Spellbinders | Hola Llama Cards by Yana Smakula using Die D-Lites Hip Llama Etched Dies S3-319. Video tutorial #cardmaking #llamacard #hipllama #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking

Spellbinders | Hola Llama Cards. Die D-Lites Release Blog Hop. Video + Giveaway (Now Closed)

Hola amigas! No, I’ve not started to learn Spanish (although I’d love to one day!) but since I’m sharing fun Hola Llamas cards today I thought it would be fun to say Hola instead of Hello! Today I’m joining Spellbinders February Release Blog Hop #2 (catch blog hop #1 here) sharing fun cards created using Die D-Lites February 2018 cards.

As of September 2016 I work as an in-house creative designer at Spellbinders office in Phoenix. While I do a lot of work for them and create a number of different projects I am only sharing what I truly love made using their products here on my blog. I do not and never will share projects or mention products I not love.

Spellbinders | Hola Llama Cards by Yana Smakula using Die D-Lites Hip Llama Etched Dies S3-319. Video tutorial #cardmaking #llamacard #hipllama #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARDS DETAILS

I started working on these card by die-cutting circle and heart openings in A2 white card bases and kraft 4 x 5 1/4″ card front panels using my Spellbinders dies. I used a basic circle and heart dies for these. I taped the kraft panels onto card bases, taped the dies in the middle, opened card bases up and cut the openings in my Platinum die cutting machine.

Spellbinders | Hola Llama Cards by Yana Smakula using Die D-Lites Hip Llama Etched Dies S3-319. Video tutorial #cardmaking #llamacard #hipllama #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking

Next, I die-cut and embossed Llamas and accessories to dress my llama guys up. My animals were cut out of Hero Arts 120 LB cardstock and colored using Copic markers – I used C1, C3 and R20. For the accessories I used Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Classic Kraft and True Black cardstock as well as Simon Says Stamp Fog. I embossed all of these elements and inked the edges up using Distress ink in Wild Honey, Raspberry Fizz, Gathered Twigs.

Spellbinders | Hola Llama Cards by Yana Smakula using Die D-Lites Hip Llama Etched Dies S3-319. Video tutorial #cardmaking #llamacard #hipllama #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking

To create scenes for my Llama cards I die-cut Saguaro and Fishhook cacti from the Cacti set out of Ripe Avocado and New Leaf PTI cardstock and inked them up with Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive distress ink. I also die-cut sentiments for these cards using the Hola Margarita set and Party Food – I cut out Hola and !Gracias!.

Spellbinders | Hola Llama Cards by Yana Smakula using Die D-Lites Hip Llama Etched Dies S3-319. Video tutorial #cardmaking #llamacard #hipllama #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking

Along with the ink blending I also used a white gelly roll pen to add white details to the cacti, llama blankets and bow ties.

I also used some stamps to embellish the backgrounds of my cards. I didn’t decorate the heart window card, but for my circle cards I used Circle Saying stamp set from Simon Says stamp and white heat embossed Happy Birthday around the window opening and Sunburst Bold Prints background stamp from Hero Arts – stamped it in Barely Baige ink from Simon Says Stamp.

Spellbinders | Hola Llama Cards by Yana Smakula using Die D-Lites Hip Llama Etched Dies S3-319. Video tutorial #cardmaking #llamacard #hipllama #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking

I added a white heat embossed on black sentiment that reads “You Are Literally The Best” to 2 of my cards. This stamp comes from tha YAY set by Cathy Zielske for Simon Says Stamp and finally I used clear droplets in small and medium size from Pretty Pink Posh to spice these cards ups.

Spellbinders | Hola Llama Cards by Yana Smakula using Die D-Lites Hip Llama Etched Dies S3-319. Video tutorial #cardmaking #llamacard #hipllama #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking

I love how these projects turned out! I didn’t have any llama sentiments in my stash (like “You are a drama llama” or similar), but I was happy to find the Hola and Gracias dies from Spellbinders and used for those build my sentiments instead.

Spellbinders | Hola Llama Cards by Yana Smakula using Die D-Lites Hip Llama Etched Dies S3-319. Video tutorial #cardmaking #llamacard #hipllama #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking

HOP ALONG WITH US!

Spellbinders
Stephanie Beck Low
Nichol Spohr
Yana Smakula – you are here
Vanessa Menhorn
Hussena Calcuttawala
Rebecca Luminarias
Emily Leiphart
Erum Tasneem
Michelle Short

GIVEAWAY! (NOW CLOSED)

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Wednesday, February 21st 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day.

