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Carta Bella Flower Garden Card Kit Release

Button Farm Club Carta Bella Flower Garden Card Kit Reveal by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Carta Bella Flower Garden Card Kit Release for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I’m excited to share  this Carta Bella Flower Garden Card Kit Release with you this morning.  It’s my latest kit for The Button Farm Club, and it’s just bursting with springtime goodness.   If you love interactive cards, spring colors, and learning new card making techniques, then I think you are going to love this kit!  There is so much fun to be had in this delightful card kit!

Fancy Fold Cards

Pleated Skirt Card Carta Bella Flower Garden Card Kit by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club

I’m a sucker for a good fancy fold card, so I’ve incorporated quite a few in this kit.

Trifold Cards Carta Bella Flower Garden Card Kit by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club

With Mother’s Day, Graduation, Weddings, Bridal Showers and spring birthdays on the horizon, I’ve incorporated card designs that will work for a mulititude of occasions.

Pyramid Card Carta Bella Card Kit by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club

Wait ’til you see how fun this card design is!  I like to call it my “Harry and David” card design.

Springtime Card Folio for Special Event Photos

We’re also going to make a 5×7 card folio in this kit.  After all, you need a place to document and store all the beautiful memories of springtime gatherings.

Here’s a sneaky peek at what awaits you inside this folio.  You can get almost two dozen photos stored here along with plenty of room for journaling.

Multi-Layered Pop-Up Cards

We will also be taking our pop-up card skills to the next level with a pair of multi-layer pop-up card designs.  If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at a pop-up card, this is the kit for you!

Pop-up cards are easier to make than you might think, and such fun to give!

Fashionable Slimline Mosaic Cards

Carta Bella Flower Garden Slimline Cards by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club

Y’all know how much I enjoy making slimline cards.  And I am not alone!  Slimline cards are taking the cardmaking world by storm.  I’m especially fond of making them in this mosaic style.  So I tossed a couple of these designs into the kit as well.

Double Pocket and Tags Card

I am positively passionate about pockets!  I’ve made hundreds of pocket style cards.  But this double pocket and tags design is so clever, I nearly shouted “Eureka” when the idea popped into my head.  I predict you’ll want to make loads of these because they make such great gifts!

Carta Bella Flower Garden Card Kit Release on YouTube

This is just a sample of the cards in this kit.  You’ll make 11 cards and 1 card folio in all.  You can see the entire reveal in this YouTube video.

Kit Details

Like all the kits I design for Button Farm Club, this one comes with everything you need to make all the cards you saw in the video.  You only need to add basic crafting tools and supplies from your own stash.   Here’s a list of all the paper pretties packed into this card kit:

  • Carta Bella Flower Garden 6×6 Mega Pack with 48 double-sided papers
  • 12×12 color-matched solids (6 sheets)
  • Flower Garden Frames and Tags Ephemera
  • Carta Bella Flower Garden Chipboard
  • BONUS!  4 sheets of 12×12 Flower Garden patterned papers for extra fun on your own. Use these sheets to make duplicate cards following the designs in the tutorial.
  • 28 piece box of Little Birdie Fiona Vivid Palette Sparkle Flowers
  • 2 yards of bay leaf seam binding
  • 8.5 yards of white string
  • 6 mother of pearl buttons
  • Full-color Basic Guide
  • Private links to video tutorials

The price for all of the above is only $53.99.  If you already subscribe to my quarterly card kit, you don’t need to do a thing; your kit will ship out to you on Tuesday, March 29th.

If you are not subscribed, you can still get the kit (but you save $$ if you subscribe).

Learn how to order this kit, or subscribe HERE.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative day!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Spellbinders March 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Vignette Floral Mason Jar Shaker Card by kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders March 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop:  Bee Happy Mason Jar Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders March 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Jennifer’s lovely blog.  I have a serious crafty crush on this month’s Amazing Paper Grace Mini Vignette Floral Mason Jar Die Set.  First, I collect vintage Mason Jars.  Secondly, I adore shaker cards.  And then there are the lovely Cinch and Go flowers that come with this set.  Ooh la la! So the minute I took this lovely little die out of the packaging, I  knew I would be shaking things up in my studio.

