Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

Hello crafters, today I’m sharing simple kinetic card ideas with the Spellbinders Dancing dies. I have 6 cards for you mixing and matching die sets from various collections.

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

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CARD DETAILS

There’s a collection from Spellbinders called Happy Dance and it features several cool die sets with a dancing/kinetic component. The collection allows you to create a female or a male figure and it lets you have their legs move to the left and right as if they are dancing.

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

The figure can hold various objects thus adjusting the theme of the card to many different occasions. I used just the female set for my cards and I have several options and occasions to share, but there’s also a male figure to help you create masculine cards.

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

So the die set allows you to die-cut legs and arms, you can also add shoes and a skirt. The top part of the figure is hidden by whatever the figure is holding and she can hold various things, there are several options included in the Happy Dance collection, such as oversized flowers, a coffee cup, a bottle of glue, but she can also hold other objects made using dies you potentially already have in your stash.

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

Now if you remember, last year Spellbinders released another similar die set with a winter girl holding a stack of gifts – called Shopping Spree. These 2 die sets, the Shopping Spree and the I Dance are the same in size and the components are interchangeable. You can use the coat, the shoes, and even the gifts from the winter girl on this new die set and vice versa.

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

For each card, I dry embossed a background using a Spellbinders embossing folder to add a bit of texture to the background. I then added the legs, the skirt, and whatever object the girl was holding.

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

To animate each card and allow the legs to dance I added a small foam square inside the opening in the legs die cut. The die cut is designed to allow you to add a small foam square or a foam circle inside the opening. I then added another large foam square above it and foam-mounted the skirt with the object on top.

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

I also made one girl holding a stack of pretty parcels decorated with flowers, for this one I used the gifts die from the Shopping Spree die set.

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

And another girl holding a shopping bag filled with tulips. The shopping bag is from an older die set from Spellbinders called Shopping Bags from the Add to Cart collection by Becky Roberts. It is a bit too big for the girl, but since everything else is oversized, I thought it worked well for this design.

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

The tulips are from yet another set, it is actually from Vicky’s Paint Your World collection from the Artful Tulip die set.

Spellbinders | Kinetic Dancing Cards. Video

I think this die set is very versatile and it is one of those sets that allow you to breathe new life into some older die set you might already have in your stash. You can use some other flower dies to create a different type of bouquet for the girl to hold, you can use a teddy bear die, or a potted plant die – there are so many different options with this die set.

I hope you feel inspired to create!

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!

I Dance Etched Dies from the Happy Dance Collection
I Dance Etched Dies from the Happy Dance Collection
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We Dance Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from the Happy Dance Collection
We Dance Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plate & Die Set from the Happy Dance Collection
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Assorted Tags Etched Dies from the Celebrate You Collection
Assorted Tags Etched Dies from the Celebrate You Collection
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Shopping Bags Etched Dies from the Add to Cart Collection by Becky Roberts
Shopping Bags Etched Dies from the Add to Cart Collection by Becky Roberts
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Celebrate You Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates from the Celebrate You Collection
Celebrate You Glimmer Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Plates from the Celebrate You Collection
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Spellbinders Shopping Spree Dies
Spellbinders Shopping Spree Dies
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Spellbinders Optical Arches Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Optical Arches Embossing Folder
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Spellbinders Geo Screen Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Geo Screen Embossing Folder
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Spellbinders Loops Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Loops Embossing Folder
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Spellbinders Artful Tulip Etched Dies
Spellbinders Artful Tulip Etched Dies
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Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System
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Glimmer Hot Foil - Matte Gold
Glimmer Hot Foil – Matte Gold
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Spellbinders Cardstock
Spellbinders Cardstock
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Spellbinders A2 White Card Bases - Side Fold - 25 pack
Spellbinders A2 White Card Bases – Side Fold – 25 pack
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Limited Edition Platinum 6 Aqua Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
Limited Edition Platinum 6 Aqua Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
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Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essential Gems
Spellbinders Silver Mix Color Essential Gems
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Spellbinders Crystal Mix Color Essential Gems
Spellbinders Crystal Mix Color Essential Gems
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Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
Bearly Art Mini Precision Craft Glue
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White Foam Squares
White Foam Squares
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9 Comments

    1. Thanks for sending this, Yana. I have no idea how you are staying so creative. I admire you tremendously!! I have been watching interviews w/ your president and he is really a remarkable man. Big hugs to you from eastern US (Pennsylvania). Happy if solemn Easter to you and yours.
      Lori S in PA

    1. Very pretty cards. Love the colors you used. Tulips are a favorite of mine too. Thanks for sharing ideas as well as the reminder to mix and match and get the older dies back out! Hope you are … well(?) Think about you often and continue to pray for peace as well as healing. Spring can be a reminder of hope/rebirth … so may you and all Ukrainians hold onto the hope for a better future. It will come. Having lived in Phoenix I’m sure you know about Phoenix (the bird) rising from the ashes. I hold hope that Ukraine will be a great Phoenix. Slava Ukraine. Hugs.

    1. Yana, I echo what Spilor has posted here as of April11, 2022. Thankful that you are able to channel some of your anxiety into these WONDERFUL cards. Sending you my HOPE and PRAYERS.

    1. I loved the creativity on these cards, so unique. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us. Hugs and prayers going out to you.

    1. I love the colors you selected for these cards! So pretty and fitting for these warm days of Spring!
      Seeing them gives me the inspiration to make some cards this week. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.

    1. Yana, I’m so grateful you are able to create in these very difficult times. What’s so amazing to me is how you bring such beautiful creations to life when you are under such pressure. I really do believe that the strength and positive energy you send out into the world through your YouTube channel and blog helps bring hope to your country. Your fighting spirit is so inspiring! Please know everyday that we send you hope, and strength and love! You are My Hero!

    1. These are so so fun … and every time I see a post from you in my inbox I’m happy and relieved that you’re safe.

    1. Hi Yana, I was so happy to see your post! Not just for your beautiful, beautiful cards but to know you’re safe. I don’t mean that lightly. You and your husband & family are in my daily thoughts, prayers and conversation with my husband. (Jim).
      I just love your cards! You’re always a constant source of inspiration .
      Btw, I have a pair of glasses almost exactly like your’s!

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