Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial

Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Throwback Thursday, I have a Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial for you.  Christmas in my house involves the giving of a lot of homemade baked goods, and these adorable tags are the perfect addition to a cookie plate or loaf of quick bread.  They also make great gift tags or place cards.  The best thing about these darling little tags is that they are a great way to use up scraps of paper.


The base for each tag is a (retired) Graphic 45 Alpha Tag.  If you have these in your stash, this project is a great way to use them up.  But any regular sized G45 Tag will work just as well.  First, use the G45 Regular Tag Die to cut liners for the front and the back of each tag.

Parcel and Post Christmas Decorations

I’m a big fan of Christmas greenery dies.  The Parcel and Post Christmas Decorations die set is loaded with greenery, holly, foliage, and candy dies.

Before you start making your tags, set up a little assembly line of tags, liners, and die cuts.  This way you can quickly assemble a whole pile of these sweet gift tags. Now arrange these die cuts over your patterned paper.

Next, create a tag sentiment with the Parcel and Post Greetings Clear Stamps.  You’ll not only find Christmas stamps, but sentiments for all occasions.  It’s a great set, and I love the fonts.

Got flowers? Break out the poinsettia die from Celebrate the Season Sled Dies. Then use paper scraps to create a pile of pretty poinsettias for your tags.

Look how cut the candy cane and peppermint candy pieces are.  Like I said, this is such a fun set of dies.

Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial on YouTube.

I hope you’ll enjoy this quick and easy project tutorial on YouTube.

Wasn’t that fun? Now go break into your paper stash and make some cute tags today.

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

Thanks for stopping by!




Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Warm Wishes Christmas Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek a Boo Trellis Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Amazing Paper Grace Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial with G45 Warm Wishes

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Make & Take Tuesday I’m sharing a Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial. This lovely botanical die set is a great match for Graphic 45’s Warm Wishes paper collection.  I’m going to show you 2 different ways to use this versatile die.   Don’t forget to visit Becca’s blog for even more Peek A Boo Trellis inspiration. She has some truly gorgeous samples and tutorials waiting for you there.

Merry Christmas Cardinal

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek a Boo Trellis Graphic 45 Warm Wishes by Kathy ClementI love it when I can snuggle a focal image in with some pretty foliage.  So for this first card, I made small cuts in the leafy panel, then inserted my focal image into the panel.  That’s pretty much all it took to complete the card front.  The rest was just adding foliage, ribbons and flowers.

I made this one a box pocket card, tucked in some sweet Christmas treats.

Peppermint sticks, Christmas tea, a Christmas Cookie, honey stick and note card turn this into a lovely little gift.

Inlaid Peek a Boo Trellis Vines

The second card is really quick and easy to make!  This time, I cut a 5×7 panel from Warm Wishes Patterns and Solids.  Then I centered the Peek A Boo Trellis vines in the center of the panel and die cut.  Next, I die cut the reverse side of this same patterned paper and adhered it slightly off center behind the inlaid design.  Finally, I stitched the entire panel onto green cardstock.

This time I used the layered rose dies that come with the die set along with a bunch of foliage.  Burlap string, rusty jingle bells and vintage buttons give it a great rustic botanical feel.

The inside is simple with a gift card wallet/pocket combo and more of the pretty designer paper.

Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn more about how these cards came together, I hope you’ll enjoy this short video tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make & Take Tuesday!  I know we are in the Dog Days of summer, but Christmas will be here before you know it!  Best to get a head start on all those handmade Christmas cards and presents, right?

Thanks for stopping by!




Rebecca Page Papercrafts Summit Announcement

Rebecca Paige Papercrafts Summit Announcement 2022

Hello, Friends!  I’m just popping in very quickly this Monday morning to announce my participation in the Rebecca Page Papercrafts Summit again this year. This FREE week-long event offers 41 classes. You’ll learn the basics of paper crafting including card making, paper quilling, origami, and more with a HUGE range of classes filled with new skills and satisfying makes!!

Join thousands of other paper crafters from around the world for the FREE online summit from August 1st to August 5th!

This year I’m teaching two classes, both scheduled on Wednesday, August 3rd.

Tea Party with Alice Fun Fold Cards

Rebecca Page Papercrafts Summit Kathy Clement Graphic 45 Tea with Alice

The first class features 3 fun fold cards made with Graphic 45’s Tea with Alice collection.  We’ll be making a pop-up card, a shaker card folio and an oversized Double Pocket and Tag card with some sweet surprises tucked inside.   The class is FREE and loaded with helpful card making techniques and tips.

