December 2017 Holiday Blog Hop + Giveaways

December 2017 Holiday Blog Hop + Giveaway (Now Closed)

Hello and welcome! We are happy you are joining us for our December 2017 Holiday Blog Hop! We are excited to show you our Holiday 2017 products, share inspiration and of course host a few fun giveaways!

This year we released many stunning Holiday products, they have been available for quite some time so you might have already seen them. If you haven’t, take a few minutes to browse them in our store: Classic Holiday, Holiday by Sharyn Sowell and Holiday by Stephanie Low!

Our in house creative designer Yana Smakula has created a project to share with you. At the end of the post we have details on a fun blog hop to inspire you featuring our designers and some amazing guest artists! And of course a chance to enter our giveaway!

Yana says: I love to mix and match dies from various collections to create unique one of a kind cards. I used a number of new Holiday dies as well as past Spellbinders products to create the card I’m sharing below. 

Be Merry Christmas Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders. Using: S2-090 Edwardian Door, S2-241 Green Thumb, S3-244 Shoreline, S3-255 Canoeing, S3-269 Naughty or Nice, S3-271 Holiday Bell, S3-275 Camping, S4-823 Presents, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #Christmascard

Instructions:

  • Create 5 x 6” white top folding card base.
  • Cut red cardstock panel to 4 ⅞ x 5 ⅞”, adhere onto the card base.
  • Cut patterned paper panel to 4 ¾ x 5 ¾ “, adhere onto the card base.
  • Die-cut and emboss rectangle out of pearlescent white cardstock using Extra Large Frame and Extra Large Hemstitch from the Hemstitch Rectangles set. Foam mount onto the card.
  • Die-cut and emboss door out of gold foil cardstock using Edwardian Door die. Cut piece of patterned paper to layer under the door, foam mount door onto patterned paper. Adhere onto the card.
  • Die-cut and emboss bow out of red cardstock using Bow die from the Holiday Bell set, foam mount onto the card.
  • Die-cut 2 trees out of white glitter and 2 trees out of gold foil cardstock using Presents die. Cut just the tree out. Layer gold die cut under white glitter die cut and offset slightly.
  • Die-cut pots out of patterned paper using Flower Pot die from the Green Thumb set. Pot the trees. Foam mount onto the card.
  • Die-cut and emboss Mooring out of gold foil paper using Mooring die from the Shoreline set, foam mount onto the card.
  • Die-cut Paddle out of red cardstock, foam mount onto the card.
  • Die-cut and emboss lanterns out of red and gold foil cardstock using Light die from the Camping set. Trim one of the red die cuts and adhere onto gold. Foam mont onto the card. Embellish with Nuvo Drops.
  • Add double sided sticky sheet onto red cardstock. Die-cut Be Merry using Be Merry die from the Naughty or Nice set 3 to 5 times. Adhere die cuts together to create a chipboard-like die cut. Adhere onto the card.

Be Merry Christmas Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders. Using: S2-090 Edwardian Door, S2-241 Green Thumb, S3-244 Shoreline, S3-255 Canoeing, S3-269 Naughty or Nice, S3-271 Holiday Bell, S3-275 Camping, S4-823 Presents, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #Christmascard

Spellbinders supplies:

OTHER SUPPLIES:

First Edition Jingle All The Way 8×8” Paper Pad; Carta Bella Snow Fun 6×6” Paper Pad; Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110 LB cardstock, My Colors Cardstock Red Cherry 12×12 cardstock, Gold Foil Cardstock, Pearlescent White Cardstock, White Glitter Cardstock; White Fun Foam; Stick It Double Sided Adhesive Sheets; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares; Nuvo Drops in Morning Dew.

 Be Merry Christmas Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders. Using: S2-090 Edwardian Door, S2-241 Green Thumb, S3-244 Shoreline, S3-255 Canoeing, S3-269 Naughty or Nice, S3-271 Holiday Bell, S3-275 Camping, S4-823 Presents, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #Christmascard Be Merry Christmas Card by Yana Smakula for Spellbinders. Using: S2-090 Edwardian Door, S2-241 Green Thumb, S3-244 Shoreline, S3-255 Canoeing, S3-269 Naughty or Nice, S3-271 Holiday Bell, S3-275 Camping, S4-823 Presents, S5-308 Hemstitch Rectangles #spellbinders #cardmaking #diecutting #Christmascard

Hop along!

We’ve got tons of inspiration waiting for you created by the collection designers themselves and fabulous guest designers! Be sure to visit each one of their blogs and leave them some love!

Spellbinders
Simon Says Stamp
Yana Smakula
Laura Bassen
Stephanie Low
Svitlana Shayevich
Sharyn Sowell
May Sukyong Park
Elena Salo

Giveaway (Now Closed)

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners. Please leave a comment on Spellbinders blog by Sunday, December 10th 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced in this post on Spellbinders blog the following day.

Winners

Thank you everyone for entering our giveaway.

Lorraine Turner

Jackie Parkins

Crystal Muirhead

Debbie Rumpza

Nancy Wilcox

Winners have been contacted.

Thank you for stopping by! Have fun crafting!

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266 Comments

  1. Beautiful release. Awesome cards.

  2. What a great release! As I watched Yana’s video, I could see how all the die cuts layered beautifully; the decision to use only red & gold was exactly right. There’s a reason to look for Spellbinders dies. Cardmakers don’t have to worry about any difficulties with the products, we just have to hold firmly onto the vision of the final piece and make sure we’re exacting in our work. That one less thing to worry about equals easier – and better – work. Thanks, Spellbinders.

  3. Your Christmas card is absolutely magical ! margessw@icloud.com

  4. Gorgeous cards, so elegant, great release.

  5. I’ve been scrapbooking and card making for awhile but this is the first year I’m following blogs, and I love seeing all these great ideas!! I’ve clearly been missing out on winter inspiration all these years!! Happy Holidays and thanks for the chance to win.

  6. This is a wonderful set of cards ! I love your backgrounds so much ! margessw@icloud.com

  7. Love all the beautiful details on the card (especially those sweet plaid pots)!

  8. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

  9. I just came from the other blogs and am amazed at the many different styles that each maker has, yet they are all so fabulous in their own ways.

  10. Absolutely Gorgeous!! Stunning job!

  11. Spellbinders has some of the most innovative ideas! I love getting lost in the blog. Thank you for the chance to add to my Spellbinders collection, these are beautiful.

  12. What a cool card! Looks realy “hardmaking”)Lots of elements.

  13. What a beautiful card! I love the layering , and the extra thin red mat brings just the right amount of color to the backing.

  14. WOW this is such a cool card love it. great hop!

  15. Wow! This is stunning! So rich looking and a beautiful scene too!

  16. Gorgeous card – love all the layers and dimension,

  17. What an absolutely stunning card by Yana, as always!! I love the combination of dies and the pops of red and gold are just outstanding!

  18. I absolutely adore spellbinders dies I buy them whenever I can I am just starting a blog and I am so excited to include a spellbinders page dedicated to spellbinders only I can’t wait to get started thank you spell binders

  19. Some really talented women, all the cards on the hop are beautiful

  20. What a great card and blog hop. So much inspiration, love al the cards and thanks to all the designers!

  21. Beautiful card Yana! I love the red and gold combination.

  22. Absolutely stunning card!! So fun and festive!

  23. Stunning card! So many intricate layers. I also love the gold and red color combo.

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