Monday, April 29, 2013

Favorite Product: Spellbinders Giveaway!




Good morning!  I have a post up on the Cardmaker Blog today sharing some information and inspiration for one of my favorite products, Spellbinders dies, as well a giveaway!  Please check it out the CardMaker blog for my full write up (raving about what I love about their products!) and then come back HERE to enter below for an awesome prize pack!  :)



I love how beautiful and professional their dies always make my stamped images look, and how special the finished card or project ends up being.
 


Supplies used: Stately Flowers 1 stamp set, Pure Luxury White and Powder Blue cardstock, white oraganza ribbon and adhesive pearls from Gina K. Designs, Memento Tuxedo Black pad from Tsukineko, Copic markers, Butterfly Kisses M-Bossabilities  EL- 024 and Labels Twenty Nine S5-156 from Spellbinders .

Spellbinders has provided a wonderful package of brand new dies and embossing plates used on the card above, PLUS the ones you see below!) for one lucky reader, so that you can use the same products I showed today (as well as few more!) to recreate this project and come up with your own wonderful die cut projects.


 Butterfly Kisses
 Labels Twenty Nine



 Labels Thirty

 Whimsical Flora

To enter this contest, tell me below which is your all time favorite set of Nestabilities dies 
 by leaving an answer in the comments section below.  

For an extra chance, pin the card above to one of your  
Pinterest boards and include in the description:
Melanie loves Spellbinders!

For a third chance, sign up to follow my blog! 
Edited to add: Followers get an extra entry as well. :)
Thanks for participating, tell your friends, and good luck!   
I will announce a winner Wednesday.

And come back in just a bit, because I will have a peek of my new stamp set for you! :)

136 comments:

Janeen said...

I love my edgeabilities. I recently found out how tomuse them and now have two sets that get pulled out every day.

What a gorgeous card, Melanie!

mddavis53 said...

I love Spellbinder dies. They always work perfectly. Thanks for a beautiful card

richardbreaks said...

I Love this card, and the beautiful look from the M-Bossabilities!
My favorite dies are my good ol' Standard Circles (large and small)! Just can't be without them!
Of course I am a follower, andnow you have ben pinned!
Hugs, my friend!

Die Cut Lady said...

Beautiful card! I would have to say labels 4 are my go to set other then my basic circles,squares,ovals,rectangles.
I am a follower. I will pin you next. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sherry said...

I absolutely love Spellbinders and have a massive amount of them The ones I use the most are the scalloped ovals and the scalloped circles... these just seem to make my cards look awesome.

Theresa said...

Lovely card...love those Spellbinders! My favorite dies and most used are the Classic ovals...but I love them all. I am a long time follower already.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card and great write up on the CardMaker blog. My all time favorite set is Labels Four.

Sue D said...

I follow your blog.

cardscrapper said...

What beautiful new Spellbinders. I love your cards using them. My favorite, go-to Nestabilities Dies are the Labels four dies. They just make the most beautiful cards. Love your article on the CardMaker blog. Thanks for sharing.

Susan White said...

Melanie, your card is beautiful as usual, I love the dies you have used, I have many spellbinder dies, my go to set as of late have been, labels 14 & 15 as I have stamp sets that go with them so well!!

Janice said...

I pinned it!

Janice said...

My favorite Spellbinders are the nesting classic ovals. I use them all the time!

Ravengirl said...

What a gorgeous card. It reminds me a bit of a tuxedo shirt with the embossing for ruffles, the ribbon and pearls for buttons. My all time favorite Nestabilities are the circles. I love them for how perfect they are...I could never cut them like that, even if I traced.

Janice said...

I already follow your blog. You have such beautiful card designs. :-)

Kristin said...

Just found and subscribed to your blog after it was recommended by feedly Gorgeous card. I think I like my regular and scalloped heart spellbinder dies the most at the moment.

Cheryl Wright said...

Melanie, this card is totally stunning!

My absolute favorite Nestabilities set is from the Decorative Elements range and is "Floral Ovals".

I adore that set and use it constantly. In fact, I've used it today for a very decorative card I was making. It adds an extra level of elegance to every card.



Faye said...

Beautiful card! My favorite Nestabilities are the classic ovals paired with the scalloped ovals.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Wow! That's a hard one because I use Spellbinders dies all the time. If I had to choose one, I would say that I probably use the Classic Ovals the most. They are all great, and I'm always on the lookout for a new one.

Kay S said...

What a beautiful card! Love the background! I love Spellbinders and use many different ones, but I probably use my classic circles the most of any, so I suppose they are my favorites.

I already follow your blog!

~ Connie said...

