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Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop

Stamperia Ceremony Shaker Card Folio Spellbinders APG Elegant Infinity Die of the Month by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop and Giveaway! Two Chances to Win!

This hop is now closed.  The randomly chosen comment came from MaryH.  Thank you for  hopping!

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Brenda’s Blog.  If so, you are right on track.  But don’t worry…I have a complete hop list at the end of this post.  This inspiration blog hop is loaded with great ideas for using the Spellbinders March 2020 Club Kits.  You will want to visit all the blogs in the list, then comment on the Spellbinder’s Blog to let them know you completed the hop. To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinder’s blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, March 22nd, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

Spellbinders is also allowing me to pick a random comment from my blog to receive a $25 gift certificate. I will  announce the winner at the top of this post blog on 3/22/2020.  If you are the lucky winner,   contact Spellbinders at [email protected] by  3/29/2020 with the subject line Spellbinders March 2020 Blog Hop Winner from the Kathy by Design Blog.

Please note, store credit (gift certificate) cannot be applied to Club Subscriptions. Store credit can be applied to shop past Club products, Club extras and regular releases.  

Stamperia Ceremony Love Card for the Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Elegant Infinity Spellbinders March 2020 Club Inspiration Blog Hop Stamperia Ceremony by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

I decided to go dreamy and romantic with the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Die of the Month Club.  The versatility of this die allowed me to use the square and circle dies to create a lovely shaker frame for this Stamperia Ceremony card folio.  Here’s how:

  • First, die cut the frame from both patterned paper and cream cardstock.
  •  Next,  adhere the die cut layers together to create a sturdy and functional shaker frame.
  • Now, adhere clear cardstock to the back of the die cut frame.  Use an adhesive that dries clear, and wipe off any smudges that might occur.  I use Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive.
  • Next add  3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back side.
  • Decide where you want to place your shaker frame.  Then place your sequin mix in the center of that area.
  • Finally, adhere the square frame as a diamond to create visual interest.
Finishing Details

I love the fact that this die comes with every element to perfectly finish the card design.

  • Die cut the corner pieces from cream cardstock and the sentiment from gold foil for extra elegance.
  • Next, cut patterned paper with the 2 floral from the collection to create perfectly coordinated flower clusters.

TIP: Cut flower layers from scraps of your patterned paper!

Finish things up by die cutting the sentiment from a bit of Gold Foil paper.

A Peek Inside

The Elegant Infinity Dies found a home on the inside of this card as well.  Die cut the square frame without the inner circle and medallion piece.  Then mat on soft pink cardstock to create an elegant note card.  Die cut the corner piece from cream and patterned paper.  Adhere them together, staggering the edges a bit to create a elegant corner pocket to hold the note card in place.

This vintage button from my stash adorns a little photo folio.

 

Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop: On With the Hop

Now let’s get on with this Spellbinders March 2020 Clubs Inspiration Blog Hop!  Here is the list of blog participating in the hop.  The next stop  is Linda Parker’s blog.   You’ll find the complete hop list below.

Spellbinders Blog

Yana Smakula

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Jean Manis

Henriëtte van Mierlo

Daniel West

Gemma Campbell

Dina Kowal

Virginia Lu

Jenny Colacicco

Jill Hilliard

Joy Baldwin

Jennifer Snyder

Marie Heiderscheit

Ashley Tucker

Svitlana Shayevich

Rebecca Luminarias

Brenda Noelke

Kathy Clement

Linda Parker

Varada Sharma

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jeanne Jachna

Michelle Short

Yasmin Diaz

Laurie Willison

Ilina Crouse

Laura Volpes

Alicia Havranek

Channin Pelletier

Michelle Zerull

Annie Williams

Sheri Holt

Norine Borys

Ivana Camdzic

Desiree Kuemmerle

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration you can use in your next crafty adventure!  If so, I ‘d love to hear from you in the comment section below.  You’ll also find a linked supply list below this post.  To see another project made with the APG Elegant Infinity Dies, click HERE.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia House of Roses Shabby Chic Card

Stamperia House of Roses Renea Bouquets Victorian Doily by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia House of Roses Shabby Chic Card with Reneabouquets April in Paris Doily

Hello Friends!  I thought I would pop in quickly today and share a peek at this Stamperia House of Roses Shabby Chic card.  This one was a special order in my Etsy shop, but it was so pretty, I thought you would enjoy seeing it, too.

