How to Use a Triangle Box Contour Steel Rule Die Video Tutorial

Triangle Box Contour™ Steel Rule Die from the Rouge Royale Collection by Stacey Caron is designed for today’s Modern Maker. Used with our Platinum™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine, this shape adds a whole new dimension to your creative projects whether it’s for gift giving or as a party favor.

Assembled box size is approximately 2.563 x 4.50 x 2.50 inches. When coordinated with S5-279 Triangle Fretwork Etched Dies like shown in the intricate inset design on the white boxes above and below as an embellishment design on the pink boxes, many more design options open up to you!

Let Yana Smakula show you how to create these boxes (and shares great tips too), watch How to Use a Triangle Box Contour Steel Rule Die Video Tutorial below.

Pop In to Celebrate the Day with Marisa Job!

Hello friends! I would like to introduce to you my new collection called Celebrate the Day! This collection has 10 new die sets to mark that special day. Create in no time elements from party favor boxes to tea light boxes to floral frame cards to even a cute basket with all its embellishments. Included in this collection, there are four Pop-Up sentiment dies that are great for the inside of the card as well as the front. Today I am featuring the Pop-Up Dies from the collection.

Instructions for Congrats Card:

  1. Create a 5 x 7” card base from designer card stock. Cut four panels from coordinating designer cardstock measuring: 5 x 7″, 4.50 x 6.50”, 4.75 x 6” and 4.25 x 5.50”. Distress edges and then color with distress inks.

  1. Die cut frame using Framed Floral Card Front Die Set from white cardstock.

  1. Layer panels on 5 x 7″ card base using 3D Foam Squares as pictured below.

  1. Die cut two Congrats sentiment pieces using Congrats Pop-Up Die Setfrom designer cardstock. Fold at scored lines.

  1. Glue one of the Congrats pieces together, cut off tabs and then adhere to card front. For the next Congrats piece, adhere tape to tabs, fold at scored lines and attach to inside of card to create Congrats Pop-Up. Pop-Up folds flat when closing the card.

  1. Die cut multiple flowers and leaves using Windows of Memories Die Setfrom designer cardstock. Color flowers and leaves with distress inks and Tool ‘N One Foam Applicators. For the roses, die cut four or five flowers of the same size. Create bud by overlapping petals and then securing petals together with hot glue. Continue to layer next three flowers and then curl petals with tweezers to form roses.

  1. Shape flowers with Stylus Tips for Tool N’ One. Layer petals together with hot glue and adhere to card. Embellish center of flowers with beads and then add tiny pearls around flowers with Crystal Drops.

More pictures of projects created with the Pop-Up dies from this collection:

Spellbinders Supplies:

Congrats Pop-Up Die Set

Happy Birthday Pop-Up Die Set

Thank You Pop-Up Die Set

Happy Birthday Easel Die Set

Framed Floral Card Front Die Set

Windows of Memories Die Set

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

Tool ‘N One™

Foam Applicator – Circle For Too ‘N One

Stylus Tips For Tool N’ One

Other Supplies:

Blue Fern Studios – Seaside Cottage Paper Collection, White Cardstock, Ranger Distress Inks, Hot Glue Gun, Micro-beads Prills, Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L- 3D Foam Squares, Nuvo Crystal Drops – Ivory Seashell.

My new collection “Celebrate the Day” is available now!! You can see ALL of my Spellbinders Designs by clicking: Marisa Job Designs with Spellbinders® Paper Arts.

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week!

Marisa Job

Maker Moments: Throw a DIY Flamingo Party

Maker Moments are all about projects being quick, easy and trendy! So what’s hip and on trend? FLAMINGOS! We had to add in a touch of tropics with these wonderful leaves. These elements are FUN & QUIRKY! So why not incorporate them into your next DIY party from party favors to food accents to party decor. Tropics set from the Wild & Free Collection by Debi Adams has you covered. Check out the projects below (click each image for more details).

Mini Memo Books

A Taste of the Tropics

Wild and Free Birthday Sign

Creating an Art Nouveau Birthday Card

Hello everyone, Yvonne here today sharing a birthday card using some of the gorgeous Art Nouveau Collection by Stacey Caron Designs. Let me show you how to create this card.


