Spellbinders | Shaped Cards. Episode #1 – Your Kindness Makes a Difference. Card by Yana Smakula using S4-733 Braided Grace Square Dies

Spellbinders | Shaped Cards. Episode #1 – Your Kindness Makes a Difference

Hello friends! This blog post and video marks the start of yet another monthly feature I’m hosting on Spellbinders blog and Youtube channel called “Shaped Cards with Spellbinders”. Once a month I will be posting a card and and video tutorial featuring a shaped card base using Spellbinders dies!

Spellbinders | Shaped Cards. Episode #1 – Your Kindness Makes a Difference. Card by Yana Smakula using S4-733 Braided Grace Square Dies

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I was happy to see you enjoy the first few episodes from my original video series, Layered Dimensional Die Cutting, so I decided to introduce additional series and share even more tutorials using Spellbinders dies. I hope you’ll enjoy these videos just as much!

In the past I never cared much for shaped cards and only made standard square or rectangular projects, but after making a few I was hooked. This is something different, yet not hard to make. So let’s jump right in!

The card I am sharing in this post and video first appeared in the Die-cutting Essentials Magazine Issue 25, I have more cardmaking ideas in that issue in case you’d like to check it out.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my project by creating a card base. This, after all, is the most important part of a shaped card! I used pearlescent white cardstock from WorldWin, trimmed a 5 x 12” strip, scored it and folded at 5 inches. To create the base for my card I used an outer die from the Braided Grace Square set.

Spellbinders | Shaped Cards. Episode #1 – Your Kindness Makes a Difference. Card by Yana Smakula using S4-733 Braided Grace Square Dies

I love to use die sets where there’s an outer outline die and also a detail die. Sets like this offer you lots more die cutting options. To make sure I kept the fold in place and did not accidentally cut it off I taped my die onto my paper and I positioned it so that the top cut edge of the die went a bit outside the fold.

Spellbinders | Shaped Cards. Episode #1 – Your Kindness Makes a Difference. Card by Yana Smakula using S4-733 Braided Grace Square Dies

After you cut the base out you can keep it as is, or you can add detail onto the front of the card. I used the Inlaid Braid die – I opened my card base up (you’ll need to do this not to cut through both the front and back), positioned my die and send it through the machine and cut. This added gorgeous decorative detail to the front of the card base.

Spellbinders | Shaped Cards. Episode #1 – Your Kindness Makes a Difference. Card by Yana Smakula using S4-733 Braided Grace Square Dies

The bottom edge of this card base is rather flat so it stands no problem on its own. Be sure to watch my video tutorial above for a full set of instructions.

Spellbinders | Shaped Cards. Episode #1 – Your Kindness Makes a Difference. Card by Yana Smakula using S4-733 Braided Grace Square Dies

Have fun die-cutting!

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 Braided Grace Square Dies S4-733
Spellbinders Braided Grace Square Dies 
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Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tag Stamp and Die Set
Spellbinders Graceful Tiny Tag Stamp & Die Set
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Spellbinders Tool
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Altenew Gold Mirror Cardstock
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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DMC Metallic Gold Embroidery Thread
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First Edition 12x12 Designer Paper Pad - Sweet Nothings
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Mama Elephant Clear Stamps His Love
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4 Comments

    1. Yana this card is gorgeous!!!! I have always loved creating shaped cards with different dies! This die set is very similar to another that I have by Spellbinders that I use a lot to create cards! Love your card!
      Hugs,
      JO

    1. Oh, what a beautful card!!! It looks so intricate but you made it look so easy to make!
      I am going to have to try these die cuts :o)
      Many thanks for the tutorial.

    1. Wow! What an amazing elegant card!! Love this one! And thanks for starting the new series! I’m a recent follower of your works, and it is addicting now 🙂 Love watching your tutorials 🙂

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