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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!

WATCH THE VIDEO:

SUPPLIES:

SDS-108 Spellbinders NEAR OR FAR…
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S3-313 Spellbinders LOVE LETTER…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM 6 Die Cutting…
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Spellbinders PLATINUM Die Cutting and…
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Spellbinders TOOL ‘N ONE T-001
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T-004 Spellbinders Tool and…
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T-012 Spellbinders Tool and…
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Simon Says Stamp WOODGRAIN CARDSTOCK…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Tonic BURNISHED ROSE Mirror Card…
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Arches HOT PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock BLACK…
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps LOVE NOTES Set…
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Hero Arts Clear Stamps CHERUBS CM211
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed…
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WOW! HEAT TOOL (110Volts) WZHGUSA
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Hero Arts WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER…
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ScraPerfect PERFECT CRAFTING POUCH…
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Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith YANA’S…
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Daniel Smith INDIGO 5ML Extra Fine…
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Daniel Smith ULTRAMARINE TURQUOISE…
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Daniel Smith LUNAR BLUE 5ML Extra…
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 4…
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8…
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 4 x 6 INCH…
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Ranger TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Designer…
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Jack Richeson 9 X 12 INCH HARDBOARD…
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty BLACK Foam…
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9 x 12 WHITE FUN FOAM 12 Pack 118711
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Tonic Studios 8.5 INCH PAPER TRIMMER…
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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Yana for being our guest!

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  1. What a creative and artsy look with that galaxy background! Love the little envelope too and the colors that could be used for either a guy or a woman!

  2. Oh I love that MAP die
    and love the tiny envelope too
    this is a great idea for valentine card
    will CASE ing your card but I have no MAP die
    so only the tiny envelope then
    great idea and Love the color combo and the woodgrain cardstock too
    stunning!!

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