Spellbinders July 2020 Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Club Kit Fanfare Card My Mind's Eye Gingham Gardens by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Club Kit Reveal: Good Day Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  It’s time to share my Spellbinder’s Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Club Kit Reveal with you.  If you are a lover of Amazing Paper Grace intricate swirled dies, you are going to be thrilled with the kit this month!  I know I am!

The Fanfare Die Kit come with 8 die templates.  You’ll find the frame, insert, aperture, and detail dies along with 4 cinch and go petal layers.  These petite Cinch and Go dies make the sweetest little posies when cut from scraps of your designer paper!

Creating the Card Base

Pair the Fanfare Die Templates up with Gingham Gardens from My Mind’s Eye.  They play together beautifully!  Here’s how to build the layers of this 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ top told card.

  • First, cut 2 5 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ panels for the cardstock base.  Score the long side of one panel at 7 1/4″  and 7 3/4″.
  • Now fold along the score lines to create a card front with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Adhere the 3/4″ flap on this panel on the back side of the other 5  1/4″ x 8 1/2″ panel to create a top fold card base.
  • Score the inside of the card at 7 1/4″.  Then fold the flap to create a shallow pocket.
Creating the Card Layers

  • First, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of the diagonal check paper on a 5 1/8″ x 7 1/8″ panel of cream cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 7″ x 3″ belly band from the pink and cream plaid paper.
  • Now machine stitch around the perimeter , if desired.
  • Mat a 4″ x 6″ panel of the floral design paper on a slightly larger cream mat.
  • Cut a banner flag with the die from the June 2020 Club Kit.  Cut in half and adhere behind the left hand side of the panel.
  • Then adhere the ephemera piece behind the lower right hand edge of the panel.
  • Machine stitch the layers together.
  • Now back this panel with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the larger panel.
The Fanfare Dies

  • Die cut the the Fanfare Frame, Insert and Aperture die from cream cardstock.  Place 1/8″ foam strips on the back side of the die.  Adhere in the center of the floral panel.
  • Now use the aperture die to cut the sentiment from a 3″ x 4″ journal card.  Back with 3 layers of dimensionals and adhere in the aperture of the Fanfare die.
  • Place dimensionals on the backs of the birds and prim house ephemera bits and adhere.
  • Glue the pink chipboard heart in the center of the sentiment panel.
Cinch and Go Flowers and Finishing Touches

Die cut the Cinch and Go flower layers from scraps of your patterned papers. Shape them slightly with a ball stylus.  Layer together, making sure you stagger the petal edges.  Insert pearl stamens in the flower centers, then arrange in a semi circle around the sentiment panel.  Tuck in some foliage, add a bow and some buttons to complete the card front.

A Peek Inside

The inside of the card features a shallow pocket with a tea wallet, honey stick and a note card.  The top half of the card is a photo folio with a magnetic closure.

Die cut 2 of the detail templates to create the decoration for the front of the folio.

TIP: Make the details of these Fanfare dies pop by running them through your die cut machine a second time with the embossing mat.

The folio has room for several photos as well as a little tag/gift card pocket.

Create the tags from your scraps, then top with ribbon, mini keys and twine bows.

Amazing Paper Grace July 2020 Club Kit Reveal on YouTube

To help you see all the wonderful dies in this month’s kit, I’ve prepared a very short YouTube video tour.  I’ll also share some tips and tricks that I used while making the Gingham Gardens card folio.

 

If you’d like to start receiving the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit each month, you can find out how to subscribe HERE.  You can purchase past club kits HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

 

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: Celebrating the 4th of July with Authentique Paper

Hello, Friends!   Let’s  celebrate the 4th of July with a card salute to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!   All this week the Authentique design team is sharing inspirational  Independence Day and Summer themed projects over on the Authentique Paper Blog.  I’m getting the party started with a festive Liberty Pop-Up Shaker Card.

Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base from red cardstock.
  • Next, cut a background from a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of blue designer paper.
  • Then cut a 4 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ belly band from the stars/text panel.
  • Now stitch around the perimeter of these panels if desired.

Authentique Liberty Pop Up Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design PHoto 01

  • Cut (2) 2″ x 6″ fishtail banners from complementary patterns and adhere to the left hand side of the background panel.
  • Now fussy cut around the edge of the 3×4 flag image and mat on red cardstock.  Adhere in the center of the card.
Star Spangled Shaker Element

Now create the star shaker element.

