Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Club Kit

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Club Kit August 2020 Vintage Telephone Shaker Card by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Club Kit: Hey, Good Looking Shaker Card

Hello, Friends!  It’s August 1st, and time to reveal my Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Club Kit project.  Every time I look at this Vintage Telephone Vignette Die, all I can think of is Ernestine, the telephone operator from the old Laugh-In comedy show: “One ringy dingy…” (OK…I’m showing my age here, but she was truly funny!)

I paired the club kit up with a favorite Authentique Paper Collection (Poised), Black Houndstooth Ribbon,  and some gorgeous yellow roses from Little Birdie Crafts.  Here’s how the card came together.

Is This the Number to Whom I am Speaking?

As I was playing around with the club kit, I realized it would make a super cute shaker base.

  • First, die cut the body of the phone from a 6×6 panel of the Poised Tartan and heavy black cardstock.  You will need 2 black panels and 1 plaid.
  • Now die cut the receiver from the tartan and the black cardstock.
  • Next, die cut the rotary dial from black cardstock and rose gold glitter paper.
  • Then do the same for the trim pieces on the phone.
  • Now set aside one black phone base.  Layer the other pieces together so that the black layers are slightly offset from the patterned pieces.  Use 1/8″ foam tape to add dimension.
  • Adhere 3 layers of 1/8″ foam strips on the back side of the phone.  Then fill the cavity with a shaker mix.  (Linked below)
  • Now remove the foam tape liner from the back of the phone and adhere the other black phone body to finish the shaker box.
Two Ringy Dingys

Does anyone else remember growing up with a telephone table in the house?  There was always a pretty doily for the phone to rest on.  Create a doily with the July Club Kit Die (Fanfare).  Die cut it twice: once from patterned paper, and again from black.  Layer together so that the black doily is slightly offset.  This really makes the doily pop.

I opted to leave the  numbers off the phone dial so that the shaker elements would show through.  Then I added the sentiment banner beneath the phone.

A few vintage buttons from my stash, a little metal filigree corner, a couple of postage stamps, and the card front is finished.

A Peek Inside

The stopper for the easel base is actually a pocket.  So naturally, I had to put something inside the pocket.

This simple 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2 note card can be used as a photo folio.  The center oval is the dial piece cut out when making the phone.  It’s the perfect size for that cute cardstock element.

A little pocket for a tea bag and honey stick has plenty of room for a gift card.  Add your personal greeting on the opposite page.

Thanks for letting me “ring you up” this morning!  You can find out more about the  APG August Club Kit HERE.  To see past APG Club Kit projects, click HERE.  There’s a linked supply list below the post.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend with a little crafty time thrown in!

Thanks for stopping by!




9 thoughts on “Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace August 2020 Club Kit

  1. Sara Barker

    Every time I open one of your posts, I’m surprised at just how you know no creative boundaries, Kathy! This is so charming, and I love how you made the phone dial into a shaker and used those gorgeous papers to give it even more personality! Honestly, this has to be one of my favorite cards you’ve made–absolutely head over heels for those papers and your design! I hope all is well with you! Big hugs!

  2. Beverly Jordan

    This is so cool in plaid and with the shaker!! You rocked this girlfriend!!! The cute doily behind it, the vintage postage stamps and corner yellow blossoms, and the adorable folio are just all icing on a gilded cake!! You do amazing work!!

  3. Colleen salaris

    I absolutely love this shaker telephone card that you have created. It brings back so many memories from growing up. I love that you have a tea pocket inside. It makes a fabulous gift.

  4. MaryH

    First Earl Grey – Yummy. Still have one of those old phones and the doily too! Love your creativity and Becca is full of surprises old typewriters and now phones. Love your take on this card; just your typical gorgeous card. You never cease to amaze and please!!!!

  5. Cheryl Wells

    Wonderful card Kathy, and yes back in the days of Ernestine, comedy seemed more like comedy, and times were a little better!! Thanks for reminding us – this too shall pass!!

  6. Susan Steele

    Oh my …your easel card is adorable!!! Luv the colors using those Poised papers. And about the telephone table with the doily …of course we had one! And everyone else we knew did too! And I had to look up that Ernestine show …and watch a couple …funny! I can almost remember that show …that’s been a day or two ago! Lol! Luv your creation …and the shaker in the dial …luv it too! Thanks for sharing that memory! Hope the storm doesn’t touch you! Hugs, Suzy Q

  7. Gena L Krannig

    Kathy, what a darling card! Oh my, it’s so nostalgic, and yes, we did have a telephone table. . Believe it or not I still have one of those old rotary phones. Sometimes I long to use one. LOL I love the bright and bold color palette of this paper. And making the middle of the phone a shaker window was so cute! Love the flowers, ribbon and how you dressed it up with that pretty die and filigree corner. Ernestine would love this card! Thank you for sharing! Stay safe with that hurricane coming your way. Hugs!

  8. Janet Ormerod

    I absolutely love this cute, vintage phone card. It brings back so many wonderful memories and when you mentioned the doily on the phone table I visual memory popped into my head. The paper collections colour combination and the yellow flowers are beautiful. This is a creative use for a shaker card. Thank you for inspiring me.

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