Sunday, March 13, 2011

GKD Spellbinders Thank You Hop


card & treat
Welcome to the Gina K Designs team special Spellbinders Thank You Blog Hop! Recently Spellbinders generously gifted each member of our Design Team with the amazing new Grand Calibur - what a blessing and exciting gift!  We are all enjoying this fabulous die cutting machine and wanted to share with you the special cards and projects we made to showcase it and why we love it so much!  Thank you so much Spellbinders!!!
You should have made your way to my blog by way of the sweet and talented Deb Felts; if not go to StampTV to start at the beginning so you don’t miss anyone along the way! 
For my projects with a Spring Theme, I used the Spellbinder’s Labels 14 dies and made a matching card & treat basket.  One thing I love about the Grand Calibur is that you can cut a whole bunch of dies at one time so you can have dies on hand to make a quick card!  Another thing I love is that if you get the Grand dies {which can only be accommodated in this die cutting machine}, you can make BIGGER/longer cards like the one I made here
treat instructions
Here are measurements for the treat basket I made.  I scored the label 14 (2nd to largest size) at the flaps and adhered sticky tape to that.  Then you cut a strip of cardstock and score it according to my measurements and adhere it to the flaps. 
spellbinders treat
Then, I attached some coordinating ribbon with gold brads on the sides and cut small strips of lemon drop cardstock to attach to the inside to cover up the brad to make it more ‘finished’. 3 peppermint patties fit perfectly inside the treat basket – that is what’s inside. 
Here is a close up of the focal image on my card, I used the same IMG_2010size die cut from chocolate cardstock to create a mat for it.  Here is a picture of the back.  When you do this, you will want to put something to ‘cover’ up where it is cut in half like ribbon, a flower etc.  I used some punched flourishes which I love how they look!
Spellbinders TY hop close up5
I hope you have enjoyed what I had to share with you today and if you make a little basket, I would love to see the link!  I’m sure you can do this with a lot of the Spellbinders dies!Next on the hop is the lovely Emily Giovanni!

Supplies:
Stamps:
Spring Basket, Wild at Heart (Thank you sentiment) 
Cardstock:
Lemon Drop, Chocolate, Grass Green, White
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento, Antique Linen distress
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 14 die, EK Success Fancy Corner punch, Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers embossing folder, yellow button, crystal lacquer, ribbon, copic markershttp://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/spellbinders-thank-you-blog Pin It

76 comments on "GKD Spellbinders Thank You Hop"

catdidit on 8:14 AM CDT said...

Wowza! I am loving your little treat box Donna! how awesome!

Robin (Tqmnurse) on 8:33 AM CDT said...

ohhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....I totally love that treat box. thank you for sharing...

Theresa Momber on 8:35 AM CDT said...

Gorgeous, Donna! I love your treat basket!!

JaniceAileen on 9:11 AM CDT said...

This is such a neat set, Donna!!

Melanie on 9:16 AM CDT said...

fantastic projects! I love what you've doen with the dies here, that little purse is adorable and the thank you border looks so cool, very inspired touch!

Becky on 9:23 AM CDT said...

Donna, this is just stunning! Love the design and the coloring of those flowers.

crafty1964 on 9:25 AM CDT said...

How cute is that? With the Grands, the possibilites are endless!

Susan on 9:41 AM CDT said...

Beautiful card and basket. Very springy!

Debbie on 9:49 AM CDT said...

Cute projects...I want a Grand Calibur now that I see all of the great uses for it!

Vicki Dutcher on 10:46 AM CDT said...

Donna - such a cute set! Nice job~

Mary on 10:52 AM CDT said...

what a sweet card and basket. Perfect for a spring gift for the neighbors. Thanks for sharing. You certainly put a new slant on use of the dies.

Sharon Harnist on 11:17 AM CDT said...

Beautiful projects, Donna -- love your Labels 14 focal image matting trick! And that sweet treat basket is just adorable! Fabulous ideas!

Ravengirl on 11:20 AM CDT said...

Just fabulous Donna! Love that sweet little basket!

Gail on 11:40 AM CDT said...

I've just started tinkering with creating boxes - doing a basket will be a great idea for my grandkids! Thanks!

Crafty Math Chick on 12:32 PM CDT said...

Beautiful set of creations Donna!

Carolyn King on 1:13 PM CDT said...

ohhh....awesome! love the happy card and box set. The colors are so vibrant and love your clever idea!

Glamour on 1:29 PM CDT said...

Oh, I really need one of these!
Diane

Mary Hansen said...

Those are great spring projects, such a talented one!

Micki on 1:53 PM CDT said...

Cool basket!!!

--Marcy on 1:53 PM CDT said...

Oh my Goodness - you embraced this new "toy" with class!

Auntie Em on 2:08 PM CDT said...

What a cute little set for spring! Love the little basket and matching card. The daisies are so fresh and charming.
Thanks for sharing! :)

alienanessa on 2:13 PM CDT said...

holy moses, great projects, love them!! I adore that you used such a pretty yellow, wow! I too love my GC, so much that it will do, all at once!!

One Scrappy Gal on 2:15 PM CDT said...

How absolutely adorable! I love all your attention to detail! Love it!

alienanessa on 2:19 PM CDT said...

Awesome little treat box, love the colors!! Isn't that machine wonderful??!!!

SherylH on 2:21 PM CDT said...

What a pretty card/box combo!

Oma on 2:22 PM CDT said...

Gorgeous card & basket. I am currently working on a butterfly shaped box for my 3 little granddaughters. I have made a large butterfly shaped box but decided to go with the smaller version for the girls. I will be posting the larger version of the box later today on my blog.

