Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Hugs & Kisses Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Spellbinders | Easy Die Cut Silhouette Card Ideas

Hello friends! Do you enjoy using silhouette images (stamped or die cut) in your handmade projects? It’s a yes and no for me, I have to say it depends on the image I am using. Today I have several handmade card ideas to share all using beautiful die-cut silhouette images from Spellbinders.

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas with Yana Smakula as seen in Die-cutting Essentials Magazine #41 #spellbinders #diecutting #yscardmaking #handmadecard #silhouettecard #diycard

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All of these cards were published in the Die Cutting Essentials Magazine Issue #41 (magazine made a mistake and published these cards as if they were made by my friend, Elena and not me). Above and below are two photos from the magazine, click to view larger:

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas with Yana Smakula as seen in Die-cutting Essentials Magazine #41 #spellbinders #diecutting #yscardmaking #handmadecard #silhouettecard #diycard

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CARD DETAILS – INLAY SILHOUETTE DIE CUTTING

My first card features simple inlay silhouette die cutting using a stunning S3-332 Baby’s Garden die from Spellbinders in gray & pink color combo.

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Wishing You A Happy Birthday Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Instructions:
  • Create A2 white side folding card base. Adhere patterned paper panel onto the front of the card.
  • Die-cut Baby’s Garden out of gray cardstock. Keep positive and negative panel die cuts. Foam mount both onto the card base. Discard only the negative die cut pieces that are inside the Baby’s Garden die cut.
  • Die-cut Wishing out of white and pink cardstock. Adhere white onto pink, foam mount onto the card.
  • Stamp sentiment onto white cardstock. Trim into strips. Adhere onto the card.
  • Embellish card using pink enamel dots.

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Wishing You A Happy Birthday Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Wishing You A Happy Birthday Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard  Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Wishing You A Happy Birthday Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Supplies for this card (full supply list is available at the end of this post):

S3-332 Baby’s Garden Dies, SDS-157 Wishing Expressions Stamp and Die Set; Spellbinders PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform; Spellbinders T-001 Tool ‘N One; First Edition Pretty Posy 6×6 Paper Pad; Colored Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp – Cotton Candy, Fog); Neenah Solar White 110LB Cardstock; Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink; Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares; Scor-tape; Pink Enamel Dots.

CARD DETAILS – OFFSET & SHADOW SILHOUETTE DIE CUTTING

My next project features a super simple, yet always effecting offset die cutting or also known as shadow die cutting. The main idea here is to die-cut the same element twice, but out of different colors/types of paper to create a drop-shadow effect. I used a beautiful Every Day’s a Happy Day die to make this card.

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Hugs & Kisses Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Instructions:
  • Create easel card base that measures 4 1⁄4 x 6 3⁄8”.
  • Die-cut Every Day’s A Happy Day out of patterned paper and blue cardstock. Adhere patterned die cut onto blue and offset slightly.
  • Cut patterned paper panel to 4 x 6”. Die-cut Fancy Edged Rectangles a few times out of pink cardstock. Layer under the patterned paper panel to create the illusion of a long continuous die cut. Adhere onto the front of the easel card base.
  • Repeat same steps to create a decorative insert for the inside of the card (cut patterned paper panel to 1 1⁄2 x 6”).
  • Foam mount Every Day’s A Happy Day die cut on top.
  • Die-cut Hugs out of white and blue cardstock. Adhere white onto blue and offset slightly. Foam mount onto the card.
  • Heat embossed “& Kisses” in white embossing powder onto blue cardstock. Cut into a strip.
  • Foam mount onto the card. Embellish card with pink enamel dots.

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Hugs & Kisses Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Supplies for this card (full supply list is available at the end of this post):

S4-896 Every Day’s a Happy Day Dies, S4-905 Fancy Edged Rectangles Dies, SDS-154 Hugs Expressions Stamp and Die Set; Spellbinders PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform; Spellbinders T-001 Tool ‘N One; Lawn Fawn 6×6” Gotta Have Gingham Paper Pad; First Edition Pretty Posy 6×6” Paper Pad; Colored Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp – Surf Blue, Cotton Candy); Neenah Solar White 110LB Cardstock; Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink; Hero Arts Detail White Embossing Powder; Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares; Scor-tape; Pink Enamel Dots; Silver Brads.

CARD DETAILS – OMBRE SILHOUETTE DIE CUTTING

This next card was inspired by a series of cards I shared this Spring using same dies from Spellbinders. You can see them (and video tutorial) here. For this card I used a beautiful S2-295 First Friends die.

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Enjoy This Special Day Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Instructions:
  • Create A2 side folding card base out of white cardstock.
  • Die-cut patterned paper panel using Scored & Pierced Rectangle dies. Foam mount onto the card.
  • Die-cut smaller panel out of vellum. Set aside.
  • Die-cut First Friends die out of pink cardstock. Blend white ink to create ombre effect. Foam mount onto vellum panel.
  • Die-cut Enjoy out of white and pink cardstock. Adhere white die cut onto pink, foam mount onto vellum panel.
  • Die-cut brown leaves. Adhere onto vellum panel.
  • Die-cut white foamiran flowers. Shape with the help of heat tool. Adhere onto vellum panel.
  • Foam mount vellum panel onto the card.
  • White heat emboss “This Special Day” onto pink cardstock. Trim into a strip. Adhere onto the card.
  • Add pink flower center.