Custom Dying, Shaping and Arranging Paper Flowers

Rebecca Page Papercrafts Summit Graphic 45 Let it Bee Kathy Clement

The second class focuses on creating, custom dying, shaping and arranging handmade paper flowers.  We’ll make two styles of paper posies and then arrange them on this lovely Graphic 45 Let it Bee card.

FREE REGISTRATION for Rebecca Page Papercrafts Summit

The classes are free, but you must register to participate.

Classes will begin each day at 9am (Eastern/New York) and will be available free for 24 HOURS ONLY. Register here!

You can sign up for the 2022 Paper Crafting Summit HERE.

VIP Registration for Rebecca Page Papercrafts Summit

Afraid you’ll miss a class? Need more time? Upgrade to VIP today and get unlimited access, unlimited replays, all 27 patterns AND 3 bonus classes!

The Paper Crafts Summit 2022 VIP Pass gives you unlimited access to all the classes in the summit so you can get crafting whenever suits you best!

Your VIP Pass includes all 41 classes, unlimited replays, 3 exclusive VIP-only classes, and 11 downloadable PDF patterns… This is one offer you don’t want to miss!

You can sign up for the VIP Registration HERE.

Meet the teacher for this years’ summit and learn about their classes HERE.

It’s going to be a creative week, my friends!

Thanks for stopping by!




Vintage Seas Creativity Kit Reveal

Simple Stories Simple Vintage Seas Creative Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club Kathy Clement Kathy by Design

Vintage Seas Creativity Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I know it’s Christmas in July season, but I just had to share this Vintage Seas Creativity Kit Reveal with you.  This is what I have been up to this week, and I hope this lovely kit will bring you as much pleasure as it has me.  There’s so much to love!

Flip and Stand Mini Album

First, there’s this nautical themed Flip and Stand Mini Album.  This is my own original design, and it is sooo much fun to make.  It’s the perfect project for a lazy summer day when it’s too hot to pull weeds or iron or clean house.  The staggered pages give it a playful feeling, and the gorgeous papers keep you coming back for more.  There are 10 heavy chipboard pages, each with loads of room for photos and journaling.  You can see the full reveal in the video tour below.

Masculine Cards Galore

Next, we have shaker cards galore.  And not just shaker cards…masculine shaker cards!  So many of you have told me that you’d love to see a more masculine card kit, so here it is.  Of course, I think these cards would be welcomed no matter who you gave them to!  There are 5 shaker cards in the kit….and you can see them all in the reveal video.

Infinity Card

Have you ever made an infinity card?  These kinetic beauties are part card, part toy!  They make me think of the old school Rubix cubes that used to keep us occupied for hours on end.  This one sports a stylish belly band closure.  If you’ve never seen one in action before, I think you’re going to love this 5×7 creation!


Fancy Fold Cards

You just have to create a Twisted Easel card for a nautical kit like this one!  The shape is exactly like a sail!  I took the design up a notch by adding a shaker frame to the cover.

Vintage Seas Creativity Kit on YouTube

There are so many wonderful projects in this kit, that I decided to make you a little video tour.  Wait til you see how LOADED this kit is!  Wow!


What Comes in the Kit and How Much Does it Cost?

We don’t know how we managed to fit all this bounty into one kit, but you’ll be glad we did!  Here’s what comes with your Vintage Seas Creativity Kit:

  • Simple Stories Vintage Seas 6×8 paper pad with 24 double sided designer papers.
  • 12×12 Vintage Seas 4×4 Element Sheet
  • 12×12 Vintage Seas Journal Element Sheet
  • 12×12 Vintage Seas 4×6 Element Sheet
  • Vintage Seas Solids packet with (6) 12×12 sheets
  • Vintage Seas Adhesive Brads
  • Vintage Seas Chipboard Frames
  • Vintage Seas Chipboard Clusters
  • Pre-cut Chipboard pages
  • 4 sheets of 12×12 white cardstock
  • 6 sheets of 12×6 cardstock
  • 3 yards of red and white twine
  • 3 yards of navy twine
  • Roll of foam tape
  • Custom mix of shaker elements
  • Package of wooden beach icons
  • Links to private video tutorials that you can watch over and over again
  • Full color Basic Written Guide with photos and measurements

The price for all the above is $59.99.

