Sunday, March 13, 2011

Spellbinders Thank You Hop!

The Gina K Design team would like to welcome to you this special Spellbinders Thank You Blog Hop!! Recently Spellbinders generously gifted each member of our design team with the amazing new Grand Calibur!!! What an amazing gift and we are absolutely enjoying this fabulous machine!! We have made some special cards and projects to showcase the new Grand Calibur and why we love it !! Thank you Spellbinders!!!


**If you are following the blog hop, you should have come here from Carolina's BLOG.**

Here is the card I created for today's hop:
I created this card using images from Gina K Designs- Dream Birds (the bird), Smile (sentiment), and Sent with Love (tree). I used some Jillibean soup paper to add some super big hearts to the tree.

What I love most about the Grand Calibur is that it is EFFORTLESS. The extra large plates move through the machine smoothly and easily. I can use several dies on a run-through and it cuts well every time. I definitely recommend this machine. And, although I LOVE the new Grand dies for the large size for scrap booking...they are also great for creating cards.

What I love most about this card is the card shape, which was created by folding a piece of white cardstock in half and die cutting it with the Grand Big Scalloped Circles and the Grand Calibur. After running the die through, I had the basic card shape. I sliced the bottom of the circle off to create a flat bottom for the card...as shown below.

To create this card shape, fold a piece of white cardstock in half. (The fold should be at the top) Place your die as shown:

Run through the Grand Calibur:


When you take the cut shape out, place it on your cutter, fold to the left. You will be cutting off the bottom part of the scallops so that the card will stand nicely when opened. Tip: Line up the left side of the card with the grid lines on your paper cutter so that you can ensure a straight cut:

The card is ready for you to embellish:
Thanks again Spellbinders for the generous gift. I am lovin' my Grand Calibur!


**The next blog on the hop is the fabulous Cat!! So head on over there to be dazzled!**

Thanks for stopping by! See you back here tomorrow for something FUN!!!!!!!!

103 comments:

catdidit said...

OOOoo I am loving your shaped card! this is awesome Camster!

Theresa Momber said...

Cammie, this card is so stinkin' cute! One od my all time Camster faves!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

who knew??? Thanks for sharing that tip...and I am totally loving that bird...

Rita said...

Wow, clever! So darn cute, I luv it...luv the hearts on the tree & your creative sun!!!

Carolina said...

Ahhh....ever so sweet Cammie! Thank for showing the step-by-step to making this shaped card!

Kim said...

Cammie this is absolutely gorgeous! I just got a GC myself and used it for the first time last night...OMG I am totally in love with it too! :) Beautiful card hun...love how you made such a unique shape!!
Hugs~
Kim

Dawn Easton said...

This is adorable!

JaniceAileen said...

Absolutely love this
Cammie!

Melanie said...

adorable card, thanks for sharing how you cut it to make that shape, clever!!

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crafty1964 said...

I would have never thought to place the nestabilities off the folded paper like that..thank you for sharing! This is why I love blog hopping..so many creative ideas!

Lynette said...

Oh how fun, Cammie - lucky you! What a great card, too!

Susan said...

Great card and thanks for the tutorial.

Debbie said...

Wow...a great new way to make cards using the Grand Calibur!

Donna said...

what a FUN new card shape - now I have to get the grand circles, thanks! lol. your card is ADORABLE!

Ceci V. said...

Nice! I think I wouldn't mind trading my cricut for the Grand Calibur!!!

Mary said...

What a very sweet card, and thank you so much for showing how you made it. Spellbinder and Gina K....what a team!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Adorable card Cammie, I love how you combined these images from the three different sets! Have fun enjoying your uber cool new machine, talk about a fun surprise!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cammie - wonderful photo tutorial! Great end result card~

Noreen said...

Thanks for the tip - it makes a really nice card shape. And we can make new card shapes with all the different Nesties!

Ravengirl said...

