Choose to be a Happy Glamper with the Wild & Free Collection – Video Tutorial

Hello everyone, this is Yana Smakula sharing another cardmaking video tutorial.


Today I’m playing with a new collection of stamps and dies by Debi Adams called Wild and Free. Think about fun tropical leaves, cacti, the desert and all things sunny and warm!


I decided to go with a simple, easy to replicate design, for this project. I die cut and also embossed images I wanted to use – cacti, teepee and tropical leaves out of cream colored cardstock. To add color to my die cuts I blended various colors of Distress ink (I’m listing specific colors below and also in my video).

There are many ways to add color to plain white die cuts. You can use watercolors and add a simple wash of color (and I’m sharing a look at the same images colored with watercolors in my video below); you can go fancy with markers or pencils and add beautiful realistic details or you can always die cut images out of patterned paper to begin with.

Spellbinders supplies:

S4-676 Shapeabilities Tropics Wild And Free By Debi Adams Etched Dies

SDS-030 Cacti

SDS-032 Tribe Vibe

PE-100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform

T-001 Tool ‘N One

T-007 Foam Applicator – Circle For Tool ‘N One

T-008 Circle Foam Refills For Tool ‘N One

Other supplies:

White and cream cardstock; Distress ink (Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass); Black ink; Clear Block; Gold Sequins; Foam Adhesive; Glue.

Learn how you can make this project below.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have fun die cutting!

Blessed Fall Card

Hello Spellbinders Friends, it is Lindahere to share a card I have created using some of the fabulous Die D-Lies and the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – what a great addiction to any Studio/ Craft Room – it has become my ‘go to’ machine. The Fall BotanicalDie D-Lites make the perfect embellishments for my fall themed card.

Spellbinders Products:

* S2-220 Die D-Lites Fall Botanical Etched Dies

* S4-469 Stacey Caron Renaissance Jubilee Florence Medallion Etched Dies

* PE 100 Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine – 6″ Platform


Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Adhesive Runner, 3D Foam Squares; Want2Scrap: – self adhesive; Imagine Crafts: Memento Ink in Bamboo Leaves, Sponge dauber; Water Spray Bottle; repositional tape; white, green, orange, kraft and black cardstock.

1. Cut one (1) Renaissance Jubilee Florence Medallion #3 (#1 being the smallest) in white cardstock.

2. Place Renaissance Jubilee Florence Medallion #2 into the pre-cut Die, lightly spritz the cardstock.

3. Emboss using the Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

4. Cut/emboss two (2) Vines using green cardstock; three (3) Leaves using green cardstock; three (3) acorns using kraft cardstock; two (2) pumpkins using orange cardstock; along with one (1) sentiment using black cardstock.

5.Adhere the vines onto the lower portion of the Renaissance Jubilee Florence Medallion using liquid glue.

6. Arrange the leaves onto the top portion of the Renaissance Jubilee Florence Medallion using liquid glue.

7. Adhere the sentiment to the centre of the layered Dies using liquid glue.

8. Pop pumpkins up on the vines using 3D Foam Squares.

Thanks so much for stopping by and the lovely comments you leave – they are appreciated. I hope you are inspired to et your Does out and get your ‘creative’ on. .

{{{Hugs}}} and Happy Creating


Guest Blogger: Debi Adams, Wild & Free Birthday Sign

Hello and Happy Tuesday! I’m Debi Adams, an artist and designer for Spellbinders and today I am so thankful and excited to be a guest blogger. I am also happy to showcase part of my new line, “Wild and Free“. As I wrote on my Maker Moments post here last week, this line was influenced by the young and trendy art I see everywhere. You will probably notice, I put a little bit of everything in this next project so you could get a feel for it but really, if you just chose one or two die-sets, you will still be able to create this birthday sign.

Yes, you can make this! I will give you a few tips and tricks, even if you do not have great printing or handwriting.

Let’s get the supplies together first. You will need the following:

Spellbinders® Platinum™ or Platinum 6™ Machine: PL-001 or PE-100

Thoughts-SBS-066 (Stamped Using a White Chalkboard Marker)

Be/So Hex-SDS-031


Geraniums and Leaves-S4-678

Ruffled Flowers-S5-277


A Pre-cut Piece of Blackboard (Found at your Local Hardware store- Mine was cut to 11″ X 14″)

White, Pink and Green Bistro Markers

Metallic Gold Marker

Cardstock of Your Choice


Graphite or Tracing Paper

If you enjoy handwriting or printing, go for it! Make sure you block off specific areas that will be used for additional fun information. I did not provide you with those measurements because this is a custom piece of work. Everyone’s information will be different.

