Sandi MacIver, Paper Craft Artist -

Spellbinders October Small Die of the Month

Hey card making friends welcome back.  I have been playing for the past couple of days with the new Spellbinders October Small Die of the Month.  I just love it when this parcel arrives in my mailbox each month.  The dies are always fabulous, new ideas that I just can’t wait to play with and this month is no exception.  I keep saying every month, “this is my favorite”, haha, and this month it is again!

GIVE AWAY – I have a Small Die of the Month to give away today.  Check out the end of the post for details.

Spellbinders October Small Die of the Month both Cards

The set has a beautiful leaf corner die, the extender (top and bottom of the center of the black card), large leaves and small leaves die and three sentiments.  The versatility of this set is so amazing,

I couldn’t decide which one of my ideas to play with first, LOL….So I started by cutting a bunch of leaves and watercoloring them with my Mermaid Markers.  You can also color them with Copic Markers, or what ever your favorite medium is.

Spellbinders October Small Die of the Month Black Card - Sandi MacIver

Spellbinders October Small Die of the Month – Black Card

  • Start by die cutting the corner image four times and the extender twice from copper foil card stock
  • Cut the large leaves 4 times and watercolor them with the Mermaid Markers:  I used a combo of Seaweed, Jellyfish, Pirate’s gold and Starfish for both the cards.  For this one I just used the red and yellow (starfish and Pirate’s Gold).
  • Use white glue to attach them to a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 black base.  Start in one corner and work your way around.  You will need to trim a bit once you are finished as the background starts larger than the die cuts.
  • Use the white glue to attach the watercolor leaves.
  • Cut the sentiment 4 times:  once from watercolor paper and three times from black cardstock.  Watercolor the first one and when dry, stack them all to create a nice sturdy and tall sentiment for the center of the card.
  • Attach to a top folding A2 card base.
  • Embellish with Nuvo Crystal Drops – Copper Penny.

Spellbinders October Small Die of the Month Square Card - Sandi MacIver

Spellbinders October Small Die of the Month Square Card – Card 2

  • Cut for of the corner dies from watercolor paper and watercolor them with the Mermaid Markers.
  • When dry, mount them to a 4″ x 4″ square piece of Oatmeal Cookie cardstock then mat to a 4-1/4″ square Black Licorice card.
  • Finally, mount to a top folding 5″ square card base in white.
  • Cut a vellum circle for the center of the card and attach the Copper Die cut sentiment
  • Embellish with a few colored leaves and copper colored Sequins.


There are numerous ways to get the Small Die of the month club and I have linked them below.

If you live in Canada, I would recommend this deal:  Glimmer ‘n Cut Value Club – includes the glimmer foil of the month along with the Small and Large Die of the month club.  It is heavy discounted as a bundle and you save with one shipping fee.  It also ships by FedEx and is usually here within 4 days.

Spellbinders Glimmer and Cut


Yana Has a fun Video for this die of the month club Set

Give Away:

Leave a comment on this post answering this question:  What’s your favorite size of card to make for the holidays?
Random Draw on October 15th, and winner will be announced in my blog post that day.  Draw open to all countries.




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38 thoughts on “Spellbinders October Small Die of the Month”

  1. My favorite size card for the holiday is an 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Since I make a lot of cards I like this size since I can get 2 card bases out of every sheet of card stock.
    Love your thankful and blessed cards!

  2. My favorite size is the standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 because I don’t have to worry about extra mailing cost and I hate going to the post office. : )

  3. Hi Sandi,
    My favorite size for a Holiday and actually family birthday cards too is 5 x 6 1/2. Plus like to add a little foil too!
    The “Small Die of the Month” is exciting. Love the corner feature!

  4. Oh Sandi, these are gorgeous makes with the small die. I think my favorite size fits in a 5×7 envelope and I love the brightly colored leaves on the black paper. Fall is my favorite season. Thank you for sharing these beauties with us! A+💓

  5. Since I make and send a large number of holiday cards I prefer A2 size because I can get two cards from one sheet of card stock. In addition, unless I go overboard on layers I can get away without extra postage. Love these small dies, and the foil on black is stunning!

  6. I prefer an A2 size. Don’t care for square cards ,costs additional postage and the new slimline uses too much paper.
    love seeing your ideas and review of new products

  7. My favorite size card is A2 since I can get 2 cards out of a 8.5 x 11″ piece of cardstock and if I want a layered card, can get 4 pieces to layer on top of the card from another piece of the same size cardstock. Hopefully that makes sense.

  8. As always your cards are stunning! This is a great die and I appreciate the chance to win it
    My go to card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 because I get 2 cards from each piece of cardstock and I always have that size of envelope handy.

  9. My standard go-to is an A2 card BUT for my own holiday cards, I like to do a larger card – either 5″ x 7″ or a 3-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (slimline style). I send out about 2 dozen. Thanks for all your inspiration Sandi!

  10. I usually do A2 cards, sometimes top fold, but this year I am leaning towards slimline. Back in the day I did a lot of the slimline size (although they were called something else) and was thrilled when they made a comeback! I am still working on what design I am going to go with so we will see if I end up doing different sizes when I actually get started 😊

  11. Diane Hutchinson

    Love those small dies – very pretty. I can see lots of uses for them. For the holidays, I try to make some fancy fold cards usually 51/2 x 41/4. One of these days I am going to venture into the slimline card sizes.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Sandi, both of these are so beautiful, but I’m smitten with the black background. The dies look amazing! Looking at your supply list (bad habit of mine), now I “need” mirror card stock and copper Nuvo drops. Because I have a stash of A2 envelopes, I mostly make that size card.

    1. yes you do need Mirror cardstock, haha, comes in quite a few colors too, gold, silver, copper, a nice pink gold too

  13. I make the size most USA card makers use, 4 1/4 x5 1/2 mostly. Right now I am going to also try the slimline card. It is just so cute. I know I don’t put anything on your site but I love reading and looking at your great creations. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

    1. Hi Carey, so nice to hear from you. give the slimline a try, you will absolutely love it, and thanks for visiting my blog, much appreciated.

    1. have to agree Kristi, I’m doing more and more slimline cards myself, but it will probably be A2 for holiday cards

  14. A2 size is always my card size– 2 cards from one cardstock & regular postage started as my main reason, but now it’s just the size I prefer. I too, am not a going to the post office type person. Your cards are always the best Sandi! Love them!

  15. Beautiful! Tempting. Very tempting to get into this. I like classic A2 but also like 3×3 and 4×4. Slimline? haven’t done those in a while.

  16. These are lovely cards Sandy! Although I like many square and slim line cards that others post online, I usually stick with 5.5” X 4.25” cards for my holiday cards. Creature of habit I guess. 🥴

  17. Thank you for the samples of ideas for use. I like the standard size from US sized paper only because of being able to make two cards from one sheet. I’d prefer a slightly larger card to fit in a few written letter sheets. I’ve been trying to find another size that doesn’t waste too much of my paper. Maybe I can go larger and save the extra for stamping. I don’t know, I need some help.

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