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Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Stamperia Sweety Pop Up Card for Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop APG Fanfare Die by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: Amazing Paper Grace Fanfare Die

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders July 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from Bibi’s blog.  Today I’m featuring the Fanfare Die from the Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit.  This wonderfully versatile set contains 8 dies.

I shared another project made with the Fanfare dies earlier this month.  You can find that HERE.   Today I have 2 more Fanfare projects to share with you, both made with Stamperia’s new Sweety Collection.

APG Fanfare Cupcake Doily Pop Up Card

To make the dimensional doily for this 6×6 pop up card, do the following:

  • First, die cut 14 of the smaller ornament pieces from cream cardstock.
  • Emboss each piece as you cut it by using the embossing mat sandwich option for your die cutting machine.
  • Next, align the center of 7 die cut/embossed ornaments.  Secure them with a small brad in the center.
  • Then fan out the individual “petals” to create a doily.
  • Repeat the above process with the remaining 7 die cuts.
  • Now gently fold each “petal” from the tip to the base to create extra dimension.
  • Finally, adhere the two doily layers together with foam squares so that the edges are staggered.

When you attach the chipboard cupcake image in the center of the doily, you will need to add double layers of foam squares or waste chipboard to hold it in place as well.

Now die cut some flower layers from your scraps and use these to adorn your card front.

A Peek Inside

Create a pop up scene inside your card.  (I have a tutorial made with another paper collection that shows how to do this.  You can find that tutorial HERE.)

Create a little fold down message flap on the base of the card.

This is a great place to write a personal message or even tuck in a gift card.

Fanfare Shaker Card

The Fanfare Frame and swirl insert are perfect for making elegant shaker cards.

  • First, die cut 2 frames/inserts from cream cardstock.
  • Next, offset the layers and adhere them together.  This creates a sort of drop shadow effect as well as strengthens the die cut frame.
  • Next, use only the frame die to cut a clear cardstock (acetate sheet) backer for the shaker frame.
  • Apply Dries Clear Adhesive to the back of the shaker frame.  Spread this out with your finger or a small paintbrush.  This will keep the glue from oozing out onto the clear cardstock.
  • Now adhere the clear frame to the back of the die cut frame.
  • Now attach 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips to the back of the shaker frame.
  • Fussy cut the sentiment from the paper collection and adhere to the card base.
  • Now place your shaker mix on the card base cover with the shaker frame.  Press gently to seal.

Adorn with flowers, ribbon and a Reneabouquets dragonfly charm.

A Peek Inside

This is one of my “Tea Party in a Box” cards.  Tuck an individually wrapped tea bag dressed up with designer paper scraps and a matching honey stick into the small pocket on top.

Then add a bookmark, chocolate treat and a note card to the pocket on the bottom. Decorate the note card with the Fanfare die cut and ornament pull tab.

Spellbinder’s $50 Gift Card Giveaway

To celebrate this release, Spellbinders is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on their blog. Hop along for additional chances to win. Giveaway closes on Sunday, July 26th. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday.

The winner is responsible for shipping cost, duties and taxes.

My $25 Gift Card Giveaway

I’ll also be drawing a winner from the comments made on my blog post.  The winner will  receive a $25 Spellbinders gift certificate. Please comment on my blog post to be eligible. The randomly chosen winner will contact Spellbinders at [email protected]  by              August 2nd, 2020      .

Please write Spellbinders July 2020 Blog Hop Winner from Kathy Clement’s  Blog in the subject line.  I’ll contact the winner via e-mail and post the name at the top of this post on .

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

Click on these links to visit all the blogs in the July Hop.

Spellbinders Blog

Nichol Spohr

Tina Smith

Carrie Rhoades

Bibi Cameron

Kathy Clement  (You are here)

Alicia Havranek

Jill Hilliard

Laurie Willison

Joy Baldwin

Jean Manis

Virginia Lu

Ilina Crouse

Varada Sharma

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jeanne Jachna

Gemma Campbell
Now hop on over and see what Alicia has prepared for you.  Then don’t forget to hop over to the Spellbinders blog and leave a comment there to be entered into the $50 prize drawing!

Subscribe to Spellbinders Club Kits HERE.  Subscribe to Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You will find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for hopping by!




Hello Sweety! Tall and Skinny Box Card

Stamperia Sweety Tall and Skinny Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01
Hello Sweety!  Stamperia Sweety Tall and Skinny Box Card

Hello, Friends!  Or should I say Hello Sweety?  Because today I have a tall and skinny box card made with Stamperia’s new Sweety collection to share with you!  Ooh la la!  This collection is divine, my friends!  I almost passed it by, but then one of my regular patrons in my Etsy shop requested a custom order made with these darling papers.  So into my shopping cart it went, and I am so glad!  This lovely little pink confection is all packaged up and on its way, but I loved it so much, I just had to share it with you.  It’s always nice to start your Monday off with something sweet, don’t you think?

