August 2020 Small Die of the Month is Here – Sitting Pretty
Our August 2020 Small Die of the Month is here! This “Sitting Pretty” die set features 12 cutting dies.
Enjoy the step by step tutorial below as well as the video tutorial to get you started with this month’s kit. Make sure to show us what you create by tagging #SpellbindersClubKits on social media! This kit is available August 1st, 2020, make sure to get yours!
Download Petal Placement Guide
Catch step by step instructions for this project below. Click photos to enlarge:
- Die cut
- Assemble die cuts
- Emboss, splash silk & prep card base
- Adhere die cuts
- Foil sentiment
- Add sentiment & embellish
August 2020 Small Die Of The Month – Video Tutorial
Watch video tutorial using this month kit below or on Youtube.
Here’s a closer look at the projects we created using our August 2020 Small Die Of The Month kit:
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Die Hero Club (includes Small, Large and APG Dies of the Month) and The Works Club (includes Small, Large, APG Dies of the Month + Card Kit of the Month) and other Value Clubs. See all Value Club options here.
Spellbinders, You continue to outdo yourself!! Can’t wait until my monthly dies get here!!
What items did you use for this kit. Did the metallic paper/CARDSTOCK Have an adhesive back?
I really wish you would always include a picture of the actual die set so we know exactly how many pieces and what there is. A lot of us use apps to catalog our supplies and a picture of the die set itself are really handy for that. Your creations are nice, but they don’t let me know what the set itself looks like !!!
We understand your disappointment with not being able to see the actual dies on the blog post and we are too. However, the reason that we are not posting the actual, life-size, proportional images is not because we don’t want to. You may or may not be aware of a huge problem in the arts and crafts community as well as in many other creative industries where mostly Chinese factories and websites are using copyrighted designs, artwork, logos, trademarks and other Intellectual Property (IP) to copy, counterfeit and sell our designs as their own. They literally steal the artwork from the internet, make low quality often dysfunctional products and sell cheap junk in most cases. The only way that we have found to be an effective method to counteract this problem is to not show the actual art in a way that is easily copied or reproduced. We have tried many things but that tactic is the one that actually works. We are trying to show more of the finished and assembled projects, which are difficult to copy the die from an assembled project.
Sometimes they copy very closely and sell as our brand, sometimes they are way off and sell as our brand anyway. Then we often get the phone calls from upset customers who purchased counterfeit products from a willing website. Often the pieces don’t fit, the designs don’t work well together and some customers think it is our fault when it is the same as a counterfeit Rolex purchased on a NY street corner that stops working the first week. Needless to say it is not an easy problem to solve. Literally thousands of companies in hundreds of different industries are impacted. We are looking at various technology solutions to help us fight this problem but we, like almost every company in this industry, are a small business and it is a big problem.
We truly appreciate your business and apologize for any inconvenience to you, our valued customer. As politicians and lawmakers try to find a solution to the problem of counterfeit products, we trust that you will appreciate our efforts to try and stop this problem. We are diligently looking at solutions to fix this issue but until then, thank you for your understanding and support.
I really like these dies. Can be used many ways. The small letters will be uses so much. Do I see another cute card coming using the other dies in kit that are cleverly placed in the corner of the screenshot?
thank you, Marietta! The project you see in the corner is just a sample we have showing how to arrange the dies to create a mandala. You can download a petal placement guide in the post. We hope you’ll find it helpful!
Thank you Yana for your great explanation. I’ve actually seen what you’re talking about. Copies of dies that I’ve purchased from reputable companies here in the States are being sold on the Internet, under different company names for half the price. I’ve heard about theft of product ideas etc. but this really hits home!
Looking at the collection of different die designs, my imagination is already running. So happy I’m a member! ?
Every month I anxiously wait to see the Small Die of the Month. I love them all and your tutorials are so helpful in helping me get started. So happy to be a member.
I have seen very similar die sets to Spellbinders dies in silver on both EBay and Amazon. Sometimes I see almost exact copies of sets I own. I figured that those silver dies are the result of theft. I am sorry this happens to your company. I will continue to be a loyal customer. I absolutely love getting a new kit each month; it gives me something to look forward to and I know that a little something good is going to happen each month.
I signed up for small die of month in July and received the item. When should I expect August’s item to be delivered?
JK – the shipping date is different for everyone and depends on your sign up date. You can change your subscription date to receive your kit sooner, if you wish –
To change your date please contact customer support by calling 1-888-547-0400 or emailing email@example.com.
If you would like to change your recurring date to today. You may cancel your current subscription and the sign up for a new subscription with today as your new recurring date.
We hope this helps!
This is an amazingly versatile die set when you just sit a few minutes and let our creativity go wild!! Also perfect for elegant cards and ones for our ‘special ‘ people we send our best to! Can’t wait to get started! Thanks again Spellbinders teams!
Where can I find the pattern for the petal placement for the August 2020 small die?
Where is the “From me to you” sentiment?
Marci, it is from this set https://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/holiday-sentiments-series-2-glimmer-hot-foil-plate-die-set-from-sparkling-christmas-collection/
What is the material you use on the die cuts to make them self adhesive. Having trouble finding material that will die cut.
We use our White Liner Sheets – https://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/white-liner-sheets/