Winnie the Pooh Shadow Box and Mini Album Kit Release

Winnie the Pooh Shadow Box and Mini Album Kit Release for The Button Farm Club

Hello, Friends!  Get ready for a Grand Adventure with the Winnie the Pooh Shadow Box and Mini Album Kit Release from The Button Farm Club.  Our destination is the 100 Acre Woods and our traveling companions are Pooh, Tigger, Christopher Robin, Rabbit, Kanga, and of course our beloved Winnie the Pooh!

This kit will guide you step by step as you learn how to create your very own 12” x 12” x 2” Shadow Box from scratch using the delightful Winnie the Pooh collection from Echo Park.

Wonderfully Whimsical Home Decor

This kit will guide you step by step as you learn how to create your very own 12” x 12” x 2” Shadow Box from scratch using the delightful Winnie the Pooh collection from Echo Park.

Each section of the shadow box features a scene from the beloved Winnie the Pooh adventures in 100 Acre Woods.  The center panel is filled with an adorable (and very easy to make) 5 ½” x 5 ½” x 1” mini album with a double accordion page style design.  Since the shadow box stands upright on its own, it’s perfect for home or office decor. You can even add small framed photos, knick-knacks or figurines to the individual sections in the box. 

Easy to Create Mini Album Insert

You’ll also learn how to construct this delightful 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 1″ mini album.  It’s designed to fit neatly into the center box and has room to hold lots of photos.  Best of all, it super easy to make thanks to a simple accordion-style page design.

I cannot begin to count the number of times I’ve read A.A. Milne’s delightful series to myself, my children and now our grandchildren. The more times I read it, the wiser and dearer that “silly old bear” becomes.  It was such a joy to design this project, as I suspect there are many of you who feel the same way I do about these treasured characters.

What Comes in Your Kit?

Because we wanted the construction of this  kit to be manageable, Laura and I decided to have all the chipboard pieces pre-cut.  All you have to do is follow the step by step instructions in the Basic Written Guide and the video tutorials.  That is a huge time saver for you, and will help ensure the successful completion of the project.

What else comes in this kit?  Well, take a look:

  • 8 sheets of 12×12 Winnie the Pooh Patterned paper from Echo Park
  • 6×6 Winnie the Pooh Paper Pad
  • Winnie the Pooh 12×12 Solids Kit (6 sheets)
  • Ephemera Pack
  • Frames & Tags Ephemera
  • Titles and Phrases Ephemera
  • Pre-cut chipboard pieces
  • Bee/Honeycomb Charms
  • 1 yard brown gingham ribbon
  • Small Bottle Aleene’s Tacky Glue for shadow box assembly
  • 1 yard natural burlap string
  • Full-color Basic Written Guide
  • Access to step by step video tutorials that you can watch over and over again
Winnie the Pooh Shadow Box and Mini Album Kit Release Video on YouTube

Would you like to take a closer look at the supplies that come in your kit and the finished project?   Then please enjoy this reveal video on my YouTube Channel:

Once you learn how to create this nifty shadow box, you can make wonderful gifts for friends and family in any theme you choose.

You can order your kit from the Button Farm Club:

Winnie the Pooh Shadow Box and Mini Album Kit

Thanks so much for all your support for these kits.  It’s so much fun to share these online session with you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

 

Tickled Pink Tropical Flamingo

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Tickled Pink Tropical Flamingo with Spellbinders May Wax Seal and Clear Stamp Clubs

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m checking in with a cheery Tickled Pink Tropical Flamingo Card.  It is made with Spellbinders May 2024 Wax Seal and the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Clubs.  Having lived in Florida as a newlywed, this stamp set took me right back down memory lane to one of our very first apartments.  The stucco walls of the apartment block were painted flamingo pink, and all kinds of leafy, tropical bushes grew on the property.  It was quite a change of venue for this Vermont gal who was more accustomed to snowbanks and icicles, let me tell you!