This 6×6 card is simple and elegant.  These layers of patterned paper,  torn paper edges and a gorgeous April  in Paris  Doily Chipboard from Reneabouquets really work well together.

  • First, create a 6×6 top fold card base and cover it with designer paper.
  • Next, cut (3) 1 3/4″ x 5″  panels of the wood grain pattern and mat on both cream and blush cardstock. Back with dimensionals.  Center these over the base layer.
  • Tear the pink border piece from a scrap.  Back with thin dimensionals and adhere at the top of the card.
  • Now, heat emboss the April in Paris Doily with Versamark and Wow Vintage Champagne Embossing powder.  Center and adhere on top of the raised panels.
  • Fussy cut the roses from the paper collection.  Back with dimensionals and adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Finish the card front with flowers, ribbon, pearl stick pins,pearl buttons and a chipboard butterfly.

 House of Roses Shabby Chic Card: A Peek Inside

The interior of the card is very simple, per my client’s request.  Just some pretty papers, a little die cut pocket to hold a tea bag and note, and a larger die cut pocket to hold a die cut note card.

This paper collection is so gorgeous, and I could not stop playing with it.  I have more to share on another day.  Did you pick up some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your own crafty adventures?  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Card

Elegant Infinity Spellbinder Die of the Month Amazing Paper Grace Authentique Flawless Shabby Chic Card by Kathy Clement Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Card with Authentique Flawless

Hello, Friends!  Have you seen the Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Spellbinder’s Die of the Month yet?  Oooh la la!  This is one beautiful set of dies!  It pairs perfectly with the new Authentique Flawless paper collection.  This combination of pink and black makes me super happy!

Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Card: An Inlaid Mosaic Design

The star of the show is this gorgeous inlaid die cut from the Elegant Infinity Die.  Here’s how I made that happen:

  • First, die cut the medallion, the circle and the square frame from cream cardstock.
  • TIP: use a bit of washi tape to hold the dies in place once you’ve spaced them out on your cutting plate.  This keeps them from shifting and ensures a perfect cut.
  • Next, tap the die cuts with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with WOW Vintage Romance Embossing Powder.
  • Then mat the die cuts on a 4 3/8″ square of Flawless Three.
  • Mat this on both pink and black cardstock.  Place a Prima Crystal in the center of the medallion for a little extra sparkle.
Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Card: Fit for a Queen

This die is so regal, I just had to add a banner of these Flawless beauties to the card front.

Fuchsia ribbon and Iridescent Metallic String add wonderful contrast to the pretty pastel papers.

Create sweet floral clusters with the cinch and go flower dies that come with the collection.  Attach them at each end of the banner for the perfect finishing touch.

Amazing Paper Grace Elegant Infinity Card: A Peek Inside

Inside the card, I’ve created a fancy sentiment card using the corner dies.  This is so simple to do, but adds such a touch of elegance to a piece of plain cardstock.  Die cut the corners from cream cardstock.  Then adhere them to a panel of blush cardstock.  Then die cut a lacy pocket using the same dies and designer paper.

This is one of my “party in a box” cards with sweet treats tucked into a fancy pocket.  This one holds a book mark, a tea wallet, cookies, chocolate, honey stick and a sweet little vintage silver plate spoon.  This would make such a lovely sweet 16 birthday card!

A Closer Look

There are 9 separate dies that come with the set, so I can see myself using it in lots of different ways.  The little cinch and go flowers would also make wonderful roses or rosebuds.

To find out how to subscribe to the Spellbinder’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club, click here.  You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.

Did I share some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures?  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons Card Folio

Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  Don’t you just love lemons?  They take center stage on this Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons card folio.  I’ve layered up pretty papers with my Amazing Paper Grace Bella Luce Oval dies to create this summery card confection.