  • Use a nested star die to cut 2 (3 3/4″) stars from patterned paper. Set one star aside to form the back of the shaker element.
  • Place a smaller nested die in the center of the other star and die cut to create a frame.
  • Now cut the large star a third time using clear cardstock.
  • Adhere the clear cardstock to the back of the star frame.
  • Then add 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side of the frame.
  • Next fill the frame with your shaker elements.  Adhere the die cut star to foam tape and press in place to seal.
  • Die cut several more small stars from red and blue metallic paper.  Use these to embellish the card.
  • Finally add flowers, ribbon, buttons and letter tiles.
Stand and Salute the Flag

Create a fun pop-up scene inside the card.  You can find a tutorial for making this style of  pop up card HERE.

Decorate with more die cut stars, fussy cut elements and stickers from the paper collection.  There’s even a fun little flip down sentiment panel located at the bottom of the card.

Land of the Free Because of the Brave

My Daddy raised me to love this wonderful country and to respect its flag.  I can still see him standing with his hand over his heart any time the flag passed by.  He and my uncles served during WWII and my grandfathers and great uncles served during WWI.  Two of my brothers served in the military; one in the demilitarized zone in South Korea and the other did two tours of duty in Vietnam.  My niece served in the National Guard and supported the troops in Afghanistan.

Independence Day reminds me to be grateful for all the sacrifices that have been made so that I can enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  Our history is not perfect.  No nation’s is.  But America keeps moving toward the lofty goals set forth by our Founding Fathers…and that is something to celebrate!

I wish you all a blessed, safe and Happy 4th of July!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Summer House Card Folio with MME Gingham Gardens

My Mind's Eye Gingham Gardens Summer House Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Summer House Card Folio with My Mind’s Eye Gingham Gardens

Hello, Friends!  Won’t you join me for tea as I share this Summer House Card Folio?  Sometimes Mondays call for a little extra cuppa and a chat with a friend.   This little house in the country is the perfect place to pull up a lawn chair and greet the day.  There’s even a floral rainbow in the sky above.  

How to Brew a Summer House Tea Themed Card Folio

This 5″ x 7″ top fold card folio is made with My Mind’s Eye Gingham Gardens.  Here’s how it came together.

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ top fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.
  • Next, stitch a 4″ x 6″ panel of MME patterned paper onto a slightly larger piece of duck canvas fabric.
  • Now stitch burlap trim to frame the 4 ” x 6″ panel.
  • Then cut a banner flag belly band that is 7″ x 3″.  Back with dimensionals and adhere to the center of the card.
  • Mat a 3″ x 4″ journal card on cardstock, back with dimensionals and adhere.
  • Now add flowers, ribbon and embellishments.  (The little tea cup clothespin is a gift from my daughter.)

The Envelope Pocket

Create a 4″ x 6″ envelope with designer paper and an envelope punch. Adhere the flap to the top of the card base to make a flip pocket. Wrap the blue cardstock  panel with ribbon before you adhere it to the card base.  This provides a handy ribbon closure for the envelope pocket.

This is sweet spot to tuck in a tea wallet and a little photo folio.

Another Pocket

If one pocket is good, surely two are better! Create a shallow pocket on the bottom half of the card to hold the vintage silver spoon, honey stick, and some ephemera bits.

I bought this vintage silver demitasse spoon in a large lot at an estate sale.  It’s a souvenir spoon from The New Amsterdam Hotel dated 1880.  I believe it is pure silver, and the details are so sweet.

Do you feel refreshed after sitting in the garden of my summer house with me?  I’m so glad you were able to stop by!  If you’d like to purchase this card/gift for a friend, you can find it in my ETSY shop.

Wishing you a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

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What a Wonderful World Bee Themed Card

My Minds Eye Gingham Gardens Bee Themed Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

What a Wonderful World Bee Themed Card Folio for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  It’s been a tough year hasn’t it?  But there are still plenty of reasons to say to ourselves, “What a Wonderful World!”  Flowers are still blooming, bees are still buzzing, the sky is still above us and the green grass is beneath our feet.  We have our families and our friends to cheer us, and goodness all around us if we choose to see it.

My passion for creating has never been stronger than during these dark days.  There’s something therapeutic and uplifting about creating beauty.  I’m more thankful than ever for this gift God dropped into my lap, the lovely friends I’ve made thanks to papercrafting and the joy these add to my life.  How about you?