Stamping and Coloring with Distress Oxide Inks

I was tickled pink myself when I found this pack of Photoplay Summer Sunshine in the Closet of Inspiration and Delight!  It was the perfect companion for this stamp and die set.  Here’s how the card comes together:

  • First, create a 5×7 top fold card base with sunshine yellow cardstock.
  • Next, mat a 4×6 panel of tropical flowers pattern on a slightly larger panel of the same bright yellow cardstock.
  • Then mat this in the center of a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ panel of pink check patterned paper.
  • Stamp the image on white cardstock. I used Jet Black Staz-On Ink.
  • Next find a water brush and color the image with Distress Oxide inks in shades of Saltwater Taffy, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn.
  • Now use the die to cut out the colored image and mat on a panel of Fern Cardstock.
  • Die Cut a circle from the tropical leaves pattern and tuck behind the image.
  • Add embellishments and you’re done!
A Peek Inside

Use the same papers inside your card, but add some summery images to make it even more fun.

Fussy cut these images from a journal card, then adhere as a pop up feature.

Tuck a tea wallet and honey stick in the pocket to make the card even more fun.

What flavor tea?  Well, Coconut Mango seemed like a good choice for tis tropical card.

You can find out more about Spellbinders Club Kits HERE. You can also take a  closer look at the Clear Stamp and Die of the Month Club and the Wax Seal of the Month Club, too.  Each page has samples to show you how other team members used these materials.

There’s a linked supply list below this post for your shopping convenience.

Happy Monday, Friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial May 2024

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Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial for May 2024 with G45 Let it Bee

Hello, Friends!  It’s only fitting that this Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial is our project for May 2024!  Between baby showers, softball games, Button Farm projects, getting the garden in and just every day life, I feel like I’m as busy as a bee!  But it’s all good fun, and my heart is filled with joy.  With Mother’s Day on the horizon, I wanted to create a tag that could double as a gift.  I think you are going to enjoy seeing this whimsical creation come together.

Even Busy Bees Stop to Smell the Flowers

We’re going big today with a Tim Holtz Medium Etcetera Tag.  These 1/4″ thick tags measure 6 1/2″ x 12″, so there’s lots of room for adding lovely details.  I’ve dressed my tag up with Graphic 45 “Let it Bee” papers. Then I created a meadow full of cone flowers with Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Vignette Watering Can Dies. Reneabouquets Lemon Blossom Bees decided to join the party, too.  Of course, I found  way to add some vintage buttons from my stash to the design.

You’ll learn how to create the cute posies and the adorable watering can in the tutorial below.

Busy Bee Tea Party in a Box

You know what’s extra nice about these tags?  You can use the back side to create a lovely tea party in a box for mom!

The goodies include a darling little bookmark, note card with a fun surprise inside, Biscoff cookies, Lemon and Ginger Tea Bag, honey stick and a sweet vintage silver plate spoon.

This would be so cute as part of  your kitchen decor.  When the treats have been enjoyed, why not store recipe cards in the spacious box pocket?

Busy Bees Tag of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see how this honey of a project comes together, please grab a cuppa and enjoy the tutorial on my YouTube channel.

You could easily make this tag with any style paper for any occasion.  How fun is that?

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments

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Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments with Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello, Friends!  Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments Stamps share center stage with Really Reasonable Ribbon trims & flowers today.  It’s “all the way springtime” here in North Carolina, and my flower-loving soul has to celebrate all the vibrant blooms in a flirty, feminine greeting card.  If you don’t already have one, go grab a cuppa and join me as we take a closer look at today’s card creation.

Happiness Blooms Here

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A good sentiment stamp is worth its weight in gold.  That’s the way I feel, anyway.  Spellbinders Propagation Garden Sentiments Stamps & Dies is really, really good. With 18 different mix and match sentiments in pretty fonts and 8 matching dies there is almost no end to how many combinations you can come up with.  I’ve paired them up with Stamperia Spring papers and Reneabouquets Pink Aurora Butterflies.  Here’s how this card came together:

