Friday, January 20, 2012

CHA Sneak: One Fine Day - Melin

Good morning crafty friends, it's Melinda here hosting the blog 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 will showcase at CHA.

Along with the fabulous new Quick Quotes lines, we are also showcasing the Spellbinders Grand Calibur and dies this month.  Each of the Designers were sent a Grand Calibur Machine and some dies to play with. Thank you Spellbinders!

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 used some additional chalks and white gel pen to add some finishing touches.
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
Other Products
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.

Here is the completed Lamb. Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of the pieces separately.
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
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.


What a treasure of crafty talent you've showcased here, Melin!

We love how you pieced together those adorable projects using your Spellbinders!!!


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Miriam Prantner said...

These animals are so cute! Especially that giraffe!

HeatherK said...

I love that box, what a creative way to use the dies.

Jessica said...

These are so cute. My son says he "wishes we could get those." LOL. I love how you used the Spellbinders dies. I hope to get some of those soon. They are sooooo worth it! beautiful work!

Lucy said...

I can't decide which project I like best.They are both awesome!

Celeste said...

Oh wow Melin... you are soooo super talented.... I love the honey bee in pink....... thank you so much for the chance to win.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

These are so cute. Especially like the Love Bug. Like Spellbinders. Thanks for the versatility ideas.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

WOW!!!! double WOW!!!! Melin, you are amazing. ok triple WOW!!!!

Elizabeth said...

These are so darling! I love that giraffe!

Jen said...

OMGosh are these adorable! You totally rocked the Spellbinders, girlie! Way to think outside of the box and show everyone new ways to use their dies! Just awesome . . . as always!

Judy said...

OMG!! I would never have thought to use Spellbinders like this! Absolutely adorable!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Tabitha said...

so precious!

Kim said...

OH MY! SUCH GORGEOUS Projects!! I am a follower!! Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

I just love how you showcased the papers and the creativity with the dies! Outstanding!!


Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Happy Friday such cute critters

connie said...

beautiful projects!

Suzanne said...

Melin what wonderful projects. Love the little bee and the layout is stunning. Love all the lacey details. Your use of Spellbinders is amazing!

Debbie Garcia said...

The layout is gorgeous only problem is all that preety on frames gets covered up with the photos
It takes a whole turn when u put the photos g. The animals are really cute

Kimberly said...

Oh my what fantastic creations...i just can't get my head around you only using dies....fabulous. One of these days i'll have to try something like it..tfs
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

Dorina said...

WOW! What a great project. Love the ideas. Can't wait to try something like this. Thanks for the great inspiration.

Maria Matter said...

fabulous projects Melin!!!
making note on my "must have" shopping list...

Ginny said...

Cute projects and I love the Summer Samba collection.

Adora Concepcion said...

omg!!! i had so much fun looking at your project Melin! fantastic job as always!

**Treefrog** said...

Goodness Melin, talk about outside the box, LOL! Love how you used those dies, so clever! Gorgeous, as always, Love your little bugs and animals, too darn Cute!!!
((Hugs)) Theresa

Amanda said...

I love that fat little bee! All of the animals are adorable. Great work!

littlen said...

these are so cute. tfs. i'm a follower.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Rebecca W said...

I love the pieces and that you did something different with the dies! The layout is fabulous. rlovew1976 at

Tanya said...

OH my goodness how cute are these! I love this, but I know I would never be able to make those adorable faces myself. I just keep staring, I can't believe how sweet these little guys are!

Mandy Voliva said...

Really cute layout! Love the valentine box.

Anonymous said...

wow! i totally love the box die ans also the animals. hope to see you guys again at this year's expo. cgreer

Janet said...

I want to make the box with the spellbinder box dies. Love the new paper lines.

Connie said...

Your Animals are so cute. please enter me into the drawing.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

That love bug is just the cutest! I love how you used all of the different shapes to make the other animals on your LO too! So creative and fun! Thank you so very much!

Tasha said...

i love all three of these lttle animals. they are so adorable. i cant even pick which one i like the best!! i am a follower!

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

Those were so cute, I love this collection, I can not wait to own it. Thanks for sharing. I am a follower!

Anonymous said...

Wow what talent!!! I love the collection but mostly what you have done with it. Wish I could see inside your brain.
Thanks for giving us the opportunity to at least have a peak.
Cathy R.

Liz said...

Fabulous layout!! Those animals are amazing! I would have never thought that far outside the box! Thanks for sharing!!!!! :)

Kathy Dinkel said...

OMG...I love your paper choices for your animals. Just adorable!

Terri H. said...

Love the layout and your critters are adorable.

Anonymous said...

Hope some day I will be able to make a lay out that looks that great! Wow is all I can say at this time. I am a newbie and am amazed at all the talent I see around me!

craftsbyreva said...

Wow, those are beautiful, didn't know you could do so much with the dies. Thanks for the chance to win. I just became a follower too!