This is a 4″ x 8 1/4″ side fold card base with a 1/2″ spine.  Layer the designer papers up with some Reneabouquets Beautiful Board, Printed Beautiful Board, and fussy cut teacups to create lots of depth and dimension.

Little Birdie Flowers and gauzy ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon add even more texture and a dreamy element to the card design.  My favorite element is the little silver spoon filled with pink “sugar.”  What’s yours?

A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket on the side to hold some little treasures.

This round magnet and lacy bookmark turn the card into a gift.  So much sweetness!

The Week Ahead

So that’s it for me this morning!  I’ll be sharing more Sweety projects soon.  But now I have to go get out of my jammies and get busy creating my next Button Farm Kit.  Do you want a hint? Well…it is Christmas in July this month!   I haven’t done a card kit in quite a while.  And Authentique paper has a gorgeous new Christmas collection out.  That’s three hints!  I bet you know where I’m headed.

So if I’m a bit scarce this week, you know what I ‘m up to.  Putting these kits together takes all my attention and about 4 full work days to complete.  That means no Throwback Thursday this week, unless I get this kit finished in record time,  Hey, anything can happen!

I have a couple of posts scheduled to go live later this week…both tutorials, so that should keep you busy!  Look for the supply list for this project below.

Thanks for stopping by!





Throwback Thursday Stamperia Atelier Cards

Stamperia Atelier Cards from Scraps for Throwback Thursday by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Throwback Thursday: Stamperia Atelier Cards from Scraps

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday!  Today we are going to make a stack Stamperia Atelier cards using just the scraps from that lovely paper collection.  One of the ways I’ve been passing the time during quarantine is by digging through the Closet of Shame looking for collections that are mostly used up.  I’ve been polishing them off by making happy mail to send out to help brighten the days of others.  You may have been the recipient of some of these little treats.  If so, I hope they brought you joy.  I’ll continue to do this as time allows, until I run out of postage (or paper…which let’s face it….not very likely.  Have you seen my Closet of Shame???)

I don’t  have a tutorial today, but I do have lots of tips for working with scraps.  My hope is that you will find inspiration for using up bits and pieces of favorite old collections.  We need to make room for the new, right?

The cards made in this post were all devised from pre-cut pieces, fussy cuts, and scraps of the Stamperia Atelier collection.  I did not have a single full sized piece of paper.  I think the largest scrap I had was about 6″ x 8″.  But I still  managed to make 5 lovely little cards.

Stamperia Atelier Butterfly Postcard

Stamperia Atelier had a few post card sized images. This butterfly was one of them.  To add a few simple layers to the card I did the following:

  • First, mat the image on light blue, steel grey and cream cardstock.  This instantly lends depth and dimension.
  • Don’t worry about creating a “standard” sized card.  Instead, create the card base to fit the paper panel.  This card ended up being about 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.  (I forgot to measure.)
  • Add a torn paper edge to the back side of the postcard to give it a more organic feel.
  • Use art pieces from the collection cover.  The fussy cut scissors and thimble were cover art.  The little square behind them is also from the cover.
  • Keep the inside very simple, like a note card.  Add a small strip of paper to the side or bottom to make it look as though it came from a boutique, but that is all that is really necessary.
Stamperia Atelier Dress Form Card

Once again, I sized the card base to match the largest panel of paper I had to work with.  Here are a few tips for this card:

  • First, ink edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  This helps to define and unify each element in a card.
  • Die cut doilies, frames or other layers from cream cardstock to help fill in the space and add visual interest.
  • Again, use the cover!  The little measuring tape on the bottom of this card was from the back cover of the collection.
  • Create tags from small scraps.  Simply trim little triangles from the corners.  These can be tucked behind a larger panel , so even if the end is ragged or uneven, no one will know!
Stamperia Atelier Tall & Skinny Card

  • Stitch together a patchwork of smaller patterned pieces to create a unique card background.  The stitching helps to cover up the “pieced” panels and looks deliberate.
  • Die cut a dress form from patterned paper and from chipboard.  Layer the paper over the chipboard.  Place dimensionals on the back to make it pop off the page.
Stamperia Atelier Shaker Card

For this shaker card, I joined together two panels of paper that were the same width.  The machine stitching and lace accent makes this look like one solid piece of paper.  But it’s not.

The image in the shaker frame is actually cut from the cover art of the collection.  It was small, and would not have had much of a presence on the card all by itself.  By framing it inside the shaker, it becomes the main focus of the card.  It’s like a magic trick!

Stamperia Atelier Tag and Pocket Card

By the time I got to this card, I was really on the very last bits and bobs of this gorgeous collection.  So I placed the short panel on the card base, and used another short panel as a pocket!    The tags are cobbled together from fussy cut elements in the collection and pieces from the collection cover.

I have to admit…even I was impressed at how many cards I was able to make from these lovely scraps.  It made my heart happy to use up one of my all time favorite Stamperia collections.  And my joy was doubled by sending these cards out as little surprises for my friends.

