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Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio

Prima Christmas in the Country Fold Out Card Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio with Spellbinders All Is Calm Word Frame

Hello, Friends!  I think you are going to love this Let it Snow Christmas Shaker Card Folio.  It’s perfect for gift giving, quick and easy to make, and pretty enough to use as part of your holiday décor.   Pretty papers from Prima’s Christmas in the Country provide the backdrop for a festive shaker element made with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All is Calm Word Frame.

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All Is Calm Word Frame Shaker Element by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Adorn the 6 1/4″ square folio with some handmade poinsettia flowers, Christmas ribbon and holly leaves.

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace All is Calm Word Frame Shaker Box by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Here’s a close up of the shaker element.  I love the way the sparkly sequins shimmer behind the lattice work frame.  It’s just like looking at Christmas lights through a wintry window!  This die set comes with two different sentiments.  I die cut the Let it Snow sentiment from red metallic paper and regular cardstock.  If you offset the sentiments slightly when you adhere them together, it creates a bit of a drop shadow effect.

Suspend some cute Christmas Charms from the spine.

A Peek Inside

I love to make projects that are part card, part mini album, and part gift!  Create a little waterfall mechanism on the left to store photos of the season.

How about a Christmas Tea Party in a Box?  You can fill yours with little treats and treasures that will bring joy to the recipient.

Use your scraps to dress up individually wrapped Ghiradelli Chocolates, honey dipper, cookies and honey packets.  And you are never too grown up for a peppermint stick!  The vellum envelope holds a holiday tea bag and a post card to write your personal greeting.

Decorate the flap pages, or leave room to add photos.

Maybe I’ll try to work up a Throwback Thursday tutorial so you can learn how to build the base.  Then you can decorate it up with your own favorite papers.  Would you like that?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Mixed Media Card

Little Birdie Proper Gentleman Mixed Media Card

Hello,  Friends!  I made this Little Birdie Classic Gentleman Mixed Media Card for our son’s birthday.  It was such a fun process that I decided to share the how-to’s with you here on the blog.  I know that masculine cards can be hard to cook up sometimes.  But with a few simple tricks in your crafty toolbox, you’ll find this card is very easy to make!

Scrappy Backgrouund

Little Birdie Crafts Classic Gentleman Mixed Media Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

First, gather up all  your little scrappy bits of Classic Gentleman.  They don’t have to  match.  Nor do they have to be the same size.  I love making this kind of mixed media background because it allows you to use up all those odd little bits and bobs of designer paper.

Now, cut a 5″ x 7″ panel of scrap cardstock.  Again, the color doesn’t matter one bit.  Whatever you have on hand will work.  Begin to glue down all the random pieces of designer paper.  You will have pieces that hang over the edge and you may have to overlap some pieces slightly to make them fit.

When the surface of the 5″ x 7″ panel is completely covered, trim it to measure 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″.  Now the real fun begins!

Paint, Emboss, Repeat

Paint the entire surface of your patchwork creation with a coat of Tawny Metallic Paint.  Then heat dry it.  Next, ink the flat side of an embossing folder with Espresso Distress Oxide Ink.  Spritz the front of the painted panel lightly with water and place in the folder over the raised edge side.  Now close the folder and run it through your die cutting machine following the directions.

Then lightly dry brush the raised portions of the embossed design with Caribbean Blue Metallic Paint. Heat dry.  Now immediately brush a light layer of the Tawny paint over the surface again and wipe it back with a paper towel.  Finally, run the panel through the embossing folder again to achieve a deep impression.

Alter a key with paint and metallic wax glaze.  This makes a striking masculine embellishment for the card.

You can dilute Patina Glaze Metallic Wax with a little water and spatter it over the surface of the embossed panel.

Finish by glazing the chipboard word phrase with more of the metallic wax.  Then wrap the bottom of the panel with braided hemp.  Tie a knot, fray the edges and add a button and you’re done!

A Peek Inside

Finish the inside of the card with altered chipboard cogs and more designer papers.

If you don’t have this wonderful collection in your stash, I highly recommend it!

I hope I shared some tips and ideas you can use today!

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 Welcome Fall Pumpkin Card

Spellbinders Nichol Spohr Welcome Fall Card with Prima Pumpkin and Spice by Kathy Clement PHoto 01

Spellbinders Welcome Fall Pumpkin Card with Prima Pumpkin and Spice

Hello, Friends!  I’m hoping this Spellbinders Welcome Fall Pumpkin Card will usher in a little fall weather.  It sure has been hot and steamy here in North Carolina!  Even when we go out for our morning walk at 6:30, it’s too hot for this gal!  So I have been locked in the studio playing with beautiful fall supplies like this Nichol Spohr die from Spellbinders.  And I got to play with Prima’s pretty Pumpkin and Spice collection from last year.  With all these autumn hues, rows of pumpkins, crunch apples and leaves, can fall be far behind?

The Pumpkin Stand

Nichol Spohr Welcome Fall Card Prima Pumpkin and Spice by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Pumpkins and mums are my very favorite fall emblems.  My vision for this card was a roadside pumpkin and apple stand.  Here’s how it came together.

