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Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Club Kit

Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Die of the Month Simple Stories Vintage Rustic Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Club Kit: Dear Santa Gift Envelope Card

Hello, Friends!  December is here and it’s time to share my Amazing Paper Grace December 2021 Club Kit project.  This Dear Santa Envelope card is a cinch to make, thanks to the clever dies in this month’s kit.

Y’all know how much I love pockets, so when I saw this die, I got really excited!  How fun to be able to make a pretty loaded pocket that fits on the front of the card for a change!  A Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark Square and a mini candy cane complement the Dear Santa theme perfectly.

This set also comes with some sweet little flower and foliage dies that I used to dress up the chipboard sentiment on the envelope flap.

Rusty jingle bells and forest critters add vintage flair to these Simple Stories Rustic Christmas papers.

Here’s a peek at the inside of the card.

To learn more about Spellbinders Club Kits, please click HERE. If you’d like to sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club kit, you can do that HERE.

It’s a busy time in the studio, so I will get back to work.  The Christmas Countdown Clock is     tick-tocking loud and clear!

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop with Prizes

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Sandy Nagle’s lovely blog.  Today we’re sharing project inspiration from the Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits.

Spellbinders November 2021 Club Kits Blog Hop

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $25 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, November 21st, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Wednesday. ( Winner is responsible for shipping costs, 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.)

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month: Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Tree Slimline Card

Simple Stories Simple Rustic Christmas Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My inspiration project is made with the Amazing Paper Grace November Die of the Month.  Here’s how to put this card together.

  • Next, die cut the small tree die from green cardstock.  Then add the filigree insert to the die and cut a second time from gold foil cardstock.
  • Now layer the gold foil layer over the green background.  Back the tree with foam to add extra dimension.
  • Then die cut the Scalloped Symphony Square Decorative Outline and Insert detail from white cardstock. Brush lightly with gold glimmer gel and adhere to the card base.
  • Next, adhere the tree over the filigree die cut.
  • Finally, add a Simple Stories Rustic Christmas Chipboard over the base of the tree.

Sweet Details

Now die cut a gold foil tag greeting using the Perfect Harmony Notecard Embellishment Die from Amazing Paper Grace. Then add a chipboard greeting to the die cut and tuck it in with the floral cluster on the card.

A Peek Inside

Create a gift card pocket inside the card.  Embellish it with the Circle Decorative Outline and Insert from the Scalloped Symphony Notecard Die.

This is the perfect spot to tuck in a gift card and a little Christmas treat.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over to see what craft inspiration Jean Manis has prepared for you on her blog. You can find the complete blog hop order below.

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Bibi Cameron

Yasmin Diaz

Jill Hilliard

Jennifer Kotas

Virginia Lu

Sandra Nagel

Kathy Clement:  YOU ARE HERE

Jean Manis

Marie Heiderscheit

Emily Leiphart

Jessica Vasher

Hussena Calcuttawala

Melody Rupple

Jennifer Snyder

Natasha Vacca

Alanna Moses

Martha Lucia Gomez

Tiffany Pryce Russom

Don’t forget to hop over and leave a comment on the Spellbinders Blog so you can be entered to win one of the THREE $25 gift cards!

Join the Club!

If you’d like to learn how to join one of the Spellbinders Club Kits, you can see them all and sign up HERE.  To sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit of the Month, click HERE.

If you’d like to see more projects made with the Amazing Paper Grace November Die of the Month, please click HERE. To see more projects made with the Scalloped Symphony Dies, click HERE.

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

To leave a comment, please click on the “REPLIES” link located below the title at the top of this post.  Thanks! 

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Scalloped Symphony Notecards Baby Girl Folio

Echo Park Hello Baby Girl Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Scalloped Symphony Notecards Baby Girl Folio

Hello, Friends!  This Spellbinders Scalloped Symphony Notecards Baby Girl Folio is one of my “think outside the box” projects.  Sometimes, I open up a new die and can see a way to use it that flies pretty far afield from the original intention.  I happen to like these moments when the creative side of my brain takes over.  Even the process of figuring out the details makes me happy.  This is what happened when I opened up Becca’s beautiful new Scalloped Symphony Dies.

I saw an itty bitty baby book for our sweet next door neighbor’s new baby girl.  Go ahead and say “awwwwww”…because there is something about baby girl things that just provokes that reaction, right?   The center filigree medallion is cut with the Square Decorative Insert that comes with the set.

Don’t be deceived by the petite size of this folio.  It’s tiny, but mighty!  Let’s take a look inside so you can see what I mean.

A Peek Inside

The fun starts on the very first page (there are 12 pages in all!) with pullout accordion mechanism.  Lift the magnetic flap and unfold the fun.

This is a 5 panel pull out with 10 pages for photos, pockets, tags and journaling spots.