Nana Connie on 2:24 PM CDT said...

Love that treat basket! And thanks so much for showing us what you used to make it!

Viv on 2:29 PM CDT said...

I absolutely LOVE your project Donna! Also the tutorial which is beautifully explained. Thank you. xxx

Bast on 2:44 PM CDT said...

Really beautiful set, love the flowers! TFS

Kim
bast830@comcast.net

Carol on 2:50 PM CDT said...

Fabulous! Your ideas just motivate!

Jami {sgtStamper} on 2:58 PM CDT said...

What a great little basket!! Love it!! And love your card too!!

Golda on 3:05 PM CDT said...

Wonderful projects!

nannapat on 3:16 PM CDT said...

Lovely project, the spring colors are beautiful! Pat x

Debra on 3:29 PM CDT said...

Great projects. I love the spring feel of them.

terrie on 3:49 PM CDT said...

your basket and card is really nice...thank you for sharing it with us

Georgei on 3:53 PM CDT said...

really pretty card and basket like very much the color
thank for showing

Linda on 3:57 PM CDT said...

The basket is so cute. What a great ideal! Thank you.

Beth S on 4:06 PM CDT said...

Simply beautiful. You always do such fab work.

Giovana on 4:07 PM CDT said...

Fantastic card and basket Donna!!

Tamara on 4:09 PM CDT said...

What a charming little box, Love it!

Lagene on 4:14 PM CDT said...

Oh Donna, I saw this on STV this am and loved it....Thanks so much for the details!!!!

grandmalee on 4:16 PM CDT said...

I definately enjoyed seeing your projects! Great use of the dies and your color scheme is so yummy for spring. I need to remember to look at pieces of the dies to accent my projects. TFS!

Dottie on 4:29 PM CDT said...

So bright and cheery! I do love the greens with yellows and especially the cute little idea of the bracket over the button.

jazy1m on 4:33 PM CDT said...

Loved your card. Thanks for sharing.

anni on 4:34 PM CDT said...

That is the cutest little basket! So perfect for a little Easter treat!

Carol on 4:43 PM CDT said...

How adorable.

Moments by Marla on 4:48 PM CDT said...

Your card and basket are so pretty. They look like so much work, but by using the Grand Calibur I can tell it was so much easier. Thank you for sharing!!!

KareS on 4:53 PM CDT said...

cute set Donna. a great inspiration! can't wait to get the larger dies for my Grand Calibur.

MaryNSC on 5:16 PM CDT said...

O My LOVE IT!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Mélyane on 5:52 PM CDT said...

Awwww...Cute little treat box!Thanks for sharing!!!

Donna Huisinga on 6:17 PM CDT said...

Thanks for the clear instructions. I love little boxes. Lucky you to get this great machine as a gift.

cathy -Mercieschild on 6:30 PM CDT said...

Donna, i love it, the card and basket, wow, that is so awesome , who wouldn't want to receive that. Just one more reason why I have to save to get that machine. hugs Cathy k

Julie on 6:59 PM CDT said...

Love your project, very pretty.

Saxon and Jaedyn on 7:36 PM CDT said...

super cute projects!!! awesome job~!

HandySandy41 on 8:28 PM CDT said...

Beautiful card. Love the new dies they are cleanand simple. Thank You :0)

Judy on 8:35 PM CDT said...

Lovely project! TFS

Donna on 9:32 PM CDT said...

Wonderful treat basket, so festive!! And looks so easy to make.
Thanks

Holly AKA KopyKat on 9:44 PM CDT said...

this is so adorable, I love it

Jan Castle on 9:53 PM CDT said...

cute projects!!!

SueB on 10:10 PM CDT said...

I'm lovin' the matched set - TFS!

Sonia on 11:10 PM CDT said...

Such a cute basket and with the matching card it is just about perfect! Thanks for sharing info about the Grand Calibur.

Valerie on 11:27 PM CDT said...

Just beautiful, Donna! Great tip on making the frame.

Mary B. on 12:11 AM CDT said...

Treat box is oh so sweet! I am catching a theme amongst the bloggers posts....all of you are totally digging the fact you can send multiple dies through at the same time! I so want to try it!!!

Clare on 12:57 AM CDT said...

Your card is so pleasing to the eye and Springy!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) on 12:58 AM CDT said...

Beautiful and elegant gift set Donna!!

Ro on 1:09 AM CDT said...

WOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW! What a treat of a treat box. Lovin' it all!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. on 4:32 AM CDT said...

What creativity I have seen in this hop.... love it...

Deb on 8:15 AM CDT said...

Love this gorgeous ensemble! Thanks for the mini-tutorial!

kellyisascrapdiva on 1:29 PM CDT said...

What a beautiful card and matching envelope! Thanks for the chance to win! This is a fun blog hop!

Parker on 1:40 PM CDT said...

Can hardly wait to do this project, but gotta get the dies first. You did a super job on these two wonderful pieces. Thank you for sharing. :)

Krysta on 2:58 PM CDT said...

Too cute, such a pretty treat box. I'd have a hard time parting with it.

Janine on 3:00 PM CDT said...

Cute projects and lovely spring colours

Crafty Cupcake on 6:26 PM CDT said...

Simply beautiful!

JudyO on 2:38 PM CDT said...

Love your treat box! So much fun to make it with the Grand Calibur.

Susan on 12:48 AM CDT said...

What a lovely card and little basket. Very creative!

Charles DeGuero said...

You are so creative love all your ideas keep up all the good work. much love to you Donna <3

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