  • First create a 6×6 top fold card base with chocolate brown cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 7/8″ square from Pumpkin and Spice.  Distress the edges lightly, then ink with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
  • Next cut a 2″ wide border to run down the left hand side of the page.
  • Now die cut a circle plaid patterned paper.
  • Then fussy cut the fall wreath from the paper collection. Back with dimensionals and adhere in the center of the card.
Pumpkin Time

Don’t you just  love a die that is the right size for cutting up scraps of designer paper!  I cut up a whole pumpkin patch full of cute pumpkins, leaves and apples from patterned paper.  Then I die cut the old wooden bushel basket to pile them into and around. To make the pumpkins blend, ink them with Spiced Marmalade and Tea Dye Distress Inks.  Spritz lightly with water , then spatter with diluted white paint.

Make everything pop off the page by outlining with a white Sharpie pen.  Sprinkle in some harvest Prills and some flowers to add a little extra texture.  Then wrap thin organza ribbon up the left hand side of the card.  Dry brush some silver acorns with copper paint and tuck them into the bow cluster.

A Peek Inside

Create a pocket inside the card, then tuck in a little tea wallet.  What a fun way to welcome fall!

This is the Nichol Spohr Welcome Fall die set I used to create my pumpkin patch.  You can find it HERE.

We are experiencing one of the hottest weeks of the  summer right now.  It was refreshing to play with fall papers and images!  I hope you enjoyed it, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Lemon Twist and Shout Creative Kit Reveal

Simple Stories Lemon Twist Creative Kit for The Button Farm Club by Kathy Clement Photo 01

Lemon Twist and Shout Creative Kit Reveal for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  I’m really excited to share this Lemon Twist and Shout Creative Kit for The Button Farm Club!  This kit has a little bit of everything I love to make built into it: cards; shaker cards, folios and even a lemony luscious banner!

Lemon Twist Banner by Kathy Clement for The Button Farm Club Photo 01

Believe it or not, I selected this collection mid-January!  It has taken all this time for Simple Stories to get this collection back from the printer and shipped out.  But i think it was worth the wait.  It’s loaded with cheery lemons, buzzing bees, beautiful botanicals and fluttering butterflies.  Lemon Twist is such unique collection that I wanted to create a unique kit with a little bit of everything in it…so I did!

Lemon Twist Fancy Fold Cards

It’s always a good thing to have a quick and easy card design for those moments when you have to get a card made in a short period of time.  This fancy fold card design does just that…but I’ve added a couple of “extra” features to it that make it stand out.  You can see what I mean in the video reveal below.

And you all know how much I love a good easel card!  But when it doubles as a shaker card, I’m extra happy!  But there’s more to this fancy fold card than meets the eye!

It’s actually a clever little folio with a hidden pocket!  What a great way to brighten up your desk!

Folios and More Folios…

Lemon Twist Star Folio by Kathy Clement Photo 01

The outside of this little folio looks pretty standard, doesn’t it?

But just look at what is waiting for you inside!  This is just one example of the quick and easy folios I designed for this kit.  Folios make such great gifts!  You can see the other folios designed for this kit in the video tour.

Shaker Cards

Lemon Twist Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Photo 01

It’s no secret that I love shaker cards…and bees!  You will find plenty of both items tucked into this kit.  We actually make the banner, 2 fancy fold cards, 4 different styles of folios, and 4 shaker cards in this kit.  And you’ll have some lovely scraps left over for tags or small cards, too.

Lemon Twist and Shout Creative Kit Reveal on YouTube

This video reveal will show you everything that comes in the kit as well as all the projects we’ll be making.

What Comes in Your Lemon Twist and Shout Creative Kit?

Once again, Laura has worked her magic and packed this kit with everything I asked for.  Don’t ask me how she does it…but I am so glad she does!  How about you?

  • Simple Stories Lemon Twist Collection Kit (12 sheets of 12×12 designer paper plus the sticker sheet)
  • Lemon Twist Solids (perfectly color matched 12×12 cardstock for card construction and matting.)
  • Ephemera Bits and Pieces 
  • Lemon Twist Banner Sticker Sheet
  • Chipboard Frames
  • 6 sheets of 12×12 black cardstock
  • Little Birdie Heleen Flowers
  • 2 yards of Forsythia Seam Binding Ribbon
  • 2 yards of Aqua Baker’s twine
  • 1 yard of specialty ribbon
  • Tin of shaker elements
  • Package of yellow buttons
  • 2 enamel bee charms
  • 1 gold tone honeycomb charm
  • 6 black doilies
  • Basic Written Guide
  • Links to private video tutorials that you can watch over and over again

These kits are great to pack along for a crop, a scrappy retreat or a vacation because almost everything you need is included. All you need to add to your kit is the adhesive of your choice, standard cutting and scoring tools, Black Soot Distress Ink (optional), a standard hole punch and a hot glue gun.

How to Order Your Kit

This is not one of my card subscription kits.  It is a limited edition creative kit, which means once it is sold out, it is gone for good.

The price for a kit is $62.94

You can order your kit HERE.

If you’d like to see past kits and tutorial that are still available at The Button Farm Club, please click HERE.   To learn more about my Quarterly Card Kit Subscription Club, please click HERE. The next subscription card kit releases the end of September, so now is  great time to sign up.  We’ll be making Christmas cards with a brand new paper line that I think you are going to love!

Thanks so much, my friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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