Spellbinders September 2017 Large Die Of The Month - Celebrate Card by Yana Smakula

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Spellbinders September 2017 Large Die Of The Month - Celebrate Card by Yana Smakula

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I was very excited to see Spellbinders launch a new die kit in addition to their regular Die Of The Month Subscription. The Large Die Of The Month Subscription Kit is exactly that – a subscription kit featuring larger die designs.

For those of you who don’t know me, I work as an in-house creative designer at Spellbinders and part of my duties is creating samples using all of the Spellbinders kits including this one. In today’s post I’ll share a closer look at the two cards featured on the inspiration sheet:

Spellbinders September 2017 Large Die Of The Month - Celebrate Card by Yana Smakula

CARD DETAILS – CONGRATULATIONS

I started working on this card by die cutting a number of borders using one of the border dies from my kit out of gold glitter cardstock. The cardstock I used comes from Hobby Lobby and it’s the kind the sheds a bit of glitter. Not all glitter papers can be die cut, especially those that do not shed any glitter at all, they are made out of vinyl and aren’t die cuttable with a detailed die like this one – so this is just something to keep in mind.

Spellbinders September 2017 Large Die Of The Month - Celebrate Card by Yana Smakula

I was planning to make a square card so I estimated I needed to have 4 borders and cut 4. I didn’t emboss them, although you can if you cut this die out of other paper, as this glitter paper hides all of the embossed detail.

Spellbinders September 2017 Large Die Of The Month - Celebrate Card by Yana Smakula

I created a white top folding card base measuring 5 3/4 ” square. Next, I cut a blue cardstock panel to 5 1/2″ square and foam mounted it onto the card. I used a sheet of fun foam and adhesive tape instead of foam adhesive to adhere the panel.

Using foam adhesive squares I adhered my die cut borders onto the card spacing them evenly. The die cuts go outside the card a tiny bit, I really liked this look so I didn’t trim them.

Spellbinders September 2017 Large Die Of The Month - Celebrate Card by Yana Smakula

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Next, I stamped a simple Congratulations sentiment in black ink onto a white cardstock strip and foam mounted onto the card. I was going for a Moroccan look here so I used Nuvo Drops in Gloss White and added a number of white enamel dots onto my project.

CARD DETAILS – WITH ALL MY HEART

My second project, With All My Heart, features a handmade card and a matching envelope. Once again I used gold glitter cardstock but this time went with a deeper blue, Navy, for my set.

Spellbinders September 2017 Large Die Of The Month - With All My Heart Card by Yana Smakula

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I started working on this project by adding a layer of Stick It onto the back of my glitter cardstock; since this is a very detailed die I had to run it through my die cutting machine a few times to make sure all of the details would be perfectly cut. I cut two pieces and set them aside.

Spellbinders September 2017 Large Die Of The Month - With All My Heart Card by Yana Smakula

To make the card I created a 5 1/2″ square top folding card base out of white cardstock. Next, I cut a blue cardstock panel to 5 1/4″ square and foam mounted it onto the card. I adhered one of my die cuts in place using the sticky I already had on the back from using Stick It.

To create a sentiment for this card I heat embossed “With All My Heart” in gold embossing powder onto same blue cardstock and trimmed into a 2 1/2″ square. I also cut a 2 5/8 ” glitter cardstock panel to mat under the sentiment and foam mounted onto my card.

Spellbinders September 2017 Large Die Of The Month - With All My Heart Card by Yana Smakula

To create the envelope I used my We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and made one for a 5 1/2″ card. I trimmed my gold die cut and adhered it onto the inside of the envelope as an envelope liner.

Spellbinders September 2017 Large Die Of The Month - With All My Heart Card by Yana Smakula

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SPELLBINDERS SEPTEMBER LARGE DIE OF THE MONTH

Interested in getting this kit from Spellbinders? Subscribe to their Large Die Of The Month Club! Here’s a quote from Spellbinders website about their clubs:

The Spellbinders Monthly Membership Clubs (formerly known as Maker’s Mart) are designed for die cutting aficionados, handmade card makers, crafty DIY’ers, and beginners alike. Each month members will receive expertly designed dies or kits; used to create projects, cards, and more. We provide the inspiration, but you’re the maker/designer/creator.

 

 

You can also purchase past kit individually without subscribing to the club. You can look at past kits here. Since the Large Die Of The Month is a new Club there aren’t any past kits yet. This set, if if doesn’t sell out, will become available for individual purchase next month on October 1st.

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GIVEAWAY! (NOW CLOSED)

I have one Spellbinders September Large Die Of The Month kit (thank you, Spellbinders!) to giveaway as a prize to one blog reader.

Please leave a comment below for your chance to win! Please comment by end of the day Sept 16th and I’ll pick the winner on Sunday, Sept 17th. I will post winner’s name in this post and will contact the winner.

The winner is – Cindy Thick. Congratulations!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month Subscription
Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month Subscription
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SPEL
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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My Colors Cardstock - Deep Blue
My Colors Cardstock – Deep Blue
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My Colors Cardstock - Navy
My Colors Cardstock – Navy
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We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board 71277-0
We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board 71277-0
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Thankful Heart
Simon Says Clear Stamps Thankful Heart
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
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Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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68 Comments

    1. Your cards are always so beautiful. Spellbinders dies are so elegant. I would love the chance to win this set. Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. These are beautiful! I love the sparkle, love the dots you added and how you decorated the envelope!

    1. Beautiful work Yana, what a wonderful gift you have. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win this die set.

    1. You have really gone to town using these awesome dies! I am totally blown away by how gorgeous each of these are! I am totally inspired and ready to create! TFS!

    1. I feel Arabian nights and burning incense with this card. It takes my breath away as it’s so beautiful. Because of this card I’ve just spent 2 hours on the spellbinders site looking at all their die cuts! I have a list of dies I want to buy. I’d love to have this one also.

    1. The sparkly gold with navy blue is so breathtaking and fancy! I love your style Yana!

    1. These cards are so beautiful. These dies very elegant and so festive looking cut from glitter cardstock. Thanks Yana.

    1. The dies make such elegant cards.
      Love the gold on the dark blues.
      thanks for sharing.

    1. So pretty! I love how you use the Spellbinder dies; it helps me get ideas for my own projects. Thanks for sharing!

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