This is not my quarterly card kit.  It’s a limited edition creativity kit, so you have to order it if you decide you want it.  The supplies are all in house, and Laura will begin shipping on Monday. You can order your kit HERE.

Thanks for letting me share with you!



Heartfelt Creations July 2022 Alumni Blog Hop

Heartfelt Creations July 2022 Alumni Blog Hop: Christmas in July Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Heartfelt Creations July 2022 Alumni Blog Hop!  The hop starts here and continues until 11:55 PM EDT on Monday, July 31st.  I hope you are ready for a big dose of crafty inspiration, because the Alumni Team has sooo many beautiful projects lined up for you this month!

Be sure to visit each blog in the hop, and leave a sweet comment behind, because one comment from a mystery blog will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Heartfelt Creations gift card.  Oh, and did I mention that everyone who comments on the Heartfelt Creations blog will be eligible to win a second $25 gift card?  That’s right!  You have two opportunities to win a shopping spree!

Winners will be announced on the Heartfelt Creations BLOG and FACEBOOK page on Wednesday, August 3rd.  You will have 72 hours to claim your prize by emailing [email protected] Please write “winner of the July Alumni Hop in the subject line of your message.  

Now, let’s get this hop started with a little Christmas in July, shall we?

Snowy Pines Christmas in July Shaker Card

Heartfelt Creations Snowy Pines Shaker Card Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Poinsettia Clusters French Courtyard by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Can you say “Pretty Pink Poinsettias” three times real fast?  I had such fun making this card, my friends!   Snowy Pines is one of my all time favorite Christmas collections!  And making this 6×6 shaker card is much easier than you might think.  Here’s how:

  • First create a 6×6 top fold card base from white cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6×6 panel of the green pattern paper from Snowy Pines.
  • Then cut a slightly smaller panel of the green plaid pattern.  Distress the edges lightly and adhere over the first panel.
  • Now, cut out both of the 6×6 snowman card fronts.  Trim away the outer frames until you have only the inner frame and image left.
  • Next, use the Large Basic Circles die to cut out the image in one of these panels. This will be your shaker frame.  Put the die cut center back  in your stash for later use.  Use the 2nd panel as the backing for your shaker frame.
  • Now adhere a square of clear cardstock to the back of your shaker frame with Dries Clear.
  • Then place 3 rows of 1/8″ foam strips on the back of the frame.
  • Next, fill the frame with your shaker elements.  Then line up the back of the frame and press it over the foam strips to seal.
  • Layer this shaker frame over the die cut French Courtyard die. Now you’re almost done!
Making the Poinsettias

Nothing says “Christmas” like a cluster of beautiful poinsettias!  Unless it’s a cluster of pink poinsettias with frosty jingle bells peeping out!

I’ve combined two different poinsettia dies in this cluster.  The larger poinsettias with the white veins are made with the Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Dies.  These were stamped on on white cardstock with Versamark Ink, then heat embossed with Shabby White embossing powder. This embossing power has gold flecks in it, which lends a subtle sparkle to the finished flowers. Next,  spray the petals with pink mist and shaped them with the matching mold.  After that, layer up the petals.  Finally, fill the centers with some pretty glass beads.

The smaller poinsettias are made with Poinsettia Clusters and Holly stamps and dies.  This time, stamp the poinsettias on white cardstock with Olive Archival Ink.  Then sponge Spun Sugar Distress Ink onto the petals. Now die cut the petals.  Next, mist with water, and run through the shaping mold.  After that, brush each flower with Dries clear and dip into Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear. Finally, fill the centers with Maize Prills.

Embellish your card with some pretty pink ribbon and rustic white twine as a finishing touch. Paint jingle bells with white paint, then dip in white embossing powder to achieve a frosty effect.  Tie these onto white twine and tuck into the flower cluster.

A Peek Inside

Create a pocket with one of the cute border strips.  Then tuck in a little note card/gift card wallet.

If you tuck in some Holiday Tea, a honey stick and a mini candy cane, you’ve just turned your card into a gift!

On With the Hop

Now amp up your crafty mojo as you hop along to all the other wonderful blogs.  Here is the blog hop order.

Kathy (You are HERE) Vicki  ♥ Amarilys ♥ Bozena Lynn  Alissa  LisaCandy  ♥  Gloria  ♥ Monica  ♥ Heartfelt Creations

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

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Thanks for stopping by!  I know  you are going to enjoy the hop!



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