You can see other projects created with this gorgeous collection HERE and HERE.

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use to help you polish off some of your favorite collections.  What was your favorite tip that I shared today?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Keep calm and craft on, my friends!



NOTE: There is no linked supply list today as most of what I used came from retired goodies in my stash.  But I bet if you dig around in your craft room, you can find some lovely stuff to add to your cards, too.

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio

Hello, Friends!  How is everyone holding up?  This Stamperia Atelier Card folio is one of my favorite projects during this time of quarantine.  It’s dreamy and soft, and oh, so feminine.  I got completely lost in the design process as I blissfully blended paper, ribbon,chipboard, die cuts,  flowers and embellishments to make this card.

I’ve used this collection quite a bit, so this card was composed with all the leftover cut panels from those previous projects.  You can find one of those projects HERE and a video walk through HERE.

My favorite element on this card is the little vignette I created inside this Reneabouquets Small Hearts Deco Frame.  It was such fun to dig through my stash of sewing embellishments!  The beautiful butterflies and lace trims on this folio are also from Reneabouquets shop.

Stamperia Atelier Card Folio: A Peek Inside

This is one of my box pocket cards.  I have such fun filling these roomy pockets with surprises.  The tea bag wallet on the top half of the card is the large (almost 8″ tall) dress form from the collection.  To make it, fold the form in half.  Then adhere small gussets up near the shoulders where they won’t show.  Now you have the perfect spot to tuck in a tea bag and a little spoon.

The bottom pocket holds a tall, skinny bookmark.  Can you see the little sewing machine charm peeping out?  Wrap a pretty scrap with lace blue seam binding and tie a bow for a pretty finish.  Stitch sweet pearl buttons on another scrap to make a lovely button card.  Wouldn’t this make a sweet Mother’s Day present?

I went on to make 5 more cards from the remainder of this collection.  I’ll share those with you on Throwback Thursday this week.  It’s amazing what you can make with the leftovers from a previous project!

I’m keeping all of you in my prayers.  Stay positive.  Stay creative.  Look for the beauty.  Listen to good music.  Turn off the news.  I’ve been sending out little stacks of happy mail here and there as morale boosters. It makes me feel less isolated and takes my mind off myself…which is always a good thing.

How are you passing the time?  I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!



Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card

Stamperia House of Roses Renea Bouquets April in Paris Beautiful Board, Tim Holtz Sizzix Skeleton Leaves Kathy by Design Kathy Clement Photo 01

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card with Reneabouquets Doily

Hello, Friends!  This simply elegant Stamperia House of Roses card is a great way to use up little bits and pieces of a favorite card collection.  You cannot tell from the finished project, but the entire background of this card was made from scraps of this glorious paper collection.

Start with a 6″ x 6″ top fold card base.  Then gather up all your bits and pieces of designer paper.  I will often ink all the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to sort of unify the design. Arrange the patterns out over a second 6″ x 6″ panel of plain cardstock.  It’s OK if the edges of the paper extend beyond the card base.  You can come back and trim those once you are pleased with the overall design.  Tuck some pieces under other pieces.  Overlap patterns.  Think of it as a free form jigsaw puzzle.  Look for patterns that sort of “go together.”

When you are happy with the composition, slide all the pieces off onto a piece of cardstock, keeping everything in place as well as you can. Now apply a coat of Ranger Matte Medium over the card base.  Slide the collage back onto the card base and tidy it up.  Lay the plain cardstock piece back over the card front and burnish with a bone folder.  Lift the cardstock, trim the edges of the card and seal with a light coat of Matte Multi Medium.

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card: Finishing Touches

Wrap the center of your collaged panel with some pretty ribbon.  I used some Prima Pink Velvet Ribbon I had in my stash. Then adhere to the card base.   I had one nice 4 1/2″ square of patterned paper that I matted on a panel of blush cardstock.  Back this panel with dimensionals,. Now wrap the left hand side of this panel with Iridescent Metallic String. center and adhere.  Emboss a Reneabouquets April in Paris Doily with Wow Vintage Romance Embossing Powder.  While you are at it, emboss a Prima Resin Butterfly. Cut out a circle tag from the paper collection.  Back with dimensionals and adhere. Add the butterfly.

The final step is to die cut a cluster of Skeleton Leaves.  Lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Tie a lovely bow with Coral Rose Houndstooth Ribbon.  Arrange the leaves and a flower and adhere to the card base.

Simply Elegant Stamperia House of Roses Card: A Peek Inside

The inside of this card is also simply elegant.  A blank die cut panel where a note can be written and a little envelope filled with tea complete the design.

Even though we are having to practice social distancing and observe “stay at home” orders, we can still stay connected with one another through the mail.  This might be the perfect time to revive the fine art of letter writing.  In fact, I will choose one random comment from this post and send out a little note to the author.  Would you like that?  We can all do small acts of kindness that make these dark days a little brighter.  So I look forward to hearing from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




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