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Enjoy This Special Day Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Enjoy This Special Day Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard  Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - Enjoy This Special Day Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Supplies for this card (full supply list is available at the end of this post):

S2-295 First Friends Dies, SDS-152 Enjoy Expressions Stamp and Die Set, S4-904 Scored and Pierced Rectangles Dies, S6-147 Swirl Hexagon Petal Box Dies, S3-314 Petite Double Bow and Flowers Dies; Spellbinders PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform; Spellbinders T-001 Tool ‘N One; First Edition Pretty Posy 6×6 Paper Pad; Hero Arts Layering Vellum; Colored Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp – Doll Pink, Brown); Neenah Solar White 110LB Cardstock; Hero Arts Detail White Embossing Powder; Versamark Watermark Ink Pad; Heat Tool; Foamiran; Nuvo Drops in Carnation Pink; Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares; Scor-tape; Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink.

CARD DETAILS – FRAMED SILHOUETTE DIE CUTTING

My last card for today features a framed silhouette scene using beautiful S5-349 Little Loves A2 Card Front die from Spellbinders. I kept it monochromatic by using blue and a lot of white.

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - We're Lucky To Have Each Other Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Instructions:
  • Create top folding white card base 4 3⁄4 x 6”.
  • Cover front of the card base with patterned paper.
  • Die-cut Little Loves A2 card front out of white and blue cardstock. Use a rectangle die to trim the white die cut. Adhere it onto blue and offset slightly.
  • Foam mount die cut onto the card.
  • White heat emboss sentiment. Cut into a skinny strip. Add brads. Foam mount onto the card.
  • Tie gray twine. Embellish card with enamel dots.

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - We're Lucky To Have Each Other Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - We're Lucky To Have Each Other Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard  Spellbinders | Easy Silhouette Card Ideas - We're Lucky To Have Each Other Card by Yana Smakula #yscardmaking #spellbinders #handmadecard #diecutting #neverstopmaking #diycard

Supplies for this card (full supply list is available at the end of this post):

S5-349 Little Loves A2 Card Front Dies, S4-904 Scored and Pierced Rectangles Dies; Spellbinders PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform; Spellbinders T-001 Tool ‘N One; Lawn Fawn 6×6” Gotta Have Gingham Paper Pad; Colored Cardstock (Simon Says Stamp – Surf Blue); Neenah Solar White 110LB Cardstock; Tsukineko Versamark Watermark Ink; Hero Arts Detail White Embossing Powder; Simon Says Stamp Messages For Everyday Stamp Set; Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares; Scor-tape; Doodlebug Twine – Gray; Blue Enamel Dots; Small Silver Brads.

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 First Friends Dies
Spellbinders First Friends Dies
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Spellbinders Baby
Spellbinders Baby’s Garden Dies
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Spellbinders Little Loves A2 Card Front Dies
Spellbinders Little Loves A2 Card Front Dies
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Spellbinders Every Day
Spellbinders Every Day’s a Happy Day Dies
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Spellbinders Enjoy Expressions Stamp and Die Set
Spellbinders Enjoy Expressions Stamp and Die Set
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Spellbinders Hugs Expressions Stamp and Die Set
Spellbinders Hugs Expressions Stamp and Die Set
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Spellbinders Wishing Expressions Stamp and Die Set
Spellbinders Wishing Expressions Stamp and Die Set
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Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles
Spellbinders Scored and Pierced Rectangles
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Spellbinders Fancy Edged Rectangles
Spellbinders Fancy Edged Rectangles
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Spellbinders Swirl Hexagon Petal Box Dies
Spellbinders Swirl Hexagon Petal Box Dies
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Spellbinders Petite Double Bow and Flowers Dies
Spellbinders Petite Double Bow and Flowers Dies
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Spellbinders Tool
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Simon Says Clear Stamps Messages for Everyday
Simon Says Clear Stamps Messages for Everyday
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Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Doll Pink Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Fog Gray Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Dark Chocolate Cardstock
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Hero Arts Classic Vellum Layering Paper
Hero Arts Classic Vellum Layering Paper
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Paper Pack
Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gingham Paper Pack
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Trimcraft Pretty Posy First Edition Premium Paper Pad
Trimcraft Pretty Posy First Edition Premium Paper Pad
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Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink Pad
Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink Pad
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EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
EK Success Powder Tool Applicator
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Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
Tonic Carnation Pink Nuvo Drops
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Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
Scrapbook Adhesives White Foam Squares
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Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
Scor-Tape 1/8 Inch Crafting Tape
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7 Comments

    1. Thank you very much for all these techniques. I’m sorry the names were mixed up.

    1. I loved your first introduction to these dies in the spring and needed to get one of them for sure. I finally have one of them and ready to give it a try. Thanks for more inspiration on using them.

    1. Lovely cards Yana! I just love this collection of silhouette dies with the little kids. I’ve been eyeing them up for a while now but I can’t decide which one to get. They’re all so cute! I’d love them all but that’s not possible. Tfs

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