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Spellbinder Nestabilities Must Have’s For Paper Crafting!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Okay Ladies and Gents,  We have put together our top 10 list of Spellbinders Nestabilities according to popular demand! I’m sure that many of you won’t be surprised by some of these as you probably had to have them in your stash already! I mean, there are some things you just can’t do without!

First of all I want to give you a heads up on what the Nestabilities can be used for/with. They can be used for Greeting cards, Scrapbook Layouts, Embellishments, Jewelry, Layered Effects, Photo Mats, Frames, Altered Art, Cake Decorations, and anything else that you can think of!

It can be used with crafting materials such as Polymer Clay, perter metal, precious metal clay, liquid polymer, craft wax, balsa wood, putty, fondant, felt, fabric (use an iron on interfacing for stabilization), inks, chalks, markers watercolor pencils and so much more! They are so versatile.

1.Classic Circles Set- This set was one of the first nesting dies that was released back in 2007 and continues to be the most popular. It si probably because circles are always in high demand because of their versatility. This set contains S4-114 Standard Circle, Large (7 dies), S4-116 Standard Circle, Small (7 dies), S4-124 Classic Scalloped Circle, Large (6 dies) and S4-125 Classic Scalloped Circle, Small (6 dies).

2. Classic Ovals Set-This set is a close second in popularity. These sets are a great value! This die set contains: S4-110 Classic Oval, Large (5 dies), S4-111 Classic Scalloped Oval, Large (5 dies), S4-112 Classic Oval, Small (5 dies) S4-113 Classic Scalloped Oval, Small (5 dies) for a total of 20 dies! Whoo-hoo!

3. Labels One-This is a square bracket with the largest die measuring 4″x4″ and decreasing by 1/2″ increments until you get to the smallest square measuring 1.5″x1.5″.

4. Labels Eight-Similar in style to the popular Labels One Die Template, but in a larger rectangle style with rounded corners and delicate points.

5. Labels Ten-The difference in this die is that it comes from the Mega collection, meaning it is quite a bit larger for those bigger scrapbook page layouts.

6. Lacey Circles-Coordinating with Standard Circles Nestabilities, these Decorative Elements Nestabilities feature a scalloped edge with a half circle cut out of each scallop. The cuts create the look of delicate lace.

7. Labels Fourteen-A rounded rectangle shape with inverted corners and bracket sites, it is an elegant label, perfect for, but not limited to,  more formal projects.

8. Lacey Squares-Coordinating with Classic Squares Large Nestabilities, these Decorative Elements Nestabilities feature a scalloped edge with a half circle cut out of each scallop. The cuts create the look of delicate lace.

9. Labels Sixteen- Inverted corners, bold points and deep curves in a square shape.

10. Labels Seventeen-A five inch long rectangular shaped Nestabilities Label featuring rounded corners and smooth curves.

There you have it! I can’t even tell you my favorite, because I use them all! They were all on my “Have to have” list and I love all of them!

If you own a Grand Calibur, you will for sure want to collect the Grand Nestabilities that Coordinate with some of the regular size Nestabilities, especially if you are a scrapbooker! The possibilities are endless if you use your imagination!

Have a great weekend! See you next week!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Sparkle N Sprinkle Stamps With Coordinating Spellibinders Dies!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

I love when I receive goodies in the mail, don’t you? So you understand when I tell you that I was delighted to receive card samples from some of the talented designers at Sparkle N Sprinkle without knowing they were coming! I mean, one handmade card is fun, but 7 at once is way more than I get for my birthday! Wow!

All of the Sparkle N Sprinkle stamp sets that we carry have a sticky cushioned backing. All you have to do is place them on an acrylic block (sold separately) and stamp away! Sparkle N Sprinkle have partnered with Spellbinders dies and have been producing stamp sets to coordinate with many of the Spellbinders Nestabilities dies. They will continue to release new products in this vein.

I want to share them with you since I just can’t keep them for myself! I would like to thank Sparkle N Sprinkle designers Elenor Jenkins, Julie B. Warner, Donna Maligno, Shona Erlenborn and Judy Rozema for the beautiful cards! We appreciate all the work that you put into creating them!

Designer for both festive cards- Shona Erlenborn using Nesties Xmas Trees and Nesties Ornaments with coordinating Spellbinders dies 2010 Holiday Trees.

Designers Julie B. Warner and Elenor Jenkins created these beautiful cards using Thanks a Bunch, Happy Birthday and Blossoms stamp sets. Coordinating Spellibinders Dies for the Blossoms stamp set are Blossom Three and Nested Leaves.


Designers Judy Rozema and Donna Maligno used Ocean Treasures and By the Seashore. Spellbinders dies used by Judy are  Classic Ovals Large and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large.

Now you can see why I was so thrilled to open the mail that day! These are wonderful! Thank you Sparkle N Sprinkle!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!




Spellbinders CHA Release Blog Frenzy-Day Nine!

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Well, here it is! The last day for Spellbinders Blog Frenzy where we are fortunate to get a sneak peak of the new dies that will be released at CHA next week! I can’t believe it is almost here! We have seen some incredible ideas from gifted designers the past eight days and we are thrilled to introduce two more today! Their projects created with the new Spellbinder dies are wonderful!

I’ll start today by introducing designer Windy Robinson. She is introducing S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments and S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents ( I love these!).  Her first project is a stunning holiday place card, perfect for seating guests during holiday dining! She has also created a beautiful dimensional ornament to celebrate the season! Thanks so much for sharing Windy!


S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornaments



S5-071 Twisted Metal Tags and Accents


To complete our Spellbinders Blog Frenzy we have very talented designer Holly Simoni! She introduces LF-006 Wonderful Wings and S5-066 Shadow Flowers with her beautiful Gated Butterfly Card and unique Framed Paper Butterfly using mixed media. These are awesome Holly!





