Yana Smakula | Holiday Cards with Spellbinders dies and First Edition papers. For a photo tutorial please visit http://www.zrobysama.com.ua/?lang=en #cardmaking #diecutting #papercrafting #spellbinders

Spellbinders | Elegant Layered Holiday Card. Video

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Card a month is a monthly video series on my blog (retired). Once a month, usually on the 2nd or 3rd Friday I share a new handmade card along with a video tutorial. I hope you’ll enjoy!

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another Card A Month video. Today I’m pairing this post with a mini series using Spellbinders dies and First Edition papers to create elegant Christmas Cards. First Edition papers (this is a UK brand available from Trimcraft) are among my top favorites to use with Spellbinders dies to create elegant, heavily layered cards. Their papers have beautiful effects such as foiling, gloss, embossing (DCWV has similar effects, but their designs aren’t as pretty as those from First Edition).

Yana Smakula | Holiday Cards with Spellbinders dies and First Edition papers. For a photo tutorial please visit https://www.yanasmakula.com/?lang=en #cardmaking #diecutting #papercrafting #spellbinders

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I’m actually sharing 2 cards today, both are very similar, the difference is in a final embellishment and the border dies:

Yana Smakula | Holiday Cards with Spellbinders dies and First Edition papers. For a photo tutorial please visit https://www.yanasmakula.com/?lang=en #cardmaking #diecutting #papercrafting #spellbinders

VIDEO TUTORIAL

If you’d like to learn how these were made you can watch my video below or on Youtube:

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CARD DETAILS

The cards I’m sharing today both use the same Labels 41 dies from Spellbinders along with Labels 41 Decorative Elements. I love that Spellbinders now has not only labels, but matching decorative sets – this really allows for more options and expands the creativity.

Yana Smakula | Holiday Cards with Spellbinders dies and First Edition papers. For a photo tutorial please visit https://www.yanasmakula.com/?lang=en #cardmaking #diecutting #papercrafting #spellbinders

Aside from Labels 41 I also used A2 Matting Basics A and B sets, I love to use those to create simple layers for my projects. I didn’t think I’d need dies like this (heck, they just cut rectangles), but I am reaching for them for every project I make.

Yana Smakula | Holiday Cards with Spellbinders dies and First Edition papers. For a photo tutorial please visit https://www.yanasmakula.com/?lang=en #cardmaking #diecutting #papercrafting #spellbinders

Since Labels 41 are more squared than rectangular, I needed to add die cut borders to my cards to balance things out. I used A2 Scalloped Borders Three and Curved Borders Two – both are beautiful and look stunning.

Yana Smakula | Holiday Cards with Spellbinders dies and First Edition papers. For a photo tutorial please visit https://www.yanasmakula.com/?lang=en #cardmaking #diecutting #papercrafting #spellbinders

To embellish these I used snowflakes from the Snowflake Bliss set and also a bird from the Dove of Peace.

Quite a bit of die cutting here was done using Gold Mirror Cardstock. I love this product and I use it often. The one I used here is also from Trimcraft, but there are similar products available from USA. Altenew has Gold Mirror Cardstock, Do Crafts has a pack of gold and silver (linked below) and finally you can find similar paper at Hobby Lobby (not quite as nice and shiny, but very close).

Yana Smakula | Holiday Cards with Spellbinders dies and First Edition papers. For a photo tutorial please visit https://www.yanasmakula.com/?lang=en #cardmaking #diecutting #papercrafting #spellbinders

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 A-2 Matting Basics A
Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics A
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Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics B Dies
Spellbinders A-2 Matting Basics B Dies
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Spellbinders Curved Borders Two Dies
Spellbinders Curved Borders Two Dies
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Spellbinders Snowflake Bliss Dies S4-433
Spellbinders Snowflake Bliss Dies S4-433
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Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders 3 Dies
Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders 3 Dies
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Spellbinders Labels Forty-one Dies
Spellbinders Labels Forty-one Dies
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Spellbinders Labels 41 Decorative Elements Dies
Spellbinders Labels 41 Decorative Elements Dies
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Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer Die Cutting Machine
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Altenew Gold Mirror Cardstock
Altenew Gold Mirror Cardstock
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DoCrafts Gold & Silver A4 Mirror Board Pack
DoCrafts Gold & Silver A4 Mirror Board Pack
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Neenah 80LB Solar White Cardstock
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7 Comments

    1. Well, Yana, these cards are so jaw-dropping gorgeous that I am speechless! The detail, colors and die cuts are just amazing. Wow!

    1. I love this card and the paper. Where can I get the paper. I have the mirror gold but would like to find the pattered paper. Also in another video you showed some botanical paper, stripes on side roses on other and similar, where can I find that?
      Thanks
      for making and sharing your gorgeous cards.
      Regina

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