My all time favorite Spellbinders is the Nestabilities Butterfly Circles. I'm a butterfly collector and use a lot of them on my cards.

Janeen said...

i'm sorry but i don't see a way to Pin It. :(

Myrna said...

Hi
Your card is especially gorgeous with the Texas bluebonnet on it.
I have none of their dies and I would love to win an oval type one. I would have a whole ton of their dies if I could.
Myrna

guilinger2 said...

I seem to use # 4 and # 14 the most! But I own so many more.....

Regina Hamilton said...

My favorite Nesties are the Floral Ovals, and the Classic Ovals and Circles.

Terry said...

Been scallop edge die cutting for a while, any shape with a scalloped edge dresses a certificaate or a greeting card with a wee more sharp presentation. Melmel, you continue to make papercrafting a work of art! Thank you, bluebonnet blue always charms the eyetrack of any receiver. That's the graduation color of two schools around here! God Bless! Keep Looking UP!

Holly said...

I love just about every product that Spellbinders has come up with, but I have to say my favorites are the nested circles and scalloped circles - I used them just about every day! Your card is so pretty! I used to live in Texas and bluebonnets remind me of home.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I would say the ones I use most are the ovals, both classic and scalloped. I guess I only have one shot at winning though as I don't have a Pinterest board and I am already following you, so can't sign up again. By the way, I love your card and if I don't happen to win, I feel I may have to check out the Spellbinders a little more closely and see what else I MUST have. LOL

Lagene said...

Classic ovals has always been my favorite nestabilitie! Your card is Gorgeous! Love the deep embossing & of course your lovely bluebonnet stamp, gorgeous coloring!

Annalize said...

My favourite Nestabilities of all times is Fleur De Lis Squares. Did the pinning and already following your blog! This is goreous Melanie! Love the two identical shapes but that one is embossed and the other flat!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love that Labels Twenty Nine you used... hadn't seen that one before!
The scalloped ovals used with the classic ovals has always been my favorite!

Denise Bryant said...

I'm already a follower here!

crisp said...

I already follow your blog from your Gina K days. I love the appearance of all the label dies , I think all the cards look fantastic but I cant pick a particular die as my budget doesnt extend to buying any. I do love looking at all the work tho

deebi27 said...

Janeen,
Go to: http://about.pinterest.com/goodies/, scroll down to the entry The Pin It Button, hover/click/drag red Pin It button to your toolbar...release! There you go sweetie, hope this helps!

Mel...I love the crisp look of this fabulous card!

deebi27 said...

Mel, I can't live without Basic shapes (circle, squares , etc) and I love to use mySnowflake Impressabilities for holiday goodies!

Joyce Burcham said...

Melanie, I must say my favorite Spellbinders are any of the labels... can't pick just one. Awesome card and thanks for the inspiration.

Janet Mack said...

My favorite SB die is Labels One,I think I am wearing it out, but that Labels 29 looks way cool. I am already on your email list and I did start following.

Darcy Schroeder said...

I love all my spellbinders but my go-to set is the Reverse Wonky Rectangles. They seem to frame my images perfectly and are just a tad bit unusual! Love your designs. Have all the Stately Flowers and am waiting for more!!

Andrene said...

Your card is stunning!! I own so many Spellbinders dies and folders I honestly cant pick a favorite. But for any cardmaker the labels are a must! I just might have to CASE your card :). I have all the supplies except the labels 30. BTW you design the prettiest flower stamps!

Andrene said...

I am already a follower of your blog!

Andrene said...

This beautiful card has been pinned!!

Sherry said...

thanks for a chance to win those awesome dies. I have been wanting them ever since I saw them, lol, just can't afford them yet. I already follow your blog. I don't know if I really have a fav, I just really like all that I have. lol

PoJo said...

I do not have any Spellbinder dies, but after seeing this card, I am going to invest! Love your style! Thanks for the inspiration!

ptucker6 at cox dot net

Carole said...

Hard to choose, love them all. Guess I'd have to say I can't live without the basic circle, square, oval dies.

PoJo said...

I pinned this beautiful card!

http://pinterest.com/pin/102316222756789191/

PoJo said...

I am a follower of your blog, too!

cathy said...

Labels 4 is probably my all time favorite, but they have so many wonderful dies to choose from.

mtscrapgal said...

It's hard to pick just one as my fave. I love the fancy squares, ovals and circles. (don't remember the names) Their products are top notch in quality and variety. Thanks for the chance to win.

Linda said...

I love the card! I do love my Spellbinder dies. The ones I use the most are matting Basics A.

mtscrapgal said...

