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Holly Jolly Snowman Shaker Card

Reneabouquets Beautiful Board Snowman Wreath Shaker Card Carta Bella Christmas by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Holly Jolly Snowman Shaker Card with Carta Bella Christmas Collections

Hello, Friends!  Let’s kick the week off with this Holly Jolly  Snowman Shaker Card.  I dare you not to smile when you look at this cheery paper confection!  It’s made with scraps from various Carta Bella Christmas collections, including the scrap background I demoed in THIS Throwback Thursday video tutorial.

Christmas Magic with Reneabouquets

I dug deep into my stash of Reneabouquets paper pretties to make this festive card.  The flowers, snowman, snowflakes and wreath are all from Renea’s lovely shop.  Adding them to this card was pure Christmas Magic!

  • First, create a 5″ x 7″ card base with black cardstock.
  • Then create a mat from 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ white cardstock.
  • Next, paper piece 4 1/2″ wide panels of  Carta Bella Christmas papers to cover the mat.
  • Now, locate the scrap panel mentioned above.
  • Use a wood grain stencil and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the scrap panel.
  • Then apply crackle texture paste through the stencil. Set the panel aside to dry.

While the stenciled panel is drying, you can work on the other details of the card.  You can just barely see the stenciled panel in this photo.  But trust me, it adds a lot of lovely texture to the finished card.

Now you can turn the printed Beautiful Board (linked below) into a shaker frame.  Fill it with Buttons Galore Merry and Bright Sprinkletz and Merry Mimosa Doo Dadz.

Add sparkle and texture to the Beautiful Board Snowman with a little Dries Clear Adhesive and Stampendous Shaved Ice glitter.

Then brush Reneabouquets Poinsettias with a little chalk paint to add a frosty edge.  Heat emboss some Reneabouquets snowflakes with embossign powder and tuck them into floral cluster.

Finally, tie everything together with some beautiful Really Reasonable Ribbon.

A Peek Inside

You can see how I paper pieced the Tea Party in a Box together inside this card.  It’s amazing how much mileage you can get out of your scraps of designer paper.

Those little bits and bobs of paper are perfect for wrapping up the goodies tucked inside!

I hope I’ve 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

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Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Blog Hop Rose Promise Die Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: Roses in December Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Hussena’s lovely blog.

Roses in December

There’s an old saying: “God gives us memories that we might have roses in December.”  That thought inspired this Roses in December Shaker card made with the Amazing Paper Grace Rose Garden Promise Dies from the 2020 APG Club Kit.

I chose a soft, neutral color palette to create a sense of serenity and nostalgia within the card design.  Here’s how this card front came together:

  • First, die cut the shaker frame from patterned paper.  Use the Tool-in-One to clear out all the little chads.
  • Now, lightly swipe the edges of the die cut frame with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Then cut a 5″ x 7″ piece of clear cardstock (acetate or clear acrylic) and adhere to the back side of the frame with a strong liquid adhesive.

TIP:  Apply the adhesive in a thin bead. Then spread it either with your finger or a toothpick.  This step will help prevent the adhesive from oozing out onto the clear cardstock.

  • Next, back the edges of the frame with 1/8″ foam tape.  I like to use 3 layers so that I can place larger elements like buttons and pearls into my shaker mix.
  • Now choose a 5″ x 7″ panel of designer paper to serve as the card front.
  • Then choose an image to sit in the center of that panel.

TIP: Find the perfect placement for your focal image.  Place the metal die over your card background and lightly trace guide lines using a pencil.  Now you know exactly where to adhere your focal image.

Now you only need to fill the shaker frame with your mix of buttons, beads and sequins.  Press the prepared card front over the foam adhesive and press in place.   Embellish the card with ribbon, creamy roses and your embellishments of choice.

A Peek Inside

Turn this card into a gift and a folio by adding a pocket and an accordion style photo album.

Provide room for journaling spots and even a gift card pocket, if desired.

The box pocket on the bottom half of the card is the perfect spot to add a little Tea Party for One.  Create another mini folio from your scraps.  Then wrap it with a belly band.  Tuck a vintage demitasse spoon, tea bag, and mini candy cane into the belly band. Wrap cookies in a scrap of designer paper to dress them up.  Then tuck in a mini honey dipper and a honey stick to complete the ensemble.

Here’s a look at the folio with the belly band removed.

Santa thinks you were very, very good this year, as this chocolate assortment proves.  The folio flips open again with room for additional photos.  You can write little greetings on the tiny tag, too.

