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Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card

Stamperia House of Roses Time Brings Roses Shaker Card

Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card: Time Brings Roses

Hello, Friends!  Today’s dose of crafty inspiration is a Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card made with Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.  Time Brings Roses: I love the sentiment inside this elegant shaker box!  It’s so timely for the situation we find ourselves in, isn’t it?

In the middle of all this chaos, I have found myself saying over and over again, ” Look for the beautiful. Be at peace. Be kind.”  This time of “social distancing” is not easy.  But I do believe in my heart that this time will, indeed, bring roses in our lives if we encourage them to bloom.

It would be so easy to focus on the darkness that is roaring all around us.  But what good would that do us in the long run?  And I know that many of us are struggling to keep our lives and our businesses afloat and our families safe.  I’m right there with you.   It would be easy to fall apart.  Instead,  I choose to make beautiful things, prepare lovely (if unusual) meals, to find reasons to rejoice (sunrise and sunset still make my heart sing) and to share a little joy with each of you here.

 The Shaker Box

The Beautiful Board Shaker Box on this card is from Reneabouquet’s shop.  The design is brilliant as it allows for a deep shaker box surrounded with an elegant frame. You can find a tutorial for putting this dimensional shaker box together HERE.  I’ve topped it with a Reneabouquets Heart Deco Small Frame,  a die cut wreath and small Paula Pearl Pink Posies.  Little Birdie Layla Roses and Dusty Rose Wrinkled Ribbon tie all the pink hues together.

Creating Layers

Here’s how this card came together:

  • First, create a light grey 5 1/2″ square card base with a 3/4″ spine.
  • Next, mat a 5″ square of designer paper on both cream and dark grey cardstock.
  • Tear a border piece from the paper collection and adhere along the bottom of the card.
  • Tear another border and adhere at the top.
  • Fussy cut a spray of roses and small flowers from the paper collection and adhere as seen in the photo.
  • Tap the Heart Deco Frame with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with Wow Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.
  • Assemble the shaker box as seen in the video tutorial.  Before you adhere the top ring, slip the frame over the top.  Then add the top scallop.
  • Die cut the wreath from green and pink cardstock.  Layer together with small pieces of foam dimensionals.  Adhere to the top of the shaker box.
  • Add flowers and ribbon.
  • Cover the top of a G45 Ivory tag with designer paper.  Adhere to the card base.  Then attach the card cover to the card base.
Stamperia House of Roses Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

Box style cards make the best gifts, and they are so much fun to create!

Tuck a decorated G45 Square Ivory Tag in the upper pocket. Layer the die cut clock on grey paper to make it pop.

Tea, anyone?  Here you’ll find a mini envelope filled with tea bag and tags.  A lovely vintage silver plated spoon, an individually wrapped Biscoff cookie, chocolate and a honey packet all dressed up with ribbon waits for you in the gift box pocket.  There’s room to write a note or add a photo on the back of the journal card.

To see more projects made with House of Roses, click here.  Look below the post for a linked supply list.

I hope this little project has given you a moment of joy and inspired you to create something beautiful.  Please know that I am keeping all of you in my prayers.  How are you coping?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

The Button Farm Club: Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal is designed to bring a smile to your face in the middle of all the crazy stuff that is going on around us.   It’s my latest kit for the Button Farm Club, and it is pure FUN!  And I think we could all use a little fun and distraction right now.  I’m thinking about each one of you, praying for your health and safety.  We’ll muddle on through this mess together, and I will try to share lots of crafty inspiration here to brighten our days. 

This kit has been rattling around in my brain for weeks.  I wanted to put together a unique card kit that would work for masculine cards, feminine cards and cards for teens.  It needed to include cards for all kinds of occasions.  I wanted to include cards that were so easy to make that even a beginner could succeed.  But I also wanted to have cards with enough of a challenge to satisfy intermediate and advanced cardmakers.   So I thought, and thought, and sketched out ideas, and finally came up with the 7 cards and folio that you see in the photo above.  I’m not gonna lie…I love the way this kit turned out, and I think you will, too. So if you’re ready for some imagination, creativity and whimsy…read on!

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal: The Folio

Folios are so much fun to make and give.  This one measures a generous 6 1/2″ x 8″ and would work for men, women and teens.  It’s a great design for beginners, too. I envisioned this folio as something that could be presented as a birthday, graduation, or retirement gift.  There’s lots of room for photos and journaling tucked inside.

