Tuesday, March 1, 2011

JustRite Stampers -- Introducing Charmed Cling and Charm Custom Dies

If you are looking for my Sparkle Creations challenge post, please click here or scroll down. Thank you!

Edited to add direct links.

Today is the final introduction of the new JustRite Stampers releases. You are in for a treat today as we are not only previewing a new cling set, but also a matching custom die set! CL-02110 Charmed Set - Cling is a set of 15 cling stamps that coordinate with JB-08960 JustRite Custom Charm Dies and all JustRite 1 5/8" centers. With those options, the possibilities are endless!

During today's blog hop we are giving away Three Mystery Blog Candy Shopping Sprees --- which simply means along the hop we have hidden 3 shopping sprees --- the designers don't even know if they have the shopping spree!  Here's what you will be eligible to win along the blog tour - a $100 JustRite Webstore Shopping Spree , a $75.00  JustRite Shopping Spree and a $50.00 JustRite Shopping Spree.   Simply leave a little love on each blogger's post and on Friday Morning we will announce on the JustRite Blog the 3 Designers who have the mystery candy and the winners!! Comments will close at midnight CST on Thursday Evening. Complete hop list is near the end of this post. Good luck to you!

Here's my sample card using the star charm:

I stamped and embossed the star charm, then I cut it out with the custom star die. I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a circle die (also part of the Charm die set), then I mounted it on a Spellbinders Standard circle die and popped it all on the star with foam tape. The bow is part of the Charm cling set.. I stamped, colored and added it to the top of my charm tag to finish it off. Here's a closer look at the tag:

I decided to make charm tags using each of the images and sentiments so I can add these on to a card or gift package later:

Here's a look at my entire project all together:

I am going to interrupt my post here to show you how I cut my charms.. In the past, I have used my Cuttlebug with my die cuts, but thanks to Spellbinder's Paper Arts, I am the proud owner of a Grand Calibur (a HUGE thank you to the owners, Stacey and Jeff, for their incredible generosity!). This charm project is the perfect one to highlight its use. First, I started by stamping all of my charms on a sheet of cardstock, then I carefully placed each die over each charm (secured with a little bit of scotch tape).

For those of you who haven't seen the machine yet, the photo below is a shot of the Grand Calibur. I have to admit that when I first heard about it, I was intrigued, but also afraid that I wouldn't have room for it on my craft counter. I was pleasantly surprised that it really isn't that much bigger than my Cuttlebug. (To cut my charm dies, I simply flipped them over on the base plate so that the cutting edge is up.)

Once I was ready to cut, I placed the cutting plate on top and ran it through the machine and all 4 charms were instantly cut. I ran them through a second time to emboss the edges. The best part is that the cutting area is a generous 8 1/2" x 11", so you can cut much more than what I showed here. Below are my 4 charm dies ready to be added to my project.

For more details, please visit the JustRite Inspiration blog for the official introduction of this set. Also, here is a list of my JustRite teammates hopping along with projects using Charmed and the Charm dies. You won't want to miss anyone for a chance to win some Mystery Blog Candy!

Here's a complete look at the Charmed Cling set:

and the matching Charmed dies:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
JustRite Stampers: CL-02110 Charmed Set - Cling
Paper: Lille (7 Gypsies), Classic Crest Classic Natural White (Neenah), True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Wheat, Versamark Watermark (Tsukineko)
Copic Markers: 0, R24, R27, R29
Die Cut Machine: Grand Calibur (Spellbinders)
Accessories: JB-08960 Charm Dies (co-branded with Spellbinders), Standard Circle Nestabilities-SM, die 2, Big Scalloped Border Petite Borderabilities (Spellbinders); Black embossing powder, Twine (May Arts), Pearls (Kaisercraft), Seam binding, Button, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.