Spellbinders $50 Giveaway

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on our blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, December 13th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in this 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.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Ilina has prepared for you.  I know you will be inspired.  Here’s the whole list of bloggers in this month’s hop:

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Sandi MacIver

Jill Hilliard

Jennifer Snyder

Jean Manis

Sheri Holt

Joy Baldwin

Hussena Calcuttawala

Kathy Clement

Ilina Crouse

Jenny Colacicco

Michelle Short

Virginia Lu

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use with your own Spellbinders December 2020 Club Kits. If you’d like to see another project made with the Rose Garden Promise Die, please click HERE.

If you are not subscribed to Spellbinder Club Kits, you can find information about all of them HERE.

To subscribe to the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit, click HERE.  The Rose Garden Promise Die will be in your first kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit

Stamperia Sweet Christmas Stained Window Shaker Card Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit: Stamperia Pink Christmas Stained Glass Shaker

Hello, Friends! Let’s start the month off with an Amazing Paper Grace December 2020 Club Kit sample. Something about this Rose Garden Promise Die made me think of stained glass windows in the New England church where I grew up.  I had some fun figuring out how to use my mixed media supplies to replicate the look of lead glass stained windows on this Stamperia Pink Christmas shaker card.  Since I thought you might like to know how to achieve this effect, too, I’ve outlined the steps below.

How to Make a Stained Glass Window Shaker Card

  • First, die cut the Rose Garden Promise from heavy kraft cardstock. Remove all the pieces from the frame.
  • Next, brush the frame with Stamperia Sparkling White Glamour Gel.  If you do not have this product, mix pearl mica powder with gel medium and stir to combine.  The effect will be similar.
  • Now, while the gel is still wet, sprinkle the entire frame with Tim Holtz Speckled Egg Embossing Glaze.  Tip off the excess and heat emboss.  The end result is a sort of metallic patina finish that I think resembles lead glass windows.
  • Next, back the frame with a 5″ x 7″ piece of clear cardstock.  Use Dries Clear Adhesive so that any spill-over will not show.  Wait for the glue to dry.
  • Then die cut the frame again from pearlized white cardstock.  This time, leave all the inside pieces in place.
  • Now, carefully remove the flower petals and leaves from the frame and adhere them inside the stained glass window.  I used Dries Clear Adhesive for this.  The process takes a bit of time, but I love the end result.
  • Once all the pieces are in place and the adhesive has dried, place 2 rows of 1/8″ foam tape on the back side of the frame.
  • Then cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of patterned paper from the Pink Christmas pack. Fill the frame with your shaker mix, then adhere the patterned paper over the foam tape.
The Details

Now layer up flowers, chipboard pieces, foliage and ribbon to finish the card design.

A Peek Inside

Adhere the frame that was cut from the pearlized white cardstock inside the card as seen above.

Create a little gift card wallet/note card from one of the post card cut aparts in the collection.

You can tuck this in a simple pocket along with a treat, if desired.

I really like this die, and have found a few different ways to use it.  I’ll be sharing at least one more project with you on the 10th.

Sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit HERE.  The Rose Garden Promise Die will be the first Club Kit you receive.

I’ve also listed this pretty card in my ETSY SHOP.

As always, you’ll find a linked supply list below the post.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas 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

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Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card

Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Shabby Chic Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Winter songbirds like the one featured on the cover of this Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card cheer my heart.  The non-traditional color palette of this paper collection unleashed my shabby chic side.  So I layered on loads of beautiful flowers, snowy Christmas greenery, rusty jingle bells and trims to make this card sing.  After auditioning several different types of ribbon, I decided a metallic string bow topped with an antique rhinestone button was the best option for the bow cluster.  It added sparkle and shine, but seemed to fit best with the delicate snowflake frame.  What do you think?

