Spellbinders | Circle Floral Cards for Friends (using April 2018 Small Die Of The Month). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #neverstopmaking #diecutting #spellbindersclubkits #diecutclub #handmadecard

Spellbinders | Circle Floral Cards for Friends (using April Small Die Of The Month). Video

Hello friends and welcome back! The 2 weeks that I didn’t craft (as I was first busy packing to move and later was busy unpacking) made me realize how much I love and how much I miss crafting! So I’m back to creating cards, filming videos and sharing my creativity with you!

Today I have some circle cards to share featuring a few products from Spellbinders including the all-new April Small Die of the Month.

Spellbinders | Circle Floral Cards for Friends (using April 2018 Small Die Of The Month). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #neverstopmaking #diecutting #spellbindersclubkits #diecutclub #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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CARDS DETAILS

Last month I shared a video showing some super colorful cards using Spellbinders new Classics collection. I only used one die from that line and was itching to play with the other dies, too. It’s been ages since I made any shaped cards so I decided to use a circle die from the Scored and Pierced circles set to create a circle card base for my projects.

Spellbinders | Circle Floral Cards for Friends (using April 2018 Small Die Of The Month). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #neverstopmaking #diecutting #spellbindersclubkits #diecutclub #handmadecard

In all of my meticulous packing I completely forgot to pack the most essential thing – cardstock! I did take a few sheets of my favorite Neenah Solar White, but somehow it didn’t occur to me to pack my colored cardstock (I vaguely remember shipping some cardstock, but I’m not 100% sure, so I’m just keeping my fingers crossed and hoping it will arrive sooner rather than later).

That being said I had to find another way to create “color’ for my cards. I managed to find some gray cardstock, but I also wanted to use pink and green, so I solved the problem by coloring white paper using Copic Markers.

Spellbinders | Circle Floral Cards for Friends (using April 2018 Small Die Of The Month). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #neverstopmaking #diecutting #spellbindersclubkits #diecutclub #handmadecard

I die-cut a card base using the largest die from the Scored and Pierced circles set out of gray cardstock – I love that added stitched detail! And also die-cut a white panel using 2nd largest die from the same set. That one added scored detail to the circle edge which I also think looks rather fun.

I used a few sentiments from my stash – “Thank You. Your Awesomeness is Boundless” by Cathy Z from the Emphatic stamp set, “Thanks For Always Being So Delightful” from the Showers & Flowers set by Simon Says Stamp and “Friends Make Everything Better” from the Encouraging Greetings set by Pretty Pink Posh.

Spellbinders | Circle Floral Cards for Friends (using April 2018 Small Die Of The Month). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #neverstopmaking #diecutting #spellbindersclubkits #diecutclub #handmadecard

Next, I die-cut the flower parts and pieces using Spellbinders April Small Die Of The Month – this set features a bunch of different elements to create your own flowers. I colored white die cuts using Copics – RV09, RV11 and YG17 markers and also added white pen detail to some (I even heat embossed Thanks onto one of them using Circle Saying stamp set from Simon).

Spellbinders | Circle Floral Cards for Friends (using April 2018 Small Die Of The Month). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #neverstopmaking #diecutting #spellbindersclubkits #diecutclub #handmadecard

I used foam adhesive and some glue to put my flowers together and adhere them onto the card.

The leaves come as a stem and I did use them like that for one of the cards (you can see it on the photo below), but for the most part I cut the leaves apart and just tucked them under the flowers. Lastly, I created dimensional flower centers using Nuvo Drops in white.

Spellbinders | Circle Floral Cards for Friends (using April 2018 Small Die Of The Month). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #neverstopmaking #diecutting #spellbindersclubkits #diecutclub #handmadecard Spellbinders | Circle Floral Cards for Friends (using April 2018 Small Die Of The Month). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #neverstopmaking #diecutting #spellbindersclubkits #diecutclub #handmadecard

NOT INTO VIDEOS? SEE STEP BY STEP PHOTOS

Don’t like to watch videos? I have step by step photos of how these cards came about. Click to enlarge and as always – feel free to pin to Pinterest and save for later!

