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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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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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Nuts About Fall Easel Card

Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month Autumn Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Nuts About Fall Easel Card with Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month

Hello, Friends!  Are you Nuts About Fall?  I sure am, especially when I get to work with cute squirrel images, gorgeous plaids and the fabulous Amazing Paper Grace October 2021 Die of the Month.  What a grand time I had pairing this gorgeous die up with papers from the Country Craft Creations Autumn Orchard Paper Collection.

Simple Layers and Sumptuous Embellishments

Although this card looks complicated, it’s actually very simple to pull together.

  • First, create a 7 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ easel card base from kraft cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 5 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the vintage truck foliage on a slightly larger panel of chocolate brown cardstock.
  • Then mat a 6 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ panel of the autumn plaid pattern on a slightly larger panel of the same chocolate brown paper.
  • Now mat all these layers onto a 7 1/8″ x 5 1/8″ panel of copper metallic cardstock.
  • Next cut the squirrel image from the 8×8 cut apart page and mat on chocolate brown and copper layers.  Back with a double layer of dimensionals and set aside.
  • Then die cut the APG DOM from copper metallic cardstock.  YOu will use just the filigree frame.
  • Now die cut the center oval from the inside piece that was left from die cutting the frame. Set this aside.
  • Finally, arrange all the pieces as seen in the photo with pretty fall flowers, string bows, fall leaves and Printed Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.  (Links below.)
Finishing Details

 

Every easel card needs a brake, or a stopper that holds the easel portion of the card upright.  I like to use the interior pocket for this purpose.  Decorate it with the die cut center oval and more pretty flowers and a felt pumpkin.

A Peek  Inside

You can see here how the pocket doubles as the brake for the easel.  I tucked in a little blank sentiment panel and an autumn tea bag to elevate the card to gift status.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club

Here’s a look at the dies that come in this month’s Club Kit:

To see lots of fun samples made with this lovely die, please visit Becca’s blog.   If you’re not a member of the APG Die of the Month Club, you can learn all about it and sign up HERE.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks so much 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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