Waltzingmouse Stamps DT have been creating these past few days? If not, you can see all the links on the Waltzingmouse blog (trust me, you won't want to miss them!!)!
For three days, the DT will be featuring projects and/or tutorials made using Waltzingmouse Spellbinder's compatible stamps and the new Grand Calibur machine! We were blessed to receive a Spellbinders Grand Calibur before Christmas and can't wait to show you what we've made with them! :-)
Today, I have two projects to share with you...and a tutorial to boot! :-) Just a little warning though...this post is pretty long. :-) BUT, you will want to read on, because there are some AMAZING prizes being given away!!! Just sayin...
In this photo, you can see the 4"notecards and matching envelopes tucked away in their little holders! :-)
For my little notecards, I used the Faux Fun Circles combined with the Victorian Alphabet (and some K & Co. patterned paper). I just love how the Victorian Alphabet lends itself to simple and elegant monogram projects!
For my next project, I created a little heart shaped goodie box...perfect to give away to that someone special!
I started by stamping the large heart from the Seasons of Love set and then adding one of the coordinating sentiments (also included in the Seasons of Love set). Using my Heart Nestabilities, I not only cut out the stamped image...but created the larger heart shape of the box!
In this top view, you can see all the goodies I stuffed into the heart box! Yummmm!
Okay, I've been waiting patiently to SHOW you just what I love about the Grand Calibur so much!!! If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, then you surely know HOW much I love my Spellbinders dies!! I mean, there is hardly ever a card or project I don't use them on! LOVE them!!
Because I use my Spellbinders so much, I spend a lot of time at my die cutting machine...cutting...embossing...and repeating! LOL! Two things struck me right away about the Grand Calibur and I wanted to go shout it on the rooftops how wonderful this machine is!! First off, even though this machine is created for the new Grands dies it also works with my beloved Nestabilities!! Not only that, but you can fit a TON of them on the cutting plate!!! (Insert me doing a happy dance here!) You can see by the picture above that there is still a lot of room left...and I used the largest heart dies!
Secondly, I adore the design of the new cutting plates!! There is just one base plate (and all the plates are very clearly marked) that you place your dies cutting side up. Then, to cut you use the cutting plate. Then...GET THIS...you don't have to move your dies!! They stay right there on the base plate. To emboss, all you have to do is place the included tan embossing plate over the dies and then add the pink embossing plate on top (see photo below)!!
I have to tell you, I have been spending a LOT less time in front of the die machine with this baby! I can cut all of my die cut pieces in one swipe! Happy sigh...
So, do you want to know how I made my little heart box? Here's some instructions and some photos to show you how I did it. :-)
To start, you'll need two scalloped heart die cuts (I used the largest scallop heart die) and a piece of cardstock measuring 2" x 6".
Score the piece of cardstock at 1/4" on both long sides and then fold in half as show in the photo above.
Next, cut little slits on both of the long ends. This will help it fold around the heart shape better. :-)
For the last step, add some strong adhesive to the backs of the heart die cuts like shown above. Then place the strip of cardstock in a sort of V shape onto one of the heart shapes. Then repeat with the second heart. Voila! A fun little heart box to fill with something special! :-)
So, are you ready to hear about all of the fantastic prizes? One lucky customer who places an order between Friday the 21st and Sunday the 23rd will be randomly choses to win their ENTIRE shopping basket for FREE!!!! Wooohoooo!!!!
That's not all though! Leave a little comment love on the DT posts and you could win a Waltzingmouse stamp set of your choice!!
Have a great day! Hugs, Laurie