Spellbinders | Circle Floral Cards for Friends (using April 2018 Small Die Of The Month). Video tutorial by Yana Smakula #cardmaking #neverstopmaking #diecutting #spellbindersclubkits #diecutclub #handmadecard

SPELLBINDERS SMALL DIE CLUB OF THE MONTH

Spellbinders Small Die Of The Month Subscription program is just $7.5 a month plus shipping, they do have flat rate shipping in the USA for $5. So this ends up being $12.50 a month; if you live outside the USA – shipping cost depends on your location.

These dies are not available for purchase separately, you can only buy them as a member of a club. If they don’t sell out you can buy them next month, but the price is higher. So it pays to join the club and enjoy all of the club benefits. Plus you get extra 10% off all other Spellbinders products as a member of the club.  See last month here. You can also skip a month if you don’t like the set for a particular month.

SPELLBINDERS VALUE CLUBS

You can also subscribe to multiple clubs if you like (there’s Small Die Of The Month, Large Die Of The Month and Card Kit of The Month), Spellbinders has value clubs available. See all value clubs here.

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 Small Die Of The Month Membership
Spellbinders Small Die Of The Month 
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SPEL
Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month Membership
Spellbinders Large Die Of The Month 
Shop at:
SPEL
Spellbinders Die Hard Value Club Membership - Small Die + Large Die of the Month
Spellbinders Die Hard Value Club
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SPEL
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Circles
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced 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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SSS | SC | SPEL | AZ
CZ Design Clear Stamps Emphatic
CZ Design Clear Stamps Emphatic
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SSS
Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Circle Sayings Stamp Set
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SSS
Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greetings Clear Stamp Set
Pretty Pink Posh Encouraging Greetings Stamp Set
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SSS | PPP
Simon Says Clear Stamps Showers & Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Showers & Flowers
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SSS
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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SSS | AZ
Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Slate Gray Cardstock
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SSS
Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock
Altenew Spicy Yogurt Cardstock
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AN
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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SSS | AZ
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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SSS | SC | HA | AZ
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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SSS | HA | PTI | AZ
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 Chrome Orange
Copic Sketch Marker YR04 Chrome Orange
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV09 Fuchsia
Copic Sketch Marker RV09 Fuchsia
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
Copic Sketch Marker RV11 Pink
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SSS | AZ
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green Bold
Copic Sketch Marker YG17 Grass Green Bold
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SSS | AZ
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic Gloss White Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SSS | SC | AZ
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
Tonic Spring-cut Fine Tip Detail Scissors
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SSS
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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SSS | AZ
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
Crystal Ninja Crystal Katana Mixed Media Pick Up Tool
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SSS | AZ
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Gelly Roll Pen
Sakura Classic White Bold Line 10 Gelly Roll Pen
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SSS
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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SSS | HA
Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
Ranger .5 Oz. Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
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SSS | SC | AZ
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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SSS | SC | AZ
3m Micropore Paper Tape White
3m Micropore Paper Tape White
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SSS

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6 Comments

    1. I’ve yet to make a shaped card … just because I keep forgetting to give it a try. Thanks for the reminder. I was living in a temporary situation for 5 months before I moved into where I live now. All my craft supplies were in storage. The first thing I did once I got unpacked in this home was to craft!!! I can totally relate to your experience. I was using polychrome pencils the other day on the gray toned paper. I could not get the red pencils to blend well. The gray of the paper comes through and the flower I was coloring looks speckled with gray (not the look I was going for). Had this happen with another image. I was wondering if you have this experience and if not what you do to avoid it. I was thinking of using gamsol, but was committed to practicing blending without that. Thanks, Yana (PS: “I should have written it down” (instead of “wrote”). Don’t ask me to explain the grammatical rule behind using the two past tenses of “write” because I can’t! But I do know: “I should have written” / “I wrote a comment on Yana’s blog”. Hope that helps.)

    1. Beautiful! Love the dark grey with the pink. Such a nice combination. Hope you’re getting settled into your new place and that you’ll have all your crafting supplies there shortly so you can get back to the full swing of creating

    1. I love what you did with the new Spellbinders small die of the month. Love the colour combo too. I am always needing Thank You cards and these would make ideal ones for me to make. Thank you for sharing them with us crafters. :O)

    1. Guess I need to pull out some of my small dies! I have a lot of similar Spellbinder shapes. Thanks for inspiring me again!

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