Bee Happy Mason Jar Shaker Card

It’s hard not to be happy when you look at this fresh as a daisy card.  Here’s how it came together:

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ kraft card base with a 1/2″ top fold spine.
  • Next, cut a 4 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ panel of the daisy patterned paper from Carta Bella’s Flower Garden paper collection.
  • Then, layer on a 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ panel of pink check paper.
  • Now die cut a doily background using the largest Amazing Paper Grace Picot Petite Circle Die, *Linked in Supply List below.
  • Next, die cut the lacy flourishes using the die from the APG DOM kit.  Adhere these where the two patterned papers meet.
  • Fussy cut some little seed packets and adhere in the top right corner.
  • Now adhere the doily and the mason jar.
  • Next die cut flower layers and leaves, shape, add stamens and adhere.
  • Finally, add a row of daisies, a bee hive button and ribbon to complete the card front.

How to Make a Mini Mason Jar Embellishment

If you’d like to learn how I turned the vignette die into a shaker embellishment I have a little video tutorial you can watch.

Be warned!  Making these little Mason Jar shakers is addictive!  I’ve made several this month.  You can see them HERE and HERE.

A Peek Inside

This is one of my signature “Tea Party in a Box” cards. Gift wrap chocolate, cookies, and a tea bag with scraps of designer paper.  Then tuck in a vintage silver plate spoon and a honey stick to complete the tea party.  Everything fits neatly into the box pocket.  Now you have turned this card into a gift! You can find this card in my ETSY shop.

Spellbinders $50 Gift Card Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, March 14th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

 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.

Would you like to join the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club?  It’s a great way to add to your die cutting collection.  Find out all about how to join HERE.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over to see what paper pretties Jean has in store for you. Here’s the complete hop list for this month.

Spellbinders Blog
Tina Smith
Becca Feeken
Becky Roberts
Carrie Rhoades
Bibi Cameron
Sandra Nagel
Sandi MacIver
Jill Hilliard
Marie Heiderscheit
Jennifer Snyder
Kathy Clement   YOU ARE HERE
Jean Manis
Annie Williams
Yasmin Diaz
Betty Wright
Jenny Colacicco
Hussena Calcuttawala
Virginia Lu
Emily Leiphart
Joy Baldwin
Ilina Crouse
Desiree Kuemmerle
Ilda Dias
Henriëtte van Mierlo
Zsoka Marko

I hope I’ve shared some fun tips and tricks for using this Mini Vignette Mason Jar Die.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Floral Mason Jar Shaker Embellishment Tutorial

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Floral Mason Jar Die of the Month by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Floral Mason Jar Shaker Embellishment Tutorial for Spellbinders APG DOM March 2021

Hello, Friends!  I’m super excited about sharing this Floral Mason Jar Shaker Embellishment Tutorial with you!  Why?  Because it is stinking cute, that’s why!  And easy to make!  Did I mention cute?  Soooo cute!  This is the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit Die of the Month for March 2021.  My friends…it’s my favorite die that Becca has ever made.  I’m seriously in love with this set because of the amazing potential.

If you’ve ever priced out cute little shaker embellishments like this, then you know they have a big price tag.  Imagine being able to make as many of them as you want , in any theme for any occasion.  I spent a delightful afternoon playing with these dies alongside Carta Bella’s new Flower Garden papers.  Such fun!  I have a couple of samples to share with you here today, so let’s get started!

Bee-utiful Embellishments!

The Floral Mason Jar is designed to function as one of Becca’s Vignette dies.  But the minute I took it out of the packaging, I  knew it was destined to become the cutest little shaker embellishment ever!

Since I had Carta Bella’s brand new Flower Garden paper collection in house, it only took me a nanosecond to decide to pair it up with this die set.  The video tutorial below will walk you through the process step by step.  First, I’ll show you which dies to use.  Then, I will put the embellishment together with you so you can see each step.  If you’ve been intimidated by shaker embellishments, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy this process is.

And here’s a quick peek at the inside of this cheery little number.

