Spellbinders | Colorful Cards with Basic Shape Dies. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway. Party Like You Mean It cards by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Ovals Dies S4-906 and Cz Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza CZ12 #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardmakingvideo #cleanandsimple

Spellbinders | Colorful Cards with Basic Shape Dies. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway (Closed)

Hello friends! We’re moving early next week (I still have plenty to pack – I’m posting some photos on my Instagram Stories in case you’d like to see), but in the meantime I have new cards and a video to share. Today I’m joining Spellbinders March release blog hop and brining you 10 cards created using their March Classics release which is all about basic shape dies. I talk in detail about 2 projects in this post and video and I share supplies for the rest of the cards at the bottom of my post.

The cards I have today were created awhile back (aside from the 2 video projects) as part of the “packaging” projects – the cards that you see on the Spellbinders packaging. I had a blast making them as I wanted to share them with you as I believe that basic shape dies are always the must haves. If you have the basic elements – circles, ovals etc – you can use your other supplies and build upon them.

Spellbinders | Colorful Cards with Basic Shape Dies. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway. Party Like You Mean It cards by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Ovals Dies S4-906 and Cz Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza CZ12 #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardmakingvideo #cleanandsimple

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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.

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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CARDS DETAILS

I used colored cardstock from Simon Says Stamp in Doll Pink, Orange Peel, Sunshine, Banana and Cotton Candy to die-cut the largest oval from the Scored & Pierced Ovals set. I arranged my ovals “fanning” them out on the base hot pink oval, taped them in place and die-cut once again one by one using same oval die to create colorful partial ovals.

Spellbinders | Colorful Cards with Basic Shape Dies. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway. Party Like You Mean It cards by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Ovals Dies S4-906 and Cz Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza CZ12 #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardmakingvideo #cleanandsimple

To stamp the sentiment I used my mini MISTI tool and placed my ovals one by one inside the MISTI stamping sentiment onto each of the layers going across 4 of the ovals.

If you assemble your colored cardstock oval and than stamp sentiment you’ll ruin your piece as you will have different number of cardstock layers and you’ll end up overstamping the sentiment in one part and under stamping in another even if you use a stamp positioner. So stamping the sentiment onto each oval separately and than assembling the oval cluster is a better idea.

Spellbinders | Colorful Cards with Basic Shape Dies. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway. Party Like You Mean It cards by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Ovals Dies S4-906 and Cz Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza CZ12 #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardmakingvideo #cleanandsimple

My sentiment reads Party Like You Mean it and it comes from the Birthday Palooza stamp set by Cathy Zielske for Simon Says Stamp. To have a lot of contrast I used black ink for stamping.

Spellbinders | Colorful Cards with Basic Shape Dies. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway. Party Like You Mean It cards by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Ovals Dies S4-906 and Cz Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza CZ12 #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardmakingvideo #cleanandsimple

Once my stamping was done I adhered my ovals together forming a colorful oval cluster. Next, I used my paper trimmer and cut the oval to be able to fit it on an A2 card base.

Spellbinders | Colorful Cards with Basic Shape Dies. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway. Party Like You Mean It cards by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Ovals Dies S4-906 and Cz Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza CZ12 #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardmakingvideo #cleanandsimple

I had a lot of leftover oval pieces, I saved those and used to create another, similar card. I just needed to die-cut one more hot pink oval for the base.

Spellbinders | Colorful Cards with Basic Shape Dies. Video. Blog Hop + Giveaway. Party Like You Mean It cards by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders using Nestabilities Scored and Pierced Ovals Dies S4-906 and Cz Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza CZ12 #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #handmadecard #cardmakingvideo #cleanandsimple

I adhered my oval onto a white card base covered with white woodgrain paper from Hero Arts. I love using this paper for super simple and clean projects as it adds a nice amount of detail to my cards. I also use black foam adhesive tape and foam mounted “Like You Mean It” right under the stamped “Party”.