I also have a $25 gift certificate to Spellbinders blog to giveaway! Leave a comment below and let me know if you like to make window cards! Please leave a comment by Wednesday, February 21st 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. I’ll pick the winner, announce winner here and will email the winner on the 22nd.

The winner is: Megan Whitcher. Congratulation, Megan!

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 Hip Llama Dies
Spellbinders Hip Llama Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Hola Margaritas Die Set
Spellbinders Hola Margaritas Die Set
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Party Food Dies
Spellbinders Party Food Dies
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Spellbinders Cacti Stamp & Die Set
Spellbinders Cacti Stamp & Die Set
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SSS | SPEL
Spellbinders Classic Heart S4-136
Spellbinders Classic Heart S4-136
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SSS | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Dies
Spellbinders Standard Circles Small Dies
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SSS | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic Die Finder
Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic Die Finder
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SSS | SC | SPEL
Hero Arts Radiant White Cardstock
Hero Arts Radiant White Cardstock
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SSS | HA
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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SSS
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
PTI Perfect Match Raspberry Fizz Cardstock
PTI Perfect Match Raspberry Fizz Cardstock
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PTI
PTI Perfect Match Summer Sunrise Cardstock
PTI Perfect Match Summer Sunrise Cardstock
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PTI
PTI Perfect Match Ripe Avocado Cardstock
PTI Perfect Match Ripe Avocado Cardstock
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PTI
PTI Paper Basics - Kraft Cardstock (50 Sheets)
PTI Paper Basics – Kraft Cardstock (50 Sheets)
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PTI
PTI Perfect Match New Leaf Cardstock (50 sheets)
PTI Perfect Match New Leaf Cardstock (50 sheets)
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PTI
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
Neenah Classic Crest 80 Lb Smooth Desert Storm
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SSS | AZ
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Sunburst Bold Prints
Hero Arts Cling Stamp Sunburst Bold Prints
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SSS | HA
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp Set
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SSS
Cz Design Clear Stamps Yay Cz09
Cz Design Clear Stamps Yay Cz09
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SSS
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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SSS | SC | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Dye Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp Barely Beige Dye Ink Pad
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SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Wild Honey
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peeled Paint
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Peeled Paint
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Picked Raspberry
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Gathered Twigs
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Gathered Twigs
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Crushed Olive
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad Crushed Olive
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
Ranger Mini Round Foam Refils
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SSS | SC | AZ
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Ink Blending Tools
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives Thin White Foam Squares
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker R20 Blush Pink
Copic Sketch Marker R20 Blush Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
Copic Sketch Marker C1 Cool Gray
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
Copic Sketch Marker C3 Cool Gray Grey
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SSS | AZ
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
Tim Holtz Tonic Craft Stamp Platform
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-tape 2 1/2 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
White Fun Foam 12 Pack 9 x 12
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SSS | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
Scrapbook Adhesives Adhesive Sheets
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SSS | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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SSS | SC
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM Clear Droplets (small)
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SSS
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM Clear Droplets (medium)
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SSS
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Gelly Roll Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Gelly Roll Pen
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SSS
Tonic Easy Clean Mat
Tonic Easy Clean Mat
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Spellbinders | Hola Llama Cards by Yana Smakula using Die D-Lites Hip Llama Etched Dies S3-319. Video tutorial #cardmaking #llamacard #hipllama #diecutting #handmadecard #neverstopmaking

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118 Comments

    1. First of all, I have to say, thank you, Yana, for showing beginners like me what a window card is. Second of all, I’m sorry to say goodbye, but I just have to go make some window cards now!

    1. I do love these llamas! I’ve made a few window cards and they are fun!

    1. Your set of llama cards are fantastic! I love the bright colors you used and all the little accessory pieces that give the llamas their personality.

    1. These cards are perfect. I love the added detail…it really helped these little llamas come to life. I love window cards, but I’m still building my supply stash so I’ve never made one myself! I need to put that on my to-do list. 🙂

    1. I just adore window cards and you make it look so easy. Love your colors.

    1. I guess I’m late to the Lama fan club but your cards have me hooked. I just might have to purchase these items. The droplets are a great finishing touch. Too cute.

    1. The llamas are so cute. I love how you “dressed them up”. Thanks for the extra giveaway.

    1. Window cards are always fun to make. Your cards are very colorful and eye-catching.

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