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Prima Autumn Sunset Forest Friends

Spellbinders Sparkling Mandala Prima Autumn Sunset Forest Friends Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Prima Autumn Sunset Forest Friends Card with Spellbinders Sparkling Mandala

Hello, Friends!  Today marks the first day of Fall, so it’s the perfect time to share this Prima Autumn Sunset Forest Friends card with you.  If you listen closely, you can hear the leaves fluttering softly onto the forest floor where Mr. Fox is keeping watch over a napping fawn.  Can you smell the crisp air?  Feel the breeze as it blows by your cheek?  It’s fall, my friends!  The most glorious season of the year!

Spellbinders Sparkling Mandala from the Merry Stitchmas Collection

Don’t you just love it when a die offers lots of options?  The Spellbinders Sparkling Mandala Die is technically part of their Christmas collection.  But it works beautifully on this fall themed card, too!  Just because the product packaging says “Christmas” it doesn’t mean you have to limit the usage to that season!

I also opted not to add stitching to my die.  (To see one that has been stitched, look HERE.)  Instead, I cut just the outer frame of the die from copper foiled paper.  Then I die cut patterned paper with the insert inside the frame.  When you layer the two pieces together, the copper foil shimmers through the little stitched openings.  It’s a very pretty effect!

A Little Mixed Media

Add a little mixed media action to your composition by sprinkling some mustard seeds around the base.  I like to use Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive for this, but you can use whatever adhesive you like.  Mulberry flowers, layered die cut ephemera, glittered leaves, machine stitching and lots of loose threads add texture and interest to the card design.

A Peek Inside

The inside is a simple pocket with a fall tea bag, chocolate and honey stick tucked inside.  You can see that I dressed up the pocket with another sparkling mandala die cut.  This time I topped it with a butterfly.

Now all I need to do is write a little note on the journal card, and this sweet card is ready for the mailbox.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and ideas you can use with this versatile die.  I have other ideas…I just need the time to bring them to life.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Stamperia Winter Tales Slimline Card

Stamperia Winter Tales Spellbinders APG Jingle Word Frame Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Stamperia Winter Tales Slimline Card with APG Jingle Frame Die

Hello, Friends!  We interrupt out normally scheduled fall projects to bring you this Stamperia Winter Tales Slimline Card.  Yes, I  know I am going to be called out for rushing the season.  But the fact is, Spellbinders has just released some gorgeous new holiday products that I just had to share with you.  Besides, it takes a while to get  all those Christmas cards made.  So why not get a jump on things?  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Holiday Medley Jingle Frame Die

Holiday Medley Jingle Frame Die Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Talk about a match made in heaven!  I love the way this Jingle Word Frame Die complements the Stamperia Winter Tales Collection!  The flourished background of the paper plays so well with the frame.  And yes, I turned it into a shaker element…did you ever have any doubts that I would?

Don’t you just love the way the sequin mix sparkles through the openings in the frame? It makes me think of looking at Christmas lights through a wintry window pane.

Next I die cut the sentiment from regular blue cardstock and silver foil cardstock.  If you adhere them together slightly offset, it creates a drop shadow effect and helps the words pop off the paper a bit better.

A Peek Inside

When a Christmas card doubles as a gift, it’s a real time saver.

Create a little tea wallet/note card to tuck inside the pocket.  Notice how I used the Jingle Frame die to create a nice backdrop for the Snow Queen image.

You have plenty of room in this wallet to tuck in a winter tea bag, mini chocolate and even a gift card, should you desire to do so.  The panel on the left is the perfect place to add a personal message.

Do you feel inspired to get started on your handmade Christmas gift list?  I’ll be back soon with more ideas for using these lovely Spellbinders holiday dies.

You can find a linked supply list below this post

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Cash Register Card

Amazing Paper Grace September 2021 DOM by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Cash Register Card: Change is Good!

Hello, Friends!  I’m popping in very quickly today to share this Amazing Paper Grace Vintage Cash Register Card with you.  It’s the beginning of a new month, so it’s time to share some Amazing Paper Grace Club inspiration with all of  you.

At long last, there is a promise of a change of seasons here in North Carolina.  I almost had to don a sweater for my morning walk!  The changing seasons inspired me to pair this die up with my new Prima Pink Autumn papers for this Change is Good card.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some of the tips and tricks I employed while putting this card together.

  • First, watch Becca’s amazing video tutorial to see how to put the die together!  It will make the process so much easier for you!
  • Then, die cut the pieces from copper foil paper.  You will only need 1 of everything if you are using the cash register as the focal point of your card.
  • Next, lightly sand the raised edges of the die cut pieces to lightly distress it  This will really make those details pop!
  • Remember to use foam tape between layers to create lots of depth and dimension.
A Peek Inside

I love the papers and hues in the Pink Autumn collection!

Stamp a greeting on a scrap of designer paper and tuck into the pocket as a bookmark.