Spellbinders Propagation Garden Step by Step
  • Stitch a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ panel of Stamperia Spring paper to a 5″ x 7″ panel of Spellbinders Pink Jewel Tone Glitter paper.
  • Add a belly band with 2 cute tags tucked behind it.  Top the tags with 3/8″ Coral Rose Mini-Check Ribbon, Burlap String and Sweetheart Blossoms.
  • Next, die cut a round image from the paper collection and back it with dimensionals.
  • Now adhere a large Reneabouquets Pink Aurora Butterflies in the center of the die cut circle.
  • Then arrange a cluster of Really Reasonable Ribbon White Chrysanthemum, Pink Trellis Roses, and Pink/Ivory Cherry Blossoms around the focal image.  Follow the curve of the circle and add some die cut foliage beneath to make it look natural.
  • Tie a loopy bow with the Coral Rose Mini-Check Ribbon and tuck it beneath the flower cluster.  Top it off with an iridescent string bow.
  • Embellish with Pink Aurora Tiny Treasures, a vintage pink button and the Propagation Garden Wax Seal.
A Peek Inside

Have fun adding stamped messages inside the card, too.  I stamped on the flip page…

…and on the sweet little tag I tucked into a pocket inside the flip page.

How much do we love this darling little snail?  Add another sentiment stamp here, and on the postcard, too.  See?  I told you this was a fantastic stamp set.

I hope I shared some tips, supplies and ideas you can use in  your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friends!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial

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Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial for April 2024 Flower of the Month

Happy Wonderful Wednesday, Friends!  It’s time to make our April 2024 Flower of the Month with a Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtiums Tutorial.  I’ve always been a big fan of these cheery little flowers and their parasol-shaped leaves.  So when Spellbinder’s released them as a Susan’s Garden die set, I just had to add them to my stash.   I’ll show you how I colored and shaped these pretty petals in the video tutorial below.

 Stamperia Garden Card Details

As soon as I pulled this die set out of the Closet of Inspiration and Delight, I knew I wanted to pair it up with Stamperia Garden patterned papers.  Teal and tangerine is probably not the first color palette that comes to your mind on a Wednesday morning, but don’t they look terrific together?

Here’s how to put this card base together:

  • First, create a 7″ x 5″ top fold card base from dark grey  cardstock.
  • Next, cut a 6 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ panel of the Stamperia Garden patterned paper.  Adhere this to as slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Now, cut a 6 3/4″ x 2″ belly band of the striped paper and mat on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.
  • Fussy cut the plant tag and adhere on a slightly larger panel of teal cardstock.  Back with dimensionals.
  • Die cut the galvanized garden tub from both grey cardstock and a patterned paper.  Adhere the patterned paper so it is slightly offset.  Back with two layers of dimensionals at the base, and one around the top edge of the barrel.
  • Add the nasturtium leaves to the galvanized garden tub first, then adhere the prepared blooms.
  • Adhere a few colored mustard seeds at the base of the plant stake.
Propagation Garden Sentiments

I never quite feel as though a card is finished until I’ve added a sentiment or some text to the cover.  What could be a  better option than this lovely Spellbinders Propagation Garden Stamp & Die Set?

The original sentiment on the Stamperia Garden tag was Spring is Here.  But I wanted to add a sentiment with a little more whimsy.  Here’s how to make that happen:

  • First, ink up a panel of plain white cardstock with Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Lost Mariner Distress Inks.
  • Then , rub an anti-static pouch over the inky panel.
  • Next, stamp the sentiment with Jet Black Archival Ink and immediately cover with clear embossing powder.
  • Now heat set the embossing powder and cut the sentiment out with the matching die.

TIP: Cut a teal cardstock mat for the stamped sentiment using the same die.  Cut it in half across the middle and adhere to the back of the sentiment so that you have a little cardstock margin around it.  No one will notice, I promise!

A Peek Inside

 

Cut a 12″ x 4 7/8″ panel of patterned paper for the top half of the card.  Score at 6 7/8″ to form the flap.  Create a pocket with a journal card from the paper collection, and tuck in a seed packet.

It’s always nice to have a space to write a personal message and/or add a photo.  This makes a card really feel more like a folio, which is something I like.

The bottom pocket has a second large panel for a note or photo as well as a cute bookmark.  All the stamped sentiments are from the Propagation Garden stamp set.

Spellbinders Susan’s Garden Nasturtium Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to learn how to make these cheery blossoms, please enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

 

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and how-to’s that you can use in your next crafty adventure.

You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!

Cheerio,

kathy

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