Now if you want to try your hand at this but you aren’t sure that your handwriting will look good, why not try it out first with a watercolor white pencil or you just go directly with the blackboard marker? Remember, you can just wipe it all off and start all over if you don’t like it.

And so for those of you who think there is no way you can do this, here’s the secret. Print out the words and font you like onto paper. Place the paper onto the board and use repositionable tape at the top to secure in place. Lift the paper and insert graphite paper. Put the paper back down and simply trace the words. :). Ok, I know you can do this! Now trace around the image you just wrote using the white chalkboard marker. Easy peasy I say.

As you make your different boxes for information, remember to leave room for your decorative die pieces. Also, take a peek at the top of my board. I used several shades of green for the leaves, actually I even used a tad bit of aqua. Step outside of the box and give it a try. You might be surprised how much you like it!


After you have written everything into the boxes, die-cut your images from cardstock and attach to the board. I even managed to stamp the word “sweet” from the “Thoughts” set using the white marker. Can you see it? It’s near the number 1. You can embellish the Flamingo with a gold pen if you like. I used the white marker to make centers for the pink flowers.

That’s it. How fun is this sign? It doesn’t have to be for a baby or birthday either. Think Bachelorette Party or Retirement Party, really anything. What is your favorite die? Take a peek at the entire “Wild and Free” collection right here and start creating.



Maker Moments: A Taste of the Tropics

Hi everyone! Happy Monday morning :). Hope you are all off to a great start of a great week. I’m so happy to bring you this project today from my new line, “Wild and Free”. From the minute I began sketching, I knew I wanted to incorporate some trendy art into my collection. As you may have noticed, flamingos and palm leaves are in…so, there you have it :). As always, Maker Moments is about making things quickly and easily. I believe these party treats are just perfect in accomplishing that. So, let’s get started.

You will need the following:

Spellbinders® Platinum™ or Platinum 6™ Machine- PL-001 or PE-100

Wild and Free-Tropics-S4-676

Cardstock of Your Choice

Bamboo Skewers

Black Pen

Gold Pen

Glue Gun

Die-cut the Flamingo and Leaves from various colors of card stock. Add touches of gold to the Leaves, if desired. Add gold to the Flamingo’s legs, beak and wings. Enhance eye with a black pen. Layer Leaves onto bamboo skewer and adhere in place. Attach Flamingo to top of leaves using hot glue. Attach fruit to skewers as desired.

Ok, so how easy was that? You totally got this. Now jump on in. See what else is in the Wild and Free line by going here.

Thanks for visiting. Hope to see you back here again!



Best Wishes Card with Stamps & Dies

Hi Everybody Today I am using the whimsical designs by Debi Adams to produce a Best Wishes card in pretty colours. This matching die and stamp set makes it so easy to quickly get the look you want.

Spellbinders Supplies:

S6-001 5×7 Matting Basics A

S6-002 5×7 Matting Basics B

SES-004 Ripples EF

PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine

With die #7 from Matting Basics A cut two panels in white to create the base card.

With die #7 from Matting Basics B cut another panels and emboss in the folder.

Use the stamp to create the sentiment masking it off to stamp the different areas and cut them out with the banner and the pinked circle dies.

Cut and colour as many flowers and stems as you would like to add to your card using the dies to get perfect results each time.

Add the embossed card to the base card as shown in the photo.

Add some gold thread to the hole in the pinked circle and add foam pads beneath the banner part and add it to the top.

Add tiny dots of white ink to the flowers and arrange onto your card as you would like them.

An easy and effective way to make a quick card and for more ideas please visit my blog Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls

Relax Bath Salt Jar: Prizm Die Cutting For DIY Soap Packaging



Cream and Rose Gold Cardstock

Cream Ribbon

Copic Markers


PZ-100 Prizm Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

S2-220 Die D-Lites Fall Botanical Etched Dies

S2-204 Die D-Lites Signs Of Spring 2 Etched Dies

S1-009 Die D-Lites Beaded Squares Etched Dies


Die cut three flowers using the flower die from the Die D-Lites Beaded Squares Etched Die Set. Then, color using Copic Markers. Shape the pedals, then stack and adhere them together.

