Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Spellbinders Diamond Anniversary: Sneak Peek and Giveaway - Day #4

Hi everyone!  Welcome to Day 4 of the Spellbinders Paper Arts® Diamond Anniversary Sneak Peek and Giveaway.  I am excited to show you one of the new die templates being released at the Winter 2014 Craft and Hobby Association trade show! 
The die set I'm working with today is the S5-212 Belly Band One and you will have the chance to win it by entering the contest at the bottom of this post!
Supply List for Gift Card ensemble:
Spellbinders™ Die Templates
S5-212Belly Band One
S5-185 2013 Snowflake Pendant

GC-001 Grand Calibur® die cutting and embossing machine 

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Kaisercraft: Dark Green rhinestones 
Bazzill Paper Basics®: Butter Mints and Peanut Cluster Card Shoppe cardstock 
Basic Grey: 25th and Pine 6x6 paper pad 
Scor-Pal®: Scor-Buddy scoring tool and 1/8" Scor-Tape
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™: 3D Foam squares 

Here is how I made the belly bands for the bottle and gift card holder:
1.  Trim cardstock to 8 1/2" x 2 1/2"
2.  Tape die down with the bottom line of the die parallel to the bottom edge.  For this layer, I used Belly Band Die #2 (with #1 being the smallest).
This is what it will look at once it's cut and embossed.  You'll notice the left and right sides are open ended.  This allows you to trim your "band" any length you want.
3.  To make the band cuts, I put the cardstock in my trimmer and lined it up to the die cut lines.  You could also do this step freehand or even with decorative scissors.
This is what it will look like after all four cuts are made.
 4.  Next I trimmed 2 pattern paper pieces and slipped them inside the pre-cut openings.  Note, you can also use ribbon as I have shown on my second project below.
5.  Once the accent paper is in place, I taped the ends down in the back.  Then I wrapped the entire band around my bottle/gift card holder, trimmed any excess and glued the ends together.
Here's a close up picture of the bottle.  For the second layer, I die cut and embossed pattern paper with Die #1 and turned it into a nesting label shape instead of a band by cutting the sides.
Here's a quick tutorial on how I made the gift cardholder:
1. Trim cardstock 8 3/4" by 4 1/4"
2.  Score lines at the 3" and 6" marks
3. For the diagonal opening, trim off the top right corner.  I made my cut marks 1/2" in from the left at the top and 1" up from the bottom.
4.  Add adhesive along the bottom and up the short side (I used 1/8" Scor-Tape).  This will allow a gift card to fit inside.
 Here's a picture of the ensemble with the belly band slipped off.
Here is another project I made with the Belly Band One die templates.  I decorated a clear stationery box with two nesting bands with the top layer threaded with ribbon.  I accented the layers with an oval from Classic Ovals SM, a letter from the Font One Uppercase, and flowers from the Blooms Four set.
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Prize Information
Spellbinders is choosing one winner from each sneak peek blog to win that day's NEW die template sets. There is also one Grand Prize, which includes all the NEW Spellbinders' products revealed during our sneak peek event, as well as a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Machine and Raspberry Plate! 

To enter the contest, you must
click on THIS LINK
 

 (This link will be valid for 48 hours after my post goes up.)

You should receive an email confirmation when you have successfully entered the Spellbinders Paper Arts Giveaway. While I truly appreciate comments left, commenting will not enter you into the giveaway.  You must click on the Contest entry link to enter. 

Official contest rules can be found HERE. 

 For more chances to win, visit Sherry Cheever's blog to see her fabulous projects! 

Questions?  Email them to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us. 
No entries will be accepted at this email address.

 
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133 comments:

  1. Love your projects! What an easy way to make belly bands - just what we all need!!

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  2. fabulous projects, my sweet friend! Love them all!!

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  3. Oh Michelle I love your bottle and card! You make it look so simple and very unique and special! Always love your work, you are so talented! Have a great rest of your week.

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  4. What a fun die, Michelle! The wine belly band could also work for other things, just add length or make it smaller. I love your card as well. Happy 2014 and thanks for sharing your projects!

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  5. Michelle, These are just amazing. Love the wine bottle belly band great idea.
    Deborah

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  6. Wow, the acetate box is a present all by itself! Wonderful new dies!

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  7. You're projects are just absolutely beautiful. What a great way to use the dies.

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  8. Great job using the belly band dies.. I think that is a great addition!

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  9. I love the belly bands! I need these dies! Thank you for sharing your projects with us.

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  10. Fabulous projects, when will I stop wanting the new dies?

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  11. Such sweet projects! I love the Belly Band die set and all the possibilities. The stationery set is a terrific gift idea.

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  12. Beautiful projects!! I love the Belly Bands...something I need to make for my handmade candles!

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  13. oh so beautful Michelle! love this die so much!

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  14. very lovely projects. Love the belly bands. Thank you for the tutorial as well

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  15. Fabulous Michelle! I love all of your projects, beautifully done.

