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Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial

Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial for Throwback Thursday

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Throwback Thursday, I have a Spellbinders Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial for you.  Christmas in my house involves the giving of a lot of homemade baked goods, and these adorable tags are the perfect addition to a cookie plate or loaf of quick bread.  They also make great gift tags or place cards.  The best thing about these darling little tags is that they are a great way to use up scraps of paper.

 

The base for each tag is a (retired) Graphic 45 Alpha Tag.  If you have these in your stash, this project is a great way to use them up.  But any regular sized G45 Tag will work just as well.  First, use the G45 Regular Tag Die to cut liners for the front and the back of each tag.

Parcel and Post Christmas Decorations

I’m a big fan of Christmas greenery dies.  The Parcel and Post Christmas Decorations die set is loaded with greenery, holly, foliage, and candy dies.

Before you start making your tags, set up a little assembly line of tags, liners, and die cuts.  This way you can quickly assemble a whole pile of these sweet gift tags. Now arrange these die cuts over your patterned paper.

Next, create a tag sentiment with the Parcel and Post Greetings Clear Stamps.  You’ll not only find Christmas stamps, but sentiments for all occasions.  It’s a great set, and I love the fonts.

Got flowers? Break out the poinsettia die from Celebrate the Season Sled Dies. Then use paper scraps to create a pile of pretty poinsettias for your tags.

Look how cut the candy cane and peppermint candy pieces are.  Like I said, this is such a fun set of dies.

Parcel and Post Christmas Tags Tutorial on YouTube.

I hope you’ll enjoy this quick and easy project tutorial on YouTube.

Wasn’t that fun? Now go break into your paper stash and make some cute tags today.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial

Graphic 45 Warm Wishes Christmas Card Tutorial with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek a Boo Trellis Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Amazing Paper Grace Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial with G45 Warm Wishes

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Make & Take Tuesday I’m sharing a Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial. This lovely botanical die set is a great match for Graphic 45’s Warm Wishes paper collection.  I’m going to show you 2 different ways to use this versatile die.   Don’t forget to visit Becca’s blog for even more Peek A Boo Trellis inspiration. She has some truly gorgeous samples and tutorials waiting for you there.

Merry Christmas Cardinal

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Peek a Boo Trellis Graphic 45 Warm Wishes by Kathy ClementI love it when I can snuggle a focal image in with some pretty foliage.  So for this first card, I made small cuts in the leafy panel, then inserted my focal image into the panel.  That’s pretty much all it took to complete the card front.  The rest was just adding foliage, ribbons and flowers.

I made this one a box pocket card, tucked in some sweet Christmas treats.

Peppermint sticks, Christmas tea, a Christmas Cookie, honey stick and note card turn this into a lovely little gift.

Inlaid Peek a Boo Trellis Vines

The second card is really quick and easy to make!  This time, I cut a 5×7 panel from Warm Wishes Patterns and Solids.  Then I centered the Peek A Boo Trellis vines in the center of the panel and die cut.  Next, I die cut the reverse side of this same patterned paper and adhered it slightly off center behind the inlaid design.  Finally, I stitched the entire panel onto green cardstock.

This time I used the layered rose dies that come with the die set along with a bunch of foliage.  Burlap string, rusty jingle bells and vintage buttons give it a great rustic botanical feel.

The inside is simple with a gift card wallet/pocket combo and more of the pretty designer paper.

Peek A Boo Trellis Christmas Card Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn more about how these cards came together, I hope you’ll enjoy this short video tutorial.

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make & Take Tuesday!  I know we are in the Dog Days of summer, but Christmas will be here before you know it!  Best to get a head start on all those handmade Christmas cards and presents, right?

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament

Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Folio Stamperia Blue Land Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Card Folio with Stamperia Blue Land

Hello, Friends!  For today’s Christmas in July project, I’m sharing this Spellbinders Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Folio Card. I enjoy all the deep blues, soft greys and snowy whites in this  non-traditional Christmas color palette!  You can almost hear “Blue Christmas” playing in the background, right?

This big card measures 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  As you will see in the video share below, the die itself measures a very generous 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″, so you need a larger card base to support it.  And yes, I could have made a card with just one ornament on the front, but I was having so much fun with this die that I just kept right on cranking them out on my die cutting machine!

These ornaments would make great tags on cookie plates or gift packages, too.  You can see what they look like with the stitching HERE.

A Peek Inside

There’s a lot of goodness packed inside this pretty little trifold card folio.  While I didn’t set out to make anything this grand, I was having so much fun that the project just kept expanding.  Does that ever happen to you?

Since I was working primarily with scraps of Stamperia’s Blue Land papers and lots of images, I had to get creative with paper piecing in this project.  You’ll learn more about that in the video tour.

I’ll also show you how I created this spacious “side car” pocket.  This is such a good trick, and one that I think you will enjoy using.  Since I had a big  pile of sweet ATC sized tags left in the paper collection, I decided to turn them into a waterfall feature.  This was a good choice, I think!

Of course, the heart of the project is the center pocket.  I filled it up with lots of “flat” treats including a book mark, post card folio, and ornament.