Here’s a sample of the cuteness inside this pull out page.

I created a pop up page, too.

Tip in pages give you even more room to add photos and memories.  Don’t you love the scalloped edges of this die?

Here’s a look at another darling tip in page.

I wish I’d had time to shoot a video of the whole folio, because it is sweet as it can be.  But I had to get dinner and this gift over to the new mom and dad, so I only had time to shoot a few photos of the project.  But it was so stinkin’ cute, I just had to share it with you here.

Maybe I’ll find time to put another folio together with Christmas papers.  If I do, I’ll do a tutorial to show you how to build the base.  Would you like that?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Pop Up Vignette Christmas Tree

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month November 2021 Carta Bella Farmhouse Christmas by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Pop Up Vignette Christmas Tree

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m kicking of a whole month of Christmas projects with the November 2021 Amazing Paper Grace Pop Up Vignette Christmas Tree Die.  Like all Amazing Paper Grace dies, it can be used in more than one way.  This is why we all love Becca’s dies!

This month’s set comes with 21 dies that allow you to be as detailed as you care to be!  The nested trees can be cut with or without the dotted detail and they strategically stack so that you have successive layers rather than a flat tree.  The set also includes detail dies that look like wrapped holiday packages.  You can see them in use on Becca’s Blog.  The size of trees and embellishments make it possible to make both A7 and A2 cards with the set. But I found the trees also work beautifully as the focal on a 6×6 card.

How To Make a Stacked Christmas Tree Focal

  • First, use the largest tree die to cut out a base tree from green cardstock.
  • Next, add the detail dots die in the center of the largest die.  This time I cut a sheet of vellum to layer over the green base. Adhere this to the base tree.  Then “frost” the edges with glitter.
  • Now, use the medium tree to cut a green plaid tree.
  • Then cut a small tree from the black snowflake paper.  Once this is done, place the small filigree tree die in the center and die cut a piece of white cardstock. Glitter the filigree layer, then adhere it to the black tree.
  • Place foam spacers between the tree layers to create lots of dimension.
  • Now make a lacy background that will help the trees pop off the page.  Die cut 2 filigree inserts from Perfect Harmony Notecard Embellishment Dies.  Arrange them as seen in the photo, then adhere the trees on the top.

I love this kind of dimension on a card, don’t you?

A Peek Inside

Create a pocket to hold this cute gift card wallet inside the card base.

Just for fun, tuck a little Ghiradelli Chocolate Snowman inside the gift card wallet.

You can find out how to sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.  This 3D Pop Up Christmas Tree Vignette will be your first club die.

I think these would make darling Christmas Tree ornaments done up in silver, gold and white.  Wouldn’t that be fun to do with the kids?  I may have to give it a try myself!

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

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Pumpkin Butterfly Bouquet Card Folio

Reneabouquets Pumpkin Blue Fern Studio Bird Waltz by Kathy Clement for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Pumpkin Butterfly Bouquet Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  I’m one of those folks that loves pumpkin everything, but I’m especially fond of this Pumpkin Butterfly Bouquet Card Folio.  Copper and autumn and pumpkins and acorns and butterflies and fall flowers just belong together.

You know how a really good autumn stew combines a bunch of different ingredients to create the perfect bite?  Well, I sort of used that same approach when putting this project together. The cover of this 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ folio features Copper and Cream plaid ribbon.  It’s one of my favorites for fall because of the warmth it brings to a composition.  It  picks up all the lovely tawny hues the Blue Fern Bird Waltz paper that I used on this card.  

The delicate swirled layer behind my floral pumpkin patch is created with Spellbinders Merry Filigree Card Making die.  Cut from copper foiled cardstock, it lends elegance and subtle shine to the background.

The Pumpkin Patch

Reneabouquets swept me off my feet with this Autumn Beauty Pumpkin.  Fall flowers around the base serve as an anchor.  Pumpkin Spice Butterflies flit lazily in this end of season flower garden.

TIP: Brush acorns with copper metallic paint, then cozy them up to the copper and cream ribbon and burlap string bow cluster.

A Surprise Inside

One of the things I love the most about this time of year is fall baking.  After a long, steamy summer, it’s really fun to take the chill off the house by baking some pumpkin goodies.

So I created a hidden recipe card pocket on the top of this card.  Copper and cream plaid ribbon makes a pretty closure.  Pumpkin bread is one of my favorite fall treats, so I tucked a recipe for it in the pocket, along with 2 blank recipe cards.  This way the recipient can add their favorite fall recipes, too.  And if you’re going to bake pumpkin bread, you really should have a cuppa!  So a little packet of honey, a demitasse spoon, and a tea and chocolate wallet fill the box pocket on the bottom.  Have you discovered yet how delicious chocolate is with pumpkin?  You really should give it a try!

What’s your favorite fall baked good?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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