Melanie, I forgot to tell you how pretty the card is. We call the bluebell lupine here in Georgia and I just had my first bloom this week after trying for years.Love your flower stamps.

Cheryl W. said...

I don't have very many Spellbinders dies - but I wish I had them ALL! My favorites of the ones I do have are the fancy tags. I use them a lot for an added touch of elegance on my cards. Thanks for the chance to win. Spellbinders makes such high quality and innovative products.

wackymama said...

Oh my what a beautiful card! I love Spellbinders dies! I am always inspired by the way others use them in ways I had not thought of. My favorites would have to be the classic ovals, Lacey ovals and Fleur de Lis Squares! Thanks so much for sharing your talents! :)

naneruth said...

Love my petite ovals and probably use them the most so I'll go with them. I am a follower and pinned the card to pinterest on my board with Melanie loves Spellbinders. So do I!
Nana Griffin

ET said...

I love the nestabilities labels8. I use them often and like the variety of sizes.

TLady said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVELY CARD MELANIE!!!!!!!!! :) OH GOODNESS! MY FAVORITE SPELLBINDERS DIE? It would HAVE TO BE---CLASSIC OVALS!!!!! I am ALWAYS grabbing them! :) I don't have a SLEW of Spellbinders! BUT, KNEW the Classic Ovals was THE SET to get!!!!!! :)

marge said...

These labels are beautiful. I would love to add them to my collection.

Nana Griffin said...

I am a follower of your blog. Don't know if you add the extra or I should add my name more on comments. I love the ovals and pinned the card.

Pam T. said...

I love how the blue pops on your card! May favorite Nestabilities, although it's hard to choose just one, would have to be the Lacey Ovals.

Olga said...

I always like different kinds of Squares by Spellbinder. Love their products, don't have many though. Thank you for the chance to win it. Your card is gorgeous. I pinned it and I'm your follower.

RitaR said...

I am just getting started buying products for my new BigShot. Have not got any Spellbinders dies yet, but have been trying to decide which one to get first. Love your cards and look forward to seeing more.

Parker said...

I like to put a bit more focus on my smaller greetings using the following at different times: Labels 21, 25, and 28. What appeals to me with the set you are displaying is that not only is it very attractive and elegant, but it places focus elsewhere than what I am used to. I wish I could just wiggle my nose for all the Spellbinders items I long for.

Angie said...

Your card is absolutely stunning Melanie! I just purchased the romantic rectangles and its my all time favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa K said...

My favorite dies are the classic circles. I use them a lot. I'm really liking the M-Bossebilities these days; I have a couple.

Thanks for posting to Cardmaker blog and magazine. I love it.

Barbara said...

I love the ovals as I go to them the most.

steph said...

What a beautiful card Melanie. I think I'd have to say I love Romantic Rectangles - they are so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win.

Helena said...

Gorgeous card! I love Spellbinder dies. thanks for the chance to win.
I'm a follower
hugs, Helena

--Marcy said...

Favorite??? Nesitibilities die? Gosh - my world changed when these came out! I suppose the excitement of getting the scalloped oval - way back when has to be my favorite!

Sylvia said...

Oh what a stunning card! I just love Spellbinders dies. I don't have many and one that I keep going to is my Fleur de Lis rectangles die. I can't wait to get my hands on the Floral Ovals or Magestic Elements, etc., etc., you get the picture. LOL

Christine Macneil said...

Absolutely Beautiful Card, Melanie! Stunning! Great write up on the Cardmaker blog.

I'd have to say that other than the classics - circles, squares - that my favorite Nestabilities dies would be Labels 25.

I am a longtime subscriber of your blog and you have been pinned!

Thanks for sharing as well as a chance to win.

Unknown said...

Love thas card! My go-to set of Nestabilities is the Classic Ovals. Thanks for the chance to win.
Laura Holt

dklessig said...

Beautiful card. I have to say I like the Floral Ovals

Alice said...

My all-time favorite Spellbinders die is Labels One, but I have several others I also enjoy using and they keep coming out with more beautiful ones!

itzamitzi said...

Your card is drop-dead gorgeous! I forget about embossing a piece I have diecut.
My favorites are Labels 4 and Labels 23... use them all the time!

Janet Zeppa said...

I love the Classic ovals and circles and the scallops to go with them and so many of the labels that it's hard to pick.

Janet Zeppa said...

I pinned the card!

Janet Zeppa said...

I'm already a follower!

Pam Lloyd said...

I don't have any spellbinders yet.But I love your card .I may have to go shopping! Like I need a reason to shop.Thanks Melanie for the chance to win a spellbinder die.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I love all the detail!!!