Stitchmas Christmas Ornament Trifold Card Folio on YouTube

While this is not a complete tutorial (I’ve been a battling a nasty summer cold, so just didn’t feel like it) you’ll get a lot of great tips in today’s short video.

I have a busy week this week, and I’m still trying to get over the last little bit of this cold.  So there will be no Throwback Thursday tutorial this week.  Instead, I’ll be working on getting my next Button Farm Club Kit ready for you all.  Thanks for understanding!

So how do you feel about non-traditional Christmas cards?  I think it’s fun to mix it up a little, and Blue Christmas has always been a favorite theme for me.

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio, 

kathy

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Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag

Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag Decor Stamperia Romantic Christmas by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Christmas in July Day 2: Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag with Stamperia Romantic Christmas

Hello, Friends!  It’s day 2 of Christmas in July and we’re going to make this wonderful vintage Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag together.  If you were lucky enough to grow up with snow at Christmas, then you probably remember the thrill of belly flopping onto a wooden sled and shrieking your way all the way to the bottom of a big hill.   This adorable sled die brought all kinds of delightful memories back to my mind as I was working with it. 

Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled Tag Tutorial by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The base of our Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag measures 4 1/2″ x 8″. It’s the perfect size to set out on a little side table or in a mantel display.  Dress it up with Stamperia Romantic Christmas papers to create a delightful botanical/nostalgic vibe.

Celebrate the Season Sled

Spellbinders Celebrate the Season Sled by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Ok…true confessions.  I’m kinda smitten with this little sled. I die cut it from patterned woodgrain paper, and I love the way it turned out. The die set comes with the sled, skates, poinsettia and greenery.   You can use the sled with or without the ice skates, but why would you not want to use those cute skates?   

At first I thought the poinsettias were too small, but by the time I was finished, I decided that I really like the size.  They flow perfectly with the size of the sled, of course.  But I can also see myself using these as “filler” with other flower dies.  They are super easy to make, as you will see in the video tutorial.

Celebrate the Season Sled Tag Tutorial on YouTube.

I hope you’ll join me on my YouTube channel as I create this fun Christmas tag.  There’s a little surprise element that I have not shown you in these photos.  Enjoy!

 

I’ll be back on Throwback Thursday with another Christmas in July tutorial.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders July Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders July Club Kits Blog Hop: Blossom Like a Rose Slimline Card with Tiara Trifold

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

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, July 17th, 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced on the Spellbinders blog hop post the following Wednesday. The 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.

Tiara Trifold Slimline Card with Graphic 45 Cottage Life

Spellbinders Tiara Trifold Graphic 45 Cottage Life Slimline Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

My project for the hop is this Tiara Trifold Slimline Card.  This month’s Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month is just lovely and truly versatile!  Here’s how to use it on a slimline card.

  • First, lay out all the die pieces on a piece of white cardstock.
  • Next, run the die through your die cutting  machine using the sandwich recommended.
  • Now, repeat the process.
  • Trim about 2″ off the bottom edge of each die cut.
  • Adhere the die cuts on either end of an 8 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ slimline card base.
  • Place the focal image in the center of the card and add embellishments.

Here’s a peek at the inside:

Add a small pocket inside the card, then tuck in a gift card wallet.  Easy and elegant!

More Projects with Tiara Trifold

I’ve had loads of fun with this wonderful die! Here are a few other projects I’ve made with it.

Amazing Paper Grace DOM July 2022 Shabby Chic Gift Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

It makes a gorgeous gift box!  You can find more details on this project HERE.

On this card, I cut the die in half to make it longer. The I placed it behind my focal image.  Then I built my flower arrangement around it.

Fun Ways to Use the Tiara Trifold Tag

Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio Spellbinders Tiara Trifold APG Die Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Use the Tiara Trifold Die to make a pretty tag tuck in for a folio pocket.

Spellbinders Tiara Trifold Tag by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

TIP: Create a little tip in feature on your tag for extra fun.  Instead of cutting along the perforated line, cut about 2″ over from it to form a little flap.  Then trim the top of the flap so that it lines up with the bottom of the filigree.

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

Tea Party in a Box Stamperia Garden of Promises Flip Folio by Kathy Clement Spellbinders Tiara Trifold APG DOM Photo 01

Dress the Tiara Trifold tag up with ribbon, charm and ephemera and you’ve got a bookmark.

Tiara Trifold Bookmark Tag by Kathy Clement Photo 01

No wonder this die is one of my favorite APG Club Kits this year!

On With the Hop!

The next stop on your hop is Linh’s blog.

Now visit these other blogs for even more July Club Kit Inspiration!

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Tina Smith

Kristie Marcotte

Bibi Cameron

Sandi MacIver

Jennifer Kotas

Yasmin Diaz

Jean Manis

Kelly Taylor

Rebecca Keppel

Tanya Boser

Jill Hilliard

Carrie Rhoades

Ilina Crouse

Kathy Clement (You are HERE)

Linh Van

Deborah Jenkins

Alanna Moses

Learn more about Spellbinders Club Kits HERE.

Sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit HERE.

Enjoy the hop!

Cheerio,

kathy

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