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Hi friends! Happy Sunday, and happy DieCember® 17th! This month is flying by! We’re celebrating DieCember® today with a very special and rare discount code on the Spellbinders brand. Take 15% off any in-stock Spellbinders products with code SPBR525 at checkout! Remember to shop early for the best selection and enjoy!

In a special edition of Yippee for Yana today, Yana Smakula made a gorgeous project with Spellbinders products to inspire you! Be sure to watch the video for additional information and enjoy!

Yippee for Yana Cardmaking Feature

Hi everyone, this is Yana Smakula and I’m excited to bring you another episode from my bi-monthly “Yippee For Yana” video series! In today’s episode, I’m sharing a masculine Valentine’s Day card featuring several Spellbinders dies.

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I wanted to incorporate a galaxy background into my card as I feel like galaxy prints aren’t going away anytime soon and they are still hugely popular. I started working on my project by creating a watercolor galaxy background using my Daniel Smith paints, I made sure to paint a background large enough to accommodate all of my die cutting needs.

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Once my background piece was done I added a generous amount of shimmer using Distress Mica Spray in Brushed Pewter and started die-cutting the elements out using my Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting & Embossing Machine.

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I used several dies from Spellbinders to do my die cutting. I cut a US map out of galaxy background using a map die from the Near Or Far Stamp and Die set (there are sentiment stamps that go together with this map, but I just used the map on its own, the sentiment for today’s card came from another stamp set).

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I love that this map has 2 pieces to it – there are an actual map and a mat layer to it. I cut the mat layer out of Simon’s Black Glitter paper (I love this glitter paper – it cuts like butter!). I also die-cut a love letter out of galaxy paper and an envelope out of Tonic’s Burnished Rose metallic paper, these dies came from the Love Letter die set from Spellbinders.

The love letter die cut adds beautiful debossing to the paper making it look like an actual letter with some illegible writing. To emphasize the writing I later used a black pen and just outlined the debossed areas in black. The envelope die is also a unique one as it is designed to look as if it is an assembled envelope – there’s a slit where you can insert your letter. Yet, no assembly is needed for this die, just cut it out and use it.

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I used Wood Grain White cardstock for the background panel for my card. I adhered my glitter map and foam mounted the galaxy map layer onto it. I also foam mounted the envelope with the letter, added tiny die-cut hearts (these came from the Near or Far stamp & die set) and added two simple white heat embossed sentiments that read “Be Mine” and “Please Deliver By Feb 14th”.

Be sure to watch my video until the very end to see a way you can step this card design up and add a secret compartment for a hidden message!

I hope you’ll give this idea a try. If you do, please tag Simon Says Stamp and me on social media – we’d love to see what you make!

Have fun stamping!

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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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January 2018 Card Kit: Set of 5 Inlay Cards

January 2018 Card Kit: Set of 5 Inlay Cards

Hi friends! Happy Saturday! Have you seen our latest card kit called Favorite Person? The always creative and talented Nichol Spohr made FIVE cards using the inlay die cutting technique in honor of DieCember® to show even more ideas of what you could make with this kit! Please be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

January 2018 Card Kit: Set of 5 Inlay Cards

January 2018 Card Kit: Set of 5 Inlay Cards

January 2018 Card Kit: Set of 5 Inlay Cards

January 2018 Card Kit: Set of 5 Inlay Cards

January 2018 Card Kit: Set of 5 Inlay Cards

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and thanks to Nichol for being our guest!

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New Exclusive Release “Friends” Is HERE!

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Hi friends!!!  Guess what we have in store for you!?  It’s a new release of exclusive products that are all about friendship, love and appreciating.  It’s always a great time of year to say hello, and these products will help you do JUST THAT!





Be sure to visit our idea gallery to see what people are creating and sharing.  It’s loaded with inspiration!  #SSSValentines is a great source of inspiration on social media as well <3  HAPPY HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and to yours!

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