Buzzing Bees,  Blooming Flowers, and Beautiful Ribbon

This 5″ x 7″ x 1″ card folio is one of my famous “Tea Party in a Box” cards.  Bees are a favorite theme, so I paired up some gorgeous bee images and designer papers from My Mind’s Eye Gingham Gardens with Silky Tan Satin  with a Grosgrain Edge Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Top that bodacious bow with a little natural burlap string to keep things looking organic.

Lots of texture and dimension make this card extra special!

Layer in some banner flags and a grid die cut with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace June Die of the Month.  So many luscious layers!

A Peek Inside

Open the card to get the party started!  Create a cuffed pocket to hold a trio of little tags.

Top the tags with pink burlap string and some pretty charms.  Add stamped sentiments, a bee stamp and fussy cut bees to keep with the card theme.

The large box pocket holds a handmade bookmark topped with more ribbon and a key charm.  Tuck in a vintage silver demitasse spoon, honey stick, and other treats to create a party in a box.

And of course there has to be tea!  Just for fun, I’ve tucked in a little wooden honey dipper.  Isn’t it cute?

Like all of you, I’ve had my ups and downs during the course of this year.  I have made a real effort to focus on gratitude and good thoughts.  That seems to keep things “humming” along!  My prayer for each of you is that you will experience joy today…and every day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop

This hop is now closed.  The winner is Mary Holshouser, selected randomly fro Carole Wright’s blog.  Thanks for hopping!  The next Alumni Hop is July 31st. 

Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop: Sea Breeze Sails in the Sunset Shaker Folio

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations June 2020 Alumni Blog Hop!  This month I am longing for the beach, so I chose to create a Sea Breeze Sails in the Sunset Shaker Folio.  So put on a pair of flip flops, grab a windbreaker and join me for a lovely cruise through this interactive shaker folio.

The folio base is a 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ x 1/2″ trifold folio constructed from 100# cardstock.  I don’t  have a tutorial this month, but I have a walk through video that is loaded with tips, how to’s and measurements that will help you create your own version of the project.

Creating the shaker frame

Heartfelt Creations Sea Breeze Sunset Sail Shaker Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Create a shaker frame for the folio cover.

  • First, select a background image from the paper collection and trim it to measure 6″ x 6″.
  • Then select a 6×6 framed card front and cut out a window inside the frame.
  • Use a craft knife and ruler to cut a large “X” from corner to corner of the image.
  • Now insert your scissors and trim away the excess paper.
  • Back the frame with clear cardstock.
  • Use Dries Clear Adhesive and wipe away any smudges.
  • Next, apply foam tape around the perimeter of the frame.
  • Place shaker element in the center of the background paper.  I also added a real sand dollar, auger shell and a tiny shell filled with pearls. A round disc made from shells serves as the rising moon in the scene.
  • Now line up the frame and the background panel and press the foam tape in place.
The Flowers

The floral cascade is a mix of Oakberry Lane, Purr-Fect Posies and Delightful Daisies.  I had previously stamped, colored and layered these flowers for other projects.  But they worked together beautifully with this color palette.  The daisies and purr-fect posies are painted with diluted Distress Ink and a water brush to help them blend harmoniously with the Oakberry Lane flowers.  The finishing touch was a touch of Nuvo Toasted Almond Mousse.  Thin the mousse with water, then tap on lightly with a sponge.

A Peek Inside

Here’s a look inside the folio.  I’ve combined designer papers from Sea Breeze and Under the Sea.

The folio is filled with pockets, flaps, flip pages and interactive elements.

There is also lots of room for journaling.

You Tube Video Tour with Tips and Tricks

To help you see how all the interactive elements work together, I’ve prepared a short video tour with lots of tips, tricks and measurements.

On With the Hop!

The hop begins here and remains open until 11:55PM EDT on Monday, June 29th.  One comment from a mystery blog in the hop will be chosen to win a $25 gift card to Heartfelt Creations.  The winner will be announced at the top of this blog post on Wednesday, July 1st.  Heartfelt Creations will also announce the winner on their blog and Facebook page at that same time.

The winner will have 72 hours to claim the prize by emailing [email protected] Please write “Winner of the June 2020 Alumni Hop” in the subject line of your email.

Here’s the hop line up:

♥ KATHY (You are HERE)

Rosa 

Vicki

Kerry

Magda 

Lisa 

Amarilys

Carole

Candy 

Sarah 

♥  Oksana

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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