I don't have a fave nestabilities, love and want them all!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Favorite all time? Hmmm...thinking...thinking...maybe the labels one.

Cyndi Morris said...

I, too, love Spellbinders dies, but my collection is just getting started. My favorites "go-to" dies are the Classic Circles and Ovals. I love how the look the the Lacy Circles and Ovals.

Jessica said...

Love your card! My favorite spellbinders set is Labels 14, so pretty! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Looks like a fun package! Gorgeous coloring on your flowers~

karenajo said...

The Deckled Rectangle Nestability dies are my all time favorite - I use them very often on my cards. Of course it would be great to have some new ones to try !

Rosy Newlun said...

Melanie - what a gorgeous card colored in blue! I think my favorite SB die is Lacy Ovals - plain, just a touch fancy, easy to include into a card. Best wishes to you always! Rosy

RachelB said...

I love Spellbinder dies! I think my favorite set is the ovals!

craftsbyreva said...

I love all the spellbinders but I really like my Picot Circles...they are so delicate and pretty! thanks for the chance to win.

Golda said...

Fancy Tags is my favorite, though I use several a LOT - Labels 10 and 18.

Jeanne Kouyeas said...

I don't have a lot of Spellbinders dies, but I do love to use the ones I have. I like the Labels 4 because I have stamps that coordinate with them.

Donna Simonson said...

I am new to embossing and die-cutting (just got my first machine for Christmas), so my selection is limited, but I just love my Classic Ovals because they just finish off my focals. I have a set of dies from another maker that don't work as well, so I'm a Spellbinders faithful. Any dies I've bought (3) myself have been Spellbinders and I'm looking forward to expanding my collection. Thanks for the chance to win some! Absolutely love your elegant card and all your stamp sets which I got from Gina K. Thanks again!

Sabrina said...

Oh my goodness your card is soooo beautiful!! I am just starting my collection of Spellbinders dies and embossing folders. The one that I have had my eye on for a while now is the Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies-Romantic Rectangles. It just looks so beautiful.

Kitty said...

I love card creations A and B because no matter how careful I measured nothing came straight until I used these dies.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Kitty said...

I am a subscriber to your blog

Blessings,
Kathleen

Donna Phelan said...

Well I can't pick just ONE Nestie as my VERY favorite, as I love them all! But I will say the ones I grab again and again are the Ovals.....Classic, Scalloped, and Beaded.....they dress up ANY card just like *snap*!!! :)

That is one GORGEOUS card, great ayout, dies and colors, and I just love those 3 pearls on the ribbonat the bottom, reminds me of a Tuxedo shirt!

Gayle said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, Melanie and the spellbinders dies really do enhance your gorgeous stamps. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cheryl Delfosse said...

My favorite is the matting basics. I use them in almost all of my cards.

Liz said...

I'm new to card making and just learning about Spellbinders dies and embossing folders! I LOVE them. Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

Laraine R said...
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Laraine R said...

Great card! I am a spellbinders junkie! To hard to pick just 1! I love them all! I have been a follower of your blog for a while now! Great inspiration!

scrappinmommom said...

Melanie, what a beautiful card you have shared. I have quite a few spellbinders, I probably use Labels, 4,10,11, 15 and so many more. You just can't have too many to choose from and play with. Love their products.

Bea Connor said...

Melanie, your card is beautiful as are all your cards. I like using all Spellbinders but like the ovals and fleur de lis rectangles.

Beverly Perdue said...

I love all of my Spellbinders dies. I use Spellbinders on every card. It is hard for me to choose a favorite, but I would chose Labels 16.

calamity jane said...

Simply beautiful card!! I have become fixated with my Grand Calibur & as many Spellbinders dies as I can get my hands on! My favorite embossing folder (at the moment any way!) is the Sea Beauty M-Bossibility! Actually I love them all!!!!

calamity jane said...

I'm already a follower and want tos ay "Thanks for all the awesome inspiration!"!!

Regena said...

I love spellbinders dies..really can't choose a fav.since i only have one set...thanks for the chance..already a follower

Regena said...

I love spellbinders dies..really can't choose a fav.since i only have one set...thanks for the chance..already a follower

calamity jane said...

Hey Mel, I would love to "Pin" this card & add the statement like you said. BUT..for whatever reason...I can't get it to happen! I'm hoping this entry here will work!

craftymom205 said...

I am now a follower.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

craftymom205 said...

One of my favorite nestabilities is the resplendent rectangles. also like the fleur de lis square. Thanks for the chance to win.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

craftymom205 said...

I pinned the card on my card board.
Michel Espey

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

MaxineD said...