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  16. All 3 projects here are gorgeous Michelle, and you did an awesome job with these gorgeous dies here. I already have a couple more ideas, how these dies would work perfectly for as well.

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  17. What a great idea. I love how the set coordinates. This could be very versatile for romantic occasions, New Year's Eve, Weddings--- very nice.

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  18. All my friends are going to be getting some pretty spiffy wine bottles this year , thanks to Michelle. Great idea and yet so simple to make . Thanks so much for your time and talents and allowing us a chance to win.

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  19. Oh what a BEAUTIFUL BELLY BAND on your bottle Michelle!!! LOVE your other BEAUTIFUL projects too!!!
    These are going to be very handy dandy dies to have in every crafty stash!!!
    THANK YOU for introducing us to Belly Band One in such a delightful way and for sharing your tutorial too :)

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  20. what a great idea and I love your projects- such a simple way to add some class- thanks for the inspiration and sharing

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  21. Hi Michelle. I love the wonderful projects you have made with the new Spellbinders belly band! Take care.

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  22. Love your projects Michelle!! What a cool set of dies, and your tutorial makes it look so easy!!

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  23. Your projects are beautiful, Michelle. I love the belly band dies. It is so nice to see such a wide variety of uses for them. I would love to own them. :)

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  24. You're projects are lovely and absolutely beautiful. What a great way to use the dies.

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  25. Gorgeous creations. I love this idea. I have been madly bottled my summer produce. This would be great to create handmade labels

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  26. OMG I am loving your creations and the new Belly Band 1. That is a must have die.

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  27. stunning what you have done with these dies thanks for sharing

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  28. Yay, finally they created a die for making belly bands.. woohoo .. and what beautiful and versatle ways to showcase this new die Michelle, your projects are FAB-ulous!!

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  29. This is a very interesting die. Can see many uses for this. Your projects are lovely.

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  30. Love, love, LOVE this new belly band die!!

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  31. Love it, the bottle wrap is so very cool. I love your projects they seem like they were really fun to create. Thank you for sharing. I really love the card.

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  32. Great projects - the belly band and bottle label in the first one make the items look so much more appealing and I love the second project - very elegant

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  33. Fabulous work! Love the belly bands!

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  34. Love the belly bands! Beautiful projects!

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  35. very cool idea, cutting it with the trimmer is a good idea, sure to be straight, great projects!

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  36. What cute ideas you have with the new die. Love the pink card esp. TFS

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  37. Michelle, EVERYTHING you create is a masterpiece! So in awe of your talent!

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  38. Your creations are wonderful!

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  39. FABULOUS TUTORIAL & PROJECTS!!!!!!! :) I LOOOOOOVE the look of this DIE!!! It's calling me!!! AND has a feel of VINTAGE!!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!!;)

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  40. Love your cool ideas. Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing.

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  41. Cute projects! Thanks for sharing :)

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  42. very cute little projects.. love the fold over green card with thepocket inside.. Very nice work, and a great use of this fun die!

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  43. What beautiful projects & great tutorial.

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  44. Beautiful projects!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Love the bottle band and the easy-to-follow tutorial.

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  46. Awesome set of dies. Fab projects & ideas.

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  47. Your projects are great! I can really see a lot of uses for this die, more than I originally thought. Thanks for the inspiration. Now I just need to win the die!!

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  48. Thank you for your great projects

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  49. Lovely projects & thank you for showing us how you created them.

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  50. Absolutely gorgeous creations! Love what you did with the belly band on both the card and the gift bottle.

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  51. Gorgeous projects. This die will be so useful and would make a fab adornment on the front of a card or the corner of a layout.

    TFS
    Cheers
    Trina

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  52. Great projects Michelle... I think this belly band die will become a well used favourite. tfs

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  53. Your creations are amazing. I love them! Hugs! xx

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  54. Thank you for sharing your projects with us. New die is delightful

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  55. Lovely projects. I love the look of adding belly bands to almost anything. TFS Jess

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  56. LOVELOVELOVE your card and bottle belly band!!! Great ways to use this die and the tutorial is awesome!! TFS!

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  57. That is so neat....I love this belly band. What an awesome idea and thank you so much for the tutorial and sharing it with us!!!!

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  58. Absolutely fabulous Michelle!!! I love the bellyband too...because of course I ADORE the snowflake!!!

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  59. The belly bands are awesome. I wil have to dig out my fancy ribbons to try to give the die cuts justice. Love what you did on the bottle and the flat edge, totally unique

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  60. Love the belly bands. Thanks for your tutorial. Wonderful projects.

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  61. What fun projects, love that belly bands!!!

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  62. Great project. Thanks for sharing tutorial too.

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  63. Fun tutorial for the belly bands and gift card, Great projects.

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  64. Thanks for the tips. I enjoyed the project.

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  65. Beautiful cards, and love the gate fold! This new die is very unique, and I like that it makes a great bottle/gift tag as well! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us!