TIP: Create realistic looking texture and dimension on your fussy cuts.  Place the fussy cut face down on a foam  mat.  Then use a large ball stylus to gently round the edges and center of the fruit and the foliage.  This actually wrinkles the paper a bit, and makes the lemons pop off the page.

Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons Card Folio: Tips and Tricks

Gold foil accents in the 12×12 Fruit Paradise Pad add a touch of elegance to this card design.  I like to save those foiled papers sparingly.  So the base layers of this card are made with papers from the Fruit Paradise A4 Pad.   This saves me money, and I can use that glamorous foiled paper where it will be seen!

TIP:  Use a “triangle” in your card design whenever you can.  It helps to move the eye around your creation so that all the elements will be seen.  On this card, I created a triangle with the placement of my flowers. Try this trick next time you are struggling with card composition.  It really works!

Prima Fruit Paradise Lovely Lemons Card Folio: A Peek Inside

Creating a box pocket inside the card allows you to tuck in some lovely goodies.  And the little sentiment pocket on the top of the card is a great place to add a greeting or a gift card.  Now your card doubles as a gift!

I’ve been on the search for more of these charming vintage silver plate spoons.  This lovely teaspoon has been polished up and made party-ready.  The diamond shape is the smallest die i the Bella Luce Oval Die set.  Die cut and emboss for maximum impact.  Then shade the raised edges lightly with a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  The large packet is imported vanilla custard tea biscuits to accompany the tea and honey stick.

You simply have to have Lemon Tea with a lemon themed card!  This little tea wallet is so sweet!

I can picture this card as a guest at a picnic in a field of flowers somewhere…and yes, there are gauzy white dresses in the photo!  To see more Fruit Paradise projects, click HERE. And, I’ve listed this card in my ETSY shop, should you wish to purchase it.

I hope I 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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Amazing Paper Grace Adorned Note Pads

Amazing Paper Grace Adorned Note Pads with Simple Stories Simple Vintage Botanicals

Hello, Friends!  I’m back today with another Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer project.  Today, I’m featuring the Vintage Treasures Adorned Note Pads Dies.  So often we need a quick, affordable, yet beautiful gift.  These dies are just the ticket!

 

There’s a lot to love about the Adorned Note Pads  dies.  Measuring just 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ this little beauty is the perfect size to tuck into a purse or travel bag.  The notebook base die has a sweet little scalloped edge and creases all the fold lines for you when you run it through your machine.  Yu also get a trio of little flower dies, which I used to adorn the cover.  A smaller frame die cuts a perfectly sized mat layer.  So Becca really thought of everything when she designed this lovely die.

A 3″ sticky note pad fits perfectly inside .  And look a the cute little pen/pencil holder!  That die comes with the set, too.  This is such a handy little notebook to have on hand when you are running into the grocery store for “just 3 things” but then you get inside and can’t remember what you came in for and you end up buying the entire store.  So I guess it’s a money saver, too!  Becca has a tutorial on her blog showing you how she put this notebook together so you can check that out to see how it works.

Amazing Paper Grace Adorned Notepads: Another Thought

As I made the first notebook, a thought popped into my head for another way to use this fun die.  Why not turn it into a tea bag caddy?  So I did!  As you can see in the above photo, I simply flipped the die on its head, adding the scallop at the top.  Then I created a simple ribbon belly band added flowers and had the cutest little gift!

I used the pen/pencil holder die to create this little shaped pocket.  Then I tied one of my cherished vintage Italian Demitasse spoons to a pretty tea bag, added a honey stick and tucked it inside.  How fun is that?

This would make such a sweet little thinking of you or get well gift.  And it would also be stunning used in a place setting for ladies’ luncheon.  I can see lots of wonderful ways to use the Vintage Treasures Adorned Notebook, can’t you?

This is my final APG Guest Designer post.  What an honor!  I’ve had the best time working with these gorgeous dies, and I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

To view my other Amazing Paper Grace Guest Designer Projects, click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Vintage Treasures Amazing Paper Grace Adorned Note Pad Supply List
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