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Heart Eyes Card Kit Reveal

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Simple Stories Heart Eyes Card Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in today to share the first look at this adorable Simple Stories Heart Eyes Card Kit with you.  It’s my Button Farm Club Quarterly Subscription kit for December 2022. Sometimes we can hit what I call the “post-holiday crafting slump”.  Does that ever happen to you?  Our crafty mojo drops down with the winter temperatures, and we need some fun, inspirational ideas to get us back into the creative swing of things.  Well, I designed this vibrant kit with that in mind, and I think you are really going to love it.  Let’s take a closer look at the fun projects in this kit, shall we?

Dimensional Loaded Envelope Tutorial

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I love loaded envelopes, and I’ve been making them since I was about 6 years old.  Of course, I didn’t call them that back then, but that’s what they were.  Mom and Dad kept an office for our small town credit union in our home when I was growing up.  The office trash can was always filled with manila envelopes  (remember those?) and I used to fish them out, dress them up with cut out hearts or snowflakes or whatever the theme of the moment happened to be. Then I would fill them to the brim with little notes and drawings and my version of cards.

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So when I entered the world of crafting, I fell in love with this concept all over again.  Some time ago, I figured out how to make the envelopes in 3-D.  You all fell in love with those projects and asked for a tutorial. But because the process was complicated and unpredictable, I never felt comfortable sharing it with you.  I kept working on the paper engineering, and earlier this year, I came up with such a simple way to make these delightful box-style envelopes, that I decided to include the design in one of my card kits.

Y’all, you are going to LOVE how easy it is to make the envelope base!  So that is why I made this the very first project in our December kit.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to share the design with you!

Shaker Envelope Easel Cards

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No card kit is complete without a couple of cute shaker cards!  And y’all never seem to grow tired of making them!

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Can you see the super cute sprinkles and candy hearts in the shaker window?  This view of the closed card makes it a bit easier to see, but the card actually does stand up like an easel for display.  What a bright spot of color to add to  your desk!

Slimline Card Folios

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Slimline cards continue to be very popular, so I included a very pretty pair inside this card kit.  They are so easy to make, and the folio design inside the card is fun to open!

Loaded Front Pocket and Tag Cards

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OK, y’all.  I do love a good pocket!  And if you can tuck a super cute lollipop rosette into the front pocket of a greeting card, I’m all in!

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I’ll show you how easy it is to make these festive lollipop rosettes in the card kit tutorial.  They are such a great addition to a pocket card. Each of these top fold A2 cards has a fun tag and 3×4 card insert.  You’ll see how cute the inside is, too, when you make the kit!

Twist and Pop!

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Some of you may have already seen this cutie on my Facebook or Instagram page.  Because I love pop-up cards, I try to include one in each card kit that we make. You’ll also learn how to make the really cute butterfly clothespin embellishments in this kit.

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Fun Flip Folio

And because I know you love to make them, I’ve designed a brand new fun flip folio card for this sweet kit.

You will love how easy it is to create this folio base!

I predict it will become a staple in  your crafty toolbox!

Heart Eyes Card Kit Reveal Video on YouTube

If you’d like to take a look at the supplies and finished projects in this kit, I hope you will enjoy this short YouTube video.

How to Order

If you are already subscribed to my Button Farm Club Quarterly Card Kit, you can just sit back and wait for your kit to ship out to you.  No need to order, unless you want extra kits to give as gifts.

Subscriber kits will ship out first, then Button Farm will fulfill non-subscription orders.  You can place your order HERE.

In case you missed it, we also have a lovely Simple Stories Life Captured  Folio Kit to help you record the events of 2023.  You can check that out HERE.

Closing Thoughts

I hope each one of you enjoyed a warm and cozy Christmas!  We had a marvelous time with our family and grandchildren!  So much fun, laughter, good food and great conversation made the holiday very Merry, Bright and Memorable!

Now we have a new year to look forward to!  Hooray! I’ll be back on Friday with the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop, so keep an eye out for that.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Evergreen & Holly Christmas Card Kit Release

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Evergreen & Holly Christmas Card Kit Release for The Button Farm Club

Ho, Ho, Ho, Friends!  Today’s the big day to announce the release of my Evergreen & Holly Christmas Card Kit for The Button Farm Club!  Oh, what fun I had designing and creating this delightful card kit!  If you are a fan of traditional Christmas colors with a hint of a retro vibe, then this kit should make you smile!

