Today I’m taking a look at the new Spellbinders “Platinum” die cutting machine. Unlike the Grand Calibur, it will actually take STEEL RULE DIES! (That was my big complaint with that machine.) Well now Spellbinders has opened up a new world of dies for us to use. Let’s take a look! Product provided for review purposes. Opinions are my own and based on my first-hand experience with the product. Links below may be affiliate shopping links for your convenience. Here’s how […]
Last week I was at the Craft and Hobby Association Megashow, commonly called CHA. Now that we are home and unpacking, expect to see a LOT of posts from the show- mostly videos and demos that were LIVE on the show floor and/or recorded on Periscope. Since I uploaded this THREE DAYS AGO, this 2-minute video has over FIVE THOUSAND VIEWS!!! So far it’s the “winner” video of CHA 2016. Take a look at the new tools from Spellbinders […]
In case you haven’t noticed, Spellbinders Paper Arts has recently unveiled a new look and logo as well as some brand-spanky new products from the designer Richard Garay, called “Celebra’tions.” They lovely folks at Spellbinders sent me an assortment from the new line, so I made you a video to share it all with you! What do you think? Do you like the new look? See anything you can’t live without? We’d love to hear from you!
This year at CHA 2014, Spellbinders debuted their new line with A Gilded Life. We caught up with A Gilded Life desiner, Shea Fragoso, at CHA 2014 where she demonstrated a make-and-take for us, creating a gorgeous necklace in mere minutes! I was very excited to see the new acrylic covers that come with all of the bezels; now you don’t need to wait overnight for resin to set, you can just glue a quick cover on and you’ve completed […]
As I mentioned earlier, I often have folks ask me what my CHA show favorites are. Sometimes it’s a wowzer new machine like the Brother Scan-N-Cut, but sometimes its a simple thing that makes life easier. Enter the new Spellbinder Tool-In-One. This cute little gizmo features a rolling brush and a little tool kit to help you separate your detail thin-rule dies from your paper without tearing. It will also eject the little paper bits from your dies easily. And […]
I love papercrafting, mixed media, and jewelry crafting, so I was especially excited to see the Artisan X-Plorer debuted at CHA winter earlier this year. It’s a heavier-duty “press” type of manual die-cutting machine. According to the website, Introducing the new Spellbinders® Artisan X-plorer™ Machine, a multi-purpose, high pressure machine! This elegantly designed, compact roller press is perfect for cutting, embossing and pressing with a multitude of materials, including paper, metals, fabrics, plastics and more! The Artisan X-plorer Machine accommodates Spellbinders Media […]
To wrap up National Sewing Month, I was really excited to try out the Spellbinders Grand Calibur and some of the new Edgeabilities and Shapeabilities dies, as well as some of the classic Nestabilities shapes for fabric-specific uses. (Keep in mind, this machine and these dies were designed with paper crafting in mind.) To be honest, after hearing about the difficulties that other people have had using die cutters with fabric, I came in with several expectations: First, I thought […]
Did you know that ladybugs were symbols of good luck? I thought they’d be just the thing to put on a card for a new grad heading off to college, a kid getting ready for a play or competition, or even a friend heading off to a new job. With this sweet button/ribbon collection from Buttons Galore and More, I made this card in a snap. I started with the bottom portion of the card, “stacking” ribbons that came in […]