  1. Trim white cardstock to size 6.5 x 6.5″ for the card base.
  2. Trim kraft cardstock to size 6.25 x 6.25″ and glue upon card base.
  3. Trim patterned cardstock to size 6 x 6″ and glue upon card base.

  1. Cut/emboss Art Nouveau Stile Floreal Medallion Die #3 (with Die #1 being the smallest die-template) from Kraft cardstock and stencil using brown ink and the Tool ‘n One™ with foam applicator.
  2. Adhere to the cardbase using Crafty Foam Tape.

  1. Cut/emboss Art Deco Ritz Labels Die #5 from white cardstock and stamp sentiment upon using a black inkpad.

  1. Tuck the corners of the stamped label in the Floral Medallion and adhere to the cardbase using Crafty Foam Tape.
  2. Cut/emboss Art Nouveau Florals (the die-template with the leaves) twice from each of the colours pine green, olive green, orange and yellow and stencil using brown ink and the Tool ‘n One with foam applicator.
  3. Cut of the leaves from the die-cuts and bend the leaves slightly.
  4. Adhere the leaves to the cardbase using glue.
  5. Finish the card with mulberry flowers, stamens and self-adhesive pearls.

Spellbinders Products Used:

S4-604 Art Deco Ritz Labels

S5-272 Art Nouveau Florals

S6-103 Art Nouveau Stile Floreal Medallion

T-001 Tool ‘n One™

T-001 Tool and Accessories Magnetic Handy Mat

T-005 Foam applicator Rectangle

Other Supplies:

Cardstock (White, Patterned, Yellow, Orange, Kraft, Olive Green and Pine Green); Self-Adhesive Pearls (Brown and Burgundy); Sentiment Stamp and Acrylic Stamp Block; Mulberry Flowers; Ink (Black and Brown); Crafty Foam Tape; Ruler; Paper Trimmer; Scissors; Glue

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you happy crafting!

Hugs from Holland,


TBT: Flowers Galore!

Today is a “Throw Back Thursday” (TBT) on all things FLOWERS! We are sharing some clever, innovative and fun ways to create with our flower die templates. Check out the projects below (click each image for a tutorial), be inspired by our wonderful designers and what they do with their FLOWER POWER!

Pom Pom Posies Rosettes

Spring Thank You Card

Positively Peony 3D Wall Decor

DIY Floral Phone Case

Wedding Day Congratulations Felt Flower Card Video Tutorial

Fan Flower Thank You Card

Cinch Go Flower Vintage Glass Deco

Stamp Your Way to Gorgeous

Let Yana show you how our stamps and stamp/die sets work in this introduction video! Learn about them and get helpful tips on how to use them. Stamp your way to the many lines of stamp designs we offer from vintage to elegant to funky and cool. Come see what we offer by clicking: Spellbinders® Stamps.

3D Shading Stamps are cling foam (EVA) rubber stamps designed to bring additional image depth and multiple shades with a single press of the stamp, not found on traditional mono-shade stamps. Bring more richness and enhance the images when using colored pens and markers. Add a 3D Shading Stamp to your stamp collection by clicking: Spellbinders® 3D Shading Stamps.

Take the guess-work out of what to put together with Spellbinders® Stamp and Die Sets. The set includes beautiful designed stamps and coordinated dies.They offer an elegant solution to bring a custom look to your projects. Use them together or use them separately. The creativity is boundless! Try them for yourself. See our selection of stamp and die sets by clicking: Spellbinders Stamp & Die Sets.

Want to create with Spellbinders’ Stamps? Hover over the image below to shop:

Maker Moments: I HEART Pillow with Felt Layered Blooms

Welcome back to Maker Moments. When I was asked if I wanted to do something with flowers for today’s post, I was pretty much ecstatic. For those of you who know me, you don’t have to ask that question twice. I love flowers. All kinds. Today I’m creating this beautiful bloom from felt. Although I sewed this heart pillow, you can also purchase a pre-made pillow and attach the flower in the same fashion. Hover over the image below to see what I used in creating this project:

To create the flower, you will need the following:

Choice of: Spellbinders® Platinum 6™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine or Spellbinders® Platinum™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

SR-005 Layered Blooms Contour™ Steel Rule Die

Three pieces of felt (Your Choice of Colors: two for the flower and one for the leaves)

Embroidery Floss

Embroidery Needle

Hot Glue

Die-cut the Flower and Leaf twice.