The Snowflake Shaker Frame

 

One of the things I love about this card design is the fact that it can be left out all winter long.  It is not specifically a Christmas card.  Here’s how I put this one together:

  • First, create a 6×6 cardstock card base.  Score in a 3/4″ spine on the top to make room for a box pocket.
  • Next,  choose a large card front from the paper collection and mat it on blush cardstock.  Fussy cut the roses, bird and sentiment images from a 2nd pad of this paper.
  • Now heat emboss a Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame with WOW! Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.  Let it cool.
  • Then die cut clear cardstock with the largest Small Standard Circle Nestabilities Die.  Adhere this to the back of the Snowflake frame.
  • Next, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the back side of the frame.
  • Then add sequins to the matted image in the area where you plan to adhere your frame.
  • Once you have adhered the frame to the matted card front, place dimensionals on the back of the fussy cut images and adhere.
  • Now you can layer in your flowers, greenery and embellishments.
The Bow Cluster

To create this simple, elegant bow cluster follow these steps:

  • First, cut two long pieces of metallic string: one from iridescent Metallic String and one from Gold Metallic string.  Make sure they are the same length. Mine were about 24″ long.
  • Next, set the posts on your Bow -it- All Tool to 3″ wide.
  • While  holding both strands of metallic string together, wrap them around the posts and tie a loopy bow.
  • Then adhere the bow to the side of the snowflake frame and top with a button.  This vintage rhinestone button is from my Grammy’s button box.
  • To balance the bow, die cut a dimensional star (link below) from silver metallic paper and tuck into the floral cascade on the right hand side of the card.
A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket and a little photo folio inside the card. Line the box pocket with ribbon from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

Now this card doubles as a gift as well as a photo folio.  When the treats have been consumed, you still have a sweet little tag to enjoy.  And you can store photos in the box pocket, too.

How do you feel about these pastel, non-traditional colors for Christmas?  I enjoy them as a change of pace from the more traditional reds, greens, whites and blacks.

To see more cards made from Stamperia Pink Christmas and Sweet Christmas, please click HERE.  and HERE.

Have you started making your Christmas projects yet?  What are you working on?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Poinsettia Sleigh Shaker Card

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace 3-D Pop Up Vignette Sleigh Carta Bella Christmas Delivery Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace Poinsettia Sleigh Shaker Card with the November 2020 Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Let’s ring in November with this adorable APG Poinsettia Sleigh Shaker Card.  It’s going to be a whole month of holiday inspiration here at Kathy by Design, and I can’t think of a better way to get the party started!  This  7″ x 5″ top fold card is my first play with the November 2020 APG Club Kit,. But I promise  you, it won’t be my last.  This die is fun, fun, fun to use!

As is the case with all of Becca’s dies, this one is very versatile.  I love the fact that the set comes with the sweetest etched poinsettia dies and a lovely greenery filler die.  Instead of building the 3-D pop up version this time, I decided to cut the sleigh pieces from metallic cardstock and use as the focal image on top of a shaker frame.

Dashing Thru the Snow!  Poinsettia Sleigh Shaker Card Details

For this first peek, I combined the sleigh with Carta Bella’s Christmas Delivery papers.  Classic red, black and white at Christmas always makes me happy.  The shaker frame is created with Becca’s Picot Petite Ovals Die.  Rather than fill the sleigh with the poinsettias, I clustered them together on the side of the card with greenery and ribbons.  Here’s how I put the sleigh together.

  • First, cut the sleigh outline from patterned metallic paper.  This has been in my stash for years, but I never used it until now.
  • Next, cut the swirl accents from red metallic foil paper and white glitter paper.
  • Then cut the filigree front of the sleigh from red metallic paper and white glitter paper.
  • Now use 1/8″ foam strips to layer all the sleigh pieces together.  Offset the layers to create a snowy border on your sleigh.
  • Die cut the flowers from red metallic paper.  Fill the centers with beaded berry clusters.
  • Finish the card front with ribbon, jingle bells and a resin star.
Poinsettia Sleigh Shaker Card: A Peek Inside

The inside of this classic card is sweet and simple.  Create a little note card from designer paper scraps.  Line the interior with a blank sentiment panel and a decorative edge on the bottom.  Tuck it into a pocket along with a mini candy cane and a Ghiradelli Snowman treat.

TIP:  Stuck with a “not quiet long enough” cardstock scrap?  Try scoring it so that the front edge is shorter than the back edge.  This creates a great designer look!  No one will ever guess your secret unless you tell them!

If you’d like to see more samples of this lovely APG Poinsettia Sleigh, click HERE.

Not a member of the APG Die of the Month Club?  You can sign up here.  The Poinsettia Sleigh will be your first die of the month.

Missing some past club kits that you’d like to add to your stash?  Then you will love this SALE.

I’m excited to start sharing loads of Christmas inspiration with you over the next 6 weeks!  It’s going to be a very Merry Christmas season here at Kathy by Design! What sorts of Christmas projects would you like to see?  Please let me know in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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