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Stamperia Winter Botanic Photo Folio

Stamperia Winter Botanic Photo Folio

Hello, Friends!  Let’s start the week off beautifully with a Stamperia Winter Botanic Photo Folio.  If you love poinsettias (and I do!) and you love Old World style (yes, that, too!) then I think you will love this project.

When I was a little girl, my grandmother decorated her Christmas tree each year with bubble lights.  I can remember thinking that they were the most magical ornaments I’d ever seen.  Some sort of liquid in the lights bubbled up inside a candle shaped bulb.  Here’s a picture I found on Pinterest.

Something about the cover on this 7″ x 6″ x 1″ folio reminds me of those bubble lights.  Not sure why, but I love that it does!

Winter Botanic Photo Folio Cover

  • First, create a 7″ x 6″ x 1″ folio base by joining panels of cardstock together.  (You can find a tutorial for a similar folio base HERE. The dimensions are different, but the basic construction is the same.)
  • Next, heat emboss Reneabouquets Large Simply Beautiful Frame with WOW! Sparkling Snowflakes Embossing Powder.
  • Now back the frame with clear cardstock.  Adhere with Dries Clear Adhesive and let set.
  • Then attach 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the perimeter of the frame.
  • Layer panels of designer paper alternately with red, green and gold cardstock.  The final panel is a card front cut from the Winter Botanic paper collection.  Place your shaker mix in the center of this image.
  • Now press the frame in place.
  • Heat Emboss Reneabouquets Snowflakes and the Holly Flourish Garland with Dazzling Diamonds.  Layer these on the frame and tuck in with the Floral Cluster.
The Spine and Back Cover

Wrap the spine with fabric to strengthen it.  This festive burlap panel adds texture and shine, too.  Punch a hole at the top and thread through a little clock key and some Glass Fairy Orbs.

TIP: Layer scraps of patterned paper on the back cover to create a Christmas quilt.

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the photo folio in any way you wish.  I chose to add a belted waterfall feature on the left and a box pocket on the right.  However, you could easily add the waterfall to both sides of the album.

The patterns in this collection are so very beautiful that I did not embellish them in any way.

Create a pocket behind the waterfall.  This is a great place to tuck in more photos and a little accordion style folio.

To make this folio, simply cut this panel from the 12×12 pad.  Then score between the images.  Fold and hold it in place with a little paper clip embellishment.

There is loads of room in the box pocket to add little gifts.  I stitched up a quick bookmark.  Then I added a crocheted snowflake ornament, demitasse spoone, cookie, peppermint stick, and other treats inside.

I had enough scraps left over to make an additional photo wallet.

Stamperia Winter Botanic Photo Folio Video Tour

If you would like to see this project in live action, I’ve created a short video tour with tips and tricks for you.

 

I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use when making your own Christmas gifts.  I think this folio would also make a great little recipe album!  Once the treats are gone from the pockets, you can tuck recipes in their place.  It would also make a wonderful Heritage Christmas Folio.  How would you use it?  I’d love to hear 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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Spellbinders November 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace DOM November 2020 Vintage Poinsettia Sleigh Stamperia Winter Tales by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders November 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop: APG Poinsettia Sleigh with Stamperia Winter Tales

Hello, Friends!  Welcome to the Spellbinders November 2020 Club Kits Blog Hop.  You should be coming here from  Jennifer’s lovely blog.   The Amazing Paper Grace 3-D Pop Up Vignette Poinsettia Sleigh is the focal point on this frosty easel style card.  There is so much to love about this festive APG Club Kit!  The darling sleigh, gorgeous etched poinsettia dies, cute gift box and holiday greenery dies make this Club Kit a must have!

Growing up in Vermont, where the ground was covered in wintry white, the whole landscape would turn a particular shade of blue when dusk would fall.  We called it “blue dark”.  And that’s the scene I tried to re-create in this 6″ x 6″ easel style card made with Stamperia’s Winter Tales paper collection.

Details, Tips and Tricks

TIP:  Create depth and dimension in your background.  Cut a 6″ x 12″ piece of Winter Tales into 3 sections: the night sky, the tree line, and the foreground.  Then layer the three sections together with foam dimensionals between them.

TIP: Die cut the sleigh base from patterned paper.  Then die cut the insert and trims from silver metallic paper to create a frosty winter sleigh.  Brush the sleigh runners with Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive, then sprinkle with Crystal Clear Glitter Flakes.  This adds an icy finish to the sleigh.

TIP: Create a pocket inside the card to serve as the stopper for the easel.  Score an extra 1/2″ on the easel card base to make a 1/2″ spine.  This way, you can add a fun surprise inside the card.