What a darling card Cammie! I love those hearts on your tree. I have read that the dies and cutting plates glide so easily through the Grand Calibur with very little effort! Love the shape of your card as well :)

Becky said...

So cute. Fabulous design and love the button for the sun. :)

Gail said...

Great use of the die to create a unique card! Thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Wow! Lucky you! Great card and fun design! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Harnist said...

You clever girl -- LOVE your shaped card! And what a fabulous combination of that adorable bird and tree -- wonderful Spring card!

Queen Mary said...

Love your card, Love your primo details with pix! You rock and this Grand Caliber is putting a whole new spin on paper crafts isn't it!

Glamour said...

Oh, I really need one of these!
Diane

Mary Hansen said...

Great project! Have lots of fun with that Grand Cal!

One Scrappy Gal said...

How clever! Who'd a thunk it?!

Micki said...

Cool card! Love how you used the die!

--Marcy said...

Super fun! Another level of excitement!

Mrs Ham said...

How adorable is this card. I love the bird and hearts. Thanks for the tutorial.

alienanessa said...

holy moses, what a wonderful card!!! Every single thing about it is adorable!!! I love my Grand Calibur, it's the first machine I've ever purchased - although I'm not sure it really counts as a purchase since I used gift cards, but hey, all for the same purpose! =)

Auntie Em said...

I love these large cards made with the Grand Caliburs. They are so amazing! Love your sweet birdie and tree under the blinged out sun! Too cute!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Nana Connie said...

Love the card and love the way you showed us how you did it! Thanks for all the inspiration you give us.

Mary Friederichsen said...

Oh this is so adorable Cammie!
I am so jealous!
My husband just told me that i could get the circut,but I told hime no i would rather have the grand calibur OR the vagabond!I just can't decide which! But after seeing all the possiblities i think i am leaning more toward the grand calibur!!
Thank you for sharing!
Blessings and Hugs,
Mary

Sue Smith said...

What a great way to make a new shape for a card!!

SherylH said...

Got to love those large Spellinder dies for shaped cards.

Viv said...

Such a pretty card and beautifully explained! It's adorable! xxx

RuthAnn said...

This is a great card, love the shape. I need the Grand Calibur.....Thanks for sharing and giving the step by step info for
this card.

Bast said...

Love the card it is just too cute! TFS

Kim
bast830@comcast.net

Carol said...

wonderful card, love the bigger nesties!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What a cool card!! Love the shape - I'd never think to cut the bottom off like that! And love the heart-tree!!

Patti J said...

I so want one of these! Your card is fabulous, Cammie! Love how you cut the bottom! Great job, what a fun card!!! Please check out my blog today - I need a huge favor from as many folks as we can reach! Hugs!

Golda said...

Really cute card. Love how you shaped it.

nannapat said...

Cammie your card is just awesome - guaranteed to make everyone smile. tfs with us. Pat x

Debra said...

Your card is cute and cheery! TFS.

Beth S said...

This is such a cute card. Thanks for the tutorial.

grandmalee said...

I hadn't thought about using them for the card shapes. Thanks for the great tip! And I really love your card!

Andrea Foster said...

LUV it--always looking for something new and fun.

Georgei said...

thank for showing how you did your card will try this out
you card is very pretty
thank for showing

Linda said...

Thank you for the great tip. I love the shape!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! This is total cuteness. Love the hearts on the tree! Hugs!

Diana Sears said...

how lucy are you with a new machine. congrats!!!!! love the card shape.

diana s
hurst tx

Giovana said...

Fantastic card Cammie! Love the new shape and all the paper piecing!

Tamara said...

I Love the little birds!!

Lagene said...

Adorable card! Yahoo for all of you on getting the wonderful Grand Calibur!!!!

Moments by Marla said...

I have used dies to make shaped cards, but have never thought of cutting part of that off. Wonderful idea! Your card is so fresh and reminds me that spring is on it's way. Thank you!

Charlotte Odom said...

I love this shaped card! What a great idea!

Dottie said...

Cute idea! Lots of possibilities.