Finally, I used Nuvo Drops in white and embellished my cards with a few drops here and there forming a visual triangle around the sentiments on the colorful ovals.

MORE INSPIRATION

Spellbinders Classics - March 2018 Basic Shape Dies. Handmade card by Yana Smakula

White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Rose Chintz, Ballerina Pink, Watermelon Pink); White Woodgrain Cardstock; Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Good Times; Black Ink; Fun Foam; Nuvo Jewel Drops in Rosewater

Spellbinders Classics - March 2018 Basic Shape Dies. Handmade card by Yana Smakula

White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Rose Chintz, Ballerina Pink, Antique Gold, Candied Yam); Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Merci; Black Ink.

Spellbinders Classics - March 2018 Basic Shape Dies. Handmade card by Yana Smakula

White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Rose Chintz, Ballerina Pink, Watermelon Pink, Antique Gold, Candied Yam); Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Mini Messages; Black Ink; Fun Foam; Nuvo Jewel Drops in Rosewater

Spellbinders Classics - March 2018 Basic Shape Dies. Handmade card by Yana Smakula

White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Lemon Lime, Crisp Green, Herb Garden, Forest Green, Hunter Green, Tropical Sea, Pale Aqua); White Woodgrain Cardstock; Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Good Times; Nuvo Jewel Drops – Sea Breeze; Black Ink.

Spellbinders Classics - March 2018 Basic Shape Dies. Handmade card by Yana Smakula

White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Herb Garden, Forest Green, Hunter Green, Tropical Sea, Pale Aqua); Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Blogging Buddies; Nuvo Drops – White; Black Ink.

Spellbinders Classics - March 2018 Basic Shape Dies. Handmade card by Yana Smakula

White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Lemon Lime, Crisp Green, Herb Garden, Forest Green, Hunter Green, Tropical Sea, Pale Aqua); Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Mini Messages; Nuvo Jewel Drops – Sea Breeze; Art Impressions – Mini Action Wobbler; Black Ink.

Spellbinders Classics - March 2018 Basic Shape Dies. Handmade card by Yana Smakula

White cardstock (Neenah 110 LB), Colored Cardstock – My Colors Cardstock (Lemon Lime, Crisp Green, Herb Garden, Forest Green, Hunter Green, Tropical Sea); Clear Stamp – Mama Elephant Mini Messages; Black Ink; Fun Foam; Nuvo Jewel Drops – Sea Breeze.

JOIN THE BLOG HOP!

If you arrived from Kristina Werner – you are on the right path! The next stop on this hop is Zsoka Marko. You can also start over on the Spellbinders blog.

GIVEAWAY! (NOW CLOSED)

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to a lucky winner. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, March 18th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post on Spellbinders blog the following day. Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

I also have one gift $25 certificate to giveaway to a lucky blog reader! To enter, please comment below and let me know if you enjoy using basic shape dies for your crafting. Please leave a comment by Sunday, March 18th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. I’ll try to announce the winner on Monday (but since we are moving there might be a slight delay). Winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Winner is: Kristina Hein. Congratulations!

SWEEPSTAKES

Don’t miss out! Spellbinders is running a $500 sweepstakes! Enter by March 31st.