TIP:  Die cut some poinsettias from scraps of your designer paper.  Then die cut more from solid colored cardstock.  Add texture to the petals with a brush of ivory chalk paint.  Then fill the centers with Prills and Pearls. Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace DOM November 2020 Vintage Poinsettia Sleigh Stamperia Winter Tales by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Now die cut foliage from silver metallic cardstock.  Then brush some of it with Dries Clear Adhesive. Next, sprinkle with more glitter to give it the appearance of icy branches. Now you are ready to pile up all these beautiful posies and fill the sleigh to the brim with Christmas cheer!

A Peek Inside

Now you can see the pocket on the inside of the card.  This is a lovely place to tuck in a note card and a little surprise.

Now,  die cut a second sleigh just as you did the first one. Next, adhere a length of metallic string between the layers.  Now, top it with a bow and poinsettia cluster.  Voila! You have a little ornament to give as a small gift.

Write a personal greeting or tuck a gift card into this little note card.

Spellbinders $25 Giveaway:

To celebrate this release, we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky blog readers – selected from the comments on the Spellbinders blog. Giveaway closes on Sunday, November 15th, 11:59 pm EDT. The winner will be announced in the blog hop post the following Tuesday. The winner is responsible for shipping cost, 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.

On With the Hop!

Now hop on over and see what paper pretties Sandra has prepared for you.  The complete hop list is below.

Spellbinders Blog

Tina Smith

Carrie Rhoades

Bibi Cameron

Sandi MacIver

Jill Hilliard

Jennifer Snyder

Kathy Clement

Sandra Nagel

Virginia Lu

Jean Manis

Marie Heiderscheit

Joy Baldwin

Zsoka Marko

Ilina Crouse

Jenny Colacicco

Not a member of the APG Die of the Month Club?  You can sign up here.  The Poinsettia Sleigh will be your first die of the month.

You will find a linked supply list below this post.  If you’d like to see another sample made with the Poinsettia Sleigh Die, please click HERE.

Thanks for hopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card

Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design for Really Reasonable Ribbon Photo 01

Shabby Chic Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Winter songbirds like the one featured on the cover of this Stamperia Sweet Christmas Shaker Box Card cheer my heart.  The non-traditional color palette of this paper collection unleashed my shabby chic side.  So I layered on loads of beautiful flowers, snowy Christmas greenery, rusty jingle bells and trims to make this card sing.  After auditioning several different types of ribbon, I decided a metallic string bow topped with an antique rhinestone button was the best option for the bow cluster.  It added sparkle and shine, but seemed to fit best with the delicate snowflake frame.  What do you think?

The Snowflake Shaker Frame

 

One of the things I love about this card design is the fact that it can be left out all winter long.  It is not specifically a Christmas card.  Here’s how I put this one together:

  • First, create a 6×6 cardstock card base.  Score in a 3/4″ spine on the top to make room for a box pocket.
  • Next,  choose a large card front from the paper collection and mat it on blush cardstock.  Fussy cut the roses, bird and sentiment images from a 2nd pad of this paper.
  • Now heat emboss a Reneabouquets Snowflake Frame with WOW! Vintage Champagne Embossing Powder.  Let it cool.
  • Then die cut clear cardstock with the largest Small Standard Circle Nestabilities Die.  Adhere this to the back of the Snowflake frame.
  • Next, place 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips around the back side of the frame.
  • Then add sequins to the matted image in the area where you plan to adhere your frame.
  • Once you have adhered the frame to the matted card front, place dimensionals on the back of the fussy cut images and adhere.
  • Now you can layer in your flowers, greenery and embellishments.
The Bow Cluster

To create this simple, elegant bow cluster follow these steps:

  • First, cut two long pieces of metallic string: one from iridescent Metallic String and one from Gold Metallic string.  Make sure they are the same length. Mine were about 24″ long.
  • Next, set the posts on your Bow -it- All Tool to 3″ wide.
  • While  holding both strands of metallic string together, wrap them around the posts and tie a loopy bow.
  • Then adhere the bow to the side of the snowflake frame and top with a button.  This vintage rhinestone button is from my Grammy’s button box.
  • To balance the bow, die cut a dimensional star (link below) from silver metallic paper and tuck into the floral cascade on the right hand side of the card.
A Peek Inside

Create a box pocket and a little photo folio inside the card. Line the box pocket with ribbon from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

Now this card doubles as a gift as well as a photo folio.  When the treats have been consumed, you still have a sweet little tag to enjoy.  And you can store photos in the box pocket, too.

How do you feel about these pastel, non-traditional colors for Christmas?  I enjoy them as a change of pace from the more traditional reds, greens, whites and blacks.

To see more cards made from Stamperia Pink Christmas and Sweet Christmas, please click HERE.  and HERE.

Have you started making your Christmas projects yet?  What are you working on?  I’d love to hear about it in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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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!

Cheerio,

kathy

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