Anne said...

Great idea, thanks a lot :)

jazy1m said...

Love your idea. Thanks for sharing.

anni said...

Love the shape of the card and so creative to use hearts for leaves! Too cute!

Carol said...

An adorable card.

Virginia Wingo said...

A big thanks for showing how to fold and cut for a unique card shape. Gonna have to try this one. I also love the big ole Grand, so easy to use.

KareS said...

such a cute card Cammie... I just got my Grand Calibur, now I need to save money for the Grand dies :) You've inspired me to hurry that saving process up. lol

Bonnie said...

Love your card. Thanks for explaining how to do the scallops.

NancyS said...

How clever of you, Cammie, to create a unique card base! Beautiful paper piecing! TFS.

Sonya said...

Awesome cards--you're quite talented!!

MaryNSC said...

O MY gosh I Love it Thanks for the card IDEA O WOW Love that Little bird too..I been getting my jaw fixed If I won the CAliber I think I would POP my JAW OUT!! Can U belive my verification word was CHIN IT Of all WORDS..

Karen McAlpine said...

Love your card! The little bird is so cute. Love this idea for cutting the card. I will try this!! Thanks

Monica said...

Love the shaped card!! You girls are sure helping me decide to buy the Grand Calibur!

Donna Huisinga said...

I'd love having one too. Love the way you used it for the shape of the card.

sandyh said...

love the way you shaped the card! i think i need one of these machines!
sandyh

Mélyane said...

I love your card!!! I so much need the Grand Calibur for card making!! Its on my Must Have list!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

Wow what an awesome idea. I love it and it is certainly to get the person who recieves it , their attention. I love the idea. I have to save to get a Grand Calibur machine that is for sure. Thank you so much hugs Cathy K

Julie said...

Love your card, very pretty.

GCgirl said...

What a fun shape to your card and way to expand the versatility of this die!! Great job :0)

Saxon and Jaedyn said...

awesome tip and great card!!!

HandySandy41 said...

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

Judy said...

Lovely! You make it look so simple. TFS

Donna said...

Terrific card, those birdies are so cute!! Grand calibur looks great, love the large nesties for the same reason, making different card shapes!!
Thanks

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so adorable

Jan Castle said...

What a great looking card!!! Congrats on getting the Grand C.

SueB said...

great DT perk and great card - TFS!

Sonia said...

What a great card! Thanks for sharing how you made it. Hurray for Grand Calibur!

freetimegone said...

I love your shaped card and I would love even more if I could get a Grand Calibur. Thanks for sharing your card.

Valerie said...

cute cute cute!! so cute!

Mary B. said...

Great tutorial! Love the card too! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiration!

Clare Curcio said...

Your card is so cute! The Caliber is awesome!

Rosetta Jenkins said...

Amazing...and we get a tutorial. This is fun. tks so much!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo I love, love, LOVE how you altered the shape of the card!!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Love how you come up with fabulous ideas...Your card is so happy .... just makes me smile... I will have to check into getting this machine!

Jenny McGee said...

Great card and use of the Grand spellbinder. Very cute.

Deb said...

So adorable, Cammie! Great step-by-step photos!

kellyisascrapdiva said...

This out of the box card is simply adorable! Great job Cammie, and thanks for the chance!

Parker said...

I've never made a card like this and you opened up my eyes as to how to with all your wonderful step-by-step photos. I'm looking forward to trying this. Thanks for sharing. :)

Krysta said...

Great card I think it just super cute.

Janine said...

Love the shape you have created - must play more as this machine gives so much scope!

JudyO said...

Love how you used the Grand Calibus nestie die to make your card. The larger dies would sure be great to use.

Elena said...

Hey, thanks for showing how to cut that card. I have not done that but figured it had to work something like that and I just bought some dies to try my own hand at it.

Love your card too. Cute.
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Susan said...

How adorable. I just love these hops!

Jessie/knightrone said...

oh, this is BEYOND fabulous!!