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 Scored and Pierced Ovals
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Ovals
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Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Circles
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Circles
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SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Fancy Edged Circles
Spellbinders Fancy Edged Circles
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SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles
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SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Fancy Edged Rectangles
Spellbinders Fancy Edged Rectangles
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SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals
Spellbinders Fancy Edged Ovals
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SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Squares
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Squares
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SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Fancy Edged Squares
Spellbinders Fancy Edged Squares
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SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Open Scallop Edge Circles
Spellbinders Open Scallop Edge Circles
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SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Fancy Scallop Edge Circles
Spellbinders Fancy Scallop Edge Circles
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SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Tool
Spellbinders Tool ‘n One
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
Spellbinders Magnetic Handy Mat
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Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic Die Finder
Spellbinders Main Attraction Magnetic Die Finder
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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
Hero Arts Decorative Woodgrain Cardstock
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SSS | SC
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Orange Peel Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Cardstock
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Banana Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Banana Cardstock
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SSS
CZ Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza
CZ Design Clear Stamps Birthday Palooza
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SSS
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
Mini Misti Stamping Tool
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SSS | SC | AZ
Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble
Art Impressions Mini Action Wobble
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SSS | SC
Hampton Art Mini Action Wobbles 12 Pack
Hampton Art Mini Action Wobbles 12 Pack
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SSS
Action Wobble Springs 12 Pack Wobblers
Action Wobble Springs 12 Pack Wobblers
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SSS
Art Impressions Mini Action Wobbles Twelve Pack 4776
Art Impressions Mini Action Wobbles Twelve Pack 4776
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SSS
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
Tonic Studios 8.5 Inch Paper Trimmer
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
Tonic Deluxe Adhesive Nuvo Glue
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SSS | SC

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135 Comments

    1. Love the bold colors and shapes! Beautiful design. Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Wow. That was so interesting to watch. At first I was baffled as to how you would cut the pieces to make the whole oval, but was amazed at what an easy trick you came up with. I have a question–do you always cut each piece separately? Would it be possible to cut, say, two pieces of paper at a time? Anyway, I also wanted to say I LOVE the way your focal pieces are all slightly off-kilter. LOVE THAT! I feel like learned something new today, so thanks for that!

    1. Ms. Petersen here–I forgot to add, I haven’t really used basic shapes for a long time, but seeing what you were able to do with them, I might pull mine out and try them again. 🙂

    1. Your cards are always so pretty! Yes, I use shape dies a lot. Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Yana where are you moving to? I was so excited to see when you moved here to Phoenix.

    1. This was so ingenious! I would have never thought to use simple shaped dies to be the masin element of a card. Very unique, bold & simple, all at the same time. Thanks for the ideas!

    1. I love your cards! All of the layers add so much interest! 🙂

    1. Hi Yana,
      What a lovely cards i Will pick one for my Nice her sweet sixteen birthday.
      Thx for sharing iT.
      Mvg Gina Belgium

    1. Wow ! What stunningly clever card designs with these classic shapes. Amazing inspiration!

    1. Good luck with the move! Your cards are SO fun!! The video was great to see how your put it together and sharing your tips…..I definitely want to try this!

    1. Thank you so much for the video showing the inlaid ovals and how to get a perfect stamped sentiment. I am truly amazed by all of the creative craft people on this hop! I definitely will give this a try. Thanks again.

    1. WOW!!!
      Love all the colors & shapes!
      Never thought of just shapes on a card
      but you’ve opened up some new possibilities!

    1. Such vibrant and fun colors to go along with the fun shapes!! So creative!!

    1. Love your Bold and Beautiful style…completely admirable!!

    1. Fabulous cards!!! It sometimes amazes me what beauty can be made with basic die cut shapes and coloured cardstock. I’ve used basic shapes myself but nothing as elaborate as the cards you’ve made here. Love these!!

    1. I was in love with your first card, then I saw the rest! Simply amazing what you can do with simple shapes and colored card stocks. Thanks for sharing these wonderful cards and dies from Spellbinders.

    1. Yana, you are so darn talented and creative!! Am loving all of your beautiful color blocked geometric die cuts!!!! So fun to work with all the new Classic shapes and add them to my library of Spellbinders dies! Thanks for all the inspiration!

    1. Oh my goodness !! Thanks for these awesome, gorgeous examples !!
      [margessw@icloud.com]

    1. Yana, What a great technique! I can’t wait to try it with the dies I have. I love the scalloped dies! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. This video tutorial was so enlightening, in showing us crafters that our shape dies can create fantastic projects without much else on a card base. Will definitely be thinking about this when I use my shape dies in the future. :O)

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