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  66. Nicely done Michelle...both projects are sooooo useful - thanks for the tutorial!
    Jan

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  67. What creative uses for that band! I love the idea of putting it on drink bottles, maybe for picnics. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  68. Creativity is stirring in my head for this belly band die -- what a great addition to the fabulous Spellbinders' line -- TFS your creativity with us today -- LOVE it & MUST have it!!! ;~)

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  69. Simply beautiful projects Michelle!

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  70. Really great projects!! Love the gift card holder!

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  71. Excellent tutorial thanks for sharing and thanks for the awesome ideas.

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  72. These are just awesome for labels. Beautiful creations. Thanks for the sneak peeks.

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  73. I love the idea of the belly band. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharibg your ideas.

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  74. love your projects i think these dies will need to find there way into my shopping basket, ......

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  75. Lovely projects, loving these new dies!
    TFS
    Have a wonderful day!

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  76. Beautiful projects. I really love the pink and white card.

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  77. Very handy die to have for sure. Nice job with the instructions of how you did it.

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  78. Love this. So fun. Your pink card is gorgeous!

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  79. I love your unique projects! Thanks for showing us how you made them. That card is beautiful.

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  80. OMG, just LOVE this and all this fantastic projects...
    hugs

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  81. Love this! Thanks for sharing.

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  82. Esp love the pink card with the belly band!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  83. Wow! You have helped me so much with your tutorial of these great new dies from Spellbinders! Pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/118641771407939220/
    under new CHA releases

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  84. Gorgeous projects Michelle!! Your designs are always so fresh and fabulous! :)

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  85. loved all your projects but particularly the last one with layering and ribbon. beautiful presentation.

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  86. Beautiful projects! I like the shape and versatility of this one! Layering it on the card with ribbons is very pretty! Thank You for sharing them w/ us!

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  87. Beautiful projects! I like the shape and versatility of this one! Layering it on the card with ribbons is very pretty! Thank You for sharing them w/ us!

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  88. The "belly band" looks really pretty on the cards, too!

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  89. Beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing!

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  90. What a great idea! Thanks so much for the step by step instructions.

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  91. Fabulous ideas Michelle for using these dies!!! I love those personal touches when gift giving.
    Marcie

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  92. The gift card ensemble is so cute. What a great gift idea. The stationary box is adorable.

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  93. Gorgeous projects!!!!!! Thank you for sharing how versatile and beautiful the new dies can be!!!

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  94. The cards you made are just beautiful! I like the belly bands and think they are something I could definitely find a use for, now that I've seen what you have done with them!

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  95. I also meant to tell you I love the name of your blog...very clever!

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  96. This new die series is a must have! Very versatile as shown in your samples and tutorial. thanks

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  97. So beautiful, such a creative display of the dies. Love each and thanks for the tutorial.

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  98. Love the new dies and the belly band ones will be very popular based on your tutorial and samples.

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  99. Your projects are great! I like the versatility of this die.

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  100. Awesome projects!! I have just started collecting the Card Creator series!! This would be an awesome edition to my collection!

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  101. Lovely gift set!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  102. These are so useful. I love that you can make them any size you want. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  103. Love what you did with the Belly Band Set of dies. Your creativity is shown with your different projects using them. Who wouldn't love receiving the bottle or the gift card set with the belly band dies. Thanks for all your creative ideas!!

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  104. Love what you did with the Belly Band Set of dies. Your creativity is shown with your different projects using them. Who wouldn't love receiving the bottle or the gift card set with the belly band dies. Thanks for all your creative ideas!!

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  105. Beautiful projects! Love that the die has open ends...so smart! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  106. Great projects, love the tutorial as well. thanks for sharing!

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  107. Great projects! Thanks heaps for sharing *hugs* Sarah

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  108. Interesting die and really great looking projects.

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  109. Wow what a clever idea! Your projects are stunning! Susan x

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  110. Great project.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Gr Elly

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  111. Awesome die. Love what you did with it. Thanks for the tutorial, xo Carmen

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  112. Very pretty and thanks for the ideas and tutorial, this is great

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  113. Great job on your tutorial and use of these beautiful dies too, Michelle!

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  114. Wow! Gorgeous gift idea. Thanks for tutorial. And Pink card just so lovely soft and elegant.
    thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  115. I love how you used that belly band for a bottle and also for a card. Makes it very versatile then.

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  116. Love these labels, and love the easy to follow tutorial!

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  117. Love the idea of the belly band! Looks awesome and the layers are fabulous.

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  118. Love the belly band and card set - great gift together.
    Your second card is lovely too - love how you used
    the Spellbinders dies on all the projects.

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  119. Wonderful cards! Love these new dies!

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  120. Totally in LOVE with your card! The belly band has always been my favorite add on and now with this die, EASY PEASY!

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  121. Loving your style! The belly band and gift card holder are fabulous. I must have them.

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  122. I love how you made this label to fit around any item really, I gotta try that now. Thanks for inspiration. Blessings

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  123. Hi Michelle, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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