Layer the flowers together as shown. I used two different colors so that you could see how to layer them.

**If you are going to add the decorative embroidery stitch to the flower petals, do the stitching prior to assembly.**

Use a needle and thread to run a stitch through the center of the flower, from the bottom to the top and back again. Secure with a knot.

Adhere flower to pillow with hot glue.

Adhere the leaves to the pillow with hot glue.

Optional: I added some stitchery to the bottom of the pillow for a pop of color.

These flower are so easy to create. Think of all the possibilities. You can make headbands, appliqués, lampshade decor, jewelry and the list goes on. Have you used our Contour™ Steel Rule Dies? What are you going to make?



Create-A-Flower 3D Paper Wall Art Kits

We have created some new easy and fun paper craft and machine kits that are perfect for any crafter! You can purchase the paper kits that include everything you need to create fun an easy DIY projects. OR for the more advanced crafter, there are machine kits that include the Spellbinders® Prizm™ Die Cutting and Embossing Machine and etched dies to allow you to create endless DIY projects. Just follow the easy step by step instructions below to see how to Create-A-Flower with either kit.

Create-A-Flower 3D Paper Wall Art Prizm™ Die Cutting & Embossing Machine Kit

Create a pretty three dimensional flower wall art project, plus get the tools you need to recreate it and other similar projects. This kit includes a Prizm™ Die Cutting & Embossing Machine, the etched dies, plus everything you need to create this project. Just follow the easy step-by-step project instructions to create this project.

Kit includes:

Note: Adhesive is also needed but not included.

Create-A-Flower 3-D Paper Wall Art Kit

Create a pretty three dimensional flower wall art project with this pre-cut project kit. It includes everything already cut out and ready for you to put together. Just follow the easy step-by-step project instructions.

Kits Includes:

  • Pre-Printed Botanical Art Board
  • Sunflower pieces: 40 yellow petals, 1 brown flower center, 4 green flower bases, 2 of each green leaf.
  • Hydrangea pieces: 40 (21 needed) small white flowers, 3-white, 3 point flower bases, 2 white 6 point flower bases, 1 white circle base
  • Aster pieces: 16 large pink petals, 8 medium pink petals, 8 small pink petals, 8 extra small pink petals, 2 large green leaves.
  • Echinacea pieces: 12 pink petals (10 needed), 2 brown fringed flower centers, 1 green flower base, 2 green leaves.
  • Create-a-Flower Instruction Sheet

Note: Adhesive is also needed but not included.

Sunflower Step 1: Die-Cut/Lay out die cuts

Sunflower Step 2: Adhere

Sunflower Step 3: Layer

Sunflower Step 4: Enjoy!

Hydrangea Step 1: Die-Cut/Lay out die cuts

Hydrangea Step 2: Adhere

Hydrangea Step 3: Layer

Hydrangea Step 4: Enjoy!

Aster Step 1: Die-Cut/Lay out die cuts

Aster Step 2: Adhere

Aster Step 3: Layer

Aster Step 4: Enjoy!

Echinacea Step 1: Die-Cut/Lay out die cuts

Echinacea Step 2: Adhere

Echinacea Step 3: Layer

Echinacea Step 4: Enjoy!

Easy Decorated Valentine’s Day Treat Bottles Video Tutorial

Hello there! This is Yana Smakula, today I would like to show you how to quickly decorate little treat containers for Valentine’s Day using our dies and fun foam. Hover over the image below to see what I used in creating this project:

To create this project I used a few inexpensive bottle from Target, white fun foam, double sided adhesive sheets and one of the new dies from the Joyous Celebrations collection by Sharyn Sowell.

I love to use fun foam to add additional dimension to my projects. I especially love using it with dies and die-cutting it in my Platinum machine. To make it easier to adhere fun foam onto my project I always, before cutting, add a layer of adhesive using adhesive sheets to either one or both sides of my foam.

Spellbinders supplies

Other supplies

White & pick cardstock; white fun foam; easy cut adhesive (Therm o web); light pink ribbon; gold thread; clear stamp (Hero Arts – You Are My Happy); black ink; hole punch.

Watch my video tutorial to learn how you can make this project:

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have fun die-cutting!