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Not only is this kit beautiful, it is massive!  We create an array of 10 Christmas greeting cards in a wide assortment of styles.  We have shaker cards, easel cards, fancy fold cards and quick and easy cards.  And because I know how popular gift cards have become, every single card in this collection has a gift card pocket.   Although the cards are layered and embellished, most of them can be mailed easily, too.

The Cutest December Daily

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December is a busy month, so we will also create a darling December Daily folio with the supplies from this kit.  And honestly, friends, this might be my favorite little folio design ever.  It’s just so stinkin’ cute!

But don’t let its size fool you!  This little number is loaded with room for photos, journaling and memory keeping.  You’ll get to see the full reveal in the video tours below.

What Comes in My Kit?

If you’d like to see all the Christmas treats that are packed into this festive holiday kit, please enjoy this YouTube video.

What Will We Make?

If you’d like to take a tour of all the cards and the December Daily folio, please enjoy this video.

How Do I Order?

Evergreen & Holly is the 3rd quarter Card Club Subscription at Button Farm Club.  So if you are subscribed to my Quarterly Card Kit, your kit will ship to you the first week of October.

You can also pre-order the kit now even if you are not a member of my Quarterly Card Kit Club.  The price is $53.99 and comes with everything you saw in the video, plus the full-color Basic Written Guide and links to the step by step video tutorials.  You can watch these tutorials over and over again whenever it is convenient for you to do so.

A few  of my previously released kits and tutorials for The Button Farm Club are still available.  You can take a peek at those HERE.

So that’s what I’ve been up to this week…making Christmas magic happen!  I’m very excited to be able to share these wonderful kits with you.  I love hearing from you, so let me know your thoughts about this kit and your wishes for kits in 2023! Seeing you post your completed kits on Facebook and Instagram makes my heart smile.

Thanks so much for all your kind support.   I started this blog in January of 2013 because I had a heart to educate and inspire others with the joy of creating with paper.  What a wonderful journey we have had together!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

Year With My Gnomies 4th Quarter Kit Reveal

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Year With My Gnomies 4th Quarter Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  There’s “Gnome” place like home for the holidays, so I’m excited to share this Year With My Gnomies 4th Quarter Kit Reveal for the Button Farm Club with you!  We’ve been working on this whimsical “year in a box” project throughout 2022, and it has been such fun!  It’s a little bittersweet to be sharing this final Gnomies kit reveal with you all.

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Here they are: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall Folios all neatly tucked into their storage box.

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It always seems like the final quarter of the year has the cutest images and is the most fun to create.

We’ve got a cute little dangle element on the spine along with another trio of the same wooden buttons we’ve been using all year.  And how about that handsome plaid paper?

A Peek Inside

As is usually the case, I’ve added a ton of interactive mechanisms inside this cute folio.

And you have loads of room inside for photos and journaling all the special events that come with the months of October, November and December.

We will walk through all the wonderful features in the video reveal below.

What Comes in My Kit?

Like all Button Farm Club Kits, Year With My Gnomies comes with everything you need to complete the folio:

Here’s what comes with your kit:

  • 2 sheets of 12×12 October Cards designer paper
  • 12×12 October Icons designer paper 2 sheets
  • 2 sheets of 12×12 November Cards designer paper
  • 2 sheets of 12×12 November Icons designer paper
  • December 12x12r Cards designer paper 2 sheets
  • 12×12 December Icons designer paper 2 sheets
  •  Photo Play Gracias designer paper/2 sheets
  • 1 sheet of 12×12 Photo Play Thankful designer paper
  • 2 sheets orange/green Halloween Magic Paper
  • 3 sheets 12×12 Grocery Bag Cardstock
  • 6 sheets 12×12 white cardstock
  • 3 decorative wooden buttons
  • 2 yards yellow Baker’s Twine
  • 3 silver tone charms: pumpkin, acorn and Let it Snow
  • Full-color Basic Written Guide
  • Links to Private video tutorials that you can watch whenever and as often as you choose

You can order your kit today at The Button Farm Club.

And…Laura tells me they have all 4 quarters of this kit in stock, so if you want to get caught up and create the whole year, you can!

Year With My Gnomies 4th Quarter Folio Kit Reveal on YouTube

I hope you’ll enjoy this walk through of the kit contents and the finished folio.

Button Farm Club projects waiting in the wings!