Stamp or print a sentiment and die cut using the tag die from the Die D-Lites Signs of Spring 2 Etched Die Set. Also, die cut a second tag using the rose gold cardstock.

Die cut strip of leaves using the Die D-Lites Fall Botanical Etched Die Set.

Tie tag on the jar. Then glue the leaves and flower on the ribbon.

Simple Coastal Card with Ink Blended Background – Video Tutorial

Hello everyone, this is Yana Smakula sharing another cardmaking video tutorial.

Today I’d like to show you how to create a simple card featuring a coastal theme using a few products from Spellbinders.

Instead of using my regular Platinum die cutting machine I am playing with the smaller one, Prizm. I love that I can use this machine with almost any of my Die D-Lites dies and it’s so lightweight and portable – I can have it with my any time I need it.

Spellbinders supplies:

S3-244 Die D-Lites Shoreline Etched Dies

PZ-100 Prizm Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

T-001 Tool ‘N One

Other supplies:

White & Red Cardstock; Gold Glitter Paper; Patterned Paper with a Watercolor Print (Momenta – 8×8 Watercolor Splash Pad); Vellum; Distress Ink (Faded Jeans, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass); Mini Round Ink Blending Tools; Water Bottle; Red and White Bakers Twine; Metal Charm; Gold sequins; Sentiment Stamp (Just Right Stampers – At The Beach); Clear Embossing Ink; White Embossing Powder; Heat Gun; Foam Adhesive; Tape Runner.

Learn how you can make this project below.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, have fun die cutting!

Celebrate Art Nouveau

Hi. Julia here.

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the new Nouille Decorative Element from Stacey Caron’s Art Nouveau range.

Spellbinders Supplies :

S6-097 Nouille Decorative Element

SDS-020 Flower Bouquet

SDS-007 Fresh Sentiments

SEL-008 Medallion Embossing Folder

PL-001 Spellbinders® Platinum Machine

T-001 Tool ‘n One

T-007 Circle Foam Tip for Tool ‘n One

Other Supplies :

Jet Black Archival Ink Pad, Card – White and Black, Self-Adhesive Pearls, Distress Markers – Wilted Violet, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber, Shabby Shutters and Bundled Sage, Water Brush, Wilted Violet Distress Ink Pad, 1/16” wide White Satin Ribbon, White Lace Ribbon

Instructions :

1. There are 3 beautiful dies in the Nouille Decorative Element Die Set.

2. Cut #2 and #3 dies together out of White Card. With the card still in the #3 die, for a different effect, use the fine tip of the Wilted Violet Distress Marker and draw around the inside edge of the die. Use the Tool ‘n One to remove the die cut from the die. Weave 1/16” wide White Satin Ribbon through the slits in the frame.

3. Stamp the image from the Flower Bouquet Stamp and Die Set using Jet Black Archival. Colour using Distress Markers. Use a Water Brush to move the colour around.

4. Stamp the sentiment from the Fresh Sentiments Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. Cut the Flower image out using the corresponding die from the Flower Bouquet Set and cut the sentiment out using the #1 die from the Nouille Decorative Element Die Set. Leaving the sentiment in the die, draw around the inside edge of the die with the fine tip of the Wilted Violet Distress Marker.

5. Trim a piece of White Card to 7” x 5¼”. Emboss using the Medallion Embossing Folder. The card is bigger than the folder so you will need to run it through the Platinum Machine twice. This is easy to do. On the first run through, set the Platinum Cutting Plate away from the edge of the folder so as to not get a line from the edge of the folder. The design of this folder is a repeating pattern so it’s easy to slot a section of the already embossed area back into the folder and run through the Platinum again – it’s safest to secure the card with low tack tape.

6. Edge the embossed area with Wilted Violet Distress Ink using the Circle Tip with the Tool ‘n One. Ink a piece of White Lace Ribbon. Glue the Nouille frame in place.

7. Add the image and the sentiment using 3D Foam.

8. Mat onto a piece of Black Card measuring 7¼” x 5½”. If you wish, add a White Card pierced layer measuring 8” x 6¼”, a Black Card layer measuring 8¼” x 6½” and a final White Card layer measuring 8¾” x 7”. Add some White Self-Adhesive Pearls.


A card that can be easily adapted for many occasions and in many colour ways to suit.

Thanks for stopping by.