Hi! I’m Yana Smakula (pronounced Sma-coo-la)! I love all things handmade. My passion is cardmaking featuring some fun and simple die-cutting and stamping techniques!

Handmade Collection Inspiration | Made with Love Card with Yana

Hello friends, this is Yana Smakula, Spellbinders in-house creative designer. We continue to share inspiration using one of our newest collections –  Handmade by Stephanie Low. See Stephanie’s post introducing her collection here as well as inspiration posts here and here. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I love to use my stamps to create

Handmade Collection Inspiration | Handcrafted Card with Yana

Hello there! This is Yana Smakula, an in-house creative designer for Spellbinders! I feel like it’s been a long time since I last shared my projects or posted a blog post here! So let’s fix that! I have many projects to share created using  the most beautiful Handmade collection by Stephanie Low. You might have

Shaped Cards Video Series. Episode #3 – Your Kindness Makes Such A Difference

Hello, everyone! This is Yana Smakula and thank you for joining me! This blog post and video continues the monthly feature I’m hosting on Spellbinders blog and Youtube channel called “Shaped Cards with Spellbinders”. Once a month I am posting a card and and video tutorial featuring a shaped card base using Spellbinders dies! You can

Video: Faux Watercolor Stamping with Poinsettia Holiday 3D Shading Stamp

Hello there! You all know Spellbinders for our dies, but we also have a big assortment of beautiful, unique stamps! This is Yana Smakula and today I have a Faux Watercolor Poinsettia Background video tutorial to share using our Poinsettia 3D Shading stamp. This really is a very easy card to make and the more you

Layered Dimensional Die Cutting. Episode #5 – Christmas Balcony Card. Video

Hello everyone. This is Yana Smakula and thank you for joining me! This blog post and video is a part of a monthly feature I’m hosting on Spellbinders blog and Youtube channel called “Layered Dimensional Die Cutting”. I hope you’ve enjoyed pervious episodes, in case you missed them you can find them here. What is “Layered