And a change in the weather definitely calls for a lovely cup of tea!

You can find out more about the Amazing Paper Grace September Club die HERE. I’ve added a linked supply list below this post.

Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day Weekend, my friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Lattice Petal Birthday Gift Basket

Spellbinders Lattice Petal Birthday Gift Basket with Prima With Love Collection

Hello, Friends!  It’s birthday season in the Clement household and this Spellbinders Lattice Petal Birthday Gift Basket is going to be a birthday gift for someone special.  The minute I took this die out of the packaging I thought, “gift box.”  Then as I was fiddling around with the various pieces, I thought…no…gift basket.  And the paper party was underway!

Amazing Paper Grace Club Die of the Month

How cute would this birthday basket be as a special treat for the birthday girl?  The petite size (3 1/4″ square x 2 “deep) makes it perfect for use as a place setting at a party.  Here’s how I put it together.

  • First, die cut just the outer frame using Prima’s With Love Paper Collection.
  • Next, fold the scored sides of the Lattice Petal Frame up from the center square.
  • Now cut a 7 1/4″ square of pink the pink polka dot patterned paper from the collection.
  • Then score 2″ on each side to form the sides of the box.
  • Next, use a punch to add a decorative edge on all 4 sides of the paper. Fold along the scored lines.  Cut up the vertical score line to the horizontal score line in each corner .  Trim a small triangle out of the top edge of each corner so that the top edge will be neat and clean.
  • Now adhere the corner flaps to the inside of the box.
  • Then adhere the box to the base of the Lattice Petal frame piece.  Fold up the sides and adhere.
  • Next, die cut the frame from gold foil cardstock.  But this time, place the filigree inserts in the frame.  Then adhere the gold foil half moons to the sides as seen.
Finishing Touches

Spellbinders Lattice Petal Foldover Die Birthday Basket by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Cut a 2″ x 12″ strip of designer paper to serve as the handle.  Adhere the ends inside the basket.  Cover the  sides of the basket interior with 1 1/2″ strips of designer paper to keep everything looking neat and clean.

Now you can add pink satin bows, flowers and chipboard embellishments to the box.  Once all that is done, paint some little box feet and adhere them to the corners of the box.

Lattice Petal Gift Packages

While the feet are setting up on the gift basket, you can use the Lattice Petal Dies to make the sweetest little gift packets to tuck inside the basket. I filled my gift envelopes with a teeny tiny handmade card, tea bag, honey packet, and Ghiradelli Chocolate. Then I attached a mini honey dipper to a little tag, wrapped Biscoff cookies with designer paper, and tucked a demitasse spoon under a bow.

Don’t you love the cream filigree envelope topper?  Ooh la la!

Amazing Paper Grace Monthly Club Kit Info

If you’re new to the Amazing Paper Grace Club kit, you can find out all about it HERE. I look forward each month to seeing what creative ideas Becca has cooked up for us all to enjoy.  Dies are such a great investment, because they can be used over and over again.

If you’re looking to add some dies, embellishments and stamps to your stash at a great savings, you might want to check out the Spellbinders Clearance Sale. There are some sweet paper pretties marked down as much as 75% off!

If you’d like to see how Becca used this die, you can check out her blog post HERE.

I hope I shared some ideas you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Home for Christmas Card

Spellbinders Home for Christmas Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Christmas in July: Spellbinders Home for Christmas Card and a SALE!

Hello, Friends!   It’s time for Christmas in July, and I have a sweet Spellbinders Home for Christmas Card to kick things off.  I had hoped to do a big Christmas in July week, but life doesn’t always cooperate with our desires, does it?  Everything here is fine, so no worries.  It’s just been an extra busy month with out of town company, family birthdays, doctor appointments and garden chores, so I fell a bit behind.

Home for Christmas Vignette House

We love this darling Amazing Paper Grace 3-D Pop Up Vignette House die.  So we paired it up with the perfect sentiment from Spellbinder’s Home for Christmas Sentiment Stamps.  I love it when products work together so well.  If you look behind the sleigh, you will see the stamped greenery that comes with the set.  Soon this Christmas house will be all decked out with Christmas evergreens, berries and holly.  How delightful!

It’s hard to detect in the photographs, but the trees, greenery, door, window and trims are treated to a little frosted crystal action.  This amps up the holiday vibe and adds just the right amount of sparkle to the project.

A Peek Inside

Do you give a lot of gift cards at Christmas?  Dress up the giving by adding a little pocket and gift card wallet inside a card.  Even a small gift card feels extra special when it is dressed up with pretty papers, don’t you think?

Save up to 50% at the Spellbinders Christmas in July Sale

You can get a head start on your Christmas crafting and save money, too!  Check out this great sale on Spellbinders Past Holiday Collections!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another little Christmas project share. Meet me here bright and early, and don’t forget to bring your cuppa!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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