Spellbinders CHA Roundup – Day #2

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Welcome to Day 2 of the Spellbinders CHAW’16 Sneak Peak Blog Hop! I am beyond excited to feature some of our newest die templates that will be released at the Winter 2016 Mega Show in Anaheim! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post for your chance to win new dies I used for my projects.

I had the pleasure of working with 2 different dies – S4-488 Savoy Dec Accent and S4-581 Houndstooth Texture Plate.

Lets start with the Houndstooth texture plate first. I created 4 cards using different techniques to show you the versatility of this texture plate. There are so many ways you can use texture plates to have fantastic results on your projects. I started by “cutting” the design onto Gold Mirror Cardstock. Texture plates do not actually cut anything, but you can still use them with your cutting sandwich to have a beautiful result. You end up having a textured-like look on your cardstock:

Spellbinders | CHAW16 Sneak Peak Blog Hop | Card using ⦁ S4-581 Houndstooth Texture Plate by Yana Smakula

Like many other Spellbinders dies, you can use texture plates to emboss. This is what I did for my second card. But I not only embossed the design onto grey cardstock, I also inked up my texture plate with white pigment ink and ended up having a letterpressed-like look:

Spellbinders | CHAW16 Sneak Peak Blog Hop | Card using ⦁ S4-581 Houndstooth Texture Plate by Yana Smakula

Here’s a close up of this project:

Spellbinders | CHAW16 Sneak Peak Blog Hop | Card using ⦁ S4-581 Houndstooth Texture Plate by Yana Smakula

I’ve filmed a video tutorial to show you how easy it is to use texture plates. You can watch it below or on Spellbinders Youtube channel:

Like this video? Please give it a thumbs up and share with crafty friends. Thank you!

Spellbinders Products:

  • S4-581 Houndstooth Texture Plate
  • S5-132 A2 Matting Basics B
  • PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum Machine

Cross Promotional Products:

  • IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®: VersaMark Watermark Embossing Ink Pad;
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  • WorldWin Papers®: ColorMates® Smooth & Silky Cardstock (Black, Gray)

Other Products:

Gold Mirror Cardstock; Silver Cardstock; Gold Embossing Powder; Silver Embossing Powder; White Pigment ink; Enamel Dots.


Here’s a look at my second project featuring  S4-488 Savoy Dec accent and S4-581 Houndstooth Texture Plate. I simply couldn’t resist using the Houndstooth plate again.

Spellbinders | CHAW16 Sneak Peak Blog Hop | Card using ⦁ S4-581 Houndstooth Texture Plate and ⦁ S4-488 Savoy Dec accent by Yana Smakula

Spellbinders | CHAW16 Sneak Peak Blog Hop | Card using ⦁ S4-581 Houndstooth Texture Plate and ⦁ S4-488 Savoy Dec accent by Yana Smakula

Spellbinders | CHAW16 Sneak Peak Blog Hop | Card using ⦁ S4-581 Houndstooth Texture Plate and ⦁ S4-488 Savoy Dec accent by Yana Smakula

Hop Along!


Be sure to visit Tammie Tutterow’s blog for another fantastic Spellbinders’ project!


To enter the giveaway, please follow this link.

For more chances to win, visit Tammy Tutterow’s blog for another Spellbinders’ project!

Official Contest Rules can be found HERE

Questions? Please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us. No entries will be accepted at this email address.

Thank you for stopping by today and good luck!



    1. Yana, that embossing plate is so versatile! Thanks so much for the video… Very helpful. Your projects are quite classic. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. My favorite way you used the texture plate was on the mirror card stock.All the cards are very dramatic and stylish. Thanks

    1. Wow! I love the houndstooth texture plate and it will go on my must-have list. Thanks for your outstanding demonstration in your video. I’m a paper crafter who uses my “must have” tool, my die-cutting machine, every day. I’m so addicted to crafting that I craft every day, and some times all day long! I may not post to my website every day, but you can count on me crafting daily. I’ve encouraged others to participate in the CHA blog hop through tweets at https://twitter.com/guneauxdesigns . Have a wonderful time at the show!

    1. I live the savory Dec cutting die. It is nicely placed on your card.

    1. Fantastic cards and new dies! I love the use of the gold mirror paper it really pops the subjects and adds elegance!Thank You for sharing

    1. This is stunning. Love the concept. Thank you for sharing with us.

    1. OMGosh.. wow, I really think referring to your cards as Stunning would be an understatement, but all I keep saying is they are stunningly gorgeous. The Houndstooth Texture plate is so fabulous and you make it looks so easy to use & create with it. Thank you for sharing both your cards and tutorial with us.

    1. This such a great die .I like that you can put ink and use it to create an impression as well as texture. AWESOME!!!!

    1. WOW! Everything is beautiful. It would be great to win these. You do a great job on everything. Every piece is gorgeous.

    1. Everything is wonderful!! I really love seeing all the awesome dies and folders.

    1. Yana, I love your work!!! I’ve seen some of your tutorials on Spellbinders.com and love your voice, too! Your use of the houndstooth texture plate is AMAZING!!! You really show how it adds to the overall card. Even putting it behind the savoy die- PERFECT!!! Thank you again for sharing your wonderful talent with us>3. love and hugs

    1. OMG I think Spellbinders wants me to be bankrupt!!! I Love these dies!!!

    1. Texture plates are one of my favorite items to use for cards because like your cards, they make the backgrounds so attractive. I also like the new Savoy die cut out of glossy gold over the black hounds tooth background. Thanks for sharing your projects and providing a great video for us.

    1. The houndstooth embossing plate adds so much to your projects. And inking it so you get two-tone effect is a terrific idea. Thank you for sharing.

    1. I have been wanting to try techniques like this for quite some time. Your video is just what I needed to learn how. Love your finished products and thank you so much for the tutorial. Bookmarked this so I can refer back to it.

    1. Yana, I adore the houndstooth texture plate! Your use of it Shows how versatile it is….used very largely in the first cards and then, subtly behind the savoy embellishment. I’ve seen your tutorials before on Spellbinders and really like your talent as well as your voice- lol! You are AMAZING!!Thank you for sharing your creativity. hugs and kisses
      (this may be a second comment coz something went hinky when I posted the other one)

    1. Gorgeous techniques…I simply love the houndstooth texture plate this is going on my to get list! I’m learning all about card making and now that I have a Spellbinder machine I’m looking forward to building up my die collection. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous projects!

    1. Beautiful cards Yanna. Love watching your videos. So far I love everything that will be coming out at CHA. This new Spellbinder release if fabulous and looks like so much fun to work with.

    1. Ooh, Yani … absolutely gorgeous! Although I like all the examples, the gold is so striking and makes it POP! Thank you so much for sharing. Love the new collection!

    1. Put S4-488 on the top of my list for dies. Love this die! The houndstooth texture plate make a beautiful card.

    1. Love both of the new items you have used here today. The houndstooth is very unique and the savory embellishments are absolutely beautiful! Ones I would absolutely buy in a heart beat. Thanks for sharing great products.

    1. Nice work on your cards. Enjoy seeing how you use the new dies/embossing folders.

    1. I love the houndstooth texture plate. I can really see where I could add it to my projects.

    1. Nice! I normally pass up texture plates but I really like what you did with it.

    1. I really like the way you used the embossing folder. I will definitely try the technique!

    1. Thank you for a great tutorial Yanna, the cards are really elegant and easy to do. Love the way you used the texture plate and used it again with the lovely dies.

    1. Love the way you used the texture plate, the cards are very elegant. Also love the way you used the texture plate along with the lovely new dies.

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