I have been a follower of your for ages, even if I don't comment much :-).
I think the die d'lights are my current favourite spellbinders product, especially the poppies!! Loved your write up at Card Makers too.
Blessings
Maxine.
I am off to pin it now :-)

Paula said...

I love Spellbinders dies but can't afford many. Love the classic squares and rectangles but would LOVE to have some fancy ones!

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Very pretty card,love to get me some dies never use them...

Gayle said...

Love Spellbinders dies and it would be hard to chose one favorite. I'd love to have that curvy edge one though. Wonderful card and use of spellbinders.

Wendy Thompson said...

I don't have many dies but I do have the scallop ovals and love them. I enjoy visiting your site and getting inspiration from your beautiful cards. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

BonnieC said...

Gorgeous card! lOVE Spellbinder dies and I think Labels 9 are my favorite -- it's really hard to choose!

Candy said...

Pretty card! I love Spellbinders but if I have to pick my favorite I would have to say Labels 4.

Kris in Alaska said...

Such a lovely card! My favorite die is the open scalloped circles! They give such a lovely look to any card!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Kris in Alaska said...

Oh and I'm already a follower of your blog!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Tina Mayo said...

i LOVE MY GOOD OLE CIRCLES AND SCALLLOPED circles...love love love them..and starting to lovie my hexagons too :)

Unknown said...

What a lovely card!

It's hard to pick a favorite Spellbinder's die as I love so many of them. The workhorse dies are the ovals. My favorite die is probably the old Labels 1.

Anna Jernigan said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, my Spellbinder's, my fave all-time one has to be the Scalloped Circle. All the size ranges, and it embosses the edge. So many uses, up front, behind (like a window), inside, outside....how can you lose? The embossing gives it so much dimension, quickly. Plus: Folders are so handy, really class up a card. Dots of any size are my loves, then all the other embossed images. Hey, thanks for a chance to win, especially a product that I faithfully use any chance I get! Spellbinders Rock!!

Elvira said...

The Circles are my favorite. I use them on everything!

Kary said...

Wow, this card looks beautiful, Melanie!! I just noticed your new book too - Congrats!! You know how much I LOVE your floral stamps :)

Sharon Roselli said...

How do you pick just one nestie? I use all of mine. I guess I use the circles the most. But they all get lots of use. I love my spellbinders!

Jan Castle said...

I like ALL of my Spellbinders dies, but Labels 8 is my very favorite set...have them in the Grands too! They get used more than any of my other Spellbinders dies!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh gosh, I love this gorgeous card! I'll have to check into this stamp, as I'm a Texan currently living in Ohio. I miss the bluebonnets so much in the springtime.

I use my Spellbinders dies on pretty much every project I make. I think I use the labels #1 more than any other though. maybe because it's the first one in the basket! tee hee!

Jasmine said...

I don't have any Nestabilities dies (I just recently bought a die-cutting machine and haven't gotten any dies for it yet), but I've had my eye on the variety of Labels dies available. I love how they range from simple to elaborate, to accommodate all sizes and styles. :)

Kathryn A said...

My favourite Spellbinders dies are the Petite Ovals, and their coordinating Petite Scalloped ovals. I seem to keep coming back to them! Love your card, Melanie!

Marilyn from MI said...

I love Spellbinders! My go to favorites are the classic ovals and rectangles. Love all your stamps.

Betty Neville said...

Love your card, Melanie! My favorite Spellbinder dies are the petite ovals! Thanks very much for the chance to win!

Andrea Beecroft said...

I am a real fan of Spellbiners dies and I have a few sets and my favorite is the lace ovals. I love your card and my entry in this weeks challange April Showers to May Flowers was based on your card

Adina said...

Beautiful card! My favorite dies are the Fleur de Lis dies. Thanks for the chance to win these!

Adina said...

I follow your blog!

Adina said...

I pinned your card.

Glenda said...

Such a beautiful way to showcase your gorgeous flower Melanie! Such a generous gift package to have a chance of winning too, thanks you so very much. I downloaded your book A Year Of Flowers the day you announced it and have almost worn out my set - LOL! I love Spellbinders to showcase my creations too and love to 3D a lot! I have to say that my favourite Nestabilitis are Resplendent Rectangles, Lacy Ovals and Fleur De Lis Squares. Have to have one in every shape since I love my flowers so much. Can't thank you enough for sharing all your tips and tricks to help us all to try and achieve the same beautiful work you do.

Glenda D

Allison Cope Israels said...

Beautiful Melanie! Love the use of the dies and embossing plates together!

kathy said...

crazy to say I do not own any yet:( but would love to win and try them out