This basic folio is a really quick and easy make.  Just change out your papers and themes, and you have a gift for every occasion.

You’ll find tags, journal cards and these cute gift card holders tucked inside.  How fun is that?

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal: The Cards

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Shaker Card by kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

How would you like to learn a whole new way to make shaker cards?  I mean, we all love them, but making them can be a little intimidating, right?  Well, when this idea popped into my head, I literally did the “wow, I could have had a V-8” forehead slap.  You will NOT believe how easy it is to  make this fabulous shaker card!

Tall and skinny cards are very much on trend right now.  And this cutaway tall & skinny card design is one that you will love to add to your crafty toolbelt!  It is simple enough for a beginner to make, but impressive enough to give as a gift.

Here’s another quick and easy card design.  If you have struggled with layering patterned papers, the tutorial in this kit is like letting you in on my process for making cards.  It’s going to help you think about using your papers in different ways.  My hope is that you will have more confidence and enjoyment in your card making adventures once you’ve completed this kit.

Do you want more of a challenge?  Then this Z-Fold Pop Up Box Style card is just what you’ve been dreaming of.  The amazing thing is, once you break this card design down into simple steps, it’s really not hard  to make.

And how much fun would it be to give this card to a young lady graduating from college or high school?  The sentiment is just perfect but the whimsy would really appeal to teens and tweens.

Got a milestone birthday coming up?  This is the card!

And to top it all off…..

…..this fun design!

Each card in the kit has a gift pocket, so the card becomes the present.  Y’all know how much I love that!

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

Here’s a quick YouTube video so you can see all these cards in action.

Stamperia Voyages Fantastique Card Kit Reveal:  How to Order

Each kit comes with everything you need to make the 10 projects in the kit:

  • Stamperia Voyages Fantastique 12×12 paper pad (10 double sided sheets)
  • 25 sheets of 8 1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in brown, cream and grey
  • Chipboard Embellishments
  • Metal Gears
  • Package of Little Birdie Flowers
  • 2 yards of Ribbon
  • Shaker Element
  • Shaker Mix
  • Full Color, printed step by step tutorial created by me for The Button Farm Club

The price is  $49.99, which is amazing considering how much comes in the kit and how many cards you will have when you finish!

This is a limited edition kit, so once it is gone, it is gone.  You can place your order now at The Button Farm Club.

Again, thank you all so much for your kind words, your interest and your support for these kits.  I hope this kit helps us all take our minds off the stressful situation the world is in as we make beautiful things together.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

 

 

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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Stamperia Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card

Stamperia Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Stamperia Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card softens Winter’s blow with soft pink hues and delicate butterflies.  It’s unexpected, whimsical and oh, so pretty with RRR Dusty Rose Wrinkled Ribbon and Iridescent White Metallic String accents.

Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card: Preparing the Shaker Frame

The Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame makes a perfect shaker element for the card.  Here’s how to make it:

  • First, heat emboss the frame with Versamark Embossing Ink and WOW White Diamonds Embossing Glitter.
  • Next, cut a piece of clear acrylic cardstock to fit the back of the inner square.  Adhere with Dries Clear Glue, and be sure to clean away any adhesive that smooshes out.
  • Now, add a triple layer of Darice Adhesive Foam Strips to the back of the frame.
  • Cut a 5 1/2″ square mat of designer paper to cover the card front.
  • Then cut the butterfly/rose image to fit the frame.
  • Fill the center of the image with beads, buttons, sequins and glitter, then firmly press the prepared frame in place.
  • Die cut Tim Holtz Skeleton Leaves and emboss with the Wow powder.  Adhere in the right hand corner of the frame.
  • Tie a triple loop bow with your Zutter Bow it All Tool and adhere over the leaves.
  • Tie the loopy metallic string bow and adhere on top.
  • Add flowers and leaves from your stash.
  • Repeat in the upper left hand corner, but tie smaller bows and use smaller flowers.
Shabby Rose Winter Butterflies Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

The inside is lined with designer papers from the Shabby Rose pad.  Create a sentiment panel by die cutting cream cardstock with a Spellbinder’s Die (Card Creator/Detailed Scallops/Retired).  Cut a circle element from the paper collection in half to create a sweet little tea bag pocket.

 

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