LF-006 Wonderful Wings


S5-066 Shadow Flowers


It has been an exciting nine days! I hope that you have all enjoyed viewing the new products as much as me!  I can’t wait until CHA so we can see the rest of the new releases! I will be going to Chicago with Marcie for the first time and I am thrilled to see all of the new products coming out from all of the manufacturers! It will totally be worth my aching feet!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Spellbinders New Release Blog Frenzy-Day Eight!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

We are almost to the end of the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy! Tomorrow is the last day to view the sneak peak of new dies! That means we had better savor the last two days! We want to also introduce the new Heartfelt Creations stamp sets!

First, let’s start with the fabulous new Spellbinder dies! I can’t tell you how much I adore the LF dies for the Grand Calibur Machine! Designer Lesley Langdon created her Back to School layout and Tented Pear Place Card using LF-132 Grand Rectangles, LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles and S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents (Samantha Walker Designer Collection). It’s hard to believe that fall is right around the corner! I love the Autumn colors! Great projects Leslie!



LF-132 Grand Rectangles



LF-133 Grand Scalloped Rectangles


S5-073 Orchard Harvest Tags & Accents


Designer Sherry Cheever cleverly put to use E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities and S4-335 Star Circles in her Wicked card and breathtaking floral card. Amazing job Sherry! I love all of the detail in these cards!



E8-004 Classic Ric Rac Edgeabilities


S4-335 Star Circles


These are fabulous projects! We are so fortunate to be able to have such great designers share their projects with us!

Now, on to Heartfelt Creations! Just this morning they introduced their Botanical Gardens Collection! There are five stamp sets in this collection that coordinate with S5-050 Rose Creations Shapeablilities and S4-328 Foliage Shapeabilities!

The following items are part of the Botanical Gardens Collection. You can click on each one to see the items!

Botanical Floral 1

Botanical Floral 2

Leaf Medley

Tropical Floral Swirls

Woodland Fern

The Botanical Garden Collection is a great addition to every floral lover’s collection of flowers!

Wow! There are a lot of new products to get excited about today! I think now is a good time to find places in my craft room, so when they arrive I can get busy playing!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!



Spellbinders Blog Frenzy-Days 4,5 and 6!

Monday, July 11th, 2011

I’ve got a lot to catch up on from the weekend! We are continuing today with the Spellbinders Blog Frenzy with days 4, 5, and 6! Whew! Today’s Blog is going to be a doozie! Stay with me now, we have a lot to show you!

Day 4:

We are introducing LF-010 Square Bracket Edge Box

S5-067 Anemone Flower Topper

Designer AJ Otto created these  incredible projects using the Anemone Flower Topper and Square Bracket Edge Box ! I really love the advent calendar!So awesome! Thank you AJ!


Next we have S5-074 Retro Mod Clocks

So cool! I am so excited to use these! They may say Retro, but I’m thinking vintage! Just think of all the fun things you can do with these! Designer Gloria Stengel shows us her take on this set with the following projects! Thanks for the ideas Gloria!



Day 5 brings us S5-058 Ironwork Accents

S5-059 Ironwork Motifs

Designer Christine Emberson created this absolutely gorgeous card using the Ironwork Accents

She used the Ironwork Motifs for this beautiful altered book! Amazing! Thanks Christine!

Designer Michelle Woerner shows us how to use Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities and Tear Drop Circles Nestabilities on her romantic Wedding Box and Thinking About You card.  Thanks Michelle for your fantastic ideas!


E8-003 Classic Triple Scallop Edgeabilities


S4-344 Tear Drop Circles Nestabilities

On to Day 6!

We are excited to introduce more LF dies for the Grand Calibur!

LF-002 Creative Book Pages Two from Donna Salazar!

Designer Judy Hayes created a fabulous album using this die! I recommend you click on her name to see the whole book! Thanks for sharing Judy!

Last, but not least, Heidi Blankenship shows us her examples using S4-345 Picot Edge Circles and S4-351 Spiral Blossom One! You are going to go crazy over these dies! Her Friendship Rose card and rose altered candy box are very impressive! Thank you Heidi!





S4-345 Picot Edge Circles

S4-351 Spiral Blossom One

There you have it! The whole weekend wrapped up in one Blog Post! If you think that is all, think again! Login tomorrow for more Spellbinders Blog Frenzy with more artistic designers that are waiting to show you their projects using the new Spellbinder dies!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


Spellbinders Blog Frenzy-Day Three!

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Okay! Here we go! Day three of Spellibinders Blog Frenzy and more incredible dies that are being released this month at CHA! I also have more ideas to show you from two more terrific designers! Every morning I can’t wait to check my computer to see what is new!

Today we have the inspiring ideas from Designers Tonya Dirk and Shanna Vineyard! I am so excited to blog about their designs!

Here goes!

S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three

LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-Three

Tonya used S4-340 Create-A-Flake Three and LF-347 Grand Labels Twenty-Three for her Adorable You layout and Let it Snow hanger! The interesting thing is, she used the negative image of the Create-A-Flake Three to make flowers on her page! Great ideas! Thanks Tonya!

Shanna created her adorable layout using S4-352 Spiral Blossom Two and S5-060 Flower Pots! She also used the idea for her Framed Art! I love how she cut the Spiral Blossom to make the smallest flower! You can really do so many things with these dies if you are creative! Thank you Shanna!

S4-352 Spiral Blossom Two

S5-060 Flower Pots


These are just fabulous ideas made so easy by Spellbinders dies! Today’s spotlight dies are just too fun!

Have a great weekend and we will start again on Monday with a continuation of our Blog Frenzy!

Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!


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