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January 7- 13, 2010

Commenting on this post is welcome but does NOT enter you into the contest. This contest is sponsored by Spellbinders™ Paper Arts. Directions on how to enter are in the Blog Post and Official Rules at If you have any questions, please e-mail

Welcome to the fifth day of the Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is hosting Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! We will introduce 25 new Die Templates and 2 Impressabilities™ templates! These sneak peeks are part of the collection that will be released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show on January 24, 2010. We want to invite YOU, our greatest fans, to join the party from January 7-14, 2010! See the newest Spellbinders™ products, visit our Designers’ Blogs, and win fabulous Spellbinders™ prizes!

Today you have the opportunity to win a Spellbinders™ prize package (including all three Spellbinders™ Die Templates revealed today) through the contest entry email address listed below. Be sure to visit the other Designers’ Blogs participating today, and enter from those blogs for additional chances to win! You may enter once from each Blog! Each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog post is open to contest entries for 48 hours. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time January 12, 2010 to enter this contest through my blog. Be sure to read the rules at before entering so that your entry will be valid!

To see previous Spellbinders ™ Surprise Party!! posts or to go to any of the future blog posts, feel free to visit the following:

Please link these addresses instead of listing them

January 7
Debbie Olson
Julie Overby
Lesa Rapp

January 8
Becca Feeken
Janine Blackwelder
Debbie Seyer

January 9
Heidi Blankenship
Karen Taylor
Beth Pingry & Cathy Chlebana

January 10,
Linda Duke
Jennifer Davis
Terre Fry

January 11
Keri Lee Sereika
Kazan Clark
Mary Pfaff

January 12
Karen Hunsaker
Christy Farneth-Kerr
Holly Simoni

January 13
Sherry Cheever
Kimberly Crawford
Sharon Johnson

After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders™ Paper Arts will randomly pick one winner from each Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! blog event as stated in the rules at Winner will be contacted by email within 24 hours of the contest deadline. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn for said prize.

Entrants visiting all 21 Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! events and correctly enter the drawing on each Blog will automatically be entered into the SPELLBINDERS™ SURPRISE PARTY!! GRAND PRIZE give away with a retail value of over $350.00. The GRAND PRIZE will be announced on January 24, 2010 on the Spellbinders Blog and consists of super secret products being released at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. You WILL be excited!!

I’m thrilled to share my Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! project with you...

To make these Apple Coasters you will need these supplies:

Spellbinder’s S4-267 Nested Apples, S3-093 Flower and Petals, Red/tan checkered fabric, Green fabric, Batting, Tsukineko Fabrico Sand Craft Ink, Twine, Beacon Fabri-Tac glue, Fabric Barn grosgrain ribbon.

Cut two pieces of fabric, right sides together from the S4-267 Nested Apple Die Template #3 (with #1 being the smallest). Then cut two pieces of batting using the same die template. Place batting between fabric and stitch.

Next, cut leaves from S3-093 Flower and Petals. Stencil with Fabrico ink onto leaves. Heat set. Glue onto Apples with Fabri-Tac. Put a dot of glue onto stem and tie twine knot.

Nested Apples
Limited Edition Fruit Collection
#1 1 11/16 x 1 7/8″
#2 2 9/16 x 2 11/16″
#3 3 9/16 x 3 11/16″

This is my card using the S4-267 Nested Apple, S3-093 Flower and Petals, S4-115 Petite Scalloped Circles LG and S4-117 Petite Scalloped Circles SM, S4-212 Contemporary Hearts Borderabilities® Petites, S3-148 Tags Trio. I used the same products to create this card to match the Apple Coaster Set. You can make it quickly to compliment your gift set.


For the complete Spellbinders™ Surprise Party!! rules go to .


1) Send your email entry to:

2) Type the name of the die template being revealed on my blog in the “subject” line of the email.

3) Click send!

If you have any questions regarding the contest, send an e-mail of inquiry to:

Thank you for visiting my blog and good luck!!


  1. Well done Mary - You did a fantastic job and your projects are divine

  2. Beautiful projects!!!The apples are so cute, Mary!!! :)

  3. What darling projects Mary! Bravo my friend.

  4. OK...this one is definitely on my list! Love both projects. You did such a wonderful job that I might have to bring out that sewing machine! LOL!

  5. Very sweet! Who knew you could cut batting with the dies! Gotta try that sometime...

  6. Oh this is brilliant! I love these coasters & your card is beautiful...makes for a fantastic gift idea!

  7. great project! where's the picture of the complete set? how many dies are there?

  8. What a fantastic idea!! Very, very cute Mary! Love it!

  9. Terrific gift ideas. A long time ago I made apple coasters and inserted cinnamon little pellets. A hot cup on the coaster would release a nice aroma. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Gorgeous gift ideas Mary. Makes me want to get my sewing machine out!!

  11. Fabulous project, love the coasters.


  12. Fabulous ideas, Glad you did something different with the dies that didn't just involve paper crafting

  13. Love the country look of your coasters, Mary! I'm thinking a little sprinkle of cinnamon oil on the batting and they'd smell delicious if you put a hot mug down on them too!

  14. That is just tooo cute! I love that idea! Thanks so much for sharing! Katie

  15. I LOVE the table setting and the card is wonderful.

  16. Very cool - I love the whole matching table setting!

  17. Mary What a great idea :) Very clever thinking.
    Nested Apples I got to have them :)

  18. What a great idea, I just love what you did with this

  19. Awesome Idea . . . I want this die, it could be used for so many different projects! tfs!!! :)

  20. Love how you used the Apple die on fabric! Wonderful projects Mary!

  21. Wow! You took this to a whole new level with the fabric - brilliant!

  22. What a cute project!! I love the Nested Apple coasters and you made it look soooo easy :)

  23. What a darling set! would love to try this. xxD

  24. the coasters are very sweet! hugs nicky

  25. Very well presented. I like the fabric use for a different twist. Thanks for sharing your talents

  26. Coasters are so cute, thanks for sharing. ~Diane

  27. Oh, this is my favorite new release so far. Wonderful!

  28. Love your apple coasters and your card too and the new dies. Thanks for sharing.

  29. What a darling project! I love the idea of using fabric for your table setting -- or better said - I love that you've use the Spellbinders dies with fabric for the the table decor -- GREAT idea!

  30. What a great project! Thanks for the instructions and pictures to make the coasters! What a neat idea to use the templates with fabric for applique, etc. Wow!

  31. lovely project.never tried cutting material though.

  32. Ireally like the work you put into the apple coasters and the card. I really like the country theme ideas you do. Nice work..Thanks.

  33. Love your apple coasters, so wonderful! I love your country charm! Think I'll peruse your blog some more, I like what I see so far!

  34. very interesting... I do not sew.. but who knew..

  35. What a clever cookie you are! I love your projects. Good thing my sewing machine is always out and ready for action. I see myself doing some little neighbor gifts in the shape of apples, LOL. Great job, Mary!

  36. Very creative project. I truly enjoyed looking at the matching decorations and coasters.

  37. Great project! Thank you for sharing.

  38. Mary, I LOVE you projects!! What a Fantastic idea for making the coasters, I love the whole ensemble! Your card is Fabulous too! Can't wait to see you soon! Hugs

  39. Awesome.....I didn't know you could cut with these die's......This would be great for quilting..... thank you for the awesome projects.....

  40. How wonderful are these? Thanks for sharing.