This is my favorite time of year to create kits for The Button Farm Club!  Here’s a little sneaky peeky at what’s coming soon!

  • September Christmas Card Club Kit with Vicki Boutin Evergreen and Holly (just wait til you see the stinkin’ cute embellishments we found! )
  • October Christmas Recipe House Album with Stamperia Classic Christmas!
  • November Year in a Box project with Simple Stories Life Captured…this will be another subscription style club.
  • December Card Kit TBD…but I’m thinking something sweet for Valentine’s Day!

As always, I offer you my heartfelt appreciation for all your wonderful encouragement and support.  Doing these kits affords me the opportunity to teach classes all around the world without ever leaving my cozy little North Carolina studio.  I couldn’t do it without y’all!

Wishing you all a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Vintage Seas Creativity Kit Reveal

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

Stamperia Casa Granada Card Kit Reveal

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Hello, Friends!  This Stamperia Casa Granada Card Kit Reveal is the next best thing to a summer kitchen in Spain!  Oh, the rich colors, terra cotta tiles and gorgeous vintage images in this beautiful paper collection!  They captured my imagination, and the minute I saw them, I knew this had to be our Button Farm Club Summer Card Kit!

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Pomegranates, crockery bowls, vibrant poppies and an adorable little snail inspired these loaded pocket cards.

Each pocket has a little post card, tags and the cutest little accordion tag folio!  It’s a gift all on its own, but there’s room to tuck in a gift card or a tea bag and honey stick if you are so inclined.

This is one of the images that made me swoon!  You’ll have to watch the video to see the surprise on the inside!

And we  have not one, but TWO slimline shaker card folios in this kit.  These are perfect for gift-giving, as the inside is not your ordinary card.

There’s a fun kinetic waterfall feature, a little hidden side pocket, and a tag folio pocket, too.  You’ll even find room for a photo or two on the inside.

Old World Charm

This cutaway card is oozing with Old World charm.  Cracked tiles, chippy crockery and an old tea pot filled with posies lends lots of charm.

And you’ll find lots of kinetic surprises inside these pretty cards, too.

Like pop-up features?  We got that!

Belly Bands?  And fancy folds?  Check!

These double gatefold cards even have a little bookmark action on the inside.

Flip Folio

In addition to the 9 cards in this kit, we also managed to squeeze in a mighty sweet little flip folio!

Here’s a peek at the cover without that fabulous dimensional belly band.

And I promise you…there are some very fun features tucked inside this wonderful design!

Stamperia Casa Granada Card Kit Reveal on YouTube

Would you like to see all the amazing goodies that come in this kit?  How about a peek at all 10 of the projects we’ll be making?  Then sit back and enjoy this short YouTube video reveal, my friends!

How to Order

If you are a subscriber to my Quarterly Card Kit, then you don’t have to do a thing.  Your kit will ship to you automatically.

Would you like to subscribe to my Quarterly Card Kit?  Subscribers save 10% off the price, so it’s a great deal.  The kits come out in June, September (always our Christmas Card Kit), December, and March.  You can sign up HERE.

Subscription kits are fulfilled first, then for everyone else, the kits are first come, first served.  The price of this quarter’s kit is $53.99.  The kit comes  with:

  • 8×8 Stamperia Casa Granada Paper Pad (10 double-sided sheets, plus fussy cut images inside the front and back covers)
  • 12×12 Casa Granada Patterns (10 double sided sheets of complementary designs plus inside front and back covers)
  • (1) 12×12 Casa Granada Cards Sheet
  • (1) 12×12 Casa Granada Tags Sheet
  • 36 Chipboard Die Cut elements
  • 3 sheets of 12×12, double-sided colored cardstock
  • 6 sheets of 12×6 natural cardstock
  • 4 sheets of 12×12 natural cardstock
  • 6 Old World wooden buttons
  • Antique Bronze Teacup and TeaPot charms 
  • Sangria Embossed Daisies
  • 10 yards of copper mist crochet thread
  • Custom blend sequin mix
  • Full-Color printed Basic Guide
  • Links to private video tutorials

That’s a whole lotta happy for $53.99!

You can still find some of my previous kits and tutorials in The Button Farm Club shop HERE.

So now you know what I was up to all last week!  I’ve actually been planning this kit since January, so it was gratifying and exciting to finally bring it to life.

As always, thanks for all your encouragement and support!  I appreciate each and every one of you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

 

 

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