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.

This handmade card uses Nuvo Drops as a final touch. Want to see 4 other ways you can use Nuvo Drops from Tonic Studios in card making? Check out this article – 5 Ways to Use Nuvo Drops.

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

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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. Love the bright fun colors and the awesome designs Yana!

    1. Wow, fabulous ways to use all these awesome
      dies, Yana.

    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. Such beautiful designs and vibrant colors!

    1. I really love these simple, card stock only cards. More please!

    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. These cards are striking, so colorful!!

    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 use basic shape dies all the time! Love your examples!

    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. I love your cards – always so bold and happy! tks!

    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. All great cards! Love the one with the wobbler 🙂

    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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