Floral Mason Jar Card #2

Making that first card was so much fun, I had to take this die out on another play date.  Using the same paper collection, this time I featured butterflies instead of bees. Cute, right?

I should probably mention that all the flowers and foliage are made with the etched dies that are part of this 14-piece set.

Since easel cards are my favorite, I had to make one, just because.

The pocket on the inside of the  card acts as the “brake” or stopper for the easel mechanism.

Which means you have room to tuck in a little chocolate wallet.  Sweet, indeed!

Floral Mason Jar Shaker Embellishment Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this little mason jar embellishment comes together, then please enjoy this short video.

How to Get the Vignette Floral Mason Jar Die of the Month

If you’d like to add this delicious little die set to your collection, you need to subscribe to the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club at Spellbinders.  You’ll receive the Floral Mason Jar Die Set as your first club selection.

I can see this same die used with buttons for a sewing themed card.  How about jelly beans for Easter?  Or balloons for a birthday party?  Ooooh… how cute would a banner be made with these little jars as the focal images.  My mind is literally exploding with ideas!  So excuse my hasty exit…I must get back to my work desk!  Y’all talk amongst yourselves!

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

Seriously, thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are as excited about this month’s DOM as I am!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Slimline Gift Box Card

Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Slimline Gift Box Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  The colors of this Carta Bella Farmhouse Market Slimline Gift Box Card transport me straight into a country springtime!  The month of February has been brutally cold and downright nasty over most of the US.  So I thought we might all need some cheery colors and images to warm up our crafty mojo!

You’ve probably noticed that I’m a huge fan of this 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ slimline box style card design.  I shared a tutorial for the basic card design HEREAnd if you tune in to this week’s Throwback Thursday I’ll be sharing a really sweet recipe where I’ve altered the base just a little.  This one is dolled up with pretty pastel ribbons from the RRR February Ribbon Club Assortment. The ribbon makes a great border, too!  Just layer the 3/8″ pink gingham over the 5/8″  Pink Diamond Satin and attach to the card base with Scor-Tape.

I would love to have a set of these farmhouse style canisters in my kitchen, how about you?  Flanked by blooming roses, machine stitching and little keys, you can almost smell their delicate fragrance.  A bit of iridescent metallic string adds a touch of glam to the card design.

A Peek Inside

If you guessed that there would be a box pocket inside this Farmhouse Market Slimline Gift  Box Card, then you would be correct!    I also added a little pocket on the top.  My paper was not wide enough to span the width of the card.  Easy solution?  Adhere just 3 sides of the rose/woodgrain pattern on the left to form a pocket.  This solves the problem nicely, and looks like a deliberate design choice instead of a “fix.”

It’s a tea party for one, friends!  All dressed up in pretty paper scraps and tied with a bit of ribbon, this card is ready to party!

Is it still bitterly cold where you are?  We’ve had nothing but rain for days and days, but as I write this post on Saturday afternoon, the sun is blazing in a bright blue sky.  It’s pretty doggone chilly…but at least we have sunshine!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Home Again Card Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Carta Bella Home Again Shabby Chic Card Tutorial Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday:  Carta Bella Home Again Card Folio Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Let’s kick off the first Throwback Thursday for 2021 with a Carta Bella Home Again Card Folio Tutorial.

Throwback Thursday Home Again Card Folio Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

This warm and cozy collection is perfect for a cold January month.

Tag Embellishment Carta Bella Home Again by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Although I’ve made this basic folio design a few times, each one has it’s own unique details.

Little Birdie Amor Mio Flowers Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Gatefold Card Tutorial Throwback Thursday Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Opening this folio is a little bit like watching the curtain go up on a stage.

Carta Bella Home Again Card Folio Interior by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Look at all the space inside this little 6×6 folio!

Carta Bella Home Again Tags and Pockets by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Hidden Pocket Detail Carta Bella Home Again Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

The center panel contains a hidden pocket with a little pull out page.

Even the back side of the folio has room for photos, pockets or decorative panels.

YouTube Tutorial

I hope you enjoy this quick and easy YouTube Tutorial.

 

To see other projects made with this collection, click HERE.  Look for a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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