Friday, January 20, 2012

QQ & Spellbinders Sneak Peek #3

Good morning crafty friends,
It's Melinda here and today I am sharing my two projects showcasing the new Quick Quotes One Fine Day paper and embellishment line. It will be debuting along with the other new lines we have showcased at CHA.

Along with the fabulous new Quick Quotes lines, we are also showcasing the Spellbinders Grand Calibur and dies.

Here is my first project. I created this box and love bug using several spellbinders dies. The bottom and top are from the square petal top box Spellbinders die set. I used paper from the French Quarter Quick Quotes paper line. I saw the original idea from one of the Spellbinders Design Team members.

I used another piece of paper from the Sumer Samba paper line from Quick Quotes. You cut the piece of paper to 8.5 inches and then scored it at 2.5 inches.

Here are the additional Spellbinders dies that I used to create the little love bug. I really wanted to create something “different” with my dies.
For the body, I trimmed one of the larger pink ovals and then trimmed the two ribbons down. I adhered them to the black body and then trimmed and inked them with some Maraschino Cherry Chalk Ink.
I assembled the rest of the love bug and my Pebbles, Inc. Dry Decorator chalks and white gel pen to add some finishing touches. If you would like to create a face like this, you can check out my faces tutorial: HERE
Here is a side view showing the paper panels from the One Fine Day Paper Line.

I used the following products


Quick Quotes Products
French Quarter Paper for the base and top
Summer Samba Paper
Maraschino Cherry and Amaretto Chalk Ink.
Other Products
Pebbles, Inc. Dry Decorator chalk
White gel pen, black fine tip pen
Trimmer and scorer
Various adhesives.

Here is my second project. I created this layout using nothing but Spellbinders dies and more of the beautiful One Fine Day paper.
Here are the dies I used to create the little Giraffe. Once again I really wanted to think outside the box with the dies.
Here is the finished Giraffe. I just trimmed the brown ovals at varying widths and heights to create his "spots"

Here is the completed Lamb. Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of the pieces separately. But I can tell you that I used my Scalloped Ovals, Scalloped Heart and Classic Ovals Dies to create this little cutie!!!
Here is a pretty medallion die I used and layered it with a die from the Sprocket set and one of the cute little medallions from the square petal top box die.
Here is a close up of the frame.
Close up of one of the borders and another medallion.
Close up of another one of the medallions.
Here is one last view of the entire layout.

Spellbinders Products


Classic Frameabilities

Quick Quotes Products
One Fine Day Paper

Other Products
Pebbles, Inc. Dry Decorator chalk
White gel pen, black fine tip pen
Trimmer and scorer
Various adhesives

I hope you enjoy these projects and are inspired to pull out your Spellbinders and your beautiful Quick Quotes products and start creating! As always, thank you for allowing me to share.

If you head over to the Quick Quotes blog today and leave a comment on my post, Quick Quotes will be selecting one random entrant to receive the Summer Samba of the new sets they are debuting at CHA!!! CLICK HERE to go and leave your comment!


  1. oh wow you really are making me want some of these spell binders.... Such lovely projects.

  2. Creandocondetalles1/20/12, 9:03 AM

    OMGOSH, I don't know where to begin your work is soooo Amazing! I am so shocked on what you can do with spellbinders wow I couldn't ever imagine doing this, your BLOG is full of soooo much FUN and COOL stuff thank you so much for sharing it with Creaciones Latinas as known as Creando Con Detalles visit us at

  3. OH. MY. STINKIN'. HECK!  There are amazing, gf!  You totally rocked the Spellbinders!  Love, love, love the little critters you created!  Demi wants to know if I'll make her some now -- right now!  After explaining that I don't own any Spellbinders, her comment was "I don't know what that is Momma, but I know you can make anything with your Cricut!"  Isn't she precious when she's sucking up!  LOL!  I'll say it again, WOW, great projects!!!!

  4. Elizabeth Mindemann1/20/12, 9:25 AM

    These are just too cute!  I love that love bug - so darling!  And that giraffe - oh my.  Just adorable!!  Great job!!

  5. WOW! I am sooooo impressed!!

  6. Melin!!!  This is absolutely ADORABLE!  I LOVE them!!!  You make them turn out so super cute.


  7. Wow, everything is fabulous!!!  those critters make me smile...too cute!

  8. Oh my gosh the faces are so adorable, How did you do the faces!!!! I might have missed the way you made it along the way. 

  9. WOW!  Love your Ladybug.  She is too adorable and not to mention the lamb and giraffee.  Great job! 

  10. It's fun use things differently than originally intended.  Very crafty, indeed, Melin!  Great job.  Now I'll head over to Quick Quotes!!

  11. beautiful as always!!

  12. Marla Lagoski1/20/12, 6:14 PM

    Melinda,  you make some of the most adorable projects out there!!  The little bee is so cute and it amazes me how you put so many different dies to put him together.  The scrapbook pages are amazing.  Love the littler giraffe and the sheep!!!  Thank you for sharing your inspiration to those of us who need it!

  13. Oh my these are Adorable!! I always tell myself I need to invest in some Spellbinders, but I never keep them in my cart for some reason. I do love all the projects.

  14. very cute animals!! i love the layout, it is adorable!!!

  15. Gabycreates1/21/12, 6:37 PM

    Super cute Melin! you are so freakin' creative!!   I do have most spellbinders dies, but not those box ones...or sprocket are enabling me!

  16. This bee is just SO stinkin cute! You totally inspired me to try something like this! Thanks for sharing!

  17. Wow, that bee is so so cute and I love the box. TFS.

  18. Wow it's really nice...Excellent work you did. I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Keep sharing more.


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