the wizard is a great new die cutter. not only do the dies made by spellbinders cut, but get this—they emboss and stencil as well! can this be any more versatile? in no time at all you’ll be cutting out shapes like a pro.
yep, the wizard is a great tool for scrapbooking, but there’s so much more you can do with it!
using the big scalloped circles dies (nestabilities), cut out several flowers in two different sizes and colors, and then emboss them all for a more dimensional effect. once several flowers are cut and embossed, these cards are so simple to make: tear some blue paper to fit the card, and then randomly place the red and yellow flower shapes until you get an arrangement you like. cut some green strips for stems, add a couple of leaves and black-and-white spotty centers, and the word “spring” to the top of the card, and you’re done!
these dies aren’t just for cutting paper…oh no, my friend. they actually cut felt! cut two of the larger hot pink flowers, one medium baby pink flower, and a small hot pink flower for the center. sew a pinback onto one of the largest flowers, and then sandwich the two together and stitch them with a blanket stitch. stitch around the other two shapes, tack them to the back with a couple of stitches in an “x” pattern, and add some leaves, and you’ve got yourself a lovely little pin. it’d also be cute as a brooch, or pinned to a hat or purse.
the dies also work great for cutting stencils. for this shirt, place four of the scalloped circles on some freezer paper and run them through the wizard. then take the three smaller dies, place them on the other side of the large flower, and run them back through the wizard to repeat the pattern. with the many different dies available from spellbinders, the design possibilities are endless!
spellbinders makes lots of great border dies as well. to make this tag, use the classic scallops border petites, (from the borderabilities line). cut the end of the tag, emboss it, and then use the die to stencil some color on the area. this edge really sets off the steampunk collage on the rest of the tag. this border die can be used to jazz up stationery and all sorts of other paper crafts.
not too bad for a hundred bucks!