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!

Using Just Stamps & Dies! January 2019 You’re My Type Card Kit of the Month Edition

Hello Spellbinders’ fans! Are you ready for another dose of inspiration featuring our January 2019 You’re My Type Card Kit of the Month? We’re back with our new monthly series called “Using Just Stamps & Dies”. Just a reminder, these posts feature quick and simple cardmaking tutorials using just the die set and/or stamp set

Video: Valentine’s Day Cards & Tags with Paul Antonio Glimmer Plates

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it, so why not start working on Valentine’s day cards right away? It’s always fun to give and receive handmade cards so I encourage you to join me today and create a few. I love to use colored cardstock to make an impact on my cards, and so

Valentine’s Day Card with January Small, Large Dies & Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month

Did you know, you can use your January 2019 Small & Large die of the Month as well as Glimmer Hot Foil Kit of the Month together? Yes! These products coordinate to help you create beautiful cards! Here’s a fun example of a Valentine’s Day card using all of the above kits for January 2019:

Cardmaking Inspiration | Elegant Christmas Card as seen in Die Cutting Essentials Magazine Issue #45

Hello Spellbinders’ fans! Welcome back to our Cardmaking Inspiration series! Today we have a very special project to share showcasing gorgeous Charming Christmas collection by Becca Feeken. This card, along with 4 other projects was featured in the Die Cutting Essentials Magazine Issue #45. Be sure to grab this issue while it is still on

NEW Clear Stamps | Collection Introduction | Let Your Dreams Take Flight Card

Hello-hello! Welcome back to the Spellbinders blog. Today we are thrilled to introduce something new & exciting – a collection of Clear Stamps! We’ve been wanting to release a line of stamps to give you more creative options and also to provide you with fun sentiments you could use on your cards! You can see