Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card by Yana Smakula using S2-266 Ho Ho Ho, S3-272 Build a Stocking, S3-282 Bicycle, S4-793 Gossamer Knot Ensemble, S4-822 Deck the Halls, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles Dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard #handmadecard

Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card

Hello everyone! This blog post and video is a part of a monthly feature I’m hosting on Spellbinders blog and Youtube channel called “Layered Dimensional Die Cutting”. I hope you’ve enjoyed previous episodes, in case you missed them you can find them here, here and here.

What is “Layered Dimensional Die Cutting Series”? Once a month I’m sharing a card project along with a detailed video tutorial showcasing traditional Spellbinders style with lots of die-cut layers and dimension!

Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card by Yana Smakula using S2-266 Ho Ho Ho, S3-272 Build a Stocking, S3-282 Bicycle, S4-793 Gossamer Knot Ensemble, S4-822 Deck the Halls, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles Dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard #handmadecard

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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’m back with another Christmas card idea mixing and matching dies from several Spellbinders’ die sets. Similar to a previous Holiday card I shared, by changing up the papers to non Christmas, taking out the Christmas Tree and using a non holiday sentiment this card design can be easily adapted to any other season or occasion.

Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card by Yana Smakula using S2-266 Ho Ho Ho, S3-272 Build a Stocking, S3-282 Bicycle, S4-793 Gossamer Knot Ensemble, S4-822 Deck the Halls, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles Dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard #handmadecard

In fact, here’s a card I quickly put together using same dies and layout just to give you additional inspiration. In addition to the dies I used to create Christmas card (I have them listed below) I also used a fire hydrant from the Fido die set. My sentiment came from Mama Elephant – Labeled Messages stamp set and was stamped in Avery Elle Jungle ink color. The background patterned paper came from the Pretty Posy 12×12 paper paper from First Edition.

Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card by Yana Smakula using S2-266 Ho Ho Ho, S3-272 Build a Stocking, S3-282 Bicycle, S4-793 Gossamer Knot Ensemble, S4-822 Deck the Halls, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles Dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard #handmadecard

So don’t limit yourself to just one season – there are many different ways one design can be interpreted and stretched to work all year round.

Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card by Yana Smakula using S2-266 Ho Ho Ho, S3-272 Build a Stocking, S3-282 Bicycle, S4-793 Gossamer Knot Ensemble, S4-822 Deck the Halls, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles Dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard #handmadecard

Here are both cards side by side – almost identical!

Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card by Yana Smakula using S2-266 Ho Ho Ho, S3-272 Build a Stocking, S3-282 Bicycle, S4-793 Gossamer Knot Ensemble, S4-822 Deck the Halls, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles Dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard #handmadecard

I started working on my card by doing all of my die-cutting first. I used two largest dies from the Hemstitch Rectangles set to die-cut a red panel with a beautiful decorative hemstitch edge. I just love this die design and I feel you’ll see me use it over and over again if you haven’t already.

Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card by Yana Smakula using S2-266 Ho Ho Ho, S3-272 Build a Stocking, S3-282 Bicycle, S4-793 Gossamer Knot Ensemble, S4-822 Deck the Halls, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles Dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard #handmadecard

I also die-cut a white cardstock panel to layer under my die cut. I wanted to have white show through the hemstitch squares and not patterned paper I used for my card.

Next, I cut Gossamer Knot rectangle out of gold glitter paper. I absolutely adore this die and even though it wasn’t designed as a holiday one it works wonderfully for Christmas projects.

Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card by Yana Smakula using S2-266 Ho Ho Ho, S3-272 Build a Stocking, S3-282 Bicycle, S4-793 Gossamer Knot Ensemble, S4-822 Deck the Halls, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles Dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard #handmadecard

I also die-cut a bicycle out of white and gold foil cardstock. The inspiration for this project came from a photo a saw on Pinterest and I’m sure you’ve all seen it, too – a car or a truck with a Christmas tree on its roof. I wanted to do something similar so I decided to use this bicycle die instead.

Another element I cut for this card is of course a Christmas tree. I used a tree from Deck The Hall set and cut it out of white glitter paper. This die will also cut little gifts and a star on the top of the tree – I didn’t need those elements so I trimmed them off with scissors.

Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card by Yana Smakula using S2-266 Ho Ho Ho, S3-272 Build a Stocking, S3-282 Bicycle, S4-793 Gossamer Knot Ensemble, S4-822 Deck the Halls, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles Dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard #handmadecard

The last two pieces I cut out were a little red bow and a word “Joy”. I cut the latter out of red cardstock that has been adhered onto fun foam with double sided sticky sheet on the back to make it easier to adhere it in place. I like to use Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets or Stick it adhesive sheets when I need to adhere cardstock to fun foam and add a sticker to my die cuts.

When you go to put your card together you can also wrap baker’s twine around the Christmas Tree and the bicycle to make it look like the tree is tied to the bike for a fun and interesting touch.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 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 Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Tool
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Spellbinders Gossamer Knot Ensemble Dies
Spellbinders Gossamer Knot Ensemble Dies
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Spellbinders Deck the Halls Dies
Spellbinders Deck the Halls Dies
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Spellbinders Die D-lites Bicycle Dies
Spellbinders Die D-lites Bicycle Dies
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Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles Dies
Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles Dies
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Spellbinders Ho Ho Ho Dies
Spellbinders Ho Ho Ho Dies
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Spellbinders Build a Stocking Dies
Spellbinders Build a Stocking Dies
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Schoolhouse Red Cardstock
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Altenew Gold Mirror Cardstock
Altenew Gold Mirror Cardstock
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Hero Arts Christmas Messages CM100
Hero Arts Christmas Messages CM100
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Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
Stick It Adhesive Handy Pack 5 Sheets
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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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Other Supplies: First Edition Christmas Wishes 8×8” Paper Pad; White Glitter Cardstock, Gold Glitter Cardstock; Self Adhesive White Pearls.

PIN THIS PROJECT

Like this card? Feel free to pin it to one of your boards on Pinterest!

Spellbinders | Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #4 – Christmas Bicycle Card by Yana Smakula using S2-266 Ho Ho Ho, S3-272 Build a Stocking, S3-282 Bicycle, S4-793 Gossamer Knot Ensemble, S4-822 Deck the Halls, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles Dies #spellbinders #diecutting #christmascard #handmadecard

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5 Comments

    1. So many tips in this video! Much appreciated. I especially like the tip on adhering paper to the fun foam before die cutting a word die. That seems like a helpful hint and will give it a try! Also, the tip on popping up the background gold layer by using the bike to hide the foam! What a fun and unique card. Thanks for sharing your process in a video.

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