Traditional Christmas Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders featuring A Charming Christmas collection by Becca Feeken. As Seen in Die-cutting Essentials Issue 45.

Spellbinders | Traditional Christmas Card. As Seen in Die-cutting Essentials Magazine Issue 45

Hello friends! Today I have a very different, traditional Christmas card to share created using dies by Becca Feeken for Spellbinders. This project, along with several others appeared in the Die-cutting Essentials Magazine Issue 45 (on sale until 19th of December 2018).

Traditional Christmas Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders featuring A Charming Christmas collection by Becca Feeken. As Seen in Die-cutting Essentials Issue 45.

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CARD DETAILS

I don’t often make cards like this, but these are the kind of cards that I truly love. These are also the style of cards that got me into cardmaking in the first place, so whenever I have a chance to make an elaborate card such as this one it’s a true pleasure. Plus, this style is very popular in Ukraine and my family loves to receive these around the Holidays!

Traditional Christmas Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders featuring A Charming Christmas collection by Becca Feeken. As Seen in Die-cutting Essentials Issue 45.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Create 6 1⁄4” square card base out of white cardstock.
  • Die-cut square out of patterned paper using 6 x 6 Matting Basics B dies. Adhere onto brush gold cardstock leaving a 1⁄8” border, trim Brush gold cardstock. Adhere onto red cardstock in the same way, repeat.
  • Add brads in all corners.
  • Adhere panels onto the card.
  • Die-cut 2 Arched Topper/Border using Snowflake Toppers Dies out of gold glitter cardstock.
  • Cut white cardstock panel to 5 3⁄4 x1 3⁄4 “. Heat emboss a sentiment. Adhere gold glitter die cuts. Add ribbon, secure ends from the back. Foam mount entire panel onto the card.
  • Create bow. Embellish with diamond-shaped jeweled brad in red. Adhere onto the card. Embellish card with pearls.

Traditional Christmas Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders featuring A Charming Christmas collection by Becca Feeken. As Seen in Die-cutting Essentials Issue 45.

What do you think? Are you a fan of this style? Do you make cards like this?

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 Snowflake Toppers and Borders
Spellbinders Snowflake Toppers and Borders
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Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A Dies
Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A Dies
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Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics B Dies
Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics B Dies
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Journey Brush Gold Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Gold Glitter
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Other supplies: Gold Brads; Peals; First Edition Christmas Wishes 8×8 paper pad; Satin ribbon in red 3/8”; Diamond-shaped jeweled brad in red.

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9 Comments

    1. Thank you for sharing a creative way to use border dies. The card is beautiful.

    1. Gorgeous. I have a question though. Maybe I’m missing something. If you make a 6.25 card base wouldn’t that take a 12.5 piece of paper? I only know of 12×12 cardstock.

      1. thank you! there’s a trick to cut two pieces of cardstock, one slightly larger to create a hinge to attach the second piece of paper to to make a larger card base. Same trick to make a top folding 5×7″ card base 🙂 Hope this helps!

    1. That’s a WOW card! I love it. I do make cards similar to the one you showcase here. They are beautiful and something special. Sometimes I’m in the mood for making a more elaborate card (for someone special or a special occasion) that’s more about construction (die cutting) than stamping and/or coloring. I miss your tutorials on these types of cards. I found them so inspirational and encouraging. Any chance you could be persuaded to do more of them again??!!!! Not to dwell too much on the point, but I do think you have a great gift for designing this style of card and it was the initial reason I began following your blog. That’s so interesting (to me) that they’re popular in Ukraine right now! Although I really love dies like these, for some reason I still feel intimidated by them and work myself into a state of confusion about how to work with them. On the other hand, once that gets worked out and I get going … I LOVE cards like this and apparently so do people who receive. Haven’t done it in a while, so thanks for the reminder. And thanks, Yana, for sharing this card.

    1. I think this would also be popular in Germany. I always receive intricate cards from my cousin. Thank you for showing such a beautiful card.

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